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Tea Party Express Considering Latino-Focused Bus Tour
Breitbart/Big Government ^ | Feb 19, 2013 | Michael Patrick Leahy

Posted on 04/16/2013 10:12:59 PM PDT by Syncro

Tea Party Express Considering Latino-Focused Bus Tour

On Monday, Sal Russo, co-founder of Tea Party Express, the political action committee that sponsored Rand Paul's response to President Obama's State of the Union address, said that his group was considering a nationwide bus tour specifically focused on the Latino community. ..."[t]he bus tour is the iconic symbol of the Tea Party. When we’ve gone to some states, like Texas, we’ve had good Hispanic participation. We’re trying to do a [national] bus tour that would be more directed that way.”

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A final decision on whether Tea Party Express will undertake a nationwide bus tour focused on the Latino community has apparently not yet been made.

At the national level, the Republican Party has seen support for its candidates decline within the Latino/Hispanic community over the past decade.

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The Tea Party movement, which has always had a tense relationship with the Republican establishment, has a stronger track record of engagement with the Latino community.


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From the link in the article, Fox News Latino:

The Tea Party group that sponsored a prime-time response last week to President Obama's State of the Union address is the latest group recognizing the power of the Latino vote.

Officials with the Tea Party Express, the nation’s largest Tea Party political action committee, have been discussing their own Latino outreach, said Sal Russo, the group’s co-founder.

“We’ve been trying to do a bus tour that would focus on communities that we don’t normally talk to,” Russo said.

Russo, who worked for Ronald Reagan when he was California governor:

“He believed in going to labor unions, going to places where you don’t normally go, so people could hear his message about cutting taxes and growing the economy,” he said.

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The plans by the Tea Party, widely viewed by many liberals as being antithetical to the interests and well-being of minorities, follows an announcement last week by House Republicans about a new, ambitious Latino outreach campaign.

On Feb 11, the House Republican Conference, which essentially represents the chamber’s GOP, launched a Spanish-language Twitter account, @gopespanol.

The account is part of a broader plan – still being hashed out – to reach out to Hispanics, and repair their image with them.

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Not all Republicans and conservatives are on board with the efforts to court Latinos, particularly when it involves relying on Spanish.

Some the most conservative Republicans in the House, for instance, see it as pandering.

In an interview with the National Journal, Rep. Steve King, R-Iowa, said he is opposed to trying to reach out to Latinos in Spanish.

“There’s a conflicting message that comes out from the Republicans if we want to recognize the unifying power of English, and meanwhile, we send out communications in multiple languages,” said King, who has one of the most hard-line approaches to immigration. “Official business and documents needs to be in English.”


1 posted on 04/16/2013 10:12:59 PM PDT by Syncro
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To: 2ndDivisionVet

Oh man are you in trouble...

The pictures of the bus weren’t supposed to be released yet!


3 posted on 04/16/2013 10:42:52 PM PDT by Syncro ("So?" - Andrew Breitbart The King of All Media (RIP Feb 1, 1969 – Mar 1, 2012)
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To: 2ndDivisionVet
I asked to have that post removed, one of the pictures is GIGANTIC!
4 posted on 04/16/2013 10:47:51 PM PDT by Syncro ("So?" - Andrew Breitbart The King of All Media (RIP Feb 1, 1969 – Mar 1, 2012)
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To: Syncro

Yeah, it was kind of large.


5 posted on 04/16/2013 10:51:58 PM PDT by 2ndDivisionVet (I'll raise $2million for Sarah Palin's presidential run. What'll you do?)
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To: Syncro

gosh, i wish the GOP, or conservatives had begun to do this before the 2000 election... i even talked about the necessity of it here... not waiting for an election year to do it, but to make it an ongoing thing...


6 posted on 04/16/2013 10:55:05 PM PDT by latina4dubya
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To: latina4dubya

Well they are doing in now.

The TPX and the GOP.

So by election year they should be going strongly.

Newt had a latino site when he was running for prez I noticed.


7 posted on 04/16/2013 11:06:01 PM PDT by Syncro ("So?" - Andrew Breitbart The King of All Media (RIP Feb 1, 1969 – Mar 1, 2012)
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To: latina4dubya
gosh, i wish the GOP, or conservatives had begun to do this before the 2000 election... i even talked about the necessity of it here... not waiting for an election year to do it, but to make it an ongoing thing...

I'm a mostly reasonable person and willing to lend an ear to rational points well made. That said, I'm skeptical of this "Latino-Focused Bus Tour" and the use of Spanish. Frankly, I see it as an admission of defeat. How so? An admission that assimilation has largely failed and that a once-united America has devolved into a Balkanized constituencies of special interests. From my perspective, Conservatism alone is sufficient. I see no need for such niche marketing to a given ethnic segment. This is America and those who wish to partake in it should thoroughly adopt our values, our language and our cultural norms.

But I'm still willing to listen to a persuasive, logical argument from another perspective. And, in advance, I thank you in advance to taking this on if you're so willing.

8 posted on 04/16/2013 11:08:11 PM PDT by re_nortex
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To: latina4dubya

Exactly! The Latino/Hispanic voter must need to hear the message even in their own language. All they have been hearing is from the liberals side in their own language how evil the Republicans are, and they hate Mexicans and so on and so on. We must reach out and EXPLAIN to them why we support certain and why we oppose, so they can have a better understanding. The Democraps had the advantage of sending their message it is about time we do the same. Remember fight fire with fire. They need to understand why it is important to speak English, or why it is important to cut taxes, and why the 2nd amendment must be uphold. Those messages must come thru to them in their own language if need be. Remember Mexicans tends to be more socially conservative. Which will be a uphill fight with this gay marriage and abortion so that is one part that is positive. Now they needs to hear the rest and that is not by pandering like street walkers but to rely the real conservative message to them.


9 posted on 04/16/2013 11:09:58 PM PDT by Patriot Babe
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To: Patriot Babe; latina4dubya
Remember Mexicans tends to be more socially conservative. Which will be a uphill fight with this gay marriage and abortion so that is one part that is positive.

I'm hoping to hear back from latina4dubya to provide some arguments that might make me reconsider my stance on this style of Latino outreach. I'll confess that my position is more like that of Steve King, Tom Tancredo or even President Eisenhower with his successful Operation Wetback program in the 1950's.

As for the social conservatism of Mexicans, what are your thoughts on this recent thread? Natural Conservatives? Really?

10 posted on 04/16/2013 11:21:33 PM PDT by re_nortex
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To: re_nortex
But I'm still willing to listen to a persuasive, logical argument from another perspective. And, in advance, I thank you in advance to taking this on if you're so willing.

for now, since it is 2:30 in the morning here, i will just say this: i agree with just about everything you posted... and in order to share that message, it may be that it must be shared in a language other than English... i get that you see it as admitting defeat... i see it as seizing an opportunity... doing what you can with what you are dealt... and it may be that most of those in this particular audience don't ever learn English... but perhaps they will see how important it is for their children to learn English... to learn to be American... in my opinion, to do no outreaching at all is admitting defeat...

i can discuss this further tomorrow... (actually, later today)... and i do appreciate your willingness to listen... your "reasonability."

11 posted on 04/16/2013 11:35:56 PM PDT by latina4dubya
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To: Syncro
So the TPX is now going to engage in some Latino pandering?

Complete waste of time and resources.

12 posted on 04/16/2013 11:37:00 PM PDT by Timber Rattler (Just say NO! to RINOS and the GOP-E)
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To: latina4dubya
i can discuss this further tomorrow... (actually, later today)... and i do appreciate your willingness to listen... your "reasonability."

Yes, indeed it's late (or early) for both of us. I'll be looking forward to a hopefully mutually rewarding give and take with you after we both get some much needed rest.

Take care until we chat again! And thanks much.

13 posted on 04/16/2013 11:44:27 PM PDT by re_nortex
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To: Timber Rattler

I agree. Stupid stupid stupid.

Are not ALL Americans???? Jeez


14 posted on 04/16/2013 11:53:57 PM PDT by AllAmericanGirl44 (Offended!)
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To: Patriot Babe
They need to understand why it is important to speak English, or why it is important to cut taxes, and why the 2nd amendment must be uphold.

All they care about is taking advantage of whatever entitlement benefits they can mooch off of. They have no desire for assimilation. As far as speaking English, good luck. Where I live in suburban Chicago, we have so many Spanish signs it looks more like Mexico. And I can tell you from a few people I know that work in the city government that it has now gotten to the point where they realize that non-hispanic-owned businesses are not willing to come here. Believe me when I say it has become a big problem that many have whispered about, but will never be admitted publicly. How they plan to solve it, I have no clue, but good luck to them!

One more thing, talk to any school district that is spending a ton of money on ESL programs. Ask them if they like it when most, if not all, districts are struggling with funding. Remember Mexicans tends to be more socially conservative.

Absolute BS.

Come here in suburban Chicago and take a look at my local high school which is more than 75% hispanic and you will notice that well over half of the girls there are pregnant. It has gotten so bad that there is now a day care center in the school.

More hispanics than ever support gay marriage as well.

Part of me is furious at what is going on. But another part of me is laughing. The GOP would never have had this problem with hispanics if the leadership displayed a hint of common sense and secured the border. Reagan granted amnesty and there was no groundswell of hispanic support. Bush 41 and 43 did nothing to stop illegal immigration. After 9-11 I thought at the very least our borders would have been sealed, but no. Since the GOP is so closely tied with the business community (and their desire for cheap labor), they are all too willing to look the other way and ignore the problems as long as politicians receive their campaign contributions (or as I like to call them, "bribes") from their business friends.

Then what happens when amnesty is passed and the democrats get 20 million new voters, no increase in hispanic support for the GOP as they lose their base out of disgust? What will the GOP say? I doubt they will admit they made a mistake. They could care less. They will have their money and will live comfortably in their gated communities as they one-by-one lose office.

15 posted on 04/17/2013 12:28:33 AM PDT by eekitsagreek
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To: Syncro

yes, that will surely compel mexicans to vote for Republicans. In droves.


16 posted on 04/17/2013 12:55:17 AM PDT by RC one (The problem with socialism is that you eventually run out of other people's money.)
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To: Syncro

Sounds like Tea Party Amnesty

These “reaching out to Latinos” means: 1. Amnesty. 2. Amnesty and welfare. 3. Amnesty and, welfare, and unicorns


17 posted on 04/17/2013 2:40:11 AM PDT by SeminoleCounty (GOP - Greenlighting Obama's Programs)
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To: Syncro
Hyphenated Americans is an anathema to freedom and liberty!

This is more pandering to special interest groups over others and ruinous for this so-called TEA Party group.

Either we are all special as taxpaying Americans or we are just another wing of the Democratic Party.

Can't have it both ways.

18 posted on 04/17/2013 4:17:41 AM PDT by zerosix (Native Sunflower)
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To: Patriot Babe
"hear in their own language?"

Pardon me but isn't their own language the same as ours?

Are we so eager to split America into groups like the Democrats do, and what exactly are we going to tell "them in their own language?"

Are we planning on telling "them in their own language" how much free stuff we want to offer them?

Hispanics here legally as citizens already have to know English, or at least they used to, so if we have to resort to buses catering to "them in their own language (and how insulting is that anyway), we aren't attempting to reach out to citizens but illegal aliens hoping to become citizens through Amnesty!

Karl Rove must surely be running the TEA Party Express these days!

19 posted on 04/17/2013 4:28:36 AM PDT by zerosix (Native Sunflower)
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To: Syncro
Why yes...that's it!!!! Just organize some sort of tour of Hispanic citizen's sections, explain to them the merits of a limited-government society...AND THEY WILL FLOCK TO THE REPUBLICAN BANNER IN DROVES!!!! Or maybe they won't. Maybe most of them don't want limited government. Maybe they're like the black students at the Rand Paul speech at Howard U. who expect government to do all sorts of things for them. Then what? Pander? Yes, we Republicans will give you things...just not quite as many as the Democrats. Sure...that will work fine. (snicker)

Incidentally, I was watching a bit of Ted Baxter aka Bill O'Reilly last night, and Ted was almost apoplectic with some Republican senator or congressman who failed to understand that Republicans should be pandering to the Hispanic community. The Pubbie congressman told Baxter er O'Reilly the same things we're talking. O'Reilly recited the lie about Hispanics not voting for Pubbies because of the immigration issue, and the Pubbie told him he was wrong. Baxter's position was: so what...pander anyway.

20 posted on 04/17/2013 5:22:57 AM PDT by driftless2
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To: eekitsagreek
I posted this some time ago but I attend an annual function in the Monterey Peninsula every August and as such, a lady who does housekeeping for the lodge where I've stayed for years, speaks little to no English, yet has lived in the U.S. since late 1980s!

Of course, she came to U.S. after the last Amnesty as no borders were closed. She has managed to stay, live (not in the shadows either) and work, get food stamps and other benefits.

Last summer before the election, she indicated that she really liked Obama and wanted him reelected. She also thought he would guarantee her more stuff and she wouldn't have to do anything for it.

The TPExpress can get her on a free bus trip to show her how much Republicans want to help her but she'll only vote for the one who promises her the most stuff!

21 posted on 04/17/2013 6:01:01 AM PDT by zerosix (Native Sunflower)
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To: re_nortex

a plan such as President Eisenhower’s is not possible today... Mexico’s government would have to support it, and at this time, that would not happen... most of all, no one would have the guts to do it...


22 posted on 04/17/2013 6:51:15 AM PDT by latina4dubya
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To: Patriot Babe; re_nortex
yes... as you can see, it is not a popular idea with conservatives... people automatically think it's going to be "pandering." and i don't think it has to be that... it cannot be that... already you see the sarcastic comments such as this will make the Mexicans vote R in droves... i do not imagine that will happen with one TP Xpress tour.... the outreach has to be ongoing... (it should have been happening for decades already)...

it is about informing... and the message has to be delivered again and again... will we win over every Mexican vote? no.... will we win over most of the Mexican vote? perhaps not... but we don't need every Mexican... we can aim get a good chunk of the voting block... just a chunk... that would be valuable... and it could be for generations... and it will not happen over night... and it may not happen by the next election... but we ought to take the first steps ASAP... i see it as being a long, arduous journey...

i also think we ought to reach out with black Americans...

23 posted on 04/17/2013 7:06:33 AM PDT by latina4dubya
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To: latina4dubya

Exactly with that kind of attitude the Republicans (true conservative) will never get a foothold with the Hispanics like that. What many do not realize about getting free benefits is that they come from a Country that is socialistic, so what were they expecting? That is all they know. That is the reason it is important to get the message across with them to show them there is a better option than the Democrap who are using them to keep them in power and trample over rights. I understand Mark Levin is also will be having his book translated and that is just one of many ways to get the message across. I am glad for the Tea Party making the move and get the message of freedom to them.


24 posted on 04/17/2013 8:10:39 AM PDT by Patriot Babe
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To: latina4dubya
but we ought to take the first steps ASAP... i see it as being a long, arduous journey...

Thanks for taking the time to compose a response. It does look like a uphill battle any way you slice it.

25 posted on 04/17/2013 9:36:54 AM PDT by re_nortex
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To: Syncro

Maybe hand out 7 oz. bottles of Corona and little mexican flags,, OH and soccer balls.. ya might get a few takers. ;-]


26 posted on 04/17/2013 9:40:36 AM PDT by NormsRevenge (Semper Fi)
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To: SeminoleCounty; Syncro; zerosix; Timber Rattler; dragnet2; Tennessee Nana; All

“Sounds like Tea Party Amnesty”

Wow. Syncro, divide and conquer, identity politics is what the left and Grover Norquist does.

I’m in the wrong place. And it looks like the entire ‘tea party’ is compromised. I’m outta here. I want immigrants to be part of this country, not singled out for special treatment or like they’re too dumb to be an American without being pandered to. Imo, the actions of this ‘tea party’ to pander like our enemy does is RACIST.

This isn’t a discussion, I’m done and so is this country when even ‘conservatives’ are willing to sell off ethnicities for votes...which you will NEVER get. But it must make ya feel good, so you go ahead.


27 posted on 04/17/2013 2:22:23 PM PDT by AuntB (Illegal immigration is simply more "share the wealth" socialism and a CRIME not a race!)
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To: AuntB

We’re just witnesses at the scene of the crime.


28 posted on 04/17/2013 5:25:51 PM PDT by Travis McGee (www.EnemiesForeignAndDomestic.com)
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To: Syncro

Think this will work?


29 posted on 04/17/2013 8:25:45 PM PDT by sickoflibs (To GOP : Any path to US citizenship IS putting them ahead in line. Stop lying about your position.)
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To: Syncro; 2ndDivisionVet; latina4dubya; re_nortex; Patriot Babe; Timber Rattler; AllAmericanGirl44; ..

We do need to reach out to our Spanish speaking friends. But we shouldn’t pander, we don’t need to.

George Washington En Espanol
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=3G_BwWYkPjQ

http://www.freerepublic.com/focus/f-news/3004787/posts


30 posted on 04/18/2013 6:28:25 AM PDT by ProgressingAmerica (What's the best way to reach a YouTube generation? Put it on YouTube!)
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To: ProgressingAmerica; Syncro
RE :”We do need to reach out to our Spanish speaking friends. But we shouldn’t pander, we don’t need to”

I have mixed feelings about this.

The way it almost always goes and we saw this with Rand Paul is a R addresses a Hispanic group and cherry picks the issues he talks about, ones that polls well with the group, and don't talk about the ones that don't polls well even though there are many more of them. (with Hispanics its taxing and spending and anti-poverty programs and Obama-care.)

This rarely works because in the end the Dems will force them to answer on the second set.

31 posted on 04/18/2013 6:36:33 AM PDT by sickoflibs (To GOP : Any path to US citizenship IS putting them ahead in line. Stop lying about your position.)
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To: ProgressingAmerica
But we shouldn’t pander, we don’t need to.

yes--as i stated earlier, it cannot be about pandering... they already get that from the liberals... plus, it's not conservative... and what we want to share is the conservative message... again and again and again...

32 posted on 04/18/2013 7:48:39 AM PDT by latina4dubya
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To: AuntB
"I’m done and so is this country when even ‘conservatives’ are willing to sell off ethnicities for votes...which you will NEVER get. But it must make ya feel good, so you go ahead.

If that is concerning me, it's quite a misdirection.

I’m in the wrong place. And it looks like the entire 'tea party' is compromised. I’m outta here.

First, I doubt you are "out of here" and I thought you had a better grasp of what the TPM is all about. Instead you broad-brush it.

33 posted on 04/18/2013 10:49:10 AM PDT by Syncro ("So?" - Andrew Breitbart The King of All Media (RIP Feb 1, 1969 – Mar 1, 2012)
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To: Syncro

Hey, let’s balkanize the Tea Party!

Isn’t the Tea Party supposed to be about Americans fighting for America? This seems like it would only serve to dilute the message and weaken the overall cohesiveness of the group.

Not latinamericans, asianamericans, afroamericans, arabamericans, panarabamericans, LBGTamericans, or any of that other divisive nonsense.

Are they trying to be more inclusive? How does labeling people achieve this?

That’s what the left does. They apply all sorts of labels to people, especially people they don’t agree with. I’ve had it with all these labels!


34 posted on 04/18/2013 10:57:59 AM PDT by Califreak (11/6/12 The Day America Divided By Zero)
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To: All
New Senate Immigration Amnesty Plan Bears Union Imprint
NLPC ^ | April 18, 2013 | Carl Horowitz

The main feature of the 844-page bill is that it would allow millions of illegal immigrants to apply for legal residency and eventual citizenship. Significantly, the bill bears a strong union influence. And labor officials aren't bashful about it. Ana Avendano, AFL-CIO director of immigration, declared last week: "Politicians know that if they stand in the way of citizenship we will steamroller them." The bill, worked out in secret by a bipartisan group of senators known as the "Gang of Eight," amounts to getting rolled over.

Some context is necessary. The United States, more than ever, is an international resettlement destination. According to the Census Bureau, our immigrant population, naturalized and otherwise (including the illegal portion), experienced a net increase during 2000-2010 from 31.1 million to 40.0 million. By 2010, nearly 13 percent of the nation's population consisted of first-generation immigrants, the highest share in a decennial year since 1920. California registered the highest state share at 27.2 percent. These figures, it should be emphasized, don't include the roughly 400,000 "birthright citizenship" children born to illegal immigrant parents on our soil each year. During 2000-10, about 13.9 million newcomers came here legally. Mexico and Asia each accounted for more than 4 million of them, while Central America, the Caribbean, Europe and "other" each sent slightly more than one million.

Complete thread at link in title.
35 posted on 04/18/2013 2:32:41 PM PDT by Syncro ("So?" - Andrew Breitbart The King of All Media (RIP Feb 1, 1969 – Mar 1, 2012)
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To: Syncro

Et tu, Brute? =(


36 posted on 04/21/2013 6:04:44 AM PDT by NoGrayZone (For evil to triumph it is only necessary for good men to do nothing.)
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To: NoGrayZone
I'm a bit surprised you bought into the demonization of me because of an announcement that I posted my friend.

More "Brute"ilizing from Eu tu? Killing the messenger doesn't further the conservative cause.

37 posted on 04/21/2013 8:26:13 AM PDT by Syncro ("So?")
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To: Syncro

I was not demonizing you FRiend. I am just surprised, well shocked, the TPE would pander to anyone.

I feel a little back stabbed because you know I love and trust my TPE. =(


38 posted on 04/21/2013 8:35:47 AM PDT by NoGrayZone (For evil to triumph it is only necessary for good men to do nothing.)
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To: NoGrayZone
I see, thank you for the response.

I let slide the fact that usually when someone posts to the #1 box they are commenting on the position of the article, not the person that posted it.

Mea culpa my friend...

A low level semi anti-freeper has been posting a link to this thread and making comments about me and the TPX in a knee jerk fashion on several other threads without pinging me as she jumps from band wagon to band wagon.

No I didn't ping her, measure for measure/like for like/quid pro quo ya know...    : > )

39 posted on 04/21/2013 8:57:54 AM PDT by Syncro ("So?")
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To: Syncro

I think I know who you mean, judging from the responses.

You and I are all good.

But may I ask you for a favor? Could you please advise them not to do this, if you haven’t so already?

Do you believe it is a good idea?

I wouldn’t ping her either!


40 posted on 04/21/2013 9:04:47 AM PDT by NoGrayZone (For evil to triumph it is only necessary for good men to do nothing.)
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To: NoGrayZone
I'm sure they are monitoring responses to the feelers they have put out about this.

And as far as I know, the tour isn't set in stone...who knows, maybe it will not happen.

I'm reserving my comments on something like this by a Tea Party group for now.

I'm wearing an armored flack catcher...lol

41 posted on 04/21/2013 10:11:48 AM PDT by Syncro ("So?")
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To: Syncro

Why don’t you invite Newt along, and Callista too. They speak Spanish you know. Newt even converted.


42 posted on 04/21/2013 10:20:38 AM PDT by RegulatorCountry
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To: Syncro
Tea Party Express Considering Latino-Focused Bus Tour

What are their plans for the Asian, African-American or Caucasian-Focused bus tours? Just wondering where everyone would fit in. Apologies for anyone I've left out.

43 posted on 04/21/2013 10:22:39 AM PDT by Jane Long (Background checks? Dandy idea, Mr. President. Shoulda started with yours. - Sarah Palin)
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To: RegulatorCountry
Why don’t you invite Newt along, and Callista too. They speak Spanish you know. Newt even converted.
Oh I am making decisions for TPX now? They will be surprised to know that...

So Newt is now Spanish? I didn't know you could convert to another nationality.

I'm the one that brought up that Gingrich has a Spanish outreach website years ago here at FR.

Tratar de ponerse al amiguito

44 posted on 04/21/2013 10:34:51 AM PDT by Syncro ("So?")
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To: Syncro

Are you the one who invited Newt onto the TPX the first time, too?


45 posted on 04/21/2013 10:44:15 AM PDT by RegulatorCountry
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To: Jane Long

I think you left out the Liechtensteinien/Americans.

BIG voter bloc

The previous bus tours were reaching out to all Americans.


46 posted on 04/21/2013 10:44:22 AM PDT by Syncro ("So?")
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To: RegulatorCountry

When was the first time Newt appeared at a Tea Party Express rally?


47 posted on 04/21/2013 10:48:03 AM PDT by Syncro ("So?")
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To: Syncro

Onto the bus, Synchro. It was controversial because the Tea Party movement was intended to be independent and a force to influence the entire political process rightward, not just another GOP-e shilling front group for pandering. You and I exhanged words here on FR over it. Newt is nothing if not a panderer, even if compelling words do occasionally tumble out of his mouth in English. His actions belie those words. The antithesis of Tea Party.


48 posted on 04/21/2013 10:54:45 AM PDT by RegulatorCountry
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To: Syncro
The previous bus tours were reaching out to all Americans.

Bingo! My point, exactly.

We don' need no stinkin' ________(fill in the race) tour - just an American tour.

49 posted on 04/21/2013 10:58:03 AM PDT by Jane Long (Background checks? Dandy idea, Mr. President. Shoulda started with yours. - Sarah Palin)
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To: RegulatorCountry
He was not onto the bus in the vein of traveling ON it.

Here are the people (speakers and entertainers) who were "on" the bus:

TOUR Details to Date:

Here are some of the people that will travel with throughout the tour:

On TPX tours, many Tea Party groups along the way actually organize the events and invite the guests.

You are zooming in on Gingrich as if TPX was sponsoring him, had him riding on the bus as if they were promoting him.

Contrary to that, This Tea Party organized the event in Milford, Michigan.

All republican and conservative type Presidential hopefuls were invited to speak, and by that Tea Party, NOT TPX:

All major presidential hopefuls (Michele Bachmann, Herman Cain, Newt Gingrich, Jon Huntsman, Gary Johnson, Tim Pawlenty, Ron Paul, Mitt Romney, Rick Santorum), as well as "non-hopefuls" (Sarah Palin, Rudy Giuliani, Mike Huckabee, Rick Perry, and Donald Trump) have been invited to participate. We expect most (if not all) to join us at some point during the tour, but will not have confirmations until closer to the rally.

Also invited are political figures more pertinent to Michigan, including Governor Snyder, Pete Hoekstra, Clark Durant, Thaddeus McCotter, Justin Amash, and others. If you would like to see them, we encourage you to directly contact them and request they participate. The more citizens who do… the better the chance they will listen and decide to attend.

Newt's first appearance at a Tea Party event that I know of was in San Diego on Thursday, October 21st - 12:00 Noon in 2010

Although you probably think I invited him, I was surprised to find out that he was going to be speaking at a Tea Party rally.

I gave him about the best test that could be given to see how aware he was of the Conservative movement by getting in his path with my hand out and said to him "Hello Mr. Gingrich, greetings from Free Republic dot com."

The blank stare and quick little nod was very telling...LOL!

I only got behind Newt for the candidate when it was him or Romney.

Lessor of two evils thingie, I'm not going to ever do that again.

50 posted on 04/21/2013 2:08:07 PM PDT by Syncro ("So?")
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