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  •  I think its even more sinister than that. (1+ / 0-)
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    It is a means of rebranding themselves in a more tolerant light without changing their core. When I first heard about the tea party movement, I heard it was a group of people who wanted a fairer tax structure, or no tax structure at all and wanted to minimize the power of the federal government. That sounded ok by me, so I went to our local tea party, back during the '08 Obama campaign, what I found there was not what it was purported to be--there were a number of tables manned by the usual republican supporters, the anti-immigrant groups, the anti-abortion groups, the get prayer in schools groups, etc. There was much Flag Waiving and a bunch of local republicans (many of which are calling themselves small "l" libertarians.) The above are interests who hardly believe in limiting the power of the Federal Government. I don't like it when groups do that. JUst like I don't like when progressives call themselves liberal, those two terms are not even related.

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