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GOP Operatives Crash the Tea Party

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posted on Apr, 14 2010 @ 07:18 PM
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This story was reported on Keith Olbermann tonight.

Most of us are aware that the GOP has usurped and used the tea party movement, but Pollitico has found the GOP proposal on how to do so...

Politico



Just days after the first widespread tea party demonstrators hit the streets a year ago Thursday, Joe Wierzbicki, a Republican political consultant with the Sacramento firm Russo Marsh + Rogers, made a proposal to his colleagues that he said could “give a boost to our PAC and position us as a growing force/leading force as the 2010 elections come into focus.”

The proposal, obtained by POLITICO, was for a nationwide tea party bus tour, to be called the Tea Party Express, which over the past seven months has become among the most identifiable brands of the tea party movement.


The Tea Party Express Proposal



We have to be very very careful about discussing amongst ourselves anyone we include “outside of the family” because quite frankly, we are not only NOT part of
the political establishment or conservative establishment, but we are also sadly not currently a part of the “tea party” establishment
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FUNDRAISING: To do this “right” (having an awesome looking tour bus, getting the word out, having slick/persuasive/compelling advertising, paying for permits/insurance, hotels, food, etc…) will require a major fundraising effort between now and “The Tea Party Express” tour commencement. We will appeal for money for
the direct purpose of supporting this tour, but we will also make a heavy push (and likely raise most of our money) by pushing the “Defeat Harry Reid” or “Defeat Chris Dodd” or “Defeat Arlen Specter” political components to this effort.
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The trick here is that once enough people are “buzzing” about this effort (the tour and campaign advertising, etc…) then we should hopefully start to get some mentions and possibly even promotion from conservative/protea party bloggers, talk radio hosts, Fox News commentators, etc…


It's quite an interesting read. It's sad that the GOP just couldn't let this movement run its course, but instead, saw it as a way to bring money into their coffers.


[edit on 4/14/2010 by Benevolent Heretic]




posted on Apr, 14 2010 @ 07:27 PM
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If the "Tea Party" members haven't caught on by now, they never will!
If nothing else, this shows what the Republicans are all about. Lies, deception and the cynical manipulation of human beings to further their own ends.
Those ends have nothing AT ALL to do with Justice, Freedom, Patriotism or The Constitution. It's about money folks, they LOOTED this country under Bush and want to keep doing it.
They will lie, cheat and do anything to regain power, because they WANT MORE MONEY!



posted on Apr, 14 2010 @ 07:30 PM
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One thing about the TEA Party movement. Just because you have a "R" by your name does not automatically make you a TEA Party darling.

Another observation. Republicans are accepting the TEA Partiers, while the Democrats are demonizing them. Who are the TEA Partiers more likely to support?

Also, look out for lefty infiltration, any reports of obscene name calling, spitting, and misspelled signage with be the dead giveaway, and the media will be all over it.



posted on Apr, 14 2010 @ 07:38 PM
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Originally posted by Carseller4
One thing about the TEA Party movement. Just because you have a "R" by your name does not automatically make you a TEA Party darling.


It should make you a tea party pariah to have an (r) next to your name (regardless of how obsequious the GOP attempts to comes off). Don't forget the leaked republican fundraising strategy that characterized the teapartiers as fear-driven wackos. At least the liberals are straight-forward with their feelings.

Best,
Skunknuts



posted on Apr, 14 2010 @ 07:46 PM
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Fox's clear exploitation of the Tea Party will be fully revealed someday. To me, it's already apparent. Watch Fox's ratings drop...and never come back up again...it's over.



posted on Apr, 14 2010 @ 07:48 PM
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Originally posted by ibiubu
Fox's clear exploitation of the Tea Party will be fully revealed someday. To me, it's already apparent. Watch Fox's ratings drop...and never come back up again...it's over.


Thanks for my belly laugh of the day!



posted on Apr, 14 2010 @ 07:50 PM
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this is just a shame
its always about a dollar to these people

why can it not be about life, liberty
and the pursuit of happiness



posted on Apr, 14 2010 @ 07:51 PM
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Originally posted by skunknuts

It should make you a tea party pariah to have an (r) next to your name


If you are a John McCain type Republican, the TEA Party activists should make them nervous.

Nothing like a huge slap in the face to the Republican Party to get their act together and start acting like true conservatives. I give the TEA Party a lot of credit for that.



posted on Apr, 14 2010 @ 07:55 PM
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My analysis may be incorrect. You owe me for the laugh!



posted on Apr, 14 2010 @ 07:57 PM
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Yet another piece of putrid evidence that free, outside-the-box thouht cannot be tolerated by TBTB, and that everything must be crushed down into the sterile, one-dimensional left-versus-right continuum.

Someday a true third party will emerge. Someday a real rain will come and wash all this scum off the streets.



posted on Apr, 14 2010 @ 08:50 PM
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Originally posted by Carseller4

Originally posted by skunknuts

It should make you a tea party pariah to have an (r) next to your name


If you are a John McCain type Republican, the TEA Party activists should make them nervous.

Nothing like a huge slap in the face to the Republican Party to get their act together and start acting like true conservatives. I give the TEA Party a lot of credit for that.


If you think the republican party will ever be anything other than the wholly owned subsidiary of the corporatist powers that be, specifically enlisted and bought to usurp and infiltrate our government that is supposed to be of, for, and by the people, well what if left to say? If nothing else, maybe you'll listen to what this guy was trying to say:



Best,
Skunknuts



posted on Apr, 14 2010 @ 09:16 PM
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Originally posted by silent thunder
Someday a true third party will emerge. Someday a real rain will come and wash all this scum off the streets.


If they do, they had better have STRONG leadership that can keep the Republican's money grubbing hands off of them.

I hope you're right. I think we need third, fourth and fifth parties. It would be so nice to have an actual choice other than one of the lesser of two evils.



posted on Apr, 14 2010 @ 09:37 PM
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Originally posted by Carseller4

Also, look out for lefty infiltration, any reports of obscene name calling, spitting, and misspelled signage with be the dead giveaway, and the media will be all over it.


What is it about conservatism...always looking to place the blame on someone/something other than taking responsibility for their own actions.

The TPM members are perfectly capable of misspelled signage, name calling, spitting and making fools of themselves.



posted on Apr, 14 2010 @ 10:19 PM
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I just posted a thread about a New York Times/CBS News poll of people who associate themselves with the Tea Party.

Surprisingly, they are somewhat more likely to be wealthier and better educated as a whole than their counterparts in other political movements and than their public persona might imply. My impression heretofore has been that they are average middle and working class members.

Not surprisingly, they tend to be overwhelmingly white.

From this it would appear that Tea Partiers have much more in common with mainstream Republicans than perhaps they admit. They are both parties of the rich, by the rich and for the rich.



posted on Apr, 14 2010 @ 10:24 PM
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Nothing like a huge slap in the face to the Republican Party to get their act together and start acting like true conservatives


What or who is a true conservative?

[edit on 14-4-2010 by David9176]



posted on Apr, 14 2010 @ 10:33 PM
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From this it would appear that Tea Partiers have much more in common with mainstream Republicans than perhaps they admit. They are both parties of the rich, by the rich and for the rich.


Well many of them can afford to miss a day of work to protest. They can say they want small government all they want...but if they can't agree on how government should be smaller and cut...then what is the point?

In the end it will just be like Republicans have been the last 30 years. Promise small government and balanced budgets....but then do the exact opposite. Every Republican President has spent insanely...yet the 2 times Democrats have been in office....they are screamed at about getting budget deficits under control that they inherited. Clinton backed down and did what they wanted. He wasn't a liberal President. He governed to the right. They've been pushing Obama to do the same. Will he crack? He certainly looks to be governing to the center. his health care bill was far more REpublican than Democratic...IMO.



posted on Apr, 14 2010 @ 11:23 PM
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Originally posted by David9176

Every Republican President has spent insanely...yet the 2 times Democrats have been in office....they are screamed at about getting budget deficits under control that they inherited. Clinton backed down and did what they wanted. He wasn't a liberal President. He governed to the right. They've been pushing Obama to do the same. Will he crack? He certainly looks to be governing to the center. his health care bill was far more REpublican than Democratic...IMO.


Sadly, I don't think a president can govern much to the left of center without being assassinated. Therefore ALL presidents have to govern from the center if they want to last.

Because America has been moving further and further right since the 1970's, the "center" is now considerably further right than it used to be. It's more like center-right or even what we used to call conservative.

Therefore, all presidents in the foreseeable future will be very much like one another. That will not be good for the American people.



posted on Apr, 15 2010 @ 09:50 AM
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Can a 3rd party evolve truely independant of an established major party?

That is the question.

The Obama campaign was grass-roots, but with a capital (D).

If we remember the facts...Before and during the primaries the Democratic party was not so hip on Obama...they pushed Hillary..they even pushed Edwards...but Obama? He hung in there despite the established Democrat leaders pushing him to back out. How did he survive without the backing of traditional Dem leaders...grass roots contributions and support. The internet, rallys, a genuine grass roots operation.

Whats the lesson? The party leaders can be disobeyed and the people can drive a candidate to office despite the will of the (D) or (R) leaders.

But can the people drive a candidate to office via a grass roots campaign absent any affiliation what-so-ever with the two establsihed parties? That is the question and the next mountain to be climbed.

My issue with the TPM is not neccessarily thier (R) affiliation, but their eagerness to pretend they are something else other than a faction or splinter group of the GOP.

The Dems run Hillary as VP...the GOP runs Palin....An African American gets elected POTUS and the (R) put Michael Steele as the Party Chairman and Bobby Jindal becomes the new wonder boy of the GOP. Obama succeeds with a grass roots campaing not endorsed by the Dem leaders and the TPM movement "sprouts" up.

Americans have a radar for BS. The conservatives needs to stop looking to the Dems success for strategy...Obama was not a Dem. strategy when he entered the race, just the opposite. The conservatives should plant thier own flags, break new ground. Look to be one step ahead rather than play follow the leader.

Just my political armchair quarterbacking 2 cents..



posted on Apr, 15 2010 @ 09:55 AM
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GREAT POST!
I agree with every word you said!
Hillary and Rommney were the annoited ones in 08, both McCain and Obama upset the apple cart and defied Party leaders. I harped on this all through the campaign, yet NOBODY seemed to get it, least of all the press.
Seems the corporate media dummied up completly on this angle, and the "alternative" press as well.
Hmm, wonder why?



posted on Apr, 15 2010 @ 10:01 AM
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Originally posted by Benevolent Heretic
It's sad that the GOP just couldn't let this movement run its course, but instead, saw it as a way to bring money into their coffers.



That statement is spot on.

I can't believe I starred and flagged one of your threads. I guess I should be looking up at sky for falling debris



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