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(American Thinker)   The Tea Party is not demanding purity; it is demanding sanity   (americanthinker.com) divider line 189
    More: Hero, tea party, humans, obama stimulus, Sermon on the Mount, campaign finance reform, U.S. Senate, Sharron Angle, Ann Coulter  
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2013-10-21 09:25:14 AM
Please, continue.
 
2013-10-21 09:26:34 AM
Without reading the article: it's willful ignorance claiming mental superiority isn't it?  Maybe even calling non-tea-persons "low-information voters".   Can anyone with more willingness to visit that site confirm?
 
2013-10-21 09:28:27 AM

ikanreed: Without reading the article: it's willful ignorance claiming mental superiority isn't it?  Maybe even calling non-tea-persons "low-information voters".   Can anyone with more willingness to visit that site confirm?


I only read the first sentence, which indicated that people who vote for democrats have a "virus" and are "mad."  So, draw your own conclusions from there.
 
2013-10-21 09:28:55 AM
I can click on like 1% of links greenlit on fark these days. It's slowly morphed to crackpot central.
 
2013-10-21 09:29:30 AM

ikanreed: Without reading the article: it's willful ignorance claiming mental superiority isn't it?  Maybe even calling non-tea-persons "low-information voters".   Can anyone with more willingness to visit that site confirm?


I can see you know the rule; never click on American Thinker
 
2013-10-21 09:30:40 AM
They simply need to be more conservative.
 
2013-10-21 09:30:54 AM
Take Ann Coulter, please.

Someone, please. Take her and get her out of here.
 
2013-10-21 09:31:00 AM
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2013-10-21 09:31:08 AM
Anne Coulter is now a RINO. Think about that.
 
2013-10-21 09:31:52 AM

ikanreed: Without reading the article: it's willful ignorance claiming mental superiority isn't it?  Maybe even calling non-tea-persons "low-information voters".   Can anyone with more willingness to visit that site confirm?


Nah, it's the same old purity test nonsense.  And they whine about lightbulbs too.
 
2013-10-21 09:32:01 AM
I find it ironic that the derpiest of conservative weblogs need to use their name to imply that they're somehow smarter than everyone else. "Thinker", "Reason", etc.

It's almost like they're compensating for something.
 
2013-10-21 09:32:15 AM

Phil Moskowitz: I can click on like 1% of links greenlit on fark these days. It's slowly morphed to crackpot central.


Republicans have finally figured out how to get the the "lie loud enough" principle to work on the internet.  It seems organized to me.
 
2013-10-21 09:32:42 AM

ikanreed: Without reading the article: it's willful ignorance claiming mental superiority isn't it?  Maybe even calling non-tea-persons "low-information voters".   Can anyone with more willingness to visit that site confirm?


There's certainly some derp, but he makes a few good points:

FTFA:   But what were our forward steps?  What did we "win"?  Republicans spent more.  They regulated more.  They expanded programs we Tea Partiers had hoped to eliminate.  And they invented a whole new $8-trillion entitlement that none of us asked for.  We weren't looking for purity at all, but simply one iota of a difference from Democrats.

Of course, the one iota of difference that he fails to point out is that Democrats actually have the temerity to try and pay for those things.
 
2013-10-21 09:32:49 AM
Isn't this exactly like a schizophrenic claiming that the rest of us are the crazy ones?
 
2013-10-21 09:32:57 AM
Short version: BSABSVTP
 
2013-10-21 09:34:01 AM
www.mindhuestudio.com
 
2013-10-21 09:34:48 AM

Great_Milenko: And they whine about lightbulbs too.


Wait, really?  They're still biatching about CFLs?

*checks*

Holy shiat.  And they're blaming Bush!
 
2013-10-21 09:35:00 AM
Sanity, huh.

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2013-10-21 09:35:39 AM
So apparently the article is bragging the Tea Party has resulted in big elections all around the board. That's charming, Sparky, but the key here is RE-elections. It's one thing putting them in. It's totally different to keep them there. When 2016 rolls around, most of that puscht will be gone and you'll be back at square one.

Bravo, American Thinker. You supported a fad.
 
2013-10-21 09:36:39 AM
So "No Child Left Behind" was a Democratic initiative?  Wow.  Just wow.
 
2013-10-21 09:37:18 AM
A Muslim Alley? Is that the new Teabagger name for Pennsylvania Avenue?
 
2013-10-21 09:37:48 AM
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2013-10-21 09:37:58 AM
They forced Medicare Part D on us using the same kind of parliamentary shenanigans that the Democrats used with ObamaCare.

Nope. They broke House rules twice and held the vote open into the middle of the night to pass Part D. This is not equivalent to passing Obamacare through reconciliation.
 
2013-10-21 09:38:26 AM
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2013-10-21 09:38:38 AM

rjakobi: So apparently the article is bragging the Tea Party has resulted in big elections all around the board. That's charming, Sparky, but the key here is RE-elections. It's one thing putting them in. It's totally different to keep them there. When 2016 rolls around, most of that puscht will be gone and you'll be back at square one.

Bravo, American Thinker. You supported a fad.


That's their friend Gerry.   Mr. Mander is quite skilled at winning congressional elections.
 
2013-10-21 09:38:46 AM
Was Ann Coulter already on the list of RINOs or is this new?  I can't keep track anymore.
 
2013-10-21 09:39:17 AM

scottydoesntknow: Take Ann Coulter, please.

Someone, please. Take her and get her out of here.


Approves:

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2013-10-21 09:39:28 AM
It's Aspberger's Syndrome. They're high functioning autists, unable to conceptualize much less sympathize with their fellow human beings. Once you've reached the "sorry but you should have worried about your children starving to death before you decided to have kids" stage, there's really nothing to be done except institutionalize. Really, Reagan was prescient when he closed the asylums and threw the crazies out on the street. He knew he would be ensuring the availability of the future repub base.
 
2013-10-21 09:39:35 AM

rjakobi: So apparently the article is bragging the Tea Party has resulted in big elections all around the board. That's charming, Sparky, but the key here is RE-elections. It's one thing putting them in. It's totally different to keep them there. When 2016 rolls around, most of that puscht will be gone and you'll be back at square one.

Bravo, American Thinker. You supported a fad.


Keep something in mind - their audience doesn't believe in fads. They still think Chuck Norris and Ted Nugent are pop culture icons.
 
2013-10-21 09:39:47 AM

eiger: Anne Coulter is now a RINO. Think about that.


As soon as the term "RINO" became commonplace, I predicted that the party was about to eat itself to death. I presumed it would happen sometime in 2009 or 2010, and it's been puzzling me why they managed to stick together for so much longer than that. I guess deep down they know that when the party collapses they'll be stuck with 10-20 years of Democratic rule and that's the only glue holding them together at this point, but at the rate they've jettisoned the moderates, and their recent turn on the formerly-nuttiest-in-the-party, it's got to happen before 2016, imo.
 
2013-10-21 09:40:06 AM

ikanreed: Without reading the article: it's willful ignorance claiming mental superiority isn't it?  Maybe even calling non-tea-persons "low-information voters".   Can anyone with more willingness to visit that site confirm?


Skimmed the article, they are claiming that without the Tea Party the Republicans wouldn't have such a large majority in the House and thus they (R) should be kissing their (TP) feet essentially.
 
2013-10-21 09:40:28 AM

eiger: Anne Coulter is now a RINO. Think about that.


So is Grover Norquist.
 
2013-10-21 09:40:30 AM

Mr. Titanium: So "No Child Left Behind" was a Democratic initiative?  Wow.  Just wow.


hey I am more impressed it acknowledged terrible legislation Bush passed or was a part of.  Before reading this article most conservatives and tea partiers just magically boiled down 2001-2009 as 9/11 and nothing else.
 
2013-10-21 09:41:07 AM

Phil Moskowitz: I can click on like 1% of links greenlit on fark these days. It's slowly morphed to crackpot central.


There's been nothing slow about it. 2006-2008 was rough, but 2009 on...
 
2013-10-21 09:41:38 AM

Great_Milenko: ... And they whine about lightbulbs too.



Jeez. Political philosophies start getting ridiculous when they have about a hundred "first principles", y'know?
 
2013-10-21 09:42:19 AM
I am still trying to work out how one is a oppressive bloodsucking arrogant muslim alley. In what way is Obama a road or street?
 
2013-10-21 09:42:44 AM
I saw "American Thinker" and knew right away that everything contained therein was utter and complete horseshiat.  They could publish an article saying the sky is blue and water is wet, and I'd have to do some independent tests just to verify their conclusions.  I don't know how anyone outside of the most potato-brained of all Americans reads that shiat.
 
2013-10-21 09:42:54 AM
FTFA: The virus that causes people to go mad and vote Democrat

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2013-10-21 09:42:59 AM
To subby:

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2013-10-21 09:43:06 AM
Just further evidence that, the crazier someone is, the more firmly convinced they are that they are perfectly sane.
 
2013-10-21 09:43:10 AM

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This is the opposition!?!?!


Maybe I will run just for the LULZ.

 
2013-10-21 09:43:15 AM
The insane demanding sanity has zero credibility.
 
2013-10-21 09:43:16 AM
Says "Use your memory," but cites $830B stimulus while appearing to forget market crash/recession.

Lulz.
 
2013-10-21 09:43:30 AM

theorellior: A Muslim Alley? Is that the new Teabagger name for Pennsylvania Avenue?


Not sure there is a face-palm that can covert this one.
 
2013-10-21 09:44:04 AM

Coco LaFemme: I saw "American Thinker" and knew right away that everything contained therein was utter and complete horseshiat.  They could publish an article saying the sky is blue and water is wet, and I'd have to do some independent tests just to verify their conclusions.  I don't know how anyone outside of the most potato-brained of all Americans reads that shiat.


Yet it gets green-lighted 20 times a day in Fark Politics. Why is that?
 
2013-10-21 09:44:14 AM
This, THIS is why those delusional farkwads think they lost in 2008:

They forced Medicare Part D on us using the same kind of parliamentary shenanigans that the Democrats used with ObamaCare. That was the largest expansion of entitlements since LBJ. It would add almost $8 trillion to our unfunded liabilities.
They teamed up with Democrats like Ted Kennedy to give us Campaign Finance Reform and No Child Left Behind.
They increased federal spending from 18.2% of GDP in 2000 (the lowest level of spending since 1966) to 20.8% in 2008. That cannot all be blamed on war spending, either.
They mandated more ethanol in gasoline.
They expanded Clinton's Americorps.
President Bush signed onto legislation outlawing light bulbs.
And President Bush gave us the TARP bailout, which most Republicans in Congress voted for.
And this might be news to some of you: President Bush didn't deregulate anything. He increased the number of regulations, the number of people regulating, and the dollars being spent on regulating
.

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2013-10-21 09:44:45 AM
List of People Conspiring Against the GOP, and therefore America
(LOPCATGOPATA for short):

Liberals
Democrats
Socialists
Community Organizers
Geologists
Biologists
Meteorologists
Climatologists
Atheists
Muslims
Jews
Satan
ABC
NBC
CNN
CBS
PBS
All of cable except FNC
The New York Times
The LA Times
The Washington Post
The Associated Press
Reuters
BBC
The Guardian
Black People
Mexicans
Human Rights Activists
SCOTUS
Europe
Movie Industry
Television Industry
Environmentalists
ACLU
The United Nations
Labor Unions
Colleges
Teachers
Professors
ACORN
National Endowment for the Arts
Gays
Judges
NPR
Paleontologists
Astrophysicists
Museums (*except Creationism Museum)
WHO
WTO
Inflated tires
The Honolulu Advertiser
The Star Bulletin
Teletubbies
Sponge Bob and Patrick
Nobel Prize Committee
US Census Bureau
NOAA
Sesame Street
Comic Books
Little Green Footballs
Video Games
The Bible
CBO
Bruce Springsteen
Pennies
The Theory of Relativity
Comedy Central
Young People
whatever the hell a Justin Beiber is
Small Business Owners
Math
CPAC
Navy SEALs
The Economist
Reality
Standard and Poor's
Warren Buffet
Lightbulbs
81 CEO's of Major US Corporations
Bob Dole
Competence
Ann Coulter
 
2013-10-21 09:44:48 AM
HAHAHA

Great stuff FTFA :

People whining about the Tea Party are the real "purists."

and

We Tea Party types kept our mouths shut for 20 years and voted Republican as the Party nominated George H.W. Bush, Bob Dole, George W. Bush, and John McCain.

WHAAAHAHAHAHA WHEW
 
2013-10-21 09:45:18 AM
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2013-10-21 09:45:29 AM
Ann's not the only one, of course. Plenty of people who I used to think were on our side are blaming the "Tea Party," whatever that is.

Yeah, this seems to be the new thing. I have a buddy that is really stron in the whole Tea Party thing. As soon as everyone started looking at the TP to see why everything went sideways, he suddenly insisted that the TP has no "leaders", isn't apparently associated with ANYONE, and is nothing more than a lot of small coalitions of like minded small government folks.

In other words, the Tes PArty isn't really the Tea Party, but 3 weeks ago, they embraced every national leader who took up their cause. To day, there are no politicians who "represent' the TP.

Curioser and curiouser...
 
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