Tea Party vs. Occupy Wall Street

Ted Cruz

‘nough said.

10 responses to “Tea Party vs. Occupy Wall Street

  1. Well, that proves the Tea Party is popular in Texas — but a lot of Republicans I know believe that such candidates hurt the GOP brand by playing to the fringes. I like OWS changed the conversation to really taking the growing maldistribution of wealth seriously in the US – and I bet a lot of Democrats are hoping they stay relatively quiet at this point.

    • Well, that proves the Tea Party is popular in Texas

      And Florida. And Kentucky. And Ohio. And Wisconsin.

      a lot of Republicans I know believe that such candidates hurt the GOP brand by playing to the fringes.

      Yes. The Tea Party clearly out punted their coverage a couple times. The gals in Nevada and Delaware were very poor choices; Harry Reid should have lost that race.

      But they’ll adapt and nominate stronger candidates.

      I like OWS changed the conversation to really taking the growing maldistribution of wealth seriously in the US

      Yes, they DID do that.

      I bet a lot of Democrats are hoping they stay relatively quiet at this point.

      I’m sure!

      • I’ve got to be missing something – why should people care if something’s being talked about if nothing changes as a result of that dialogue?

        People talk about gun rights vs. gun legislation every time some nutbar goes on a shooting spree. What changes? Nada.

        People have also been talking about UFOs for decades. Sure, this “raises awareness”, but at the end of the day so what? So does a Youtube video of a walrus dancing to a Michael Jackson tune.

        Everyone wants to credit Occupy for twinkle-fingering and cop-car-$hitting their way into the national dialogue as though it’s actually an accomplishment to make national news these days. What actually changed? Tougher Wall Street laws? Nope. Nothing.

        The Tea Party began in order to change things politically, and their result was they got people elected. Action, result. To me it’s not a lesson on who’s right or wrong, it’s a lesson simply on getting things done which Occupy obviously has no clue how to do.

        Maybe the Tea Party will be bad for Republicans in this election, but either way I hope their success continues. Not because I like them or support them, but because they’re the only organization involved in politics right now that appears to know how to get anything done and that’s why any party or movement should win.

        • The Tea Party began in order to change things politically, and their result was they got people elected. Action, result. To me it’s not a lesson on who’s right or wrong, it’s a lesson simply on getting things done which Occupy obviously has no clue how to do.

          This is typically the difference between republicans and democrats. While it’s easy to preach the populist message and get some number of people elected, it’s another to get things done in a way and manner that reflects some sort of skill.

          • You’d give Republicans that much credit right now? Not sure how on message they are at this moment, but I guess whatever they’re saying is holding as Romney either holds or improves his position in the polls.

          • You’d give Republicans that much credit right now?

            I don’t agree with much of what the republicans do, however, they seem to “get things done” better.

            A singular case where this isn’t true – Nancy Pelosi. THAT woman got shit done, love her or not.

  2. The concept of maldistribution and then redistribution of wealth has always been a destructive ideology . It is symbolically reflected in the tactics of the two groups on either side of the issue, the TP and OWS .

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