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Teabagging 2.0 April 15, 2010 --" Lying, Ignorant Puppets who are STILL a Sham and a Fraud

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A year ago, the same group of people that had cheered on George W. Bush's massive government spending and soaring deficits for eight years changed their mind overnight and decided that government spending and deficits were bad, at least they were bad now that they were being done by a black Democrat.

To date, this group has given no reason for their sudden change of heart. What we do know is that the group was organized and funded by the 10 largest Republican think tanks, groups like FreedomWorks. We know that so far in elections, the Tea Partiers have thrown their support behind some of the staunchest Republicans around, all the while claiming that they are "not necessarily Republicans."

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The two biggest policy complaints voiced by the Tea Partiers, also known as Tea Baggers, Al-Tea'da and the Tea-liban, were also very odd choices. The stimulus was almost right out of the book of what was called for by Mitt Romney at the end of 2008. Romney called for a stimulus package that would contain spending on infrastructure and tax cuts. That is exactly how one would describe the Stimulus signed into law by President Obama a few months later. The Health Care Reform bill has been described as a combination of what Mitt Romney passed into law in Massachusetts and the Republican compromise offered in the early 1990's as a response to Hillary-care.

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Maybe Republicans in congress and Mitt Romney are Socialists? If so, why aren't the Tea-Baggers going after THEM?

Speaking of Socialism, what does the government own now that they did not own when President Obama took office? Nothing. The government does not own healthcare or any part of that industry that they didn't already own when Obama took office. The government does not own the banks or any part of the financial industry.

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It doesn't help the Teabaggers cause that the issues they raise are full of lies and red-herrings, "Socialism" being a prime example.

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