Re: Tea Party as 'Neo-Confederates'...?
posted at 8/5/2011 2:18 PM EDT
In Response to Re: Tea Party as 'Neo-Confederates'...?
[QUOTE]In Response to Re: Tea Party as 'Neo-Confederates'...? : 1) Unimportant, but OK. 2) They are predominantly conservative republicans. 3) Incidental, but OK. 4) They are predominantly white and predominantly southern, especially as represented in congress - an important distinction. 5) This just makes no sense - it's an absolutist view that's unrealistic to the extreme. 6) Kelly Ayotte, Scott Brown (too "squishy"?), Gregg, Rudman as well as ME Gov. LePage, Romney, Healey ... but why does this matter to the questions at hand??
Posted by MattyScornD[/QUOTE]
1. Unimportant to you but a factual error by the author so to my point.
2. No, they are predominantly INDEPENDENTS who have tired of BOTH parties.
3. Incidental? The authors whole article is based on his fact of the starting, like the Civil War, in the south!
4. The country is predominantly white so law of averages. They are NOT predominantly southern and the southern congressional tie is more with Republicans being seen as conservative. Many in the northern states ran and were defeated.
5. May make no sense to you but we are talking facts not emotion I thought? The FACT is most TP people hate both parties and believe we need to get rid of the whole lot and start over. Because you and the author don't LIKE that doesn't mean it isn't relevant.
6. Really? ROTFLMAO! Brown a conservative? HAHAHAHAHAHAHA! Do you know what a Conservative is? Brown and the rest are RINO's. Moderate Republicans who go along to get along and hopefully get re-elected. It is pertenant because the author threw out the fact there were zero TP reps from the NE. The fact they are about 5% of the NE population would explain the low number of reps here.