Free Republic
Browse · Search
News/Activism
Topics · Post Article

Skip to comments.

National Tea Party Leadership Team Accepts President Obama's Invitation
Parcbench.com ^ | Wednesday, April 30, 2009

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

###


TOPICS: Extended News; News/Current Events; Politics/Elections
KEYWORDS: bho44; first100days; obama; obamabreakspromises; obamalies; obamavsteaparties; teaparty; teapartyaftermath; teapartycoalition
Navigation: use the links below to view more comments.
first previous 1-2021-4041-6061-80 ... 261-276 next last
To: Kowdawg

Dear “National Leaders” of the Tea Parties:
Middle Finger to YOU!


21 posted on 04/29/2009 1:00:06 PM PDT by US Navy Vet
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 17 | View Replies]

To: Anti-Kenyan

“To Serve Man”


22 posted on 04/29/2009 1:00:20 PM PDT by onedoug
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 14 | View Replies]

To: Ajnin

It wasn’t a serious invitation by Obama—they know that, and are calling him out pretending like they believe it.


23 posted on 04/29/2009 1:01:10 PM PDT by beaversmom
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 6 | View Replies]

To: kristinn
The Tea Parties are protesting against fiscal irresponsibility.......

That wasn't all that "we" protested against.....

And if that is what these folks thought/think....I'm suspect of them representing me...

24 posted on 04/29/2009 1:01:20 PM PDT by Osage Orange (There ought to be one day-- just one-- when there is open season on senators. - Will Rodgers)
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 1 | View Replies]

To: cripplecreek
OK, I reckon y'all don't need me next time. I'll be sure to spread the word, no NRA members wanted!.

You had our help, maybe you should have paid more attention!

25 posted on 04/29/2009 1:02:43 PM PDT by SWAMPSNIPER (THE SECOND AMENDMENT, A MATTER OF FACT, NOT A MATTER OF OPINION)
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 20 | View Replies]

To: Piranha

Michael Patrick Leahy wrote a book about Sarah Palin.


26 posted on 04/29/2009 1:02:50 PM PDT by getmeouttaPalmBeachCounty_FL (****************************Stop Continental Drift**)
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 2 | View Replies]

To: Piranha

W.T.F. ??


27 posted on 04/29/2009 1:04:06 PM PDT by timestax (CNNLIES..BIG TIME)
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 2 | View Replies]

To: kristinn

A televised debate will never happen. Count on it.


28 posted on 04/29/2009 1:04:31 PM PDT by RC2 (FREEDOM)
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 1 | View Replies]

To: kristinn

To everyone BEWARE, SOMEBODY is going to try to trademark the term “Tea Party”. BEWARE WOLVES in our midst. Trust NO “National” anything!


29 posted on 04/29/2009 1:04:52 PM PDT by US Navy Vet
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 1 | View Replies]

To: getmeouttaPalmBeachCounty_FL

He may be a great guy — they all may be. I just don’t like a group calling themselves the national committee on their own say-so. It is especially troublesome because I think one of the main issues that the tea party participants stand for (but who can say) is that they take strong exception to centralization of authority.

I for one would like to return the right to choose senators to the state governments to strengthen federalism and remove power from Washington.


30 posted on 04/29/2009 1:05:25 PM PDT by Piranha
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 26 | View Replies]

To: SWAMPSNIPER

That’s up to you.


31 posted on 04/29/2009 1:05:48 PM PDT by cripplecreek (The poor bastards have us surrounded.)
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 25 | View Replies]

To: cripplecreek
I’m independent of any group other than Americans.

D I T T O !

32 posted on 04/29/2009 1:06:18 PM PDT by timestax (CNNLIES..BIG TIME)
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 7 | View Replies]

To: Piranha

Looks like these are some of the people who organized locally and decided to band together if there’s something worth doing nationally.

Nobody has to follow this team, but at least give them credit for not standing around with their thumb up their butt and called Obama’s bluff.

Like most things, it’s whoever wants to do the work that winds up out in front.


33 posted on 04/29/2009 1:06:36 PM PDT by Doctor Raoul (Ayers Lied, People Died. No Justice, No Peace.)
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 2 | View Replies]

To: Sir Gawain
So what will happen is, this group will ultimately agree with Obama, thus derailing any future 'tea party' movements and render any attempts as illegitimate and make them even more 'right winged extremists'.

Come on, freepers, you should see this coming a mile away.

34 posted on 04/29/2009 1:07:05 PM PDT by rintense (Go Israel!)
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 8 | View Replies]

To: Piranha

“I’m pretty suspicious and I don’t remember any election among tea party groups to elect leadership of a national coalition.”

I don’t like this at all.

1. No one told them speak for the rest.

2. There is no way they should be speaking to that cheeky Kenyan Bastard or any of his other crooks.


35 posted on 04/29/2009 1:08:23 PM PDT by Gatún(CraigIsaMangoTreeLawyer)
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 2 | View Replies]

To: cripplecreek

It’s up to a lot of us! Go ahead, suck up to Zero, just don’t say you are speaking for me.


36 posted on 04/29/2009 1:08:49 PM PDT by SWAMPSNIPER (THE SECOND AMENDMENT, A MATTER OF FACT, NOT A MATTER OF OPINION)
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 31 | View Replies]

To: kristinn

But wait...Obama was not even aware that there were tea parties, right?

Nothing more than useful idiots to be put on display by Obama. We need substantive action, not photo-ops and symbolic gestures. This will not come from this administration that is determined to completely alter the American way of life for decades.

If you wrestle with a pig, you both get dirty... or Obama flu.


37 posted on 04/29/2009 1:09:35 PM PDT by Kandy Atz ("Were we directed from Washington when to sow and when to reap, we should soon want for bread.")
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 1 | View Replies]

To: Piranha

Where would FR be without the looney-eyed skeptics?


38 posted on 04/29/2009 1:09:52 PM PDT by rabidralph
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 2 | View Replies]

To: kristinn
Obama won't meet with anybody about this.

And the media will not report their challenge or his refusal.

Nothing will change until something really drastic grabs the attention of the American people.

39 posted on 04/29/2009 1:10:07 PM PDT by Repealthe17thAmendment (Is this field required?)
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 1 | View Replies]

To: US Navy Vet

Won’t you need that finger to open another beer while your behind the keyboard bitchin’?

These are people who orgainized the local event you ATTENDED, if you attended.


40 posted on 04/29/2009 1:10:17 PM PDT by Doctor Raoul (Ayers Lied, People Died. No Justice, No Peace.)
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 21 | View Replies]


Navigation: use the links below to view more comments.
first previous 1-2021-4041-6061-80 ... 261-276 next last

Disclaimer: Opinions posted on Free Republic are those of the individual posters and do not necessarily represent the opinion of Free Republic or its management. All materials posted herein are protected by copyright law and the exemption for fair use of copyrighted works.

Free Republic
Browse · Search
News/Activism
Topics · Post Article

FreeRepublic, LLC, PO BOX 9771, FRESNO, CA 93794
FreeRepublic.com is powered by software copyright 2000-2008 John Robinson