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stsinner
02-10-2010, 12:53 PM
Get a load of these people! Send them an email telling them what you think.

"Our Strategy is simple. This movement is a fad. Some of their ideas include the belief that programs like Social Security and Medicare are socialistic and should never have been created in the first place and that President Obama is a Socialist. Other ideas include undermining the legitimacy of the federal government in favor of a radical rightwing form of state’s rights. We need to prevent their dangerous ideas from gaining a legislative foothold. So our strategy is to spread the truth about their dangerous ideas and prevent their policies from taking root in America."

www.theteapartyisover.org

ralph wiggum
02-10-2010, 01:09 PM
Hmmm, I wonder whose idea that site is? :rolleyes:

The site is "Paid for and approved by American Public Policy Committee," an organization funded by the very same unions that have Obama and his Chicago cabal in their hip pockets. Open Secrets.Org reveals that the American Public Policy Committee is a Union political front group funded by other Union groups, the Patriot Majority and the Patriot Majority West.

http://www.americanthinker.com/blog/2010/02/information_war_theteapartyiso.html

FlaGator
02-10-2010, 02:36 PM
Let's just see who makes the bigger impact come November. Let's see which group is more well known.

NJCardFan
02-10-2010, 03:47 PM
This is my favorite line from above:

Other ideas include undermining the legitimacy of the federal government in favor of a radical rightwing form of state’s rights.

So, what they're saying is that to them the 9th and 10th Amendments to the United States Constitution are right wing and radical and God forbid demand that our government follow that document as was intended.:rolleyes:

lacarnut
02-10-2010, 03:53 PM
Let's just see who makes the bigger impact come November. Let's see which group is more well known.

I am so ready for election day to see the bums get thrown out of office including RINO's.

stsinner
02-10-2010, 04:00 PM
It kills me to see such a well-designed web site with such left-wing kookery behind it.. They're smart, but they're just un-American... Poor bastards..

noonwitch
02-10-2010, 04:27 PM
Lots of people appear to be counting November chickens before they hatch. Anger at congress collectively does not necessarily translate into anger at any individual congressman or woman by the majority of people in his or her congressional district.

The teabaggers are angry, everyone gets that. Not everybody gets what they are angry about, or what they plan to do about it other than having conventions and rallies. Anger without workable ideas only goes so far in an election. "Throw the bums out" and replace them with what? The republicans who got thrown out/rejected by the voters in 2008?

As long as the teabag movement continues to have staunch republicans as their spokespeople, they are going to be identified as a republican movement, not an independent revolution of average americans. Eventually, the libertarians and independents are going to see the GOP taking over what they thought was their movement, and they will leave it behind. I guess the republicans are hoping that doesn't happen before November.

I'm not trashing those posters who are enthusiastic about the teabag movement, I'm just pointing out how it is being viewed by people who are more objective about it.

stsinner
02-10-2010, 04:33 PM
Noonwitch, are you in denial about what just happened here in MA? This is probably the most Liberal state in the union, and we just handed TED Kennedy's seat that he held for 46 years to a Republican, even after Kennedy died and had Liberals dying to replace him with another Commie just like him.. People are sick of being lied to and treated like their opinion doesn't matter. During the Obama election, every single precinct in MA went to Obama handily.

In my opinion, this is one of the most historic upsets in the history of our country.

megimoo
02-10-2010, 06:51 PM
Anti-Tea Party Web Site Part of Scheme to Funnel Funds

A new Web site targeting the tea parties is a part of a complex network of money flowing from the mountainous coffers of the country's biggest labor unions and trickling slowly into political slush funds for Democratic activists.

A seemingly grassroots organization that's mounted an online campaign to counter the tea party movement is actually the front end of an elaborate scheme that funnels funds -- including sizable labor union contributions -- through the offices of a prominent Democratic party lawyer.

A Web site popped up in January dedicated to preventing the tea party's "radical" and "dangerous" ideas from "gaining legislative traction," targeting GOP candidates in Illinois for the firing squad.

"This movement is a fad," proclaims TheTeaPartyIsOver.org, which was established by the American Public Policy Center (APPC), a D.C.-based campaign shop that few people have ever heard of.

But a close look reveals the APPC's place in a complex network of money flowing from the mountainous coffers of the country's biggest labor unions into political slush funds for Democratic activists.

Here's how it works: What appears like a local groundswell is in fact the creation of two men -- Craig Varoga and George Rakis, Democratic Party strategists who have set up a number of so-called 527 groups, the non-profit election organizations that hammer on contentious issues (think Swift Boats, for example).

Varoga and Rakis keep a central mailing address in Washington, pulling in soft money contributions from unions and other well-padded sources to engage in what amounts to a legal laundering system. The money -- tens of millions of dollars -- gets circulated around to different states by the 527s, which pay for TV ads, Internet campaigns and lobbyist salaries, all while keeping the hands of the unions clean -- for the most part.

The system helps hide the true sources of funding, giving the appearance of locally bred opposition in states from Oklahoma to New Jersey, or in the case of the Tea Party Web site, in Illinois.

And this whitewash is entirely legal, say election law experts, who told FoxNews.com that this arrangement more or less the norm in Washington.

"It's not illegal but it is,I think,dishonest on the part of the organizations," said Paul Ryan, a legal counsel at the Campaign Legal Center. "And there's a reason they do it: they know voters don't like outsiders coming in to sway the vote."


http://www.foxnews.com/politics/2010/02/09/anti-tea-party-web-site-scheme-funnel-funds/

Jfor
02-10-2010, 08:03 PM
Lots of people appear to be counting November chickens before they hatch. Anger at congress collectively does not necessarily translate into anger at any individual congressman or woman by the majority of people in his or her congressional district.

The teabaggers are angry, everyone gets that. Not everybody gets what they are angry about, or what they plan to do about it other than having conventions and rallies. Anger without workable ideas only goes so far in an election. "Throw the bums out" and replace them with what? The republicans who got thrown out/rejected by the voters in 2008?

As long as the teabag movement continues to have staunch republicans as their spokespeople, they are going to be identified as a republican movement, not an independent revolution of average americans. Eventually, the libertarians and independents are going to see the GOP taking over what they thought was their movement, and they will leave it behind. I guess the republicans are hoping that doesn't happen before November.

I'm not trashing those posters who are enthusiastic about the teabag movement, I'm just pointing out how it is being viewed by people who are more objective about it.


Wow... You really need to rethink your way of talking to folks who support the TEA party movement. I am not gonna say I am offended, I will say your words piss me off.

lacarnut
02-10-2010, 10:17 PM
, I'm just pointing out how it is being viewed by people who are more objective about it.

Here is an objective point of view based on facts rather than emotion or party affiliation. 7 millions people have lost their jobs. Obama and the Democrats were hired to fix it. To this point, they have failed miserably. I seriously doubt that can be reversed in the next 9 months. Jobs will be the achilles heel of the Democrats in November. Throw the bums out does not necessarily apply to only Democrats. Specturd and McLame are on the Tea Party's agenda along with many others. People are not only angry at the in crowd in DC but scared of losing their jobs. All Repubs have to do in Nov is campaign on jobs, spending and national defense. That trifecta was the winning ticket in VA, NJ & MA.

TxTenther
02-10-2010, 10:27 PM
"Other ideas include undermining the legitimacy of the federal government in favor of a radical rightwing form of state’s rights."

Wonder if they are talking bout me? If state's rights scares them, secession would probably send them into shock.

TxTenther
02-10-2010, 10:39 PM
Lots of people appear to be counting November chickens before they hatch. Anger at congress collectively does not necessarily translate into anger at any individual congressman or woman by the majority of people in his or her congressional district.

The teabaggers are angry, everyone gets that. Not everybody gets what they are angry about, or what they plan to do about it other than having conventions and rallies. Anger without workable ideas only goes so far in an election. "Throw the bums out" and replace them with what? The republicans who got thrown out/rejected by the voters in 2008?

As long as the teabag movement continues to have staunch republicans as their spokespeople, they are going to be identified as a republican movement, not an independent revolution of average americans. Eventually, the libertarians and independents are going to see the GOP taking over what they thought was their movement, and they will leave it behind. I guess the republicans are hoping that doesn't happen before November.

I'm not trashing those posters who are enthusiastic about the teabag movement, I'm just pointing out how it is being viewed by people who are more objective about it.

I think I'll let you Senior Members fight this one out. I will say this, as a member of North Houston Tea Party Patriots, I always find it amusing to be lectured on who the tea partiers really are, by people who aren't even members of the movement.

NJCardFan
02-10-2010, 11:07 PM
As a Tea Party member, I'm greatly offended by Noonwitch's usage of the term "teabagger". That's DU crap. If you don't agree with the movement, that's your right. But to stoop to the childish name calling really doesn't sit well with me. Oh, and by the way, a majority of Tea Party members and supporters want a government that will adhere to the Constitution. Also, we're just people who are fed up with being lied to. Believe me, there are plenty of us who aren't too happy with Bush either. Now, as for the movement appearing to be an arm of the GOP, do you have a problem with the following organizations being arms of the Democratic Party:

NOW
PETA
Code Pink
Labor Unions(a vast majority of them)
ACORN

I could go on but I believe you get the point.

Jfor
02-11-2010, 08:53 AM
BTW Noonwitch, piss off. You don't know shit about who the TEA partiers are.