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The Tea Party Returns
ABC News ^

Posted on 06/21/2013 10:17:05 AM PDT by Sub-Driver

The Tea Party Returns

By ABBY D. PHILLIP (@abbydphillip) June 21, 2013

Opposition to President Obama's healthcare law catapulted the Tea Party to national prominence three years ago, and now anger over the Internal Revenue Service's targeting of conservative groups may be serving as a tipping point for a Tea Party revival.

And in the House of Representatives, where the movement's most ardent supporters reside, their influence is already being felt.

Most recently, the Republican-sponsored farm bill failed to pass through the House on Thursday in part due to Republican opposition to funding the food stamps program, now called the Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program, or SNAP. And earlier this week, House Speaker John Boehner caved to pressure from Tea Party-backed lawmakers on immigration reform.

Taken together, the farm bill's failure and Boehner's concession to anti-immigration-reform segments of his party appear to imperil the prospects for any bi-partisan legislation in the House — either on immigration or upcoming debt ceiling negotiations.

"This is the first time in months I've seen House conservatives full of energy and excitement. Farm bill defeat has encouraged them," said conservative pundit Erik Erikson on Twitter minutes after the bill went down, delivering a blow to Republican leaders in the House.

"I'm satisfied with the outcome," Jenny Beth Martin, co-founder and national coordinator of the Tea Party Patriots. "With the way that the SNAP program is integrated into the farm bill, it's more government spending and we just need better control of government spending."

Lawmakers in Washington are emboldened by the growing sense of alarm within the Tea Party, which is still a relatively diffuse group of state or local-based groups that has managed to coalesce around a common opposition to the Washington establishment.

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KEYWORDS: 113th; 2014election; 2016election; bho44; carbontax; election2014; election2016; energy; entitlements; foodstamps; kenyanbornmuzzie; opec; partisanmediashill; partisanmediashills; teaparty
Keep it up............The Rat's really fear this.
1 posted on 06/21/2013 10:17:05 AM PDT by Sub-Driver
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To: Sub-Driver

THANK-YOU for making my day!


2 posted on 06/21/2013 10:22:22 AM PDT by Biggirl ("Jesus talked to us as individuals"-Jim Vicevich/Thanks JimV!)
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To: Sub-Driver

Returns? I wasn’t aware the TEA Party went anywhere?


3 posted on 06/21/2013 10:23:54 AM PDT by Durbin
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To: Biggirl

Oooooh SNAP!


4 posted on 06/21/2013 10:24:32 AM PDT by gov_bean_ counter (Romans 1:22 Professing themselves to be wise, they became fools,)
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To: Sub-Driver

ABC failed in the first sentence. What gave the Tea Party birth and prominence was the idiotic stimulus.


5 posted on 06/21/2013 10:27:58 AM PDT by SoFloFreeper
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To: Sub-Driver

Well, Obama won’t get away with more IRS harassment of the Tea Party. Not with everyone still watching. So what’s next? Carpet bombing??


6 posted on 06/21/2013 10:28:42 AM PDT by Buckeye McFrog
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To: lonevoice

The demoRats and GOPe just do NOT understand that the Tea Party represents the principles and values that millions of Americans still hold. Also, the Tea Party never went away, as the headline suggests, rather it was muzzled by the IRS.


7 posted on 06/21/2013 10:31:15 AM PDT by Pride in the USA
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To: Sub-Driver

Thank God for the Tea Party ... and Sarah Palin.


8 posted on 06/21/2013 10:33:12 AM PDT by OldNavyVet
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To: Buckeye McFrog

Watch out for that drone, Grandma!!!


9 posted on 06/21/2013 10:34:35 AM PDT by txrefugee
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To: Durbin

Harry Reid said the Tea Party was dead. Harry is a doooofusshit.


10 posted on 06/21/2013 10:34:38 AM PDT by Conspiracy Guy (To stay calm during these tumultuous times, I take Damitol. Ask your Doctor if it's right for you.)
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To: Sub-Driver

We never left.
Doh!


11 posted on 06/21/2013 10:42:43 AM PDT by RedMDer (When immigrants cannot or will not axssimilate, its really just an invasion. Throw them out!)
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To: Sub-Driver

It never went anywhere.


12 posted on 06/21/2013 10:44:45 AM PDT by Timber Rattler (Just say NO! to RINOS and the GOP-E)
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To: Buckeye McFrog
Well, Obama won’t get away with more IRS harassment of the Tea Party.

The hell he won't.

13 posted on 06/21/2013 10:45:37 AM PDT by Carry_Okie (Islam offers choices: Convert, submit, or die.)
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To: Sub-Driver

You betcha! The Tea Party never really went away; rather, the Dems, the GOP and the media just hoped that if they ignored us long enough we would go away.


14 posted on 06/21/2013 10:45:41 AM PDT by AtlasStalled
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To: Sub-Driver

The IRS issue has renewed my resolve to get more involved and help the TEA Party more than ever.


15 posted on 06/21/2013 10:49:06 AM PDT by Sopater (Is it not lawful for me to do what I will with mine own? - Matthew 20:15a)
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To: Sub-Driver; All
With all due respect to the Tea Party, please consider the following. The TP needs to camp outside Obama guard dog Fx News OReilly's door, instead of meeting at DC all the time, and demand that OReilly publicly addresses the following. Other than Fx's token mention of Congress's constitutional Article I, Section 8-limited powers referenced below, why doesn't Fx News ever discuss in depth Congress's Section 8-limited powers in public policy discussions along with Justice John Marshall's clarification of Congress's limited power to lay taxes? Justice Marshall had official clarified that Congress is prohibited from laying taxes in the name of state power issues, essentially any issue, including healthcare, which Congress cannot justify under its Section 8-limited powers.
"Congress is not empowered to tax for those purposes which are within the exclusive province of the States." --Justice John Marshall, Gibbons v. Ogden, 1824.

Regarding Fx's token mention of Section 8, here's a link to Judge Andrew Napolitano reading Section 8 to explain the unconstitutionality of Obamacare in 2009, Fx News being able to argue that they had mentioned Section 8. (Does anybody know of another mention of Section 8 by Fx?)

Judge Napolitano & the Constitution

16 posted on 06/21/2013 11:18:46 AM PDT by Amendment10
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To: Durbin

Don’t call it a comeback
I been here for years
Rockin my peers and puttin suckas in fear


17 posted on 06/21/2013 11:23:17 AM PDT by Mozilla
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To: Buckeye McFrog

They overplayed their hand. They thought they could get away with cheating.

If this were a poker game the cheater would have been beaten to a pulp. Or worse.


18 posted on 06/21/2013 11:31:35 AM PDT by unixfox (Abolish Slavery, Repeal The 16th Amendment!)
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To: Carry_Okie

He already hasn’t “gotten away with it,” in a way. No, he won’t be punished for it and I think that sucks. But, he failed in destroying the Tea Party. If anything, he’s made the situation much worse because of the IRS mess. He silenced the TP for the 2012 election, which pleased the liberal media because they though it meant their nemesis was dead, but now we know it was IRS intimidation, which will come back to haunt the Rats. I hope.


19 posted on 06/21/2013 12:03:43 PM PDT by Cyber Liberty (I am a dissident. Will you join me? My name is John....)
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To: Carry_Okie; Buckeye McFrog
Well, Obama won’t get away with more IRS harassment of the Tea Party.

The hell he won't.

It's amazing that anyone can think that all these scandals and downright treasonous illegal actions exposed will so anything to stop the Marxist/Islamic tactics of the Obama and his treasonous cohorts.

Business as usual, while making a few (VERY few) comments about how bad the scandals are and that they are going to do anything about it.

No one gets fired, and those that quit are given promotions and more money.

And the IRS employees are getting 70 million in bonuses.

Payment for work well done against American citizens.

20 posted on 06/21/2013 12:05:07 PM PDT by Syncro ("So?" - Andrew Breitbart (The King of All Media RIP Feb 1, 1969 – Mar 1, 2012)
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To: Cyber Liberty
...but now we know it was IRS intimidation, which will come back to haunt the Rats. I hope.

They've already trotted out their "Bush did it first" NSA psychopath.

21 posted on 06/21/2013 12:05:09 PM PDT by Carry_Okie (Islam offers choices: Convert, submit, or die.)
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To: Sub-Driver
Keep it up............The Rat's really fear this.

By virtue of the fact that the big O administration attacked the Tea Parties via the IRS demonstrates who they really fear. The outing of the IRS scandal will just embolden such groups to rally in now and into 2014. For the IRS to withhold tax-exempt status for these groups at this point is to invite more criminal allegations.

22 posted on 06/21/2013 12:05:24 PM PDT by VRW Conspirator (The Lefties can drink Kool-Aid; I will drink Tea.)
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To: Sub-Driver

I happened to glance at this Yahoo article from Wednesday. http://news.yahoo.com/obama-berlin-not-yet-done-135007185.html

The comments below the article are hilarious! I don’t normally think of Yahoo readers as being very conservative, but EVERY single one of them was super negative - many very witty and all just totally trashing Obama. From the comments, all the stuff that has happened, the NSA scandals, the IRS, everything is really getting out there. Since I mostly get my news from FR, I was thinking maybe people in the mainstream world were not hearing about all these things.

I scrolled way down thru several pages and did not see one positive comment. I hope this is an indication that people are finally waking up to what a tyrant he is. Hope and pray that feeling will continue to mount up and people will get active and involved with the tea party.


23 posted on 06/21/2013 12:11:18 PM PDT by boxlunch (Psalm 2)
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To: boxlunch

Yeah... usually yahoo is infested with Obamass kissers.


24 posted on 06/21/2013 12:16:33 PM PDT by MrB (The difference between a Humanist and a Satanist - the latter admits whom he's working for)
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To: Cyber Liberty
He silenced the TP for the 2012 election, which pleased the liberal media because they though it meant their nemesis was dead, but now we know it was IRS intimidation, which will come back to haunt the Rats. I hope.

The IRS thingie did not silence the Tea Party for the 2012 elections. It sure had a pretty defecating (word correct gave me that word for devastating lol) impact, But myself and many others were traveling across this nation working hard with tea partiers all along the route to do what we could to help conservatives get elected.

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25 posted on 06/21/2013 12:27:43 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

I stand corrected. To these Media Mafioso, money raised and spent on advertising in their venues is all that matters, and that’s where the IRS hurt us. I didn’t mean to imply we had given up. The foot-soldiers like us never gave up, but the media don’t look at us, only the paying advertisers.

We can show up in DeeCee by the tens of thousands and if you only watch the alphabets, it didn’t happen.


26 posted on 06/21/2013 1:07:44 PM PDT by Cyber Liberty (I am a dissident. Will you join me? My name is John....)
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To: MrB
Yeah... usually yahoo is infested with Obamass kissers.

No, they are usually infested with people paid by the Obama campaign. You can tell, because they post the same thing over and over again, like they are reading from a script.

For now, they aren't getting paid, so they have gone back to watching TV.

27 posted on 06/21/2013 1:18:43 PM PDT by justlurking (tagline removed, as demanded by Admin Moderator)
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To: Carry_Okie
They've already trotted out their "Bush did it first" NSA psychopath.

I don't think it worked. People are still on it.

28 posted on 06/21/2013 1:20:16 PM PDT by Cyber Liberty (I am a dissident. Will you join me? My name is John....)
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To: Buckeye McFrog

Buckeye McFrog ~:” Well, Obama won’t get away with more IRS harassment of the Tea Party. Not with everyone still watching...”

Do you mean that its over ?
I havent heard of any new non-profit approvals comming from the IRS , just more of the same !
The IRS hasen’t changed their arrogant aloofness , at least not since the last “Easter Egg Roll “
Nor have I heard of a change in policy , or guidance ..

What I have heard is that Mitch Mc Connell ( RHINO elite ) says that it is time to move on to other things.
Mc Connell is content with the results of the Investigator General ~ which is pablum
So as far as the RHINO elite are concerned , the situation has been exposed ;
there has been no prosecution or investigation even above the level of an audit once the results pointed towards Washington!!

As long as the IRS scandle continues to suppress the Tea Party Conservatives , he’s happier than a pig in sh*t / mud !!
And the RHINO elite can continue to assist in the sacking of the country !


29 posted on 06/21/2013 1:56:08 PM PDT by Tilted Irish Kilt (“Freedom is never more than one generation away from extinction.” - Ronald Reagan)
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To: Sub-Driver

for the last money, illegal aliens have been being guided through the senate office buildings. (it looks like the parking lot of home depot)

The lobbyists have been working 2x time to push the anecdotes and not facts. They have little mexican migrant worker hats, straw hats and spanish translators.

shrimp stature schumer (he is very very very short) has been a good leutenant for this Obama Amnesty plan.


30 posted on 06/21/2013 1:59:05 PM PDT by longtermmemmory (VOTE! http://www.senate.gov and http://www.house.gov)
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To: Cyber Liberty
Hay buddy you made some good points in your post, sorry I didn't mention them in my last post:
No, he won’t be punished for it and I think that sucks. But, he failed in destroying the Tea Party. If anything, he’s made the situation much worse because of the IRS mess.
Every attempt to stifle conservative thoughts and actions backfires on them every time.

It's like cutting up a worm. (They have 8 hearts, so eight worm sections makes 8 worms out of one. About the only fact I remember from biology in HS LOL)

The conservative movement is growing, as well as the Tea Party Movement.

They may kill some of us, but there are way to many to kill us all.

The foot-soldiers like us never gave up...

We can show up in DeeCee by the tens of thousands and if you only watch the alphabets, it didn’t happen.

You got that right we never gave up and won't.

We are a BIG thorn in their side for sure.

I can't count the number of times the MSM has said the Tea Party is dead, and then report on something a faction of them did. Idjets!

31 posted on 06/21/2013 3:21:02 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
The libs will never give up trying to marginalize us, it's their favorite tool to use. They love to talk up their proud record for minorities (HAH!), yet also love to claim we're just a tiny minority and therefore worthless.

You got that right we never gave up and won't.

We can't. Libs don't get this: It's impossible to speak as we do of Freedom and Liberty, then walk away from them because it's too hard. Liberals and pretend conservatives can. In fact, it's how we find the posers among us. I secretly think it's why Jim Rob tolerates the occasional flame-fests around here.

32 posted on 06/21/2013 3:35:39 PM PDT by Cyber Liberty (I am a dissident. Will you join me? My name is John....)
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To: Sub-Driver
Returns?

Some of us never stopped.



Where YOU been gAyBC?
33 posted on 06/21/2013 7:59:53 PM PDT by TArcher ("TO SECURE THESE RIGHTS, governments are instituted among men" -- Does that still work?)
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To: Sub-Driver
Fiscal Responsibility - Constitutionally Limited Government - Free Markets

We have just begun to Fight!

Preparing for November, 2014!


34 posted on 06/21/2013 9:18:51 PM PDT by Art in Idaho (Conservatism is the only Hope for Western Civilization.)
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To: boxlunch

I scrolled way down thru several pages and did not see one positive comment. I hope this is an indication that people are finally waking up to what a tyrant he is. Hope and pray that feeling will continue to mount up and people will get active and involved with the tea party.

&&&
I wish I could share your optimism, but I suspect that the people who actually read the piece you refer to constitute a very small group, just as we FReepers do. The vast majority of the public is more interested in news about sports and entertainment figures.


35 posted on 06/22/2013 1:16:43 AM PDT by Bigg Red (Restore us, O God of hosts; let your face shine, that we may be saved! -Ps80)
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To: AdmSmith; AnonymousConservative; Berosus; bigheadfred; Bockscar; ColdOne; Convert from ECUSA; ...

Thanks Sub-Driver. And the Partisan Media Shills' spin / talking point?
...the Republican-sponsored farm bill failed to pass through the House on Thursday in part due to Republican opposition to funding the food stamps program, now called the Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program, or SNAP.

36 posted on 06/22/2013 4:03:29 AM PDT by SunkenCiv (McCain or Romney would have been worse, if you're a dumb ass.)
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To: Pride in the USA

The TEA Party is personal liberty in action.


37 posted on 06/22/2013 7:02:58 AM PDT by Paladin2
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To: Sub-Driver
...the Tea Party, which is still a relatively diffuse group of state or local-based groups...

Yep, the Tea Party is authentically grass roots and dispersed, which I think is a little unsettling to liberals.

38 posted on 06/22/2013 7:21:14 AM PDT by Yardstick
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To: Buckeye McFrog

Re: “Carpet bombing??”

Don’t put anything past this mob.

Remember; Neither Geneva convention ROW nor ROEs will apply to US when this aspiring global dictator decides to drop the hammer on dissenting domestic peasants.

You think that Bashar Asshat plays hard core in Syria?; you ain’t seen nuthin’ yet!

They might not have a clue where 11 million plus foreign invaders are, but they know where you and I live, who we vote for and support, which team we root for, what we post here, what our e mails are about, who we hang out with and right where to find us at any given time.

There is a reason for all that scrutiny, you know.
Soon, I’m afraid, it will become painfully obvious.


39 posted on 06/22/2013 7:47:55 AM PDT by George Varnum (Liberty, like our Forefather's Flintlock Musket, must be kept clean, oiled, and READY!)
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To: justlurking

They usually use an Anglo first and last name, also. Like “Jeffrey Edwards.” If you have the scripted, unemotional post and the nondescript first, last name, it’s like a bell ringing. Not many people use their real names on forum boards and certainly not a first and last name.


40 posted on 06/22/2013 9:26:32 AM PDT by ponygirl (Be Breitbart.)
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To: Yardstick

And can quickly disappear into the ethers and blend in with the crowd. Even more unsettling.


41 posted on 06/22/2013 9:27:27 AM PDT by ponygirl (Be Breitbart.)
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