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The Death of the Tea Party Movement
http://www.billpressshow.com/ ^ | By Bill Press

Posted on 05/07/2010 9:42:42 AM PDT by Lucky9teen

Farewell to the Tea Party. It was fun while it lasted. It certainly got a lot of undue media attention. But it died a premature, yet welcome, death.

Ironically, what killed the Tea Party was not opposition from either the Republican or Democratic Party. The Tea Party committed suicide, rendered irrelevant by a succession of current events.

The central premise of Tea Party loyalists, after all, was that they were anti-government. You know the drill: All government is bad. Taxes are bad. Government bureaucrats are bad. Then, unfortunately for them, just as they were gaining traction, tea baggers ran into the reality of tornadoes, disastrous floods, an oil spill in the Gulf of Mexico, and a terrorist attack in Times Square. In each of those cases, whom did people turn to for help? The government. And the future of the Tea Party was suddenly kaput: as dead as John Edwards’ political career.

Take the Times Square bomber. He was identified, tracked down, and apprehended exactly 53 hours and 17 minutes from the time he parked his lethal van at 45th and 7th Avenue. How? Through excellent police work by the New York City Police Department, the FBI, and the Department of Homeland Security.

Proud tea partiers, note: All of those police officers work for the government. All of them are paid by our tax dollars. They did an incredible job. Thanks to them, one more terrorist is behind bars. Let those who “hate” government explain why they hate law enforcement officials who are keeping us all safe.

Take the BP oil spill in the Gulf of Mexico. Yes, according to law, BP is responsible for conducting and paying for the cleanup. But who were the first ones on the scene? The Coast Guard. Who’s overseeing the work of BP and other contractors to make sure they are doing everything possible to stop the leak, minimize onshore damage, and reimburse watermen for lost wages? The Environmental Protection Agency, the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration, and the Department of the Interior.

Again, they are all federal employees, paid by our tax dollars — and they were the agencies all five Republican governors of the Gulf States turned to for help on April 22, when BP’s Deepwater Horizon rig exploded and burned.

Take the recent series of storms and tornadoes that recently hit the South, causing so much death and destruction. When tornadoes swept across Mississippi and Alabama, and when severe flooding struck Nashville, the pattern was the same. Local officials, unable to cope alone, called for help. FEMA officials arrived on the scene. Soon thereafter, President Obama declared the most severely impacted areas of those states as federal disaster areas, making residents eligible for grants for temporary housing and home repairs and low-cost loans to cover uninsured property losses.

Governors in those states did not reject the federal government’s help. They actually requested it, and thanked Obama for it. “On behalf of all Alabamians, I thank President Obama for his response to this terrible storm that has affected so many people,” said Governor Bob Riley. “The president’s actions will help those communities recover more quickly.”

One final example. In no state have government-hating Tea Partiers been louder or more active than in Virginia. Conservative Republican Governor Bob McDonnell was elected last year partly on an anti-big government platform. Yet no state profits more from federal largesse.

As reported by The Washington Post, ten cents of every federal procurement dollar spent anywhere on earth is spent in Virginia. More than 15,000 Virginia companies hold federal contracts. … Total federal spending in the state has more than doubled, to $118 billion, since 2000. By 2008, it accounted for a stunning 30 percent of Virginia’s entire economy. And so far, McDonnell has not refused one penny of it. Don’t expect him to any time in the future, either.

All of which makes a mockery of the entire Tea Party movement. When trouble comes, those who complain the loudest about big government are the first ones with their hands out for federal help. Until tea partiers are willing to tear up their Social Security cards and Medicare cards, and reject all help from the FBI, Coast Guard, EPA, FEMA, or any other federal agency, they’re nothing but a bunch of phonies.


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Wow....talk about delusional...
1 posted on 05/07/2010 9:42:42 AM PDT by Lucky9teen
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To: Lucky9teen

Who is this idiot?


2 posted on 05/07/2010 9:43:39 AM PDT by Behind Liberal Lines
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To: Lucky9teen

Who’s Bill Press?


3 posted on 05/07/2010 9:43:47 AM PDT by Mamzelle (Cameras, cameras--never forget to bring your cameras)
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To: Lucky9teen

What kind of LSD is he on today?


4 posted on 05/07/2010 9:44:05 AM PDT by screaminsunshine (S)
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To: Lucky9teen

Stupid article. The Tea Party movement is not an Anarchist movement.


5 posted on 05/07/2010 9:44:18 AM PDT by ClearCase_guy
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To: Lucky9teen

What a stupid article.

Isn’t Bill Press Hannity’s liberal friend?


6 posted on 05/07/2010 9:44:46 AM PDT by Williams (It's the policies, stupid)
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To: Lucky9teen

Oh, Bill Press. No need to read further.


7 posted on 05/07/2010 9:45:08 AM PDT by skr (May God confound the enemy)
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To: Lucky9teen
The central premise of Tea Party loyalists, after all, was that they were anti-government. You know the drill: All government is bad. Taxes are bad.

Didn't get past this epic fail part. You start with a faulty premise and you end up with bovine excrement for a conclusion.

8 posted on 05/07/2010 9:45:10 AM PDT by highlander_UW (First we take down the Democrats, then we clean the Augean stable that is the GOP.)
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To: Lucky9teen

Press is a loon. I didn’t know the boy was still around.


9 posted on 05/07/2010 9:45:41 AM PDT by FlingWingFlyer (Had enough "history" yet?)
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To: Lucky9teen

Wow, what an idiot. I was busy researching the blowback on Sarah’s endorsement of Fiorina, along with the email I received from Deborah Johns about Mark Williams and that whole fiasco - he didn’t mention either one of those items!!


10 posted on 05/07/2010 9:46:25 AM PDT by TiredofItalltoo (tiredofitalltoo)
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To: Lucky9teen
Take the Times Square bomber. He was identified, tracked down, and apprehended exactly 53 hours and 17 minutes from the time he parked his lethal van at 45th and 7th Avenue. How? Through excellent police work by the New York City Police Department, the FBI, and the Department of Homeland Security.

The bomb didn't go off due to the terrorist's incompetence, you moron! Nothing was prevented by this administration. Also, the terrorist was minutes from taking off, jackass!

11 posted on 05/07/2010 9:47:13 AM PDT by frogjerk (I believe in unicorns, fairies and pro-life Democrats.)
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To: Lucky9teen

Bill Press is like the character “Squealer” in the novella “Animal Farm.”


12 posted on 05/07/2010 9:47:26 AM PDT by pogo101
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To: Lucky9teen

Bill Press is a liberal moron....he will find out how dead the Tea Parties are come November!!!


13 posted on 05/07/2010 9:47:52 AM PDT by ontap
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To: Lucky9teen

Bill Press as he was working up the liquid courage to write this drivel.

I doubt he even remembers writing it this morning.

14 posted on 05/07/2010 9:47:59 AM PDT by EternalVigilance (Man proposes, but God disposes.)
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To: Lucky9teen

Where’s the “barf alert”?


15 posted on 05/07/2010 9:48:31 AM PDT by ConjunctionJunction (I can see November from my house.)
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To: frogjerk

Not to mention it was a hot dog vender that alerted every one!


16 posted on 05/07/2010 9:48:52 AM PDT by ontap
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To: Lucky9teen

Personally, I can’t even crap without a government employee there to show me how.


17 posted on 05/07/2010 9:49:21 AM PDT by DaxtonBrown (HARRY: Money Mob & Influence (Expose on Reid on amazon.com written by me!))
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To: Lucky9teen

If stupidity were a weapon, Bill Press would be a one-man ordnance depot.


18 posted on 05/07/2010 9:50:01 AM PDT by RichInOC (No! BAD Rich! (What'd I say?))
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To: Lucky9teen

Press is a lefty kool-aid drinker.


19 posted on 05/07/2010 9:51:22 AM PDT by alarm rider (The left will always tell you who they fear the most. What are they telling you now?)
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To: Lucky9teen

Strawman, crucified, killed dead.
20 posted on 05/07/2010 9:52:23 AM PDT by UnbelievingScumOnTheOtherSide (NEW TAG ====> **REPEAL OR REBEL!** -- Islam Delenda Est! -- Rumble thee forth)
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To: Behind Liberal Lines

He is a pathetic socialist that never gets anything right.
When he was on an Los angelos station during the gov election between dukmejian (R) and Bradley (D). As soon as the polls closed the first words out of his mouth was that the Dum had won. He was giddy talking with I think it was Fielding that had done the exit polling.

ThEN the actual results starting coming in and OMG Dukmejian was WINNING. Press fighting back tears came to the conclusion that the VOTERS LIED to the questioners.

Fielding agreed.

I LMAO the rest of the night as Dukmejian piled up the votes.

I think he’s married to some CNN anchorette.


21 posted on 05/07/2010 9:52:55 AM PDT by Marty62 (marty60)
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To: Lucky9teen

Thanks for making me laugh. Rarely one sees a text where the private starting assumption (obsession) of the writer shines through all the paragraphs.

It should be a mandatory article in all journalism classes. On how NOT to write intelligently. On how to betray intense STUPIDITY. On how to elicit DERISION and SCORN from people with BRAINS instead of raisins (erm... doesn’t a Muslim terrorist earn 77 raisins in Heaven after completing a mission ‘successfully’? Quite a few expert translators think that ‘virgins’ is due to mistranslation. Just think of that possibility... Mohamed Atta enjoying 77 raisins - black humour if there ever was).


22 posted on 05/07/2010 9:53:12 AM PDT by Ayn And Milton
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To: frogjerk

The Department of Homeland Security? Weren’t they the ones that almost let him fly away. Isn’t that headed by Janet Napolitano, whose picture is next to Incompetent in the dictionary?


23 posted on 05/07/2010 9:53:40 AM PDT by anoldafvet (As of 12/24/2009, no more democrats elected - ever)
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To: Lucky9teen

Bill. Seriously. Crack pipe. Put it down.


24 posted on 05/07/2010 9:54:00 AM PDT by Titus Quinctius Cincinnatus (We bury Democrats face down so that when they scratch, they get closer to home.)
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To: Lucky9teen
Stunning stupidity.
25 posted on 05/07/2010 9:54:32 AM PDT by MileHi ( "It's coming down to patriots vs the politicians." - ovrtaxt)
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To: Lucky9teen
In each of those cases, whom did people turn to for help? The government.

So, the government created and implemented the idea of the cap on the well? The government response to the flooding in the south was lacking, private individuals got going and are doing more through their own actions and charity than government did.

What a piker.

26 posted on 05/07/2010 9:55:29 AM PDT by IYAS9YAS (Liberal Logic: Mandatory health insurance is constitutional - enforcing immigration law is not.)
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To: Lucky9teen

Perhaps Mr. Press should understand that declaring a State of Emergency and getting FEMA on site following a devatstating natural disaster isn’t something to be labelled exceptional. Nor is the good luck that prevented a NYC bombing somehow illustrative of a highly competent POTUS.

In fact, Mr. Press should understand that issues of socialism, a government over-extending itself and ignoring the will of the people are just some of the complaints about Obama that are hardly mitigated by the suggested ‘accomplishments’.

Might be time to cut back on the Kool-Aid Mr. Press.


27 posted on 05/07/2010 9:55:51 AM PDT by Made In The USA (Home Depot should begin stocking up on pitchforks and torches.)
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To: Lucky9teen

Bill Press

28 posted on 05/07/2010 9:56:22 AM PDT by Dr. Thorne (Buy Gold and Guns Now!)
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To: Lucky9teen

GIGO


29 posted on 05/07/2010 9:57:25 AM PDT by HuntsvilleTxVeteran ((B.?) Hussein (Obama?Soetoro?Dunham?) Change America Will Die From.)
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To: Lucky9teen

Bill Press is still alive? Who knew?


30 posted on 05/07/2010 9:57:51 AM PDT by dangerdoc
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To: EternalVigilance

Bill Press is Keith Olbermann’s friend with benefits.


31 posted on 05/07/2010 9:58:17 AM PDT by UB355 (Slower traffic keep right)
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To: Lucky9teen

Bill Press Pfftttttt


32 posted on 05/07/2010 9:58:38 AM PDT by al baby (Hi Mom sarc ;))
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To: UB355

Bill Press is Keith O’s ‘butt-boy’!


33 posted on 05/07/2010 9:59:37 AM PDT by LibFreeUSA (Show me what Obama brought that was new and there you will find things only radical and destructive.)
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To: Lucky9teen
Mr. Press is going to be very surprised come Nov. mid terms when the "dead" Tea Party run a vast number of his socialist buddies in congress out on their ass.

Press has ALWAYS BEEN A BARKING MOONBAT LOON of the first order. He drinks deeply of the Obama Kool-Aid daily.

34 posted on 05/07/2010 9:59:41 AM PDT by Popman (Balsa wood: Obama Presidential timber)
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To: Marty62

So he’s basically a less successful version of Olbermann. Got it.


35 posted on 05/07/2010 9:59:49 AM PDT by Behind Liberal Lines
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To: Lucky9teen

He doesn’t really believe this shite. No one can be this dumb or naive. But then liberalism is a mental disorder.


36 posted on 05/07/2010 10:00:22 AM PDT by Digger (If RINO is your selection, then failure is your election)
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To: Lucky9teen

I thought Bill Press was dead. Regretfully, he is still poisoning American newspaper readers.


37 posted on 05/07/2010 10:00:25 AM PDT by ilgipper
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To: Lucky9teen

Make that the “ever wrong Bill Press” -— H.Hewitt


38 posted on 05/07/2010 10:00:47 AM PDT by PIF (They came for me and mine .. now it is your turn..)
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To: Lucky9teen

Barf!!


39 posted on 05/07/2010 10:00:56 AM PDT by READINABLUESTATE (Me thinks HE doth protest too much)
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To: Lucky9teen
Dear Bill Press:


40 posted on 05/07/2010 10:01:52 AM PDT by JRios1968 (The real first rule of Fight Club: don't invite Chuck Norris...EVER)
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To: Behind Liberal Lines

OH yes!!!!! Meaningless dribble.


41 posted on 05/07/2010 10:02:06 AM PDT by Marty62 (marty60)
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To: Mamzelle
Who’s Bill Press?....This Liberal Loony...Nuttier than a fruit cake!
42 posted on 05/07/2010 10:02:28 AM PDT by AngelesCrestHighway
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To: Lucky9teen

One giant lame non-sequiter.


43 posted on 05/07/2010 10:02:45 AM PDT by Yardstick
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To: Behind Liberal Lines
Who is this idiot?

Bill Press, the evil twin of Keith Olbermann. He is the only guy I know that makes Keith Olbermann look sane by comparison.

44 posted on 05/07/2010 10:03:36 AM PDT by SmokingJoe
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To: Lucky9teen

He’s a total joke!....He did want to make me throw a shoe through the t.v. a few times....thank God for the remote!


45 posted on 05/07/2010 10:03:57 AM PDT by AngelesCrestHighway
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To: SmokingJoe

He’s a real nutter....Makes Olberbutt look sane....


46 posted on 05/07/2010 10:04:48 AM PDT by AngelesCrestHighway
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To: Lucky9teen

This piece is career-endingly dumb (or should be).


47 posted on 05/07/2010 10:05:05 AM PDT by Yardstick
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To: Lucky9teen

Yoy forgot the manditory Barf Alert!...shame on you!


48 posted on 05/07/2010 10:06:51 AM PDT by AngelesCrestHighway
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To: Lucky9teen

Where is the barf alert. Anything by Bill Press makes me sick. Why even post his garbage?


49 posted on 05/07/2010 10:07:51 AM PDT by kabar
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To: Lucky9teen

YOU WISH SCROTUM FACE!

LLS


50 posted on 05/07/2010 10:08:05 AM PDT by LibLieSlayer ( WOLVERINES!)
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