08/5/11

Sticks, Stones and Dehumanization – History Repeats

By: T F Stern
T F Stern’s Rantings

Have you noticed the left’s marginalization of conservative values, more specifically folks who align themselves with the Tea Party movement? Glenn Beck touched on it during his radio show the other day; focusing on a disgusting name calling explosion which aired on MSNBC.

“Well Martin Bashir really went all out on this one. He brought a guest on who called Tea Party members aliens, cannibals, addicts and more – plus he said that if they don’t get their (…) what they want they will end up in a “Norway” situation!”

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“Many of the Tea Party people, they are some of the most responsible among us. These are people that have paid taxes their whole life. They have run businesses their whole life. They have done the right thing. They have never broken the law. They have never taken a handout. They have paid charity. They have tried to be decent law abiding citizens. And now what they are saying is, we will pay the price as well. We understand. But it’s best for our country and our children’s freedom to do it. That’s a psychosis? That’s nirvana? No, nirvana, nirvana is some socialist communist utopia that never happens. It always ends, can I even say poorly or is that the understatement of the entire universe?” Glenn said.

During the radio broadcast a history lesson was given, a reminder of a time, not too long ago, when an unpopular group of people were similarly branded as less than human; part of an agenda to have them eventually eradicated. Yes, the reference was to the Jews during the build up of public resentment and ridicule which marked the extermination of millions of people during the Holocaust.

People in high places are calling Tea Partiers a variety of names, none of them too flattering. From an article by Brian Faughnan, House Democrat Leaders: Tea Partiers Are Racist, Nazi, Gun Nuts, something the more than pliant news media is happy to broadcast steadily.

“This initiative is funded by the high end; we call it AstroTurf, it’s not really a grass-roots movement. It’s AstroTurf by some of the wealthiest people in America to keep the focus on tax cuts for the rich instead of for the great middle class,” Pelosi said.

Other House Democratic leaders took a different tack: One senior aide has been circulating a document to the media that debunks the effort as one driven by corporate lobbyists and attended by neo-Nazis…

In addition, the Tea Parties are “not really all about average citizens,” the document continues, saying neo-Nazis, militias, secessionists and racists are attending them. The tea parties are also not peaceful, since reporters in Cincinnati had to seek “police protection” during one of the events, it states.”

Nancy Pelosi, while speaking at Tufts University in Massachusetts back in April, gave some advice to the “other side of the isle,” but if you read between the lines the information is more telling about the old guard Republicans than perhaps they would like us to know.

“To my Republican friends: take back your party. So that it doesn’t matter so much who wins the election, because we have shared values about the education of our children, the growth of our economy, how we defend our country, our security and civil liberties, how we respect our seniors.”

This is the same (old guard) Republican Party which advocated larger government through No Child Left Behind, the same (old guard) Republican Party that caved over the “debt ceiling crisis” and agreed to add to the national debt rather than act responsibly. They promised to cut spending, eventually; except the spending cuts would happen so far down the line as to be a pipe dream which only the dimmest of light bulbs might accept as plausible.

Pelosi wants everyone to know how dangerous the Tea Party movement is to the rest of us. Tea Partiers are to be blamed for nearly taking the country over the cliff, defaulting on our monthly payments to those who’ve been dumb enough to lend us several trillion dollars more than we could ever pay back in several life times; but we can at least put together enough to pay the interest due. Tea Partiers are to blame for Obama considering a hold on Social Security payments to our elderly. Tea Partiers are to blame for our troops not getting paid as well; but only if Obama decides not to pay them.

John Kerry is following the play book as well, speaking on August 4th, Tea Partiers are hostage takers with guns:

“There is a small group that has the ability in the last days to hold the entire country and our economy hostage and were willing to literally shoot the hostage,” said Senator Kerry.

The Democratic U.S Senator from Massachusetts slammed the Tea Party for equating compromise to a “form of treason” and bringing the country to the brink of default by blocking efforts in Washington to raise the federal debt ceiling “that would have guaranteed a financial crisis more severe than anything since the Great Depression.”’

In yet another assault on Tea Party members within the Republican Party, as reported by Jonathan Allen and John Bresnahan at the Politico:

“Rep. Emanuel Cleaver (D-Mo.) called it a “Satan sandwich,” and Rep. Luis Gutierrez (D-Ill.) seemed to enjoy the heat analogy, saying: “the Tea Partiers and the GOP have made their slash and burn lunacy clear, and while I do not love this compromise, my vote is a hose to stop the burning. The arsonists must be stopped.”

It wouldn’t be fair to leave out Joe Bidden, Vice President and heir to the Presidency. Joe must not be taking his lithium; but it’s fun to listen when he babbles on, even if he denies having said it during the Democrat Caucus this past Monday.

“We have negotiated with terrorists,” an angry (Rep Mike) Doyle (D-Pa) said, according to sources in the room. “This small group of terrorists have made it impossible to spend any money.”

Biden, driven by his Democratic allies’ misgivings about the debt-limit deal, responded: “They have acted like terrorists.”

Do you see how this matches the template used by the propaganda machine in pre WWII Germany? The Jews were to blame for the poor economy, the Jews were to blame for unemployment, the Jews were to blame; get rid of the Jews and Germany will once again be able to stand proud.

Tea Partiers are to blame for all the ills of our broken nation. If only the Tea Partiers would shut up; better yet, go away! Isn’t that the message being sent?

“Sticks and stones may break my bones; but words can never harm me;” a particle of truth in the popular saying when we were in grade school. The cold hard fact of it, there’s a purpose behind attacking the Tea Party movement. The ideas of our founders must be eradicated from public discourse regardless of the methods used. Those who support constitutional restraints on government, responsible spending and a balanced budget must be marginalized and their influence on society removed in order for the statist Utopia promised by Hope and Change to come about.

This article has been cross-posted to The Moral Liberal, a publication whose banner reads, “Defending The Judeo-Christian Ethic, Limited Government & The American Constitution.”

08/5/11

WOOHOO!!! First Pictures from Wisconsin Rallies!

Hello everyone – we are sending you this LIVE report from the Hudson, Wisconsin Tea Party rally – our first rally in the statewide bus tour and advertising blitz to defeat the RECALLs against the Republican State Senators who bravely stood with Gov. Scott Walker.

I’m going to post the pictures below – so you can scroll down to see them – and we’ll have video and blog reports posted later today as well. But I also want to remind everyone, we have only 5 1/2 more hours left to raise money for our current round of TV advertising buys.

You can contribute any amount from as little as $5 to the maximum allowed contribution of $5,000. TV ads are running at the rate of about $125 – $500 per spot depending on the time of day in the Green Bay and Milwaukee markets (two of the most important in the state). The TV ad rates can run as high as $5,000 for ads to run during certain shows in Prime Time, but we have not yet bought any of these most expensive ads.

In other parts of the states ads average anywhere from $50 per spot to $200 per spot.

So if you can afford to make a contribution of $100 you can have the pleasure of knowing your contribution will help pay for 1-2 TV ads in various parts of Wisconsin ahead of Tuesday’s critical election.

Again, if you can, please make a contribution for our TV ad blitz through the state. We have to make our next ad buy in 6 hours so we need as many people to support us as possible – and we need help right away!

If you prefer you can also mail in a contribution to our headquarters:

Campaign To Defeat Obama
P.O. Box 601684
Sacramento, CA 95860-1684

08/5/11

Must See Video Shows What We Face in Wisconsin RECALLs

This morning we are launching the Tea Party Express tour through Wisconsin to fight back against the Barack Obama, MoveOn.org and Union Boss led RECALL campaigns against the brave GOP Senators who stood behind Gov. Scott Walker.

This is one of the most important efforts we have ever engaged in since patriots came together to form the Tea Party movement in 2009.

You need to understand what we are up against. Nearly $15 MILLION has been spent so far in these RECALL campaigns and national Democrat leaders have poured all sorts of resources into these RECALLs. That’s why it’s important that somebody stand up to them.

To see for yourself what we face, please watch this news report below. It shows Governor Scott Walker at the Wisconsin State Fair to do what every Governor in Wisconsin does – ceremoniously open the fair. Instead, the well-organized Left and Union Bosses organized yet another mob to shout him down. Please see the video below:

 

So we have a choice, friends. We can sit back, do nothing and let Obama, MoveOn.org and the Union Bosses dominate these campaigns, or we can rally patriots together and fight back – and we chose to fight. The consequences of failure are too severe. We cannot afford to lose to the liberals and let them win these RECALL elections.

So we need your help – everyone around the country can support us as we engage in this fight. We’ve launched a TV and radio ad campaign, but we need to raise A LOT more money in the next 24 hours so we can be competitive with liberal groups backed by Barack Obama. You can support this effort by making a contribution – HERE.

We still need 68 more people to contribute $100 or more in the next 24 hours. If you can make a contribution of $100 or more please make that donation – HERE.

2nd – We need big crowds at our Tea Party Express Wisconsin rallies that will be taking place this Friday, August 4th – Monday, August 8th. We now have rally locations and times listed for ALL events on our website: www.TeaPartyExpress.org.

Please, please, please also help us spread the word to others about these rallies! If you use Facebook then we urgently need you to go to the Wisconsin Tea Party Express Event Page and RSVP your attendance (even if you can’t physically make it to a rally) to this effort. And here’s the important point, we then need you to click “Select Guests to Invite” and invite all your conservative, pro-tea party friends to this event so you can help us get the word out and build “buzz” for this effort. Here’s the link to the Facebook Event Page: https://www.facebook.com/event.php?eid=212310648820458

Finally, to reiterate, we really do need everyone’s help to raise the money to pay for this effort. Besides the costs of the tour (gas for a tour bus is exorbitantly expensive), we also have to pay for our TV and radio ad campaign to back this effort up. Please make a contribution by clicking the CONTRIBUTE button below.

If you prefer, you can also mail a contribution to our national headquarters at this address:

Tea Party Express
8795 Folsom Boulevard, Suite 103
Sacramento, CA 95826-3720

Update:

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: August 5, 2011
CONTACT: Levi Russell at [email protected], or (509) 979-6615

RECALL VETERAN HOWARD KALOOGIAN IN WISCONSIN FOR TEA PARTY EXPRESS “RESTORING COMMON SENSE” PRE-ELECTION TOUR

Conservative rallies being held today in Hudson, La Crosse

The Tea Party Express (www.TeaPartyExpress.org) considered one of the most aggressive and influential national tea party groups, kicks off a tour through Wisconsin today that will rally support for Republican State Senators who have come under attack.

Howard Kaloogian, known for launching the historic Recall Gray Davis Committee and playing a pivotal role in recalling California Democratic Governor Davis, will join the tour as a consultant and featured speaker.

Rallies today, August 5th:

Hudson, WI: 12 Noon – 1:30 PM
Lakefront Park Bandshell on First Street

La Crosse, WI: 5:30-7:00 PM
Copeland Park Oktoberfest Shelter
1130 Copeland Park Dr.

The “Restoring Common Sense” pre-election tour will visit nine cities with rallies featuring conservative speakers, singers, and entertainers. A large coalition has come together to support this effort, with national groups including Tea Party Nation, FreedomWorks, 60 Plus, Patriot Action Network, Grassfire Nation, American Grassroots Coalition and the Campaign to Defeat Barack Obama contributing to the effort.

The full tour schedule is posted at www.TeaPartyExpress.org.

For more information or to schedule an interview, please contact Levi Russell at 509-979-6615 or [email protected]

08/5/11

Tea Party Express Wisconsin: “Hudson, La Crosse” Edition – Updated

By: Dave Logan
ThirdWaveDave

Day one of TPX Wisconsin begins with a noon rally in Hudson and then on to La Crosse at 5:30 PM. Tour embed Andrea Shea King will report in as events unfold. I will update this post with her reports, or you can check her site at The Radio Patriot. Terresa Monroe-Hamilton’s NoisyRoom Blog will provide cross-posting of the TPX tour as well.

Yesterday was a travel day for the TPX crew – hectic, of course – but after everyone was safely situated on the ground in Wisconsin, a nice dinner was had by all. Reports from the dinner table indicate Italian faire, served home style with lots of conversation revolving around national politics as well as the immediate situation in Wisconsin. I can tell you this: there’s lots of work to been done by TPX in Wisconsin. The left’s union organizers are well funded and organized, working door to door to get the vote out for the recall next Tuesday.

When Amy Kremer arrived to dinner, talk of her interview with Greta began. It was a good segment for Amy and TPX, even though Greta attempted to throw Amy off her game with a final surprise question. Amy handled it just fine and stood solid with her answer.

By all accounts it was a great dinner, but it wasn’t all play. Preparation for the upcoming rallies had to be discussed, speech themes had to be nailed down and organized as well. Andrea knows the message she wants to communicate to Wisconsin voters and as in past TPX tours, she will deliver with flying colors. She’s not afraid of public speaking – in fact, the bigger the crowd, the better. All the TPX tour members have in common the ability to go before large crowds and get their points across in a very limited amount of time. It’s a rare and valuable talent.

Ok, that’s about it for now. When things begin to happen in Hudson and La Crosse, I will update this post, so check back throughout the day.

UPDATE from Hudson’s rally:

TPX just arrived and the rally has just gotten underway. Protesters are there with signs with the goal of disrupting the rally. Looking for good TV coverage. Below are a couple pics just sent by tour embed Andrea Shea King.

More from the Hudson rally via TPX press release:

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: August 5, 2011
CONTACT: Levi Russell at [email protected], or (509) 979-6615

TEA PARTY EXPRESS CONQUERS UNION PROTESTERS AT “RESTORING COMMON SENSE” TOUR KICKOFF!

Large crowd of conservatives rally to defend Sen. Harsdorf in Hudson

HUDSON, WI – The Tea Party Express kicked off their Wisconsin tour today with a large crowd of enthusiastic supporters who were treated to conservative singers, speakers and entertainers who defended Sen. Harsdorf and advocated for fiscal responsibility.

Although a sizable group of protesters chanted insults and attempted to disrupt the event, they were quickly drowned out by the music of the Rivoli Revue, who kicked off the energetic rally with the Star Spangled Banner.

The “Restoring Common Sense” pre-election tour continues across the state to visit a total of nine cities. A large coalition has come together to support this effort, with national groups including Tea Party Nation, FreedomWorks, 60 Plus, Patriot Action Network, Grassfire Nation, American Grassroots Coalition and the Campaign to Defeat Barack Obama contributing to the effort. The full tour schedule is posted at www.TeaPartyExpress.org.

For more information or to schedule an interview, please contact Levi Russell at 509-979-6615 or [email protected]