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Tea Party Group Slams Ingraham: ‘When Did She Become Chris Matthews?’
Mediaite ^ | Evan McMurry

Posted on 06/23/2014 3:12:28 PM PDT by ObamahatesPACoal

Conservative radio host — and, recently, ABC News political contributor — Laura Ingraham had some harsh words for national tea party groups that ignored long-shot challenger Dave Brat, the Virginia GOP candidate who unseated House Majority Leader Eric Cantor (R-VA) in an historic upset.

Ingraham singled out Jenny Beth Martin, co-founder and leader of the Tea Party Patriots, for shunning Brat in favor of more marquee races. In an article by the Washington Post’s Ben Terris, Martin fired back.

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


TOPICS: Constitution/Conservatism; Government; Politics/Elections
KEYWORDS: beth; ingraham; jenny; martin
I don't think Chris Matthews is earning or getting ratings on the back of conservatives.
1 posted on 06/23/2014 3:12:28 PM PDT by ObamahatesPACoal
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To: ObamahatesPACoal

Chuck Todd didn’t try to shut down free speech like Sal-Russo-backed McCain.


2 posted on 06/23/2014 3:13:48 PM PDT by ObamahatesPACoal
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To: ObamahatesPACoal

TPP is making money on the back of conservatives.


3 posted on 06/23/2014 3:17:36 PM PDT by ObamahatesPACoal
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To: ObamahatesPACoal

Cat fight!


4 posted on 06/23/2014 3:17:38 PM PDT by Paladin2
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To: ObamahatesPACoal

LOL! Oh, the truth hurts!


5 posted on 06/23/2014 3:17:57 PM PDT by chicagolady (Mexican Elite say: EXPORT Poverty and Let the the Stupid AmericanTaxpayer foot the bill !)
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To: ObamahatesPACoal
Does the grand poo bah Laura ever invite Nat Hentoff onto her talk show? Nat put her on the map by writing about her problems at Dartmouth years ago. If I was Laura, I would be salaaming at the great Nat Hentoff’s feet every single day! But I think she's moved on...
6 posted on 06/23/2014 3:18:01 PM PDT by miss marmelstein (Richard Lives Yet!)
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To: ObamahatesPACoal

It always amazes me how these commentators and columnists can bash leftism and RINO’s for years and then when the TEA Party is about to deliver what they have always said is needed they get scared of the change and start defending the establishment.


7 posted on 06/23/2014 3:19:24 PM PDT by GeronL (Vote for Conservatives not for Republicans)
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To: GeronL

The Tea Party grass roots has great passion and the local people do great work.
The Tea Party Patriots and other national groups seem to be top heavy in management and are overpaid hacks.


8 posted on 06/23/2014 3:22:09 PM PDT by Kansas58
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To: Kansas58

I am sure that many organizations that claim TEA Party affiliation are doing nothing but collecting donations.


9 posted on 06/23/2014 3:23:22 PM PDT by GeronL (Vote for Conservatives not for Republicans)
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To: GeronL

To the contrary, Laura Ingraham was on the right side of the Virginia election early on. The Tea Party Patriots sat this one out.


10 posted on 06/23/2014 3:24:26 PM PDT by Mr. Lucky
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To: GeronL

Follow the money. Follow where their children go to school. Wake me when we storm Washington.


11 posted on 06/23/2014 3:25:32 PM PDT by samadams2000 (Someone important make......The Call!)
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To: Kansas58
The "tea party" has been so corrupted by one-issue folks, phonies who are playing games to get support, and those looking to make a buck that we should drop the label and choose candidates to support individually. The only group I'll give to is Numbers USA for their great work opposing the invasion of the US and promoting EVerify....and that's all they do.

I don't consider myself "tea party". I prefer to be thought of as a constitutional conservative. It's a much more descriptive and clear label.

12 posted on 06/23/2014 3:26:48 PM PDT by grania
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To: Mr. Lucky

I didn’t name her as part of that group, but it sounds like TPP tried to.


13 posted on 06/23/2014 3:26:59 PM PDT by GeronL (Vote for Conservatives not for Republicans)
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To: ObamahatesPACoal

Laura, you need to spend a year AWAY from DC. You became part of the problem, that conservatives are fighting.


14 posted on 06/23/2014 3:37:53 PM PDT by ExCTCitizen (I'm ExCTCitizen and I approve this reply. If it does offend Libs, I'm NOT sorry...)
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To: ObamahatesPACoal
Ingraham is one of the few conservative talk show hosts who believes what she says.

I'd give any point she makes serious consideration.

15 posted on 06/23/2014 4:20:37 PM PDT by skeeter
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To: ExCTCitizen

If they opposed Cantor and he lost anyway, it sounds like they allocated their resources properly.

Now yes they do need to support Brat in the general.


16 posted on 06/23/2014 4:21:33 PM PDT by scrabblehack
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To: ObamahatesPACoal

I think she struck a chord.


17 posted on 06/23/2014 4:52:17 PM PDT by jacknhoo (Luke 12:51. Think ye, that I am come to give peace on earth? I tell you, no; but separation.)
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To: ExCTCitizen

If it weren’t for Laura Ingraham, Mark Levin, and some other talk show folks, and if Brat had had to depend on the various “Tea Party” groups (vs. Tea Party movement sympathizers), Eric Cantor would be cruising to reelection. These TP groups seems to have become money-raising, publicity seeking machines, without doing that much to help struggling candidates. In this case, Laura is FAR from being part of the problem; the TP orgs are.


18 posted on 06/23/2014 4:53:02 PM PDT by EDINVA
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To: ObamahatesPACoal

No one has been better this election cycle than Laura on having candidates on and holding their feet to the fire on immigration issues. She hammered Cantor when few others were focused on that race, assuming Brat had no chance. Laura, more than anyone else, gave Brat the boost he needed to knock Cantor off.


19 posted on 06/23/2014 5:35:39 PM PDT by SharpRightTurn (White, black, and red all over--America's affirmative action, metrosexual president.)
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To: SharpRightTurn

Exactly! Laura is terrific!


20 posted on 06/23/2014 5:38:30 PM PDT by apocalypto
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To: SharpRightTurn

Laura’s best work was protecting Walter Jones from Sheldon Adelson. Jones is like Rohrabacher, Bentivolio and Ted Yoho on foreign policy and amnesty.

http://www.nationaljournal.com/congress/steve-king-s-anti-amnesty-coalition-emerges-20130620


21 posted on 06/23/2014 5:48:39 PM PDT by ObamahatesPACoal
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To: ObamahatesPACoal

Walter Jones won 51-4-45 against rotting crops Taylor Griffin.


22 posted on 06/23/2014 5:49:31 PM PDT by ObamahatesPACoal
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To: GeronL
It always amazes me how these commentators and columnists can bash leftism and RINO’s for years and then when the TEA Party is about to deliver what they have always said is needed they get scared of the change and start defending the establishment.

great observation! Guess it just proves that they were full of crap to begin with.

23 posted on 06/23/2014 5:51:50 PM PDT by uncitizen
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To: uncitizen

Actually they can be totally brilliant at analyzing the problem and still flub when it comes down the cure. Even Thomas Sowell attacked the TEA party, which embodies everything he extolls.


24 posted on 06/23/2014 5:53:57 PM PDT by GeronL (Vote for Conservatives not for Republicans)
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I don’t believe that they are simply flubbing the cure. It’s obvious what needs to be done and you don’t have to be Thomas Sowell to figure it out. Sowell and the rest of them are comfortable in their ivory towers of theoretical problem/solutions and just don’t want to lose that privilege and/or they are afraid of what the establishment will do to them.


25 posted on 06/23/2014 5:58:20 PM PDT by uncitizen
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