MUST READ: Secret Tea Party Memo is Public

I’ve got some very big news to share with you that up until now has been a secret.

Today, Ken Vogel, a reporter for Politico.com broke a fairly big scoop. He managed to obtain a copy of what had been a very secret strategic planning memo I had written in my capacity as Coordinator of the Tea Party Express exactly one year ago.

And so now since the word is out, we wanted to share this strategy memo with you, our supporters. We are very excited to finally be able to share with you the behind-the-scenes strategic thinking that was behind the incredible success of the Tea Party Express.

You see the Tea Party Express wasn’t an accident. It was a carefully considered and well-planned project that was designed to enage local tea party groups all across the country to join together to make a difference and help take our country back – while still allowing those local groups to retain their independence and autonomy. And it’s been a phenomenal success that has infuriated the Left and many within the media as well.

Keep reading for more details below, but if you simply can’t wait, you can read what had been the secret memo for yourself – HERE.

As you’ll note when you read the memo, the plan was to find a way to engage in political action to defeat the worst of the tax-spend-bailout Democrats and RINO Republicans in Congress.

And for the past year, YOU – our supporters, have helped us to implement this plan. We have achieved a success far beyond our wildest dreams, and I know from reading your emails and talking to you at the 100+ tea party rallies we’ve held across this nation how excited you are about all that we have achieved.

We spent over $350,000 to help elect Scott Brown – and employed a national TV advertising campaign when the local advertising inventory sold out, so we could reach voters in the state via a medium that the Democrats had failed to think of using.

We helped to force the retirement of sellout Congressman Bart Stupak, after launching a $250,000 “Defeat Bart Stupak” TV and radio advertising blitz and series of 5 Tea Party Express rallies throughout his rural Michigan district.

We stood up for Doug Hoffman (the Conservative Party candidate) over the RINO Republican, Dede Scozzafava in Upstate New York. We almost beat the establishment of BOTH the Democrat and Republican parties. You see, we here at the Tea Party Express stand for conservatism, and sadly the Republican Party at times needs to be reminded to adhere to its conservative principles.

And, perhaps most notably, we’ve spent over $500,000 to “Defeat Harry Reid” – more than any other group – and watched as Reid’s poll numbers have plunged along the way. You saw the impact we had at the start of this tour when we brought out 20,000 people to the middle of the desert for the “Showdown in Searchlight.”

We don’t just TALK about doing things, with your help we’ve taken real ACTION. And we did so without being a part of the political establishment.

So, please, take a few moments and read this memo, now that it’s out in the public domain. We’ve already been putting together new strategies reflective of the current political environment we face, and you are going to be very excited about what we have in store from this point until November 2010 congressional elections!

FIRST: Read the once-secret memo – HERE.

SECOND: After you’ve done so, please support our efforts to achieve even greater success. Please make a contribution to the Tea Party Express – HERE.


Fantastic Aerial Footage of Massive Crowd – Boston Tea Party

What an amazing day for great patriots – here’s the aerial footage from the “Boston Tea Party” that we here at the Tea Party Express just hosted with Gov. Sarah Palin.

You – our supporters – made this happen with your donations and volunteer assistance. You all should be so proud! It was a fantastic event. Really incredible. Well over 10,000 people streamed in during the 2 1/2 hour event!!! Watch the aerial footage:

And tomorrow it gets better as the Tea Party Express pulls into Washington, D.C. for a series of events. We invite you to join us if you’ll be in or near the D.C. area.

For complete details on our April 15th events in Washington D.C. – CLICK HERE.


Links To Visit – 04/14/10

TPM – Tea Party Movement Spreads To Military (Hat Tip: Jean Stoner)

Gateway Pundit – WOW!… New Poll Has Republican Charles Djou Tied In Hawaii Rep Race

Gateway Pundit – That’s Weird?… Obama’s Nuclear Summit Logo Is an Islamic Crest

Gateway Pundit – SARAH PALIN Rallies Tea Party Patriots in Boston …Update: 13,000-16,000 At Rally

Gateway Pundit – Police Release Description of Allee Bautsch Attacker; Video Shows Republicans Threatened Outside Brennan’s

Gateway Pundit – Alan Grayson Wins Muzzie For Latest Attempt to Quash Free Speech

Gateway Pundit – President Obama: “Whether We Like It Or Not, We Remain a Dominant Military Superpower” (Video)

Gateway Pundit – 6.9 Magnitude Earthquake in Western China – Dozens At Least 400 Dead

Gateway Pundit – Pope Benedict’s Birthplace Defiled By Vandals

Gateway Pundit – GOP Official & Boyfriend Savagely Beaten In Politically Motivated Attack – Including Broken Leg, Jaw, Concussion… Media Silent …UPDATES & Police Report

Gateway Pundit – Awful. Obama Snubs Georgian President Saakashvilli at Nuclear Summit

Gateway Pundit – Hoyer Slams “Denier” Michele Bachmann For Not Going Along With Bogus N-Word Attack On Tea Party Protesters

Continue reading


Financial News Update – 04/14/10

Read the bill: Obamacare socks middle class with $3.9 billion tax increase (Hat Tip: Jean Stoner)

Obama’s Secret Power Grabs (Hat Tip: Jean Stoner)

Doctor shortage? 28 states may expand nurses’ role (Hat Tip: Nancy Jacques)

Fire and Fraud in Spokane

Chinese Turbines in Texas Spur ‘Buy American’ Push (Update1) (Hat Tip: Brian B.)

Regime Drops Cancer Victim’s Medicaid, Sentences Her to Death (Hat Tip: Jean Stoner)

Debt panel’s bind: Cut funds or hike taxes

Hopes dim for bipartisan banking bill

White House: Stimulus showered billions on taxpayers

Tea-party mania: Taxpayers to storm White House (Hat Tip: Jean Stoner)

Obama’s involvement in Chicago Climate Exchange—the rest of the story (Hat Tip: Jean Stoner)

Uncle Sam Goes to Debtors’ Prison

Morning Bell: Wall Street Bailouts Forever

Side Effects: Obamacare’s “Donut Hole” for Young Adults

Global Warming, Melting Glaciers and Prohibition

More tyranny + more taxes = More American tea parties

Speech (Spanking on Raising Taxes) Given From the Floor! MUST READ! (Hat Tip: Jean Stoner)

Mortgage Banker Mobbed by Furious Borrowers

Morgan Stanley Fund May Lose $5.4 Billion: Report

UNIVERSITY OF TEXAS ACCOUNTING PROF.: Released to Near Silence, the U.S. Treasury 2009 Financial Report Shows Dire Course. (Hat Tip: Kim Priestap)

GOP: Dems Have Increased Taxes by $670 Billion and Counting

Banks to Supreme Court: Fed Should Keep Emergency Lending Secret

Beef price surges following harsh winter

How Many Earmarks Have You Bought?

Who Is the ‘Pork King’ of Congress?

How Did YOUR Senator Vote on Earmark Ban?

It’s All Your Money: Debt Commission

Bernanke Confident in Economic Recovery

Watchdog: Obama Foreclosure Aid Leaves Many Out

Retail Sales Up for Third Straight Month in March


Implications of the U.S. National Debt — The Upright Spike

What Makes a Home Valuable?

CBO chief says debt ‘unsustainable’.

Gold hits record high for British investors; The price of gold has risen to an all-time high in sterling and euro terms.

Meredith Whitney: Housing Will Fall Again

Is the World’s Second Biggest Economy On the Ropes?

Stocks Trade Mixed After Alcoa Results Fall Short

February Trade Deficit Increases to $39.7 Billion

Oil Price Slide Continues for Fifth Straight Day

Pensions: The Untold Crime of the Century

The Power of Gold

With 1 in 5 Americans Out Of Work, Obama Issues One Million Green Cards

A Mortgage Crisis Picturebook Even a Progressive Could Understand

Did The Fed Just (Surreptitiously) Bail Out Europe?

Cap and Trade: A License Required for Your Home.



By: Dave Logan

Dedicated to the crew of Tea Party Express III.

JUST MONTHS before his death, General George S. Patton, Jr., was able to make a brief and final visit back home to the United States. Patton was ordered home to lead a nationwide War Bond Tour supporting the remaining war efforts in the Pacific Theater. A final push toward victory over Japan.

Patton’s first stop on U.S. soil would be Boston, Massachusetts, where he’d have the opportunity to spend some time with his family, albeit a short amount. The Patton visit to Boston, and subsequent nationwide tour, had one major, overriding goal: rallying Americans here at home.

WEDNESDAY’S TEA PARTY EXPRESS tour stop in Boston shares the same goal: rallying Americans here at home. Patton’s visit was geared toward victory over Japan; TPX III’s is geared toward victory over Washington, D.C.

TIME MAGAZINE reported on Patton’s historic Boston visit in its June 1945 issue. The article — HEROES: 24-STAR GENERAL — opened with this paragraph:

“New England had rarely seen anything like it. But, after all, the world has rarely seen anything like General George Smith Patton Jr. Last week, when he came home from the wars, 750,000 people jammed the 20-mile parade route into downtown Boston waiting to see and cheer the conquering hero. Georgie Patton did not disappoint them.” — continue reading.

Needless to say, New England will rarely see anything like this Tea Party Express, either.

No one knows if TPX III will command the numbers Patton drew on that day in 1945, but with Sarah Palin as its featured speaker, it certainly has a shot. Either way, TPX III will not disappoint Bostonians, because it’s already well on its way to defeating Washington, D.C. And when it does, history will be made, again, by none other than WE THE PEOPLE.

Two tours, same goal. 65 years apart. Patton’s determination, hard-driving spirit and love for America is within each of us. And together we WILL defeat the evil that surrounds us today. History repeating itself? I think so.

I don’t want to get any messages saying, ‘I am holding my position.’ We are not holding a GD thing… We are advancing constantly and we are not interested in holding onto anything… Our basic plan of operation is to advance and to keep on advancing regardless of whether we have to go over, under, or through the enemy.”

You betcha!


TPX TOUR EMBED Andrea Shea King will be on the ground in Boston. She will be filing reports at her blogsite, THE RADIO PATRIOT. Check her site often for updates.

ONGOING TPX COVERAGE will continue to be found at Terresa Monroe-Hamilton’s Noisyroom, John Ruberry’s Marathon Pundit, and always take a peek over at Instapundit for Tea Party related news. Reminder: PJTV citizen reporters for Tax Day Tea Party reports. Melanie Morgan has ongoing TPX coverage as well.

TO VIEW the TPX III rally in Boston via your computer, go to TPX TV.

Good luck to all the TPX III crew members while in Boston. America is most proud of you and the sacrifices you’ve made during this gruelling 20 day tour.

Andrea pictured in The Post-Standard, Syracuse, NY.