Figuring out the Tea Party

Check out the latest Quick Hitts Podcast: Figuring Our The Tea Party. Are they a great thing that will save us from creeping socialism, or a mass of misfits and whack-a-loons?


6 Comment(s)

  1. why is this not here?

    johnny virgil | Feb 25, 2010 | Reply

  2. Because it’s there. I keep the podcasts on a different site. (Or sub site, if you want to be picky.)

    Hittman | Feb 26, 2010 | Reply

  3. Aha! You have me paranoid that I’m missing stuff now.

    Johnny V | Feb 26, 2010 | Reply

  4. I don’t know whether you’re hope is warranted Dave. Certainly I agree that many, perhaps even most tea party protesters are reasonable people.

    But it seems to me that the Republicans are trying to claim the tea party as their own, and the wingnuts on the Republican side are pretty much taking over the party.

    BTW – have you read Wingnuts by John Avlon?

    Parrot | Feb 27, 2010 | Reply

  5. Most of the Tea Party postesters, here in Arizona, seem to be reasonable people that are tired of big government running their lives. Most of the ones I have met are independents and don’t belong to the Republican or Democratic Party. Arizona is an open primary state so if you are an independent you can vote Republican or Democratic at the polling place.

    Joe Green | Feb 27, 2010 | Reply

  6. I can sympathize with your comments on third party candidates not being a viable solution, mostly due to laws to stop them. I do however disagree with some comments I have seen lately that supporting third party candidates would not help the Tea Party movement. Personally this is a turn of for me because I cannot see supporting the same people who are the problem to begin with.
    One way they could work around this issue is to do it the Ron Paul way and run third party candidates as a Republican or Democrat and then put the full support of the Tea Party behind these candidates.

    I guess my concern is that if the Tea Party movement supports the same old republicans/democrats we don’t want in there in the first place then it serves no purpose. The same goes for all the Wingnuts trying to take over the movement because they only turn people off.

    Tom | Feb 28, 2010 | Reply

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