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  • Tea Party Regional Convention Coming to Chicago

    09/23/2011 10:13:11 AM PDT · by whiteoutpress · 3 replies
    Examiner.com ^ | September 23, 2011 | Mark Wachtler
    September 23, 2011. Schaumburg, Ill. While there is no one national official Tea Party organization, there is a loose confederation or alliance of independent Tea Party groups. It’s that assortment of conservative political activists from varying Tea Party organizations from around the Midwest that’s coming to Schaumburg. Continue reading on Examiner.com Tea Party Coming to Chicago Area - Chicago Independent | Examiner.com http://www.examiner.com/independent-in-chicago/tea-party-coming-to-chicago-area#ixzz1YnFUqHap
  • Tea Party prominent: Palin not presidential (Tanc no likey Palin)

    02/28/2010 3:22:48 PM PST · by pissant · 46 replies · 825+ views
    NRC.nl ^ | 2/28/10 | Tom Jan Meeus
    As a Republican congressman from Colorado, Tom Tancredo became well-known for his hard-line opposition to illegal immigration. Last year, the 65-year-old retired from the House of Representatives after a decade. Meanwhile, the country shifted to the left during his prospectless bid for the Republican presidential nomination. Moderate John McCain won the primaries, Barack Obama became president and there seemed to be no place left for Tancredo in national politics. But now he has made his way back into the limelight as one of the faces of the Tea Party movement. In the course of last year, anti-tax protestors took hold...
  • Conservatives target their own fringe

    02/27/2010 8:38:14 PM PST · by neverdem · 89 replies · 2,267+ views
    politico ^ | February 27, 2010 | Kenneth P. Vogel
    After months of struggling to harness the energy of newly engaged tea party activists, the conservative establishment — with critical midterm congressional elections on the horizon — is taking aim for the first time at the movement’s extremist elements. The move has been cast by some conservatives as a modern version of the marginalization of the far-right, anti-communist John Birch Society during the reorganization of the conservative movement spearheaded by William F. Buckley Jr. in the 1960s and 1970s. “A similar effort will be required today of conservative political and intellectual leaders,” former Bush speechwriter Michael Gerson wrote in his column in...
  • The Tea Party frightens me (ZOGBY, Arab American Institute) BARF!

    02/14/2010 3:50:08 PM PST · by maggief · 59 replies · 1,281+ views
    Gulf Daily News ^ | February 14, 2010 | JAMES J ZOGBY
    EXCERPT Former Republican vice-presidential candidate Sarah Palin gave the keynote address. While some media pundits dismiss her, poking fun at her lack of knowledge and verbal gaffes, I believe she must be taken seriously. She is a dangerous populist, who delights her following with crude appeals to patriotism, anger at Washington, resentment at all things "foreign" and her penchant for ridiculing, as "out of touch elites," a wide array of opponents. She may not know history or geography, but to her enthralled base she speaks the truth. Palin has touched the exposed nerve of anger and alienation of some elements...
  • Rachel Maddow Alleges Black Candidate Supports Jim Crow Voting Laws

    02/14/2010 1:00:31 PM PST · by callisto · 27 replies · 1,536+ views
    David Horowitz's NewsRealBlog ^ | February 14, 2010 | Liz Blaine
    Leftists can only succeed if good men don’t point at them and laugh. Ridicule, sneers and insults aimed at the right have become a trademark of MSNBC’s commentators, but Rachel Maddow took them to new heights last week providing an opportunity to turn the tables. Proving herself to be agenda-driven and ignorant, Maddow launched an uninformed assault against Alabama Tea Party candidate Les Phillip, a black businessman and Navy veteran who immigrated with his parents from Trinidad in his youth. Following Meghan McCain’s recent appearance on ABC’s The View, which NRB covered here and here, where the ‘Valley Girl’ equated...
  • Tea Party sociology -- a shift in the culture

    02/13/2010 11:52:22 AM PST · by UAConservative · 7 replies · 552+ views
    The Times of Trenton ^ | February 13, 2010
    The emerging groundswell of what Berkeley Professor of Public Policy Robert Reich recently referred to as the "mad-as-hell" political party reached a tipping point last week in its inaugural national convention in Nashville. Coalescing from a fractious and haphazard collection of right-wing tax-haters, the rapidly evolving Tea Party now includes big-business-hating Democrats and the increasingly powerful independents who are suffering from a significant case of buyer's remorse. Tea Partiers are meeting in homes and church basements from New Jersey to Oregon. In fact, according to the Liberty First PAC website, there are already 10 confirmed Tax Day Tea Party rallies...
  • Sarah Palin displays her pitch-perfect populism

    02/11/2010 7:39:54 AM PST · by pillut48 · 64 replies · 1,629+ views
    WAPO ^ | Thursday, February 11, 2010 | David Broder
    "I want to speak up for the American people and say: No, we really do have some good common-sense solutions. I can be a messenger for that. Don't have to have a title to do it." This is a pitch-perfect recital of the populist message that has worked in campaigns past. There are times when the American people are looking for something more: for an Eisenhower, who liberated Europe; an FDR or a Kennedy or a Bush, all unashamed aristocrats; or an Obama, with eloquence and brains. But in the present mood of the country, Palin is by all odds...
  • Tom Tancredo opens up Tea Party event

    02/10/2010 1:28:11 PM PST · by T.L.Sink · 5 replies · 344+ views
    This video shows Tom at his best. He defends Sarah Palin, excoriates liberal Democrats, RINO's, and Nanny State socialists. For good measure he attacks those who want to give amnesty to illegals who can't even spell the word "vote," much less understand its importance in our democratic republic. Above all, he infuriates the libs because he tells truths that are factually undeniable and forces them to run their spin machines on overtime!
  • There's Something About Sarah

    02/10/2010 10:17:07 AM PST · by Al B. · 14 replies · 968+ views
    American Spectator ^ | Feb. 10, 2011 | Aaron Goldstein
    It has been nearly a year and a half since Sarah Palin became a household name in America and the world over. Despite the fact she was on the bottom half of a losing ticket and hasn't held public office in more than half a year three cable networks provided live coverage of her address to the Tea Party Convention last Saturday night in Nashville. Is there any other private American citizen who could command that sort of undivided attention? The answer is nobody else could and liberals know it all too well. [...] During Reagan's lifetime he was at...
  • Black Helicopters Over Nashville: Never mind Palin, tea-party dominated by conspiracist kooks

    02/09/2010 5:19:21 PM PST · by 2ndDivisionVet · 56 replies · 2,404+ views
    Newsweek ^ | February 9, 2010 | Jonathan Kay
    The tea-party movement has no leader. But it does have a face: William Temple of Brunswick, Ga. For months, the amiable middle-aged activist has been criss-crossing America, appearing at tea-party events dressed in his trademark three-cornered hat and Revolutionary garb. When journalists interview him (which is often—his outfit draws them in like a magnet), he presents himself as a human bridge between the founders' era and our own. "We fought the British over a 3 percent tea tax. We might as well bring the British back," he told NPR during a recent protest outside the Capitol. It's a charming act,...
  • Breitbart Busts Birther at Tea Party Confab

    02/06/2010 10:14:41 AM PST · by Syncro · 485 replies · 8,531+ views
    cbsnews ^ | February 6, 2010 12:10 PM | Charles Cooper
    February 6, 2010 12:10 PMBreitbart Busts Birther at Tea Party Confab by Charles Cooper Attending the Tea Party Convention in Nashville this weekend, The Washington Independent's always-excellent David Weigel recounts an extraordinary hallway confrontation between online publisher Andrew Breitbart and WorldNetDaily Editor-in-Chief Joseph Farah over the question of President Obama's citizenship. *snip*"Prove your case." "I should prove, what, a birth certificate that may or may not exist?" Farah had gotten irritated. "That’s ridiculous. You don’t even understand the fundamental tenets of what journalism is about, Andrew. It’s not about proving things. It’s about asking questions and seeking truth." Breitbart tensed...
  • Breitbart's Full Speech To Tea Party Convention (Video)

    02/09/2010 9:00:03 AM PST · by StopObama2012 · 15 replies · 744+ views
    Big Government ^ | 2/9/10 | Andrew Marcus
    Below is the entirety [VIDEO] of Andrew Breitbart’s remarks during his Keynote address to the National Tea Party Convention in Nashville last weekend. During Breitbart’s 33 minute long address, he threatens to upend the entire media establishment, calling them out on their hypocrisy while demanding they change their ways, or else.
  • Palin making ka-ching she can believe in (DOPEY ALL WEE-WEE'D UP, WARNS CONSERVATIVES)

    02/09/2010 10:25:06 AM PST · by Chi-townChief · 39 replies · 1,201+ views
    Chicago Sun-Times ^ | February 9, 2010 | RICHARD 'DOPEY' ROEPER Sun-Times Columnist
    Can her fans really relate to quitting job, making millions? It was nearly a year ago when I first saw "How's that Hope and Change Working Out For You?" on a bumper sticker. As I said at the time, that's maybe the most cynical slogan of the century. Of course it's legit to criticize President Obama and his policies, but there's something so snarky about that phrase -- as if to say, "You don't have a job? You're still without health care? Obama wasn't able to heal the sick, change water into wine, bring peace and harmony to the world?...
  • Michelle Obama Responds to Palin Pokes

    02/09/2010 5:10:46 AM PST · by COUNTrecount · 138 replies · 2,709+ views
    BC News ^ | Feb.9, 2010 | By JAKE TAPPER, LEE FERRAN and HUMA KHAN
    Michelle Obama defended her husband against some of his most vocal critics, saying President Obama did a "phenomenal" job this year and that change is a long-term process. First lady Michelle Obama responds to Sarah Palin's recent biting remarks, saying her husband has done a "phenomenal job." I think my husband has done a phenomenal job staying on course, looking his critics in the eye, coming up with clear solutions against staying the course," Michelle Obama told Robin Roberts in an exclusive morning television interview on "Good Morning America." "That's what leadership is. But people have the right to criticize...
  • Washington Times Trolls Gutter for RNC Critics

    02/09/2010 3:42:12 AM PST · by KippLanham · 1 replies · 255+ views
    Pajamas Media ^ | February 8, 2010 | Andrew Walden
    Judging by recent Washington Times coverage, the Republican National Committee is a hotbed of dissension — even after big GOP wins in Virginia, New Jersey, and most recently Massachusetts. But at the RNC winter meeting in Honolulu, in a series of key RNC ballots on party fundraising and candidate selection, there was not a single dissenting vote. Read more: http://pajamasmedia.com/blog/washington-times-trolls-gutter-for-rnc-critics/
  • Five Lessons from the Tea-Party Convention

    02/08/2010 6:07:24 PM PST · by 2ndDivisionVet · 7 replies · 615+ views
    Time ^ | February 8, 2010 | Jay Newton-Small
    Things can get awkward when protesters have to put down their placards and tackle the business of building an organization — networking online and recruiting reliable volunteers, precinct captains and even candidates. The transition is even more uncomfortable when undertaken in the glare of the national media spotlight, as the national tea-party movement attempted to do at its first convention, held in Tennessee over the weekend. As with any protest movement, consensus proved elusive in two days of debate, but they seemed to agree on five key points: 1. Don't Tread on Me The tea-party folks are innately suspicious of...
  • Democratic Party Defends TOTUS, Attacks Sarah Palin Over Hand-Gate

    02/07/2010 4:10:39 PM PST · by kristinn · 341 replies · 14,486+ views
    Sunday, February 7, 2010 | Kristinn
    A spokesman for the Democratic National Committee today defended Barack Obama's reliance on a TelePrompTer while ratcheting up Hand-Gate by attacking former Alaska Governor Sarah Palin for using notes scribbled on the palm of her hand last night at the Tea Party Nation convention in Nashville.The Hand-Gate scandal was first reported by the Huffington Post and has been picked up by many other outlets including Think Progress, the Wall Street Journal and the Washington Post.The New York Daily News buried the attack by the Democratic National Committee in their article about Hand-Gate: She also gave Democrats an unexpected gift when...
  • Sarah Palin: Keynote Speech At The Inaugural Tea Party Convention (Transcript)

    02/08/2010 4:41:52 AM PST · by ConservativeStLouisGuy · 15 replies · 3,430+ views
    American Rhetoric ^ | February 6, 2010 | Sarah Palin
    I am so proud to be an American! Thank you so much for being here tonight!Do you love your freedom?!If you love your freedom, think of that.Any of you here serving in uniform, past or present, raise your hand. We're going to thank you for our freedom. God bless you guys! We salute you! We honor you. Thank you.I am so proud to be American. Thank you. Gosh, thank you.Happy birthday, Ronald Reagan!Well, a special hello to the C-SPAN viewers. You may not be welcome in those health care negotiations, but you have an invitation to the Tea Party.Very good...
  • PALMGATE, LIBERALS FOAMING AT THE MOUTH AGAIN OVER PALIN

    02/08/2010 2:41:52 PM PST · by Patriot1259 · 27 replies · 1,166+ views
    TheCypressTimes.com ^ | 02/08/2010 | John G. Winder
    Liberals are predictable if nothing else. The new “horror” committed by Sarah Palin is that she wrote notes on her palm during her speech at the Tea Party Conference in Nashville this past Saturday. Apparently, to those on the left, this ranks right up there with other atrocities like owning a gun, believing in the constitution, reading a Bible or choosing life over abortion. What a monster Palin must be.
  • Andrea Mitchell calls Sarah Palin "sarcastic"

    02/08/2010 5:16:47 AM PST · by From The Deer Stand · 137 replies · 3,595+ views
    NBC Today Show | February 8, 2010 | From The Deer Stand
    Andrea Mitchell's report on Sarah Palin was interesting on this morning's Today Show. After referring to her remarks at the Tea Party Convention as "sarcastic" she noted that those in attendence listened "without checking her facts." Andrea obviously drank her cup of venom this morning.
  • Palin to Tea Party: “America is ready for another revolution, and you are a part of this”

    02/07/2010 5:03:10 AM PST · by big3news · 57 replies · 1,491+ views
    Big 3 News ^ | 2/7/10 | Big 3 News
    Former Alaska Governor and 2008 Republican Vice-Presidential nominee Sarah Palin on Saturday delivered an impassioned keynote speech at the 1st annual National Tea Party Convention — held at the Gaylord Opry Hotel in Nashville, Tennessee. Introduced by conservative blogger and commentator Andrew Breitbart, the Fox News contributor said she was inspired to see real people getting involved in a common sense movement. “America is ready for another revolution,” Palin told the attendees, “and you are a part of this.”
  • Sarah Palin fires up Tea Party faithful and hints at 2012 run

    02/07/2010 9:08:04 PM PST · by 2ndDivisionVet · 14 replies · 555+ views
    The London Guardian ^ | February 7, 2010 | Ed Pilkington
    Sarah Palin took the development of her own political brand to the next level with a speech to the first national gathering of Tea Party conservatives in Nashville in which she poured scorn on the first year of the Obama administration and set herself up as an alternative politician in the mould of Ronald Reagan. In a 40-minute speech to an audience of about 1,000 drawn from across America, Palin dispelled criticism about the $115,000 she was reported to have been paid amid accusations that she was riding on the back of the populist movement. She won a succession of...
  • Glenn Reynolds: Nashville Shows Tea Party Is America's Third Great Awakening

    02/08/2010 12:53:17 PM PST · by neverdem · 23 replies · 681+ views
    Washington Examiner ^ | February 7, 2010 | Glenn Harlan Reynolds
    I attended this past weekend’s National Tea Party Convention in Nashville, Tennessee, and I came away feeling that I had seen something important. The Tea Party movement is part of something bigger: America’s Third Great Awakening. America’s prior Great Awakenings, in the 18th and 19th Centuries, were religious in nature. Unimpressed with self-serving, ossified, and often corrupt religious institutions, Americans responded with a bottom-up reassertion of faith, and independence. This time, it’s different. It’s not America’s churches and seminaries that are in trouble: It’s America’s politicians and parties. They’ve grown corrupt, venal, and out-of-touch with the values, and the people,...
  • Republicans vs. Republicans? Meghan McCain Rails at the Tea Party (BARF ALERT!!!)

    02/08/2010 11:26:18 AM PST · by Baladas · 89 replies · 2,348+ views
    ABC News ^ | February 08, 2010 | staff
    ABC News' Huma Khan reports: Meghan McCain, the daughter of former GOP presidential candidate Sen. John McCain, R-Ariz., and a self-described “progressive Republican,” today assailed the tea party movement. Sitting in as co-host on “The View” today, McCain said she has ideological differences with the movement. She specifically took aim at remarks by former Congressman Tom Tancredo, who suggested that people who voted for President Obama could not pass a basic civics literacy test. “People who would not even spell the word vote or say it in English put a committed socialist ideologue in the White House... named Barack Hussein...
  • MSNBC Interrupts Prison Documentaries for Palin

    02/08/2010 11:00:20 AM PST · by jazminerose · 11 replies · 698+ views
    www.joytiz.com ^ | 2/8/10 | Joy Tiz
    The left wing “news” network that couldn’t bother itself to cover the Christmas Day jihadi attack on America, interrupted its time honored weekend prison documentary marathon to cover Sarah Palin’s speech at the National Tea Party convention in Nashville. So compelling is Palin that MSNBC staffers braved a colossal global warming storm to get to the studio to carry her speech and provide MSNBC’s emblematic hallucinatory commentary. Forced to make do with whatever dregs could be hauled in from the blizzard, the Palin denigration was chaperoned by someone named Ed Schultz. First to offer his freakish assessment was perennial failure...
  • Birther Speaker Takes Heat at Tea Party Convention

    02/06/2010 6:48:50 PM PST · by paltz · 77 replies · 1,762+ views
    The Washington Independent ^ | 2/6/10 | David Weigel
    NASHVILLE — During WorldNetDaily Editor-in-Chief Joseph Farah’s Friday night dinner speech, which spent around 10 of its forty minutes on questions about Barack Obama’s citizenship, Andrew Brietbart was among the conservatives in back of the room grumbling audibly about what he was hearing. After he introduced the evening’s closing entertainment — a film titled “Generation Zero” — Breitbart walked outside to the convention hall. There, I heard Breitbart criticizing Farah, and briefly talked to him about it before I noticed that WorldNetDaily’s Chelsea Schilling was already talking to him, holding up a voice recorder. I backed up to allow her...
  • Sarah Palin: What was really written on her hand... (captioned)

    02/08/2010 10:52:03 AM PST · by redhotright · 28 replies · 3,101+ views
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  • Crowd favorite: Sarah Palin spoke to a receptive audience as she closed out Tea Party convention

    02/08/2010 10:23:17 AM PST · by rhema · 2 replies · 518+ views
    WORLD ^ | February 08, 2010 | Edward Lee Pitts
    NASHVILLE, Tenn.—The leader of the Tea Party movement? No thanks, Sarah Palin told a gathering over the weekend. But the former Republican vice presidential candidate had a tough time convincing the 1,000 Tea Partiers in attendance at the nearly year-old movement’s first national convention in Nashville. They chanted, “Run, Sarah, run!” after she finished her hour-long keynote address Saturday night that ended the three-day event at the luxurious Gaylord Opryland Hotel. Palin was coy when it came to her 2012 presidential aspirations. But she was clearly among friends. The Tea Party movement is probably the best thing to happen to...
  • Palin was the big star at the Tea Party gathering, but is she The One?

    02/08/2010 12:36:54 AM PST · by rabscuttle385 · 44 replies · 901+ views
    The Philadelphia Daily News ^ | 2010-02-08 | Will Bunch
    NASHVILLE, Tenn. - Under an ornate brass chandelier, Sarah Palin looked out into the swank hotel ballroom and a legion of double-breasted and leopard-topped fans - some who'd paid $349 for the 55-minute privilege - surrounded by plates of half-eaten chocolate mousse, and made a declaration: "I think America is ready for another revolution . . . " Palin then rebooted her improbable climb from the foothills of Wasilla to the slippery mountaintop of American politics on a speech here to the National Tea Party Convention on Saturday night. She told the well-coiffed vanguard of an anti-big-government insurgency what it...
  • Sarah Palin has her sights on the White House not Tea Party movement ( View from the UK )

    02/08/2010 6:52:14 AM PST · by Ernest_at_the_Beach · 42 replies · 725+ views
    Times Online (UK) ^ | February 8, 2010 | Giles Whittell in Washington
    Sarah Palin during the National Tea Party Convention in Nashville Sarah Palin has given the clearest indication yet that her ambition is to become President of the United States, rather than merely the leader of the radical grassroots Tea Party movement that adores her.The day after her return to national politics with a barnstorming attack on President Obama in a speech in Nashville, Mrs Palin was shown a poll yesterday ranking her the top Republican candidate for 2012 and asked if she would run.“I would,” she said without hesitation. “I would, if I believed that that was the right thing...
  • AP Bashes Sarah 'Short On Ideas' Palin With Horrible Photo

    02/07/2010 12:00:59 PM PST · by PRePublic · 92 replies · 4,210+ views
    newsbusters ^ | 02-07-10 | Noel Sheppard
    AP Bashes Sarah 'Short On Ideas' Palin With Horrible Photo ... It was a metaphysical certitude the liberal media would bash Sarah Palin's marvelous keynote speech to the National Tea Party convention in Nashville, Tennessee, Saturday, but what the Associated Press did is inexcusable. ...
  • Sarah Palin and the Tea Party Zeitgeist

    02/08/2010 3:29:03 AM PST · by Scanian · 33 replies · 869+ views
    The American Thinker ^ | February 08, 2010 | C. Edmund Wright
    While Barack Obama remains obsessed with George W. Bush, Sarah Palin hardly acknowledged his existence in Nashville at the Tea Party convention. Her back to the future vision for America skipped right over all the Bush years and went back to the principles of Ronald Reagan. That was perfectly appropriate for the Tea Party convention. It is the zeitgeist of the movement. The "kinder-gentler, compassionate conservatism" of Bushes 41 and 43 brought deeply flawed big spending concepts that have become confusing distractions. Those 12 years of drift -- surrounding Newt Gingrich's forcing of Bill Clinton to govern from the right...
  • Mitchell Mocks Palin's Hand Notes

    02/08/2010 6:20:05 AM PST · by governsleastgovernsbest · 90 replies · 2,803+ views
    NewsBusters ^ | Mark Finkelstein
    Scratching my head, wondering if I can remember a so-called correspondent so openly mocking a major political figure . . . On Morning Joe, NBC "correspondent" Andrea Mitchell ridiculed Sarah Palin's use of hand notes during her Tea Party Q. and A. by displaying some hand notes of her own . . . View video here.
  • NBC News Reporter Andrea Mitchell Joins DNC Attack on Palin over Hand-Gate

    02/08/2010 7:34:24 AM PST · by kristinn · 213 replies · 6,438+ views
    Monday, February 8, 2010 | Kristinn
    Andrea Mitchell, identified by NBC News as the network's Chief Foreign Affairs Correspondent, this morning joined in the attacks on former Alaska Governor Sarah Palin over the 2008 Republican party's vice-presidential nominee's use of notes written on her hand during an appearance at the Tea Party Nation convention in Nashville this past weekend.Appearing on MSNBC's the Daily Rundown, Mitchell lampooned Palin by holding up her hand with scribbling on her palm while castigating Palin for criticizing Barack Obama for his reliance on TelePrompTers.Co-host Chuck Todd, who can usually be found on his knees in front of Obama, surprisingly tried...
  • The pitbull in lipstick is back! Palin wowed Tea Party Nation with nastiness for fun and profit

    02/07/2010 1:06:41 PM PST · by 2ndDivisionVet · 88 replies · 2,530+ views
    Salon ^ | February 6, 2010 | Joan Walsh
    Eric Hoffer didn't live to see Tea Party Nation, but I always think of his most famous quote when I'm forced to deal with it: ""Every great cause begins as a movement, becomes a business, and eventually degenerates into a racket." I'm not sure the Tea Party cause is a great one, but it's an influential one, and it degenerated into a racket lickety split, in less than a year. This weekend's gathering in Nashville splintered both the Tennessee and the national Tea Party movement, as local go-getter Judson Phillips set up the once-anticipated "convention" as his own for-profit business....
  • Andrew Breitbart to Media at Tea Party Convention: "It's You That Sucks" (Video)

    02/06/2010 11:25:08 PM PST · by Syncro · 12 replies · 1,553+ views
    You Tube ^ | February 6, 2010 | mghoft
    This is a great video. It went from 10,000 hits to 15,000 in about 10 minutes. This is at the Tea Party Convention, and it's quite short but very entertaining.Video Here
  • NEW VIDEO: Sarah Palin's Speech at Tea Party Convention (Plus Q & A!)

    02/06/2010 10:22:15 PM PST · by Syncro · 35 replies · 1,804+ views
    Tea Party Express ^ | Feb 6, 2010 | Levi Russell-Email
    <p>Governor Sarah Palin was the keynote speaker tonight at the conclusion of the Tea Party Convention held in Nashville, TN.  We have the links to watch her speech later in this email, so keep reading!</p> <p>A note of clarification: We here at the Tea Party Express did not organize this event, another organization - Tea Party Nation - put on the convention.  Some of you wrote in to us asking about ticket prices, etc... but we weren't involved in any of that planning.</p>
  • Tea Party Speech by Joseph Farah Compares Evidence of Obama Birth vs. Jesus Christ (Video)

    02/06/2010 3:14:27 PM PST · by Talkradio03 · 115 replies · 1,511+ views
    hotairpundit ^ | 2/6/10 | HAP
    Joseph Farah at Tea Party Convention in Nashville compares the evidence of the birth of Jesus vs. evidence for President Obama...Erick Erickson slams Farah, From Redstate: "I was profoundly disappointed to hear Joseph Farah of World Net Daily hijack the convention and try to treat the birther issue as legitimate. Yesterday, I spent a lot of time talking about the meaning of the tea party movement and voter angst. Once Farah opened his claptrap, every
  • LIVE STREAM Tea Party Convention Sat (NOW Sarah Palin LIVE!)

    02/06/2010 7:41:20 AM PST · by Syncro · 1,266 replies · 38,318+ views
    PJTV.Com ^ | February 6, 2010 | PJTV
    Amy Kremer of the Tea Party Express on now. She is saying the bickering is unnecessary, and we need to support each other. Don't back down because of negativity of some. If you don't like what another group is doing, ignore them We have one chance, and the time is now We need to stick together. Today is Ronald Reagan's 99th birthday!
  • Tea Party turns nasty: ‘It’s our country – let’s take it back’

    02/06/2010 5:21:54 AM PST · by iowamark · 106 replies · 3,688+ views
    London Times ^ | 02/06/2010 | Tim Reid
    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...
  • Sweet Tea for Convention Attendees

    02/06/2010 5:20:07 AM PST · by Kaslin · 39 replies · 860+ views
    Townhall.com ^ | February 6, 2010 | Jillian Bandes
    If you read any of the extensive coverage of the Tea Party Convention going on this weekend in Nashville, TN, be prepared for dramatic stories of rampant grassroots infighting, questionable convention finances, and radical convention-goers flocking after polarizing demagogues. The real story? Much different. Attendees are wildly enthusiastic, not just about speakers, but about ideas. Those ideas are focused almost exclusively on basic conservative principles like limited government and fiscal responsibility (not the Obama birther conspiracy). And attendees are barely aware of the criticism that has been launched at the Tea Party Convention by mainstream media outlets. "It's a good...
  • Tea Party Turns Nasty: ‘It’s Our Country – Let’s Take It Back’ ["Extremists Come To The Fore"]

    02/05/2010 7:31:32 PM PST · by Steelfish · 44 replies · 2,272+ views
    London Times ^ | February 05, 2010 | Tim Reid
    February 6, 2010 Tea Party Turns Nasty: ‘It’s Our Country – Let’s Take It Back’ Sarah Palin is due to address the Tea Party Convention in Nashville tonight Tim Reid in Nashville 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. Here in the vast Gaylord resort in Nashville, where 600 members of the conservative grassroots phenomenon that exploded in revolt against President Obama’s economic policies have gathered, it would be advisable not to wear...
  • ABC Reporter Attacks National Tea Party Convention Leaders During Press Conference

    02/05/2010 9:55:30 PM PST · by GVnana · 24 replies · 3,147+ views
    BigGovernment.com ^ | 252010 | Jim Hoft
    That Didn't Take Long...ABC Reporter Attacks National Tea Party Convention Leaders During Press Conference You just knew before this weekend was over that the mainstream media would insert itself into the story.The presss conference was packed today at the National Tea Party Convention but not everyone acted like they were glad to be there. The media elites could only sit on their hands for so long. After biting his lip for twenty minutes New York-based ABC reporter John Berman ripped into the National Tea Party Convention leaders at their press conference today. John was visibly upset after attending former Rep....
  • Msnbc is having far left Ed Schultz Anchor Tea Party Con at 9pm

    02/05/2010 8:34:42 PM PST · by Danderson · 41 replies · 1,142+ views
    http://twitter.com/msnbc_tv/status/8690841060
    MSNBC will to air special coverage of Sarah Palin's speech to the 1st National Tea Party Convention, Saturday, 9p ET. Ed Schultz anchors
  • Tea Party Fireworks: Speaker Rips McCain, Obama, 'Cult of Multiculturalism' (Tancredo slams McCain)

    02/04/2010 11:01:00 PM PST · by rabscuttle385 · 141 replies · 4,959+ views
    ABC News ^ | 2010-02-04
    Ex-Rep. Tom Tancredo Suggests 'Civics, Literacy Test' Would Have Foiled Obama's Election; High-Priced National 'Tea Party' Convention Stirs Debate Among Factions. BY STEVEN PORTNOY & JOHN BERMAN NASHVILLE, Tenn., Feb. 4, 2010. The opening-night speaker at first ever National Tea Party Convention ripped into President Obama, Sen. John McCain and "the cult of multiculturalism," asserting that Obama was elected because "we do not have a civics, literacy test before people can vote in this country." The speaker, former Rep. Tom Tancredo, R-Colo., told about 600 delegates in a Nashville, Tenn., ballroom that in the 2008 election, America "put a committed...
  • What I'll say today at 1st Tea Party Convention/ J.Farrah and the Birth Certificate

    02/05/2010 6:05:34 PM PST · by wintertime · 18 replies · 1,071+ views
    WND ^ | Feb.5,2010 | jJoseph Farah
    (SNIP) I have a dream. My dream is that IF Barack Obama even seeks re-election as president in 2012, he won't be able to go to any city, any town, any hamlet in America without seeing signs that ask, "Where's the birth certificate?" It's a simple question. The rest of the media think it's ridiculous, which makes me certain it's one of the most important questions we can be asking. It really hits the target. Polls now show 33 percent of Californians either believe Obama was born outside the country or have doubts about his alleged Hawaiian birth. Nationwide it's...
  • 'Tea Party' Convention A Forum For Woes, Worries

    02/05/2010 5:05:01 PM PST · by Steelfish · 10 replies · 484+ views
    LATimes ^ | February 05, 2010 | Kathleen Hennessey
    'Tea Party' Convention A Forum For Woes, Worries Among conservative activists gathered in Nashville, education is a frequent source of outrage. Don't forget immigration, religious freedom and the bailout. Kathleen Hennessey February 5, 2010. Reporting from Nashville - Ask Gail Hathaway, a warm, 61-year-old retired nurse from Vonore, Tenn., what she wants out of the "tea party" movement and she returns the quizzical look of someone worried she's been asked a trick question. "What do I want? Well, I want it all to stop," she said late Thursday night from the floor of the National Tea Party Convention, an event...
  • Tea Party Group Plans Political Action Committee

    02/05/2010 5:09:11 PM PST · by Steelfish · 8 replies · 320+ views
    NYTimes ^ | February 05, 2010 | Kate Zernike
    Tea Party Group Plans Political Action Committee KATE ZERNIKE February 5, 2010 NASHVILLE — Trying to turn grassroots anger into political power, members of the Tea Party movement who are gathered for their inaugural convention here announced plans to form a political action committee to raise money and provide political consulting and campaign management for conservative candidates. The organizers said the committee aims to raise $10 million this year, and is hoping to back conservative candidates in five races to start; in the most highly visible, organizers said, they want to run a candidate against Senator Blanche Lincoln, an Arkansas...
  • Tom Tancredo to Tea Partiers: ‘Thank God John McCain Lost’

    02/05/2010 1:10:28 PM PST · by pissant · 125 replies · 2,032+ views
    WSJ ^ | 2/5/10 | Sue Davis
    <p>If Tea Party activists are unhappy with President Barack Obama, it would have been a lot worse under President John McCain, Tom Tancredo declared Thursday in opening remarks at the convention in Nashville, Tenn.</p> <p>“Thank God John McCain lost the election,” the former GOP congressman from Colorado and 2008 presidential candidate said to cheers and applause from the 600 grassroots activists in attendance.</p>
  • Where Is ''tea Party'' Heading? Leaves Are Unclear

    02/05/2010 12:29:54 PM PST · by mdittmar · 36 replies · 496+ views
    The New York Times ^ | February 5, 2010 | THE ASSOCIATED PRESS
    The ''tea party'' activists all agree: Government is too big. Spending is out of control. Individual freedom is at risk. And President Barack Obama's policies are making it all worse.But that's where the consensus ends among the diverse groups of frustrated Americans who count themselves part of this fledgling coalition.''We're afraid and we're fed up and we're angry,'' says Donna Henton of Blair, Neb. ''But where this is going to go, we just don't know.''If the people attending the first national ''tea party'' convention here are uncertain, imagine the difficulties of the Republican and Democratic parties, both of which are...