Palin, Republican or Tea Party?

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  1. freeny, Oct 17, 2010
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    So I've been noticing that Mrs. Palin has been stumping for both the GOP and the Tea Partiers... Which is she, or are they one in the same?
     
  2. bruinsrme, Oct 17, 2010
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    Why pay attention at all? Whether they appeal to the Tea Party or GOP both sides will need to work together to achieve the oval office
    2012 will still come down to red vs blue, not GOP vs Tea Party
     
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    At this point it is all indistinguishable. The Tea Party is the most active part of the Republican coalition and Palin is the de facto leader of the party.
     
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    Let's get real. She's a quitter who will whore herself out to whomever she thinks will advance her money grab.

    And the TP is the Republican Party.

    EDIT: Just read that she spoke at a Calif GOP event and Carly Fiorina and Meg Whitman were no shows. Even they don't want anything to do with her. LOLz.
     
  5. Dont Hurt Me, Oct 17, 2010
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    Tea Partiers are just right wing extremist of the republican party, nothing more but a new label to try to fool people. Its a shame we only have two choices in this country, both bought off by big business. Its doesnt matter how many times they come up with a new label both partys are crap.
     
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    I say she's an opportunistic bitch, who cares only for herself.
     
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    This is a good point though. The Tea Party apologists swear up and down that they aren't just Republicans, but then adopt Palin as their figurehead, invite her to speak, and if you pay attention she always speaks, even to Tea Party crowds, about "Republican" values, not "Tea Party" values (whatever either actually means).
     
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    It means money comes before everything else. Hasn't that been obvious for years?
     
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    Well, yes. Of both the woman and the party.
     
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    I would think so. I don't think that can be denied.
     
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    Bill Maher made a point on his show Friday that there are 100-something (the number was 130ish IIRC) tea party candidates running this year. Every single one of them is running as a Republican.

    Tea Party = Republican Party. They're one in the same, and anyone who says otherwise is full of crap.
     
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    Tea Party = Republican Party

    Republican Party ≠ Tea Party
     
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    Could you do us a Venn Diagram, please?
     
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    Thank you! If there was truly a separate party called the Tea Party, they would run against Republicans on their own ticket.
     
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    Because you asked nicely . . .

    Venn.gif
     
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    Are there really Tea Partyers who do not identify as Republicans?
     
  17. citizenzen, Oct 17, 2010
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    I don't know.

    I think the Tea Party capacity for self-denial might astound you.

    They like to call themselves "Independent" now... lol.
     
  18. skunk, Oct 17, 2010
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    I guess it makes them feel more Revolutionary.
     
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    Strange. I thought they liked to call themselves "generally representative of the public at large," but maybe I'm confusing them with a more open-minded political party.
     
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    I'm probably just mistaken.

    My bad. :rolleyes:
     
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    Rather than arguing semantics, can we just agree on "stupid, uninformed fool?" :D
     
  23. citizenzen macrumors 65816

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    That is a pretty accurate description for "generally representative of the public at large".
     
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    Strange, from the Gallup website:

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    Demographically speaking the Tea Party is similar to the US public at large—although according to Gallup's numbers the number of black (non-hispanic black) members is half what it would be in the US population. However, the group is decidedly 'conservative' politically.
     
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    It appears someone has compromised my regular Mac: all the alerts and dialogs now always display the two buttons "OK" and "Palin". Damn Яepublicans.
     

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