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Some takeaways from Nashville

Posted: Friday, February 05, 2010 4:44 PM by Domenico Montanaro
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From NBC’s Domenico Montanaro
NASHVILLE, Tenn. -- If it was raging anger and provocative signs you came to see, you would be disappointed.

The Tea Party Nation Convention here in Nashville, Tenn. (at this sprawling million-square-foot hotel that is more like a really nice, gigantic airport terminal) has been a fairly subdued event.

There has been the red meat, though. One speaker, Steve Milloy, who writes for JunkScience.com, claimed, “Political extremism masquerading as environmentalism is a greater threat than Islamic extremism.”

Mark Skoda of the Memphis Tea Party, who has been handling media requests for the past week or so for the event, made a firebrand speech. “We are silent no more,” he said to thunderous applause. He criticized those who call Tea Partiers racists. (This reporter saw and interviewed just one African American, a Southern preacher -- friendly with controversial former Southern Baptist preacher Rick Scarborough. Scarborough, now head of a group called Vision America, led the convention in prayer yesterday and headed a breakout session today on why Christians need to be more politically active. He’s also author of “Liberalism is Killing Kids” and “Enough is Enough: A practical guide to political action; Plus: Why Christians Must Engage.”)

“The discourse on the left goes down into the cellar because their arguments can’t be sustained,” Skoda said.

Skoda didn’t save his critique for the left though, he also hammered Republican National Committee Chairman Michael Steele. “We don’t want a third party,” Skoda said, adding that he thinks Steele would love to take credit for the movement. “He thinks he’s so brilliant. … It’s not true; it’s false.”

After invoking the Bill of Rights and that “we don’t need another” wild cheers of “constitution” broke out as well as “USA, USA.”

He lauded Republican Sen. Scott Brown’s victory in Massachusetts, saying, “One senate vote stopped this socialist agenda. What we need now is another 40 Scott Browns” -- though it’s unclear what Brown’s voting record will actually be, representing liberal Massachusetts and up for re-election in two years.

Skoda urged the members to not focus on national politics, but making change at the local level: “Do your job in your state.”

The person who took the stage following him, proclaimed, “When’s the last time you heard a speech like that -- and without a TelePrompTer.”

That was greeted with great guffaws from the crowd.

Lots of color
Sure, some wore outfits that craved attention -- like one dressed in full Revolutionary War get up. He claimed to be Ben Franklin. He was difficult to get out of character until one woman, playing along, said she shared his birthday.

“What,” he replied.

“Ben Franklin,” she said. “You’re Ben Franklin, right.”

“Oh,” the man said getting back into character. “Yes, I am.”

Another man dressed in a shirt and hat with pictures of Sarah Palin on them. Another walked around with giant tea bags draped from his shoulders that read, "The revolution is brewing." One vendor sold tea bag jewelry -- necklaces and lapel pins. He even trademarked it, he said. He claimed that he is the only person in the country that is allowed to sell jewelry depicting a tea bag.

There was another who dressed in a leather veteran’s vest with medals festooned on it. He also wore a Vietnam Veteran hat.

“I just dressed this way to get attention,” the man said, halfway through a scotch at an “Irish pub” 200 feet from the ballroom where Palin will be speaking, down a casino-style carpeted hotel hallway. “I’m really a retired millionaire.”

He admitted to just wanting to get on TV or at least get his message out. And there were cameras from all over interviewing him all day. It was certainly believable that he wasn’t wanting for money. He threw a $20 bill down for his scotch, but when the bartender told him it was $22, he put down another $20 and said, “Makes no difference to me.”

Taking out the $20, it was impossible not to notice the roll of $100s. He talked in detail of the Mercedes he drove here; the Rolls Royce he bought in Florida that he won’t drive on rainy days like today, and that he’s a major donor to the National Republican Senatorial Committee. “Just sold my last business for $3.3 million,” he said, laughing, seemingly taking great delight in his get up and the gag he was pulling.

But most of the people who weren’t pining for microphone, kept a low profile, expressed frustration with government -- on both sides of the aisle -- and were excited for Palin to speak.

Some traveled long distances. There was at least one man from Florida, who said he’d forgotten about the time difference and got here an hour early -- before anyone was set up yet. There was another couple who said they traveled all the way from Hawaii.

No one here wanted to focus on the controversy surrounding the convention -- the $550 price tag, the for-profit designation. It wasn’t about that for them. Former Congressman Tom Tancredo, who made a cameo, here defended the convention’s “for profit” status as being part of the American way.

“I’m not against making a profit,” he said with a big smile.

No love for McCain
Tancredo, as well as the organizers at their news conference, trashed former presidential nominee John McCain -- as did many Tea Partiers here. Tancredo, a hardliner on immigration, vowed to do whatever he could -- if he could do anything -- for J.D. Hayworth, McCain’s conservative primary opponent this year. Skoda said a McCain win would have been “a disaster” for the country.

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The Christian right needs to explain whatever happened to the notion of "stewards of the earth"?  

Speaking of "takeaways," here's a little food for thought along those lines ...

http://www.religion-online.org/showarticle.asp?title=1180

The Stewardship Imperative

The New Testament distills these notions and adds a strong activist imperative with its account of stewardship. This activist element is a vital alternative to some of the more extreme ethical positions in reactionary ecological ethics. The parable of the good steward in Luke 12:41-48 and the parable of the talents in Matthew 25:14-30 summarize the concept. The preservation of what is given “in trust” demands a recognition of the owner’s dictates for the resources. We must know the limits and laws of the world in order to use them wisely. Our actions must be guided, in part, by concerns for future generations. Above all, we must never knowingly exhaust or ruin what has been given to us. If doing so is absolutely necessary to sustain life, then equity demands that we must leave some equally accessible and beneficial legacy to replace what has been exhausted.

But there is more involved in being a “faithful and wise steward.” Even the most conservative banker is obliged to improve the stock for the benefit of the heirs. The parable of the talents makes it abundantly clear that we who are entrusted with his property will be called to account for our obligation to improve the earth. The stewardship imperative assumes that the moral and ecological constraints are respected, and it adds the obligation to distribute the benefits justly. The steward must “give them their portion of the food at the proper time.” Mistreating his charges, gorging himself on the resources in excess consumption, and not caring for the resources will all cause the stewards to be “cut off.” True stewardship requires both respect for the trusteeship and covenanted imperatives and an active effort to improve the land for the future and to use it in a manner to benefit others. Ethical proportionality applies to all those responsible for the earth, for “when a man has had a great deal given him on trust, even more will be expected of him” (Luke 12:48-49).

An Informed Humility

The lessons are clear. Any ecological ethic which takes into account both God and humanity and does not reduce both to some extension of undifferentiated nature must begin with a rejection of the unbridled sovereignty of humanity over the earth. In this rejection is the recognition that all work upon the earth must be informed by a clear understanding of and respect for the earth as an autonomous and valuable entity and the laws of nature on which the bounty of the earth depends.

These are necessary but by no means sufficient within the Judeo-Christian tradition. For the earth, while it possesses its own moral autonomy, is not God and must not be confused as such. Our own relation to it must be predicated upon a careful understanding that earth and its resources are for any generation a restricted gift held in trust for future generations. We must never lose sight of the fact that a just and informed humility provides the frame-work for a working relationship with the earth.

Much more work remains to be done on the “ethics of stewardship” I have merely. suggested a few ethical considerations: the obligation not to exhaust nonrenewable resources, the imperative to provide accessible replacements, the necessity to improve our heritage modestly and carefully, the greater responsibility of the advantaged to improve that which exists and to share, and the obligation to refrain from excessive consumption and waste. “Each of you has received a special gift, so like good stewards responsible for all the different gifts of God, put yourselves at the service of others” (I Pet. 4:10-11).

^^^^^^

Now ask yourselves, "What would Jesus do?"

Liberals! Bow to your sen-sei!
COWARDS APLENTY
PATRIOTS NONE
The leftist main-stream media will continue to trash the Tea Partiers. They [the media] still doesn't have a clue to what it is all about. And it really doesn't matter, by the time they figure it out, if they ever do, it will be too late. Just keep the spite going or keep ignoring the "Tea" main-stream-media, before you know it, they'll be in charge.
“I’m not against making a profit,” he said with a big smile.

++++++++++++++++

Left-wing loons are against profits. Well, except for the likes of a Katie Couric, who pulls down $15 million a year for reading a teleprompter.
The goverment should take all the rich people's money. It doesn't matter to me.
Good people. Good crowd. Just a bunch of people that want something good and what is right for their country. Real salt of the earth and hard working Americans. We can't have enough of them.
So Barack, can you hear us now!!
There are a handful of unintelligent people on this blog that say Palin will never become president. Maybe so but there's an old saying ... "never say never." We already know she's got more qualifications than the Chosen One and look at the wild and wooly mess Obie's gotten all of us into ...
is there any common sense in the WH? NO! Common sense left the day Obama was inaugaurated.
Has anyone seen that one e-mail of mine?  Y'know, the one I sent to Oxy-abuser Rush 'magott-infested' (a word I learned from HIM as he discussed pot smokers) Bloatbaugh?  I mean, the one in which I beat him up for using the word 'retard' FOUR times to describe some people the other day??
No?  Hmmm.... Maybe Todd took charge of that, too.
And hey- y'know all that great 'executive' experience I claimed in the campain?  Yep- Todd!  HE did a lot of my work for me.
But doncha like my glasses, though??
Is that what the tea baggers are? A remake of the far right's Christian Coalition? Oh my.

I thought these people were supposed to be from the salt of the earth, common folks, your middle class average Americans you know. Like that gentleman who just sold his business for 3.3 million and didn't mind throwing down $40 for a scotch.

And what was that official attendance number again, 600. Six hundred who claim that they have sole ownership of the USA.  
Can't wait to see what shows up at newsbusters form the scrotum suckers in the Manhattan media. To the folks in Nashville don't drag religion into government. FOCUS ON THE FELONS!!!
Wow, First Read...

You guys really did not hide your bias in this piece very well.  It is clear what you think of the Tea Party Movement.  

Is it really too much to ask of our media to report without casting their political bias on everything?  Sadly, I think it is.  

And MSNBC (and those that watch it/quote it/worship it), you guys really can no longer claim to have the high road on Fox News.  You guys are the same sheep, just with different colored spots.  It is disingenuous to claim otherwise.    
Don't worry.  The media, led by MSNBC, will find the one or two offensive signs in the crowd and trumpet them over and over again.   That's the takeaway they want people to take from this.
Every circus needs a clown...but don't you think this is a little overboard?
“The discourse on the left goes down into the cellar because their arguments can’t be sustained,” Skoda said.

I know you are, but what am I?
I know you are, but what am I?
I know you are, but what am I?
I know you are, but what am I?
Also your disdain for the rich is truly priceless, as evidenced by your focus on the gentleman who claimed to be a "retired millionaire" (as if there is something inherently wrong with that)...the Dems in Congress are no less wealthy (and sometimes moreso) than any of the Repubs in Congress.  They're all elitists, and people who actually think that the Dem congresspeople give two craps about or can relate to your plight as a middle class U.S. citizen, get real.  They are all working in their own self-interest.  
-- and without a TelePrompTer.”

WHOOOOP!  There it IS!
Yeah, these guys have legitimate concerns....
Regressives! Meet the new boss!!
Domenico

There were people from as far away as Hawaii and a couple from Trinidad, who, althought they cannot vote in the U.S., came for the base point of it all.

The Tea Party movement is known around the globe and will be a factor in who is running this country in the future. We appreciate MSNBC'S coverage, probably don't respect it but it's nice someone is there.

Tune in to Olbermanniac for the "real" side show and an irreverent and irrellevent point of view. Are his ratings still in the cable news basement?

By the way, Glenn Beck is second in all of daytime TV viewing, second only to Oprah. Just something for Obie's gullibles to digest. Have a great weekend.
Skoda urged the members to not focus on national politics, but making change at the local level: “Do your job in your state.”
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For this group to have a meaningful effect on policies, wouldn't they have to focus, at some time, on national politics?

I would also like to know what percentage of Republicans belong to the Tea Party movement. Any Independents?  Are those numbers available?
H-O-L-Y S***T!  I knew that the Crazies were lunatics, but this is something else.  They are a true insult to the Fathers of our Country, the Mothers of our Children, and the People Who Think.  It'll be a Laugh Fest, for sure!  
Does News only get reported vigorously when it involves a Democrat?


• Former Colorado Congressman 2008 FAILED Republican presidential candidate Tom Tancredo Will the Press vigorously report on Tancredo Words: "people who could not even spell the word 'vote', or say it in English, put a committed socialist ideologue in the White House. His name is Barack Hussein Obama." or will his words get ignore because he’s not a Democrat


• Extortion: Alabama’s Senator Shelby: If a Democrat were accused of Extortion in the Senate would the Media Report on it…. “Richard Shelby -- a top Senate Republican -- is preparing to shut down the United States Senate to award a key Military Contract to a FOREIGN Company. That is a staggering fact, and Democrats should pummel him and his GOP enablers for heading down this path.”



• Utah Freshman Representative Congressman Jason Chafftez: Wasn’t there a challenge to President Obama on EARMARKS from Congressman Chafftez; so I suspect the Press will be following up with Congressman Chafftez on the aggressive steps he will be taking against his Republican Colleague, Alabama’s Extortionist, Senator Richard Shelby.



• McConnell Raised Big Bucks From Foreign Defense Contractor Probed For Bribery:



• New York Attorney General Andrew Cuomo has filed civil securities fraud charges against Bank of America and the firm's former CEO Ken Lewis



• The Wall Street Journal reports that “Republicans are stepping up their campaign to win donations from Wall Street,” John Boehner (R-OH) reportedly met with J.P. Morgan James Dimon last week to try to persuade him to support his party. (Why the quite coverage on this; is this were a Democrat what would be your approach)



• Senate Republicans Mulling A Filibuster of Jobs Bill



• Republican’s Budget Proposal:  (1) Big cuts in Social Security benefits for everyone currently under 55 years of age. (2) On top of the cuts it also calls for privatizing Social Security. (3) It calls for the full privatization and phasing out of Medicare. (4) The GOP budget doesn't get the federal budget into surplus until sometime after 2060 ---- I’m I missing something here or shouldn’t this be a big deal….



• Susan Collins unknowing of any facts (Earlier criticized The Obama Administration for their handling of the Umar Farouk Abdulmutallab's Interrogation) Nigerian suspect in a failed Christmas Day airliner bombing turned against the cleric who claims to be his teacher and has helped the U.S. hunt for the radical preacher, a law enforcement official said Thursday. Abdulmutallab, the 23-year-old Nigerian who faces terrorism charges in the Christmas bombing, has been cooperating with the FBI for days, providing information about his contacts in Yemen and the al-Qaida affiliate that operates there. (If a Democrat had made such a blunderish statement how would the media report on this.. or if a Republican Administration had handled the successful interrogation in the manner the Obama Administration has, would they too receives a quiet of a coverage on this success)
I call 'em "frothers"
'...“Political extremism masquerading as environmentalism is a greater threat than Islamic extremism...'

WOW !!
I'd pay $500 for that kind of 'wisdom'
It's WORTH IT !!!
Who Knew ??


'...Scarborough, now head of a group called Vision America, led the convention in prayer yesterday and headed a breakout session today on why Christians need to be more politically active...'

If God is so Great....
Why does he allow such Bozos to speak for him ?
Is God really an ignorant Hillbilly ?
Why does he let them speak for him ??


'...After invoking the Bill of Rights and that “we don’t need another” wild cheers of “constitution” broke out as well as “USA, USA.”....'

How special
Our Constitution says % blacks equal 3 Whites ??
Where does our Constitution give Corporations Citizenship

Ask one of those Bozos

They're giving STUPIDITY a BAD NAME !!!



Proud Repo wants to be there

Just get drunk and torture cats !!!
It's the same thing
Tea Bag Party Supporters,
Please post a photo of any minority (other than white women over 50) in the crowd at this (or any of their other) gathering(s) .  You are all living in a dream world if you think that any representative of this little group of paranoid, fearful white people  will ever come close to the office of president in this country.   Obama has certainly changed all that.  Thank God!  
Danger Muffin: '...The leftist main-stream media will continue to trash the Tea Partiers. They [the media] still doesn't have a clue to what it is all about. And it really doesn't matter, by the time they figure it out, if they ever do, it will be too late. Just keep the spite going or keep ignoring the "Tea" main-stream-media, before you know it, they'll be in charge....'

I KNOW !!
I KNOW !!

It's about STUPIDITY, right ?
And Marrying your cousin ?


Nate Gures, Stockton, CA: '...Good people. Good crowd. Just a bunch of people that want something good and what is right for their country. Real salt of the earth and hard working Americans. We can't have enough of them...'

Dey Swarmin' round like Flies, Mon !!


Brent Talon, Florida:'...Regressives! Meet the new boss!!...'

HA ! HA !!
Just don't HURT Yousrelf, thinkin'
(or trying to, it's Dangerous, Brent !!!



By the way, Glenn Beck is second in all of daytime TV viewing, second only to Oprah. Just something for Obie's gullibles to digest. Have a great weekend.
Bad Chihuahua (for the Chihuahua Gang) (Sent Friday, February 05, 2010 5:39 PM)

I alwasy knew we should pay more attention to the folks that sit around and watch TV than the movers and shakers that are in the trenches, actually working on isssues.
Ok back to Sarah Palin. I don't understand the fascination - at first when I heard her being chosen by McCain and looked up her ratings in Alaska - which were very favorable, I thought at last maybe a woman can get in. But.........
1. How many colleges did she go to - 4 or 5? Shows indecisiveness.
2. Small town mayor
3. Governor for only 1 1/2 years - she quit the job. She quit the people of Alaska. Why - too hard or out for the money honey. Shows indecisiveness.
4. Now the First Dude appears to have been a big factor in her administration. Why? He wasn't voted Governor? Couldn't she handle the job on her own?

Everyone says she is doing things her way - why? What's the point? Remember debating with Joe Biden and she says can I call you Joe? Why - because during the practice debates she kept calling him Joe O'Biden. Can you really picture her with foreign dignitaries?

In my opinion - she is the female version of George W. Bush. Not so smart, have other people do your work (Cheney), just really a figurehead. But the difference is Sarah likes to do it her way and she will probably go down fighting anyone trying to take control from her.

I don't hate her just fear her. Not because she is an attractive woman but because she is not a smart person that could really run our country.
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And now more new news! The Palin's have not been paying property taxes on two house size "cabins" in Alaska! What a surprise. Will the tea partiers let this pass too?? This is too much!

Said it once and will say it again - all we need is IRS to audit every politician out there - collect the money they owe us and goodbye debt. Seriously I bet there is a lot of money out there. How many of us go into hock to pay each year's taxes? I never have the amount owed and have to either pay monthly or put it on a charge.
The Chihuahua Gang:'...... "never say never." We already know she's got more qualifications than the Chosen One and look at the wild and wooly mess Obie's gotten all of us into ...'

That's from a song by Romeo Void

'...Might like you better if we slept together
Might like you better if we slept together
Might like you better if we slept together
something in your eyes says NEVER !
Never say Never.....'

The Singer is as 'Presidential' as Sarah !!!

HA ! HA !!

A Festival of Ignorance

A Carnival of Bad Taste

A Confederacy of Dunces

HA ! HA !!

And what was that official attendance number again, 600. Six hundred who claim that they have sole ownership of the USA.  
CA, Tuscaloosa, AL

Liberals struggle with numbers. Blind in one eye, can't see out of the other. And besides, these people aren't like liberals, they have jobs and responsibilities. Sometimes that keeps the crowds down a tad.
Wow Domenico -- I really don't care much either way for the Tea Baggers, but do you not bother to even hide your slant when you write? I'm pretty sure you could find a drunk and a few idiots at a liberal conference too.
just by reading these posts I realize something no one knows what they are talking about. Whether you are republican or democrat it is important to realize one thing neither political party cares about your interests. and this tea party thing is a joke if palin cares about your concerns why is she charging 100 thousand for her appearance. Take a lesson from illinois dont vote it doesnt matter they are all corrupt.
Left wing loonies are against profits?  Really?  I am all for profits.  I make a great living in the capitalist system.

What I'm against is allowing fraudulent corporations to run roughshod over the American people.  I listen to you people defending these health insurance companies and I try to understand, but I can't.  Sadly, nobody gets out of life alive, so....your day will come.  One bad illness, one bad diagnosis, and even the wealthiest among us can be staring bankruptcy in the face.  When the time comes, and it will for most of you...remember, this is what you wanted.  

Profits are great except when people's lives are on the line.  For profit health care makes about as much sense as for profit fire departments.   And you all have the audacity to invoke Jesus?  I fully believe Jesus wants NO part of the Tea Partiers.  
Hope you enjoyed Nashville, Domenico! :)
Sounds like the early 30's in Germany.
A while back a friend of mine sent me what was supposed to be a joke but turns out I think there's a lot of truth in it and it goes like this:

People say that those of us in the Tea Party are a butch of racist because Obama's half black.  That's simple not true.  We don't like the white part either.

We just don't like Marxist.  Reagan must spinning in his grave after he brought down the USSR.  Now we have one for prez.  Holy Crap!!  
In a nutshell, these are Ron Paul lilbertarian voters. The GOP is wise to recognize the Tea Partiers, while the Tea Partiers are encouraged to not align themselves too tightly (that is sell out) to the GOP.

The GOP historically has a libertarian wing, which was stymied during the Rove/Bush years.

These voters typically align themselves with the GOP, however, they are picking up folks from all spectrums.
Its always interesting to see what the liberals are using to try to disarm the tea party folks.  This article is a good example. It managed to say "old drunk Christian extremist white dudes out to make a profit," in only a few hundred words.

There are a lot more people who will vote with the tea party folks than go to the rallies or this silly convention.  People are fed up with the liberal/socialist agenda, and like our Fearless Socialist In Charge, "we don't quit."  
 I get so tired of people not wanting to pay taxes...who does but the truth is so much is needed for a country at war and a country that tries so hard to help, educate, police, take care of the elderly, the poor, the roads.  Thank God that you are blessed to be in such a country and stop complaining.
Nothing in the Constitution decrees a two party system so let's go for a THIRD party. Ross Perot or George Wallace could have done it with a better informed public. The Republican and Democrat parties have both sold out to "special interests" and we need a new political voice that represents the US people.
This organization, and I'd call it a foundation, but that would imply a base to work from, is another nail in America's coffin.  You know what taxes are you ignorant "patriots"?  They're the price we pay for civilization.  Know what's going to happen when all you cant afford your private health care because its to expensive to insure seniors?  You'll be on the government plan you're rallying against now.  So instead of taking some time to figure out what needs to be fixed in America and then spending the money to fix it in a responsible fashion, lets just reduce taxes and further the oligarchy of Republicans, and really "tea bag" America.

Now listen up Left and Right.  Without genuine co-operation, nobody is going to get anywhere because one administration after another will spend billions and waste years un-doing and re-doing the efforts of previous administrations in the attempt to take the credit for "solving the problem".  

So lets set aside the rallying against the right and left and start rallying for logical thought and policies that benefit those who need them, without leaving loopholes for long-term abuse.

Also, to that guy who pays his for his scotch only in 20s.  If it doesn't matter to you, then why are you there?
Oh great, another movement that was born of Libertarian ideals that is now being high-jacked by the conservative Christian nutjobs. Palin is a joke, as are all other tea-baggers; they're just preaching to the choir anyways. All these people leaving comments bashing Obama (for the record, I don't think he's done that great a job either) saying "common sense left the White House when he was inaugerated"... REALLY?? because Bush's White House just oozed common sense didn't it? Wow, the ignorance of these people is really astounding.. Bush got us into this mess, he turned a $200billion surplus (that means "extra money" kids) into a $3.5 TRILLION DEFICIT. And Republicans were in the majority most of that time! Bush signed the TARP, thus bailing out the banks. Bush signed the bill that gave $15billion to auto-makers who ended up declaring bankruptcy anyways. All these Republicans who want to blame the left for all the trouble we're in are so short-sighted.. this recession happened while Bush's administration was asleep at the wheel! So don't give me this "holier than thou" crap. You had your chance to elect a REAL Tea Party candidate (Ron Paul), and instead you insulted him and left us with what we have now. Good going. Idiots.
Just what we need... another political party that's even MORE to the right than the already insane group we have to deal with.

At least they're making it easier to own assault rifles.  Ironically, I'm getting one to protect myself from these very people.
Where were you Tea Partiers while Bush was running the Country in the Ground and 1000's of Americans were already losing there jobs?  Oh, thats right.  You were the one's profiting from the near-fatal American collaspe. My Bad.  USA! USA!
I find it concerning that so many people have felt the need to create a condescending nickname for our President. For those of you out there, I suggest you call him something like, "Harvard," or maybe, "Columbia," instead. Now, it might seem kinda silly at first, and you probably don't understand it, but just go with it (you know, like voting for Sarah Palin).
Stupid, frightened, angry.  That's okay, but they're armed.  Did I mention racist, too?  Dayum.
these tea baggers, er uh tea party people are some of the most laughable people...
teabagger convention? you mean a kook convention.  not a single one of them knows anymore than what rush limpballs and fox news wants them to know.  i have spoken to many and its unbelievable how their hatred has completely blinded them to all rational thought or curiosity for the roots of opposing viewpoints.
a very, very very extreme right wing group indeed.  they should nominate rush.


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