Tennessee Tea Partiers To GOP Gov: Stop Employing Muslims, Gays, Democrats!

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posted on Jul, 18 2012 @ 11:58 AM
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Conservatives in Tennessee are worried about jobs. The state jobs held by gays, Muslims and Democrats. Today, you just can't do your job and go homes. In todays partisan charged environment... "if you not one of us you don't need to be employed here" ..





Samar Ali/image via law.vanderbilt.eduAt least two of the resolutions, from Stewart County and Williamson County, oppose the Haslam administration’s recent appointment of Samar Ali, 30, as international director at the state’s Department of Economic and Community Development (ECD). Ali, a lawyer and a 2010-2011 White House fellow, received both her undergraduate and law degrees from Vanderbilt University in Nashville, where she was the first Arab-Muslim student body president. In an emailed statement, Clint Brewer, assistant commissioner for communications for ECD, called Ali “one of the brightest leaders of her generation from this state.”
“Her extensive work experience in international business makes her eminently qualified to serve the people of the Volunteer State,” Brewer said. “We have absolutely no plans to dismiss her. On the contrary, we are proud of her hire and lucky to have her as part of our team.”



"The county GOP resolutions denounce Ali as an expert in “Sharia compliant finance.”

in Tennessee a Sharia compliance officer ... HA HA HA


or the headline from Comedy Central, Indecision 2012

GOP Governor Not Nearly Bigoted Enough for Tennessee GOP Groups




posted on Jul, 18 2012 @ 12:03 PM
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posted on Jul, 18 2012 @ 12:07 PM
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I want to say something LOUDLY before much more can be said on this story here.

I am 110% Conservative. I've been, in past times, affiliated with the Tea Party. I like 'em, for the most part.

These people make me ashamed to call myself a conservative today.

Nothing much more exists to be said, in my mind. I absolutely had to get this said though and BEFORE a crowd arrives to suggest these bigots represent the majority of normal folk who happen to be pretty right in their politics.



posted on Jul, 18 2012 @ 08:55 PM
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I've written this here before, but I will write it again. In 1980 I was listening to a radio talk show that was interviewing an elderly Republican woman who was attending the GOP convention which nominated Reagan. As she spoke, I remember saying "Right on!". At the end of the interview, her voice grew muted and sad as she said, "But my voice is not being heard at the convention."

Over the years, the GOP has lost their soul because of too many pacts with the devil in exchange for votes. Any party that would turn a deaf ear to what that elderly woman said, any party that must apologize to the likes of Rush Limbaugh, any party that cannot disavow its members' utter nonsense and hatred, that party should be ashamed of itself.

You should not be ashamed to be a conservative. What these people believe should not be labeled a "conservative cause". The people who act like those in the article, whether they be in Tennessee or elsewhere, are the ones who should be ashamed.



posted on Jul, 18 2012 @ 09:41 PM
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Conservatives in Tennessee are worried about jobs. The state jobs held by gays, Muslims and Democrats. Today, you just can't do your job and go homes. In todays partisan charged environment... "if you not one of us you don't need to be employed here" ..


Yeah, there's no class warfare here. Just racial, ethnicity, sexual-orientation, and political-affiliation warfare.

I just hope voters in Tennessee tell these jackasses they're the one's who'll no longer be employed here.



posted on Jul, 18 2012 @ 09:55 PM
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As I peruse the boards here at ATS the Tennessee Tea Partiers seem to refelect the Rush Limbaugh mind set of many ATS members of the Rightwing persuasion.

At least the Tennessee TPM have the guts to express how they really feel instead of using transparent rhetoric and BS terminology like many ATS conservatives, to try and look like tolerant people; when in reality they are corporate Fascist. And care nothing about the American taxpayer even though they pay lip service to us about individual freedom and the precious constitution; when actually that is the last thing on their minds. They want to control the social and cultural makeup of the Nation.
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posted on Jul, 18 2012 @ 10:01 PM
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This is the kind of incredible partisanship that leads to civil war. Total alienation of those who might be outside one group. Political prejudice, religious, race, sexual orientation, and who knows what else. No chance of compromise, no chance of reaching agreements that both sides can live with. Ain't We Grand! Human Nature...... at its best!



posted on Jul, 19 2012 @ 04:29 AM
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More political football for the masses.




posted on Jul, 19 2012 @ 04:45 AM
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I am not ashamed to say that I agree! These people have had enough. it is one of only two states in America where Homeland Security can stop people on interstates and search them without warrants. Thats right, in this state the Homeland Security are COPS!

Illegal searches and seizures!

Unconstitutional Government!!!

Get a grip people. Enough is enough!



posted on Jul, 19 2012 @ 05:05 AM
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wouldn't denying Muslims, Gays, Democrats be considered a bit unconstitutional?? and this is coming from a group that wants the constitution to be adhered to more??

oh well, that's american politics for ya.....
blind hypocrisy to the core!



posted on Jul, 19 2012 @ 08:24 AM
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Shoot, it's just some good 'ole boys givin' the "Govna" a little tongue lashin' ova his dad gum "pole little cul" correctness. Any good southen-ah knows that these terrorist muslims are tryin' ta take over our fine nation:



“To date, the Haslam Administration has displayed an unfortunate ignorance to the threat of Shariah,” Kookogey said in an email to TPM. “They seem willing to accept the claims and defense of the Muslim Brotherhood at face value, refusing to even consider that, perhaps, those bent on destroying Western Civilization might just be infiltrating our institutions. … It is not like this has never happened before. The Muslim Brotherhood is following the blueprint of the Communists, who infiltrated the highest levels of government and society in the 1950’s. Shariah, however, is an even greater threat, because it has cloaked itself under the auspices of a religion, thus confusing the uninformed.”


See thar - just like the commies and hippies of the 60's.

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In all honesty, it sounds like they're all a little butt hurt over the fact that he's a Republican but has not down a house cleaning to remove the old Democrat appointees and replaced them with Repbulicans. After all - that is the status quo in state politics... to the victors go the spoils right?

These are the same guys that got him elected, and now he's not scratching their backs.




“You have a gay rights organization, and an immigration organization defending a Republican governor. How crazy is that? Maybe not crazy — how unusual is that?” Mallory said. “Personally, I want Gov. Haslam to be successful. And I want Gov. Haslam to fire some liberal Democrats and replace them with conservative Republicans. That’s what I would like to see.”
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posted on Jul, 19 2012 @ 11:32 PM
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Perfect example of the successful derailing of the Tea Party movement. In the early days, when the "Tea Party" was smart libertarians, I considered myself a "Tea Partier." then, seeing the momentum the movement was quickly gaining, it was quickly co-opted, beginning with the likes of Sarah "I hate most Americans" Palin. When she nudged her way in, I thought, "well, there goes that...". instead of being smart, reasonable Americans of all walks of life wanting a return to Constitutional principals (albeit, with a realistic world-view, not straight anarchy), it devolved into being largely made up of un-intelligent, lower-middle-class racist Caucasians who despise the Constitution and embrace Permanent War, who tremble in fear at the thought of Muslims, Mexicans and African-Americans, who believe that tax breaks are for oil corporations, and that, while we should have a socialist highway system, we should also, through our policies, encourage by far the world's highest healthcare costs, and only allow treatment to the top 50% income-earners. In short, they turned into Neocons.

Well played by TPTB. Don't shut the tea party down, just convert it into something totally different than its original intent. We need to try again, and try to keep the anti-Americans posing as patriots, and the anti-Christians posing as Christians out of it.

I for one am a true American, a white male who isn't afraid of brown people, and a Christian who doesn't kneel before my masters and lay down my rights in fear of terrorists. That makes me, well, certainly NOT a member of what the Tea Party has devolved into.

I knew the advantage of NOT being organized would succumb to the power vacuum and end up co-opted. I had only hoped we could have changed a few things before it happened.



posted on Jul, 20 2012 @ 12:34 PM
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Just when Tea Partiers seem to have exhausted their credibility -- they push to stop a vital problem in America; Republicans hiring gay Democratic muslims!

Yeah, these people are completely being misrepresented by the media -- they should just let them speak for themselves so that people can learn from them how not prejudiced they are.



posted on Jul, 20 2012 @ 12:39 PM
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You might be right that the Tea Party was co-opted. That's been the SOP for every movement in America since the '60s.

The Liberal movements have all been dismantled and it appears so have all the others.

If anyone is to change America for the better -- they have to do it via a movement -- it never happens "inside" a political party.

We all have to find a better way to keep a movement going so it doesn't get co-opted by the Clown Show, or pretend leaders. Occupy Wall Street had a decent strategy of having no leader and "voting" on everything -- but they've made their message impossibly broad. A movement needs to have clear cut goals to push for -- not something vague like "end injustice."

If the Tea Party was merely upset about Bank Bailouts -- it would have gotten my support. But as soon as it broadened it's goals to "Stop regulation and taxing of the wealthy" -- it lost me. It's a lesson for everyone that the more things you ADD to a goal -- the more chances for people to decide not to support you. Accomplish one thing at a time, and don't put all your eggs in one basket.



posted on Jul, 20 2012 @ 12:44 PM
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Originally posted by Wrabbit2000
I want to say something LOUDLY before much more can be said on this story here.

I am 110% Conservative. I've been, in past times, affiliated with the Tea Party. I like 'em, for the most part.

These people make me ashamed to call myself a conservative today.

Nothing much more exists to be said, in my mind. I absolutely had to get this said though and BEFORE a crowd arrives to suggest these bigots represent the majority of normal folk who happen to be pretty right in their politics.


Just by speaking up -- you've gotten a Progressive to respect you. I'm not going to judge all Conservatives by one one yahoo jerk in power says -- but I will tend to judge people by who is silent when they do it.

Criticizing your own group shows strength and integrity -- and you should always want LESS corruption in your own house before you police another. Hopefully more people will follow your example and not everything will be lost.



posted on Jul, 21 2012 @ 12:02 PM
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Originally posted by VitriolAndAngst
Just when Tea Partiers seem to have exhausted their credibility -- they push to stop a vital problem in America; Republicans hiring gay Democratic muslims!

Yeah, these people are completely being misrepresented by the media -- they should just let them speak for themselves so that people can learn from them how not prejudiced they are.


The Tea Party is simply about Taxed Enough Already.

Smearing the Tea Party won't work.

You guys sound like Brian Ross from ABC News. He had to apologize.



posted on Jul, 21 2012 @ 01:09 PM
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Originally posted by Eurisko2012

Originally posted by VitriolAndAngst
Just when Tea Partiers seem to have exhausted their credibility -- they push to stop a vital problem in America; Republicans hiring gay Democratic muslims!

Yeah, these people are completely being misrepresented by the media -- they should just let them speak for themselves so that people can learn from them how not prejudiced they are.


The Tea Party is simply about Taxed Enough Already.

Smearing the Tea Party won't work.
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It's just a shame that the Tennessee TPM is smearing the well meaning TPM members with the feces of intolerance, bigotry and unconstitutionality.
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posted on Jul, 21 2012 @ 01:14 PM
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The Tea Party helped win the recall election of Scott Walker in Wisconsin.

We will add more GOP members to the House and Senate.

You are wasting your time. You sound like Brian Ross from ABC News.

He had to apologize for smearing the Tea Party.



posted on Jul, 21 2012 @ 01:31 PM
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I agree with you that the Tea Party was first about taxes but if you look closely you can see that the entire movement was nothing more than Republican astroturfing because the republican brand image was so badly damaged that when the republicans spoke their words were tainted. In comes the Tea Party to pick up the partisan politics again.....

this movement was never really about taxes just pure politics!



posted on Jul, 21 2012 @ 01:39 PM
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We are about to go over a fiscal cliff.

Now is not the time to ignore that truth.





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