What is wrong with the Tea Party?

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    So, when I first started getting into politics, I was nearing close to 18, I am now 18, but I am very interested as to why so many people appear to despise the Tea Party.

    I have been to a meeting before, and I liked it, except it seemed some of the things where focused more on arguing then getting things done, but it did appear better then the Republican parties, where it was usually "get this candidate elected so" etc.

    I joined the Republican Party, and the Tea Party. Because both had philosophies I approved of, and if I found any at a Democratic Party meeting, I'd join them too.

    I am not sure WHAT to do though. I mean, I cannot seem to find a group I can correspond with completely, should I start my own party? Become a independent in all ways?

    Also, just to point something out, I do not understand party loyalty, it doesn't make sense to me. If the Tea Party or Republican Party had a candidate I didn't approve of, I would not vote for them, because they are not who I'd want to represent me.

    I am not saying their is anything right or wrong with the Tea Party, I am just asking what negative things people see about the Tea Party.
     
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    People who identify with the TEA Party also don't understand party loyalty and the Republicans who think they own the TEA Party better get that message in a crystal clear clear fashion or they'll be looking for jobs.

    As far as why is it hated, I don't know. Judging from what I have read here, the TEA Party is a Rorshak test for anything that a Liberal either hates or fears. Whatever fits that definition becomes the Liberal's definition of the TEA Party.

    I don't understand why anyone wants the government to exert greater control and limit their individual freedoms, but it seems many are striving for that dual goal. I find this mystifying.

    The very loose consortium of folks who seem to identify with the TEA Party could as easily be individuals who see themselves as bikers or parents or individualists or patriots or revolutionaries or rebels. They are probably not followers or union members or yes men or numb brained robots awaiting instruction. The other two parties have and need these types.

    The party faithful from either side fear the TEA Party.

    This is in no way an unreserved endorsement of all TEA Party supporters. I am one, but find that the guy next to me is not my ideal partner in politics.

    Oh, well. Reduce spending, reduce government controls and increase individual liberties. Move as much power as possible closer to the people and reduce as much as possible the control of the folks in Washington DC starting with the amounts of money that they spend.
     
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    Its a party of exclusion.

    I believe there is a natural human tendency to look backward and selectively see what you want and wear blinders to all the other garbage. People are fed up with the idiocy happening in Washington and some are grasping for straws and the T party hit a note with their basic premise. But this is not 1700's America and things can never go back to what they were, bureaucracy is too well entrenched as are the special interests. The T party enthusiasts in their zeal to make change have chosen to be a party of exclusion, excluding people who disagree with them, even on one issue. I like many other people do not agree with a party platform totally or with a candidate on everything. Those who say they do are ignorant and are followers who have no original thought and it these people the politicos love because they can be manipulated and counted on in an election. But to exclude the people who think for themselves and the independent voter is a recipe for defeat. The acidity in the T party is starting to turn the electorate off as evidenced in recent polls. I believe by 2020 the T party will be a distant memory on the political trash heap of minor parties in American politics.
     
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    There are people who are literally dying in the streets in the Middle East who think they can do something about their "entrenched bureaucracy". Ours is filled with thieves and liars and swindlers and thugs, but at least they haven't started shooting at us.

    At least, not yet.

    The TEA party has not found a spokesman yet. All of our politicians are gutless has beens who would sell their mother into prostitution for a campaign contribution. There must be somebody out there who is equal parts of the best parts of Gary Cooper and Lincoln and Clinton and Reagan who loves the country more than the party and who will give the honest Joes in the country an even break.

    It's been too long since "we the people" got a chance to play with the clean end of the stick.

    I can't figure out why there aren't more people who are just plain pissed off about it.
     
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    [ame=http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=8vrXJ5-EuoE]YouTube - Tea Party Idiots Exposed By Boston Globe![/ame]
     
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    That was just a sample video and not my wording, I could post videos all day. But my problem is they are ignorant or hypocritical. When I watched the budget debates it seemed the new Republican leaders were not against big government,government control or spending just saw idiotic grandstanding.

    And I can not stand with anyone who thinks Beck is one of their leaders.
     
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    That is the political system it seems. I hope someday I can run for politics and change stuff, but I doubt it. I am not rich enough, and not willing to accept money for my vote, so I doubt I'd ever make it.
     
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    If you ever do run for office stick to your principles. I would vote for Ron Paul not because I agrere with everything he says but he is an honest man. Don't let money stand in your way. You could be the President that helps save this country.
     
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    Haha, I wouldn't run for President. I do not see a reason really, I am lower middle-class, not even upper-middle class, let alone rich. I am happy my family has what it does, but even if I stayed in the Air Force for 20 years, saving up, running a campaign I couldn't afford.
     

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