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March 29, 2010

TONIGHT ON LARRY KING LIVE!

Posted: 07:00 PM ET

The Latest on the Tea Party Express!  Will this growing, mostly conservative movement help or hurt the GOP?

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John McCain and Sarah Palin – back together again!  Can his ex-running mate help get his campaign back on track?

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What do YOU think of the Tea Party movement?

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Joe G. (Illinois)   March 29th, 2010 7:15 pm ET

“LITTLE EVIL CANNOT WIN OVER BIG EVIL” The Tea Party is for people like Scott Brown (The Pro Abortionist…) What did you do Sarah Palin? Oh no.. No..!! What did you do..?! But anyway, as I have said before.. Obama's worst enemy is Obama himself.. And the Majority’s worst enemy is the Majority itself. And that’s that!


Bill   March 29th, 2010 7:32 pm ET

I'd like to see Larry be neutral for a change, instead his usual biased self where he slants his questions to interrogate the GOP?


Marie Monteux (Freeport, ME)   March 29th, 2010 7:51 pm ET

I was a volunteer for the Larry Morrisey for mayor campaign in Rockford, IL. Larry was unique in that while he had liberal leanings, he ran and won as an Independent candidate, against a Democrat incumbent. He was also endorsed by the Republican leader of the time. I spoke to the Republican's wife, who was very active in politics, and she loved Larry (a nice name, ha-ha). One of Larry's key volunteers had been active in Kerry's Iowa caucus. I also listened to a die-hard Republican business owner (of the Paragon in Rockford). I talked and listened to many people in Rockford, from both sides of the fence. They all had equal concerns: security for their families, a desire for growth in the community and a willingness to sit down and listen, and have a productive discussion with each other. So, I think the Teabaggers are hurting the GOP with their fanaticism, just as I believe that fanatical liberal name-callers hurt the Democrats. There is nothing to be gained by posturing and shooting verbal barbs at each other, and everything to be gained by sitting down and discussing the issues calmly. Where does the anger and fighting and name calling and "I am right and you are wrong!" stuff get us, Larry? Where? Nowhere, that's where. I am as liberal as they come, yet I am perfectly willing to sit at any table with any "teabagger," and listen to them and discuss their issues.

As for Sarah Palin and John McCain, well, I think everyone should do their own research on them both, and come to their own conclusions. Only by educating ourselves can we choose the right leaders for our country. Here in Maine, we are all about being independent and informed. We are passionate about our politics, yet tolerant (for the most part) of each other. Let's all put away the swords and take up the pen in a civil manner, please. I extend my hand in peace to all of the GOP and hope they will do the same to me. Have a nice evening, everyone.


A. Smith, Oregon   March 29th, 2010 7:53 pm ET

The Tea Party is nothing but a populist Hate Group, with White Supremacists pouring into their membership, the RINO's are looking more and more like corrupt police officers that fought against civil rights, and for segregation in the south some 50 years ago.

Thankfully this blight on America is a small minority who with each passing day of immigration into America are growing smaller with each passing day as is the Republican party who is shrinking with each passing day and year.

These bottom feeders give 'Tea' a bad name!


Joyce   March 29th, 2010 7:59 pm ET

Thank you A. Smith, Oregon! I was going to make a comment but you have said it very well.


Kathryn   March 29th, 2010 8:06 pm ET

They are the 2 most hateful people. Their refusal to work with the president is nothing but racism. A black man should not be in charge but its ok for them to die fighting in Irag and Aghan.

They are causinf violence and division in the country jsut like when the bill to abolish slavery was to be signed. Seen this before Larry?


Kathryn   March 29th, 2010 8:08 pm ET

@SmithThe Tea Party is nothing but a populist Hate Group, with White Supremacists pouring into their membership, the RINO's are looking more and more like corrupt police officers that fought against civil rights, and for segregation in the south some 50 years ago.

Thankfully this blight on America is a small minority who with each passing day of immigration into America are growing smaller with each passing day as is the Republican party who is shrinking with each passing day and year.

These bottom feeders give 'Tea' a bad name!

I second to ...enth this!


Kathryn   March 29th, 2010 8:12 pm ET

Palin, McCain and the other GOP leaders are a racist, hateful, hypocrites.

Palin, spend too much time not caring for your children only to have them "load up" with underaged sex!!

After 8 years, billions were spent looking for WMDs that did not exist instead of fixing healthcare and even Amtrak and you have the gall to show your faces and say no to better healthcare?


Kathryn   March 29th, 2010 8:14 pm ET

SOS....for Limbaugh!

Has he left the country to get healthcare treatment yet? Hope he did not go to Canada or Europe.

If he can go to Mexico like many others, shame on him! Oh no, he should try Pakistan because evn they have universal healthcare.


Idzan Ismail, Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia   March 29th, 2010 8:29 pm ET

I love drinking tea. Oolong or Early Gray.
But not Palin's brand of tea.
it's a cheap tea-dust, passing of as the real tea.
In my countr,y road-side food-stalls serve tea-dust in place of tea.


Cajazz76:24:8   March 29th, 2010 8:34 pm ET

Worried about the latest formation of the TEA PARTY? Below is a list of current political parties in the USA who have once stomped and are now stumped, though still active.

First we have our two major U.S. political parties:
The Republican Party
The Democratic Party

Now the rest:

Constitution Party
Green Party of the United States
Libertarian Party
American First Party
American Independent Party
American Party
America's Independent Party
American Independence Party
American Nazi Party
Boston Tea Party
Communist Party, USA
Freedom Socialist Party/Radical Women
The Greens/Green/Green Party USA
Independence Party
Independent American Party
Modern Whig Party
National Socialist Party
Objectivist Party
Party For Socialist And Liberation
Peace And Freedom Party
Prohibition Party
Reform Party
Social Democrats,USA
Socialist Party USA
Social Action Party
Social Equity Party
Socialist Workers Party
Social Labor Party
U.S. Marijuana Party
U.S. Pacifist Party
Veterans Party Of America
Workers World Party
Working Families Party
American Patriot Party
Democratic Socialists Of America
Libertarian National Socialist Green Party
Pansexual Peace Party
Progressive Labor Party
Revolutionary Communist Communist Party USA..yes communist twice..
The Third Party
Workers Party, USA
United Socialist Party of the USA

and the question will again be asked...WHY CAN'T WE JUST GET ALONG?

.FREEDOM TAKES ON MANY FACES, IN MANY PLACES, WITH MANY RACES,....... IN MANY RACES..


Cajazz76:24:8   March 29th, 2010 8:39 pm ET

The 'concern' some may feel for the emergence of another political party would be more beneficial if turned to 'discern' for the formations of many more militias operating in the U.S. in the last 15-18 months.

These are 'Christian minded' right-winged disciples of the Republican Party, who are racist and living out their fantasies of 'they want to be somebody' in an 'Army of One' assault on a freely elected leader in this country.

They are blinded by what the years between 2000-2008 had cost this nation and. rather than put the monkey on the back of their own party, they, like the childish behavior they exhibit, blame someone else. Playing army is the way they can have it both ways....losers and losers.


Cajazz76:24:8   March 29th, 2010 8:43 pm ET

Enough cannot be said of Sarah Palin's ardent supporter, John Boehner.
An 8 week Naval veteran of 'the Viet Nam era, Boehner was suddenly and unceremoniously removed from service when it was discovered he was hatched unto this earth minus a spine. However, leave it to the Boehner
who became a medical marvel when, prior to his discharge, he bravely volunteered to be given a spine, in a guinea pig endeavor, to find a repair that would benefit spinal injuries of combat injured veterans.


Dave W   March 29th, 2010 9:08 pm ET

What you don't see at these rallies are the millions who think Sarah Palin is nothing but a joke and not qualified to be President no matter how much she studies U.S. History and foreign leader names. Then again you can't underestimate a populace that elected W to 2 terms.


Tom from Vermilion, Ohio   March 29th, 2010 9:09 pm ET

For what is worth. Palin is polarizing folks away from the GOP.


frank dontigny   March 29th, 2010 9:10 pm ET

HI Larry Stephanie Miller is always rigtht and you know it


CAROLINE UZODINMA   March 29th, 2010 9:10 pm ET

I don't think so,i think Mcccan is just using her.


Patrick Milroy   March 29th, 2010 9:11 pm ET

I think that the USA deserves Sarah Palin. Long live Sarah.


mcmargie   March 29th, 2010 9:11 pm ET

If the Republican's are so against the Healhcare Plan then why didn't they propose a Plan when they were in office for 8 years – between 2000 – 2008?

We American's needed one and all they seem is jealous that the Democrats were able to put forward such a great piece of legislation.

Why do the Republican's place their values on money versus the value of saving lives through this new Healthcare Plan? They are so uncompassionate and continue to divide the parties and spew fear through their propaganda.


Tom from Vermilion, Ohio   March 29th, 2010 9:11 pm ET

Per Avlon, and that spells the beginning of the end for McCain.


Mike -Minnesota   March 29th, 2010 9:12 pm ET

The American Public would do well to remember Palin is a quitter and if something that offers a few more bucks comes along she would resign if she were president, assuming she could get elected.


paula   March 29th, 2010 9:14 pm ET

I am ashamed of the tea party and the hatred and the disreguard for the less fortunate, what is wrong with a country that is up in arms about healthcare. with the amount of money our country spends on the war and the space program how dare we not take care of our own


Gretchen   March 29th, 2010 9:14 pm ET

If independents want to be associated with the tea party movement,that's thier choice.Tell me in what way is it reflective of independents to call our President a socialist,or walking around with a toy moinkey saying it's obama,or painting him as a witch doctor,is that really the point of view of independents?Sarah Palin seems to be the Tea Party chosen lesder,also did Scoittt Brown defeat health care reform? No.Massachusetts voters will regret giving him that senate seat.Also with these militia groups coming forward all with the help of the tea party rhetoric,glenn beck and rush limbaugh,really is that what the independents are all about? I hope not.


Tom from Vermilion, Ohio   March 29th, 2010 9:14 pm ET

Trouble is, is John McCain gave up on being John McCain the Centrist. Has he lost his mind?


Susan Toman   March 29th, 2010 9:15 pm ET

Palin is doing the Democrats a favor, these people in the tea party are
not reflective of any people I know, thank God. I feel sorry for them. The
wackos who came out in their camouflage against local police, are
reflective of some of the brands of tea I've had a sampling of recently
"Pick up your arms" "Reload" ... Hello I don't need notes on my hand
to have the answer to what this is.

Well we know why we have Easter Sunday, God forgive them, and I pray
no Americans are in sighted to hurt other Americans!
Fame is not that so important Palin.


April   March 29th, 2010 9:15 pm ET

Hi Larry

Everyone loves an up beat speach, "give one for the gipper". Isnt that all what she is doing? sure it is! the country is down so people will listen to anyone who makes you feel up lifting and tell you the magic words you want to hear, but she isnt saying anything but blah blah.


c decris   March 29th, 2010 9:16 pm ET

hurray for the tea party we need some shaking up in government they are not violent and not racest ,they are just against this socialism that the democrats seem to be embracing its funny when people protested Bush even wishing him dead no big deal with the media i think the democrats are afraid that real american voices may be heard so everyone cries race the race card what a bunch of crap listen to what they are saying you may not agree with it but argue the issues not race , i am for a lot of the things that they are for and this new government that we now have are for spend spend spend and POWER 15,000 new irs agents are you all crazy what is the true cost of this health care package how did they ram it thru lets spread the wealth i don't have any more money to give in taxes i have to cut my spending why don't they all these earmarks oh so much wrong with our elected officials on both partyies we need some truth we need real people to speak and we need to open our ears and listen


Ed St. Clairsville, OH   March 29th, 2010 9:17 pm ET

Larry,

I am sick and tired of both parties. All they do is fight among each other without getting anything accomplished. A nation divided will soon fall.

Ed


bob   March 29th, 2010 9:17 pm ET

Why don't we hear McCain say anything, instead of standing behind Palin and grinning like he cut the cheese?


Mr.King   March 29th, 2010 9:17 pm ET

I have never heard Larry King refer to President Obama as the President, he always say "Obama" I would like to know if he has problem with saying it! He say it with such distaste!


dorren   March 29th, 2010 9:17 pm ET

who are you getting the poll from we know it not the black races


paula   March 29th, 2010 9:17 pm ET

mcmargie, thanks for saying it. the way I wish I could. I am tired of the fear and hatred in this country... what is wrong with this country?


Patrick Milroy   March 29th, 2010 9:18 pm ET

Stephanie Miller has what Sarah Palin is sorely lacking: intelligence.


BigD Sensibal, MN   March 29th, 2010 9:18 pm ET

John McCain should Tell Palin & the Tea Party to Get Up & "Get Back to Where You Once Belonged!"


Jason Gill   March 29th, 2010 9:19 pm ET

Why do we still care about Sarah Palin? She and McCain lost the 2008 election and then she quit her post as governor halfway through. Why is the media still keeping a quitter relevant, and how come more people don't mistrust her now that she has quit one post. Aren't they afraid she might quit another?


Expat American   March 29th, 2010 9:19 pm ET

30-35 years from now...maybe even sooner....the marginalized minority in the United States of America will be White Republican (Christian-as they call themselves) Conservative Racists. Or in other words, Sarah Palin's supporters and the Tea Party Mob.

I hope someone is archiving all the present day actions of the Tea Party Jack Booters.....to be unearthed again in about a quarter century.

The Ice Age is coming for Palin’s Tea Party ‘Real Americans’!

Burn Your Crosses now, while you still have the wood.


Carmella   March 29th, 2010 9:20 pm ET

Sarah Palin is so totally irrevalent on the National scene. Until she has crossover appeal with minorities she doesn't stand a chance. She only talks to white people and she only breeds seeds of hate. It doesn't take a rocket scientist to see that she cares more about hatred then she does human life. If she cared about human life she would not say "reload". She won't be satisfied until someone is fatally impacted.


Tom from Vermilion, Ohio   March 29th, 2010 9:21 pm ET

Obama can be defined as an across the board honest effort. I can imagine anyone else doing better than he. Deserves credit? Absolutely!


L K   March 29th, 2010 9:22 pm ET

What i think of the Tea Party is unprintable. However, contrary to what
Sarah and the Republicans are saying- no one wants them to shut up.
We would however, like them to stop the incendiary rhetoric before someone ends up DEAD. Sarah and the Republican leaders need to speak to the Tea Party and tell them in no uncertain terms that violence of any kind will not be tolerated. They have yet to do this. A very worrisome movement. I was a young adult during the 60's. We witnessed the assassination of Dr, Martin Luther king, President Kennedy and Robert Kennedy. Those of us who loved these men are having flash backs as we watch Sarah Palin and the Tea Party movement.


aliou Florida   March 29th, 2010 9:22 pm ET

Larry, do you mean T(ea) as in Taliban? Better watch out. These guys are dead serious. They are making threats that we are taking lightly because they are white. IF they were black or brown, they would have been in jail since long time for all t he plots, threats and criminal acts they have committed already.


Maureen Melcher   March 29th, 2010 9:25 pm ET

Larry,
Sarah Palin and her Tea Party will be the demise of the the Republican Party! She has a violent nature and we see more and more of it every time she speaks. She feeds red meat to her fans that that breeds hate and fear. She will be the cause of violence on streets of America. If you think we saw the voting public turn over the Mccain/Palin ticket, then you haven;t seen anything yet. She is not fit for office!


Gretchen   March 29th, 2010 9:25 pm ET

Republicans are using the oldest trick in the book.Divide and concor.But it's to bad that a nation divede falls apart.It is toi bad that we as a nation wont come together unless it is a terrorisdt attack are we that ignorant as a nation or that immature? Also Pressident Obama is kicking butt in afghanistan,and pakistan is turning around no woder the right wing fringe is silent now on chenay's drum beat about the President making us less safe.They don't want to talk about the success of Obama or the troops under him.Even when I thought going into Iraq was wrong,I put my hope and prayers behind President Bush in the hopes we would be victorius.But the enemy seems to be on the inside now.Why must all republicans be against this President,we are at war and as a nation we should have a common goal to defeat those who wish to harm us.The Tea party fringe groups are turning this country into a joke.


aliou Florida   March 29th, 2010 9:26 pm ET

Larry, everyone should be worried when a party cannot just accept the result of elections and majority vote.

When citizens can't accept the majority vote and the majority's agenda, then we turn into venzuela and all tiranic dictators.


barbara simpson   March 29th, 2010 9:26 pm ET

as a patriot living in lexington, may i suggest a name change to The Mad Haters Tea Party?


jeane   March 29th, 2010 9:27 pm ET

I am an American and I support the preident's policy. Do I count? I am sick of hearing "The American People" What about me don't I count? I own my home. I work and I pay taxes. Nobody has asked me. And I've heard you but the answer is no thank you.


Brenda   March 29th, 2010 9:27 pm ET

tHE LAST Time I checked we are all Human Beings. Please don't put All Republicans in one Basket. That saying would be all Men are alike. Don't think either party has done any justice for this Country. Not, All Republicans are Racist. Dislike that statement. is it meant to be some point. I for one was not alive during Slavery nor Do I feel any American who is Alive today was Alive during that Period. My Ancestors were for The Freeing of Slaves. Doesn't it reflect back to what is taught in ones own home. For whoever commented about children having children, I would think you all would be happy they decided to have there babies and not Abort them.. I vote for who can do the best for this country. Not by Party.


Judy Kocsis   March 29th, 2010 9:27 pm ET

The Tea Party is a fad. Just a bunch of people who want to demonstrate and chant when Sarah Palin is around. I doubt they will have a lasting effect on the country . From what I've seen most are elderly and I have to assume are living on Social Security and have Medicare. They want all the benefits of government programs but don't want any one else to get them and definitely don't want to pay for their feebies. I wish Sarah Palin would go away. She knows how to incite people, she knows how to repeat catch phrases. I don't feel she is intelligent but she is savvy about getting publicity. Members of the Tea Party and Sarah Palin shout and yell about all the problems of the country but they don't offer any solutions. I think the Tea Party and Sarah Palin will hurt the GOP in the long run. They don't want the U.S. to improve because then they would lose their platform of being antigovernment. May they all go away.


Jeff Kochnower   March 29th, 2010 9:27 pm ET

The Tea Party members seem to be a very loud, scared, thankfully small minority of voters from the extreme right. If it weren't for the extensive news coverage provided by some news media such as CNN, they wouldn't amount to a hill of beans.


Carmella   March 29th, 2010 9:27 pm ET

Please ask them where was the Tea Party whenn Bush was running up the national debt? You didn't hear about any rallies then.


Darren   March 29th, 2010 9:27 pm ET

The KKK has a new name without the sheets. Look and listen.....and here comes the Militias....


RickFromDetroit   March 29th, 2010 9:28 pm ET

The Tea Party says, ring the Liberty Bell and wake up the Minutemen. Nothing has changed in 200 years.


Tom from Vermilion, Ohio   March 29th, 2010 9:28 pm ET

Could your panel comment on all this "socialism" nonsense propaganda going around. Its getting old. Now terrorist? Give me a break. Lets hear the panel comment on these kinds of remarks. I don't get it. The folks making these remarks seem like the terrorists, NOT the President.


Carmella   March 29th, 2010 9:31 pm ET

Second question, why do they conduct themselves like an organized unit of the KKK? It just appears the Tea Party is anti-minority. Why are they so angry? Why don't they come with some solutions and stop breeding seeds of hatred. They accomplish nothing with anger. I just don't understand them. They don't seem to have any relevance other then making alot of noise and getting alot of media attention.


Katiran Lee   March 29th, 2010 9:32 pm ET

Larry, without mandate to buy insurance, people will abuse the system. People can until they sick and then buy the insurance because insurance company can't reject pre-existing condition. It is fair game for everybody include insurance company. Any way will buy insurance after they got sick or getting old.


david moore   March 29th, 2010 9:32 pm ET

When the sophistications of common sense are clouded-out by the passions of ignorance, goodwill fails. Have I got it about right?


Careem Aly   March 29th, 2010 9:33 pm ET

Tea Party LOST. Dems won. Dont they get it. We want Obama care and we do not want out President being called a Terrorist...how shameful


Tom from Vermilion, Ohio   March 29th, 2010 9:33 pm ET

People need to know there is a big difference between internal debt and foreign debt. Especially Congress. Too much misinformation. Take back the country? From who? Me?


fedupwithgop   March 29th, 2010 9:34 pm ET

I'm tired of the republicans saying that the public has spoke. Everyone I know is in favor of the heath care reform bill. Also, why are we not giving obama credit for all that has has done to save our economy from crumbling. How do I become apart of these so called polls?


ingrid levine   March 29th, 2010 9:35 pm ET

Tea-Party sounds good to our household. Obama has done nothing wonderful yet.Health care is a BAD dream.We don't want to live in a socialist country,but that is where we seem to be headed.health care is a joke no one has mentioned life style changes,diet,excercise and preventing this with early measures for your health.and so many other things that are not correct.democrats are making back room deals which is so BAD.....and so much more is so wrong. and it continues....


RickFromDetroit   March 29th, 2010 9:35 pm ET

[1] 50 % of retires living on Social Security
[2]over 60 % of Americans have less the $50,000 saved for retirement
[3]2006 figures show average 401k has enough money to pay a retiree $8,000 a year.
Do away with Social Security – HA HA


aliou Florida   March 29th, 2010 9:35 pm ET

Tea party is not popular. Don't get cought up in your own self agrandizement. You are not representing me and would not.


Sande   March 29th, 2010 9:35 pm ET

The Tea Partyers are hiding behing the name Tea, but they are truly the Party of Bigots.


jeane   March 29th, 2010 9:36 pm ET

You can opt to not drive but you can't opt not to get sick or need medical care.

And you are not getting nothing back from me.


HP   March 29th, 2010 9:36 pm ET

I feel as if we are watching the KKK. When whites spit on Congressmen and throw bricks thru homes. Its sad.


BigD Sensibal, MN   March 29th, 2010 9:36 pm ET

Without Universal Health Care, Only the Rich Will Be Able to Pay the Sky High Premiums. Then Who Will They & the Tea Party BLAME!

We NEED to Reinstate MANDATORY PARTICIPATION
in Either
The MILITARY DRAFT Immediately
or
The CIVILIAN DRAFT Immediately!

All Retroactive!


c decris   March 29th, 2010 9:36 pm ET

i guess you all like high taxes love to just keep giving the government more and more i would love to see this country get back to it christian roots imagine if we never had social security instead invested that same amount of money instead of getting a meager amount back i would be getting a lot more money investing it my way the government took it and spent it all. its crazy, this is why we fought England for our freedom taxation without representation well that's what happened when they crammed this health care thru without the votes they knew the population didn't want it so they did it back handed way. i am against abortion it is my right to have that opinion it is also my right not to have to spend my money on what i believe is murder. imagine if someone made you pay taxes to kill little puppies the democrats have more feelings for animals than they do people they will protect eagle eggs before they would protect a unborn child


Bill C.   March 29th, 2010 9:36 pm ET

These tea baggers on screen right now are unbelievable. Please don't give them a serious platform, trying to 'balanced'!!! This is plain ignorance, incoherence, thinly disguised racism, and fear... The Tea Party and those in the GOP who are goading them on is nothing more than a mindless lashing out by those who are brainwashed by Fox News.


Eagleforce   March 29th, 2010 9:37 pm ET

So we have always needed an output for non-intelligent, anti-intellectual citizens. Thus, the Tea Party. There is nothing wrong with this and they have equal rights. The problem is that the media has given them all the attention making them seem to appear the majority of opinion. In fact, all of the media allow people to come on their shows without challenge when they state "the American people are against healthcare" the polls are 46-50% with a plus or minus 4 points. Why is all this happening – it sell more papers. Shame on you.


david moore   March 29th, 2010 9:37 pm ET

That which has become the tea-bagging movement, can best be described as; "A Star Trek Convention, sponsored by the Ku Klux Klan".


Nancy Milano   March 29th, 2010 9:37 pm ET

I am confused–where were the Tea Baggers for the previous 8 years when this country fell into the debt hole we are now trying to climb out of?
This is just sour grapes, racism and mean-spiritism on the part of people who could have said all the same things about the Bush/Cheney regime.
Not much has changed, except the Democrats won the election and the GOP lost.
Government is still run by bureaucrats. Get used to it.


aliou Florida   March 29th, 2010 9:37 pm ET

if you are working against the government of the united states, that is treason.


Laidy in Va.   March 29th, 2010 9:38 pm ET

Larry you just asked the question I was getting ready to send. What exactly does the tea party mean when the say take back the country? These people remind me of something out of a novel. Every time I listen to these people it's hard to believe they are real.
Where was this disdain for government when our children were and still are sent to die on foreign soil for nothing!!! I believe Bin Laden was in this country when 911 hit and still is. I don't believe our mighty forces can't find one man.
These people are trying to hold on to the old south that shall never ever rise again.


molly   March 29th, 2010 9:38 pm ET

What do I need to get accepted to Stanford?


Ron from PA   March 29th, 2010 9:38 pm ET

Strategists of the Republican party who were undoubtedly embarrassed by the hostile Tea Party rallies which have included racist signs, shouting racial epitaphs, threatening rants and raves, spitting on senators and congressman and calling them slang words for homosexuals, have apparently instructed the Tea Party members to tone it down and present a kindler, gentler tea party.

The entire Tea Party movement is based on anger and hatred–pure and simple! In my view, this is one of the most dangerous groups that has come along in many years.

Now many of the members seem to be echoing the same talking points like "all we want is to have a voice", as if there haven't been elections and voting.

The media should stop trying to present the tea party extremists as an extremist group. The Tea Party showed its true colors in all of these rallies.


Tom from Vermilion, Ohio   March 29th, 2010 9:38 pm ET

Constitution issues? GOP most guilty of violating. Separation of church and state.


Tom   March 29th, 2010 9:39 pm ET

These are people that pretend to be for the "people" but they are really out for themselves. They pretend to be "Christian" by not cursing and going to church every Sunday all the while they would rather stab the "people" in the back so they can keep the middle class down and keep giving themselves tax cuts. The sad part of it all is the mostly uneducated comments that they make and the followers they try and swoon with" Patriotism". I try and pretend that Republicans don't exist.
After 8 years of Dubya I can't believe that people still follow these morons.Just today a family of these goofballs were arrested for plotting to kill law enforcement officials. These were "good Christian right wing Republican loving" nut jobs.


A. Smith, Oregon   March 29th, 2010 9:39 pm ET

@ Joyce, Kathryn thank you both for your kind comments.

@ mcmargie, indeed if the Republicans were 'ever' truthfully concerned about Health Care for Americans, despite the Republican platform's goal of removing Social Security, Medicare and Medicaid for American Seniors, what stopped the Republican lawmakers the previous 8 years?

The Republican lawmakers found no problems with pouring hundreds of Billions of taxpayer dollars into enormously expensive infra-structure projects in Afghanistan and Iraq and of course funding the Iraq and Afghanistan wars. Despite the fact that more Americans had their homes foreclosed than at any time in recorded history.

These are the same disgusting Republican politicians that are forcing hundreds of thousands of unemployed Americans to lose their unemployment benefits and their COBRA medical insurance policy's over the Congressional spring recess.

Republican Senator John McCain was one of the Republican Senator 'Hell No' obstructionists that blocked all recent ongoing Senate hearings to help hundreds of thousands of Homeless Veterans get shelter, food and aid to help ease their situation. Thanks to Republican Senator John McCain, homeless Veterans across America are continuing to suffer.


Auston   March 29th, 2010 9:40 pm ET

Is it just me or is the tea party devoid of black and latino people? Has anyone seen a black or latino tea partier at these rallies?


david moore   March 29th, 2010 9:41 pm ET

God is a Democrat, and his will has been done. Why do these Tea-bagger's fight God's will, and fail to recognize that which, has become his reality, here on earth. Come into the light, come join God's team. I will be praying for you, get well soon.


sophia   March 29th, 2010 9:41 pm ET

wow I am about to be the least popular on the blog tonight but here it goes....
the tea party is not violent but the hate speech and rhetoric that is coming on the news would have you believe so. Just this evening on Cambell Brown, Congressman Grayson was on with this very hate speech and rhetoric. The tea party is merely trying to show how the majority wants healthcare reform but not a govenment take over of the healthcare system. We all agree that everyone should have the right to healthcare. But the tea party people are trying to say we should not let the government run it because that makes all of us slaves to the government. Isn't Social Security, medicare and medicaid enough? these programs already inslave us and I would rather take care of my neighbor and if I am ever in need hopefully my neighbor would be there for me. It should however by my choice not the governments choice of what or how I do. By the way I also have never believed in wealth redistribution and have never had a need to because I am free to pursue. I will stand with my nieghbors and I will stand on my own two feet. thank you.


David Garcia San Diego CA   March 29th, 2010 9:41 pm ET

Larry: Those two cronies of the tea party are so laughable as they sit there with smirks on their faces as one caller asks. "Who put them up to this?" They are not preserving the constitution. They are not even acting in the form of representative government. These people are demented.


Jason Gill   March 29th, 2010 9:42 pm ET

The Tea Party Movement is just an extremist arm of the ultra-conservative Republican party. All they are doing is appealing to the basest, emotional fears of it followers and stirring up rage. It's an instigator! It has nothing to do with common-sense policy and philosophy. If it did, how come they didn't come out in force when Bush was in power and spending billions of dollars a month? Granted that was on a war, but he was the one who inflated the deficient to its current level and allowed the economic system in this country to self-destruct because of zero oversight and accountability.


Cat   March 29th, 2010 9:42 pm ET

They should call it the Kool-Aid party because they have must have been drinking the Kool-Aid...gallons of it! And it has filled them with venomous hate and evil and stupidity.


Sande   March 29th, 2010 9:42 pm ET

John McCain stood a better chance, of being re-elected to his seat, before he brought Sarah Palin to beg the bigots on his behalf. He still has not come to grips with the fact that Sarah Palin caused him to looooooosssssseeeee the Presidential nomination. Lead that old man to the Arizona desert and leave him there. He caused the Palin virus to infect the brainless bigots with more hate.


Kevin Ardery   March 29th, 2010 9:43 pm ET

Clearly Sarah Palin is much more intelligent than Patrick Milroy. The only reason people question her intelligence is that they cannot argue the issues. Stephanie Miller is no more intelligent than Sarah Palin. I do not remember Stephanie Miller being a mayor or a governor she is a comedian! That is her claim to fame. She is not an expert on anything!

As with A. Smith where was the outrage from you when it came to the hateful signs from the left to "Kill Bush" I find it amazing that none of those congressman have gone on any show claiming that they were called the "N" word! Get your facts straight..


Ron from PA   March 29th, 2010 9:44 pm ET

Strategists of the Republican party who were undoubtedly embarrassed by the hostile Tea Party rallies which have included racist signs, shouting racial epitaphs, threatening rants and raves, spitting on senators and congressman and calling them slang words for homosexuals, have apparently instructed the Tea Party members to tone it down and present a kindler, gentler tea party.

The entire Tea Party movement is based on anger and hatred–pure and simple! In my view, this is one of the most dangerous groups that has come along in many years.

Now many of the members seem to be echoing the same talking points like "all we want is to have a voice", as if there haven't been elections and voting throughout the political process.

The media should stop trying to present the tea party extremists as an mainstream group. The Tea Party showed its true colors in all of these rallies.


HopeChavez   March 29th, 2010 9:45 pm ET

iam so sick of the tea party people!! obama is not a muslam he is a an american.and our pres. and i dont see any hispanic or africian american asiains etc. all i see is whites. why? we dont want to be with these racist people!!! they dont speck for all people!! proud of my pres. and proud Dem.


HP   March 29th, 2010 9:45 pm ET

I wonder if the TEA PARTY would have been established if McCain would have been elected. The President has accomplished something (Health care) no other President did attempt to do, Especially the one we had for the past 8 years. I served 24 years in the Military and to have such a wonder president today is very refreshing..... The TEA PARTY does not represent all Americans. Only the haters that is full of anger.


Liz from MI   March 29th, 2010 9:45 pm ET

The problem with the tea party people, from my perspective – is that when they get together they have this big mob mentality. If there is actually any intelligent thought, we don't see it.

I am for the the health care reform bill – the only legitimate argument I have heard is that it is a states issue, not a federal issue – every other objection I've heard have been, non-starters "socialism", "the country is going to hell" "we have to take back the country". Some have said it will bankrupt us, I don't believe that – if I did, I wouldn't support it. There is rarely a cogent argument against it, all I've seen is ramblings of madmen.


Jerry Backus   March 29th, 2010 9:45 pm ET

Tea Party- exactly what the GOP does not need!


Jessica H.   March 29th, 2010 9:45 pm ET

I don't get it. We have been told since forever to stand up for our rights. We begin to stand up for our rights and then we get told that we are going about it the wrong way with the Tea Party Movement. What other way would they have us stand up? Take up arms? Well as long as I am living no one will ever be able to take away my rights! And I will fight for them any way I feel is best!


Jerry Backus   March 29th, 2010 9:47 pm ET

Tea Party- exactly what the GOP does not need!


Tom from Vermilion, Ohio   March 29th, 2010 9:47 pm ET

GOP is on wrong track, whats it going to take to get them back on course? The way they're going policaly is going to hurt us all. What they are doing seems so ridiculous.


Krystal   March 29th, 2010 9:47 pm ET

Watching Sarah Palin and the tea party movement, literally makes me sick to my stomach...I am a health care administrator and what is sad is that Palin is promoting racism and division within our country. It makes me sick to see U.S. citizens with signs that say "send Obama back to Kenya." This is not a time for division, this is a time for unity...President Obama is our PRESIDENT...and at least he is TRYING and working...unlike a previous president who vacationed more than any other president I know...everyone who is complaining about social security and medicare running out...well hate to bust your bubble but both of those SOCIALIST programs were set to run out....Medicare part D created a doughnut hole that drained funds (Bush Admin)....well apparently this new health care plan fixes that problem....I don't know how this plan is going to play out but I am eager to see what happens...but helllooo everyone...anyone in health care knows that we NEEDED some kind of change...as far as taxes are concerned....US as US citizens ALREADY pay more in taxes than we would with the universal plan covering EMTALA (Emergency Room Law)...which 99% of people do not know what that is...we already provide free health care to uninsured people and illegal immigrants...at least now the hospital might get paid for some of those people and not have to come out of pocket....OH I bet you didn't know we pay for Iraq to have universal health care....

Seriously people do your research....United States has been in debt since the beginning of time....what else is new.....and as far as Sarah Palin is concerned...Sarah Palin is seriously one of the most ridiculous "politicians/wannabe celebrities" I have ever seen She is like a moronic cheerleader yelling the same one liners over and over again...and what's sad is people respond to it...I would love to hear if she has any SOLUTIONS to our issues......rather than ranting and raving nonsense...oh wait she doesn't have any...she just complains...hmmmm


sophia   March 29th, 2010 9:48 pm ET

hey ron lighten up....the tea party is not radiacal. there will always be those people that use a group for there own purposes that does not mean that the rest of the group is radical or extremist.


Leon Knosp   March 29th, 2010 9:48 pm ET

If the Tea Party Movement is now so concerned about fiscal responsibility, where where they when we wasted billions (and continue to) on the Iraq war?

What we could have done for health care with all of that wasted money.


Gretchen   March 29th, 2010 9:48 pm ET

Also they keep talking about paying taxes,like it's something wrong in being a resposible citizen.Thank God we pay our taxes or we wouldnt have the best military in the world,police protection,fire departments schools etc., the tea party people sound really ridiculous.They talk about their rights,well do they know what protect their rights we do and our taxes do.All americans are real americans.


Christian   March 29th, 2010 9:48 pm ET

I think what's really going on with the Tea Party is the same situation as the 'Latka's Cookies' episode of Taxi, in which Latka thinks he has extremely marketable cookies that end up owing their popularity to illegal narcotics. Similarly, the GOP thinks it has this wonderful bloc of voters who are in favor of liberty, fiscal responsibility, and states' rights...traditional Republican virtues. They're blind to the fact that these screaming crowds are also largely driven by violent racism, homophobia, and militia-style conspiracy theory. I'm sure there are also plenty of perfectly reasonable Tea Partiers who are also in denial about it.

It's too bad, because the GOP and the Tea Party don't need that kind of stupidity to sell themselves. There are plenty of gays, blacks, and women who would spend their lives lining up for the central Republican value...liberty...if they could just get a small grain of the central Democratic value...justice. For the sake of the GOP, I hope they listen to Frum, and start working to separate the Tea Party's Hank Hills from its Dale Gribbles. If they did, I can guarantee them there would still be a huge crowd left over cheering for them. At the end of the day, Americans will never fail to impress you with their Americanism.


Joan   March 29th, 2010 9:48 pm ET

Larry.... Sarah Palin says she wants our country back... Yes, we want our country back before George Bush got us into the Iraq war. Up to now this war has cost us over $43 BILLION and counting. Bush inherited a surplus and left President Obama with a hugh deficit. The President has spent the last year trying to clean up after Bush. Did you know Larry we built over 300 clinics in Iraq and still the Republicans who voted for this just can't help give the same things to AMERICAN citizens. They forget the trouble that George Bush got us into. President Obama shows compassion for those less fortunate. It is a shame that the Republicans are not of the same mind.


John   March 29th, 2010 9:48 pm ET

One out of every 40,000 Americans showed up at that freak show in Searchlight. More people went to see Lance Burton that day then went to the angerfeast!! Stop making a story out of nothing!!!


Kacy Whitaker   March 29th, 2010 9:49 pm ET

The tea-partiers are a radical, mostly right-wing group of religious zealots, who scare the be-jesus out of any educated, thinking citizen in America. When Bill Clinton's two term presidency ended, our nation boasted a federal budget surplus for the 1st time in our great nation's history! George W. Bush can brag that he was the 1st prez ever to wage war on another country and instead of raising taxes to "pay" for this unnecessary war, he actually had the idiotic idea to LOWER taxes, when our defense spending INCREASED. Simply put, we are in the midst of financial ruin because of careless, Republican overspending. Don't these Republicans know how to balance a checkbook? Our current financial outlook has NOTHING to do w/Obama. As an independently registered voter, I say GOBAMA!!!!!!


Carmella   March 29th, 2010 9:50 pm ET

David is right, Republicans are breeding seeds of division.


Tim   March 29th, 2010 9:50 pm ET

The Tea Party is nothing more than a modern day Klan rally. I don't know who makes me the sickest.


Dana Fox   March 29th, 2010 9:50 pm ET

Hey America!
Our percious soilders are fighting and dying just to see Americia divided. This is worst than the war itself. Both sides need to be accountable!!!! The left and right are like the east coast and west coast rivral!!!! We are forgeting that everthing starts with words! Someone can get hurt, there is to much anger and hidden haterd. We all love our nation we all should act like adults and stop being childish! Grow up America our nation deserves better than this I am ashamed of both parties! We need to put God first and do right stop blaming everybody else. We have to stand together or divided we fall!!!!!!!!!!


HP   March 29th, 2010 9:50 pm ET

We need to pray for our President.


Tom from Vermilion, Ohio   March 29th, 2010 9:50 pm ET

Centrist comment. Avlons got that right!


Janet   March 29th, 2010 9:50 pm ET

I think these "tea party" people are the same type of people that wore the white coat and hood in the sixties.


BigD Sensibal, MN   March 29th, 2010 9:50 pm ET

If McCain Should Happen to Lose His Election Bid, I Really Would Like to See Obama Put John in 'Floating Advisory Position!"

The Tea Party Types + the Sarah Palin Types + the Michelle Bachmann Types + the Nancy Nftoten Types + the Beck + Hannity + Limbaugh Types Have Really Created a Huge Frankenstein MONSTER, Out of Control! G-O-P- OUT!


Bob   March 29th, 2010 9:51 pm ET

Hi Larry. You just hit Dana Loesch and the other gentleman with some tough questions. No problem. In fairness though, will you now invite liberal guests and be just as tough on them about their anti-Tea Party position? And/or will you invite progressives and hit them with just as tough questions about their beliefs and statements? CNN's not Red or Blue, right?


Alvarado   March 29th, 2010 9:51 pm ET

Where were all these guys during the Bush administration? I felt that we were going down the wrong path finacially and with respect to America. We went from having money to broke in less than a decade. We were at war with everybody and we ended with" your lucky to have a job and I will pay you what I want to". Where were these people then? I am not sure we are going the right way but at the point the republicans left we were lost.


Justin   March 29th, 2010 9:52 pm ET

The tea party is too violent. They do not protest peacefully. They make America a scary place to be. They are threatening with guns, they are dangerous. They yell racial, homophobic, rude and untrue things. The republicans are telling them to protest louder. The republicans and Fox Noise are giving them too much fear and fuel. They need to be stopped before someone gets killed.

THE TEA PARTY IS THE PARTY OF FOX NEWS. THEY ARE FUELED BY FEAR AND UNTRUE FACTS!


HP   March 29th, 2010 9:52 pm ET

Tea Party is too far to the Right. Its scary


Jon   March 29th, 2010 9:52 pm ET

The giant uproar of republicans slamming the health care bill is mind boggling. They say it will increase the deficit. Before this bill was passed, the U.S spent 14 percent of their total GDP on heath care costs and per capita the U.S was also at the top. Countries with universal health care are considerably lower in both categories. If the U.S could lower its percent of GDP by 3 or 4 points, imaging the money being saved per year. Why is this being ignored? Secondly, the U.S is one of the most religious countries in the world. A majority of republicans have christian roots. Correct me if I'm wrong but is it not the christian way to "save" and take care of those who are in trouble. People are in debt because of health costs and the purpose of this bill is to help those people. Why are republicans not supporting this?


Krystal   March 29th, 2010 9:54 pm ET

Thank YOU GRETCHEN and JOAN!


randy from Minnesota   March 29th, 2010 9:54 pm ET

I believe the Tea Party is the new GOP i don't see them saying anything about kicking out the republicans that were in office when this whole mess with the economy got started. only democrats are being blamed and its all on health care. instead they are being lead around by Palin a gov that quit on her own people and yet they trust her. they are supporting mcain over a tea party candidate in that state. they say they want to stop whats in washington from continuing then its time they stay neutral and go after all the people that did not take care of our business over the past several years. not a president that is trying to do something with out help from one party. fix the congress and everything else will fall into place. stop party affiliations then I will believe your a true tea party. remember mcain stood in congress and said the republicans wont have any more cooperation with the democrats for the rest of the year. too me that is childish and the man belongs out of congress not representing america.


Nan   March 29th, 2010 9:55 pm ET

Larry,
You have a very biased panel. The Tea Parties are about one thing and these people DO NOT GET IT. We are not going away and we are growing.

The one thing is: STOP SPENDING MONEY


MIldred   March 29th, 2010 9:55 pm ET

It is easy for people to point fingers at others, I've seen this so called hatred on both sides, it is just easier to point it out against the other side. It has nothing to do with what color you are, or what your religion is, it has to do with people feeling their freedom of choice has been taken away from them, but people like to turn it into whatever they think. Why don't we all judge fairly and put ourselves in the other person's shoes before we start to attack. What if I pass a law and tell you that you have no choice in the matter and if you don't follow it you will be fined, no if buts or ands, how does that make you feel? NICE! I would have no problem and would like to see a solution to healtcare problem like everyone else but I don't want it shoved down my throat. If they passed the law and said it is your option to purchase it, that is one thing but to tell me I have to do it or else, that is another thing.


Lisa   March 29th, 2010 9:56 pm ET

I love the "Tea Baggers." They only help to weaken the right even further. Thanks!


Tom   March 29th, 2010 9:56 pm ET

Where were these STOP SPENDING MONEY people when Bush was in office creating war?


Krystal   March 29th, 2010 9:57 pm ET

No Bill, it is just that the conservative woman is embarrassed of Palin and most likely doesn't support her but as a republican she is obligated to support her....the republican lady does carry herself well and I wish more Republicans were like her.....and the Liberal lady she is just stating FACTS....


HopeChavez   March 29th, 2010 9:58 pm ET

Iam so sick and tried of this Tea Party movement and Sarah and John on TV . For them to say that the Pres. is a terostist is so for out there and so stupid. He is an American and I for one am very proud of him. I dont see Hispanics faces or African Americans faces Ascians faces out there and if there is there is very few. All i see is nothing but white faces that to me as a hispanic shows racsims! to much hate is being sent out .


Carmella   March 29th, 2010 9:59 pm ET

Republicans are to busy hating on President Obama to practice inclusion.


A   March 29th, 2010 10:00 pm ET

I agree this tea party group is nothing more than a hate group. We have suffered for the past 8 years under the Bush Administration. Under Bush we lost jobs, homes, our country is at war based on a lie, this country is in its worst economic crisis since the great depression. And no one was forming hate rallies trying to fire Bush. He should be clasified as the worst President ever. I don't understand why are people being so hateful to our President. At least Pres. Obama is trying to recreate the American dream for working people.

President Obama inherited all these issues and no one is giving him a fighting chance. I think America needs to at least give this man at least this first term to try and make things better. .


Kristian   March 29th, 2010 10:02 pm ET

Good call, David. It's great to hear a Republican admit that Palin is devaluing the GOP.


Cynthia Minde   March 29th, 2010 10:03 pm ET

I live in Arizona and both times I haven't voted for McCain because of Sarah Palin. She hurts him more than helps. She antagonizes people to the point where they become against knowing what is really going on and what is right. This is outrageous how these people are acting. We are suppose to be a country where we show strength. This is making people act in ways they would never act. It's confusing and full of hatred. Listen to Sarah Palin she is so full of hatred. This is more about President Obama being African American not what he is doing or what he walked into after 8 years of screw up. Since Mr. Obama has been in it has been nothing but Republicans being against him. Sarah Palin is mad because she was beat out by a African American Man and now she is running her know nothing mouth turning people into jello every time she spits out a word and they are eating it up. I think if anyone is EVIL it is Sarah Palin. John McCain won't get re-elected here in Arizona if he keep her tagging on his coat tails. I am so sick of this fighting and where it is going. It becoming very dangerous grounds for man. This So called Tea Party is nothing more than an instigation of trouble to get back at those they don't like. Democrats didn't act this way when Bush was in office because whether or not we like our President they are still our Commander in Chief who was voted in by the people.


bonnie booker   March 29th, 2010 10:04 pm ET

the tea party people dont like change,look who is in the crowd all white people. they can not stand to see a black family in the white house. plain and simple. every one knows that is the truth but no one wants to say it out loud. very few people in the news media say this out loud they are afraid too.


Wayne   March 29th, 2010 10:04 pm ET

I agree with Nan. Some people just don't get it.


DEBORAH   March 29th, 2010 10:05 pm ET

WAKE UP AMERICA! WE NOW HAVE A PRESIDENT WHO WAS ELECTED BY THE PEOPLE WHO ACTUALLY CARES FOR ALL. HE IS CLEANING UP THE MESS THAT WAS CREATING BY GREED. THE REPUBLICAN PARTY AND THE SO CALLED TEA PARTY HAS NO CLUE ABOUT THE EVERYDAY WORKING CLASS CITIZENS AND OUR NEEDS. THIS NOT A VOTING GAME,THIS IS OUR LIVES! KEEP UP THE GOOD WORK PRESIDENT OBAMA! WE HAVE YOUR BACK IN 2012!


W. Davis   March 29th, 2010 10:06 pm ET

I believe the tea party is a great thing! Has anybody read what is in this health care bill. On pages 1500-1509 paragraph 1 section B for class 2 devices (implantable devices) regarding RFID chips. For the people that don't know a class 2 device is a RFID chip that our new health care system would like to inject into each one of us. In the bill this would go in effect in 36 months. This is revelation chapter 13 in the Bible coming to fruition in the very near future, THIS IS A WAKE UP CALL TO ALL BELIEVERS!!


Debbie Mckenna   March 29th, 2010 10:06 pm ET

It would be nice to think Republicans could make an unselfish decision. What I see is a divided country, people making threats, and Palin going on the war path. It looks bright. Push your nose into other people's business, worry about religions in the US, disparage our leadership. That is what the Republicans have done. Shame, shame, shame.
Debbie


rosey petals   March 29th, 2010 10:08 pm ET

Dear Larry, it's really getting boring and scary, the mass coverage of tea party rallies and it's never that many. I remember once upon a time, protesters were not promoted as the haters in this backward group. Tonight, I promptly turned off, when at the very beginning all was seen on the t.v. screen was a sign, OBAMA, GO BACK TO KENYA and the man had a monkey on his shoulder. When thousands protested the war, the media didn't support those protesters at all. The media supports a hate against the country's president and that is UnAmerican.


DJ   March 29th, 2010 10:08 pm ET

Larry,
I have to say thank you sooooooo much for bringing these amazing panel of three, especially David Frum and John Avlon, and Scott McClellan, who speak up for the real "sane" and "true" conservatives. I myself am a conservative and I shudder to think what regular right-minded foks or even foreigners watching those crazies calling themselves the tea party and hearing all their stupid, fear-exploiting, rage-enticing rhetorics and watching the stupid, narrow-minded republicans standing by them, would be thinking about Americans and what America stands for! It pains me to see our elected officials display such outright disregard for national security and unity and to demean the very essence of democracy that we as a contry have been propagating all over world for decades. So once again, I say... thank you Larry, may you long!!!


Richard Llewellyn   March 29th, 2010 10:13 pm ET

All of a sudden the GOP has become the fiscal conservatives since they are not doing the spending. What would they really do differently to bring back the country from the economic pitfall? All I hear is criticisms and no solutions. Sarah Palin is smart she prey on the emotions of the weak.


Gerry   March 29th, 2010 10:13 pm ET

REPUBLICANS. REPUBLICANS. REPUBLICANS; especially John McCain has no place being in the TEA PARTY movement. Even though I disagree with some of their radical views, REPUBLICANS had for 8 years led this country of mine which I defended caused the 8 YEARS of econimical down fall!! Now they want to use this Tea party as an excuse to gain popularity and take control to go against a health care bill that hasn't been in the workings. People need to give the health care a chance like the republicans did when they wanted us to occupy IRAQ!


Gerry   March 29th, 2010 10:17 pm ET

Most of the comments on this page are from individuals that have no economics sense at all. Bush started us on the downward spiral of bankruptcy and now Obama is putting this country down like a veterinarian putting down a sick dog.

As part of the Tea Party this is not about Democratic, Republican, or what color a leader is, nor is it about hatred. Its about our Constitution which it appears from these comments most have no idea what our Constitution says or represents.

Also it appears most people on this board are looking for handouts. Save 30 million that have no healthcare to throw 250 million under the bus through taxation. I wonder if any of these people that think we should be taxed more for healthcare actually make any money to pay taxes? If so, I guess they won't mind paying more because Obama has guaranteed that for Americans.

As far as Palin goes she may be a nice person but she should stay out of politics and McCain is no better than Obama.


francesca   March 29th, 2010 10:17 pm ET

The Tea Party is a disgrace and an embarrassment. Their misplaced "patriotism" and nationalism is frightening and their anger and hatred is nothing more than veiled racism. Their ignorance is vividly apparent in their profound lack of understanding of the terms socialism, communism, fascism, etc. They utter rhetoric without any historical context or understanding. They make such fallacious statements such as returning back to our "christian roots" when our country was founded on the principle of separation of church and state, religious freedom – the right to to worship and believe without government interference and the right for government to rule without religious interference. They spout that they are defending the Constitution but forbid and disrespect its very basic tenets – "that all men are created equal ... life, liberty and the pursuit of happiness" and yet, the tea party members seem to think they are the ones who can define who qualifies as an equal and who has the right to life, liberty and the pursuit of happiness. Can't afford health insurance...too bad, bad luck, die. Liberty? As long as its liberty within the confines of a right wing agenda. Carrying weapons to rallies...I don't recall any protestors during the 8 years of the Bush administration carrying guns to rallies or marches! Hell, protesters were hauled out for wearing t-shirts deemed unfriendly to Bush and were put in cages and arrested (while unarmed!) for getting too close to the Republican Convention! The lastest acts of violence by the right wing are acts of domestic terrorism. This is treason. I have news for them. Stop co-opting the term "we the people"...that belongs to us, the American people who are in the majority. WE THE PEOPLE is us, not you!


Kevin Ardery   March 29th, 2010 10:21 pm ET

I find that the people on this blog call Sarah Palin uneducated. Guess that is a form of hate speech from the left. Can't respectfully argue the issues call someone stupid and a hater. Tea Bagger another form of hate speech from one of the other bloggers! Haven't heard any one of you talk about the hate rendered against Eric Cantor! Oh, I forgot he is a Republican!!

The Tea Partiers are expressing their opinions about what Obama is doing to this country and now they are racists and haters. Why don't you bloggers name the names of the so-called racists and bigots in the Tea Party! No one was arrested the other day when the healthcare bill was voted on. Why! Because none of the reporters or camera people heard any racist comments at all! If they did, those people would have been arrested for hate speech!

When people cannot win the argument on issues and ideas they tend to demonize the other side as racist and bigots. You liberals will never win the day that way. I am happy that all of you wanted healthcare. Now you can explain to me how we are going to pay for it with no money! We are 14 trillion dollars in debt as a country. in other words for you financially illiterate, we are bankrupt! The main focus of the Tea Partiers is that government is out of control and that spending has got to stop! They believe, as I do that this country is marching toward Socialism. This country is a Republic where people with different ideas can voice them! Saying that the Tea Partiers are haters is another way the left tries to demonize because they cannot argue the issues! Wake up people, we are losing this countries traditional values and morals!


c decris   March 29th, 2010 10:21 pm ET

it really is a shame that you are all so stuck on what you think the tea party is about we are about the economy the government staying true to the constitution the president wants a socialist government that really worked well for the soviet union didn't it? do you all realize we are loosing our great credit rating in the world economy that we don't need a war to take us out China will own us soon the world is probably waiting for us to collapse what you are all so ignorant that you think the big US can't fail well that is ignorance and just plain stupid get your heads out of the sand and see where all this spending is taking us you all remind me of a rich kid who keeps asking their parents for stuff and the parents go into hock to keep the kid happy well it's time to stop spending


Theresa   March 29th, 2010 10:25 pm ET

Sarah Palin should kiss the ground John McCain walks on ...if it wasn't for him she would still be an unknown...she definitely wouldn't be a multimillionaire!!!! Other than that she's irritating to me...makes my skin crawl...she & Ann Coulter should start their personal sorority. They are 2 of a kind. They love to portray shock value & they are good @ it. Why didn;t she finish her governorship. In my opinion she couldn't handle it that her ratings were dropping slightly...she also knew she probably could earn many $$$$$$ so, we see that's what's imp't. to her. A politician she is not...you occasionally have to use tact,something she's unaccustomed to. Hopefully someday soon people will start to see the light..make some positive, educated decisions in the right decision. Sarah Palin think the ;louder you yell,the more angry & degrading your points are that's what a wiiner does. I'm sorry.....God forbid if the Tea Bag movement along with the militia...I fear for this Country's future. Too many people are indifferent re: what's going on in politics these days..as long as they're still employed ,have health care ,don't have their home in foreclosure...everything's O.K. & let's not rock the boat!!! John Mc Cain has been in politics long enough...he needs to retire.


KELLY   March 29th, 2010 10:28 pm ET

I am tired of people complaining that the democrats are still blaming Bush! Why shouldn't they it IS because of him that the country is in financial hardship, and the people overwhelmingly voted Obama in because we knew he had the intelligence to get it fixed over time. Until these Republicans and teabaggers stop their lies about the President, I for one will not stop counter acting that with the TRUTH about Bush.


Laidy in Va.   March 29th, 2010 10:29 pm ET

I'm reading other comments about these tea party clowns and it's so true and so funny. I can't believe we even take the time to comment on them. I have to laugh at myself.
I love the comments on sarah, john mccain must have dementia.
I wonder what Nancy thinks when they invoke her husband? I wasn't a fan of President Reagan to put it nicely, I could never have such different views from any president, but at least he was respectable and carried himself with class.
Whatever his policies, even if it did hurt many, I don't believe his views were with malice and greed.
I do believe he would step away from what's going on with the republican party and their cohorts. Kudos to the governator of ca. for not falling into the muck.Tthanks for having some class Arnold.


Gordon Miller   March 29th, 2010 10:35 pm ET

Thank you, Larry King, for interviewing David Frum and others who are trying to persuade the Republican leadership to pay less attention to the politically suicidal rants of right wing extremists.

A life-long Republican, I am ashamed to admit it, now that the GOP recently has adopted so many overly conservative stances on so many national issues which need realistic solutions - instead of inflexible litmus tests which try to enforce philosophies which do not recognize the current facts of life in America.

And I agree with those saying Sarah Palin and the Tea Party are the greatest things that ever happened for Democrats.


Kate   March 29th, 2010 10:35 pm ET

HI LARRY, I THINK WHAT THE SO CALL TEA PARTY'S ARE GOING ON OR DOING DID NOT SHOW ANY MATURITY IN TODAY'S WORLD IN THIS 21ST CENTURY. THEY HAVE TO STOP THE VOLENCE RALLYS IMMEDIATELY.WHY , MAYBE,THEY ARE FORGOTING THE WHOLE WORD ARE WATCHING AND COPING FROM U.S.A. AT THE SAME TIME U.S. GOVERNMENT WANTS OTHER COUNTRIES TO HAVE A DEMOCARCY OR BEEN A COMMON SENSE VOTER, THAT MEAN IF YOU DO NOT LIKE THE GOVERNMENT SIMPLE USE YOU THUMB TO OVER THROW THE PARTY OR THE PERSON. THE SO CALL TEA OR COFFEE PARTY HAVE TO USE THEIR KNOWLEAGE TO STOP THE BIG GOVRNMENT AND BIG SPENDING BY VOTING NOT BRING ANY VIOLENCE TO THE COUNTRY. THANK YOU!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!


Gerry   March 29th, 2010 10:48 pm ET

Lady in Va.........you are clueless to Arnold. He is certainly no "terminator". He's been closer to a Democratic wimp. Economically California is in the worst financial state that any of the other 49. Its because of all the handouts the politicians enacted. Now the "great" Arnold is going to Washington to "beg" for money to bail us Californians out. Oh great! More taxes to pay.

Kelly.......get a clue too. If you bothered to actually study why we are in bankruptcy it started with the Federal Reserve in 1913. You and most on the board probably actually believe the Federal Reserve is part of the government. Its a private bank own by other private banking corporations.

Go read facts.........get informed. Stop believing the Lame Street Media.


Kevin Ardery   March 29th, 2010 10:54 pm ET

I hear alot of bloggers talking about how much Bush and the Republicans spent while he was in office! I agree, as a Republican, that they spent too much. But what Obama is doing is sickening, no pun intended! People that do not agree with Obama are now haters and racists! There will always be a few nut jobs on the extreme right and left! Again, I ask, how many Tea Partiers have been arrested at their rallies for racist or hate filled statements? Answer, none! How many have been arrested for throwing rocks or bottles or inciting mob violence? Answer, none! How come you liberal bloggers have not condemned what goes on outside the G8 Summits! Answer, because they are left-wing loons which alot of you bloggers agree with. Those people have thrown rocks and bottles at police and incited riots causing alot of monetary damage to businesses. Why aren't you liberal bloggers talking about that.? I will tell you why. Because you fear the Tea Party movement. You only want to hear Obamas side of issues! You want to stifle free speech in this country! You liberal bloggers are hypocrits when it comes to hate and racism. Again, show me all of the Tea Partiers who have been arrested for inciting violence and promoting hate speech? Answer, you can't.

Have fun demonizing the other side. The Tea Partiers do not like all the spending that the government is doing. Go out and ask them about how much Bush was spending. I bet the majority of them did not like all the spending he was doing either.


Jack Kemp   March 29th, 2010 10:58 pm ET

This is nothing but yet another Conservative Talk Show getting her 15 minutes of fame so she can make more money spreading her gospel of pseudo information and divisiveness. I hope they enjoy their day in the sun because the Republican Party used them as noise makers and as a distraction to disrupt the passage of Obamacare. Now that effort has failed and they realize to have any chance at the mid-term elections, they will have to distance themselves from these nut jobs and cater more to the middle. Too bad they didn't do that in the first place as the Republicans could've been major players in the passage of the HC Bill rather than sitting on the sidelines throwing rocks like a bunch of spoiled kids who didn't get invited to the party.


Darren   March 29th, 2010 10:59 pm ET

They were losers then and the out come will be the same. I hope they do choose Palin to run. That mean 4 more year of Pres. Obama.


Gerald Jolly   March 29th, 2010 10:59 pm ET

I am now convinced the the "FALSE HERO" John Mc Cain has a death wish.

Was he not bright enough to understand the devestation Sarah Palin brought to his campaign for the Presidency

Does he really believe that Sarah Palin will bring more support for his campaign for re-election to the Senate, she sunk him the last time he had her around.

Now Sarah drags along her teabaggers to embarass him even worse than before.

"THE MAN DEFINATELY HAS A DEATH WISH" or is POSSIBLY SENILE as many have suggested.


Laidy in Va.   March 29th, 2010 11:02 pm ET

Amen Francesca.
All of a sudden it is the minority who should have their beliefs put into policy and law?
The people voted for the president and his agenda, such sore losers. They take me back to the school yard bully.
The should be ashamed of themselves. Socialism? What about the 8 yrs. of dictatorship we just went through? We sat with our lips glued and let the republicans ransack the deficit, our pockets via corporate America and our children who gave their lives in the middle east.
How is the world supposed to respect our nation and our president if we can't. When enemy countries see this I wonder what they think? Can a house divided stand?
Let's all pray for our president and our nation.


sharon anzalone   March 29th, 2010 11:08 pm ET

Hey Larry, i loved your show tonight. my opinion on this tea party movement is that it is just another avenue for drama to play out by those who im sorry to say are NOT A WHOLE LOT SMART and UNABLE TO THINK FOR THEMSELVES OR FORM LOGICAL OPINIONS AFTER REVIEWING FACTS. (actually they dont investigate they just gobble up trash from fox and rush and bla bla bla) im no genius but from the very first time i heard sara palin speak during her vice presidential campaign i knew she was a FAKE. it petrified me to think of mccain winning and dying during his term with her next in line, omg!!!! i am a true blue democrat but really enjoyed listening to conservatives speak on your show who spoke in a civil manner which made me want to listen to them.when i hear mccain and john baener and some of these other guys speak in tones that make me cringe it makes me hate conservatives. ofcorse i realize this is feeding into the crazy drama but im only human.utube is another terrible place to find hateful nasty mean comments against our president and toward each other as these folks hate anyone having opinions different from their own. i guess i need to stay away from utube and stick with CNN. btw, i have been in the dark my entire life and only the past few months have taken an interest in politics. i sure am late bloomer but it is better late than never. one more note, i looooove watching when you have bill maher (i dont have HBO) on so call him up and tell him i need to see him. he's such a nut and it feels good to laugh about all this drama instead of getting angry about it. see ya again tomorrow night onCNN network. sharon


Kevin Ardery   March 29th, 2010 11:15 pm ET

Theresa, the reason Sarah Palin had to quit was because the liberal left, was filing frivolous lawsuit after frivolous lawsuit against her! She was busy fighting lawsuits and she felt she could no longer do her job effectively! Get your facts straight! Your left leaning liberals were afraid of her because she and her family are normal Americans, they are not liberal elitists! Get it! Oh, by the way, have you been a governor of a state? Hey, you Sarah Palin haters, how come some of your ilk were wondering why Sarah did not abort her last baby, Trig? She knew he had Downs Syndrome before he was born! Some hater Sarah Palin is! You liberals with your reproductive rights montra! I do believe that killing babies(abortion) is a form of hate? Hate against the unborn?


Gerry   March 29th, 2010 11:16 pm ET

Way to go Kevin Ardery!!! I agree wholeheartedly!!!


Gerry   March 29th, 2010 11:27 pm ET

Laidy in Va......you still keep ranting about Bush. Our economic mess started long before Bush. Go do some reading and get your facts straight.

And by the way the rest of the world thinks we are spending pigs. Obama just keeps confirming we are spending pigs.

Oh, and I voted for Obama so I wasn't a sore loser. i just didn't think change was about making us a second world country.

What is ransacking the deficit? We already were in a deficit. Obama has multiplied that 4 times that amount now. Go look up what deficit means. You sound very ignorant.


Laidy in Va.   March 29th, 2010 11:30 pm ET

Gerry
I never said Arnie was a great governor or great anything for that matter, but he didn't allow himself to be used by the republican party to do their dirt.
There is a right way and a wrong way to do something good or bad, right or wrong.
No matter what your beliefs, if all you can do is call names and use racial comments and effigy, you become a caricature of those beliefs.
These people aren't making our president look bad, they're only making themselves look like idiots.
You can feel the hatred come right through their very eyes. These people think a revolution is going to be between the races.
When actually it's going to be between the haves and the have nots. The rich elite have used poor uneducated whites to do their dirt for their own gain over and over again in history. Explain to me why a poor white man in the hills of Va. would take up arms for the rich elite who owned slaves, when that was the reason he was poor, why would someone hire his dumb #$%^ when got his labor for free??
Seems like here we go again.
Get over it white America your average white person didn't own slaves, matter of fact the rich elite slave owner looked lower on you than he did the slave.
Get over the guilt, you didn't own any slaves, oh, unless your last name is reynolds, bolling, lee, stuart, washington, jefferson, mccain, adams, them maybe perhaps your descendants might have owned slaves,
but all them hiillbiliies in the tea party keep dreaming


Kevin Ardery   March 29th, 2010 11:32 pm ET

Lady in Va. In case you have not heard this is a Republic with a First Amendment that allows us to speak freely! The so-called minority does not like all the spending that is why they are peacefully protesting! This healthcare bill is one small step to the more giant step that Obama wants to take it to. And that step is single payer which is what he has said in several of his speeches. This bill is a means to an end. It is going to end in single payer and bankrupt us! Get it! Social Security is bankrupt! Medicare and Medicaid are already bankrupt! Taking 500 billion dollars out of Medicare is not going to solve Medicares insolvency to fund another socialist program! Get it!

Gerald, John McCain is a true patriot. I do not always agree with him but he has honesty and integrity above anyone in Congress! He has never approved any earmarks or voted for any spending bill that we cannot afford. It is clearly beneath dignity to label him senile. It just goes to show you how you cannot debate the issues without your hate speech on senility.


Dodie   March 29th, 2010 11:38 pm ET

@ Gerald Jolly

Could it be he is addicted to "drooling" at his political partner?


Just Simple Loves To Watch Larry King Show!   March 29th, 2010 11:48 pm ET

Thank you CNN editing Crew For Removing my business-body nosy commanets! Yahoooo! I still love to watch Larry King!!!


Kevin Ardery   March 29th, 2010 11:48 pm ET

Lady in Va. Please tell me the names of the Tea Partiers who are hurling racial epithets! Answer, you can't. These are concerned citizens expressing their right to protest! They are concerned about the deficit and spending! Get it!

You talk about the rich elite! Alot of those people worked their but off to become rich! They went to school, became educated and worked hard! Alot of them came from nothing and made something! That is why this country is so great! Get it!..

And why are you talking about slavery! That was 150 years ago. We have come along way with still a ways to go. An African-American was elected President I do not see the analogy

Calling the Tea Partiers demeans your argument. Hillbillies another form of hate speech this time from the left.


Just Simple Loves To Watch Larry King Show!   March 29th, 2010 11:49 pm ET

YOU GO LARRY!!!


Lynne   March 30th, 2010 12:00 am ET

Larry, how can lawe enforcement capture the man who threatened Cantor, but cannot find out who sent emails and phone calls to harm Democrats? Has law enforcement done anything about the person or people who cut a gas line on a family members home of a Democrat?


Just Simple Loves To Watch Larry King Show!   March 30th, 2010 12:01 am ET

Coz I AM FROM THE EAST!!!, so I should not be a busy body to comment after rethinking very hard I told them to remove my NOsY busy-body Comments! YOU GO LARRY!!!

I WISH THERE IS AN UPDATE TOO ON Mr M.Jackson! and the Ocean Ocars and many many many more interesting shows to come! Eeeha!
I wish I was BORN AN ALL AMERICAN TOO! heeehaa Nevermind I can still dream of it ! Have A Good Show Tonight!!!


Dodie   March 30th, 2010 12:06 am ET

Palin has a soothing voice? Are you nuts! That screech is harmful to my ears! Just give her a Harley to drive off in the sunset!


Lynne   March 30th, 2010 12:07 am ET

@Gerry You are incorrect. Bush inherit an economy surplus. Recheck your facts


Pete   March 30th, 2010 12:12 am ET

Would she quit the job as president if the going got to tough?

She quit the job as governor because she wanted to spend more time with her family, and hasn't seen home since!


Lynne   March 30th, 2010 12:12 am ET

If Sarah Palin quit because of liberals then she isn't tough enough to run Alaska let alone the USA. Palin is to weak if she cannot stand and fight for her duly elected office. It was best to make the money while the iron is hot. It is all about the money.


Tony   March 30th, 2010 12:12 am ET

We keep forgetting that President Obama became president of a country that was half a breath away from a depression and in 2 wars started on lies by Bush, and yet we still think that the tea party, the republicans, Palin, Bush and McCain are one step away from becoming a Pope, Oh my mistake the Pope's hands may be just as dirty as the G.O.P ( good old boy red neck party) when was the last time they did anything for the middle class, it sure wasn't the tax brake that Bush and the republicans gave to the fat cats, or if you want to talk about socialism then ask Bush about the Patriot act and the war lies.


jack   March 30th, 2010 12:15 am ET

I like Stephanie...Sarah can go back to Alaska...she acts crazy as a loon, sometimes. Why she would have a following of so many is beyond me. But, she may serve a useful purpose of dividing the GOP by chipping off some of the far right wing fear and hate mob. Maybe she is a Democrat plant. Wouldn't that be clever?


Gerry   March 30th, 2010 12:17 am ET

Laidy in Va.........Arnold is supposed to be a Republican. Please be specific......what was the Republican dirt anyway? The Democrats control California and that is why we are in such a financial mess.

Read Kevin Ardery......he sees it clearly as well. Please Laidy in Va, wake up to actual reality to this country's financial straits. We simply cannot afford all of this debt that Obama and most Democrats are sponsoring.

Oh and as a Tea Partier, I in NO WAY believe this is a racial fight. That's just ridiculous. We are concerned about the deficit, taxation, and spending! Do you understand?


Dodie   March 30th, 2010 12:17 am ET

@ jack

only you could come up with a clever idea as that. I don't think Sarah has the intelligence to figure that out!


JK   March 30th, 2010 12:20 am ET

Larry,

I am sure this will go unread but re: McCain, he needs to walk in the shoes of his constituents. Many of us teachers are getting unemployment ,we yearn to work, but we are consistently told, "overqualified" note the cover of the NYTimes, 3/29. McCain is running scared, he has lost touch at home with those in his state, and now he embraces a 'younger woman' who is NOT overqualified...how sad our state is broke our educational system in sad repair and he is selling out.

He needs to walk in our shoes....he'll never get my vote with or without Sarah?


Andy Arizona   March 30th, 2010 12:20 am ET

Nancy Pfatenhuar Is very blind to what is really going on. The math doens't add up to what she is saying. I am an american and I don't think I gave her the right to speak on my behalf. She continues to say "The American People..."


Dodie   March 30th, 2010 12:22 am ET

@ John Avalon

How about you signing up and fight in Afghanistan.... You feel so strongly about war. Bring our troops home.


Lynne   March 30th, 2010 12:23 am ET

Gerry wehere was your concern for the budget for teo useless wars? Where is your concern for all the foreign aid America gives away. Where was your concern while the USA build free clinics in Iraq and the Iraquis have universal health care? Where was your budgetary concern as Halliburton overcharge the American government many times over and did not bid on contracts–it wasd just given to them because of Cheney. All of a sudden you are concerned about the budget. Yea, Right.


Gerry   March 30th, 2010 12:23 am ET

Lynne.....Check your facts. lol.......That surplus was accounting trickery. This country has been in debt since 1913 thanks to the Federal Reserve. That was when the IRS was created as well. Go check your facts.

Gees, Lynne did our 14 trillion dollar debt start with Bush then?......lol I suggest that you get informed before you take me on about this country's debt.


Lynne   March 30th, 2010 12:25 am ET

@Gerry You Lie.


kelojif   March 30th, 2010 12:28 am ET

The Tea party has a philosophy for the form of good government. Palin, as far as I can tell, is a populist with no capability of understanding or implementing philosophical rule. As such, she divides the Tea party, divides the Republican party and has no real base. Other unfit sectarian demagogues will coopt the Tea party, Palin is not their answer.


Josh   March 30th, 2010 12:32 am ET

The Tea Party wanting to return to the principles of the founding fathers? I'm not sure how much they desire to undo Trust Busting, or social security. If went back to that, Upton Sinclair would roll over in his grave! They need to be more selective in what they say and have a strict set of principles.


jimmy jamz   March 30th, 2010 12:32 am ET

Tea party members say health care will bankrupt america but billions spent on war is ok? why not such a movement against war? sorry, but tea party misguided...


john   March 30th, 2010 12:34 am ET

who gives you people the authority to judge the people on earth. i thought you guys are suppose to tell the news, not why he or she made a decision or not.you people disgust me!


Gerry   March 30th, 2010 12:35 am ET

Lynne....please don't make assumptions to a person you don't even know. How would you even know when or, how, or what I am concerned about?

But for the record I have been concerned about the spending we do for decades. Obama is just assuring our demise.

I do agree with your statement about these worthless wars, foreign aid, and Haliburton. But if you studied the elite you would have a clear understanding of where they really want to take us. America is the last haven for pure freedom. The elite want to enslave us and most on this board are too ignorant, lazy, and blind to find out and stand up. Most just want their free handouts. Is that what you want too?


Pete Pandit   March 30th, 2010 12:36 am ET

Ask the Tea Party folks about our taxpayer money being given to KBR (Halliburton) in Iraq for a no-bid contract by Bush!


Gerry   March 30th, 2010 12:37 am ET

Lynne......lie?.....lol Please prove where I lied and I'll show you why you are coming across massively ignorant!


Che   March 30th, 2010 12:38 am ET

These teapartiers are nothing more than "racists" who can not accept the fact that a black man is running this country. Where were they eight years ago?


jack   March 30th, 2010 12:38 am ET

@Dodie.. Thanks...I see those people there, at the Nevada ,rally I feel kind of sorry for many of them .While there are real problems in our country, these people have been duped, and whipped into paranoia, so these various Tea Party leaders and spokespeople can make money and gain political power. They will be left behind, while people like Rush and Palin and Beck will be living luxuriously. And the possibly violent fallout from some of the zealots could be bad indeed. But I do not think the tea party will go much beyond what it is now. They are already divided and their messages very mixed.


Gerry   March 30th, 2010 12:39 am ET

Lynne........enjoy your news taxes. If you even work that is........


Sigi   March 30th, 2010 12:39 am ET

Why is Palin in the news?

Trying to make more money on her publicity (Book deal, Realty TV)
Remember, she resigned.


lynda   March 30th, 2010 12:39 am ET

I watched Sarah Palin's speech. She has an irritating voice, uses dramatics to make her point while John McCain stands there like a wooden statue. Is this the image that the USA wants to portray to the world? How sad. A president finally has passed a health-care bill. Sarah Palin is not presidential material – George W. Bush started this economic catastrophe and here the USA is in a mess. Sarah Palin's banshee screetch – is it a cry for help for the republicans or does she actually have a point and solution to the situation – it's hard to tell.


R Chin   March 30th, 2010 12:39 am ET

Why the lopped sided debate. These two are perfect representatives of this so called conservative parties. Where were these vague fiscal and monetary analysts when bush ran is into the multi trillion dollar debt. These two are irrational and frustrating to watch. The one guy looks like a car salesman, while the woman looks like a facebook republican bought escort!


Ryan   March 30th, 2010 12:40 am ET

Larry does what he's supposed to and the Republicans are great at covering their asses and I would love to see them elect Sarah Palin because either the Democrats or god forbid the Independents will win for the next decade. We have the conservative Tea Party now where are the poor the lower class that actually know what's good for america. Let's see them get out there and call the Tea party's bluff.


boss-houston,tx   March 30th, 2010 12:40 am ET

larry, all that sarah palin is doing is making meaningless noise. where was she when bush was spending all this money on iraq war that brought us nothing?
if obama is trying to make americans lives better, the gop has a big problem with that. who is doing or did a good job, bush or obama?
she speaks of "common sense" but doesn't know "common sense" doesn't belong to "common sense" people like her self.
i guess obama should stop worrying about domestic issues and wage wars with muslin countries like the gops, create more enemies and they will like him.
is america moving forward or backwards? when a dissaster hit america, yes, united we are and we hold hands and sing kumbayah!
when a leader trys to help a citizen in need, hell no! divided we are and we sing hatred and enmity. who are we, larry?


hopefulEva   March 30th, 2010 12:40 am ET

When i see the Tea Party i see 2010 KKK, They just took off there sheets. God help us all.


Tony   March 30th, 2010 12:40 am ET

Gerry, I think you should check your facts, if you think our surplus before Bush was accounting trickery, then I have some swamp land in Florida you may be interested in, where do you get your information Caribou Barbie, Grumpy sore loser McCain or Fake Fox News.


Larry Dickieson   March 30th, 2010 12:41 am ET

President Obama could quell a lot of the "terrorist/traitor" dialogue if he would simply show his BIRTH CERTIFICATE. A lot of us have to do it just to get ID/drivers liscense.

Why is a person that is running for president not required to show one? Never mind a sitting president. Obama is not an American and has stolen the presidency.

Simple peice of paper will shut a lot of people up. He won't because he can't. He needs to go.


Tony   March 30th, 2010 12:43 am ET

Sarah Palin and The TeaParty a match made in heaven. Palin is a quitter and Tea Party is a bunch people upset President Obama is in office.


marie   March 30th, 2010 12:44 am ET

I have totally lost respect for John McCain, since he has aligned himself with Sarah Palin – after what she did on facebook in targeting congressman/senators – and using rhetoric like "reload" – can you begin to imagine the danger/damage she could have caused as a Vice-President?

John McCain must be truly desperate for re-election.


Gerald Jolly   March 30th, 2010 12:47 am ET

@ Kevin Ardery.

A true patriot, does not make a hero and a hero would never have voted for the PATRIOT ACT.

You accuse me of hatred.

I will admit that I do have a hatred for a former President that went AWOL when called to serve in Vietnam, that same President that took us to war based on absolute foul lies.

And I will admit that more than 57,000 young Americans died in Vietnam and very few of them were ever considered heroes, and I assure you, none of them ratted out their buddies in captivity or gave up secret codes just so he could get his mail from home.

Senility is a condition that is demonstrated by a person that is forgetfull, not a person that prefers to forget rather than tell the truth on an issue.

Senility is demonstrated by a man that would select a complete moron to be his running mate while running for the highest office in America.

Senility is demonstrated by a man that has been severely trounced due to the most ignorant and inept person to ever even be considered to be the number two person in our country, and most of all, to prove his senility, he asked her to come and stump for him once again, thereby "SHOOTING HIMSELF IN THE FOOT" one more time, and you're going to tell me that this is the mark of a rational man.

GEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZ!


sharon anzalone   March 30th, 2010 12:47 am ET

earlier in the news of sara palin one FOLLOWER made a really goofey comment and said he wished she was his mother..and here i was thinking that her kids back in alaska were probably thinking the same thing. as for gerry i wonder if i could borrow your crystal ball and i also wonder how you know whether or not anyone here on this board works or does not work or is rich or poor or black or white or pays taxes or does not or is sick or well or needs a doctor or has health care or does not have health care. ill bet my left toe that you have health care and before you open your mouth i have healthcare and it is pretty excellent coverage so i think you should not bring your inner most thoughts into your comments. it is starting to sound a smidge like utube crap. do not presume to know that any one of us is LOOKING FOR A HANDOUT and that we probably dont work. that is rude and you should know better. you sound like archie bunker except he was a a likeable guy!!!!!!!!!!!!


Lynne   March 30th, 2010 12:49 am ET

@Gerry.. Pure freedom has never existed in America nor pure democracy.


Pam Grabowski   March 30th, 2010 12:49 am ET

OH MY GOSH!!! That Wayne Root is a very scary man. I think it is people like him that will bring this country down. I didn't realize we had such people with so much hatred in them. I would not be a part of any party they were supporting.


Jessica   March 30th, 2010 12:50 am ET

The only reason Republicans are so mad about this health care issue is because Barack Obama is black.. let's be honest here. Everything that comes out of his mouth is wrong to him. But if it came out of John McCain's mouth they would be all for it. We've been getting robbed through taxes since they started our government. I'm 21 and when I retire, I won't have social security so get over it.. I did. Republicans don't care because it's not them, but if it was, they would need and want help. All he wants to do is make us equals again, give everybody a fair chance because you never know when you may be placed in a situation where you may fall down and need to get on your feet again.. would it still be so bad? And our country was actually decent before Republican George Bush took over and Obama's fixing it. And by the way, Joe the plumber said himself that John McCain hired him for that act. Barack Obama never hired anyone. Like I said, it's because he's black.. that's the root of it. Republicans just need to get over it and recognize that he actually cares and is trying to help us. A mature person knows that it's always bad before it gets good.. and we're on the right path.


Ann-Virginia   March 30th, 2010 12:51 am ET

From reading most of the comments here,the tea party is not very popular with most of you.the Tea party says the Obama adm.is pushing socialist HC on them & big govt.,but they seem to be undoing the civil rights act with their hate-filled signs of ourPresident & inciting violence with their choice of "military"terms chosen to describe anything they are against.I think these peolpe are dangerous & need to be watched very closely by the powers that be.I know after reading the blogs posted by "tea partiers"in my area of southern Va.,that they are cruel & full of hate for anyone who does not agree with them.That to me is potentially dangerous.They have set this country back decades & will not be successful in their bid to destroy America.


SICK OF TEA!   March 30th, 2010 12:54 am ET

Where was the TEA PARTY WHEN BUSH WAS RAPING THE CONSTITUTION? 1.05 Trillion dollars spent on WAR and no return over 10 years. Health Reform will reduce spending via the Congressional Budget office over 10 years. You have to have insurance to drive a car what's the difference? If you make more than 80K you dont get the government help. I have insurance, but if I pay a few bucks more a month and everyone has access to care, what do I care. "Love thy Neighbor," or is that only for Sundays, "Christians?" Obama wants to take over your health care and force you to go before death panels, (Sarah Palin) Where is Boehner's overdub... "DID YOU READ THE BILL?" That sounds worse than, "Obama and his socialist government better not take my medicare away......" The TEA PARTY IS NOTHING MORE THAN THE KLAN, "LIPSTICK ON A PIG." The quitter from Alaska is still giving her false two cents brain washing those who are easy targets. This Hopey Changy stuff is great! He hasn't broken but 16 campaign promises. DUE DILLIGENCE should apply more to politics than stock.


Tony   March 30th, 2010 12:56 am ET

Gerry, again you need to do better research and go to more then one source, Our trillions of dollars of debt came from Bush's 2 wars that where not in our budget, I hate having a duel of wits against an unarmed opponent.


Jessica   March 30th, 2010 12:57 am ET

And by the way, if John McCain or Sarah Palin ever became my president, I'd move to Europe.


jack   March 30th, 2010 12:59 am ET

Did Mr. Frum have a genuine conversion? He is talking sense tonight. Did he really believe the speeches/propaganda he wrote for W? Was he about to be pushed out of the think tank anyway, and wanted to get some publicity to launch himself into a new career? Is that the real reason he called the hcr bill the Republican's Waterloo?


JoeB   March 30th, 2010 1:00 am ET

These two people on Larry King Tonight live stating that the majority of Americans do not want this healthcare bill, but in fact is an unsupported commentaries/opinions about the truth. I find it very awkward and angered by these two guest (one guy – who has a daughter in Princeton or some Ivy League University – suggesting that these are the future of America; and a pro-tea party female guest) is totally out of context and should be ashamed of themselves. They do not represent all of America. That is why this bill is so important because the middle class and the poor people are left in the dark when it comes to their right of having to live and be part of this country. I hope these people will never ever have to undergo such a lifestyle of not having the medical insurance where a family member dies because of the lack thereof.


Sandel   March 30th, 2010 1:09 am ET

I really enjoyed the three republicans that were on tonight. Not the tea party people cause they are a buch of looneys, but the other three. They made a lot of good logical points that I felt were valid on how a government should be run. It was the first time that I have heard a republican say something logical in the past year. Really being a democrat I support these three men and I pray that you can knock some sense into your party.


jack   March 30th, 2010 1:11 am ET

@Ann-Virginia...Yes, some could get violent if they get into some of the more extreme mobs and they have group-think, and abandon their compassion and reason. These so called tea party leaders, know how to push their buttons. They are walking a fine line . They want to keep them passionate, and with high expectations, so they can milk money from them. But, they really don't want to go so far that they actually act on the code words and have them out of control. But, of course, if the Frankenstein monster they helped create does break it's bonds and harms innocents, they will act very shocked and disavow all knowledge. It is very hard , and sometimes almost impossible to reason with them, because they embrace conspiracy theories like a religion. I suppose a certain number of people are of that mind set, whether they come out of the wood work , to form mobs , or stay in the background seething with anger and fear. This phase, like others , will pass.


roza   March 30th, 2010 1:12 am ET

REPUBLICANS!!!!
u must have money to throw away!
we don't. can you give us some so we would support what's ???!! thanks., Palin????? Ohh, pppleeease!
Better, Mc Cain?????!!!!
dumb, and dumber. fit well together!!!


Ann-Virginia   March 30th, 2010 1:13 am ET

Lighten up KevinA.,We Palin haters have a perfect right to dispise someone who was chosen to run for v.p.of this country by a desparete John McCain,who thought choosing a very conservative woman would get him into the White House.BACKFIRED!!!thank God.You go ahead & think Sarah Palin is a brainiack that quit her job because of all the(not so)frivolious lawsuits against her.If you really believe that,then there's a bridge in Alaska Sen.Stephens would love to sell you.Get real!Trust me when I tell you that women can see where other omen are coming from & Palis was sent here from somwhere in outer space.No sain woman could ever take her serouisly.


Lynne   March 30th, 2010 1:13 am ET

@Gerry Why would I watch your back? Wars fought but left out of the budget ads if the wars were not happening-is fake accounting as Bush practiced. Where was the tea party or the republicans protesting that fact. Once again Gerry--YOU--LIE


mcmargie   March 30th, 2010 1:16 am ET

Sorry, this is a repost since I made a few type-o's...I was watching a news clip on TV of a tea party rally tonight. One of the members was an older bearded fat white guy that said President Obama is a terrorist. He was not kidding. He actually said it twice on a microphone to a newscaster. I could not believe my ears. He sounded so crazy, off his rocker. So much hatred, not one shred of common sense. The Tea Party organization reminds me of PETA...both extremist groups.


roza   March 30th, 2010 1:17 am ET

all and everything of OBAMA's plan!!


jack   March 30th, 2010 1:19 am ET

@Dodie ...Sarah has a soothing voice for those who like the sound of nails being scratched across a black board. lol


roza   March 30th, 2010 1:22 am ET

OOoohhh men, come on!!! we all knowthat this site is being monitored!!! get off! we r not in communist country!
get with it


jack   March 30th, 2010 1:24 am ET

Now we want you to win more than ever, Harry Reid.


Ann-Virginia   March 30th, 2010 1:26 am ET

Jack,the tea party here has already done harm & possibly violence.The head of the tea party in a southern Va.town posted what he thought was Rep.Tom Perriello's address on his facebook page,saying he invited people to ge by & tell him how they felt about the hc bill.Turned out it was Perriello's brothers address,but by then someone had sent a hate letter addressed to that address & cut a gas line to a grill on his brother's screened in porch.One tea party leader in the area,when asked by a reporter about the wrong address being posted,said"oh well,colatteral damage."Sounds like violence & inciting violence to me.Now the FBI is investigating the letter & the incident.The tea party is not a good thing in this area,just an outlet for racist extremists to vent publically& who knows what else they are capable of.


Laidy in Va.   March 30th, 2010 1:30 am ET

Gerry, I intended to say ransacked the hundreds of millions in surplus Clinton left, what happened to the surplus? Hmmmm. Republicans represent what you are not, rich by several generations going back to England, if can't do that, the real (blue blood) republicans are only using you and all the others, including the tea party, like gravy. In the end you'll be flushed down the garbage disposal and they'll be off to the South of France. ha ha ha!


Ann-Virginia   March 30th, 2010 1:32 am ET

Gerry,you don't have to be so nasty to everybody,just because you disagree with them.Everyone is entitled to their opinion.It's KO to disagree,just do it nicer.


Jessie Bigley   March 30th, 2010 1:34 am ET

Larry,

I am a 68 year old white female, I worked for 44 years I am now
retired. i paid into social security and now I hear the tea party would
do away with it. I worked for a company and did the payroll and I
did not have one employee that payed $15,000.00 a year into SS.
What kind of job does that man have I do not like the way the
tea party feeds hate and anger. I watch some of Sunday event and
the comment that if a liberal was there the lady that lost her billfold
would not get it back: was way out of line. I am a democrate and
I know other democrates that would never take anyones billfold.

Sarah Palin need to go away!!!!!!


Robert   March 30th, 2010 1:34 am ET

I feel that anything is a step in the right direction at this point in time. I think our government needs a wake up call. I think they totally forgot about us, amongst all their special interests. And they got things so messed up it can't be hidden anymore. How could the people who are supposed to be intelligent enough to run a country, not be able to balance a checkbook. I thought everyone knew that you can't spend more than you make. And the odasity they have to just keep spending, and spending. They are like a bunch of teenagers in a candy factory with our money, or in this case with our IOU's, that are all going to fall right into the American peopl's lap.


Josh   March 30th, 2010 1:35 am ET

Upton Sinclair has probably rolled over once or twice over all of this. We try and bring reform and regulate health care, fine and wonderful. Now, when we get to providing health care for the masses, we get so much hypocrisy.

I ask people here, when a patient shows up to the emergency room, having suffered from something severe, let the example be from something that would have been preventable from either medication, or preventative measures. Now, this individual does not have health care, does not have all too much money (lack of health care was a good indicator).

Now what should the doctor / hospital do? Should they let him suffer on their floor and let the janitor push him with the mop to the trash bin? Or should the hospital treat him (both morally respectable and an actual responsibility).

Now because the hospital has treated him, they have incurred expenses, and have no one to mitigate it to, where does the costs go? Ultimately it goes to society.

Now, lets consider the situation under the light of the health care reform.
This individual, who formerly had no insurance, has insurance. The hospital has him registered, and because his records are on file (because he uses his health care responsibly and uses preventative care provided for under the bill) The file has all of his health information, and they know he has a history of "Insert disease". Instead of running in circles to find his ailment, they have an immediate sense of what is the problem, he is treated immediately, health insurance can't instantly deny him or intervene, his treatment saves his life. No waste due to unnecessary tests, and considerably less time spent.

Now this example is more common than people can believe, and is incredibly expensive. Health care reform in this example is credible, and a very real possibility. If ultimately the costs went on to society in the original situation, we have thus saved unnecessary spending.

Now lets talk socialism.
Arguments have been made that this bill and all it entails is markedly socialist, and is against everything we stand for. Well, if that is true, we should consider all that is socialist in our society, taking from the cue.
Public education
Medicare/Medicaid
Social Security
Military/Coast Guard
Police/Law Enforcement
Fire fighters, Emergency Medical Technicians(EMT's)
Roads, Highways, Sidewalks (Depending on community or district)

I consider that list to not be inclusive of all things that one can consider socialist. Now when I say those things, I go by the way people are considering the ramifications of the bill, they associate increased taxes to provide a public service as socialism.

Further lets subject the Tea Party's statement, to a little criticism. (I posted this earlier, but the moderators are probably not on this late)
Now by the original constitution, we endowed industry the right to do anything short of murder, more or less. I bring up Upton Sinclair with great reason, that is what we get when we take all regulation as to be horrible, people working for little to no pay, working in incredibly dangerous environments, no health regulations, no codes or standards. Even drugs back then didn't have to provide results. Compare that to now and you get anarchy. Unions fought and fought, in instances sacrificing their lives in the name of safer and cleaner work places, people fought to put some regulation in place. Fought for trust busting and the downfall of monopolies.

My final point, for those who are quivering at the idea of national debt, consider these two points, the committee assigned to assess the bill found it resulted over a the same ten year period as the bill's reform, the government would reduce its deficit by over one hundred billion dollars. And something that doesn't get brought up, health care is going to further reduce costs, as the provision from the same bill that created ONCHIT (Look it up), will try to introduce viable computing technology into the hospital environment. It sounds like something you would expect, doctors utilizing the latest and greatest tech to perform their jobs, but sadly that is not the case. The real benefits have yet to be seized, ore even realized.


Lynne   March 30th, 2010 1:39 am ET

@Gerry People with small minds usually resort to name calling. Those kind of people donot know how to get their ideas over to people and demand agreement from them. The world does not move according to Gerry. A true sign of intelligence and tolerance allows each to give their own opinions without name calling. Small minds as Palin, tea partiers, and republicans. I donot care what your political affiliation is a major party or militant type.


Robert   March 30th, 2010 1:40 am ET

Just one party sounds good to me. All the democrats and republicans do is fight amongst themselves locking everything into a deadlock. If one party agrees, the other automatically don't, just like little kids fighting in the park.


Tony   March 30th, 2010 1:41 am ET

Gerry, you claim to be an independent and yet you think to the far right and, even though you say you think Bush was a moron, which he most certainly is and yet you still defend his and the republican actions. If you are independent, you may also want to look that up in a dictionary.


Laidy in Va.   March 30th, 2010 1:43 am ET

Gerry and everyone else tonight, bottom line is this we had an election, we have president who will enact policies and laws some of us will like and some we won't like.
I have a nephew serving in the military and have been to the middle east on several tours.
Why don't tea party members take some of that anger over to the middle east and help find taliban' hmmm? They're so patriotic right? Hmmmm?
What a waste of energy, put it to good use and go fight for what you believe in instead of making a clown out of themselves.
All their doing is making noise the president will be here until his term ends, unless of course we the people re-elect him. Hmmmm?

I'm disappointed that our president isn't bringing our troops home, but that doesn't me I have a right to call him a terrorist.


jack   March 30th, 2010 1:48 am ET

@Josh..Yes, for those who have not experienced poverty first hand, and know how hard the system can be if you have a run of tough luck , need to read "The Jungle" by Upton Sinclair . If that book doesn't open their eyes to what ill societal effects unregulated and unbridled capitalism can cause, probably no book could.


Laidy in Va.   March 30th, 2010 2:03 am ET

Lynne, you are so right. Gerry on point I have been trying to get across is that we need all groups of people and classes for the country to operate efficiently.
If all Americans were educated, rich and all the same color who the heck is going to stock grocery shelves and empty the trash ---Bill Gates?!
But that doesn't mean that the underclasses, yes underclasses should not be paid a fair wage or have access to health care. I don't think the elite will get it until the American worker stays home for a day and shut them down, just like the shut the buses down during the Civil Rights Marches.
The CEO's bankers, politicians and the like need to know they enjoy their lifestyle because others are doing the dirty work. If wal-mart doesn't have cashiers and baggers and floor cleaners who the %## is going to do it the CEO?
Without these workers and consumers these people would not be sitting on their high horse judging others.


sammygirl   March 30th, 2010 2:45 am ET

i just watched last night's show. I thought it was very interesting. I think that i am for the teaparty. We have far too many laws that have been passed by congress that are unconstitutional. We also have a very uninformed populus that cares more about what is on the tv than what is going on in government. the constitution only works if you have an informed populus. Thomas Jefferson once said during the revolution: that if we are willing to trade freedom for security than we deserve neither! I think that americans have been too complacent for more than a few generations. We should have paid off the national debt before the civil war. Every war and economic downturn since then only puts us farther in debt. Our creditors are the ones running things and they have a vested interest in keeping us in debt! where was the fiscal conservatives when bush was fighting wars? 9/11 galvanized the nation. think back Mister king–did you or would you have gone against the war on terror on a fiscally conservative basis? I am not in favor of socialism. I am in favor of the us getting out of debt and not having my childrens birth notices look entirely too close to a car title! ( as well as any marriage licenses) as far as the debt is concerned-obama has done exponentially more toward digging the whole that the us is in. Bush used a shovel–obama has used a backhoe! I think that social security is not living up to it's promises–for anyone in their twenties for sure! I think that we need to return to the family system of children taking care of their parents. as far as health care goes–eat totally natural and healthy and medicate with herbs and nutrition. You will be healthier and not need nearly soo much medicine–you would be surprised how affordable natural rememdies are! My parents are on some medicines for a few conditions and others for the side effects of the first stuff! (they are on a first name basis with the pharmacist)


Dodie   March 30th, 2010 2:47 am ET

@ jack

Always good observations and deductive reasoning. Yes, I do not see the Tea party gong much beyond where they are now. They do not have a presidential leader and the party is in a dichotomy! The only time we had even a hair's chance for a third party was with Ross Perot! He backed out because his family's life was in danger. That is how you know when you might succeed. The powers to be.. the 'Old boys club' in Washington will not allow for a 3rd party. Just too much confusion for them to continue controlling everything.


Dodie   March 30th, 2010 2:51 am ET

@ Josh

Good blog. Lots of information.

You might want to add the post office under socialism!


Donald L Allen   March 30th, 2010 3:16 am ET

Donald L Allen well Like I say I don,t see OBAMA trying to give up everything to sport the good of all people and I don't see OBAMA trying to sport the future of you or me and I don,t see OBAMA sporting the gold I,M seeking ether so way don,t OBAMA give it all up to help the country way don,t he here what he is saying instead of be a student maybe he need to learn what he is talking about way no,t SARIA PS see you Larry King Live


Andrew   March 30th, 2010 3:23 am ET

I think it should all start with putting the stake into the heart of the vampire... Everyone of these Tea Bagger's answers for who or where they get their information from... Fox... Rush... Beck...
Our country was founded on progression. America is NOT number one anymore and it is due to people like this... This "movement" should be put into our history books right next to the KKK, then again.... History books are also written by the same idealist people down in Texas.
(coffin on the front lawn, gas lines cut) give me a break, it's the 21st century, what kind of a role model country are we?
They key word is... egocentrism.


Tony   March 30th, 2010 3:44 am ET

People hate change.The tea party is nothing more than a joke.Most of the attendees are nut's,just talk to them and watch their actions.Their purpose changes minute to minute,they turn on their leaders quickly and without mercy.Really just a unorganized mob.


Jeff, Portland   March 30th, 2010 4:02 am ET

I am so disappointed with CNN for following Sara Palin around to the rallies, stumping for McCain. For one, all you are doing is give credibility to Palin and the other right wingnuts. She speaks in sound bites and you are swallowing it. Second, you are giving McCain free campaign publicity. Where is equal time for his competition to refute their free, nationally broadcast speeches?

Palin, I couldn't care less. Go find some real news.


Tony Hi.   March 30th, 2010 4:11 am ET

Mr. King , next time you have tea party members on your show please at least attempt to have someone with apposing views, as of now you are only a few more right wing guest away from being the rush limbaugh show. I also have one more comment about the tea party videos, it seams as a requirement to be a tea party member you have to be white, have a bear belly and a southern accent, and who is paying for that traveling circus and thier bus.


Tony   March 30th, 2010 4:14 am ET

I rest my case,Doh!


Tony Hi.   March 30th, 2010 4:21 am ET

Mr. king if you are only going to have tea party members and right wingers on your show with no opposing views, then please get some balls to ask them hard questions and do fallow ups on questions when they don't give you straight answers, Mr. king you have gotten to soft in your old age, you may need some young blood on your show so that they may have the balls to ask real questions.


Lee S   March 30th, 2010 4:21 am ET

I think we should not under estimate the power of people that are behind this tea party movement. Sarah Palin is not a quiter she actually thought out that move. The reason she resigned as governor is because she can do more as a private citizen, she can say what she want without being totally scrutinized, just look at what she's doing.
She constantly keep herself in the public eye, she's gaining support from every angle, the news media, the entertainment, etc. I think the country would be making a very bad mistake by not keeping a watchful eye on her. The tea partyer will not try to form another party, they will vote under the guise of the republican party and we better watch these people along with Sarah Palin and not take them lightly.
This is how evil overtake good, because the good people sleep on such madness and make the mistake of dismissing them. when they are gaining momentum daily.
John McCain brought her out to the country, and now she has more influence than he, and he now has to call on her for help. I see something very wrong with that scenario. I say watch these people very closely and do not take them lightly!!!


Omar Haleem   March 30th, 2010 5:17 am ET

Larry I am not being unkind, i respect women's empowerment and all, but if Sarah Palin is the best that the republican can do, then i seriously doubt that America is going to continue having any serious influence, i can assure you if she wins, then it will be a win for the rest of the world, she will be feted across the world, because people across the world already know who she is and how informed she is about foreign affairs. it would be a great injustice to all the extremely intelligent and articulate woemn of this country to be represented by her. I shudder to think of all the backhand talk that she will cause. This is a great blow for the republican party..either that, or they just need someone who can be a front, which begs the question, could'nt they come up with someone who has less gaffs on record then her?..this is not a joke seriously, what were they thinking. I can just imagine her walking in with Hail The prom Queen playing softly in the background. Best of luck to the reps on this.


Gerry   March 30th, 2010 5:27 am ET

John McCain is losing support because he has his feet firmly planted wherever the wind blows! He can't even remember what he supported yesterday!


Gerry   March 30th, 2010 5:29 am ET

Sarah Palin will support any controversial issue with fiery rhetoric to remain relevant. She has no substance!


Theresa Nash   March 30th, 2010 5:40 am ET

Larry,

I am an American living in Europe. I'm now listening to your interviews with the two people from the Tea Party. These people are uninformed and extremists and should not be given so much publicity. The more publicity they get the stronger they will become.


Marry   March 30th, 2010 5:41 am ET

Teeparty = simply disgusting!


Omar Haleem   March 30th, 2010 5:45 am ET

The only problem with the republicans is with their choice of candidates..if they can't do better than Palin, they will have serious issues with integrity, nobody will ever believe that she could lead the country, and frankly i think people are sick of puppets fronting any party. Bush and Palin look like they were made from the same mould, This country has a lot of women who are ten times more capable of representing the interests of any party. It's an insult on intelligence to see her rant and rave about issues which she could'nt debate upon with any informed expert.


John Gideon Graham   March 30th, 2010 5:48 am ET

The USA ranks 1st in cost of health care and 37th in results. Where is the plan to reverse these numbers? Neither Democrats, nor Republicans, nor Tea Party are providing plans that will solve this. Much hot air, lies and emotions, but no answers.


Irena (Slovenia)   March 30th, 2010 5:54 am ET

US in bankruptcy.???...social program unreal and a political move???

as an aside observer not in it 2much...got a feeling...like all issues are actually racial again...a real coloured Tea Party ... hmmm

much love from S(Love)enia


Tekola   March 30th, 2010 5:59 am ET

I can’t believe these people they say we “CHRISTIAN” , they are everything but not Christian, they can scream all they want but they can’t stop what President Obama came to do for American people, he is put in the white house with the power GOD for one purpose.

When the Son of Man comes in his glory, He will put President Obama and the Democratic Party (the members who are supporting his agenda) on his right.

“ Then the King will say to those on his right, Come, you who are blessed by my Father; take your inheritance, the kingdom prepared for you since the creation of the world. For I was hungry and you gave me something to eat, I was thirsty and you gave me something to drink, I was a stranger and you invited me in, I needed clothes and you clothes me, I was SICK, and you looked after me, I was in prison and you come to visit me.”
Matthew 25:41-43

I am an Ethiopian immigrant who came to this grate country with no money in my pocket but thanks to a the few good hearted Americans who helped me to stand on my two feet, after 10 years of hard work, now I am a professional making a decent salary and supporting my family. Therefore, America is a blessed nation with a lot of good and God fearing people, I am not worried about these hate monger and racist Tea-party people, because the majority of Americans are in the right track.


Theresa   March 30th, 2010 6:00 am ET

@Kevin Ardery & c decris.... I for one do not think ALL members of the Tea Party movement are racist,ignorant ,do not know the facts. I know from hearing from their own mouths that MANY members of the Tea Party movement are racists from thestatements they make. They are impatient & because Pres. Obama wants something for the citizens of the US the many of the members of the movement & Republican party will want the opposite of his decisions because they think he's either a socialist or even worse a communist. They won't even listen to anything he suggests. If it weren't for the Tea Party movement & Republicans there wouldn't have been such upheaval, hatred,& discourse shown during the Healthcare town hall meetings in the summer. I as a Canadian felt true sadness while watching some of the meetings on tv...how citizens of the same country could show such hatred to each other. It was in my opinion that many of the organizers of the movement & Republicans were the ones who wouldn't even listen to what was in the bill. They were the ones screaming thinking the louder they did they would win the discussion. Whatever ha[ppened to civil discussion. Whatever happened to respect for each other? I have worked with several people in my life. i am a nurse ...could you imagine if the staff on a hospital ward acted as politicians do...we nurses are they for the betterment of our patients...wanting only the best outcome for them.. I thought that's what politicans did ...the best for ALL citizens of the US. It turns out that is not true... anymore the politicians do things only what's best for themselves.....recently it seems they will only do what they think will get them reelected next term. Most Americans call Canada a socialist country & they want the US to retain their capitalist title....if socialism is sooo bad & you think Canada is socialist ....which country fared better during the recent foreclosure? My opinion of your Pres. Obama is a man who is trying to better the situation of his citizens...you're very fortunate he is the way he is....at least he is trying. I am surprised the man can stil smile......his opposition & some of his party are certainly making his job a difficult one. I give him credit he does not back down to many who wanted or hoped he would fold under the pressure. ( I meant to say the recent recession....instead I said recent foreclosure.)


Stephanie   March 30th, 2010 7:16 am ET

Thank you, Larry, for not just parroting Obama's talking points. I appreciate that you asked objective questions. You asked for thoughts on the trip to Afghanistan: it was a photo opp. You asked if the Tea Party will help or hurt. They have huge potential for hurting the United States. David Frum was correct. We need to come together in the center and find a new path that we can all support. But it needs to be a democratic, free-market based path. America was not founded on socialism. It is not a question of whether we like or don't like social security. It failed miserably and only a foolish citizenry would believe that we should model a new program on something that has already proven itself a mistake.


Idzan Ismail, Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia   March 30th, 2010 7:23 am ET

Palin and McCain are an odd couple.
McCain looks like a hen-pecked hubby beside her.


Theresa   March 30th, 2010 7:31 am ET

@ Kevin Ardery...no Sarah Palin did not have to resign from doing her job as governor. She's the type if everyone does not fawn all over her or if there's a little heat.or if she's criticized she throws in the towel. My goodness, look @ Hilliary Clinton ...if anyone has eson to throw in the towel it would have been her. I give her much credit for the tenacity she shows. She & your present Pres. should certainly be given A plus for ther effort they make. Look @ the presidency Pres. Obama was given//he\s done a good job so far. Did you really think you could snap your fingers & magically everything would be fixed in days. Sorry, that's called a fairy tale....many Republicans think all the masses will believe they have the magic cure because they can yell louder, name calling is 2nd nature. They somehow think they're a little better than the Dems...look @ the smirk on Michael Steele's face when he sopeaks of Pres. Obama, Sarah Palin (the more hate mongering she can arouse the better, Ann Coulter..that woman hopefully will NEVER put one toe on Canadian soil.She thought with her last visit she could speak her usual hate filled rhetoric...my,my,my...We Canadians proved to her we can make up our own minds. Yes,we use free speech....our intelligent students @ the \University of Ottawa it can be used nto demonstrate we don't appreciate her style of sppeeches. Now,that school is 3rd rate in her opinion. Her next stop was our most conservative province where she was accepted..there she stated we would become your 51 st state. NEVER!!!! All I know if that human ever thinks of visiting our beautiful country...I will be 1st in line to demonstrate I will not accept racist, hate filled speakers who think their intelligence is above the crowds. I will inform her she is not appreciated here...no contamination of our soil will be done by her. Please keep you trash in your own back yard...I don't even think she'd qualify to be put in the recycling box!!!!!


Sam   March 30th, 2010 7:39 am ET

The fact of the matter in all these discussions is ignorance. Democracy always underlines the will of the majority. It is sad that Republicans in the US don't seem to understand this. That they are so tirelessly trying to misinform the American People about the true benefits of the health care legislation to the majority of the American People is indeed tragic. God bless America.


Judith   March 30th, 2010 8:20 am ET

This mess did not start with President Obama.
It's time for the American people to stop having selected memories.
Times have been starting to get tough before the election.He's just the fall guy with ones that believe the sore losers that throw trash out there.
He's getting slam because of the sore losers of the GOP and Fox news, owner Rupert Murdoch.They loved the years of Bush with 2 Wars,tax breaks,homes loss,jobs loss,health care loss with the Ins Companies and Drug Companies getting out of hand raising costs.We saw gas prices getting higher than any time before with truckers losing trucks having their rigs sat along side of the roads while Bush hid and the people were yelling for help.None of the GOPs along with Bush had tvs to see all this.
McCain had no idea how much the gas was because he didn't have to fill the tank.

The people wanted the Goverment to step in and because so many are in trouble they have forgotten.

The only time Bush came out was to bail out Wall Street because he was about to retire.They made no contracts up saying that Wall Street can not give big bonuses to their CEOs.

As far as Sarah Palin in Alaska 1st dude sat in meetings at the Governor's office.How many spouses do that?He ran the show and from the time McCain got a hold of her he and his camp ran the show.
Sarah is a quitter,racist and so much hate when she speaks.She is told what to say and then it came to the point that she wrote it on her hand.Now this wonderful Christain feels she's equal to God saying if it's good enough for him then it's good enough for her.

Sarah,GOPs,Fox,Rush and most of them speaking on TV know as fact that all of them use teleprompter.They make a big deal when Obama used it.Fact is that on the loss of the McCain election John had them take the teleprompter down so Sarah couldn't speak.
Americans must be fools to not know this.Even when GOPs speak in front of people they laugh about it but use them theirselves and the crowds laugh with blinded eyes like they don't see a teleprompter.

Christians do not throw hate out.They are not racist and the ones that are crying out the most in the Republican Party along with these marchers are fill with hate.


Judith   March 30th, 2010 8:32 am ET

When the Tea Marchers will be marching in Washington on
April 19,2010 on the same date different years was a sad time.Is it a
Coincidence.

April 19,1993 was Waco

April 19,1995 was the Oklahoma City Bombing


Cajazz76:24:8   March 30th, 2010 12:21 pm ET

@Kevin Ardery
........................................................Kevin's words..........................................
Again, (show me) all of the Tea Partiers who have been arrested for inciting violence and promoting hate speech? Answer, you can't.

Kevin, you must be from Missouri..a good state with good people...but you should google 'tea party arrests' and be updated. To make your claim without investigating your claim is exactly what incites individuals to be a 'disciple of ignorance'...much like the leader of your band...Sarah Palin.. Now go ahead and ask WHO, while your feet
clutch your broken branch of 'common sense and information'.


Gilda   March 30th, 2010 12:56 pm ET

If all of you remove your selves from this crazy state you are in and take a good look at what you are saying, I mean both sides, you all sound like a bunch of nut jobs, the hatred is spilling out all over the place, people cannot agree to disagree. No wonder this country is in as bad a shape it is in. What I am hearing is, do as I say not as I do and I don't give a hoot how you feel just do it my way. If you put yourself in a neutral position and read all these posts you will see it. People better start to work together or else we will all be in BIG TROUBLE. OPEN YOUR EYES BEFORE YOU SHOOT YOUR MOUTHS OFF. AND REMBEMBER DIVIDED WE FALL, THAT MEANS ALL OF US. LOOK AT THE BIG PICTURE NOT YOUR LITTLE FRAME.


salvatore   March 30th, 2010 2:27 pm ET

is John McCain a sore loser ? he's reminded of it every day that he's not in the white house.


tommie   March 30th, 2010 2:32 pm ET

McCain may lose..then he should sell his 14 cars & 7 houses & work in soup kitchens, there are children w/not enough food in this country..


Dodie   March 30th, 2010 2:43 pm ET

@ Cajazz76:24:8

Incredible ability of weaving in humor, sarcasm, loose associations with sentences to appear having no substance; however, they are well hidden. The question is... Do you feel vindicated? Have you been resurrected?


Alley   March 30th, 2010 3:16 pm ET

Being nobody seems to agree on anything around here except for their anger, which will get them no where fast, maybe we should just divide the country in half, does that make you feel better? This way everyone can do what they want.


Deb n Texas   March 30th, 2010 4:40 pm ET

All the media is doing is givng the tea party credit they don't deserve. They are nothing but MEAT HEADS with no brains including Palin. I am tired of seeing them on TV – that is not news, neither one of them.


Leona Henderson   March 30th, 2010 11:18 pm ET

Well Dangetty dang dang! I thought the Tea Party was instigated by a few unhappy Repubs, could I have been wrong? They all seem to be marching to the same tune.. but ... I could be wrong...


Wayne   March 31st, 2010 5:42 pm ET

Does anyone really know the numbers of people that are against the healthcare and the ones for it? I've been listening to some of the polls and based upon what I heard it seems to be 59% against and 41% in favor, I know there is one on cbs also, I don't know how acurate that one is but most of them seem to be the 59 -41. If that is true and I am only going based upon the polls it seems more people are against it. Has anyone heard differently and if yes can you tell me where you required your information? I'm just intersted in the numbers of the American people's feelings, because let us face it regardless what side you are on those numbers will be the deciding factor on the elections coming up.


edward chavez   March 31st, 2010 6:23 pm ET

Mr. King,
Is it my imagination or are my eyes deceiving me? Every time I see a news clip in regards to the tea party all I see are white people. Is this all about race? Are the tea party members and the Republican Party trying so hard to discredit President Obama and his Policies simply because he is Black. I must be living in a dream because I really did think that people in this great United States of America, no longer judged people because of their skin color. Heaven forbid a Hispanic become President. I'm sorry but I still refuse to stoop down to this level. That's all I have to say about that!


angela   April 2nd, 2010 11:11 am ET

I'd like to ask all who are in favor of this bill and defend it so much, does it bother you that your freedom of choice is taken away from you? Do you ask yourselves what will be forced on me next? Do you not see the big picture and are you just out to defend your side even if it may be wrong. Speakling for myself and many others against it, If ... See Morethe bill was put that I have an option to CHOOSE if I want it or not, I would be totally fine and even say I give the president credit to trying to fix the healtcare problem, but when it is shoved down my throath like dictatorship that is another story. How would you like it is I say you have to buy a certain car I am selling and if you don't you will be fined, does that make you feel good, then I can push something else down your throath and turn you into a puppet. Like that??


Wayne   April 2nd, 2010 11:26 am ET

Dear Mr. King,
Regarding Mr. Chavez's comments.
Since Mr. Chavez brings up the subject of racism, I guess I have the right to respond with some well thought out logic.
Blacks voted for BO almost exclusively, therefore is does not figure to see many black faces at a tea party.
The Tea party movement does not support socialist values which is the bedrock of the BO administration.
Blacks support BO primarily because he is black.
If you voted AGAINST HIM because he is black that is racism.
If you Voted FOR HIM because black that is racism as well!!!
When are they going to stop playing the race card even when it does not make logical sense.
This is where the appeasement of the past has gotten us.


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