Avoid Culture Wars, Concentrate On Size of Gov't

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    Good advice if these folks want to be reelected:

    Tea party groups push GOP to quit culture wars, focus on deficit - CSMonitor.com

     
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    Cultural wars cant be won in the laws. If you have to pass a law, you've already lost.

    Cultural wars can only be won only at an individual level. By choosing different choices and encouraging others to do the same.

    The size of government is something we can win through legislation.
     
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    In a letter to Republican leaders, tea party members advise the GOP to avoid culture-war social issues such as gay rights and abortion and to focus on reducing deficit and role of government.

    What a great idea.
     
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    Politico has some on it too:

    GOP is urged to avoid social issues - Ben Smith and Byron Tau - POLITICO.com

    from the conclusion:

     
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    What the teaparty really needs to focus on is how Wall St. co-opted Obama and resist being co-opted by them.
    Doubt it'll happen tho', cause future campaign donations will feel sooooooooo goooooood!
     
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    The "Tea Party" idea was co-opted by wall street big money before most people ever heard of it.
     
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    The tea parties were not co-opted, nor were they an astroturf movement, as time has told you naysayers.

    If the elected members of Congress listen to the people, they won't need all that Goldman Sachs money, they will get what they need.

    Another issue that bothers the tea parties, imo not the largest problem out there, but certainly emblematic of the problems in DC., earmarks:

    Warnings to the Republicans on those too:

    Coburn: Earmark-Supporting Republicans Should Worry About Primary Challengers | The Weekly Standard

    Seems some in leadership get it:

    Power Line - Elections (past and future) have consequences

     
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    Indeed. Let the Statists fester and die on the culture front. The cult of personality is a losing issue for anyone that engages in it.

    There are larger problems that face this Republic.
     
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    How ironic that the teaparty was nationally announced by a TV financial commentator with a background of cheering stock traders. :smoke:
     
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    The problem with anyone who tries to become a TEA Party leader or with anyone who wants to anoint one is that there is no leader and the movement is not organized enough to be a party.

    There are a bunch of people, and I'm one of them, who are watching what the Congress is doing and who are pretty pissed off at what they've done in the past.

    I don't know of a leader of the TEA Party. I do know that i voted for a group of candidates and most of them won. If they let me down, I'm voting a different bunch next time and so it will go.

    For years the people who Self identify as TEA partiers have been "Mad as hell" and we finally "Aren't going to take it anymore". I think that many in Congress got the message. I think many others did not.

    We did not finish, but we got started. We will just keep on working to git'r'done!

    As Churchill said, "It's not the end. It's not even the beginning of the end. But it is the end of the beginning."

    Those who misread the importance of and the meaning of the vote just taken do so at their political career's peril.
     

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