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  •  No one is "entitled" to spew RW bullshit here... (1+ / 0-)
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    The FACT is, the Tea Party is NOT:

    about reducing government spending
    That's a rightwing, Teabagger lie, not an "opinion" and it has no place on this site...

    Baby, where I come from...

    by ThatSinger on Fri Apr 19, 2013 at 09:21:07 PM PDT

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    •  Reread my post..... (0+ / 0-)

      Your statement isn't even related to the content of my response.

      Wonders are many, but none so wonderful as man.

      by Morgan Sandlin on Fri Apr 19, 2013 at 09:27:40 PM PDT

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      •  I don't need to re-read it... (0+ / 0-)

        I've read the rules of this site, and no one is "entitled" to "defend" the Tea Party here... no one is "entitled" to advance the Tea Party's bullshit meme that:

        The Tea Party is about reducing government spending

        It's not... it's about overturning the Affordable Care Act... it's about transvaginal ultrasounds... it's about "corporations are people"... it's about making it as difficult as possible for minorities to vote... it's the absolute antithesis of what this site is about and promotes...

        This public forum is private property and the parameters around which one is "entitled" to post are clearly delineated...

        Anything else?

        Baby, where I come from...

        by ThatSinger on Fri Apr 19, 2013 at 09:33:49 PM PDT

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        •  ...and I give up. (0+ / 0-)

          Your distortion of my comment makes as much sense as Vclib's big lie.

          I just don't do this level of discourse. After climbing down I'm always faced with climbing back up when its over and its too darn tiring.

          Have a good evening.

          Wonders are many, but none so wonderful as man.

          by Morgan Sandlin on Fri Apr 19, 2013 at 09:41:03 PM PDT

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          •  This is not an accurate statement... (0+ / 0-)

            as it relates to this site:

            He/She can defend the Tea Party if they wish... (2+ / 0-)
            Every individual is entitled to their own opinion, its one of the things that sets Dkos apart.
            He/She can NOT defend the Tea Party as they wish on this site... yes, they're entitled to their opinion, but they're not entitled to state that opinion if it supports, enables or otherwise validates disproven, RW bullshit memes like:
            The Tea Party is about reducing government spending
            Stand With Rand is >>>> thataway...

            I'm sorry if that hurts your feelings and I hope you have a good evening too...

            Baby, where I come from...

            by ThatSinger on Fri Apr 19, 2013 at 10:30:18 PM PDT

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    •  Taxed Enough Already (TEA) (3+ / 0-)
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      According to the Wiki page:

      The Tea Party movement is an American political movement that advocates strict adherence to the United States Constitution,[1] reducing U.S. government spending and taxes,[2][3] and reduction of the U.S. national debt and federal budget deficit.[2]
      (emphasis mine)

      As ThatSinger states "Use facts because the community rather demands it."

      I haven't seen anything to indicate that his statement is a lie. Please source proof if you're going to make that type of inflammatory accusation. It seems like you're the one spewing bullshit here.

      •  Ooops, sorry ThatSinger (2+ / 0-)
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        that should be

        As Morgan Sandlin states "Use facts because the community rather demands it."

      •  white blitz..... (0+ / 0-)

        I'm not sure that a Wiki quote sums up all the dark and crazy that is the Tea Party.

        Wonders are many, but none so wonderful as man.

        by Morgan Sandlin on Fri Apr 19, 2013 at 09:56:38 PM PDT

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      •  The notion that the Tea Party is a "grass roots", (2+ / 0-)
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        anti-tax organization that sprung up independent of the Koch Brothers, Dick Armey, et al is an absolute, bullshit, disproven lie... propagating that lie here on Daily Kos is clearly a violation of site rules...

        Citing Wikipedia will get you laughed off this site as well...


        Baby, where I come from...

        by ThatSinger on Fri Apr 19, 2013 at 10:32:32 PM PDT

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        •  So will ratings abuse..... (4+ / 0-)
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          VClib, ban nock, noway2, FrankRose

          First, no one said any of those things here.  No one here said anything at all in defense of the Tea Party.  

          VClib is not defending the Tea Party, or saying you shouldn't say how vile they are, he just thinks it is insensitive to use a recent terrorist attack in such a characterization.  And he's entitled to that opinion.

          And whatever vile things might be true of some of the tea party members and associated groups, it is nonetheless true that the movement as a whole was originally mainly "about reducing government spending" and did not endorse terrorism.

          In any case, since pretty much all of the participants in this discussion have been long time trusted users with more mojo than I've got, I doubt any of them will be laughed off the site anytime soon.  But I think you all should be able to disagree on things like this without it becoming a ratings war.    

          •  The vast majority of Teabaggers' taxes... (0+ / 0-)

            Went down, not up… Therefore the whole notion of "taxed enough already" is bullshit… Therefore the notion that the tea party is an anti-tax group is bullshit… Just because they (and Wikipedia) say they are does not make it so… Therefore the comment propagated right wing, Teabagger bullshit and was rightfully hidden…

            "Abuse?" I don't happen to think so, and apparently I'm not alone…

            Baby, where I come from...

            by ThatSinger on Sat Apr 20, 2013 at 09:27:12 AM PDT

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      •  "disingenuous and deliberately deceptive", then (0+ / 0-)

        The way the so-called "right" has for half a century and more  tried (and often succeeded) in tying every even-slightly-liberal idea to "dirty hippies, commie-sympathizers, disloyal pinkos, fellow-travelers", etc., the Tea Party can just plain suck it.

        They're all in the same sewer stew, and IMO, the pretense that they get to use the "No True Scotsman" routine as a defense, whenever they like, - AND WIN! - is as vile, as dishonest, and as worthy of contempt as anything in the history of people being shitty.  They think we're stupid for falling for it, and I agree:  falling for it IS stupid.

        They travel the same road as the slavers, the overseers, the ancient ruling class, tyrants, racists, mass-murderers, witch-burners, bombers, and lunatics.


        I, for one, rather appreciate the idiot cleverness that lets expose themselves so blandly/blindly;  then again, I grew up in the segregated Old South, and I've been studying the "Christian Asshole" style of oppression my whole life.

        I am a leaf on the wind - i hover, twirl, float,
        Weightless, frictionless, I fly

        by chmood on Sat Apr 20, 2013 at 06:00:21 AM PDT

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