Skip to comments.Are You, Or Have You Ever Been, A Member Of The Tea Party Coalition?
Posted on 08/16/2009 3:25:58 PM PDT by governsleastgovernsbest
Somewhere, Joe McCarthy is smiling . . .
On today's Meet The Press, Rachel Maddow demanded to know whether Dick Armey was a member of a coalition with the Tea Party Patriots, a group she alleges to promote "violence." Moderator David Gregory joined in the cross-examination of Armey, head of Freedom Works.
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Is your name on Maddow’s list ping to Today show list.
from the dyke, commie, marxist SF girl next door.
What has NBC sunk to, allowing whats her name on Meet the Depressed. Another story there I didn’t bother to read, Scarborough says republicans not too conservative, too radical.. how many books has he sold, 34?
This is why my TV stays dark most of Sunday morning. Talk about slop.
Edmund Burke, before the British Parliament way back in March 1775, observed the colonists' fierce "spirit of liberty." He said:
"In other countries the people . . . judge of an ill principle in government only by an actual grievance; here they anticipate the evil and judge of the pressure of the grievance by the badness of the principle." He said Americans could detect "misgovernment at a distance and sniff the approach of tyranny in every tainted breeze."
James Madison put it this way, "The freemen of America did not wait till usurped power had strengthened itself by exercise, and entangled the question in precedents. They saw all the consequences in the principle, and they avoided the consequences by denying the principle. We revere this lesson too much, soo to forget it."
Any Republicans or Democrats who "compromise" for the sake of popularity now on this important principle involving future generations should be recalled at the next election cycle!
This is not about a frivolous question of which provisions are acceptable and which are unacceptable. This is about a power struggle between the principles the founding generation were willing to stake their "lives, property, and sacred honor" for, and those who, throughout the history of civilization have arrogated unto themselves power over other people's lives.
The current "issue" called "health care reform," or its equally obnoxious semantic twin "health insurance reform," is just the invasion of liberty by arrogant elected officials which has finally aroused citizens who, heretofore, ignored the decades-long power grab by those who were supposed to protect "We, the People's" constitutional principles.
Now, citizens are seeing that it is a matter of "principle," not an issue of semantics over wording.
They should not allow their elected representatives to be coopted by "blue dogs" or any other "wolf in sheep's clothing" that would allow what may turn out to be the most important watershed moment in the history of American liberty to be further threatened. Now, Conrad and Sebelius, and others, sensing the voter mood are throwing out "compromise" talk this weekend, all to punt for better position down the road. Seize the moment for the sake of posterity and just say, "no"!
A word from the author of our Declaration of Independence regarding citizens and oppressive government might give some backbone to today's citizens:
"The most effectual means of preventing the perversion of power into tyranny are to illuminate . . . the minds of the people at large, and more especially to give them knowledge of those facts which history exhibits, that they may. . . know ambition under all its shapes, and . . . exert their natural power to defeat its purposes." - Thomas Jefferson
And, for more wisdom from the same source:
" . . . this is a tendency of all human governments. A departure from principle in one instance becomes a precedent for a second, that second for a third, and so on, till the bulk of the society is reduced to be mere automatons of misery, to have no sensibilities left but for sin and suffering. Then begins, indeed, the bellum omnium in omnia, which some philosophers. . . have mistaken it for the natural, instead of the abusive state of man. And the forehorse of this frightful team is public debt. Taxation follws that, and in its train wretchedness and oppression."- Thomas Jefferson
Has Rachel stopped beating her parnter?
I am an American Veteran! Allow me to ad in response to the question and I hope you understand it’s meaning - I AM SPARTACUS!
Yes, Rachel, I’m a proud Tea Partier, and carrying on the legacy of my ancestors, who in Boston, thru tea into the Bay.
Yes, Rachel, I’m a proud Tea Partier who supports criticizing and questioning our elected representatives. They are there to serve me, a citizen, not for us to serve them.
No, Rachel, I am not a Nazi, however, the current Democrats in congress are.
No, Rachel, I do not support violence at demonstrations outside of, and at, Town Halls. However, we’re not the ones throwing the punches, sweetheart, its the Union brownshirts that are. That “violence” rhetoric needs to be taken up with them.
Yes, Rachel, I disagree with health care and the most recent spendathon. And I can recall a time when you criticized Mr. Bush for that. However, now I see the truth, its not the kind of spending liberals wanted, it had nothing to do with the fact that he was spending the money.
Yes, Rachel, I think you’re a biased witch taking orders from El-Baraqi in the White House.
Yes, Rachel, I think it is the common citizen, being organized by other common citizens, standing up to the establishment. Perhaps you Mrs. Maddow can remember that. I don’t know... where you active in the 1960s?
Yes, Rachel, I’m for limiting federal power. I don’t think anyone that holds to the Constitution of the United States is some radical? Do you? Do you feel that people wanting the Feds to play by the rules of the government is radical? Or is it only radical because its against your agenda?
Yes, Rachel, I’m against El-Baraqi and his legion of Union thugs, ACORN, and spokesperson media who do nothing but act as his spokesman.
Guess what Rachel, that is what I believe. I have no time for petty elitists like you. Now please, resign and let MSNBC appoint someone who actually has some brains.
The Tea Parties are about We The People, not the DNC nor the GOP!
When did Meet the Press join the toilet brigade by having that hateful nutcase freak on? Who next Keith Olbermann?!
Hey, Maddow, it's none of your damn business! Why don't you ask Code Pink how they are funded?!
I’ll take tea. Rachel drinks the kool aid.
Scarborough is about to catch James Carville's and Paul Begala's book sales with those numbers. I think they sold 300!
I really miss Tony!
The problem with the foolish liberals who write books is that their constituents and supporters expect them to send a book for free, much as they will get free gas and mortgage payments and unicorns and skittles.
Conservatives buy stuff, with the jobs we hold. Silly liberals- customers are for conservatives LOL
Joker touches third rail, is electoracuted.
Unfortunately the LefTARDS woulodn’t understand the message.
Meet the Press is so awful now a days - it’s hard to watch.
I personally haven't seen it before, but I don't hang on FR like some.
And for a first-time viewer, I didn't see it as offensive or as "spam".
I acknowledge that you have seen it multiple times before, but in the grand theme of things, is it that big a deal?
When, if ever, will Republicans GROW A PAIR and say what MUST be said - the TRUTH about these un-AMERICAN (to the core) scumbags on the left?
Is that a new word for it?
Sorry to offend you; however, if one person is spurred to read our founding ideas and principles by a reading of Burke and Jefferson, even though some have found it necessary to skip over something they’ve read before, then perhaps this offense may be forgiven.
I AM TEAPARTYCUS!!
Hmmm...Works for me.
He seems to me to be a sissy little gossip.
Mr. Armey should have used the line he once used when Barney Frank wanted to know something similar.
Mr. Armey responded: “If Barney Frank knew there was a Dick Army, he would have joined it long ago!!! :-)
Armey should have told her to blow it out her ear, got up, and left the studio.
Frankly, Madcow and the Olber-moron are irrelevant.
“Guess what Rachel, that is what I believe. I have no time for petty elitists like you. Now please, resign and let MSNBC appoint someone who actually has some brains.”
Based on the brains criteria you state, sounds like MSNBC will have to hire from the outside.
Well, I did want to be polite, just in case, she has a “girly man” as a boyfriend and kicks the sh*t out of him!!
I wouldn’t want to see her in an alley in Detroit, unless it was by my Dad’s, she wouldn’t need a gun, looks would scare anyone away!!!!!!
John Stewart in drag.
I was drinking my afternoon cuppa when I read your post, and I’m a Tea Party member too LOL I almost choked!!!!
Great pic and good logo for the Tea Party ROFLMAO
I’m a member of the Herbal Peach Tea Party!!!
I thought she scissored?
Thanks! The slogan is hereby released unconditionally and forever for anyone to use without attribution!
I decided to watch for the first time in many years to see how ‘bad’ it was. If it was a numbers game, it was at least 3 to 1 leftists to conservatives. Every time a fact was brought up, the leftists changed the subject or stated something untrue...they lied. Maddow was insufferable, Dash-hole was a Dem talking points cliche, and the Gregory questions all came from a left perspective plus every out of studio guest was a liberal. My wife made me turn it off before I had a heart attack!
hey.. It’s the first time that I’ve seen it. I was going to ask you if I could email it ! You’ve written a powerful call to action for liberty and resolve! I, for one, appreciate it.
Could be worse - you could be the Great Cornholio...
Actually, come to think of it, I am also Teaparticus!
These are the ideas of our Founders. Hopefully, they may help in the current debate about liberty vs. tyranny. Please feel free to quote.
SUE THE PANTS OF THIS HORRIBLE COMPANY !!!
Perfectly said! Kudos...
That was the one that bothered me the most. They were all from the "left perspective".
With Tim Russert there was an actual curiosity some times - he was asking questions because he wanted answers. With Gregory it's a non-stop "gotcha" with Republicans and a snarky little "let me set the stage for you - aren't I sooo smart" for the dems.
I used to watch it every week when Tim was there - I doubt I'll see it more than a few times a year fromi now on.
Hope Meet the Press can do OK with only half their potential viewers - cause conservatives are walking away.