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By Jeremy Schiffres, Daily and Sunday Freeman, Kingston, N.Y.

Sunday, March 28, 2010

Tea-ing it up

Need proof that the Tea Party people don't understand their own movement? Consider these two sentences from a New York Times article published this morning:

When Tom Grimes lost his job as a financial consultant 15 months ago, he called his congressman, a Democrat, for help getting government health care. Then he found a new full-time occupation: Tea Party activist.

He sought government aid AND he's a Tea Party activist? Huh? I thought the Tea Party wants the government out of people's lives, especially when it comes to health care.

But then again, the Tea Party movement is populated largely by retirees who are willingly on Medicare, the granddaddy of all government health care programs. So I don't what to make of these people.

I guess their unspoken motto is "Do as we say, not as we do."

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