By Henry Decker

5 Signs That The Tea Party’s Time Is Up

December 6, 2012 7:08 pm Category: Memo Pad 233 Comments A+ / A-

(AP Photo/Alex Brandon, File)

When South Carolina senator Jim DeMint made the stunning announcement that he would resign from Congress to lead conservative think tank The Heritage Foundation, it represented a major blow to the beleaguered Tea Party movement. Not long ago the dominant force in the Republican Party, the group now struggles both in the polls and at the ballot box.

But DeMint’s departure may be the least of the right wing’s problems. Here are five more signs that the Tea Party’s time may be up:

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  • bpai99

    Predictions that the Tea Party’s days are numbered are ridiculous. Hate,willful ignorance and bigotry will never go away, and those who are filled with those qualities always need a group to represent them. Be it via the KKK, John Birch Society or their modern vehicle known as the Tea Party, they ain’t going nowhere and will always be around to retard progress and increase divisions in society.

    • InsideEye

      The Tea Party seems to scare you all, They are not KKK or NAACP oir SPCA, These are people that have always had a an aversion to government spending. New Jersey is idiotically Democratic and think in the lines of conservative (judicious) use of taxed monies. They elected a Republican Governor for that reason. James Florio another TAx advocate (Democrat) was soundly recalled-voted out because of his taxing ways. there are almost 100 million workers or non workers being supported by the working amonst us. How long can you all -( I am a Northerner, by the way) put up with it till you are amongst them also ???

      • kanawah

        Yes, anarchist, fascist mobs do scare me. Unlike the KKK or John Burch, they are out to kill our nation, not just its people.

        • InsideEye

          When was the last time the anarchist Tea Partiers had a riot in the street or murder as in Chicago daily.

          • http://sixsentences.ning.com/profile/JohniceReid TenFeet2Hands

            @InsideEye Anarchists need not riot, per se, they and possibly you, simply undermine and subvert that which the Nation and our Constitution actually stands for. Dogmatically revolting against popular votes and altering the process by which our Democratic Republic functions is anarchy!

          • WhutHeSaid

            The Tea Party represents everything sordid about human nature with absolutely none of the good. Racist hate, greed, deceit, and infidelity to their own country is what they are about. They have absolutely nothing worthwhile to offer America, except perhaps to remind us all that sordid and despicable people still exist who wish to turn this country into a racist cesspool.

          • 012647020451

            As they used to say when I was growing up in the South.
            “You said a mouthful”, and I agree with every word.

          • InsideEye

            CAn you name 5 things, one even

          • WhutHeSaid

            Name 5 of what? Tea Party lies?

          • InsideEye

            Anything at all, is fine.

          • http://www.facebook.com/dominick.vila.1 Dominick Vila

            The Tea Party was, originally focused, to the point of obsession, on spending reduction and fully determined to prevent tax increases. It evolved into a movement that produced the likes of Mr. Akin and his legitimate rape comment, Limbaugh insulting women that use contraceptives, and bigots making monkey sounds and getures during the RNC in Tampa. They evolved from a movement focused on fiscal responsibility, to one that champions the worst humanity has to offer.

          • Daddycool67

            Funny how not one of them “obsessed” on the Patriot Act , which created tremendous spending. It created more government as well (TSA, DHS). It expanded government, increased government regulation AND tremendously increased government spending. Not a peep from the “fiscally responsible” or anybody else from the right. Amazing isn’t it?

            Nor did they bat an eyelash at either of the 2 wars … one of which was unnecessary and started with a lie. They didn’t give a hoot about Medicare Part D either.

            But as soon as the black dude (a Democrat) was in charge of the government that has to pay for all of these new toys … That’s when they became obsessed!

            The idea that the Tea Party was created to stop government spending is hogwash! It was created to stop DEMOCRATS from being allowed to govern the country while the GOP was out of power.

            The goal was to buy time without the Democratic party actually accomplishing anything … while the GOP tries to re-energize and come back later to take ALL of the power. (Which they believe is their god given right BTW)
            AND THEY HAVE FAILED MISERABLY.

          • northroader1775

            blue green red yellow pink….5 colors
            beets carrots turnips zuccini cucumber…5 veggies
            rove rumsfeld cheny bush rice…5 war criminals
            wal mart papa johns domino’s macy’s monsanto…5 companies that everyone should boycott
            lana joeham obozo govissue insideeye…5 trolls who make little or no sense and are borderlne illiterate

            hope this helps.

          • InsideEye

            Chic fil A

          • CPANewYork

            Oh yeah. Big help. Do you speak English?

          • http://profile.yahoo.com/RFEPMKNCBVGJYV2X7LBNDGRUEY William

            16 weren’t enough?

          • http://profile.yahoo.com/WZG5Z5FXVXAA5PRY2USFW3Q76Y Witnes This!

            1. Stale mate congress at the expense of this country.
            2. Placing their so called “morality” on others.
            3. Hating anyone who does not look like them
            4.Hating anyone who does not think like them.
            5. Inability to compromise
            6. My way or the highway posturing
            7. Believes everyone should be a “christian” like they see themselves
            8. Judgemental
            9. Hypocritical while projecting their stuff onto others
            10. Blasphemous
            11. Not a follower of Jesus Christ but their own and their their pastors (church) dogma
            12. Think they are one of the rich and genuflex to them (yes masta)
            13. Do not get math
            14. Inability to thinkj for themselves
            15. Herd mentality
            do not let facts get in their way
            16. In essence the far right is pathological not unlike other religious factions who destroy humanity to be right!

          • http://profile.yahoo.com/WZG5Z5FXVXAA5PRY2USFW3Q76Y Witnes This!

            1. Stale mate congress at the expense of this country.
            2. Placing their so called “morality” on others.
            3. Hating anyone who does not look like them
            4.Hating anyone who does not think like them.
            5. Inability to compromise
            6. My way or the highway posturing
            7. Believes everyone should be a “christian” like they see themselves
            8. Judgemental
            9. Hypocritical while projecting their stuff onto others
            10. Blasphemous
            11. Not a follower of Jesus Christ but their own and their their pastors (church) dogma
            12. Think they are one of the rich and genuflex to them (yes masta)
            13. Do not get math
            14. Inability to thinkj for themselves
            15. Herd mentality
            do not let facts get in their way
            16. In essence the far right is pathological not unlike other religious factions who destroy humanity to be right!

          • http://www.facebook.com/fern.woodfork Fern Woodfork

            Plus The Fact David Duke Leader Of The KKK Is Among It’s Ranks Says It All!!

          • WhutHeSaid

            Well, I knew that the vile and despicable Tea Bigots were the 21st century KKK, but I didn’t realize that they had an actual Grand Wizard from the old KKK in their ranks. It doesn’t surprise me that much, however, and just validates Americans’ disgust with these revolting nut-bags.

          • http://www.facebook.com/fern.woodfork Fern Woodfork

            Plus The Fact David Duke Leader Of The KKK Is Among It’s Ranks Says It All!!

          • FiftysRN

            Most malignant cancers are invisible to the eye but still metastasize and ultimately destroy their hosts or in this case continue to metastasize and destroy the host as well as its soul. The effects of that process seem to be rather sure and permanent in some cases. Denial on the part of the host only perpetuates the outcome.

          • 012647020451

            Both the murderers and the members of the tea party are motivated by hate. The tea party spews its venom with half truths, scare tatics, and other vile methods. The tea party doesn’t have to riot in the street, it can spread its venom on fox.

          • TheSkalawag929

            Tea Partiers are more insidious than just common anarchists.

            They cloak themselves in the flag and spew their vitriol in the guise of patriotic speeches. But make no mistake about it if the electorate and its leaders do not bend to the will of the Tea Party their only alternative is to destroy that which it can’t control.

          • http://profile.yahoo.com/PMVMZMDLRQL3TRK5RNOHJVZPHU stoptheinsanity

            Tea Partiers have held countless protests not only threatening the life of the President and Democratic Congresspeople but also yelling racial slurs at them, throwing things at them, and being outright nasty, angry, and incendiary. Some of the racist rednecks in the Tea party have held up guns as their message to the elected government than they are willing to become anarchists and overthrow the government. If these weren’t riots by the Tea Party, I don’t know what is. Inside Eye, it sounds to me that you are blind.

          • http://www.facebook.com/joyce.maria.165685 Joyce Maria

            they’re killing America with their narrow-minded agenda

          • Lisztman

            Why Chicago? Why not pick on, say, Cleveland? Or, more to your point, Houston or Miami? You’re describing a problem that is endemic in ALL large cities. You must be listening to Fox News. I haven’t heard of recent Chicago riots. Murders?

            The 2009 murder rate in Chicago was 16/100K population. Second among “giant” cities (behind Philly). BUT — New Orleans topped the list — at 51/100K. Followed by, in order, Richmond CA, St Louis, Detroit, Baltimore, Baton Rouge, Flint MI, Newark NJ, Birmingham AL, and Hartford CT. Chicago? #30.
            (Source: chicagonowDOTcom)

            Most of the “anarchist Tea Partiers” live in the Red States. If you wish to start talking statistics using hard data and fact, put ‘em up and start walking the walk. I’ve HAD it with groundless accusations.

          • northroader1775

            You know the saddest part of this Mr. Insider…the ZTman probably only had to do ONE google search to pull up actual data from a reliable source.

            You on the other hand spouted your Faux Noise bs stat and are now sitting there looking stupid.

            It is so easy to get accurate info, but you just sit there listening to lies and repeating them as if they validate your existance.

          • InsideEye

            Again and again, Bill Ayres, Bernadine Dohrn, weather underground, murder, bombings, sedition, treason, freind and teacher of Obama, sounds like the Tea Party that many of you have charachterized. Bigotry , hmmmmm, respectfully submitted Lisztman.

          • Lisztman

            I have ZERO clue what the hell you’re talking about here. What does any of this have to do with “5 Signs That The Tea Party’s Time Is Up”?

          • http://www.facebook.com/people/Joan-Maurer/100000910841619 Joan Maurer

            Your lack of access to a dictionary or spell check aside; listing unrelated things is not an argument unless you are arguing with Glen Beck

          • http://www.facebook.com/profile.php?id=1603447131 Marc E. Motley Sr

            You really are so ignorant

          • http://profile.yahoo.com/WZG5Z5FXVXAA5PRY2USFW3Q76Y Witnes This!

            Marc-ignorance comes from nnot knowing the facts-read a book or something!

          • http://profile.yahoo.com/WZG5Z5FXVXAA5PRY2USFW3Q76Y Witnes This!

            Marc-ignorance comes from nnot knowing the facts-read a book or something!

          • InsideEye

            One sentence only ? igno….. rant

          • http://profile.yahoo.com/WSJDG76E3GMBG34ZDTF2RBCNCA Marlo The Bear

            Help me. Why since the president has chosen Chicago as his home does all the attention to murders according to InsideEye and others(racist) seem to be on Chicago. I’m playing the race card and I’ve decks of them stacked around. Please show the statistics for murders in Chicago versus other cities. I see murders happening everywhere everyday. What is it about Chicago that irks you. Help me see the light.

      • http://www.facebook.com/people/Juli-Kring/834934039 Juli Kring

        Please explain something to me; if the Tea Party is all about government spending, then why are they so obsessed about controlling women’s bodies & outlawing gays ?

        • InsideEye

          Where in the USA can you not obtain an abortion or contraceptives, Some women will never have to worry about getting pregnant anyway. Do men scream and holler about the lack of free vasectomies ? This is a choice like using toilet paper, if you want it go buy it. Men have always sneaked into drug stores and got them. we never used them because at the time we did not know what to do with them….young at the time…only a macho thing to have them in your wallet…I still have mine from high school. Seriously if a woman did not want to have sex with me, there was a respect for each other and that was that. We paid, at that the time, for any omissions/emissions.
          It was soooo long ago…men had honor to fulfill their obligations and women were regarded with honor and they deserved it ,as well. It is a two way AFFAIR.

          • http://profile.yahoo.com/PMVMZMDLRQL3TRK5RNOHJVZPHU stoptheinsanity

            InsideEye, nothing you say here makes any sense. What are you smoking?

          • johninPCFL

            Mississippi. The GOP legislature just shut down the last family planning clinic that offered abortion services.

            If you are paying for your health insurance, or it’s part of your employment package, why are MEDICAL PROCEDURES not covered? If the package you pay for includes prescription coverage why are PRESCRIPTION DRUGS not included? Why does the GOP-led charge now require the government to be involved in your medical decisions?

          • Michael Kollmorgen

            You might thing that Honor as in the Rockwellian sense of long ago is gone was so great.

            But, I’ll tell ya, it might have never been in the first place.

            Women screwed around other men besides their husbands all along.

            Men have screwed around with other women other than their wives just as long.

            Family life as it used to be actually never was either. Kids got abused horribly, women had no rights whatsoever. The only reason it seems like families years ago stuck together was only for pure survival or due to male dominance because there was no birth control which kept the wife pregnant most of her bearing years.

            Religion as you think it was, never was either. Please notice all of these sex scandals in Europe and Ireland involving the Catholic Church with kids that stems decades, perhaps even centuries.

            You remind me of someone who would rather have life as it was a hundred years ago. But, it never was in any realistic sense.

            Things were a whole lost worse many years ago compared to today – even with all of our current problems.

          • http://profile.yahoo.com/WZG5Z5FXVXAA5PRY2USFW3Q76Y Witnes This!

            Not sure what point you are making here but would prefer you not use just your experience to judge how others may act.

          • http://profile.yahoo.com/WZG5Z5FXVXAA5PRY2USFW3Q76Y Witnes This!

            Not sure what point you are making here but would prefer you not use just your experience to judge how others may act.

          • northroader1775

            That was an amatureish side step….her question wasn’t asking about current reality, her question was in reference to the Teabagger anti women/anti gay agenda. The reason you can still get these services almost everywhere is because the teabaggers are not in power and never will be.

            You can’t separate the party from the members, teabaggers are repub and if the moderate repubs don’t stand up and tell them to STFU and SIT TFdown, then the repub party will go down with them…as it should. If moderate muslims would stand up to the jihadists and tell them to STFU and SIT TF DOWN we wouldn’t be over there shooting them right now.

            Here in America the moderate center just stood up and told the teabaggers to STFU…the problem is they didn’t hear it…so in 2014 we need to make it very plain by sending them ALL home. I will predict this right now, if the repub establishment doesn’t get very serious about ditching the TP republicans will be extinct by 2024.

      • VulpineMac

        The “Tea Party” has nothing to do with Government Spending, per se, but rather “Taxation Without Representation”. We are paying taxes to our government to do things that will support the people of our nation–US. However, our government seems to be more interested in filling their own pockets rather than making life easier on us. They demand regulations that increase the price of our cars to the point that they cost ten times as much today as they did just 40 years ago when I bought a “personal luxury car” for a mere $5,000 and thought it expensive. Now the equivalent car costs $50,000 or more.
        And it’s not like that money is being spent where it would do any real good, either; our freeway system in most cases is so outdated that a commute that should only take 20 minutes even at moderate traffic congestion takes over an hour–wasting the gas that our tax money is used to pad the oil companies’ wallets protecting. Where our freeways are getting upgraded only emphasizes where our freeways haven’t seen work in decades–road surfaces so rough you’d rather take the two-lane highway only a little off to the side for a better ride. Our bridges, utility infrastructure, nearly everything we as Americans rely on every day are crumbling, forcing costly repairs because they simply weren’t maintained.

        No, the Tea Party was hijacked by political extremists to become the super-conservative entity it appears now to be. The real Tea Party wants a FUNCTIONAL government–not based on extremes but true representation of the People’s will.

        • InsideEye

          Absolutelty Correct. And I can relate to the regulations that increase Auto prices, Is that monopolistic to see all car prices for SUV’s all about 50 K, It is true in Health Care also. regulations have made health care premiums increase….I know…I work in it. Tea Party , true has nothing to do with “Government Spending” but politicos think that they have to spend on any thing just to get something for their state. Priorities should be nationalized for all to enjoy. Interstate Highway system…not bridges to No-Where…or unlimited welfare….I did get Unemploy PAy for six months, but found a job out of pride….low as it was …. or the Big Dig in Boston…lovely city by the way.

          side -note:
          Also you CAN see Russia from Alaska, as any grammar school child learned …or should have learned. I was in the Navy in Alsaska and you can definitely see Mother Russia from the ground….in defense of Sarah Pailin.(Tea Party)

        • http://www.facebook.com/joyce.maria.165685 Joyce Maria

          unfortunately the tea party clan are nothing but a group of extremists. They want a functional government but they don’t want to pay taxes. They want what they want without paying for it. They also want to tell me how to live my life which is where the extremism is. To the Tea party people….mind your own business and stay out of my pants.

          • InsideEye

            I am not sure you have to worry about anyone getting into your pants….although I like your spirit… Tea Party are everyday peole and do not want to pay taxes for non-sense, they do not ask for anything……never heard one screaming to get into one’s pants….or ” Where are the condomes and pills for my grandchildren ….Do we have a functional government ? the less the better. Be your own destiny.

          • Michael Kollmorgen

            IF the TP represents “average joe”, this country is really in big trouble.

            No wonder the rest of the world is laughing their asses off at out politics.

          • Michael Kollmorgen

            IF the TP represents “average joe”, this country is really in big trouble.

            No wonder the rest of the world is laughing their asses off at out politics.

        • Lisztman

          Yo, Mac. EVERYTHING today costs nearly ten times what it cost forty years ago (which is when I started working, bought a car, a watch, a camera, et al). It’s called “inflation.”

          Yes, the government, representing the will of the people, instituted, and has, over time, increased, mileage standards. Because Detroit (with the backing of the oil companies) will, left to itself, give us more muscle. And to hell with the environment — they’d prefer to not be saddled with those piddly issues.

          But — I fail to understand your complaint… It would take massive quantities of cash to upgrade freeways/Interstates. Sounds like a left-wing government spending project (a/k/a “stimulus package”) to me… Which is it you want? And it would seem that freeways are your pet project. How about all those “city” people (in NY, Philly, Boston, LA, Chicago, et al) who don’t drive. But could use a dose of government spending in improving public transit? I know. Someone on a Freeway in South Dakota doesn’t care about funding commuter trains.

          That’s why they call this “society”. We all have different needs. It is the government’s job not to cater to the needs, or desires, of one particular sector of society — but all sectors of society. This is where the Tea Party balks. And where it needs to get off.

          • VulpineMac

            You know, a famous person once said, “You have to spend money to make money,” and that statement is as true today as it was when it was coined.
            Yes, what needs to be done IS expensive; the freeway system itself was expensive when it was created in the first place. The interesting thing is that while the freeway system was being built, America saw some of the best economies ever. Certainly we weren’t in a recession at the time.
            But I will point out that the freeways are only one example of where our infrastructure is broken. In fact, you mentioned another one yourself; public transit. Light rail, for instance, could help move those people around their cities–and I’m talking commuter rail from suburbia to urban centers as well as rail trolly systems that can get a worker within a few hundred feet of their workplace–whether it be corporate or industrial. More access to work at a lower commuting cost means a happier, healthier and wealthier workforce. In all, public transportation services should make it possible to travel locally, intra- and inter-state without needing to even climb into a car.
            No, I’m not proposing that we ban private vehicles, but I am proposing that when traveling beyond certain distances that the options be reasonably priced and offer benefits over driving without intrusive security checks that show the passenger down. As an example: It takes about three hours to fly from New York City to Washington, DC when taking terminal security, departure and arrival delays into account. The Acela Express train service takes roughly the same amount of time with far less standing in line and much more comfort while actually traveling. If the Acela Express were allowed to travel at its full rated speed, that time would fall to less than 2 hours. Again, we have a vehicle capable of greater speed restricted by damaged, outdated infrastructure.
            Keep in mind that I’m only talking about transportation here, and not any one of the other multitudes of services our government is supposed to provide–like proper disaster recovery and protection of its people from all threats to life and health. But mostly, our government is supposed to do what WE tell them–pay them to do; not tell US what they’re going to do to us.

          • Lisztman

            A thoughtful, well-reasoned, and well-expressed response, sir. I think we’re more or less on the same page, at least regarding infrastructure.
            I live 100mi N of NYC. For 8 years I commuted via Amtrak, 1.5hr each way (plus 15mi drive to the station, plus 20 min of subway at the other end). Amtrak was speed-limited N of Poughkeepsie by the age of the CSX tracks; S of Poughkeepsie by Metro-North tracks which have not been improved for increased efficiency. All their money appears to be going into station facilities… :(

            But, in the meantime, having seen Amtrak in operation (and the NYC – AlbanyNY “Empire” line is HIGHLY profitable for them) — I’ve often stated exactly what you did — by the time one gets to LaGuardia and through security and through the gate wait — plus the trip from Reagan to wherever — the trip from Penn Sta NY to Union Sta in more-or-less downtown DC is not only just as quick — but far more accommodating: lots more room, you can walk around, you can watch out the windows, you can sit at the bar…

            Not to mention that trains, mpg, are FAR more efficient than air travel.

      • howa4x

        I live in NJ too and it was Whitman a republican that plunged the state into debt. So told all the municipalites they didn’t have to contribute to the pension, and raise worker contribution from 3-6%, so she could cut taxes for the wealthy. Then the IRS stepped in and told the state they violated the law and to pay back the pension system. The state didn’t have the money(1.6 billion) cause they gave it to the rich, So Chrissy coupled that with school construction aid, and bonded 2.6 billion at a high intrest rate that we are still paying off. Tom Kean raised taxes a number of times, and handed Florio a billion dollar shortfall caused by the insurance fund. so know your facts before you put words on a page

      • http://pulse.yahoo.com/_KOPKDFAUQPIIRAFI3HEXNMSHLQ Ed

        Mind stating where you got your number? If that number includes working americans then we have to do something about raising the pay of a heel of a lot of workers. So they earn enough to pay taxes.

        • InsideEye

          It includes U.S. G workers and others receiving US payments. I worked for US too in my lifetime, it is a great social netrwork at times, and is OK. Buttt it should be used as a stepping stone if possible if one wants to do something else less bureacratic. Aside from mailing checks out , there is nothing that will be noticed by anyone if it, GOV. shuts down….There is a necessity to help for the MEDICARE AND SSN, that we all ” PAY” INTO AS ” WORKERS”. SSN is used for much more than thjose who paid into it and therfore is always short. It should be a National Write off —print money….and not a political devisive tool, same for Health Care, A national SalesTax will EQUALLY support it….everyone is then a contributor….no creative economists anywhere? with all of their academic wisdom and Nobel Prizes ???

          • http://profile.yahoo.com/PMVMZMDLRQL3TRK5RNOHJVZPHU stoptheinsanity

            InsideEye, Again you are speaking in gibberish. What alternate extreme right-wing universe do you live in?

          • InsideEye

            Worked in NY and Boston, ,D.C., is that enough.?!

      • TheSkalawag929

        How do you place the NAACP and the SPCA in the same category as the kkk?
        What does this mean? “New Jersey is idiotically Democratic and think in the lines of conservative (judicious) use of taxed monies.”

        Are you saying that if a person’s thinking leans toward the conservative that they must automatically be republican?

        You say that there are “almost 100 million workers or non workers being supported by the working amonst us.” If we put as much energy into solving the unemployment problem as we do pointing to it maybe we could make some positive gains.

        Your failed attempt to justify your point of view by pointing to where you live is duly noted and dismissed as not being germane to the topic at hand.

        I suspect that you are but a TeaPartier trying to garner sympathy for your cause.

      • bpai99

        Nice try. Your statement is reminiscent of the ones made a few decades ago by those opposing passage of the Voting Rights Act. They claimed concern for states rights, not racism, was their motivation.

        That was no more true than is your statement that the Tea Party’s motivation is solely to rein in government spending.

        • InsideEye

          NOT against Voting Rights Act, only agenda of Tea Party for me was Wasteful Government Spending. I relate New Jersey History and attitide because that is where I live and that is what happened. People there are not Democratic or Republican when voting on Tax issues…..but people vote as I described. Pointing out a problem is the first step in solving it. We either work or work to support those less fortunate and give them a hleping hand “temporarily” or we give them free-bees…forever ?? 3 Choices ???? I can be generous.

          • bpai99

            I don’t doubt your sincerity about your motivation for being part of the Tea Party. What I disagree with is your statement that that applies to the Tea Party as a whole.

            My original point is that there are always bigots and haters out there, and for many of them the current vehicle of choice is the Tea Party.

          • InsideEye

            I know of the Tea Party in that light only, and the Tea Party has been Successfully mis-characterized. It is jaw -dropping for me to hear of bigotry, racism or anti-abortionists comments. Against -Paying for Failed contraceptive practrices —-not really a medical issue…. as claimed by some….is about as far you can go on it , …since it is paying—-from my small amount of taxes….. for someone else’s bad decision and irresponsibility. Is that unfair ? having an abortion is on you, you created it and you should have access on your own time. Respectfully submitted.

          • Michael Kollmorgen

            IF you don’t think the TP is loaded with bigots, look no further than that rally they held in Washington and then demonized some handicapped guy on a curb.

            Please also notice some of their people toting guns openly at some of their rallies, basically advocating the assassination of Obama.

          • Michael Kollmorgen

            IF you don’t think the TP is loaded with bigots, look no further than that rally they held in Washington and then demonized some handicapped guy on a curb.

            Please also notice some of their people toting guns openly at some of their rallies, basically advocating the assassination of Obama.

          • northroader1775

            I think the people you are speaking of fall into two catagories…the helpless who actually deserve better than we are providing and the clueless who don’t realize it is a hand UP we are offering not a hand OUT. I would love to see us do MORE for the helpless and cut the clueless off entirely, maybe through a job skills training program or some other avenue. The main thing is to set a date in stone that will end the handouts for able bodied individuals entirely.

            When I speak of handouts I am not talking about entitlements…that is a different word entirely. SS, Medicare and other programs that everyone is required to contribute to are programs that you are ENTITLED to retreive your contributions from when you reach the age perscribed by law. It’s OUR money giving it back as agreed is not something that the government can ethically take away.

      • Lisztman

        Yes. They have an aversion to government spending. Unless, of course, the monies are spent on THEM.

        I believe “TEA” meant “Taxed Enough, Already” or somesuch. I don’t see ANYTHING about “spend less”. These are individuals who are averse to contributing a fair share to the society in which they exist. The “greed” that insists they keep their hands on as much as they can collect.

        Tea Partiers realize that, in the absence of taxes (or reductions of same), they would be able to buy that new 52″ TV set, or a fancier phone plan, or take a fancier vacation. They do NOT realize that 90% of Americans struggle with the same budget problems. And that a flashy (35K) car vs. a utilitarian (25K) car is something one earns, not something to which one has an inalienable right.

      • modernsteam

        The Tea Partiers scare me, and justly so. They are not just conservative, as they and their supporters like to paint themselves, but are HARD RIGHT, approaching fascism. I sympathize with not raising taxes on the mid-middle economic groups and below, but I’m VEHEMENTLY in favour of raising taxes on the obviously rich, not just the comfortable. These ultra-rich do NOT provide most of the new good-paying jobs in the U.S., but invest their UNDESERVED tax cuts into lowest-wage countries to do the jobs that American used to do. America once had a highest-level tax rate of 97% in the 1950s, but I’d currently go for a very “conservative” highest margin rate of 75% for those acquiring a net personal income of $3-million or more. That would go a long way to help the U.S. get back on its feet.

        And no, the very rich have NOT justly earned all their riches by dint of effort to turn out good product for customers. Instead, they have made their wealth often from off-shore factories in ultra-low-wage countries like 55 cents/hour China, fire-ridden Bangladesh, India, Haiti, and Thailand, wilfully eliminating American jobs in the process. These b*strds are not out to help the ordinary American who’s fallen on hard times, but instead give every indication that they reverently and most fervently support those in the higher levels of the socio-economic hierarchy for NO GOOD reason.

        So my message to the arrogant amongst the Tea-Partiers is to turn your attention in favour of your fellow ORDINARY American, the ones that actually have produced the goods in the country, …… until they lost their jobs, that is.

      • http://www.facebook.com/profile.php?id=1603447131 Marc E. Motley Sr

        InsideEye your an idiot! And the Tea Party should scare you as well! Not for one second do you sit here an insult our intelligence and tell us what they stand for! It’s morons like you that keep these fanatics in power they misinform and out right lie !

        • InsideEye

          I detect vitriol emanating , I am out numbered here, but my intentions are as stated, you all …. You all Almost have the same hate for the TP . It is almost contrived . I have never found any of this type of animosity expressed by the TP GROUP and I am not a member either.

          • northroader1775

            go to townhall dot com and say one thing good about President Obama and see how it goes. Even if you say something like …well he is an excellent father…totally unrelated to anything they are pissed about…but just wait for the response. It’ll take about 30 seconds for you to feel the wrath of the faithful.

            Try pointing out one thing that you agree with the dems on and get ready to hear the response…I said “If you check the CBO stats you’ll see that The Obama administration has only increased spending by 1.4% the lowest in history.” (true go check it out) here’s a sample of the responses from your sensible teabaggers…I’ll start with my fav 1. “Fuck you nigger lover!” 2. “People like you should be rounded up and shot!” 3. “What are you a fuckin Greeny?”…etc. not one of them wanted to talk about the fact that the guy they are calling spend crazy is by pure math and no bullshit the most fiscally responsible president we’ve had in decades.

            BTW I am probably a Greeny…but then I read way too much to fall for the “global warming is a hoax” teabagging bullshit. So yeah if trying to save the planet we live on makes me a greeny…guilty as charged…and to be fair I am a nigger lover as well, I pretty much love everybody and see no reason to quit.

            If you are even half as sensible as you claim you would be very hard pressed to defend the tea party. There may be some really well thought out core principals, but that message is completely drowned out by the cacophony of morons like Allen West and his ilk. Again you cannot separate the party from the members, if the repubs don’t distance themselves from these idiots they will die off and become irrelevent by 2024.

            Also I think you should just wrap your head around this right now…..there is no way the repubs are going to win the whitehouse for at least 12 more years. President Obama is in and Hillary is following on his heels and after she gets done tearing you a new asshole we’ll see what kind of bluster you can manage.

          • CPANewYork

            InsideEye:

            You claim to be “outnumbered.” That means that most people disagree with you. That should tell you something.

          • InsideEye

            It means certain people are attracted to this site as MSNBC or FOX . All commercials are slanted demographically as is this news blog and others

      • http://profile.yahoo.com/P3NXX7AD64NWRRT65INAEULVEU Don

        I am from New Jersey and proud we have a Republican Governor name Christie who is from my home county, Morris. The southern Partf NJ seems t be controlled by the Democratic Party, especially Camden County with the Norcross Brothers in control.

      • Mulligatonney

        You are correct, sir – a welcome lighthouse on the rocks of a new state religion…

        Apparently, if a group such as the Tea Party stands up for founding principles of limited government, minimal taxation and fiscal responsibility, they are “facists and out to kill our nation”, as your critic claims.

        On the other hand, if one studies Barak OBama, his history, his associates, his rise to power and his own writings (actually many were written by William Ayers), one must conclude he is not only a communist, but an America-hater as well… His track record as President indicates that he intends to tax and regulate the economy to a standstill and then finish it off by spending it to the point of economic collapse. Everything about his life indicates he has chosen a different mandate than upholding the Constitution, and as one who has studied this man’s history intensively, my opinion is that he intends to stay true to his “Change” slogan. Those that voted for him were simply deceived as to what he meant by that word. The devil mostly told the truth to Adam and Eve in the Garden – he simply allowed them to draw the conclusion that they desired.

        And now we will see who is right – fair enough.

        But the middle aged Tea Party is made up of anarchists and facists? Because they want to keep taxes down and balance the budget?

        That kind of rationale (or lack thereof) is akin to labeling senior citizens a Mexican drug cartel or the AARP Hell’s Angels…

        The thing to be scared of the most is not the Tea Party.

        It is the man presently occupying the White House.

        And I hope I am wrong. But I think I am not.

        Study his history objectively. Study it.

        Keep speaking the truth, InsideEye – there are people who are listening and recognize it.

        • Lisztman

          Obviously a Tea Partier, Mulligatonney. There is nothing wrong with the core principles of keeping taxes reasonable and keeping spending down.

          Problems arise when one tries to keep taxes down without addressing the ramifications: deficit spending.
          Problems arise when one tries to scrimp a few millions out of tiny programs and ignore the gorillas and elephants in the room, such as unfunded wars and out-of-control DoD spending. Gorillas and elephants disguised as sacred cows.
          Problems arise when one tries to protect in every possible way the mega-earnings of the rich, and tax breaks and incentives for corporations, while failing to protect the lower and middle classes. This increases greatly the disparity of income distribution. You don’t have to believe me. Look up the websites with actual DATA. Not mere accusations.

          Your rant on President Obama reveals:
          a) Zero understanding of the meaning of “communism”. Yet another TP who bandies about terms (including, as well, fascism, socialism, Marxism…) none of which is understood by any of your ilk.
          b) “An America hater”. As indicated by WHAT? Easy to say. Difficult to prove. (Actually impossible because NOTHING he has done, or accomplished, begins to suggest that.)
          c) A TOTAL lack of research into tax rates and the economy over the last four years (Obama’s term); twelve years (including GWB’s term); thirty or so years (modern history); and 80 years or so (since the 1929 economic collapse). Your knowledge of economics is primeval. Your understanding of tax mechanisms and cause/effect rivals that of the average third-grader.
          d) Etc. etc. etc.

          In short — the ONLY “study” you’ve made of this man’s “history” is buried somewhere in the depths of the extreme right — by people whose single avowed purpose is to disinherit him of his rightful position — the individual elected by a MAJORITY of us to lead. If you have ANY study that reflects your opinion that is NOT prepared by the Tea Party, Fox News, or a small church somewhere in Indiana, please share it with us. We’d really like to know who is creating the lies you’re spouting.

          You said, “I hope I am wrong.” You sure as hell are. Dead wrong. You can believe anything you like. But you’d be a heckuva lot better off if you did some honest research — not merely reading the writings that make you feel good.

        • Sam Harrington

          Mulligatonney, The Tea Party picked up some really bad people, they are haters and they seem not very educated with a total lack of comprehension for facts. I am just saying some, but that some is totally effecting anything good that they had to say. Can you understand that?

          • Mulligatonney

            Of course – there are fringe elements attracted to every political and organizational entity…

            One cannot blame the Tea Party for the behavior of a few ignorant or angry zealots any more than one can blame Christianity for the Salem Witch Trials. Or the Democrats for the actions of Occupy Wall Street or militant environmentalists.

            On another subject – the truth to which many who call themselves “progressives” have chosen to ignore… (or maybe not…)

            OBama IS a communist – He was a member of the New Party, a collection of communist, leftist, anti-American, marxist malcontents – and ran for the Illinois State Senate with their endorsement. Ask yourself – Why would he do that? And why would the media not report it?

            Google “OBama New Party” and tell me what you find. It is there in black and white for anyone who wishes to do the research.

            That goes for any of you on this site that might read this. Do you not, at the very least, have the testicular or ovarian fortitude to discover the truth about the man you voted for?

            If you remain unconvinced, study O’Bama’s history. See how many constitutionalists, traditionalists, conservative, patriotic, America-loving, founding-principles-types there are among the people he chose to keep company with for his entire life… There is nothing but anti-Americans in his history. If still unconvinced, there is most likely nothing I can do to help you.

            I happen to believe in and support the principles that our nation was founded upon. There are many who believe that those principles are archaic and anachronistic. I am convinced it is because they are either ideologues themselves, hungry for power or because they are ignorant of what happens to a society when you turn it over to communists and marxists. Read 1984 or Animal Farm. It’s very simple, really… a promise of equality, resource-sharing, and wealth distribution turns into a small, extremely powerful politburo who controls the people it “governs” in every aspect of their lives once once the usefulness of the people they exploited to help them gain power is over. Then they kill the people that helped them get where they are because they know too much or have too many connections. Then they kill anybody else that threatens them. Too late, the people understand the sobering truth – that they have traded their liberty and a wonderful way of life for tyranny. But – now there is no one to help them.
            Here is something to get you started in your research – an excerpt from an article by Erik Erickson that you may run across in your quest for truth… As he quotes from Machiavelli – “we know a man by who he chooses to surround himself with”…

            “…In 1995, the New Ground, the newsletter of the Chicago Chapter of Democratic Socialists of America, noted, “In Chicago, the New Party’s biggest asset and biggest liability is ACORN.

            “Like most organizations, ACORN is a mixed bag. On one hand, in Chicago, ACORN is a group that attempts to organize some of the most depressed communities in the city. Chicago organizers for ACORN and organizers for SEIU Local 880 have been given modest monthly recruitment quotas for new New Party members. On the other hand, like most groups that depend on canvassing for fundraising, it’s easy enough to find burned out and disgruntled former employees. And ACORN has not had the reputation for being interested in coalition politics – until recently and, happily, not just within the New Party.”

            Naturally, Barack Obama was an active part of ACORN at the time, helping it legally in court and helping it organize voters. By 1996, ACORN and the New Party were essentially the same body. Along with the Democratic Socialists of America, the New Party endorsed Barack Obama in his State Senate bid.

            Obama began seeking the New Party endorsement in 1995. He had been running in a four way primary against his former boss, Senator Alice Palmer, herself a far left radical, and two other individuals. But an election law quirk gave Obama the upper hand. In order to get on the ballot, candidates had to collect signatures of voters. Printed names were not allowed. Obama challenged the petitions of his rivals and was able to get every one of them thrown off the ballot. By the time the ballot was drawn up for the 1996 election, Obama’s was the only name in the race.

            Nonetheless, Obama still coveted the New Party endorsement. The New Party required candidates who received the endorsement sign a pledge of support for the party. Obama did not need to support a party that was, in effect, a front group for communists; yet he still chose to. The July issue of the New Ground noted that 15% of the New Party consisted of Democratic Socialists of America members and a good number of Committee of Correspondence members.

            Barack Obama, not needing to, chose to affiliate himself with this band of quasi-communists. As the nation moves closer to the election, it is clear that Obama chose to affiliate with assorted anti-American radicals. Machiavelli once noted that we can know a leader by the people he surrounds himself with. What does that say about Barack Obama, who chose to surround himself with people committed to overthrowing the United States and capitalism?…”

          • Mulligatonney

            Of course – there are fringe elements attracted to every political and organizational entity…

            One cannot blame the Tea Party for the behavior of a few ignorant or angry zealots any more than one can blame Christianity for the Salem Witch Trials. Or the Democrats for the actions of Occupy Wall Street or militant environmentalists.

            On another subject – the truth to which many who call themselves “progressives” have chosen to ignore… (or maybe not…)

            OBama IS a communist – He was a member of the New Party, a collection of communist, leftist, anti-American, marxist malcontents – and ran for the Illinois State Senate with their endorsement. Ask yourself – Why would he do that? And why would the media not report it?

            Google “OBama New Party” and tell me what you find. It is there in black and white for anyone who wishes to do the research.

            That goes for any of you on this site that might read this. Do you not, at the very least, have the testicular or ovarian fortitude to discover the truth about the man you voted for?

            If you remain unconvinced, study O’Bama’s history. See how many constitutionalists, traditionalists, conservative, patriotic, America-loving, founding-principles-types there are among the people he chose to keep company with for his entire life… There is nothing but anti-Americans in his history. If still unconvinced, there is most likely nothing I can do to help you.

            I happen to believe in and support the principles that our nation was founded upon. There are many who believe that those principles are archaic and anachronistic. I am convinced it is because they are either ideologues themselves, hungry for power or because they are ignorant of what happens to a society when you turn it over to communists and marxists. Read 1984 or Animal Farm. It’s very simple, really… a promise of equality, resource-sharing, and wealth distribution turns into a small, extremely powerful politburo who controls the people it “governs” in every aspect of their lives once once the usefulness of the people they exploited to help them gain power is over. Then they kill the people that helped them get where they are because they know too much or have too many connections. Then they kill anybody else that threatens them. Too late, the people understand the sobering truth – that they have traded their liberty and a wonderful way of life for tyranny. But – now there is no one to help them.

            Here is something to get you started in your research – an excerpt from an article by Erik Erickson that you may run across in your quest for truth… As he quotes from Machiavelli – “we know a man by who he chooses to surround himself with”…

            “…In 1995, the New Ground, the newsletter of the Chicago Chapter of Democratic Socialists of America, noted, “In Chicago, the New Party’s biggest asset and biggest liability is ACORN.

            “Like most organizations, ACORN is a mixed bag. On one hand, in Chicago, ACORN is a group that attempts to organize some of the most depressed communities in the city. Chicago organizers for ACORN and organizers for SEIU Local 880 have been given modest monthly recruitment quotas for new New Party members. On the other hand, like most groups that depend on canvassing for fundraising, it’s easy enough to find burned out and disgruntled former employees. And ACORN has not had the reputation for being interested in coalition politics – until recently and, happily, not just within the New Party.”

            Naturally, Barack Obama was an active part of ACORN at the time, helping it legally in court and helping it organize voters. By 1996, ACORN and the New Party were essentially the same body. Along with the Democratic Socialists of America, the New Party endorsed Barack Obama in his State Senate bid.

            Obama began seeking the New Party endorsement in 1995. He had been running in a four way primary against his former boss, Senator Alice Palmer, herself a far left radical, and two other individuals. But an election law quirk gave Obama the upper hand. In order to get on the ballot, candidates had to collect signatures of voters. Printed names were not allowed. Obama challenged the petitions of his rivals and was able to get every one of them thrown off the ballot. By the time the ballot was drawn up for the 1996 election, Obama’s was the only name in the race.

            Nonetheless, Obama still coveted the New Party endorsement. The New Party required candidates who received the endorsement sign a pledge of support for the party. Obama did not need to support a party that was, in effect, a front group for communists; yet he still chose to. The July issue of the New Ground noted that 15% of the New Party consisted of Democratic Socialists of America members and a good number of Committee of Correspondence members.

            Barack Obama, not needing to, chose to affiliate himself with this band of quasi-communists. As the nation moves closer to the election, it is clear that Obama chose to affiliate with assorted anti-American radicals. Machiavelli once noted that we can know a leader by the people he surrounds himself with. What does that say about Barack Obama, who chose to surround himself with people committed to overthrowing the United States and capitalism?…”

      • http://profile.yahoo.com/FKE34MTAKMIP35OVHPRGSGWAGQ Robert

        Mr , insideass, The NAACP or SPCA have never went out and killed raped ,murdered and imprisoned , molested ,hanged or burned down churches to suppress, intimidate or for pleasure mistreat any persons for RACIST ECTACY !! your comparison of them to the KKK seems to be a RACIST atempt to elude their Truth!! their are many of you in the north ,the south never has gotten away with what it did and still does because your from the north!! COWARD SHOW YOUR RACIST FACE!!!

        • InsideEye

          I be too ugly to post face, you are more daring it seems. Tea Party never did such dastardly deeds

      • http://profile.yahoo.com/HGC4BGWVYXV76PHZBPSPOOU5GA Independent1

        Aversion to government spending?? What kind of asinine comment is that?? If they have an aversion to government spending, why are they supporting the party of drunken sailors?? Don’t any of you wackos look at the facts?? Have you ever checked the list of which presidents have run up spending the most over the past 30 years?? All it takes is a two minute search to realize the the drunken sailor spendors in government have been the GOP: Deficit when Reagan took office: 800 illion, Deficit when Bush Sr. took office 2.3 trillion (+1.5 Tr.) Deficit when Clinton took office 4.3 Billion (+2 Tr) Deficit when Bush Took office 4.9 Tr (+.6tr), Deficit when Obama took office: 10.6 Tr plus 1.3 trillion budget pass on = 11.9 tr (+ 7 tr); Plus the pass on of the most disasterous economy in America’s history with numerous unfunded legislative actions like unfunded tax cuts, unfunded drug benefits, unfunded federal mandates, in short a total disaster. And don’t even try telling me that Obama is responsible for even a fraction of the deficit increases that have occured as he’s tried to bring some sense to the mess Bush left him with. If the Tea Party is really about government spending, what in the world are they doing supporting the GOP whose only agenda is to continue stealing more taxpayer money by starting wars, increasing the defense spending and or passing other legislation that let’s them rip off the taxpayers: ARE ALL THESE TEABAGGERS REALLY THIS STUPID!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

    • http://profile.yahoo.com/TAPQU3HZKR4DQJU2K5L4DAIUCA Joshua

      Impressive and true. As much as I want the rabble-rousers to go away I agree that hate and discord and chaos will always have a place in our society. But the people have spoken and we will stand firm to let all know money will not buy an election here.

    • http://profile.yahoo.com/P3NXX7AD64NWRRT65INAEULVEU Don

      I don’t see the KKK killing any of the Alabama Black football players. If they did Alabama would drop into last place in all league competition.

    • http://profile.yahoo.com/ZGYX7ZNZLPF3YIFWAWS3WKFE5M RonaldS

      You are right to a degree. That is, while they may remain in some form they will be slowly losing their clout as their numbers diminish in toto and as % of the electorate.

    • http://profile.yahoo.com/ALYOLBFEDHE2M65PG655WIZZHI Kevin

      You are correct in your assertion that bigotry will never be completely wiped out, but I disagree that the tea baggers will continue to be the force that they were in the 2010 election cycle. Extremist hate groups like this have never been able to maintain a wide power base for long periods of time. The KKK has faded into virtual irrelevance along with the Nazi’s of Germany, Musolini’s fascists, etc. A relatively large cross section of a given population may get caught up in the fervor for a while, but they burn out after awhile. Most people just don’t have that much pure hatred in their hearts. Call me an optimist.

      • alumahead

        I agree, but when these hateful people find a vehicle for their voice they can do extreme damage in a short time. It’s like the poison of the month club. Recall that we didn’t hear a peep from these people when Republicans were spending and warring us into the poor house, but the second Obama was elected they turned suddenly fiscally conservative and have been beating that horse ever since.

        • http://profile.yahoo.com/FJMWK7IRNHYLDFXABBUJD65GAE ClydeC

          Where were you when the media & Obama wre tearing Bush a new a@#hole

          • http://www.facebook.com/people/John-Davis/100001060792487 John Davis

            They did the job they were supposed to do because Bush and the repugnicans have actively damaged this country to the point that it’s entirely possible that it will never recover. Therefore, the media, Obama, and any sane person should continue to bash and hopefully banish these fools from ever having control of anything ever again. This past election is just the beginning, we see the damage these people have caused and we’re voting to get back to reality, something fux noise, the tea party, and a whole lot of repugnicans can’t begin to comprehend.

          • Looey

            Now Obama has damaged this country to the point of no return. He is reckless, ignorant, thin skinned, and every other word that I can’t think of at the moment. He constantly blames everyone else for what he is responsible for. I’ll bet he has never taken responsibility for any action his entire life. He is a disgrace to the office of the presidency. The Tea Party stands for something which is more than I can say for most you bashing them here. This must be some liberal rag.

          • Yvette White

            Looey why in the fuck is the kkk on a liberal blog, must be boreing as hell being the Devil and all its no fun in being hateful all day everyday,so you had to come to some real shit,thinking you could bring all that bulshit over here,don’t no one on here want to here about how you hate Obama, take all your lie’s and go the fuck back to your HeadQuarters which is Foxs news don’t no body want your hateing ass over here get the fuck off of our blog Bitch.

          • Lorelei

            The problem would be that the Republicans didn’t, and don’t mind spending truckloads of money, as long as it is for war, because they are set up to profit from it. The Republicans didn’t complain about all the money being spent on Iraq, and now want to drag us into a war with Iran. But they do love to complain about spending money to keep our citizen’s heads above water. They don’t even respect our veterans enough to to take care of them properly when they come back damaged, in mind, body, and soul. So yeah we’re gonna hound them and push them to do whats honorable, instead of what lines their pockets to the exclusion of all others. People who work hard for what they have, but for whatever reasons are unable to get ahead. Maybe because they don’t have Harvard law and business degrees, or maybe just because they can’t find it in themselves to sell their souls to the highest bidder. The current Republicans in power pretend to worship a Christian god, when in fact all they hold holy is money, and power.

          • http://www.facebook.com/elisabeth.gordon1 Elisabeth Gordon

            …and Mitt Romney is the epitome of that description…Mormon, my a$$, he is the most shallow and mony-mongering beast that EVER came down the pike.

          • OffTheCrossbar

            Links, please…I’d enjoy reading it, but unfortunately it’s never happened. MSNBC doesn’t count because the network makes it abundantly clear their talking heads are stating opinions w/o all the ‘fair and balanced’ b.s. Oh, and Jon Stewart’s not a journalist.

          • Yvette White

            And there is not one Journalist on Foxs news,not one of those bastarts no news if it came up and kick one them in the ass.not one of them ever say something that is true,without having to go back.and tell all their low class voters that what they said was a lie, they can not tell the truth for all the lies they tell on a Daily. And stewart’s a better journalist,even if he’s not.then any of those assholes at foxs,at least he tell’s the truth.and they never tell the truth on foxs

          • http://profile.yahoo.com/YH6RMY5PIRM4RFII54IWXNTROE william h

            Watching the Bush “GOP” made it possiable

          • Erik Nash

            Watching the very same news outlets that you claim you were watching.

          • madsatyrist

            Awww, poor baby, did nasty Obama listing the ways in which poor lil’ Curious George failed put tear in eye?

        • Daddycool67

          That’s because they HATE black folk.

          They’ll tell you it’s his policies they hate, But they started the hate fest before he had any policies on the books.

          • Looey

            Here we go again with the race word. Don’t forget that Obama is half white, but he never lets that get in the way. If I were a black person, I would be terribly disappointed that the first black president turned out to be the worst president in history

          • Yvette White

            Cause its true asshole,that’s the problem with you low class voters, you cant think on your own you need someone to tell you what to think,most of you don’t need much to trigger your hate its always been there,it comes from all that Inbreeding that go on with your whiteness,you people try hard as you can to not let others know about this, but we do, so stop blaming us cause you just found out that your mother is really your sister,and your brother is,your father,we,had noting to do with you people being Dogs.

      • http://www.facebook.com/people/Wanda-Leverette/1101695192 Wanda Leverette

        I like your optimism :)

      • RobertCHastings

        According to the Southern Poverty Law Center, hate groups like neo-Nazis, white supremacists, Aryan brotherhood, etc. are on the rise, increasing in numbers by leaps and bounds. These people will always be around, and they will always be armed and they always be angry, about just about anything.

    • http://profile.yahoo.com/FJMWK7IRNHYLDFXABBUJD65GAE ClydeC

      They may be dead as a name but there will alawys be patriots who love this country , YOU RETARD

      • http://www.facebook.com/elisabeth.gordon1 Elisabeth Gordon

        You sir, are no patriot….back to your bunker.

      • Jim Johnson

        ClydeC -> Yes, there will always be patriots, but this article is about the Tea Party, reactionary Republicans and the other Hatriots who are fading in importance. Like wounded animals they are thrashing about, trying get their way of selfishness and greed. Hardly what I would call patriots. Just troublemakers and grifters — not real patriotic Americans. They love only money and, apparently, the smell of whatever that is that comes out of the anus of the Koch Bothers.

      • Daddycool67

        The teabags love something about their country.
        No doubt about it.
        What they love about it is all the IMAGES in their heads of what THEY believe the country is all about. And memories of what it was once upon a time (About 50 – 80 years ago.)
        John Wayne, waving flags, white faces, Nascar, etc …
        Just images and antique ideals.

        As far as PEOPLE?
        Uh … no! They’ve got no use for 3/4 of the American people.
        They HATE almost everybody who lives in America.

        If you call that “loving this country” … then you’re sick!

      • Yvette White

        Why don’t you people stop useing Patriots as a reason to hate, my people are,more of patriots then you bastards could ever be.

    • http://profile.yahoo.com/YH6RMY5PIRM4RFII54IWXNTROE william h

      Point on!!!!

    • http://www.facebook.com/sis5812 Sis Metcalf-Eschbaumer

      I am not a hateful rable rouser…You just arent taking my gun rights or an y other rights from me or my family. Obama care will not work its not working in Canada, check the statitics on that….Im white, worked my enitre life since I was at the age of 12, My parents were not on any welfare scheme, even after having 12 children, my father was a miner, he worked a railroad, ,he was a mechanic, and he never once took charity. He was a democrat too. Our beliefs in this country are changing, for the worse, society as a whole is going down the tubes, our national debt is higher than any other president in US history….I have no ties to the KKKI, I am a sensible yr old grandmothers who loves our country and hate the destruction that goes on. How hard is that to understand? I will hold my gun until yes they pry it from my dead cold hands, whoevever wants to to take on that task is welcome. I believe in our our antiquated Bill of RIghts our COnsitituion and what it all stands for. My heart goes out t the families of children killed, by physco’s by gang bangers, by anyone. Just dont come knocking on my door….I have a dead aim, I have had training, and I will not be raped, taken down by our military forces or FEMA without a fight. If this is wrong this I stand with a damn good crowd of people!!!

      • http://www.facebook.com/elisabeth.gordon1 Elisabeth Gordon

        …really?, I believe that you indeed are a yr old grandmother….LOL – other than that you seem to be all of the things that you claim you aren’t….hold onto that gun granny…FEMA may come to fight ya….what a freakin riot!

      • Jim Johnson

        Sis, you seem like a prime target for the Tea Party “message”. Troublemakers have always preyed on frustrations like yours to work their schemes. The Tea Party is a perfect example of this.

        My advice: put down your weapons, they are not the solution that you have been made to think they are.

      • Daddycool67

        I didn’t know Canada had Obamacare!!!!

        AWESOME!

      • Daddycool67

        BTW …

        Q: How do you know when the govt. is coming to get you?

        A: When you wake up dead in a body bag.

        Get real grandma!

  • Diogenes67

    Drown them in a bathtub. (Thanks, Grover.)

  • Michael Kollmorgen

    I do not see these people going away.

    They will transform themselves into another fringe party, that at first may appeal to people. But, afterwards, their bigotry, hatred will show itself again.

    All it’s going to do to bring these people together again is a few hot-button emotional issues that galvanizes their political views. Then, it’s off and running all over again.

    This is the basic nature of America. We thought racism was dead since Obama got elected. Far from it. It wasn’t dead, just simmering below the surface.

    America is the problem. America has never fully dealt with any of these issues on a serious level and I doubt we ever will. We’ve only made Token Gestures, half-hearted efforts at solving any of our more serious social and economic problems.

    Welcome to America – IF we last much longer.

    • http://pulse.yahoo.com/_5LCXMWHFPRMEYD4RWN56QE2FF4 Grunge45

      Despite the racism which has always existed, the US is a wonderful place to be. Blending in towards the middle has sometimes taken hundreds of years, but that will eventually help us reach a better country. Our basic attitude of separating religion and government is the reason we are so free.

      • Michael Kollmorgen

        Believe me, if we keep letting religion get so involved with politics, our country won’t last another hundred years – probably a lot less.

        And, there is NO True Separation between church and state. The 1st Ammendment only goes so far. All it says is that the government can not endorse any one religion and freedom (action of religion) can not be infringed upon. It does not state whether or not how involved any religion gets involved with politics or whether religion should get a non-profit tax status either………………..

        It should have went a lot further than it did.

    • Lisztman

      Re: “America is the problem.” Yes. But this problem was created by, and is continued by, its very heartthrob: “Give me your tired, your poor, your huddled masses yearning to breathe free.” (On the Statue of Liberty in NY harbor, from the 1883 poem “The New Colossus”, by Emma Lazarus.)

      From the black Americans whose ancestors were brought here against their will; to the Chinese who built the transcontinental railroads; to the citizens of Japanese heritage who were improperly imprisoned during WWII; to the Vietnamese “boat people” of the 1970’s who came here in search of safety; to successive waves of Swedes, and Germans, and Irish, and Poles, and Italians, and Mexicans…

      This nation has, in one fashion or another, embraced them all as a NATION. But in the depths of this Nation’s “humanity” (and I use the term loosely) each successive wave has encountered intransigence from the established “we were here first” mentality. All of whom conveniently forget what Bill Murray said, in “Stripes” (1981), “Our forefathers were kicked out of every decent country in the world. We are the wretched refuse.”

      And so each succeeding wave has been relegated to second- (or third- or fourth-) class status. Mel Brooks hit it SO right in Blazing Saddles (1974): “All right… we’ll give some land to the Niggers and the Chinks. But we don’t want the Irish!”

      And, so, yes, America has never fully dealt with these issues, and, yes, it probably never will. Because our message has always been, to the rest of the world, “You’re unhappy where you are? Come here. Life will be better.” Because we forget to tell them that it may take fifty, or a hundred, or three hundred, years, before they will be truly “accepted”. Heck, Native Americans (who were here LONG before any Englishman set foot on this soil) have yet to achieve even full equality in so many places, not to mention just a bit of extra respect for having “been here first”.

      I have no doubt we’ll last much longer. But as long as we, as individuals, have a less than homogeneous visage, we’ll have a less than unified vision of America. Anything that can be done to stick a pitchfork in the backside of a supercilious bigot will receive a hearty round of applause from this writer. And I suspect the Tea Party to have an overwhelming preponderance of candidates.

  • http://www.facebook.com/dominick.vila.1 Dominick Vila

    Not only was Tea Party extremism soundly rejected on 11/6, it is becoming increasingly apparent that conservative Republicans are well aware of the dangers of allowing their most extreme elements to control the agenda and are slowly taking over control of their party. The dilemma for them is how to regain control of the party without offending an important segment of their constituency and avoiding the potential emergence of a third major party, with devastating consequences to the GOP. I would not be surprised if the Tea Party becomes a third party within the next 4 to 8 years. The GOP is currently engaged in a major battle within the party. Things will unravel after the blame game is over and the various splinter groups become aware of how much or how little power they wield.

    • Michael Kollmorgen

      A Third Party will never firmly establish itself. IF it does, it will only serve to split whatever party’s vote it’s intended to do.

      Ross Perot was the ONLY third party candidate which stood any chance of doing anything good. And, look what happened to him. Both parties made a fool of him, only to find out his predictions were totally on the mark.

      He never really had a chance and neither will any other person.

    • Michael Kollmorgen

      A Third Party will never firmly establish itself. IF it does, it will only serve to split whatever party’s vote it’s intended to do.

      Ross Perot was the ONLY third party candidate which stood any chance of doing anything good. And, look what happened to him. Both parties made a fool of him, only to find out his predictions were totally on the mark.

      He never really had a chance and neither will any other person.

  • http://www.facebook.com/profile.php?id=1280768593 Jason Largo

    The Tea Party is done….remember, what goes around comes around….and it’s come around. All the money in the world can’t buy the souls of American Citizens.

    • InsideEye

      OBAMA DID BUY THE SOULS OF Americans, by give aways, you are paying for

      • Michael Kollmorgen

        I suppose you don’t think the Republicans didn’t buy, wholesale, Christianity”s soul when they for the most part all voted for Romney – A Mormon Anti-Christ Bishop!

        Get your head out of your ass and see who’s buying who.

        • InsideEye

          I detect a little hatred and bigotry there, you must be an atheist and not Christian. WOW, you guys are really into yourselves. Christians or any religion are not monolithic when it comes to accepting free stuff. This has become the land of the Free….Free – Loader.

          • Michael Kollmorgen

            Yep, you pegged me, I’m an Atheist, in the strict definition of the word.

            No hatred here, just debunking just about everything you say.

          • InsideEye

            A little joke to see you react , sorry I like satire .

          • Lisztman

            How about you give up the weak jokes for a while and give us an honest, supported, FACT?

          • InsideEye

            A little joke to see you react , sorry I like satire .

      • WhutHeSaid

        Haven’t you heard the news? America doesn’t buy the vile and despicable tripe that the Tea Party is trying to sell — so sorry.

      • 012647020451

        I can just imagine that you are in Romney’s forty-seven percent.

      • http://pulse.yahoo.com/_OLT3BBICDAFJXQAHHKXXLJUCH4 Stella53

        Please stop watching Faux News and listening to Hannity and Limpbrain. Please.

      • Lisztman

        Dead wrong, InsideEye. It was George W. Bush who broke open the piggy bank with the 2001 tax cuts. It was GWB who instituted Medicare Part D. And on, and on…
        Again! PLEASE! Supply some facts. Some references. An endorsement. A source! You continue to make unfounded, unsupported, and totally false claims. The only thing I’ve seen you say that was likely true was that you lived in NJ and you’re a Catholic who asks questions. The “asking questions” part is inconsistent with your random assertions that parrot Fox News and entertainers such as Limbaugh and Hannity…

        • InsideEye

          I do not listen to them since I work in health care long hours, views are my own from experience working in Gov and healthcare. We should then rescind Medicare D and increase taxes for all
          To make all level again, see even GW Increased benefits them, it was not funded properly, I am much in favor of a single pay system, with choice, perhaps everyone with a defined amount voucher to go for what ever brand suits them and keep the rest, a socialized system however will lead to rationing ask some of our Russian friends and others who are building priv ate hospitals and buying Private insurance. USA HAS THE BEST DESPITE THE OCCASIONAL overruns … Fraud. Perhaps.

          • Michael Kollmorgen

            Overruns? Fraud?

            Listen up. I use a Asthma inhaler. If I were to buy just one at WallyWorld, it is roughly around $100 out of pocket.

            Now get this, I order mine, in bulk from Canada 8 at a time for roughly $120, generic, same strength. And, I get it shipped within 2 weeks of placing an order and I won’t say from what country and it isn’t Canada.

            Also, I can’t buy the generic brand here because of Patents.

            These Drug Companies, Doctors, Hospitals, Clinics, Testing Services have been putting the screw to the american consumer for years.

            I just got a colonopsy last month. I saw what it would have cost IF I had to pay it out of pocket. The bill would have been well over $3000.00. But, because I now use Medicare and AARP United Heathcare plan, I only paid $165.00. And, I still need to pay $99 a month which is taken out of my SS automatically to cover most of Part B and Part D. My scripts now are only $2 each.

            I’ve never had better healthcare coverage in my entire life. It’s a dam shame though the cost has gone so high and out of reach so badly, I had to quality for Medicare before I could get good healthcare.

            Yes, the government is footing my medical bills. But, I am getting back what I put into it during my working years and probably more as time passes.

    • 012647020451

      Amen. Integrity cannot be bought or sold.

  • http://www.facebook.com/dan.dalton.50 Dan Dalton

    The Right Wing Christians are suppose to be followers of Jesus. When they asked Jesus what his most important Commandants were, He said, “LOVE THE LORD THY GOD WITH THY WHOLE MIND, THY WHOLE SOUL, AND THY WHOLE SPIRT, AND THE SECOND COMMANDMENT IS LIKEN TO THE FIRST. LOVE THY NEIGHBOR AS THYSELF.” That is the “BOTTOM LINE” of His teachings. The TEA PARTY, is filled with HATRED, and a lot of Jesus followers are filled with HATRED as well. Even if you don’t read the Bible, just follow these two COMMANDMENTS, for they cover all the TEN COMMANDMENTS. Until Americans stop teaching their children to HATE, AMERICA WILL NOT CHANGE! WE ARE JUST LIKE THE JEWS AND ARABS, AND THEY REST OF THE MIDDLE EAST.THEY TEACH THEIR CHILDREN TO HATE SO THEY WILL NEVER CHANGE. UNLESS THE WORLD STARTS TEACHING THEIR CHILDREN “LOVE”, IT WILL REMAIN THE SAME.

    • http://pulse.yahoo.com/_5LCXMWHFPRMEYD4RWN56QE2FF4 Grunge45

      Yes, a lot of hate around. But it is not universal, and it certainly isn’t taught by Jews to their children.

      • InsideEye

        Excellent point for our Islamic friends, Even Mohammed was Ok….a great administrator etc. It is those who followed and distorted are the ones that hate. If peace /religion and God is only their cause …why does anyone of any religion bother anyone else. JUST KEEP ON PRAYING and be quiet also.

        • namedroper

          InsideEye-I understand where you are coming from and perhaps the other posters here are a little over the top, though in many instances I share their concern. You at least seem to have a brain in your head. The issue with the Tea Party, as it is now, is that they only seem to care about one segment of society….Them! I understand the movement (maybe) was born out of frustration with certain government actions-I guess my question is where was their concern when President Bush did some damage to our country. Also, and this is more rhetorical…do you think that if John Mccain had been elected, that he would NOT have implemented some type of stimulus? Would the crowds come pouring out of their homes to “stop the madness” then? As for the other issues, once again, the way the TP presents themselves in many, many instances is…I got mine, screw you”….or better yet, “EVery man for himself”. As for your question as to where a woman can’t obtain an abortion, etc, well, there have been over 2000 laws implemented by tea party controlled state legislatures in the last two years, trying very hard to impose severe restriction on women’s right to abortion, and even contraception (not just who pays for it, but outright access to it). So, yes, the TP IS trying to have a hand, if you will, in women’s bodies and control over such. Maybe not all, but the hyperbole and outright venom I have seen expressed (birtherism, Kenyon born, socialist, etc) is appalling. You don’t expect those of us who have a different view point NOT to respond strongly?

          • InsideEye

            “I got mine Screw you” “everyman for yourself”….not true for me and Tea Party as I see it, I really am not a Tea Party person…only a human. “Paddle your own canoe ” If you are in my canoe I expect you to paddle also, unless you have a problem. then I will give all to make you well and reach shore and help you along. . after that just thank me and let me know how you are doing…..hopefully you can reach a level of dignified sustainability….we all do. Come back for help after you have tried something, do not come back without trying….

        • CPANewYork

          Mohammed spread his religion by leading his army into an area that practiced another religion and killed those who refused to convert to Islam. Is spite of that, you think that he was “OK”?

          Anyone who isn’t a Muslim doesn’t have Muslim friends, because the Muslims believe that infidels, which means anyone who isn’t a Muslim, must be killed.

      • http://www.facebook.com/blake.faulkner.7 Blake Faulkner

        Here’s a crazy idea, maybe. Since Christians (politically organized & influential conservative Catholics, mostly) managed to get ‘under God’ inserted into our ‘Pledge of Allegiance’ back in those happy days of 1954 …when a moderate, centrist Republican (“”I Like Ike”) was president…I propose yet another amendment to the pledge (There have been 3 or 4 since it was originally written in the late 1800s by a…Christian Socialist)…In the spirit of true ecumenicism and universal love by people of faith…I propose we expand the pledge even more. To include American Jews and Muslims. The Atheists can wait. They’re used to it. I say we NOW amend it again to …”…One nation, under God, Yahweh and Allah, indivisible…with liberty and justice for all”…Wadya think?

        • InsideEye

          Yahweh, Allah (god) are the same creation. the similarity is not seen by those blinded. GOD seems to be GOD /…ooops GOOD enough for lack of a better name like Fred perhaps. All the major religions mentioned are derived from Judasim. Even Islam accepts that Jesus was a real person and the “expected one ” in some versions. Let us all pray 20 times a day like Islam and we would have little time to do much else….In some ways Mohammed was probably right in keeping these people busy by praying so they would not create mischief. If God is so meaningful ….Keep praying and stop bothering others.
          I am a Catholic, hypocrite and questioning as you all. GOD BLESS YOU and enjoy the holiday of CHRISTMAS AND PEACE

          • Lisztman

            What InsideEye said. Including the last paragraph. Applies 100% to me, as well.

    • InsideEye

      Christians are definitley not ALL right wing. Christians and Jews and Moslems all have various sects, sex, denominations that constantly point fingers at whose has the better “brand” , almost hatefully- do you not notice. John Lennon was right in ” “Imagine” a land with no religion , borders etc…..but as hating peoples concerned with “Where is Mine?” I think the world will always be argunig over something. There may a resuming of the Palestinian/Israeli peace talks again…let me see…..I saw that on a hieroglyphic in Sumeria, circa 1352 BC …ooops BCE for you non- believers…..I have to go to work to support the others out there

    • Michael Kollmorgen

      Dan;

      Unfortunately, I think you are right.

      The WORLD is going to need to teach people not to hate.

      This country is going to get a lesson from the world eventually. And, it’s not going to be good. Most of the world’s major countries consider the US to be a spoiled brat. One of these days, the world is going to take the US to the Woodshed and give us a real good thrashing.

      If we can’t control our own hatred, bigotry, internally as well as externally, the world is going to do it for us whether any of us like or not.

      It’s going to be our own faults too.

    • 012647020451

      Amen Amen and AMEM!

  • http://profile.yahoo.com/VTV55S5BALQIDBQFOLH7WIZNSA Don B

    The Tea Party smells and looks like the John Birch Movemeent of the 1950s and 60s.

    • http://www.facebook.com/william.quigley.73 William Quigley

      Now that you mention it, it does remind me a lot of the John Birch Society. Maybe it should be given a new name; The Grover Norquist Party. The John Birch Society still exists but it’s influence has all but disappeared. Much of the biggotry and ultra right wing philosophy does seem to be incorperated into Tea Party.

      • lechtenberg

        The Koch brothers are sons of the founder of the John Birch Society.
        The influence of the Koch fortunes hit the rest of us hard in 2010.
        We ‘taken our country back’, as they say, for now, but we must remain vigilant and keep the spawn of the JBS under raps.

  • http://www.facebook.com/dan.dalton.50 Dan Dalton

    The Right Wing Christians are supposedly followers of Jesus. When they asked Jesus what his most important Commandants were, He said, “LOVE THE LORD THY GOD WITH THY WHOLE MIND, THEY WHOLE SOUL, AND THEY WHOLE SPIRIT. AND THE SECOND COMMANDMENT IS LIKENED TO THE FIRST. LOVE THY NEIGHBOR AS THY SELF.”
    That is the “BOTTOM LINE” of His teachings. The TEA PARTY is filled with HATRED, and a lot of
    Christians are filled with HATRED as well. Even if you don’t read THE BIBLE, just follow these two COMMANDMENTS, for they cover all THE TEN COMMANDMENTS. Until Americans stop teaching their children to HATE, AMERICA WILL REMAIN THE SAME. AND UNLESS THE JEWS AND THE ARABS AND THE REST OF THE MIDDLE EAST STOP TEACHING THEIR CHILDREN TO HATE, THE MIDDLE EAST WILL NOT CHANGE.
    AND UNTIL THE WORLD STARTS TEACHING THEIR CHILDREN “LOVE”, INSTEAD OF HATE, IT WILL REMAIN THE SAME. ddalton

  • http://pulse.yahoo.com/_5LCXMWHFPRMEYD4RWN56QE2FF4 Grunge45

    The reference to Dick Armey’s $8 million parachute (for how long a “service”?) reveals the true story. These top level politicians are bought and fully paid for. The followers are mislead by very clever words that cause them to vote against their own interests.

  • http://www.facebook.com/benjamin.clark.7370 Benjamin Clark

    Five more reasons for teabagger fail:
    1. Wal-mart has run out of tricorn hats.
    2. It turns out its actually better to have health insurance than not.
    3. The next President won’t be black.
    4. Keeping up with Dancing with the Stars is less work and more fun.
    5. Not enough chicks.

  • http://profile.yahoo.com/HJIWONQOW4EAYMCA4QH2DDJMBU MARK

    T-Party: Closest thing to fascists after American Nazis

  • http://pulse.yahoo.com/_OAT6GEIDI5HWY2H6KOUAJXKLY4 AliciaSolis

    Good riddance to demented DeMint….I think you met your Waterloo..Remember your famous phrase about the pres. meeting his Waterloo.????.How did that work out for you?It looks like you are the one who met his Waterloo, eh?

  • jcarroll727

    I AM SURPRISED AND DISAPPOINTED THAT SO MANY [ANY] COULD BE SO DOWNRIGHT STUPID TO VOTE FOR OR SUPPORT A RADICAL MUSLIM [OBADMA] OR ANY OF THE FRAUD, SUCK ALONG LIBERALS. TOO DUMB, BLIND ,BRAINED WASHED, OR LAZY TO REALIZE WHAT TOTAL LIAR AND FRAUD OBADMA REALLY IS. A COMPLETELY CROOKED ELECTION. HIS SUPPORTERS ARE THE ONES LOOKING FOR A FREE RIDE OR THINK THEY WILL BE THE ELITE-LEADERS WHEN WE GO FROM SSOCIALISM-COMMINISM-MARXISM-ISLAM/SHARIA . REMEMBER MUSLIMS KILL HOMOSEXUALS AND WOMEN JUST FOR FUN. AND ANY ONE ELSE THAT DOESN’T AGREEE AND WORSHIP ALLAH. A SAD DAY FOR FREEDOM

    • http://pulse.yahoo.com/_OLT3BBICDAFJXQAHHKXXLJUCH4 Stella53

      So when will you be relocating to China?

      • jcarroll727

        STELLA, REST ASSURED THAT I OR OTHER SENSIBLE WILL NOT BE LEAVING BUT YOUR KIND ARE WELCOME TO GO ON OVER TO IRAN, IRAQ. PAKISTAN OR ANY OF THE MANY ARAB COUNTRIES. THEY WILL WELCOME MORE WOMEN TO ABUSE, KILL OR SEND AS SUICIDE BOMBERS. AND IF YOU DON’T BELIEVE IT, THEN YOU DON’T WATCH THE NEWS OR READ THE KORAN AND SHARIA LAWS. GOOD LUCK IN YOUR TRAVELS. YOU WILL NEED IT

    • Michael Kollmorgen

      When are you going to move to Iran?

      • jcarroll727

        YOU ARE THE ONE WHO WORSHIPS LIKE MUSLIMS, NOT ME.

        • Michael Kollmorgen

          I’m an Atheist! I don’t worship anything or anyone.

          And, I don’t put anyone on a Pedestal.

          • jcarroll727

            ATHEIST, WHEN THE MUSLIMS TAKE OVER YOU WILL WORSHIP ALLAH, OR THEY WILL CUT OFF YOUR HEAD. HAVE YOU SEEN THAT FILM?? WONDER HOW LONG IT WOULD TAKE YOU TO PRAY TO GOD IF YOU WE STRANDED ON AN INNER TUBE IN THE MIDDLE OF THE OCEAN??? POOR LOST SOUL!! OH, YOU DON’T HAVE A SOUL. WHEN YOU DIE—END OF THE LINE. ATHESIST HAVE NO REASON TO BE GOOD, HONEST OR TRUTHFUL—JUST DON’T GET CAUGHT. NO PUNISHMENT EVEN FOR MURDER–JUST DON’T GET CAUGHT

          • Michael Kollmorgen

            I’ll be long dead before that ever happens and if it happens at all.

            What you don’t realize is that eventually, who knows when, this country will fall and another form of government will take over.

            Nothing lasts forever. This is true for all forms of government, all forms of religion.

            Yes, we should be concerned about radical islam. I don’t think we want the same situation to be set up here as like in France right now.

            Your viewpoint is a valid one, but badly taken. There are a lot of ways to skin a cat.

            If I were the US Government, such as in the case of Bin Laden, I’d of warned Afganestan one time to give the bastard up to us. If they don’t, nuke one city every week until they do. THAT is absolute true use of our Military Power.

          • jcarroll727

            IF YOU WILL CHECK HISTORY YOU’LL FIND WHEN GOD IS NO LONGER IN A COUNTRY IN THE PEOPLE, THE GOVERNMENT BECOMES VERY CORRUPT AND FAILS. TOO BAD BUT THAT’S WHERE WE ARE HEADED FAST. HOWEVER I AGREE WITH FAST AND HARD ACTION

          • Michael Kollmorgen

            Most countries that fail historically have either had too much religious control, too much control by royalty or too much military control.

            I’d like to add too much Corporate Control now with our country.

    • Lisztman

      Ah, yes, jcarroll727. You sound like a freedom-loving American, well versed in our Constitution, who believes in the Declaration of Independence, et al.
      Your message REEKS of hate. For that damn black man who occupies the Oval Office. (I STRONGLY suspect you’d probably use the “N” word except it would get you banned.)

      Which “crooked” election was that? The one wherein your preferred candidate took a beating? Guess what? He lost. Get used to it. That tells you that a majority of OUR citizens do NOT agree with your views. For that matter, I’d be willing to bet that, oh, at least half of those who voted for Romney will STRONGLY disagree with your views.

      Meanwhile, you have grossly insulted me and the rest of the “fraud, suck along liberals.” Too dumb? Blind? Brained washed [sic]? Lazy? Ex-CUUUSE ME. Judging by the content of your message, although my education is adequate (a B.S.), your education (and I use the term loosely) stopped much earlier.

      Brainwashed? I doubt it. I read a TON of stuff, daily, from both the left and the right, up to and including rants like yours. I absorb it, and process it. I have been known to watch Fox News (in small doses) as well as MSNBC and ABC/CBS/NBC news (in not-quite-so-small doses — I don’t watch much TV).

      Lazy? I don’t think so. I put in 38 years of full-time (and then some) work. In addition to summer work during HS and college. In addition to a TON of volunteer work in my community. What do YOU do?

      What “free ride”? I see myself as applying soon for the SS — for which I’ve put in plenty over my career. That’s about all the “free ride” I get. My wife gets to retire in another two or three years as well. Having worked nearly all of her post-college life (a few years off for childbirth).

      Your total lack of education, your complete misunderstanding of history and philosophy, your utter disdain for those who don’t “look” and/or “act” like you, come through loud and clear. This nation isn’t even NEAR socialism. Or communism. Or Marxism. Or anything like it.

      Go read a good book. If you can’t figure out the words, stuff the book in your mouth. It’s probably a better solution for the world, anyway.

      • jcarroll727

        HEY SMART BOY[YOU BELIEVE] SOCIAL SECURITY IS N O T AN ENTITLEMENT — BUT MERELY A RETURN ON YOU AND YOUR EMPLOYER’S CONTRIBUTION, NOT FREE MONEY. I WAS TALKING ABOUT THE ONES WHO ARE ABLE BUT DO NOT/WILL NOT WORK NOT THE OLD,SICK DISABLED OR HELPLESS. YOU KNOW EXACTLY WHAT I MEANT ON EVERY COMMENT AND THERE WAS N O T A WORD OR HINT OF HATE MY COMMENTS STRUCK A NERVE WITH YOU BECAUSE YOU KNOW I WAS CORRECT/ FRAUD??/ AS AN EXAMPLE–MORE VOTES THAN REGISTERED VOTERS

        • Michael Kollmorgen

          Is it really necessary to use all CAPS?

  • bstockinger

    The Tea Party was just another example of right wing extremism. For some reason, the United States catches this fever every so often. Its too bad there isn’t a vaccine to prevent it. John Birch Society, Joe McCarthy, the KKK, the Know Nothing Party, etc, etc. A lot of it is a backlash against immigrants (whether legal or illegal).

    • Michael Kollmorgen

      I don’t want to sound like I am against immigrants. But!

      Are you aware, the Feds give immigrants money out the gazoo if they start up a business and not only in poverty-stricken areas either?

      I don’t know how many times I’ve gone to a deli in a colored area of town, only to find some indian guy or chinese guy running the place.

      How come people of color aren’t owning and running these businesses in their own community? IF anyone should be complaining about immigrants, it should be people of color.

      Actually, the TP should just keep their traps shut. They ain’t got any stake in the issue.

      • bstockinger

        My comment was that historically backlash against immigrants is a major cause for the creation of extreme movements in this country. Are you sure that immigrants get any more Federal $ to start a business than natives? I haven’t seen a study showing that. I see higher savings rates among Chinese and Indians and since there aren’t any businesses in poverty-stricken areas, its easier to start a business there. Why do cities allow so many liquor store licenses in poor areas?

        • Michael Kollmorgen

          All good questions and comments.

          Yes, historically, America doesn’t welcome immigrants as much as our foreign propaganda lets out. Give me your Huddled Massses on the Statue of Liberty is nothing more than propaganda.

          I don’t know if there is anymore given to American Indians. I tend to think not since they live so much in poverty, its quite sad.

          I do know when asked, these indian and chinese people who can’t speak a word of English won’t say a word about feds funding their businesses. Yet, they sure know the value of the american dollar bill.

          Why so many liquor licenses in poverty areas? Simple, keeps them drunk so they don’t revolt.

  • http://pulse.yahoo.com/_CXAL5B72JQ7KRNOK5YT7WRSF4M norman

    OR!!!!

    Could it be that the Republicans are just “putting on a show”, in order to try to win back voters?

    How many people voted for George H.W. Bush because he said “Read my lips…NO new taxes”? That was before the election.

    After the election?

    I have no doubt that this is just such a “show”. An effort to slow Democratic initiatives.

    I wish that the Republicans would work WITH Americans. The 99% of the NON-super-rich. If only they would, we could put America onto a REAL “fast-track”, to a major recovery (and not just for the military contractors, who have been showing BILLIONS in profits, since the invasions of Iraq and Afghanistan).

    Let us not be fooled, again.

    The TEA Party is very much alive, and well, within the Republican Party. Never doubt this.

  • dalnb

    Far too many Republicans in Congress and the Senate have been pressured into following the party doctrine rather than standing with their constituents and Americas best interests. Boehner said it right when he “served notice that other Reps. who aren’t “team players” could suffer a similar fate” .I correspond with my Senator several times a year and although he publically stands against Obama Care he most often supports it in his written correspondence with me. The Republicans seem to follow a path of do what the party tells you to do or you get no backing for your bills and no financial support for reelection; they are showing themselves to be strong followers but not leaders. .
    FOX is not all bad – it is their radio and TV talk show hosts that have ruined FOX leaving a strong mistrust for not just the radical talk show hosts but for the entire network!

    • Whittier5

      Just who – or what – is the Republican Party, if not the preferences of its members?

      On issue after issue polls show that “registered” Republicans’ opinions are at odds with DC Dogma. Yet, they continue to vote for a “Party” organization that is working against their wishes. Why?

      Saying that “FOX is not all bad– it is their radio and TV talk show hosts that have ruined FOX leaving a strong mistrust for not just the radical talk show hosts but for the entire network!”,
      is like saying mosquitoes are not all bad, it is their proboscis that injects malaria and West Nile into people that is bad.

  • Canistercook

    Stating that the Tea Party is extreme is like stating that NAACP or some left leaning group is extreme. Unfortunately this comes from the crowd of left leaning journalists many of whom have been subsidized to attend college at taxpayers expense. My understanding is that many if not most of Tea Party supporters are concerned with the direction our country is heading, especially the debt we are putting on our children. There is nothing extreme about that. We all need to address that concern. I am sure those Tea Party supporters won’t fade away anymore than the groups who encourage more entitlements and more debt.

    • http://pulse.yahoo.com/_OLT3BBICDAFJXQAHHKXXLJUCH4 Stella53

      Wrong. You wren’t thinking about your kids when George Bush got us into two unfunded wars, tax cuts for the wealthy, big pharma, etc. The deficit only became a concern when Obama got elected. The problem with the tea party for me is that they have no credibility. Bigoted hypocrites is what I see.

      • Canistercook

        Yes but you need to look at how fast it is increasing under Obama’s socialism. Bush was wrong and so is Obama. China loves all this lack of creditable concern.

        • Lisztman

          This ain’t socialism. Go read a book on the subject. If you can’t understand the big words, stuff the book in your mouth. It will help us all out.

          • Canistercook

            Then I don’t know what is! Have you ever seen the bills the government is paying these days for government workers, welfare, foodstamps, etc.

          • Lisztman

            Socialism, most simply stated, is government ownership and management of business.

          • Canistercook

            Have you tried to remove a dead tree without a permit and paying government. In my area that is not possible. Government says I can gamble on the lottery (because they can tax it) but can’t play a game of poker. Government dictated I had to pay for Medicare when I worked, now they make me pay ‘extra’ premium (really a tax) based on my income and it is deducted from my social security. Government dictates what I can charge for my rental and what I must supply to the tenant and who I must rent to. Government does run our lives and unfortunately not efficiently.

          • Lisztman

            Understood. Sometimes too many rules from govt. (Your tree issue is local, not Fed. So is your poker game.) But no matter how you cut it, it’s still not socialism.

          • Canistercook

            Then I don’t know what is! I have a City, County, State and Federal government all taxing me and telling me how to run my business! They sure have a lot of Commissions and Commissioners! All with a badge of authority!

    • Whittier5

      “We, Kimosabe?” Reagan / Bush41 / Bush43 ran up the “debt we are putting on our children”, not “we”, certainly not “me”. Funny how the skyrocketing Debt didn’t seem to faze the teawhackadoos when a mostly white Prez was in the WH. But, after he had run up most of it, how much of a concern it became when a tan Irishman moved in… Just sayin’

      The only concerns we need to address are: 1) JOBS; 2) out-of Afghani; 3) a DoD Budget reduced to a FY2000 plus the sum of annual cost-of-living increases since plus support for out troops in Afghani until soon extracted; 4) plugging Bush43’s Budgetary Black Hole of MediCare Part D; 5) restoration of 2000 Tax Rates on Wealthy w/ appropriately higher Tax Rates on passive income and a common sense Estate Tax with a COLA elevator; 6) elimination of Corporate Welfare and Welfare for the Wealthy.

      Every thing else will take care of itself. Excepting the extreme ignorance, racism and naivete of teawhackadoos.

  • http://profile.yahoo.com/ES2UMKTR4CDLPP22JNGQN3Z7SE Jackmack

    hit the road tea party and don’t come back no more

  • http://profiles.yahoo.com/u/FZRMJBSL6FVVGXGV4JJNWALPRY KM

    Demint, looks like an angry fascist f**k to me…

  • http://profiles.yahoo.com/u/FZRMJBSL6FVVGXGV4JJNWALPRY KM

    Oh, I also meant to say selfish…

  • http://www.facebook.com/people/Barry-Levy/1091577549 Barry Levy

    And that is what happens when the lame stream media posits a theory, that is wrong. And why should one believe a biased media.

  • jstsyn

    There are ways to deal with the nations debt. The teaparty is not one of them.

  • Jack Wormer

    ….ANDY WARHOL IS RIGHT!

  • kdisg

    one of the major reasons they would be done, finished, ka-put is the nation got a good taste of how real republicans feel about woman and the issues they deal with. walk behind your husband was going to be said any inute by one of those loonie tooons. Woman made sure they didn’t get the party that said and voted no to a woman working next to a man doing the same job, should NOT make the same wage as man does, then voted NO to womans healthcare, and then trying to shut down the place that does over a million cancer screenings for woman every year besides breast cancer testing. Never even talking about seniors and what they want to do to them. They will always be around BUT few people are listening to the nutty hate they spew, knd of like FOX make it all up news.

  • johnsox

    Thank God! Maybe now we won’t have to listen to those fife and drum blowhards any longer!

  • johnsox

    Thank God we won’t have t listen to those fife and drum blowhards any longer!!!

  • Whittier5

    Part of the “key” here are in David Koch’s remarks, “We’re going to fight the battle as long as we breathe”

    That breathing thing will end sooner rather than later.

    How can 2 extremely rich guys whose money is derived from working with Joe Stalin do so much good for the arts, yet be so screwed up politically and fiscally?

  • Whittier5

    Part of the “key” here are in David Koch’s remarks, “We’re going to fight the battle as long as we breathe”

    That breathing thing will end sooner rather than later.

    How can 2 extremely rich guys whose money is derived from working with Joe Stalin do so much good for the arts, yet be so screwed up politically and fiscally?

  • ChristoD

    The Heritage Foundation is referred to as a ‘think’ tank. The proper description of this right wing ‘propaganda pit’ should be anything but a ‘think’ tank. It is where all the ex-politcal leaders of the Republicans, who have earned their obstructionist, stonewalling reputations go to do nothing and reap the financial rewards for their years of unbending support to the ‘alternate reality’ Tea Baggers and ultra-rich. Reality is that the right has ruined the word ‘heritage’ by associating it with this slimeball group of ‘water boys’ for the rich who are the paymasters of their outrageous ‘retirement’ salaries. Why hasn’t FOX News the ‘fair and balanced’ news station reported this ‘fact’ ?

  • http://profile.yahoo.com/P3NXX7AD64NWRRT65INAEULVEU Don

    The Tea Party has been sent to Boston Harbor for a final dunking.

  • ayayaboy

    Which effigy of Obama that Tea baggers will make again that we haven’t seen? That was their mission accomplished. So, bye bye Tea Baggers. But love Gay people and the environment from now on.

  • Mulligatonney

    By your words, you provide ample evidence to convict you of the same thing you accuse them of…

    Like you said, “hate, willful ignorance and bigotry will never go away”…

    So – divisions will NOT increase as long as those hated Tea Party people and all those like them agree with your point of view? Doesn’t that sound a bit Orwellian to you?

    I think you got the “retard” part of your missive right.

    • Lisztman

      There is nothing wrong with having a conservative POV, especially fiscally conservative.

      The problem with the Tea Party is their maniacal insistence that
      a) Obama isn’t “their” President (sorry, he was elected. I didn’t vote for GWB and hated most of his policies but he was still my President);
      b) the continuing (even post-election) hatred, continuously expressed even now (see National Memo threads) in malicious nicknames, indicating no respect at all for the position of President;
      c) the absolute insistence that they have ALL the answers, and give no room for compromise — which is what Congress is supposed to be about — compromise for the common good of the Nation;
      d) an absolute insistence, in general, that the entire Nation be run according to strict interpretation of their Bible (which happens to be mine, also, but I was also taught how to read what it says, not what the words are… if they live so strictly by it, how come they eat pork sausage?).
      And on and on.

      The problem is not that we disagree with “those hated Tea Party people.” The problem is that in their disagreement with the rest of the Nation they give no quarter to the needs of any but their own. THAT is not at all Orwellian.

  • http://profile.yahoo.com/POH2ACLFC5B4KIZEV5OHBOQFFI Harvey

    Extremism lasts the time to disappear….like the fog, no permanency.

  • http://profile.yahoo.com/43YDPPPDPKMFBRADCZ7S546PUQ angel1

    Party is over, lol, bye bye

  • http://profile.yahoo.com/AHSRNGHE6QIISGNPNBT6MORUSI Bob

    Satan is alive and well in the Tea Party.

  • http://www.facebook.com/people/Carlos-Gonzalez/100003956600385 Carlos Gonzalez

    Mr .Boehner’s attempt to consolidate his power by removing GOP colleagues opposing him demonstrates that if its not his way its no way!!!! The GOP are in trouble with Boehner at the helm.!!!

  • http://profile.yahoo.com/RFEPMKNCBVGJYV2X7LBNDGRUEY William

    Small improvement, I’ll believe the GOP can think for themselves when they dump Grover.

  • http://profile.yahoo.com/FKE34MTAKMIP35OVHPRGSGWAGQ Robert

    Tea party’s time is up, the name, thats all used to be the KKK now they ‘ll just call it conservative !

  • Alvaro

    Is not True whats this people are Done,Careful This Kind of People are nor Easy,The New President From Heritage is going to Fight from this Position,and the Brothers ,they has a big Black Spot behind him,from the Great Grand Parents with the Money they Get what they want ,not care where if they step in head from any people.We has to watch this people very close.

  • http://pulse.yahoo.com/_5IYLKYW4BQ5GDFVAOV332BMVOM jezze48

    I hope the Total Extreme A$$**** Party will be extinct as the dinosaurs. Im not a Republican but if the GOPigs had any brains they get rid of these narrow-minded radicals.

  • CPANewYork

    The first rat leaves the sinking ship.

  • sambilano

    I sometime asked myself why B.Beckel and R.Williams are in FOX NEWS.

  • coliwabl

    Finally, more Americans are seeing these self-centered un-American bastards for what they are. the sooner they are gone, the better. It’s too bad we have to put up with their jurymandering tactics for the present time but I expect that these policies will be removed once sanity has become the norm again, after the 2014 elections

  • InsideEye

    16 unsuppoertable statement/Cliches

  • InsideEye

    Noone gets pregnant in Mississippi unless your dumb and do not use pills etc.

    • Lisztman

      Guess you’re calling Mississippi dumb, eh?

      • InsideEye

        No, just the too dumb if you do not use pills, etc …..better than going through abortion procedure……. I love Mississippi.

  • http://pulse.yahoo.com/_KO4JBSRFEQMS4VVZBTKTMNOE7E Activist

    1: The Tea Party is not “extreme.” If this is what passes for extreme to the liberal / neocon bedwetters please off yourselves now, because you’re scared of EVERYTHING.

    2: In this election cycle the liberal media beat out the neocon media. Big deal. A two headed hydra continues its miserable bureaucratic labor.

    The republicans (or whomever) should not only recognize the secessionist movement but embrace and encourage the movement. After all what have they got to loose, an election? 700,000 to 750,000 individuals had signed petitions for secession in different states. Regardless of what Mr. Letterman and Mr. Baldwin say, that IS a lot of people. And, remember these are only the people that have signed. There are probably many, many more that are extremely disgruntled but for whatever reason did not place a name on paper. Most probably, we are looking at a “tip of the iceberg” syndrome concerning the secessionist movement. As Mr. Letterman and Mr. Baldwin joked about removing certain states and eliminating Caucasian, secessionist individuals, now, from a Caucasian, secessionist ‘s point of view wouldn ‘t it be great to be rid of Mr. Letterman and his kind and Mr. Baldwin and his kind?

    • Lisztman

      I’d rather deport the secessionists.

  • http://www.facebook.com/j.alex.harman John Alexander Harman

    The idea that the Koch brothers are going to “fight corporate welfare” is hilarious — they’re in the oil business, which is one of the most subsidized industries in America. Eliminate corporate welfare and you’d probably eliminate Koch Industries’ entire profit margin.

    • InsideEye

      Keep warm in the winter by moving to Cuba????

  • InsideEye

    I picked Chicago because Obama lives there, some one else has already pointed out the statistics, I worked in Newark and the Bronx , half of my career and I am a whitey, I was even given an honorary Afro from my staff. “I fear no white man ” as jesses Jackson once said walking down a dark street in chicago, Chicago is a beautiful city almost as beautiful as Boston , I am hardly racist…if you only knew.

  • InsideEye

    Bill Ayres, his wife Bernadine, weather ground movement that bombed police and other national offices, anarchist , murderer, treasonous, seditious, friend and teacher of Obama , sounds like the Tea Party to me as you describe it

  • http://profile.yahoo.com/DEU4S7GVM5ZYBYLLYQMIK2HE2A REPUBLICAN NAZI

    go they hurt the republican party in the election, but my boys fumbled the dame ball again

  • http://profile.yahoo.com/NHTTQFATIU3D57HET3C4XKBPVM ARTIE

    They want to suscide the country. GOOD, AND GOOD RIDDANCE TO THEM. All those supposed values they have, move to Iran,Syria,Egypt,Guana,South Africa (OHHHH-WAIT—THEY CANNOT GO THERE. THEY HAVE BLACK PEOPLE THERE.

  • InsideEye

    some of these comments do not add to the correct question, ….my answer is to someone about Chicago and why i am picking it out and answering a comment on Tea Party involvement in Racism, murder etc. We Should all meet someday in Chicago for a beer.

  • http://www.facebook.com/tom.hazlett2 Tom Hazlett

    It only takes a little lead paint to turn a healthy child into a future teabagger.

  • http://profile.yahoo.com/3LGCCFMB6GXNOTFYWGWAEMC6P4 Michael

    Joe Walsh was an arrogant hot head. He talked to women in public like they were beneath him. He thought laws were made for others and not for him. He felt that he did not have to pay child support.
    I have am so gladto see that people of Illinois cared enough not to reelect this clown.

  • 1234wot1

    TEA party members acted like frogs at the water point. That is to say there is spring water flowing then they jumped and dirty the water in which they could not mak it clean again. They left dirty water point and jumped away. Other people have to clean the water point for them. The lead mother frog went hibenating to lay more eggs. the rest followed jumping back with dirt in the water again, this time the public has noiced and not giving the chance to go and make water dirty again. Stay away near ths water point.

    Owot Charles
    Kevin there is not hate for tea party except you came with excitement on stage and people short of say lets watch tea party. Where is mother tea party? She preached hates . THis time America does not want to go back to the KKK era except tp. peple hve spoken if you have ears listen to theAmericans. No more going back, we are moving forward. Lets build America. God Bless America.

  • RobertCHastings

    I’m just devastated!

  • jstsyn

    Excuse me but, screw’em.

  • mc1964

    Sounds like wishful thinking. The Tea Party will survive in spirit if not in name.
    The right wing relies on ignorance, disinterest and propaganda and it’s
    working pretty well for them. Especially propaganda. Fox News is good at
    playing to people’s fears. If the public actually followed politics, the Republicans
    would cease to exist and the Democrats would be in big trouble as well. But the
    people would rather sit at home watching their TV shows and let the talking heads
    on Fox News do their thinking for them. So the Tea Party isn’t going anywhere.
    The players may change but the game is the same. And America will continue to
    suffer for it.

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