Why did the Tea Party allign itself with the Republicans?

Re: Why did the Tea Party allign itself with the Republicans?

PostBy: lsayre On: Sat Apr 21, 2012 1:13 pm

samhill wrote:But that was the Tea Party of old(not even sure if they were called Tea Party then) before the big financial boost bought them out, why do you think he gets so little support from the T-Party?


Because morally, fundamentally, and principally, Ron Paul is a true Jeffersonian, and the Tea-Partiers are war mongering neo-cons who merely enjoy playing with 3 corner hats on weekends.

If Thomas Jefferson was alive today he would be a Libertarian.
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Re: Why did the Tea Party allign itself with the Republicans?

PostBy: jpete On: Sat Apr 21, 2012 7:18 pm

samhill wrote:Nope Jpete, not much difference just where they invested the most time & money. I disagree with the Paul/T-Party connection but to each their own, I've never seen any proof or for that matter heard that claimed before.


At the time, December 16, 2007, the anniversary of the Boston Tea Party, it was the largest single day online fund-raiser($6.04 million). While there were other, smaller, "tea party" events for years before, with Ron Paul doing some in his home district in Texas, the fund raiser was what thrust the idea into the public consciousness.



The fund raiser mentioned in the video was the November 5th "money bomb"($4.2 million) that Glen Beck got so upset about and implied RP supporters might be domestic terrorists.

http://thisnovember5th.com/
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Re: Why did the Tea Party allign itself with the Republicans?

PostBy: lsayre On: Sat Apr 21, 2012 8:33 pm

I would assume that most of the Tea Party guru's would agree that the Koch brothers were quite instrumental in founding the modern Tea Party, but how many of them know that David Koch was the Libertarian Party's Vice Presidential candidate for 1980?
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Re: Why did the Tea Party allign itself with the Republicans?

PostBy: plumb-r On: Sun Apr 22, 2012 8:36 am

Mabe they need to remind themselves that they are alligned with Republicans. It seams that they are trying to take at least two US senate seats from sitting Repulican senators. If they win the primary who's to say they will win the Nov. election. They should go after Democrat strong holds not Republican. If more seats are lost to the Democrats this country is lost for sure. Get with the program! :mad:
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Re: Why did the Tea Party allign itself with the Republicans?

PostBy: cokehead On: Sun Apr 22, 2012 9:17 am

plumb-r wrote:Mabe they need to remind themselves that they are alligned with Republicans. It seams that they are trying to take at least two US senate seats from sitting Repulican senators. If they win the primary who's to say they will win the Nov. election. They should go after Democrat strong holds not Republican. If more seats are lost to the Democrats this country is lost for sure. Get with the program! :mad:


The Tea Party is going after neocons, rino's and all big government, big spenders. Doesn't matter if they have a D or a R after their name. They ARE with the program.
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Re: Why did the Tea Party allign itself with the Republicans?

PostBy: plumb-r On: Sun Apr 22, 2012 10:39 am

Rome didn't rise in a day or fall in one. For faster results wouldn't it be better to weed out the democrats first, than go after the republicans you think are just holding the line.This is not a all or nothing, now or never thing. You have to crawl before you can walk. What happen to the saying, good things in life take time! :)
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Re: Why did the Tea Party allign itself with the Republicans?

PostBy: jpete On: Sun Apr 22, 2012 11:15 am

Does political affiliation matter if their philosophy is the same?
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