Chicago ‘Tea Party’ Rejects Michael Steele

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Wednesday, April 08, 2009 at 8:57 pm

While the organizers of the Washington, D.C. anti-spending “Tea Party” have given a speaking slot to Alan Keyes, that other failed African-American Republican Senate candidate from Maryland, Michael Steele, has been dissed by the crew behind the Chicago Tea Party. Eric Odom, the event’s organizer, has posted the email he wrote to the Republican National Chairman’s staff after Steele asked to be a speaker.

I very much appreciate the fact that Chairman Steele is now finally starting to reach out to the true grassroots side of the free-market movement in America. Unfortunately, it appears that he has only just decided to reach out after realizing how big the movement has gotten and how much media is now involved.

That said, we’re still excited to know that Chairman Steele will be in Chicago and we hope, after knowing that he’ll be in the city, that he’ll stop by and mingle with the Americans who will be rallying on April 15th. This will also present a fantastic time for Chairman Steele to LISTEN to what we have to say and perhaps gather some thoughts on what the RNC needs to be doing moving forward.

With regards to stage time, we respectfully must inform Chairman Steele that RNC officials are welcome to participate in the rally itself, but we prefer to limit stage time to those who are not elected officials, both in Government as well as political parties. This is an opportunity for Americans to speak, and elected officials to listen, not the other way around.

That’s pretty harsh, though Odom’s followers on Twitter seem to like the move. In the Tea Party cosmos, Rick Santelli > Alan Keyes > anybody else > Michael Steele.

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196 Comments

Rachel
Comment posted April 9, 2009 @ 4:44 am

Picking Keyes over Steele is definitely red meat for the Dem/Obama crowd.

1) Keyes could not win the Senate seat over Obama back in 2006

2) now Keyes wants to remove Obama out of the presidency on a “technicality” rather than the quality or crimes as president. Citizenship IS required for the presidency but if that is the only beef you have with the guy, that is going to be seen as petty and desparate even to the most un-political of Americans.

3) picking Keyes over Steele legitimized the stereotype of the MSN crowd that the Tea Party movement is made up of just sour-graping right-wingers, which is far from true. For proof, follow the speaking spot link for some of the reactions.

4) picking Keyes over Steele gives no solid oppositional political base to truly challenge the Democrats in charge. Steele would be considered part of the new wind of the Republican Party. But with Steele being ripped on more for his criticism of Rush and prolife/prochoice flexibility, he has been shunned. Hence a return to #3


Rachel
Comment posted April 9, 2009 @ 4:46 am

PS
5) When Keyes' daughter came out as a lesbian, he threw her out of the house. Now rationalize THAT to the American public


Cris
Comment posted April 9, 2009 @ 5:14 am

Well said. The Republican Party has no political philosophy, and until it finds one, it should be asking 'how can we help?' instead of trying to get to the front of the parade.


Andrew
Comment posted April 9, 2009 @ 5:37 am

Thanks for the rejection of Steele.

I have become increasingly despondent in the Republicans response to their electorate base. They ran rampant the first 6 years of the Bush administration and got slapped down as deserved in 2006.

And now, suddenly, they have corrected the errors of their way?!? Yeah right.

And Chairman Steele is an idiot that can't refute a comparison of Conservatives with nazis. What a jerk.

The party is in great hands.

Keep the Tea Parties bipartisan.


Peg C.
Comment posted April 9, 2009 @ 5:38 am

I agree with Odom. This is the time for Americans to speak and elected officials to listen. Too many elected officials are acting like world citizens and not Americans first. This is just one of many enormous beefs I and many others have with our political class: they no longer feel accountable to us. The Tea Party movement is specifically designed to transmit the message that we are done with this type of pol and we are targeting them for extinction. Accountability is key.

The Hannitys of the world are welcome to our tea parties because they are part of the grassroots. Michael Steele is not. I wanted him for RNC Chair and when he dissed Rush I realized how wrong I was. Steele and all his fellow officials are part of the establishment. We are anti-establishment. We always will be. Statism is brainless and easy. Conservatism and the fight for liberty is hard and an on-going struggle that must be inculcated into every generation. Our 9 month old granddaughter is a conservative in the making and she will be at the Fishkill Tea Party with us!


Webster
Comment posted April 9, 2009 @ 5:41 am

As if the RNC isn't already involved in this farce, comeon give me a break, citizens only, yeah right!

Just another attempt to manufactuer a reality to suit a conservative agenda, if all this was floating under the surface, where was it on Nov 4th, repugs you will get your chance in 2012, and 2010, this administration has no desire or responsibility to uphold your ideology that's for your party to do.

This Administration didn't steal this election WE won it, and it was a shinning example of the power of democracy and the grassroots community, but I would imagine that this tea-party BS is simply the RNC, NRA, ANTI-EFCA, PRO-LIFE, and REPUG TALK RADIO COMMENTATORS whipping the pot, because in reality this administration has not done anything that has adversely affected actual citizens yet, all the doom and gloom of talk radio and the losing party is projected some 5-10 years in the unforseeable future or longer and honestly they have no clue what will happen, but what they quitely hope doesn't happen is that these plans work, that the administration keeps the country safe, starts to enact policies that will raise the median incomes of working class Americans, improves our healthcare and education system, and move the country forward. This is the reality of the “so-called” fearfulness of this Administration, that success here effectively nails the coffen shut on the harsh and bruttish form of NEo-conservatism that has come to define this country over the last 8 years and longer.


zeze2008
Comment posted April 9, 2009 @ 5:56 am

I love his response! it is so true that the politicians need to start listening to Americans. This is NOT a GOP or DNC issue, the reason our country is in this mess is the politicians.

As for Webster, go post your idiotic, sophomoric troll comments somewhere else. You don't get it.


Chester White
Comment posted April 9, 2009 @ 5:58 am

Screw Steele, unless he forcefully comes out against RINO Senators and cuts off their money supply from the RNC.


conservative
Comment posted April 9, 2009 @ 6:15 am

hey lefties no matter what you do,no matter what you say,no matter what you think.you will never be able to collapse america.go to france if your not interested in advancing freedom and curing poverty.stop reading hitler books,their fucking up your small brains.if you really cared you would read economics,and help us help everyone,not just yourselves.i would bet that obama is such a bullshit artist ,that if he were republican we could end poverty in 10 years.what a sad ,sad,shame


Liberal
Comment posted April 9, 2009 @ 6:26 am

hey righties no matter what you do,no matter what you say,no matter what you think.you will never be able to collapse america.go to China if your not interested in advancing freedom and curing poverty.stop reading hitler books,their fucking up your small brains.if you really cared you would read economics,and help us help everyone,not just yourselves.i would bet that Rush is such a bullshit artist ,that if he were a democrat we could end poverty in 10 years.what a sad ,sad,shame


Literate
Comment posted April 9, 2009 @ 6:39 am

hitler as all fascists are CONSERVATIVES. how stupid are you? how do tax cuts for the wealthy reduce poverty? it certainly hasn't between 2000-2008. again, how stupid are you?


Raine724
Comment posted April 9, 2009 @ 6:41 am

What is both scary and crazy is the fact folks posting on Gretawire are saying that Michael Steele and Colin Powell are “ACORN”….thats how come Steele is not welcomed to speak at the Tea Party..”Born a ACORN- always a ACORN…” now tell me what kind of nonsense is that


bill
Comment posted April 9, 2009 @ 6:41 am

very original you will never break us,im not capable of hate,i love you,i love all races.i love all religions.i just dont understand the jesus hate shit.


Polly_Tics
Comment posted April 9, 2009 @ 6:42 am

You mean there actually ARE still RINO's in office? Heck, I thought they were all chased out a few years back…


Liberal
Comment posted April 9, 2009 @ 6:44 am

WTF are you talking about–”jesus hate shit”???


SAM
Comment posted April 9, 2009 @ 6:45 am

Actually the RNC hasn't been involved in any of this. It's all being done by local people who have organized it across the country mostly by Twitter and e-mail. At the first Chicago Tea Party protest there was only one republican politician (Tony Peraica) and people at the protest yelled at him not to make campaign-like speeches — that he was there to listen, not talk. It doesn't surprise me one bit that Odom had the same reaction to Steele. Remember, Steele appraoched them not the other way around. If these were an RNC/politically run events, Steele and other politicians would have attended them and insisted upon speaking time and media presence.

Most of the people at the first Chicago Tea Party protest had never protested before. Many had to take time off of work to attend and the rest were stay-at-home moms and retired couples.

Of course, in Chicago, no one likes or trusts politicians whatever their party affiliation.


image18301
Comment posted April 9, 2009 @ 6:49 am

And I suppose now your next move is to shoot a few cops so Obama wont take your guns away?


bill
Comment posted April 9, 2009 @ 6:52 am

tax cuts for everyone not just the rich.we dont need to use tax payer dollars for green tech.just by letting green companies pay no taxes for seven years,(like we let foreingers do)they would start hundreds of companies ,then venture capitalists would pour billions into companies with the best ideas.use money already their not our money that we will never see.we should all be paying less taxes.


proudem
Comment posted April 9, 2009 @ 6:55 am

Ummm…wasn't the financial collapse under the Bush Administration…and isn't it the current Obama administration that is trying to fix the problem(s)? Your English and grammer are so poor that it is hard to understand what you are trying to say. However, it is the progressive liberals that are working very hard to “advance freedom and cure poverty,” as well as to fix the financial mess and end 2 wars that have been left over from the last “conservative” administration. It appears that you are confused as to with whom you are angry. So if Obama were a Republican everything would be alright but because he is a Democrat, things won't be???? Where is the logic in that befuddled thought? Oh yeah and one more thing what are “Hitler” books?


bill
Comment posted April 9, 2009 @ 6:56 am

that guy was a deranged lunitic,and has has nothing to do with conservatism.wack jobs will allways be amoung us.i doubt congress will rewrite the constitution on that subject


Julia
Comment posted April 9, 2009 @ 6:58 am

If you read the mission statement of the movement, you would understand this is not a partisan event. Many participants are fiscal conservatives, who happen to be on the right or declared independant, libertarian etc. The effort is designed for ALL citizens who are concerned about fiscal responsibility and accountability practices of our elected officials.

The organizers have made a resolution to not turn this into a political “who's who” event of high ranking partisan members. As such, they lend greater credibility to the plight of the average taxpayer who seeks to have their collective voice heard.

Despite your “journalistic” nonsense, Chairman Steele's speech denial is not a “diss” directed at him, but instead a megaphone passing to We the People.


richard mcenroe
Comment posted April 9, 2009 @ 7:01 am

How ignorant can you get? The Fascist movement in Europe was 'progressive', endorsed by American leftwingers like Mother Jones, the New Republic and The Nation alike. Freaking Stalin did deals with the Nazis. None of that changed until Germany invaded Russia.

Obama's 'economic plan mirrors the German fascist model in so many ways it's scary.


Julia
Comment posted April 9, 2009 @ 7:02 am

Prouddem: I just wanted to enlighten you.

Bush (who I did not vote for) left office with a debt of 500 BILLION dollars after 8 years in office.

Obama (who I also did not vote for) according to non partisan CBO will leave office in same period of time have bequeathed a debt of almost 10 TRILLION dollars.

Do you think one bad politician begets a catastrophic on? That is disturbing logic.


bill
Comment posted April 9, 2009 @ 7:04 am

you see i blame both parties,and i dont do this often ,i cant type as fast as you.you should not poke fun we are having a conversation…democatic deregulation in 98 is a starting point 2004 is when congress used race to further hamper fannie may reform.greed on wall street is also a culprit.and by the way i didnt vote bush.not conservative enough for me.unnecessary war is costly


bill
Comment posted April 9, 2009 @ 7:05 am

your boy obama said we are not a christian nation


Stephen Macklin
Comment posted April 9, 2009 @ 7:07 am

“This is an opportunity for Americans to speak, and elected officials to listen, not the other way around”

Well said. There need to be a lot more opportunities for politicians to shut up and listen.


richard mcenroe
Comment posted April 9, 2009 @ 7:07 am

Clinton signed the bill liberalizing the subprime mortgage market, not Bush. The Bush administration tried 18 TIMES to reregulate subprimes, but was blocked EVERY time in committee by Barney Frank, Chris Dodd and the Congressional Black caucus.

Some of the first subprime mortgages were issued under duress by the banks following a lawsuit in Illinois by ACORN and then State Senator Barack Obama.

Fannie Mae started issuing its bogus financial instruments secured by those deadbeat mortgages under Democrat Rahm Emmanuel.

Wall Street buried itself under this bad debt under Democrat Tim Geithner as SEC chief.

Do you see a pattern here? A faint common denominator?

This economy collapsed from the actions of the Democratic Party, and now it's going to be fixed by an administration of the very same people taking the very same actions. Are you kidding us?


bill
Comment posted April 9, 2009 @ 7:20 am

if obama really wnted to fix the economy. lower all federal tax brackets,lower corperate tax to keep jobs here,lower capital gain taxes to tap money into healthcare and green tech,when you go for a agenda first ,it forces us to print money which will turn into inflation,its sad but i bought oil and food stocks because i know when inflation from money printing kicks in these things are going up .the poor will be hit hardest under obama and we will be next


BD
Comment posted April 9, 2009 @ 7:22 am

It's not hate it's the Esablisment Clause of the First Amendment in our Constitution…

Congress shall make no law respecting an establishment of religion, or prohibiting the free exercise thereof;

which has been interpreted to prohibit 1) the establishment of a national religion by Congress, or 2) the preference of one religion over another or the support of a religious idea with no identifiable secular purpose.

“[S]hake off all the fears of servile prejudices
under which weak minds are servilely crouched.
Fix reason firmly in her seat, and call to her tribunal
every fact, every opinion.
Question with boldness even the existence of a god
because, if there be one, he must more approve of the
homage of reason than that of blindfolded fear…”
- Thomas Jefferson


Vicki
Comment posted April 9, 2009 @ 7:23 am

Did they ask the 5 people that are planning to attend? Tea Party? Stupid.


BD
Comment posted April 9, 2009 @ 7:23 am

correction: Establishment


Liberal
Comment posted April 9, 2009 @ 7:32 am

He also said we are not a Jewish nation or a Muslim Nation. What's your point?
PS: Nice insertion of the racial epithet “boy”, o lover of all races.


bill
Comment posted April 9, 2009 @ 7:32 am

all of our taxes went down under bush.every government program created to help has spred poverty,and the ones obama makes will be even worse.when former socialistic countries adopt capitalism millions come out of poverty.its a fact. i like facts,not utopian ideas that sound good.if we could split our country in half and we will even let you guys pick which halve you want.we could have obama land and a capitalistic land .in 10 years you would be so far behind you would want the constitutio ajusted to take our money again,and i bet the excuse would be you picked the wrong half.we could go on and on but facts are on my side,but istill love you and hope for the best for all of us


Ann
Comment posted April 9, 2009 @ 7:36 am

America is the “melting pot”. It is a country whose people are of many religions. I happen to be Christian, but I would never push my religion on anyone else, just as I hope others would not do so to me. That's all Obama meant. He respects our choice of religion, as we all should.


nell post
Comment posted April 9, 2009 @ 7:40 am

I am going to the DC tea party, wearing my OBAMA RULES t-shirt. Join me!


nell post
Comment posted April 9, 2009 @ 7:41 am

what?


nell post
Comment posted April 9, 2009 @ 7:42 am

what?


nell post
Comment posted April 9, 2009 @ 7:45 am

Did you not have time to read the entire speech? If you cook that way and only read a sentence of a recipe, I imagine you'll be very hungry?


jules
Comment posted April 9, 2009 @ 7:52 am

Really?
My middle class taxes did not go down.
Guess when they did?
Last paycheck, you know, from President Obama.
An extra $50 a paycheck is change I can believe in.

BTW, there is nothing sillier then working and middle class people being manipulated by folks who make over $250,000 to fight for a tax cut for that 5% of highest earners in this country. Just crazy.


Okeif
Comment posted April 9, 2009 @ 7:55 am

Julia,

Is is really so hard for you? I see you've learned to make comments on blogs/articles, but it doesn't seem you know how to use the internet for what it was initially intended:
Information. It's freely available to you, in most places, about most subjects.

So, before you commit to some lame agenda, or repeat some talking-points spoon fed to you by entertainers/talking-heads, ask yourself one question: If the situation were to affect me directly, could I digest what I'm about to repeat, or am I just regurgitating?

The US Dept on Jan. 20th, 2001 : $5.27 Trillion Dollars
The US Dept on Jan. 20th, 2009 : $10.62 Trillion Dollars

http://www.treasurydirect.gov/NP/NPGateway

http://www.usnews.com/blogs/new-money/2008/10/0…

http://www.brillig.com/debt_clock/


bill
Comment posted April 9, 2009 @ 7:55 am

im never scared of religions i live my life the way i want to not the way obama wants me to.the government cant help you ,me or anyone else.just work hard and believe in god,and things will come your way.people have been waiting for obama just like they wait for all democratic presidents.THEY CANT HELP YOU!.only you can help you.


BD
Comment posted April 9, 2009 @ 7:56 am

It was not founded ON Christian beliefs. It was founded BY Christians ON Democractic beliefs which predate Christianity by about 500 years. Try studying history instead of getting all of your information from people like Rush Limbaugh, Bill O'Reilly and James Dobson. If you would like to show me the Christian beliefs in the Consitution I welcome you to prove me wrong. (Just an FYI, neither the words God nor Jesus appear anywhere in the Constitution)


havahart
Comment posted April 9, 2009 @ 7:57 am

Proudem……GRAMMAR!


bill
Comment posted April 9, 2009 @ 8:02 am

and an extra $100 in taxes after all this is done.you will be taxed and not even know it.its the same all over again.give them 50 and take 100.he cant help you.we will all pay for his programs.they could tap money from all kinds of sources and leave ours alone,but obama dont want that,not enough control for him .he wants people to be enslved to government


bill
Comment posted April 9, 2009 @ 8:07 am

they wont care,they wont hurt you. your the radical.poverty,racism,and things of the like are spread by dems.


bill
Comment posted April 9, 2009 @ 8:09 am

its better than acorn threats.


osage
Comment posted April 9, 2009 @ 8:10 am

What exactly is the “free-market movement” advocating? The freedom to FAIL? The freedom for American families to be unable to afford medical insurance or a college education for their children? The freedom to bail out insurance companies, banks, investment firms and corporate monopolies with the tax dollars of the American families who can't afford medical insurance or a college education for their children?


Okeif
Comment posted April 9, 2009 @ 8:12 am

This nation, The United States of America, was founded by a majority of deist, and an atheist — some were naturalists– fleeing from religious persecution. I say this as a babtised and communed protestant.

“Chrisitanity neither is, nor ever was a part of common law.”
-Thomas Jefferson, letter to Dr. Thomas Copper, February 10th, 1814

Treaty of Tripoli, Article 11:
“As the Government of the United States of America is not, in any sense, founded on the Chrisitan religion; as it has in itself no character of enmity against the laws, religion, or tranquility, of Musselmen; and as the said States never have entered into any war or act of hostility against any Mehomitan nation, it is declared by the parties that no pretext arising from religious opinions shall ever produce an interruption of the harmony exisiting between the two countries.”
~John Adams, June 10th, 1797

“Believing with you that religion is a matter which lies solelybetween man and his god, that owes account to none other for his faith or his worship, that the legislative powers of government reach actions only, and not opinions, I contemplate with sovereign reverance that act of the Whole American people which declared that their legislature should 'make no law respecting an establishment of religion, or prohibiting the free exercise thereof,' thus building a wall of seperation between church and State.”

~Thomas Jefferson, letter to Danbury Baptist Association , CT., Jan. 1st, 1802

The point is(if it isn't obvious), religion and government were _explicitly_ sperated by our founding fathers for fear that it would eventually, like it was in Britian, polarize a nation or a people.


Chicagoman
Comment posted April 9, 2009 @ 8:14 am

Maybe we could use SLAVE labor to make our CAPITALIST country prosper faster!


Steve
Comment posted April 9, 2009 @ 1:15 pm

While I disagree with the organizers and those attending, I appreciate that they are exercising their rights by holding a protest to show their disagreement with our government. I also think it was a good move to reject Steele as this should not appear to be sponsored by any political party (although that’s more difficult since Fox has joined the movement).

I have been extremely concerned with the rhetoric from the right that is filled with rebellion and revolution, with words like being “armed and dangerous”. misuse of the words “socialism” and “fascism”and with Nazi imagery. All seems to be designed to incite violence. I fear that they will inspire someone to become a hero to these people by doing harm to our President.

Unfortunately, Alan Keyes with contribute to that fear-mongering.
j


Steve
Comment posted April 9, 2009 @ 1:15 pm

While I disagree with the organizers and those attending, I appreciate that they are exercising their rights by holding a protest to show their disagreement with our government. I also think it was a good move to reject Steele as this should not appear to be sponsored by any political party (although that’s more difficult since Fox has joined the movement).

I have been extremely concerned with the rhetoric from the right that is filled with rebellion and revolution, with words like being “armed and dangerous”. misuse of the words “socialism” and “fascism”and with Nazi imagery. All seems to be designed to incite violence. I fear that they will inspire someone to become a hero to these people by doing harm to our President.

Unfortunately, Alan Keyes with contribute to that fear-mongering.
j


LB
Comment posted April 9, 2009 @ 8:15 am

Tea parties are symbolic of revolution and insurrection. Those involved are therefore making gestures that are blatantly Anti-American and anti-patriotic.


Joy
Comment posted April 9, 2009 @ 8:17 am

HA!!! Obama rules! Get over it.


Joy
Comment posted April 9, 2009 @ 8:18 am

Acorn – smacorn. Get over it.


bill
Comment posted April 9, 2009 @ 8:18 am

free market means NO BAILOUTS if the government would stop interfearing these things would not happen.giving people houses from 1998-2005 caused this.the government cant run anything its impossible.the reason health care is so fucked up is because the gov runs 50% of it.when they run 100% of it it will be terrible.but im sure you will just blame some one else when it collapses.


LB
Comment posted April 9, 2009 @ 8:20 am

Keyes is CRAZY. Capital “C” kind of crazy. He's in the same league as Ann Coulter when it comes to being totally disconnected from reality. Having crazy people represent your movement destroys any and all credibility to the outside world. If that's what your aim is, then good job! Keep it up!!


donchrist
Comment posted April 9, 2009 @ 8:22 am

From the way you “write,” I would gather that you are also a hardcore fundie/young earth creationist. You are the classic example of a fucktard.


Norman S
Comment posted April 9, 2009 @ 8:23 am

The people in support of this are wrong. They should TRY to support President Obama and to find common ground. To expect any president to agree with your beliefs 100% is childish. Even if he is far to the left, it does not matter. This is UnAmerican and UnPatriotic behavior. It is negative and does not move our country forward. It is a childish and babylike way for them to express their anger, but they are naive if they think it is going to accomplish anything at all. They aren't.


my party left me
Comment posted April 9, 2009 @ 8:23 am

Please tell me when has the Republican party or Conservatives said at any time they are interested in ending poverty? (I am a Republican and have never heard any Republican or Conservative speak of it).


Susan
Comment posted April 9, 2009 @ 8:25 am

ACORN obviously is code for Black. That's the only thing Michael Steele and Colin Powell have in common.


Ah-Ha!
Comment posted April 9, 2009 @ 8:25 am

Ding! Bill and Liberal are the same person!


Swan
Comment posted April 9, 2009 @ 8:28 am

Most of these people are those who have reaped more rewards from the government and from the sweat and tears of American workers. than any other group. The others are the uneducated trailer trash. They won't and don't make a difference in a fair and honest debate on the important policies and changes that need to be made to bring our country back to economic success. Remember these people did not vote for President Obama anyway. You can't lose nothing you never had. The purpose is to cause President Obama and our country to fail—they have more than made that clear.


Jamc
Comment posted April 9, 2009 @ 8:29 am

Alan Keyes is beyond crazy. He is a lost soul. They pitted him against Obama and he (Keyes) behaved disgracefully. Despite his sycophantic behaviour, Obama thrashed him. He is now trying to make a comeback. In common, sadly, with many AA Republicons, he tries to buy “acceptance” in to the fold by selling his identity and soul.


Swan
Comment posted April 9, 2009 @ 8:29 am

They want him to fail. That is what all of this is about.


kladinvt
Comment posted April 9, 2009 @ 8:29 am

Hilarious! Do these morons even know what the term “teabagger” means???

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=F26vC_1_8xw


JustSaying
Comment posted April 9, 2009 @ 8:29 am

Bill, is posting on this site part of your day job? You need to relax. Fact is, your fear of the Obama administation has no baisis in fact. He has very good approval ratings from both sides, is taking on a number of issues, and whether you agree with him or not, it is the direction that a majority of the people want to go in … they are the ones who elected him. And your religious fanaticism is exactly why religion is kept out of our government, or at least attempted to, because every decision that doesn't revolve around your beliefs somehow makes you feel less valid in this world.


gerald
Comment posted April 9, 2009 @ 8:30 am

you are not correct in that assesment, find me one person who doesn't like medicare….if our govt was allowed to control prices like the rest of the industrialized world, we wouldn't be in this mess.


Swan
Comment posted April 9, 2009 @ 8:33 am

Be careful about associating yourself with terrorist–Alan Keyes, he should be on the most wanted list. Glade to identified yourself, I think we all should be weary anyone who thinks that Alan Keyes represents the good of America is either a fool or a terrorist.


dean
Comment posted April 9, 2009 @ 8:36 am

Hey, when you are carrying a 17% approval rating, what does it matter what you say and do?
The first thing the Republicans have to realize is that America does not care about you. You are irrevelant.
You have a long road to hoe to get back in the graces of the American people after what you did to this country.
Obama is at 66% approval rating as of his return trip from abroad. America is starting to feel good about itself for the first time in a long long time. It seems that Americans and the world have accepted President Obama as a leader and until that time ceases, the GOP needs to STFU.


pia
Comment posted April 9, 2009 @ 8:36 am

Lower corporate tax? All that has been done and more jobs were taken over seas in the last 8 years. That is a real BS Mantra


pia
Comment posted April 9, 2009 @ 8:36 am

Lower corporate tax? All that has been done and more jobs were taken over seas in the last 8 years. That is a real BS Mantra


Swan
Comment posted April 9, 2009 @ 8:36 am

I heard they they have also invited leader of the White Surpremacy Groups, friends of Limbaugh and Hannity.


BD
Comment posted April 9, 2009 @ 8:37 am

They could have helped you (maybe), by providing a better education. It's obvious from your grasp of grade school grammar, and history that you were not served well by the publlic school system. Unless of course it is stupidity and not just ingorance… then maybe no one could help you. You've got the hard work part right… but the belief in god is not a requirement for sucess… I don't believe and I'm doing pretty well. I also don't mind paying my share of taxes to improve the lot of people less fortunate than me, primarily through improving education and health services, because educated, healthy citizens make the whole country stronger.


gerald
Comment posted April 9, 2009 @ 8:39 am

hey, where were you and your “conservative” friends when YOUR man Bush and his “conservative” allies in congress ran up the debt from 2001-2006? why didn't we hear your party screaming about that?? please name 1 person in your movement that has called for the end of poverty……


osage
Comment posted April 9, 2009 @ 8:40 am

So you believe the government was “interfering” with too much regulation over the past 30 years? So you believe that if our government simply allowed all of the presently insolvent banks, investment firms and insurance companies to simply go under with the resultant unemployment and loss of trillions of dollars of public and private investments that our economy and most of the world's economy wouldn't collapse causing a much, much, much greater disaster than the 1930's depression did? So you believe YOU and YOUR family and everyone YOU know could survive a complete and total collapse of the American/World economy because YOU are ideologically opposed to bailouts? I'm guessing you're the kind of person who would blame Obama is our economy were to collapse tomorrow?


my party left me
Comment posted April 9, 2009 @ 8:40 am

Julia, you need to educate yourself. Bush left a 10+ TRILLION dollar DEBT. The national debt when he took office was 5 trillion dollars that had accumulated from ALL previous 42 presidents. Bush's deficit for this past year was 1.3 Trillion dollars. Bush's last budget was for 3.3 trillion dollars and did not include the 2 wars or any allowance for natural disasters. He pushed through No Child Left Behind, but refused to fund it every year. In fact he has cut education spending. President Obama's budget funds both wars, doubles education spending, allows for natural disasters, and starts to fund health care reform. His budget is 3.6 trillion dollars. Please enlighten yourself. Oh yes, Clinton left office with a budget surplus, which meant if Bush had followed Clinton's plans, instead of doubling the national debt in 8 years, he would have reduced it by at least 50%.


T
Comment posted April 9, 2009 @ 8:41 am

So you wish to bailout an oligarchy that has been destroying America for their gain ?Maybe you are not well informed enough to understand that American taxpayers/citizens are being taken. Sadly their are Obama bashers who have their misguided anger directed at him instead of those who created the mess.Maybe Obama is limited in what he can do and is working with what he has.Free markets are supposed to allow everyone access to the market,but there are those who have been been using government to control the free for their benefit at our loss-like sport teams buying off referees. Americans need to hold gov accountable to ref the game fairly and give penalties to those who do not play by the rules.The tea protests are about this more than anything.


bill
Comment posted April 9, 2009 @ 8:42 am

i cant support socialism it will fail like always.if you let the market find its way we all win.regulation kills capitalism.even china thinks he is wrong and their communist.i dont hate obama.we should all pay less taxes gov programs will never ever work.you will see.


bill
Comment posted April 9, 2009 @ 8:43 am

obama and acorn are part of this mess


Swan
Comment posted April 9, 2009 @ 8:46 am

By the way most of Corporate American has no problem with governement assistance. Even the NRA will be holding meeting with the Department of Justice in reference to our gun laws. The nuts with the guns don't have a clue what is going on, the NRA is no more than a marketing organization for the Gun Industry to sell more gun. It is all about the money–what other venue does the Gun Industry has to advertise gun sales. Fools!!!


my party left me
Comment posted April 9, 2009 @ 8:49 am

Thank you, I could not have said it better. I am also a Christian, but I am ashamed of what the “religious right” and Conservatives are doing to my party and my country.


Tom Hoefling
Comment posted April 9, 2009 @ 8:49 am

Reading the responses of Obama supporters on this thread is scary. Deep shades of totalitarian thuggery.


gerald
Comment posted April 9, 2009 @ 8:54 am

why is it when a domestic terrorist is made public or he kills like the one in Pittsburgh, the authorities always find out that the person is a memebr of the far right fringe?? Timothy McVeigh was a conservative, the killer in Pitts. was a listener of Rush, Hannity, Levin etc……why is that?


Ann
Comment posted April 9, 2009 @ 8:55 am

This teabagging operation is not grassroots, this whole dog and pony show was astroturfed by a very large media corporation. Sadly, the person who made it public was too foolish to know the meaning of the word “teabagger”.

I suggest you just sit down and drink a nice cup of tea, don't throw it overboard. You're going to need it to settle your nerves for the next 4 years at least. Get used to it. This is what happens when the other guys get more votes than your guy does, then goes about doing what he said he would do. Your guys left them with one hell of a mess to deal with.

When the viewing public gets a look at the demographics of teabaggers, the image of Republicans as old, white, and mean-spirited will jump right out of the TV screen at them.


Swan
Comment posted April 9, 2009 @ 8:58 am

Don't be afraid I just think that it is the duty of all to keep those who think like you and yours from threatening the National Security of our country, and we will be keeping a close watch and will report any threats made to our country or our President, to the FBI–it is our duty as American who love their country to do just that.


bill
Comment posted April 9, 2009 @ 9:00 am

this is what im talking about.i dont do this ever ,im not fast at typing.all you guys do are smear and heckle people.i know grammer, but it would take me to long to reply.im more civel than you.im leaving now,im on vacation from my 60 hour a week job processing titanium for defense,so america can remain safe.plus i have to check my stocks.this market rally wont last long before obama inflation sets in from printing money.thank you for the talk my fellow american.good luck.


Ann
Comment posted April 9, 2009 @ 9:05 am

As for all of the hysterical ranting and railing about fascism, totalitarianism, Hitlerism, prison camps and god-hating – are all of you teabaggers happy about a mega corporation that has decided it wants to be the news, make the news, invent the news, instead of reporting the news? I would think very carefully about heading down that path.


bill
Comment posted April 9, 2009 @ 9:07 am

of couse they dont.the company who gets the money can smash their compitition easier.less compitition means higher prices for us and more money for them.read economics


my party left me
Comment posted April 9, 2009 @ 9:08 am

I am not for price controls, but as far as your comment about all of these bailouts are campaign payback for Obama is rediculous. Did you just come out from under a rock where you spent the last eight years?


bill
Comment posted April 9, 2009 @ 9:10 am

we pay the most in corp taxes39.9% your wrong.the government intervention drives jobs away


Swan
Comment posted April 9, 2009 @ 9:10 am

Alan Keys has spoken openly about his intent to “Stop” this Presient, to distroy President Obama. Keys also indicated that he had iformation from the Military that their were those who also wanted to not mhonor President Obama as their commander and chief, those are strong words. This man is a threat to our country.


bill
Comment posted April 9, 2009 @ 9:13 am

thats what obama wants.YOU TO RELY ON GOV.


T
Comment posted April 9, 2009 @ 9:17 am

The thing to be upset about most is that a few high placed greedy jerks created a mess that we and our children and possibly their children and their children ect.. will have to pay for in taxes,loss of rights and freedom caused by expanding gov and lowered wages and living standards.If the tea party is about protesting this then we should all be supporting it.Things are in need of total reform to get rid of the corruptions that enabled this mess to occur.


Steve
Comment posted April 9, 2009 @ 2:20 pm

Alan Keyes will be so disappointed to know he isn’t considered to be among the political “who’s who.”


bill
Comment posted April 9, 2009 @ 9:20 am

like obamas cabinet members


24AheadDotCom
Comment posted April 9, 2009 @ 9:27 am

Just yesterday, Instapundit promoted an interview he did (pajamasmedia.com/instapundit/75986) with a tea party “facilitator” from AFP, a group that's part of the Kochtopus. Weigel is certainly familiar with that term; if anyone isn't do a search to find out about all their good works. Being promoted by Fox is one thing, but being “facilitated” by the Kochtopus is another thing entirely. Connections with Kochtopus was the core part of the Playboy article that was later pulled; it was wrong about some things but it was clearly right about others.

Here's my collection of posts about the tea parties

And, here's what the partiers should be doing instead. That plan would be far more effective than a million tea parties, and it doesn't require all that much effort: simply form (or even just encourage to be formed) local groups to go out and hold politicians accountable by asking them real questions on video.

Instead of wasting your time going to a tea party, concentrate on that highly effective plan.


graceland9
Comment posted April 9, 2009 @ 2:32 pm

Where did you get these numbers from? Narnia?

“With no fanfare and little notice, the national debt has grown by more than $4 trillion during George W. Bush’s presidency.

It’s the biggest increase under any president in U.S history.

On the day President Bush took office, the national debt stood at $5.727 trillion. The latest number from the Treasury Department shows the national debt now stands at more than $9.849 trillion. That’s a 71.9 percent increase on Mr. Bush’s watch.”

http://www.cbsnews.com/blogs/2008/09/29/couricandco/entry4486228.shtml


Ann
Comment posted April 9, 2009 @ 9:34 am

It wasn't a few high-placed greedy jerks who created this mess. The greed, arrogance, adventurism, belief in exceptionalism , profiteering and war-mongering (to name just a few) were systemic under the last administration. The economic collapse is only one of the calamities that have resulted. Where were these protesters when government was expanding under Bush, when reckless wars were being undertaken with criminally ill-equipped soldiers, and when their rights and freedoms really were being snatched away from them by Bush and Cheney. Those were real abrogations of rights and freedoms that can be named and pointed to. With all due respect, I have a different idea of the things to be most upset about.

The teabagging is about being losers. Foot stamping losers.


bill
Comment posted April 9, 2009 @ 2:39 pm

the fact is we were found under christian beliefs.i would never say islam is on the decline in a country founded on it even if other religions were popping up.


BD
Comment posted April 9, 2009 @ 9:39 am

You haven't even mastered basic grade school subjects like grammar or American history but you're going to lecture people on public policy and economics? What is the highest grade level have completed? I would be shocked if you even have a high school diploma..


Steve
Comment posted April 9, 2009 @ 2:45 pm

We aren’t. Our citizens practice many different religions or none at all. I realize you hate this and it scares you and it must be a terrible way to live your life.


Bill
Comment posted April 9, 2009 @ 9:48 am

For the record, “listening to Alan Keyes march further into oblivion” did NOT make my list of reasons to attend a tea party. Chicago. People.

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http://thinkfree.freedomblogging.com/2009/04/08… Reasons to Attend a Tea Party


bill
Comment posted April 9, 2009 @ 9:52 am

go fuck yourself.enslave yourself to big gov I DONT CARE


Steve
Comment posted April 9, 2009 @ 9:59 am

Reading Bill's comments makes me believe listening to talk radio and watching Fox News is bad for a person's mental health.

It's very sad that people like Bill are so easily manipulated by these people. Republicans and their mouthpieces have pulled a huge con on vulnerable Americans. They've enlisted these people in supporting their agenda to enrich corporations to their own detriment. To help the wealthy get wealthier. Like automatons they repeat the call for lower taxes but it won't be these supporters who benefit.

They repeat the call for lower corporate taxes. However, the GAO reported last August:

Two-thirds of U.S. corporations paid no federal income taxes between 1998 and 2005, according to a new report from Congress. and

About 25 percent of the U.S. corporations not paying corporate taxes were considered large corporations, meaning they had at least $250 million in assets or $50 million in receipts.

http://abcnews.go.com/Business/wireStory?id=556…

Most of us will never have to worry about capital gains taxes but the Republicans have their followers calling for a reduction. But they cannot show any correlation between a lowering of capital gains taxes and job creation.

They rail against the very poor receiving an earned income tax credit and accuse Obama of being a “re-distributor,” a “Marxist” and a “socialist” but the earned income tax credit has a very Republican pedigree. The EITC was originally a Republican idea — started by the Ford administration in 1975 and expanded by the Reagan administration during the glorious 1980s and the Bush administration in 1990. Here's what Saint Reagan said:

It's the best anti-poverty, the best pro-family, the best job creation measure to come out of Congress.
- Ronald Reagan

But facts have no place in the Republican scare tactics.


Tom Hoefling
Comment posted April 9, 2009 @ 3:02 pm

Alan Keyes is not scheduled to address the Chicago Tea Party.

He will be speaking at the Pittsburgh, PA event on Saturday, the 11th, the Washington, DC Tea Party on Wednesday the 15′th, followed that same day by an address to the event in Hazleton, PA, a town which has been decimated by illegal immigration and which also happens to be the site where he publicly left the GOP last April 15th.

Alan is a friend of mine, and I talked to him personally just a few minutes ago to confirm these facts. If anyone has any questions about this, they can contact me at tomhoefling@gmail.com.

For Life and Liberty,

Tom Hoefling
Chairman, America’s Independent Party
http://www.AIPNEWS.com


BD
Comment posted April 9, 2009 @ 10:05 am

So does that mean that you don't have a High School Diploma? ROFLMAO


Trouble
Comment posted April 9, 2009 @ 10:16 am

It's the spending, stupid!


Bob Dole
Comment posted April 9, 2009 @ 3:17 pm

Republican’ts are lost and confused. Should stick to obeying master “Limbaugh”


Progressive
Comment posted April 9, 2009 @ 3:17 pm

Dear Conservative,
About those “small brains” of which you spoke; had you completed third grade you would have learned that a space belongs after all commas, two after periods. Also, you should have written, “if you’re not interested in advancing freedom,” not your. Similarly, it should be, “they’re fucking up your small brains.” (They’re called contractions, but they don’t teach that on Rikki Lake re-runs.) Seeing as grade school grammar is beyond your comprehension I doubt you’ll understand this, but, for the record, since the Republicans just ran our government for 8 years, and both houses of congress for six of those years, why are we now on the verge of a depression, and not two years away from being able to “end poverty,” as you claim.


Swan
Comment posted April 9, 2009 @ 3:19 pm

Alan Keyes should be on the most wanted list for terrorist.


Joy
Comment posted April 9, 2009 @ 3:19 pm

Keyes is probably still licking his wounds from the butt-whooping Obama gave the silly carpetbagger 5 years ago in Illinois. He was an embarrassment to his party. Kinda pathetic actually.


Swan
Comment posted April 9, 2009 @ 3:21 pm

Let them come—we all need to hear and see who the enemies are of the United States and our governement.


Glenn Beck Licks Ass
Comment posted April 9, 2009 @ 3:22 pm

FREE-MARKET MOVEMENT really means no laws and no taxes!


Chicagoman
Comment posted April 9, 2009 @ 3:23 pm

Well, maybe if you hardcore LIBERTARIANS could find a better political leader than RON PAUL NUTCASE, or DUCHEBAG JOHN STOLE you might be able to promote a few your sensible ideas.

also….dont be so self-righteous, it is a messy fucking world we live in.


Joy
Comment posted April 9, 2009 @ 3:24 pm

Phoney numbers make blogger look, well, phoney. :)


Swan
Comment posted April 9, 2009 @ 3:30 pm

ITS CALLED TREASON


Ms. Priss
Comment posted April 9, 2009 @ 10:33 am

It always troubling to me to hear American speak of the government in third party. Americans are the government and we send representatives to Washington to represent our interest. The problem has come from the representatives we elect getting paid by lobbyists to represent corporations while lining their own pockets.

If the GOP cannot understand why the American taxpayers want to spend their money on themselves versus corporate welfare in the form of subsidies and tax cuts, that's their problem. Let them continue to rant and rave about socialism and all the other negatives coming out of the party.

But they should, however, explain to their constituents, why they don't want the rest of America to receive the same socialist healthcare taxpayers pay and provide to our politicians.


afgail
Comment posted April 9, 2009 @ 3:38 pm

The “Tea Party” fancy’s themselves as speaking truth to power. But, in reality they are speaking failed policy (Darwinian economics) to whomever will listen.


Swan
Comment posted April 9, 2009 @ 3:39 pm

Jews, Hispanics, and African Americans need not attend. This is not for you, by the way since Most of President Obam’s staff are either Jewish or Irish—the Irish can stay at home too.


T
Comment posted April 9, 2009 @ 3:41 pm

An oligarchy that has been destroying America for their gain. American taxpayers/citizens are being taken. Sadly their are Obama bashers who have their misguided anger directed at him instead of those who created the mess.Maybe Obama is limited in what he can do and is working with what he has.Free markets are supposed to allow everyone access to the market,but there are those who have been been using government to control the free for their benefit at our loss-like sport teams buying off referees. Americans need to hold gov accountable to ref the game fairly and give penalties to those who do not play by the rules.The tea protests are about this more than anything for most .
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bill
Comment posted April 9, 2009 @ 3:49 pm

yes we would.price control leads to poverty.regulation leads to poverty.besides all the banks getting bailouts are obama people, its a campaign payback


Sheri
Comment posted April 9, 2009 @ 11:24 am

That is so true. How difficult is it to realize that we are all connected. The things we speak of as separate – such as government, wall street, mainstreet, etc., are all comprised of the same one thing – US. What needs to be changed is our mindset. People who work in media should really comprehend and relay that sentiment. Maybe then we can stop blaming each other and really start helping each other.


bill
Comment posted April 9, 2009 @ 12:53 pm

hey .i see that the black caucus is really fond of castro.this is great.between obama,ayers,rev wright,and the rest we should be able to kill this country.socialism rules


Bill
Comment posted April 9, 2009 @ 12:58 pm

Say what?

I knock Alan Keyes and promote an entertaining post on why the Tea Parties are worth going to. How does that make me a Republican slave. I'm an independent who could never stand either party, and have never been registered in either.

Not to mention I don't have a clue how the EITC plays into this. Or how on earth you got started on that tangent. So, congratulations on outing yourself as either a) batshit crazy or b) mentally incompetent to the point of being able to stay on topic for longer than three seconds.

Too much govt spending is bad. That's not a controversial statement. Steve has a brain. That IS a controversial statement…given that it doesn't jive with any evidence.

I imagine you'll respond, bringing up Woodrow Wilson, Woody Woodpecker, and ten thousand other things that don't have the slightest connection to my comment. My congratulations in advance.

Jackass.


ed
Comment posted April 9, 2009 @ 12:59 pm

since tax payers are on the hook for car warranties also,maybe ACORN can get cars for people that do not have jobs


Bill
Comment posted April 9, 2009 @ 1:02 pm

Dude, if the tea parties are some giant conspiracy, they are a LAME giant conspiracy. Most of these things have had less than 400 people attend. You can get 400 people together by offering them a free tofutti dog. Not to mention most of them got zero press coverage. So, if this is a giant web of evil being organized by a mastermind, it's a mastermind who ate lead-based paint chips instead of cereal as a kid.

Which, apparently, you also did. Seriously…an impressive conspiracy would, I dunno, kill JFK and get away with it or fake the moon landings. Those are at least grand in their ambitions. But you cry conspiracy when the most insane spending since George W. Bush (heh) prompts a couple dozen small rallies. Give…me…a…break.


lisa
Comment posted April 9, 2009 @ 1:04 pm

want to make some money.learn to use stocks.you only have to learn bussiness math,economics,and finance.2-3 years of study 2-3 years of market experience and you can make your own money.class envy won't rule your life.


Bill
Comment posted April 9, 2009 @ 1:06 pm

Ms. Priss,

With all due respect, pull your head out of your @ss. A) I hate the GOP. B) I also hate Dems. C) I hate the government, in no small part because I am NOT the government. I'm not an unelected bureaucrat who has massive authority that doesn't change depending on the administration. I'm not a pol elected with all sorts of obligations to campaign donors or fringe political groups. And I'm not a massive corporation that can buy political influence.

I'm just someone trying to get by, and trying not to swear too mightily at the bureau/politico/corporate-crats that are running our country into the ground (over the past eight years and continuing today).

The bailouts ARE corporate welfare, the most extreme form of it. Politicians SHOULDN'T get a special health care deal, they should have what the rest of us have, not the other way around.

Drop the partisan shtick and recognize politicians and government are the problem and no elected official (not Ronald Reagan, Bill Clinton or Barack Obama –pick your hero–) will affect that.


Bill
Comment posted April 9, 2009 @ 1:09 pm

Oh. I just noticed there was another “Bill” commenter. And that guy WAS a retard. So good on you for pilloring him.

Hey, other Bill, go shove a frisbee in your mouth and die.

http://www.realultimatepower.net/ninja/seppuku.htm


Bill
Comment posted April 9, 2009 @ 1:10 pm

P.S. My inability to notice the previous Bill earns me a Jackass insult.

@ myself: Jackass.


bill
Comment posted April 9, 2009 @ 1:11 pm

hey guys bill here.i want to thank all of you for the conversation today.this was my first time,im on vacation.no matter what our differences are we are all americans.gotta go,have a good day.


Bill
Comment posted April 9, 2009 @ 1:11 pm

See my comments in response to 24ahead, which go double for you. Including all the insults.


Sheri
Comment posted April 9, 2009 @ 6:16 pm

First, all of our taxes did not go down under Bush, maybe yours, but not mine. My salary did though,
Second, “every government program created to help has spread poverty” is nonsense. Do you even understand what you are saying. I guess social security and medicare for seniors and disabled has spread poverty? Headstart has spread poverty? Public education has spread poverty? Feeding people spreads poverty?
Third, what is your meaning of Love? How can you purport to love people, but perpetuate us vs. them attitudes and ideas? There is enough for everyone – and not everyone feels the need to have more than everyone else just so it can be said that they have the most. The vast majority of the world population just wants to be comfortable, healthy and free to love and be loved by whomever they please.


bill
Comment posted April 9, 2009 @ 1:21 pm

yes i do.im not a very good at typing.i do study business,and economics for stock picking.only be good at things that make money.


Stephen Gordon
Comment posted April 9, 2009 @ 1:38 pm

I'll add to your math: … anybody else > Michael Steele > Newt Gingrich


t
Comment posted April 9, 2009 @ 1:43 pm

will you still support obama when he takes your kids for his little hitler army


Sue
Comment posted April 9, 2009 @ 2:37 pm

Go back on your meds, and stop listening to whatever fact-free hot air you've been listening to.


Tea Parties Rejecting the Establishment
Pingback posted April 9, 2009 @ 10:44 pm

[...] Specter) as he does to a 90% Republican (think Jim DeMint). That is why the Chicago Tea Party said no to Chairman Steele speaking at their event: With regards to stage time, we respectfully must inform Chairman Steele [...]


C Morgan
Comment posted April 10, 2009 @ 1:28 pm

Since Mr. Steele has the philosophy of “less government, more liberty” under his belt, he is allowed to be part of the crowd. As far as who dictates to who? I
think he knows what the pecking order is. When he comes up with a conservative bought and paid for army to equal the ACORN gestapo, then we will
think about leaving him in charge of anything other than throwing our our trash. -The New Sly Fox Patriot Who ALSO can send a dead fish.


roga
Comment posted April 11, 2009 @ 5:25 pm

This is great. People in general protest when they don't think their views are represented in government. Case in point. Speak truth to power.


roga
Comment posted April 12, 2009 @ 12:25 am

This is great. People in general protest when they don't think their views are represented in government. Case in point. Speak truth to power.


Democrat, Republican, Tea « The Rhetorican
Pingback posted April 13, 2009 @ 2:42 pm

[...] (Incidentally, the post to which that commenter above was reacting shows how the Republican party is trying to get on the Tea Party bandwagon, as opposed to fueling it.  Ask Michael Steele.  He knows.) [...]


Chicago Tea Party Rejects Michael Steele | The Kansas Progress
Pingback posted April 16, 2009 @ 11:35 am

[...] Washington Independent: While the organizers of the Washington, D.C. anti-spending “Tea Party” have given a speaking slot to Alan Keyes, that other failed African-American Republican Senate candidate from Maryland, Michael Steele, has been dissed by the crew behind the Chicago Tea Party. Eric Odom, the event’s organizer, has posted the email he wrote to the Republican National Chairman’s staff after Steele asked to be a speaker. I very much appreciate the fact that Chairman Steele is now finally starting to reach out to the true grassroots side of the free-market movement in America. Unfortunately, it appears that he has only just decided to reach out after realizing how big the movement has gotten and how much media is now involved. [...]


Republican rep booed mercilessly at Tea Party - Politics and Other Controversies - City-Data Forum
Pingback posted April 21, 2009 @ 12:20 pm

[...] with the lie, so they shut down her email. Hmmm, must be ANOTHER fluke. Oh, what’s that? The Chicago event organizers rejected a speaking bid by GOP chairmain Michael Steele? Gee, maybe, just maybe, the events were not quite what the Lefties thought. A little [...]


man
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Will there be Unity Between the Tea Party and the GOP? | Progressive Nation
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[...] time to those who are not elected officials, both in government as well as political parties,” he said at the time. Today, Steele is winning a Tea Party Nation web poll on whether he should speak the [...]


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