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Latest email from MoveOn.org: Our Own Tea Party?
my email | 6-27-11

Posted on 06/27/2011 3:38:53 PM PDT by FrdmLvr

Dear MoveOn member,

"Can liberals start their own tea party?"1

That was a Washington Post headline on Friday—and it's a good question.

Last week, green jobs visionary Van Jones introduced a new organization focused on progressive economic solutions: Rebuild the Dream. Rebuild the Dream is joining with organizations including MoveOn, the AFL-CIO, SEIU, the Campaign for Community Change, and many more, to launch a new effort to build up a people-powered movement to counter the influence of the tea party. The first step for this emerging American Dream movement is creating our own blueprint for fixing the economy—an all-new Contract for the American Dream.

On July 16 and 17 we're organizing American Dream house meetings to shape the Contract and set our priorities. Our goal is to have at least one meeting in each of the 435 congressional districts and we're still looking for people to host meetings in Livonia.

Can you host an American Dream house meeting so that people in Livonia can get involved in crafting our Contract for the American Dream?

Yes, I can host a meeting!

If we can find enough people like you to host meetings, we'll be well on our way to answering the Washington Post's question with a resounding "Yes!" The Internet is buzzing about what exactly the American Dream movement stands for and, more importantly, what it means for our future.

Our goal is to create a Contract that calls for concrete changes based on the principles that bind us together as progressives, and as neighbors and friends. The Contract will provide a common foundation for progressive campaigning across issues—from local budget fights to national efforts to protect and expand Medicare and Social Security.

We'll use it to show the media that we're all working together like never before—and we'll use it to hold our politicians accountable for helping to create an economy that works for all of us.

Like our movement itself, we're building the Contract from the ground up. First, we'll harness the power of the Internet to get as many great ideas as possible. Then, on July 16 and 17, we'll gather in living rooms, church basements, and community centers to go deeper. We'll share stories, have real discussions, and together help craft the Contract for the American Dream.

But none of this is going to happen unless people like you step forward to host a meeting to shape the Contract and help our movement grow.

Can you help by hosting in Livonia?

Yes, I can host!

Thanks for all you do.

–Lenore, Anna, Peter, Eli, and the rest of the team

Source:

1. "Can liberals start their own tea party?" The Washington Post, June 23, 2011 http://www.moveon.org/r?r=209780&id=28400-10389527-yqcUHKx&t=4


TOPICS: News/Current Events
KEYWORDS: astroturf; dreammovement; moveon; moveonorg; progressiveteaparty; rebuildthedream; vanjones

1 posted on 06/27/2011 3:38:54 PM PDT by FrdmLvr
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To: FrdmLvr

The only problem is that the tea party grew on its own without leadership. This leftie version requires Trumpka to pledge paid union “workers” as seed and Van Jones is the manure that feeds them.


2 posted on 06/27/2011 3:41:42 PM PDT by cripplecreek (Remember the River Raisin! (look it up))
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To: FrdmLvr

I think it would be best that they call their new party “The Redcoat Party”.


3 posted on 06/27/2011 3:42:52 PM PDT by dirtman
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To: FrdmLvr

The counterpart from the democrats to the “tea party” would be more like the “arsenic party”, since its result would be to kill or finish off the country.


4 posted on 06/27/2011 3:43:59 PM PDT by adorno
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To: FrdmLvr

Rebuild the Dream is joining with organizations including MoveOn, the AFL-CIO, SEIU, the Campaign for Community Change

Talk about missing completely what the TEA Party is all about. Probably have to pay ACORN and others or that ilk to show up to the meetings.


5 posted on 06/27/2011 3:44:39 PM PDT by Recon Dad (Herman Cain is the man in 2012)
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To: FrdmLvr
The first step for this emerging American Dream movement is creating our own blueprint for fixing the economy—an all-new Contract for the American Dream.

Haven't we already seen the left's blueprint these last 2 years? I mean commie boy was part of the regime. I hate to see how much worse they could screw up things.

6 posted on 06/27/2011 3:44:41 PM PDT by Kandy Atz ("Were we directed from Washington when to sow and when to reap, we should soon want for bread.")
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To: FrdmLvr

Ooh, ooh, ooh! I have a GREAT idea for a name. How about ...

The Coffee Party!

Y’know; cause really smart people drink coffee.


7 posted on 06/27/2011 3:45:10 PM PDT by noblejones (Obama rules!)
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To: FrdmLvr

Yes. Form it on the principals of the founding fathers and you just might have something there!


8 posted on 06/27/2011 3:45:47 PM PDT by jdsteel (I like the way the words "Palin for President" make progressives apoplectic.)
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To: noblejones
The Coffee Party!

The Coffee Party (anti-Tea Party) didn't have all that much effect in the last election.

Wikipedia: Coffee Party USA

9 posted on 06/27/2011 3:51:47 PM PDT by Calvin Locke
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To: cripplecreek

LOL...And will that airhead talking head Anderson Cooper call the Liberal Tea Party members — Teabaggers?


10 posted on 06/27/2011 3:52:00 PM PDT by CitizenM (He who is silent is understood to consent)
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To: jdsteel
Obama will lose democrats and independents with the BS message.
11 posted on 06/27/2011 3:52:11 PM PDT by scooby321
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To: FrdmLvr

gays and homos support liberal teabaggers!


12 posted on 06/27/2011 3:53:01 PM PDT by biggredd1
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To: FrdmLvr

Didn’t they already try this once with the so-called “Coffee Party”?


13 posted on 06/27/2011 3:55:40 PM PDT by Republican Wildcat
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To: FrdmLvr

I’m more surprised they got you to be a Mor On.org e-mail recipient..


14 posted on 06/27/2011 3:59:59 PM PDT by max americana (FUBO NATION 2012)
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To: FrdmLvr

Hey Look! Liberals trying to be original! Awwww, thats so cute....


15 posted on 06/27/2011 4:01:27 PM PDT by 95B30 ( The Professional Left: "Their morals are crooked, their take logic is flawed, their honor is stolen)
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To: FrdmLvr

If Jones is organizing it, TEA will stand for Take Everybody’s Assets.


16 posted on 06/27/2011 4:03:32 PM PDT by tacticalogic
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To: FrdmLvr

They better have great “goody bags” to get anyone to attend the meetings.


17 posted on 06/27/2011 4:09:52 PM PDT by ladyvet ( I would rather have Incitatus then the asses that are in congress today.)
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To: FrdmLvr

It will be the opposite of the Tea Party.

It will be the Pee Party.


18 posted on 06/27/2011 4:11:14 PM PDT by FormerACLUmember (When the past no longer illuminates the future, the spirit walks in darkness.)
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To: FrdmLvr
I thought MoveOn was started off as their version of the TEA Party??

Then they had the Coffee Party and that simply fizzled.

Maybe they can call them Bolivarian Circles or the KGB Club?

19 posted on 06/27/2011 4:16:25 PM PDT by GeronL (The Right to Life came before the Right to Happiness)
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To: FormerACLUmember

Tea Baggers?

No....Pee faggers....not that I would ever stoop so low.


20 posted on 06/27/2011 4:17:22 PM PDT by wxgesr (I want to be the first person to surf on another planet.)
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To: FrdmLvr

They have their own tea party. It’s called Bolshevism.


21 posted on 06/27/2011 4:18:23 PM PDT by StarfireIV ((Atlas Punted))
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To: dirtman

“I think it would be best that they call their new party “The Redcoat Party”.”

LOL. It would simplify things.


22 posted on 06/27/2011 4:21:14 PM PDT by APatientMan (Pick a side)
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To: FrdmLvr

Well, at least a Libtard TEA Party would have lots of real ‘tea baggers’.

:-(


23 posted on 06/27/2011 4:22:53 PM PDT by GladesGuru (In a society predicated upon freedom, it is essential to examine principles, Kill the EPA!!!)
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To: FrdmLvr

It’d be the (sucking from the) Teat Party.


24 posted on 06/27/2011 4:24:26 PM PDT by Paladin2 (Pimpin' for Perry)
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To: FrdmLvr

As usual, these people display all the originality and spontaneity of a Soviet era May Day parade.Every time we have a good idea, they copy it, badly. Remember Air America?


25 posted on 06/27/2011 4:25:59 PM PDT by jmcenanly ( "We pay a person the compliment of acknowledging his superiority whenever we lie to him." -Samuel)
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To: FrdmLvr
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26 posted on 06/27/2011 4:32:06 PM PDT by baddog 219
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To: max americana
Heh heh! I love getting their emails with their insipid ideas.
27 posted on 06/27/2011 4:44:14 PM PDT by FrdmLvr
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To: FrdmLvr
Desperate coordinated effort from the WH/DNC

AFL-CIO Union Chief Pledges 12 Million Workers to Van Jones Progressive Tea Party

Van Jones Is Creating the Milli Vanilli of Tea Parties

28 posted on 06/27/2011 4:44:17 PM PDT by thouworm (.)
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To: FrdmLvr
Last week, green jobs visionary nutjob Van Jones introduced a new organization focused on progressive economic solutions: Rebuild the Dream Nightmare.

Why do they have to rebuild it? Because it's falling apart in front of their eyes, even while they're still in power.

29 posted on 06/27/2011 5:28:04 PM PDT by Bed_Zeppelin
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To: FrdmLvr

A grass roots movement is being constructed from above!


30 posted on 06/27/2011 6:08:53 PM PDT by Oztrich Boy (Monarchy is the one system of government where power is exercised for the good of all - Aristotle)
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To: FrdmLvr
"Can liberals start their own tea party?"

How creative!! I guess they know a good idea when they steal one.

31 posted on 06/27/2011 6:46:46 PM PDT by Right Wing Assault (Obama is more inexperienced now than he was before he was elected.)
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To: FrdmLvr
I'm surprised they're not calling it
the Liberal Socialist Dream party


32 posted on 06/27/2011 10:54:00 PM PDT by clearcarbon
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To: FrdmLvr

this is so pathetic that it’s funny....”No, no, not THAT Tea Party...THIS Tea Party”...

Ridicule and demean something for three years, then try to copy it. Just. Brilliant.

And who would expect more from the execrable Van Jones?


33 posted on 06/28/2011 2:02:11 PM PDT by bigbob
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To: bigbob

LOL! You’re right!


34 posted on 06/28/2011 3:04:10 PM PDT by FrdmLvr
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