George Washington would be ashamed of the Tea Party.

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    George Washington's Farewell Address - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia

    Just in case we aren't clear as to the irony of the Teabaggers trying to return to the founding principles, and indeed the sport-team like candor of modern day politics..:cuckoo:
     
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    He's dead, I can't ask him anything so I don't know, perhaps George Washington would be ashamed of the direction this country has taken in general.
     
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    Washington,Jefferson,Lincoln....take your pick....they would ashamed of BOTH parties today.....
     
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    I was going to say something a little partisan in nature, but I have to agree with what you said 100%.
     
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    I agree with that too.
     
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    A good point made in better times, I'd say. But considering that the founding fathers, including Washington, also talked about the possible need one day for "a second American Revolution" -- meaning war and bloodshed -- I think this might be the lesser of the two evils.
     
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    I do believe the only people who would say that are those who rationalize whatever it is the Tea party claims to represent: An overreaction to a situation that is in no way as dire as one would be led to believe.
     
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    Since the Tea Party (unlike the GOP or the Democrat Party) is NOT an actual political Party, there is no rational basis to assume that George Washington would be "ashamed" of the Tea Party movement.

    In fact, I suspect that George Washington might been wondering what the hell has taken us so long to snap out of our national lethargy? He might be quite proud of the Tea Party movement which, properly understood, is a reaction to and against the direction our Government has moved.

    I think we may more properly suspect, therefore, that George Washington would be proud of the Tea Party movement.
     
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    Wow.

    YOU can presume to know how a man that lived a couple of HUNDRED years ago might feel about this country, TODAY,

    AND endue him with some POV???

    Really?

    He could NEVER have assimilated any of the facts of reality, and changed his opinion?

    That's rather a foolish stance, on your part, imho.
     
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    Well, now we have proof.

    Ozmar is indead a Living Dead Zombie, likely a traitorous turncoat during the Revolution.
     
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