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A Tea Party Manifesto
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Posted on 08/17/2010 6:17:47 AM PDT by keep your powder dry

The movement is not seeking a junior partnership with the Republican Party. It is aiming for a hostile takeover.

On Feb. 9, 2009, Mary Rakovich, a recently laid-off automotive engineer, set out for a convention center in Fort Myers, Fla. with protest signs, a cooler of water and the courage of her convictions. She felt compelled to act, having grown increasingly alarmed at the explosion of earmarks, bailouts and government spending in the waning years of the Bush administration. President Barack Obama, joined by then-Republican Gov. Charlie Crist, was in town promoting his plan to spend a trillion dollars in borrowed money to "stimulate" the economy.

Mary didn't know it, but she was on the front lines of a grass-roots revolution that was brewing across the nation. More than 3,000 miles away, Keli Carender, a young Seattle school teacher and a member of a local comedy improv troupe, was feeling equally frustrated. She started to organize like-minded citizens. "Our nation's fiscal path is just not sustainable," she said. "You can't continue to spend money you don't have indefinitely."

Today the ranks of this citizen rebellion can be counted in the millions. The rebellion's name derives from the glorious rant of CNBC commentator Rick Santelli, who in February 2009 called for a new "tea party" from the floor of the Chicago Mercantile Exchange. By doing so he reminded all of us that America was founded on the revolutionary principle of citizen participation, citizen activism and the primacy of the individual over the government. That's the tea party ethos.

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TOPICS: Business/Economy; Constitution/Conservatism; Culture/Society; Government
KEYWORDS: congress; elections; manifesto; taxes; teaparty; wsj

1 posted on 08/17/2010 6:17:48 AM PDT by keep your powder dry
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To: keep your powder dry

Why any conservative wants to remain with the very party that has tossed Conservatives to the side for decades defies logic. It is the political version of battered wife syndrome.


2 posted on 08/17/2010 6:21:37 AM PDT by Man50D (Fair Tax, you earn it, you keep it! www.FairTaxNation.com)
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To: keep your powder dry

He got me off the couch. I went to the Castor town hall in Tampa that got it going and the Tampa T Party rally. I was amazed at what effect a few angry taxpayers had. The Liberals went in to panic when confronted by actual taxpayers. They normally only have to deal with taxtakers.


3 posted on 08/17/2010 6:24:28 AM PDT by screaminsunshine (m)
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To: keep your powder dry
But let us be clear about one thing: The tea party movement is not seeking a junior partnership with the Republican Party, but a hostile takeover of it.

I'm hoping that a *hostile* takeover isn't necessary. Armey is a bit too aggressive with those whom we want as voting allies.

RINOSs need to get the self-preserving clue that voting with Tea Party interests is actually in their own best interest, too. Threatening them with hostile takeovers is not very politic now, is it?

4 posted on 08/17/2010 6:24:46 AM PDT by paulycy (Demand Constitutionality Now: Islamo-Marxism is Evil.)
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To: Man50D
Ya got that right!

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5 posted on 08/17/2010 6:26:22 AM PDT by gunnyg (WE ARE BEHIND "ENEMY WITHIN" LINES, SURROUNDED, Our 'Novembers' Are Behind Us...If Ya Can "grok" it!)
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To: paulycy

F. the RINO’s and F being “politic”...

I have but one appeal for the socialist M’er F’ers... Die quickly.


6 posted on 08/17/2010 6:40:26 AM PDT by myself6
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To: paulycy

F. the RINO’s and F being “politic”...

I have but one appeal for the socialist M’er F’ers... Die quickly.


7 posted on 08/17/2010 6:40:35 AM PDT by myself6
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To: myself6

ugh.. double post...

My apologies.


8 posted on 08/17/2010 6:42:02 AM PDT by myself6
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To: paulycy
Armey is a bit too aggressive with those whom we want as voting allies.

You still don't get it, do you?

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It's what RINOs do, it's what they've always done.

9 posted on 08/17/2010 6:50:24 AM PDT by tx_eggman (Liberalism is only possible in that moment when a man chooses Barabas over Christ.)
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To: Man50D
It is aiming for a hostile takeover.
10 posted on 08/17/2010 6:52:37 AM PDT by DTogo (High time to bring back the Sons of Liberty !!)
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To: tx_eggman
It's what RINOs do, it's what they've always done.

Good point. Why waste time stating the obvious, I guess.

11 posted on 08/17/2010 6:54:01 AM PDT by paulycy (Demand Constitutionality Now: Islamo-Marxism is Evil.)
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To: keep your powder dry

Let’s face it—the Two-party system is just a two-headed coin, the same coin...

A choice between Mr FLIM or Mr FLAM!

We’re actually better off w/hussein at the wheel—at least there’s a few more (real) Americans out there that a duck when it’s obvious—not that there’s all that many real Americans around these days.


12 posted on 08/17/2010 6:56:53 AM PDT by gunnyg (WE ARE BEHIND "ENEMY WITHIN" LINES, SURROUNDED, Our 'Novembers' Are Gone, If Ya Can "grok" that.)
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To: gunnyg

It goes way beyond RINOs...

Real Americans Vs AINOs...

http://gunnyg.wordpress.com/2010/08/09/gunny-g-myself-i-would-refer-to-these-multitude-of-fools-as-simply-aino-americans-in-name-only/


13 posted on 08/17/2010 7:00:23 AM PDT by gunnyg (WE ARE BEHIND "ENEMY WITHIN" LINES, SURROUNDED, Our 'Novembers' Are Gone, If Ya Can "grok" that.)
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To: paulycy

Armey is a RINO who is trying to take over the Tea Party movement. Freedom Works has got involved in over 60 Congressional primaries supporting various candidates. Curiously, the AZ senate primary between McCain and Hayworth is not one of them. Armey is a big amnesty supporter. I don’t trust him one bit.


14 posted on 08/17/2010 7:08:15 AM PDT by kabar
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To: myself6

It was worth repeating.

“Civility” has gotten us nearly totally enslaved to a massive out of control federal government.

“F” “Civility”


15 posted on 08/17/2010 7:10:00 AM PDT by MrB (The difference between a (de)humanist and a Satanist is that the latter knows who he's working for.)
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To: kabar

Don’t trust any of the tawdry terd basterds!

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16 posted on 08/17/2010 7:10:18 AM PDT by gunnyg (WE ARE BEHIND "ENEMY WITHIN" LINES, SURROUNDED, Our 'Novembers' Are Gone, If Ya Can "grok" that.)
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To: gunnyg

The fight is against the elitists who think they have the ability and the duty to impose their notions on the rest of us.

The elitists are democRats and Rinos. They must be purged.


17 posted on 08/17/2010 7:11:24 AM PDT by MrB (The difference between a (de)humanist and a Satanist is that the latter knows who he's working for.)
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To: MrB

Hopefully we all mean the same thing regarding “purged.”

Best I not define it here.

;)


18 posted on 08/17/2010 7:14:22 AM PDT by gunnyg (WE ARE BEHIND "ENEMY WITHIN" LINES, SURROUNDED, Our 'Novembers' Are Gone, If Ya Can "grok" that.)
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To: Man50D

It doesn’t defy logic at all.


19 posted on 08/17/2010 7:15:20 AM PDT by Balding_Eagle (Overproduction, one of the top five business worries of the Amercan Farmer for the past 50 years)
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To: gunnyg

“Purged” - removed from positions of authority where their ideas can have any effect on my life.


20 posted on 08/17/2010 7:16:33 AM PDT by MrB (The difference between a (de)humanist and a Satanist is that the latter knows who he's working for.)
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To: keep your powder dry

Republicans and the Republican Party of today are a big part of the problem.

They are just another division of the BIG GOVERNMENT PARTY.

The basic difference between democrats and republicans is this:

Democrats want to take our money and give it to their frinds and relatives while republicans want to take our money and give it to their friends and relatives.


21 posted on 08/17/2010 7:23:17 AM PDT by Iron Munro (Really up-to-date liberals do not care what people do, as long as it is compulsory - George Will)
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To: keep your powder dry

“The tea party movement has blossomed into a powerful social phenomenon because it is leaderless—not directed by any one mind, political party or parochial agenda.” Hopefully next January Boehner and McConnell get a Rude Awakening. The Dems “play for keeps”, and we need congressional leaders with some “FIRE in their belly”, and quit “reaching across the aisle”.


22 posted on 08/17/2010 6:07:00 PM PDT by radioone ("The bigger the government, the smaller the citizen.")
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To: Man50D
Why any conservative wants to remain with the very party that has tossed Conservatives to the side for decades defies logic. It is the political version of battered wife syndrome.

IMHO, any talk of a third party that has the true conservatives defies common sense. The majority of the GOP is conservative. Big government pubbies and RINOs need to be eliminated in primaries. A conservative third party movement will hand the White House to the rats just like Perot did.

23 posted on 08/17/2010 8:22:22 PM PDT by neverdem (Xin loi minh oi)
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