Answers to: Is the Tea Party a Radical Group? (surprise coming)

 Is the Tea Party a Radical Group?

Lately, I have been asking this question to people I know who are not in the cup - not in the Tea Party.  This started out by accident but wow, has it been interesting and something all of us should start asking those not at the table.  I've thus far, only asked about a twenty people this question, but I have been surprised that the answers are very consistent, so, this isn't a definitive study but never-the-less, very interesting.  The overwhelming answer has been 'yes'!!  At first I was shocked because I always thought those people claiming the T-Party as being radical were just blowing smoke in the opposite direction.  The people I asked were very middle to upper middle class.

I would ask myself what the heck is 'radical' about mom and pop attending a rally?  But like I stated, I began actually asking this question to some outside folks and the high majority, all said yes, much to my surprise!!

I always followed up and asked for examples and here is the majority response(s):

(1.) The number one and nearly always, the first response was about abortion.  Many said, 'the Tea Party is so ... 'black and white', there's no grey, there's no compromise.  This would sometimes be followed with; look at rape or what about cases involving rape?

I never attempted to answer any of the statements.  The second item was:

(2.) Voting cards and reducing the time of 'voting early'.  One person noted: "My mom is in a nursing home and she doesn't have a drivers lic, I'm concerned she couldn't vote."  The general feeling was that 'the T - Party' was behind this to limit other people from voting.

Again, I wasn't out to offer any response, just take in the information.  A few stated it this way; the tea party is to black and white .... with no grey area for compromise.

(3.)  About the economy.  A few mentioned that they thought 'it takes money to make money' and they just generally thought it was important for the government to infuse money.  Also, a few mentioned that they thought the minimum wage 'did need to be raised' and they noted that 'those people 'would' spend the money and that they were in need, and needed it.

(4.)  Just remembered, there was another concern I forgot to include, a few also mentioned their concern about the closing of so many places that serve women for all sorts of things about women's health.  They were talking about Planned Parenthood facilities.

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I think we should take this serious.  We should develop good extensive responses to this to share with others.  Also, good documentation is always very helpful.  They are reasonable concerns and they deserve reasonable attention.  I was most shocked that all stated the tea party is radical in that they won't give or have no middle ground.  A good number of people said they did like Chris Christy because he seemed to be reasonable.  These concerns are not the sort of concerns that a sarcastic one line response would win any thing or do any thing positive for us. 

Please do your home work and put forward an effort to address these items or any one or two that you're moved to address.  Thank you for your time.

 

 

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Hillary Clinton says she is “deluged” with requests to try another run for president and has still not completely ruled out joining the crowded field of 2020 Democrat candidates.

The former U.S. Secretary of State has repeatedly avoided categorically stepping out of the race for the White House – or directly into it, for that matter.

During media appearances in the UK last month, Clinton twice hinted she may make a belated push on the basis she claims so many people want to see her on the national stage once more.

Speaking on the BBC’s Graham Norton Show in London last Friday, Clinton confirmed she would “have to make up my mind really quickly” if she was going to join the race.

When pushed to respond if she would make a run for the White House for a third time, she prevaricated and avoided a direct reply, instead responding with: “As I say, never, never, never say never.”

She did concede she would need to make up her mind “really quickly” about whether or not to jump into the presidential race.

Clinton has already missed the filing deadline for the first primary in New Hampshire but there is no deadline for the next caucuses in Iowa in early February.

Responding to Norton, Clinton said she had been “deluged” over the last few weeks thinking about running again, but added that, “right now, I’m not, at all, planning that.”

Norton asked: “The rumour mill is flying that you could step back into the ring.”

Clinton replied: “I hear that. I have been deluged the last few weeks with thinking about doing that, but right now I’m not at all planning that.”

Last month Clinton told BBC Radio 5 Live she was under “enormous pressure” to consider a 2020 White House run.

When asked about her future in politics, Clinton said, “I feel a sense of responsibility partly because you know my name was on the ballot, I got more votes, but ended up losing to the current incumbent in the White House who I think is really undermining our democracy in very fundamental ways. And I want to retire him.”

When asked if she is absolutely ruling it out, Clinton said, “ I will certainly tell you. I’m under enormous pressure from many, many, many people to think about it. But as of this moment, sitting here in this studio talking to you, that is absolutely not in my plans.”

Clinton and her daughter Chelsea, are currently in London promoting their new co-authored book – The Book Of Gutsy Women: Favourite Stories Of Courage And Resilience.

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