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Quiz: Reason for the Original Tea Party

Discussion in 'Too Hot for Swamp Gas' started by chompalot, Jul 1, 2013.

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The original “Boston Tea Party” was mainly about which of the following?

  1. A protest about British taxing authority over the colonies

    18 vote(s)
    85.7%
  2. Anger over a corporate bailout by parliament

    2 vote(s)
    9.5%
  3. Colonists protesting high tea prices

    1 vote(s)
    4.8%
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    Smelling TC...
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    chomp likes the violent Tea Party.
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    Ok so what the OP is saying is that the Boston Tea Protests were essentially a single issue interest group and since that single issue has nothing to do with the modern day "Tea Party" that the modern day group is a bunch of idiots.....


    well, the fact is that the original tea protests were not a single issue group


    so FAIL!
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    So Roly...

    Where's your righteous indignation, now that we're running 1.2 Trillion dollar annual deficits?

    ...and now that the debt is over 16 Trillion, and counting?

    Hmmmm?

    Seems your playbook is just a tad outdated. Sir. :geek:
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    All I know about the current Tea Party is they started name calling everyone a liberal, no matter if they were in the same party, if you didn't follow all of their tenets.

    Once they started name calling, they got it back from me and still getting it.

    The one TP guy who ran in my town came in third out of three, with opinions that we should hide under the bed and never spend another dime at our city level.

    We spent instead and got named the best city in the area due to our growth and quality of life. So much for doing it the TP way.
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    Yeah, that's exactly how it happened.....
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    Of course it (tax code) does. Where you fail is in your assumptions that this can all be attributed to the mean-ole' (R)s. When, in fact, these types play both sides to get what they want. Which is why the Goldman Sachs, Exxons, etc. ALWAYS get what they want. Oh, and (with ACA) go ahead and throw in the big Health Insurance and Pharma companies as well. Trust me, they didn't drop their opposition for nothing.
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    Yep. Nailed it.

    Whew. I feel so much better since you've cleared this up in such a rational and thought-provoking manor.
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    The real question here, IMO, is whether you are describing the real Tea Party (the one that formed organically) or the one that was co-opted by opportunistic wing of the (R)s?

    The former, from my experience, was a lot like OWS and almost exclusively tax/national debt focused. More Ron Paul than Marco Rubio/Michelle Bachman. Then, somehow, abortion became part of the platform, and gay marriage . . . . and so on and so on and so on.

    Isn't it cute how the political non-profits will glom onto anything that keeps their money trains on track.
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    There was never anything organic about the OWS movement.
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    No, the battle cry of the Left is the false claim that the battle cry of the Tea Party is, "No Taxation." This is a strawman argument intended to paint the Tea Partiers as absurd by portraying them as anarchists.

    Just to clarify, the battle cry of the Tea Party is NOT, "no taxation." It is more like, "less taxation, and put the money you take to better use."
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    Well said. Don't think I've seen any teapartiers asking for no taxes whatsoever, they seem to be just more critical of the amount of taxes we pay and what the tax money is being spent on.
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    It looks like all of the Tea Partiers on this forum have flunked the quiz.

    It seems like Tea Partiers don't mind being duped by people like the Koch brothers and other billionaires who fund almost all of their Super PACs and 401(c)(4)s.
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    yes, George Soros convinced a bunch of people to start camping out in Zucotti Park :roll:
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    Hi, chompalot! :wave:

    Hey chompalot, remember this post by you about George Zimmerman?

    Quick question regarding that comment in bold type -- does that apply to IRS officials, too?

    Bye, chompalot! :wave:
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    Chomp, we can't take you seriously. I do think you are really a conservative, just trying to illustrate the absurdity of the left.

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