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A Long Shot So Long, the Tea Party Took a Pass
New York Slimes ^ | JUNE 11, 2014 | DAVID S. JOACHIM

Posted on 06/11/2014 10:32:18 AM PDT by E. Pluribus Unum

WASHINGTON — David Brat, the man who derailed Representative Eric Cantor’s congressional career and aspirations to become speaker of the House, faced such long odds in his challenge to the No. 2 House Republican that he failed to win the backing of any of the major Tea Party groups that inspired his candidacy.

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TOPICS: News/Current Events; Politics/Elections; US: Virginia
KEYWORDS: 2014midterms; cantor; davidbrat; nothanks; teaparty; va2014
TEA Party Express is just a money-skimming scam, in my opinion.

If you support a candidate, give directly to that candidate.

1 posted on 06/11/2014 10:32:18 AM PDT by E. Pluribus Unum
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To: E. Pluribus Unum

So the tea party sucks...I get it!


2 posted on 06/11/2014 10:33:59 AM PDT by gr8eman (A good rant should have the word "crap" in it at least 4 times!)
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To: E. Pluribus Unum

Some of the TEA party ‘national groups’ are just establishment people there to soak up TEA party funding.

ONLY DONATE TO SPECIFIC CANDIDATES

There is no such thing as a national TEA party


3 posted on 06/11/2014 10:34:14 AM PDT by Mr. K (If you like your constitution, you can keep it...Period. PALIN/CRUZ 2016)
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To: E. Pluribus Unum

The tea party elected Brat plain and simple. The moron who wrote this piece of asswipe should get out of his office once in a while.


4 posted on 06/11/2014 10:35:34 AM PDT by pgkdan (ISLAM IS THE RELIGION OF THE ANTICHRIST!)
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To: E. Pluribus Unum

“TEA Party Express is just a money-skimming scam,,”

yep,, that’s the org that came in favor of immigration reform the GOP was pushing.


5 posted on 06/11/2014 10:36:27 AM PDT by DesertRhino (I was standing with a rifle, waiting for soviet paratroopers, but communists just ran for office.)
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To: E. Pluribus Unum
These TEA party organizations remind me of Flip Wilson's Reverend character..
Jesus said to sell all your possessions give the money to the poor then follow Him.
Reverend Flip, jokingly, said, “Jesus said sell all you have and give the money to me!”
Honest TEA folk deal directly with the candidate. The TEA scammers say, “Give us the money and we will support your candidate!”
6 posted on 06/11/2014 10:38:41 AM PDT by ArtDodger
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To: E. Pluribus Unum

David Joachim needs to buy a clue.


7 posted on 06/11/2014 10:39:22 AM PDT by Fresh Wind (The last remnants of the Old Republic have been swept away.)
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To: E. Pluribus Unum

There is no such thing as a TEAP Party. the TEA Party is nothing but like-minded individuals acting on concert. There is no national organization, so there is no party that can support a candidate financially. Individual TEA Party members donate and that is difficult to track.


8 posted on 06/11/2014 10:39:41 AM PDT by CodeToad (Arm Up! They Are!)
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To: Mr. K
There is no such thing as a national TEA party

Glad to hear someone else say this. I never got how there could be an "official" tea party organization, you're tea party or not based on your views.

9 posted on 06/11/2014 10:40:55 AM PDT by chud
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To: pgkdan

“The moron who wrote this piece of asswipe should get out of his office once in a while.”

His objective was propaganda, to assure his readers the Big, Bad Tea Party does not exist. The best thing about this is, if they don’t believe it exists they can’t take effective action to counter it. (This BTW, is the reason militant Islam is resurgent around the world. All the agencies who would fight them have been told to assure the world militant Islam doesn’t exist. You can’t fight something you won’t acknowledge exists.)


10 posted on 06/11/2014 10:41:32 AM PDT by Gen.Blather
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To: gr8eman
So the tea party sucks...I get it!

The Slimes is equating the TEA party with tax-exempt "send us your money" groups with "Tea Party" in their name.

The TEA party ain't a party. Their Alinsky-shrunk minds can't grasp that.

11 posted on 06/11/2014 10:42:37 AM PDT by E. Pluribus Unum ("The more numerous the laws, the more corrupt the government." --Tacitus)
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To: E. Pluribus Unum

The Tea Party Express and Tea Party Patriots refused to help Brat. They gave him $0, although the TPE director makes a quarter of a million dollars. After his win, she refused to take his phone call.

DO NOT give money to these fake conservative orgs!


12 posted on 06/11/2014 10:43:42 AM PDT by goodwithagun (My gun has killed fewer people than Ted Kennedy's car.)
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To: E. Pluribus Unum

Tea Party “Groups” is an oxymoron. The Tea Party is grass roots and from there the support grows a few dollars/one person at a time if need be. Most of the TP “groups” aren’t any different than the Dem or Republican established parties.


13 posted on 06/11/2014 10:45:09 AM PDT by madison10
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To: DesertRhino
Sal Russo, one of the founders of TPE, "has also worked for Orrin Hatch, Jack Kemp, and George Pataki."

Not exactly a rock-solid conservative lineup there.

14 posted on 06/11/2014 10:45:20 AM PDT by Lazamataz (Early 2009 to 7/21/2013 - RIP my little girl Cathy. You were the best cat ever. You will be missed.)
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To: E. Pluribus Unum

He hasn’t read that excellent little tale. The Tea Party isn’t the ship. The Tea Party isn’t the sails of the ship. The Tea Party isn’t even the crew on the ship.

The Tea Party is the wind.


15 posted on 06/11/2014 10:45:35 AM PDT by jiggyboy
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To: Mr. K
Some of the TEA party ‘national groups’ are just establishment people there to soak up TEA party funding. ONLY DONATE TO SPECIFIC CANDIDATES

We need to drive this point home. Get into the media that the Tea Party who put Cantor out are the people, not any organization. And that the real Tea Party is the people, not any organization. All organizations go to the dark side pretty quick.

As far as I know, there was no Tea Party organization at all when I attended an Obamacare protest of over a million people who individually banded together to fight Washington.

16 posted on 06/11/2014 10:46:16 AM PDT by Kenny
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To: E. Pluribus Unum

The Slimes still doesn’t get it. There is no TEA Party. There is no leader to smear, sabotage, and ridicule. By the way, that is precisely why there is no way for us to beat the terrorists. There are too many different groups to fight in a conventional manner.


17 posted on 06/11/2014 10:46:44 AM PDT by txrefugee
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To: E. Pluribus Unum

That is true. At a local Tea Party meeting a speaker told us of how all they do is raise money and use the money to raise more money. They give very little to actual candidates.

The Tea Party is an important faction of the Republican Party but it is not the total reason for ousting the RINOS. In Texas, Empower Texans is more powerful and puts money behind ousting RINO incumbents. That organization is smart, influential and targets RINOs. If they don’t get a targeted RINO the first time, they will get them the second!

Another very influential group is Texans for Lawsuit Reform. They also are very good at putting money behind conservative candidates.

I resent these national TEA PARTY groups trying to co opt the grassroots movements of the people. Local Tea Party groups are more effective at getting the vote out and working for candidates.


18 posted on 06/11/2014 11:02:00 AM PDT by lone star annie
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To: gr8eman; All
"So the tea party sucks...I get it!"

Please define the tea party, eg. names, dates, places, platform.

19 posted on 06/11/2014 11:07:34 AM PDT by Amendment10
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To: pgkdan

The Tea Party had nothing to do with Brat’s win.

Jenny Beth Martin(Tea Party Patriots) wouldn’t return his calls, saying he didn’t have a chance.

Freedom Works and others dissed him as well.
Brat won with good qualifications, hard working grassroots and a wing and a prayer.


20 posted on 06/11/2014 11:11:25 AM PDT by Mountain Mary ("Where Liberty Dwells, There Is My Country". Ben Franklin)
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To: Mr. K

Agree Mr. K.
Donate right to the candidate..no overhead, no worries about where your funds are going.


21 posted on 06/11/2014 11:12:09 AM PDT by Mountain Mary ("Where Liberty Dwells, There Is My Country". Ben Franklin)
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To: goodwithagun

Agree! There is nothing about Brat’s win on Tea Party Patriots site. Jenny Beth Martin is just a money grubber


22 posted on 06/11/2014 11:13:17 AM PDT by notaliberal (St. Michael the Archangel, defend us in battle,)
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To: E. Pluribus Unum

Recently I read that they ( the Tea party big wigs) are taking down huge salaries.


23 posted on 06/11/2014 11:16:46 AM PDT by notaliberal (St. Michael the Archangel, defend us in battle,)
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To: E. Pluribus Unum

Left-wing disinformation from the nyt.


24 posted on 06/11/2014 11:18:23 AM PDT by T Ruth (Islam shall be defeated.)
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To: jiggyboy

Excellent analogy.


25 posted on 06/11/2014 11:34:23 AM PDT by SpeakerToAnimals (I hope to earn a name in battle)
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To: E. Pluribus Unum
If you support a candidate, give directly to that candidate.

I did. I was early on impressed by Professor Brat and donated $50, not a huge sum but his campaign obviously made good use of the small sums they had to work with.

26 posted on 06/11/2014 11:42:01 AM PDT by OldPossum ("It's" is the contraction of "it" and "is"; think about ITS implications.)
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To: OldPossum

In order to get $50 to his campaign, you would have had to give $1000 to TEA Party Express.


27 posted on 06/11/2014 11:44:47 AM PDT by E. Pluribus Unum ("The more numerous the laws, the more corrupt the government." --Tacitus)
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To: txrefugee

The left cannot comprehend true grassroots support. Everything they do must have a hierarchy with control at the top. You see this in unions, you see it in the victims groups, you see it in advocacy groups. It would be an alien concepts to the NY Slimes that there is no man, no board, no shadowy figure behind the curtain controlling Tea Partier actions. They have no idea that people can be loyal to an ideal rather than an orgainization, thus the headline of this article.


28 posted on 06/11/2014 11:45:18 AM PDT by RightOnTheBorder
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To: Amendment10

“tea party” is a euphemism for patriotic Americans used by DC insiders when they attempt to define and freeze the opposition to their totalitarianism. The “Tea Party” is what anyone who wants to use that moniker makes it to be! Any more questions?


29 posted on 06/11/2014 11:57:24 AM PDT by gr8eman (A good rant should have the word "crap" in it at least 4 times!)
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To: pgkdan

http://www.foxnews.com/politics/2014/06/11/cantors-defeat-mythbuster-edition/

Myth - The race was another battle in the national civil war between the tea party and the Republican establishment.

Reality - New nominee Dave Brat got a big boost from talk radio heavy hitters like Mark Levin, but this was a very local election. While tea party groups are stampeding to Richmond to lay claim to Brat’s success, they’re late in coming. Brat had zero backing from any of the national groups that are forever raising money for their fight against the GOP old guard. Brat is certainly more conservative than Cantor, but he hardly fits the preferred national narrative.

[“It wasn’t a contest between the tea party and the Republicans and all this. Although I had tremendous tea party support and just wonderful people in the tea party grass roots helping me out, and they’re clearly responsible for the win, but I ran on the Republican principles.” – Dave Brat on “Hannity.” Watch full interview here.]


30 posted on 06/11/2014 12:02:17 PM PDT by chicagolady (Mexican Elite say: EXPORT Poverty and Let the the Stupid AmericanTaxpayer foot the bill !)
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To: gr8eman; All

I’d say an appreciable number of Tea Party patriots were never taught the federal government’s constitutionally limited powers, particularly Section 8 of Article I. So fighting the unconstitutionally big federal government with platitudes that appeal to conservatives instead of referencing specific constitutional clauses to argue their grievances has yielded limited results.


31 posted on 06/11/2014 12:06:45 PM PDT by Amendment10
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To: jiggyboy

>>> He hasn’t read that excellent little tale.

“The Tea Party isn’t the ship. The Tea Party isn’t the sails of the ship. The Tea Party isn’t even the crew on the ship.

The Tea Party is the wind.”<<<

I LIKE that!


32 posted on 06/11/2014 12:07:26 PM PDT by AFreeBird
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To: E. Pluribus Unum

Care to run that by me again? I don’t understand.


33 posted on 06/11/2014 12:27:12 PM PDT by OldPossum ("It's" is the contraction of "it" and "is"; think about ITS implications.)
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To: OldPossum
Tea party PACs reap money for midterms, but spend little on candidates
34 posted on 06/11/2014 12:33:05 PM PDT by E. Pluribus Unum ("The more numerous the laws, the more corrupt the government." --Tacitus)
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To: E. Pluribus Unum

I did not send money to a PAC. I sent the check directly to Brat’s campaign headquarters.


35 posted on 06/11/2014 12:43:00 PM PDT by OldPossum ("It's" is the contraction of "it" and "is"; think about ITS implications.)
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To: OldPossum
I know that. I was just making the point that the "Tea Party" PACs only spend 5% of their money on actual candidates. In order to get $50 to Brat through TEA Party Patriots you would have to send them $1000. They keep the rest for themselves.
36 posted on 06/11/2014 12:46:17 PM PDT by E. Pluribus Unum ("The more numerous the laws, the more corrupt the government." --Tacitus)
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To: E. Pluribus Unum

They don’t get it, and they deliberately don’t want to get it.

The “Tea Party” is not a formal group, it is individuals who have decided to only vote for individuals.

You can’t stop it. You can’t predict it using party oriented polling methods.


37 posted on 06/11/2014 2:32:48 PM PDT by spodefly (This is my tag line. There are many like it, but this one is mine.)
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To: chicagolady

Bull. The so called national tea party groups are just a bunch of opportunists. The only real Tea Party is the local Tea Party and the Rjchmond area Tea Party groups got Dave Brat elected.


38 posted on 06/11/2014 2:33:29 PM PDT by pgkdan (ISLAM IS THE RELIGION OF THE ANTICHRIST!)
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To: Mountain Mary

I can’t believe that people on FR can be so dense to not know that the Tea Party IS the grassroots. The national groups are pure opportunists.


39 posted on 06/11/2014 2:35:43 PM PDT by pgkdan (ISLAM IS THE RELIGION OF THE ANTICHRIST!)
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To: Mountain Mary

I can’t believe that people on FR can be so dense to not know that the Tea Party IS the grassroots. The national groups are pure opportunists.


40 posted on 06/11/2014 2:35:44 PM PDT by pgkdan (ISLAM IS THE RELIGION OF THE ANTICHRIST!)
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To: Mountain Mary

Dumbest comment of the day


41 posted on 06/11/2014 2:37:12 PM PDT by pgkdan (ISLAM IS THE RELIGION OF THE ANTICHRIST!)
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To: Mountain Mary

Dumbest comment of the day


42 posted on 06/11/2014 2:37:14 PM PDT by pgkdan (ISLAM IS THE RELIGION OF THE ANTICHRIST!)
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To: E. Pluribus Unum

Tea Party is a state of mind more than a formal movement.


43 posted on 06/11/2014 2:40:32 PM PDT by dfwgator
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To: AFreeBird; SpeakerToAnimals

I wish I could find the full original piece. There was an excerpt to an excerpt here back in 2011, but the original source has already gone away.

http://www.freerepublic.com/focus/f-news/2672467/posts


44 posted on 06/11/2014 5:23:21 PM PDT by jiggyboy
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To: pgkdan

Dumbest comment(ator) of the day=yo-self.

When you point a finger at another Freeper, there are three fingers and a ton of other Freepers pointing back at you, pgkdan...whomever you are.


45 posted on 06/12/2014 8:21:29 PM PDT by Mountain Mary ("Where Liberty Dwells, There Is My Country". Ben Franklin)
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