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Author Topic: Salon.com: The Tea Party, the Debt Ceiling & White Southern Extremism  (Read 746 times)

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The Tea Party movement takes its name from the Boston Tea Party of 1773, when American patriots dumped British tea into Boston Harbor to protest British imperial power. But while New England was the center of resistance to the British empire, there are few New Englanders to be found in today's Tea Party movement. It should be called the Fort Sumter movement, after the Southern attack on the federal garrison in Fort Sumter in South Carolina on April 12-13, 1861, that began the Civil War. Today's Tea Party movement is merely the latest of a series of attacks on American democracy by the white Southern minority, which for more than two centuries has not hesitated to paralyze, sabotage or, in the case of the Civil War, destroy American democracy in order to get their way.

The mainstream media have completely missed the story, by portraying the Tea Party movement in ideological rather than regional terms. Whether by accident or design, the public faces of the Tea Party in the House are Midwesterners -- Minnesota's Michele Bachmann and Joe Walsh of Illinois. But while there may be Tea Party sympathizers throughout the country, in the House of Representatives the Tea Party faction that has used the debt ceiling issue to plunge the nation into crisis is overwhelmingly Southern in its origins.



http://www.salon.com/news/politics/war_room/2011/08/02/lind_tea_party

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Re: Salon.com: The Tea Party, the Debt Ceiling & White Southern Extremism
« Reply #1 on: August 04, 2011, 08:00:27 PM »
True, there are Rand Paul in Kentucky, Allen West in Florida and Ron Paul in Texas.  However, as someone who lived in the Midwest/North (Minnesota to be exact), the Tea Party representation in Congress can spread if we are not careful.

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Re: Salon.com: The Tea Party, the Debt Ceiling & White Southern Extremism
« Reply #2 on: August 04, 2011, 08:31:23 PM »
When the Civil War references rise in discussions like these, let me say that I am glad that the south lost the war.  Some "liberals" in these discussions wish that Lincoln had let the south succeed and break away from the union.

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Re: Salon.com: The Tea Party, the Debt Ceiling & White Southern Extremism
« Reply #3 on: August 04, 2011, 10:38:36 PM »
Bison4Life,

GREAT POST!!

Thank you.
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Re: Salon.com: The Tea Party, the Debt Ceiling & White Southern Extremism
« Reply #4 on: August 04, 2011, 11:04:30 PM »
When the Civil War references rise in discussions like these, let me say that I am glad that the south lost the war.  Some "liberals" in these discussions wish that Lincoln had let the south succeed and break away from the union.

Thanks, EB.

One of Malcolm X's most incisive and astute observations was that it seemed to him that the South HAD won the war.  He offered as one piece of evidence the number of Congressional committees headed by southern bigots (all Democrats, and all Conservatives) who blocked civil rights legislation.

Since longevity (seniority) determined chairmanships AND Repubs were rare in the South AND Blacks were systematically prevented from voting, the Conservative bigots were usually re-elected.  They accumulated huge seniority and came to dominate the chairmanships, which under the rules of Congress were/are VERY powerful.
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Re: Salon.com: The Tea Party, the Debt Ceiling & White Southern Extremism
« Reply #5 on: August 04, 2011, 11:19:42 PM »
Dump the flipping TEA PARTY. Their holding the country hostage to ensure millionaires and billionaires, big oil to get richer and not pay taxes even if it means screwing everyone else Black and White. My investments lost $1000. today and I only have a few cents invested. Have caused us to loose credibility in the world markets by refusing to budge on the deficit ceiling bill. Vote the bums out. Bush screwed us up and two years later they voted these idiots back in. :brickwall:

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Re: Salon.com: The Tea Party, the Debt Ceiling & White Southern Extremism
« Reply #6 on: August 05, 2011, 09:34:49 AM »
Dump the flipping TEA PARTY. Their holding the country hostage to ensure millionaires and billionaires, big oil to get richer and not pay taxes even if it means screwing everyone else Black and White. My investments lost $1000. today and I only have a few cents invested. Have caused us to loose credibility in the world markets by refusing to budge on the deficit ceiling bill. Vote the bums out. Bush screwed us up and two years later they voted these idiots back in. :brickwall:

Your listening to too much MSNBC BS. America lost credibility in the world markets when it went on a spending binge and borrowing binge.

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Re: Salon.com: The Tea Party, the Debt Ceiling & White Southern Extremism
« Reply #7 on: August 05, 2011, 11:29:08 AM »
Nonsense... ::)


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Re: Salon.com: The Tea Party, the Debt Ceiling & White Southern Extremism
« Reply #8 on: August 05, 2011, 02:19:39 PM »
GK,

We've seen this type of thing before. I'm just waiting for a George Wallace-like figure to emerge.

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Re: Salon.com: The Tea Party, the Debt Ceiling & White Southern Extremism
« Reply #9 on: August 05, 2011, 03:04:08 PM »
For the youngsters, you mean this one...




and not this one...




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Re: Salon.com: The Tea Party, the Debt Ceiling & White Southern Extremism
« Reply #10 on: August 05, 2011, 03:12:32 PM »
The markets have nothing to do with America losing credibility.  There is turmoil in tne world markets and this has nothing to do with America.  America's companies are flush with cash(2 TRILLION).  They are cutting spending by laying off folks.  Man if you are a day trader then Iam the Queen of England.

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Re: Salon.com: The Tea Party, the Debt Ceiling & White Southern Extremism
« Reply #11 on: August 05, 2011, 03:32:58 PM »
Dump the flipping TEA PARTY. Their holding the country hostage to ensure millionaires and billionaires, big oil to get richer and not pay taxes even if it means screwing everyone else Black and White. My investments lost $1000. today and I only have a few cents invested. Have caused us to loose credibility in the world markets by refusing to budge on the deficit ceiling bill. Vote the bums out. Bush screwed us up and two years later they voted these idiots back in. :brickwall:
Wow....you must have the TEA party confused with something else. "Voted these idiots back in"? Most of the TEA party candidates voted in are freshman congressman.....hardly voted back in. You should be blaming the other members of congress for the problems we have.....they existed LONG before the TEA party had any power. GO VIKINGS!!!

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Re: Salon.com: The Tea Party, the Debt Ceiling & White Southern Extremism
« Reply #12 on: August 05, 2011, 04:05:55 PM »


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Re: Salon.com: The Tea Party, the Debt Ceiling & White Southern Extremism
« Reply #13 on: August 07, 2011, 08:30:18 AM »
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Re: Salon.com: The Tea Party, the Debt Ceiling & White Southern Extremism
« Reply #14 on: August 07, 2011, 11:09:02 AM »
Your listening to too much MSNBC BS. America lost credibility in the world markets when it went on a spending binge and borrowing binge.

So who are you blaming for the spending binge, the deficit, and the lost of credibility - Bush or Obama?  

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