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A number of Tea Party activists are organizing a boycott of Fox News, claiming that the network "keeps turning to the left." This is the second boycott organized for this reason. Protesters say that an earlier two-day boycott took down 20 percent of Fox's regular viewership, which is impressive, even though it has yet to be proven...................

Tea Party boycotts Fox News for being too liberal
 

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So, the natural progression of the Tea Party to the Alex Jones school of thought is continuing. Interesting...
 

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The problem with the rank and file tea party adherents is that, while they are in favor theoretical cuts to government spending, when asked for specifics, they are not so sure. Medicare? No, don't take my Medicare. Social Security? No. Defense spending? No, we need it to be safe. Cutting government spending is good, but it can't be done in theory.

As far as Faux News (I hate to call it news; its opinion or, in many cases, outright lies) is concerned, it sounds like a right wing fringe civil war to me.
 

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The problem with the rank and file tea party adherents is that, while they are in favor theoretical cuts to government spending, when asked for specifics, they are not so sure. Medicare? No, don't take my Medicare. Social Security? No. Defense spending? No, we need it to be safe. Cutting government spending is good, but it can't be done in theory.

As far as Faux News (I hate to call it news; its opinion or, in many cases, outright lies) is concerned, it sounds like a right wing fringe civil war to me.
Haven't you read the posts on this very forum?

They're going to control the deficit by eliminating the EPA, IRS (which makes 10x more money then it costs through it's audits), and FDA. That'll do it! :9:
 

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Haven't you read the posts on this very forum?

They're going to control the deficit by eliminating the EPA, IRS (which makes 10x more money then it costs through it's audits), and FDA. That'll do it! :9:
And don't forget the NIH and NSF, as per the EE
 

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The problem with the rank and file tea party adherents is that, while they are in favor theoretical cuts to government spending, when asked for specifics, they are not so sure. Medicare? No, don't take my Medicare. Social Security? No. Defense spending? No, we need it to be safe. Cutting government spending is good, but it can't be done in theory.

As far as Faux News (I hate to call it news; its opinion or, in many cases, outright lies) is concerned, it sounds like a right wing fringe civil war to me.


No, they're fine with cutting Medicare, Medicaid, and Social Security. As long as those cuts are on the undeserving. The undeserving being anyone other than themselves. Cut Social Security? Sure. For the people coming up. Not the people on it. Kick people off Medicare and Medicaid? No problem. If it's just the 'welfare queens' and such, not for people such as themselves.
 

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Tea partyers(me included) have always been wary of Fox News and they are left of center...it does not surprise me one bit that progressives on this board bash Fox and the Tea Party. yall need a strawman to take away from your ruining of the country progressiveism is the number one evil facing our country, and the world..if you would have learned anything in your bastion of progressive learning-(AKA HIGHER EDUCATION) its that all who oppose progressive policies must be marginalized and mocked, and on cue, you have done so, so be proud of yourselves you have been duped and you willingly goosestep onward and for the money you paid for your "higher learning" you have willingly given up your mind for someone elses ideas ...hahahaha the joke is on you..YES WE CAN YES WE CAN :smilielol:
 

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The tea party is only relevant in state and local elections. Stuff like this makes them less so.

Meh.
 

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The problem with the rank and file tea party adherents is that, while they are in favor theoretical cuts to government spending, when asked for specifics, they are not so sure. Medicare? No, don't take my Medicare. Social Security? No. Defense spending? No, we need it to be safe. Cutting government spending is good, but it can't be done in theory.

As far as Faux News (I hate to call it news; its opinion or, in many cases, outright lies) is concerned, it sounds like a right wing fringe civil war to me.
TEA Party member here. That's just totally false (except in election years. :hihi:)

I could make you a list of 15 major cuts that would save hundreds of billions per year without touching SS and Medicare. And yes, the Military is on the table, because there is waste and redundancy.

In a nutshell, I would send most of the bloated departments and programs down to the States where We The People have better control of them.
 

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At this point, I think anything other than the John Birch Society is "too liberal" for them.
 

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TEA Party member here. That's just totally false (except in election years. :hihi:)

I could make you a list of 15 major cuts that would save hundreds of billions per year without touching SS and Medicare. And yes, the Military is on the table, because there is waste and redundancy.

In a nutshell, I would send most of the bloated departments and programs down to the States where We The People have better control of them.
Ok. Go.

15 cuts. Save at least 400 B per year. Avoid anarchy in the streets and a revisiting of either The Jungle or Silent Spring.

Let's see what's on your mind.
 

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In a nutshell, I would send most of the bloated departments and programs down to the States where We The People have better control of them.
Your "we the people" and my "we the people" are probably different people. In a democracy, everyone gets a voice and the majority (quite often the supermajority) should get the louder voice.

As far as state and local government, do you really think you have more of a voice than with the federal government? At the state and local level there is a paucity of oversight, checks, and balances - allowing for a great deal of corruption. At least, at the federal level, there are watchdogs, some fairly well funded press, etc. Not so much at the municipal (the smaller the town, the worse it is - trust me on this one, I worked in municipal govt for 5 years).

But there is no free lunch and no-one, absolutely no-one, will get everything they want. It's all a trade off and "we the people" have to learn to take the bad with the good - because one person's pie is another person's poison.
 

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