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The National Tea Party and Birthers: a couple of life's mysteries

  • May 4, 2010
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Life’s mysteries-tea party and “birthers”
In the last couple of years there seems to be more political groups protesting something or another. The National Tea Party was formed to protest the Obama Administration’s policies.  The “birthers” came into existence for the purpose of arguing the legitimacy of Barack Obama’s birth in the United States. It seems there has been a much-heated debate on whether our Commander-in-Chief is really an American citizen or not.  The long-standing story goes is Obama was born in Hawaii but the “birthers” argument is that he produced a false birth certificate in order to run for President and really was born in Kenya.  If the later is actually true, then he wouldn’t be eligible to be President of the United States because of his alleged birth place. Birthers tend to be a very radical and vocal group at that.
The National Tea Party really has yet to have an allegiance with the Republican Party but they tend to be more along the neo-conservative persuasion. 
Another thing that seems to be the craze lately is politicians jumping party lines and becoming Independents, etc.  Is this a sign of the times to come or just a trend?  Perhaps disillusion with their own party’s shenanigans, disloyalties and tactics is causing them to jump ship.  The most recent causalities in the battle of the political wars is Florida governor, Charlie Crist who recently abandoned the Republican party to run as an Independent for the Florida state senate race and not so recently, Joe Lieberman, Connecticut senator who also became an Independent a few years back. As we all well know, he was Al Gore’s running mate in the infamous 2000 Presidential election. It’s amazing that in just a few years things and how political ideologies/views can change. 

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