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Tea Party Rally Won't Include Alexander's Tea Party Challenger
Breitbart ^ | June 24, 2014 | Charlie Spiering

Posted on 06/24/2014 9:49:30 AM PDT by don-o

A rally scheduled for Thursday night has all the makings of a political boon to Tennessee State Sen. Joe Carr, who's challenging Sen. Lamar Alexander (R-TN) in the Senate primary.

Stars of the Tea Party, including former Alaska Gov. Sarah Palin, are headlining the event. It's being organized by the Servier County Tea Party, a group that hails from Rep. Phil Roe's (R-TN) R+25 congressional district. And the rally is scheduled for two days after the Mississippi runoff, which, if state senator Chris McDaniel wins, could give Carr additional political momentum.

But Steve Osborn, the Chairman of the Sevier Country Tea Party is taking pains to make clear the event isn't about the Carr-Alexander matchup.

Carr won't be speaking at the event – neither will Alexander – and may not even attend, according to Osborn.

According to Osborn, the Carr campaign reached out to him about attending the rally, but he said that Carr could only attend if he bought a ticket. “I don’t believe that his schedule has allowed him to purchase a ticket,” Osborn said.

The event, titled “America’s Last Stand,” will be held at the Sevierville Convention Center.

According to a flyer for the rally, Palin, former-Rep. Allen West and former-Sen. Rick Santorum will speak at the rally. Osborn explained that although he and members of his group supported Carr, the Republican primary challenger to Sen. Lamar Alexander was not invited to speak at the event.

“As much as I like Joe Carr, I don’t want this to be about any particular politician or any particular race,” he said. Representatives from Carr’s campaign are expected to be outside the event, handing out literature and campaign materials.

It is also unlikely that Palin will take the opportunity to officially endorse Carr at the event.

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TOPICS: News/Current Events; Politics/Elections; US: Tennessee
KEYWORDS: 2014midterms; beatlamar; joecarr; lamar; teaparty; tn2014
Wait. WHAT???
1 posted on 06/24/2014 9:49:30 AM PDT by don-o
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To: Mrs. Don-o; SoConPubbie; SharpRightTurn; noprogs; navymom1; SumProVita; tnlibertarian; garybob; ...

ping


2 posted on 06/24/2014 9:50:12 AM PDT by don-o (He will not share His glory and He will NOT be mocked! Blessed be the name of the Lord forever!)
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To: don-o

How did that dope get to be head of anything?


3 posted on 06/24/2014 9:51:42 AM PDT by NormsRevenge (Semper Fi - Revolution is a'brewin!!!)
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To: NormsRevenge

I am absolutely stunned AND stuned.


4 posted on 06/24/2014 9:52:51 AM PDT by don-o (He will not share His glory and He will NOT be mocked! Blessed be the name of the Lord forever!)
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To: don-o

So it sounds like a big fundraiser for the Sevier Country Tea Party. To do what with exactly?


5 posted on 06/24/2014 9:53:59 AM PDT by DoodleDawg
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To: NormsRevenge

He’s a walking Richard with ears....


6 posted on 06/24/2014 9:56:00 AM PDT by Vendome (Don't take life so seriously-you won't live through it anyway-Enjoy Yourself ala Louis Prima)
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To: don-o
Plus they're sandwiching it in the middle of the Rising Start Talent Competitions Southeast Regionals as well. Hope the clog dancing doesn't drown out Palin's keynote.
7 posted on 06/24/2014 10:00:00 AM PDT by DoodleDawg
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To: DoodleDawg

Enrich or empower the guy running it, not change things.


8 posted on 06/24/2014 10:02:07 AM PDT by Ingtar (The NSA - "We're the only part of government who actually listens to the people.")
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To: Ingtar
Enrich or empower the guy running it, not change things.

That would be my guess as well. I hope Palin and West aren't donating their time in the expectation that they're there to help the Conservative candidate in the primary.

9 posted on 06/24/2014 10:04:21 AM PDT by DoodleDawg
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To: don-o

Who is Steve Osborne working for, really?

This makes no sense.

You can’t make tea without tossing out the RINOs first and Alexander is the GOPe RINO of the year.


10 posted on 06/24/2014 10:06:06 AM PDT by Amadeo
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To: don-o

How cab they hold a so called “tea party rally” and not invite crucial TEA PARTY candidates..

What on Earth is Sarah even coming to TN for if not to endorse Joe Carr in the most important race we have this year ???

Surely Sarah doesn’t know about this...


11 posted on 06/24/2014 10:13:27 AM PDT by Tennessee Nana
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To: don-o

What??? Go, Carr, GO!!


12 posted on 06/24/2014 10:18:08 AM PDT by Jim Robinson (Resistance to tyrants is obedience to God!!)
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To: don-o

I’ve really been trying to give TEA Party groups the benefit of the doubt in the midst of all these allegations of profiting from the movement — especially since they are coming mostly from GOPe circles. But this makes absolutely no sense. Why hold a rally if you are not trying to affect any real change?


13 posted on 06/24/2014 10:22:00 AM PDT by lquist1
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To: don-o

Check out what recently happened in VA. Brat had no overt Tea Party support, either. There might be a strategy in operation out of sight.


14 posted on 06/24/2014 10:23:13 AM PDT by Chaguito
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To: don-o

“As much as I like Joe Carr, I don’t want this to be about any particular politician or any particular race,” he said. Representatives from Carr’s campaign are expected to be outside the event, handing out literature and campaign materials.


What in the wide world of sports is going on with the Sevier TEA Party?

Maybe we should call them and ask:

(865) 280-2096


15 posted on 06/24/2014 10:24:02 AM PDT by Jane Long ("And when thou saidst, Seek ye my face; my heart said unto thee, Thy face, LORD, will I seek")
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To: Jane Long; All

Here is their contact info:

info@seviercoteaparty.org.

(865) 280-2096

Facebook page:

https://www.facebook.com/pages/Sevier-County-Tea-Party-TN/181484788541710

I think it might help to bombard them by phone and on their facebook page, if you do fb... Carr needs all the help he can get and this event is early enough to impact the rest of his campaign. God speed Joe Carr.


16 posted on 06/24/2014 10:32:34 AM PDT by true believer forever (Lord, Give me this mountain.)
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To: don-o; C. Edmund Wright

Unbelievable. More confirmation that not all “Tea Party” groups are what meets the eye. My hope would be that Sarah Palin’s camp would catch wind of this and skip ‘Steve Osborn’s thing’ to attend a rally for Joe Carr.


17 posted on 06/24/2014 10:33:54 AM PDT by Servant of the Cross (the Truth will set you free)
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To: Jane Long

I just spoke with Steve Osborne. Good man and heard me out. While I do not agree, it’s their call to make. No one running for office will be speaking. I can accept that.

I will predict that the matter of getting a Conservative from Tennessee in the Senate will come up from the speakers. It cannot be avoided.

Also, I asked about a webcast and he indicated that they had some possibilities for that.


18 posted on 06/24/2014 10:38:05 AM PDT by don-o (He will not share His glory and He will NOT be mocked! Blessed be the name of the Lord forever!)
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To: don-o

Thanks for the info. I’d love for this to be live streamed.


19 posted on 06/24/2014 10:42:52 AM PDT by Jane Long ("And when thou saidst, Seek ye my face; my heart said unto thee, Thy face, LORD, will I seek")
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To: don-o
Exclusive: Suspicion Surrounds Candidacy of Lamar Alexander's Donor 'Friend,' Dr. George Flinn

exc: Flinn donated $2,000 to Alexander in 2007. He even held a furtive meeting with Alexander in Memphis days before announcing his bid against him. His top political hand--to whose firm Majority Strategies he paid tens of thousands of dollars for the losing 2010 campaign--was one Ward Baker, now the political director at the National Republican Senatorial Committee--the GOP's official campaign arm which is working to reelect Alexander.

www.breitbart.com/Big-Government/2014/04/07/Suspicion-Surrounds-Candidacy-Of-Lamar-Alexander-s-Donor-Friend-Dr-George-Flinn

20 posted on 06/24/2014 10:48:13 AM PDT by true believer forever (Lord, Give me this mountain.)
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To: Servant of the Cross

I know….I was wondering about this.


21 posted on 06/24/2014 10:52:14 AM PDT by C. Edmund Wright (www.FireKarlRove.com NOW)
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To: don-o

I knew that Santorum was looking for a place to land to have some sort of career, but I never dreamed that he would choose to land in the tea party.

In 2010 this guy was still supporting Arlen Specter and he was always a Romney man until during the 2012 primary, he saw that some conservatives were falling for his routine.


22 posted on 06/24/2014 11:12:22 AM PDT by ansel12 (( Rand Paul---What a tragedy if America wouldn't have gotten to see Barack Obama as a leader.)
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To: don-o
Is this Sevier County Tea Party a false flag operation?

Rally. "Rally" is a verb. It means to excite people, revive them, get them on their feet. And get them to activate and contribute to the fight.

Excite people about what? Revive them to do what? Activate and contribute to WHAT FIGHT?

23 posted on 06/24/2014 12:03:03 PM PDT by Mrs. Don-o ("I smell the smelly smell of something that smells smelly." - Spongebob quotes)
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To: lquist1
Why hold a rally if you are not trying to affect any real change?

Excellent question.

Technically, it isn't a 'party', it's a movement, but the lack of an answer to the question gives even more credence to the tea-party-that-really-isn't-the-tea-party stories.

24 posted on 06/24/2014 12:04:23 PM PDT by MamaTexan (I am a Person as created by the Laws of Nature, not a person as created by the laws of Man)
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To: don-o

But will it include Alexander’s Ragtag Band?


25 posted on 06/24/2014 12:17:37 PM PDT by IronJack
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To: Mrs. Don-o; Jim Robinson

Steve Osborne, leader of the Sevier Co, TP, told me that they are all in for Joe Carr. However, they chose to not have any candidates as speakers. I cannot fully understand the mindset, but I can respect it.

I invited Mr. Osborne to this thread. Perhaps he will log in and give us some insight.

Jim, can you keep an eye on new signups and see if he comes on board? I know we do moderation for newbies.


26 posted on 06/24/2014 12:22:03 PM PDT by don-o (He will not share His glory and He will NOT be mocked! Blessed be the name of the Lord forever!)
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To: don-o

btt


27 posted on 06/24/2014 1:50:54 PM PDT by don-o (He will not share His glory and He will NOT be mocked! Blessed be the name of the Lord forever!)
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To: don-o

Is this primary day in TN?


28 posted on 06/24/2014 2:09:08 PM PDT by Coldwater Creek
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To: Coldwater Creek

No. Aug 7 is Primary Day in Tenn.


29 posted on 06/24/2014 2:31:54 PM PDT by don-o (He will not share His glory and He will NOT be mocked! Blessed be the name of the Lord forever!)
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