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Last Chance - Napa Dinner & Super Rally! (Aug 26, 2011)
Tea Party Express ^ | August 26, 2011 | Sal Russo

Posted on 08/26/2011 1:01:22 PM PDT by Syncro

Dear Friends,

This is an urgent reminder - this is your last chance to sign up for a very special benefit dinner for the Napa Tea Party happening tonight!  We hope you'll join us this evening in Napa for a special night filled with amazing food and wine, entertainment, with like-minded patriots. This event will help the Napa Tea Party fund their ongoing battle against the left... and in California, they need all the help they can get!

The dinner is Friday (tonight), from 6pm-11pm, at the Plaza tented lawn area at the Napa Valley Expo. Champagne and hors-de'oeuvres will be served at 6pm; dinner will follow at 7pm.

Tonight's MC is author and nationally renowned black conservative Kevin Jackson. Entertainment will be provided by Bruce Bellott from Nashville and the local Lake County band: Remnant.

The price is $150 per person, or $1,000 for a reserved table for eight. To ensure your reserved seat, please contact Pam Silleman of the Napa Tea Party at PamSilleman@sbcglobal.net or call: (707) 326-4068.

Then, on Saturday morning, Tea Party Express "Super Rally" kicks off at 10am! This huge rally features a powerful lineup of conservative speakers from local & national conservative groups, celebrities like singer/actor Pat Boone, and comedian Jim Labriola from Home Improvement, and will be MC'd by radio stars Armstrong & Getty. We'll have some great food vendors as well as wine and beer tasting for those 21 and older!

Attendance is free... just bring your blanket or lawn chair and the whole family, and we'll see you there!




TOPICS: Announcements; News/Current Events; US: California
KEYWORDS: armstronggetty; brucebellott; brucebellottremnant; jimlabriola; kevinjackson; napa; patboone; remnant; teaparty; teapartyexpress; tpx; wine
This huge rally features a powerful lineup of conservative speakers from local & national conservative groups, celebrities like singer/actor Pat Boone, and comedian Jim Labriola from Home Improvement, and will be MC'd by radio stars Armstrong & Getty. We'll have some great food vendors as well as wine and beer tasting for those 21 and older!

Attendance is free... just bring your blanket or lawn chair and the whole family, and we'll see you there!


1 posted on 08/26/2011 1:01:28 PM PDT by Syncro
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To: Jim Robinson; All

Pat Boone is a fantastic patriot, he is a cofounder of
The Beverly Hills Tea Party and he spoke at a TPX tea party rally in Southern California last year.

And Jim Labriola is off the charts funny, he was the hardware store owner on Tool Time.


2 posted on 08/26/2011 1:03:50 PM PDT by Syncro (Sarah Palin, the unofficial Tea Party candidate for president--Virtual Jerusalem)
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To: Syncro

Napa.

Mmmmm.

Good luck!


3 posted on 08/26/2011 1:05:57 PM PDT by combat_boots (The Lion of Judah cometh. Hallelujah. Gloria Patri, Filio et Spiritui Sancto.)
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To: Syncro

I’ll be there wearing my “Free Republic” t-shirt, on Saturday!

I also heard there will be people from KSFO there as well.

Going to be a fun and warm day to get outside.


4 posted on 08/26/2011 1:09:37 PM PDT by Calif4Palin (President Palin sounds so good....)
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To: Calif4Palin

Great!

I will be wearing a white lab coat at the rally.

See you there!


5 posted on 08/26/2011 1:22:32 PM PDT by Syncro (Sarah Palin, the unofficial Tea Party candidate for president--Virtual Jerusalem)
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To: Syncro

Woo hoo!! Will be on the road this afternoon. See you tonight!


6 posted on 08/26/2011 1:32:44 PM PDT by Jim Robinson (Rebellion is brewing!! Impeach the corrupt Marxist bastard!!)
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To: Syncro

Although I wish the Tea Party all the best, they are screwing up big time—both in my state and in Napa—with all these silk-stocking, high-dollar events. If I were a disenchanted demonrat looking for a new home, I’d tell them to kiss my penniless butt.


7 posted on 08/26/2011 1:54:42 PM PDT by dsc (Any attempt to move a government to the left is a crime against humanity.)
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To: dsc

The rallies are free.


8 posted on 08/26/2011 1:56:33 PM PDT by Jim Robinson (Rebellion is brewing!! Impeach the corrupt Marxist bastard!!)
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To: dsc
The rally on Sat is free.

If anyone is trying to charge you for that, they are not authorized to do so.

Don't fall for that.

The dinner is charging so as to cover expenses.

Tea Party events aren't funded by Soros or Obama’s thugs.

Or taxpayers.

Most tea party people btw, are civil and well behaved.

Exceptions are mostly concern trolls.

9 posted on 08/26/2011 2:00:45 PM PDT by Syncro (Sarah Palin, the unofficial Tea Party candidate for president--Virtual Jerusalem)
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To: Syncro

Although I wish the Tea Party all the best, they are screwing up big time—both in my state and in Napa—with all these silk-stocking, high-dollar events. If I were a disenchanted demonrat looking for a new home, I’d tell them to kiss my penniless butt.


10 posted on 08/26/2011 2:04:42 PM PDT by dsc (Any attempt to move a government to the left is a crime against humanity.)
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To: Jim Robinson

Hey Jim, Just need to know if you and Sheila will want to join us at the Debate Watch Dinner event in Tampa or not.
Thinking perhaps you might be going to the actual debate, but if not please join us as will hold two or more seats for you. Just let me know. Jean


11 posted on 08/26/2011 2:22:57 PM PDT by seekthetruth (A President is sworn to uphold the Constitution. If he doesn't, IMPEACH him!)
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To: Jim Robinson

“The rallies are free.”

Yes, Mr. Robinson. However, I lived in the area for some time, and I can say that transportation is not, nor food and drink. Perhaps they should not be free, but it would be a good deal more than I have.

The thing that leapt to my mind first, though, was that I could not afford clothing in which I would feel comfortable in the Napa social milieu.

If I were living in the Bay Area in my current circumstances, I would not undertake such an expedition.


12 posted on 08/26/2011 2:56:06 PM PDT by dsc (Any attempt to move a government to the left is a crime against humanity.)
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To: Syncro

“The rally on Sat is free.”

After you get there, and if you bring your own food and drink.

I remember a time, when I was a young, single Navy officer, that a day trip to Napa was of no more significance than a walk around the block.

Those days are gone. Tea Party “organizers” need to be looking at the methods of the left, the methods that brought them into power. They need to be reaching out—as the left did—to the broke, the struggling, the people to whom a trip to Napa is a hardship.

“Tea Party events aren’t funded by Soros or Obama’s thugs.”

Where are their counterparts on the right? Where is *our* Soros?

Besides, if the rally were held closer to a population center, perhaps it wouldn’t be so expensive.

“Most tea party people btw, are civil and well behaved.”

What brought that on? I didn’t imply anything to the contrary. Most conservatives are civil and well-behaved—even when it is a suicidal weakness to be so.


13 posted on 08/26/2011 3:12:17 PM PDT by dsc (Any attempt to move a government to the left is a crime against humanity.)
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To: Syncro

Oh, one other thing. People, I think we can agree, are people.

That being the case, what the Tea Party has created here is a situation in which some people will perceive a bright red line drawn between the swells who can afford $1,000 for a reserved table for eight, and those whose income is less than $1,000 per month.

That is a stupid mistake the leftards did not make. They knew that enthusiasm and loyalty are born when a person feels special, not when he feels like a raggedy bum among the other hoi polloi, standing outside in the dark listening to the sound of laughter and silver clinking on fine china.

If you need to have an expensive fund-raiser, then have it, but don’t let it define you to the very people you need to attract to your ranks.


14 posted on 08/26/2011 4:25:57 PM PDT by dsc (Any attempt to move a government to the left is a crime against humanity.)
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To: Syncro

So this thread says the Saturday rally kicks off at 10 am.

I thought that everywhere else previously the start time was given as 11 am.

Is this a change, a mistake on this thread, or did I mess up hearing what I was told before?


15 posted on 08/26/2011 5:13:18 PM PDT by rogue yam
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To: dsc
Hi, I am sorry that you feel you couldn't join in on rallies and/or the dinner's that are sometimes planned along the way on the tour.

Guess you might think of me as a “swell” because I was able to reserve tables at the Tampa Debate watching event for $1000 for 20 people. I am going to be reimbursed for those other 18 tickets (not me & hubby) by the freepers attending. Also, by my reserving the two tables at this event hosted by Mike Gallaher, our cost per person will be $50 instead of $60 because we reserved ahead. Now as far as value, the $50 per person includes free parking, dinner, debate watch, after debate party, and entertainment plus showing of some celebrities. So we Freepers attending the Tampa Debate Watch Dinner event are not “swells” but we can afford a special event like this once in a while. By the way, dress for this dinner event is business....nice slacks,shirt, not a suit/black tie event.

As far as rallies go, I wear my jeans like most others! In fact my hubby and I are “farmer type” folks and sure don't dress up often! :)

16 posted on 08/26/2011 5:51:18 PM PDT by seekthetruth (A President is sworn to uphold the Constitution. If he doesn't, IMPEACH him!)
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To: seekthetruth

“I am sorry that you feel you couldn’t join in on rallies and/or the dinners that are sometimes planned along the way on the tour.”

You miss the point. It is not about me. It is about the thousands or tens of thousands of people who see talk of thousand-dollar tables as just more proof that Republicans/Tea Party/Conservatives are by, of, and for “the rich.”

It is a tactical error, and a serious one.

“Guess you might think of me as a “swell” because I was able to reserve tables at the Tampa Debate watching event for $1000 for 20 people.”

Perhaps you don’t realize how much better you are doing than a lot of people.

“our cost per person will be $50 instead of $60 because we reserved ahead.”

The figure mentioned for the Napa soiree was $150.

“Now as far as value, the $50 per person includes free parking, dinner, debate watch, after debate party, and entertainment plus showing of some celebrities.”

All across the country there are people who would say, “I don’t care if it includes a Beatles reunion, I ain’t got fifty bucks.”

The demonrats have been getting most of those votes by pretending to care about them. What the Tea Party should be doing is convincing them that conservatism offers the best—the only—path to prosperity. Instead, the Tea Party is pricing them and high-handing them right out of the game.

It reminds me of the movie, Dumb and Dumber: Pardon me, sir, this is a $150 a plate dinner. But you’re quite welcome to sit on the ground with the hoi polloi tomorrow while the elite lounge on the shaded dais.

Fer corn’s sake, are you all blind? Are you completely tone-deaf to human nature?

“but we can afford a special event like this once in a while.”

You need to be reaching out to those who can’t—and there are more of them now than at any time since the First Great Depression.

“By the way, dress for this dinner event is business....nice slacks,shirt, not a suit/black tie event.”

When a person hasn’t worked in five years, aside from a few temporary jobs at tiny wages, how many pair of “nice slacks,” presentable shirts, and respectable shoes do you think he has left in his closet? When he’s had money for clothes, it has gone to the kids.

“As far as rallies go, I wear my jeans like most others!”

(1) I don’t wear jeans. Ever.
(2) Once again we are off the point. The issue is the people who did not come to the rally because the talk of thousand-dollar table put them off.

If the Tea Party wants to remain successful as a grassroots movement, you’d better get rid of the people who want to become the “Tea Party Elite” and get back in touch with those roots.


17 posted on 08/27/2011 12:46:56 AM PDT by dsc (Any attempt to move a government to the left is a crime against humanity.)
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To: dsc

I understand many of your points. And I consider myself blessed that I am able to afford a special event once in a while. I worked to help pay for my scooling and then taught school for 43 years. I saved and was what one would call thrifty all my life. So yes, I am blessed to be able to afford things I am sure many Americans can not.

I feel so very sorry for folks who have lost their job and are facing severe hardships, with many losing their homes. I would hope those who are facing such hardship will realize how it happened and see that Capitolism and free markets are NOT part of the Obama/Democrat/Socialist agenda, and that things will get much worse if they vote Democrat.

The high price dinners that are held from time to time are special events, and many involve fundraisers for conservative candidates. But the rallies held all across the country for various reasons and by grass roots groups are free to all who attend. It is this movement that is making a difference. We WILL win our country back. We must stay involved and do whatever we can to help vote out Marxists like Obama and his gang.


18 posted on 08/27/2011 1:40:04 AM PDT by seekthetruth (A President is sworn to uphold the Constitution. If he doesn't, IMPEACH him!)
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To: Syncro
I hope we see some live blogging during the event.
19 posted on 08/27/2011 8:02:49 AM PDT by Baynative (If the government was in charge of the desert , we'd soon have a shortage of sand.)
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To: dsc
As you seem to define yourself as outside the tea party movement, the class envy is not unexpected. Go to a tea party (one of the ones in an area you approve of) and ask around if the people attending would like it is all people were on the same finacial level, and you will see that most are glad some people are more monetarily well off than they are.

Here's hoping there is a tea party close enough to your home so you can walk their with your ice chest and p&j sammich.

20 posted on 08/27/2011 8:45:04 AM PDT by Syncro (Sarah Palin, the unofficial Tea Party candidate for president--Virtual Jerusalem)
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To: rogue yam

Kinda late, but I am checking right now.


21 posted on 08/27/2011 8:51:37 AM PDT by Syncro (Sarah Palin, the unofficial Tea Party candidate for president--Virtual Jerusalem)
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To: Syncro

Yeah, thanks. No biggie for us. I’m at the gf’s in Berkeley right now. We’re going to drop the dog off with her mom and then head on up. I’ll be in Napa by 10:30 or so.


22 posted on 08/27/2011 9:20:12 AM PDT by rogue yam
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To: rogue yam

Ok see you there!


23 posted on 08/27/2011 9:32:07 AM PDT by Syncro (Sarah Palin, the unofficial Tea Party candidate for president--Virtual Jerusalem)
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To: Syncro

“As you seem to define yourself as outside the tea party movement”

No I don’t. I define myself as opposed to the Tea Party’s takeover by people who schedule $1,000 per table dinners.”

“the class envy is not unexpected.”

It is regrettable that you were unable to grasp my points. I’ll make one more try: From cradle to grave, Americans resent being told that they’re not as good as the next man. Decades of leftist indoctrination have conditioned many Americans to be on the lookout for signs that “the rich” are excluding them or hosing them over. This kind of event plays right into the leftists’ hands.

“Go to a tea party (one of the ones in an area you approve of)”

All Tea Party functions that I have been able to discover in this area charge admission. After receiving an e-mail from them headed, “A Message from Your President,” I sent them a quite civil e-mail discussing these matters. They didn’t bother to reply, which rather supports my points.

“and ask around if the people attending would like it is all people were on the same finacial level, and you will see that most are glad some people are more monetarily well off than they are.”

That doesn’t even make sense as an insult. Your note, however, demonstrates exactly where the Tea Party is going wrong.

Try to get past your prejudices for just a second and pay attention to what is actually being said. It is not about me; it is not a matter of “class envy;” it is a matter of the emerging Tea Party Elite’s “let them eat cake” attitude.

If it is to thrive, the Tea Party needs to make itself accessable to the many, many people who can’t afford these things.

“Here’s hoping there is a tea party close enough to your home so you can walk their with your ice chest and p&j sammich.”

Gee, thanks so much for the condecension. I guess none of my notes were really about swelling the ranks of the Tea Party. They were all just reflections of the envy that I as a peasant feel for you aristocrats. Of course, I can’t afford an ice chest or pb&j “sammiches,” but maybe I can panhandle enough in the Walmart Parking Lot.

Jerk.


24 posted on 08/27/2011 5:30:54 PM PDT by dsc (Any attempt to move a government to the left is a crime against humanity.)
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To: seekthetruth

“We must stay involved and do whatever we can to help vote out Marxists like Obama and his gang.”

I stand by the points I made in my last note to you.

The Tea Party is ignoring the lessons of history and making serious tactical errors.


25 posted on 08/27/2011 5:34:57 PM PDT by dsc (Any attempt to move a government to the left is a crime against humanity.)
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To: dsc

Sorry reasoned deebate is an insult to you.

You continue to define ourself as outside the tea party movement.

It’s real easy to see what with your snarky attitude and misconceptions.

I feel your pain, you are suffering a lot. That’s gotta be uncomfortable for you..

So back to square one, you are asking the tea party (a bunch of elite snobs) “to kiss (your) penniless butt.”

Walmart is a start, good luck!


26 posted on 08/28/2011 12:36:02 AM PDT by Syncro (Sarah Palin, the unofficial Tea Party candidate for president--Virtual Jerusalem)
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To: Syncro

“Sorry reasoned deebate is an insult to you.”

How would you know? You haven’t offered the slightest scintilla of reasoned debate.

“You continue to define ourself as outside the tea party movement.”

No, I continue to define myself as someone who, unlike you, understands human nature to some degree, and again unlike you, understands plain English.

“It’s real easy to see what with your snarky attitude and misconceptions.”

I’ve been about 10 percent as snarky as you, and less insulting even than that.

“I feel your pain”

Bill? Bill Clinton? Is that you?

“you are suffering a lot.”

Well, my forehead is getting a little sore from slapping it every time (1) the Tea Party screws up, and (2) every time you read “Dogs are mammals” and think it means “Lavender hippos are in your roses.”

“So back to square one, you are asking the tea party (a bunch of elite snobs) “to kiss (your) penniless butt.”

Thanks for such a great example of a complete failure to understand your native language.

I spoke of small groups of people who wish to establish themselves as the “Tea Party Elite.” Nowhere did I say that the Tea Party as a whole is a bunch of elite snobs. Neither did I tell the Tea Party to kiss my butt, penniless or otherwise. I wrote, “If I were a disenchanted demonrat looking for a new home, I’d tell them to kiss my penniless butt,” as an illustration of a tactical error the Tea Party is making.

But perhaps you don’t care what I really said. Perhaps you’re just trying to turn this into a mud fight so that people won’t take my criticisms seriously. Certainly you have been trying to make this about me instead of about the Tea Party, and just as certainly you have been trying to provoke me into making an angry and discreditable post.

The sort of person who should be speaking for and organizing within the Tea Party would have addressed my assertions on their merits, rather than immediately making it personal by accusing me of “class envy,” assuming that I would think people at a Tea Party rally would hold socialist opinions on the distribution of wealth, and snidely pretending to hope that “there is a tea party close enough to your home so you can walk their [sic] with your ice chest and p&j [sic] sammich.”

“Walk” because a person like me would of course not have a car, and “p&j sammich” because (1) that’s what a person like me would regard as fine cuisine, and (2) I could not be expected to know who the Earl of Sandwich was, nor to pronounce his name correctly. Just another try at making this about me instead of about the Tea Party.

And you have the astounding gall to say that I have a “snarky attitude?”

“Walmart is a start, good luck!”

Bill and Hillary would heave a contented sigh at your application of the politics of personal destruction.

To quote an earlier note of mine, “You miss the point. It is not about me. It is about the thousands or tens of thousands of people who see talk of thousand-dollar tables as just more proof that Republicans/Tea Party/Conservatives are by, of, and for ‘the rich.’ It is a tactical error, and a serious one.”


27 posted on 08/28/2011 1:20:46 AM PDT by dsc (Any attempt to move a government to the left is a crime against humanity.)
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To: dsc
LOL, I didn't read your block of words, same ol same ol and blocking communication with insults, continuing the same from your first post.

I figured you would like the clintonesque comment as you seem like a disenfranchised democrat.

Next month there is going to be a tea party put on by the Beverly Hills Tea Party. It's free. Yea I know, greyhound would have to be paid to get there, so it's not free.

28 posted on 08/28/2011 1:39:27 AM PDT by Syncro (Sarah Palin, the unofficial Tea Party candidate for president--Virtual Jerusalem)
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To: Syncro

“I didn’t read your block of words”

How else can one protect one’s ignorance, except through a refusal to face facts?

Haven’t seen anything like this since the last time I bothered to speak to a libtard.


29 posted on 08/28/2011 2:19:28 AM PDT by dsc (Any attempt to move a government to the left is a crime against humanity.)
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To: dsc; Syncro

Dude!

I really don’t think your complaints make any sense. I went to the Napa TPX kick-off yesterday. It was a very nice event, open to all. It was free to attend and free to park. It was informative, entertaining and fun.

There were all sorts of people there. Nobody gave a rip about how much money anybody else had or how well any of us were doing relative to one another. We were all there because we wanted certain changes in how the government operates. It was democracy and patriotism in action and it was alright.

I think maybe you are letting your personal feelings and situation cloud your judgment about events surrounding you. If you had been in Napa yesterday, you would not have actually seen anything at all that smacked of elitism or exclusion.

No, the tea party movement is not a penniless peasant’s pitchfork brigade. Nor should it be. For a mass popular movement to succeed it must appeal to the things that bind us together and pennilessness isn’t it. This is not China in 1920. This is America. Most people work and have a home and car. We have Saturday off and can get ourselves to a free event. We choose to attend not because we’re poor (even if we are) but because we’re patriots and we love our country and want to protect and serve her.

Lighten up already.


30 posted on 08/28/2011 7:50:14 AM PDT by rogue yam
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To: rogue yam

“I really don’t think your complaints make any sense.”

Firstly, they are not complaints. (Trying to make it personal again.) They are assertions that the Tea Party is making tactical errors. Misrepresenting those assertions as “complaints” is missing the point entirely.

Otherwise, your first two paragraphs seem pretty reasonable. However…

“I think maybe you are letting your personal feelings and situation cloud your judgment about events surrounding you.”

Trying to make it personal again. What am I to make of that? Is it that some people are so protective of the Tea Party that they will not brook even constructive criticism? Is it that they are simply tone-deaf to human nature? Is it that they want the Tea Party to be co-opted by the RINO elite?

“If you had been in Napa yesterday, you would not have actually seen anything at all that smacked of elitism or exclusion.”

Sigh. Since you obviously didn’t bother to read and understand what I wrote, let me try again.

I wouldn’t have expected to see anything at the *rally* that “smacked of elitism or exclusion.” One reason for that is that the people who were excluded for economic reasons were not there. That said, you have missed the point again.

It is the association of the Tea Party with $1000-per-table dinners that most definitely smacks of elitism and exclusion. One of the reasons the Tea Party is needed is that the left, on their long march through the institutions, did not make that stupid blunder.

“No, the tea party movement is not a penniless peasant’s pitchfork brigade. Nor should it be.”

So, people who lack sufficient income or property are not invited? Don’t need them? Footman, clear this rabble away from my coach! I’m late for Her Majesty’s soirée.

Huge mistake. Huge.

Fifty percent of Americans don’t pay *any* income tax. But they can vote. Are the people who have appointed themselves the leadership of the Tea Party going to start by writing off fifty percent of the voters? Not just failing to reach out to them, but playing right into stereotypes?

“For a mass popular movement to succeed it must appeal to the things that bind us together and pennilessness isn’t it.”

That’s so bad, it’s not even wrong. Don’t you get that the way the left has kept power and has done so much harm to the United States is by keeping the poor from realizing that conservatism is the way to prosperity? The Tea Party needs to persuade as many demonrat voters as possible that leftism leads only to poverty.

“This is not China in 1920. This is America. Most people work and have a home and car.”

Most, perhaps. However, actual unemployment is much closer to thirty percent than it is to nine. Many are underemployed. Inflation and taxes have eaten up purchasing power. It now takes two incomes to maintain a standard of living that one income provided forty years ago. For that matter, two might not be enough. I suggest that you have not troubled to get a clear picture of the changes that have taken place.

“We have Saturday off”

Many can no longer afford that. Far fewer than twenty or thirty years ago.

“and can get ourselves to a free event.”

Congratulations. Many would think, “Can I afford that gasoline and the related costs? I’m barely getting to work and back from paycheck to paycheck as it is. And shouldn’t the kids’ school clothes and groceries come first?”

The Tea Party would be hideously foolish to ignore or offend those people. Many are probably ready to come over from the dark side.

“We choose to attend not because we’re poor (even if we are) but because we’re patriots”

What in the world kind of sense is that supposed to make? No one has suggested that anyone would choose to attend *because* they are poor. I have asserted that the Tea Party needs to be accessible—and to appear accessible—to those who are beset by the vicissitudes of life. Advertising $1,000-per-table dinners side-by-side with rally announcements drives a stake right through the heart of accessibility. Many of the people that the Tea Party *needs* to win over *will* see that as elitist and exclusionary.

“we love our country and want to protect and serve her.”

And those who would rather—at this particular point in history—feed their children and have enough gas to get to work rather than attend a rally in the wine country do not love their country and do not want to protect and serve her. Got it. I’ll call the Navy and tell them to stop my pension.

“Lighten up already.”

Lighten up? Moi? I started with a short note asserting that associating $1,000-per-table dinners with the Tea Party was a tactical error. I had some rational exchanges with a poster or two, but one decided to try and make it personal, in part by misinterpreting my remarks and being insulting.

I think the need to lighten up rests elsewhere.


31 posted on 08/28/2011 12:51:05 PM PDT by dsc (Any attempt to move a government to the left is a crime against humanity.)
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