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  •  Thanks for the analysis. (1+ / 0-)
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    fidlerten

    I wonder, though, about this claim

    The GOP would be wise to draw a clear line between what the party represents and what the Tea Party represents.
    I mean, the GOP's Southern Strategy has been in place since the 1960s, 4 decades before the Tea Party appeared.

    So I don't see the basis for saying that the Tea Party is the stronghold of GOP racism.  It seems to me that support of a racist system is at the core much more of the Repbulican Party than just the Tea party.  

    "Trust me... I've been right before." ~ Tea party patriot

    by Calvino Partigiani on Wed Apr 30, 2014 at 08:50:08 AM PDT

    •  The Tea Party Calvino... (1+ / 0-)
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      Calvino Partigiani

      Is obviously the racist element of the GOP that has always been there but after the election of Obama and the passing of the Affordable Care Act, became a organized group with a name to it.

      This does not mean that the Republican Party cannot separate itself from that element within its ranks. It can find a way to redefine itself and what it represents, which it should be what the Tea Party is not.

      Either the GOP redefines itself and stands up against the bigotry within the party, or else it becomes no longer a viable political party and a new party steps in to take its place that will not tolerate that racist element that has been so prevalent within the GOP over the last 50 years.

      There has been other political parties in America before the Republican Party and they have all fallen. Perhaps the Republican Party will fall too if it's not willing to change.

      Rule the Day, Let not the Day Rule You.

      by fidlerten on Wed Apr 30, 2014 at 08:59:25 AM PDT

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