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The April 15, 2009 rallies were organized by FreedomWorks and Americans For Prosperity, both of whom formerly comprised Citizens for a Sound Economy...the group that started the Tea Party as early as 2002.


And?






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The April 15, 2009 rallies were organized by FreedomWorks and Americans For Prosperity, both of whom formerly comprised Citizens for a Sound Economy...the group that started the Tea Party as early as 2002.

These are facts.


So all these people donating money to freedom works is just going to the Koch Brothers. I didn't get any money when I attended a Tea party rally and I love tobacco. So who are all of these millions of people who have attended these rallies?






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HempHead
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The April 15, 2009 rallies were organized by FreedomWorks and Americans For Prosperity, both of whom formerly comprised Citizens for a Sound Economy...the group that started the Tea Party as early as 2002.

These are facts.


Do you assert that those who attended these rallies did so as a result of the support they had for these organizations, or for the stated purposes of the rally? Are these important distinctions?






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Decatur
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Do you assert that those who attended these rallies did so as a result of the support they had for these organizations, or for the stated purposes of the rally?


I don't make any assertions here about the people who attended the rallies. I'll bet most of them had no idea who was organizing the rallies.






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HempHead
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I'll bet most of them had no idea who was organizing the rallies.


Does this invalidate their concerns?






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Decatur
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Does this invalidate their concerns?


I won't even try to guess at what the people's concerns were. They could have attended for a number of reasons.






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HempHead
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I won't even try to guess at what the people's concerns were. They could have attended for a number of reasons.



Do you think any of these reasons are related to the primary organizers of the events?






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Patrick O Rly
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Nah, they're being manipulated by corporations and junk. Left alone, free from their money, they would have no problem with the government spending us into oblivion.





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Decatur
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Do you think any of these reasons are related to the primary organizers of the events?


Again, I'm not venturing to guess why some individuals wanted attend.






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HailHailtoMichigan!
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Again, I'm not venturing to guess why some individuals wanted attend.
Then what is the point of this thread?






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HempHead
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Again, I'm not venturing to guess why some individuals wanted attend.


If one is talking about the Tea Party, is it not prudent to discuss the factors that cause people to identify with the movement, regardless of the initial organization?






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Decatur
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Read the OP again

I'm not trying to indict people for attending these rallies






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BBONDS25
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Read the OP again


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The Tea Party was created by Big Tobacco over a decade ago

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I'm not trying to indict people for attending these rallies


Just those organizing them? Why does it matter?



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Decatur
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If one is talking about the Tea Party, is it not prudent to discuss the factors that cause people to identify with the movement, regardless of the initial organization?


Now you are going beyond the scope of the thread which is about the money groups that started it.

Start a new thread if you want to discuss all the reasons why someone might attend a tea party event. Or ask someone else, I don't care.






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BBONDS25
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Now you are going beyond the scope of the thread which is about the money groups that started it


Started what? The entire tea party movement? No other groups were left out of the study? What is your point in this weakly argued thread?

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Start a new thread if you want to discuss all the reasons why someone might attend a tea party event. Or ask someone else, I don't care





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HempHead
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Now you are going beyond the scope of the thread which is about the money groups that started it.



Oh shit, Lord knows one can't go beyond the scope of a thread.

Beyond the assertion that certain political groups initially began the Tea Party, do you have any discernible point to make?






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HailHailtoMichigan!
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Beyond the assertion that certain political groups initially began the Tea Party, do you have any discernible point to make?
He is trying to claim that tea partiers are tools of big business.






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Wolfhound45
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Beyond the assertion that certain political groups initially began the Tea Party, do you have any discernible point to make?


I would say at this point she has conceded she has no point to make.

Troll gonna troll.






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Decatur
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I would say at this point she has conceded she has no point to make.


I'd say they've started to concede MY point

and btw, I'm a man...make a note of it






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HempHead
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I'd say they've started to concede MY point


I have no problem conceding that particular point, mostly because I do not identify as a Tea Partier and have no relations with the movement, other than the Ron Paul rally I attended in '09.

Since your point has been conceded, would you care to expand the scope of the topic? Or is another thread in order?






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