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A MILLION TAXPAYER MARCH--WHAT TEA PARTIES ACHIEVED
NY Post ^ | April 17, 2009 | Michelle Malkin

Posted on 04/17/2009 3:37:12 AM PDT by Scanian

AN incomplete survey of newspaper accounts and organizer estimates pegged this week's Tea Party protest population at a minimum of 250,000. If we use the crowd-counting math of left-wing activists, we can call it the Million Taxpayer March.

To George Soros-funded grievance professionals, 250,000 is an insignificant number. But unlike recent anti-war and pro-illegal-immigration rallies padded with union workers, college students and homeless people, the Tax Day Tea Party demonstrations featured small-business owners, working taxpayers and families.

A quarter-million people took time off in the middle of the workweek to raise their voices against reckless taxing and bipartisan spending.

Multimillionaire jetsetter Nancy Pelosi scoffed that the Tea Party movement was nothing more than "Astroturf" politics. Rep. Jan Schakowsky called the peaceable assemblies "despicable." Others grumbled that activists only showed up where Fox News cameras were

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TOPICS: Business/Economy; Culture/Society; Government; News/Current Events
KEYWORDS: grassroots; liberals; numbers; teaparties

1 posted on 04/17/2009 3:37:13 AM PDT by Scanian
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To: Scanian

Every story in the drive-by propaganda media now refers to tea-parties as “paid lobbying events”.


2 posted on 04/17/2009 3:39:28 AM PDT by samtheman
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To: Scanian

Jim Lehrer (PBS, D): "You wont see this reported.
'News' means nothing to us except our gateway to power an d takeover.
Now, how many of Gwen Ifill's book on our Messiah Obama's Inauguration would you like?"

3 posted on 04/17/2009 3:42:22 AM PDT by Diogenesis
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To: Scanian

“...As one of the most popular Tea Party signs read:
“You can’t fix stupid, but you can vote it out.”


4 posted on 04/17/2009 3:42:50 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: Scanian; All
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Please FReep this MSNBC poll on Obama performance:

http://www.msnbc.msn.com/id/29493093/

[link intentionally not live]

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5 posted on 04/17/2009 3:43:36 AM PDT by lentulusgracchus
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To: Scanian; All
PHOTOS FROM NEW YORK CITY TEA PARTY (City Hall Park)
April 16, 2009 | ETL

Posted on 04/16/2009 1:28:50 PM EDT by ETL:
(warning: slow download for dial-ups)
http://www.freerepublic.com/focus/f-news/2230757/posts

6 posted on 04/17/2009 3:44:44 AM PDT by ETL (ALL the Obama-commie connections at my FR Home page: http://www.freerepublic.com/~etl/)
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To: Scanian

Liberty truly is at stake. Those who didn’t participate on Wednesday may want to consider the next one. Evidently, the sexual references applied to these common, hardworking Americans by some MSM anchors was extreme and shockingly disgusting.

http://www.foxnews.com/politics/2009/04/16/cable-anchors-guests-use-tea-parties-platform-frat-house-humor/


7 posted on 04/17/2009 3:44:54 AM PDT by jazzlite (esat)
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To: Scanian

That number is immensely impressive. Considering this happened in the middle of the workweek, and involved people who work for a living. Washington should take note of this...

But they won’t. They think that they’re royalty. And to continue with that mindset will just increase our number.


8 posted on 04/17/2009 3:45:27 AM PDT by RandallFlagg (Satisfaction was my sin)
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To: Scanian
Nancy Pelosi scoffed that the Tea Party movement was nothing more than "Astroturf" politics.

What is this supposed to mean?

9 posted on 04/17/2009 3:47:58 AM PDT by uncitizen
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To: RandallFlagg

You are correct. The liberals can ignore the tea parties if they want to but it will be as costly for them to do so as it was for conservatives to ignore left-wing internet organizing.


10 posted on 04/17/2009 3:47:58 AM PDT by Scanian (i)
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To: uncitizen

Not a grass-roots event. Allegedly paid for by lobbyists and political interests.


11 posted on 04/17/2009 3:52:52 AM PDT by Scanian (i)
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To: uncitizen

“Astroturf” is the trendy buzzword for a phony grassroots movement. The talking points on the left in this particular case is that the tea parties are a construct of Dick Armey’s lobbying group and not really a spontaneous outpouring of public sentiment (or some such blather).


12 posted on 04/17/2009 3:53:41 AM PDT by DemforBush (It's been a long four years...and it's only April 2009.)
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To: Scanian

the Tax Day Tea Party demonstrations featured small-business owners, working taxpayers and families.

IOW, the people who actually PAY the taxes....

As opposed to those who demand payments....
Got it.


13 posted on 04/17/2009 3:54:16 AM PDT by Adder (Proudly ignoring Zero's political stylings since 1-20-09!)
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To: Scanian

“A quarter-million people took time off in the middle of the workweek to raise their voices against reckless taxing and bipartisan spending”
* * *

And they weren’t even giving away free beer and sausage, or subjecting people to the unmelodious lamenting of Jackson Browne, et al.

;-)

Plus, the events DID get exposure in the local newscasts, dinosaur media and national (FNC) network.

The demonstrations were a success, without any need to occupy college administration buildings, burn flags, threaten cops, get arrested or partake in any other fabricated acts of civil disobedience.


14 posted on 04/17/2009 3:56:37 AM PDT by Canedawg (.Support and defend the Constitution against all enemies, foreign and DOMESTIC.)
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To: Scanian

“Other Tea Party participants pointed out that Newt Gingrich, who jumped aboard the bandwagon, flip-flopped on TARP in the space of a week last September and made common cause with Al Gore and Nancy Pelosi in ads calling for immediate action on “climate change.” “

Newt has become addicted to being loved since getting in bed with all the liberal TV shows and such.

He’s gone from being firm on principles to throwing all of us under the bus to be liked by John Stewart.

He is thinking of running in 2012. I hope he is ready for a humiliating defeat.

All the so called GOP Senators had better wake up. I intend to support any who run against them in the primaries.

Eric Von Haessler is running on the Libertarian ticket against Johnny Isaakson. I fully intend on supporting him after his form letter email about Obama’s birth certificate. He seems to think just voting someone into office is all it takes to override the constitution.

I think alot of GOP Senators, even ones who didn’t vote for the stimulus, are going to get a big wakeup call.


15 posted on 04/17/2009 3:56:58 AM PDT by autumnraine (Freedom's just another word for nothing left to lose- Kris Kristoferrson)
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To: Scanian
I attended the Tea Party in Dayton, Ohio where we had according to the police 8,000 people. It was great and most of the speakers were fantastic, but the movement will die if it does not have more of a national voice. The media can marginalize the efforts and eventually it will lose steam.
I'm not a leader but there needs to be a way to coordinate a set of issues that the movement stands for that can be used on future candidates. Things we all believe in that the candidates must sign off on or they do not get our support.
Also I believe there had to be many more than the 500 protests being reported in most of the news. They had over 70 in Texas alone.
16 posted on 04/17/2009 3:57:30 AM PDT by Recon Dad (Marsoc Dad)
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To: RandallFlagg

What they should (and they won’t) take note is the number of people who were there in spirit but couldn’t go for whatever reason.

I’d triple the number of ones who were there to the ones who support it.


17 posted on 04/17/2009 3:58:01 AM PDT by autumnraine (Freedom's just another word for nothing left to lose- Kris Kristoferrson)
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To: DemforBush

I don’t think that will fly because so many people have attended or know people who attended a tea party. Those folks know that they or their friends have no affiliation with Dick Armey’s lobbying group. It’s BS!


18 posted on 04/17/2009 3:59:01 AM PDT by uncitizen
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Oh, and please pass this around. I keep hearing from the left that us stupid conservative extremists don’t even know what the original tea party was about...

I WOULD SAY PASSING A BILL THAT INVOLVES $787 BILLION DOLLARS OF OUR MONEY WITHOUT READING IT IS TAXATION WITHOUT REPRESENTATION!


19 posted on 04/17/2009 3:59:51 AM PDT by autumnraine (Freedom's just another word for nothing left to lose- Kris Kristoferrson)
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To: Scanian

Thanks. Please see my reply #18.


20 posted on 04/17/2009 4:00:16 AM PDT by uncitizen
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To: Scanian

We need a mass march on Washington. It’s possible to ignore a few hundred or a few thousand 50 times over but it’s impossible to ignore 250,000 angry people on the national mall.


21 posted on 04/17/2009 4:03:32 AM PDT by muir_redwoods ( O.B.A.M.A. = One Big Asinine Mistake, America)
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To: muir_redwoods

We need a central voice to organize that.

If we get one, let me know, and I’ll make the trip to DC.


22 posted on 04/17/2009 4:06:09 AM PDT by autumnraine (Freedom's just another word for nothing left to lose- Kris Kristoferrson)
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To: Scanian
"Multimillionaire jetsetter Nancy Pelosi scoffed that the Tea Party movement was nothing more than "Astroturf" politics."

Sounds like nancy pelosi has about as much empathy for the American people as Marie Antoinette did for the French citizens when they first took to the streets.

pelosi seriously needs to be voted out of there.

23 posted on 04/17/2009 4:13:47 AM PDT by GloriaJane (http://www.last.fm/music/Gloria+Jane)
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To: Scanian

Im glad I didnt let the bad weather keep me away from the Philly rally. I’d feel like a fair weather patriot for not going.


24 posted on 04/17/2009 4:18:47 AM PDT by DogBarkTree (Support The American Tea Party)
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To: GloriaJane

Just let them continue to insult the people.

It will come at a cost.


25 posted on 04/17/2009 4:23:07 AM PDT by DB
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To: DogBarkTree

Likewise - it was miserable but worth it.


26 posted on 04/17/2009 4:29:17 AM PDT by Think free or die (The problem with socialism is that you eventually run out of other people's money - M.Thatcher)
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To: GloriaJane

Fat chance. She is a prime example of the disgusting politics displayed by Congresscritters from safe districts.


27 posted on 04/17/2009 5:02:56 AM PDT by Scanian (i)
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To: uncitizen
Queen Bee Pelosi claims the Tea Parties were funded by millionaires. I guess we 12,500 New Yorkers protesting at City Hall on Wednesday night will be getting our checks soon.
28 posted on 04/17/2009 5:29:28 AM PDT by Miss Didi ( "After all...tomorrow is another day." Scarlett O'Hara, Gone with the Wind)
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To: Scanian
I attended the Tea Party in Panama City. I didn't really think it was advertised all that well. I only found out about it from a coworker who was helping to organize it.

I noticed that the GOP tried to jump on board a couple weeks ago and I sent them an e-mail saying that they were almost as bad as the Democrats.

I write my Congressman about three times a month to give him feedback on the issues. I usually get a prompt response when I agree with something he's done and I get ignored when I disagree.

29 posted on 04/17/2009 5:55:32 AM PDT by mbynack (Retired USAF SMSgt)
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To: Recon Dad

Whichever political party pays attention to the complaints of the tea party participants will benefit. An astute politician (or political party) would study every picture he/she could find of tea party participants, categorize the homemade signs into groups (such as taxes, deficit spending, immigration, etc.) and attempt to discern the demographic groups that were present.

After that research is done, an issue platform could be designed to target toward the tea party crowd.

Of course, it would be nice if the party or politician actually believed in the issues on a personal basis, but that’s probably too much to ask in this day and age of symbolism over substance.


30 posted on 04/17/2009 6:12:28 AM PDT by randita
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To: Miss Didi
Queen Bee Pelosi claims the Tea Parties were funded by millionaires.

Just because that's how liberal arrange their protests doesn't mean that's how we do ours! Stop projecting Pelosi!

31 posted on 04/17/2009 7:45:54 AM PDT by uncitizen
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