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Decatur
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Why are liberals so unwilling to accept that the Tea Party was a genuine grassroots thing?


Because it's not


MFn GIMP
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Because it's not

I still want to know if Big Tobacco was behind the 1975 Tea Party stuff. And was it also behind Ron Paul's Tea Party stuff? What about every other instance of people protesting high taxes and out of control spending - all big tobacco?


Decatur
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I still want to know if Big Tobacco was behind the 1975 Tea Party stuff.


Nah but it looks like that was a one-time "event" not a political movement

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And was it also behind Ron Paul's Tea Party stuff?


The 2007 "moneybomb" fundraiser was a one-time "event" styled "TeaParty07"

Image: http://1.bp.blogspot.com/_O2pajSIi_Uw/RziULwOj0qI/AAAAAAAAFEU/YitW47PKsZ8/s400/teaparty07.jpg


It was not the same as the Tea Party political movement that began with CSE but did not really blow up until FreedomWorks and other Koch-affiliated groups starting pushing it hard in early 2009 after the inauguration of Obama.


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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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MFn GIMP
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Nah but it looks like that was a one-time thing not a political movement

Don't most political movements start as one time things that gain steam?

Just because FreedomWorks, an anti-tax, limited government group, globbed on to the Tea Party, an anti-tax, limited government, wagon doesn't mean that FW created the Tea Party.

I've said it numerous times but the use of the phrase "tea party" means absolutely nothing due to the significance that the Boston Tea Party has on the supporters of low taxation and limited government.


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BBONDS25
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re: The Tea Party was created by Big Tobacco over a decade ago
Uh oh. Looks like the admin provided taxpayer dollars to fund this "study". Hows that for some taxpayer funded propaganda?

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Revelator
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Grassroots my A$$



So it was fabricated just like Kwanza?!


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Decatur
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Uh oh. Looks like the admin provided taxpayer dollars to fund this "study". Hows that for some taxpayer funded propaganda?


What does funding have to do with the facts that have been presented?


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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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Uh oh. Looks like the admin provided taxpayer dollars to fund this "study". Hows that for some taxpayer funded propaganda?


What does funding have to do with the facts that have been presented?


BBONDS25
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What does funding have to do with the facts that have been presented?


Facts? Some would call it government funded propaganda. Nothing to see here, though. You're a useful idiot Decatur.
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Decatur
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re: The Tea Party was created by Big Tobacco over a decade ago
Come back when you'd like to address the facts presented


BBONDS25
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Come back when you'd like to address the facts presented


The fact you think you presented facts is telling. And sad.


Decatur
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If some non-facts have been presented then they should easily be debunked by someone as smart as you

So go ahead


Mo Jeaux
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re: The Tea Party was created by Big Tobacco over a decade ago
This thread has deflated me. I wish the Tea Party were a true grassroots organization like MoveOn.org.

This thread is disappointing, even for you.


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BBONDS25
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If some non-facts have been presented then they should easily be debunked by someone as smart as you

So go ahead


Members of the tea party opposse new taxes.

Members of the tobacco industry opposses new taxes on tobacco.

Therefore, all tea partiers are members of the tobacco industry.


That is your logic. And you ask me to disprove the "facts" in your logic. It is impossible as your facts are not facts at all, and your logic is flawed. If you don't get that, I can't help.


HempHead
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I guess the tax rally I attended in April '09 didn't really happen, and everyone there was being paid by the Koch brothers. I am disappointed by my lack of pay.


Decatur
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Members of the tea party opposse new taxes. Members of the tobacco industry opposses new taxes on tobacco. Therefore, all tea partiers are members of the tobacco industry. That is your logic.


I made no such claim nor does anything I've presented logically lead to that conclusion

Try again



BBONDS25
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I made no such claim nor does anything I've presented logically lead to that conclusion

Try again


ok. that is what the "facts" you presented culminate into. Read your "study" then read the tea party reaction. This is mych ado about nothing. A strawman paid for by Obama via taxpayer dollars to discredit a political adversary.....and you fell for it.


One would think you would be more offended that a sitting President used taxpayer dollars to fund a propaganda piece to discredit a political adversary, than whether or not that political adversary is "grass roots" or not....but you aren't.


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uway
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re: The Tea Party was created by Big Tobacco over a decade ago
I struggle to see the reason I'm supposed to think the Kochs are evil. What is it exactly?


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Decatur
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I guess the tax rally I attended in April '09 didn't really happen, and everyone there was being paid by the Koch brothers.


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.


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