If Tea Parties are Anti-Obama and Pro-Republican, why did Rep. Barret get booed?

@Taskr36 (13923)
United States
April 19, 2009 5:42pm CST
The left wing media and Obama's minions have been trying to frame the whole Tea Party deal as being a bunch of sore loser republicans who hate Obama. People on the left have called it racist, anti-government, anti-Obama, anti-Democrat and even anti-CNN (like they could be that important). If all those things are true, then were were so many republican politicians who spoke at these tea parties heckled and one even booed for the entire duration that he spoke? People need to look at this and realize that it's about the wasteful spending and excessive taxation we endure and not simply a party lines issue. http://politicalticker.blogs.cnn.com/2009/04/18/gop-congressman-booed-mercilessly-at-tea-party-rally/
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@Adoniah (7515)
• United States
19 Apr 09
Some people got extremely wired at those Tea Parties. We had one today and several times on the fringes a few folks got real close to coming to physical blows over stupid stuff. Blood pressures were running very high. Twice I actually got between a couple of rather big guys to prevent them from toppling a little guy. They all cooled down and moved to opposite sides of the pavillion. Which was a good thing. We had a bit of trouble with ACORNS which is what really set people on edge right from the beginning. Shalom~Adoniah
@ClassyCat (1214)
• United States
19 Apr 09
I think the word should be passed to all who attend or support the tea parties, that there will be those who will attend, soley for the purpose of trying to start fights and the people need to be aware of that, and not get suckered into the fights and name calling. The media will just run with that and have a field day. that's what their agenda is - to make this into something that it is NOT. The tea parties have them running scared as they pick up momentum and popularity, and they sure don't want that - cause it might just upset the apple cart in the next elections in 2010 and 2012.
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• United States
20 Apr 09
Mike Huckabee just said that his father used to say that "you know you're ahead when someones always trying to kick you in the behind".
• United States
21 Apr 09
Taskr, you know as well as I do that this isn't anti-left, or anti-republican, it is pro conservative. They hate republicans who are not conservatives (which I think is good, it is time conservatives stand up to the republican party), and democrates in general. I support their right to protest, but I do find it funny that these tea parties are now gaining support from people who are not the fringe of the republican party. I guess it is now ok to question the president because he is a democrate. Most of these people voted for Bush both times, but you never see an anti-Bush sign at any of these rallies. Bush was the man that started the country down the road to socialism, and most of these people at the rally supported him 100%. This smells like hypocracy to me Taskr.
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@Taskr36 (13923)
• United States
21 Apr 09
"I do find it funny that these tea parties are now gaining support from people who are not the fringe of the republican party." That's because you have politicians and commentators who are just opportunists pretending to stand for the same thing as the people who started these tea parties. People like D!ck Armey, Barret, and Hannity are all full of crap. I don't know Beck well enough to say whether the same is true about him. "I guess it is now ok to question the president because he is a democrate." It's always been ok to question the president. What's not ok is when people say they want Bush and Cheney assassinated and the same goes for Obama. "Most of these people voted for Bush both times, but you never see an anti-Bush sign at any of these rallies." You have no way of knowing the voting records of those who attended the tea parties. There's a good chance they voted for Bush, but that's just speculation. There's no point in having an anti-Bush sign when he's been out of office for 4 months. It's not like he can do anything now. "Bush was the man that started the country down the road to socialism, and most of these people at the rally supported him 100%." I disagree completely. The VAST majority of conservatives were completely against that bailout garbage and many of the same people you see at these rallies were at rallies protesting the bailout last year. In the final vote the majority of republicans still opposed it 108-91 http://clerk.house.gov/evs/2008/roll681.xml I do agree completely that it started us down the road to socialism. If it's true that the government is refusing to take money from banks paying it back, then it's clear that socialism is this administrations goal and they are using this bailout to further it.
• United States
19 Apr 09
"This is about disagreeing over one vote"- Barrett's spokesman said. But I disagree. When it was time for him to stand up and do the right thing, he failed. He compromised his fiscal conservative nature. He has to go. We don't have the time to fiddlefart around with clowns like him anymore. One strike yer out. As far as how the libs perceive us: they are stiffnecked, intolerant, and unwilling (unable?) to learn.
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@Taskr36 (13923)
• United States
20 Apr 09
Even if it were just one vote, that's an $800 billion dollar vote that every poll showed the majority of Americans were against.
• United States
20 Apr 09
He was not the only conservative elected official to get booed or taken to task at those tea parties. But of course the media is not going to play it that way. If they reported it correctly then it would give it too much credibility and then people would start paying attention to it more. Which is the last thing they want.
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@twoey68 (13651)
• United States
26 Aug 09
I really don't think it has anything to do with Demonrats or Republicans, I think it's simply to do with ppl in general that are fed up with 0bama's bullsh*t. There are ppl from both sides that are angry and are speaking out...which just shows how bad things are getting. [b]~~AT PEACE WITHIN~~ **STAND STRONG IN YOUR BELIEFS**[/b]
@PrarieStyle (2485)
• United States
20 Apr 09
But isn't it strange that when the Libs were protesting against the war, they were considered brave and patriotic. Our future generations will be the losers in the long run, when they have to live in poverty to pay back the debt this country is now in. Thats what it's really all about. Sure the economy is bouncing back now, but, we still have a 3 TRILLION dollar debt hanging over our heads. Barret says he heard but will he listen? Saying you hear the people and then going and doing the opposite of what we want is a travesty if you ask me. It tells me that he simply doesn't care.
@jonesy123 (3950)
• United States
20 Apr 09
All those racist, anti-government, whatever remarks are a desperate attempt to discredit those who participate in those tea parties. See, it worked so nice during the election campaign. If you are not for Obama, you were automatically labeled a racist. Who wants to carry around that stigma. So many people got caught up in that wave. So, now, if they put everybody into that racist drawer again and for good measure add more negative stuff, it should work again, shouldn't it? People shouldn't show up. It's a pathetic attempt and it doesn't fly anymore. It's gone so overboard that it's simply not believable anymore except for the very loyal absolutely dazzled people who are high on the Obama koolaid. And I think deep down even those who make those claims don't believe it, just do it to squash the movement, because they still want to see Obama succeed. But making those claims is counterproductive. If they themselves don't believe it, they can't believably deliver it. Which just causes more people to doubt those accusations. Consequently, the tea party movement gains more credibility. People are curious about why the Obama people make those accusations, what is there to be afraid of.