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Growing numbers at anti-tax 'tea parties' shows a fed up public
NJ.com ^ | 7/7/09 | Mark Di Ionno

Posted on 07/07/2009 9:49:22 AM PDT by Nachum

When historians track the beginnings of the second American Revolution, their search will take them to Morristown, N.J., just like the first time.

And like the first, it will have started with a tax revolt, and anger at an unresponsive government

Something is happening in this country. And it would be not only arrogant, but unwise, for our elected officials to ignore it.

In the past, movements like the July 4 national Tea Parties were usually sparsely populated by libertarians, radicals and reactionaries. This movement has them too, but with a whole lot more regular folks. The crowd Saturday at Morristown Green was sizable and made up of the put-upon American middle class. Instead of pitchforks and muskets, they were armed with signs, that if nothing else, show many still believe in the visions of the Founding Fathers.

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TOPICS: Culture/Society; Government; News/Current Events
KEYWORDS: antitax; cwii; growing; independenceday2009; numbers; teaparties; teaparty

1 posted on 07/07/2009 9:49:23 AM PDT by Nachum
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To: Nachum

Wow - someone in the media noticed this round of teaparties?


2 posted on 07/07/2009 9:51:20 AM PDT by anniegetyourgun
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To: anniegetyourgun

Yeah. Amazing.


3 posted on 07/07/2009 9:51:49 AM PDT by Nachum (The complete Obama list at www.nachumlist.com)
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To: Nachum

Wolves in sheepskin dequises WANT to see a stampede..
Could be they are trying to generate one..

Much easier to get more sheepskins during the confusion..


4 posted on 07/07/2009 9:55:08 AM PDT by hosepipe (This propaganda has been edited to include some fully orbed hyperbole....)
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To: Nachum

Going to the national tea party on Sept.12 i think. Still trying to finalize everything...


5 posted on 07/07/2009 9:55:48 AM PDT by Eagle of Liberty (This nation must not die on our watch.)
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To: Nachum

Having a couple thousand here and there doesn’t draw much attention, especially while we are mourning the loss of one of our most famous pedophiles...we need to stop DC in its tracks. See you there on 9/12.


6 posted on 07/07/2009 9:57:59 AM PDT by jessduntno (“We are not retreating. We are advancing in another direction" - Sara Palin, quoting MacArthur.)
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To: Nachum

At our 4th parade, the Libertarians had a Tea Party float.


7 posted on 07/07/2009 9:58:34 AM PDT by AppyPappy (If you aren't part of the solution, there is good money to be made prolonging the problem.)
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To: Kerretarded

Sept 12 and 13, the missus and I will be on the firing line at the CDA Appleseed event. Can’t afford the time or travel cost to get to DC. Ramping up rifleman’s skills is the next best thing...


8 posted on 07/07/2009 10:02:52 AM PDT by Noumenon (As long as I have a rifle, I STILL have a vote...)
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To: Nachum

It’s not just about taxes, it’s about SPENDING.


9 posted on 07/07/2009 10:08:02 AM PDT by Lorianne
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To: Nachum
it would be not only arrogant, but unwise, for our elected officials to ignore it.

But because our elected officials are both . . . they will . . . until it's too late for them.
10 posted on 07/07/2009 10:10:16 AM PDT by HighlyOpinionated (Sarah Palin and Michele Bachmann in 2012. With Liz Cheney as Secretary of State.)
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To: Nachum

Olbermann was ranting (again) about how tea-party goers are a bunch of racist Nazis and that garofalo was right to trash them, so the tea parties must be bothering the left.


11 posted on 07/07/2009 10:12:37 AM PDT by ozzymandus
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To: anniegetyourgun
"When historians track the beginnings of the second American Revolution, their search will take them to Morristown, N.J.,"

They noticed, but they think it's isolated to N.J., they're completely oblivious to what is going on in the rest of the country.

12 posted on 07/07/2009 10:17:29 AM PDT by DannyTN
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To: ozzymandus

There was a good turnout at the one I attended on the 4th, despite the rain. These were just normal people. I talked to a few who said the same—that they have never been “activists” but felt they have to start doing something to change the direction we are heading in. It was very encouraging....A sleeping giant is awakening.


13 posted on 07/07/2009 10:21:12 AM PDT by Fu-fu2
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To: Nachum
Well, today is the 7th, and I've seen one story on the 4th tea parties on one station, Fox News. That was on Hanity, I think. Nothing, nada, on regular news. All Mikey all the time, I guess is more important than showing hundreds of thousands in the streets nation wide.
14 posted on 07/07/2009 10:26:52 AM PDT by chuckles
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To: DannyTN

On purpose.


15 posted on 07/07/2009 10:37:47 AM PDT by anniegetyourgun
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To: Lorianne
It’s not just about taxes, it’s about SPENDING.

Most TEA Party attendees understand this. "Taxed Enough Already" means that the current level of taxation is sufficient to cover appropriate spending. Inappropriate spending needs to be eliminated.

16 posted on 07/07/2009 10:57:12 AM PDT by 3niner (When Obama succeeds, America fails.)
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To: Nachum

I thought that the last tea parties were much more representaive of the American People. I did not see hardly any coverage at all even on Fox News. The last time there was a lot of coverage. Yes some of it was negative, but it least it was coverage.


17 posted on 07/07/2009 11:24:24 AM PDT by napscoordinator
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To: Nachum

Don’t know when The Star-Ledger showed up at the Morristown Tea Party last Saturday but the police estimated 4,000 in attendence, NOT 2,000.


18 posted on 07/07/2009 12:07:05 PM PDT by Renkluaf
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To: 3niner

Yes the Tea Partiers understand this, but those watching do not. Very, very, very bad marketing.


19 posted on 07/07/2009 1:51:49 PM PDT by Lorianne
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To: Lorianne

You’re just looking at the MSM spin, and thinking that everyone will fall for it. There are millions of people who understand what the TEA parties are about, and as the movement grows, that number will continue to expand.


20 posted on 07/07/2009 1:57:53 PM PDT by 3niner (When Obama succeeds, America fails.)
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To: ozzymandus

Olbermann was ranting (again) about how tea-party goers are a bunch of racist Nazis and that garofalo was right to trash them, so the tea parties must be bothering the left.
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Lovely and delicious...keep it up folks...I don’t think anyone is more annoying than KO, are they?


21 posted on 07/10/2009 2:45:15 PM PDT by SeattleBruce (God, Family, Country and the Tea Party! Take America Back! [I hate the TRAITORS in the enemedia.])
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To: Lorianne

Yes the Tea Partiers understand this, but those watching do not. Very, very, very bad marketing.
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What other historical parallel would you suggest, that would have resonated the way the Boston Tea Party has?

Look, every tea party I’ve been to (3), have focused all messaging on the outrageous spending, as well as taxation. If the MSM would ever bother to cover this movement, this huge movement, they’d find that out as well. But they won’t. So it’s up to us to get our message out...I’m starting to talk with more and more people about the tea parties and what they’re all about, as are all the people that have been attending..


22 posted on 07/10/2009 2:52:20 PM PDT by SeattleBruce (God, Family, Country and the Tea Party! Take America Back! [I hate the TRAITORS in the enemedia.])
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To: SeattleBruce

I was involved with the initial organization of a Tea Party and attended one. There were speakers talking about abortion, gay marriage, 2nd amendment, the Iraq war, readings from the bible ... mixed in with messages about taxes and spending. These were the organized speakers, the attendees had even more widely varying messages.

I feel strongly about many of these issues as well, but it was a mish-mash

IT WILL NOT WORK
IT WILL FAIL

I will not attend another Tea Party and I’m certain I’m not alone.

Look, I really hope I’m wrong and they can turn this movement around and do something to curb outrageous out-of-control government spending.

But I’m quite certain I am not wrong.
IMO the organizers of this movement have lost the plot for good.

Bon chance to those who are committed to making it work ... you’re going to need it.


23 posted on 07/10/2009 3:30:56 PM PDT by Lorianne
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To: Lorianne

IT WILL NOT WORK
IT WILL FAIL

I will not attend another Tea Party and I’m certain I’m not alone.
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Sorry that your experience was not a positive one. Perhaps you should get involved in the planning committee for the next one? I will say this, that was not our experience in Seattle on 4-15, 6-27 and 7-4 and we’re going to gather in front of our Reps and Senators office on 7-17 as part of a nationwide protest of Obamacare...

That’s getting pretty focused, don’t you think?

By the way, aren’t you glad that the Tea Parties are truly grass roots?

I agree with you, they need more direction and good leadership...but don’t give up on them!

Bruce


24 posted on 07/10/2009 3:42:20 PM PDT by SeattleBruce (God, Family, Country and the Tea Party! Take America Back! [I hate the TRAITORS in the enemedia.])
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