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Decatur
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Guys, the Koch Brothers were pushing the Tea Party thing back in 1975 as well.


And it goes even deeper...


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MFn GIMP
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There is no "probably" about it

No on is denying that FreedomWorks and CSE are run by the same people.


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McLemore
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re: The Tea Party was created by Big Tobacco over a decade ago
td; dr


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McLemore
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td; dr


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NC_Tigah
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You know what they say....

...You can't have a Tea Party without a Dick Armey
Is that what they say?

I thought they said you can't have a Tea Party without an accelerating $16 Trillion Obamaphone Debt.



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AlaTiger
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re: The Tea Party was created by Big Tobacco over a decade ago
You can't be serious.

Can you?





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GumboPot
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A short coverletter was prepared, telling the addressees to staple a tea bag to the letter and mail it to their congressmen. All we had to do then was to send one copy to everyone on our mailing list, counting on them to copy and distribute as many as possible. And so they did.


I vaguely remember this story when it occurred.


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AlaTiger
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re: The Tea Party was created by Big Tobacco over a decade ago
Next, you will be writing that the Koch Brothers built a time machine and went back to Boston in 1770 and began to whisper into the ear of Sam Adams and the Sons of Liberty. They are clearly in charge of everything.

Look, I'm no Tea Party advocate because I found it to be a selfish and cynical vision for America. But, we are all Americans and A LOT of people have an ideological and historic loyalty to smaller government, lower taxes, and self-reliance. You don't have to have a conspiracy to get that movement started.

Think.


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SlowFlowPro
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re: The Tea Party was created by Big Tobacco over a decade ago
regardless, that movement was a good movement. it was a shot across the bow for the GOP for it to wake up


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Zed
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re: The Tea Party was created by Big Tobacco over a decade ago
I thought it was common knowledge Freedom Works was pushing the tea party shite from the beginning. Matt Kibbe and Dick Army were pimping the Tea Party hard, then Fox got on board. Is it that hard to believe influential conservatives were pushing it along behind the scenes?

The Tea Party was just pissed off conservatives and some libertarians. Freedom Works gave them a cool patriotic sounding name when the republican brand was in the shitter and the media played along. It was actually pretty brilliant.


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NC_Tigah
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then Fox got on board
CNBC and Rick Santelli would chuckle at that.


Zed
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CNBC and Rick Santelli would chuckle at that.
Conservative media started hyping the Tea Party immediately after Santelli's rant. Fox, bloggers, talk radio, it was media driven. It's not some great scandal to acknowledge that. Instead of being offended by the suggestion, you guys should be happy conservatives figured out how to play the media, even if just that once. It was brilliant. Conservatives got their movement and the media got the ratings, everybody won.


blowmeauburn
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re: The Tea Party was created by Big Tobacco over a decade ago
Where is my history of Occupy Wall Street academic study?

and the Anti-War/Patriot Act movement that has amazingly disappeared.

Tea Party is a segment of American society that only gives a shite about politics every 20 years or so. It's the same people that voted Ross Perot.
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Zed
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Where is my history of Occupy Wall Street academic study?
Occupy Wall Street was media driven too. The media will play along if you give them a compelling narrative.


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los angeles tiger
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re: The Tea Party was created by Big Tobacco over a decade ago
Decatur dates a French model he met on the internet.


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ItNeverRains
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re: The Tea Party was created by Big Tobacco over a decade ago
Arguably the dumbest thing you have ever posted. That's saying a lot. Are you joining the conspiracy theory ranks of the PB?


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Decatur
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re: The Tea Party was created by Big Tobacco over a decade ago
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CNBC and Rick Santelli would chuckle at that.


Santelli's rant was planted IMO

Tea party websites that had already been created went live within hours of his bloviation


CptBengal
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Santelli's rant was planted IMO

Tea party websites that had already been created went live within hours of his bloviation





it's all a conspiracy.....by racists, against Obama!


los angeles tiger
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it's all a conspiracy.....by racists, against Obama!



CptBengal, just a reminder, you are supposed to bring the punch for our Racists against Obama meeting this evening. See you at the meeting.


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