Friday, August 05, 2011

Tea Party Demographics, Excellent Article!

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http://blogs.reuters.com/chrystia-freeland/2011/07/11/scenes-from-the-tea-party/

Todd Juvinall wrote: ""I haven't seen a "leader" of the TPP nationally citing social policies which are on the "platform". Could Keachie supply that for us so we can then see whey he and Crabb are alleging?"

Which inspired me to find the above link and then write the following on George Rebane's blog:

"Since the Tea Party represents a very wide spectrum of political views and opinions on social policies, it should be a piece of cake for ToddJ to find a leader in that party who is either pro abortion or pro immigration in their non official Tea Party capacities. I suppose that Sarah Palin, who appears to be a Tea Party supporter, is not going to make the "A" list on these issues.

I have found you over a thousand images of Tea Party supporters who are on one side of those issues, let's see you find one such image for the other side.

Would you like to take bets on my probably half life if I tried to march in a Tea Party parade with a sign that said, "I'm a Tea Party member and I support open borders and abortion on demand."

Now that brings up a very interesting question, who decides who is and who is not a Tea Party member? If I support the three or four main tenants of the party, which I suspect both I and Crabb do, is there ANY reason I could not declare myself a member of the Tea Party? I actually was on the mailing,list for awhile, until they figured out who I was. Who kicked me off?

No social agenda? HA! The Tea Party interpretation of the Constitution is a very strong social agenda in itself, and "no taxes/smaller government," establishes a strong social agenda against those who need help, education, and mass transportation."

3 comments:

Nickie Goomba said...

Had you bothered to attend the 2010 Tea Party Tax Day "celebration" held on the Grounds of the Sacramento State Capital, you would have been able to shake hands with over 200 self-declared "undocumented" San Joaquin Valley farm workers picketing at the Tea Party against government environmental over-regulation of water supplies to struggling farmers.

Abortion? I know many Tea Party members who are sympathetic to the heartbreaking choices and circumstances faces by so many women. We tend to balk only when tax dollars are used to fund them. Payment of my taxes is one of many issues included in my pro-choice column.

Come senators, congressmen
Please heed the call
Don't stand in the doorway
Don't block up the hall
For he that gets hurt
Will be he who has stalled
There's a battle outside
And it is ragin'
It'll soon shake your windows
And rattle your walls
For the times they are a-changin'.

SkiTheStars said...

If you've attended one Sacramento Tea Party demonstration, you've seen them all. I attended and documented 4/15/2009.

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SkiTheStars said...

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