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Tuesday, April 10, 2012

35 Shocking Statistics That Prove Things Have Gotten Worse in America

The Obama Family off for another vacation on Martha's Vineyard
Americans may face a disspiriting choice for the presidency in 2012, but the following shocking statistics prove that the important work begun with the 2010 elections by the TEA Party movement and other concerned Americans must continue.  Whether we vote for a presidential candidate or not, the hope and promise of America can only be restored when the Congress becomes laser-like in representing the best interests of WE THE PEOPLE.
 
#1 Median household income in the United States is down 7.8 percent since December 2007 after adjusting for inflation.

Tuesday, January 10, 2012

America Confronted by Renewal or Revolution

By Daniel J. Cassidy

The Boston Tea Party, 1846 Nathan Currier depiction
They were patriots who loved their country but were wearied by a government whose distant wars and foreign intrigues placed a crushing and ever-growing tax burden on our people.  They were frustrated by a government that denied them access to vast American territories and the God-given resources they contain and that are needed for the well-being of our people.  They saw a government creating a “multitude of new offices to harass” and regulate the people and their businesses.  They grew hostile to a government of powerful special interests that promulgated treaties and trade practices for the benefit of a few, and mostly foreign interests, while denying hardworking and resourceful American workmen and women, farmers and manufacturers, the opportunity to compete on a fair and level playing field in world commerce.  They saw a government headed by a young and inexperienced leader surrounded by dishonest and self-serving deputies, whose arrogance and indifference to the plight of ordinary people drove loyal, patriotic Americans to a symbolic act of defiance.

Friday, July 29, 2011

What "Big Deals" Did to America

By Patrick J. Buchanan

Thanks to Tea Party fanatics, we are told, America just lost an historic opportunity to deal with her national debt.

Because of Tea Party intransigence and threats against their own leader John Boehner, the speaker had to reject Obama's "grand bargain," the "big deal" of $3 trillion in budget cuts for $1 trillion in "revenue enhancement."

These crazed ideologues, the Tea Partiers, we are told by the talking heads, just do not understand that governing is about compromise.

 

Sunday, February 27, 2011

Tea Party Summit: A 40-Year Plan to Take America Back

Nearly 2,400 delegates from across the U.S. attended the Tea Party Patriot American Policy Summit to hear ideas about restoring America’s greatness.

Supporters stand and cheer on Texas Republican Rep. Ron Paul as he addresses supporters during the Tea Party Summit at the Phoenix Convention Center on Saturday Feb. 26, 2011, in Phoenix.

By Ed Vitagliano

It will take a while to accomplish that goal, according to Jenny Beth Martin, the national coordinator and a co-founder of the Tea Party Patriots, the group hosting the summit. Martin was named one of Time magazine’s 100 Most Influential People in the World.

In an interview with One News Now, Martin said it took a generation to produce the “cultural shift” that has led us to this point, and it will “take a full generation to instill Constitutional principles again.”

Wednesday, February 9, 2011

Rise of the ‘Teavangelicals’

Will the Tea Party bring new life to the religious right?

By Ed Vitagliano

Since the rise and triumph of Ronald Reagan, Christian conservatives have had a hot-and-cold love affair with politics in America. But with Barack Obama’s rise to the White House – along with two straight winning elections for Democrats in Congress in 2006 and 2008 – some predicted the collapse of the religious right.
   
Of course, that forecast was made simultaneously with grim prophecies concerning conservatism in general and the GOP in particular.  When the historic 2010 midterm elections were over, however, the Republican Party had made sweeping gains in the U.S. House of Representatives and state legislatures, and solid gains in the U.S. Senate. (See AFA Journal, 1/11.)

How did doom-and-gloom turn into a GOP rout?  Enter the Tea Party movement, which appears to be the latest incarnation of a still-vibrant political conservative movement and, in the words of one analyst, a clear “game-changer.”

What is the nature of this movement, and are social conservatives a part of it?

Monday, September 27, 2010

Surprise! 1/3 of Blacks Back Tea-Party Movement

'The wheels on the race-card bus are beginning to fall off'

From WorldNetDaily
By Drew Zahn

A new poll released this week soundly contradicts critics' claims that the tea-party movement is "fringe," "white" and "racist."

PJTV's Tea Party Tracking Poll has monitored nationwide sentiments toward the tea party on a weekly basis since Aug. 2. The poll's most recent reports reveal the following results:

  • The number of people who identify as "members" of the tea party has more than tripled over the last month alone, up to 21 percent of likely voters;

  • Fifty-five percent of those surveyed said they support the tea parties based on the movement's positions on the issues;

  • Among the likely voters who are black, 32 percent said they would vote for a candidate backed by the tea parties.

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Monday, August 2, 2010

National and State Tea Parties Endorse J. D. Hayworth for U. S. Senate

A coalition of Arizona state-wide, Tea Party and like-minded Conservative groups came together today, to announce they are all endorsing JD Hayworth to be the next United States Senator from Arizona.

Lee Earle, member of the conservative, AZ2010 Project group stated, "J.D. has listened to more Arizona citizen's than any other candidate."

Arizona's state Tea Party Patriots coordinator, Pam Stevenson stated, "There is no question of J.D.'s conservative values. The American Conservative Union gave him a life-time rating of 97.6%."

In part, the Groups' joint endorsement reads:
  • There is only one U.S. Senate candidate in Arizona who has put his promises in writing, when he signed the Contract from America.
  • There is only one U.S. Senate candidate in Arizona who has repeatedly told us to 'vote him out' if he has not kept his promises.
  • There is only one U.S. Senate candidate in Arizona who has already given us solid evidence that he will not support amnesty policies, and will make border security and enforcement of illegal immigration laws his first priority. Proof of his promise is in the fact that he led the fight against the McCain-Feingold amnesty bill in 2002.
  • There is only one U.S. Senate candidate in Arizona who has already given us solid evidence of his fiscal conservative values when he helped author the Bush tax cuts in 2001 which his opponent opposed.
  • Although other Arizona U.S. Senate candidates have sought our support and endorsements, we collectively have chosen the only candidate who has proven leadership ability, and the resilience to overcome obstacles to be our voice in Washington, D.C.
"This Senate candidate is Mr. John D. Hayworth."

"We, as conservative leaders and individuals in Arizona, representing thousands of members in our groups, are looking forward to supporting Mr. Hayworth's campaign in the general election," stated Annette McHugh, leader of the Tea Party Patriots of Glendale, AZ, and member of the Arizona Tea Party Network which has over 4,000 members across Arizona.

The coalition formed just over a week ago for the express purpose of endorsing Mr. Hayworth.

Here are the national and statewide Tea Party organizations that are endorsing Mr. Hayworth:
  1. Tax Day Tea Party/Patriot Caucus
  2. Tea Party Immigration Coalition (preferred candidate)
  3. AZ2010 Project
  4. Cactus Conservative Club
  5. Cave Creek Patriots
  6. Daisy Mountain Tea Party
  7. Douglas Tea Party
  8. East Valley Tea Party
  9. Mesa Red Mountain Tea Party (preferred candidate)
  10. Mohave County Tea Party Patriots
  11. Mountain View Tea Party
  12. Original North Phoenix Tea Party
  13. Prescott Tea Party
  14. Sun City West Tea Party
  15. Tea Party Patriots of Glendale, AZ
  16. Tea Party Patriots of Scottsdale


Saturday, July 31, 2010

The Tea Parties and the Future of Liberty

Stephen F. Hayes is a senior writer at The Weekly Standard and a FOX News Contributor. His work has been featured in the Wall Street Journal, the Los Angeles Times, Reason, National Review and many other publications. He is the author of two New York Times bestsellers: The Connection: How al Qaeda's Collaboration with Saddam Hussein Has Endangered America and Cheney: The Untold Story of America's Most Powerful and Controversial Vice President. His great-great uncle was a president of Hillsdale College and many of his relatives have attended Hillsdale, including two grandparents.

The following is adapted from a speech delivered on June 6, 2010, during a Hillsdale College cruise from Rome to Dover aboard the Crystal Symphony.


Barack Obama was inaugurated on January 20, 2009. Within a month he signed a $787 billion “stimulus package” with virtually no Republican support. It was necessary, we were told, to keep unemployment under eight percent. Overnight, the federal government had, as one of its highest priorities, weatherizing government buildings and housing projects. Streets and highways in no need of repair would be broken up and repaved. The Department of Transportation and other government agencies would spend millions on signs advertising the supposed benefits of the American Recovery and Reinvestment Act. I saw one of them on Roosevelt Island in Washington, D.C. It boasted that the federal park would be receiving a generous grant to facilitate the involvement of local youth in the removal of “non-indigenous plants.” In other words, kids would be weeding. We need a sign to announce that? And this was going to save the economy?

Then there was American Recovery and Reinvestment Act project number 1R01AA01658001A, a study entitled: “Malt Liquor and Marijuana: Factors in their Concurrent Versus Separate Use.” I’m not making this up. This is a $400,000 project being directed by a professor at the State University of New York at Buffalo. The following is from the official abstract: “We appreciate the opportunity to refocus this application to achieve a single important aim related to our understanding of young adults’ use of male [sic] liquor (ML), other alcoholic beverages, and marijuana (MJ), all of which confer high risks for experiencing negative consequences, including addiction. As we have noted, reviews of this grant application have noted numerous strength [sic], which are summarized below.”

So what were those strengths? “This research team has previous [sic] been successful in recruiting a large (>600) sample of regular ML drinkers.” Also, “the application is well-written.” Well-written? With three spelling mistakes? But who am I to judge? As for the other strength, there is no question that the team’s recruitment had been strong. But is that really a qualification for federal money? After all, they were paying people to drink beer!

These same scholars were behind a groundbreaking 2007 study that used regression analysis to discover that subjects who got drunk and high were more intoxicated than those who only abused alcohol. The new study pays these pot-smoking malt-liquor drinkers at least $45 to participate. They can buy four beers per day for the three-week project—all of it funded, at least indirectly, by the American taxpayer.

Perhaps not surprisingly, when President Obama visited Buffalo in May, he chose to highlight other stimulus grants. On the other hand, he could have pointed out that the beer money goes right back into the economy. Think of all those saved or created jobs! In any case, the findings of this new study are expected to echo those of the first study, which found: “Those who concurrently use both alcohol and marijuana are more likely to report negative consequences of substance use compared with those who use alcohol only.” Reading results like this, I tend to think that those who concurrently get drunk and high are also far more likely to believe the stimulus is working.

And have I mentioned that the estimated cost of the stimulus was later increased from $787 billion to $862 billion? That’s a cost underestimate of nearly ten percent. Anyone in private business who suddenly had to come up with ten percent more in outgoing funds than previously anticipated would likely go out of business.

All of this set the stage for a revolt. The accidental founding of the Tea Party movement took place in February 2009, when CNBC commentator Rick Santelli let loose a rant against the stimulus package, and in particular the proposal to subsidize what he called “the losers’ mortgages.” He proposed a ceremonial dump of derivative securities into Lake Michigan, and a few hours later a website popped up calling for a Chicago Tea Party. The video clip raced around the Internet, and it was soon clear that many average Americans were furious about the massive new spending bill and the plan to subsidize bad mortgages.

The stimulus was bad, but by itself it was probably not enough to sustain an entire movement. This is why the larger context matters: Under President Obama, federal spending has been growing at an unprecedented pace. We are adding $4.8 billion to the national debt every day. The long-term viability of Medicare and Social Security isn’t merely uncertain—as so many analysts would have us believe. In fact, their failure is a sure thing without structural changes. By adding a massive new entitlement with the health care bill, we are simply going to go broke faster. Americans understood much of this even before Mr. Obama was elected.

Consider this story from the recent presidential campaign: In July 2008, Republican nominee John McCain stopped in Belleville, Michigan, to participate in a town hall. After several friendly questions, he took one from Rich Keenan. Wearing a shirt with an American flag embroidered over his left breast, Keenan told McCain that he would not be voting for Obama. But then he said: “What I’m trying to do is get to a situation where I’m excited about voting for you.”

The audience laughed, and many in the crowd nodded their heads. Keenan explained that he was “concerned” about some of McCain’s views, such as his opposition to the Bush tax cuts and his views on the environment. Keenan allowed that he was grateful that McCain had begun taking more conservative positions. But he concluded: “I guess the question I have, and that people like me in this country have, is what can you say to us to make us believe that you actually came to the right positions? We want to take you to the dance, we’re just concerned about who you’re going to go home with.” The audience laughed again. McCain laughed, too, but then he grew serious: “I have to say, and I don’t mean to disappoint you, but I haven’t changed positions.” He defended his vote against the Bush tax cuts and, at some length, reiterated his concerns about global warming. Later, he went out of his way to emphasize his respect for Hillary Clinton and boast about his work with Joe Lieberman, Russ Feingold and Ted Kennedy.

I talked with Rich Keenan after the town hall. He described himself as a conservative independent. He said he often votes Republican but does not consider himself one. He added, “I do think that there are millions of Americans out there like me who are fairly conservative, probably more conservative than John McCain, and I think a lot of them are concerned about what’s going to happen if he does get elected.” Keenan was right. There were millions of people out there like him—conservatives, independents, disaffected Republicans, and many of them stayed home on election day. These people form the heart of the Tea Party movement.

In recent years, the Republican Party has seen its approval levels sink to new lows. In 2005, 33 percent of registered voters told Gallup they considered themselves Republican. By 2009, that number was 27 percent. The number of voters who identified themselves as independent showed a corresponding rise. But what’s interesting is that over that same time-frame, the number of voters self-identified as conservative stayed relatively constant: 39 percent in 2005 and 40 percent in 2009. (Self-identified liberals constituted 20 percent of respondents in both 2005 and 2009.) So even as the number of self-identified Republicans declined and the number of self-identified independents grew, the number of self-identified conservatives was constant. Of course, it’s too simple to postulate a one-for-one swap, but the trend seems clear. The Tea Party movement arose in an environment in which a growing number of Americans believed neither party was voicing its concerns.

All of this has liberals in the mainstream media and elsewhere flummoxed. At first they were dismissive. Think of the footage of Susan Roesgen of CNN going after Tea Party enthusiasts at a Chicago rally, suggesting they were irrational and stupid. And consider a few of the many other examples:

Eugene Robinson of the Washington Post wrote: “The danger of political violence in this country comes overwhelmingly from one direction—the right, not the left. The vitriolic, anti-government hate speech that is spewed on talk radio every day—and, quite regularly, at Tea Party rallies—is calibrated not to inform but to incite.”

MSNBC’s Ed Schultz said: “I believe that the Tea Partiers are misguided. I think they are racist, for the most part. I think that they are afraid. I think that they are clinging to their guns and their religion. And I think in many respects, they are what’s wrong with America.”

Actress Janeane Garofalo: “This is about hating a black man in the White House. This is racism straight up. These are nothing but a bunch of tea-bagging rednecks.”

Comedian Bill Maher: “The teabaggers, they’re not a movement, they’re a cult.”

Perhaps the most stunning comment came from prominent Democratic strategist Steve McMahon: “The reason people walk into schools and open fire is because of rhetoric like this and because of attitudes like this. The reason people walk into military bases and open fire is because of rhetoric like this and attitudes like this. Really, what they’re doing is not that much different than what Osama bin Laden is doing in recruiting people and encouraging them to hate America.”

We’ve seen this before. On November 7, 1994, the Washington Post ran an article about the loud, hateful fringe on the right: “Hate seems to be drifting through the air like smoke from autumn bonfires. It isn’t something that can be quantified. No one can measure whether it has grown since last year, the 1980s, or the 1880s. But a number of people who make their living taking the public’s temperature are convinced it’s swelling beyond the perennial level of bad manners and random insanity. It’s fueled, they say, by such forces as increasingly harsh political rhetoric, talk radio transmissions, and an increasing sense of not-so-quiet desperation.” The next day, Republicans took Congress.

Are today’s Tea Party supporters on the radical fringe? In a National Review/McLaughlin Associates poll conducted in February, six percent of 1,000 likely voters said that they had participated in a Tea Party rally. An additional 47 percent said they generally agree with the reasons for those protests. Nor is the Tea Party movement “monochromatic” and “all white,” as Chris Matthews claimed. Quite the contrary: the National Review poll found that it was five percent black and 11 percent Hispanic.

Perhaps that poll could be dismissed as the work of a right-leaning polling firm and a conservative magazine. You can’t say that about the New York Times and CBS. Their poll, which has a long history of oversampling Democrats, found that Tea Partiers are wealthier and better educated than average voters. It also found that 20 percent of Americans—one in five—supports Tea Parties. That’s an awfully big fringe.

Other polls confirmed these findings: a Washington Post/ABC poll found that 14 percent of voters say the Tea Party is “most in synch” with their values; 20 percent say Tea Parties are “most in tune with economic problems Americans are now facing.” The most interesting poll, in my view, came from TargetPoint Consulting, which interviewed nearly 500 attendees at the April 15, 2010, Tax Day rally in Washington, D.C. Here are some results:

Tea Partiers are united on the issues of debt, the growth of government, and health care reform.

They are socially conservative on the one hand and libertarian on the other, split roughly down the middle.

They are older, more educated, and more conservative than average voters, and they are “distinctly not Democrat.”

This new information complicated the mainstream media’s narrative about the Tea Party movement. This was not a fringe. Nancy Pelosi, who had earlier dismissed Tea Parties as “Astroturf”—meaning fake grassroots activism—revised that assessment, telling reporters that, in fact, she was just like the Tea Partiers.

This brings us to the present day. The president’s approval ratings are low, and Congressional Democrats’ are even worse. Members of the president’s party are not only running away from him in swing districts, but even in some relatively safe ones. Many analysts are suggesting that control of the House of Representatives is in play, and perhaps even that of the Senate.

This dissatisfaction flows directly from the president’s policies and those of his party. It is not simply “anti-incumbent,” as many of my press colleagues would have it. This voter outrage—and it is outrage, not hate—is specific and focused: Americans are fed up with big government and deeply concerned about the long-term economic health of their country. The stimulus was unpopular, and most Americans do not believe it’s working. Obama’s health care plan was unpopular when it passed. The American people understood the rather obvious point that it wouldn’t be possible to cover 30 million additional people, improve the care of those with insurance, and save taxpayers money, all at the same time.

Does all of this add up to big Republican gains in November? Not according to the mainstream media. The Boston Globe’s Susan Milligan recently wrote: “The Tea Party movement is energizing elements of the Republican Party and fanning an anti-Washington fervor, but the biggest beneficiaries in the mid-term elections, pollsters and political analysts say, could be the main target of their anger: Democrats.” CBS News reported the same thing just a few days later. What nonsense! I think there is little question that the Tea Parties—and the enthusiasm and energy they bring—will contribute to major Republican gains in November.

One final point: For many Tea Partiers, the massive and unconstitutional growth of government is the fundamental issue. But I think there’s something deeper, too. After her husband had won several primaries in a row in the spring of 2008, Michelle Obama proclaimed that for the first time in her life she was proud of her country. It was a stunning statement. It also foreshadowed what was to come: Since Barack Obama took office in January 2009, he has devoted much of his time to criticizing his own country. He apologizes for the policy decisions of his predecessors. He worries aloud that the U.S. has become too powerful. He has explicitly rejected the doctrine of American exceptionalism.

And this is not mere rhetoric. For the first time ever, the U.S. is participating in the Universal Periodic Review—a United Nations initiative in which member countries investigate their own nation’s human rights abuses. The State Department has held ten “listening sessions” around the U.S. during which an alphabet soup of left-wing groups aired their numerous grievances. These complaints are to be included in a report that the U.S. will submit to the United Nations Human Rights Council. It will be evaluated by such paragons of human rights as Burkina Faso, Saudi Arabia, Pakistan, China, and Cuba.

When President Obama spoke before the United Nations General Assembly in September 2009, he declared that a world order that elevates one country or group of countries over others is bound to fail. So he’s changing that order. If his domestic policy priority is the redistribution of wealth, his foreign policy priority seems to be the redistribution of power.

Most Americans don’t agree with the president’s priorities. And many of these Americans are now active in the Tea Party movement, a movement that has succeeded in starting a serious national conversation about a return to limited government.


Reprinted by permission from Imprimis, a publication of Hillsdale College.


Wednesday, April 28, 2010

Shocking Video Exposes Real Hate Speech - What's Being Thrown at Tea Party


From MediaBusters
By Noel Sheppard

While America's media continue to depict the Tea Party as homophobic, angry racists, they shamefully ignore the REAL hate speech going on in our nation, namely what's being regularly hurled at this movement by its opponents.

Take for example the absolutely shocking voice-mail messages that have been left at the offices of FreedomWorks, a non-profit organization that has supported the Tea Party since its inception.

In response to a video that fired GEICO announcer Lance Baxter aka D.C. Douglas created last week that included messages he received from non-supporters after his termination, the folks at FreedomWorks on Monday published a collection of their own.

This video contains astonishingly vulgar and hateful voice-mail messages left for FreedomWorks employees that likely would be front-page and headline news if this was a liberal organization (video follows with commentary, STRONG vulgarity and content warning, h/t Right Scoop):



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Friday, April 16, 2010

'American Patriots' Urged to Read and Sign the 'Contract From America'

Michael Fell of Culver City, Calif., holds up a sign reading ‘STOP SPENDING MONEY’ as he speaks at a tea party rally in Irvine, Calif., Thursday, April 15, 2010. (AP Photo/Jae C. Hong)

From CNSNews.com

By Susan Jones

A
tea party umbrella group
is urging politicians to sign onto a "Contract From America" -- a list of conservative agenda items intended to advance free market principles, limited government, and individual liberty.


The ten agenda items -- debated in recent months by hundreds of thousands of Americans – include: protecting the Constitution, rejecting cap and trade legislation, demanding a balanced budget, enacting fundamental tax reform, restoring fiscal responsibility and constitutionally limited government in Washington, ending runaway government spending, Defunding, repealing and replacing government-run health care, passing an 'all-of-the-above' energy policy, stopping the pork, and stopping tax hikes.


The Contract From America -- reminiscent of conservative Republicans' 1994 Contract With America -- was read aloud at Tea Party rallies in Washington and around the country on Thursday, April 15.


Tea party organizers describe the contract as a "grassroots-generated, crowd-sourced, bottom-up call for real economic conservative and good governance reform in Congress."

House Republican Leader John Boehner (R-Ohio) praised the contract, saying it "captures the American people's frustration with a government that has grown too big, too costly, and too arrogant."

The contract, he said, "is culled directly from the voices of Americans who have said ‘enough’ to permanent bailouts, ‘enough’ to government takeovers, and ‘enough’ to wasteful Washington spending."

Boehner said the Tea Party movement has done the nation a great service by giving Americans a platform that transcends party and ideology. "Republican elected officials must continue to listen to them, stand with them, and walk among them."

Read the Contract From America

Wednesday, April 14, 2010

Foes of Tea Party Movement to Infiltrate Rallies


Opponents of the fiscally conservative Tea Party movement say they plan to infiltrate and dismantle the political group by trying to make its members appear to be racist, homophobic, and moronic.

Jason Levin, creator of CrashTheTeaParty.org, says the group has 65 leaders in major cities across the country who are trying to recruit members to infiltrate Tea Party events for April 15 -- tax filing day.

He says they want to exaggerate the group's least appealing qualities, further distance the Tea Party from mainstream America, and damage the public's opinion of them.

The Tea Party movement generally unites on the fiscally conservative principles of small government, lower taxes, and less spending. Beyond that, the ideology of the people involved tends to vary dramatically.


Saturday, April 10, 2010

Tea Party Express Responds to Stupak


In response to Bart Stupak's claim that the Tea Party Movement had nothing to do with the abrupt end of his 18 year Congressional career, the Tea Party Express has issued the following:

"Congressman Bart Stupak showed his arrogance and ignorance yesterday as he attacked the Tea Party movement. He insisted the $250,000 campaign we here at the Tea Party Express had absolutely nothing to do with him being driven from office.

And then he attacked the tea party movement saying he was taking credit for sucking the tea party movement's "treasury dry."

"If anything I just made the tea party people spend a lot of money that wasn't necessary on all these ads they have to run against me so they can't use it on anyone else. So I'll take credit for sucking their treasury dry."
Here's the video clip:


Well guess what Mr. Stupak, you're a real genius!

You see, by running in fear from the campaign being waged against you - while we were still in the Upper Peninsula of Michigan and in the middle of our TV & radio ad campaign - you've allowed us to stop the campaign against you with only $50,000 of the $250,000 having been spent. You can see the report from Congressional Quarterly - HERE, we'd only spent $50,000 by the time you made your announcement.

Congressman Stupak: you are as ignorant as you are arrogant. You could have kept your mouth shut another week or so and truly drained the tea party movement's treasury dry.

To our supporters in the tea party movement: let's keep this up. We're about to announce our giant 2010 Election Targets on April 15th. Let's fatten up the tea party campaign treasury so that Bart Stupak's friends in Congress can join him in the retirement home playing checkers and watching the soon-to-be-elected constitutionalist conservatives in Congress on C-SPAN taking our country back!

You can contribute any amount from as little as $5 to the maximum allowed $5,000.

If so please - CONTRIBUTE ONLINE HERE."


Tuesday, April 6, 2010

Black Conservative Tea Party Backers Take Heat


From Breitbart
By Valerie Bauman



They've been called Oreos, traitors and Uncle Toms, and are used to having to defend their values. Now black conservatives are really taking heat for their involvement in the mostly white tea party movement—and for having the audacity to oppose the policies of the nation's first black president.

"I've been told I hate myself. I've been called an Uncle Tom. I've been told I'm a spook at the door," said Timothy F. Johnson, chairman of the Frederick Douglass Foundation, a group of black conservatives who support free market principles and limited government.

"Black Republicans find themselves always having to prove who they are. Because the assumption is the Republican Party is for whites and the Democratic Party is for blacks," he said.


Johnson and other black conservatives say they were drawn to the tea party movement because of what they consider its commonsense fiscal values of controlled spending, less taxes and smaller government. The fact that they're black—or that most tea partyers are white—should have nothing to do with it, they say.

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Monday, April 5, 2010

Survey: Four in 10 Tea Party Members are Dems or Independents


Four in 10 Tea Party members are either Democrats or Independents, according to a new national survey.

The findings provide one of the most detailed portraits to date of the grassroots movement that started last year.

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Tuesday, March 23, 2010

Showdown In Searchlight; Thousands to Gather for Harry Reid Retirement Party



Thousands of patriots are preparing to gather on March 27th in Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid's hometown of Searchlight (population 700) for a giant tea party. The event is free and will feature Gov. Sarah Palin and a host of other special guests to be announced in the coming days!


Date/Time:
Saturday, March 27th

10:30 Candidate’s Forum hosted by AngerIsBrewing.com
10:40 Statement by Grassroots Nevada denouncing bogus “Tea Party” party
12:00 Noon – “Showdown in Searchlight” Rally begins!
2:30 PM – Rally concludes, supporters caravan to Henderson, NV for final event of the day.

Rally Location:
Searchlight, NV

Coming from Searchlight:
2.3 miles North of the intersection of Cottonwood Cove Rd and U.S. 95
There will be plenty of signage so look for the Tea Party Express bus on your left!

Coming from Las Vegas:
Head South on U.S. 95 toward Searchlight. Turn right off of U.S. 95 2.3 miles from Searchlight.
There will be plenty of signage so look for the Tea Party Express bus on your left!

Keynote Speaker:
Governor Sarah Palin – VIDEO
Joe The Plumber
Wayne Allyn Root – 2008 Libertarian Vice Presidential Candidate
Victoria Jackson – Saturday Night Live
…and many more!

Accommodations:
  • Hotels: Hotel rooms are filling up in Laughlin, NV – so hurry with your reservations. There are also hotel rooms still available in Las Vegas, NV (both Laughlin and Las Vegas are approximately 1 hour from Searchlight).
  • RV Park: Cree RV Park is SOLD OUT but will allow some additional dry camping. More info – HERE
  • RV Park: Cottonwood Cove Resort is sold out. You can inquire about dry camping in overflow. Complete details – HERE.
  • RV Park: Cal-Nev-Ari RV Park is now SOLD OUT – but has Dry Camping for $10. More info – HERE.
  • RV Parks in Vegas: More camping sites available – HERE.
Transportation/Air Travel:

The closest major airports to Searchlight are McCarran International Airport (LAS), and Laughlin/Bullhead International Airport (IFP).

Amtrak & Greyhound also offer rail and bus transportation to the surrounding metropolitan areas of Las Vegas/Henderson and Laughlin, NV/Bullhead City, AZ. From these locations you can secure a rental car or other ground transportation to the rally.



Saturday, March 20, 2010

DC: "Kill the Bill" Rally Draws Tens of Thousands!


"KILL THE BILL!"


That was the message that rang out from a giant crowd of 30,000 - 50,000 tea party activists who gathered in Washington, D.C. on Saturday for a last-minute protest against Congress's efforts to pass the Obama-Pelosi-Reid government-run health care plan.

Here are just a few pictures from the massive gathering. Realize that this rally was literally put together in 2-days time by a coalition of dozens upon dozens of local and national tea party organizations including the Tea Party Express:



We're going to watch and see what Congress does now. They've heard from the American people. The polls show the public opposes this attempt to have the government take over our nation's healthcare system. The phones have been tied up with people calling in to oppose the bill. Emails and letters and FAXes opposing the bill number well into the millions.

And we have gathered in front of the Capitol - the People's Capitol - several times now to make our message heard.

If they defy the American people, defy our Constitution, and push this bill through, then we will make sure they lose their seats in Congress. That is exactly what the "Tea Party Express III: Just Vote Them Out" national tour and the "Showdown in Searchlight" are all about.

Members of Congress: Should you choose to defy your boss - which is "We The People" - then expect that as a consequence you will be fired.

*Special thanks to Amy Kremer, Jennifer Hulsey and the TeaPartyExpress.tv team for helping make this effort so tremendously successful.

Friday, February 12, 2010

Secession in the Air


By Patrick J. Buchanan

Pat BuchananNo, it is not 1860 again.

But with all the talk of the 10th Amendment, nullification and interposition, states rights and secession -- following Gov. Rick Perry's misstatement that Texas, on entering the Union in 1845, reserved in its constitution a right to secede -- one might think so.

Chalk up another one for those Tea Party activists who exploded in cheers when Sister Sarah brought up the dread word in endorsing Rick Perry in the primary.

Looking back in American history, however, these ideas, these sentiments, decried as insane inside the Beltway, were once as American as "The Midnight Ride of Paul Revere."

"I hold it that a little rebellion now and then is a good thing, and as necessary in the political world as storms in the physical," wrote Thomas Jefferson to James Madison from Paris in January 1787, about Revolutionary War Capt. Daniel Shay's anti-tax rebellion in Massachusetts.

In the Virginia and Kentucky resolutions, both of these founding fathers sanctioned the idea that states could interpose their own sovereignty and nullify acts of Congress. Both were enraged by the Alien and Sedition Acts of John Adams and the Federalists, written into law to combat sedition during the undeclared naval war with France.

On taking office, President Jefferson declared the acts unconstitutional, refused to prosecute those charged and freed the imprisoned writers.

In 1814, Timothy Pickering, another veteran of the revolution and secretary of state to both George Washington and Adams, was a force behind the Hartford Convention, which argued for New England's secession and reuniting with Great Britain. Massachusetts opposed Madison's War of 1812 that had caused the British blockade that destroyed their trade and prosperity.

The war's end and Jackson's victory at New Orleans, however, aborted the Hartford movement and finished off the Federalists forever.

In 1832, it was Vice President John Calhoun who inspired South Carolina to vote to nullify the Tariff of Abomination that was killing the cotton-exporting South and enriching Northern manufacturers. To the chagrin of Madison, Calhoun invoked his and Jefferson's Virginia and Kentucky resolutions in defense of Carolinian defiance.

In 1845, it was Massachusetts again. Ex-President John Quincy Adams declared that admission of Texas to the Union as a slave state might constitute grounds for secession and civil war.

With Abraham Lincoln's election in 1860 and Republicans, the Northern party, assuming power, South Carolina, Georgia and the Gulf states seceded.

But not until after Fort Sumter, when Lincoln called for volunteers to march south and crush the rebellion, did Virginia, North Carolina, Tennessee and Arkansas secede, rather than remain passive or participate in a war on their kinfolk.

Unlike the issues of yesteryear that tore the Union asunder, Tea Party issues are not sectional but national. Yet, they are rooted in a similar set of beliefs -- that the federal government no longer serves their interests, but the interests of economic and political forces that sustain the party in power.

In 1860, the South saw power passing indefinitely to a new regime, a Republican Party that represented high-tariff industrialists and New England radicals and abolitionists who despised the agrarian South and celebrated the raid on Harper's Ferry by the terrorist John Brown, who had sought to incite a slave uprising, such as had occurred in Santo Domingo.

What called the Tea Party into existence?

Some are angry over unchecked immigration and the failure to control our borders and send the illegals back. Some are angry over the loss of manufacturing jobs. Some are angry over winless wars in Afghanistan and Iraq. Some are angry over ethnic preferences they see as favoring minorities over them.

What they agree upon, however, is that they have been treading water for a decade, working harder and harder with little or no improvement in their family standard of living. They see the government as taking more of their income in taxes, seeking more control over their institutions, creating entitlements for others not them, plunging the nation into unpayable debt, and inviting inflation or a default that can wipe out what they have saved.

And there is nothing they can do about it, for they are politically powerless. By their gatherings, numbers, mockery of elites and militancy, however, they get a sense of the power that they do not have.

Their repeated reappearance on the national stage, in new incarnations, should be a fire bell in the night to the establishment of both parties. For it testifies to their belief and that of millions more that the state they detest is at war with the country they love.

The secession taking place in America is a secession of the heart -- of people who have come to believe the government is them, and not us.

Obama's problem, like the Bushes' in 1992 and 2008, is that one thing these folks are really good at is throwing people out of power.


Friday, January 29, 2010

Taxpayers Pay $101,000 for Pelosi's In-Flight 'Food, Booze'


Speaker's trips 'are more about partying than anything else'

From WorldNetDaily
By Bob Unruh

It reads like a dream order for some wild frat party: Maker's Mark whiskey, Courvoisier cognac, Johnny Walker Red scotch, Grey Goose vodka, E&J brandy, Bailey's Irish Crème, Bacardi Light rum, Jim Beam whiskey, Beefeater gin, Dewars scotch, Bombay Sapphire gin, Jack Daniels whiskey … and Corona beer.

But that single receipt makes up just part of the more than $101,000 taxpayers paid for "in-flight services" – including food and liquor, for House Speaker Nancy Pelosi's trips on Air Force jets over the last two years. That's almost $1,000 per week.

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