The St. Louis Tea Party passed a resolution which included language that: “The very termYup. That seems about right. And then there's this:
‘racist’ has diminished meaning due to its overuse by political partisans including members of
Further, almost three-quarters of Tea Party supporters (73%), told pollsters that government programs aimed at providing a social safety net for poor people actually encourages them to remain poor. In fact, more than a bit of anecdotal evidence shows hostility and resentmentOddly, there's no mention of the St. Louis Tea Party's support of Circle of Concern and Operation Food Search. That's what we call selective reporting. Conservatives do resent the rampant vote buying with social programs and the fraud in the system that goes unaudited. The left would never ignore a conflict of interest between monied corporate interests and the voters, so why do they ignore the conflict of interest between public largess and the welfare recipients that receive it?
towards the poor and the programs designed to help them. Hence, the signs such as one at an
early St. Louis Tea Party that read: “Honk if I am paying your mortgage.” Not every Tea party
supporter exhibited such feelings, certainly, but enough of it showed up in opinion polls to give
credence to the description of Tea Parties as mean-spirited.
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