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Huckabee has ZERO business experience, like Obama who has ZERO business experience. Romney has the business sophistication that we need.
@jane, I agree, if there was video of the spitting it would have been shown on CNN 10,000 times by now.
The panel still doesn't understand the Tea Party. They associate the movement with the Dems and Reps when they should associate them with the NRA or ABA or other special interest group. It will be up to both political parties to prove themselves to passions of the Tea Party for their votes instead of believing that they are a potential third party......
No Republican can win, Obama has a billion dollars to play with!!
All of these tensions do really worry me. Whether or not the N word was hurled (and I was actually watching the coverage that day) it was a very ugly atmosphere and I tend to believe that the word was used.
I think this summer is going to get even uglier. The midterm elections heating up and the reactionary masses will try to upset things.
@Sheila Toomey, Woburn, Massachusetts, "The Tea Party thing is just people against the Obama administration."
It is not only the Republicans that are against Obama's policies. Many of us independents are as well.
Are we all really disguising the fact that everything negative has been perpetrated by the GOP?
@Sheila, yes, and the Democrats were against Bush. That's been politics since the beginning of political parties.
I cannot believe that I hear from that candidate '2nd ammendment has been around for over 200yrs'!!! then implies that this is why it is OK!
Don't you think it is time to change things after 200yrs?
When the constitutions were made there weren't many things that are here today(Electricity? Cars? Planes? TV???? could go on and on!)! Why does everyone still need guns?
WOW! great panel of guests!!!
Likely, any video of the "N" word being hurled at congressmen is in the hands of the protesters. Now why would a racist turn in the video if it means the United Negro College Fund gets $100,000? Breitbart is pretty clever.
Third is a good place to be....huckabee released a murderer who then murdered 4 police officers – his presidential chances are over.
I voted for Mitt....then he dropped out. Will he really run again?
This could not be a more dangerous move having militias like Tea Partiers having weapons!
This Tea Party stuff is beginning to look like Klan rallies...Oklahoma, REALLY?? Is it that serious??
If there is video tape of spitting on black Congressmen, as some on this blog have stated, why have we not seen it?
Militia groups....oh dear, that is sick.
The Tea Party crowds look like there're being paid by the hour. The cause needs to be greater to stand out there in the sun like that
The Tea Party is getting more attention right now than the Republican Party is!
I think that The Tea Party is loving this and so is that media.
I don't have a problem with her making money. Not a fan of her politics but what she's doing isn't un-American. Much ado about nothing in my opinion.
The party is not going to tolerate that kind of behavior which is good!
The Tea Party thing is just people against the Obama administration.
However I just call that the Republic party.
Can someone tell me what Chelsea Handler is doing on a news program?
This Tea Party stuff is beginning to take a life of it's own, and I think we as a nation should take notice that this has a real possibility to go down in history as a movement that not only takes advantage of the people that love this country, but are easily scared, moldable and coerced into action that is unbecoming af a true American. We seem to be losing sight of what this country was founded on, that every one is created equal and that we can't take the angry road of sepratism.
Roland Martin, David Gergen, Ed Rollins John King and Candy Crowley are correct about that, I agree with with them, Tea party is so waste my time. why they want to win beat Democrats.... But I don't get it to see people are protesting right now.
I agree with Roland on the n-word issue...although i see David Gergen's point too.
It remains to be seen if the Tea Party will have a dramatic effect on the elections. From April to Nov. is a long, long, time in politics.
Anderson, really terrific panel. Everyone had really great points that they made.
Well there is video of a Rep being spit on, so if you will spit on me why wouldn't you call me N?
@Gloria, Brooklyn, NY, "I don't think anyone would make that up if the "N" word had not been spoken."
Why not? There are trouble makers on both sides.
Wow! It's great to hear this topic discussed from all angles by the "A" team in CNN Politics.
In reference to the "state militia" topic, The National Guard is a state funded agency. The state to which it belongs has the right to increase or decrease manning to those particular units based on both state and federal funding. It recieves federal dollars in trade for the Federal Governments ability to use those resources when needed (War or National Emergency). So there is no need tocreate a new agency when they can use the existing agency and increase the personnel and their needs.
@Smith in Oregon, yes there are lots of accusations, buy never any first hand evidence of racism, or radicalism. Where are the interviews with the radicals?
hi everyone,,Wow, I never assumed that there would be such a wild reaction to thie President and those who support this administration! I mean, to form militias , encouraging the brandishing of assault weapons and such..When does the violence start, and who is going to be the first victims of these angry white people? Its time to take this movement seriously, and carefully monitor them..Haven't we spilled enough American blood on foreign soil? Why bring the violence "home"?
Re tea party politics: I agree with Roland Martin.
What's up with the Tea Party wanting to start militia groups?
Exactly "protest group or political group"...I guess that is what I'm confused on...didn't this group start out as a protest group?
Excuse me, Mr. Gergen, but are you suggesting that Rep. Lewis was lying when he complained about the epithets being hurled at him? As for the spitting (on another Democratic Representative), it was documented on film and the aggressor was actually temporarily detained by law enforcement.
Good evening Anderson, Isabel, Emily, Starr, Megan, everyone.
What I got from that intvw with gubenatorial candidate Randy Brogdon is that the national guard is overextended. It took some time but he did reject the idea of backing some kind of militia maybe proposed by the tea party?
I don't think anyone would make that up if the "N" word had not been spoken.
Roland is entirely correct, if Republican's and Tea Party members continue to brandish racist banners and posters, they'll be discredited and simply laughed at.
I am from Oklahoma and he does not speak for me.
The idea sounds like a state-run militia and is just that.
If they all hate the federal government so much, let them stand in line and give up their medicare and social security benefits first, then talk!!
@Mike, formerly from Syracuse,
I think that 'issue's is more if a Tea Party one than it is than a Republican one....
Gergen is right. If these are unsubstantiated allegations people need to know about it.
I take that back. They do need to be watch closely. They seem rather dangerous.
I'm NOT in favor of gun control, but the idea of a bunch of military wannabees organizing and/or being sanctioned by a state scares the... stuffing out of me.
People are lumping lots of stuff as Tea Party related. The core Tea Part philosophy is fiscal responsibly, low taxes and small government. How is that 'radical'?
Sadly there are not people with video camera's everywhere catching all possible episodes and comments at such events. There seems to be plenty of accusations of white supremacists joining the ranks of the Tea Party and Republican membership.
The liberal groups are always raising red flags.
& if it IS proved, than he can write it off in his taxes!
that is not any great move in my opinion. (and people are going to keep looking for proof!)
Mr. Anderson, please ask the Governor from Oklahoma, would he still receive state funding for projects or tax credit for businesses or support for his schools and colleges or unemployment money from the federal government. Please let him know that no one wants to take away his rights. The times has changed. Young people are more tolerant of people who are not like them. Let the hatred go, he will feel better, I guarantee. Thank you
That's right, Roland. These people are a waste of time and energy.
Roland Martin, the Tea Party ISN'T focused on this, the press is focused on this.