Tea Party Quiet... Too Quiet
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00:00:16 00:00:20 2 years ago the Tea Party dominate the national political scene drawing thousands
00:00:20 00:00:25 of supporters to their protest and marches and inundating the media with their cries
00:00:25 00:00:30 for smaller government, but now with just months until presidential election the Tea
00:00:30 00:00:35 Party is quiet some say too quiet with announces we are joined by Thomas Wilkes
00:00:35 00:00:38 of the Shuttleworth Institute for Political Studies, welcome.
00:00:38 00:00:42 Good evening. Now, Thomas it would appear that the Tea Party has
00:00:42 00:00:45 given up their attempts to influence national politics, wouldn't you agree?
00:00:46 00:00:49 Oh Andrea, don't be a fool.
00:00:49 00:00:53 A political movement of that size and intensity does not simply vanish.
00:00:53 00:00:58 Oh, no Andrea they are still out there biding their time, gathering their
00:00:58 00:01:02 strength waiting to strike. But Thomas, no one has seen a grandmother
00:01:02 00:01:06 holding an Obamacare equals socialism sign or a screaming man in a colonial costume
00:01:06 00:01:09 in years. I mean take a look at this footage.
00:01:09 00:01:12 This is from a Tea Party office taken earlier this week.
00:01:12 00:01:16 There is nothing there but a few dusty posters. Well, just because you can't see the Tea
00:01:16 00:01:18 Party doesn't mean it isn't there.
00:01:19 00:01:27 A storm is coming Andrea even now an army of men, women and porkly children are
00:01:27 00:01:32 cladding themselves in Obama sucks t-shirts and fabricating the spelled
00:01:32 00:01:39 placards bearing a cross sticks of the president's name and they will be unstoppable.
00:01:40 00:01:44 But I don't completely understand this, I mean where is this happening Thomas.
00:01:44 00:01:47 Where are all of these Tea Party members?
00:01:47 00:01:52 Some say they are walking among us disguising themselves as ordinary
00:01:52 00:01:59 apathetic politically uninvolved Americans. Others say they have taken to the woods
00:01:59 00:02:04 and they are living in caves and old abandoned cabins waiting for the right
00:02:04 00:02:09 moment to jump out and snatch our congressional seats one after another.
00:02:10 00:02:14 Right. Here at the Onion News network, we heard this theory and we have actually
00:02:14 00:02:18 sent Jason Copland out to see if he can collect any information.
00:02:18 00:02:21 That was a very bad idea because they will be waiting for him.
00:02:21 00:02:24 Okay let's go to Jason Copeland now for a live report, Jason?
00:02:25 00:02:29 You should not have sent him out there. Jason are you there?
00:02:29 00:02:31 Jason. Can you hear us?
00:02:31 00:02:34 They are coming. Jason.
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