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Question for you Tea Partiers

Discussion in 'Politics, Elections & Legislation' started by Trappy12, May 3, 2010.

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  1. Trappy12

    Trappy12 Active Member

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    So I know the tea party movement has been hijacked by Sarah Palin and the rest of the Republican Party, but I've just got one question. And please correct me if I'm wrong with anything I'm saying here, but the tea party movement is about taking back the government right? So my question to you is who currently has the government?
    -Trappy
     
  2. bigdogtx

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    Progressives/Socialists would be the short answer.

    BTW, the "TEA Party" has NOT been taken over by Sarah or the Repubs. Their values are "in line" with the movement, much more so than the progressive/socialists/liberal/democrats so they don't have much we want to hear at this time.
     
  3. Bluzman98

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    The Douche Baggers currently have the goverment.

    Jim C
     
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    MARIA! CAPTAIN VON TRAPP! COME QUICK! FRIEDRICH IS SMOKING ONE OF THOSE FUNNY SMELLING CIGARETTES AGAIN.
     
  5. Trappy12

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    bigdog, if I'm not mistaken the idea of the tea party is to take back the government and give it to the people, not the Republican Party, who are the same exact people who have been in charge of this country for 8 years until last year, and for many years before that in Congress. The Tea Party movement was started as a libertarian movement to give the power back to the people. Of course you know of the Boston Tea Party but do you know why they did it?
    -Trappy
     
  6. Jim101

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    The TEA as in Taxed Enough Already party is not about taking over the government. It's about electing as many fiscally consevative candidates as possible.







    Jim
     
  7. halfmile

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    The little wart doesn't know who currently has the government.

    He was not in class that day.

    If he had the common sense to watch Glenn Beck he would not have to ask this question. Beck has unmasked most of the President's close advisors, who hold much of the power in Washington D.C. JPeople who admire Mao and Che, and avowed Communists.

    HM
     
  8. BAD 303

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    It is not about taking over anything. I know you libs have a hard time grasping that theory but the fact is the Tea Party movement is grass root America wanting Government out of our lives not controlling every move we make. The socialist,marxist leaders in Washington come in many forms just mostly from the Democrat party and they are the ones wanting to take over the government. There are plenty of Repubs that have blood are their hands as well. McCain and Bush are in that group. Conservatives want the Constitution of this country obeyed and not trashed and made a mockery of. Tea Party people are from small town America where hard work and responsability still are the core of their lives. In other words they are the backbone of this country not the leaches and ticks (libs) sucking it dry.
     
  9. colonel klink

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    The Tea Party is not a Party in the sense you think of the Republicans or Democrats. More simply it is a gathering of like minded people who would like some common sense returned to this country. there were some issues under Bush I didn't care for but now it is ridiculous, so, I do attend Tea Party ralies.
    At many Tea Party events the speakers are not allowed to be reps/spokespersons of either party. Trappy will figure it all out some day but it will probably take a older more mature person to understand & he isn't there yet. Colonel
     
  10. BIGDON

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    Trappy; I think if you check you will find there was a Rep. Pres. and a bunch of liberal Dems running congress for the 2 years prior. So who was in charge.

    If things don't change then your young dumb ass will have nothing when you finally grow up. Some times you seem smart enough to understand but then you become dumb enough to follow.

    By the way check the news this morning another one of your president's muslim friends tried to kill a bunch of real Americans. HOW MANY TIMES DID THAT HAPPEN WHEN BUSH WAS PRESIDENT??????? ZERO

    Don
     
  11. sernv99

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    If the Tea Party had any sense they would dump that idiot Palin. But I know HalfAss, I mean HalfMile worships her so I won't say any more degrading things about her LOL
     
  12. Fast Oil

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    And there you have it, sernv99, does not believe in the idea of freedom of speech. She can say what she wants but and this is what has the left scared as hell, the Tea Party members know who is real and who is blowing smoke. When and if she runs, then we will she how the masses assemble with her.
     
  13. R.Kipling

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    #1, you know nothing of the Tea Party movement. Why not man-up and go to one or two chapter meetings to find out? You will be welcome, regardless, and you might finally learn something useful. Your understanding of the political control of Congress is also way off - public mis-education?

    I just attended a new chapter meeting last night. The informal poll of the audience of about 200 people came up 60% Independent, 30% Republican, 10% Democrat/liberal. This is about average, from my experience.

    #2, Here is the answer to your question:

    "The danger to America is not Barack Obama but a citizenry capable of entrusting a man like him with the presidency. It will be easier to limit and undo the follies of an Obama presidency than to restore the necessary common sense and good judgment to a depraved electorate willing to have such a man for their president.

    The problem is much deeper and far more serious than Mr. Obama, who is a mere symptom of what ails us.

    Blaming the prince of the fools should not blind anyone to the vast confederacy of fools that made him their prince.

    The republic can survive a Barack Obama, who is, after all, merely a fool. It is less likely to survive a multitude of fools such as those who made him their president." ---author unknown.
     
  14. short shucker

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    Ya know, it used to be that the Government was there for the people. Now it is just the exact opposite!

    Our government has just gotten way too big for its own britches. Stop the free handouts for every Tom, Dick, and Harry that askes and make them work for their wage.

    ss
     
  15. timberfaller

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    I am not a tea bagger, but Tappy, you need to get into a serious research of history of this country. Not what comes by way of the public school or network news!

    Kipling has come the closest to the problem in this country. Its the peoples fault for where we are at presently.

    Ben Franklin said it best when he returned from one of his trips to France, after the Brit's had been defeated. A woman came up to him and asked him, What had they (Founders) given them (her)? His reply, A Republic madam, IF you can keep it!

    I betya never heard that while you attended school!
     
  16. Trappy12

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    Alright well I could be totally wrong here, but it is my understanding that the tea party movement ORIGINATED as a movement to take back (not take over) the government to the people because it is controlled by the corporations currently. It started off as a fight against the b/s that is trickle down economics. After all, the original Boston Tea Party was a protest against the East India Trading Company, not taxation without representation as they teach in school. What they also don't teach in school is that taxation without representation is total b/s as well. The tea party movement could be a very important and useful tool for the American citizens to get the government to wake up and represent US. However, I believe that with the takeover of the tea party movement by FOX "news" and Sarah Palin and the like, it is now dragging in a whole different crowd who really don't think that much. If the movement is about bringing the government back to the people the currently conservatives are the last thing we want. The Conservative puke who are on the Supreme Court just ruled that corporations get to rule our government and have even more influence than they already have in lobbyists and PAC's. Now they get to give an unlimited amount of money to campaigns, so tell me now who are the politicians going to pay more attention to? Goldman Sachs or the American people? These sad excuses for supreme court judges, who are supposed to uphold the values of our nation, our last defense against legislation that would otherwise harm us, have instead chosen to overrule not just the McCain Feingold Act, but the notion of a government "for the people, by the people" itself. And these are the people you want to lead the country? The people you believe will represent as you called it "middle America" (Who by the way is not a majority, you guys are a minority and need to understand that there is no "real America" just America itself) instead of the corporations? Get real, open your eyes, and think about what the conservatives have REALLY done for you, and the people of this country directly.
    -Trappy
     
  17. Fast Oil

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    WOW!!! PT Barnum was right.
     
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    Trappy,

    Does the term "taxation without representation" mean anything to you? Boston Tea Party cause and effect.

    Now for the last 8 years the Republicans HAVEN"T been in charge. In 2004 the Dems took over congress and the house and still own it.


    Being informed is far better than being opinionated.....
     
  19. DJM

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    "The tea party movement could be a very important and useful tool for the American citizens to get the government to wake up and represent US."

    This statement has become a meaningless platitude. It use to have more meaning as we had more common values. Now ask 10 people what that means and you get many different answers. You go on to cite an example of the SCOTUS ruling on campaign finance reform. I could not disagree with you more. The government will tax and regulate a business, perhaps to a point of extinction. But that business does not have the right to try to educate the voters that the policies/politicians in question are wrong? It's a basic right of free speech as found in your constitution. Aside from that campaign finance reform is always based on a disdain for the voters. They are too stupid to figure this stuff out so we ban it. And you still want to call this America?

    So individual politicians and parties cannot represent "US". At best they can only represent some of us, given the wide spectrum of beliefs held by us.
     
  20. highflyer

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    Our government is currently being run by Socialists. I admire what those in the Tea Party are trying to do. They dream of better days when we were a free country. I think we have already gone off the cliff and nothing can save us. The best we can do is slow the descent. People like Trappy have won and they run the country now. The good old days will never come back. They are so stupid they think Obama is an improvement. You can't take America back when the majority of the people are stupid and corrupt. So stupid and corrupt they don't even recognize the sh*t they are standing in. Best to go shoot some targets and enjoy it while you still can.
     
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