Is the GOP trying to co-opt the Tea Party movement?
No, actually I think it's worse.
I really love the Tea Party movement, love that Americans are getting involved, getting educated. Would be great to see someone like Ron Paul be elected president. BUT the tea party people and Ron Paul all need to disavow themselves of the Truthers and Birthers. They are only going to bring down your movement. Think about how many of both groups are liberals. They have so much to gain from this continuing obsession.
I know that both groups have freedom of speech, but if they had any real evidence they need to move it from the court of public opinion to a real court. Get this settled once and for all or SHUT UP.
BUT you have to stop and think, the way the current system is set up, only one out of two parties can make it to the White House with the primary system we have. So instead of thinking the GOP is hijacking the tea party, how about the tea partiers are cleaning out the GOP and putting in people who really represent the platform.
I see it more as the birthers and truthers are the ones hijacking the tea party movement. You guys if you really want Ron Paul to win, you need to back off and disassociate yourself from him. Cause you are only doing him harm.
Neither RP nor the Libertarian Party back either one of these conspiracies. They recognize your freedom of speech but by your continued vocalization of these conspiracies alongside your support of RP you are causing him harm. Yeah he won the CPAC straw vote but did you also hear the boos? Those boos were because of the misconception that he is a Truther.
The above are snippets of arguments I've had today on Boortz and Facebook. And it's amazing how selfish the fringe group can be, cause they would rather shout their freedom of speech to the mountains than shut up for just a bit so that we can get something done.
If you have evidence, not some well crafted Alex Jones video, but REAL evidence, then by all means take it to court. Running your mouths on every board in the blogosphere does no one any good except alienating potential voters.
JFK assassination, Flat Earth Society, Moon Landing was Faked, get in line!!!!