Skip to comments.CNBC's Santelli Reacts to NYTimes Label of Tea Party 'Heroes and Inspirations'
Posted on 01/25/2010 1:49:14 PM PST by Rufus2007
It's curious to see people in the mainstream media try to make sense of the Tea Party movement. The New York Times, which once called the Tea Parties a psychological phenomenon rather than a political movement, has now changed its tune.
In the wake of the stunning upset by Scott Brown in the Jan. 19 Massachusetts special election to fill the seat vacated by Ted Kennedy's death, the Times is attempting a more analytical look at the so-called "tea party tiger." Specifically, the Times looked at some key figures in the movement, Sen. Jim DeMint, former Alaska Gov. Sarah Palin, Fox News host Glenn Beck and CNBC CME group reporter Rick Santelli.
CNBC Squawk Box' co-host Joe Kernen told Santelli about the Times story on Jan. 25.
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The libs keep looking in all the wrong places for an explanation for the Tea Party movement. Good! They ain’t seen nothin’ yet. ;-)
“First they ignore you... Then they mock you... Then they fight you... Then you win.” - Gandhi
If Santelli had continued to be a “tea-party instigator” who knows? Maybe Senator from Illinois in his future?
Doesn’t matter if they acknowledge it or not, it exists, and if the movement can stay on message, it will allow for electoral victories - regardless of how much stock the NY Slimes puts in it.
While I like all of these people, the only one with a connection to the TEA party is Santelli. DeMint and Palin would be considered good leaders by nearly all, but they are not part of it. Beck is a great promoter of it, but is not part of it.
The Times needs to seek out the individual state organizers, rather than the big recognizable names.
This just demonstrates how ignorant, stupid, and dishonest the yellow journalists at the NYT really are.
Excellent! When does the fighting start? I’m ready!
What the NYT desperatly wants is a person to attack, so they float people as “the person behind the tea party’s”.
Louisiana has had a 75,000 homestead exemption for decades. Until just a few years ago, this was big enough to exempt all but the most grand estates. In Coatesville (PA) School District, an area I recently left, there are frequent sheriff sales of homes for lack of property tax payments. I talked to a widow who was required to pay 6000 per year in property taxes for a home valued at 200,000, that she and her husband bought for less than 50,000 decades ago. Even though she no longer had a mortgage, she couldn't afford the property taxes on her Social Security and it was being taken from her and sold in a Sheriff's sale. She was moving in with her daughter. Forclosures for inability to pay insane property taxes IS criminal.
That is why the distributed leadership of a grassroots movement is so important.
The Alinsky attack machine doesn’t work very well on a motivated, decentralized opponent. It only motivates them further.
A TEA party, as a political party, may not become the power that we all hope it would. But as a voting block, it would have a huge influence.
To me, it looks like someone wants to stay in business after seeing the writing on the wall (pun intended).
That's also my take. I hope the TEA Party party doesn't take hold and remains a "voting block". Once they get politicians involved, it will break up into power struggles and lose focus.
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