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Well firstly, in a poll, if you say you are a "supporter" what does that mean? If you like the idea of something in general, or some of the concepts, does that mean you go out to rallies, actively support financially, or just are a vague armchair supporter for the benefit of a poll? It says 20% of tea party supporters, or 4% of the general population, said they had given money or attended a Tea Party event, or both.

They don't want to cut medicare or social security, because it might affect them. Just cut things that would affect other people...

This is a telling one: "They are more likely than the general public, and Republicans, to say that too much has been made of the problems facing black people." Yet they are against the idea of a black president.

Here's poll results about their racism:
"This week, April 7, 2010, Professor Christopher Parker of the WISER Institute, at the University of Washington, released the results of a political science poll studying racism in American politics. Here is an excerpt from the report: “America is definitely not beyond race. For instance, the Tea Party, the incipient movement that claims to be committed to reining in what they perceive as big government, appears to be motivated by more than partisanship and ideology. Approximately 45% of Whites either strongly or somewhat approve of the movement. Of those, only 35% believe Blacks to be hardworking, only 45 % believe Blacks are intelligent, and only 41% think that Blacks are trustworthy. Perceptions of Latinos aren’t much different. While 54% of White Tea Party supporters believe Latinos to be hardworking, only 44% think them intelligent, and even fewer, 42% of Tea Party supporters believe Latinos to be trustworthy …” The report reveals that Tea Party members are 36 percent more likely to be racially resentful than non-Tea Party supporters."

Apr 16, 2010, 06:54


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