Skip to comments.How the Tea Party propelled the shutdown
Posted on 10/01/2013 5:26:48 PM PDT by mdittmar
Tea Party members come from some of the most conservative districts in the country, and represent 18 percent of the American population. NBC News spoke with Rep. Bill Cassidy and Rep. Tim Huelskamp about the shutdown and why they say they wont budge until Democrats budge on the Affordable Care Act.
NBC, what a joke, nothing but a propaganda mouth for the radicals, socialists and communists,
In the eyes of the Mainstream media, the Tea party is discredited, a bunch of crazies. (and if you don’t believe that, you must be a crazy tea partier yourself, about to lose that cushy media job!).
So, they just keep feeding the meme....
Homosexuals have re-shaped our whole society and they’re about three percent of the population.
Of course it helps when you have most of the leadership institutions of our nation in your pocket.
I was happy to help out in Florida 2000.
I thought I was getting good bang for my buck supporting the Swift Boat Veterans for Truth.
I was proud to have been on the thread when Buckhorn exposed the TANG memo.
But I have never been more proud of anything I have done than I am about my participation with the Tea Party.
Meanwhile Anderson Cooper of all people is talking some sense on twitter.
“The man at the top should have rolled up his sleeves and had these discussions a long time ago”
“President Obama was re-elected and Republicans were elected in the House”
The TP is not a political party. It is a movement of millions of citizens to reign in out of control government.
That Was Buckhead.
T’was a while ago. Is Buckhead still around?
Where the hell did they get the 18% number?
Yeah, He posted Sept 11 2013.
I counted 17 cookies at NBC web site.
We are sooooooooo “irrelevant”, we kick butt without trying!
So their saying we represent 18%. That’s a complete lie to discredit the tea party, it is a higher number!
If we have 10% that are fully on board, no exceptions or quitters. History says that we win.
The left, while they sound popular. Base their support on the fickle and low educated.
As they pass the Affordable care act. The doctors will leave, and we will have riots (this will take a year or less).
The Dems are over confident (Pride comes before a fall)
One man’s opinion...
The Democrats will be wise to have an exit strategy.
How many times in the last 3 years has the Tea Party been left for dead by the LSM?
They can’t stand us, partly because it’s like nailing Jello to a wall.
Other than the Tea Party Patriots and such, we have no membership card or other I.D., other than our votes. We disappear in the mist like the Cheshire Cat and come back again on election day.
They can’t stand us because they can’t Pick the target, freeze it, personalize it, and polarize it. (Alinsky)
Why must you remark about homosexuals? We have a a solid argument against Obamacare and the media, and you’re spouting off like an ignorant neandrathal. This sort of name calling is a vapid argument for our cause, it’s intellectually irrelevant, and it makes it difficult for intelligent who agree with you to support what you’re trying to accomplish. Use your brain, not your emotions. Do you want to win this fight or don’t you?
If 18% was truly that effective in shutting the country down, they have a LOT more to worry about then they think they do now!
Kinda weird, the Tea Party hasn’t had any type visible functions for a few years now, yet these clowns are totally hung up on Tea Party stuff.
It is just so bizarre.
If they are smart, it will be an "Exit the Country" strategy.
Garde la Foi, mes amis! Nous nous sommes les sauveurs de la République! Maintenant et Toujours!
(Keep the Faith, my friends! We are the saviors of the Republic! Now and Forever!)
LonePalm, le Républicain du verre cassé (The Broken Glass Republican)
So, when Obamacare got jammed down our throats without any time to put it through a proof, it tells me we are experiencing tyranny. They held back any dialog and backed the Republicans into the position of putting Obamacare though with all its flaws. Then, when the train wreck hits, the Republican controlled Congress would get the blame. That would be the ammunition the DemonRATs would use in the 2014 elections.
This was a two-pronged strategy. When the Republicans looked into the details of Obamacare, they realized it was a vehicle for disaster. They knew that they would be held accountable. So, they tried to change its major difficulties. Numerous times the Republicans tried to fix Obamacare or defund it with no cooperation from the DemonRATs. All along the DemonRATs were engineering a tactic to create a shutdown. They know this trick worked for Clinton. They engineered this event thinking they can convince Americans that the Republicans are at fault.
Take a bow, TPers.
The TEA party is dead. The state run media said so 30 days ago.
They are talking about the tea party House members representing 18% of the population. Assuming House districts are equal in population, the 80 members they referred to out of 435 districts is 18.4% of the population.
Kinda hard to exit when you block all the exits. Bullets are their only savior and they are massively out armed due to the 2nd Amendment. Surrender or die.
I was making a comparison.
We have a a solid argument against Obamacare and the media, and youre spouting off like an ignorant neandrathal.
There were homosexual Neanderthals? Didn't know that. More ignorance on my part, obviously.
This sort of name calling is a vapid argument for our cause, its intellectually irrelevant, and it makes it difficult for intelligent who agree with you to support what youre trying to accomplish.
Whom did I call a name, and what name did I call them?
What am I trying to accomplish?
Use your brain, not your emotions. Do you want to win this fight or dont you?
What did I say that revealed that emotions were getting the better of me?
The TEA Party made Democrats vote to shut down the government, how?
Why bother discussing anything coming out of 0bama’s mouthpiece?
Dude, I’m just saying stick to the facts and the intellectual points! Expressing your paranoia about homosexuals is not relevant to the Obamacare fight. When u spout off like this, our opponents can say that we our haters. And that weakens our case. Get It? Don’t give our opponents a hammer to hit us with!
I guess I have as much right to say what I want as you do. Who made you boss?
Expressing your paranoia about homosexuals is not relevant to the Obamacare fight.
Where did I express paranoia about homosexuals? I don't feel paranoid about homosexuals. I'm curious; what did I say that seemed paranoid to you?
When u spout off like this, our opponents can say that we our haters. And that weakens our case.
See my first point (above). One person's free speech is another person's "spouting off." It's a matter of opinion.
Dont give our opponents a hammer to hit us with!
What did I say that could be used as a "hammer?" I don't see it.
>Homosexuals have re-shaped our whole society and theyre about three percent of the population.
Of course it helps when you have most of the leadership institutions of our nation in your pocket.<
IMHO, Steely Tom IS sticking to the facts and merely drawing a comparison.
Take a good look! This woman wants to be your next Dear Leader!
Tea Party living rent free in the heads of the LSM
So how close are we to 1776 again. I have two words: Stamp Act, ignore the law, boycott it harass the tax men. Tip the whole thing over through civil disobedience. Dammit we are Americans not wimps and wussies.
They cant stand us because they cant Pick the target, freeze it, personalize it, and polarize it. (Alinsky)
I like that, it is true the TEA party is mist and a dangerous one at that.
TEA Party - I read ramblings of a few OWSers I know on Facebook who believe the TP was started by and currently funded by those evil and dastardly Koch brothers.
It’s the racist TEA party that wants to bring down obama and America.
We are standing in the way of progress!
He averages 1 fair tweet to about 30 democrat talking point tweets
Just focused on local stuff.
You don’t know who the Koch brothers are?? My my....you must get out more! (Or read more FreeRepublic.) ;-)
The real story of the shutdown: 50 years of GOP race-baiting (Guess who?)
Most of the low-info voters won’t be affected - the rest of us know.
They wish. One and one half percent on the high end tops. They make a noise all out of proportion to their size.
Why not? You sure use a lot of words to bleat that your mother dresses you funny. I thought it was a thoughtful post and added to the discussion. You obviously don't, for your own reasons.
Hurrah for the TEA Party
Hurrah for the Cruzites
I voted for Cruz and so for it is the best vote I have ever cast in my life.
Keep the FERAL Government shutdown.
Update..... The sun is rising in the East again in South Texas for the second day of the shutdown......more updates at 10.....