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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

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To: Piranha

Yep, Michael Patrick Leahey????? I know people have the same name; but this? Also, I would like to know who they are and when this little conversation is going to take place.


151 posted on 05/04/2009 8:35:13 PM PDT by freekitty (Give me back my conservative vote.)
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To: cripplecreek

I agree.


152 posted on 05/04/2009 8:37:24 PM PDT by freekitty (Give me back my conservative vote.)
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To: kristinn

Zero and the MSM mocked the tea parties. Why suddenly are they meaningful enough to invite leaders of the movement to the White House? It’s a set up, IMO. I was at the Sacramento Tea Party and Mark Meckler was introduced as helping to set up the Sacramento Tea Party among others. Was he invited to the WH?


153 posted on 05/04/2009 8:40:16 PM PDT by ExTexasRedhead
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To: Tom Jefferson
I am a member of Free Republic, and few people are more conservative than me.

FreeRepublic definition of "Conservative":

"Whatever it is, it sure as hell ain't YOU!!!"

154 posted on 05/04/2009 8:41:46 PM PDT by Old Sarge (Remember, remember, the Fourth of November, the Socialist treason and plot...)
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To: cripplecreek

Exactly. I don’t know these people and I am not sure I like them meeting with Obama.


155 posted on 05/04/2009 8:42:41 PM PDT by freekitty (Give me back my conservative vote.)
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To: The Louiswu
Create some National Organizers, bring them to the White House, these "faces" have a Come-To-Obama Moment and they walk out, all stupified after drinking Zero's Kool-Aid, and sing the praises of his Oneness...

DING DING DING DING!!! We have a WINNAH, no more calls, please!

We were WARNED about false-flag ops among the Tea Party Movement, and lo and behold...

156 posted on 05/04/2009 8:43:43 PM PDT by Old Sarge (Remember, remember, the Fourth of November, the Socialist treason and plot...)
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To: kristinn

What leadership? I didn’t vote for any steenking leadership.


157 posted on 05/04/2009 8:44:29 PM PDT by TigersEye (Cloward-Piven Strategy)
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To: Islander7

Some of the largest tea parties were in:

San Antonio
Atlanta
Sacramento

I don’t see any names for those cities in the list; Mark Meckler helped lead the Sacramento Tea Party and his name is no where on that list.


158 posted on 05/04/2009 8:47:07 PM PDT by ExTexasRedhead
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To: Ajnin

Obama is using a PR ploy to neuter the movement before it expands. I see Axelrod being behind this photo op.


159 posted on 05/04/2009 8:47:28 PM PDT by kabar
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To: kristinn

Don’t do it, kristinn.


160 posted on 05/04/2009 8:49:38 PM PDT by freekitty (Give me back my conservative vote.)
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To: The Spirit Of Allegiance

Thanks for the ping! Any meeting with the Kenyan usurpeer will be misused by his apparatchiks and made into propoganda..


161 posted on 05/04/2009 9:02:26 PM PDT by sheik yerbouty ( Make America and the world a jihad free zone!)
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To: kristinn
Leahy's blog

Wednesday, April 29, 2009 Nationwide Tea Party Leaders Accept Invitation To Meet With President Obama FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE CONTACTS: Michael Patrick Leahy (615) 243-6869 Kellen E. Giuda (786) 525-6984 James Dickey (469)767-7728 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 (as reported at Politico). 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 C 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 The Nationwide Tea Party Coalition web site posted by Michael Patrick Leahy at 11:46 AM 0 comments Saturday, April 25, 2009 The Bill of Federalism: 10 Amendments to be Proposed to the States for Ratification Professor Randy Barnett of Georgetown University sets forth a bold new proposal: The Bill of Federalism: 10 Amendments to be Proposed to the States for Ratification. You can read this draft document in full when it is posted within the next 24 hours at the Nationwide Tea Party Coalition website. The Nationwide Tea Party Coalition is providing support and assistance to Professor Barnett as he reads and reviews public comments on The Bill of Federalism. We anticipate a final version of The Bill of Federalism will be completed within 60 days. We encourage all citizens who are interested in the future of our republic, and who which to stop our slide into socialism, to comment on this document, and to enlist their friends and neighbors in this effort.

Upon completion of the final version of The Bill of Federalism, we will encourage selected state legislators to introduce a bill to petition Congress to Convene a Constitutional Convention for the purpose of passing The Bill of Federalism, thereafter sending it to the states for ratification.

If 2/3 of the states petition Congress to hold a Constitutional Convention, Congress must convene one. Alternatively, Congress may pass The Bill of Federalism on its own, and submit it to the states for ratification. Upon ratification of The Bill of Federalism by 3/4 of the states, after passage by either the Congress or a Constitutional Convention, it will become part of the United States Constitution. Professor Barnett will discuss his draft of The Bill of Federalism with all 26 members of the National Leadership Team of the Nationwide Tea Party Coalition LIVE on Pajamas TV at 6pm EDT, 3pm PDT, this Monday, April 27. Labels: Bill of Federalism, Nationwide Tea Party Coalition, Professor Randy Barnett posted by Michael Patrick Leahy at 6:01 PM 0 comments

162 posted on 05/04/2009 9:03:55 PM PDT by SWAMPSNIPER (THE SECOND AMENDMENT, A MATTER OF FACT, NOT A MATTER OF OPINION)
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To: The Spirit Of Allegiance

I’ve got no problem with people meeting with him. I just want the meeting taped and available to the grass-rooters.


163 posted on 05/04/2009 9:05:08 PM PDT by Winstons Julia
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To: patriotgal1787

Have Leahy ask Obama why are we bringing in 120,000 LEGAL FOREIGN WORKERS A MONTH with a rising unemployment rate.


164 posted on 05/04/2009 9:11:46 PM PDT by kabar
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To: The Spirit Of Allegiance

Thanks for the ping!


165 posted on 05/04/2009 9:16:51 PM PDT by Alamo-Girl
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To: Piranha

Read all the way down the comments at the link ........


166 posted on 05/04/2009 9:25:16 PM PDT by Arizona Carolyn
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To: kristinn
Read down the comments, Michael Patrick Leahy has been removed from the Tea Party group due to trying to usurp the movement for his own gain.

Leahy was trying to attach his extra pet issues such as a bill for federalism and a new constitutional convention, which no one was onboard with. He was also piping down orders to various tea parties (us included) which only perturbed them, wasn`t doing his share of the organizational work, and was getting a reputation as a grandstander in the media. Some of the things he wanted us to do was get together a list of all the people that signed in at every tea party and make it national, which only he was wanting, and made that an order and everyone just ignored him, and wanted everyone to jump through some technology hoops to get all our media up on TCOT. The Monday before the 15th, many of us made time for the national conference call expecting it to be important, and surprise! It was during a broadcast of his PJTV show, where he was broadcasting himself speaking on an static filled echo loudly over the line and we all had to yell to hear each other, if at all, until he finally cut to us to put us on his show. We were pretty ticked at it losing valuable organizing time and wasting our time in general. He was growing very unpopular among almost all of the organizers and was finally shown the door. Everyone pretty much supported the decision when it was done a week ago. His group that he has isn`t very strong. some of the people listed were never consulted. He had Andrew Ian Dodge listed there, until Andrew complained loud enough to be removed. It was 850 to the supposed 25. Meanwhile, everyone else was going forward with tea party patriots, holding the normal national, state, and regional, conference calls and maintaining the mailing list. It wasn`t them that splintered off from Leahy, but Leahy who was pushed out due to all the complaints and he tried to take a few with him. The national mailing list has exploded against him pretty hard after his stunt with the "press conference" though, and had to finally take it public to disavow it. No one was consulted, and now he has everyone absolutely SEETHING at him. There were 2 ways the movement was going... Leahy seemed to want a top down thing with him at top. Everyone else wanted to just manage themselves and have a bottom up movement, which Tea Party Patriots is. We just really want an organization there to be able to connect with each other and represent us when someone is bothering us. They`ve done great work to get groups that were bothering us off our backs and were responsive when we had problems. I actually liked Leahy, but am just very disappointed in him... He just does not speak for us, and just worked to alienate himself from other organizers.

167 posted on 05/04/2009 9:27:20 PM PDT by Arizona Carolyn
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To: US Navy Vet

Nothing.. read down the comments at the link, you;ll get the general picture.


168 posted on 05/04/2009 9:28:19 PM PDT by Arizona Carolyn
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To: Tom Jefferson
This was solely a press play to call his bluff.

Dangerous move. You are certain that he won't agree to meet with you. But he might. You're playing with fire.

169 posted on 05/04/2009 9:32:02 PM PDT by TigersEye (Cloward-Piven Strategy)
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To: The Spirit Of Allegiance

Why did Leahy play this off as about social security and healthcare? That is what got everyone’s panties in a bunch as much as anything since this is not and never has been about going along with Obama or anyone else on bigger government — like Nationalized healthcare and at the bottom of the link to this entire thread was a thing to sign a petition for nationalizing healthcare!


170 posted on 05/04/2009 9:32:55 PM PDT by Arizona Carolyn
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To: SWAMPSNIPER; cripplecreek

You owe cripplecreek and apology, SWAMPSNIPER.


171 posted on 05/04/2009 9:37:55 PM PDT by TigersEye (Cloward-Piven Strategy)
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To: TigersEye

For what?


172 posted on 05/04/2009 9:55:25 PM PDT by SWAMPSNIPER (THE SECOND AMENDMENT, A MATTER OF FACT, NOT A MATTER OF OPINION)
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To: TigersEye

Before anyone goes to the WH to speak for me he had danged well be ELECTED to speak for me, not go on their own agenda and claim to be speaking for all of us who attended tea parties on April 15th.


173 posted on 05/04/2009 9:56:59 PM PDT by Arizona Carolyn
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To: SWAMPSNIPER

You gave him hell for taking the same position you’re taking. He tried to straighten you out but you wouldn’t listen.


174 posted on 05/04/2009 9:59:28 PM PDT by TigersEye (Cloward-Piven Strategy)
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To: Arizona Carolyn; The Spirit Of Allegiance
Thank you The Spirit Of Allegiance for the ping, Tom Jefferson for sharing #145, and Arizona Carolyn for sharing #167.

FWIW my tea party take away is that people came for all sorts of reasons. After the opening organizers encouraged participants to step up and speak up. A self identified liberal Democrat castigated Obama for tyranny. A probable Libertarian said that Obama broke his campaign promise to bring the troops home. A state worker disclosed state legislators quietly receiving a handsome retirement/benefits package after serving only one term. Every speaker seemed to attend for a different reason.
175 posted on 05/04/2009 10:00:29 PM PDT by Milhous (Do unto others as you would have others do unto you.)
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To: Arizona Carolyn

If you listen to the tape of Obama when he was doing the Townhall meeting, he gave derisive comments about the tea parties and then he said something like this, and I am paraphrasing. “If those tea party people would just meet with me and tell me how to solve the health care problem and social security I would be happy to meet with them.”

It was obvious that it was not a real invitation, and that he was really mocking the tea party participants. Like, ‘how would those right-wing kooks know anything about health care and social security, such monumental problems that I have to deal with.’

Those were his words, and we just responded to them. We knew he would never dare hold a public forum with us or with anyone conservative.


176 posted on 05/04/2009 10:09:43 PM PDT by Tom Jefferson (Waiting for Islam to reform itself is tantamount to accepting defeat)
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To: Arizona Carolyn
I don't like it either. 0bama isn't going to listen to anything he's going to use them to his advantage. I took my 81 year old Mom to the April 15th Tea Party and she was a little scared to go at first. That was her first protest. She just told me today she hopes there are more because she wants to go. She is so worried about what is happening. (As we all are.) I don't want to have to explain to her that someone carelessly gave away all of our leverage for their own gain or from naivete.

On 9-11-01 she came down to my room and asked me if I had an American flag. I didn't think she was serious because she had never wanted to fly a flag before. But she came back and lit a fire under me and I found one and a pole to put it on. She has taken it out every morning and in every night since except for a few times that I beat her to the punch.

We will make a sign that says "The Anti-National Tea Party Tea Party" and stand off to the side next time if these guys mess it up. I bet we'll have people move over by us too. lol

177 posted on 05/04/2009 10:12:06 PM PDT by TigersEye (Cloward-Piven Strategy)
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To: Milhous
Every speaker seemed to attend for a different reason.

If there is one reason that everybody could agree on it would be something like
"We're sick to death of D.C. and their BS."

I could easily list a half dozen issues that motivated me just to get warmed up.

178 posted on 05/04/2009 10:18:09 PM PDT by TigersEye (Cloward-Piven Strategy)
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To: Arizona Carolyn

Just for the record, I agreed to let Leahy use my name on the letter, but I am not involved in his other activities about a constitutional convention, or anything else.

We will be doing our July 4th tea party as a local effort, just as we did the two previous ones.

I thought his idea about calling Obama’s bluff was a good one. Apparently many of you don’t agree.


179 posted on 05/04/2009 10:41:30 PM PDT by Tom Jefferson (Waiting for Islam to reform itself is tantamount to accepting defeat)
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To: The Spirit Of Allegiance; Alamo-Girl; onyx; ALOHA RONNIE; SpookBrat; Republican Wildcat; Howlin; ...

bump! ping! bump!


180 posted on 05/04/2009 10:49:45 PM PDT by MeekOneGOP (2008: The year the Media died. --Sean Hannity, regarding Barack HUSSEIN ObaMao's treatment ...)
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To: freekitty; The Spirit Of Allegiance; kristinn

I agree with fre kitty, neither of you should. These guys are dirty, along with their pet media.


181 posted on 05/04/2009 11:02:17 PM PDT by Freedom2specul8 (Please pray for our troops.... http://www.americasupportsyou.mil/)
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To: TigersEye
The way I read it no one other than tax protesters was welcome. If I read wrong, I apologize. I have heard from folks who warned against "radicals and extremists", with pro 2nd amendment and pro lifers put into those categories. I am "touchy" about that.

I share the concerns about fiscal issues but my main issue is the 2nd amendment, as it has been for about 50 years now. If any effort ignores, or works counter to that, they won't get my support.

182 posted on 05/04/2009 11:05:17 PM PDT by SWAMPSNIPER (THE SECOND AMENDMENT, A MATTER OF FACT, NOT A MATTER OF OPINION)
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To: TigersEye
The way I read it no one other than tax protesters was welcome. If I read wrong, I apologize. I have heard from folks who warned against "radicals and extremists", with pro 2nd amendment and pro lifers put into those categories. I am "touchy" about that.

I share the concerns about fiscal issues but my main issue is the 2nd amendment, as it has been for about 50 years now. If any effort ignores, or works counter to that, they won't get my support.

183 posted on 05/04/2009 11:05:18 PM PDT by SWAMPSNIPER (THE SECOND AMENDMENT, A MATTER OF FACT, NOT A MATTER OF OPINION)
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To: Piranha

Well, if they’re “legit”, I’d like to know why the great people who organized the Houston Tea Party (to which almost 11,000 attended!) were not listed. They’ve done a great job at humbly keeping it a grass-roots level movement. They meet regularly to make sure that things are ready for the Fourth, but they seek NO glory.


184 posted on 05/04/2009 11:18:28 PM PDT by GOP_Thug_Mom (Iibera nos a malo (Obama))
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To: SWAMPSNIPER

I’m not due any apology but that wasn’t cripplecreek’s position that was what the article was saying. Perhaps you could reread the exchange between the two of you and see if I am on to something. Re-examine his post that you first responded to. Maybe it’s not all that important, I don’t know.


185 posted on 05/04/2009 11:19:04 PM PDT by TigersEye (Cloward-Piven Strategy)
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To: TigersEye

I don’t see any point in belaboring this, personally. Why do you? Maybe you aren’t exactly aware of everything that’s happening, you would understand better if you were. I really hope you aren’t just trying to stir things up, we have enough of that.


186 posted on 05/04/2009 11:38:19 PM PDT by SWAMPSNIPER (THE SECOND AMENDMENT, A MATTER OF FACT, NOT A MATTER OF OPINION)
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To: kristinn

He just wants to tell them in person that he won!


187 posted on 05/04/2009 11:49:42 PM PDT by Always Independent
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To: LibertyRocks

You stated that perfectly fine...bump!!!!!!!!!


188 posted on 05/04/2009 11:53:13 PM PDT by Freedom2specul8 (Please pray for our troops.... http://www.americasupportsyou.mil/)
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To: Piranha
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 ...

Looks like 25 government checks cleared.

189 posted on 05/04/2009 11:54:45 PM PDT by anymouse (God didn't write this sitcom we call life, he's just the critic.)
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To: SWAMPSNIPER
I'm not belaboring it. I said all I needed to say in my first post to you. After that I have just been replying to you.

I read every word the both of you said and I understood everything both of you meant. You owe him an apology. Take that up and do something with it or forget it. I don't really care that much.

190 posted on 05/04/2009 11:55:14 PM PDT by TigersEye (Cloward-Piven Strategy)
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To: Piranha
I'm with you too.

Plus this smells of Sam Adams meeting with George III.

191 posted on 05/04/2009 11:59:38 PM PDT by metesky (My retirement fund is holding steady @ $.05 a can.)
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To: TigersEye

I said that if I misunderstood him I was sorry. Now, how about you just butting out!


192 posted on 05/05/2009 12:28:37 AM PDT by SWAMPSNIPER (THE SECOND AMENDMENT, A MATTER OF FACT, NOT A MATTER OF OPINION)
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To: SWAMPSNIPER

Hey, you wanna be a jerk then be a jerk.


193 posted on 05/05/2009 12:36:58 AM PDT by TigersEye (Cloward-Piven Strategy)
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To: TigersEye

You wanna be a prissy little meddler then be a prissy little meddler. Go contemplate your navel or something!


194 posted on 05/05/2009 12:39:49 AM PDT by SWAMPSNIPER (THE SECOND AMENDMENT, A MATTER OF FACT, NOT A MATTER OF OPINION)
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To: SWAMPSNIPER

I got your contemplation hangin’, chief.


195 posted on 05/05/2009 12:41:17 AM PDT by TigersEye (Cloward-Piven Strategy)
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To: The Spirit Of Allegiance
Tell everyone not to get their pants in an uproar, we knew nothing would come of it, and we didn’t mean to frighten or offend any of our fellow tea party organizers. This was solely a press play to call his bluff.

You didn't know any such thing unless you can read minds. He could have just a easily taken your acceptance and used it to demean the tea party movement. There was no need to show he is disingenuous. That is common knowledge amongst tea party supporters and freepers. There was no need for a recorded statement as he has explained more than once his position on socialist health care. He could very well in the future change his mind and invite you to serve his purpose at the expense of those who support the tea parties. Grandstanding serves no purpose.
196 posted on 05/05/2009 3:35:37 AM PDT by Man50D (Fair Tax, you earn it, you keep it!)
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To: Tom Jefferson; kristinn
Those were his words, and we just responded to them. We knew he would never dare hold a public forum with us or with anyone conservative.

You knew nothing of the kind. There is nothing from preventing him changing his mind in the future and use it to derail the tea party movement. I noticed you did not state your plan of action if he has kept his word but wouldn't have mattered as he would have used the moment to intimidate and berate you just as he did with executives from some of the national financial institutions. You have opened the tea party movement to an unnecessary risk. Don't pat yourself on the back.
197 posted on 05/05/2009 3:44:12 AM PDT by Man50D (Fair Tax, you earn it, you keep it!)
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To: The Spirit Of Allegiance

Thank you for the update. I do feel better now. I was very worried.

My best regards.


198 posted on 05/05/2009 3:44:36 AM PDT by Gatún(CraigIsaMangoTreeLawyer)
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To: Man50D

I do have to agree with your post #196.

It was/is dangerous and foolish. And worse, there is no plan “B.”


199 posted on 05/05/2009 4:01:24 AM PDT by Gatún(CraigIsaMangoTreeLawyer)
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To: Doctor Raoul; navyvet
I organized the event that I attended!

Then they are just like you.

You don't know that.

There is one difference that leaps to mind: Navy Vet isn't a member of a group titling itself the "The National Leadership Team" or "the Nationwide Tea Party Coalition".

The very titles suggest that they have somehow promoted themselves to speak for people who never heard of them and presenting themselves as followed by people who have never heard of them.

Personally, this makes me very anxious. Obama doesn't want to hear from them or to listen to them. He wants to give only the appearance of taking them seriously. He has already poisoned his own well: He told PP he'd sign FOCA his first day in office. He told Americans of Armenian background that he would be clear that the Turks committed genocide, and then he totally wussed out. He just snookered Orrin Hatch, telling him the he would not nominate a "radical" for the Supremes. But he IS a radical, and from where he stands a "Moderate" justice is still one who supports infanticide and treating the conversation as one treats a deep well, one looks down it and sees one's own face looking back.

This man thinks he has the authority to toss out contracts if they seem bad to him. He cares neither about commitment nor about truth. He thinks he can run our economy better than anybody else. He has no humility. This is the most perilous situation we've been in since FDR, if not since the founding of the republic.

200 posted on 05/05/2009 4:04:55 AM PDT by Mad Dawg (Oh Mary, conceived without sin, pray for us who have recourse to thee.)
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