Disfunctional family...

Discussion in 'Politics & Religion' started by OPTIONAL777, Feb 8, 2010.

  1. February 8, 2010, 6:06 pm
    More Infighting Among Tea Partiers

    The Tea Party war — the internal one — continues.

    Following the weekend convention sponsored by Tea Party Nation, a social networking site for tea partiers, a rival site, Tea Party Patriots, sent out an email message to its members complaining about the “media frenzy” around the convention and advising them to be wary of anyone trying to hijack the movement.

    The “Real Tea Party Conventions,” the message said, would be the Tax Day Tea Party rallies on April 15, which are being sponsored by Tea Party Patriots, with help from Washington advocacy organizations like FreedomWorks.

    “We the people are smart and will not buy any tactics by politicians to use or co-opt us or the movement,” the message said. “The Tea Party Movement started because of these tactics and we will not be used like this.”

    Leaders of the Patriots group said they had been upset by Sarah Palin’s comment, in questions following her keynote speech to the convention, that the Republican Party should “absorb as much of the Tea Party movement as possible.”

    That, they said, is antithetical to the movement — tea partiers tend to be as irritated with Republicans as with Democrats for the expansion of what they call Big Government, and argue their movement should not show fealty to any one leader or party.

    Ms. Palin and Tea Party Nation were already under fire after bloggers noted from pictures of the event that she had scribbled what appeared to be answers to questions on the palm of her hand, strongly suggesting that convention organizers had given her the questions in advance. In sessions at the convention, Tea Party activists frequently complained that they want “real” answers, not scripted ones, from politicians, so “the Palm affair” threatened Ms. Palin’s authentic image.

    Jenny Beth Martin, the National Coordinator for the Tea Party Patriots, also said that many of the speeches were inconsistent with the agenda of the Tea Party groups. In particular, she said she had been asked questions about Ms. Palin’s mention of God in her speech, remarks by Tom Tancredo, the former Colorado congressman, that President Obama had been elected by people “who could not spell the word vote or say it in English,” and in general, anti-Obama rhetoric at the convention.

    It was important, she said, for the Tea Party movement to focus on issues of fiscal responsibility and constitutional conservatism, and to stay away from personal attacks.

    “We have to be diligent and stay on message,” she said.

    Judson Phillips, the founder of Tea Party Nation (and Ms. Palin’s questioner on Saturday night) said he thought the April 15 rallies were a waste of time, because politicians had only ignored all the sign-waving of the protests last year, which began in opposition to the $787 billion stimulus bill and continued against health care legislation.

    Instead, he said, tea partiers should be focused on strategies for the fall elections: choosing conservative candidates, getting the word out, and getting voters to the polls. He is planning another convention, focused on what he calls “electioneering 101” for July 15-17.

    Ms. Martin, however, suggested Mr. Phillips was an illegitimate leader — he said over the weekend that he planned to unite Tea Party groups in his home state of Tennessee, but a Tennessee Tea Party Coalition representing more than two dozen groups held a press conference outside his convention saying it had already done so and that they were not aligned with Mr. Phillips.

    Tea Party Patriots had sent a message to its members before the convention saying it would not participate because of the ticket prices ($549 for the convention, $349 for the Palin speech only) and urged them to investigate thoroughly before paying to attend. And several sponsors and participants had pulled out because of concerns about profiteering. Tea Party Nation is unapologetically for-profit, though Mr. Phillips said his profit would be “in the high two figures.”
  2. ....., so “the Palm affair” threatened Ms. Palin’s authentic image.

    That is their problem. Palin does not care, she has her own agenda.

    Obama can be "managed" by women. Palin is going to verbally kick his ass ending with you're smart and I'm right, do what I tell ya. It is a mother son thing that crosses cultures and age groups and Imo, this is the forces at work.

    Palin will make a success out of Obama. At some point Obama is going to acknowledge Palin. If he doesn't, no second term.

    This is right out of the Oprah mother / Obama son playbook.

    Obama responds well to women.
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  6. Isnt that funny...Palin can write 3 or 4 words on her hand to remind her what to talk about and really shoot from the hip when speaking. Obama has to read word for word with his teleprompter, but the hypocrite democrats surely dont make fun of Obama for having to do that.

    It just goes to show that Palin is smarter and more confident than Obama, as she doesnt have to read word for word what her advisors want her to say like Obama does. Why? Because she actually is in control of what she says and doesnt have to check with other people on what to say, not like your president Obama who is nothing more than a good reader. Heck, you might as well have just elected a teleprompter to be your president.