Skip to comments.Tea party anxiety over extremists
Posted on 04/15/2010 9:37:28 AM PDT by Daveinyork
JEFFERSON CITY, Mo. -- Organizers of tax-day tea parties are having their biggest day of the year Thursday, as thousands of demonstrators participate in local rallies against high taxes and big government spending. But the leaders are striving to keep the rallies from presenting another image: one of fringe groups, extremists or infiltrators obsessed with hateful messages. Sensitive that poor public perception could sink their movement, some rally planners have uninvited controversial speakers, beefed up security and urged participants to pack cameras to capture evidence of any disrupters. Organizers want to project a peaceful image of people upset by what they consider to be a growing and burdensome federal government.
"We don't want to be misrepresented, whether it's by someone who is not part of the group and has their own agenda, or whether it's by some fringe extremist who may actually be a racist," said Jim Hoft, a political blogger and tea party activist who is one of the speakers for a rally in suburban St. Louis.
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That cartoon makes me lol EVERY time I see it.
see related thread from York, PA (especially posts 13-21 where I post about (expose) “retired school teacher” MB Whisler):
Terrorism, American style
York Daily Record/Sunday News ^ | 11 April AD 2010 | M.B. WHISLER
This is BS and I cant believe that folks are falling for it.
The entire effort here is to head off and defuse a movement from gaining critical mass and effecting REAL change. What we are starting to see is a movement that is more worried about its GD image to people who dont F’ing matter than about defeating the marxists.
Screw the media and screw the politicians. They would see the movement and cause de-clawed so they can watch it die, as all movements and causes will when the is no MOVEMENT of the cause. They fear an unpredictable and potentially dangerous uprising of citizens and will use the power of their PR mechanism to get the people to doubt themselves and their motivations.
All of this BS about the tea party crashers, etc is designed to effect the decisions of ONE group of people... The folks who go to the tea parties and are pissed off at their socialist government. They will convince you to bend over backwards to show you mean no harm to your socialists masters. You will go out of your way to prove you are no threat to the tyranny this government has become. We will let them beat us in the streets and still not raise a hand in anger against them... That is, if we keep swallowing the BS they have been feeding.
F THAT... F THEM...
The ONLY guarantee of peace is for them to give up and go home. What they call “extremism” we call fighting tyranny!
Did we crash the crashtheteaparty website?
Oh, it’s pretty simple now.
Anyone holding an offensive, bigotted, or racist sign
is a “crash the party” infiltrator.
Thanks for the innoculation, you bastids!