Co-Sponsor Bails On Tea Party Convention, Citing ‘Controversy’

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Wednesday, January 13, 2010 at 9:31 am

The American Liberty Alliance has pulled out of the Tea Party Convention; it had been a “gold” level co-sponsor. ALA’s Eric Odom explains why, citing concerns about the financing of Tea Party Nation and the convention itself.

[W]e have to respond to the concerns and wishes of our membership. And quite a few of our members have asked that we consider sitting this one out.

In summary, the controversy surrounding the event involves conversations about the infrastructure of the Tea Party Nation and the way its finances are channeled through private bank accounts and paypal accounts.

ALA was one of the most prominent Tea Party groups to sign onto the Convention–Tea Party Patriots took a pass. And the language Odom uses here echoes the critiques of convention skeptics. “[W]hen we look at the $500 price tag for the event and the fact that many of the original leaders in the group left over similar issues,” writes Odom, “it’s hard for us not to assume the worst.”

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trippin
Comment posted January 13, 2010 @ 9:35 am

Typical among any group of extremists, they eventually have a power struggle and begin to eat their own. It will be hilarious to watch these beer-muscled NASCAR racists crash and burn.


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monkey99
Comment posted January 13, 2010 @ 12:14 pm

Hah!

Being taken over by the same failures who nearly destroyed this country. That's what happens when you don't keep stock of who's in the house. Now the crashers will call the shots.
Might as well call yourselves Republican……..It's who will be pulling your strings. How does right-wing puppetry fit you?


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tacairlifter
Comment posted January 13, 2010 @ 5:19 pm

Eric, a fine statement indeed. It is a little curious as to how the Nashville event is going down. Why is Palin charging anyways? I mean, can you image Thomas Jefferson of John Adams charging a speaking fee to talk to Revolutionaries in the 1700s? Come on! If she's really dedicated to helping make a conservative change, why charge the same amount they charged for Republican fundraisers during the '08 election? Insane


elmalo
Comment posted January 13, 2010 @ 6:30 pm

The February T-bagger spermfest for San Antonio, TX has been canceled. They had no money and only a few people had committed to showing up. The various local T-bagger groups are feuding with each other. Allegations of thief about donations is running rampant.


chrisjay
Comment posted January 14, 2010 @ 3:10 pm

I think that the next logical step in the evolution of this T-bagger farce is probably
corporate sponsorship for these ostensibly 'populist' get-togethers———-
“We the People” brought to you by GE, Johnson & Johnson and Mobil-Exxon!


chrisjay
Comment posted January 14, 2010 @ 8:10 pm

I think that the next logical step in the evolution of this T-bagger farce is probably
corporate sponsorship for these ostensibly 'populist' get-togethers———-
“We the People” brought to you by GE, Johnson & Johnson and Mobil-Exxon!


hermes birkin
Comment posted September 29, 2010 @ 9:51 am

Typical among any group of extremists, they eventually have a power struggle and begin to eat their own. It will be hilarious to watch these beer-muscled NASCAR racists crash and burn.


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