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Is the Tea Party Revolution Imploding?
Tenth Amendment Center ^ | 07-23-2010 | Darla Dawald

Posted on 07/23/2010 9:53:32 AM PDT by RepublicnotaDemocracy

This movement is you, your family, your friends and your neighbors in the street making a difference. It is the people calling, signing petitions, blogging and doing everything in their power to make a difference in their communities and states. Those are the things that will change Washington, DC, not a person on a news show. FOX News does not lead us, the Republican Party does not lead us, it is you who awoke and said “I can make a difference” and you certainly are making that difference.

Will the Tea Party Revolution implode or continue to gain steam? That depends on you. As far as leaders go, if you want to see the real leaders of the movement, simply walk into your restroom and look in the mirror. You are the People who make the movement. You are the leaders. You are “We the People”. What do you say we keep it that way?

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TOPICS: Constitution/Conservatism; Editorial; Politics/Elections
KEYWORDS: activism; grassroots; teaparty
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1 posted on 07/23/2010 9:53:35 AM PDT by RepublicnotaDemocracy
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To: RepublicnotaDemocracy

Its in your heart and yes it will gain steam regardless of name.


2 posted on 07/23/2010 9:54:58 AM PDT by GoCards ("We eat therefore we hunt...")
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To: GoCards

I am the tea party.
I am not imploding.
Any more questions?

While I’m at it- is the tea party racist?

No I am not.


3 posted on 07/23/2010 9:56:20 AM PDT by getitright (If you call this HOPE, can we give despair a shot?)
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To: RepublicnotaDemocracy

“You are the leaders. You are “We the People”. What do you say we keep it that way?”

AMEN


4 posted on 07/23/2010 9:57:04 AM PDT by Kimberly GG ("Path to Citizenship" Amnesty candidates will NOT get my vote!)
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To: RepublicnotaDemocracy

Nope.

Next question?


5 posted on 07/23/2010 9:58:51 AM PDT by silverleaf (Those who can make you believe absurdities can make you commit atrocities.)
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To: getitright

So you alone, eh?

Sorry, but I’ll back the article—that urges people to continue to spread the word to our fellow Americans—rather than put all my hopes on you.


6 posted on 07/23/2010 9:59:36 AM PDT by Gondring (Paul Revere would have been flamed as a naysayer troll and told to go back to Boston.)
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To: RepublicnotaDemocracy
It is the people calling, signing petitions, blogging and doing everything in their power to make a difference in their communities and states. Those are the things that will change Washington, DC, not a person on a news show.

We have a winner!

7 posted on 07/23/2010 10:00:30 AM PDT by Gondring (Paul Revere would have been flamed as a naysayer troll and told to go back to Boston.)
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To: RepublicnotaDemocracy

Is the Tea Party imploding???....

The ideas behind the Tea Party are only getting stronger. The earthquake in November will show what Americans think of this damn socialism!!!


8 posted on 07/23/2010 10:01:48 AM PDT by AngelesCrestHighway
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To: RepublicnotaDemocracy
The people unable to co-opt the movement for their own political ends , conclude it no longer exists.
9 posted on 07/23/2010 10:03:35 AM PDT by kbennkc (For those who have fought for it freedom has a flavor the protected will never know .F Trp 8th Cav)
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To: getitright

There are a lot of people who are trying really hard to smear the Tea Party as being racist. I saw a Facebook photo album called “Tea Party Posters” suggesting to send the pics to everyone for use as rally posters. It has some of the most horrible stuff you can imagine. I reported it to FB, don’t know if they will do anything about it.


10 posted on 07/23/2010 10:03:35 AM PDT by Sender (It's never too late to be who you could have been.)
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To: RepublicnotaDemocracy
Will the Tea Party Revolution implode or continue to gain steam?

The most enjoyable part of our month here has come to be the monthly tea party meeting.

11 posted on 07/23/2010 10:05:45 AM PDT by The Duke
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To: Gondring

No, not me alone you silly.

The point is, I am often amused by the liberal MSM’s pontifications on the tea party which do nothing more than elbaborately articulate their gargantuan misunderstanding of it.

The November Tsunami cometh, and they are still oblivious to it.


12 posted on 07/23/2010 10:05:53 AM PDT by getitright (If you call this HOPE, can we give despair a shot?)
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To: RepublicnotaDemocracy

I’m the Tea Party and I’m doing fine. My group meets once a week and we’re as stoked as ever.


13 posted on 07/23/2010 10:06:00 AM PDT by pgkdan (I'm a monthly donor...you can be one too!)
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To: getitright

“I am the tea party.
I am not imploding.
Any more questions?

While I’m at it- is the tea party racist?

No I am not.”

Ditto’s. Right on.


14 posted on 07/23/2010 10:06:35 AM PDT by Parley Baer
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To: RepublicnotaDemocracy

Nope, we are not imploding...WE WORK FOR A LIVING.


15 posted on 07/23/2010 10:08:13 AM PDT by FrankR (It doesn't matter what they call us, only what we answer to....)
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To: Gondring

You don’t get it. He is saying the Tea Party is made up of individuals with a like mind.


16 posted on 07/23/2010 10:09:17 AM PDT by Parley Baer
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To: kbennkc

BINGO!


17 posted on 07/23/2010 10:10:02 AM PDT by Red_Devil 232 (VietVet - USMC All Ready On The Right? All Ready On The Left? All Ready On The Firing Line!)
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To: RepublicnotaDemocracy
I believe that many of us have Obama to thank for the Tea Party's growing success.

All that talk of "Change" without the real change that Americans have longed for.

All that "we are the ones we have been waiting for" without actually giving the power to those it may have resonated with.

Good words, without a solid foundation or direction.

Americans are the foundation of what makes America strong. And Americans are being inspired towards true change, to recapture what has been lost over the years.

The Tea Party isn't going away any time soon. Indeed, the Tea Party is simply a return to being America.
18 posted on 07/23/2010 10:11:38 AM PDT by ObamaBoogaBooga.com
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To: RepublicnotaDemocracy
Not as far as me and my ROMEO friends are concerned

ROMEO....Retired Old Men Eating Out.

19 posted on 07/23/2010 10:12:39 AM PDT by Roccus (......and then there were none.)
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To: RepublicnotaDemocracy

Imploding????? No it is not, it is only getting stronger. Adopt the saying that’s in the new song .....”I am America”.


20 posted on 07/23/2010 10:13:51 AM PDT by RC2
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To: RepublicnotaDemocracy

((((Wishful thinking PING)))


21 posted on 07/23/2010 10:16:21 AM PDT by JaguarXKE
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To: RepublicnotaDemocracy

The Tea Party needs a new banner and fly it at every Tea Party gathering across the country.

Tea Party
“I am America”

I am White
I am Black
I am Hispanic
I am Asian
I am every race in America
I am not racist


22 posted on 07/23/2010 10:24:02 AM PDT by RC2
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To: RepublicnotaDemocracy

Only in your wet dreams darla.

LLS


23 posted on 07/23/2010 10:25:08 AM PDT by LibLieSlayer ( WOLVERINES!)
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To: getitright

Ditto!


24 posted on 07/23/2010 10:26:34 AM PDT by gulfcoast6 (GOD IS!)
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To: AngelesCrestHighway

“Is the Tea Party imploding???....”

Only in their dreams. Some of the people who CLAIM to speak for the “TEA Party” don’t even have a clue themselves. I speak for me. No one else speaks FOR ME and I am damb sure not imploding. Not today...and not anytime soon.


25 posted on 07/23/2010 10:29:43 AM PDT by MestaMachine (De inimico non loquaris sed cogites- Don't wish ill for your enemy; plan it)
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To: AngelesCrestHighway
The earthquake in November will show what Americans think of this damn socialism!!!

I sincerely hope you're right, but there wasn't much of a shakeup in the primaries. I'm not optimistic that there will be a shakeup in Nov. Take morons like Sheila Jackson Lee - the kongresswoman from texas who thought that the Apollo mission put men on Mars. She's going to be reelected for three reasons: She's black in a black district. She's a democrat who believes in stealing from the hardworking and dispensing the plunder to her moronic electorare. Oh and did I mention she's black in a black district.

Look at the halfwit black democrat Hank Johnson from rat cheer in GA. who thought that too many navy personnel would tip over the island of Guam. - breezed right through his primary. This to me does not indicate a big shakeup coming in Nov.

26 posted on 07/23/2010 10:35:12 AM PDT by from occupied ga (Your most dangerous enemy is your own government,)
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To: RepublicnotaDemocracy
Michelle Bachmann just formed a Tea Party Caucus in Congress, an "LZ" if you will from which newly elected Conservative representatives can begin their assault on Fedzilla.

Imploding??

We have not yet begun to fight!

27 posted on 07/23/2010 10:37:27 AM PDT by DTogo (High time to bring back the Sons of Liberty !!)
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To: RepublicnotaDemocracy

“Tea party” sentiments are not “imploding” at all, but the natural tendency of some ambitious people to give the movement a name (”pin it”, in the words of Alinsky) and become its “leaders” is certainly threatening to turn the 2009 grassroots movement into the same kind of laughingstock that ‘MoveOn’ quickly became 10 years ago.

If I’m a Republican candidate in 2010 I definitely distance myself, albeit carefully, the way Cantor did.


28 posted on 07/23/2010 10:40:42 AM PDT by Lancey Howard
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To: RepublicnotaDemocracy

Hand to chest, check.
Hand to leg, check.
Hand to arm, check.
Hand to face, check.

Nope, no signs of imploding. Everything still seems to be in the right place and proportion. lol


29 posted on 07/23/2010 10:54:31 AM PDT by VaeVictis
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To: RepublicnotaDemocracy

Hey, what ever happened to that latest Tea Party wannabe thing the commies dreamed up? The one from just a few weeks ago? It was not the Coffee Party, not the “Crash the Tea Party,” it was something else. Like I said, the one from just a few weeks ago.

I can’t quite remember the name…


30 posted on 07/23/2010 11:01:28 AM PDT by TLI ( ITINERIS IMPENDEO VALHALLA)
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To: RepublicnotaDemocracy

The full impact of the Tea Parties won’t be known until 2012 when the GOP will be compelled to run a candidate for prez. For better or worse someone will get elected. Some will approve of the candidate, others will not. We can learn a lesson from the Confederate States of the Civil War. Military issues aside, the Confederacy was politically weak due to the fiercely independent nature of the respective states. They could agree on little so they got nothing. I’m not convinced that conservatives will be able to successfully negotiate amongst themselves to narrow down the GOP choices to a single viable candidate. I fear another John McCain.


31 posted on 07/23/2010 11:14:33 AM PDT by Tar and Feathers (www.tarandfeathers.shugartmedia.com)
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To: Tar and Feathers
I’m not convinced that conservatives will be able to successfully negotiate amongst themselves to narrow down the GOP choices to a single viable candidate.

Unless the GOP does away with all these open primaries, I'm afraid conservatives won't have any say in the matter at all.

Things were bad enough last time around. But if Obama has no primary challenger in 2012, then *every* single democrat in those open-primary states will be free to cross over and foist another McCain on us.

32 posted on 07/23/2010 11:24:32 AM PDT by kevao
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To: RepublicnotaDemocracy

After the Tea Party came Concord and Lexington. Is it time to move on?


33 posted on 07/23/2010 11:27:36 AM PDT by TigersEye (Greenhouse Theory is false. Totally debunked. "GH gases" is a non-sequitur.)
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To: Lancey Howard

It’s almost like you read the article instead of just posting...! You’re the oddball on this thread.


34 posted on 07/23/2010 1:21:56 PM PDT by Gondring (Paul Revere would have been flamed as a naysayer troll and told to go back to Boston.)
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To: RepublicnotaDemocracy
'At this pace, I am afraid the movement will implode. Perhaps the theme of “Tea” is dried up, perhaps just being a Patriot IS enough.'

Bullcr&p. The "movement" will NOT implode. Seems to be catching more and more steam as time goes by.

Of course, in such a big group, there will be a few who would like to dominate or "lead". They haven't succeeded so far, nor do I think they will. There has always been "disagreements" at a lot of local tea parties I've attended....."stick to one message" & "Fox News is part of the problem", etc.

The Tea Party is a mix-mash of grassroot.....EVERYONE from EVERY walk of life represents it. Well, at least those trying to salvage what's left of our country.

Personally, I believe that is why there will never be a "leader"......it is impossible, nor do we want one; therefore, I don't see it happening.

35 posted on 07/23/2010 1:56:41 PM PDT by NoGrayZone (Palin/West for 2012!)
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To: RC2

OMG, I LOVE that song! It’s quite a catchy tune too!


36 posted on 07/23/2010 2:00:58 PM PDT by NoGrayZone (Palin/West for 2012!)
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To: NoGrayZone

It should be sung at every event. Those going to DC to see Glenn Beck should memorize it and Glenn should lead them in song. It just about says it all.


37 posted on 07/23/2010 2:04:03 PM PDT by RC2
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To: RepublicnotaDemocracy

I am the teaparty. I carry whiteboard and markers in my trunk. I randomly protest at town hall, the county govt building, and anywhere else that taxes me. I am the teaparty.


38 posted on 07/23/2010 2:07:37 PM PDT by TaxRelief (Walmart: Keeping my family healthy and on-budget since 1993.)
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To: RepublicnotaDemocracy

I am the teaparty. I carry whiteboard and markers in my trunk. I randomly protest at town hall, the county govt building, and anywhere else that taxes me. I am the teaparty.


39 posted on 07/23/2010 2:07:45 PM PDT by TaxRelief (Walmart: Keeping my family healthy and on-budget since 1993.)
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To: RC2

I plan on being in DC in September, but I believe they changed the date.

I’m going to have to get my day straight so I can order my Amtrak ticket!


40 posted on 07/23/2010 2:08:13 PM PDT by NoGrayZone (Palin/West for 2012!)
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To: RepublicnotaDemocracy
...simply walk into your restroom and look in the mirror. You are the People who make the movement.

It would be funny if this were meant as a joke. It's even funnier because it probably wasn't...

41 posted on 07/23/2010 2:10:27 PM PDT by r9etb
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To: RepublicnotaDemocracy
People need to become politically aware like the wake up received in Bell California.

People get pissed when their wallets get plucked, but if they can get a dollar from their neighbor's wallet they don't complain as much and that is a character/ethical flaw many Americans and others have these days IMO.

42 posted on 07/23/2010 2:13:09 PM PDT by A CA Guy ( God Bless America, God bless and keep safe our fighting men and women.)
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To: DTogo

I heard about this as well...”Who” is going to go sit at this table and caucus???

Are their conservative credentials going to be vetted for all of us to see, or is the libertarian factions accomplishments in usurping the Tea Party movement going to be complete by being given them a seat at the table???


43 posted on 07/23/2010 2:50:17 PM PDT by stevie_d_64 (I'm jus' sayin')
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To: stevie_d_64
The Tea Party is currently a herd of Constitutional "stray cats" with varying degrees of beliefs and Conservative/Libertarian "credentials."

For now I'm willing to let Michelle vet those in the Caucus while we vet them on the street corners, at town halls, and at the ballot box.

44 posted on 07/23/2010 3:29:18 PM PDT by DTogo (High time to bring back the Sons of Liberty !!)
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To: r9etb
oh my, I just caught that!

moving right along...

45 posted on 07/23/2010 3:51:11 PM PDT by PurVirgo (Smeg!)
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To: RepublicnotaDemocracy

With a deficit forecast of $1.5T, I doubt that the Tea Party will run out of steam. This is not merely wasteful liberalism, it’s reckless and irresponsible to the point of evil. No real American will tolerate this massive level of waste, nor will we get bored as election day approaches.


46 posted on 07/23/2010 4:34:50 PM PDT by Pollster1 (Natural born citizen of the USA, with the birth certificate to prove it)
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To: RepublicnotaDemocracy

The problem is it has no goal and no direction. If it cannot gain ideological currency it will die. It must if it is to survive be dedicated to one principle and only one principle as were the founders of this country. It must support liberty and freedom, even if at times the freedom of others to do certain things offends. We can have our differences and debate them. But the struggle is as our founders understood, between those who would take away our freedoms and liberties and those who would secure them and recover those lost. That is what the tea party should stand for.


47 posted on 07/23/2010 4:53:34 PM PDT by Cacique (quos Deus vult perdere, prius dementat ( Islamia Delenda Est ))
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To: Gondring

gee whiz, don’t you get it what he was saying.


48 posted on 07/23/2010 6:29:39 PM PDT by mel
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To: getitright

You have to excuse the shortcomings of some people who post off the wall remarks, apparently the elevator doesn’t go to the top for some people. bless their heart.
melissa


49 posted on 07/23/2010 6:31:30 PM PDT by mel
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To: RepublicnotaDemocracy
Is the Tea Party Revolution Imploding?

I sure hope so.

At least the "Party" that attracts self-appointed "spokesmen," and delusional "executive committees" who fire the self-appointed spokesman for giving the existing criminals in DC ammunition to use against the voluntary members of the movement.

It's time to rename the movement.

The use of the word "Party" has made it self important, controlling and a parody of the regime it was working to bring down...

50 posted on 07/23/2010 6:37:03 PM PDT by Publius6961 ("We don't want to hear words; we want action and results.")
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