Trump protesters plan to build 'tea party of the left'

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  1. shinji macrumors 65816

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    http://www.politico.com/story/2016/11/democrats-trump-protests-tea-party-231450

     
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    Gee, they finally figured out political change takes more than a 4 hour commitment to vocal outrage.

    And I don't know if the country is ready for the kind of change a ping pong table in the oval office would bring.
     
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    As much as the Republicans deserve the kind of obstructionism this will lead to if successful two wrongs don't make a right.
     
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    The tea party where a man can become Misses Nesbit.
     
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    Rather than tea I hope they use something Americans like, like scotch.
     
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  9. jerwin macrumors 65816

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    Nope. Not exactly.

    Most liberals view the Tea Party as a obstructionist organization dedicated to making the government less efficient and less useful, and ultimately less powerful. While libertarians may view this as a net good, the fear among liberals, and the desire among certain republicans, is other entities, less responsive to the democratic will, may occupy the power vacuum.

    Consider contracts. If you sign a contract, and the other party breaks that contract. you'd normally be able to sue them in some sort of court set up by the state for the purposes of resolving disputes fairly and expeditiously. But a great many of today's contracts include a arbitration clause mandating that some other party-- usually handsomely compensated for the privilege of smacking down peasants-- I mean consumers-- gets to decide your complaint.

    The coffee party, no doubt named with a nod to the coffeehouse culture of enlightenment London, argues against this sort of obstructionism, this "destroy the government at any cost" mentality, and instead for civility, for comity, for negotiation, and all of the optimism associated with republican government.

    What this article suggests is that Democrats are forming organizations which will seek to obstruct Trump's government at every turn, to form a hard line of resistance, who will not collaborate. They are a whole lot less interested in seeing the state as a functioning tool than they were in years past.

    It's not hypocrisy. It's disillusionment.
     
  10. FrankieTDouglas macrumors 65816

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    The tea party of the left already exists, and has been visibly present for the past 3-4 years. Their voice is what gave rise to a Trump election, which was in many ways a "f#ck you" to them. But thus far, they've been disorganized and only attacked people culturally. If they actually organized and worked politically, I applaud them. That's how stuff is done, and is exactly how the Tea Party functioned in 2009-10.
     
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    Personally I prefer plain ol' democratic socialism. No need to invent some new crazy fringe group to polarise things even further.
     
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    If it means, down with incumbents, I'm all for it.
     
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    I imagine they are going to be liberal as opposed to left wing.
     

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