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Forum Post: Tea Party vs Occupy

Posted 12 years ago on Oct. 6, 2011, 6:49 p.m. EST by fulltilt (2)
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Just out of curiosity:

The tea party marches on Washington et al with no arrests or instances of violence and a clear plan of what it is dissatisfied with, protesting its dissatisfaction with government and allies of this movement call them "terrorists, " "racists," and mock them as "teabaggers." This movement seems to have no agenda other than disliking...something. Are you hippies all seriously that high?



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[-] 2 points by alwaysazbull (26) 12 years ago

Judge not lest ye be judged. Everybody doesn't behave or think alike. The teapartiers and the occupy crowd all agree that we've been getting screwed by big business and big government for decades.

[-] 1 points by HMSinnott (123) 12 years ago

I've never called the Tea Party those names. They are angry at the same things we are. However they have been persuaded somehow to side with the very ones who they initially were angry with.

Obama created this mess of an economy? I didn't realize he was in office in September 2008 and the 2007 lead up, and the decline of the real estate market after 2005..

[-] 1 points by MyHeartSpits (448) 12 years ago

Just look at what the Tea Party was originally for. Smaller government and anti-Wall Street corruption. Sounds a lot like Occupy, actually.

[-] 1 points by MyHeartSpits (448) 12 years ago

The left-wing media supports the narrative of Tea Party racism, just as the conservative media supports the narrative of Occupy as a bunch of sky-high hippies. They always try to divide the people, since that is what sells. Stop being a tool of the media, since that is in essence what you're complaining about.

The Tea Party did end up becoming co-opted by corporate interests - that's my one and only problem with their movement.

[-] 1 points by MakeSomeSense (22) 12 years ago

Y'all need to be bitchin at the Whitehouse and Mr. Obama, not Wall St. They didn't create this mess of an economy, Obama's policies did.

[-] 1 points by pariscommune (205) 12 years ago

yeah obamas policies created a world wide debt crisis. ignorance..

[-] 1 points by MakeSomeSense (22) 12 years ago

OH, your right, his policies stopped it!

[-] 1 points by MakeSomeSense (22) 12 years ago


[-] 1 points by WhyIsTheCouchAlwaysWet (316) from Lexington, KY 12 years ago

FACT 1- I don't support Obama. Right now I support no one.

Show me how Obama's policies 'created this mess.' Specific policies and your perceived take on their effects on the economy.

[-] 1 points by anonymouse (154) 12 years ago

no, it was the ideal of trickle-down economics from a certain party.

[-] 1 points by bluefish (24) from Spokane, WA 12 years ago

I think that there are so many issues that OWS is angry about it is hard to pin point one clear objective. We are angry at the government too and all are not "hippies" who are "high". Just frustrated angry Americans.

[-] 1 points by MattLHolck (16833) from San Diego, CA 12 years ago

I still don't know the Tea Party agenda

[-] 1 points by bluefish (24) from Spokane, WA 12 years ago

I don't either. Maybe to roll back the country to the 1700's?

[-] 1 points by MattLHolck (16833) from San Diego, CA 12 years ago

right, "no taxation without representation"

sounds like a call for government transparency

[-] 1 points by Divinityfound (112) from Lincoln, NE 12 years ago

High? Not yet!!!!

Joking, straight edge here.

You forget that they are there because they feel wronged in some way. If you hang out at the protests or talk to some of them, you'll see what they are not happy with and will give you a large list.