In response to DeadAhead's comment:
In response to seawolfxs' comment:
You may know football, but you don't understand politics and history.
When a new party is created and kicks to the right of the religious right/extremist and cuckoo modern day Republican Party, that's pretty scary stuff. That's into Nazi Land.
If Hitler had succeeded and had a son or sons, the Tea Party would be in line with the Hitlers and Germany/Europe and Europe would be miserable.
I don't want exclusionists and bible thumpers determining policy in a free country. It's that simple.
I also don't want people who lack education and common sense dictating policy. You can always tell who is full of crap when they repeat rhetoric over and over because they want to sound intelligent.
That's the redneck at Walmart. That's the bible thumper. That's the angry old white man. These people are easily manipulated, can't think for themselves and/or brainwashed. They all like the Tear Party and/or race out and vote for Michelle Bachmann or Sara Palin because they never read a book before.
Well if you believe all of that is true there is nothing to be said.
But Please on the Hitler associations, you are way out of bounds? You just are. Hitler was a Totalitarian /Socialist who told everyone what they could do, or die. Tea Party isnt that ,no matter what John Stewart or Racheal Madow or even the NYTs says.
And the tea party isnt really a party - the candidates who run on being a tea party member as social conservatives do not speak for anyone I know. Its easy to demonize a group with no leaders. And to sexually demonize people by those calling them names and not debating the issue of fiscal sanity is elitist and narcisstic
I went to 2010 tea party events, and many of my friends and family did too. If you saw my family and my siblings families it would look like the United Nations. We are all college educated from well known and some of the elite univerisites. We all believe in God but believe it is a personal choice and others can believe what they wish
What you should really worry about is that the current Dems in power and in the press have severely damaged the "liberal" brand. Commuinsts, Socialists, Progressives or what ever they want to call themselves are delusional. (listen to Pelosi for one). they have used Alynski tactics to demonize honest people.
If I only go back as far as JFK. He was conservative on fiscal policy, anti communisit policy, abortion, but liberal on race and in the bag for unions. To the point, he was liberal in some of the best ways. It is sadly not what we have today in the Democrat Party.
I loved WFB but have grown even more in tune with Richard A Epstein. He is easily found on the net and you can see him debate. If you believe some ohole in the governmet knows what they are doing and how to do anything- I couldnt disagree more.
I think both parties have serious issues, but we disagree on what a political spectrum looks like. For every Pelosi, there is a Rick Santorum, Bachmann, etc.
Nazism was a right wing movement. The Tea Party is on the lunatic fringe and certainly on the right.
As if the bible thumping right wing of the Republican Party didn't move to the right enough the last 10 years? Jesus. Scary stuff.
John McCain is moritified. I would be too, if I was a Republican. It's why I registered as an Independent. It's so I can avoid looking like buffoon defending a party that goes off the rails. It happens. Then the spectrum adjusts and shifts, sometimes a lot.
Teddy Roosevelt's Republican Party is long gone.
Sorry, No, you are wrong Hilter was a "right wing" movement from Soviet communism
Stalin invented the word "Facism" to describe Hitler's and Mussolini's version of socialism -
All were "Socialists"
Hitler had his own version. Hitler was to the right of Stalin Hitler wasn't to the right of the US Constitution - the Tea Party are Constitutionalsits - and btw Ohole really isnt -and Oholes scares left wing lawyers like Jonathan Turley
TR has some good points and did some good things - but he, Wilson, Hoover, Roosevelt were all progressives - but you cannot draw a straight line to today's progressives. Wilson was the worst president before Carter - he was anti black , anti women and was an elite sc****ck of the first order
To some degree we all own the old Presidents, however I absolve myself from Wilson, because over the years contexts change.
A govenment that tells people what to do and what to buy cannot be for freedom and the elites will live in their dashas and the rest in ruin
They are all hypocrites - "do as i tell you, not as I do" - Clintons,Gore,Kerry,Obama -
Our financial crisis of 5 plus years had its seeds in Carter then Clinton - with Barny Frank's help. Ohole was with the Proetzer (spelling) family out of Chicago who owned Hyatt who came to Washington to lobby for this crapsandwich. He was blaiming W but they were his policies
Bush originally went along saying how great the ownership policy was . But beginning in and around 2002 he wised up went to Congress - Barney Frank - and told them that the polcicy had to change. - this was all on youtube. The political hacks of mostly dems but some repubs wouldn't stop it
Where W failed was not saying it in a State of the Union. This financial crisis is a result of pure democrat socialists - and Ohole was a big lobbyist for it.