Be Careful What You Bargain For...

need to stop looking at the tea parties as separate from the Republican
party, If we do that, we can stand up and create the biggest tent of

- Sen. Jim DeMint (R-SC)

Via BarbinMD, we catch a glimpse into the mind of a "Man of Faith" and Tea Party leader:

But that's not just your typical, nameless, racist teabagger, that's the face
of Dale Robertson, the head of, and the man who is
devoted to "developing strategy to bring the Republic back under the
control of ‘We The People.’"

love the tea party movement. We know the tea party movement is a group
of people that Republicans are going to have to actively work with them
and get them involved in their campaigns, and we have to have an agenda
that brings them to our side.”

- NRCC's Guy Harrison

it’s embrace the tea party movement with full arms and hold as many
open forums as they possibly can to bring people in and listen to them
because the leadership right now is truly coming from the tea party
movement because it is disaffected Democrats, Independents,
Republicans. It’s really people who love the country and who brace what
ultimately has been the mission statement of the Republican Party. If
you look at the two parties, Democrat and Republican, there’s no
question that the heartbeat of the tea party movement would be more in
line with the mission state of the Republican party certainly than that
of the Democrat party. So if the Republican Party is wise, they will
allow themselves to be re-defined by the tea party movement. And I hope
that that will be the case."

- Rep. Michelle Bachmann (R- MN)

Ok GOP... You can work to drag them under your "Big Tent" because we will never
want them on the left. Take all their money too, since that is what all
you really want them for. They are and always have been yours since the
days the GOP opened their arms to the bigoted Dixiecrats, anyways....

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taken from the Houston Tea Party Societies site:

Edits by me to point out the crazy for this post.

and that 'teabagger' is a term that requires some definition and understanding.

I happened upon a post at FDL recently where a self-identified 'teabagger' introduced his/herself and proposed alignment there on 'particular issues'. I'll have to see if i can find the post, will link it here if i do.

"I hope we shall crush in its birth the aristocracy of our moneyed corporations which dare already to challenge our government in a trial of strength, and bid defiance to the laws of our country." - Thomas Jefferson

I "used to be moderate." 

So for what all any sort of label is worth, nowadays, here's that link I mentioned that drew alot of warm affirmation in response to

I am a tea baggin’ right wing, generally anti war, ok with common sense government, Ron Paul supporter, who can hopefully contribute to FDL.

Looks like a pretty reasonable thing to which a warm response might be warranted. But maybe there's a nasty reality associated with the author, that looks something like the images captured above? Hope not...

"I hope we shall crush in its birth the aristocracy of our moneyed corporations which dare already to challenge our government in a trial of strength, and bid defiance to the laws of our country." - Thomas Jefferson

with a local Tea Party representative from Connecticut. We met and talked for about 10 or 15 minutes at one of the healthcare meetings I went to video and we had a more civil discussion than most politicians do these days.

The reality that both the left and the right see many of the same problems in government... The differences, and they are really big ones, are in the solutions we see.

I have seen socialist Bloggers suggest alliances with the Tea Party.

I've said it before: I will work with any reasonable person on issues that are common ground as long as they are sane and willing to honestly work on it. I may be a moderate liberal, but I don't care about other's ideology (especially don't give a crap about political parties) when there is a chance to get something fixed.

I bet that kind of populism would scare the crap out of the two party rulers but I can't see it happening.

The Tea Party is truly a runaway train with no tracks off on the horizon, IMHO. From what I can see, there are some sane people and a whole lot of crazy. Some of the exact same problems that eventually did in the ANSWER coalition.


These days, I feel like there's a party of greed that's taken hold of Washington. It's in control - we're just spectators.