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Are You, Or Have You Ever Been, A Member Of The Tea Party Coalition?
NewsBusters ^ | Mark Finkelstein

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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TOPICS: Constitution/Conservatism; Culture/Society; News/Current Events; Politics/Elections
KEYWORDS: dickarmey; joemccarthy; rachelmaddow; snitches; teaparty; teapartycoalition
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1 posted on 08/16/2009 3:25:59 PM PDT by governsleastgovernsbest
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To: Behind Liberal Lines; Miss Marple; an amused spectator; netmilsmom; Diogenesis; YaYa123; MEG33; ...

Is your name on Maddow’s list ping to Today show list.


2 posted on 08/16/2009 3:26:55 PM PDT by governsleastgovernsbest (Conservative criticism of the liberal media: www.finkelblog.com)
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To: governsleastgovernsbest

from the dyke, commie, marxist SF girl next door.


3 posted on 08/16/2009 3:31:23 PM PDT by Vaquero ("an armed society is a polite society" Robert A. Heinlein)
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To: governsleastgovernsbest

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?


4 posted on 08/16/2009 3:32:03 PM PDT by libbylu ( Palin begins from Wasilla not only a campaign, an Iditarod of a crusade ....YEAH!)
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To: governsleastgovernsbest

This is why my TV stays dark most of Sunday morning. Talk about slop.


5 posted on 08/16/2009 3:35:22 PM PDT by Sunshine Sister
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To: governsleastgovernsbest
Those who engage, must elevate the debate to the point where the media cannot distort it as being just "ignorance" (as Katie Couric claimed yesterday). The Gibbs and Axelrod talking points cannot trump the forcefulness and truth of the words of America's Founders on liberty vs. tyranny.

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

6 posted on 08/16/2009 3:37:06 PM PDT by loveliberty2
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To: governsleastgovernsbest

Has Rachel stopped beating her parnter?


7 posted on 08/16/2009 3:38:00 PM PDT by Springman (Rest In Peace YaYa123)
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To: governsleastgovernsbest

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!


8 posted on 08/16/2009 3:41:33 PM PDT by SandRat (Duty, Honor, Country! What else needs said?)
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To: governsleastgovernsbest

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.


9 posted on 08/16/2009 3:46:47 PM PDT by benjibrowder (For Neda. May God bless those fighting for freedom.)
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To: SandRat
I AM SPARTACUS!sparticus
10 posted on 08/16/2009 3:48:54 PM PDT by ladyvet (WOLVERINES!!!!!)
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To: governsleastgovernsbest
I am a member of the Tea Party!!!!!!I drink peppermint tea and iced tea which I think I am addicted to!!!
11 posted on 08/16/2009 3:50:09 PM PDT by GregB (let me be the first to congratulate President Palin on becoming President Of The U. S.)
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To: governsleastgovernsbest
Dick Armey had better think twice if he's planning to co-opt the Tea Parties into GOP cheerleaders.

The Tea Parties are about We The People, not the DNC nor the GOP!

12 posted on 08/16/2009 3:50:10 PM PDT by DTogo (High time to bring back the Sons of Liberty !!)
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To: governsleastgovernsbest
On today's Meet The Press, Rachel Maddow

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?!

13 posted on 08/16/2009 3:51:14 PM PDT by kcvl
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To: benjibrowder

I’ll take tea. Rachel drinks the kool aid.


14 posted on 08/16/2009 3:52:23 PM PDT by o_zarkman44 (Obama is the ultimate LIE!)
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To: libbylu
how many books has he sold, 34?

Scarborough is about to catch James Carville's and Paul Begala's book sales with those numbers. I think they sold 300!

15 posted on 08/16/2009 3:52:33 PM PDT by kcvl
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To: governsleastgovernsbest; All
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16 posted on 08/16/2009 3:53:41 PM PDT by backhoe (All across America, the Lights are going out...)
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To: Sunshine Sister
I hardly even watch the pablum that is the Fox News Sunday Show now that Chris Wallace has taken over for Tony Snow.

I really miss Tony!

17 posted on 08/16/2009 3:53:57 PM PDT by Aevery_Freeman (Our Last Best Hope: REPEAL THE 16th AMENDMENT!)
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To: loveliberty2
Would you please stop spamming every thread with that. I think we have already read that a few dozen times and GET IT.
18 posted on 08/16/2009 3:53:59 PM PDT by kcvl
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To: kcvl

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


19 posted on 08/16/2009 3:58:09 PM PDT by wombtotomb
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To: governsleastgovernsbest

Joker touches third rail, is electoracuted.


20 posted on 08/16/2009 3:59:23 PM PDT by ArtyFO (I love to smoke cigars when I adjust artillery fire at the moonbat loonery.)
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To: ladyvet

Unfortunately the LefTARDS woulodn’t understand the message.


21 posted on 08/16/2009 4:00:00 PM PDT by SandRat (Duty, Honor, Country! What else needs said?)
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To: governsleastgovernsbest

Meet the Press is so awful now a days - it’s hard to watch.


22 posted on 08/16/2009 4:00:11 PM PDT by GOPJ ("Fishy rumors posters" Check 'em out:http://www.freerepublic.com/focus/f-news/2311664/posts)
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To: kcvl; loveliberty2
Would you please stop spamming every thread with that. I think we have already read that a few dozen times and GET IT.

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?


23 posted on 08/16/2009 4:05:53 PM PDT by airborne (Don't let history record that, when faced with evil, you did nothing!)
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To: governsleastgovernsbest
When this Vagitarian twit asks Armey about "violence" at the town hall meetings, WHY THE HELL doesn't he (or ANY other Republican/Conservative) say, "The only violence I've witnessed in the news is when Obama's SEIU and ACORN thugs have been bussed in, PERIOD".

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?

24 posted on 08/16/2009 4:09:10 PM PDT by DocH (Official Right-Wing Extremist Veteran Seal Of Approval)
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To: Springman
Has Rachel stopped beating her parnter?

Is that a new word for it?

25 posted on 08/16/2009 4:18:26 PM PDT by NewHampshireDuo
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To: kcvl

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.


26 posted on 08/16/2009 4:19:52 PM PDT by loveliberty2
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To: ladyvet

I AM TEAPARTYCUS!!

27 posted on 08/16/2009 4:26:12 PM PDT by Enterprise (When they come for your guns and ammo, give them the ammo first.)
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To: NewHampshireDuo
Is that a new word for it?

Hmmm...Works for me.

28 posted on 08/16/2009 4:30:00 PM PDT by SnuffaBolshevik
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To: Aevery_Freeman

He seems to me to be a sissy little gossip.


29 posted on 08/16/2009 4:32:08 PM PDT by screaminsunshine (!!)
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To: governsleastgovernsbest
So the dike wanted to know about .... Dick Armey!

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!!! :-)

True Story!

30 posted on 08/16/2009 4:32:59 PM PDT by TRY ONE (NUKE the unborn gay whales!)
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To: ladyvet
I AM TEAPARTICUS!
31 posted on 08/16/2009 4:42:00 PM PDT by P-Marlowe (LPFOKETT GAHCOEEP-w/o*)
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To: P-Marlowe

Armey should have told her to blow it out her ear, got up, and left the studio.


32 posted on 08/16/2009 4:57:29 PM PDT by Rapscallion (Obama - The wolf in the suit.)
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To: governsleastgovernsbest

Frankly, Madcow and the Olber-moron are irrelevant.


33 posted on 08/16/2009 5:01:18 PM PDT by JimRed ("Hey, hey, Teddy K., how many girls did you drown today?" TERM LIMITS, NOW AND FOREVER!)
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To: benjibrowder

“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.


34 posted on 08/16/2009 5:06:08 PM PDT by AlphaOneAlpha
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To: NewHampshireDuo

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!!!!!!


35 posted on 08/16/2009 5:07:12 PM PDT by Springman (Rest In Peace YaYa123)
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To: Vaquero

John Stewart in drag.


36 posted on 08/16/2009 5:07:55 PM PDT by babyfreep
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To: GregB

I was drinking my afternoon cuppa when I read your post, and I’m a Tea Party member too LOL I almost choked!!!!


37 posted on 08/16/2009 5:19:28 PM PDT by exbrit
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To: Enterprise

Great pic and good logo for the Tea Party ROFLMAO


38 posted on 08/16/2009 5:21:46 PM PDT by exbrit
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To: GregB

I’m a member of the Herbal Peach Tea Party!!!


39 posted on 08/16/2009 5:22:11 PM PDT by EDINVA (A government that robs Peter to pay Paul can always depend on the support of Paul -- G. B. Shaw)
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To: Springman

I thought she scissored?


40 posted on 08/16/2009 5:25:31 PM PDT by benjibrowder (For Neda. May God bless those fighting for freedom.)
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To: exbrit

Thanks! The slogan is hereby released unconditionally and forever for anyone to use without attribution!


41 posted on 08/16/2009 5:31:32 PM PDT by Enterprise (When they come for your guns and ammo, give them the ammo first.)
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To: GOPJ

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!


42 posted on 08/16/2009 5:32:56 PM PDT by Eric (Re-Elect Palin - 2016)
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To: babyfreep
John Stewart in drag.

oxymoron

43 posted on 08/16/2009 5:34:44 PM PDT by Vaquero ("an armed society is a polite society" Robert A. Heinlein)
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To: loveliberty2

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.


44 posted on 08/16/2009 5:46:45 PM PDT by DDLL
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To: P-Marlowe
I AM TEAPARTICUS!

Could be worse - you could be the Great Cornholio...

Beavis and Butthead

45 posted on 08/16/2009 5:52:31 PM PDT by meyer (Do not go gentle into that good night - Rage, rage against the dying of the light.)
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To: meyer

Actually, come to think of it, I am also Teaparticus!


46 posted on 08/16/2009 5:53:34 PM PDT by meyer (Do not go gentle into that good night - Rage, rage against the dying of the light.)
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To: DDLL

These are the ideas of our Founders. Hopefully, they may help in the current debate about liberty vs. tyranny. Please feel free to quote.


47 posted on 08/16/2009 5:58:39 PM PDT by loveliberty2
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To: governsleastgovernsbest

DEFAMATION !!!

SUE THE PANTS OF THIS HORRIBLE COMPANY !!!


48 posted on 08/16/2009 6:10:15 PM PDT by Pikachu_Dad
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To: benjibrowder

Perfectly said! Kudos...


49 posted on 08/16/2009 6:17:10 PM PDT by ridesthemiles
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To: Eric
Gregory questions all came from a left perspective ...

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.

Dreadful.

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.

50 posted on 08/16/2009 7:05:30 PM PDT by GOPJ ("Fishy rumors posters" Check 'em out:http://www.freerepublic.com/focus/f-news/2311664/posts)
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