This is my last post on these opinion pages. All of this electronic fussing and fighting is not productive. All these posts have turned into is an insult contest.
Really no one cares what Pam Sohn thinks,
or what Drew Johnson thinks about national issues. They might have a little influence locally but their national opinions mean nothing.... And change nothing.
The same is true of all of us. We are all just bloviating, not changing any minds, and it's all about ego and a delusion of influence. Most of you hide behind made-up names in order to be as nasty as you can without anyone else knowing Who you are. It is wrong to print an opinion without a name.
This country is headed downhill at a fast pace. I'm not gonna waste anymore of my time to convince someone that is a fact.
So, Tim Price, aka timbo Is out of here.
gjuster..... You're right, they had behind Made up names and take pot shots from a distance. These cowards say It is because of us violent conservative types might attack them. That would be more rare than a Bigfoot sighting. The real reason is there ashamed of their tone and of their opinions. They don't want their friends, family, or coworkers to see just how nasty they really are.
I know, maybe they can call the IRS and get them to investigate you and Mark West like their buddy Obama did. I guess that was just paranoia too.
lkeithlu and daO1980....I think you point is valid that a lot of Tea Party members have pushed their religion on the rest of us. A good description of what it is supposed to be is in Wikipedia. "The Tea Party movement is an American political movement that advocates strict adherence to the United States Constitution, reducing U.S. government spending and taxes, and reduction of the U.S. national debt and federal budget deficit." It was not founded to push a social agenda or be involved in those things in any way.
It has been subverted some what from it's populist/libertarian philosophy by traditional Republicans who want to control the Tea Party. No one hates the Tea Party more than traditional Republicans.
Mark West is a good man who has done a good job but sometimes either he, or the people listening to him, confuse his personal beliefs with the Tea Party basic concepts. His religious views are his and I hope, are not the views of most Tea Party members. If it is a division of the Republican party there is no need for the Tea Party.
I am a personal rights fanatic. I think the government and society in general are so powerful that if not for the Bill of Rights, we would not be much better than other countries. I don't care who you marry, what you do with your body, what drugs you take, who you have sex with, or anything else that is NONE OF MY BUSINESS.
That is a libertarian view of life that I think a lot of liberals and conservatives agree on. I also think that there is a huge amount of democrats who agree with the fiscal policies espoused by the Tea Party and don't want to be associated with it because of the social policies that are supported by a large part of the Tea Party, especially the leaders.
I am not associated with the Tea Party for that very reason. I am not the only one, there are millions of people who feel the same as I do that the Tea Party is inadvertently alienating.
People like shen and librul are just socialists and give that line all the time.
Again, Harry is awful...and so far..Pam has been awful. I think that Pam is Harry with a face-lift in drag.
Nothing has changed on the left side.
shen...all your e-mails are intolerant. How can you accuse anyone else of the same thing?
Buzz...buzz...buzz...(no typo today) Is that a blood sucking mosquito I hear?
Liberals are easily insulted..ever hear of political correctness.
On more thing Pam....Corker is a suck-up and political chameleon. I have written many times that when the wind changed, he would turn on conservatives. We don't need "compromise" right now. We need to decide on a definite direction and these invertebrate Republicans aren't the ones to do it.
Compromise to a Democrat is "agree with me" or "I will promise you "cuts" in the future if you give me tax increases now." I think compromise would be to take care of the deficit first.
You see, this "compromise" you seek is dependent upon your prospective. To a liberal like yourself, it is spelled "compromise" but it means "give in to me."
gjuster and aee1049....I saw your comments on Pam Sohn last Sunday. What do you think now with these comments in her column?
"Watch out for flying golf clubs: The tea partiers, who can't see beyond the crumbled, spent, bitter leaves in the bottoms of their cups, are teed off."
"Apparently to West and Dooley and their ilk,..." (ilk is not a flattering word)
"Clearly, the holier-than-thou tea party folks don't expect our leaders to lead and reach solutions through mutual compromise. To the bitter leaf party, it's not enough just to have party division: Now, our leaders have to despise each other, too."
Wow, Harry Austin couldn't have said it better. What..did it take 4 days for her to prove me right. That might be some kind of record. Pam Sohn is Harry in drag.
I love you two...but I can't help myself...I TOLD YOU SO!!
Pam has now been freed...she doesn't even have to pretend anymore that she is not biased.