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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

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TOPICS: Extended News; News/Current Events; Politics/Elections
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Good quick response by some of the tea party organizers. I'd have made the press release punchier with a rebuke of Obama's mocking the million-plus Americans who participated in the April 15 tea parties, but then again I'm a Freeper :-)
1 posted on 04/29/2009 12:42:59 PM PDT by kristinn
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To: kristinn

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.


2 posted on 04/29/2009 12:46:20 PM PDT by Piranha
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To: Piranha

likewise - im with ya


3 posted on 04/29/2009 12:48:04 PM PDT by Revelation 911 (How many 100's of 1000's of our servicemen died so we would never bow to a king?" -freeper pnh102)
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To: Piranha

“Nationwide Tea Party Coalition” Never heard of this bunch: This bunch sounds like interlopers to me!


4 posted on 04/29/2009 12:48:34 PM PDT by US Navy Vet
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To: Piranha

Yes, they’re legit.


5 posted on 04/29/2009 12:49:19 PM PDT by kristinn
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To: kristinn
I am happy he is open to a discussion.

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.

6 posted on 04/29/2009 12:49:34 PM PDT by Ajnin
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To: Piranha

Same here. I’m independent of any group other than Americans.


7 posted on 04/29/2009 12:49:47 PM PDT by cripplecreek (The poor bastards have us surrounded.)
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To: US Navy Vet

Although the name sounds presumptuous, it does seem to be populated by some of the stronger organizers.


8 posted on 04/29/2009 12:50:09 PM PDT by Sir Gawain ("Let every man make known what kind of government would command his respect" - Thoreau)
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To: kristinn

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.


9 posted on 04/29/2009 12:50:16 PM PDT by Cletus.D.Yokel (FreepMail me if you want on the Bourbon ping list!)
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To: kristinn

“Yes, they’re legit.” WHAT THE BLANK MAKES THEM “LEGIT”?!


10 posted on 04/29/2009 12:50:26 PM PDT by US Navy Vet
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To: kristinn

He’ll ignore us for as long as he can.


11 posted on 04/29/2009 12:50:46 PM PDT by b4its2late (Ignorance allows liberalism to prosper.)
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To: kristinn

Are they FReepers??
I hope they show him as much respect as he showed them the last few weeks!


12 posted on 04/29/2009 12:51:17 PM PDT by FlashBack ('0'bama: "Katrina on a Global Level")
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To: Piranha

Looks like you and I agree.


13 posted on 04/29/2009 12:51:53 PM PDT by Red_Devil 232 (VietVet - USMC All Ready On The Right? All Ready On The Left? All Ready On The Firing Line!)
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To: b4its2late

It’s a trap


14 posted on 04/29/2009 12:51:55 PM PDT by Anti-Kenyan
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To: US Navy Vet

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!


15 posted on 04/29/2009 12:52:32 PM PDT by Mr Rogers (Obama - Making Jimmy Carter look like a giant!)
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To: kristinn
There were, and are, several other issues that motivated people to attend a Tea Party. The 2nd amendment and right to life groups were well represented and active. I see a tendency for some folks to ignore this fact, and it is not a good idea!

Are we all in this together, or are we going to split into smaller, less effective groups?

16 posted on 04/29/2009 12:55:11 PM PDT by SWAMPSNIPER (THE SECOND AMENDMENT, A MATTER OF FACT, NOT A MATTER OF OPINION)
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To: Piranha
Dear National Leaders of the Tea Parties:

Don't presume to talk for me.

17 posted on 04/29/2009 12:56:16 PM PDT by Kowdawg
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To: kristinn
BO wants to use this group to prep the public for nat'l health care.

They'd best keep the message simple - its about taxing & spending - & don't allow BO's premise for the discussion.

18 posted on 04/29/2009 12:57:14 PM PDT by skeeter (First they ignore you, then they laugh at you, then they fight you. Then you win - Mahatma Ghandi)
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To: Tarpon

FYI, in light of the earlier post to you...


19 posted on 04/29/2009 12:58:09 PM PDT by eureka! (Elections have consequences, boy howdy. *sigh*)
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To: SWAMPSNIPER
Are we all in this together, or are we going to split into smaller, less effective groups?

Seems to me that we were pretty effective without their help.
20 posted on 04/29/2009 12:58:35 PM PDT by cripplecreek (The poor bastards have us surrounded.)
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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
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To: Anti-Kenyan

“To Serve Man”


22 posted on 04/29/2009 1:00:20 PM PDT by onedoug
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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
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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)
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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)
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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**)
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To: Piranha

W.T.F. ??


27 posted on 04/29/2009 1:04:06 PM PDT by timestax (CNNLIES..BIG TIME)
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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)
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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
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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
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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.)
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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)
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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.)
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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!)
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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)
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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)
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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.")
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To: Piranha

Where would FR be without the looney-eyed skeptics?


38 posted on 04/29/2009 1:09:52 PM PDT by rabidralph
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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?)
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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.)
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To: rabidralph

Raplhie,...how you doing?


41 posted on 04/29/2009 1:10:54 PM PDT by Doctor Raoul (Ayers Lied, People Died. No Justice, No Peace.)
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To: SWAMPSNIPER
Go ahead, suck up to Zero, just don’t say you are speaking for me.

Not sure what you mean. I'm not part of the group who wants to meet with him.
42 posted on 04/29/2009 1:10:58 PM PDT by cripplecreek (The poor bastards have us surrounded.)
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To: Ajnin

They don’t actually believe he’s open to discuaaion.


43 posted on 04/29/2009 1:11:15 PM PDT by Bahbah
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To: Doctor Raoul
I organized the event that I attended!
44 posted on 04/29/2009 1:11:15 PM PDT by US Navy Vet
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To: Piranha

“Who are they? Are they legitimately able to claim the mantle of leadership of the national tea party movement?”

NEGATIVE. This gentleman tried to claim the mantle of “leader” in a movement that only maintains credibility when there IS NO leader.

He speaks for only a very small fraction of TP organizers, almost all of whom, like myself, call no one individual “leader” and only loosely coordinate activities through national “clearing-house” type websites.


45 posted on 04/29/2009 1:11:17 PM PDT by StatenIsland
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To: Mr Rogers

Nothing’s legit unless I type it from my keyboard!/sarc


46 posted on 04/29/2009 1:11:18 PM PDT by rabidralph
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To: Piranha

Bullcrap,, pure Bullcrap. Thats code for centralize all healthcare money into the government, so they can dole it out more efficiently. That aint a tea party concept, and who are these “leaders”?

That SOB is trying to fold in the tea party movement into his marxist revolution. These “leaders” dont speak for me.


47 posted on 04/29/2009 1:11:24 PM PDT by DesertRhino (Dogs earn the title of "man's best friend", Muslims hate dogs,,add that up.)
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To: rintense

Nah this is just a publicity stunt. I doubt any of the organizers would ever agree with Obama on anything. I just think they could have picked a better name.


48 posted on 04/29/2009 1:11:28 PM PDT by Sir Gawain ("Let every man make known what kind of government would command his respect" - Thoreau)
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To: Piranha

Sure. I’m with you there. I’ll have to ask a friend of mine to find out more for me. She has worked with him and knows him pretty well.


49 posted on 04/29/2009 1:13:00 PM PDT by getmeouttaPalmBeachCounty_FL (****************************Stop Continental Drift**)
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To: Piranha; All

P.S.

If anyone knows these so called leaders, e-mail them and tell them they are on their own. They are speaking for themselves and no one else.


50 posted on 04/29/2009 1:13:41 PM PDT by Gatún(CraigIsaMangoTreeLawyer)
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