File: Tea Party

2010-11-09 :: madlibertarianguy // election + Government + Tea Party
No More Pork

Newly voted-in Tea Party congressmen are moving for a ban on all earmarks. This is good idea for two reasons: 1) It will not allow congressmen to be bribed in to voting for bills they are opposed to. Earmarks have long been used to sway a particular person’s vote when he/she would otherwise not support […]

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2010-11-05 :: madlibertarianguy // Dumbassery + Government + Journalism + Tea Party
Concerned Troll is Concerned

WaPo on the concern over whether anti-Washington politicians elect might be co-opted by politics in Washington, DC: But as the Republican revolutionaries of 1994 have demonstrated, there’s something about coming to Washington that alters even the purest of intentions. Many of the 73 GOP members of Congress who won office in that huge anti-Washington electoral […]

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2010-10-14 :: madlibertarianguy // Dumbassery + Journalism + Tea Party
Who Would Have Thunk It?

Color me shocked. Shocked, I say! WaPo: Ekins’s conclusion is not that the racially charged messages are unimportant but that media coverage of tea party rallies over the past year have focused so heavily on the more controversial signs that it has contributed to the perception that such content dominates the tea party movement more […]

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2010-09-29 :: madlibertarianguy // Dumbassery + Journalism + Tea Party
Thanks for the Afterthought, Stanley

Prominent academic and literary theorist Stanley Fish offers his insight on the “Tea Party Problem”, yet from a different angle than the rest of the national chatocracy: that the ways in which the terminally libertarded attack the Tea Party, that it’s little more than a movement of the stupid, is unproductive, making the Tea Party […]

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Delaware Online concerning the nomination of Christine O’Donnell over the Republican establishment favorite Mike Castle: Castle said parts of the health care law make strides in improving access to medical care in a more cost-efficient manner. He said he would support repeal, but only if the bill was replaced with a Republican version that cuts […]

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2010-09-13 :: madlibertarianguy // Dumbassery + election + Taxation + Tea Party
We Can Only Hope

We can only hope that the slight fracturing of Democrats will result in the same kind of party split that the Republican party is currently seeing with the emergence of the tea party and their aversion to big government (ostensibly even Republitardian big government). We can expect no relief from government presure if the current […]

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2010-07-03 :: madlibertarianguy // Journalism + Tea Party
The “White” Tea Party?

Despite media insistence that the tea party is almost completely white and that racism is central to it’s platform, new evidence suggests that the media, as per usual, is full of shit.

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2010-05-21 :: madlibertarianguy // Journalism + Kentucky + Rand Paul + Tea Party
Welcome to Politics Dr. Paul

David Swerdlick via The Root: He took a decidedly anti-choice position on abortion and fudged on the (after the fact) banking bailout by focusing on the (before the fact) housing bubble. He didn’t distinguish himself from the Congress from which he’s ”taking government back.” By contrast, it would’ve only taken the senior Paul two minutes […]

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2010-05-19 :: madlibertarianguy // Government + Tea Party
Apparently Neocons are Now “Centrists”

Gerald F. Seib via Captital Journal of The New York Times: Meanwhile, on the Republican side, the tea-party movement is pushing Republicans to the right en masse. Even in places where tea party-styled candidates don’t win, they are likely to force more-traditional Republican candidates off center ground to survive. In what fucking world can we […]

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Though Rand Paul can hardly be called a captivating speaker,1 it’s nice to see the underlying message and not the glossy rhetoric. httpv:// _______________ 1.  In fact, one would be more accurate in saying that his speaking is boring as fuck.

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