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The Hypocrisy Of The Republican Tea Party Knows No Bounds

Joe Miller is one of these new “Tenth Amendment” fanatics who thinks that every government aid program ever created is unconstitutional and should be left to the states. If Miller ever opened a legal textbook, or read a few Supreme Court cases, he’d have realized these matters have already been litigated and re-litigated with their constitutionality upheld. According to him, Social Security, Medicare, Medicaid, and even Unemployment benefits are unconstitutional, as he reveals in his interview with Chris Wallace on Fox News Sunday.

Given his extreme position towards unemployment benefits, you would think that neither Miller nor his wife, nor anyone else in his immediate family has ever collected unemployment benefits, right? Well, think again. As it turns out, his wife has in fact collected unemployment benefits.


Asked by mommom2000 at 3:52 PM on Oct. 6, 2010 in Politics & Current Events

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  • A love how those who harp daily about fiscal and personal responsibility and accountability, being independent and taking charge are so quick to dismiss those failures within their own little club. Hypocrisy at its best. Either you're for being responsible and a good financial steward or you're not- stop the double speak and cherry picking. So worried about the deficit and ooc spending yet poo-pooing the possible election of a person who clearly couldn't manage her own checkbook, student loans, campaign finances.


    Answer by Sisteract at 9:24 PM on Oct. 6, 2010

  • I think a lot of Tea Party folks would be very skeeved about being called Republicans. Most of the Tea Party faction has no use for EITHER of the major parties.

    Answer by gdiamante at 3:57 PM on Oct. 6, 2010

  • Saying that something should be at a state level and saying we should get rid of it are two different things. You think when someone says we should get rid of welfare that means we should stop helping the needy, which is WRONG. It means that it should simply run in a different way so as to be more effective and efficient. Why do we send so much money to washington only for it to be passed around so that everyone there can take a share and then sent back to us? Why not just keep it here (wherever "here" is for you) in the first place? Doesn't that make more sense?

    Answer by LeanneC at 4:07 PM on Oct. 6, 2010

  • As Lovingmamma said, the 10th amendment says that any power not specifically given to the federal government is left to the states. Believing that the courts have gone against the original INTENT of this amendment is hardly a crazy radical position.

    And to the OP, who thinks that a bunch of judges have ruled on something means Miller is crazy for thinking the other way, at one point in our nation's history SLAVERY had been ruled CONSTITUTIONAL by JUDGES (in the Dred Scott decision)!!! Does that mean that everyone should have "given up" and not fought to abolish it?!


    Answer by LoriKeet at 4:31 PM on Oct. 6, 2010

  • I am a republican and I go to Tea Party rallies. I am not upset by a candidate that is backed by the Tea Party. Liberal blogs are trying to make it seem as if there is something to fear. Well, you might be right. If the Tea Party finds you acceptable, you have a better than even chance of getting elected. Has the Tea Party backed any dems? Maybe they should sit up, pay attention, and adjust their stance so they are more appealing to the people. But, make the change sincere or you will be looking for a new job too. The Tea Party has just made the politicians refocus. The ones who don't listen will be going home.

    Answer by jesse123456 at 5:17 PM on Oct. 6, 2010

  • The reason people are backed by the tea parties is that the person upholds the 'small government' status. There are also democrats who are backed by the tea party as well, I know because the senate race where I live has a tea party backed democrat. The Tea Party is Independent.

    Answer by Cenchan at 4:07 PM on Oct. 6, 2010

  • At least they never organizes with the Socialist-Communist like the Democrats did at the Democrat rally last Saturday.


    Answer by Natesmom507 at 4:11 PM on Oct. 6, 2010

  • "I think things have changed a little since then. There wasn't social security, or medicare or medicaid when this was written."

    And social security, medicare and medicaid are your bright and shining examples of federal success? We would be better off now if those issues had been handled by individual states.

    Answer by LeanneC at 4:56 PM on Oct. 6, 2010

  • And the question is.......

    Answer by JuLiAnSmOmMy317 at 3:56 PM on Oct. 6, 2010

  • Running on a independent ticket is not only difficult in most areas, it's also very hard to win. True fiscal republican values more closely match the TEA party values and running on that ticket wins a certain percentage of the vote by default. It's sad, but it's just a reality.

    Answer by LeanneC at 4:09 PM on Oct. 6, 2010