Discussion in 'Politics' started by random3434, Jan 29, 2010.
A spot on commentary of America's New Third Party:
Joe Bageant: Taking Tea with the Lizards
Teabaggers will never start a third party
They would have to conform with election laws then. Not going to happen
Not only that....but they would have to have intelligence and class. Never happen.
I disagree with the article. Whatever you might say about them, I don't think they're "neocons."
And this too:
Yup, that too. Sigh.
Using the phrase 'neocon' invalidates anything about the movement.
The fact remains that the left can't define the tea party movement because they don't understand it and sense its a threat to them, thus they fall back on what they do understand, ridicule and insults.
We all know the funding that the Democrats and Republican have. Anybody trying to start-up a new party doesn't stand a chance.
You think it's 'spot on' or was that mentioned somewhere in the commentary that I missed?
He couldn't be more wrong. The Tea Party movement has attracted people who are angry with not only the Democrats, but the Neoconservative arm of the Republican Party. It's like the poor guy wrote it while drunk. And he's living in Mexico?
Please.........explain again why Bachman and her friend are withdrawing from the Tea Party Convention?
Oh yeah........greed and piss poor planning.
I started a thread some time back based on a Rush Limbaugh monologue that made me stop and think. And I have seen since, including the piece starting this thread, that Rush isn't alone in his observations. Rush 100% supports the Tea Partiers, but he does not want them to split the conservative vote by organizing a third party. In his opinion, they would pull conservatives from the GOP, Independents, and Democrats sufficient to ensure radical leftwing Democrat control practically forever. Certainly long enough to finish the job of restructuring the country in a way that none of us are going to like.
I gently disagree with some of my friends here. I believe the Tea Partiers are going to be a force to reckon with and one that our leaders will ignore at their peril. I think they will be able to raise large sums of money and, if they can get their act together into a solid organization, would take a sizable percentage of the vote. But I agree with Rush and several others who have commented on this. They would split the conservative vote to ensure that liberals will be elected. Far better to reform and straighten up the GOP and convince it that it better clean up its act or we'll lose it all.
The lesson here is to approach with due caution and common sense.
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