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Were (are) the Tea Parties effective or what?
Vanity | Jan 25, 2010 | Jim Robinson

Posted on 01/25/2010 11:55:30 AM PST by Jim Robinson

Can they hear us now?

They tried and tried to ignore us and pretend we did not exist, but they're not ignoring us now. And there's gonna be hell to pay this November. The Tea Party has declared war on the political ruling class and, IMHO, it will be an effective war.

Incumbents beware!

Just vote them out in 2010!!

Meanwhile, Chief Justice Roberts is cleaning house!!

Woo hoo!!

Rebellion is brewing!!

What say you?


TOPICS: Activism/Chapters; Your Opinion/Questions
KEYWORDS: teaparty; teapartyexpress; teapartyrebellion
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1 posted on 01/25/2010 11:55:30 AM PST by Jim Robinson
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To: Jim Robinson

If they weren’t, the left wouldn’t bother attacking them like they are.

The ‘Tea Party’ movement has both sides worried, as well they should be.


2 posted on 01/25/2010 11:58:06 AM PST by airborne (Currently suffering from Monday-itis.)
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To: Jim Robinson

I think a second round of tea would be nice.


3 posted on 01/25/2010 11:58:16 AM PST by GeronL (http://tyrannysentinel.blogspot.com)
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To: Jim Robinson
That march was the best thing I have ever done! It was wonderful in every way.

Now, we need as many freepers as possible to attend the 2nd Amendment March in DC, at the Washington Monument on April 19. I'll be there, and sure hope to see a lot of freepers joining in!

4 posted on 01/25/2010 12:00:07 PM PST by basil (It's time to rid the country of "Gun Free Zones" aka "Killing Fields")
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To: Jim Robinson

We’ve ONLY just begun.....


5 posted on 01/25/2010 12:00:13 PM PST by goodnesswins (Become a Precinct Committee Person/Officer....in the GOP...or do NOT complain.)
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To: Jim Robinson

“Meanwhile, Chief Justice Roberts is cleaning house!!”

I hope his next stop is with the 10th amendment.


6 posted on 01/25/2010 12:00:17 PM PST by dajeeps
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To: Jim Robinson

They’ve been hearing us all along considering their original goal was to pass the unconstitutional, socialist health care legislation before the August recess last year. The tea parties created a bottleneck for many other socialist pieces of legislation because we spoke out against the socialist agenda.


7 posted on 01/25/2010 12:00:19 PM PST by Man50D (Fair Tax, you earn it, you keep it! www.FairTaxNation.com)
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To: Jim Robinson

FREEEEEEEEEEEDOMMMMMMMMMM!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!


8 posted on 01/25/2010 12:00:31 PM PST by lowtaxsmallgov (Low Taxes Small Government - we can do it! Scott Brown - WE DID IT!!!)
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To: Jim Robinson

More TEA please. And make it HOT!


9 posted on 01/25/2010 12:00:33 PM PST by smokingfrog (You can't ignore your boss and expect to keep your job... www.filipthishouse2010.com)
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To: Jim Robinson

I think they were.

They have surely raised the level of consciousness of citizens around the country. Many now see and look at this Administration and libs differently or maybe more closely.

Libs of course ore stuttering mad hatters now ... it surely did get their attention.


10 posted on 01/25/2010 12:01:27 PM PST by K-oneTexas (I'm not a judge and there ain't enough of me to be a jury. (Zell Miller, A National Party No More))
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To: Jim Robinson

You know you’re right and being effective when the lamestream media first tries to ignore you than tries to denigrate you. By these measures the Tea Parties are working. Look for the RINOs to start trying to co-opt the movement.


11 posted on 01/25/2010 12:02:07 PM PST by YankeeReb
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To: Jim Robinson

The tea parties have given this message to America. Just say no to socialism.


12 posted on 01/25/2010 12:02:18 PM PST by advance_copy (Stand for life or nothing at all)
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To: GeronL

Let’s give em a double steeping of our tea bags!


13 posted on 01/25/2010 12:02:27 PM PST by Crooked Constituent
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To: Jim Robinson

They’re scared, which is why they try to paint us as old, white, racist, ignorant dittoheads. Scott Brown’s victory in the bluest of blue states puts the lie to all of that. Now we need to take back the GOP, uprooting the Rockefeller/Romney Republicans root and branch! Let’s start at the precinct level and start right away!!


14 posted on 01/25/2010 12:04:29 PM PST by 2ndDivisionVet (I will raise $2 million for Sarah Palin: What will you do?)
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To: Jim Robinson

FOR SURE but republicans and dems still dont get it


15 posted on 01/25/2010 12:05:00 PM PST by dalebert
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To: Jim Robinson

Remember the Democrats in this “cleaning out” process. We can’t win in a fight if we try to ride in the back of the Republicans’ buses. It’s hard to create full-service political party, when we don’t share a whole lot beyond a love of freedom.

We need to get our Democrat friends to clean out their own party. Out with the Socialists, out with the man-haters, out with Washington Aristocrats. Democrats love freedom, maybe not as much as Jim Robinson, but they can feel their own enslavement just as we can.


16 posted on 01/25/2010 12:05:29 PM PST by VaFarmer
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To: airborne
The ‘Tea Party’ movement has both sides worried, as well they should be.

The great thing about the Tea Party movement is there is no way of measuring how big it actually is except for elections. Consequently, politicians on both sides have to leave it up to their imaginations how many wolves are at the door.

17 posted on 01/25/2010 12:06:19 PM PST by red tie
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To: Jim Robinson
Yep, the Senate Ethics Committee tried to whitewash the Dodd/Dorgan Countrywide scandal. But they failed. Epically. Largely because of the Tea Party sentiment.

I can't recall the last time I've seen so many retirements from Congress by the Dems. Usually they have to be taken out in a wheelchair.

18 posted on 01/25/2010 12:06:54 PM PST by dirtboy
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To: Jim Robinson

Mad As Heck - Don’t Re-elect!!


19 posted on 01/25/2010 12:07:22 PM PST by Bush_Democrat (Ex-Dem since 2001 *Folding@Home for the Gipper - Join the FReeper Folders*)
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To: 2ndDivisionVet
"""""They’re scared, which is why they try to paint us as old, white, racist, ignorant dittoheads."""""""

You mean the people who still have MONEY? rofl

20 posted on 01/25/2010 12:07:24 PM PST by annieokie
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To: Crooked Constituent

Have a heaping helping of our hospitaliTEA.


21 posted on 01/25/2010 12:07:38 PM PST by Boardwalk
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To: Jim Robinson

The protests got America’s attention, although with little and misreported coverage. The true power of the Tea Parties/912 groups are in the grassroots political activism. That is what is getting the policitians’ attention. We must continue and push harder. Never, never quit.


22 posted on 01/25/2010 12:08:29 PM PST by manic4organic (Obama shot hoops, America lost troops.)
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To: Jim Robinson

The silent majority silent no more.


23 posted on 01/25/2010 12:08:31 PM PST by DogBarkTree
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To: Jim Robinson

The Tea Parties are awesome, and just what we needed!

BTW, if anyone is going to be in central NC the weekend before tax day, I’m in the process of organising another Tax Day Tea Party this year, for that Saturday before!


24 posted on 01/25/2010 12:08:31 PM PST by Titus Quinctius Cincinnatus (We bury Democrats face down so that when they scratch, they get closer to home.)
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To: Jim Robinson
The Tea Party Patriots are winning!

We need to find a *lot* of new candidates on all levels - local, state and national. That is the most effective thing the Tea Parties can do. Then the pubbies can support our candidates or die a whimpering death of impotent irrelevancy.


25 posted on 01/25/2010 12:08:42 PM PST by paulycy (Demand Constitutionality.)
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To: Jim Robinson

By the looks of all the RAT heads spinning, yes it is effective.


26 posted on 01/25/2010 12:08:59 PM PST by bgill (The framers of the US Constitution established an entire federal government in 18 pages.)
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To: YankeeReb
Look for the RINOs to start trying to co-opt the movement.

They are taking a two front assualt to us. First, they are playing nice and acting like they have our concerns at heart but then again like in the AZ Senate race, they are trying to split the TP groups by making false and misleading claims about the TP favorites.

27 posted on 01/25/2010 12:11:32 PM PST by mazda77 (Rubio for US Senate - West FL22nd - Dockery for Gov. - JD Hayworth - US Senate)
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To: Boardwalk

We’re here! We’re tea-bagging! Get used to it!!


28 posted on 01/25/2010 12:11:43 PM PST by Crooked Constituent
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To: Jim Robinson

I agree. And what the Tea Parties and the townhalls didn’t accomplish, the left leadership did, with their unabashed contempt for Americans, which they put on full display while criticizing the tea parties, you know, patriotic Americans.


29 posted on 01/25/2010 12:13:17 PM PST by gidget7 (Duncan Hunter-Valley Forge Republican!)
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To: Jim Robinson
If anything, the damn democrats should be grateful that the American people aren't coating them with boiling tar and chicken feathers, and throwing them out of DC with boots up their asses.

That's what our ancestors did with tyrants back in their day, and the damn democrats should be glad that We The People haven't taken such appropriate measures (yet).

They would be wise to STOP intentionally destroying our beloved Country.

30 posted on 01/25/2010 12:13:29 PM PST by GI Joe Fan (GI Joe represents Real American Heroes, not a bunch of globalist drones.)
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To: Jim Robinson

Were the Tea Parties effective??

Yes and No.

It got both political parties attention and got people like myself,who had NEVER protested before,involved.

But they should have been held in the front lawn of EVERY politician who voted for these stupid bailouts and silly stimulus proposals.

In Texas, we should have been in Kay Bailouts front lawn and Lloyd Dogetts backyard.


31 posted on 01/25/2010 12:13:37 PM PST by Le Chien Rouge
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...my first gave me great hope, that there were many just like me...April 15th 2009..(smiles) and got me on you tube

32 posted on 01/25/2010 12:13:38 PM PST by Doogle (USAF.68-73..8th TFW Ubon Thailand..never store a threat you should have eliminated)
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To: Jim Robinson

The Left always lets you know of whom they are most afraid. Sarah Palin and the Tea “Baggers”. They demean and dehumanize them incessantly. If they were not afraid, they would ignore them. The Tea Party phenomena has the left in a thumb-sucking tizzy...................


33 posted on 01/25/2010 12:20:14 PM PST by Red Badger (Education makes people easy to lead, difficult to drive; easy to govern, but impossible to enslave.)
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To: Jim Robinson

Their first inclination is to ignore, then to denigrate us as racists. Now that they can neither ignore us, nor denigrate blue state citizens who had previously voted for Obama as racist, they are going to become very, very dangerous.

Obama has never had anyone tell him no, nor do anything but supplicate before him, and the “progressives” are not going to just sit back and watch their best chance in 50 years for totalitarian state control slip through their fingers.

The next 3 years are going to harder than the first. And they have a couple of tillion of our dollars in a slush fund to guarantee that it gets ugly and expensive for anyone that doesn’t go along with their plans.


34 posted on 01/25/2010 12:20:20 PM PST by spodefly (I have posted nothing but BTTT over 1000 times!!!)
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To: Jim Robinson

More Tea Jim!!
You’re a big part of it.

Pray for America and the Tea Parties


35 posted on 01/25/2010 12:21:10 PM PST by bray (Throw All the Bums Out, starting with McCain)
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To: bray

We need to be holding more tea parties, and rallys in front of congress ppl offices... sorta died down here in San Diego..


36 posted on 01/25/2010 12:25:15 PM PST by JoanneSD
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To: Jim Robinson; All

VIVA REVOLUTION

RINO Hunting Season is Open. I do so hope and pray McCain is so on the way out.


37 posted on 01/25/2010 12:29:20 PM PST by el_texicano (Liberals, Socialist, DemocRATS, all touchy, feely, mind numbed robots, useless idiots at best!!!)
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To: Jim Robinson

WE HAVE JUST BEGUN TO FIGHT!


38 posted on 01/25/2010 12:31:17 PM PST by SWAMPSNIPER (THE SECOND AMENDMENT, A MATTER OF FACT, NOT A MATTER OF OPINION)
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To: Jim Robinson

A magnitude 12.0 earthquake prediction with epicenter Washington, DC!


39 posted on 01/25/2010 12:34:46 PM PST by MtnClimber (Be a Patriot, contribute to Free Republic today!)
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To: Jim Robinson

Yes sir, they’re working... Certainly postponed a lot of the agenda. Forcing new milestones and keeping the issues on the news.
IMHO, there are a lot of people that have finally found their voice.


40 posted on 01/25/2010 12:36:56 PM PST by RedMDer (Recycle Congress in 2010, 2012...)
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To: Jim Robinson
Imagine if the democrats try to tackle illegal immigration this year...

ROFL

That would be like throwing lighter fluid on the Tea Party Bond fire!

41 posted on 01/25/2010 12:38:14 PM PST by TexasFreeper2009 (Obama lied, the economy died)
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And since McCain-Feingold is declared UNCONSTITUTIONAL may they both be unemployed soon.


42 posted on 01/25/2010 12:39:24 PM PST by el_texicano (Liberals, Socialist, DemocRATS, all touchy, feely, mind numbed robots, useless idiots at best!!!)
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Rebellion is brewing!! What say you?
I'm pleased to report that it's being spoken about openly in bars in NYC.
43 posted on 01/25/2010 12:44:38 PM PST by eastsider
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To: Jim Robinson

I was at the first Tea Party in D.C.

I’ll be at the next Tea Party in D.C.

I’ll be at the last Tea Party in D.C.


44 posted on 01/25/2010 12:49:52 PM PST by Peter W. Kessler (Dirt is for racing... asphalt is for getting there.)
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To: Jim Robinson

Common, vocal, published discontent for the British Crown started 70 years before the Revolution.

We’ve gotten in this mess, seriously, since the late 1880’s.

It is going to take generations. But, it’s worth it, it is the moral thing to do, it’s fun, we are here anyways.

We just have to always have fun, educate and inform ourselves, and keep at it. It is a lifes work.

I’ll be harassing them in the nursing home, and after that in Hell too!


45 posted on 01/25/2010 12:55:31 PM PST by Leisler (We are in the best of hands)
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To: 2ndDivisionVet

Now we need to take back the GOP, uprooting the Rockefeller/Romney Republicans root and branch!
_________________________________________________

Oh, yeah!


46 posted on 01/25/2010 12:57:46 PM PST by Woebama (Never, never, never quit)
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To: VaFarmer

Interesting post. Not sure how we can do that from the outside, other than to say if they still offered up Trumans and Kennedys they’d have a chance at my vote (against a McCain or Bush type).


47 posted on 01/25/2010 12:59:31 PM PST by Woebama (Never, never, never quit)
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To: Jim Robinson
Jim, was watching CNN late the other nite, catching up on Haiti progress & caught someone on there saying that the Tea Party movement is growing & has become very important in the elections & Dems better beware!

When you've got pundits on CNN admitting it, you can take it to the bank!

48 posted on 01/25/2010 1:02:30 PM PST by blondee123 (Don't blame me, I voted for Sarah !)
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To: GeronL

Essential. We have to keep up the momentum, the enthusiasm, the pressure, or it will all be a flash in the pan -—Wish I didn’t live so far away from D.C.


49 posted on 01/25/2010 1:03:24 PM PST by ArmyTeach
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To: Jim Robinson
My family is from MA going back to 1639 and I grew up in Stockbridge. They all voted for Obama. I was with the few who voted for Nixon in MA in 1972.

I believe the Brown campaign shows we must elect the most conservative candidate that can win on a district by district basis, and Scott Brown exemplifies this in MA.

By the standards of some FReepers, Scott Brown is a RINO, having voted for and now refusing to denounce Romneycare or to denounce Roe v. Wade. But his victory has driven a stake into the heart of the Obama game plan.

Inescapable conclusion? RINO’s are better than Democrats.

In post-election interviews, Brown has given deep, heartfelt thanks to John McCain and Mitt Romney as well as Mitch McConnell for their encouragement and financial support at the very beginning of his effort to take on Coakley.

I have huge problems with McCain and Romney, but they are on the GOP team for most issues and candidates like them that are more centrist on social issues, like Brown, appeal to lots of Blue district citizens who might otherwise vote Democrat and retain Pelosi and Reid as leaders.

We do not want a replay of the losing 1964 Goldwater purity campaign. We need to replicate on our side to the smallest degree necessary to win the same thing Rahm did to recruit DINO’s to defeat Republicans in swing districts to give the gavel to Pelosi.

I especially want the Supreme Court nominees to be approved by a GOP controlled Senate as soon as possible even if some of them in “Blue” states are what folks call RINOs.

50 posted on 01/25/2010 1:04:37 PM PST by Seizethecarp
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