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Eva Peron... ???

 
 
plainoldme
 
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Reply Thu 1 Apr, 2010 09:26 pm
It looks like gunga would prefer that the phrase "tea bagger" be used rather than the more apt Tea Totalitarians.
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gungasnake
 
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Reply Fri 2 Apr, 2010 07:45 am
Wikipedia:

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Tea_Party_movement

Quote:
The Tea Party movement is a populist[1] United States protest movement focused on fiscal conservatism. The movement, originating in anti-tax protests, emerged in early 2009, partially in response to the 2009 stimulus package[2][3] as well as the 2008 bailouts[4] and later in revelations about bonuses paid to AIG executives[5][6].


That's pretty straightforward, isn't it? The words "race" and "racism" do not appear in the wiki article.

Wiki describes the composition of the movement:

Quote:
Composition of the movement

According to political correspondent Liz Sidoti of the Associated Press, the Tea Party movement "an ideological mix of libertarianism and conservativism with the common denominator being lower spending and smaller government."[71] Tea Partiers often claim "Government is too big. Spending is out of control. Individual freedom is at risk. And President Barack Obama's policies are making it all worse." But that's where the consensus ends among the diverse groups of frustrated Americans who count themselves part of this fledgling coalition.[71]

The tea party movement also includes several more formal entities[72], with slightly different approaches to their advocacy:

* The Tea Party Patriots are a national organization that claims to have over 1000 local chapters, run with the help of Freedomworks, a conservative nonprofit led by former Republican House Majority Leader Dick Armey.[73][74][75][76][77]

* The Tea Party Express is a national bus tour run by Our Country Deserves Better PAC, a conservative Political Action Committee created by Sacramento-based GOP consulting firm Russo, Marsh, and Associates.[75][78][79][80]

* Tea Party Nation held a National Convention February 4"6, 2010. The event featured Sarah Palin as keynote speaker, but was criticized for charging $549 per ticket,[81][82][83][84] as well as the fact that Palin was apparently paid $100,000 USD for her appearance.[85] In the face of criticism by Tea Party activists, Palin has said she plans to donate the fee to unspecified conservative causes.[86] Former Colorado Congressman Tom Tancredo at the Tea Party convention in Nashville stated to applause, "People who could not even spell the word 'vote' or say it in English put a committed socialist ideologue in the White House..his name is Barack Hussein Obama."[87]

The Tea Party movement has also attracted some followers of fringe organizations such as the LaRouche Movement, the white separatist Council of Conservative Citizens, and the John Birch Society. In a February 19, 2010 column in the Wall Street Journal, Republican strategist Karl Rove suggested that, to improve its effect on policy, the Tea Party movement dissociate itself from the militia movement, 'birthers', 9/11 deniers, cranks and conspiracy nuts.[88]


I have to assume that LOM here is some sort of a DNC propagandist or flack of some sort.
plainoldme
 
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Reply Fri 2 Apr, 2010 07:55 am
@gungasnake,
Because Wiki is supposed to be, and by your own admission and compliant, functions as a neutral source of information. There is a great deal of racism in the Tea Baggers, despite their being a rag tag conglomeration . . . they aren't organized enough at the present time to be called a coalition. Anyone who doubts that racism isn't an element of this group, is too naive to be allowed to walk the streets unaccompanied.
gungasnake
 
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Reply Fri 2 Apr, 2010 10:47 am
@plainoldme,
If you really want to talk about racism, you probably should be saying something about the demokkkrat party having transformed large segments of the country's black population into kept voting blocks whose only salable skill in life is voting.

Also the question of the demokkkrat's NEA paymasters and the party fighting tooth and nail against every idea and proposition which ever comes down the road to provide decent schools for poor inner city, mainly black kids.

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gungasnake
 
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Reply Fri 2 Apr, 2010 10:08 pm
http://www.dakotavoice.com/wp-content/uploads/2009/02/unclesamsplantation.jpg
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gungasnake
 
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Reply Mon 5 Apr, 2010 09:09 pm
Quote:

I asked General Peron:

"Have I kept the promise I made to you when I returned from Europe, when I offered to help you so that the Christianity of your doctrine should be carried out in works of social welfare?"

His reply was more than generous:

"Without your help I could have done nothing. You have taught us to build with love."
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graybarn1
 
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Reply Sun 24 Oct, 2010 08:18 pm
@gungasnake,
God bless her.She looks a bit tired in this photo.Her smile seems to be an effort.A pap test in about 1949 perhaps would have made all the difference in the world.
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NLboy
 
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Reply Tue 5 Apr, 2011 07:33 pm
@ABE5177,
I think she was an amazing lady who did a lot for her people. I'm sure she made mistakes along the way but her heart was in the right place. Look at what she faced and survived and all she gave her beloved shirtless ones.
RIP Evita!
You ARE immortal.
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gungasnake
 
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Reply Tue 5 Apr, 2011 09:31 pm
I'll say it again... The question of populism is roughly orthogonal to the present political divide in America or to questoins of left/right politics. There are still Peronistas on both sides of the left/right thing and both Eva Peron and Sarah Palin were/are populists.

One group of people who very definitely are not populists are the present demoKKKrats. They're basically monarchists or would-be monarchists.
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graybarn1
 
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Reply Fri 12 Aug, 2011 06:26 am
@Francis,
You would like to understand Evita?I believe no one will ever completely KNOW the Senora.I can say this because we,my mother father and me all worked for her.Yes we were PERONISTAS all the way.We lived at Unzue and I in my youthful years from 9 to 14 would see and greet her almost everyday when she was not busy traveling and giving to the people all over Argentina the things that were greatly needed.I am old now and still tears come from my eyes when I reflect on the night of her passing.The word CULT was here mentioned.If cult fits so be it.We who are still left shout to the world."SANTA EVITA"
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