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NY Times: Poll Finds Tea Party Anger Rooted in Issues of Class
NY Times ^ | April 14, 2010 | By KATE ZERNIKE and MEGAN THEE-BRENAN

Posted on 04/14/2010 4:05:11 PM PDT by Oldeconomybuyer

Tea party supporters are wealthier and more well-educated than the general public, tend to be Republican, white, male, and married, and their strong opposition to the Obama administration is more rooted in political ideology than anxiety about their personal economic situation, according to the latest New York Times/CBS News poll.

The 18 percent of Americans who identify themselves as Tea Party supporters look like Republicans in many ways, but they hold more conservative views on a range of issues and tend to be older than Republicans generally. They are also more likely than Republicans as a whole to describe themselves as “very conservative” and President Obama as “very liberal.”

And while most Republicans say they are “dissatisfied” with Washington, Tea Party supporters are more likely to classify themselves as “angry.”

Speculation and anecdotal evidence have often taken the place of concrete data about who supports the Tea Party movement, and the poll offers some surprising findings.

Their fierce animosity toward Washington, and the president in particular, is rooted in deep pessimism about the direction of the country and the conviction that the policies of the Obama administration are disproportionately directed at helping the poor rather than the middle class or the rich.

The overwhelming majority of Tea Party supporters say Mr. Obama does not share the values most Americans live by, and that he does not understand the problems of people like themselves.

(Excerpt) Read more at nytimes.com ...


TOPICS: Culture/Society; Front Page News; News/Current Events; Politics/Elections
KEYWORDS: angrymob; boguspoll; cpusatalkingpoints; misleading; nytimesbias; pravdamedia; taxpartyrevolt; teaparty
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1 posted on 04/14/2010 4:05:11 PM PDT by Oldeconomybuyer
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To: Oldeconomybuyer

Most of the NYSlimes are pedophiles.


2 posted on 04/14/2010 4:06:33 PM PDT by Drango (A liberal's compassion is limited only by the size of someone else's wallet.)
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To: Oldeconomybuyer

What they aren’t are toothless “bitter clingers” like the media and Dems have been trying to portray?


3 posted on 04/14/2010 4:07:18 PM PDT by Chet 99
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To: Oldeconomybuyer

In other words, exactly the kind of people who shouldn’t have anything to say about how the country is governed. Toothless racist extremists! /s


4 posted on 04/14/2010 4:07:22 PM PDT by popdonnelly (I'm so old, I remember when free enterprise was praised, and communism was shunned.)
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To: Oldeconomybuyer

George Soros and his class are not TEA Partiers.


5 posted on 04/14/2010 4:07:23 PM PDT by GeronL (Entitlement Zombies will become real zombies when the money runs out)
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To: Oldeconomybuyer
“Tea party supporters are wealthier and more well-educated than the general public”

We are the higher-educated middle-class general public.

6 posted on 04/14/2010 4:08:19 PM PDT by tobyhill
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To: Oldeconomybuyer

Sorry honey, this white, divorced, dirt poor female doesn’t want your Marxism. Annie, get yer gun.


7 posted on 04/14/2010 4:08:45 PM PDT by huldah1776
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To: Oldeconomybuyer

They are old enough to remember living in a free country and have guilt about not paying attention to what has been going on.


8 posted on 04/14/2010 4:09:00 PM PDT by screaminsunshine (i)
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To: Oldeconomybuyer

This is horsesh*t. I know more women who are really pissed off at the DemocRATS right now than I do “white males”. The ‘RATS better figure that out quick. Or maybe they already have.


9 posted on 04/14/2010 4:09:11 PM PDT by FlingWingFlyer (Dude! Where's my Constitution!)
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To: huldah1776

They still just don’t get it do they ...


10 posted on 04/14/2010 4:09:15 PM PDT by Free America52 (The White guys are getting pissed off. We beat Hitler Hirohito and Krushchev. Obama will be easy.)
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To: Oldeconomybuyer

NYT can’t find it’s a$$....(hint, look at the top)


11 posted on 04/14/2010 4:09:24 PM PDT by Doogle (IT'S THAT TIME AGAIN....donate, because it's the RIGHT thing to do)
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To: Oldeconomybuyer

The NYT could interview 30,000 TEA Partiers and still know nothing about them. They cannot imagine people like me and others who are involved in wanting a smaller government, less taxes and believe in the Constitution.


12 posted on 04/14/2010 4:10:17 PM PDT by winkadink (During times of universal deceit, telling the truth becomes a revolutionary act. George Orwell)
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To: Drango
pedophiles

Is it possible, that might be an insult to pedophiles?

13 posted on 04/14/2010 4:10:42 PM PDT by central_va ( http://www.15thvirginia.org)
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To: Oldeconomybuyer

They also tend to pay more taxes to support the social freeloaders than other groups.


14 posted on 04/14/2010 4:11:03 PM PDT by GraceG
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To: Oldeconomybuyer
And while most Republicans say they are “dissatisfied” with Washington, Tea Party supporters are more likely to classify themselves as “angry.”

With the primary difference being the Tea Party supporters are paying attention. Everyone else would classify themselves as angry if they were awake and paying attention as well.

15 posted on 04/14/2010 4:11:25 PM PDT by highlander_UW (First we take down the Democrats, then we clean the Augean stable that is the GOP.)
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To: huldah1776

Don’t you know, you are supposed to do what they tell you?


16 posted on 04/14/2010 4:11:57 PM PDT by nickcarraway
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To: Oldeconomybuyer

I call BS on this crapola. I’m female, not married and far from being wealthy...suck on that, NY Slimes.


17 posted on 04/14/2010 4:12:44 PM PDT by gore_sux_2000 (Sarah Palin can touch M.C. Hammer.)
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To: Oldeconomybuyer
Tea party supporters are wealthier and more well-educated than the general public

I thought we were all ignorant, Neanderthal rabble? I'm confused . . .
18 posted on 04/14/2010 4:13:31 PM PDT by rightwingintelligentsia (Forcing one person to pay for the irresponsibility of another is NOT social justice.)
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To: Oldeconomybuyer

Another Kate Zernike “smear” piece. She must be the Times favorite “smearmeister” now. She did it to the Swift Boat Veterans for the Truth About John Kerry, so why not use her to attack the Tea Party people?

Thanks to Obama and his marxist minions and congressional asskissers, I’m now a parttime employee, lost all work benefits, and have been denied life insurance due to a heart condition. (Yesterday I filled and lifted file boxes that collectively weighed about 700 lbs. I’m fitter than the clown who denied me life insurance).

Yes, NY Times. Keep smearing people like me. Meanwhile, my dog will keep smearing your newspaper with the good stuff.

As for Zernike, a leftist smear-artist like you would have lasted 5 minutes in Vietnam before one of our troops would have shot you for treason.

From a MACV-accredited, loyal American Bao Chi, Nam, ‘70.


19 posted on 04/14/2010 4:13:55 PM PDT by MadMax, the Grinning Reaper
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To: Oldeconomybuyer

RNC please copy!


20 posted on 04/14/2010 4:15:28 PM PDT by Don Corleone ("Oil the gun..eat the cannolis. Take it to the Mattress.")
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To: Oldeconomybuyer

Perhaps Tea Party members are justified in being angry, after all, when you’ve worked your way through college, paid back any loans, owned and operated small businesses that employees people, then they’re told their “wealth” will be redistributed and their healthcare in soon approaching old age will be rationed in another “wealth” redistribution scheme, what can you expect?


21 posted on 04/14/2010 4:16:33 PM PDT by exbrit
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To: Oldeconomybuyer

Does the NYT really think any one is going to believe that it would report on the Tea Party movement in a credible, fair and impartial manner? Why do they waste the ink and paper? The people who read the rag have made their minds up, and the people who don’t read it aren’t going to be persuaded by anything the NYT and SeeBS comes up with.


22 posted on 04/14/2010 4:16:35 PM PDT by Spok (Free Range Republican)
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To: Oldeconomybuyer

More class warfare from the NYT.


23 posted on 04/14/2010 4:16:38 PM PDT by mlocher (USA is a sovereign nation)
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To: Oldeconomybuyer
Tea Party supporters are also more likely than most Americans to believe, mistakenly, that the president has increased taxes for most Americans.

Mistakenly? All this guy has done is raise taxes on everything.

But while most Americans blame the Bush administration or Wall Street for the current state of the American economy, the greatest number of Tea Party supporters blamed Congress.

Because we all know that Congress has nothing to do with the downturn....


24 posted on 04/14/2010 4:17:32 PM PDT by Tzimisce (No thanks. We have enough government already. - The Tick)
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To: Oldeconomybuyer

Yeah, we’re the ones pulling the cart full of freeloaders, NYSlimes a**holes.


25 posted on 04/14/2010 4:17:33 PM PDT by webschooner (Lincoln Freed the Slaves ... Obama Enslaves the Free)
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To: winkadink
The NYT could interview 30,000 TEA Partiers and still know nothing about them.

True, they could. But they won't. It is beneath their pay scale, and besides, they would have to get off of their pedestal and meet real people.

26 posted on 04/14/2010 4:18:06 PM PDT by mlocher (USA is a sovereign nation)
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To: Oldeconomybuyer

What?
I thought Tea Partiers were poor, illiterate, racist whites?

Can’t they decide on a meme and stick with it?


27 posted on 04/14/2010 4:18:38 PM PDT by Lorianne
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To: Oldeconomybuyer
Horse poop....the majority of the people in my Tea Party are women. Young, middle-age, older whatever. Blue collar, white collar, professional. Great mix of people who are concerned for their Country!!!
28 posted on 04/14/2010 4:19:47 PM PDT by Red RN
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To: Oldeconomybuyer

Republican, white, male, and married,===

and what does the other 82% look like?


29 posted on 04/14/2010 4:19:56 PM PDT by quintr
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To: Oldeconomybuyer

No. The Pravda Media lies. It is a cultural debate AGAINST Socialism which has been a repugnant concept in America to the majority since the spectre first raised its head a century ago.


30 posted on 04/14/2010 4:20:01 PM PDT by a fool in paradise (VP Biden on Obamacare's passage: "This is a big f-ing deal". grumpygresh: "Repeal the f-ing deal")
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To: Oldeconomybuyer
Tea party supporters are wealthier and more well-educated than the general public, tend to be Republican, white, male, and married,

Successful business owners who can see drain we're headed for if the spending and taxing and taxing and spending do not get brought under control.

31 posted on 04/14/2010 4:20:03 PM PDT by Valpal1 ("All that is necessary for the triumph of evil is that good men do nothing.")
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To: Oldeconomybuyer
Wow, the MSM has wrongly portrayed tea party types as toothless, illiterate inbreds with delusions of white supremacy? I thought education immediately instilled the purity of liberal beliefs, and that only ignorant, uneducated people could not support Obama's vision of utopia?

I guess the lies aren't selling well these days.
32 posted on 04/14/2010 4:20:15 PM PDT by Nepeta
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To: Oldeconomybuyer

And here are your typical MSM reporters at work!

33 posted on 04/14/2010 4:20:34 PM PDT by Dem Guard
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To: Oldeconomybuyer

Got this email

A very chilling letter.

POSTED BY ANN BARNHARDT - MARCH 25, AD 2010 11:42 AM MST
Dhimmitude is the muslim system of controlling non-muslim populations conquered through jihad. Specifically, it is the TAXING of non-muslims in exchange for tolerating their presence AND as a coercive means of converting conquered remnants to Islam.

The ObamaCare bill is the establishment of Dhimmitude and Sharia muslim diktat in the United States. Muslims are specifically exempted from the government mandate to purchase insurance, and also from the penalty tax for being uninsured. Islam considers insurance to be “gambling”, “risk-taking” and “usury” and is thus banned. Muslims are specifically granted exemption based on this. How convenient. So I, Ann Barnhardt, a Christian, will have crippling IRS liens placed against all of my assets, including real estate, cattle, and even accounts receivables, and will face hard prison time because I refuse to buy insurance or pay the penalty tax. Meanwhile, Louis Farrakhan will have no such penalty and will have 100% of his health needs paid for by the de facto government insurance. Non-muslims will be paying a tax to subsidize muslims. Period. This is Dhimmitude.
Dhimmitude serves two purposes: it enriches the muslim masters AND serves to drive conversions to Islam. In this case, the incentive to convert to Islam will be taken up by those in the inner-cities as well as the godless Generation X, Y and Z types who have no moral anchor. If you don’t believe in Christ to begin with, it is no problem whatsoever to sell Him for 30 pieces of silver. “Sure, I’ll be a muslim if it means free health insurance and no taxes. Where do I sign, bro?”
If you are a Christian and you acquiesce to this, you will be bending your knee to Islam, and denying Christ. How many of the early Christians went to horrific deaths rather than offer a mere pinch of incense to a statue of Caesar? Every single one of us has a BIG decision to make right now, in this moment. The choice is to either offer a pinch of incense to Islam and Marxism, or take up our cross and follow Christ. I’ve made my decision. I choose Christ. I choose the Cross.


34 posted on 04/14/2010 4:21:09 PM PDT by freekitty (Give me back my conservative vote; then find me a real conservative to vote for)
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To: Oldeconomybuyer

Agitprop from The Slimes.


35 posted on 04/14/2010 4:21:19 PM PDT by Canedawg (I'm not digging this tyranny thing.)
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To: Oldeconomybuyer
NY Times: Poll Finds Tea Party Anger Rooted in Issues of Class

Communists, Liberals, Progressives, Socialists etc. see everything in issues of class.

36 posted on 04/14/2010 4:21:21 PM PDT by preacher (A government which robs from Peter to pay Paul will always have the support of Paul.)
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To: Oldeconomybuyer

47% of the public pays no income tax. The tea party are 50% of the remaining 53%.

Billion dollar marxists like George Soros and Bill Gates and Ted Kennedy believed we don’t pay ENOUGH taxes yet.


37 posted on 04/14/2010 4:21:27 PM PDT by a fool in paradise (VP Biden on Obamacare's passage: "This is a big f-ing deal". grumpygresh: "Repeal the f-ing deal")
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To: Oldeconomybuyer

NYTimes sticks head way, way up ass and tries to assess the situation. Decides race card no longer working, let’s try class warfare again.

Well sure they are well educated ... and that’s the problem, isn’t it.


38 posted on 04/14/2010 4:22:06 PM PDT by Tarpon ( ...Rude crude socialist Obama depends on ignorance to force his will on people)
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To: Oldeconomybuyer

We just want to stop the madness. The NYT represents the madness (class warfare, envy, racism, sexism)


39 posted on 04/14/2010 4:22:44 PM PDT by wac3rd (Prepare for the November 2010 Tsunami)
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To: Oldeconomybuyer

Yes, all the people at those tea parties look exactly like the guy on the Monopoly box. I’m a dead ringer for Mr. Peanut myself, including the top hat and monocle, am filthy rich, having inherited a fortune via my late Uncle Scrooge’s molybdenum mines, and hate everybody else on Earth.


40 posted on 04/14/2010 4:23:17 PM PDT by Argus
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To: Oldeconomybuyer

These two reporterettes are both lazy and stupid.

While the majority of us may be educated and middle class, it isn’t class envy or feeling sorry for the poor.

We are pissed off at the direction that politicians are taking this country. We want less government controls, smaller government and no unions for government employees. And we are pissed off that they are not listening to us.


41 posted on 04/14/2010 4:23:21 PM PDT by 23 Everest (Vote them all out of office!)
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To: Oldeconomybuyer

This is disinformation from the New York Times, because independents are a huge part of the Tea Party, as well as some Democrats. Anyone remember the poll that said that more than half of Tea Partiers are independents or Democrats?


42 posted on 04/14/2010 4:25:25 PM PDT by WashingtonSource
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To: Tzimisce
But while most Americans blame the Bush administration or Wall Street for the current state of the American economy

New Agency Proposed to Oversee Freddie Mac and Fannie Mae [2003] (New York Times ^ | 9-11-2003 | New York Times)

WASHINGTON, Sept. 10, 2003— The Bush administration today recommended the most significant regulatory overhaul in the housing finance industry since the savings and loan crisis a decade ago.

... Among the groups denouncing the proposal today were the National Association of Home Builders and Congressional Democrats who fear that tighter regulation of the companies could sharply reduce their commitment to financing low-income and affordable housing.

''These two entities -- Fannie Mae and Freddie Mac -- are not facing any kind of financial crisis,'' said Representative Barney Frank of Massachusetts, the ranking Democrat on the Financial Services Committee. ''The more people exaggerate these problems, the more pressure there is on these companies, the less we will see in terms of affordable housing.''

Representative Melvin L. Watt, Democrat of North Carolina, agreed.

''I don't see much other than a shell game going on here, moving something from one agency to another and in the process weakening the bargaining power of poorer families and their ability to get affordable housing,'' Mr. Watt said.

the greatest number of Tea Party supporters blamed Congress.

Rightly so.

I guess that the Revisionist Stalinists at the Times have flushed this down the memory hole.

43 posted on 04/14/2010 4:25:30 PM PDT by a fool in paradise (VP Biden on Obamacare's passage: "This is a big f-ing deal". grumpygresh: "Repeal the f-ing deal")
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To: Oldeconomybuyer

Congratulations. They have gone beyond “DNC” talking points now to “CPUSA” talking points.

They should at LEAST giver proper attribute to the Daily Worker when they crib articles...


44 posted on 04/14/2010 4:27:16 PM PDT by a fool in paradise (VP Biden on Obamacare's passage: "This is a big f-ing deal". grumpygresh: "Repeal the f-ing deal")
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To: rightwingintelligentsia

We’re not Neanderthals> They are extinct.

We are renewed CroMagnons - survivors, strong, and growing stronger.

The Democrats, liberals and marxists are the Dodo Birds, and on their way to extinction.

Next, the Snail Darter Fish. Tastes like chicken.


45 posted on 04/14/2010 4:27:40 PM PDT by MadMax, the Grinning Reaper
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To: Oldeconomybuyer

what a lie....its rooted in unfair taxation...


46 posted on 04/14/2010 4:27:51 PM PDT by dalebert
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To: Oldeconomybuyer
The overwhelming majority of Tea Party supporters say Mr. Obama does not share the values most Americans live by, and that he does not understand the problems of people like themselves.

Good Lord, a majority of Americans feel that way hands down.

47 posted on 04/14/2010 4:35:15 PM PDT by EGPWS (Trust in God, question everyone else)
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The NYT couldn't find their @ss with both hands and a rear-view mirror...

The TEA party movement has been explained, and explained, and explained...but they somehow cannot put T.E.A. and "Taxed Enough Already" together.

That tells you how poorly they must do on those relationship apptitude tests that a lot of employers are giving these days.

It's about taxation, just like the original TEA party was, however, since its inception, obama has thrown so much other $#!+ out there, that now it is also about FREEDOM and saving the Constitution.

The NYT and their fellow socialists are making it about "class"; poor things are suffering from "inferior group complex" and are extremely envious of anyone who looks better, has more money, drives a bigger car, sings better, or has less moles on their butts.

This ISN'T about class...some of the best and most patriotic people I know are poor...class has nothing to do with FREEDOM - hop in the DeLorean and go back to the slave days on the "underground railroad" and ask them if they would give up their newfound freedom to take a step up in class.

Here's the thing, if obama gets his way and we become a socialist nation, then we are a UNION...as in SOVIET UNION. Everyone will be the same, EQUALLY POOR. The only ones who will win are the obama gang. It works just like a labor union, you chase the carrot they dangle over your head while they drive beside you in a limo.

I like the old "crabs in a bucket" example; if you fill up a bucket with crabs, they will climb over each other trying to get out, and when one finally makes it to the rim of the bucket, the others will pull him back trying to climb over him. That's what getting out of obama's socialist world will resemble...nobody gets ahead, but the "swells".

As far as the hyphenated bitch to wrote the article goes, she's crazier than a three-headed jackass and like most liberal journalist, turns her own views into "straw men" to use for examples for us "clingers" to follow. eff her.
48 posted on 04/14/2010 4:40:20 PM PDT by FrankR (Those of us who love AMERICA far outnumber those who love obama - your choice.)
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To: Oldeconomybuyer

If the slimes declares something a fact then we know it’s a lie.


49 posted on 04/14/2010 4:40:33 PM PDT by Carley (I'll keep clinging to the constitution, my guns and my religion, thank you.)
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To: Oldeconomybuyer

Tea party supporters are “more well-educated than the general public.”

True, just surprising the NYT said it. There goes your stereotype, libs, that tea parties are all uneducated rednecks.


50 posted on 04/14/2010 4:41:01 PM PDT by drierice
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