The Tea Party

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    First of all, where was the Tea Party prior to 2008? It wasn't like the Federal Government during the Bush adminstration was "small government".

    Secondly, my personal opinion of the Tea Party will go up significantly if they continue to operate with gusto during the next Republican Presidential Administration and during the next Republican controlled Congress.

    Until I see that, the Tea Party is just an anti-Obama, anti-Democrat, pro-Republican organization.
     
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    yep.
     
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    I think anyone willing to be honest has known this since we first saw the Tea Baggers on TV at the town halls shouting down our members of Congress about Healthcare. And now that Michael Steele, the street wise clown that he is, has openly embraced the Tea Bagger movement, at the very least, the GOP can say they are not trying to hide it anymore.
     
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    Do you consider that the next Republican administration / Rep congress is likely to devolve power and curtail public spending, or do you think they will centralize and increase spending?
     
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    Well, considering that the last Republican POTUS and GOP Congress centralized and increased spending, what do YOU think?
     
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    I feel the same way, although I do support the idea of the Tea Party movement. Obama is clearly a problem, so I'm glad there is a group to challenge his big-brother administration. What's bothering me is that there are people like Dick Armey, Newt Gingrich and Sarah Palin proclaiming their "oneness" with the Tea Party faithful. WTH???? They're part of the problem!

    My hope is that the Tea Party movement will continue to try to get our nation back to its first principles to prevent our decline, regardless of the attacks from many in the media and the Obama administration.
     
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    waaaaaaaaaaaaaaammmmbalance..
     
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    Well an answer from one of those who was busy defending Bush :beer:
     
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    Not sure.

    Based on the last Republican adminstration, I would say the former.
     
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    And paranoid. Very, very paranoid.
     
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