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Ed Rendell: the Tea Party can get just a thousand people in Washington
Big Bureaucracy ^ | April 26th, 2010 | Ellie Velinska

Posted on 04/26/2010 9:38:10 AM PDT by Big Bureaucracy

“If I can call a rally for stronger laws for puppies I will draw 100 000 people to Washington just like that”

Snap! That was the Pennsylvania Governor Ed Rendell this morning on FOX accusing the tea party of being not able to draw a crowd bigger than a thousand people in Washington DC.

Besides the fact that his numbers on tea party attendance are wrong it is amazing to witness Rendell who is usually appealing to the folks of all political backgrounds turn into fierce campaign against a grassroots movement to which about 60% of the Americans sympathize.

Seems like Ed Rendell is looking at the devastating polls for his party in the 2010 Governor election in Pennsylvania. State Attorney General Tom Corbett (Republican) earns nearly 50% support again this month in the Rasmussen poll against the Democrat Jack Wagner.

Governor Rendell is a professional campaigner and he knows the taste of winning. So what is his strategy in helping his people in the Keystone State? This time he knows that the only chance the democrats may get is by energizing their demoralized base.... o Governor Rendell (who usually makes much more sense) is bashing the tea party on national TV in hope that the attacked will be too busy in Florida to return the fire.

Not likely! The tea party has too many heads and legs all over the country and will probably respond to Rendell accordingly. The good old Governor Rendell kicked the wrong puppy!

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1 posted on 04/26/2010 9:38:10 AM PDT by Big Bureaucracy
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To: Big Bureaucracy

1000? Please they had at least 250,000 in DC last year.


2 posted on 04/26/2010 9:39:31 AM PDT by GeronL (http://libertyfic.proboards.com << Get your science fiction and fiction test marketed)
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To: Big Bureaucracy

The number of people I read was 1.6 million.


3 posted on 04/26/2010 9:40:12 AM PDT by texmexis best (My)
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To: Big Bureaucracy

Don’t they call him “Fast Eddie”?


4 posted on 04/26/2010 9:41:40 AM PDT by HuntsvilleTxVeteran ((B.?) Hussein (Obama?Soetoro?Dunham?) Change America Will Die From.)
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To: GeronL

And not ONE of the Fox and Friends commentators disputed the 1000 number. I was furious. Sent them an e-mail telling ‘em....for what it’s worth.


5 posted on 04/26/2010 9:42:43 AM PDT by Josa
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To: Big Bureaucracy

Rendell was always a blowhard.
Who cares what blowhards think?


6 posted on 04/26/2010 9:43:18 AM PDT by Frenchtown Dan
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To: Big Bureaucracy
Rendell was head of the DNC during the Clinton years.

That should tell anyone with any sense how much integrity the slick of politician has.

7 posted on 04/26/2010 9:43:45 AM PDT by TheClintons-STILLAnti-American
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To: Big Bureaucracy

The question is not how many we can get to Washington for a rally it is how many we can get to the voting booth.


8 posted on 04/26/2010 9:43:46 AM PDT by Paine in the Neck (Napolean fries the idea powder.)
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To: HuntsvilleTxVeteran
"Don’t they call him “Fast Eddie”?"

From his sleazy Philadelphia days.

9 posted on 04/26/2010 9:45:00 AM PDT by TheClintons-STILLAnti-American
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To: Big Bureaucracy

Did he somehow miss the 9/12 rally? There were over a million people in DC that day.


10 posted on 04/26/2010 9:45:12 AM PDT by chris_bdba
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To: Big Bureaucracy

Hey, ED! You hypocrite ‘Ivy League’ (UofP) elitist RAT! Just keep putting down Middle America, we’re gonna take our revenge out on you government statist snobs come NOV.


11 posted on 04/26/2010 9:46:36 AM PDT by The Bronze Titan
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To: Josa
And not ONE of the Fox and Friends commentators disputed the 1000 number. I was furious. Sent them an e-mail telling ‘em....for what it’s worth.

which is why i've been boycotting Fox News since the day after the 2008 Presidential election... i was already boycotting the other news channels...

12 posted on 04/26/2010 9:47:41 AM PDT by latina4dubya ( self-proclaimed tequila snob)
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To: Big Bureaucracy

How many of your puppy lovers are going to make it to the polls in November, Ed?


13 posted on 04/26/2010 9:48:43 AM PDT by chrisser (Starve the Monkeys!)
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To: Big Bureaucracy

The left is DESPERATE to paint the TEA Parties as small and ineffectual at best. This is just the latest attempt to deride and dismiss the impact TEA Party participants are having. People of ALL political stripes(OK, no die-hard libs) attend these as they have had it with the over-reaching, over-spending federal government.

The libs are in full panic mode as are their willing call-girls in the MSM. Must be doing something right.


14 posted on 04/26/2010 9:50:17 AM PDT by bigredkitty1 (March 5,2010. I will miss you, Big Red.)
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To: Big Bureaucracy

So, 100.000 will show up to see if fast Eddie will drunk drive over a puppy?

Naahh...


15 posted on 04/26/2010 9:50:49 AM PDT by Hardraade
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To: Big Bureaucracy

16 posted on 04/26/2010 9:50:52 AM PDT by EternalVigilance (I don't believe in athiests.)
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To: Big Bureaucracy

Amazingly robust crowd of under a thousand, ain’t it?


17 posted on 04/26/2010 9:52:00 AM PDT by EternalVigilance (I don't believe in athiests.)
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To: Big Bureaucracy

I think maybe there should be a tea party rally in our first capital, Philadelphia, just for Fast Eddie.


18 posted on 04/26/2010 9:54:40 AM PDT by Waryone
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To: Big Bureaucracy
What really amazes me about dumbass liberals - like Rendell - is the fact that just because they "say it", they think that makes it so.

I realize anything with more than three zeroes in it is taxing for the man, but any picture that has been released quickly refutes this idiot's lies.

In D.C., there were more than a thousand at any given time waiting in line at the portapotties to take and obama.


19 posted on 04/26/2010 9:54:55 AM PDT by FrankR (Standing up against tyranny must start somewhere, or the future will belong to the tyrants.)
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To: Big Bureaucracy
My wife and I have yet to attend a Tea Party since we are always working but we will this summer. I wonder how many are just like us.

However, one has to question this foolish democrat strategy of ridiculing the Tea Parties. What do they hope to gain by doing this? It is like throwing gasoline on a fire.

20 posted on 04/26/2010 9:54:55 AM PDT by vlad335
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To: Big Bureaucracy
and Ed, we would be able to tell the differences.
your people would have manufactured signs, have been bussed in from labor unions and colleges. They would scream and hoot obscenities and racial slurs. and leave a mess.

The Tea party will come from all walks of life. Will have home-made signs. Will get to the rally on their own dime. scream and hoot and use no obscenities and they would clean up their mess.

21 posted on 04/26/2010 9:55:23 AM PDT by stylin19a (Never buy a putter until you first get a chance to throw it)
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To: Big Bureaucracy

Obama unicorn and rainbow dreams lapdog...........


22 posted on 04/26/2010 9:57:19 AM PDT by cranked
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To: Big Bureaucracy

The nearest town in North Dakota, about 15,000 had over 1000 show up for the TEA Party in the park last Sept 12. One small town alone can do that. FOX ‘friends’ really dropped tha ball not calling Rendell on that number.


23 posted on 04/26/2010 9:59:50 AM PDT by Smokin' Joe (How often God must weep at humans' folly. Stand fast. God knows what He is doing.)
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To: Big Bureaucracy

Ed Rendell is a democrat so if he wishes there had been only a 1000 tea partiers that’s what he claims and if he wishes he could attract 100,000 that’s what he say’s. Just go to this site http://www.freerepublic.com/focus/f-news/2500755/posts and you will see what Democrats with the fill promotion of the liberal MSM can actually get!!!


24 posted on 04/26/2010 10:00:33 AM PDT by ontap
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To: texmexis best; GeronL

For the last time...I was there. There weren’t a million people there. I spoke to people who were at the inauguration and were there at the Tea Party and they said there were more at the inauguration. So we figured, based on that, about 500,000 - 600,000. Which is a FREAKING LOT OF PEOPLE for a movement that had NO advertising.


25 posted on 04/26/2010 10:05:16 AM PDT by Hildy (Going to McDonald's for a salad is like going to a whore for a hug.)
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To: Hildy

A lot more than a thousand


26 posted on 04/26/2010 10:08:05 AM PDT by GeronL (http://libertyfic.proboards.com << Get your science fiction and fiction test marketed)
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To: Big Bureaucracy

Da Gov draws more flies than most Govs too!


27 posted on 04/26/2010 10:10:36 AM PDT by DrNo ("Facts are stubborn things..." John Adams)
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To: DrNo

Da Gov draws more flies than most Govs too!

LOL!


28 posted on 04/26/2010 10:11:38 AM PDT by Big Bureaucracy
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To: Hildy

And considering nobody at the inauguration had to miss work...


29 posted on 04/26/2010 10:11:43 AM PDT by ebshumidors ( Marksmanship and YOUR heritage http://www.appleseedinfo.org)
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To: Big Bureaucracy

Is Ed Rendell that guy that bussed in the “i love obama” crownd to the West Virginia Memorial?


30 posted on 04/26/2010 10:14:58 AM PDT by Voter62vb
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To: vlad335

We are in the same boat. Although, I have not been to a TEA party, I strongly support the message and would love to attend.
Every time I hear these high, falutin’, thinking-they’re-better-than-us pols, it makes me that much more determined to vote them all out of office and support candidates who love this country and respect the U.S. Constitution bestowed on us by our founding fathers.
I can see November from my porch, too.


31 posted on 04/26/2010 10:17:46 AM PDT by KEmom (Getting ready to hop on the Tea Party Express!!!)
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To: Big Bureaucracy

I said good. Let my governor think this way. Let all destructioncrats think this way. The more they underestimate us, the better chance we have at winning big in November. I remember this woman on O’Reilly friday, which had special host Laura Ingraham, said that the tea party is a minority of a minority. I say let’s not correct them and let them think this way. We need them to think this way. Then, they will be blown away in November.


32 posted on 04/26/2010 10:25:59 AM PDT by paman12
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To: HuntsvilleTxVeteran

He has been eating too many cheese steaks - - it is affecting his ability to count and to reason.


33 posted on 04/26/2010 10:30:34 AM PDT by Mr. Wright
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To: Big Bureaucracy

I have never been able to figure out how Fast Eddie got elected. Every time he opens his mouth something stupid comes out.


34 posted on 04/26/2010 10:35:35 AM PDT by freespirited (I'm against a homogenized society because I want the cream to rise. --Robert Frost)
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To: Big Bureaucracy

Sure, he can bus welfare recipients, who have time on their hands, and promise them food, booze and cigarettes, and he can get a pretty good sized protest.


35 posted on 04/26/2010 10:40:46 AM PDT by Daveinyork
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To: TheClintons-STILLAnti-American
"Don’t they call him “Fast Eddie”?"

From his sleazy Philadelphia days."


What call him during his current sleazy days?
36 posted on 04/26/2010 10:47:45 AM PDT by righttackle44 (Is Obama an Irish, Italian or Japanese name?)
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To: Big Bureaucracy

I’m afraid he’s right, we’d better just pack it in and go home. We’re just regular citizens, we should leave the governing to the people who know whats best for us.


37 posted on 04/26/2010 10:47:53 AM PDT by Thurston_Howell_III (Ahoy polloi... where did you come from, a scotch ad?)
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To: Big Bureaucracy

Even if true (and it’s not)....it’s because we have JOBS....you F’n freeloading P.O.S.!!!!!!!! The losers that ar part of your movement have nothing else to do because they are leeches. Go to Hell!!!!!


38 posted on 04/26/2010 10:51:40 AM PDT by my small voice (A biased media and an uneducated public is the biggest threat to our democracy)
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To: my small voice

This just shows how uninformed the left is. I didn’t see the FOX interview, but I’d be willing to bet Fast Eddie was speaking about the 2nd Ammendment march last week. That did in fact draw a poor crowd. He’s so dumb, he probably thought that was a Tea Party.


39 posted on 04/26/2010 11:04:54 AM PDT by rickomatic
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To: Big Bureaucracy; 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

40 posted on 04/26/2010 11:15:51 AM PDT by Do Not Make Fun Of His Ears (Pray for our leaders: Rush Limbaugh and Mark Levin.)
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To: Big Bureaucracy

Conservatives, tea partiers, independents and gun owners are by-and-large working people who can’t just drop everything to attend a march or a rally. On the other hand, welfare bums, union thugs, college kids, ACORNs, peacecreeps, illegals and other rent-a-mob types are usually picked up in a bus, driven to the “grassroots” protest, handed a pre-printed sign, issued a t-shirt, fed a meal, given a pack of smokes and a bottle of hooch or a dime bag. Many are on the clock when they protest. Big difference, Ed!


41 posted on 04/26/2010 11:41:16 AM PDT by 2ndDivisionVet (http://www.freerepublic.com/focus/backroom/2312894/posts?page=242)
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To: Big Bureaucracy

Conservatives, tea partiers, independents and gun owners are by-and-large working people who can’t just drop everything to attend a march or a rally. On the other hand, welfare bums, union thugs, college kids, ACORNs, peacecreeps, illegals and other rent-a-mob types are usually picked up in a bus, driven to the “grassroots” protest, handed a pre-printed sign, issued a t-shirt, fed a meal, given a pack of smokes and a bottle of hooch or a dime bag. Many are on the clock when they protest. Big difference, Ed!


42 posted on 04/26/2010 11:43:24 AM PDT by 2ndDivisionVet (http://www.freerepublic.com/focus/backroom/2312894/posts?page=242)
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