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Ed Rendell: Tea Party Crowds are Pathetic

Posted on 04/24/2010 9:15:43 AM PDT by jazminerose

Ed Rendell on FNC just said he could hold a rally to increase federal legislation to protect puppies & draw at least 100,000.

He's trying to downplay the size of the turnout at the Tea Party events, calling it "pathetic" & pointing out there is no "leadership" & no "infrastructure." (Eddie's not clear on the concept).

Amazing.

One wonders what all the hysteria on the left has been about if the Tax Day rally only drew a couple of "hundred" people.


TOPICS: Business/Economy; Government; Politics
KEYWORDS: edrendell; foxnews; teaparty
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1 posted on 04/24/2010 9:15:43 AM PDT by jazminerose
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To: jazminerose
there is no "leadership" & no "infrastructure."

No one to single out and attack is there Eddie?
2 posted on 04/24/2010 9:17:20 AM PDT by cripplecreek (Remember the River Raisin! (look it up))
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To: jazminerose

He needs to go to rehab for a week or two to dry out.... oops, did I say that out loud?


3 posted on 04/24/2010 9:17:59 AM PDT by nolongerademocrat ("Before you ask G-d for something, first thank G-d for what you already have." B'rachot 30b)
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To: jazminerose

Do it up, Big Ed. Show us what you got, because we are most definitely going to show you what we got.


4 posted on 04/24/2010 9:18:25 AM PDT by chris37
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To: jazminerose

I saw that scared sh*tless spin from Fast Eddie also.


5 posted on 04/24/2010 9:18:32 AM PDT by Amagi (Yo, Homeland Security: Stay stupid. Stay PC. Don't profile. Look for the bomb not the bomber.)
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To: jazminerose
there is no "leadership" & no "infrastructure."

In other words, it's grass roots.

6 posted on 04/24/2010 9:21:46 AM PDT by DejaJude
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To: cripplecreek
No one to single out and attack is there Eddie?

It appears that Alinsky Rules don't work very well when attacking large groups...


7 posted on 04/24/2010 9:21:52 AM PDT by darkwing104 (Lets get dangerous)
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To: jazminerose
We're getting to the point where rallies need to occupy intersections and public transportation facilities. Bring Washington to a standstill. Nothing moves at all in the city.

Then they can tell us that we're small, pathetic, and don't matter.

8 posted on 04/24/2010 9:22:43 AM PDT by ClearCase_guy
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To: jazminerose

“He’s trying to downplay the size of the turnout at the Tea Party events, calling it “pathetic”

Are the crowds bigger or smaller than the anti-war hippies during the Bush years?


9 posted on 04/24/2010 9:23:55 AM PDT by Grunthor (Over YOUR dead body!)
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To: jazminerose
Ed Rendell on FNC just said he could hold a rally to increase federal legislation to protect puppies & draw at least 100,000.

He's used to rallies where labor unions haul in supporters on buses, and that's the "infrastructure" he's talking about ,too.

10 posted on 04/24/2010 9:24:13 AM PDT by gusopol3
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Oh, what a relief it will be when he is no longer governor and can become a full time Obamazoid. No leadership, no infrastructure; he really doesn’t get it; poor eddie just can’t figure it out. :-(


11 posted on 04/24/2010 9:24:38 AM PDT by Jenny217
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To: jazminerose

If the Tea parties are so insignioficant why are the Democrats so frightened. Why dont they just ignore them?


12 posted on 04/24/2010 9:26:13 AM PDT by Venturer
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To: cripplecreek

They are getting frantic, good!!!


13 posted on 04/24/2010 9:27:38 AM PDT by MsLady (If you died tonight, where would you go? Salvation, don't leave earth without it!)
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To: cripplecreek

Good point.

I’d also point out that it wasn’t long ago that the Tea Parties were funded by the insurance companies to do their bidding.

Fascinating.


14 posted on 04/24/2010 9:28:14 AM PDT by AmishDude
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To: jazminerose

registered Demoocrat = traitor.


15 posted on 04/24/2010 9:28:15 AM PDT by rrrod
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To: Venturer
Yes, they are afraid of the tea parties.

Ed Rendell is the one who is pathetic.

16 posted on 04/24/2010 9:28:45 AM PDT by Dante3
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To: jazminerose

He’ll be gone soon.

Stick to saving puppies, Ed, something that I agree with you with. Other than that, step off.


17 posted on 04/24/2010 9:29:22 AM PDT by SueRae
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To: gusopol3

Check out the post by Darren McCarty. (3rd from the top)

Organizing for Obama is putting on a push for my district. You’ll notice they speak of Tim Walberg putting on a town hall “close to us” which seems to indicate they plan to come from outside the district.

http://www.freerepublic.com/perl/profiles?location=70


18 posted on 04/24/2010 9:29:45 AM PDT by cripplecreek (Remember the River Raisin! (look it up))
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To: jazminerose

As opposed to Democrats in government, who are not pathetic, but laughable.


19 posted on 04/24/2010 9:30:29 AM PDT by popdonnelly (The enormous crimes in history were all perpetrated by governments.)
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To: Venturer

That’s my question. Sounds like the Tea Parties should be easy for the demtards to simply ignore.


20 posted on 04/24/2010 9:30:47 AM PDT by jazminerose
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To: Grunthor

He actually did use the anti war rallies for comparison—to hear him tell it, millions of patriotic citizens showed up to those as compared to a couple of hundred armed guerillas show up for Tea Parties.


21 posted on 04/24/2010 9:32:33 AM PDT by jazminerose
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To: popdonnelly

They’re only funny when they don’t have any power.


22 posted on 04/24/2010 9:33:10 AM PDT by jazminerose
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To: jazminerose

“pointing out there is no “leadership” & no “infrastructure”

That’s what they call “grassroots”, Ed.


23 posted on 04/24/2010 9:34:35 AM PDT by I still care (I believe in the universality of freedom -George Bush, asked if he regrets going to war.)
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To: jazminerose; cripplecreek; DejaJude; darkwing104

A pathetic “pathetic” -— lol. The DNC talking-point labels of “racists” and “terrorists” are backfiring......

From Mark Steyn:

....in terms of the electoral map this November, you’ve only got to scare a relatively small percentage of squishy, suburban moderate centrists back into the Democratic fold, and how difficult can that be?

Hence, Bill Clinton energetically on the stump, summoning all his elder statesman’s dignity (please, no giggling) in the cause of comparing tea partiers to Timothy McVeigh. Oh, c’mon, they’ve got everything in common. They both want to reduce the size of government, the late Mr. McVeigh through the use of fertilizer bombs, the tea partiers through control of federal spending, but these are mere nuanced differences of means, not ends.

(snip)

For a long time, tea partiers were racists. Everybody knows that when you say “I’m becoming very concerned about unsustainable levels of federal spending,” that’s old Jim Crow code for “Let’s get up a lynching party and teach that uppity Negro a lesson.”

http://article.nationalreview.com/432436/not-too-hip-and-edgy-for-censorship/mark-steyn


24 posted on 04/24/2010 9:37:30 AM PDT by thouworm
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To: jazminerose

The worst thing that could happen to the Tea Party movement is to develop a leadership structure where everyone in the movement is taking marching orders from one central person.


25 posted on 04/24/2010 9:37:31 AM PDT by BigSkyFreeper ("Ked Tennedy would have been plowed... I mean, proud today..." - Senator Max Baucus (Drunk-MT))
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To: cripplecreek

That’s Fast Eddie for you.


26 posted on 04/24/2010 9:38:08 AM PDT by moose2004 (Stand up, speak out and stop Obamacare and GE)
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To: jazminerose

Democrats are whistling past the graveyard of history.


27 posted on 04/24/2010 9:38:39 AM PDT by meadsjn (Sarah 2012, or sooner)
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To: Venturer

Yes please ignore us but we will remember you in November.


28 posted on 04/24/2010 9:43:43 AM PDT by vicar7
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To: jazminerose

Tell the Gov to go back to sleep. Nothing to see here. He will be in as much shock and in need of shock therapy as the rest of the Dems.


29 posted on 04/24/2010 9:47:41 AM PDT by CPT Clay (Pick up your weapon and follow me.)
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To: BigSkyFreeper
"The worst thing that could happen to the Tea Party movement is to develop a leadership structure where everyone in the movement is taking marching orders from one central person."

AND, where the leadership is subject to be Alinski'd by the state media.

30 posted on 04/24/2010 9:48:29 AM PDT by LZ_Bayonet ( I AM THE TEA PARTY LEADER !)
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To: LZ_Bayonet
And that is precisely why the media made Rush Limbaugh the "de facto leader of the GOP" because Michael Steele doesn't know how to lead and so when the media attacks Rush they're actually attacking the GOP.

So, the media has given Sarah Palin the title of de facto leader of the Tea Party movement. So when they're attacking Sarah Palin, they're attacking all Americans who are fed up with big government.

31 posted on 04/24/2010 9:54:05 AM PDT by BigSkyFreeper ("Ked Tennedy would have been plowed... I mean, proud today..." - Senator Max Baucus (Drunk-MT))
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To: jazminerose
Who in the hell takes this lame duck, loud mouth, disgusting asshole seriously.

This man is the worst example of a politician. He will go down in the history of PA as the Governor of the lobbyists, particulary the unions. What a slimey, double talking slug!

Rendell is attempting to convince himself and his interests that there is no tidal wave about to crush him and the interests of the status quo.

GOOD BYE DIRT BAG!!

32 posted on 04/24/2010 9:57:27 AM PDT by free from tyranny
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To: jazminerose

Rendell calls the Tea party movement....”pathetic” & points out there is no “leadership” & no “infrastructure”

Kinda like Pennsylvania has been under that fat, corrupt sack of $hit’s reign....


33 posted on 04/24/2010 10:01:55 AM PDT by Mac from Cleveland ("See what you made me do?" Major Malik Hasan)
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To: jazminerose

Eddie that is the beauty of the tea party movement, we don’t need any crooked leaders such as yourself to lead us as we are perfectly able to think for ourselves.


34 posted on 04/24/2010 10:07:13 AM PDT by chris_bdba
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To: thouworm

Thanks for the link-Steyn is nearly always great-(I’ve been reading him since the mid 90s when I did some work in Canada and he was writing for the National Post)but this might be one of his very best.

Every word is true and I especially love him rubbing the libscum’s cowardly faces in the cold hard facts.


35 posted on 04/24/2010 10:07:39 AM PDT by Mac from Cleveland ("See what you made me do?" Major Malik Hasan)
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To: jazminerose; All
On the Tax Day Tea Party Rally in Grand Prairie Texas, I took video camera in hand and interviewed attendees. I did this knowing it would counter the media misrepresentaion of the Tea Partiers.

PLEASE FORWARD these links to anyone who has been lied to by the media and politicians about the Tea Party Movement, which of course is everybody.

“The True Face of the Tea Partiers”

Click Here for Part One

 Click Here for Part Two

36 posted on 04/24/2010 10:21:05 AM PDT by Do Not Make Fun Of His Ears (Pray for our leaders: Rush Limbaugh and Mark Levin.)
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To: Mac from Cleveland

“this might be one of his very best.”

thought so also; I posted this column earlier today as a thread here (just because his wit is so withering):

Not Too ‘Hip’ and ‘Edgy’ for Censorship (or, “Please. Behead me last.”)
http://www.freerepublic.com/focus/news/2499655/posts


37 posted on 04/24/2010 10:24:30 AM PDT by thouworm
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To: jazminerose

The reason the crowds are small Ed, they all have jobs and can’t come flooding to demonstrations like your supporters who have no jobs and live on the largesse of hard working Americans.


38 posted on 04/24/2010 10:25:26 AM PDT by hgro (Jerry Riversd)
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To: jazminerose
pointing out there is no "leadership" & no "infrastructure."

In other words..."How can we know who to shake down?"

39 posted on 04/24/2010 10:28:10 AM PDT by A_Tradition_Continues (formerly known as Politicalwit ...05/28/98 Class of '98...PROCESS MATTERS)
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To: Do Not Make Fun Of His Ears

The final head count came in a few days ago for our little Palm Desert Tea Party— 4500.

Here’s a pic of the dangerous extremists in their lawn chairs (I dunno how to post a pic here):

http://joytiz.com/2010/rapist-sees-imaginary-violence/


40 posted on 04/24/2010 10:30:45 AM PDT by jazminerose
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To: jazminerose

Not only can we see November from our house, we can see the next several November’s...


41 posted on 04/24/2010 10:36:23 AM PDT by Freddd (CNN is down to Three Hundred Thousand viewers. But they worked for it.)
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To: jazminerose

Awesome blog post.

It’s a shame that GWB took it upon himself to legitimize the rapist Bill Clinton.

So now the rapist is free to demonize dissenting Ameican voices, as George Bush’s new “adopted brother.”

disgusting and shameful.


42 posted on 04/24/2010 10:38:46 AM PDT by Do Not Make Fun Of His Ears (Pray for our leaders: Rush Limbaugh and Mark Levin.)
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To: jazminerose

With acknowledgement to My Fair Lady:

Just you wait Ed Rendel, just you wait!
You’ll be sorry, but your tears’ll be too late!
Dems will be out of office, with no money.
Will we help you? Don’t be funny.
Just you wait, Ed Rendel, just you wait!...

Then they’ll march all the Socialists to the wall
And the Court will sure tell us: JR, sound the call.’
As we raise our rifles higher,
JR will shout ‘Ready! Aim! Fire!’
Oh-ho-ho, Ed Rendel, Down you’ll go, Ed Rendel.
Just..... you..... wait!

(Just satire about the rifles.....)


43 posted on 04/24/2010 10:44:02 AM PDT by MindBender26 (Prezdet Obama is what you get when you let the O.J. jury select a president !)
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To: jazminerose

“Ed Rendell on FNC just said he could hold a rally to increase federal legislation to protect puppies & draw at least 100,000.”

Have at it, Fast Eddy.


44 posted on 04/24/2010 10:46:23 AM PDT by DennisR (Look around - God gives countless, indisputable clues that He does, indeed, exist.)
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To: I still care

No infrastructure means the unions aren’t paying thousands of thugs to demonstrate.


45 posted on 04/24/2010 10:47:14 AM PDT by csmusaret (If it sounds like Marx and acts like Stalin, it must be Obama!)
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To: jazminerose

Nice. I’m so glad that Ed Rendell is calling the Tea Party pathetic.

That means the Tea Party is right on target. If they were truly pathetic, no one would talking about them at all, like for example, someone like, I don’t know, well, the

Coffee Party

for example.


46 posted on 04/24/2010 11:05:34 AM PDT by NYCslicker
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To: jazminerose
Ya know what's pathetic Ed? You, as mayor of Philly, sending union thugs out to beat up people for exercising their First amendment rights.

Now that's pathetic, Ed.

Oh, almost forgot, and your wife too.

5.56mm

47 posted on 04/24/2010 11:11:36 AM PDT by M Kehoe
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To: jazminerose

TEA Party = We The People.

When the time comes to choose a Presidential Candidate, even then, We The People will probably not choose any one person to be “THE” TEA Party’s single voice.

Every locale from town, city, county, borough, commonwealth, etc, to district and State has its own leadership for its own particular region. That is the essence of the Grass Roots leadership. Someone from Idaho can’t speak for someone from Alabama. WE The People understand that.

The Liberals/Marxists have leaders who speak for all of them. They put everyone into one-size-fits-all thereby stifling individuality.

I think the FEAR the Liberal Leadership has is that the concept of Individuality will catch on with some Liberals. We The People must push the issue of Individual Freedoms loud enough for the Liberals to take notice and to give it some consideration.

No one enjoys being told what to do. Even Liberals are human [well, some of them]. All We The People need to do is stress that WE don’t TELL people what to do, WE expect people to do their own individual research.

And I think this is why many Independents have joined the TEA Party Rallies and various groups.

Well, all that and that we’re a bunch of good looking, happy people. lol


48 posted on 04/24/2010 11:12:23 AM PDT by HighlyOpinionated (SPEAK UP REPUBLICANS, WE CAN'T HEAR YOU YET! IMPEACH OBAMA!)
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To: jazminerose
Rendell is a fat pathetic adultersous loser Eagels fan who sided with the Teamsters when they viciously beat a man protesting Clinton.

49 posted on 04/24/2010 11:46:27 AM PDT by Kid Shelleen (Keep your socialized health care off my body !!)
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To: MindBender26

in that same vein:

All I want is November air,
Congress repealing Obama-care,
Go the way of Blago’s big hair,
Oh woooouldn’t it be loverly!

Growth resuming on old Wall St.,
Pelosi and a real job can finally meet,
And Barbara Boxer’s seat,
Oh woooouldn’t it be loverly!

loverly,
loverly,
loverly,
loverly

Wouldn’t it be loverly!


50 posted on 04/24/2010 11:47:29 AM PDT by NYCslicker
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