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Rand Paulís Filibuster: Re-Claiming his Fatherís Tea Party (Huh? What?)
Independent Voter Network ^ | March 7, 2013 | Chad Peace, Director of Operations and Founder

Posted on 03/07/2013 11:16:37 AM PST by 2ndDivisionVet

The modern day tea party movement took shape in 2007. Yet, it is hardly a reflection of the anti-war, anti-deficit, pro-civil liberty message that propelled its early popularity.

During a time of impending recession, a government that had taken us to endless wars on false pretenses, and an unprecedented expansion of government under eight years of “conservative” leadership, the tea party began as a fundraising rally cry for a then relatively unknown dark horse candidate, Representative Ron Paul.

The first “modern day tea party” was held on the anniversary of the original Boston Tea Party, December 16, 2007. In a 24 hour period, in concert with symbolic and peaceful tea party re-enactments across the country, Paul supporters dumped 5.2 million dollars into the long-shot presidential campaign along with fake tea boxes spray painted with slogans like “End the Patriot Act,” “End the War in Iraq,” “End the War on Drugs,” and “End the Fed.”

There were no anti-gay boxes. No one had a picture of a fetus on their boat. And no one, and I mean no one, had a Sarah Palin sticker on their car.

Not until mid-February of 2009, when Rick Santelli gave a now infamous rant on CNBC, did the more religiously radical and racially declined start waving the “Don’t Tread on Me” flags poached with all the irony that individual liberty and theocracy can muster on the dance floor....

(Excerpt) Read more at ivn.us ...


TOPICS: Kentucky; Issues; Parties; U.S. Senate
KEYWORDS: cultureofcorruption; hijack; libertarians; lping; palin; paulestinians; randpaul; ronpaul; ronpaulians; rontards; teaparty; teapartyrebellion

The IVN Team.

1 posted on 03/07/2013 11:16:40 AM PST by 2ndDivisionVet
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To: 2ndDivisionVet

Judging by the content of the article, the IVN staff is clearly comprised of dyed-in-the-wool Paulsheviks.*

* I intend this term to be derogatory of Ron’s supporters, not Rand’s.


2 posted on 03/07/2013 11:20:57 AM PST by ZirconEncrustedTweezers (I'll stop being a cynic when the world stops giving me reasons to be cynical.)
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To: ZirconEncrustedTweezers

I call them Paulestinians, others might say Rontard, Ronulen, Paulbot, crazy whacko or any number of other terms.


3 posted on 03/07/2013 11:22:45 AM PST by 2ndDivisionVet (I'll raise $2million for Sarah Palin's presidential run. What'll you do?)
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To: ZirconEncrustedTweezers

Any of these Ron Paulians also participant in Occupy protest activity?


4 posted on 03/07/2013 11:22:58 AM PST by a fool in paradise (America 2013 - STUCK ON STUPID)
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To: 2ndDivisionVet

I think this author may have confused the “Tea Party” with “Occupy Wall Street.”


5 posted on 03/07/2013 11:23:06 AM PST by 1rudeboy
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To: ZirconEncrustedTweezers

They just know that he’s anti-war, anti-Israel and pro-Marijuana. That’s all they need to hear.


6 posted on 03/07/2013 11:24:08 AM PST by 2ndDivisionVet (I'll raise $2million for Sarah Palin's presidential run. What'll you do?)
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To: 2ndDivisionVet

Chad Peace? LOL.


7 posted on 03/07/2013 11:25:07 AM PST by TADSLOS (The Event Horizon has come and gone. Buckle up and hang on.)
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To: 2ndDivisionVet
Without the underpinning of moral absolutes, mere fiscal "Conservatism" is an empty vessel. Bring pro-God, pro-life and pro-gun are at core of authentic Conservatism. All else then logically follows in line.

The inhabitants of Sodom and Gommorah may have very well favored low taxes and a small government. If so, that didn't make them Conservative. Having they turned away from God, they were nothing but liberals.

8 posted on 03/07/2013 11:30:14 AM PST by re_nortex
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To: ZirconEncrustedTweezers

75% of the women in the picture are not guilty.


9 posted on 03/07/2013 11:31:38 AM PST by Perdogg (Sen Ted Cruz is my adoptive Senator, Rand Paul for President in 2016)
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To: TADSLOS
I think that’s actually his real name. I chuckled, too, when I first saw it, but delving deeper into the bowels of that website, it seems he’s the head honcho of that disparate little group of hippies.
10 posted on 03/07/2013 11:32:46 AM PST by 2ndDivisionVet (I'll raise $2million for Sarah Palin's presidential run. What'll you do?)
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To: Perdogg

Yeah, I was a good looking man when I was 23 years old, too. Let’s see where they are 30 years down the road.


11 posted on 03/07/2013 11:34:29 AM PST by 2ndDivisionVet (I'll raise $2million for Sarah Palin's presidential run. What'll you do?)
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To: 2ndDivisionVet

I think the third from the right has staying power.


12 posted on 03/07/2013 11:35:38 AM PST by Perdogg (Sen Ted Cruz is my adoptive Senator, Rand Paul for President in 2016)
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To: 1rudeboy

Yeah, notice how they act like Rick Santelli’s rant on CNBC - which gave name to the tidal wave movement that was building - is something that just sort of added on to Ron Paul’s massive movement.

What a bunch of Paul-tards indeed. And yes, I exempt the Rand Paul folks from that term.


13 posted on 03/07/2013 11:36:23 AM PST by C. Edmund Wright
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To: 2ndDivisionVet

Looks like a groupthink cult photo to me. Yet they claim to be independent (thinking) voters. Hippies. They’re like weeds. You can dig them up, spray them out, but they still manage to sprout out of nowhere.


14 posted on 03/07/2013 11:37:13 AM PST by TADSLOS (The Event Horizon has come and gone. Buckle up and hang on.)
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To: Perdogg
Oh, you're going to love this:

Jane Susskind – @JaneSusskind

Jane is the Social Media manager at IVN, administering all social media channels for the network. With a B.A. in Political Science and Religion from the University of California, San Diego, she has always been involved in politics, working as a government relations intern in the Sacramento Office of the Council on American-Islamic Relations and down in the San Diego Office of Arnold Schwarzenegger. Focusing on the growing importance of online communications in the political sphere, her role is to facilitate conversations, allow for open dialogue, and update you on what’s going on with IVN and in politics.

15 posted on 03/07/2013 11:42:09 AM PST by 2ndDivisionVet (I'll raise $2million for Sarah Palin's presidential run. What'll you do?)
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To: a fool in paradise

>> “Any of these Ron Paulians also participant in Occupy protest activity?” <<

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Actually, most of Ron’s following are fairly wealthy techies (engineers, programmers, etc) and are more likely to be protested by the Occupy zombies.


16 posted on 03/07/2013 11:43:43 AM PST by editor-surveyor (Freepers: Not as smart as I'd hoped they'd be)
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To: TADSLOS
Looks like a groupthink cult photo to me.

Except for a possible Oriental, they're all white in that picture. Contrast that with the real Tea Party which does have members of all colors:

I am by no means an advocate of forced diversity or multiculturalism. Yet true Conservatism just naturally crosses all color lines and ethnicities.

17 posted on 03/07/2013 11:44:19 AM PST by re_nortex
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To: C. Edmund Wright

>> “Yeah, notice how they act like Rick Santelli’s rant on CNBC - which gave name to the tidal wave movement that was building - is something that just sort of added on to Ron Paul’s massive movement.” <<

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AFAICS they are two separate movements, but at the point in 2012 that TEA Party Express began their cross country trek, the two had melded together on those rallies, and there was a vocal Ron Paul contingent at each of them.


18 posted on 03/07/2013 11:49:48 AM PST by editor-surveyor (Freepers: Not as smart as I'd hoped they'd be)
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To: 2ndDivisionVet

This is such a lie.


19 posted on 03/07/2013 11:53:54 AM PST by freekitty (Give me back my conservative vote; then find me a real conservative to vote for)
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To: 2ndDivisionVet

Are we talking about the same Tea Party?

It had nothing at all to do with Ron Paul. Not that it was actively hostile, but it was not a Ron Paul operation in any way.


20 posted on 03/07/2013 12:01:15 PM PST by Haiku Guy (If you have a right / To the service I provide / I must be your slave)
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To: 2ndDivisionVet

It’s a shame we are so effectively divided.

It would be nice if Religious Conservatives, Social Conservatives, Fiscal Conservatives, Constitutional Conservatives, Libertarian Conservatives, and Ron Paul Conservatives could all tolerate each other enough to get firmly together behind limited government, tightly bound by the Constitution and the Bill of Rights.

I kinda though that was what the TEA Party was supposed to be about.


21 posted on 03/07/2013 12:18:40 PM PST by EasySt (Time to build that gulch...)
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To: EasySt

Have you done any research on former Congressman Ron Paul and his foreign policy ideas?


22 posted on 03/07/2013 12:24:55 PM PST by 2ndDivisionVet (I'll raise $2million for Sarah Palin's presidential run. What'll you do?)
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To: C. Edmund Wright
notice how they act like Rick Santelli’s rant on CNBC - which gave name to the tidal wave movement that was building - is something that just sort of added on to Ron Paul’s massive movement.

I'm not a Ron-basher, but I strongly suspect that 2007 Paul "tea party" was just a one-time event with tea props rather than anything in any meaningful way related to the Tea Party.

23 posted on 03/07/2013 12:26:20 PM PST by JustSayNoToNannies ("The Lord has removed His judgments against you" - Zep. 3:15)
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To: freekitty
This is such a lie.

What say ye now?

I can give you more if you need it.

24 posted on 03/07/2013 12:39:38 PM PST by philman_36 (Pride breakfasted with plenty, dined with poverty, and supped with infamy. Benjamin Franklin)
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To: 2ndDivisionVet

People really don’t know, do they.


25 posted on 03/07/2013 12:41:27 PM PST by philman_36 (Pride breakfasted with plenty, dined with poverty, and supped with infamy. Benjamin Franklin)
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To: 2ndDivisionVet

Yes, I have.

I can, however, agree with his supporters on limited government, bound tightly by the Constitution and the Bill of Rights.

Too many don’t care enough about that core Cause of Causes to make that leap, I suppose.

Others want to make sure we don’t.

So... We continue to do battle, in our separately conservative cliques, with consequent lack of effectiveness.


26 posted on 03/07/2013 1:28:36 PM PST by EasySt (Time to build that gulch...)
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To: JustSayNoToNannies; editor-surveyor

No doubt there was some cross over between the Ron Paul movement and the “Tea Party” movement/mindset as it came to be known, but the Paul use of the term had nothing to do with the rapid launch of the name back into the mainstream in spring of 09. That was Santelli, made famous by Rush, Drudge, and Robert Gibbs, along with the rest of the NBC networks - acting like a match to kindling that had been buidling under Bush and then reached critical mass under Obama and threats of Obama Care.

It has become a lot of things now, being organic and leaderless by design, but it is mainly a conservative small government pro liberty approach. It is about liberty, but not strict libertarianism by any means. Some particular tea party groups have been taken over by social only conservatives, but that is not what it started out as either.


27 posted on 03/07/2013 2:36:34 PM PST by C. Edmund Wright
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To: EasySt; 2ndDivisionVet

I would say that is what the Tea Party is generally about, though some Paulista’s want to claim it all and some social issue conservatives want to claim it all. Neither are correct.


28 posted on 03/07/2013 2:38:41 PM PST by C. Edmund Wright
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To: EasySt
It would be nice if Religious Conservatives, Social Conservatives, Fiscal Conservatives, Constitutional Conservatives, Libertarian Conservatives, and Ron Paul Conservatives could all tolerate each other enough to get firmly together behind limited government, tightly bound by the Constitution and the Bill of Rights.

Faced with the current Socialist Democrat regime, I couldn't agree more. Paraphrasing this sentiment in another way ....

Why can't we support each other's virtues, the way the libs support each other's vices?!

29 posted on 03/07/2013 2:49:32 PM PST by Servant of the Cross (the Truth will set you free)
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To: ZirconEncrustedTweezers

In Iowa, these kooks have all but destroyed RPI. They have been a disaster and they think RPI stood for Ron Paul Iowa instead of Republican Party of Iowa. The Ron Paul supporters are worse than Ron Paul. Rand Paul had better distance himself from those kooks.


30 posted on 03/07/2013 2:56:49 PM PST by Conservativegreatgrandma (The perfect is the enemy of the good..............Voltaire)
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31 posted on 03/07/2013 6:56:32 PM PST by SunkenCiv (Romney would have been worse, if you're a dumb ass.)
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To: 2ndDivisionVet

Saying the Tea Party is somehow Ron Paul’s creation is patently absurd. Still, there is no question that both Pauls are really, actually, for real, no kidding, serious about limited/Constitutional government. They actually believe in it, and that’s why they have devoted followers. I don’t want Ron as President, but I do want him around.


32 posted on 03/08/2013 9:34:26 AM PST by cdcdawg
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