I. Slander against the Tea Party
Candidate facebook pages are a wonderful opportunity to confront opponent's supporters. Unanswerable questions are the most entertaining.
For example, I've been asking Herman Cain supporters why Herman doesn't like to be called Federal Reserve Chairman Cain.
At first, they say stuff like it would be the same as calling him high school student Cain, ie., a title that no longer applies. Then you can remind them that Romney is still referred to as Governor, Gingrich is still called Speaker etc.
You know you've got them when they start calling you vulgar names.
FROM BOSTON, REQUESTS ARE FOR PEOPLE TO CALL MAYOR AND BPD
REPORT: "The police look very reluctant, look like they really don't want to do this....police relations with Occupy Boston have been excellent ...Message to Mayor CALL OFF POLICE"...ALSO REPORTED...TEA PARTY MEMBERS HAVE JOINED...my friend is talking to Libertarians who are standing in solidarity..."we don't like corporations moving off-shore to avoid taxes
VETERANS FOR PEACE ARE CIRCLED AND STANDING WATCH, HAVE SURROUNDED THEMSELVES WITH POLICE TAPE.
"Libertarian Presidential candidates Ron Paul and Gary Johnson now share the same official position with the Al Qaeda terrorist organization, that the killing of confirmed Al Qaeda terrorist Awlaki by the U.S. armed forces was an "illegal" action even though the U.S. was attacked by Al Qaeda on Sept 11, 2001 and Awlaki was a confirmed Al Qaeda leader. Today, Al Qaeda confirmed that they share the exact same position. Share your thoughts about this."
Go read some of the comments. We have some defenders fighting the good fight, but overall ...it's not going so well.
Written by Jack Kerwick, Ph.D.
Monday, 10 October 2011 12:51
Within the last few years, a phenomenon emerged to become among the most formidable forces in contemporary American politics. It goes by the name of “the Tea Party movement.”
Supposedly, the Tea Party movement is not affiliated with either of our two national political parties. Rather, it is composed of millions of ordinary Americans who, jealous as they are of the liberties bequeathed to them by their progeny, find intolerable the gargantuan proportions to which the federal government has grown.
Very well done: http://www.thenewamerican.com/opinion/jack-kerwick/9307-the-...
I was on Freedom Watch tonight to discuss why the Tea Party and Occupy Wall Street should work together.
While our brave children continue to battle in the streets against the total destruction of the middle class. The Tee party has found a new cause to support. Thats right the T party bigwig Justin Phillips wants all to stop watching Monday Night Football. After racist redneck Hank Williams compared Barrack Obama to Hitler. Way to go T party way to stay relavent.
from Time magazine article...
Occupy Wall Street: A Tea Party for the Left?
An open letter and warning from a former tea party movement adherent to the Occupy Wall Street movementSubmitted by rex84 on Tue, 10/04/2011 - 07:44
I didn't write this letter but it's well worth the read, as well as are the responses below it:
I don't expect you to believe me. I want you to read this, take it with a grain of salt, and do the research yourself. You may not believe me, but I want your movement to succeed. From a former tea partier to you, young new rebels, there's some advice to prevent what happened to our now broken movement from happening to you. I don't agree with everything your movement does, but I sympathize with your cause and agree on our common enemy. You guys are very intelligent and I trust that you will take this in the spirit it is intended.
I wish I could believe this Occupy Wall Street was still about (r)Evolution, but so far, all I am seeing is a painful rehash of how the government turned the pre-Presidential election tea party movement into the joke it is now. We were anarchists and ultra-libertarians, but above all we were peaceful. So, the media tried painting us as racists. But when that didn't work they tried to goad us into violence. When that failed, they killed our movement with money and false kindness from the theocratic arm of the Republican party. That killed our popular support.
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Forgive the misleading title, but I think it was the only way I could get those within the Tea Party who are adverse to the mention of Ron Paul's name to watch this video. If you guys can spread it around to tea party groups, I think some folks would change their minds on the assassination of al-Awlaki or at least have some serious reservations about how far we have come as a nation.
Here's how I've tried to frame the argument when talking to fellow Tea Partiers:
We should be terrified for the day Barack Obama declares the Tea Party a terrorist organization and sends a Predator Drone to neutralize the radicalizing forces here in America...
Prominent Tea Partiers may very well be at the top of Barack Obama's list... and this killing of an America-hating American sets a dangerous precedent by saying the Obama administration can kill Americans if they think they're a radical terrorist.
I think this is a great piece that points out some of the things that happened to the Tea Party movement, and also points out the commonalities between the recent Occupy Wall Street protests and our own Liberty movement. Really, we should no longer buy into the left vs right, democrat vs republican paradigm, as I believe that is deliberately pushed by the establishment to dilute and break up the popular uprising. We all have differences, that's what makes this country so unique, but we also have a common enemy, corporatism, and those who seek to destroy our constitution and our rights.
Hitting the market in the most polarizing way can often bring friends of principle together. 6 weeks later is the Florida primary. Its 9 days before Xmas. Hello grassroots.. this is our moment to shine. Who does the GOP really have? Clones of bush via Karl rove. Romney will only get party loyalists. Perry is going down. Bachman? Cain??? Its up to this movement to make it happen. We created the tea party. It is full well time enough to show the tea party the principles in which it was founded. Peace. Rights and sound money. Following the rule of law.
'Peaace is a powerful message.' RP 2008
We should try to get some influence to the Iowa Tea Party. I remember seeing an interview from its head Ryan Rhodes during the straw poll and of course he did not mention Ron Paul.
Here is his contact information- maybe we can send some supporters to one of their meetings.
Ryan Rhodes 515-441-0173 Rhodes4rep@gmail.com