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Old 03-29-2010, 06:03 PM   #346
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People getting involved with their government should be a good thing and it's just a shame that we live in such an age of cynicism we can't at least appreciate a little rare spontaneity in our increasingly McPackaged McWorld.
Knowledge, facts, and understanding of the issues should be hundreds of times more important than getting all teary eyed over getting to use the term "grassroots" again.

And it's not, otherwise the Tea Party wouldn't exist.

Whether or not YOU are informed (I'd argue that you are more informed than almost every single member of the Tea Party, though still misguided) is not the issue. Anyone being objective about this can say that the Tea Party is appallingly uninformed and ignorant.
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Old 03-29-2010, 06:05 PM   #347
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I enjoy grassroots efforts.

And by "grassroots efforts," I mean "The Grass Roots' efforts."

YouTube - "Midnight Confessions" The Grass Roots
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Old 03-29-2010, 09:01 PM   #348
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Love that song but Sooner or Later is my fav

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Good stuff, man.

(Also, Temptation Eyes is right up there.)
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WASHINGTON – President Barack Obama says he believes the Tea Party is built around a "core group" of people who question whether he is a U.S. citizen and believe he is a socialist.

But beyond that, Obama tells NBC he recognizes the movement involves "folks who have legitimate concerns" about the national debt and whether the government is taking on too many difficult issues simultaneously.

In an interview broadcast Tuesday on NBC's "Today" show, Obama said he feels "there's still going to be a group at their core that question my legitimacy." But he said he didn't want to paint Tea Party activists "in broad brushes" and he hopes to win over members who have "mainstream, legitimate concerns."
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oh, Obama. stop being reasonable and considerate.
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President Barack Obama says he believes the Tea Party is built around a "core group" of people who question whether he is a U.S. citizen and believe he is a socialist.
In my imagination, he laughed and/or rolled his eyes after saying that.
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they're both right!

the republicans called all the bush protesters with their comparisons to hitler and all that a bunch of douchebags...

the democrats are calling the tea party protesters a bunch of douchebags...

when will they learn...
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Extremism on the right is much more prevalent than extremism on the left was during Bush's era.

IN MY OPINION, of course. But then again, I guess conservatives wouldn't say their absurdity is "extremism," and they'd probably call me a socialist Hitler.

(Not to say that the Bush comparisons to Hitler were anything less than absurd and idiotic, but they sort of made sense as an analogy if one was accusing Bush of totalitarianism, which, again, is completely wrong and shameful and I totally disagree with it. However, accusing Obama of socialism with comparisons to Hitler? Uh ...)
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Extremism on the right is much more prevalent than extremism on the left was during Bush's era.
I think the big difference is that extremism on the right seems to be embraced more by the mainstream party, than as opposed to the other way around.
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I knew there was something I forgot...

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E Pluribus Unum y'all
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I think the big difference is that extremism on the right seems to be embraced more by the mainstream party,
By mainstream party you mean Fox News?
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No, I mean the Republican party should be ignoring or speaking out against, but the problem is they know they need them.
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in 2008 Obama Nation had a its share of fringe-whackos,

I don't recall them being shown the door.
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such as....
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