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Illinois Rep. Halvorson: Tea Partiers are 'Fringe'
Publius Forum ^ | 04/05/10 | Warner Todd Huston

Posted on 04/05/2010 12:06:13 PM PDT by Mobile Vulgus

Attention citizens of Illinois 11th Congressional District. If you have attended a Tea Party event or are inclined to support them YOU are a "fringe" element according to your Representative, Debbie Halvorson.

Halvosron's office told CBS News Channel 2 in Chicago, "The voters in the 11th District are not easily influenced by the rhetoric of fringe organizations like the tea party."

On the other hand, Halvorson's opponent is very appreciative of the support he's gotten from tea party groups. Adam Kinzinger (www.electadam.com) has been very much in touch with the tea party movement having attended some events and worked with them to get the word out there about his campaign.

But the solid fact remains, Illinois, that your representative in Congress dismisses you as a fringe element. I'd say that this flies in the face of the facts on the ground when we have protests that country over that regularly turns out thousands of attendees...

Read the rest at Publiusforum.com...


TOPICS: Government; Local News; Politics
KEYWORDS: halvorson; illinois; keyhouseraces; khr; teaparty
The Dems are working this hate-the-tea-partiers for all its worth. Let's hope it backfires on them.
1 posted on 04/05/2010 12:06:14 PM PDT by Mobile Vulgus
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To: Mobile Vulgus

We’re a mighty big fringe that seems to contain a fair number of democrats and independents.


2 posted on 04/05/2010 12:07:45 PM PDT by cripplecreek (Remember the River Raisin! (look it up))
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To: Mobile Vulgus

Recent poll, 40 of TP are democrats and I.


3 posted on 04/05/2010 12:08:34 PM PDT by stockpirate ("......When the government fears the people you have liberty." Thomas Jefferson)
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To: Mobile Vulgus

Well of course, to full blown pinko commies, freedom loving individuals would appear to be on the fringe.


4 posted on 04/05/2010 12:09:45 PM PDT by OB1kNOb (When injustice becomes law, resistance becomes duty. - Thomas Jefferson)
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To: stockpirate

Yep, also...

http://exposingtheleft.blogspot.com/2010/04/tea-party-48-obama-44.html


5 posted on 04/05/2010 12:11:22 PM PDT by traderrob6
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To: Mobile Vulgus

Yep, I’m a fringe radical, and I’m your worst nightmare. But not to worry, because after November 2 you won’t have to worry about me or my fringe radical friends.


6 posted on 04/05/2010 12:11:52 PM PDT by Obadiah (ObamaCare = VA hospitals for everyone)
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To: Mobile Vulgus

Folks, the Democrats are going to get the biggest ass kicking in the history of their party come November. It’s going to be fun watching their reactions.


7 posted on 04/05/2010 12:13:49 PM PDT by kempo
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To: Mobile Vulgus

I wish it was only democrats.

‘View’: Meghan McCain Blasts Tea Parties
Sen. John McCain’s daughter says the movement is filled with “innate racism.”
http://abcnews.go.com/Entertainment/video/meghan-mccain-blasts-tea-parties-9777706


8 posted on 04/05/2010 12:14:17 PM PDT by AuntB (WE are NOT a nation of immigrants! We're a nation of Americans! http://towncriernews.blogspot.com/)
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To: Mobile Vulgus
Halvorson Voting Record
2008 Bailout$ Auto$ 2009 Cap&Trade FDA/Food Healthcare
Representative HR1424 District HR7321 District Representative HR2454 District HR2749 District HR3962 District
Weller, Gerald [R] Yea IL-11 No IL-11 Halvorson, Deborah [D] Aye IL-11 Yea IL-11 Aye IL-11

9 posted on 04/05/2010 12:14:37 PM PDT by Texas Fossil (Government, even in its best state is but a necessary evil; in its worst state an intolerable one.)
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To: Mobile Vulgus
"The voters in the 11th District are not easily influenced by the rhetoric of fringe organizations like the tea party."

You say "fringe". I say Vanguard of a new political army.

10 posted on 04/05/2010 12:16:21 PM PDT by KarlInOhio (Obamacare: The 2010 version of the Intolerable Acts.)
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To: Mobile Vulgus

Tea Party Patriots are making a list and checking it twice. They know who is naughty and not nice. Please add this one to the list and support her opponent if he/she is worthy.


11 posted on 04/05/2010 12:18:09 PM PDT by vicar7
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To: Mobile Vulgus

I’m thinking Democrats may be considered ‘fringe’ after the November election.


12 posted on 04/05/2010 12:18:12 PM PDT by pb929
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To: Mobile Vulgus
He will find out what "fringe" is in November.
13 posted on 04/05/2010 12:18:55 PM PDT by E. Pluribus Unum (FYBO: Islam is a religion of peace, and Muslims reserve the right to kill anyone who says otherwise.)
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To: Mobile Vulgus

Only to the Hard Left is Marxism a “moderate” position.


14 posted on 04/05/2010 12:24:59 PM PDT by a fool in paradise (VP Biden on Obamacare's passage: "This is a big f-ing deal". grumpygresh: "Repeal the f-ing deal")
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To: pb929
I’m thinking Democrats may be considered ‘fringe’ after the November election.

Not so sure. All it takes is one single person from the voter's extended family to "benefit" from ObamaCare and voila! the whole family will say the new healthcare law isn't so bad after all. There is always going to be one person with a pre-existing condition or whatever who thinks they're better off. The Republicans should have come up with a suitable bill to address health care deficiencies when they had a chance instead of becoming the "No on Healthcare" party.

15 posted on 04/05/2010 12:27:17 PM PDT by steve86 (Acerbic by nature, not nurture)
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To: Mobile Vulgus

True conservatives are ideologues who are motivated by ideas that have nothing to do with race. We are guilty of telling people to get over race, to forget race, and move onto bigger and better things. The tea party exemplifies the conservative attitude towards race, and the left can’t stand it. The left revels in race, wallows in race, makes everything about race, because the left needs race to drive wedges between Americans, because the left needs hate and divisions to perpetuate their assault on liberty.

The hate fest of the left has been going on for decades, and it is at full froth now. The radicals thought they had the war won, but reality has set in. The American people are coming out of the stupor that elected Obamao, and gave us the thugocracy leading Congress. The tea party, consisting of Republicans, Independents, Libertarians, Democrats, whites, blacks, Hispanics, young people, old people, all the people who are afraid of seeing America turned into a Third World cesspool, is a threat the radical left can’t handle, so they do what they do best, ...respond with lies.


16 posted on 04/05/2010 12:28:59 PM PDT by pallis
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To: Mobile Vulgus

To them The Bill of Rights is a fringe statement .... the Constitution an outdated document ...


17 posted on 04/05/2010 12:47:16 PM PDT by SkyDancer (If someone calls me a racist I'll just tell them you're just saying that because I'm white ....)
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To: Mobile Vulgus

18 posted on 04/05/2010 12:51:27 PM PDT by Jack Hydrazine
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To: Mobile Vulgus

Time for that fence to be erected around Cook County...


19 posted on 04/05/2010 12:51:52 PM PDT by saluki_in_ohio (I support statehood for Central and Southern Illinois. Let Cook County play with itself...)
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To: Mobile Vulgus

Just keep throwin’ them stink bombs, demmees. You’ll see how many “fringe” voters show up in November.


20 posted on 04/05/2010 12:53:01 PM PDT by Terry Mross (Founding Fathers.....grave....rolling over.)
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To: Mobile Vulgus
This TEA Party "fringe" is about 70% of the voting population.

The hard-core commie fringe is less than 20%.

The RINOs-without-a-clue fringe is about 10%.

I say, "Let's hold some elections."

21 posted on 04/05/2010 12:58:10 PM PDT by meadsjn (Sarah 2012, or sooner)
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To: Mobile Vulgus
To a satanist... Christians are fringe... to homo-deviates... a heterosexual is fringe... to a commie... a Patriot is fringe.

LLS

22 posted on 04/05/2010 1:00:04 PM PDT by LibLieSlayer ( WOLVERINES!)
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To: Mobile Vulgus
There are two very strong TEA Party candidates running in suburban Chicago districts. Kinzinger is outstanding- articulate, conservative and Iraq war vet. Joe Walsh in IL-8 is taking on Melissa Bean and is presently running 1 point ahead. Both of these men could use donations to their campaigns. It would be a great message to send to pick off two D seats in BO’s home State
23 posted on 04/05/2010 1:15:42 PM PDT by libertymaker
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To: Mobile Vulgus

You’ll see lots and lots of “Fringe” in November then!....


24 posted on 04/05/2010 1:17:09 PM PDT by AngelesCrestHighway
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To: libertymaker

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http://www.freerepublic.com/focus/f-news/2486023/posts


25 posted on 04/05/2010 1:27:56 PM PDT by randita (Sarah Palin has the same computer that I have.)
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To: Mobile Vulgus

I revel in the hatred of the likes of Halvorson.


26 posted on 04/05/2010 1:57:32 PM PDT by VR-21 (You used to ride on a chrome horse with your 'diplomat'....)
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To: VR-21

I do too. All these have been good replies!!


27 posted on 04/05/2010 1:59:54 PM PDT by Mobile Vulgus
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