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5 Reasons ‘Teavangelicals’ matter
The cover of the new book "Teavangelicals." by the Christian Broadcasting Network's David Brody.
June 27th, 2012
04:05 PM ET

5 Reasons ‘Teavangelicals’ matter

By Eric Marrapodi, CNN Belief Blog Co-Editor

(CNN) — It’s a match made in political heaven - evangelical Christians and the Tea Party. Starting in 2010, the two huge conservative flanks started coming together, forming what Christian Broadcasting Network Chief Political correspondent David Brody calls the "Teavangelical" movement.

Sure, the Tea Party was supposed to be all about money matters, its name an acronym for "taxed enough already." The conventional wisdom was that the group didn’t care much about social issues like gay marriage and abortion – those were the province of evangelicals.

But it turns out that the two groups overlap – a lot. That was one of the takeways from a Wednesday National Press Club panel I sat on that was tied the release of Brody’s new book, “The Teavangelicals: The Inside Story of How the Evangelicals and the Tea Party are Taking Back America.”

Here are 5 reasons why should care about "Teavangelicals":

1. Remember 2010?

In the 2010 midterm elections, the Tea Party helped the Republicans take back control of the House of Representatives. And evangelicals made up a big part of that group. According to a September 2010 poll by the Public Religion Research Institute, nearly half of self-identified Tea Partiers in 2010 said they were part of the Religious Right or the conservative Christian movement.

2. They might swing the presidential election for Mitt Romney.

Ralph Reed's group, the Faith and Freedom Coalition, is the prototypical Teavangelical group, working to ensure that the Tea Party and evangelicals play nice together. Reed has long been an evangelical whisper for politicians and Brody writes that he has the cell phone numbers of 13 million evangelical voters. Sounds like a strong ground game.

3. Teavangelicals made the GOP primaries more interesting.

2012 was supposed to be Mitt Romney's year. He’d run once before and the GOP establishment liked him. But he was not an early favorite of the Teavangelicals, who variously rallied around Michele Bachmann, Herman Cain, Rick Perry and Rick Santorum. When those politicians talked about the free market and opposing abortion with equal gusto it was music to Teavangelical ears. At the press club panel on Wednesday, National Review columnist Robert Costa said Santorum’s Iowa caucuses win testified to the Teavangelical power.

4. They're planning to stick around for a while.

The Tea Party may have disappeared from national headlines, but they’re active at the grassroots. Brody said that Teavangelicals are winning seats on school boards, city councils, and county commissions. "The Teavangelicals have realized it's nice to get on FOX News and hold up a sign and be on the Sean Hannity show, but that's not going to get it done,” he said. “Ultimately you have to start at the bottom up.” He says small-time local positions are proving grounds for the next generation of GOP leadership.

5. They’ll be a crossword puzzle clue soon.

Brody coined the term Teavangelical the day after the 2010 midterm elections, when we were both at a press conference organized by the Faith and Freedom coalition. Ralph Reed’s involvement means the Teavangelical concept has legs. It’s only a matter of time before it becomes a crossword puzzle clue.

- CNN Belief Blog Co-Editor

Filed under: Politics

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  1. Primewonk

    They aren't "teavangelicals". They are talibangelical tea baggers. And they every bit as dangerous as the fundamentalists extremists in the Middle East.

    June 28, 2012 at 10:03 am |
  2. catholic engineer

    The atheist demands proof that God exists. Suppose the atheist were born blind. He would not believe in light or even in sight itself. If he was born deaf, he wouldn't believe in symphonies, birds singing, or in hearing itself. If he had no sense of smell, he would not believe in the fragrance of flowers, nor in the sense of smell itself. But millions of others could attest that sight, hearing, and smell exist and reveal phenomena to us. But the atheist would demand "Prove it !". Naturally, no one could. If the atheist was born with a dormant soul which could sense God were it awake, he would not believe in God, or in the soul itself. Again, he would say to the millions who have active souls and can sense God , "Prove it !"

    June 28, 2012 at 9:18 am |
    • Rational Libertarian

      That is some wrinkled gibberish.

      June 28, 2012 at 9:20 am |
    • Cal

      A blind person can still feel the sun on thier face, and a deaf person can look at musical notes on a music sheet. And billions of people have a different spiritual experiance than you do.

      June 28, 2012 at 9:25 am |
    • Bob

      So CE, your (idiotic) statements would make your god responsible for atheists being atheists. Furthermore your god is inept at marketing if he can't get his message across universally, and he can't blame us for not believing.

      So, no thanks, you can keep your non-omnipotent and frankly, incompetent, god of your myths. To yourself. Quietly, please.

      Catholicism and other Christian sects, and other religious supersti-tions, are an embarrassment and a humiliation to humanity. Really, grow up and get past your sky fairy stories, just as you hopefully did with Santa Claus and the tooth fairy.

      Ask the questions. Break the chains. Join the movement. Be free of Christianity and other superstitions.
      http://whywontgodhealamputees.com/

      June 28, 2012 at 9:48 am |
    • Getreal

      catholic engineer
      The atheist demands proof that God exists

      The catholic accepts ignorance as proof of gods existence. You brought up the case of the Miracle of the sun. I examined all information and still do not see evidence of a god, yet you site it as proof.

      Something that could not be explained happened....that is all we know. I can accept that we can not explain it.
      You say we do not know therefore it is proof of gods existence. How do you take that leap from we cannot explain it to proof of god? Can you not accept we do not know as an answer.
      I can say that you BELIEVE in a god, and I can say I do not BELIEVE. Those would be true statements. AS soon as I say that there is not, I would not be telling the truth, just as if you say that there IS a god, also not the truth.

      By the way I have examined many of the Catholics churches so called miracles, and those that have some merit as an actual event, could not be explained, thus were accepted as miracles. We do not know = God according to the catholics.

      June 28, 2012 at 9:54 am |
    • catholic engineer

      @Cal "And billions of people have a different spiritual experiance than you do." I completely agree. That's because every person is unique. I believe that God hopes that everyone experiences Her/Him uniquely.

      June 28, 2012 at 9:58 am |
    • catholic engineer

      At Getreal: Christians and atheists are quilty of the same thing. They get so caught up in the reality (or non-reality) of miracles that they miss a fact. And apparently this fact is so big and so close that they cannot see it. Jesus is said to have walked on water. The Christian says, "A miracle !". The atheist says, "Can't happen". Walking on water would be a small miracle. The really big miracle is that a man can walk at all . Whether God guided the development of walking or dumb nature did it, its still a huge miracle. If there exists a Mind that could draw man forth out of amoeba, healing that man would be a minor act.

      June 28, 2012 at 10:05 am |
    • catholic engineer

      @BoB "So, no thanks, you can keep your non-omnipotent and frankly, incompetent, god of your myths. To yourself. Quietly, please." I usually keep my beliefs to myself. But, Bob, you freely came to a faith blog. Here, you should expect free expression of idea.

      June 28, 2012 at 10:08 am |
    • Cal

      If you proclaim yourself a Catholic, I assume you had a "spiritual experience" that told you Catholocism is the right choice to get you to Heaven. Other individuals have had "spiritual experiences" that led them to other religions. If any of those other religions do not worship the true God, then "spiritual experience" alone is not enough, it has to be a specific "spiritual experience". Therefore you cannot claim that millions of "spiritual experiences" similar to yours is proof of your God, when billions of "spiritual experiences" not similar to yours lead to damnation.

      June 28, 2012 at 10:17 am |
    • Getreal

      catholic engineer
      At Getreal: Christians and atheists are quilty of the same thing. They get so caught up in the reality (or non-reality) of miracles that they miss a fact.

      There you go again, accepting belief as fact. There is a reason that it is called faith. Your "faith" cannot accept that we do not know something and wrongly point to it as proof. An unexplained incident is no more proof of gods existence than it is proof of the existence of intelligent aliens using us in some cosmic experiment ( an equally plausible explaination)

      WHen I am blind to the answer to a question, I seek the facts (provable) and understand that I may still be blind (figuratively)

      There are none so blind as those who think they see

      June 28, 2012 at 10:19 am |
    • WASP

      @catholic engineer

      "The atheist demands proof that God exists. Suppose the atheist were born blind. He would not believe in light or even in sight itself. If he was born deaf, he wouldn't believe in symphonies, birds singing, or in hearing itself. If he had no sense of smell, he would not believe in the fragrance of flowers, nor in the sense of smell itself. But millions of others could attest that sight, hearing, and smell exist and reveal phenomena to us. But the atheist would demand "Prove it !". Naturally, no one could. If the atheist was born with a dormant soul which could sense God were it awake, he would not believe in God, or in the soul itself. Again, he would say to the millions who have active souls and can sense God , "Prove it !""

      so where your god saw fit to prevent a human from experiencing a sunset, or hearing a newborn babies cry, science has made ways to help the blind see with cornia implants, help the blind read with braille, help the deaf speak and hear........science ;you know the invention of man; has improved the world where your "god" saw fit to turn his back on people. so a rational mind would ask for proof a way of seeing that what someone claims is real. do you believe every "you've already won a million dollars" thing that pops up in your email inbox? that is the same claim theists make to us atheists, "believe in our god because our book saids he is real........but don't ask us to prove it. or we will get angry" HA! i can show you operations that have returned a person lost sight, let's see you prove your "jesus/god/holy ghost did the samething during a time when they used stone and bronze tool.

      June 28, 2012 at 10:31 am |
    • Bob

      CE, so common among those of your faith, you just proved yourself to be a hypocrite. Read your statement in reply to mine again, but this time, try to think it through for a change.

      June 28, 2012 at 10:39 am |
  3. AGuest9

    The Tea Party is becoming active at the grassroots level, like on school boards. As we fall farther and farther behind.

    June 28, 2012 at 8:23 am |
    • Bob

      AGuest9, I so agree with you.

      Talk about moving humanity and America backwards, that's the Tea Party. What an embarrassment to our country.

      June 28, 2012 at 9:50 am |
  4. Rational Libertarian

    I quite like the economics of the Tea Party, but they just ruin it with the ever increasing number of Bible thumpers and socially conservative retards.

    June 28, 2012 at 8:09 am |
    • sam stone

      I agree. I am in favor of economic conservatism, but not social conservatism

      June 28, 2012 at 8:15 am |
    • Which God??

      @RL. Ramen!

      June 28, 2012 at 8:31 am |
    • myweightinwords

      Likewise, I am largely fiscally conservative, but in most other things I am very liberal.

      June 28, 2012 at 10:29 am |
  5. Star Performer

    VERY CYNICAL PLACES ...

    June 28, 2012 at 7:27 am |
    • atheist@heart

      Very dodgy foundations too!

      June 28, 2012 at 7:28 am |
    • The Corrector

      SHOWTIME@VERY CYNICAL PLACES !!!!
      Video evidence is required!

      June 28, 2012 at 7:29 am |
    • Linda P

      WEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEE!
      SHOWTIME!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

      June 28, 2012 at 7:30 am |
  6. Kebos

    I can give you 20 reasons why they are not!

    June 28, 2012 at 6:50 am |
  7. A dose of reality

    Rather than inculcating our children with the primary-color simple Sunday school legends and myths most people do, might I suggest the following ten comandments to enable them to think for themselves.
    1. DO NOT automatically believe something just because a parent, priest, rabbi or minister tells you that you must.
    2. DO NOT think that claims about magic and the supernatural are more likely true because they are written in old books. That makes them less likely true.
    3. DO analyze claims about religion with the same critical eye that you would claims about money, political positions or social issues.
    4. DO NOT accept it when religious leaders tell you it is wrong to question, doubt or think for yourself. It never is. Only those selling junk cars get frightened when you want to "look under the hood".
    5. DO decouple morality from a belief in the supernatural, in any of its formulations (Christianity, Judaism, Islam etc.). One can be moral without believing in gods, ghosts and goblins and believing in any of them does not make one moral.
    6. DO a bit of independent research into whatever book you were brought up to believe in. Who are its authors and why should I believe them in what they say? How many translations has it gone through? Do we have originals, or only edited copies of copies of copies– the latter is certainly true for every single book in the Bible.
    7. DO realize that you are only a Christian (or Hindu or Jew) because of where you were born. Were you lucky enough to be born in the one part of the World that “got it right”?
    8. DO NOT be an apologist or accept the explanation “your mind is too small to understand the greatness of god” or “god moves in mysterious ways” when you come upon logical inconsistencies in your belief. A retreat to mysticism is the first refuge of the cornered wrong.
    9. DO understand where your religion came from and how it evolved from earlier beliefs to the point you were taught it. Are you lucky enough to be living at that one point in history where we “got it right”?
    10. DO educate yourself on the natural Universe, human history and the history of life on Earth, so as to be able to properly evaluate claims that a benevolent, mind-reading god is behind the whole thing.
    I sometimes think that, if we first taught our children these simple guidelines, any religion or other supernatural belief would be quickly dismissed by them as quaint nostalgia from a bygone era. I hope we get there as a species

    June 28, 2012 at 6:43 am |
    • catholic engineer

      I'm interested in all your commandments but I would expand on one in particular: 4. DO NOT accept it when religious leaders tell you it is wrong to question, doubt or think for yourself. It never is. Only those selling junk cars get frightened when you want to "look under the hood".
      Also, do not let the zeitgeist think for you. In the sixties, a generation of kids rose up aagainsst any authority nd proclaimed "We can think for ourselves! " Then, as the culture dictated, they promptly supified their own brains with drugs.

      June 28, 2012 at 9:29 am |
  8. A dose of reality

    Top Ten Signs You're a Christian
    10 – You vigorously deny the existence of thousands of gods claimed by other religions, but feel outraged when someone denies the existence of yours.
    9 – You feel insulted and "dehumanized" when scientists say that people evolved from other life forms, but you have no problem with the Biblical claim that we were created from dirt.
    8 – You laugh at polytheists, but you have no problem believing in a Triune God.
    7 – Your face turns purple when you hear of the "atrocities" attributed to Allah, but you don't even flinch when hearing about how God/Jehovah slaughtered all the babies of Egypt in "Exodus" and ordered the elimination of entire ethnic groups in "Joshua" including women, children, and trees!
    6 – You laugh at Hindu beliefs that deify humans, and Greek claims about gods sleeping with women, but you have no problem believing that the Holy Spirit impregnated Mary, who then gave birth to a man-god who got killed, came back to life and then ascended into the sky.
    5 – You are willing to spend your life looking for little loopholes in the scientifically established age of Earth (few billion years), but you find nothing wrong with believing dates recorded by Bronze Age tribesmen sitting in their tents and guessing that Earth is a few generations old.
    4 – You believe that the entire population of this planet with the exception of those who share your beliefs – though excluding those in all rival sects – will spend Eternity in an infinite Hell of Suffering. And yet consider your religion the most "tolerant" and "loving."
    3 – While modern science, history, geology, biology, and physics have failed to convince you otherwise, some idiot rolling around on the floor speaking in "tongues" may be all the evidence you need to "prove" Christianity.
    2 – You define 0.01% as a "high success rate" when it comes to answered prayers. You consider that to be evidence that prayer works. And you think that the remaining 99.99% FAILURE was simply the will of God.
    1 – You actually know a lot less than many atheists and agnostics do about the Bible, Christianity, and church history – but still call yourself a Christian.

    June 28, 2012 at 5:55 am |
  9. Betty Crocker is God

    If you are feeling nauseated, you aren't eating correctly. Have a nice bran muffin and some coffee.

    June 28, 2012 at 4:37 am |
  10. STEVEN L. HENSON

    ALL FIVE REASONS ARE MADE UP BOLOGNA AND I THINK THEY NEED TO STOP MAKING JUSTIFICATIONS FOR THEIR KIND TO STICK AROUND THEY SHOULD BE BANNED FROM VOTING IF THEY BELIEVE IN GOD.

    June 28, 2012 at 2:55 am |
    • Kebos

      I totally agree.

      June 28, 2012 at 6:52 am |
    • Rational Libertarian

      No, they shouldn't.

      June 28, 2012 at 9:42 am |
    • Bob

      While I can sympathize with your sentiments, Steven, I will always support free speech and the right to vote. Even for religious nutjobs.

      It is notable that Christianity has aspects that are very anti-free speech and anti-democracy. And it promotes a lot of violence and cruelty, e.g. in the bible. That's a topic for another post.

      Ask the questions. Break the chains. Join the movement. Be free of Christianity and other superstitions.
      http://whywontgodhealamputees.com/

      June 28, 2012 at 9:54 am |
  11. Brampt

    If people are not happy with the politicians and complain about life, it's ur fault... Atheist, Mormons, evangelicals, protestants, Jews, Muslims.... You were the ones voting, so don't complain!!

    June 28, 2012 at 12:58 am |
    • Rational Libertarian

      What about those people who didn't vote for the winning candidate? Or what if the winning fails to live up to pre election promises?

      June 28, 2012 at 9:51 am |
    • Brampt

      I think the ones that didn't vote have no fault of the problems, they never voted for no one. The ones that votes for the president that hasn't accomplished with his pre election promises, are in fault the president and the people that voted for them.

      June 28, 2012 at 10:25 am |
  12. Brampt

    Daniel 2:44 says: And in the days of those kings the God of heaven will set up a kingdom that will never be brought to ruin. And the kingdom itself will not be passed on to any other people. It will crush and put an end to all these kingdoms, and it itself will stand to times indefinite;" so if God is going to set his own kingdom on earth and crush these human kingdoms... Why would these evangelical, Mormons, Catholics be so interested in politics??

    June 28, 2012 at 12:41 am |
    • Delusions 3:15

      And Nancy Drew "The Secret in the Old Clock" said : "you're full of sh1t".

      June 28, 2012 at 12:47 am |
    • Which God??

      Quoting the by-bull doesn't mean shyte. It is not the authoritve book to quote from. It is a book of fairy tales, with a bit of history. Not much of any value. They should place it in the comics section of your local bookstore, or the sci-fi department.

      June 28, 2012 at 8:39 am |
    • Brampt

      Which god- the fact that you might think that there was an explosion and life came from nothing, or that man came from fish and transformed in to gorillas, sounds more like a fairy taill to me then the bible account of creation. But I can see your a men of faith, u believe on things not seen by anyone, and have no proof that everything happened like some pseudo intellectuals say it happen... They were never there!

      June 28, 2012 at 10:19 am |
    • kerfluffle

      Brampt–So, you need a pop-up book of evolution? Perhaps a scratch-n-sniff of plate tectonics?

      You have to WANT to not be stupid, you know.

      Education...what a mother ******...

      June 28, 2012 at 7:30 pm |
  13. shep

    Just curious. Mormons are not Christians. Many evangelicals think it would be a sin to vote for a Mormon. Is anybody going to ask questions about this, or are we just going to pretend everything is fine?

    June 27, 2012 at 11:53 pm |
    • Delusions 3:15

      No. They will do what Pastor Pete tells them is god's will. Thought has nothing to do with anything about any of it.
      Thank you Jesus.

      June 28, 2012 at 12:24 am |
  14. Reality

    Why the Christian Right and Teavangelicals do not matter in presidential elections:

    Once again, all the conservative votes in the country "ain't" going to help a "pro-life" presidential candidate, i.e Mitt Romney, in 2012 as the "Immoral Majority" rules the country and will be doing so for awhile. The "Immoral Majority" you ask?

    The fastest growing USA voting bloc: In 2008, the 70+ million "Roe vs. Wade mothers and fathers" of aborted womb-babies" whose ranks grow by two million per year i.e. 78+ million "IM" voters in 2012.

    2008 Presidential popular vote results:

    69,456,897 for pro-abortion/choice BO, 59,934,814 for "pro-life" JM.

    And the irony:

    And all because many women fail to take the Pill once a day or men fail to use a condom even though in most cases these men have them in their pockets. (maybe they should be called the "Stupid Majority"?)

    The failures of the widely used birth "control" methods i.e. the Pill and male condom have led to the large rate of abortions ( one million/yr) and S-TDs (19 million/yr) in the USA. Men and women must either recognize their responsibilities by using the Pill or condoms properly and/or use other safer birth control methods in order to reduce the epidemics of abortion and S-TDs.

    June 27, 2012 at 11:38 pm |
    • EvolvedDNA

      Reality...dont you just hate democracy.. all those folks going against your version of god?..I bet you cant wait for the day you can make us all conform to you...

      June 28, 2012 at 12:01 am |
    • HotAirAce

      And the ironic part is that most (70+%) of those having abortions in the USA are believers, a large percentage of whom are probably republicans who may be conflicted about voting for someone who wants to take away a right they availed themselves of...

      June 28, 2012 at 1:14 am |
    • Reality

      Another reason the Teavangelicals will not succeed:

      The Apostles' / Agnostics' Creed 2012: (updated by yours truly and based on the studies of historians and theologians of the past 200 years)

      Should I believe in a god whose existence cannot be proven
      and said god if he/she/it exists resides in an unproven,
      human-created, spirit state of bliss called heaven??

      I believe there was a 1st century CE, Jewish, simple,
      preacher-man who was conceived by a Jewish carpenter
      named Joseph living in Nazareth and born of a young Jewish
      girl named Mary. (Some say he was a mamzer.)

      Jesus was summarily crucified for being a temple rabble-rouser by
      the Roman troops in Jerusalem serving under Pontius Pilate,

      He was buried in an unmarked grave and still lies
      a-mouldering in the ground somewhere outside of
      Jerusalem.

      Said Jesus' story was embellished and "mythicized" by
      many semi-fiction writers. A descent into Hell, a bodily resurrection
      and ascension stories were promulgated to compete with the
      Caesar myths. Said stories were so popular that they
      grew into a religion known today as Catholicism/Christianity
      and featuring dark-age, daily wine to blood and bread to body rituals
      called the eucharistic sacrifice of the non-atoning Jesus.

      Amen
      (references used are available upon request)

      June 28, 2012 at 7:23 am |
  15. Star Performer

    THE ROLE OF CHRISTIANS ...
    We have always been slaves to women.
    If women order us to crush the spineless cowards, then we will crush the spineless cowards.

    June 27, 2012 at 11:07 pm |
    • Linda P

      CRUSH THE SPINELESS COWARDS!

      June 27, 2012 at 11:08 pm |
    • Christina

      CRUSH THE SPINELESS COWARDS NOW!

      June 27, 2012 at 11:09 pm |
    • The Corrector

      I'm enjoying THE ROLE OF CHRISTIANS ...

      June 27, 2012 at 11:11 pm |
    • Holy Cow!

      CRUSH THE SPINELESS COWARDS NOW AND FOREVER!

      June 28, 2012 at 8:31 am |
    • Greenpeace

      SAVE THE SPINELESS COWARDS!!

      June 28, 2012 at 7:33 pm |
  16. teabagger

    Hahahahaha!!!! shut yer pie hole dems and prepare for yer tea baggin.

    June 27, 2012 at 10:50 pm |
  17. Jack

    Good evening everyone. You are all invited to visit – thestarofkaduri.com

    June 27, 2012 at 10:33 pm |
  18. Bootyfunk

    tea-vangelicals? as if there was another kind.

    June 27, 2012 at 10:27 pm |
  19. WOT

    The Tea Party is not in charge of anything, God Is! Who ever get the president chair will on have untill December 21, then it is over(the world as we know it).

    June 27, 2012 at 10:05 pm |
    • The Corrector

      @WOT
      Stay beautiful!

      June 27, 2012 at 10:07 pm |
    • sybaris

      Does that mean I won't have to buy you a christmas present this year?

      June 27, 2012 at 10:08 pm |
    • Linda P

      @sabaris
      I'm a fully fledged believer in Santa!
      Yep! You gorra buy Chrizzy prezzies this year girl!
      Yes! You're a girl!
      Pink proves it!

      June 27, 2012 at 10:13 pm |
    • Bootyfunk

      christianity is a death cult. seriously. they just can't wait for the end of the world. pretty scary. they pretend to eat flesh and drink blood. they love thinking about come back to life zombie-jesus. they love contemplating him suffering horribly. god demands animal sacrifices in the bible.

      get some help. leave the cult. think for yourself. lead a healthier life.

      June 27, 2012 at 10:24 pm |
    • Linda P

      @Bootyfunk
      Keep chewing your poison girl! It suits you!

      June 27, 2012 at 11:02 pm |
    • Delusions 3:15

      Honey, the inauguration is in January. Tell god to keep his shirt on.

      June 28, 2012 at 12:26 am |
    • JWT

      What god ? There are so mnany to choose from. Maybe it's like the lottery.

      June 28, 2012 at 7:15 am |
    • Which God??

      @WOT. What is a WOT? Women Only Tantrum? Women Only Tramps?

      June 28, 2012 at 8:45 am |
    • fintastic

      "The sky is falling! the sky is falling!"

      Seems I've heard that before..... now it's December 21st? ....... yawn...

      June 28, 2012 at 10:06 am |
  20. The Corrector

    I notice many nauseating people & they are always sick!

    June 27, 2012 at 10:05 pm |
    • Linda P

      I notice many nauseating people too!
      You know your stuff The Corrector!

      June 27, 2012 at 10:08 pm |
    • Bootyfunk

      and i notice that sick people are often nauseous. kind of the same thing, only different.

      June 27, 2012 at 10:24 pm |
    • OTOH

      Many sick people are nauseated... if they make you feel ill, though, they are nauseous.

      June 27, 2012 at 10:27 pm |
    • Delusions 3:15

      So then, are the nauseous made sick by the nauseated ? Or the nauseated make nauseous by the sick ?

      June 28, 2012 at 12:42 am |
    • Delusions 3:15

      OTOH,
      You loose. If they make you feel sick, they are nauseating. If you feel sick, you feel nauseous.

      June 28, 2012 at 12:50 am |
    • Delusions 3:15

      The next question is, "are sick people always nauseated" ?

      June 28, 2012 at 12:51 am |
    • OTOH

      Del,
      Sorry, all around, you lose (not loose). You feel nauseated. Nauseous = causing nausea.

      June 28, 2012 at 12:54 am |
    • Holy Cow!

      And I notice sick and nauseated cats and dogs.

      June 28, 2012 at 8:34 am |
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