Why hate the responsible government movement?

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    What is wrong with cutting spending and not taxing your grandchildren or your abortion abortions in to poverty ?
    Why not not give them a chance ? why so greedy?
     
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    Because we're talking about the US of A. That doesn't happen here, the members of Congress try to get re-elected, and cutting spending on different programs doesn't help them do that.

    -TSO
     
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    Most of the "hate" is because the Tea Bagger movement is seen publicly as being made up of hypocrites, Johnny Come-Latelys, Birthers, and Racists.

    I personally don't hate the Tea Bagger movement, I just don't care much for them. I believe that there is probably a core group in the movement that are reasonably educated about government, disagreed with the Bush/DeLay/Frist era GOP, and represent an attempt to get back sane and reasonable government. I can sympathize with those individuals and get behind their beliefs.

    The problem is that the loudest members of the movement seem to be the cranks. That's driving any legitimacy the Tea Party movement had down the tubes.
     
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    So vilifying the people that prefer a responsible government on free interweb chat boards is how you prove you are a good consumer??
     
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    Why are you not a " tea bagger" ?
     
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    From what he wrote, because he does not care to associate with the loud cranks.
     
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    Ding ding ding.

    If the movement manages to save itself from the cranks, I could be behind it. I'm probably closer to being a Ron Paul supporter than a Democrat or Republican these days.

    However, the movement as it is now is kinda a joke thanks to the very outspoken voices that are out and out crazy.

    Plus, they've embraced Palin. I think she's a loon and has no business near government. I was wavering on McCain or Obama up until she opened her mouth.
     
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    I dont agree with all points on any thing that isn't math or documented history .
    In politics there is wiggle room, but samba queen is a different story .
    I mean please, there is no common ground?
     
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    Do either of the major tea party groups have a published platform? I'd love to read it. The problem I have with many of the tea party members is their leaning toward social conservatism. Sorry, but I don't get along with bible thumpers.

    -TSO
     
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    I'd be interested in reading their platform myself. It would give a strong indication as to whether the cranks wield any actual power in the movement itself, or whether the cranks get access to a wider audience as an attempt to discredit the movement itself.

    I suspect strongly that any published platform would have had to be written to placate the louder parts of the movement though.
     

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