Crashing the Tea Party

Discussion in 'Politics, Religion, Social Issues' started by rdowns, Aug 17, 2011.

  1. rdowns macrumors Penryn

    rdowns

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    Interesting op-ed from the Times. Did anyone really believe it was a "grass-roots" movement?



     
  2. Ugg macrumors 68000

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    That's why BPP (Bachmann/Perry/Palin) are doomed to fail. They're gearing themselves towards a demographic that while it votes at a high rate, increasingly makes up a minority of the US in almost every regard. We have darker skins, are more multi-ethnic and have a much more recent immigrant background and are much less likely to support hyper-religious causes.

    The key to 2012 is whether Obama can somehow capture that demographic. Whether he does or not, I think it's fair to say that 2012 will be the angry white tea partiers last stand. BPP's extremism simply isn't going to play amongst a younger, more tolerant generation.
     
  3. mcrain macrumors 68000

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    If you want more on the Tea Party, watch/rent the movie JesusCamp and pay attention to the comments about government involvement by the church and its leaders.

    You will not be at all surprised.

    http://www.jesuscampthemovie.com/
     

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