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The Tea Party as Shock Troops for Those in Power

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Look beneath the surface and you might be surprised. These people are impossible to talk and organize with. But, they would probably say the same about you. And, in the end, we all share this land; we all are fighting for a future that allows one to live with dignity.

As hard as it must be, we need to engage Tea Partiers. Or else, they will just be a media-supported special interest-manufactured free market grassroots force for the further erosion of democratic society.

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Pure gold.... by Adam Smith on Friday, Apr 16, 2010 at 11:28:03 AM
It has come to light that a memo from the Republic... by John Sanchez Jr. on Friday, Apr 16, 2010 at 11:55:51 AM
co-opted by a couple of Neo-con groups such as Fre... by Mark Adams on Friday, Apr 16, 2010 at 12:18:47 PM
I guess the best way for them to raise a "grass ro... by John Sanchez Jr. on Friday, Apr 16, 2010 at 12:52:07 PM
I was watching and reading the reports about the d... by Ishmael1 on Friday, Apr 16, 2010 at 1:36:57 PM
Interesting tag by the way, too. In any event, bo... by WML on Saturday, Apr 17, 2010 at 6:39:46 AM
WML -- YOURS is a Great Comment, particularly the ... by boomerang on Saturday, Apr 17, 2010 at 8:52:45 AM
WML, you are, of course, correct in your Marxist a... by Ishmael1 on Saturday, Apr 17, 2010 at 10:31:51 AM
Hi Kev! Good to see you're "On the Scene" making s... by boomerang on Friday, Apr 16, 2010 at 5:05:58 PM
The progress of civilization requires that more an... by Scott Baker on Friday, Apr 16, 2010 at 6:38:42 PM
Unfortunately,most people in this country don't th... by Marie on Saturday, Apr 17, 2010 at 2:55:51 AM
So as to provide more grist for the mill and a dee... by boomerang on Friday, Apr 16, 2010 at 10:08:33 PM
1) Notice how Tea Party demonstrations are routine... by John Jonik on Friday, Apr 16, 2010 at 10:52:50 PM
Does anyone know who the rich and powerful are tha... by John Lorenz on Saturday, Apr 17, 2010 at 2:27:34 AM
the astroturf organization "Americans for Prosperi... by John Sanchez Jr. on Saturday, Apr 17, 2010 at 8:31:39 AM
Does anyone know who the rich and powerful are tha... by John Lorenz on Saturday, Apr 17, 2010 at 2:27:39 AM
I have just posted what I think is the answer to t... by Michael David Morrissey on Saturday, Apr 17, 2010 at 2:32:54 AM
"As far as Social Security and Medicare go, a maj... by Darren Wolfe on Saturday, Apr 17, 2010 at 5:55:22 AM
Some great comments here. I especially like John J... by Perry Logan on Saturday, Apr 17, 2010 at 6:14:23 AM
Kevin, Your description of the Tea Party seems to ... by Recce1 on Saturday, Apr 17, 2010 at 7:39:02 PM
I agree with your sentiments that we can find comm... by E. Nelson on Saturday, Apr 17, 2010 at 11:05:43 PM