The Best Description Of The Tea Party Ever Written

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"Can somebody tell me what the Tea Party is all about?

"They say that God is being taken out of our Constitution.

"Well, God isn't in the Constitution.

"Do they have a leader? A logo? Exactly what are they angry at?

"They seem to be saying: Bring us back to what never was.

"What do they want a return to--the days of slavery?

"I'm not calling anybody I don't know a racist. But there's been so much hatred thrown at Obama, a lot of it hidden beneath the constant questioning of whether he's...legally fit to hold office.

"I'm sure these feelings go much deeper than that.

"I remember being surprised at the size of the Secrect Service contingent surrounding Michelle Obama when she showed up to be interviewed at our studio in Washington."

That's from Larry King's book, Truth Be Told, which I found hits the nail on the (empty) head.

Larry also quotes Chris Rock on the same subject.

"He compared the Tea Party to the way little kids go crazy just before they go to sleep."

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JeffreyJSmith.NewYork@usa.com
JeffreyJSmith.NewYork@usa.com

Reply to Blumberg….the Tea Party movement has many parts. A LOT of what is occurring is that Voters in MANY areas of the country are awaking to what people Like Congressman Thorkelson and dozens of other leading patriots discovered years ago; that BOTH parties are controlled by the same hand. The outrage at the shattered American dream has led to the throwing out of many “veteran” lawmakers. Many who will retire multi, multi millionaires by the way…the candidates Which replaced them were in large part already in the game to some extent BEFORE the arrival of the Tea Party. The TP only put SOME of them over the top. But that does not mean that Tea Party Members always approve of all their moves. But compared to a race where BOTH candidates for DECADES in many districts were 100% Council on Foreign Relations supporters or thought Something like The club of Rome are distinguished minds…well voters found ANYTHING To be a breath of fresh air….  Question; why didn’t the Voice or any of the current critics of the Tea Party raise their voicesOn the subject of the BOTH parties for decades being controlled by the same hidden hand? But again, the Tea Party and all the candidates they support are only Asprin applied to Advanced CANCER. They and it Cannot control what has now started.

(They never were intended to…the Tea Party is a classic carefully controlled conservative operation designed like all these groups to sum in the end to zero)  JeffreyJSmith.NewYork@usa.com 

JeffreyJSmith.NewYork@usa.com
JeffreyJSmith.NewYork@usa.com

This is exactly the problem: the far left just wants to protest the tea party and the conservatives offer nominal support…BOTH without realizing what is really happening. As I said above the Tea party is the latest carefully controlled conservative movement. controlled EXACTLY to PREVENT the rise of a genuine patriotic movement which would incorporate the principals of liberty but ALSO (gasp) include principals of social justice. Several major groups tried to do this in the 20th century butLacked the finances or public understanding to be successful. You’ll notice that the militia movementQuickly faded upon the arrival of the Tea Party…that’s NO coincidence.  But the basic reality of the Tea Party is..its trying to use Aspirin on advanced cancer.. The six mega banks, the off-shore financiers and the UES & London NGO’s Laugh at somethingLike the Tea Party.  By the way…you’ll notice the comment that followed mine. This is exactly the level of responseYou get on most critical subjects. Sure, they never can argue the facts, so they resort to the kind of drivel you read.  JeffreyJSmith.NewYork@usa.com

Blumburg
Blumburg

What on earth are you talking about? When your teahadists put nuts like Mike Lee, the completely nutso Republican from Utah in the US Senate, and back people like Richard Mourdock who refuse any compromise or change to improve this country, it's clear they just want to destroy everything, and many of them, elderly people who depend on the government, will suffer the worst. What kind of wacko self-defeating approach is that?

Monsieurpatric
Monsieurpatric

Presented with the 1933 ballot for Chancellor of Germany, wondering how this group would cast its sympathies?  Probably would have been Tories during our very own Revolution, that is pro throne.  Historically, most Tories were driven out and north to Ontario.  Beware.

Sakara
Sakara

larry king....he of the depends diapers and butt kissing celebrities.

and there's obama eating a dog he probably killed himself.

woof woof----the last words out of the poor dog obama probably killed before eating.

and then there's all the occupy wallstreet protesters that the village voice should hire, if they're so concerned about college grad lit majors without jobs.

VonD
VonD

Sakara, thing, sayonara (and get help while you're at it because you're obviously crazy as a broken cuckoo clock)!

Put on a happy face
Put on a happy face

The constitution allows one to believe in the god of their choice.I also allows one to not believe any of that crap.The tea party people want that choice destroyed.

JeffreyJSmith.NewYork@usa.com
JeffreyJSmith.NewYork@usa.com

I was at the Big Tea Party in Washington shown here. There certainly WERE thousands of people perhaps a million? there. You could look up Pennsylvania Avenue as far as the eye could see from the capitol and see people and more trying to get in from every side street! I was at the front with the Flag fife and drum. For the fashion conscious…I wore my ORIGINAL 1970 American Motors Red, White and Blue Racing Jacket (why not mix in some Hot Rod culture into the scene.…)  I and my guys handed out like two Thousand AFP’s and related literature… The real problem with the Tea Party is what they are trying to use is well, the patient is WAY past were it will work. You need something a LOT stronger than the tepid mix of 1960’s conservative, limp wrist libertarian not to mention the revolutionary war Masonic rhetoric which was offered. The tea party is trying to use Aspirin on advanced Cancer. You need a medication which is more advanced, targeted and most of all, a LOT Stronger than what the Tea Party is advocating. The Tea Party is the classic controlled conservative movement. A newer edition of Buckley. (Notice how it neatly displaced the militia movement…that certainly wasn’t by accident.)     After the day, a BIG group of Tea Partiers went back to New York. Of course I wasn’t at all withThem. “I understand” they got off and this was like 10 PM and felt something more should be doneAt the real source of so much of what is wrong. so they formed the big group up, I understand, and shortly stormed, complete with their signs, through the streets of SoHo (especially down W. Bway past packed restaurants with assorted toxic traders agape) shouting for the impeachment of the red alien. But the day was incomplete; I should have driven down in my friend’s Javelin  JeffreyJSmith.NewYork@usa.com

Jonster
Jonster

Tea Parties are for little girls with imaginary friends.

Istanbull
Istanbull

A bunch of racists who want to go back to times gone by that never existed. Larry nailed it indeed.

Sakara
Sakara

yeah, al sharpton, jesse jackson, obama, occupy wall street protesters are racists who want to go back to the 1960s.

Savannah Montgomery
Savannah Montgomery

"He compared the Tea Party to the way little kids go crazy just before they go to sleep."

Right!  They're all afraid of the "boogey-man" (all connotations intended!)

Sakara
Sakara

larry king probably crapped in his depends diapes prior to writing what he did, and cris rock should stick with making jokes of having sex with 13 year old girls.

ISAAC IBN TALUL
ISAAC IBN TALUL

Savannah my dear your right on the mark. Dick Armey is the master puppeteer! A renamed "religious right-wing nuts, so full of fear and hate. And your right Michael it does go much deeper than they would openly admit. The GOP ran America into the ground ,and now it's all Obama's fault. This was more than 30 years in the making.And now it's every body elses fault. We the Gays, Jews, Blacks, whats left of the middle class, and all the others that are pressed down need to unite. Or we will most surly regret our lameness. United we stand, divided we fall. Their counting on it. Divide us, disilusionment, take away our right to vote, make false statements over and over again, tell people think it's the truth. We gays know the truth. What the hell do they want us to go back to. Slavery, indentured-servants. We are there already. They want us on bent knees begging for alms! We need honest, honorable, trustworthy straightforward, truly civil and compassionate leders. Not leders that want to take food out of the mouths of children and the sick, and elderly. Look at the $7,000,000.00 cut to help homeless childern. And this is called civil. And this is what is done to the lest of our brothers and sisters, of the future of our countries future generations? What is  the white rabbit putting in to the tea cup, that they drinketh from. It's vile, it's morally wicked, it's offensive, and repulsive.

nostradavid
nostradavid

They are just the religious right from the republican party rebranded. One of the leaders was Dick Armey's lobbying organization Freedom Works, which provided talking points and tactics. The GOP's reputation was so toxic at the end of the Bush era that another name was needed to keep pulling the party farther to the right. 

Sakara
Sakara

lary king should stick with kissing rich celebrity butt.

Epac
Epac

Agreed - I said that a long time ago (I called them the next generation of the "moral majority"). The sad thing is, they're being manipulated by wealthy benefactors who are only interested in gutting regulations for their own financial benefit.

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