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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:
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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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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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