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After Tuesday, it's time for the tea party to leave (Don't they wish?!)
The Star Ledger ^ | November 7, 2013 | Paul Mulshine

Posted on 11/07/2013 1:38:23 PM PST by 2ndDivisionVet

A lot of people are pronouncing the tea party movement dead after Tuesday’s election results.

Goodbye and good riddance. The tea party movement was fun for a while. But before long it was taken over by know-it-alls and knuckleheads.

If you doubt that, consider all of those partiers who like to say that the "tea" in "tea party" stands for "Taxed Enough Already." This is what is known as a "backronym." A backronym is formed when someone takes a perfectly good English word and tries to treat it as if it were an acronym.

Every time I mention the slang term for a Jersey Shore tourist, for example, someone will comment that "benny" derives from an old railroad baggage tag applied to luggage headed to "Bergen, Essex, Newark and New York." A suitcase with such a tag on it would have ended up in four different places, but never mind. Such a sentiment is comforting to a certain sort of mind.

We see a similar phenomenon among the tea partiers who obscure the origins of that noble term, which derives from the 1773 Boston Tea Party. The fight there was over an important principle, whether the British constitution permitted Parliament to impose taxes on colonists.

But when today’s partiers object to being taxed "enough," they never mention which tax they’d like to see eliminated. Certainly not the payroll tax that funds Medicare. A look around the room at the typical tea party session will reveal that most of the audience is old enough to be on that program.

The tea party’s objections to Obamacare as socialized medicine weren’t based on principle. They were based on naked self-interest. This new government program threatened to cut into the benefits they received from the old government program....

(Excerpt) Read more at blog.nj.com ...


TOPICS: New Jersey; Issues; Parties; State and Local
KEYWORDS: chrischristie; krispykreme; medicaid; medicare; memebuilding; obama; obamacare; palin; partisanmediashill; partisanmediashills; paulmulshine; ronpaul; taxes; teaparty
Revisionist history from soup to nuts.
1 posted on 11/07/2013 1:38:23 PM PST by 2ndDivisionVet
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To: 2ndDivisionVet

Probably has no trouble calling us “teabaggers” though.


2 posted on 11/07/2013 1:39:15 PM PST by E. Pluribus Unum (Who knew that one day professional wrestling would be less fake than professional journalism?)
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To: 2ndDivisionVet

Mr. Muleshine looks like he needs an enema.

3 posted on 11/07/2013 1:41:41 PM PST by E. Pluribus Unum (Who knew that one day professional wrestling would be less fake than professional journalism?)
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To: E. Pluribus Unum

Ya can’t fix stupid.


4 posted on 11/07/2013 1:43:36 PM PST by F15Eagle (1Jn4:15;5:4-5,11-13;Mt27:50-54;Mk15:33-34;Jn3:17-18,6:69,11:25,14:6,20:31;Ro10:8-11;1Tm2:5-6;Ti3:4-7)
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To: 2ndDivisionVet

A backronym is formed when someone takes a perfectly good English word and tries to treat it as if it were an acronym.


And what is it called when deviants hi-jack a perfectly good English word such as “Gay”?


5 posted on 11/07/2013 1:44:04 PM PST by KittenClaws ( Normalcy Bias. Do you have it?)
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To: E. Pluribus Unum
Believe it or not, Paul Mulshine is the Star Ledger's resident conservative.

Yes, the Star Ledger is that liberal. Fortunately, it's slowly sinking out of existence.

6 posted on 11/07/2013 1:44:47 PM PST by dead (I've got my eye out for Mullah Omar.)
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To: 2ndDivisionVet
"This is what is known as a "backronym." A backronym is formed when someone takes a perfectly good English word and tries to treat it as if it were an acronym."

Yes. Such as Liberal In A Rage.

7 posted on 11/07/2013 1:45:47 PM PST by Colonel_Flagg (Some people meet their heroes. I raised mine. Go Army.)
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To: 2ndDivisionVet

We’re still here, we aren’t going away, and we’re pissed!


8 posted on 11/07/2013 1:45:50 PM PST by TexasRepublic (Socialism is the gospel of envy and the religion of thieves)
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To: 2ndDivisionVet
Read some of the comments at the link. Wow!

The left truly would like nothing more than to literally round up every Tea Party Person and execute them.

That's not an understatement -- many on the left want us eliminated.

The TEA Party is against the Statists of both parties.

The ideal government of the left would make Stalin blush.

The ideal government of the Tea Party would allow all to prosper.

Many on the left are truly very, very evil human beings. Their soul belongs to Satan.

9 posted on 11/07/2013 1:48:24 PM PST by sand88 (We can never legislate our way back to Liberty)
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10 posted on 11/07/2013 1:50:02 PM PST by DJ MacWoW (The Fed Gov is not one ring to rule them all)
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To: sand88
The left truly would like nothing more than to literally round up every Tea Party Person and execute them.

Every day that goes by, I am more convinced that you are correct. They are just working up the nerve.

11 posted on 11/07/2013 1:51:53 PM PST by Hardastarboard (You can keep your doctor - if you lock him in your basement.)
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To: 2ndDivisionVet
Dear Mr. Mulesh!t, I"d like ALL taxes eliminated, and yes I am an old person on Medicare.

This guy is too stupid to know that the original Tea Party was to protest Taxation Without Representation, you know, like when you tell your representative you don't want Obamacare and they vote for it anyway.

12 posted on 11/07/2013 1:52:07 PM PST by anoldafvet
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To: sand88
>> The left truly would like nothing more than to literally round up every Tea Party Person and execute them.

They'll find that a bit of a difficult trick to pull off.

13 posted on 11/07/2013 1:52:27 PM PST by NorthMountain
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To: 2ndDivisionVet

Guess they want Arithmetic repealed too.

Whenever the Leftists fight Arithmetic, Arithmetic eventually wins.


14 posted on 11/07/2013 1:53:24 PM PST by donmeaker (The lessons of Weimar will soon be repeated.)
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To: NorthMountain

That’s what the “Death Panels” are for.


15 posted on 11/07/2013 1:54:51 PM PST by anoldafvet
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To: Colonel_Flagg

I think there is another class of backronym:

An example would be the acoustic guitar.

Before electric guitars, they were merely guitars. After electric guitars they needed a new adjective to distinguish them from the Electrics.

Rather like Revolvers were once a particular kind of pistol, but eventually the automatic pistol (as in .45 Automatic Colt Pistol aka .45 ACP) was invented. Currently there are people who will tell you that a revolver is not a pistol.

I have a clip loading revolver, but it shoots .45 Automatic Colt Pistol rounds, so that may still be a pistol. It sure acts like one!


16 posted on 11/07/2013 1:58:36 PM PST by donmeaker (The lessons of Weimar will soon be repeated.)
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To: 2ndDivisionVet

PROVERBS 24:16

The godly may trip seven times, but they will get up again. But one disaster is enough to overthrow the wicked.


17 posted on 11/07/2013 1:59:44 PM PST by stars & stripes forever (Blessed is the nation whose God is the Lord.)
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To: 2ndDivisionVet

Every now and then, you have to call up the TEA Party to put down some tyrannical government that may have some adverse designs for the US. It’s tough to do, but it must be done to protect and preserve the rule of law under the US Constitution.


18 posted on 11/07/2013 1:59:53 PM PST by factoryrat (We are the producers, the creators. Grow it, mine it, build it.)
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To: sand88

The modern-day version of the WWII Liberator or Colonial Brown Bess. Marlin Model 60 Semi-Automatic .22LR. $50 - 100 used in any pawn shop across America or about $159 brand new. Get one now before the rush.

19 posted on 11/07/2013 2:05:48 PM PST by 2ndDivisionVet (Ted Cruz/Sarah Palin 2016)
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To: 2ndDivisionVet

What a total left wing douchebag.

And btw, douchebag, I DO want the Medicare payroll tax GONE. Medicare is a fraud and completely bankrupt with trillions in unfunded liabilities like Soc Sec.

Drop Dead Leftist Scum.


20 posted on 11/07/2013 2:06:10 PM PST by Fledermaus (If we here in TN can't get rid of the worthless Lamar, it's over.)
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To: sand88

What souls?


21 posted on 11/07/2013 2:06:41 PM PST by Fledermaus (If we here in TN can't get rid of the worthless Lamar, it's over.)
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To: 2ndDivisionVet
Ron Paul the "Godfather of the Tea Party"?

That's news to me.

22 posted on 11/07/2013 2:07:23 PM PST by Night Hides Not (The Tea Party was the earthquake, and Chick Fil A the tsunami...100's of aftershocks to come.)
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To: 2ndDivisionVet
If the Tea Party is history, why write about it? It is because, deep down inside, you know the breadth of the movement, the depth of its rage, the contempt with which it holds you and your ilk, and that when the lid blows, business and politics as usual will be gone. The Tea Party has not gone away since 2009, history has shown us to be right about Obama and his radical leftist friends (in and out of Congress), and when we get the opportunity to be defined by ourselves, our message is replete with wisdom and common sense that resonates with the educated (not brainwashed) and simple-minded alike. No, Mr. Mulshine, you talk about us because you are afraid of us and because in a fair exchange of ideas, your political ideology and track record are indefensible. Be very, very afraid, Mr. Mulshine. We are coming for the likes of you.
23 posted on 11/07/2013 2:08:23 PM PST by RatRipper (The political left are utterly evil and corrupt)
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To: 2ndDivisionVet
"Aww."

Next leftist, please.
24 posted on 11/07/2013 2:14:27 PM PST by Robert Teesdale
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To: 2ndDivisionVet
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25 posted on 11/07/2013 2:15:05 PM PST by cripplecreek (REMEMBER THE RIVER RAISIN!)
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To: 2ndDivisionVet
I suppose I can add to the list... "time for the tea party to leave," along with: TEA Party is losing ground, fatal blow, "tea party movement dead," fading fast, doesn't matter, influencing immigration reform weaker than ever,’ no longer relevant, etc.

According to this it has been for years now...

11 December 2012
Out of Step with America, Tea Party Power Fading
http://www.nonprofitquarterly.org/policysocial-context/21482-out-of-step-with-america-tea-party-power-fading.html

November 29, 2011
Buyer’s remorse? Poll shows tea party support fading
http://articles.latimes.com/2011/nov/29/news/la-pn-tea-party-poll-20111129

August 12, 2011
Tea party fortunes are fading even as its star Michele Bachmann shines
http://www.csmonitor.com/USA/Politics/2011/0812/Tea-party-fortunes-are-fading-even-as-its-star-Michele-Bachmann-shines

April 17, 2012
The once formidable Tea party is fading fast
http://communities.washingtontimes.com/neighborhood/americas-political-pulse/2012/apr/17/once-formidable-tea-party-fading-fast/

June 21, 2013
Tea party influence on immigration reform is ‘weaker than ever’
http://www.voxxi.com/tea-party-weaker-immigration-reform/

April 22, 2012
Is the tea party still relevant?
http://articles.washingtonpost.com/2012-04-22/politics/35452164_1_tea-party-express-signs-tea-sal-russo

January 23, 2013
Did A Fading Tea Party Lead Boehner To Abandon Spending Cuts For Debt Ceiling Increase?
http://www.ibtimes.com/did-fading-tea-party-lead-boehner-abandon-spending-cuts-debt-ceiling-increase-1034004

August 14, 2011
DNC: ‘Terrorist’ Tea Party Clout Fading Fast
http://sweetness-light.com/archive/dnc-terrorist-tea-party-clout-fading-fast#.UkxKq721b1s

And now we have...

November 07, 2013
"After Tuesday, it's time for the tea party to leave"
http://blog.nj.com/njv_paul_mulshine/2013/11/after_tuesday_its_time_for_the.html

Humm... one thing I see faiding is the ink in the older headlines.

Another thing I see is a couple of "TEA Party types" and a few supporters just pinned the entire little bammy "administration" to the mat for 16 straight days.

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26 posted on 11/07/2013 2:28:36 PM PST by TLI ( ITINERIS IMPENDEO VALHALLA)
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To: E. Pluribus Unum

They always look like that

Likely angry their DNA made them both stupid AND ugly


27 posted on 11/07/2013 2:34:09 PM PST by A_Former_Democrat ("I was all for Obamacare until I found out I was paying for it,")
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To: TLI

Just like “half-term Governor Sarah Palin” and her “15 minutes of Fame” that never seem to end. She’s a “quitter,” “Caribou Barbie,” “ignorant and stupid,” “reality show star,” “has-been,” loser who somehow still gets more press than most United States Senators, Congressmen and current Governors. About the only politician who gets more coverage is the neophyte in the White House. Ever notice that?


28 posted on 11/07/2013 2:35:32 PM PST by 2ndDivisionVet (Ted Cruz/Sarah Palin 2016)
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To: NorthMountain

That’s why I always check my hoverround for IEDs

/that’s just how I roll


29 posted on 11/07/2013 2:51:16 PM PST by TrustCassandra (cursed by your unbelief)
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To: 2ndDivisionVet

Someone tell Paul to shove it horizontal up his smelly Soetoro hole. A f’n kook.


30 posted on 11/07/2013 3:22:32 PM PST by VRWC For Truth (Roberts has perverted the Constitution)
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To: 2ndDivisionVet

The Tea Party is stronger than ever. In Virginia, 55 percent voted for smaller government.


31 posted on 11/07/2013 3:41:57 PM PST by TBP (Obama lies, Granny dies.)
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To: 2ndDivisionVet

Speaking of old terms, are Muleshines just monkey shines committed by a jackass?


32 posted on 11/07/2013 3:51:43 PM PST by muir_redwoods (Don't fire until you see the blue of their helmets)
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To: 2ndDivisionVet
Just like “half-term Governor Sarah Palin” . . . who somehow still gets more press than most United States Senators, (most) Congressmen and (most) current Governors (combined).

Yeah, I caught that one too!

But one thing you can count on is some concern troll trotting out the old Vice President Candidate Sara Palin Univison interview as "proof" of her position on illegal aliens in almost all posts regarding her here at FR.

They seem to be unable to resist, it's like bugs to a flame...

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33 posted on 11/07/2013 7:23:46 PM PST by TLI ( ITINERIS IMPENDEO VALHALLA)
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To: E. Pluribus Unum

And that is his “happy face...”

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34 posted on 11/07/2013 7:25:34 PM PST by TLI ( ITINERIS IMPENDEO VALHALLA)
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To: Colonel_Flagg

Or Liberals In A Reelction.


35 posted on 11/07/2013 7:57:46 PM PST by 5thGenTexan
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To: AdmSmith; AnonymousConservative; Berosus; bigheadfred; Bockscar; cardinal4; ColdOne; ...

Thanks 2ndDivisionVet.

Can science explain Tea Party rage? [another “study”]
Salon | November 7, 2013 | Joshua Holland, BillMoyers.com
Posted on 11/07/2013 12:38:04 PM PST by Cincinatus’ Wife
http://www.freerepublic.com/focus/bloggers/3088703/posts


36 posted on 11/08/2013 7:57:13 PM PST by SunkenCiv (http://www.freerepublic.com/~mestamachine/)
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