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  •  Even better: At the next Town Hall ask (10+ / 0-)

    "Why exactly do you want to kill my parents?"

    And make sure the cameras are on when you do it.  

    Reverse Tea-Bag time. (Good Lord, has anyone in history ever said that before?)

    Politics is the entertainment branch of industry. -Frank Zappa

    by TheGrandWazoo on Tue Apr 05, 2011 at 10:11:01 AM PDT

    •  Why do you hate Americans - asked of them, (5+ / 0-)

      not you.  Make sure you don't ask about Murricans, but Americans.  Make sure there's no chance you'll be misunderstood.

    •  Because your parents (11+ / 0-)

      don't count if they are not rich.  Strange thing - most of their teaparty supporters aren't rich either.  I wonder when they are going to figure out that they are, once again, being played for fools.

      I wonder how many of there people realize that their inheritances could disappear under the weight of those medical bills.  I also am concerned about how well an elderly person could deal with the insurance companies, and how many would be dumped from a plan for a "late payment" the minute they hit a serious medical problem.  How many would be denied treatment for a condition?  

      •  Good point on inheritances! Hit them in the (3+ / 0-)

        wallet!

        Gets attention.

        Politics is the entertainment branch of industry. -Frank Zappa

        by TheGrandWazoo on Tue Apr 05, 2011 at 10:27:01 AM PDT

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      •  I don't (2+ / 0-)
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        I wonder when they are going to figure out that they are, once again, being played for fools

        "I've taken up sculpting recently. Landscapes mostly." ~ Yogi Bear

        by eXtina on Tue Apr 05, 2011 at 10:32:24 AM PDT

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        •  To some extent (1+ / 0-)
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          I suspect that some of the popularity of the TP movement was a reaction to the Republicans making a lot of promises to the religious right, but never really following through.  The libertarians had  concerns about the size of government, which was also a source of the TP's origins.  Of course, the Republican quickly got their hands onto the movement, but they are having some problems taming the newly elected officials.

          There is a real disconnect between small government "leave me alone" libertarianism and social conservative's desires to butt into our lives - so we get lots of anti-abortion legislation for the social conservatives, and drastic budget cuts for the fiscal conservatives - and the wealthy are the big winners.

          Most people don't "get it" until they feel threatened, and a lot of people are being threatened by the Republican overreach. Members of police, fire and construction unions, who have tended to be more conservative, are beginning to see the light.

          I don't understand why the Republican party has decided that this is the time to pull out all stops and take radical positions.  It seems like a foolish approach - as if they believe their own publicity.  A few, like Mitch Daniels are somewhat more cautious.  Snyder, Walker, Scott, and now Paul Ryan are jumping off of a very high building and hoping that there is somebody below willing to catch them.  Good luck with that.

    •  It's actually more like "kill me" or, if your (5+ / 0-)

      parents and you are under 55, "kill my parents and me."

      The trouble with the world is that the stupid are cocksure and the intelligent are full of doubt. Bertrand Russell

      by accumbens on Tue Apr 05, 2011 at 10:26:25 AM PDT

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