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Old 04-06-2010, 10:44 PM   #451
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They just know they hate black people in positions of power, right?
Now who's playing the straw man?

Show me where I said that...

You can't, it's just a way of avoidance, avoiding the hypocricy, and the fact that it is plagued with a lot of hatred that seems to cloud the real issues.
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Is there an official platform for the Tea Party somewhere?

It really just seems to be the catchall for people's frustrations. (However misplaced I think that is.)
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Is there an official platform for the Tea Party somewhere?
Whatever it is, I'm sure it's plenty folksy.
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Well yes, if the poll puts one in line with the tea party e.g. because he favored tax cuts, then I guess that number is even low. So it depends on how strongly your views have to be aligned with the main claims of the tea party to be counted in the 48% number.
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a congressman here who's spoken out against some tea party members has now received death threats: Congressman Steve Cohen, Tea Party, Hate Mail; Congress, John Lewis, Emanuel Cleaver - WREG

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  • FBI Investigates Hate Mail Sent To Congressman Cohen
  • Threats Received After Cohen Criticizes Tea Party Movement
  • Cohen Says He's Willing To Talk With Tea Party Members

(Memphis 4/6/2010) Inside his Memphis office, Congressman Steve Cohen shows hate mail he's received on his Blackberry containing threats for criticizing the Tea Party movement.

Cohen says he's received at least three emails, "When you take the action of three sick individuals who suggested that I should be burned on a cross and or my throat slit, this doesn't reflect well on the Tea Party."

One email says, "It would be nice to read someone had cut your (expletive) throat."

Another email reads, "If our tea parties had hoods, we would burn your (expletive) on a cross on the White House front lawn."

The comments were sparked by an interview Cohen did last week.

Cohen said, "I did not suggest, although some people have taken it, that all Tea Party people are out to do harm to others, as the Ku Klux Klan did. I said they were without robes and hoods, which means they were not the Klan."

Cohen said his remarks were motivated by incidents at a Washington, D.C. rally last month in which he says his heroes, Congressmen John Lewis and Emanuel Cleaver, were spat upon and called the N-word.

Cohen says someone in the Tea Party should denounce those actions.

But some Tea Party members say Cohen should be apologizing to them and retract his statements made last week. The "N" word is not heard in video of the D.C. incident and it's not clear is Congressman Cleaver was spat on.

"I've always had a reputation of speaking truth to power and this is a power group and I think I spoke some truth. It might have been with a broad brush, it was maybe hyperbolic and I'm sorry people got so concerned."

Cohen says he's met with a group of Tea Party members before and would be willing to listen to them again if, he says, they are willing to discuss their disagreements without anger filled slogans.
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Whatever it is, I'm sure it's plenty folksy.


and misspelled.
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Old 04-07-2010, 11:29 AM   #457
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Whatever it is, I'm sure it's plenty folksy.
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and misspelled.
I think it's just:

Ronald Reagan--Yeah, what he said.



(Mind you, not what he did, just what he said.)
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a congressman here who's spoken out against some tea party members has now received death threats:
Yeah, a guy in Washington State was arrested yesterday for making threats against a senator who'd voted for the health care bill.

No idea if he calls himself a Tea Partier or not, but just following in the lines of the threats.
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Don't forget that it's grassroots!

REAL AMERICA!
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According to this 12% of the tp support the health care bill?!

Shouldn't their membership be revoked?
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Yeah, a guy in Washington State was arrested yesterday for making threats against a senator who'd voted for the health care bill.

No idea if he calls himself a Tea Partier or not, but just following in the lines of the threats.
oh god. i should point out too cohen did vote for the healthcare bill. only one of two memphis area congressmen who did.
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i still can't understand the mindset that x billions to make sure people aren't bankrupted by health problems that aren't their fault is so egregious, but billions of dollars on a totally unnecessary war in iraq is a-ok.
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That's because you're damn foreigner.
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Are you hot-blooded, Ian? Should I ... er, Khan check it and see?

Do you have a fever of a hundred and three?
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