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The Co-Opting of the Tea Party into the GOP

 
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PostPosted: Sun Oct 24, 2010 9:12 pm    Post subject: The Co-Opting of the Tea Party into the GOP Reply with quote

Good article, about how the GOP is taking the Ron Paul movement into the GOP.

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Paul had a surprisingly good showing as a fringe candidate in 2008, and he may run again, but he'll never get any further than the million primary votes he got last time for one simple reason, which happens to be the same reason many campaign-trail reporters like me liked him: He's honest. An anti- war, pro-legalization Republican won't ever play in Peoria, which is why in 2008 Paul's supporters were literally outside the tent at most GOP events, their candidate pissed on by a party hierarchy that preferred Wall Street-friendly phonies like Mitt Romney and John McCain. Paul returned the favor, blasting both parties as indistinguishable "Republicrats" in his presciently titled book, The Revolution. The pre-Obama "Tea Parties" were therefore peopled by young anti-war types and libertarian intellectuals who were as turned off by George W. Bush and Karl Rove as they were by liberals and Democrats.


http://www.rollingstone.com/politics/news/17390/210904
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PostPosted: Thu Oct 28, 2010 8:19 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Ron Paul is a hack, and the tea party is nothing more than a re-branding of the Republican party to gain more enthusiasm from white trash & racists.
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PostPosted: Fri Oct 29, 2010 11:51 am    Post subject: Reply with quote


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PostPosted: Fri Oct 29, 2010 2:52 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

They musta thunk there was a Nascar race there or sumptin.
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