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How to Take Our Country Back from the Money Men Who Fund the Tea Party

If there is a silver lining to the debt limit crisis — and it’s a big if — it would be that the extremism of Republican agenda has finely become visible to a larger number of Americans. It is time to recognize what it means to face a determined ideological bloc. And what it means to fight back.

While New York Times columnist Thomas Friedman recently described the Tea Party as an American Hezbollah, Islamic terrorists would not have much clout without their funders in Saudi Arabia and Iran. So, too, the Republican right would be impotent without its behind-the-scenes creators. A small number of incredibly wealthy businessmen — the principle beneficiaries of the Bush tax cuts — have created an ideological machine determined to destroy government. Taking our country back, restoring p


Added: Aug-4-2011 Occurred On: Aug-2-2011
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  • I just love how members of the house, who are standing on principles (for which they were elected), are labeled as "extremists". What should they have done, voted for more spending increases till we run out of money altogether. It's the liberals who need to be "watched".

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  • There are no big money men that fund the tea party....Who is writing your check, Mr. Conservowatch ?

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    • @quasimodo That's pretty accurate, Quasi!!

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    • @quasimodo You are a historical idiot. Please review the economy which Clinton left in place for Bush...a balanced budget and a predicted SURPLUS within 10 years. Since you are simple i will remind you he was a "liberal".

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  • Read the constitution. That is our founding document. It calls for limited government and preserves God given individual liberty. It defines who Americans are.
    If you are going to run around spouting vile anti-American gibberish and advocate for statist policies, then do that. However, don't malign the integrity of American patriots with your hateful screeds.
    And get a clue. The KKK was created as the terrorist wing of the democrat party. Designed to kill republicans and blacks. Geez.

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    • @trialdog I suggest YOU read it. The constitution says nothing about individual liberties being given by God. In fact, the constitution never once mentions the invisible man.

      As for the rest of your rant, some basic reading comprehension and critical independent thinking might open your eyes to the power behind your heroes......wealthy special interests who do not give a shit about you. Where is your anti-American claims when it comes to them?

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    • @gregsto

      God, how the left loves conspiracies.

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    • @gregsto "The constitution says nothing about individual liberties being given by God."

      Well, I guess you are technically right, the Constitution says, inalienable. I would suggest the gist of the statement, implies a higher power. Which makes sence, most of the Founders were deist.

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  • Tea Party isn't a "party" but a movement that has no clear permanent structure or leadership aside from local chapters. Saying that I always find it funny how the liberals and democrats treat and report the "Tea Party" as a giant evil organization receiving funding and direction by rich, powerful people because that very structure is the only one they know and therefor the only kind of information they can BS about the "Tea Party".

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    • @picklethepug

      It is called politics and the democrats/liberals do the EXACT same thing. How blind are you?

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    • @picklethepug

      Rich, powerful interests...like labor unions and George Soros?

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  • All this tax the rich is getting old. Tax them too much and they just leave the country. Everyone should pay some tax on earned income, even the 50% who don't pay any tax. Government spending is out of control and the debt is now 100% of GDP. The Fed just keeps on printing more and more money out of thin air and the dollar just keeps getting weaker and weaker. Buy Gold to protect yourself from this insanity.

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    • @Nagold

      You're comments are a prime example of the tea party mindset. It's about defending the ability of the wealthy to stay wealthy at the expense of their own well-being.

      Where are the rich going to go? They enjoy the lowest tax rate in the civilized world. Their income keeps going up and up and they have bozos lamenting their sad plight of taxation.

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    • @PH-DEE you make yourself out to be an idiot of epic proportions, you don't have a single clue who you are calling out or offending.

      I have family in the military, I own a business I built myself, my father built his own business, my mother adopted children and you want to call them out for being something other then respect, responsible decent citizens of America...?

      Your about to get you pathetic ass handed to you, you have no idea who you are throwing under the bus out of pure ignorance.

      W More..

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    • @PH-DEE People talk with their feet. Millions have left NY and CA in the last 10 years due to high taxes to points like Texas and Nevada. And, the USA isn't the only game in town. The USA corp tax rate is among the highest.

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    • @singlelife You can't argue with someone who uses nothing but talking points. Take ALL the money the "wealthy" have and it still would not solve the problems. Class warfare is something the libs and media dreamed up to score votes. Nothing more.

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    • @PH-DEE No, no, no...we half to keep the rich as rich as possible because then they will give us all jobs, redistributing their wealth..wait a minute...that is LIBERAL (so called socialist) AND TEA PARTY (fucking stupid).

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  • did not read it. but why don't you libs keep doing what youve been doing. calling these harmless people racists and extremists. seems to really be working LOL

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    • @myCondolences I stopped reading after your first sentence, but I will assume it didnt have a lot of thought behind it. See how stupid you sound for coming on just to troll?

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    • @stevecore i'm assuming the article blasts the tea party and discusses ways to dismantle it. the tea party is a group of americans who share a few common beliefs, but for some reason 'they need to be destroyed'. therefore, should all political groups be removed or just the ones that you disagree with?

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  • funded by the rich? I'm not seeing any money from it..and neither is anyone else. seems you are going out on a limb, just hope it breaks with you on the smallest end! by the way...how's that coffee party working out for ya??

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  • What you saw is just the beginning. You can NEVER stop the tea party,because it is a grass roots org.,not funded or started by anybody,so nobody can stop it.

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    • @555chevy Nobody wants to stop it, we just want to ignore you and your craziness. We get it, you like to act angry at everything. Saw a little child throwing a fit for not getting an ice cream the other day too. You cant have everything.

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    • @555chevy

      Exactly. It's regular people who are fed up with a government run amok. It took a lot to shake people out of their ball games and TV shows, but now that they're roused, they mean business.

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    • @stevecore The little child in the room is obama and the dumb-o-crats. The tea party people must REALLY be getting to those idiots if they have to spend so much time attacking them.

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  • Uh huh and what about SOROS?

    You proggie trolls define HYPOCRITE

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  • The worst capitalist can still be a good capitalist.
    But even the greatest socialist can never be a good socialist.

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  • The looney liberals will never again have as much power as they did 2008-2010. It's going to be awfully hard to hide their agenda again. The white guilt and empty rhetoric isn't holding water anymore. It's time to find a new scam liberals.

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  • Interesting how liberals call Tea Party people, those who want to follow the US Constitution, terrorists, but won't call Islamists trying to kill anybody that won't follow Sharia law the same.

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    • @cat-scratch-fever I have yet to hear a single Tea Party member speak coherently and with understanding regarding the constitution.

      Your Islamic reference, while I am sure it makes for a popular accusation amongst the ladies at the church social, is bullshit, as you well know.

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    • @picklethepug You show your extreme ignorance to compare the two.

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    • @picklethepug You are the one that brought the religious argument into it. You know nothing about me and continue to show your ignorance by comparing me to the Taliban. No matter how you spin it, Islamists kill those who don't believe as they do. Nobody else does that.

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  • So first the Tea Party was "Astroturf" and of no consequence.

    Then they were "racist homophobe evangelicals".

    Now they are funded by shadowy money men bent on yada, yada, yada...

    All I can say is that if they weren't effectively challenging the welfare state and posing a serious threat to its survival, not a word would be mentioned about them.

    Go figure.

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    • @magna750
      if they were challenging the stronghold big business has on the government and collecting its share of welfare while making record profits or the federal reserve printing worthless money there would be no mention of the tea party and the money, coordination, press time and logistics provided would disappear….

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  • Keep dreamin'.......

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  • Arguing about the differences between republicans and democrats is like arguing about the differences between nazi's and communists. Both are nearly identical, yet are at each others throats for ownership of everyone else. At least the article was somewhat honest when describing democrats as uneducated, poor, imigrants, and/or the very young. In other words no one you want an opinion from let alone ideas on where to go. There must be a third party. A party for educated, non-religous, true red-bl More..

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  • round up all democrats and put them into forced labor camps until they repay the child kings debt.

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  • The insanity continues. The Tea Party is the only relevant political movement now in the US, the only hope for saving the country.

    How long do you lefty imbeciles need to see unemployment over 9% to get that? How much debt is it going to take for you people to pull your heads out of your collectivist asses and understand that we've been living way beyond our means for decades now?

    How many recessions and stock market crashes will it take for you ideologues to realize that we were right to day More..

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    • @vicsemprini
      "The Tea Party is the only relevant political movement now"

      Do you seriously believe that?…..the tea party was paid for by banking and insurance industries just as all the others. the tea party is the best thing to happen for fascism….

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  • Wow....do you plagiarize all the time? Can't you convey your own ideas in your own words?

    Hey folks.....google some of the key sentences this post has. Conservowatch likes to cut and paste.

    I started with the sentence, "What we failed to recognize is the engine of Republican extremism is not Reagan or the second Bush or Gingrich."

    oh and also....

    "Roosevelt Institute Senior Fellow and New Deal 2.0 pundit Thomas Ferguson, a political scientist at U Mass, Boston, documents t More..

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  • In the beginning of the article I was pissed that he didn't include all politicians. Then it went on to include them all one way or another. Reps. Dems. tea party etc are all about themselves.
    It will eventually get bad enough that the disarmed public will be like all the other disarmed citizens around the world, throwing rocks while the military mows us down.
    That's the plan.

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  • The redistribution of wealth agenda of the socialist liberals has failed.

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  • cough BULlSHIT cough

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