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Stop Calling the Tea Party Extreme. It Isn't.
American Thinker ^ | 09/13/2011 | Mercer Tyson

Posted on 09/23/2011 8:38:55 AM PDT by SeekAndFind

The left-leaning mainstream media and liberal Democratic politicians continue to refer to the Tea Party as extreme, wacko, and out of touch with the American public. Clear evidence indicates exactly the opposite.

Many of us are getting increasingly annoyed when we hear the Tea Party called extreme, right-wing wackos, or other unbecoming names along that vein. Of course, almost everyone I know decidedly left of center deems him- or herself centrist. My knee-jerk liberal neighbor thinks he's a centrist. I have gone back through every posting on his blog, and they are all as far left on whatever subject he is writing about as one can be.

But then, he also thinks Obama is a centrist, as do large segments of the MSM, Hollywood, and other liberal groups. Universal health care, unconditional amnesty for everyone, taxing enough life out of our valuable corporations to drive them to other countries (good riddance! I mean, who wanted those high-paying jobs anyway?), subsidizing green energy schemes that cost a fortune and make no economic sense -- it goes on and on. I guess that, given their viewpoint, it's no wonder they think the Tea Party is extreme.

Now, I know it's pointless to try to convince a liberal that reality isn't a whipped-cream world where all you have to do is wish and it will come true. However, with the hope that some late arrivals to politics and those "independents" who seem to ride the fence and fall on whatever side has greener grass at the moment are open-minded and willing to listen, I will present some very obvious facts that have been dramatically confused by the various liberal cults that want to paint the Tea Party as extremist.

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TOPICS: Constitution/Conservatism; Culture/Society; Front Page News; News/Current Events; Philosophy
KEYWORDS: democrats; extremism; liberalfascism; liberalhate; liberals; teaparty

1 posted on 09/23/2011 8:39:06 AM PDT by SeekAndFind
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To: SeekAndFind

2 posted on 09/23/2011 8:40:10 AM PDT by SeekAndFind (u)
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To: SeekAndFind
My knee-jerk liberal neighbor thinks (Obama)'s a centrist.

Was your neighbor a former member of the Soviet Politburo or something?

3 posted on 09/23/2011 8:50:59 AM PDT by NRA1995 (Obama's presidency is shovel-ready; let's bury it in 2012!)
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To: SeekAndFind

We should avoid extremism at all costs. We must always mix the bad with the good. That’s moderation. And we all know that moderation is the goal. Always moderate what is good and true and right.
Fact is when good compromise with evil evil wins. And when evil compromises with evil evil wins. When leftist say compromise they say come our way. Maybe less than they would really like us to, but they want us to come their way. We are in this mess because we have been compromising and moderating for way too long.


4 posted on 09/23/2011 8:52:38 AM PDT by all the best
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To: SeekAndFind

To communists, the TEA Party IS extreme just as national socialism was “right wing.” Therefore, whoever calls it “extreme” has exposed their political ideology.


5 posted on 09/23/2011 8:52:38 AM PDT by Carry_Okie (GunWalker: Arming "a civilian national security force that's just as powerful, just as well funded")
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To: SeekAndFind
"Dig It. First they killed those pigs, then they ate dinner in the same room with them, they even shoved a fork into a victim’s stomach! Wild!"
-Weather Underground leader and wife of Bill Ayers, Bernardine Dohrn, referring to the Manson murders

Article: Allies in War -by David Horowitz
FrontPageMagazine.com | Monday, September 17, 2001
http://www.frontpagemag.com/Articles/Read.aspx?GUID=63512670-BF7C-42A0-B41D-5D0FB9E09C09
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--Bill Ayers (1970), quoted in New York Times, September 11, 2001:

Article: "No Regrets for a Love Of Explosives; In a Memoir of Sorts, a War Protester Talks of Life With the Weathermen"
http://query.nytimes.com/gst/fullpage.html?res=9F02E1DE1438F932A2575AC0A9679C8B63&sec=&spon=&pagewanted=1
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"It was at the Chicago home of [Bill] Ayers and [Bernardine] Dohrn that Obama, then an up-and-coming 'community organizer,' had his political coming out party in 1995. Not content with this rite of passage in Lefty World — where unrepentant terrorists are regarded as progressive luminaries, still working 'only to educate' — both Obamas tended to the relationship with the Ayers."
Article: The Company He Keeps:
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6 posted on 09/23/2011 8:54:23 AM PDT by ETL (ALL (most?) of the Obama-commie connections at my FR Home page: http://www.freerepublic.com/~etl/)
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"Black theology will accept only the love of God which participates in the destruction of the white enemy. What we need is the divine love as expressed in Black Power, which is the power of black people to destroy their oppressors here and now by any means at their disposal".--James (Jim) Cone,
African American Religious Thought: An Anthology (Paperback)
by Cornel West (Editor), Eddie S. Glaude Jr. (Editor)
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SEAN HANNITY: But Reverend Jeremiah Wright is not backing down and has not for years and in his strong stance on the teaching of black liberation theology is nothing new. He had the same things to say last spring when he appeared on "Hannity & Colmes:"

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HANNITY: But I'm a — reverend

WRIGHT: Do you know liberation theology, sir?

http://www.foxnews.com/story/0,2933,354158,00.html

7 posted on 09/23/2011 8:55:27 AM PDT by ETL (ALL (most?) of the Obama-commie connections at my FR Home page: http://www.freerepublic.com/~etl/)
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To: SeekAndFind

The greatest fear the liberals and progressives have is be forced to rule by the condition.
It’s a road block for the socialism machine.


8 posted on 09/23/2011 9:14:05 AM PDT by Vaduz
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To: SeekAndFind
Non-Racist For Smaller Government
9 posted on 09/23/2011 9:19:38 AM PDT by BuddaBudd
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To: SeekAndFind

The Tea Party is composed of normal Americans wanting to reduce the Federal government. Why in hell is that extreme? To the whack radical left it sure is.


10 posted on 09/23/2011 9:28:21 AM PDT by AngelesCrestHighway
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To: SeekAndFind
The left-leaning mainstream media and liberal Democratic politicians continue to refer to the Tea Party as extreme, wacko, and out of touch with the American public.

When libtards run out of arguments, they use the argument from intimidation to try to silence their opponents without having to actually debate them. They say something like "only an extremist would be in favor of more freedom,smaller government, and lower taxes".

11 posted on 09/23/2011 9:30:20 AM PDT by mjp ((pro-{God, reality, reason, egoism, individualism, natural rights, limited government, capitalism}))
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To: AngelesCrestHighway

Normal is the new “extreme.”


12 posted on 09/23/2011 9:31:49 AM PDT by dfwgator
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To: AngelesCrestHighway

Just part of the Alinsky model - marginalize your opposition.

That’s what accusations of “extreme” are, by definition; the margins are extreme.


13 posted on 09/23/2011 9:34:14 AM PDT by MrB (The difference between a Humanist and a Satanist - the latter knows whom he's working for)
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To: SeekAndFind

AMEN!!

wrote some thoughts on the same thing 3 yrs ago...

http://www.freerepublic.com/focus/f-bloggers/2369284/posts

and part 2

http://www.freerepublic.com/focus/f-bloggers/2374491/posts

I lost part 3! LOL!


14 posted on 09/23/2011 9:36:18 AM PDT by eeevil conservative (GIVE ME A PLACE TO STAND AND I WILL MOVE THE EARTH....Archimedes)
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To: AngelesCrestHighway

I think the term “baseline budgeting” can start to give you a picture why it’s considered extreme. When reductions in the rate of growth are demonized as drastic, heartless cuts, that’s the tip of the iceberg of what kind of worldview you’re dealing with.


15 posted on 09/23/2011 9:37:38 AM PDT by Secret Agent Man (I'd like to tell you, but then I'd have to kill you.)
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To: NRA1995

“My knee-jerk liberal neighbor thinks (Obama)’s a centrist.”

An ego-centrist. From his perspective, perfectly balanced.


16 posted on 09/23/2011 9:47:47 AM PDT by rightwingcrazy
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To: mjp

I guess the left got tired of calling us racists.


17 posted on 09/23/2011 9:50:38 AM PDT by ilovesarah2012
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To: SeekAndFind

So the WH is not extreme. Hoffa, Trumka, et al are not extreme. And neither is the dollar-destroying Fed. Oh good, what a relief; I can go back to watching football now.


18 posted on 09/23/2011 9:53:19 AM PDT by rfp1234 (Anybody but Baracchio in 2012)
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To: SeekAndFind

I keep saying who knew it was extreme to want to live within ones means which is what the tea party is all about.Spending more than what you make year after year IS the extreme position.


19 posted on 09/23/2011 9:56:34 AM PDT by chris_bdba
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To: SeekAndFind

Extremism?

Real extremism is what will occur if Obama wins and the democrats remain in power in 2012.

Ruining our way of life and eviscerating our country seems a bit extreme to me.


20 posted on 09/23/2011 10:36:34 AM PDT by Gator113 (Palin 2012, period.....)
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To: SeekAndFind

I agree entirely. I’m as much as extremist Thomas Jefferson was. What I don’t get is why conservatives and GOP don’t do more to label the left extremist. It wouldn’t take long to make the label absolutely meaningless if they did. Take a note from the left. They may be our enemy but some of their techniques are perfect examples of how to undermine and confound a superior more numerous enemy. Give them their own medicine. A lot of people want to call such and such candidates extremists but the most extreme candidates the GOP has right now are Huntsman and Romney. All the rest to a large degree believe in limited government and idea that this country was founded on. We have the debate backwards in this country and its our own damned fault. There isn’t an easier message in the world to sell than the one that led to the American Revolution.


21 posted on 09/23/2011 11:58:09 AM PDT by Maelstorm (Better to keep your enemy in your sights than in your camp expecting him to guard your back.)
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To: Maelstorm

American participation in government IS ‘extreme’ to those who seek to seek to destroy it.


22 posted on 09/23/2011 12:02:31 PM PDT by PrairieLady2
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To: SeekAndFind
My thought process is that all of the demonization that the left has piled-on in the past three years has actually caused growth in the Tea Party movement.

So I'm happy that the "extremist" wording, Debbie Downer-WhateverHerNameis, MaxieMarxist Waters, Alan Grayson (please MSLSD, give him his own daily show!) et al, receive daily coverage. I believe it is recruiting for the Tea Party and conservatism.

23 posted on 09/23/2011 12:02:51 PM PDT by Prov1322 (Enjoy my wife's incredible artwork at www.watercolorARTwork.com! (This space no longer for rent))
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To: dfwgator

“Normal is the new “extreme.””
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Absolutely!!


24 posted on 09/23/2011 4:47:55 PM PDT by RipSawyer (Trying to reason with a liberal is like teaching algebra to a tomcat.)
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To: dfwgator
An educated person is the liberals' worst enemy.
25 posted on 09/23/2011 6:00:07 PM PDT by Baynative (The penalty for not participating in politics is you will be governed by your inferiors.)
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To: Baynative
An educated person is the liberals' worst enemy.

That should read "An informed person is the liberals worst enemy". Most libs are educated but ill-informed.

26 posted on 09/27/2011 8:43:27 AM PDT by BubbaBasher ("Liberty will not long survive the total extinction of morals" - Sam Adams)
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To: BubbaBasher

Very good point!


27 posted on 09/27/2011 9:18:31 AM PDT by Baynative (The penalty for not participating in politics is you will be governed by your inferiors.)
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