Comments on: Tea Party flavors Republican debate in Tampa http://blogs.reuters.com/talesfromthetrail/2011/09/13/tea-party-flavors-republican-debate-in-tampa/ Tracking U.S. politics Wed, 16 Nov 2016 03:39:51 +0000 hourly 1 http://wordpress.org/?v=4.2.5 By: fromthecenter http://blogs.reuters.com/talesfromthetrail/2011/09/13/tea-party-flavors-republican-debate-in-tampa/comment-page-1/#comment-418873 Wed, 14 Sep 2011 04:57:05 +0000 http://blogs.reuters.com/frontrow/?p=36068#comment-418873 I’m not sure which depresses me more. Is it the fact that this group is representing the republican party or the people who are hooting and hollering in the audience. Ron Paul was trying to make an argument that our past in the middle east contributed to the raise of terrorism terrorism. To anyone that knows our history there, it is a true statement. It was met with boos. Of course none of the folks that the right courts now would know anything about history. These gatherings remind me of a audience at a rock concert where the lead singer shouts ‘Glad to be in my Favorite town of TEABAG’ and the crowd roars.

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By: SilentBoy741 http://blogs.reuters.com/talesfromthetrail/2011/09/13/tea-party-flavors-republican-debate-in-tampa/comment-page-1/#comment-418872 Tue, 13 Sep 2011 21:34:01 +0000 http://blogs.reuters.com/frontrow/?p=36068#comment-418872 I don’t know if you’d call it a “flavor” as much as an “aftertaste”.

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By: dxlh http://blogs.reuters.com/talesfromthetrail/2011/09/13/tea-party-flavors-republican-debate-in-tampa/comment-page-1/#comment-418868 Tue, 13 Sep 2011 15:40:34 +0000 http://blogs.reuters.com/frontrow/?p=36068#comment-418868 I wished they would have just started right off with the debate. Why not do the pre-game show pre-game? Even the national anthem, which I normally love to hear, should have been done before the debate officially started. And that was the worst rendition I believe I’ve ever heard on television. Who is Diana Nagy? Does she actually make money singing?

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By: seattlesh http://blogs.reuters.com/talesfromthetrail/2011/09/13/tea-party-flavors-republican-debate-in-tampa/comment-page-1/#comment-418867 Tue, 13 Sep 2011 15:18:15 +0000 http://blogs.reuters.com/frontrow/?p=36068#comment-418867 This was like watching a hybrid of the “Gong Show” and “Jerry Springer”. Leaders are expected to bring out the best in the rest of us, to ask us to make necessary sacrifices for the betterment of our country and society. Instead we have witnessed the audiences cheering at executions in Texas and saying “yes” and applauding that a 30 year old man without health insurance should be allowed to die. I have little confidence in the intelligence and judgement of the average American voter but this is like watching borderline insanity. May the gods save us from ourselves.

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By: Anonymous http://blogs.reuters.com/talesfromthetrail/2011/09/13/tea-party-flavors-republican-debate-in-tampa/comment-page-1/#comment-418864 Tue, 13 Sep 2011 06:06:17 +0000 http://blogs.reuters.com/frontrow/?p=36068#comment-418864 For one moment, lets try to remember the *real* history of the tea party. They prefer to pretend that they have no record or voting history. That everything is someone else’s fault and they appeared out of nowhere to save America. But that’s a lie. They blame our government (arguably one of the greatest governments in the world) Obama, libs, Dems, moderate Republicans, etc., but the tea party is comprised of the exact same people who doggedly promoted starting two wars, who doggedly promoted the deregulation of the financial institutions, who doggedly promoted unquestioned and unrestrained military spending and who doggedly promoted the greatest redistributing of wealth (from the middle class to the rich) in US history. They also doggedly promoted the policy of allowing our financial institutions and auto industries to fail (thank God they were not in political power). Without these tea party Republican policies our country would be in great shape financially. There is no country that works harder and smarter. But the tea party/Republicans refuse to take responsibility for their actions.  Instead of admitting they were/are wrong and adjusting their beliefs, they’d rather burn our government down. They’d rather self righteously blame others and watch our country fail rather than admit their own personal culpability. That is the *real* history of the tea party.

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