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Question About the Tea Party

If the Tea Party was a response to the huge bailout of the banks and financial industry, why is it they have spent all of their time defending them and instead attacking poor people, minorities, poor public employees and union people as well as immigrants? Does not seem to make sense to me.

created by ilovetoledo on Jun 25, 2014 at 10:34:27 am     Politics     Comments: 10

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posted by dell_diva on Jun 25, 2014 at 10:41:31 am     #  

Maybe your definition of the Tea Party is wrong?

posted by Molsonator on Jun 25, 2014 at 10:42:31 am     #   4 people liked this

"The Tea Party protests were a series of protests across the United States that began in early 2009. The protests were part of the larger political Tea Party movement.

Among other events, protests were held on:

February 27, 2009, to protest the Troubled Assets Relief Program (TARP) U.S. financial system bailouts signed by President George W. Bush in October, 2008, and the American Recovery and Reinvestment Act of 2009 stimulus legislation signed by President Barack Obama;1"

That is what I hear and that is what I see them doing.....

posted by ilovetoledo on Jun 25, 2014 at 10:45:19 am     #  

"attacking poor people, minorities, poor public employees and union people as well as immigrants?"

funny how you saw the quote above as an absolute - and didn't think that was what i was talking about.

posted by Molsonator on Jun 25, 2014 at 10:51:01 am     #   2 people liked this

... and instead attacking poor people, minorities, poor public employees and union people as well as immigrants?

That is what I hear and that is what I see them doing.....

Guess I need to ask what do you see them doing that is attacking the poor, minorities, etc.

posted by MrsArcher on Jun 25, 2014 at 11:02:35 am     #  

It is obvious.

posted by ilovetoledo on Jun 25, 2014 at 02:31:48 pm     #  

But you missed the whole point of my question which was that they focus on relatively weak segments of the population focusing on what they might consider dependence on government, while completely ignoring the large corporations and banks that use the government and the institutions of government for their own ends and even thwart the people's will. A case in point would be the Koch brothers who pour money into the elections in Ohio and other states and cities to further their programs and wishes. That is just not right. In fact in the name of the Tea Party they actually thwart the will of the local people to impose their own agenda. For example the recent gutting of the energy programs in Ohio. Tell me that is not because of them and their support for Ohio candidates.

posted by ilovetoledo on Jun 25, 2014 at 02:39:27 pm     #  

"It's obvious" isn't an answer. HOW does the Tea Party attack poor people and minorities?

posted by Wulf on Jul 07, 2014 at 01:47:09 pm     #  

Wulf posted at 01:47:09 PM on Jul 07, 2014:

"It's obvious" isn't an answer. HOW does the Tea Party attack poor people and minorities?

They are just regurgitating what is widely circulated on MSNBC and other liberal mouthpieces.

posted by MIJeff on Jul 20, 2014 at 01:21:22 pm     #  

AMEN

posted by Wulf on Jul 21, 2014 at 01:18:43 pm     #