Teabaggers not fans of Gays

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    Jun 02, 2010 8:53 PM GMT
    Apologists/defenders of Teabaggers take note: I'm not buying that racism and bigotry are not a BIG factor in the Tea Party's "rage" about government intrusion.

    University of Washington poll...

    A University of Washington poll finds that a majority of "true" Tea Party supporters say it's not the responsibility of government to guarantee equal rights to African Americans and other minorities.

    According to the survey, 74% of Tea Party supporters say they agree with the following statement: "While equal opportunity for blacks and minorities to succeed is important, it's not really the government's job to guarantee it."

    Fifty-two percent of respondents also said that "compared to the size of their group, lesbians and gays have too much political power."

    The latest data on the Tea Party reveals that the anger coming from the movement isn't unilaterally directed at government spending -- one of the group's core issues.

    According to University of Washington professor Matt Barreto, who directed the poll, the Tea Party's frustration with Washington "is going hand in hand with a frustration and opposition to racial and ethnic minorities and gays and lesbians."

    Other noteworthy findings from the University of Washington poll include:

    * 88% of Tea Party supporters approve of the controversial immigration law recently enacted in Arizona.

    * Only 18% of those surveyed say gay and lesbian couples should have the legal right to marry.

    * 73% of Tea Party backers disapprove of President Obama's policy of engaging with Muslim countries.
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    Jun 02, 2010 10:10 PM GMT
    If it walks like a racist, and sounds like a racist, and polls like a racist, it IS a racist.

    I think this demonstrates something I've sensed about the Teabaggers from the very onset: this is just a premise for the expression of extreme right-wing racism and White Supremacist values. Contrived tax issues are just a cover for a broader agenda that is virtually indistinguishable from much of what the KKK, right-wing militias, and other Fascist groups advocate.

    It's not surprising that the Teabaggers have found allies within the Republican Party, and people like Sarah Palin, Rush Limbaugh and others of their ilk. I fear that the election of the first Black US President has energized these people in their hatred of the fundamentals of our US Constitution, and US democracy will be the victim. The Texas State School Board has already declared recently that the United States is not a democracy, which will be now be taught to their students for a decade to come.

    As for us gays, we should have already known that no one to the Extreme Right would be anything but hostile to us. This is merely confirmation of what is really not news at all. What is newsworthy, however, is that some gays are deceived by this, and fail to realize where their own best interests lie. We're a small enough percentage of the population as it is; we can ill afford to have any of our number being seduced by this suicidal propaganda.
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    Jun 02, 2010 10:11 PM GMT
    This does not shock me in the least because the tea baggers have really shown their true colors at their many political rallies and protests in recent months. It is not big, intrusive government that really fuels their anger but also equal rights for blacks, Hispanics, gays, and other minority groups have really brought these primitive minded bigots out of the woodwork. The protest against big government is only a facade, their real objective is to return America back to a "white, christian nation" where all minority groups are stripped of rights and opportunities and Jim Crow becomes the law of the land.
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    Jun 02, 2010 11:05 PM GMT
    I guess they don't believe in the concept of tyranny of the majority.
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    Jun 02, 2010 11:37 PM GMT
    southbeach1500 saidWell, just goes to prove that Republicans and conservatives are not only stupid, but racist and probably illiterate as well.


    Correct on every point.

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    Jun 03, 2010 12:02 AM GMT
    southbeach1500 saidWell, just goes to prove that Republicans and conservatives are not only stupid, but racist and probably illiterate as well.
    The poll was of self-professed Teabaggers. I'll only assume it applies to them.
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    Jun 03, 2010 4:34 AM GMT
    southbeach1500 saidWell, just goes to prove that Republicans and conservatives are not only stupid, but racist and probably illiterate as well.


    Not all, SB.
    Just most of them.
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    Jun 03, 2010 4:41 AM GMT
    i just want to state for the record that i want the word "teabagger" back. it has nothing to do with a bunch of right-wing blowhards
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    Jun 03, 2010 4:46 AM GMT
    Wilton said
    southbeach1500 saidWell, just goes to prove that Republicans and conservatives are not only stupid, but racist and probably illiterate as well.


    Correct on every point.

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    Actually this photo displays my political views better than any current political party platform.

    However, It'd help if the person who wrote that sign could actually spell words correctly.

    *Politicians are like diapers: They are full of shit and need to be changed often.*
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    Jun 03, 2010 4:47 AM GMT
    onejock saidi just want to state for the record that i want the word "teabagger" back. it has nothing to do with a bunch of right-wing blowhards


    ROFL good one!

    Gosh, perhaps they call themselves that because they're into it. icon_eek.gif

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    Jun 03, 2010 4:58 AM GMT
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    Jun 03, 2010 5:02 AM GMT
    Ooooh, those teabaggers. Wrong thread.
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    Jun 03, 2010 5:02 AM GMT
    The evidence is building that as younger Republicans are forcing the Republican party to be less hateful toward gay inclusion, the most vehemently anti-gay members of the Republican party are joining the teabaggers.

    http://www.gayagenda.com/2010/05/are-anti-gay-stances-galvanizing-the-tea-party/

    This, of course, muddles the image that the nutbaggers were trying to foist on the American people of the teabagger "movement" as standing for something other than merely the same old "values" of the extreme right-wing of the Republican party.
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    Jun 03, 2010 5:11 AM GMT
    rickrick91 saidThe evidence is building that as younger Republicans are forcing the Republican party to be less hateful toward gay inclusion, the most vehemently anti-gay members of the Republican party are joining the teabaggers.

    http://www.gayagenda.com/2010/05/are-anti-gay-stances-galvanizing-the-tea-party/

    This, of course, muddles the image that the nutbaggers were trying to foist on the American people of the teabagger "movement" as standing for something other than merely the same old "values" of the extreme right-wing of the Republican party.


    I know many younger Republicans who are socially liberal... things are changing.

    The Tea party is a fringe group from the GOP... lacking any real leader... so the radicals will contiue to speak for their 'party.'
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    Jun 03, 2010 5:14 AM GMT
    jimib saidT otally
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    Good gosh, lol!
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    Jun 03, 2010 5:15 AM GMT
    The teabaggers have leaders. Rand Paul, Rush Limbaugh, Glen Beck and Sarah Palin.
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    Jun 03, 2010 5:19 AM GMT
    jimib saidHe teabaggers have leaders. Rand Paul, Rush Limbaugh, Glen Beck and Sarah Palin.


    I'm not talking about endorsements and pep-talks from political celebrities....
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    Jun 03, 2010 5:28 AM GMT
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    rickrick91 saidThe evidence is building that as younger Republicans are forcing the Republican party to be less hateful toward gay inclusion, the most vehemently anti-gay members of the Republican party are joining the teabaggers.

    http://www.gayagenda.com/2010/05/are-anti-gay-stances-galvanizing-the-tea-party/

    This, of course, muddles the image that the nutbaggers were trying to foist on the American people of the teabagger "movement" as standing for something other than merely the same old "values" of the extreme right-wing of the Republican party.


    I know many younger Republicans who are socially liberal... things are changing.

    The Tea party is a fringe group from the GOP... lacking any real leader... so the radicals will contiue to speak for their 'party.'



    The Republican party is "changing" with glacial slowness.
    It will take a couple of decades for the old racist gay-hating extremist base of the Republican party to die off.
    For the next twenty years at least, it will be the same old religious right culture war style Republican party.
    We need to continue beating them over the head, and at the ballot box, until they truly change.
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    Jun 03, 2010 5:30 AM GMT
    [quote][cite]conscienti1984 said[/cite]
    jimib saidHe teabaggers have leaders. Rand Paul, Rush Limbaugh, Glen Beck and Sarah Palin.


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    Teabaggers=Republicans
    Period.
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    Jun 03, 2010 5:54 AM GMT
    jimib saidThe teabaggers have leaders. Rand Paul, Rush Limbaugh, Glen Beck and Sarah Palin.


    Rand Paul's against the war in Iraq and he isn't too wild about the war in Afghanistan either. He's strongly opposed to the Patriot Act.

    I suspect most in the Tea Party will find these positions anathema. As they learn these things, they may not want to regard him as one of their leaders.
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    Jun 03, 2010 5:59 AM GMT
    Gee, this is no surprise coming from a bunch of lowly-educated, overly hysterical, mostly rural-living, paranoid bigots and racists who adamantly watch FOX News as their source of information.
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    Jun 03, 2010 5:59 AM GMT
    Do they really refer to themselves as 'teabaggers'? Are they that out of touch? Two seconds on google or urban dictionary and they'd find another definition.
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    Jun 03, 2010 6:04 AM GMT
    NoSuchPerson saidDo they really refer to themselves as 'teabaggers'? Are they that out of touch? Two seconds on google or urban dictionary and they'd find another definition.


    Not really. My dad's a very conservative person so every time I refer to them as the teabaggers he's responded "I don't know what that means but that's not the right name."

    However...
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    Jun 03, 2010 7:20 AM GMT
    18% of teabaggers think there should be a legal right to same-sex marriage? Wow, that's crazy high, considering.
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    Jun 03, 2010 1:31 PM GMT
    Cuz their signs communicate that without it having to be expressed directly.