Statist tax and spenders slander tea party
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DEAR EDITOR:

The Tea Party movement has been called many things by left wingers: anarchists by Senator Harry Reid, and “a threat to the Republic” by President Obama. Let’s see if these are true. Tea Partiers are in favor of more liberty rather than less — does that sound like anarchy to you? The Tea Party movement wants a smaller government that taxes and regulates less, and that does not rack up trillions of dollars in annual deficits and cumulative debt that threaten our very existence. Do those views sound dangerous to you? I didn’t think so. The real dangers to our way of life are the Statist tax and spenders of both parties, who want to involve government in every aspect of our lives and businesses.

Jerry Kotyuk

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Papermill gal
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October 20, 2013
My guess is that three, if not four, of these posted comments belong to Kevin Foley himself.

What, no one to come to your aid?
Kevin Foley
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October 21, 2013
Papermill gal (whoever he/she is) exposed himself/herself as a racist, referring to Obama below as "boy." I'm sure he/she throws around the N bomb when in the company of other racists.

With racists like you around, PG, I don't need any help.
A Tea Partier
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October 19, 2013
TEA: Taxed Enough Already

I've got news for the many liberals who used this recent ridiculousness of our government to resume their attacks on the Tea Party: we are still out here, we are still angry and we are still not racist, stupid, anarchists, moochers, leeches and/or giving up. Just because we don't answer all the criticism doesn't mean you've won. It just means that we have real jobs, real lives and the confidence to wait for the next election. We aren't going away and we are not just right but righteous in our argument. Obama still there, but with a measly 36% approval rating. History will be on our side.
maylib
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October 21, 2013
We can only hope you make good on this promise over and over until Nov 2014. As a liberal, I am begging you, please keep doing what you're doing.
anonymous
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October 18, 2013
As Obama said yesterday - make your argument. Win an election.
anonymous
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October 19, 2013
He also said, "Make it hurt" about the shutdown. And "they bring a knife, we bring a gun." He also said Americans "cling to our guns and our religion" and the Muslim call to prayer is the "most beautiful sound in the world."

Lib in Cobb
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October 18, 2013
@anonymous: Was the will of the people to shut the government down? The shutdown did not work, it cost us $24 billion. The shut down put tens of thousands of our people out of work, the GOP House disrespected every single person in the US. In the end the GOP gained nothing other than an increased level of contempt.

The election of 2012 won by President Obama was far from a fluke or perhaps a fluke only in your mind and Fox and Rove's. You don't handle loss very well. President Obama won by more than 5 million popular votes and 126 Electoral College votes. Just how is that a fluke? You need help in understanding how elections work. Real simple, the person with the most votes wins. Duhhhhhhh! Don't ever make any wild claims again about your intelligence.

Kevin Foley
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October 18, 2013
Lib - The tea party thought they would get Obama to blink. He did last time, but this time he let them hoist themselves on their own petards (Google it Mr. Kotyuk).

Not to mix metaphors, but it reminded me of the scene in "Rebel Without a Cause" when James Dean's opponent in the chicken race gets his sleeve caught on the door handle and goes over the edge with the car.

Maybe that's what we should call tea partiers: Rebels Without a Clue. ;-)
Papermill gal
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October 19, 2013
I for one, and millions of others, didn't mind the government being shut down. It made a point. It showed Obama that he is just ONE of three branches of the government, and not a dicatator.

The myth is that people hated the shutdown. I was happy about it. Finally, someone stood up to the boy president.
anonymous
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October 17, 2013
In the flurry to blame the Tea Party and anyone else for the recent government fiasco, media and big libs forget that the Congress is the body of our government, a body designed to be equal to that of the executive branch and the judicial branch, who is closest to the people. There are more Representatives representing fewer constituents than senators, for example, meaning CONGRESS most resembles America as a whole. NOT the haughty senate, occupied by elitists who get elected but, due to the ignorance of the electorate, never seem to get thrown out. The design of our govenment makes our Congressional reps EVERY BIT AS LEGITIMATE as the other branches. Congress took the lead here for once to do the will of the people. It wasn't ONE OR TWO congressmen or Tea Partiers who shut down the government, so let's get this right. It actually worked the way it was supposed to work.

Obama's election was a fluke this time. The pendulum will swing back, but the damage will be ongoing.
why not
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October 16, 2013
There is a model for the type of country you describe, it's called Somalia! I suggest you go there. No taxes, no regulations, no Social Security, Medicare, police protection, airports, laws, courts, highways. It' dog eat dog survival of the fittest, every man for himself Ian Rand, Tea Party dream land. Enjoy!
Thomas Palmer
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October 16, 2013
@ Why Not

You are displaying such complete and total ignorance about the actual mission of the Tea Party. I challenge you to attend a local tea party meeting and gain some understanding of what this organization advocates. Two simple points: Follow the U.S. Constitution and smaller government.

The representatives in Washington are consumed with power, power to follow their own chosen agenda and not necessarily to acknowledge the persons they were elected to represent. These people are sometimes referred to as servants of the people, however, their focus is mostly on how can I serve myself. Ever see a congressman leave Washington poor? More dollars line their pockets from lobbyist who can buy their votes...joe citizen is totally ignored...it's the lobbyist who calls the shots. So, continue to be ignorant about the Tea Party efforts....you owe it to yourself to know nothing.
why not
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October 20, 2013
@ Thomas Palmer



The Tea Party created and promoted by FOX, financed by the Koch brothers with a single minded pathological hatred of one man, President Obama. More than willing to destroy the entire government in a fit of spite.
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