Where were the tea party people...

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    ...when Bush was President?

    Did they exist? Were they protesting, but we just didn't notice?

    Or did they all agree with what George Bush was doing?
     
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    They were there, voicing their opposition to Bush, they just didn't get national headlines. ;)
     
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    There were 'stirrings.' Dubai ports, fence and bricks. The idea started then, just wasn't articulated beyond the immediate. My guess is we will see some of these 'event organizers' running against incumbents and winning. They may run as Democrats, as Republicans, or as Libertarians. In any event they will not be the status quo, at least at first.
     
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    A lot of the Tea Party people hated Bush's lack of financial skills. Few listened, though. Many who are fiscally conservative were members of the GOP but the GOP's focus on pandering to the RR drowned out their voices. Simply because we are GOP, many of the Dems didn't care to hear us.

    Now, you all get to hear us.
     
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    You don't win elections by NOT being the status quo. That hasn't become obvious in this country yet?
     
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    They were busy battling gays.
     
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    Wait.
     
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    Simply put: The GOP and the Right did not give a fuck about the tea party people when Bush was President. They still wouldn't of it if McCain/Palin had gotten elected. However, Obama got elected. So they have embraced these people, cheering them on, while those people take their support. Not realizing, not even a year ago, they were shunned by the same group.

    The GOP and the Right Wing part of the Media are merely using the tea party groups for their own end. Just like the Democrats and Left Wing part of the Media used the Iraq War Protests for their own end. It didn't stop the Democrats for the most part to vote for the war in the first place.

    Hypocrisy at it's best on both sides. Meet the new boss, same as the old boss.
     
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    They were busy battling gays.[/QUOTE]

    Still are, I find it highly ironic that so many of the sponsors for yesterday's 9/12 Rally were "rah rah rah" about Freedom but at the same time opposed Gay Marriage and helped fund Prop 8 as well.

    Doublethink in action folks.
     
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    There would first need to be establishment MONEY going into those campaigns, and I simply don't see it. And if it ever does, then those candidates are not to be trusted ANYWAY.
     

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