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  •  Vent - the Tea Party and the Christian Right (6+ / 0-)

    are not the same group of people, although there is clearly some overlap. The Tea Party had a narrow focus of lower government spending and reducing the national debt. It didn't have a religious element to it and that was one of the reasons it attracted libertarians.

    "let's talk about that"

    by VClib on Sat Nov 10, 2012 at 08:04:36 AM PST

    •  You might want to change the title (2+ / 0-)
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      dennis1958, Nick Lento

      to something like "A rebuke of the Christian right's God of hate". I think it would be more accurate.

      "let's talk about that"

      by VClib on Sat Nov 10, 2012 at 08:07:10 AM PST

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    •  But it does have the very same religious element (3+ / 0-)
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      They just focused on small government and reduced spending but their view on social issues is based in a false understanding of the bible and that message is driven with hate.  Look at any of their websites.  They believe this is a Christian nation, just like the rest of the right wing.  Don't be fooled.  Wolf in sheep's clothing.

      •  Actually, yes it does. (1+ / 0-)
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        My brother-in-law is an SBC minister with his own church in SE Oklahoma, he got in with the Tea Party early on and ended up being a regional 'leader'. I asked him how he justified getting into politics, and it was all about taking his religious errors mainstream for the purpose of forcing "knees to bend" among those who don't belong to his church. As if political influence outside the sanctuary would somehow make the error of substituting hatred for love less erroneous. It doesn't.

        Very sad. I'm not sure there's a cure.

    •  Changed! (3+ / 0-)
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      I think the update in the title as suggested below is actually more accurate, especially based on your observation of the Tea Party.  I don't 100% agree with your assessment but I do believe their is some truth to it, so "Christian Right" is a better umbrella.  

    •  That's simply false if you go by metrics like the (2+ / 0-)
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      Vent, VClib

      level of support for marriage equality, where 94% of teabaggers oppose it - more than any other group by a very wide margin.    They clearly have a conservative social agenda and religious agenda but they just usually lie about it.

      In contrast, a majority of independents and actual libertarians support marriage equality (as opposed to faux libertarians like Ron Paul).

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