Tea Party Was Astroturf????

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    1. "Pelosi: Tea parties are part of an ‘astroturf’ campaign by ‘some of the wealthiest people in America.’"
    Pelosi: Tea parties are part of an ‘astroturf’ campaign by


    2. ACORN + SEIU = OWS
    Now, here's 'astroturf'!!!


    [ame=http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=9jOxERtkwN4&feature=player_embedded]Occupy Wall Street Was Organized From Day One by SEIU / ACORN Front - The Working Family Party - YouTube[/ame]



    3. Working Families hiring protestors???


    FIGHT TO HOLD WALLSTREET ACCOUNTABLE NOW! MAKE A DIFFERNENCE GET PAID!

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    I'm still waiting for the evidence of tea party protestors getting paid to protest ;).
     
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    That's different. Somehow. It just is. You racist!!



    There, did I get that right, USMB lefties?
     
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    Tea Baggers are worse than AstroTurf

    They are shills for Fox News
     
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    No matter what movement occurs in the US there is some organization with money ready to back it. But it takes more than money and hired organizers to keep it it going. Once the initial flame is kindled whether by the people or by an organization it is the people who pick up that torch and carry it. And it is the people who will keep that flame burning and turn it into an blazing inferno or let it simmer and die.

    Sure the media has a lot of influence in covering these and providing tinder but in today's world the internet has marginalized the media's ability to control information so a movement has the ability to grow today by itself.

    OWS, if it continues to coalesce will form a more coherent set of ideals and objectives. The flakiness will start to drop in the public pronouncements and it may become a balance to the Tea party. Or it may explode into something bigger. Only time will tell.

    It will be interesting to see where the college students come down on this. They are all on campus now and it is here, a fertile ground, that movements can grow quite rapidly.
     
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    So....Tea Party folks support smaller government, less federal debt, and free market principles over crony capitalism????

    And so does Fox News???


    Wow....never realized that!
    Hooray for Fox News!!!
     
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    [ame=http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=zp-Jw-5Kx8k]CNBC's Rick Santelli's Chicago Tea Party - YouTube[/ame]

    This was basically started when Rick Santelli had a meltdown on a proposed bailout of the mortgages. It wasn't about TARP which was authored by Republicans and it wasn't about the GM bailout, which was authored by Republicans.

    Those actually happened. The mortgage bailout NEVER happened. So the whole fucking thing started on the basis on something that NEVER EVER happened.
     
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    The Tea Party was a ragtag bunch of small government protestors until Obama was elected. Once Obama won the election, they received 24/7 support from Fox News as viewers were told where to go and what to say
     
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    And it was FOX that gave them the moniker, "Tea Baggers". :lol:
     

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