Free Republic
Browse · Search
News/Activism
Topics · Post Article

Skip to comments.

"INSTANT TEA" - Vanity
self | 8/11/11 | demsux

Posted on 08/11/2011 1:49:37 PM PDT by demsux

How about the TEA PARTY getting with the times and making more use of technology and social networking. My proposal is to adapt the liberal/union tactics of "flash mobs", by employing their methods in order to create "Instant Tea" parties. Spot a liberal politician in your district...tweet/text/email to a Tea Party list and have an "INSTANT TEA PARTY" in their faces.

What say you?


TOPICS: Your Opinion/Questions
KEYWORDS: activism; flashmob; teaparty; vanity

1 posted on 08/11/2011 1:49:41 PM PDT by demsux
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | View Replies]

To: demsux

YES.


2 posted on 08/11/2011 1:52:16 PM PDT by American Quilter (aka American Hobbit)
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 1 | View Replies]

To: demsux

I like it!


3 posted on 08/11/2011 1:52:40 PM PDT by Boardwalk
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 1 | View Replies]

To: demsux

There’s only one complication: unlike the flash-mobs, most of us have jobs.


4 posted on 08/11/2011 1:52:44 PM PDT by Ellendra (God feeds the birds of the air, but he doesn't throw it in their nests.)
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 1 | View Replies]

To: demsux

That’s a great idea. Time to get some “community organizers” in gear and start organizing.

I’ve always wondered why more conservatives aren’t learning from and copying the libs on that. Look what it’s gotten them?


5 posted on 08/11/2011 1:52:53 PM PDT by Lucky9teen (Peace is that brief glorious moment in history when everybody stands around reloading.~Thomas Jeffer)
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 1 | View Replies]

To: demsux
Good idea!

My Tea Party Governor LePage said if Obama comes to Maine he's going to tell him to "get out of my state".

But we need "Instant Tea" here too.

6 posted on 08/11/2011 1:53:20 PM PDT by tsowellfan
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 1 | View Replies]

To: demsux

I’ll be looking for #InstantTea on Twitter


7 posted on 08/11/2011 1:54:27 PM PDT by tsowellfan
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 1 | View Replies]

To: demsux

Most Tea Partiers have, like man, jobs and family. It’s not as easy to muster them like the minutemen of old. Nor do they often go walking the streets all together. With a little advance notice and a politician due to appear in the evening or on a weekend, something more might be possible.


8 posted on 08/11/2011 1:55:55 PM PDT by HiTech RedNeck (There's gonna be a Redneck Revolution! (See my freep page) [rednecks come in many colors])
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 1 | View Replies]

To: Ellendra
There’s only one complication: unlike the flash-mobs, most of us have jobs.

True, but we don't all work 9-5 M-F, and there are stay-at-home moms and retirees and college kids who have some flexibility on time. I myself work 7am to 3pm, so I'd be available after that, and on the weekends...I'm thinking I could make up some signs, keep them in my car, and distribute them to signless Tea Partiers when we arrive.

9 posted on 08/11/2011 1:58:28 PM PDT by American Quilter (aka American Hobbit)
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 4 | View Replies]

To: demsux

Fatal flaw in your reasoning: Tea Partiers usually have jobs, so they can’t drop everything to show up at a rally on a moment’s notice, unlike union members and the British dole-recipients.


10 posted on 08/11/2011 2:08:11 PM PDT by Boogieman
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 1 | View Replies]

To: demsux

Sort of like herding cats.


11 posted on 08/11/2011 2:11:24 PM PDT by Fresh Wind ('People have got to know whether or not their President is a crook.' Richard M. Nixon)
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 1 | View Replies]

To: Ellendra

I understand the jobs issue, but not everyone works nights and weekends. It doesn’t even have to be a mob/crowd...just some people that happen to be in the same area as one of our esteemed politicians...mall, store, etc.


12 posted on 08/11/2011 2:12:33 PM PDT by demsux (Obama: THE job destroyer)
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 4 | View Replies]

To: demsux

What I am really getting at, is that the TEA PARTY really needs to innovate and adapt. I have been to almost EVERY Tea Party in St. Louis and “friended” them on FB, yet NEVER receive updates or scheduling of events. Whether it be local or national, the TEA PARTY needs to take advantage of social media like the left does. AND, I like the term “Instant Tea Party”.


13 posted on 08/11/2011 2:16:48 PM PDT by demsux (Obama: THE job destroyer)
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 1 | View Replies]

To: demsux

What is a flash mob? Is that a bunch of old guys wearing raincoats over their naked bodies, ready to show their stuff on a prearranged signal?
Doesn’t sound very conservative.


14 posted on 08/11/2011 2:20:39 PM PDT by Mind-numbed Robot (I retain the right to be inconsistent, contradictory and even flat-out wrong!)
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 12 | View Replies]

To: Fresh Wind
Sort of like herding cats.

That is about as easy as keeping them awake all day.< /sarcasm>

15 posted on 08/11/2011 2:24:32 PM PDT by ReformedBeckite (1 of 3 I'm only allowing my self each day)
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 11 | View Replies]

To: demsux
TEA PARTY

TEAM AMERICA

16 posted on 08/11/2011 2:29:41 PM PDT by Baynative (If the government was in charge of the desert , we'd soon have a shortage of sand.)
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 1 | View Replies]

To: demsux
I have been to almost EVERY Tea Party in St. Louis and “friended” them on FB, yet NEVER receive updates or scheduling of events.

I agree. The STL T.P. has been in hibernation since the election but it may be waking up now. See Are You Ready For The Next Wave? and on Facebook The After Party--Episode 1.

However, the OTHER St. Louis Tea Party group, K & N Patriots is VERY active. Come and join us this Saturday!

17 posted on 08/11/2011 2:45:58 PM PDT by Da Bilge Troll (Defeatism is not a winning strategy!)
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 13 | View Replies]

To: demsux

I don’t wish to adopt the left Alinsky-ite tactics of forming mobs to intimidate people. Plus, as has been pointed out, most TPers have jobs, families, etc.

I think a better idea is to have anti-flash-mob flash-mobs.


18 posted on 08/11/2011 2:53:15 PM PDT by Retired Greyhound
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 1 | View Replies]

To: demsux

Agreed! Another concept that seems to fly right over the heads of our to-be-elected leaders is the necessity to respond to ANYTHING the left says right away - or at least within a day.

Tell me a teapartier politician calls a press conference to respond to something debbie schultz or harpy reid said - the networks will cover it because it will mean some good soundbites for the evening news that dont involve our beloved leader. Our guys/gals have got to get the message OUT!

Haven’t they been watching Sarah??????


19 posted on 08/11/2011 3:41:45 PM PDT by oldmomster
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 1 | View Replies]

To: Lucky9teen
I’ve always wondered why more conservatives aren’t learning from and copying the libs on that. Look what it’s gotten them?

My stepson has had considerable success in organizing flash mobs of high school students to picket Planned Parenthood events. A Bing search on chad mccoy flash mob will bring up several references and YouTube videos.

He can be contacted at BrChadSSJC@aol.com for information on how to do it.

20 posted on 08/11/2011 3:49:02 PM PDT by JoeFromSidney (New book: RESISTANCE TO TYRANNY. A primer on armed revolt. Available form Amazon.)
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 5 | View Replies]

To: demsux

Instant Tea. I like it!


21 posted on 08/11/2011 4:52:43 PM PDT by SuziQ
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 1 | View Replies]



Click the Birdie and Smile!

When a New Monthly Donor Signs Up
A Sponsoring FReeper Will Contribute $10


Sign up today

22 posted on 08/11/2011 6:11:40 PM PDT by TheOldLady (FReepmail me to get ON or OFF the ZOT LIGHTNING ping list.)
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | View Replies]

Disclaimer: Opinions posted on Free Republic are those of the individual posters and do not necessarily represent the opinion of Free Republic or its management. All materials posted herein are protected by copyright law and the exemption for fair use of copyrighted works.

Free Republic
Browse · Search
News/Activism
Topics · Post Article

FreeRepublic, LLC, PO BOX 9771, FRESNO, CA 93794
FreeRepublic.com is powered by software copyright 2000-2008 John Robinson