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Tea Parties Forever (Krugman psycho rant - Tea Party/Tax Revolt updates and links)
The New York Times ^ | April 13, 2009 | Paul Krugman

Posted on 04/13/2009 2:04:54 AM PDT by abb

This is a column about Republicans — and I’m not sure I should even be writing it.

Today’s G.O.P. is, after all, very much a minority party. It retains some limited ability to obstruct the Democrats, but has no ability to make or even significantly shape policy.

Beyond that, Republicans have become embarrassing to watch. And it doesn’t feel right to make fun of crazy people. Better, perhaps, to focus on the real policy debates, which are all among Democrats.

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One way to get a good sense of the current state of the G.O.P., and also to see how little has really changed, is to look at the “tea parties” that have been held in a number of places already, and will be held across the country on Wednesday. These parties — antitaxation demonstrations that are supposed to evoke the memory of the Boston Tea Party and the American Revolution — have been the subject of considerable mockery, and rightly so.

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Last but not least: it turns out that the tea parties don’t represent a spontaneous outpouring of public sentiment. They’re AstroTurf (fake grass roots) events, manufactured by the usual suspects. In particular, a key role is being played by FreedomWorks, an organization run by Richard Armey, the former House majority leader, and supported by the usual group of right-wing billionaires. And the parties are, of course, being promoted heavily by Fox News.

But that’s nothing new, and AstroTurf has worked well for Republicans in the past. The most notable example was the “spontaneous” riot back in 2000 — actually orchestrated by G.O.P. strategists — that shut down the presidential vote recount in Florida’s Miami-Dade County.

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It seems Paul has lost control of himself in this rant. Do I detect a few flecks of spittle on his chin?

Links and updates to follow downthread.

1 posted on 04/13/2009 2:04:55 AM PDT by abb
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ping


2 posted on 04/13/2009 2:06:09 AM PDT by abb ("What ISN'T in the news is often more important than what IS." Ed Biersmith, 1942 -)
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To: abb

What planet is he from?


3 posted on 04/13/2009 2:07:32 AM PDT by tet68 ( " We would not die in that man's company, that fears his fellowship to die with us...." Henry V.)
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To: abb
...and supported by the usual group of right-wing billionaires.

There are right-wing billionaires in this country??? It would be nice if Mr. Krugman dropped a few names.

And I'm sure none of the leftist anti-war, anti-Bush demonstrations are funded by left-wing billionaires, such as George Soros.

4 posted on 04/13/2009 2:10:10 AM PDT by Tolerance Sucks Rocks (Barack Obama: in your guts, you know he's nuts!)
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To: abb
The most notable example was the “spontaneous” riot back in 2000 — actually orchestrated by G.O.P. strategists — that shut down the presidential vote recount in Florida’s Miami-Dade County.

I didn't think that was a "spontaneous riot" when it happened--how could it be? It, along with the tea parties, are something Krugman and his ilk find really, truly revolting--American citizens using whatever methods they have available to voice their protest. Shockingly, this means even rich guys (or campaign workers) who wear ties can voice their opinions, too, as well as working-class folks who don't have Paul Krugman's sympathy.

Is he really trying to argue that only "spontaneous" protest is "real" protest? I guess the original tea-partiers just showed up on the deck and noticed a bunch of other guys in Indian dress--coincidentally!

What is it Obama "community organized"--"spontaneous" events?

I don't personally care for the tea party events. I don't really see the point. But unlike Krugman, I don't think it's always gotta be about me, on my terms, when people express themselves. See, Paul, just because someone doesn't have a column in a newspaper, it doesn't mean they don't have the right to speak.

As for the assertion about debate on issues, the only debates going on with Krugman's liberal buddies is how "spontaneously" they can spend taxpayer money on those who didn't earn it.

Oh, and btw, Paul's columns don't just "spontaneously" appear...

5 posted on 04/13/2009 2:10:58 AM PDT by Darkwolf377
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To: abb

http://www.usatoday.com/news/washington/2009-04-12-teaparties12_N.htm
Tax revolt a recipe for tea parties

http://www.tennessean.com/article/20090413/COUNTY090101/904130315/1327
Tea Party protest set for Public Square

http://www.albanyherald.com/stories/20090413n2.htm
Two tea parties set for tax day

http://www.sun-sentinel.com/news/local/legislature/sfl-crist-taxes-fl041309sbapr13,0,217450.story
Florida Gov. Charlie Crist’s anti-tax reputation comes under strain

http://www.eagletribune.com/punewsnh/local_story_103014126.html?keyword=topstory
Windham men hope for taxpayer revolt

http://www.star-telegram.com/news/story/1313237.html
Tax day ‘tea parties’ stir passion in Dallas-Fort Worth

http://www.charlottesvillenewsplex.tv/news/headlines/42884112.html
Local Blogger Plans Charlottesville Tea Party


6 posted on 04/13/2009 2:11:26 AM PDT by abb ("What ISN'T in the news is often more important than what IS." Ed Biersmith, 1942 -)
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To: abb

http://womenstate.blogspot.com/2009/04/tea-parties-growing.html
Tea Parties growing!

http://www.washingtonexaminer.com/politics/42881092.html
Tea parties reveal Left’s quick descent to hubris

http://www.thepolicyreport.net/2009/04/12/taxpayers-should-oppose-both-increased-taxes-and-increased-spending/
Taxpayers Should Oppose Both Increased Taxes and Increased Spending

http://pukhtunkhwatimes.blogspot.com/2009/04/californias-anti-tax-crusaders-talk.html
California’s anti-tax crusaders talk revolt

http://www.jrdeputyaccountant.com/2009/04/tax-refund-drama-not-just-for.html
Tax Refund Drama: Not Just for California Anymore


7 posted on 04/13/2009 2:17:07 AM PDT by abb ("What ISN'T in the news is often more important than what IS." Ed Biersmith, 1942 -)
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To: abb

You don’t catch a lot of flak unless you’re right over the target.

Party on!


8 posted on 04/13/2009 2:17:39 AM PDT by Salamander (Like acid and oil on a madman's face, reason tends to fly away.......)
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To: Salamander

But Krugman seems to have lost it with this piece. He normally tries to write “above” the rabble. I think he’s mad at himself and conservatives because he’s been forced to write about this “tea party” thing.


9 posted on 04/13/2009 2:20:07 AM PDT by abb ("What ISN'T in the news is often more important than what IS." Ed Biersmith, 1942 -)
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To: abb
Fear fathers his delusion.

prisoner6

10 posted on 04/13/2009 2:20:12 AM PDT by prisoner6 (Right Wing Nuts hold the country together as the loose screws of the Left fall out.)
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To: Tolerance Sucks Rocks

Well, nobody supplies *us* with free transport via fleets of buses, giant, idiotic puppets, professionally printed/mass produced protest signs or Day-Glo morons on stilts so we must not have any “billionaire benefactors”.


11 posted on 04/13/2009 2:21:10 AM PDT by Salamander (Like acid and oil on a madman's face, reason tends to fly away.......)
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To: abb

It is amazing. He just won the Nobel Prize. The Democrats have won decisively and here Krugman is trying to kick Conservatives when they are down. He must not have confidence
in the cause as applied by Obama.


12 posted on 04/13/2009 2:23:44 AM PDT by Anti-Bubba182
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To: Darkwolf377
Is he really trying to argue that only "spontaneous" protest is "real" protest?

If he could, he'd transform his bogus opinion of other people's politics into a structural impairment of their expression -- enforced by police batons, dogs, fire hoses, and "liberal" application of CS gas.

Krugman's just another parasite on Stalinist political front-groups, another duckspeaker spewing prolefeed.

13 posted on 04/13/2009 2:23:53 AM PDT by lentulusgracchus ("Whatever." -- sinkspur)
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To: abb

http://www.americandailyreview.com/home-features-articles-blog/2009/4/13/thousands-preparing-to-descend-on-boston-for-tax-day-tea-par.html
Thousands Preparing to Descend on Boston for Tax Day Tea Party April 15

http://www.courier-journal.com/article/20090413/BUSINESS/904130361
Tea party protests coming to Kentucky

http://vietnamnews.vnagency.com.vn/showarticle.php?num=01HIS130409
April 13 in History
1732
Birth of Lord North, British prime minister from 1770-82. His tax on tea provoked the Boston Tea Party and his policies ultimately led to Britain’s loss of America.

http://www.contracostatimes.com/news/ci_12131140
Fairfield taxpayers plan TEA Party, too

http://www.emediawire.com/releases/2009/4/prweb2315874.htm
Trussville to Host Tax Day Tea Party

http://www.gjfreepress.com/article/20090413/COLUMNISTS/904129997/1021/NONE&parentprofile=1062
See you at the Grand Junction Tea Party

http://www.argusleader.com/article/20090413/NEWS/904130331/1001/news
Rally takes aim at U.S. debt

http://www.idahostatesman.com/business/story/730162.html
Boise Tea Party


14 posted on 04/13/2009 2:25:35 AM PDT by abb ("What ISN'T in the news is often more important than what IS." Ed Biersmith, 1942 -)
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To: abb

Who “forced” him?

Do editors commonly hold their writers at gunpoint?

I have no idea what, if anything, tea parties will ultimately accomplish but it’s better than sitting around the house complaining and doing nothing where no one can hear you but your dog.

If nothing else, they burrow under the left’s skin.
That’s good enough reason for me....:)


15 posted on 04/13/2009 2:25:43 AM PDT by Salamander (Like acid and oil on a madman's face, reason tends to fly away.......)
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To: abb
[Krugman Article] ......shut down the presidential vote recount in Florida’s Miami-Dade County

Shut down Bill Daley and Al Gore from stealing a national election in broad daylight.

A bunch of Democrats were going to go count election-deciding votes in a locked room. That'll happen over our dead bodies!

I hate it when liberals lie so smoothly, when it rolls off their tongues like poisoned honey.

16 posted on 04/13/2009 2:28:18 AM PDT by lentulusgracchus ("Whatever." -- sinkspur)
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To: abb
Last but not least: it turns out that the tea parties don’t represent a spontaneous outpouring of public sentiment.

What a half-witted statement. When do we ever see "spontaneous outpourings" taking place in dozens of different locations? Of course there's some coordination, and only a nutcase would find anything to whine about or object to. I guess Krugman's only impressed with "spontaneous outpourings" of support such as ACORN and assorted other taxpayer financed, partisan political groups.

17 posted on 04/13/2009 2:28:57 AM PDT by Will88
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To: abb

http://newmexicoindependent.com/24724/%E2%80%98tea-parties%E2%80%99-come-to-new-mexico-this-week
‘Tea parties’ come to New Mexico this week

http://www.thenewsstar.com/article/20090413/NEWS01/904130309
As tax day looms, city’s preparations, protests abound

http://www.idahostatesman.com/idahopolitics/story/730199.html
‘Tea party’ to send message to D.C.

http://www.dailyherald.com/story/?id=286030&src=5
Tax Day party

http://www.santamariatimes.com/articles/2009/04/13/news/centralcoast/news06.txt
TEA Party to protest on Tax Day

http://www.northcountrypublicradio.org/news/story/13335/protest-tea-parties-planned-in-st-lawrence-county
Protest ‘Tea Parties’ planned in St Lawrence County

http://www.venturacountystar.com/news/2009/apr/13/tea-parties-slated-in-ventura-county-to-protest/
TEA parties slated in Ventura County to protest taxes, spending

http://fredericksburg.com/News/FLS/2009/042009/04132009/458564
The Fredericksburg Tea Party tax protest is Wednesday

http://www.wnd.com/index.php?fa=PAGE.view&pageId=94750
Fight for your right to tea party

http://www.wnd.com/index.php?fa=PAGE.view&pageId=94752
Time for T.E.A. and a Fair Tax

http://www.wfpl.org/CMS/?p=4376
Louisville Tea Party Set For Wednesday

http://www.yumasun.com/opinion/state_49348___article.html/economy_nation.html
We must say ‘no’ to taxation

http://www.fayobserver.com/article?id=323621
More Tea Party protests


18 posted on 04/13/2009 2:32:46 AM PDT by abb ("What ISN'T in the news is often more important than what IS." Ed Biersmith, 1942 -)
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To: Salamander
Who “forced” him?

Not who but what. Events forced him to comment. He would have preferred not writing about the tea parties at all. Now he's had to stain the august pages of the Left's New Testament, The New York Times, with stories about the rabble on the right.

We're too big to ignore. And he's pi$$ed about it.

19 posted on 04/13/2009 2:36:53 AM PDT by abb ("What ISN'T in the news is often more important than what IS." Ed Biersmith, 1942 -)
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To: abb

Fine.
When we’re done with the tea parties, we’ll throw him a pity party...:)


20 posted on 04/13/2009 2:38:35 AM PDT by Salamander (Like acid and oil on a madman's face, reason tends to fly away.......)
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To: tet68
“Better, perhaps, to focus on the real policy debates, which are all among Democrats.” (now you KNOW you're in trouble)

“And it doesn’t feel right to make fun of crazy people.”

Couldn't have said it better myself, Paul, you crazy bed bug. To think that someone would pay $50,000 a year in tuition to listen to this drivel is astounding. This guy may be a nobel prize winning economist but I'd bet a years pay he couldn't run a corner grocery store to save his life!

21 posted on 04/13/2009 2:39:30 AM PDT by RU88 (The false messiah can not change water into wine any more than he can get unity from diversity.)
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To: abb
This crap makes me very angry.

These people think they have an endless right to take by force what is not theirs.

The dream of America is quickly coming to an end because of people who think like Krugman.

I use to think there was a “silent majority” in this country that believed in property rights, individual freedom and the constitution. It is becoming painful clear I was wrong.

22 posted on 04/13/2009 2:42:16 AM PDT by DB
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To: abb

http://www.onlineathens.com/stories/041309/new_428665508.shtml
Local tax day rallies organized

http://www.forbes.com/2009/04/11/tax-income-property-gas-opinions-columnists-taxes.html
Do Americans Really Like Taxes?

http://www.dailyprogress.com/cdp/news/opinion/columnists_bryan_mckenzie/article/tea_party_protest_planned_for_tax_day/38662/
Tea Party protest planned for Tax Day

http://pajamasmedia.com/instapundit/76399/
VIDEO FROM THE “A NEW WAY FORWARD” RALLY IN CHICAGO.

http://blogcritics.org/archives/2009/04/12/223416.php
Braving the April 11 Pasadena Tea Party

http://www.thestate.com/local/story/746882.html
2 rallies, 1 issue, plenty of righteous anger

http://www.americandailyreview.com/home-features-articles-blog/2009/4/13/constitutionality-the-movement.html
Constitutionality The Movement

http://www.suburbanchicagonews.com/napervillesun/news/1523525,tax-day-protest-naperville_na041209.article
Modern Tea Party is brewing

http://newsbusters.org/blogs/jeff-poor/2009/04/12/kurtz-acknowledges-cnn-s-lack-tea-party-coverage-his-cnn-show
Kurtz Acknowledges CNN’s Lack of Tea Party Coverage — On His CNN Show

http://www.times-herald.com/Local/Tea-party-Wednesday-at-Newnan-City-Hall-712924
‘Tea party’ Wednesday at Newnan City Hall


23 posted on 04/13/2009 2:44:23 AM PDT by abb ("What ISN'T in the news is often more important than what IS." Ed Biersmith, 1942 -)
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To: abb; All
I did a piece on this character a while back:

-The lies of Paul Krugman-( BLAIR, BRAGG, DOWD ... KRUGMAN? ) --

He used to be halfway sane when he was an economic commentator, but when he branched out in to politics, he got kind of wacky.

I see age has not improved him any...

24 posted on 04/13/2009 2:53:36 AM PDT by backhoe (All across America, the Lights are going out...)
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To: abb

Ah, the old leftist Chairman Mao tactic: Whomever disagrees with me is insane.


25 posted on 04/13/2009 2:58:47 AM PDT by Rob the Ugly Dude
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To: abb

I’d be happier if the GOP went away forever and we had us a Tea Party ticket to run on instead.


26 posted on 04/13/2009 3:01:32 AM PDT by 668 - Neighbor of the Beast ( AR2, Overdue! = American Revolution II...Overdue.)
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To: abb

Another supreme case of projection.


27 posted on 04/13/2009 3:09:00 AM PDT by thecabal (Hey Obama, when you gonna start sharin' the sacrifice?)
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To: Darkwolf377
Very good post. Here are the particulars I would add:

1) Krugman is unfortunately correct the GOP has virtually no ability to shape policy, that is almost exclusively in the hands of Democrats -which explains the tea parties.

2) Krugman calls Republicans "crazy" and says that the tea parties "have been the subject of considerable mockery, and rightly so." But up to the point of making these allegations, he has offered not one word in support of them.

3) Krugman calls Republicans "bizarre" because the Republicans have called Obama a "socialist" who "seeks to destroy capitalism." Krugman thinks Americans are moved to take to the streets in protest because Obama wants to raise tax rates on the wealthiest Americans back to the levels of the Reagan administration. There are some other factors, Mr. Krugman, such as Obama's plan to give welfare to non-taxpayers; his taking over of banks and insurance companies to the point of firing employees of whom he disapproves; his unilaterally guaranteeing the warrantees on automobiles; his threats against the coal industry; his threats to nationalize (or should I have better said, "to socialize?) the healthcare industry; the threats to control salaries in all industries; etc.

4) Krugman claims the Republicans use the term "socialism" because the term "liberal" no longer carries the punch it used to. One might question why the Democrats are running away from the term "liberal" if it is so innocuous? It might also be that Republicans are consciously saying "socialist" because Obama is just that, a country mile past "liberal."

5) Krugman maintains that Karl Rove's description of liberals wanting to offer "therapy and understanding" to liberals was "bizarre." One need only think of Bill Clinton's statement after terrorists murdered 3000 Americans and brought down the twin towers to the effect that we should understand that this was a reaction to the Crusades. Surely, Karl Rove's criticism was well within the bounds of fair comment.

6) Krugman deplores the following "crazy stuff": "Then there are the claims made at some recent tea-party events that Mr. Obama wasn’t born in America, which follow on earlier claims that he is a secret Muslim." Mr. Krugman, which is crazier: asking where Obama was born because the documentation is arguably incomplete, or failing to produce the documentation which costs about $12 in favor of spending millions of dollars defending lawsuits on the subject? You are an economist, the answer should be easy for you. Why is it "crazy" to claim the Obama is a secret Muslim when he was listed as a Moslem on official school documents while he was in school in Indonesia? when his stepfather was a Moslem? when he spent four years in a Muslim school? when every known member of his family on his father's side is a Muslim? Does not this accumulation of facts constitute a reasonable predicate for the assertion. Certainly one cannot say that the assertion under these circumstances is "crazy."

7) Krugman notes that some Republicans have called the Clintons "murderers." I leave the reader to review the paragraph in which Mr. Krugman makes these allegations and see how despicable he uses the passive voice so that in some instances the utterers of these deformations need not be named by Krugman. A scurrilous artifice of language. When he does name names, such as Rush Limbaugh, he invokes the qualifier, "innuendo" to leave the reader with the false impression that Limbaugh and big-league conservative media outlets have made these accusations when Krugman knows full well they have not. Shame on you Mr. Krugman.

8) Krugman must really lose it when he contemplates Rush Limbaugh. Consider this sentence, "The abject apologies he has extracted from Republican politicians who briefly dared to criticize him have been right out of Stalinist show trials." Mr. Krugman, it is one thing to vouchsafe a polemicist a certain amount of hyperbole but you've gone over the line here. Unless you can show that Republicans who endured these "Stalinist show trials" were taken out and executed or were sent to a gulag, you should abjectly apologize. You have lost every bit of credibility with such an outrageous slander. Too bad you didn't invoke the Nazi Holocaust and the show trials of Adolf Hitler, and perhaps even some people on the left might have been repulsed enough to speak out against you because then you would have reached political correctness so precious to your side.

9) Krugman asserts without documentation that evolution has been denounced at the tea parties. Such a charge need not be defended if it is not documented. If there is any truth to it I would suspect that it has to do with the denunciation of a school system which compels the teaching of evolution and prohibits at the same time the teaching of alternative theories. Not such a bad position to hold in a free society with a "liberal" understanding of the means and purposes of education.

10) Krugman rounds out his screed by calling the Republicans "childish"-or at least insist that they refuse to grow up- and declaring that they are "clueless" particularly about economic policy. He does not deign to document these charges either.

It is incredible to realize that this rant can appear in what used to be known as America's newspaper of record. One might ask the old Gray Lady a question which they once seized upon and distorted to destroy Joseph McCarthy, "at long last have you no shame?"


28 posted on 04/13/2009 3:13:01 AM PDT by nathanbedford ("Attack, repeat attack!" Bull Halsey)
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To: abb

http://onhudson.typepad.com/onhudsoncom/2009/04/tea-party-dutchess-stadium-wednesday-april-15-tax-day-protest-.html
“Tea Party” @ Dutchess Stadium FishKill NY Wednesday April 15 Tax Day Protest

http://ktracy.com/?p=3729
KTracy Speaking at the Valparaiso, Indiana TEA Party

http://stubbornfacts1776.com/?p=742
400 Attend Lincoln Tea Party @ State Capitol April 11

http://rsmccain.blogspot.com/2009/04/tea-party-terrorists.html
Tea Party terrorists?

http://wp2.medina-gazette.com/2009/04/13/news/%E2%80%98tea-party%E2%80%99-planned-in-medina/
‘Tea party’ planned in Medina

http://www.projo.com/news/content/TAX_DAY_ADVANCE_04-13-09_A9E0LKJ_v8.3416d72.html
Rhode Island ‘tea party’ organizers hope to draw frustrated taxpayers

http://www.kcbd.com/global/story.asp?s=10171487
Local protesters to host “tea party”

http://richlandrealestateblog.com/tea-party-day-coming-to-richland/
Tea Party Day coming to Richland

http://melissapehle.com/blog6/2009/04/join_us_for_a_tea_party.html
JOIN US AT THE TYLER TEXAS TEA PARTY

http://waronwrong.blogspot.com/2009/04/tea-party-organizers-seen-as-anti-obama.html
Tea Party Organizers Seen As Anti-Obama Threat — Groups Set up to Monitor Their Activities

http://www.heraldbanner.com/local/local_story_103002020.html
Supporters planning ‘tea party’ in city

http://houstontps.org/?p=199
Felicia with the organizers of the Woodlands and Fort Bend Tea Parties.

http://southfloridacameraclub.com/2009/04/12/tax-day-tea-party/
Photograph the Tax Day Tea Party

http://weatherfordteaparty.blogspot.com/2009/04/home-stretch.html
W’FORD TEA PARTY

http://www.wrex.com/global/story.asp?s=10171475
Upset taxpayers get ready for Rockford Tea Party

http://rhetorican.com/2009/04/12/tea-party-panic/
UPDATED: Tea Party Panic

http://smartgirlpolitics.ning.com/profiles/blogs/tea-party-sign-making-day-here
Tea Party Sign Making Day here in Mobile, Al 4/12/09

http://bbvm.wordpress.com/2009/04/12/tea-party-rally-set-for-big-bear/
TEA Party rally set for Big Bear

http://thebarbican.wordpress.com/2009/04/12/tea-parties-everywhere-but-in-the-news/
Tea Parties - Everywhere but in the news

http://chebama.blogspot.com/2009/04/liberal-doughboys-afraid-of-tea-parties.html
Liberal Doughboys Afraid of Tea Parties

http://www.sundriesshack.com/2009/04/12/ignore-the-journolist-meme-of-the-week-and-go-to-a-tea-party/
Ignore the JournoList Meme of the Week and Go to a Tea Party!

http://starkville-now.com/2009/04/12/starkville-tax-day-tea-party-plans/
Starkville Tax Day Tea Party Plans

http://conservativehideout.co.cc/blog/2009/04/12/legion-of-doom-begins-distorting-tea-parties/
Legion of Doom Begins Distorting Tea Parties

http://www.kbmt12.com/news/local/42878052.html
“Tea Party” Held to Protest President’s Policies

http://www.cullmantimes.com/local/local_story_101202629.html
Woman plans local ‘tea party’ to protest high taxes

http://shotsonthehouse.com/?p=1650
Columbus Tea Party: Some Media Coverage


29 posted on 04/13/2009 3:20:02 AM PDT by abb ("What ISN'T in the news is often more important than what IS." Ed Biersmith, 1942 -)
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To: abb

Wow! Just Wow!
That was painful to read.

I wonder what goes on in this guys brain bucket when he is frustrated and his party is not in power?


30 posted on 04/13/2009 3:22:09 AM PDT by mylife (The Roar Of The Masses Could Be Farts)
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To: abb

http://news.cincinnati.com/article/20090413/NEWS01/904130357
Tax day brings Tea Party crowd back downtown

http://www.wausaudailyherald.com/article/20090413/WDH0101/904130379/1981/WDHopinion
‘Tea Party’ set for Wednesday

http://www.statejournal.com/story.cfm?func=viewstory&storyid=56572
“Tea Parties” to Be Held in Huntington and Charleston This Week

http://www.jacksonville.com/opinion/columnists/phil_fretz/2009-04-13/story/tea_party_war_on_terror_and_easter
Tea party, war on terror and Easter

http://www.theday.com/re.aspx?re=3ab94dd0-131c-436b-970e-a81143193f7c
Local folks plan “tea party” protests for tax day

http://media.www.chicagoflame.com/media/storage/paper519/news/2009/04/13/Opinions/Taking.The.Tetley.Plunge-3707633.shtml
Taking the Tetley Plunge


31 posted on 04/13/2009 3:25:14 AM PDT by abb ("What ISN'T in the news is often more important than what IS." Ed Biersmith, 1942 -)
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To: nathanbedford

Did you send this to Krugman? If not you should


32 posted on 04/13/2009 3:27:35 AM PDT by Linda Frances
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To: nathanbedford
Another keeper from nathanbedfored. Logrolling over... ;) I'd just add to something you brought up:

Krugman and his ilk would like nothing better than to get people to believe that "socialism" is just a Republican smear of "liberalism." I won't mince words--Krugman is a liar of the worst kind.

Simply put, liberals--not classical liberals, not moderates, but liberals--LOATHED the spread of socialism in the early part of the last century because it was sneaking in under the sheep's clothing of liberalism. These are NOT the same things--I can disagree with liberalism without smearing it, but more importantly, LIBERALS back then didn't want what is happening right now to happen. They HATED Stalin but they also hated communism.

Honest liberals, whatever I think of their beliefs, have tried to get this message out. Film writer Richard Shickel (sp) in particular wrote a very thoughtful, detailed article some years ago about how Hollywood liberals became victims of the attempts by communists to pretend THEY were liberals.

This is a crucial point which Krugman knows and it reveals his true position. No genuine liberal, no honest liberal, would stand for this kind of thing, because it goes to the crux of a very important distinction which is almost gone. The youth of today who would have been liberals--people of the left who would have policy differences with us but who were loyal Americans--are becoming socialists. A true liberal--if any are left--would be fighting the corruption of his cause, not continue to obfuscate a real, important corruption.

33 posted on 04/13/2009 3:28:54 AM PDT by Darkwolf377
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To: Darkwolf377

Marxism is Marxism no matter how they try and paper it over. They can’t hide it with any amount of perfume or jewelry.

Something for nothing. The oldest scam since the dawn of mankind. That’s all Marxism has ever been and all it will ever be.


34 posted on 04/13/2009 3:34:03 AM PDT by abb ("What ISN'T in the news is often more important than what IS." Ed Biersmith, 1942 -)
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To: abb

“...and supported by the usual group of right-wing billionaires.”

Like who?


35 posted on 04/13/2009 3:35:10 AM PDT by vladimir998 (Ignorance of Scripture is ignorance of Christ. St. Jerome)
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To: vladimir998
“...and supported by the usual group of right-wing billionaires.”

Speaking of billionaires, is anyone concern that Soros or another like him will send people (acorn or the like) into tea parties and have them start real problems (violence, shootings...) and blame it on the right? Hopefully there are many video camera's there to tape the faces of anyone starting trouble.

36 posted on 04/13/2009 3:46:18 AM PDT by Linda Frances
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To: abb

Former Enron adviser Krugman fell for socialism, hence, he flunked reality 101 and is stuck on stupid. Anything he has to say about economics or politics is worthless.


37 posted on 04/13/2009 3:49:46 AM PDT by muir_redwoods ( O.B.A.M.A. = One Big Asinine Mistake, America)
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To: abb

Yes, and unfortunately they have cultivated a generation, members of which have repeated TO MY FACE the oldest, scariest line of the Marxists: “But REAL Marxism/Socialism/Communism has never been tried!” A mindset which will perpetuate that particular Hell-on-Earth as long as there are gullible people who think with their feelings.


38 posted on 04/13/2009 3:51:30 AM PDT by Darkwolf377
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To: abb

Paul Krugman, I know you are but what am I?


39 posted on 04/13/2009 3:52:32 AM PDT by Earthdweller (Socialism makes you feel better about oppressing people.....)
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To: tet68

What planet is he from?

Ferretron.

40 posted on 04/13/2009 3:57:23 AM PDT by dancusa (The word "racist" is a magic shield word that's supposed to stop any dissent.)
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To: Salamander
When we’re done with the tea parties, we’ll throw him a pity party

I'd rather give him and his ilk a necktie party.
41 posted on 04/13/2009 3:57:49 AM PDT by GodBlessRonaldReagan (Refugee from the World of Doomed Olsens)
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To: abb

krugman...I have just two words for you.... one of them is a noun and the other a pronoun!


42 posted on 04/13/2009 4:00:59 AM PDT by RVN Airplane Driver ("To be born into freedom is an accident; to die in freedom is an obligation..)
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To: GodBlessRonaldReagan

I’m fairly certain that’s illegal...:)


43 posted on 04/13/2009 4:02:21 AM PDT by Salamander (Like acid and oil on a madman's face, reason tends to fly away.......)
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To: abb
Beyond that, Republicans have become embarrassing to watch. And it doesn't feel right to make fun of crazy people. Better, perhaps, to focus on the real policy debates, which are all among Democrats.

Oh, the NYT was quick to focus on the likes of Code Pink and Cindy Sheehan. They were not only embarrassing to watch, but also insulting. This is a very lame attempt to marginalize that which he cannot ignore.

44 posted on 04/13/2009 4:06:04 AM PDT by Heartland Mom ("Government's first duty is to protect the people, not run their lives." - Ronald Reagan)
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To: abb
I think what happened here is little paulie pooped his pants when he saw what a threat these tea parties truly are. Men like him should be put against the wall or keel hauled! I loosely use the term men... for I doubt seriously he has any of the equipment to make it so.

LLS

45 posted on 04/13/2009 4:09:04 AM PDT by LibLieSlayer (hussein will NEVER be my President... NEVER!!!)
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To: Tolerance Sucks Rocks

“And I’m sure none of the leftist anti-war, anti-Bush demonstrations are funded by left-wing billionaires, such as George Soros. “

Left Wing Projection from a Left Wing Loony.


46 posted on 04/13/2009 4:10:48 AM PDT by EQAndyBuzz (Bow down to me. I am TOTUS.)
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To: EQAndyBuzz

Who is the side who always arms its protesters with professionally made, identical posters and banners?


47 posted on 04/13/2009 4:13:14 AM PDT by thecabal (Hey Obama, when you gonna start sharin' the sacrifice?)
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To: Linda Frances

I think there will be video cameras all over the place. This will be a big event and people will want to film it.


48 posted on 04/13/2009 4:14:19 AM PDT by vladimir998 (Ignorance of Scripture is ignorance of Christ. St. Jerome)
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To: Linda Frances

It is going to be hard to pass off a left wing registered acorn employee as a right wing fanatic. We have the internet and Nexus too!

LLS


49 posted on 04/13/2009 4:16:07 AM PDT by LibLieSlayer (hussein will NEVER be my President... NEVER!!!)
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To: Will88
What a half-witted statement. When do we ever see "spontaneous outpourings" taking place in dozens of different locations?

Yes, a "spontaneous outpouring" would be something for the left to really fear wouldn't it? So Krugman writes this piece that is basically wishful thinking.

He wishes we were being led by the nose, but he's in for a big surprise. There's anger out here, and that's what is spurring us to action.

The whole thing will backfire on the dems, and it will be because they tried to do too much too fast.

50 posted on 04/13/2009 4:18:29 AM PDT by wayoverontheright
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