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Why the Nashville Tea Party matters, or does it?

With Bachmann and others dropping out of their prior speaking engagements at the Nashville Tea Party, it leaves one to wonder if the Tea Party movement is dead in the water, or if there are bigger plans for it. My personal assessment of what will occur hit me this morning listening to the radio host of a local neo conservative station we have here in Tennessee when it was announced that Palin would be in attendance. I would dare guess those that are willing to split the bill to attend such a pricy convention are going specifically to fall at the feet of the far right wing neoconservative Goddess; Palin, and really nothing more. The main stream tea party goers have no interest in throwing out big bucks in order to hear the status quo talk about how Romney, Huckabee, and the same old same old has also gone "rouge" to ensure a neoconservative spot on the 2012 stage, which is Palins role for the GOP. It is again my opinion that two things will come from this, and they are as follows:
1. The left wing MSM will portrait this as a failure and lack of support for the original tea party. They will speak of tea-baggers as a past tense force, and more than likely throw in a couple of derogatory comments about how standing up against record deficits, health care that does not focus on health care, cap and tax, and things of this nature are racist in nature. A lot of talk with zero substance, which is the norm.
2. The MSM on both the left and right will anoint Palin as the "new leader" of the tea party, as she steers the Christian right over the cliff of neo-conservatism wrapped in a quasi constitutional package. She will then be the Mrs. tea party of Fox news as she claims her status as the new leader and starts organizing the Christian right to support all the status quo candidates such as Romney, Huckabee, and so on... Because they love the constitution and Jesus, Dontcha know. This is an attempt to counter liberty candidates, and I would dare guess her support for Rand was a “Do what you can, and as little as you can to impress the Ron Paul crowd” move, directed by the GOP campaign analysts.
In the end Palin will have no choice but to show America that she is no different than self proclaimed “Maverick” McCain, and Americans will soon forget that in 2008 all candidates short of Ron Paul stated that the economy was good, and that they fully support “all” Bush policies. If you were amongst the awakened you knew they were pandering to the corporations and military industrial complex more than the American people, and it will be the same in 2012. Your opinion?

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meekandmild's picture

The Nashville Tea Party is a for profit private event put on by

Tea party nation

ecorob's picture

i live in tennessee...

90 miles from Nashville! I consider it my "home" as I claim it as a Tennessean.

Will I be going? NO!

Why? Because this hijacked faction of the Tea Party does NOT represent me.

This is the Hannity Tea Party and it is destined to fail miserably just as the pundits hoped it would.

Am I worried? NO!

My "movement" is alive and well. Do you wonder where it is focused now? Look to Kentucky and Texas. You will find us there.

its 'cos I owe ya, my young friend...
Rockin' the FREE world in Tennessee since 1957!
9/11 Truth.

I believe reality is

I believe reality is outpacing people's attempt to characterize it. We ASSUME party formation, platforms, the donation-churning machinery, endorsements are the stuff of the next several months in this election year, but all of this is less important than what is actually happening. An enormous block of voters does not associate with any party or movement right now and is unlikely to do so. They WILL align with candidates, they will not align with movements or parties. Every race is becoming individualized, money is less relevant, messages that work in one place have no success elsewhere. Everyone from Gingrich today to the RNC, the DNC and DP boggers is using the tactics of past wars.. they hold less importance, I'm convinced of that.

10-15 million more voters need to believe in non-interventionism (liberty) at home and abroad to change America. Minds changed on Syria. Minds changing on privacy. "Printing money" is part of the dialogue. Win minds through focus, strategy.

sounds about right....

except I have observed another phenomenon... many of the tea partiers are rapidly educating themselves. I think they are morphing quickly and are studying much the same material that we Paulites have studied. Religious roots die hard, but the association of Republicans with war and increased government control is hard to deny... I think more of the tea partiers are crossing over and perhaps the races like Medina's will serve to pick up the pace of the educating process...

Also, a comment was made by the Vermont Secession group that many Democrats are completely disillusioned right now... that should further alter the equation substantially...

my opinion

Only 600 people at Nashville's Tea Party
http://blogs.knoxnews.com/silence/archives/2010/02/only_600_...

►Don't worry. The REAL tea party is alive and well....
Reminds me of a parade....
with Sarah Palin running down the street yelling
"Which way did they go?.... I must FIND them..."
"I'm their LEADER!"

This is just as vomitous as the "staged" events planned
by Rick Perry (with Sarah and Ted Nugent as the paid judas goats)
trying to "herd" the movement in Texas.
Not going to happen folks.

Since their (obvious) attempts at trying
to hijack, centralize and co-opt the growing dissent/movement is failing...
(for all to see)....

You will now watch the Media try and subvert it.
A psyop.... not much different than 'Tokyo Rose' type program
and bring "news" of battles lost.. struggling factions.... to make the Patriot
feel "alone", hopeless and seed discouragement.

That's why we're here.
It's FAR from over...
It's just getting STARTED!

My opinion?

Fight fire with fire. Trojan horse style. Pretend to be with the hijacked anti-democrat pitch and then when the time comes unleash an exposure campaign of all neo-cons and support their opponents........

My opinion?

The market place of ideas will either accept or reject this charade.

5 years ago, I would not have said this, but, today, we truly have a free market place of ideas.

My opinion?

I think it means a lot that Palin endorsed Rand Paul, and that she is taking the time to speak at a Tea Party Rally. No doubt, she is very popular, over a million Fans on Facebook. She is just what the Liberty movement needs. Can you imagine if she endorsed Ron Paul in 2012, or if she ran with him as VP?

Not holding anything against you....

We have all been at different levels of "awakened" and from your comment it appears that you have fallen for the Palin campaign. She does not stand for liberty,small government, or any of that. She is for the status quo pro war, pro spending, neo conservatives. You point out that she has 1 million followers on face book, but if you read the following article there are many that follow her that are more awake to the reality of what her mission is, and it will not be long before she is fully exposed and minimized.
http://www.huffingtonpost.com/marlene-h-phillips/support-mcc...

Fox news will attempt to spin her for partisans, but as we saw the partisans are the ones that attended the Nashville tea party, as the liberty portion opted out. There are several articles floating around about how her GOP status quo partisan views were views negatively by many. Mainly on face book the blow back was for her support for McCain.

http://www.examiner.com/x-30890-Sarah-Palin-Examiner~y2010m1...

Always remember:
"It does not require a majority to prevail, but rather an irate, tireless minority keen to set brush fires in people's minds." ~ Samuel Adams
If they hate us for our freedom, they must LOVE us now....

Stay IRATE, remain TIRELESS, an

It means $100k in Palin's pocket

...for those who want to hear the Queen of Incoherence speak. She has established what she is..it's all about the haggling of price now and personal recognition. No principles. She needs to back Medina and not Perry..she is not a rogue..but a typical GOP establishment, self serving, simplistic, populist, war mongering, Israeli firster 'personality'.

"I think we are living in a world of lies: lies that don't even know they are lies, because they are the children and grandchildren of lies." ~ Chris Floyd

ecorob's picture

very well stated, Liberty_Belle!

I couldn't agree with you more.

its 'cos I owe ya, my young friend...
Rockin' the FREE world in Tennessee since 1957!
9/11 Truth.

Other than the money, I truly think she has an agenda...

I think she is attempting to be the face of the partisan tea party members, but so far as attracting all I do think there is enough anger to minimize her involvement.

Always remember:
"It does not require a majority to prevail, but rather an irate, tireless minority keen to set brush fires in people's minds." ~ Samuel Adams
If they hate us for our freedom, they must LOVE us now....

Stay IRATE, remain TIRELESS, an