Is The Tea Party Movement Being Weakened By Internal Strife?

Is the Tea Party movement being weakened by internal strife? As Tea Party activists prepare to hold their first convention in Nashville, Tenn., in early February, concerns have emerged about the cohesion of the movement that rose to prominence on its outrage directed at Washington and Wall Street elites.

Some commentators suggested that the lavish nature of the event—which is set at the Gaylord Opryland Hotel and Convention Center and rumored to include steak and lobster dinner with Sarah Palin as the keynote speaker—is at odds with the basic principles of the movement.

"I’m hoping for the best, but I’m prepared for the worst—that it descends into infighting and that the passionate activists who attend end up leaving disenchanted," Red State blogger Erick Erickson told

Others noted potential problems that may stem from trying to hold together a fractious coalition of groups distrustful of authority and pursuing conflicting agendas. For example, the goal of the convention is to develop a mainstream organization, even though the movement was built around grassroots actions and appeals to an audience that is suspicious of top-down management, according to a blog on the website of the Los Angeles Times.

"The idea that there’s one person, one event, that can somehow be the Tea Party spokesperson is inaccurate and counter to the movement of free-thinking individuals that want less government intervention," says John O’Hara, author of A New American Tea Party, quoted by The Christian Science Monitor .

Government is Stealing Your Wealth and Planning For More

If you watched the State of the Union speech last week you saw the hypocrisy of Barack Obama laid out in plain view.

He chided those who are already campaigning while having run a perpetual campaign for the last year. He called on Republicans to participate in the process while having locked them out for a full year. He played the American people for fools, saying they were against Obamacare because he had not talked about it enough and therefore the poor, unwashed masses just didn’t understand it. And he vowed to freeze spending while proposing more boondoggle projects that’ll require the Federal Government to print more money to pay for them. And then he did what he does best:  He blamed George W. Bush.

After that, he vowed to go full steam ahead with what he’s done for the past year. That’s a prescription for disaster for the American people.

You would think that the political system would do everything possible to protect, above all, the producers and savers of wealth. Yet they are attacked from all sides. Obama and company are sharpening their knives now for a big roundup on the cattle farm.

Like Bush and presidents before him—and Congresses before this one—they steal the world with paper money that costs them nothing, yet they transfer guilt and heap ever more taxes on the people. They love the words “tax cheats” and “illegal foreign bank accounts.”

Yes, the foxes are in charge of the hen house. The people are pacified with propaganda, bread and circus. Why swallow all this hypocrisy and insult? The answer is that the people don’t know, and they don’t know that they don’t know. They are fed pacifism in their churches and pablum in their schools and they never ask questions.

The Internal Revenue Service (IRS) now wants 1,000 new agents to enforce more tax collections.

How can a minority criminal element make perpetual war on the majority? The answer is that they have propaganda and they have the guns. And don’t forget they have the printing presses to spew out fiat.

Do you know that it is a crime to try to keep what you earn and save? Just try to hold onto what “Uncle Sam” claims you owe.

I cannot believe the downright ignorance of even the most “educated” people about the nature of fiat paper money and how governments enslave the whole world with their hoax.

Think now! The American people strive to get education, they work their entire lives as professionals or non-professionals and they never so much as ask a question about paper money and how it transfers their labor and wealth to the government.

They don’t know that when they go to a commercial bank to get a loan that the bank doesn’t loan them money that it has in its vaults. It just writes you a check. The bank “makes a loan” with non-substance that costs it nothing, requiring you to use real collateral.

You have to give up or risk something for nothing. This is slavery, even though it has a pretty face. Bankers don’t look and act like crooks in the community. In fact they don’t even know what they are doing. They never question the system.

Is Obama forcing an exodus? Yes, companies and individuals will go elsewhere. Watch!

Well known tax attorney Marshall Langer says Obama plans a value added tax (VAT) like Europe has. Once started it will get higher and higher. These humanoids never tire of hypocrisy. Can you believe it? Yes, I believe they will implement the VAT. This will be a tax on everybody.

When you read nonsense like the government has new debt of $1.7 trillion, just consider it default. Fiat implies default the day it is created. What is wrong with us?

Regardless of what we want to think there is no such thing as government debt. He who prints the money has no debt. Yes, everybody else owes debt, except the Federal Government with the printing presses.

They call it a financial crisis, but what it is is a new war on savers who have found that they are now too poor to retire. They may have decided that their pension-fund managers deserved to be jailed.

Already many people have come to realize that they will have to work until they are 75 to 80. Governments are going to tax the living hell out of Americans as they inflate their own “liabilities” away.

There is no way to win in a rigged regime of paper money. It’s a perpetual treadmill.

Did you think that you would see this? General Electric and Berkshire Hathaway have lost their triple-A credit ratings. Is this the world that we live in?

Yes, expect anything but prepare for inflation (a crashing dollar and serious depreciation of purchasing power). Prepare for more taxes and more bureaucratic oppression. You may see troops and armored cars in more places. You will hear the words “hoarders” and “speculators.”

But you know the meaning of the whole thing. It will be the rumblings and death rattle of a terminal regime trying to hold on.

Still, you should be buying gold coins and pre-1964 U.S. silver coins. You should be storing food. You should still get some money out of the U.S. while it is still legal.

Exchange your paper money now for much more paper money later, plus survival. Depreciation of the currency is going on now!

Cindy McCain Raises Eyebrows With Same-sex Marriage Ad

Cindy McCain raises eyebrows with same-sex marriage adThe wife of former presidential candidate John McCain surprised many when she appeared in an ad supporting gay marriage rights.

Cindy McCain is featured on the website of—which advocates against California’s Proposition 8, a ballot initiative that bans gay marriage—with a piece of silver duct tape over her mouth and the slogan "No H8" written on her cheek.

"The McCains are one of the most well-known Republican families in recent history, and for Mrs. McCain to have reached out to us to offer her support truly means a lot," wrote Adam Bouska and Jeff Parshley, owners of the site.

They added that her appearance sends the message that same-sex marriage is not a Republican or Democratic issue, but it is an issue of human and civil rights.

Mrs. McCain is not the only member of the Arizona senator’s family that has spoken in support of marriage equality. Her daughter Meghan has appeared in a similar ad on the website and is widely known to have distanced herself from her father’s views on the issue.

According to Yahoo News, Cindy McCain joins a long list of politician’s wives from both sides of the political scene—including Elizabeth Edwards, Michelle Obama and Laura Bush—who have publically expressed views on this issue that are different from those of their husbands.

Hillary Clinton Defends Troop Deployments In Haiti

Hillary Clinton defends troop deployments in HaitiIn response to criticism from some Latin American leaders regarding the thousands of United States troops that have been sent to Haiti following the devastating earthquake on Jan. 12, the Secretary of State has dismissed the verbal attacks and stressed that the soldiers are performing humanitarian missions.

Venezuela’s President Hugo Chavez joined forces with leaders from Nicaragua, Bolivia and Cuba in accusing the U.S. of using the earthquake in Haiti as a pretext to occupy the country.

"There is not a shortage of guns there … doctors, medicine, fuel, field hospitals, that’s what the U.S. should send," said Chavez, who also promised to provide oil for electricity generation and transport purposes.

In Washington, Clinton stated that the more than 15,400 troops sent to Haiti acted to deliver the much needed humanitarian aid. "I deeply resent those who attack our country, the generosity of our people and the leadership of our president in trying to respond to historically disastrous conditions after the earthquake," she stressed.

Criticism of the U.S. role in Haiti has also come from Italy’s top disaster expert who pointed to a lack of organization and the reliance on soldiers with no training in humanitarian operations, although the Italian government has distanced itself from these remarks, according to Reuters.

Senators Push Obama To Hand Over Christmas Day Bomber To The DOD

Senators push Obama to hand over Christmas Day bomber to the DODThe chairman and the top ranking Republican on the Senate Homeland Security Committee have demanded that the Obama administration transfer Umar Farouk Abdulmutallab to military custody.

In a letter to Attorney General Eric Holder and Homeland Security Adviser John Brennan, Senators Joe Lieberman (I-CT.) and Susan Collins (R-ME.) wrote that Abdulmutallab, the suspect in the failed Christmas Day airline bombing, needs to be treated as an unprivileged enemy belligerent (UEB) and charged accordingly.

Although President Obama "has said repeatedly that we are at war, it does not appear to us that the president’s words are reflected in the actions of some in the executive branch, including some at the Department of Justice, responsible for fighting that war," the senators stated in the letter.

They added that the decision to charge him in criminal court "almost certainly prevented the military and the intelligence community from obtaining information that would have been critical to learning more about how our enemy operates and to preventing future attacks."

Lieberman and Collins also heavily criticized the decision to read Abdulmutallab his Miranda rights, as he was openly talking about details regarding the attack when first confronted by law enforcement. After being read his civilian rights, Abdulmutallab subsequently obtained a lawyer.

The two senators urged the Obama administration to "reverse this error" by transferring the suspect to the custody of the Department of Defense.