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  • For Tea Party Detractors and Mainstream Media, Thursday Was An Epic Fail [FR mentioned]

    04/17/2010 8:27:33 AM PDT · by mdittmar · 69 replies · 1,748+ views
    Big Journalism ^ | Apr 17th 2010 | Kevin L. Martin
    A Navy Chief once told me that close only counts in three things: horseshoes, hand grenades and area-effect weapons. Now, when it comes down to how the mainstream media tried to portray members of the Tea Party they did not come “close.”Unless you have been living under a rock for the past year, America has witnessed a popular uprising of people who have grown concerned by the massive power grab by President Obama and his allies in Congress, who have tried to cram “activist government” down our throats, while leaving the bills to our kids, grandkids and their children’s children.When...
  • Rep. Steve Cohen says Tea Party movement shows America's hardcore side against diversity

    04/04/2010 5:09:44 PM PDT · by don-o · 97 replies · 1,883+ views
    MEMPHIS, Tenn. (AP) -- U.S. Congressman Steve Cohen is drawing national attention for remarks he made about the tea party movement in a recent radio interview. The Commercial Appeal reports that the two-term Democrat said the tea party - "without hoods and robes" - has shown an angry, hardcore side of America that's against diversity. He made the comments Thursday night on The Young Turks, an Internet and satellite radio talk show. Cohen went on to say tea party members have shown hostility toward anybody who isn't "a clone of George Wallace's fan club," and that he has seen no...