[quote="Kuan_Yin, post:3, topic:204784"]
I don't think we really need to worry too much about the tea party, look at the primaries they are nominating candidates who are radical, extremists who are unlikely to get elected in the general. Case in point Rand Paul and Sharron Angle (who is turning out to be an early Christmas present to Harry Reid). Also look at the so called leader..Mrs Palin who is incapable of a coherent thought let alone give one specific policy point and she has a big problem with the truth, even the smallest things turn out to be lies like where she went for healthcare as a child.
They are just angry vocal group who is in reality are toothless (their promised second amendment remedies notwithstanding). They himmer and hollar about Socialization, Communism, Botchulism even and I kid you not on this one....they believe that Fluoride in our drinking water is a Communist mind control plot! That is on the platform of the John Birch Society who co-sponsored this year's C-Pac convention.
So while any extremist group, especially those who sometimes threaten violence, need to be watched closely. Ultimately I think this group is harmless, just entertainment for rest of us.
One thing liberals don't seem to be able to grasp is this: the Tea Party is not a political party; they aren't bound by the rules that the Republicans follow and the Democrats ignore as it suits them. Your personal venom towards Sarah Palin is actually amusing, considering the complete lack of fact or logic behind it. Speaking as a Canadian, I can tell you that when Sarah Palin's parents took her to Whitehorse for medical treatment, there was no universal health care at that time. I realize that history doesn't start until 2008 for many liberals, but really...get some facts, please.
Harry Reid is terrified that Sharron Angle is going to hand him his lungs in November. ANd he's right to be; the tea party is made up of people who are sick and tired of the constant tax-and-spend, eternally-higher deficits and debts, and complete lack of accountability in Washington. And the number of people who fit that description is growing every single time Barack Obama, Harry Reid, and Nancy Pelosi open their arrogant mouths and tell them what they are supposed to believe, do, think, or feel.
The 2010 mid-terms are going to make the Democrats wish they were back in 1994.