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Tea Party turns nasty: ‘It’s our country – let’s take it back’
London Times ^ | 02/06/2010 | Tim Reid

Posted on 02/06/2010 5:21:54 AM PST by iowamark

They will proudly boast of how they have galvanised ordinary Americans against runaway government spending, but a dark underbelly of xenophobia has been exposed at the first national gathering of the Tea Party movement...

The anti-Government, anti-Establishment movement, which has splintered in the past week with many boycotting this gathering, has billed itself as a revolution born of the widespread disgust at Washington and the way that the nation’s politicians are bankrupting America’s future.

Yet the speech that opened the Nashville event yesterday, an address greeted with whoops and cheers from the mainly white audience, reflects a movement that also appears to have a less attractive side to it.

Tom Tancredo, a former Republican congressman who ran for president in 2008 on an anti-illegal immigration platform, said of the voters who elected Mr Obama: “They could not even spell the word ‘vote’ or say it in English and they put a committed socialist ideologue in the White House — Barack Hussein Obama!”

Decrying America’s multiculturalism, Mr Tancredo said that Republicans and Democrats had voted for a black man because they felt they had to. To a standing ovation, he shouted: “We really do have a culture to pass on to our children: it’s based on Judaeo-Christian values.”

“This is our country,” he declared. “Let’s take it back!” He added, to applause: “Cultures are not the same. Some are better. Ours is best!” The crowd, some wearing recently purchased T-shirts saying “Keep the change — I’ll keep my FREEDOM my GUNS and my MONEY”, loved it...

One featured speaker, a “Patriot Pastor” named Rick Scarborough, told The Times that he was not against legal immigrants “but God has ordained that you are not a nation if you don’t have borders”...

(Excerpt) Read more at timesonline.co.uk ...


TOPICS: Constitution/Conservatism; Culture/Society; Politics/Elections; US: Tennessee
KEYWORDS: gaylordhotel; nashvilletn; teaparty; teapartyconvention
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Leftists can say what they want but say a word against illegal immigration and you are the dark underbelly of xenophobia!
1 posted on 02/06/2010 5:21:54 AM PST by iowamark
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To: iowamark

King George probably felt the same way.


2 posted on 02/06/2010 5:23:00 AM PST by screaminsunshine
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To: iowamark

OK so where’s the nasty part?


3 posted on 02/06/2010 5:24:23 AM PST by driftdiver (I could eat it raw, but why do that when I have a fire.)
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To: iowamark

London Times stays nasty.


4 posted on 02/06/2010 5:24:34 AM PST by 9YearLurker
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To: iowamark

Tim Reid, the author, is still blind to his nation’s open borders policy that is bringing the most radical enemies of freedom inside their nation.


5 posted on 02/06/2010 5:25:03 AM PST by Erik Latranyi (Too many conservatives urge retreat when the war of politics doesn't go their way.)
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To: iowamark
Tea Party turns nasty

I hope so and all I can say is it's about time. Our nation is being undermined and destroyed.

6 posted on 02/06/2010 5:25:46 AM PST by Altura Ct.
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To: iowamark
galvanised ordinary Americans

Ordinary Americans are only supposed to care about American Idol and Sports.

7 posted on 02/06/2010 5:27:57 AM PST by The_Media_never_lie
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To: iowamark

Judaeo-Christian values are the bedrock of our guaranteed inalienable rights.

Some nancy boy in London upset by our patriotism is fine by me. After all look what multiculturalism has brought the U.K. a county overrun with Muslims demanding and getting Sharia law. Now that’s nasty!


8 posted on 02/06/2010 5:28:06 AM PST by Eddie01 (All we every really knew was it was crazy to be doin' it any other way)
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To: iowamark

“They could not even spell the word ‘vote’ or say it in English and they put a committed socialist ideologue in the White House”
* * * * * *

No one ever said the NEA was intelligent.


9 posted on 02/06/2010 5:28:06 AM PST by Canedawg (Our government has become a travesty of itself.)
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To: iowamark

not seeing a problem with any of the above, I guess that makes me a racist sexist homophobic xenophobe.


10 posted on 02/06/2010 5:28:25 AM PST by henry_reardon
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To: iowamark

the dark underbelly of xenophobia!

%%%
Of course. They have to call us names because they can’t argue with the facts.

But at least he said “anti-illegal immigration” instead of the usual “anti-immigrant” label. Must have been a typo/slip up.


11 posted on 02/06/2010 5:28:39 AM PST by Bigg Red (Palin/Hunter 2012 -- Bolton their Secretary of State)
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To: iowamark
The True Tea Party will survive those who try to invent a personalized "leadership" position that doesn't exist.

We are a massive glacier moving slowly to forever change the landscape. Little snowstorms don't amount to anything. The mass and gravity of the movement is the true power, not some small group trying to pull us in one direction or another. That approach leads to failure.

Why change what works which is distributed, massive political power and voting clout?

Answer: We'll stick with what works. We are winning, they are losing.


12 posted on 02/06/2010 5:29:32 AM PST by paulycy (Demand Constitutionality.)
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To: iowamark

Let us see. London Times is a mouthpiece for socialsism and multi-culturism and UK. Hms. What would anyone expect from them?


13 posted on 02/06/2010 5:30:54 AM PST by School of Rational Thought (Most interesting man in the world.)
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To: Altura Ct.

If Mexicans were any good at operating a country, they wouldn’t need or want to relocate.


14 posted on 02/06/2010 5:31:10 AM PST by chickadee
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To: screaminsunshine
but a dark underbelly of xenophobia has been exposed at the first national gathering of the Tea Party movement...

It's so xenophobic that it's even inspired the British parties to propose vastly scaling back on immigration. I guess that xenophobia is just fine when it's their own culture that is being wiped out.

15 posted on 02/06/2010 5:31:22 AM PST by Reaganwuzthebest
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To: iowamark
The anti-Government, anti-Establishment movement...with whoops and cheers from the mainly white audience

The propagandist are at it again.

16 posted on 02/06/2010 5:31:24 AM PST by VRW Conspirator (Liberal vs. Conservative = The vision of man versus the nature of man.)
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To: iowamark

So now nationalism=xenophobia?


17 posted on 02/06/2010 5:31:56 AM PST by demoRat watcher (Keeper of the Anthropocentrism Ping List)
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To: iowamark

The “Times” should be careful about printing articles like this . . . it might give Britons ideas.


18 posted on 02/06/2010 5:32:17 AM PST by chickadee
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To: iowamark
Yet the speech that opened the Nashville event yesterday, an address greeted with whoops and cheers from the mainly white audience, reflects a movement that also appears to have a less attractive side to it.

Only if you can't spell, are trying to form a socialist government or have not entered this country legally. Personally I think the left screaming idiots elected Obama because they really didn't understand the true nature of their own politics.....THEY LIE!!!!

19 posted on 02/06/2010 5:33:01 AM PST by Mobilemitter (We must learn to fin >-)> for ourselves.........)
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To: iowamark

Thanks for your concern, Timmy; but I would be more concerned about the radical Muslims that are busy shoveling the remnants of the ‘British Empire’ into the dustbin of history.


20 posted on 02/06/2010 5:33:18 AM PST by who knows what evil? (G-d saved more animals than people on the ark...www.siameserescue.org.)
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To: iowamark
The idiot libs two feet from a Tea Party neighbor don't get it, why would some limey idiot on the other side of the pond understand the concept of freedom? Look at the speed at which British society is decaying, with homeowners in jail for defending their homes and yobs mucking about with impunity like some re-enactment of A Clockwork Orange. The paper doesn't understand the Tea party? I'm am Jack's total lack of surprise.
21 posted on 02/06/2010 5:34:58 AM PST by domenad (In all things, in all ways, at all times, let honor guide me.)
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To: paulycy

"I hate tea parties!"

22 posted on 02/06/2010 5:37:58 AM PST by raybbr
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To: iowamark

A few months back I spoke with a woman from Scotland on another board. She did not understand my problem with socialism and no explanation made it clear to her. The scary thing was that a few American women agreed with her. They are happy sheep. This writer is no different. Socialists just do not understand.


23 posted on 02/06/2010 5:38:38 AM PST by DJ MacWoW (Make yourselves sheep and the wolves will eat you. Ben Franklin)
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To: Eddie01
After all look what multiculturalism has brought the U.K. a county overrun with Muslims demanding and getting Sharia law. Now that’s nasty!

They know it's happening, that's why they're massively cutting back on their own immigration. They only want future immigrants like the Poles and Czechs because they supposedly assimilate better. You'll never hear weasels such as Tim Reid mentioning it though as they're too busy passing judgments on others.

24 posted on 02/06/2010 5:38:50 AM PST by Reaganwuzthebest
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To: screaminsunshine
"King George probably felt the same way."

A fair amount of that pervades virtually any and all Brit commentary on the American condition.

Even more disturbing, however, to Britain, France, and to some degree Russia, China, Germany and Italy (all of whom at one time or another harbored designs for a Global Domination controlled by their own grimey mits) is the way The Tea Party threatens the plans of the One Worlders (which category, unfortunately, includes the Family Bush).

A "One World Government" can never be ushered in for so long as there remains a strong, sovereign and (most signally) armed United States of America. The rest of the world wants our bibles, guns and Constitution (and the Manifest Destiny which goes along with them) taken from us so that they can get on with the tyrannical business of subjugating the entire planet to their will.

Poor babies. You want my guns? You want my country? Come and take it... if you can. :-)

;-/

25 posted on 02/06/2010 5:39:36 AM PST by Gargantua (DON'T TREAD ON US.)
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To: demoRat watcher

“So now nationalism=xenophobia?”
That has been a lib position for as long as I can remember. They do not believe that our nation is special or our culture superior to any others.


26 posted on 02/06/2010 5:39:43 AM PST by Scotsman will be Free (11C - Indirect fire, infantry - High angle hell - We will bring you, FIRE)
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To: Reaganwuzthebest

The “Tea Party” isn’t “turn(ing) nasty”. People just want to win, rather than give their Country to loser marxist nobam-ites and their loser ilk.


27 posted on 02/06/2010 5:40:35 AM PST by hal ogen
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To: henry_reardon

28 posted on 02/06/2010 5:40:53 AM PST by Eddie01 (All we every really knew was it was crazy to be doin' it any other way)
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To: Scotsman will be Free

And they do not believe our culture is worth preserving? On any level?


29 posted on 02/06/2010 5:40:53 AM PST by demoRat watcher (Keeper of the Anthropocentrism Ping List)
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To: iowamark

I wonder if this Times author’s nose would be so out of joint if he realized we are only asking for the same level of strict immigration enforcement that HIS country enforced on it’s immigrants at this time.


30 posted on 02/06/2010 5:41:15 AM PST by MNJohnnie ("The trouble with socialism is that eventually you run out of other peoples' money" Lady Thatcher)
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To: hal ogen

Agreed, this writer is a blowhard.


31 posted on 02/06/2010 5:42:24 AM PST by Reaganwuzthebest
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To: All

Ian’t this what the democrats have been saying for Bush’s eight years?


32 posted on 02/06/2010 5:43:20 AM PST by newnhdad (The longest of journeys begins with one step.)
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To: Gargantua

They blew it. They made their move before the got our guns.


33 posted on 02/06/2010 5:43:23 AM PST by screaminsunshine
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To: iowamark
Maybe the English should follow the lead of the Tea Party. They more than any other country, have suffered the follies of political correctness to no end. They need to rid their country of the trash that they allowed to enter and take the country over, the last 30 years. Then they need to put some one in 10 Downing St., who thinks like Margaret Thatcher. Lady Thatcher and Ronald Reagan made a great team.
34 posted on 02/06/2010 5:44:06 AM PST by pietraynor (Government does not solve problems; it subsidizes them. Ronald Reagan)
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To: demoRat watcher

Yeah. Abortion, homo special rights, hate crimes, welfare, affirmative action, national debt, etc.


35 posted on 02/06/2010 5:44:06 AM PST by Scotsman will be Free (11C - Indirect fire, infantry - High angle hell - We will bring you, FIRE)
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To: iowamark

imagine Brits daring to speak out and being accused of having a “dark underbelly of xenophobia” in their country

sarc


36 posted on 02/06/2010 5:44:56 AM PST by silverleaf (My Proposed Federal Budget is $29.99)
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To: iowamark

We have not got NASTY, not yet...


37 posted on 02/06/2010 5:45:22 AM PST by Wpin (I do not regret my admiration for W)
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To: iowamark

About time.


38 posted on 02/06/2010 5:45:44 AM PST by mad_as_he$$ (usff.com)
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To: iowamark
Turns nasty?

Call me when the Mississippi runs red with the blood of domestic enemies - THAT will be nasty.

Politics ain't beanbag.

39 posted on 02/06/2010 5:47:46 AM PST by Jim Noble (Hu's the communist?)
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To: iowamark

A perfect reason why we do not want a ‘leader’. This way the lefturds can snarl all they want, put out all the propaganda they want waste all of Soros’ money, a good thing really ... And we can continue on our merry way.

Next stop, take out the progressives ...

One lesson that has been learned, there is no such thing as a blue dog or moderate Democrat.


40 posted on 02/06/2010 5:47:55 AM PST by Tarpon ( ...)
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To: iowamark
More like the American-hating London Times turns nasty yet again.
The British have never gotten over the fact that we kicked their sorry butts in the civil war. Worse luck to them.
41 posted on 02/06/2010 5:50:25 AM PST by SmokingJoe
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To: paulycy

My district in Tampa is a gerrymandered Communist set up. I plan on supporting Teap Party types around the country in winnable districts while at the same time making life miserable for my local Congresscommie.


42 posted on 02/06/2010 5:51:05 AM PST by screaminsunshine
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To: chickadee
The “Times” should be careful about printing articles like this . . . it might give Britons ideas.

Absolutely correct. Europe in general is starting to wake up from the nasty socialist/political correctness that has been destroying them and their culture.

I only wonder if it is too late.

43 posted on 02/06/2010 5:53:34 AM PST by marktwain
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To: iowamark
I have never heard of Mark Skoda before today, on CSPAN now, I like what he is saying.
44 posted on 02/06/2010 5:53:37 AM PST by TornadoAlley3 (Obama is everything Oklahoma is not.)
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To: iowamark

Are they still bitter 235 years later?


45 posted on 02/06/2010 5:53:51 AM PST by Cathy
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To: iowamark

Every ‘story” I’ve seen in the MSM regarding the Tea Party Convention/movement in the last week has had only one objective: To marginalize the entire movement in the eyes of the biggest political party out there, the independents.


46 posted on 02/06/2010 5:56:56 AM PST by John 3_19-21 (Where are the leaders?)
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making life miserable for my local Congresscommie

The absolute best of luck to you! ;0)

47 posted on 02/06/2010 5:57:53 AM PST by paulycy (Demand Constitutionality.)
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To: screaminsunshine

"Those American colonists are being pests again! Where are my breathing salts? I have a dreadful case of the vapors..."

48 posted on 02/06/2010 6:00:16 AM PST by TADSLOS (Presidential charisma without repect for liberty is a dangerous trait.)
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To: John 3_19-21

Ding,Ding,we have a winner!


49 posted on 02/06/2010 6:00:45 AM PST by Dr. Ursus
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To: iowamark
‘It’s our country – let’s take it back’

Translation for the Times: whenever any form of government becomes destructive to these ends, it is the right of the people to alter or to abolish it, and to institute new government, laying its foundation on such principles and organizing its powers in such form, as to them shall seem most likely to effect their safety and happiness. Prudence, indeed, will dictate that governments long established should not be changed for light and transient causes; and accordingly all experience hath shown that mankind are more disposed to suffer, while evils are sufferable, than to right themselves by abolishing the forms to which they are accustomed. But when a long train of abuses and usurpations, pursuing invariably the same object evinces a design to reduce them under absolute despotism, it is their right, it is their duty, to throw off such government, and to provide new guards for their future security.

50 posted on 02/06/2010 6:02:56 AM PST by Starboard
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