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  •  Solidarity, not Protest (14+ / 0-)

    That was my impression...this was a solidarity movement, not a protest movement. This was a chance for the disaffected of the Right to gather together and commiserate.

    The Tea Bag movement is focussed inward, on themelves, and not outward, on changing public opinion.

    The best outcome for us all is for the Tea Baggers to finish rationalizing their grief over losing an election, and set themselves to the task of recruiting good, talented politicians to run under their banner in 2010 and 2012.

    (I don't necessarily want the GOP to start winning elections, mind you, but America is too great a country to be represented by the current crop of GOP fools in Washington. They need to be replaced by serious, sober politicians who will engage in a healthy public debate.)

    •  Good points to go along with Devilstowers' (8+ / 0-)

      good analysis.  These people are Perot people.  

      I would add one psychoanalytical point: These people can't accept responsibility for their own actions.  It's always somebody else's fault.  The black guy who got promoted above them, the Mexicans ruining their schools, the East Asians ruining their kids' GPAs, the Chinese taking their jobs...it's never because they're just not quite as good as the other guy.  They can't accept that.

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      by indigoblueskies on Sun Apr 19, 2009 at 08:33:36 AM PDT

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    •  Well, another way to view this is as flypaper (0+ / 0-)

      for crazy people. As long as they find each other and start getting busy with their little permanent hate-fest hissy fitting, the Republican party can try to resurrect itself with more sane folks.

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