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Quote of the Day

Thursday, April 4th, 2013

“Tainting the tea party movement with the charge of racism is proving to be an effective strategy for Democrats. There is no evidence that tea party adherents are any more racist than other Republicans, and indeed many other Americans. But getting them to spend their time purging their ranks and having candidates distance themselves should help Democrats win in November. Having one’s opponent rebut charges of racism is far better than discussing joblessness.”

— Mary Frances Berry,  former Chairwoman, US Commission on Civil Rights.  Clearly she has a basic misunderstanding of the actual meaning of Civil Rights. Given that she was appointed by that idiot James Earl Carter III, this is hardly surprising.

Note that she freely admits there is no factual basis for her accusation of racism.  It is merely a tactic of the radical left to avoid discussion on their own failures.

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The reality of the Tea Party

Saturday, July 14th, 2012

Just a reminder that the left’s lies about the Tea Party being “racist” are just that, lies.

The members of the Tea Party are a cross section of America, which is hardly surprising, since it is an authentic grass roots organization.


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Monday Book Pick: Tax Payers’ Tea Party: How to Become Politically Active — and Why

Monday, July 2nd, 2012

Tax Payers’ Tea Party: How to Become Politically Active — and Why by Sharon Cooper with illustrations by Chuck Asay

Since the vote for Independence was passed on July 2, 1776, I’m going with a political book the founders would have approved of. This book is about citizen government, i.e. a government that works for the citizens not the other way around. It is a manual on how to get involved in politics at a grass roots level. It encourages people to become knowledgeable on the current political issues and lists ways to effectively communicate with elected government representatives.

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Quote of the Day

Friday, March 9th, 2012

“While the vandals are on the street corners, the Tea Party conservatives they’re working state houses, the governorships, the mayorships, the Senate, the House. See, they understand, they’ve read the Constitution. If you want to make a difference, don’t go break windows, okay? Break some phony arguments that things like austerity are going to put you in the hole. What put you in the hole is borrowing 38 cents of every dollar you spent. That’s what put you in the hole, pure and simple. Everything else is political spin.”

— on-air editor of CNBC Business News Rick Santelli explaining a key difference between the Tea Party and the Occupy Movement

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Rick Santelli: If Not For Tea Party, U.S. Would Be Rated BBB

Tuesday, August 9th, 2011

The “money” quote:

“Blame the Tea Party? Geez, no wonder Kerry did so well in an election. If it wasn’t for the Tea Party, they would have passed the debt ceiling thumbs up, we would have been rated BBB.”

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Quick Round Up

Saturday, November 13th, 2010

Kathleen McKinley has a list of the new Black and Hispanic Conservative members of Congress. Remember that all of these newly elected members of Congress were backed by their local Tea Party groups. You remember the Tea Party members, the ones that the lefties are constantly trying to tell you are “racist.”

If you are looking for actual racism, check the democrats’ Porkulus act.

You can also get your fill of hate, racism and threats of violence from the left.

Joe Scarborough: Top Senate Dems have told me privately that Obama doesn’t know what he’s doing.

Using the “logic” that has dominated leftist thinking since the 2008 election cycle, this means that those democrats are “RACISTS!”

What is that so called “liberals” have against the First Amendment and Freedom of Speech?

Is it because they know that they can not compete in an open debate based on facts and reason?

Obama White House Rewrote Key Sections of Interior Department Report to Suggest Panel of Experts Endorsed Offshore Drilling Ban.

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Quote of the Day

Thursday, October 28th, 2010

If Juan Williams had said he was nervous around “tea baggers,” NPR would have given him a raise.

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Andrew Klavan: We Report, You Obey – The MSM’s Dirty Tea Party Fetish

Wednesday, April 7th, 2010

Klavan nails the left’s extremely bias coverage of a cross section of American Citizens.

He’s not kidding about the pickup truck bit.  Far left MSNBC talking head did make that “pickup truck = racist” connection on the air.

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Tea Party members: A cross section of America

Monday, April 5th, 2010

If you listen to CNN/MSNBC/etc, you would think the people who attend Tea Party protests are a bunch of racist, violent militia members. The MSM is desperately trying to portray them as an “out of touch” fringe element.

Well, the actual truth is quite a bit different. According to this recent poll, Tea Party members are a pretty fair representation of America.

The national breakdown of the Tea Party composition is 57 percent Republican, 28 percent Independent and 13 percent Democratic, according to three national polls by the Winston Group, a Republican-leaning firm that conducted the surveys on behalf of an education advocacy group. Two-thirds of the group call themselves conservative, 26 are moderate and 8 percent say they are liberal.

The group is united around two issues – the economy/jobs and reducing the deficit. They believe that cutting spending is the key to job creation and favor tax cuts as the best way to stimulate the economy. That said 61 percent of Tea Party members believe infrastructure spending creates jobs. Moreover, given the choice Tea Party members favor 63-32 reducing unemployment to 5 percent over balancing the budget.

Gallup conducted another poll that shows similar results.

Tea Party supporters skew right politically; but demographically, they are generally representative of the public at large. That’s the finding of a USA Today/Gallup poll conducted March 26-28, in which 28% of U.S. adults call themselves supporters of the Tea Party movement.

Tea Party supporters are decidedly Republican and conservative in their leanings. Also, compared with average Americans, supporters are slightly more likely to be male and less likely to be lower-income.

In several other respects, however — their age, educational background, employment status, and race — Tea Partiers are quite representative of the public at large.

Ed Morrissey of Hot Air points out “The educational background of Tea Party followers almost exactly matches that of the general population.  Among age demos, the differences between the two are no more than two points for any of the four categories used by Gallup.  The same is true of employment profiles, although ironically Tea Party followers tend slightly more to be employed full-time than not.”  He continues on to note that Fox News is gaining viewers, while the left leaning MSNBC & CNN, who have been bashing the Tea party members non-stop, are loosing views at an accelerated rate.  Could this trend have something to do with those left leaning “news” organizations demonizing the people who watch them?

Since  we are looking at polls, let us review the results of this  Rasmussen poll.

On major issues, 48% of voters say that the average Tea Party member is closer to their views than President Barack Obama. The latest Rasmussen Reports national telephone survey found that 44% hold the opposite view and believe the president’s views are closer to their own.
Not surprisingly, Republicans overwhelmingly feel closer to the Tea Party and most Democrats say that their views are more like Obama’s. Among voters not affiliated with either major political party, 50% say they’re closer to the Tea Party while 38% side with the President.

That’s right, more people agree with the Tea Party movement than our Dear Leader.  There is literally enough on the liberal media bias on this subject to fill a book. Even given all these facts, I don’t expect MSNBC, CNN, ABC News or CBS News to discontinue their efforts to dehumanize members of the Tea Party movement.  Their goals, and the goals of most of America, just don’t match up anymore.

Update: Compare and contrast: Tea Party protest and leftist protest.  At the Tea Party, you have a peaceful demonstration with a multi-racial crowd calling for a return to the principles of the Founding Fathers.  At the leftist demonstration, you have  racists calling for violence against minorities, people holding up signs supporting murdering communist thugs and 9/11 Troofers. Which one do you thing better represents most Americans?

Update: The left’s astroturf response is pretty quick on this topic. I’ve already gotten two identical comments on this, from the same IP address, with two different identifying email addresses. The comment is what you would expect from the left, completely free of any facts and repeats the left’s hate filled talking points multiple times.  Here is one of the facts the left doesn’t want you to know. The only violence at a tea party was four white democrats, wearing purple SEIU t-shirts, attacked a Tea Party protester, who is Black, and beat him so badly he ended up in the hospital. The “liberal” attackers didn’t miss out on using racial slurs while attacking Mr. Gladney.

I’m not kidding about the leftist astroturfing. I’ve found the identical comment in at least six different blog comment streams.

Update: CNN sends a reporter without a political ax to grind to a Tea Party, and finds that they really are Mainstream Americans and are not violent racists!  Shannon Travis, the CNN reporter in question, does repeats the debunked “n-word” and spitting claims against Tea Party members. Andrew Breitbart has upped the bounty to $100,000 to the United Negro College Fund to anybody who can provide a video proving that Tea Party members used racial slur against democrat Georgia Rep. John Lewis.  Given that videos show his staffers had their cell phones out and were taking videos when he walked through the Tea Party crowd (instead of taking the underground tunnel that members of Congress typically use) they shouldn’t have a problem collecting $100,000 for the United Negro College Fund if there was any truth to their claims.

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Marty Lamb is running for the 3rd Congressional seat in Massachusetts

Saturday, March 27th, 2010

Marty Lamb

Marty Lamb is a Republican running for the 3rd Congressional seat in Massachusetts.  He had his kick off meeting in Westborough, MA on March 26, 2010.   There was a very good turnout of supporters.

Marty, unlike our current congressman, is not a career politician and has actually worked in the private sector.  He has a lot of support from the local Tea Party movement and believes that “government’s primary role is to preserve, protect and defend your God-given gift of freedom, not to micromanage your life.”

Update: I have some of my photographs from the event posted.  Some of the other local bloggers who attended were RightWing Granny and Angel Fleming. Christen Varley of the Greater Boston Tea Party introduced Marty at the event.

Update: Marty Lamb has a very different view of the government takeover of the American Health Care system than the incumbent democrat, James McGovern.

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