Tea Party: Social or Economic Conservatives?

In your opinion, is the Tea Party mainly a movement for social conservatives?  Economic conservatives?  Both?

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I believe it's about fiscal conservatism to reduce overall government spending, reduce the national debt and balance the budget. Then we have social conservatism wanting traditional views of soical units as family, church or locale. They want to define marriage between one man and one woman prohibiting same-sex marriage and polygamy. And, restrictions on practice of abortions. The religious conservatism believes the government should have a role in defending moral values.

Don't just rock the boat, turn it over, if you're not on it! ______________________________________________ Life's Values Honesty, Courage, Gratitude, Responsibility, Charity, Moderation, Hope, Thrift, Hard Work, Reverence, Humility ___________________________________________________

And, restrictions on practice of abortions.-

It is not right to kill the unborn. They cannot fight back. I do not see this as being different from killing nursing home victims. 

 

I believe that fiscal issues were the tender for starting this movement. I believe that it is most necessary. I must live within a balanced budget. The government should do the same.

 

There will always be disagreement on certain issues, but I cannot see any reason for there not to be unanimity on responsible fiscal behavior.

 

People will jump onto any platform that they see as gaining momentum and generally in line with their own beliefs. I will promise not to tell you how to run your sex life in exchange for your promise not to spend my money irresponsibly. And the definition of irresponsibly could take forever to hammer out, I know.

Gratitude as a discipline involves a conscious choice.....* Victims of circumstance owe it to fate. Victims of choice owe it to themselves.*One of the widest gaps in human experience is the gap between what we say we want to be and our willingness to discipline ourselves to get there.

Economic conservatives .One thing is for sure they are not spending liberal fools!!!

 






 Tax Day 2009 saw 1,000 or more anti-tax, anti-spending, anti-big government demonstrations crop up spontaneously all over America, most of them adopting some variation of the title Tea Party. Democratic pollster and pundit Pat Caddell recently referred to the Tea Parties as the “strongest grassroots movement since the anti-Vietnam war movement.” 
The questions for 2010 are will the Tea Party movement endure, and how is it likely to affect the elections this fall?
The worst misunderstanding of the Tea Party phenomenon was the dismissive comment by Nancy Pelosi and others on the political left that the Tea Partiers were not truly grassroots, but rather were “Astroturf.” That clever pun tries to suggest that although they may look natural and organic, actually they’re artificial, the product of dark and evil corporate interests.
This should be laughable to anyone who has observed the irrepressible independence of those in the Tea Party movement. You couldn’t organize them even if you wanted to. They don’t fit into organizations or structures. Some of them have voluntarily affiliated with umbrella groups like Tea Party Patriots, which now claims over 1,200 member groups, but that’s precisely because they are loose, voluntary and organizationally flat, not hierarchical. They are more of a communications, coordination and idea-sharing venue than a command and control operation.
Pelosi and friends might like to think that they’re not real people expressing real sentiments on a vast scale, but they are. They’re ordinary citizens, trying to reclaim the ideals of our nation’s Founders. They’re not overwhelming young, or old, or rich or poor, educated or uneducated, and anyone who attempts to belittle them is engaging in wishful thinking. Their political affiliation is surprisingly broad for such an inherently conservative value set, with roughly 40% either registered as independents or Democrats. They are largely white, but that is gradually -- and healthily changing -- as blacks and Hispanics increasingly see past the inherent racism of identity politics and realize that the path to opportunity points towards the free market and entrepreneurialism, not the permanent dependency of government subsidy programs.

In short, the Tea Parties look like America because they are America – an America that is rediscovering the virtues of limited government, personal responsibility and the timeless allure of freedom. They are repelled by what they see as the arrogance of many of those in political office, whether elected or appointed. They are repelled by the arrogance of legislators who vote on bills without reading them, who cut deals behind closed doors, who won’t meet with their constituents or who talk down to them when they do meet with them, who prescribe one set of rules and programs for us, but give themselves a better deal at our expense. The bottom link is they are repelled by the everyday tactics of Nancy Pelosi, Harry Reid, Rahm Emanuel and their ilk. 
So, as a conservative, I’m actually glad that the left misunderstands the Tea Partiers and wants to dismiss them as the mindless tools of corporate interests. Their misunderstanding in April will be the basis of their undoing in November.
As for the future of the Tea Party movement, will they take over the Republican Party, or perhaps be taken over by the Republican Party? I, for one, hope not. They need to stay just outside the party structure, in a position where they wield enough power to keep the party honest. They should oppose what my friend Morton Blackwell of the Leadership Institute calls “content-free Republicans” when that’s what the party offers up in primaries. Tea Partiers will probably support mostly Republican candidates in the 2010 general elections, although principled and strategic leaders will get more enthusiastic backing than career politicians who are tactical opportunists with their wet fingers to the wind.

I don't wish to be argumentative ,but I disagree with the Islamic belief that I should be killed! " If radical atheists decided they needed to kill believers to ensure their place in nothingness, I'd be criticizing that too."

The teabaggers are nothing but the same pro-life single issue voters that have controlled the Republican party for years. The only difference is the added the far right racist mix to it.

Both the Tea Party addresses all issues related to what is happening in our country today and what we want to put a stop to immediately if not sooner.

Lady Darko E.

The lines are drawn in the sand, the American people are alive and awake, well most anyway. Kick it and call names, Let the Freedom Ring

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Bachmann: Tea party deserves seat at leadership table

Rep. Michele Bachmann sent a second letter to her Republican colleagues Monday seeking support in her bid for Republican Conference chairwoman, signaling that she best represents the tea partiers elected this year.

In the letter, obtained by POLITICO, the Minnesota Republican seemed to hint that her bid for the leadership position would allow for tea party representation in the decision-making process. She said that “after helping us regain the majority in the House of Representatives in historic fashion, [tea partiers] are expecting that their views will be heard.”

“I am running for chair of the Republican Conference to ensure that all voices within the Republican Party are heard,” Bachmann wrote in the Nov. 8 letter. “The American people must know that the message they sent Washington on November 2 — indeed, the message they have been sending since February 2009 — will be given a full and fair hearing.”

Bachmann faces stiff competition for the position from Texas Rep. Jeb Hensarling, who has earned the support of the presumptive majority leader, Eric Cantor of Virginia, as well as Reps. Paul Ryan of Wisconsin, Paul Broun of Georgia, Spencer Bachus of Alabama and Marsha Blackburn of Tennessee.

Reps. Steve King of Iowa and John Kline of Minnesota are among Bachmann’s highest-profile supporters

I don't wish to be argumentative ,but I disagree with the Islamic belief that I should be killed! " If radical atheists decided they needed to kill believers to ensure their place in nothingness, I'd be criticizing that too."

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