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Scandals revive Tea Party, threaten Obamacare
The Boston Herald ^ | May 20, 2013 | Kimberly Atkins

Posted on 05/20/2013 3:43:40 PM PDT by 2ndDivisionVet

A few weeks back, the Tea Party was little more than a relic of political history, and its former superstars such as Sarah Palin and Michele Bachmann were lost in a sea of irrelevance. Now the Obama administration has gotten the Tea Party started again.

The trio of scandals that are rocking Washington smack of the exact kind of government overreach and abuse of power that fueled the movement in the beginning. Suddenly, Tea Party darling and likely presidential hopeful Rand Paul is selling out speaking events from Iowa to New Hampshire, and Palin’s tweets are making headlines again.

The outrage over the IRS’ Tea Party scandal, the fallout over the Benghazi attacks and the Justice Department’s shocking seizure of news reporters’ phone records would not be enough to permanently resurrect a political movement that had fallen so far out of favor. Unfortunately for the president and his party, these scandals are merely the appetizers for the main course that could put Tea Partiers back on the political map: the health care law.

The day before Friday’s House vote to repeal 
Obamacare — the House’s fifth vote to scuttle the law entirely and its 37th effort to kill at least part of the measure — Tea Party leaders and their supporters rallied in Washington like it was 2009.

“Many people said this issue was dead. Many people have said that Obamacare is here to stay,” Minnesota Rep. Bachmann said Thursday as she was flanked by Tea Party leaders in front of the U.S. Capitol. “We are here as the people’s representatives, as real people from across the United States, to say this issue is now revived!”

And that revival of anti-Obamacare sentiment is just what could resuscitate the Tea Party.....

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


TOPICS: Crime/Corruption; Editorial; Government; Politics/Elections
KEYWORDS: 113th; bho44; obama; obamacare; obamascandals; palin; teaparty

1 posted on 05/20/2013 3:43:40 PM PDT by 2ndDivisionVet
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To: 2ndDivisionVet

The Tea Party, True the Vote, etc. need to be TIMES TEN next year. We will be facing all-out war from the Left and we’d damn well better be ready.


2 posted on 05/20/2013 3:45:31 PM PDT by Windcatcher (Obama is a COMMUNIST and the MSM is his armband-wearing propaganda machine.)
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To: 2ndDivisionVet

Note for Kimberly Atkins.... A few weeks back Boston and all of Massachusetts was floundering in smug insulated confidence. Then, the local world went “bang” revealing some really troubling problems in the East coast scene....


3 posted on 05/20/2013 3:55:12 PM PDT by ptsal (E)
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To: 2ndDivisionVet

CONFIRMED TEA PARTY PROTEST locations in Illinois:

IRS office protest in Illinois
-Rockford
-Springfield
-Bloomington
-Schiller Park
-Downers Grove
-Peoria

Tuesday May 21 at Noon

ACTION ALERT: Nationwide IRS Protests on Tuesday May 21st at noon

http://iteap.wordpress.com/2013/05/18/action-alert-nationwide-irs-protests-on-tuesday-may-21st-at-noon/


4 posted on 05/20/2013 4:28:49 PM PDT by stars & stripes forever ((Blessed is the nation whose God is the Lord!))
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Hey Boston Herald...the TEA party was extinct IN YOUR DREAMS.


5 posted on 05/20/2013 4:55:05 PM PDT by jdsteel (Give me freedom, not more government.)
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To: 2ndDivisionVet

Hey, Kimmy-Shut up and make me a sammich.


6 posted on 05/20/2013 5:24:34 PM PDT by SnuffaBolshevik (In a tornado, even turkeys can fly.)
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Note to Tea Partiers:

The left hates you, reviles you, ridicules you and lies about you.

But most of all, the left FEARS you. So much so that a sitting president sent forth evil minions within the government to silence you.

The spontaneous rise of the Tea parties was not foreseen by the likes of Obama. The Occupy Whatevers was supposed to be the “spontaneous” uprising of the left. And the only thing to come up from the Occupy crowd was that awful smell.

The Tea Parties are full of adults. The Occupy-My-Basement people are full of those who will never be able to claim maturity without a lot of medication.


7 posted on 05/20/2013 5:48:55 PM PDT by VRW Conspirator (Cyprus - the beginning (and I reserve the right to re-post))
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To: 2ndDivisionVet

You Betcha!


8 posted on 05/20/2013 6:23:06 PM PDT by Vendome (Don't take life so seriously, you won't live through it anyway)
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To: 2ndDivisionVet

0bamaDeathCare needs to have a stake driven through its (lack of) heart.


9 posted on 05/20/2013 8:18:14 PM PDT by Paladin2
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To: Windcatcher

Obama used his IRS to rig the election. The IRS prevented many tea party groups from getting started .Obama’s IRS stole the election of 2012. the IRS stole the senate for democrats/socialists and there were many more socialists/democrats that got elected to the House than if the tea party would have been allowed to get out the vote for conservative R’s


10 posted on 05/21/2013 4:42:44 PM PDT by Democrat_media (IRS rigged election for Obama and democrats by shutting down tea party)
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