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More American's Saying NO to tea

By: SayNoToTea , 9:00 PM GMT on April 17, 2012

ABC released a poll last week detailing how the more American's hear about the tea party the more they don't want to have anything to do with it. That makes it no surprise that in just two years attendance of the much touted tea party tax day demonstrations has dropped by about 75 percent. Yes, 75 percent. I laughingly think my blog isn't needed to counter the hatred spread by another blog on this site. Sebastian, you keep posting your hate filled pieces. You're doing a good job showing the majority why they want to stay away from your kind of thininking.

Here's a partial laundry list of what troubles American's with the tea party


A new survey by the University of Washington Institute for the Study of Ethnicity, Race & Sexuality offers fresh insight into the racial attitudes of Tea Party sympathizers. "The data suggests that people who are Tea Party supporters have a higher probability"—25 percent, to be exact—"of being racially resentful than those who are not Tea Party supporters," says Christopher Parker, who directed the study. "The Tea Party is not just about politics and size of government. The data suggests it may also be about race


1) Right Wing Republicans not only want to reduce women's access to abortion care, they're actually trying to redefine rape. After a major backlash, they promised to stop. But they haven't yet. Shocker.

2) A state legislator in Georgia wants to change the legal term for victims of rape, stalking, and domestic violence to "accuser." But victims of other less gendered crimes, like burglary, would remain "victims."

3) In South Dakota, Right Wing Conservatives proposed a bill that could make it legal to murder a doctor who provides abortion care. (Yep, for real.)

4) Right Wing Conservatives want to cut nearly a billion dollars of food and other aid to low-income pregnant women, mothers, babies, and kids.

5) In Congress, Republicans have a bill that would let hospitals allow a woman to die rather than perform an abortion necessary to save her life.

6) Maryland Right Wing Republicans ended all county money for a low-income kids' preschool program. Why? No need, they said. Women should really be home with the kids, not out working.

7) And at the federal level, Right Wing Conservatives want to cut that same program, Head Start, by $1 billion. That means over 200,000 kids could lose their spots in preschool.

8) Two-thirds of the elderly poor are women, and Right Wing Conservatives are taking aim at them too. A spending bill would cut funding for employment services, meals, and housing for senior citizens.

9) Congress just voted for a Republican amendment to cut all federal funding from Planned Parenthood health centers, one of the most trusted providers of basic health care and family planning in our country.

10) And if that wasn't enough, Right Wing Conservatives are pushing to eliminate all funds for the only federal family planning program. (For humans. But Republican Dan Burton has a bill to provide contraception for wild horses. You can't make this stuff up).


In an email last month to its members, Tea Party Nation distributed a blog posting from Right wing activist Alan Caruba on the dangers of marriage equality and anti-bullying programs – urging members to fight against the “the queering of America” and recognize the gay rights movement as “a distinct threat to the fabric of a society based on the undisputed normality of heterosexuality.”

Tea Party Nation’s endorsement of the sure-to-be short-lived candidacy of Michele Bachmann; an endorsement gained largely due to the Congresswoman’s stance against gay rights and her husband’s previous work in “gay reparative therapy” – or better known as “praying the gay away.”

According to Tea Party Nation president Judson Phillips, the gay rights movement is part of a larger “liberal freak show” and that “most Americans do not believe homosexuality is a good thing

Anti-gay bullying is not bullying at all; in fact, it is “peer pressure and is healthy.” That’s according to Rich Swier, an activist with the Tea Party Nation.


Remember all those grand promises by the tea party-backed Republicans who promised to put an end to wasteful spending and pork-barrel earmarks?

Just more hypocritical political posturing.

While talking the big plan to be fiscally responsible the Republican freshmen have packed a huge $553 billion spending bill with millions of pet defense projects for their home districts.

Yep. Pork barrel is still alive in the halls of Congress and the pigs at the trough are the ones voters sent to Washington to end the wasteful practice.

Of course, Republicans claim the money for the projects aren’t pork. Of course not. Pork is when the money is spent by the other guys in someone else’s district. If it’s in your own district it’s necessary.

None of the projects were included in the defense budget submitted to Congress by the Obama administration.

For example, freshman GOP Rep. Bobby Shilling put in $2.5 million for weapons and munitions advanced technology for the Quad City Manufacturing Lab at Rock Island Arsenal, which just happens to be in his district.

During his campaign against Democrat Phil Hare last year, Schilling criticized Hare for adding money to defense budgets for the same facility.

GOP frosh Vicky Hartzler of Missouri packed the bill with $20 million for “mixed conventional load capability for Air Force bombers,” for Whiteman Air Force Base in her district.

Hartlzler backed the GOP moratorium on earmarks during her campaign. Now she says she didn’t think the moratorium applied to defense spending.

Republican Steven Palazzo used anti-pork barrel spending rhetoric and tea party backing to beat Democratic conservative Gene Taylor in Mississippi. He added $10 million to buy land to expand a National Guard facility in his district and another $19.9 million to “ship preliminary design and feasibility studies” at Ingalls Shipbuilding in Pascagoula — also part of his district.

Tom Schatz, president of Citizens Against Government Waste, says his group will be studying the bill to uncover all the examples of pork. The millions could add up to billions.

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6. SayNoToTea
2:52 PM GMT on April 19, 2012
Oh, and it there's more;

CNN Talking Head: Women Who Support Democrats ‘Get Raped’
Remember how Republicans piled on the outrage when Hillary Rosen accurately pointed out that Ann Romney doesn’t understand what it’s like to be a working mother because she has never had a job? Well, I wonder if they’ll be equally outraged at CNN contributor Dana Loesch for remarks she made at a Tea Party Tax Day rally in Chicago, Illinois on Tuesday.

During her turn to speak, Loesch claimed that women who support Democrats and Occupy Wall Street “get raped.”

“What did women receive for supporting the left? You’ve seen it here with your Occupy movement, haven’t you? They get raped. This man (Andrew Breitbart) on my shirt had a message that I think needs to be reiterated since it keeps happening. Stop raping people! Behave yourselves!””

After her speech, Loesch said that although she doesn’t know the purpose of the Occupy Movement, she knows it’s about “vandalism and rape.”
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5. SayNoToTea
2:44 PM GMT on April 19, 2012
As more time passes, the true colors of many of the tea partiers shows through. They are rascist, homophobic, against women and wanting to control America by their moral code, a moral code that they themselves do not uphold. We see it in the posts on Wunderground and we see it daily in news accounts. Please read the following;

Boston Tea Party Speaker: ’We Will Not Be Silenced by F*#$@!#(gay slur)

During a Tea Party Tax Day protest that took place in Boston last weekend, a speaker told LGBT protestors that supporters of the conservative movement would "not be silenced by F*#$@!#(gay slur)," Daily Kos reported.

"Reports from attendees were that in response to disturbances by protestors, one of the speakers said from the podium, broadcast across the loud speakers at the Commons, ’We will not be silenced by F*#$@!#(gay slur),’" the news site says.

The Tea Partier allegedly made the comment while local authorities were attempting to break up a group of people who were protesting the conservative demonstration. One of the reasons why the LGBT community protested the event was because the anti-gay activist Scott Lively was being honored.

Lively has been involved in the "ex-gay" movement and has pushed for a law that could sentence Ugandan homosexuals to death. Recently, a gay rights group from the African nation has filed a suit in federal court in Massachusetts for violating international law. The lawsuit claims that in 2002 Lively worked with Ugandan religious and political leaders to create anti-gay hysteria. Lively said that gays would "sodomize African children and corrupt their culture."

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4. SayNoToTea
2:34 PM GMT on April 19, 2012
You know how to shut up a right wing conservative?

Show them the facts!
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3. SayNoToTea
3:17 PM GMT on April 18, 2012
Lotis, to start even though we will not agree I thank you for what may be the first respectfull post by someone of the far right my blog has seen.

Let me rebutt what you have said however:

Here is your quote:

"Republicans not only want to reduce women's access to abortion care"

However here is the full quote which you left out the most important point.

1) Right Wing Republicans not only want to reduce women's access to abortion care, they're actually trying to redefine rape. After a major backlash, they promised to stop. But they haven't yet. Shocker.

So even though you agree abortion should be allowed in rape your fellow right wing conservatives want to change the definition of rape so that the pregnancy could not be terminated going against what even you believe in.

On to the point you did speak about abortion is already covered by major healthcare. As far as it's cost to you it is less than 1/10th of a percent of paid out claims.

Here are a couple of myths and facts as related to abortion and Obamacare;

Myth: Taxpayer money would be used to pay for abortions in the public plan.
Reality: Opponents of reproductive health care are trying to confuse people into thinking that the public plan is a
government-funded health plan like Medicaid or Medicare — it is not. The public health insurance plan in the
Exchange would operate like any private insurance plan would. It would be funded and paid for by private individual
premiums, in the same way a private insurance plan is. Therefore, there is no reason to treat any coverage issue,
including abortion coverage, differently in the public health insurance plan than in private plans in the Exchange.
Myth: Abortion coverage will be mandated under the current health care reform bills making their way through
Congress unless explicitly restricted.
Reality: Nothing in any of the current health care reform bills mandates abortion coverage — or any other type of
medical procedure — in the Exchange. Abortion is not mandated any more than any other medical procedure in
health care reform.
Factcheck.org rebuts this myth, stating: “In fact, none of the health care overhaul measures that have made it through
the committee level in Congress say that abortion will be covered, and one of them explicitly says that no public funds
will be used to finance the procedure.”
Opponents of women’s health and health care reform are exploiting this legislation as a way to push for
unprecedented prohibitions on abortion coverage in the private marketplace. And they are trying to undermine health
care reform.

One last thing about abortion, the far right has made the claim that abortion is the genocide of our country. No matter that abortion has been performed since before Christ or that until the late 1800's it was legal and studies say that in the 1960's while abortion was illegal the amount is estimated at 1.2 million a year, the very same that it is today, but to call it genocide? Well if that is the case, how is it that the country with the largest economical growth rate in the last 20 years, China, has over 1000 percent more abortions than we do?
By the way, I'm not for abortion but it is not my choice to make someone else abide by a choice that I make because of my religious values.

Your quote:
Republicans ended all county money for a low-income kids' preschool program."

Of course once again you elected to post a partial quote, but I can understand that making it look better for your side is important. I will offer a rebuttal as you have stated the quote.

A recent long term study has shown that providing preschool to disadvantages children coupled with positive parental involvement returns 3.5 dollars to the community for every dollar spent. Now I know a case can be made that not every parent will be involved but you have to start somewhere and this is a good start.

On a personal note I am the parent of an autistic child and I live in a school district that provides preschool for him at a cost of about 3500.00 per student yearly. yes, each taxpayer is providing for his help although I would gladly pay it myself as the services he receives on the putside with the limits my insurance would put on it would cost me out of pocket over 50,000 a year which I could not afford. Now we have every expection that our child will be a productive part of society as he grows up, but would you rather pay 3500 or would you rather pay for him to be on governement disabillity his entire life?

Your last quote and response;

Congress just voted for a Republican amendment to cut all federal funding from Planned Parenthood health centers, one of the most trusted providers of basic health care and family planning in our country."

Puh-lease. Family planning my achin' arse.

Here is a chart on how Planned Parenthood spends its money, I think the percentages will open many an eye:

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2. unclemush
1:45 PM GMT on April 18, 2012
Link Santorum letter: Romney as nominee ‘truly frightens me’
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