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According to Wikipedia, the Tea Party promotes the following ideals:
(1) Reduced government spending.
(2) Opposed to increased taxation.
(3) Reduction of national debt and federal budget deficit.
(4) Adherence to the US Constitution.

In my opinion, those are some pretty honorable ideals that we all should strive for - especially politicians regardless of political party connection.

How can you honestly say you are opposed to any of these ideas?

Discuss.
 

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It's gonna hurt women and children! Women and Children, for chrissakes!
 

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That's like being for motherhood and apple pie. It's when you get down to the specifics that people take issue.
 

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According to Wikipedia, the Tea Party promotes the following ideals:
(1) Reduced government spending.
(2) Opposed to increased taxation.
(3) Reduction of national debt and federal budget deficit.
(4) Adherence to the US Constitution.

In my opinion, those are some pretty honorable ideals that we all should strive for - especially politicians regardless of political party connection.

How can you honestly say you are opposed to any of these ideas?

Discuss.
I want to cut defense in half so we can reduce deficit spending without draconian cuts to the social safety net.

Does that make me a tea partier?
 

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According to Wikipedia, the Tea Party promotes the following ideals:
(1) Reduced government spending.
(2) Opposed to increased taxation.
(3) Reduction of national debt and federal budget deficit.
(4) Adherence to the US Constitution.

In my opinion, those are some pretty honorable ideals that we all should strive for - especially politicians regardless of political party connection.

How can you honestly say you are opposed to any of these ideas?

Discuss.
Problem is the lefties are anti-American socialists, that is why they are opposed to those.
 

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According to Wikipedia, the Tea Party promotes the following ideals:
(1) Reduced government spending.
(2) Opposed to increased taxation.
(3) Reduction of national debt and federal budget deficit.
(4) Adherence to the US Constitution.

In my opinion, those are some pretty honorable ideals that we all should strive for - especially politicians regardless of political party connection.

How can you honestly say you are opposed to any of these ideas?

Discuss.
I want to cut defense in half so we can reduce deficit spending without draconian cuts to the social safety net.

Does that make me a tea partier?
Only the members that thought like this before it was hijacked by the corporates. They call them Libertarians I believe....
 

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According to Wikipedia, the Tea Party promotes the following ideals:
(1) Reduced government spending.
(2) Opposed to increased taxation.
(3) Reduction of national debt and federal budget deficit.
(4) Adherence to the US Constitution.

In my opinion, those are some pretty honorable ideals that we all should strive for - especially politicians regardless of political party connection.

How can you honestly say you are opposed to any of these ideas?

Discuss.
Problem is the lefties are anti-American socialists, that is why they are opposed to those.
I think we just greatly differ on how to achieve most of them.
 

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According to Wikipedia, the Tea Party promotes the following ideals:
(1) Reduced government spending.
(2) Opposed to increased taxation.
(3) Reduction of national debt and federal budget deficit.
(4) Adherence to the US Constitution.

In my opinion, those are some pretty honorable ideals that we all should strive for - especially politicians regardless of political party connection.

How can you honestly say you are opposed to any of these ideas?

Discuss.
I want to cut defense in half so we can reduce deficit spending without draconian cuts to the social safety net.

Does that make me a tea partier?
No, that makes you a socialist. Keep the military, deport illegal aliens, put the individuals that can work that are milking the system to work or else they lose their benefits. Now I mean the ones that can work. The ones that actually deserve the aid can still get it.
 

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According to Wikipedia, the Tea Party promotes the following ideals:
(1) Reduced government spending.
(2) Opposed to increased taxation.
(3) Reduction of national debt and federal budget deficit.
(4) Adherence to the US Constitution.

In my opinion, those are some pretty honorable ideals that we all should strive for - especially politicians regardless of political party connection.

How can you honestly say you are opposed to any of these ideas?

Discuss.
Problem is the lefties are anti-American socialists, that is why they are opposed to those.
I think we just greatly differ on how to achieve most of them.
No, we are completely different. Take separation of church and state. NOT IN THE CONSTITUTION!! I bet you believe it is? That is the difference between a lefty socialist and me, I am a constitutionalist.
 

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Problem is the lefties are anti-American socialists, that is why they are opposed to those.
I think we just greatly differ on how to achieve most of them.
No, we are completely different. Take separation of church and state. NOT IN THE CONSTITUTION!! I bet you believe it is? That is the difference between a lefty socialist and me, I am a constitutionalist.
So you think the church should run the state? praise Allah!:tongue:
 

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There is no real reason to oppose that unless you hate the Constitution and want to fundamentally transform the nation through overthrowing the government.
 

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I think we just greatly differ on how to achieve most of them.
No, we are completely different. Take separation of church and state. NOT IN THE CONSTITUTION!! I bet you believe it is? That is the difference between a lefty socialist and me, I am a constitutionalist.
So you think the church should run the state? praise Allah!:tongue:
Where does he ssay that, idiot? Do you even know what he's talking about??
 

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According to Wikipedia, the Tea Party promotes the following ideals:
(1) Reduced government spending.
(2) Opposed to increased taxation.
(3) Reduction of national debt and federal budget deficit.
(4) Adherence to the US Constitution.

In my opinion, those are some pretty honorable ideals that we all should strive for - especially politicians regardless of political party connection.

How can you honestly say you are opposed to any of these ideas?
I'm thinkin' their preference for....

....is what concerns most (normal) Americans.​
 

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Problem is the lefties are anti-American socialists, that is why they are opposed to those.
I think we just greatly differ on how to achieve most of them.
No, we are completely different. Take separation of church and state. NOT IN THE CONSTITUTION!! I bet you believe it is? That is the difference between a lefty socialist and me, I am a constitutionalist.
I knew that, I'm not Michelle "Inherent" Bachmann. I did use the phrase "most of them" because of the lack of agreeable interpretations on the Constitution, it's funny that I'd knew you'd go on that angle as opposed to the three that I'm right on.

People throw around "socialist" like they throw around "racist", it doesn't really sting at all.
 

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According to Wikipedia, the Tea Party promotes the following ideals:
(1) Reduced government spending.
(2) Opposed to increased taxation.
(3) Reduction of national debt and federal budget deficit.
(4) Adherence to the US Constitution.

In my opinion, those are some pretty honorable ideals that we all should strive for - especially politicians regardless of political party connection.

How can you honestly say you are opposed to any of these ideas?

Discuss.
I want to cut defense in half so we can reduce deficit spending without draconian cuts to the social safety net.

Does that make me a tea partier?
No, that makes you a socialist. Keep the military, deport illegal aliens, put the individuals that can work that are milking the system to work or else they lose their benefits. Now I mean the ones that can work. The ones that actually deserve the aid can still get it.
That sounds a lot like the former USSR.
 

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That's like being for motherhood and apple pie. It's when you get down to the specifics that people take issue.
Thats the way they tout all of their ideas. The devil is in the details. Tort Reform sounds great until they mention "frivolous lawsuits" whoa, waaait what do you mean "frivolous?"

Everyone is for those things that is why those things are chosen to be in the "pro" column.
 

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According to Wikipedia, the Tea Party promotes the following ideals:
(1) Reduced government spending.
(2) Opposed to increased taxation.
(3) Reduction of national debt and federal budget deficit.
(4) Adherence to the US Constitution.

In my opinion, those are some pretty honorable ideals that we all should strive for - especially politicians regardless of political party connection.

How can you honestly say you are opposed to any of these ideas?

Discuss.
I'm not really opposed to it, but they don't really adhere to their own statements.

Most of them are more interesting in banning gays from existence and enforcing religion on school children than fiscal policy. I'm sick of hearing about republican candidates who would rather enforce policies grounded in their religion than policies ground in our fiscal issues.

The big problem is there aren't really any democratic fiscal conservatives I can vote for, since they tend to be republican.
 

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According to Wikipedia, the Tea Party promotes the following ideals:
(1) Reduced government spending.
(2) Opposed to increased taxation.
(3) Reduction of national debt and federal budget deficit.
(4) Adherence to the US Constitution.

In my opinion, those are some pretty honorable ideals that we all should strive for - especially politicians regardless of political party connection.

How can you honestly say you are opposed to any of these ideas?

Discuss.
You left out all their stupid, ugly shit.
 

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Repub:Hey, What's wrong with protecting American Lives?
Reg Joe: Nothing!
Repub: Great hold this guy down while I strike his nuts with a meat tenderizer. He might know something
Reg Joe: Whoa, dude...I'm out
Repub: You love the terrorist!
 

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