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Old 04-18-2011, 11:21 PM   #170
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Originally Posted by mosca View Post
The problem with the Tea Party was when it became a trademark, a brand name, a labelled 'movement'. Back when Ron Paul started the tidal wave back in 2007 people were genuinely interested in his ideas and passionate about it. Then it got co-opted by the Koch Brothers and other Republican bandwagon-hoppers. Now newcomers like Rand Paul now have to play the dangerous balancing game of balancing compromising your original values to gain acceptance and outright selling out.

I prefer the 2007 tea party movement to this new 'Tea Party'. They're trying too hard to make it a new political party and instead forgetting what the sparked the original revolution.
I think a lot of movements got co-opted the past 16 years. It's a tragic when you see good candidates corrupted and compromised.
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