GUN tea parties

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  1. cabriolet

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    how did they get turned into a conservative movement? because fox promoted it? the libertarians have done this every year for a while amirite? :hsugh:
     
  2. Paul Revere

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    because people get stupid and think that everyone is hating on obama
     
  3. Slick26

    Slick26 Gun|Bike|Cigar|PS3|Beer |Whisky|Night Crew

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    Because conservative radio talk shows are promoting them.
     
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    Because the liberals can convince their audience that it's somehow NOT a grassroots movement, and instead is some fake thing made up by the conservatives. They're saying it's all some stunt so they can act like it's not the mainstream public, instead it's just the regular conservative talkers.
     
  5. Bloody Sunday

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    I'm hearing mixed reports.

    I guess it just depends on where it was at. Some are saying it was legit, others are saying it was definitely astro-turfing
     
  6. jehan60188

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    *shrug* i expected it was conservative-driven, and my expectations were confirmed when i heard a bunch of people interviewed talking about how Obama's ruining the nation, and we're spending too much (if you hate government spending, where were you while bush drove us into ridiculous amounts of debt?)
     
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    Did you guys see this? What a fucking cunt.
     
  8. hsmith

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    In the last 6 months we have spent more money then bush added to the debt in 8 years :rofl:
     
  9. jehan60188

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    yah, bailing banks out that failed because of the deregulation in the last 8 years ;)
     
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    spankaveli OT Supporter

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    Right because it wasn't the Dems that were screaming for the banking and mortgage industry to loan to these high risk borrowers and saying that not allowing them to buy homes that were way outside of what they could afford was racist. :rofl:
     
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    :rofl:
     
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    Bush signed it, but dems controlled the house and senate most of those 8 years. Both are to blame for sure
     
  13. Jurisbot Esq.

    Jurisbot Esq. Don't blame me I voted for Ron Paul. OT Supporter

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    Talk about having the story laid out before it happened.
     
  14. Paul Revere

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    WOW OMG people disagree with us?! they must be RIGHT WING EXTREMISTS!
     
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    that baby should've punched that cunt
     
  16. xpinchx

    xpinchx hes got a nice cock, on the thin side but its stil

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    Wow terrible journalism.
     
  17. Hartman

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    They got completely highjacked by neocons and it ruined a lot of the message. Served as great media fodder by CNN/MSNBC.

    :wtc:
     
  18. nozoki

    nozoki Hail to the king, baby.

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    Well, did you see the guy she talked to right before that? He was a real dumbfuck. I think she was just frustrated from talking to idiots by this point.
     
  19. jehan60188

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    i was listening to npr this morning, and they articulated my thoughts well

    the original tea part was a bunch of business men getting together because they were angry at something; this one was a bunch of people getting together to decide what they were upset about

    i'm not saying that's what the event was, but that's what it seemed like to me. no solid mission statement, or list of grievances, or anything like that

    interesting set of pictures-
    http://www.huffingtonpost.com/2009/04/16/10-most-offensive-tea-par_n_187554.html


    do kids really understand the signs they hold?
    http://images.huffingtonpost.com/gadgets/slideshows/1399/slide_1399_20091_large.jpg
     
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  20. Hartman

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    The original message was this: a tyrannical federal government.
     
  21. AndyB

    AndyB I love you baby Kaitlyn and Dad

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    Jesus fuck, what shitty journalism.
     
  22. AndyB

    AndyB I love you baby Kaitlyn and Dad

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    The far right with their christian and anti abortion signs are getting mixed in with those who feel we are overtaxed and over government.

    As far as I know the tea party was about protesting excessive taxes and big government, not protesting religion and abortion :ugh::coolugh:
     
  23. LancerV

    LancerV Something Happened OT Supporter

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    Man our country is more divided than ever
     
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    yeah, just like kids signing the obama song :ugh:
     
  25. jehan60188

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    or reciting the Pledge of Allegiance
    *shrug*
    the world is full of manipulative adults
     

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