Tea Party on mission to police government
Most if not all of the criticism of the Tea Party is unfounded and even malicious.
The Tea Party is made up of citizens from every walk of life who believe in the principles upon which this country was founded, which impose just limits upon the government as well as the people yet leaves people free to pursue their individual goals.
Our Constitution limits the government in scope as well as size and may not be changed except by the people who must live under it.
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The Tea Party has arisen because our government has broken out beyond its lawful bounds and is trespassing upon the rights of the people.
That’s what the Tea Party is about
I was stunned to read the let- ter last Sunday in which the writer stated: “A grass-roots movement is needed to restore our government to one that is of the people, by the people and for the people.”
This is precisely what the TEA Party is. It was founded in April of 2009 spearheaded by millionaire Sal Russo, a former aide to Ronald Reagan. On September 12, 2009, nearly one million of us went to Washington when we literally clogged the streets and National Mall of Washington, D.C. We went again in 2010 — three times — resulting in the Republicans regaining control of the House and a wake up call to Congress. The TEA Party Express, a bus staffed with TEA Party leaders, crossed this nation four times in 2009/2010 and has started the 5th campaign in August, holding rallies in major cities.
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I’m rather tired of reading letters, e-mails and articles saying “We need to wake up.” The TEA Party woke up in November of 2008. We’ve been called ridiculous names such as teabaggers, racists, right wing nuts, terrorists and religious extremists. Homeland Security has us on a watch list. Actually we’re made up of real Americans from every walk of life, age, race and color who love this country and refuse to let it be destroyed. If that writer is now awake, it’s not too late to join us.
Whither the Tea Party?
Following the Tax Day tea party rallies this past April, people
began wondering if the Tea Party movement had peaked: the number of
rallies was down, and the crowd sizes were in many places a
fraction of what they’d been in 2009. Of course, since April 16,
2009, the left has been predicting the demise of the Tea Party
movement, more believing its own press clippings than the actual
reality of what was, and is, taking place. Almost as much as the
left, establishment Republicans have also been wondering when the
“crazies with pitchforks” will go away and let them return to the
status quo of capitulating to the latest Democrat bill in between
finding very little to cut from bloated government budgets.
So I asked Tea Party leaders from various parts of the country
to share their thoughts about the current state of the Tea Party
movement. Jason Hoyt, of the Florida Alliance (a statewide
coalition of a 100-plus tea parties), told me, “In the beginning,
rallies were necessary to let everyone know we’re here and announce
to the rest of America that you’re not alone in your frustration.
In the summer of 2009 we attended town halls, and by the beginning
of 2010 we began engaging candidates. And as the amazing results
from the November election suggest, we had learned and actively
participated in GOTV [get out the vote] activities by the summer of
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Ken Emanuelson, of the Dallas Tea Party, had many of the same
sentiments. “Listen, there’s a reason the 2011 rallies were
smaller: rally fatigue. The large rallies of 2009–2010 represented
the outpouring of decades of frustration. People had a need to
vent, and they vented with a vengeance. Soon enough, however, most
tea partiers realized that rallies, by themselves, would change
nothing,” he said. “Further, there’s only so many ways you can say
‘We’re screwed’ before it gets tiresome. Yeah, we’re screwed. And?
Starting in 2010, the true ‘movers and shakers’ of the movement
(maybe 20 percent) went to work figuring out how to pull the access
panels off ‘the machine’ and find its vulnerabilities. They were
the same people who were organizing and promoting rallies a year
earlier. Come 2011, most of the core activists simply had too much
on their plate to worry about political circuses.”
Tea Party Congressman Asks Cokie Roberts: Why Does Compromise Always Mean Raising Taxes Now and Cutting Spending Later?
When she asked Congressman Raul Labrador (R-Id.) why compromise isn’t a “message that you hear,” the Tea Partier responded, “Why is it that compromise always means increasing taxes today and doing cuts in ten years from now?” (video follows with transcript and commentary):
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LABRADOR: Why is it that compromise always means increasing taxes today and doing cuts in ten years from now? I think that’s the problem the problem with the American people. The American people will not stand for that. I think we can do something, we can come to the table and actually work together. But it is pretty clear that the president is unwilling to, to not increase taxes. He’s unwilling to do something serious. I want to know what his plan is. So far, we have no idea what his plan is. He has not put anything on the table. All he talks is, they have all used the same phrase: “grand compromise.” Because that’s poll tested. Apparently the polls, people like that. But it doesn’t mean anything.
The Grassroots in the Tea Party Ready to Abandon the GOP?
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In the latest polls by Gallop, The majority of registered Republicans are looking at a third party as a solution to the political ineffectiveness of the GOP.
They are frustrated and want results. Speaker of the House John Boehner is unwilling to show any leadership and have any moral courage. We have the debt ceiling coming up for a vote in the House. The people are speaking very loud saying no more borrowing and cut spending. Speaker Boehner wants to compromise with the man in the White House. This same man’s policies has made the nation poor and facing more than just a crisis. Why make deals with him instead of being bold.People have had enough.
Now the grassroots looking at a third party for leadership to turn back the nation from the brink of destruction. This war on terror and all these big government policies that stand in the way blocking the people of their God given liberties,The undeclared wars and the bailouts to Wall Street.The Pandering to illegal immigrants not securing the border to amnesty. It now clear people are now finding out the obvious. The GOP is no different than democrats. The two party system gives the false choice to choose from of either voting Democrat the Hardcore Jackass or Republicans representing Jackass light dressed in an elephant costume.
Tea Party Infiltrated with Neo Cons
Alan Stang and many other were right all along.Both parties are controlled by the same interest. When the Tea Parties started. They were founded by Ron Paul supporters.Ever since Obama was sworn into office.The ranks were swollen with new comers standing against the socialist leftist agenda over taxes,the loss of freedoms and national sovereignty. These groups nationwide were eclipsing beyond the control of the Republican establishment. Any long term incumbent person in either party was booed in every public appearance they made.
The GOP highjacked the Tea Party movement because their power was threatened in the party. If liberty minded and anti globalist people take over the party.This could be a threat to the power structure. So if they can’t beat them,join them as I heard and it worked watering down the tea party’s effectiveness. When the 2010 midterm congressional elections. The Democratic party was handed their own ass on a platter for the damage done between 2008 to 2010. People were optimistic that this group of people being sent to Washington and their State Capitals will grind the Obama agenda to a stand still.Read more at lonestarwatchdog.blogspot.com
Disillusioned Republican and Tea Party
The Tea Party Movement (TPM) is imperfect with imperfect people but my experience tells me that it is clearly the best hope we have to get things moving in the right direction or at least to slow down the slippery socialist slope we are on.
The Tea Party is about taking action. I have attended the biggest TPM gatherings in DC and I am impressed by how many Tea Partiers are truly idealistic, patriotic, people of faith, and understand the danger of the FED and the NWO. These people seem committed. I see no other viable political movement that respects the Constitution and the spirit of America’s founding.
Obama is a puppet NWO socialist who must be stopped. We are on the road to serfdom. We must change the course of history. I’m afraid it’s now or never!Read more at www.henrymakow.com
The Tea Party vs. NPR
“The current Republican Party, particularly the Tea Party, is fanatically involved in people’s personal lives and very fundamental Christian,” said NPR’s Ron Schiller to two undercover reporters. “I wouldn’t even call it Christian; it’s this weird evangelical kind of [movement].”
Not knowing he was being videoed, Schiller continued: “The current Republican Party is not really the Republican Party, it’s been hijacked by this group; that is, not just Islamo-phobic but really xenophobic. I mean, basically, they are, they believe in sort of white, middle-American, gun toting—I mean, it’s scary. They’re seriously racist, racist people.” (Click here for transcript and here for video.)
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Schiller is being heavily criticized for these comments, as is NPR and elite liberal thinking in general. Schiller, NPR Foundation president and vice president for development (until these comments), is the Left’s latest exhibit in smearing the Tea Party movement as bigots, racists, fascists, Hitler-ites, followers of Attila the Hun, Torquemada, Genghis Khan, or whatever other handy demon.
MoveOn Coordinator Caught On Tape At Union Rally: Tea Party Driven By Racism
This past Saturday in Baton Rouge, La. a MoveOn union rally was thrown together to protest Gov. Scott Walkers union legislation in Wisconsin. After the rally was held, a MoveOn coordinator was caught on tape saying the Tea Party is fueled by “class envy” and “racism.”
The following is a partial transcript. We’ll call the person who wished to remain anonymous ‘Condor‘ for transcript reasons:
MoveOn: My opinion is that, first of all, Tea Partiers tend to be in a wealthier category so even if you don’t currently benefit from it, people don’t want to tax millionaires because everyone believes, kinda, in their heart of hearts that ‘I’m gonna be a millionaire one day’, you know? So there’s kinda that class envy that fuels it and also I personally believe, especially in Louisiana, for a lot of citizens it’s racism.
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MoveOn: I can’t speak for all over the United States but I tend to think that as well, but certainly here in Louisiana. When people think of the ones who are abusing these social programs they want to cut, I mean they think of a black, unwed mother. You know what? I get really mad because I make minimum wage. So part of it is racism, part of it is the fact that they want to cut programs that aren’t benefiting them because they think the people that are on it are lazy, are slackers, you know, that’s …