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Tea Party Turning Into A Tidal Wave
IBD Editorials ^ | September 1, 2010 | Investors Business Daily staff

Posted on 09/01/2010 5:33:43 PM PDT by Kaslin

Politics: The defeat of Alaska's Lisa Murkowski by a little-known conservative lawyer is the latest evidence of a tidal wave building that may sweep aside an out-of-touch establishment. "We the people" won't be ignored.

Shays' Rebellion, an uprising of 1,200 farmers led by one Daniel Shays, angry over conditions in Massachusetts in 1786, prompted Thomas Jefferson to write to James Madison that "a little rebellion now and then is a good thing" for America.

A more peaceful rebellion is now occurring across the country, and we believe it's a good thing for America. Considering the excesses of this administration and Congress and their abuse of power to the point of ignoring the Constitution itself, it's also a very necessary thing, an idea whose time has come.

With her concession, Sen. Murkowski became the third incumbent to bite the political dust this season, joining Utah Sen. Bob Bennett and Pennsylvania party switcher Arlen Specter. The old argument about seniority and influence no longer flies among voters who increasingly believe, as Jefferson did, that government is best which governs least.

Joe Miller, a 43-year-old Yale-educated lawyer, West Point graduate and Gulf War veteran, was a little-known Fairbanks attorney before he was endorsed by Sarah Palin and the Tea Party Express.

The former Alaska governor and vice presidential candidate, who knows a little about shaking up the establishment, has become a political power, riding and leading a wave of political discontent with the country's current direction that manifested itself last Saturday at Glenn Beck's "Restore Honor" rally on the National Mall. Palin is woman, hear her roar.

(Excerpt) Read more at investors.com ...


TOPICS: Editorial; Politics/Elections; US: Alaska
KEYWORDS: alaska; amgrymobs; beck; glennbeck; grassroots; honor; joemiller; murkowski; obama; palin; reaparty; rememberinnovember; restorehonor; sarahpalin; senate; teapartyexpress; teapartyrebellion

1 posted on 09/01/2010 5:33:43 PM PDT by Kaslin
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To: Kaslin

..."betcha Pelosi has astro rash on her butt"

2 posted on 09/01/2010 5:37:25 PM PDT by Doogle ((USAF.68-73..8th TFW Ubon Thailand..never store a threat you should have eliminated))
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To: Kaslin

Thank you Sarah.

For both giving us the great NEW Joe the #3 sweep of the old trash.

And NOT for giving us number 4.... John McCain.

In My book, that means a TIE not a win.


3 posted on 09/01/2010 5:37:43 PM PDT by RachelFaith (2010 is going to be a 100 seat Tsunami - Unless the GOP Senate ruins it all...)
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To: Kaslin
(my gosh, that Murkowski woman has a Nancy Pelosi look about her in the photo in that article...scarey stuff)

Joe Miller's quick resume sounds like he has the background and intelligence to provide real, qualified leadership for the US.

4 posted on 09/01/2010 5:42:43 PM PDT by grania
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To: Kaslin

Surf’s Up!


5 posted on 09/01/2010 5:46:49 PM PDT by relictele (Me lumen vos umbra regit)
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To: relictele
Ride the wave!
TEA Partier and proud of it.
6 posted on 09/01/2010 5:52:05 PM PDT by ThunderSleeps (obama out now! I'll keep my money, my guns, and my freedom - you can keep the change.)
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To: ThunderSleeps

Hey Tea Partier, tell em all thanks! Like seeing the American Revolution, something I always wanted to see...

..and a breath of fresh sweet air.


7 posted on 09/01/2010 6:02:00 PM PDT by Beowulf9
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To: Kaslin

It really doesn’t matter. The 2010 elections will be rigged.

Then we will see what *really* is going to happen. (Note: this is not an advocacy for any potential course of action)


8 posted on 09/01/2010 6:05:40 PM PDT by markomalley (Extra Ecclesiam nulla salus)
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To: Kaslin

The tea party movement won’t work. Or at least it won’t work any better than the 1994 “revolution” or when Bush got elected with a Republican congress in 2000. It won’t work because the Federal Reserve controls the money and therefore controls the country. They want us in debt and they want big government.


9 posted on 09/01/2010 6:08:38 PM PDT by FightThePower! (Fight the powers that be!)
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To: FightThePower!

“The tea party movement won’t work. Or at least it won’t work any better than the 1994 “revolution” or when Bush got elected with a Republican congress in 2000. It won’t work because the Federal Reserve controls the money and therefore controls the country. They want us in debt and they want big government.”

You are so right. But who REALLY controls the FED?


10 posted on 09/01/2010 6:14:02 PM PDT by dljordan ("His father's sword he hath girded on, And his wild harp slung behind him")
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To: Kaslin

this is the RNC’s idea of the Tea Party...

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=i6XsIL0jIBI


11 posted on 09/01/2010 6:16:43 PM PDT by mo
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To: FightThePower!

Never underestimate the American people when they get riled up. We are now riled.


12 posted on 09/01/2010 6:18:04 PM PDT by tillacum (It's the military, not the press, not the politicians, who keep this country free.)
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To: mo

Now you know why a lot of us do not send money to the rnc, a bunch of rinos who want to be luvvved by the democraps.


13 posted on 09/01/2010 6:19:58 PM PDT by tillacum (It's the military, not the press, not the politicians, who keep this country free.)
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To: Kaslin

Er, not to rain on the parade, but didn’t Shay’s rebellion get put down with force by the father of our country, George Washington?


14 posted on 09/01/2010 6:50:02 PM PDT by Titus Quinctius Cincinnatus (The success of Darwinism was accompanied by a decline in scientific integrity. - Dr. Wm R. Thompson)
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To: mo

That’s disgusting in a John Kerry sort of way.


15 posted on 09/01/2010 6:51:16 PM PDT by Senormechanico
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To: Titus Quinctius Cincinnatus
No, the Whiskey Rebellion was put down by Washington in 1794.

Shays' Rebellion occurred in 1787 and was put down by the Massachusetts Militia.

16 posted on 09/01/2010 6:52:50 PM PDT by Publius (The government only knows how to turn gold into lead.)
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To: Publius

Oh, my bad!

At least I had the right continent...


17 posted on 09/01/2010 6:57:46 PM PDT by Titus Quinctius Cincinnatus (The success of Darwinism was accompanied by a decline in scientific integrity. - Dr. Wm R. Thompson)
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To: Senormechanico

..yeah ..but its a good caricature of the “ruling class” as they now like to be called....


18 posted on 09/01/2010 7:16:00 PM PDT by mo
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To: Kaslin
Wanna see Joe Miller smile? Go HERE
19 posted on 09/01/2010 7:51:17 PM PDT by redhead (Abortion: The number one killer of human beings. Period.)
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To: Kaslin

“...the people are telling their government: Don’t help us anymore; we can’t afford it”

EXACTLY!


20 posted on 09/01/2010 9:58:41 PM PDT by jocon307 (No enemies on the right, from now until November)
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To: jocon307

I didn’t know who Joe Miller was until about 5 days before the primary. I couldn’t tell you what he stands for. But he is new and he is change. Go Palin!


21 posted on 09/02/2010 6:19:00 AM PDT by Paddy Irish
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