Skip to comments.National Tea Party Leadership Team Accepts President Obama's Invitation
Posted on 04/29/2009 12:42:59 PM PDT by kristinn
New York, New York April 29th, 2009 - The National Leadership Team of the Nationwide Tea Party Coalition (http://www.nationwideteapartycoalition.com) today accepted President Obama`s invitation "to have a serious conversation about how we are going to cut our health care costs down over the long term, how we are going to stabilize Social Security.
The invitation was extended by the President at a Town Hall Meeting held in Arnold, Missouri today (http://www.politico.com/news/stories/0409/21870.html). Michael Patrick Leahy, a member of the National Leadership Team of the Nationwide Tea Party Coalition, said " We want to broaden the scope to address the President`s runaway march to socialist-statism, and the rampant across the board irresponsible spending he is promoting with his $787 Billion Stimulus Plan and his $1 Trillion Annual Deficit, his takeover of General Motors, Chrysler and the Banks ."
Kellen Giuda, organizer of the New York City Tea party attended by 12,000 and of Parcbench (http://www.parcbench.com) said, I think a constructive dialogue with the President would be a great opportunity for him to acknowledge that, yes, many Americans have a problem with the way Washington is handling our taxpayer dollars and also that we are concerned about health care and social security reform. I am happy he is open to a discussion. The Tea Parties are protesting against fiscal irresponsibility and any dialogue we can have will hopefully bring a better public understanding of our country`s finances. Health care and social security reform is a large concern to us."
The National Leadership Team of the Nationwide Tea Party Coalition includes 25 of the more than 900 local organizers of the April 15, 2009 Tax Day Tea Parties held across the country, which were attended by more than 1 million Americans. Members of the National Leadership Team includes Judson Phillips, organizer of the Nashville Tea Party attended by 10,000, James Dickey, organizer of the Dallas Tea Party, attended by 5,000, and JoAnn Abbot, organizer of the Washington, DC Tea Party attended by more than 3,000. The full list of the 25 members of the National Leadership Team of the Nationwide Tea Party Coalition can be found at http://www.nationwideteapartycoalition.com/about.php
Who are they? Are they legitimately able to claim the mantle of leadership of the national tea party movement?
I’m pretty suspicious and I don’t remember any election among tea party groups to elect leadership of a national coalition.
likewise - im with ya
“Nationwide Tea Party Coalition” Never heard of this bunch: This bunch sounds like interlopers to me!
Yes, they’re legit.
That's some serious naivete. Obama isn't open to anything except his own America destroying agenda. It is a mistake to believe that the invitation is anything but nefarious.
Same here. I’m independent of any group other than Americans.
Although the name sounds presumptuous, it does seem to be populated by some of the stronger organizers.
CRAP! Someone has assumed the national face of tea parties???
A pox on them and their houses! That is not what the parties are about.
“Yes, theyre legit.” WHAT THE BLANK MAKES THEM “LEGIT”?!
He’ll ignore us for as long as he can.
Are they FReepers??
I hope they show him as much respect as he showed them the last few weeks!
Looks like you and I agree.
It’s a trap
No one holding talks with Obama on spending is ‘legit’. This is a chance to make Obama look good by engaging in ‘bipartisan talks’ just prior to screwing the American Taxpayer!
No way in hell is this legitimate!
Are we all in this together, or are we going to split into smaller, less effective groups?
Don't presume to talk for me.
They'd best keep the message simple - its about taxing & spending - & don't allow BO's premise for the discussion.
FYI, in light of the earlier post to you...