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The Tea Party Took Its Name Based On an Act of Deception (You've got to see this)
The Huffington Post ^ | June 29, 2014 | Tim Giago, Founder, Native American Journalists Association

Posted on 06/29/2014 6:48:18 PM PDT by 2ndDivisionVet

In the past few primary elections the Tea Party has won some and lost some. Lately it's been more "lost some" than "won some."

Several months ago I wrote that the Tea Party was founded on an act of impersonation based on an act of deception. They named themselves and patterned themselves after a bunch of so-called Boston Patriots who decided to rebel over a tax on tea by sneaking aboard a vessel that had received a shipment of tea and dumping the tea into the Boston Harbor. In order to conceal this criminal act from the authorities they dressed themselves up as Mohawk Indians hoping to transfer the blame to the Indian people.

The so-called Patriots who committed this criminal action were too cowardly to stand up and be counted as the heroes they envisioned themselves to be, but instead sought to deceive the authorities by shifting the blame upon the Mohawk and if believed, this act of cowardice could have been deadly to the local Indians.

When a group of Republicans decided they would shake up the Republican Party by forming themselves into the Tea Party, an ultra-conservative wing of the Republican Party, they decided to take a page from the history books and breathe new life into it by taking an extreme stance against federal spending and taxes. The Tea Party brought out its share of wing nuts as supporters and candidates with Sarah Palin of Alaska grabbing the brass ring.

Since they were new and fresh-faced they did manage to get some of their candidates elected and this set the traditional Republican Party back on its heels. They didn't know what to do with the newcomers who were vocal, rude and uncompromising. They also proved to be extreme obstructionists....

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TOPICS: Society
KEYWORDS: deception; dnctalkingpoints; huffpoo; indians; irateindian; nativeamerican; nativeamericans; obama; palin; revisionisthistory; revolt; taxedenoughalready; teaparty; teapartyrebellion; timgiago
Nope, not satire.
1 posted on 06/29/2014 6:48:19 PM PDT by 2ndDivisionVet
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To: 2ndDivisionVet

He doesn’t even know it’s the TEA party. He thinks it’s the Tea Party.


2 posted on 06/29/2014 6:49:57 PM PDT by E. Pluribus Unum ("The more numerous the laws, the more corrupt the government." --Tacitus)
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To: 2ndDivisionVet

They actually begin by ATTACKING the Boston Tea Party. let me find a picture of this idiot.


3 posted on 06/29/2014 6:51:16 PM PDT by Viennacon (Rebuke the Repuke!)
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To: 2ndDivisionVet

Hey chief, I got some wampum to trade...Deal?


4 posted on 06/29/2014 6:51:46 PM PDT by Delta Dawn (Fluent in two languages: English and cursive.)
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To: 2ndDivisionVet

5 posted on 06/29/2014 6:52:20 PM PDT by Viennacon (Rebuke the Repuke!)
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To: Viennacon

I’ve sometimes mused about this. How would palefaces, in that day (there weren’t even very good mirrors yet), manage to disguise themselves effectively as Indians rather than appearing as obviously in costume? Maybe they wanted to project the image of being “wild as Indians” instead of actually effecting a disguise — i.e. something as obvious as blackface would be?


6 posted on 06/29/2014 6:54:36 PM PDT by HiTech RedNeck (Embrace the Lion of Judah and He will roar for you and teach you to roar too. See my page.)
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To: Viennacon

So is this a Cowboy or is this an Injun?


7 posted on 06/29/2014 6:55:09 PM PDT by HiTech RedNeck (Embrace the Lion of Judah and He will roar for you and teach you to roar too. See my page.)
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To: Viennacon

That picture screams “lover of ward Churchill.”


8 posted on 06/29/2014 6:56:29 PM PDT by EQAndyBuzz ("Heck of a reset there, Hillary")
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To: 2ndDivisionVet

Since the Left have no ideas of their own all they can do is cast innuendos at those they can’t debate in the arena of ideas.


9 posted on 06/29/2014 6:56:56 PM PDT by SkyDancer (If you don't read the newspapers you are uninformed. If you do read newspapers you are misinformed)
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To: HiTech RedNeck

Rumor has it that the raid on the ship was pulled-off by the Masons, who were mostly the influential men of the city.


10 posted on 06/29/2014 6:57:15 PM PDT by 2ndDivisionVet (The most dangerous man to any government is the man who is able to think things out for himself.)
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To: 2ndDivisionVet

T.E.A.
Taxed Enough Already


11 posted on 06/29/2014 6:57:21 PM PDT by smokingfrog ( sleep with one eye open (<o> ---)
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To: 2ndDivisionVet
In order to conceal this criminal act from the authorities they dressed themselves up as Mohawk Indians hoping to transfer the blame to the Indian people.

Someone is rather ignorant. At that time, the colonies were often represented by imagery of native indians.

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Cartoon-The able doctor or America swallowing the bitter draught

Revolutionary War-era political cartoon published in the London Magazine, entitled "The able doctor; or America swallowing the bitter draught." Depicts Lord North, with the "Boston Port Bill" extending from a pocket, forcing tea (the Intolerable Acts) down the throat of a partially draped Native female figure representing "America," whose arms are restrained by Lord Mansfield, while Lord Sandwich, a notorious womanizer, restrains her feet and peeks up her skirt. Britannia, standing behind "America", turns away and shields her face with her left hand. Image published: 1774.

12 posted on 06/29/2014 6:57:56 PM PDT by cripplecreek (Remember the River Raisin.)
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To: 2ndDivisionVet

Not a clue to the fact that it’s a MOVEMENT, not a PARTY? No idea who Rick Santelli is, or what he said on the exchange floor?

You just can’t fix stupid....


13 posted on 06/29/2014 6:58:20 PM PDT by Issaquahking
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To: HiTech RedNeck
The Symbolism of the “Indian Dress” Reports from the time describe the participants as dressed as Mohawks or Narragansett Indians. The disguise was more symbolic in nature; they knew they would be recognized as non-Indians. The act of wearing “Indian Dress” was to express through symbolism to the world that the American colonists identified themselves as “Americans” and no longer considered themselves British subjects. They were not dressed as Indians in the classic sense with headdresses and full authentic regalia; rather they wore wool blankets matchcoat style, painted their faces with soot, and employed other modes of dress commonly known at the time as “Indian dress” which had been adopted by soldiers during the French and Indian War. - See more at: http://www.bostonteapartyship.com/the-secret-plan#sthash.32IXecte.dpuf
14 posted on 06/29/2014 7:00:47 PM PDT by Kirkwood (Zombie Hunter)
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To: 2ndDivisionVet

And D-day was in large part an act of deception. It was pathetic and evil in its conception. And we should give todays’ adherents of Adolf Hitler another chance to reconstitute the Nazi party and let them have back all of Europe.

It’s only fair, for the children.


15 posted on 06/29/2014 7:02:42 PM PDT by Attention Surplus Disorder (At no time was the Obama administration aware of what the Obama administration was doing)
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To: 2ndDivisionVet

These people cannot be serious. or Sane.


16 posted on 06/29/2014 7:03:47 PM PDT by GeronL (Vote for Conservatives not for Republicans)
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To: Kirkwood

That’s close to the sense I was getting. That they were as native as the Indians.

Not every paleface reference to Indians is uncomplimentary, liberal fretting notwithstanding. The existing reservation system is probably suboptimal for tribes who would rather be roaming around in vast wildernesses, but it is a compromise.


17 posted on 06/29/2014 7:04:16 PM PDT by HiTech RedNeck (Embrace the Lion of Judah and He will roar for you and teach you to roar too. See my page.)
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To: 2ndDivisionVet

The writer seems to miss the fact that there is really no such thing as ‘The Tea Party’, so the stated circumstances behind its ‘founding’ are equally imaginary.

That stated, I’m a fervent supporter of Tea Party values and principles as we know them, and not as mischaracterized and smeared by libs, progressives, Dems and dimwits who believe every pejorative hurled by the alphabet networks and other ‘mainstream’ media outlets.


18 posted on 06/29/2014 7:05:04 PM PDT by DJ Frisat (Proudly providing the NSA with provocative textual content since 1995!)
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To: Kirkwood

They “painted” their faces with soot to not stand out in the moonlight. Indians also painted their faces for other reasons. Hence this raid was done “Indian-style”, and over time people believed they dressed as actual Indians (but not really).


19 posted on 06/29/2014 7:05:23 PM PDT by Kirkwood (Zombie Hunter)
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To: DJ Frisat

TEA Party is more a meme than a formal organization.


20 posted on 06/29/2014 7:07:52 PM PDT by HiTech RedNeck (Embrace the Lion of Judah and He will roar for you and teach you to roar too. See my page.)
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To: 2ndDivisionVet

Native American Journalists Ass. LOL! That’s funny. I don’t care who you are, that’s funny right there. I didn’t know we had one of those.


21 posted on 06/29/2014 7:08:23 PM PDT by FlingWingFlyer (The future must not belong to those who slander bacon.)
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To: 2ndDivisionVet

We must really be over the target. Party on TEA.


22 posted on 06/29/2014 7:10:09 PM PDT by Liberty Valance (Keep a simple manner for a happy life :o)
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To: HiTech RedNeck
Well, OK. So long as they didn't call them "Redskins."

Is the left deliberately letting it slip that they hate this country from its founding? They're not attacking a particular philosophy or political point of view but the very roots of America at this stage.
We've been saying this from day one and now they don't even make much effort to hide it.

23 posted on 06/29/2014 7:14:31 PM PDT by stormhill
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To: smokingfrog

I still have my home-made sign saying just that.


24 posted on 06/29/2014 7:14:40 PM PDT by Rusty0604
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To: 2ndDivisionVet

Unbelievably stupid author.....why let history or facts get in the way of a good polemic? bleeech


25 posted on 06/29/2014 7:28:39 PM PDT by Nifster
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To: HiTech RedNeck
TEA Party is more a meme than a formal organization.

...and that's what really scares the crap out of these Leftists. It's a decentralized, self-organizing force. It cannot be destroyed.

26 posted on 06/29/2014 7:29:13 PM PDT by Flick Lives ("I can't believe it's not Fascism!")
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To: stormhill

Leftists hate a lot of things and love little, if anything.


27 posted on 06/29/2014 7:30:04 PM PDT by HiTech RedNeck (Embrace the Lion of Judah and He will roar for you and teach you to roar too. See my page.)
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To: FlingWingFlyer

They’re Injuns. But that’s not a bad thing in itself. They’re Injuns with feathers up their rear, so to speak.


28 posted on 06/29/2014 7:31:56 PM PDT by HiTech RedNeck (Embrace the Lion of Judah and He will roar for you and teach you to roar too. See my page.)
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To: All

Over 5,000 colonists participated in the fateful meetings at Old South Meeting House that decided the fate of the tea in December of 1773, but only about 100 to 150 men actually boarded the ships to destroy the tea. Participants in the destruction of the tea swore themselves to secrecy and did not acknowledge each other when aboard the ship. Had the men’s names become known to British authorities, they would have been arrested and punished. Even years later, some retained secrecy for fear of lawsuits by the British East India Company.


29 posted on 06/29/2014 7:36:57 PM PDT by smokingfrog ( sleep with one eye open (<o> ---)
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To: 2ndDivisionVet
Just got back from a trip into Hopi/Navajo reservations area of NE Arizona. I could not help but notice the name of the mascot for "South West Natives High School", home of the:

C O W B O Y S

30 posted on 06/29/2014 7:37:54 PM PDT by Michael.SF. (I never thought anyone could make Jimmy Carter look good in comparisons)
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To: HiTech RedNeck; Viennacon
"So is this a Cowboy or is this an Injun?"

Glasses by Givenchy, Hat by Stetson, Jacket from Armani.

Yup. That's Pure Native alright!

31 posted on 06/29/2014 7:41:04 PM PDT by shibumi (Cover it with gas and set it on fire.)
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To: Michael.SF.

?


32 posted on 06/29/2014 7:50:05 PM PDT by Lurkina.n.Learnin
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To: HiTech RedNeck

He’s a cretin


33 posted on 06/29/2014 7:52:04 PM PDT by Rome2000
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To: Lurkina.n.Learnin

I thought it to be ironic, that Indians are calling themselves “cowboys”.

Maybe you never played cowboys and Indians as a kid.


34 posted on 06/29/2014 8:37:41 PM PDT by Michael.SF. (I never thought anyone could make Jimmy Carter look good in comparisons)
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To: 2ndDivisionVet

War whoops of laughter all around! American Indians are the silliest of the politically correct.


35 posted on 06/29/2014 8:46:25 PM PDT by miss marmelstein (Richard Lives Yet!)
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To: HiTech RedNeck

A clear indication that they fear the evolution of a new right wing movement that will wipe the Obamanauts off the map...google UKIP and Stephen Harper...both leaders have, or are raising a new conservative political movement from the ashes. The lefties are pooping their panties. The western democracies are rejecting social democracy


36 posted on 06/29/2014 8:50:34 PM PDT by albertabound
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To: 2ndDivisionVet

Did he mention Khloe Kardashian wearing an Indian Headdress?


37 posted on 06/29/2014 8:55:34 PM PDT by Kickass Conservative (THEY LIVE, and we're the only ones wearing the Sunglasses...)
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To: Michael.SF.

Sorry about that. I’m reading this on my phone and didn’t see “Cowboys”. I just went back and scrolled over to see it.


38 posted on 06/29/2014 9:01:35 PM PDT by Lurkina.n.Learnin
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To: 2ndDivisionVet; GeronL
and patterned themselves after a bunch of so-called Boston Patriots who decided to rebel over a tax on tea

So called patriots.

I guess the author must be quoting Howard Zinn or some other Commie scholar.

39 posted on 06/29/2014 9:10:22 PM PDT by a fool in paradise (The new witchhunt: "Do you NOW, . . . or have you EVER , . . supported traditional marriage?")
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To: a fool in paradise

BUMP


40 posted on 06/29/2014 9:11:13 PM PDT by GeronL (Vote for Conservatives not for Republicans)
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To: FlingWingFlyer

Self identified Native American J-Ass.


41 posted on 06/29/2014 9:13:07 PM PDT by a fool in paradise (The new witchhunt: "Do you NOW, . . . or have you EVER , . . supported traditional marriage?")
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To: a fool in paradise

I’ve been looking at starting the Ambidextrous Journalists Association of America.


42 posted on 06/29/2014 9:16:09 PM PDT by FlingWingFlyer (The future must not belong to those who slander bacon.)
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To: FlingWingFlyer

I think most writers type with both hands.


43 posted on 06/29/2014 9:20:37 PM PDT by a fool in paradise (The new witchhunt: "Do you NOW, . . . or have you EVER , . . supported traditional marriage?")
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To: 2ndDivisionVet

So applying that reasoning, every institution named after a signer of the Declaration of Independence is promoting treason.


44 posted on 06/29/2014 9:21:08 PM PDT by zencycler
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To: HiTech RedNeck

The author is an idiot.

The American Indian was the symbol of America. Now one would envision Uncle Same as the symbol of the United States but back then it was the American Indian.

The Sons of Liberty knew exactly what they were doing and wanted the British to know it was them. Everyone in the damned city of Boston knew who did this.


45 posted on 06/29/2014 10:58:56 PM PDT by warsaw44
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To: E. Pluribus Unum
He doesn’t even know it’s the TEA party. He thinks it’s the Tea Party.

Nope. It's the Tea Party. It was founded by Rick Santelli on 19 February 2009:

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=wcvSjKCU_Zo

"We're thinking of having Chicago Tea Party in July. All you capitalists who want to show up at Lake Michigan, I'm going to start organizing ... I'm thinking of dumping in some derivative securities."

46 posted on 06/29/2014 11:18:29 PM PDT by cynwoody
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To: 2ndDivisionVet
They dressed up as Indians because they wanted King George to know they were americans not euro weenies.

Do progressives really think Liz Warren successfully passes off as an Indian ? In a costume she would look hysterical, as all those former Europeans throwing the Tea overboard looked.

48 posted on 06/30/2014 1:37:34 AM PDT by justa-hairyape (The user name is sarcastic. Although at times it may not appear that way.)
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To: 2ndDivisionVet

Hey now we had a Muslim who pretended to be Christian and said we’d have a transparent government if he got elected so I don’t see the big deal about people disguising themselves to throw tea overboard when they were told they’d have to pay taxes on it against their will just because Britain wanted to tax it simply to make more $$$ just because they said so.


49 posted on 07/02/2014 5:00:09 PM PDT by jsanders2001
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