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Growing Support For Tea Party Candidates May Be Fueled By Money Worries

August 31, 2010 by  

Growing support for Tea Party candidates may be fueled by money worries There may be signs that individuals who would like to protect their wealth and assets in the coming years will come out to vote this November for candidates who put these concerns at the top of their agenda.

In fact, as PJTV continues its weekly Tea Party poll, its researchers have found that on Aug. 28, the support for Tea Party-backed congressional candidates has reached 54 percent. Moreover, 52 percent of potential voters declared they are likely vote for a candidate supported by the grassroots movement.

"This week’s tracking poll numbers and election results both suggest the growing strength of the movement," said Vik Rubenfeld, PJTV’s polling director.

He added that its strength was evident in this week’s primaries "as many of the movement’s candidates prevailed over those who were more traditional Republicans."

The Tea Party phenomenon appeared on the political scene in 2009 in response to the massive stimulus package passed by Congress and signed by President Obama. Its supporters say they want to preserve individual freedoms introduced by the Founding Fathers and believe in limited government, free speech, the Second Amendment, the military and secure borders.

In view of this, it may not be surprising that the poll found that nearly 80 percent of likely voters worry that the American dream could be jeopardized by the current levels of Federal debt and spending, especially for today’s young people.ADNFCR-1961-ID-19932423-ADNFCR

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  • dan az

    I find it refreshing that all who stand to lose everything will now look beyond there parties for a life raft.Its kinda like the titanic of our time.socialist liberals attacking from all sides like sharks waiting for a meal,free for all, and no end in site.Until they run out of other peoples money.With the nwo full steam ahead what next cant be the ice bergs it wont work with global warming but we all no who is at the helm on that one dont we?If we could see into the future what would it be like in oboma land,would it be soilent green where all of us are no more than cattle being led to the slaughter?I kinda wonder about some weird things must be tired nite all.

    • EddieW

      I don’t think the “Tea Party” is increasing because of people’s fear of money…I believe it’s because they fear the myraid of evils coming down from Wash. almost every single day!!! The arrogance of Obummer that cares not a whit what the Americans want or need! I think they fear for their lives and our Country!!!

  • s c

    If all it takes to make people scared out of their minds is a deep concern for their money, then sobeit. This prez has indebted you, your children, your grandkids, and many future generations.
    Understand it. Act on it, and get this administration OUT of Washington and OUT of America.

    • EddieW

      I don’t know if Obummer can even be charged with the crimes against him…with Eric Holder in charge of the Dept. of INJUSTICE, I don’t believe charges can even be filed, no matter how much evidence they have!!

      • Robert Wayne

        Both Obama and his pal Holder belong behind bars. Just look what they did concerning the Black Panther scum who obviously want all white people ‘eliminated’. They did nothing and they’re obviously allies, if not the leaders of the black racist criminals. Now they’ve sided with the Mexican criminals against the state of Arizona. These creeps are just as much enemies of this country as Hitler, Tojo and Mussolini were during WWII and Stalin, Khruschev and Mao were during the Cold War era.

  • http://personalLibertynews Jamie

    Are you sure its this President that indebted you and your children? The last one added 8 trillion dollars to our debt. Maybe he had something to do with it since he WAS President when it happened. As for the TEA people please explain to me how John McCain got voted in as your candidate? He’s for amnisty, bailouts and stimulus spending. You can thank Palin the quiter for backing him. Good to see where her loyolties actually lie.

    • Joe

      Miss Jamie you need to get thins into perspective. The current president broke th record. In 16 months he has done what no other president in the history of the Republic, spent 4 Trillion dollars. ENough said. The Tea party did not pick McCain, the republicans nominated him. You must be a hate monger or a democrat spy, all ready spreading hate.

      • Bob

        The original Tea Party was to elect candidates that were not affiliated with either major party. They have now been taken over by Sarah Palin, Newt Gingrich and Glen Beck to trick them into voting Republican. Another good idea gone down the drain.

        • Bob Hauser

          I agree…..Sarah Palin was used as a Trojan Mare. The teabaggers have been compromised by Palin and her flag-waving ilk and rendered a totally toothless paper tiger. I have first hand evidence in my files that the Ron Paul primary campaign was ruthlessly infiltrated and almost completely annihilated from within. Hitler was right in his speech in 1941 after he had been goaded straight to the brink by the FDR regime and finally declared war on America….he said America was nothing but a land of hoodlums and that in fact we had even invented the term. He was right.

          • Bob Hater

            Hey Bob are you a closet tea bagger? You say that all the time. Can you say anything nice about anybody? You live in a dark world man – I feel sorry for you and others like you.

          • Bruce D.

            So you are saying Hitler has or had a higher moral authority than the U.S.???? At least in the U.S. if you do not like the president you can say so. If you made any ill remark of Hilter you would have been put in jail and if your beliefs were strong you would have been executed.

          • Bruce D.

            Most on the left have no interest in responsible spending. Who would you vote for? Certainly not Obama. The focus is on getting the canidate they want in primaries and put fear into the progressive republicans. They understand the republican party needs to be reformed. The left is too far gone to even attempt reform. That is the party you go to for handouts and big government, and is the movement toward socialism as in healthcare.

        • http://eachstateretaliate.blogspot.com/ Tea Party Tim

          The original Tea Party had no political affiliations. However, support was directed toward candidates of principle without regard to party.

          As fate would have it there have emerged a vast number of Republican candidates that have gained the support of Tea Party members because of those principles. If Democrats with principles could be found they could possibly reluctantly gain support as well.

          Unfortunately, it appears that the rank and file of the Democrats are motivated more by lobbyist and greed than principle, which ironically is the platform upon which they are attempting to crush capitalism.

          The shear number of Republican candidates that have gained support of the Tea Party movement has encouraged many of us to believe that we can gain control of the Republican Party in the same manner that the Progressive Socialist gained control of the Democratic Party.

          However, the vast majority are proceeding with extreme caution and maintain a vigilant eye on these candidates to insure that they do not stray from the course. If it becomes apparent that the Republican Party is unwilling to yield to the will of the people, it will ultimately lead to the formation of a third party.

          While many fear that the formation of a third party prior to the 2012 election would lead to a decisive second term for Obama, there are benefits that can not be overlooked. The office of the Presidency alone is virtually powerless without control of the House and Senate. A third party controlling only 10 Senate seats and 50 House seats would be able to force resolution of all legislation and could effectively grind the out of control Federal Government spending and policies to a halt.

          • steelmagnolia

            This all reminds me of when Jesus’ ministry, the first thing the crowd wanted was to have Him as King, to undo what the Romans were doing. They were not at all interested in His future Eternal benefits…a fix it G-d.
            The TEAparty is just what you said. IF there is a viable candidate with the Republican party, we back. Our citizens want NOW help, but it is going to take time, finances and lots of help to accomplish a turn-around. The TEAparties are mainly everyday folks, not super heroes. We don’t have the multi-billions the political duo have. We live in a very imperfect USA, as always. Now, ALL have the opportunity to pitch in and not just leave it to the few to carry the ball, which is what brought us to this point anyway.

            IF there ever was a viable, totally conservative Democrat, which is an oxymoron, we would back that candidate. So far, there have been more new on-the-scene Republicans running in our races than I’ve ever seen. We are not soothsayers, we can’t know the person’s heart if he’s never been on the scene before. IF you know the candidate and is sure he’s not a true conservative, tell your TEAparty facilitator, as I have. I voted the least of two evils TWICE in my opinion in the primary.

            EVERYONE is in pain one way or the other. To want a quick fix is understandable. It isn’t going to happen. We didn’t get here two years ago; we were here 75 years ago, and until I began to be hit where it hurts, I didn’t participate either. We have zero foundation left and the tower is leaning to fall soon. Want to help shore up the efforts of the TEAparty? Join, let your voice and abilities be part of the answer, not be part of the problem.

            It is easy to complain and call names when you are not in the ruckus to help. Mrs. Palin is doing all she can within the boundaries of what is offered in the States. Mr. McCain wasn’t the best, but had more money and a middle of the road history in a lot of areas where his opponent was worse. THAT is choosing the lesser of two evils. IF I were in Arizona, I would have voted for McCain, not because I trust or even like him. I read and understood where the other man was standing, and I didn’t like that either.

            ANSWER: Join like-minded groups, dig deeply into the person’s background, give out of your need, participate until it hurts. Not all TEAparties are the same…the personalities of them reflect the members. You don’t like one, join another. Don’t like any of them, bring your own group into the light. There is no ready-one size fits all group. We must band together, one way or the other.

            Think on this: When Katrina decimated my birth country, hundreds of thousands of churches, Christian and not, drove, flew down there and stayed to get an awful job done for the hurting. They didn’t agree on religion, looks, speed, abilities, or much of anything nominal. They agreed by being there and helping the harmed. Can you do that?
            I can, will and do…for the sake of my children/grandchildren and YOU ALL on this site.

          • Bruce D.

            It is interesting what you say about the 10 seats. It might work in the senate but not in the house. The main problem with a third party is you need the progressive republics who are basically democrats with a different name to win the elections. Most democrats cannot see past party afiliation. The Tea Party is looking to transform the republican party not join it. Republcan and democrat politicians are welcomed if they embrace monetary responsibility and adherance to the restrictions place on them by the constitution. Politicians on the left do not embrace those standards.

          • http://eachstateretaliate.blogspot.com/ Tea Party Tim

            Bruce D,

            I believe as well that the better option is to internally change the direction of the Republican Party. However, even if a third party could influence only the Senate it would provide tremendous power over legislation. It is possible that 50 seats would also have great influence over the House, but as you have stated it would be more likely to split the Republican seats and leave the Democrats in control. Hopefully, this will not become the last straw effort to rederict the nation, but it is an option.

        • Robert Wayne

          Well, when the Democrats start coming out with candidates who aren’t Obama zombies willing to sell out this country for their piece of crap leader, maybe we tea partiers will be willing to give them our vote. But as long as all they care about is stealing every nickel they can from us, from our life savings and from the money we’ve been paying into Social Security and Medicare for years they don’t deserve anything from us except a long prison sentence. As for the Republicans, I do agree about McCain and other RINOs like Graham and some of these so called ‘moderate’ Republicans who are willing to sell us out too. They’re worthless. Now I don’t know what you’re complaining about Glenn Beck for. As far as I’m concerned Beck has the gonads to tell it like it is about both the Commiecrat crooks and the RINO backstabbers. I admire and trust him a helluva lot more than Obama or McCain. And isn’t it funny how all of these Commiecrats and RINOs and their followers are always bellyaching about Beck, but never go on to his show to repudiate anything he says even though they’ve been invited!!! It makes me realize that Beck is telling the truth and the left wing politicians can’t stand it.

    • Dagney

      Another lib who needs an education. Keep voting dem and you’ll continue to be ignorant. Bush is not president anymore, get it? The money spent on his watch was money spent by Congress! Who has run Congress since 2006? I know, you’re a lib, so you really couldn’t tell me, could you? Democrats did. They passed the huge budgets. Bush only signed the pork. No, he was not perfect. But, he is an angel compared to the arrogant, nasty criminal in office right now. Also, if you’ve never heard of the Community Reinvestment Act, do some reading, will ya? That will inform your ignorant little brain WHO engineered the economy to collapse causing most of the economic caos we’ve been experiencing since 2007.

      • Dagney

        Correction, democrats ran Congress since January 2007 and were voted in 2006.

      • http://Fox TeaParty

        I can’t understand why the Democrats blame Bush for even who was assigned to sweep the floor in the White House. As far as the past administration…why isn’t the Congress blamed??? The Democrats have had control since 2007!!! The Democrats (I just read) has passed a secret Cap & Trade in the dark of the night behind CLOSED doors…now does that reflect on Obama? Obama told (on camera) during his campaigning that if the Cap & Trade was passed…our electric bill would go SKY HIGH. Most of the time, Obama was using ruses to deceive the public.

      • Tierra Naomi Teneil

        All you sweeties have it wrong. Their hasn’t been a decent President in office since Ikie baby. The last (4) Presidents were the worst, and the worst outside of Obama the Communist, may very well be daddy Bush. There are Three reasons why most Americans haven’t got a clue. #1 reason, New world order (it is on are dollar bill, put there by the Free Masons. Sorry, you’ll have to educate yourself about those bums) Reason #2 and this is a biggy and most Americans haven’t got a clue about this one,…..a 1000 points of light, talking about the “ENLIGHTENED ONES” the very people who over-threw the French Monarchy, known as the “Elluminati” #3 Papa Bushes push for NAFTA is all about building a new world order(New tower of Babel)through open borders, thus giving us the immigration problem,….the three that followewd are like minded(Clinton, Baby Bush, Obama, the communist). The new world order gang will lead to dictator ship along with Obama and his communists,…..both lead to dictatorships,….it is all about control, and that means we have reverted back to the German Socialist Party led by Hitler, and the Communist Party led by Stalin,…..mirror images of each other,….The Bushes way, or the Clinton/Obama way,….both will take us to hell,…

        XO, Tierra,…:)

        • Robert Wayne

          You’re absolutely right. I don’t trust the Bushes or Clinton much more than Ocrappo. But then the Clinton and Ocrappo are commiecrats and the Bushes were neocon RINOs. The only thing you got wrong is that NAFTA was signed by Clinton, not either of the Bushes, although I’m sure both of them were all for it too.

    • Christin

      I was disappointed that Sarah Palin campaigned for Republican establishment (RINO) Sen. McCain. I think J. McCain was a war hero and I appreciate his service, but as of late I believe him to be a progressive. I am thinking Sarah stood by her former presidential running mate out of respect and appreciation that he chose her to be his VP. McCain has turned to the right on issues since Sarah gave him her support, but we shall see how long that lasts.

      I will never forget that Sen McCain tried to stop the American people from acquiring and purchasing natural meds for ailments making it a buerocratic nightmare and giving Pharmaceuticals the edge.

      • Christin

        “bureaucratic” … sorry …hate that word.

      • Bob

        Christin Your war hero McCain is pushing S3002, a bill to regulate all health products. When this passes you will need a prescription to buy all health products. The only place you could get them with a prescription would be the Pharmaceuticals. He’s such a great guy. Visit “natural solutions foundation .com

    • Conservative at Birth

      8 trillion? The entire national debt, not including the unfunded liabilities of social security and medicare was around 9 trillion when Obama took office. He increased it by 4 trillion in two years. Although I did not agree with the spendig of Congress during the 2001-2008 time period, we have to remember that we were in a recession that started in May of 2000 and then got hit hard on September 11, 2001. The more correct thing to do would have been to slash Government (all) spending and cut taxes. Had we cut spending we would have been better off. The previous Congress doubled the national debt to 9 trillion in 8 years from 4.8 trillion. The Democrat Congress created the highest deficit on record 480,000 Billion for fiscal 2009 in 2008, which was increased to 1.45 trillion by the same Democrat Congress. This current Congress has now added 4 trillion to the toatal in less than three years. What say you now?

    • Mark

      Jamie Get your FACTs Straight..

      GW was handed a no Win Situation from Clinton… Clinton was the Guy who Set us up for the FALL… REMEMBER!!!!! DONT FOR GET!!!! IT WAS HIS His adminstation WHO held the GUN to the head of all the Banks forcing them to hand out KZILLIONS to idiots who could not affoard to buy a home…

      It was because of that we TAX PAYERS are forced to Bail out BANKS and our property Values have gone down the TOLET…. BUSH was handed THAT mess and then forced into a WAR… But do you ever recall
      HIM blaming CLINTON the way Obummer blames Bush.. NO

      Sure CLINTON got us out of Dept and then put us right back into it … Democrats think you need
      to spend spend spend when they dont have it …. THATS the problem.. We MUST live within our means
      and take care of things at home first and stop wasting Kzillions on BS probjects that put money in the Pockets of a few… GOING TO THE MOON AGAIN??? WTF STOP THE SPENDING.

      • ValDM

        Mark,
        I take issue with your statement that Clinton got us out of debt…not true. Everyone wants to harp on Clinton’s “surplus”. I was never a surplus in the conventional sense (that the budget was balanced and we had excess). Clinton ran a HUGE deficit and the “surplus” was simply money that was budgeted but not spent. There was NEVER a surplus!!!!

        • Christin

          Wasn’t it the Republican Congress that balanced the federal budget while Billyboy was having se* with that girl?

        • Bruce D.

          Clinton robbed from social security to help balance the budget according to Ron Paul.

      • Joseph C Moore Cpo USN Ret

        Mark, every point you made is correct but your grammar is atrocious. I suggest you proof read your remarks before posting so you sound more credible. Please take this as advice from a friend.

      • Carole Howell

        Lets not forget that Bush did not include in his budget the cost of the war, we were told this over and over in the news papers across this land. Have you forgotten? The war costs were left for his predecessor. That would be Obama.

        Do you people not have memories? Did you not wonder at the time why he did not put the cost of the war in HIS budget? But left it for the NEXT president to deal with.

        Bush must have known there would be a lot of ignorant people who would blame the cost of his war on the next president. And hey! it worked to listen to most of you.

        There is just no hope for this country if people do not think for themselves.

        • http://eachstateretaliate.blogspot.com/ Tea Party Tim

          If this were true, the Democrats would be using it as ammo. Nice try, but not factual.

          • Carole Howell

            Completely factual, and when Obama was invited to speak before the republicans, he brought it up and no one countered it. Bush kept the war costs off his budget for the whole eight years, look it up if your memory is so short. The facts are out there.

          • http://eachstateretaliate.blogspot.com/ Tea Party Tim

            Hate to burst your bubble but the war costs were included in the expenditures. This is similar to the budget surplus that is claimed during the Clinton years. Budget..Yes..Actual…No. Budgets are just that, until you get the real numbers they are baseless.

            The war costs were included in the final numbers as well as the first stimulus bill, which makes it even more absurd that Obama has managed to out spend Bush by a 2:1 ratio.

    • Kellie O’Brien

      The problem with the Bush administration was not just President Bush! People seem to discard the fact that he had a DEMOCRATIC CONGRESS!!! Those same folks who are in there now were in there during the Bush years! Hello!!!

      • Carole Howell

        He did not have a democratic congress until the end, He had a republican congress for greatest part of those eight years, sheez!

        • http://eachstateretaliate.blogspot.com/ Tea Party Tim

          Exactly, so you must be finally seeing the light that up until the end of those eight years, despite 9/11 and Katrina things were not headed south. Glad that you finally opened your eyes.

    • Carole Howell

      You are right Jamie, most tea party people have been hood winked

      A few weeks after the Lincoln Center gala, the advocacy wing of the Americans for Prosperity Foundation—an organization that David Koch started, in 2004—held a different kind of gathering. Over the July 4th weekend, a summit called Texas Defending the American Dream took place in a chilly hotel ballroom in Austin. Though Koch freely promotes his philanthropic ventures, he did not attend the summit, and his name was not in evidence. And on this occasion the audience was roused not by a dance performance but by a series of speakers denouncing President Barack Obama. Peggy Venable, the organizer of the summit, warned that Administration officials “have a socialist vision for this country.”

      Five hundred people attended the summit, which served, in part, as a training session for Tea Party activists in Texas. An advertisement cast the event as a populist uprising against vested corporate power. “Today, the voices of average Americans are being drowned out by lobbyists and special interests,” it said. “But you can do something about it.” The pitch made no mention of its corporate funders. The White House has expressed frustration that such sponsors have largely eluded public notice. David Axelrod, Obama’s senior adviser, said, “What they don’t say is that, in part, this is a grassroots citizens’ movement brought to you by a bunch of oil billionaires.”

      Read more http://www.newyorker.com/reporting/2010/08/30/100830fa_fact_mayer#ixzz0yDVX4iY1

    • DougH

      Jamie, you need to get your facts straight. In Sep, 2000 the federal deficit was 5.7 trill. In Sep, 2008, it was 10.0 trill. I believe that adds up to 4.3 trill added by President Bush. By the way, most low ball estimates of the war on terror and homeland security additions say they account for 1/3 to 1/2 of that 4.3 trill. Right now in Sep, 2010 our national debt has topped 13 trill. President Obama blows President Bush out of the water when it comes to deficit spending.

  • http://personalLibertynews Jamie

    Dagney who controlled congress and the senate from 1994 to 2006? Bush and the GOP had control. What did they do, allow 9/11 to happen and raised the debt ceiling twice. So the money spent on Obama’s watch is not tied to him? You can’t have it both ways. If your blaming Obama for spending our money why do you give Bush a pass when he was spending it all? Keep voting GOP and showing your ignorance. Whether you like it or not what Bush did to this country will take decades to fix. He may not be Presiden anymore but his foot print is all over our debt. Why did Bush sign the pork bill if he didn’t believe in it?? Have you ever heard of a VETO? Probably not smart enough to know what that is are you? I doubt even you believe Bush did a good job. But here you are blaming everything he screwed up on the Dems. Take responsibility for what your party did to this country and stop blaming the guy the country hired to clean it up. Had Bush did a better job Obama wouldn’t have been elected.

    • Dagney

      Oh, stop with the talking points. Do you actually have any critical thinking in your brain? Nope, Bush was not perfect. No MAN or WOMAN is for that matter. However, to say that Bush ALLOWED 9/11 when Clinton ALLOWED Bin Laden to go free more than once is just ridiculous. And, the economy, due to Bush’s tax cuts was humming along just nicely, thank you. That was AFTER an attack that might have brought down a lesser economy. Don’t believe the hype that we were in a recession during Bush’s first term, it just ain’t true. Besides, recessions are going to happen, normal ebb and flow. In the most dynamic ecomony in the world, if left alone, they will correct themselves. It’s the Democrat tinkering with the economy every time that causes a recesssion to be extended or become worse. The recession started when Dems took over the Congress and the CRA debacle started hitting the fan. More Democrat tinkering, see? And, Obama was elected by deceit and lies. He ran as a moderate when his books and his words, and his CHURCH-Going showed he was an America-hating, Marxist. He was also elected because the democrat-run media REFUSED to vett him, REFUSED to report on his associations, REFUSED to and conspired to keep people ignorant about his Black Liberation Theology (Marxist) pastor. The fact that he was MARGINALLY elected is, however, because of ignorant, sleeping people’s fault for believing the shallow “Hope and Change” slogan and not using the tools, like the internet and FOX to get informed. Do you still believe in his hype? Now that he is in office, and he has dropped his mask, most people now know who he is. Hence, the tea parties. The tea parties are evidence that the American people do have critical thinking skills and recognize evil when it is forced down their throats. Thank God for that! If you don’t see that he is bringing down this economy and destroying the middle class on PURPOSE, then you are as guilty as he is. Or, just an ignorant, “useful idiot” to quote Lenin.

    • Conservative at Birth

      See my post above. Your facts are wrong. Bush was elected in 2000 and sworn into office in 2001. The Republicans lost control of the Senate in 2003 and have never had a fillabuster proof majority in the history of our nation, unfortunately. That is why Bush had to compromise on the tax cuts of 2001 and 2003, and allow their expiration in 2011. Do you think it is right to take half of someones estate, because you think it is too big? Do you agree with the marriage penalty? Do you think those in the lowest tax brackets should see their tax rate increase by 33% (from 10% to 15%) or the highest tax bracket by 10%? Who are you to decide how much of anyones money should to to the Government?

  • Kikki Santana

    Like all the communist, they want to take all from the rich, so they can live like them. All base in their envy tower the rich. Today in Cuba the one who live in the greatest mansions that the rick one left behind and have a great life are the high rank Officials and the one that fallow then. The rest who stay away from the communist activities are the one who are suffering in the promessed paradise, while all this bunch of communist live, eat and travel like kinds. Ironic…don`t you think so?

    • Conservative at Birth

      Animal Farm by George Orwell.

    • Carole Howell

      I hear a lot about spreading the wealth blah, blah, blah, but no one seemed to complain when during Bush’s 2 terms the wealth was spread to the top 1%, the middle class shrank by leaps and bounds, millions were reduced to poverty level. Did you complain about that happening? Not a peep.

      • http://eachstateretaliate.blogspot.com/ Tea Party Tim

        You seem to be confusing the Obama administration with the Bush administration.

      • http://naver samurai

        Bush, baaaaa! Tax cutd for the rich, baaaaa! Chaaaaange! Can we get off of the same old record? Obama bin Laden is the POTUS now.

  • Farmer

    Have to agree with Jamie. Bush was a disaster as a president and was the beginnintg of the end for the GOP. He broke every election promise he made. Sure there was 9/11 but if all it takes is an attack on America for people calling themselves conservatives to turn a blind eye on Fascism in the name of security we’re in deep trouble.
    There is simply no difference between the dems and the vast majority of the GOP anymore. They both pander to thier base during elections and then do the exact same thing once in office.

    • Conservative at Birth

      Bush is a Fascist?

      • steelmagnolia

        That wasn’t from me, but I want to answer it. NO!! Mr. Bush was not, is not a facist. Everyone here is angry and boiling over with frustration and foolish words. I don’t know what Mr. O. is but he is ‘bad news’ for us all, not just a few. As long as name calling, trying to ‘pin the tail’ on someone to assuage the guilt of no concern until now, we will not get to participate with the few who are moving and making a difference.

        • Carole Howell

          Steelemagnolia,

          Check out the definition of fascism before you speak.

          • http://eachstateretaliate.blogspot.com/ Tea Party Tim

            Carole,

            Facism, Socialism … despite repeated attempts to define them as polar opposites they are at the same left end of the spectrun. They both are obsessed with government control.

  • patrick

    All you stupid idiots, stop the Bush crap. Please be man or woman enough to admit your failures along with Obammy boy and his crew of crooked czars failures. Yes, we have allowed much more time than was needed to change things for the better, and Obammy is crew of circus entertainers have severily failed us all. The current mess is Obammy boys fault and no one else. Obammy is anti-American, anti-Christian, murder or abortion promoting, terroristic muslim in disquise, lying and decieving us all on a daily basis, Obammy hates Isreal, loves Iran and Al Queda, Hammas, etc. etc. If we don’t get this fool out of the United States we will all suffer beyound our wildest imaginations.

    • Christin

      obammy sounds an awful lot like the devil… same characteristics you listed fit both, ya know guys… I’m just saying .

      • steelmagnolia

        Christin: You are closer than many here. Biblical news: There are only two spirits on the Earth present…Christ (The Holy Spirit and G-d the Father) and the anti-Christ spirit whose fruit is deceit, lies, hate etc. Which are the participators in this fruitless babble venting?

  • http://personalLibertynews Jamie

    Farmer is exactly right. There’s no difference in the two party’s we have now. Be great for a real conservitive party to take shape. I had hoped the TEA party would be just that. But there just GOP’ers trying to hide the fact that there GOP’ers. The fact that there backing McSame shows who they really are.

    • steelmagnolia

      Jamie: There are literally thousands of true conservative (not RINOs) and thousands of true Christian who are conservative. Are you or any one of us 100% in good form 100% of each day, year or life? No, but at least we are out here to make a difference even for folks who are not true Christians or conservative. All will reap the benefit of the effort being put out by the few. Join a TEAparty somewhere and voice your thoughts. We need all the help we can get, be it Mrs. Palin, Mr. Gingrich, or you.

  • http://personalLibertynews Jamie

    Conservative my facts are fine. I was just pointing out that Bush had a GOP senate and congress thru 2006 which seemed to elude Dagney. Patrick you tell me to stop the Bush crap as you point to Obama. So its OK for you to tell lie after lie and blame it on Obama but we can’t point out the truth to you about Bush. You need to take responsibility for what your party has done. Dagney you say stop blaming Bush as you blame Clinton. Bush got a bed of roses handed to him compared to the mess he left Obama. IF the Bush tax cuts are working why did we fall into and extended depression? Clinton didn’t make the Republican congress and senate pass a bill to allow no money down mortagages signed into law by Bush in 2003?? Clinton didn’t make the GOP raise the debt ceiling twice. Clinton didn’t take Bushes VETO pen. If the Bush tax cuts are good for the country why did the top 1% go from making 48% of every dollar in 2000 to 60% of every dollar made in 2009?? Thats less than 1 million people making 60 cent of ever dollar made in the USA why the other 305 million people fight over the left over 40%. Do you think its smart of our government to put so much money in so few hands?? The rules have been set up to keep the ultra rich right were there at and to keep the poor and middle class right were there at…struggling.

    • s c

      J, a fact is a fact. In your world, if it ‘feels good or sounds good,’ then it must be a “fact.” One of the few things that progressives like you are “good at” is in cranking out another generation of useful idiots.
      Your false “God,” Liar-in-Chief took a hohum situation and made it worse. THAT is a fact. Are you so double-minded that you think GB is still in the White House?
      The White House boob who’s making the economy WORSE and destroying jobs and demanding that we see it as ‘job creation’ is Herr Obummer. He wouldn’t know how to “stimulate” a business if he ran a whore house.
      If you think you and your bedmates can drag the rest of us down with you, you have a mind-boggling
      lesson on your menu. Move to Russia or China. They need your community-organizing skills. And take your false, nation-destroying “God” with you.

  • http://personalLibertynews Jamie

    Conservative please check your facts now sir…google says Bush took over at 4.6 trillion and when his last budget was finished it was 12.2 trillion…thats googles facts not mine…look under debt by President. The record budget that the Dems set was to pay for 2 wars and the banking/housing calapse caused by the previous administration. Who do you blame the 8 million jobs lost under Bush in 2007 and 2008? Was that Clintons fault too? Or are you going to go all the way back to Carter? Or you could just tell the truth and put the blame on the man who was there when it happened?

    • Conservative at Birth

      The budget proccess is controlled by Congess not the White House. The debt was increased by a Democrat controlled Congress. Bush made the mistake of compromising with them. He is a fellow progressive anyway as is his father. They are RINO’s.

    • Bob

      Both the Bush and Obama regimes stole and it all went to the same people, their puppetmasters. Same crap different day

      • http://www.SaveLakeAtitlan.org Duende

        It’s so easy to see and so hard for some people to get it. THEIR favorite party may have some problems sure but it’s the other guys party that’s evil, foul, facists, communist, illuminati.. you name it… oh ..but not mine.

    • alpha-lemming

      True…. one little problem though. Bush (41 & 43), McCain etal. are GOP but they’re NOT conservatives. They’re progressive-lite (Communism=bad, but Socialism… that’s just fine) as have been most of the presidents of the last century (Ike & Reagan being the 2 possible exceptions). So…. hammer the GOP all you want… I might even join you… but don’t call conservative what ain’t conservative.

      • alpha-lemming

        Sorry… my bad. I understand now you were answering CAB and not “Conservatives” check your figures. Carry on.

    • dan az

      Jamie
      Its funny how all you libs like to change the facts, clinton started the process of nafta. what was that change an hope that no one would remember?
      when big business left so did the jobs,was that bushes fault? or was that reagans doing too!Just because you say it really dosent give it much merit dose it? can you prove any thing that you ever say is truth if you dont believe the truth? Go back to sleep!

  • country

    We the “United” States of America? We are not united about anything! After 9/11 it appeared we may have come together for a while. Congress even prayed in a public united forum. Our hatred for each other’s views and our elected presidents have divided us to no end. The Bible says a house divided against itself will not stand. There is also another saying, “United We Stand, Divided We Fall”. We are so divided it is unreal. If we ever get attacked again? I just don’t know. I’m too embarassed to ask God to help us again. What US? All we can do is blast each other and call each other idiots. I don’t want to be caught up in this mess anymore. This is my last post. As I did for President Bush. I will also pray for President Obama. Bush was my president. Obama is my president.

    • s c

      Country, you’re right to pray for the prez. Everyone should pray for him. However, we are NOT obligated to respect him or look the other way when raw immorality is being crammed down our throats. Detsroying a nation from the inside is the epitome of home-grown tyranny. Pray for the prez. And while you’re at it, pray that he has to be completely honest and tell Americans the TRUTH and exactly what he means when dares to talk about an open, transparent administration and hope and change.

    • Bob

      What do you mea “God Bless America”. Do you really think he would bless this country anymore. We are the most bloodthirsty, Godless country since the Roman Empire. He didn’t bless them.

      • http://www.SaveLakeAtitlan.org Duende

        Amen Reverend Wright .. oooops ;-)

      • http://naver samurai

        If you think that we are more bloodthirsty than the muslims, then you are insane. By the way, has your doctor released you from your rehab treatment yet? I hear liberal kool aid is a hard habit to break.
        FOR GOD AND COUNTRY!

  • http://personalLibertynews Jamie

    S C i live in South Carolina. Born and bread a conservative. I voted for Bush the first time and was very disappointed. S C a fact is a fact. Which fact do you disagree with? I love this country as much or more than you. I just wish the party and the candadates that say they are conservatives to be conservative. I voted for Bush because he was for smaller government, tax cuts, hydrogen vehicles and budget control. Well we got a much larger govenment, tax cuts for ONLY the top 1%, my tax cut was 4 dollars a week on 50k a year, oil prices that soared and i don’t have to tell you how well they did controlling the budget do i?? S C there’s the facts…tell me we’re i’m wrong.

    • Conservative at Birth

      You are wrong, and I do not believe you are a conservative.

      • Dagney

        You are right, Jamie is no Conservative. If she/he were, she/he wouldn’t so RESENT the top 1%. Jamie, your every statement promotes taxing the EVIL rich. That is not a conservative stance. Conservatives HATE stealing and admire other’s successes. It means there’s a chance everyone else can achieve success. The pie grows in this country if allowed. It is not a zero sum game. So, stop lying and saying you are a conservative. It’s not becoming or rational.

    • http://naver samurai

      Rich peoples taxes, baaaaa! Oil, baaaaa! Bush, baaaaa! Can’t you sheeple learn that Obama bin Laden is the POTUS now? Another sheep just waiting to be sheared!

  • Dr. Mabuse

    If you have the courage to leave your left-right paradigm issues on the shelf for a minute, you might want to take a look at this:
    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=2ccrjnHAA34
    Perhaps some the misconceptions you had about money will be clarified.
    Of course, they’ll always be a few people who just won’t get it.
    Do yourself a favor, spend the time to check this out.

  • http://NA AlVin

    I wish I could have been there. Nearly a million people from all over the country, crowded into a relatively small space smiling, cheering and behaving in a civilized manner They represent at least 20 times those of us who could not attend. Yes, they will be voting mostly republican this fall, as they must, to stop the mad rush to socialism being undertaken by the democrats. If however, the republicans don’t make the most of this opportunity, it will trigger the creation of a new party of principled Americans who hopefully will restore the separation & check and balances of the 3 branches of government. Restore the separation of states responsibilities from federal responsibilities. Restore the separation of religion from Government. Restore the separation of freedom from equality. Restore the separation of patriots from pinheads.
    I believe it may be their last chance.

    • steelmagnolia

      I think it is ALL OUR last chance to derail what is going down. TEAParties are not ALL the answer. It is hard work, I know. I know many conservatives in it, Christian conservatives and some just don’t know what or who they are, but are working along side to help. There are young, elders, smart, smartalecks, professionals from all walks, poor, less than comfortable, some wealthy, sick, sick and tired, ALL normal
      Americans wanting good for themselves and their Nation.

  • http://personalLibertynews Jamie

    Conservative your come back is pretty weak. Point out were i’m wrong. Its hard for me to believe your a conservative either. Anyone who would take up for Bush can’t be a conservative…a true conservative would be mad about there party being taken over by a free spending President and congress that called themselves a conservatives. Conservative the budget process maybe controlled by congress but its signed by the President meaning he agrees. If he didn’t agree why didn’t he use a VETO?? He never veto one GOP brought bill ever. Is that FACT wrong to??

    • dan az

      Jamie
      why would you vote for a flag burning marxis liberal that even his wife was there?with that kind of hate for this country how can he be any kind of american that has control over our young in the service that have their hands tied with rules of engagement just for his pleasure?why would anyone vote for someone that is of the same belief as the terrorist of 9/11 politicly correct maybe!He lives by the quran all muslims do its more than a religon of faith its a do or die belief and it dosent stop here. please explain to me what it is that you people put so much faith in,Him or is faith?

  • Bob Hauser

    “May be Fueled by Money Worries”?……DUH….

  • Josh

    Here was Ron Paul’s message to the Tea Party via The New York Times just the other day:

    “As many frustrated Americans who have joined the Tea Party realize, we cannot stand against big government at home while supporting it abroad. We cannot talk about fiscal responsibility while spending trillions on occupying and bullying the rest of the world. We cannot talk about the budget deficit and spiraling domestic spending without looking at the costs of maintaining an American empire of more than 700 military bases in more than 120 foreign countries. We cannot pat ourselves on the back for cutting a few thousand dollars from a nature preserve or an inner-city swimming pool at home while turning a blind eye to a Pentagon budget that nearly equals those of the rest of the world combined.”

    • Christin

      Josh good post.
      I think we should just give this congress a (perferable unpaid) vacation for the rest of the year until January when the new congress men/women take their places.
      I mean we have no more money and in REALITY there aren’t anymore LAWS or BILLS that HAVE to be passed. Go Home Congress.
      There are plenty of Laws to follow already and no more money to SPEND.
      Just quit it and go home or leave the country; but, don’t come back to DC until next year and then be ready to do THE PEOPLE’S BUSINESS or leave.
      Does anybody else just want them to GO and quit making things worse?

    • Bob

      Can anyone help me out. Is Ron Paul a lib or conservative?

      • steelmagnolia

        Mr. Paul is Libertarian, as is his Daddy. THAT can contain both or neither. I think I hear today he is a conservative. Please look at
        his voting record. The TEAparties are supporting him, but we are not
        at 100% yet either.

        • Bob

          How can Ron Paul be a conservative. He’s against invading Iran.

          • http://naver samurai

            Most of the wars are usually started with a lib in office. Isn’t the POTUS a lib, hmmm?

      • dan az

        Bob
        Ron Paul is a libertairian turned republican because the third party was not strong enough to make a differance.I would like to think they are now but if there not then guess who is coming to dinner!

  • http://personalLibertynews Jamie

    Dagney i don’t resent anyone rich or poor. I’m just pointing out the FACT that my tax cut was $4 a week $208 a year. I have a good job that i’ve had for 16 years an am very blessed to have it. I didn’t say tax the evil rich just pointed out the fact the RICH even though there’s a smaller amount of them increased there pc of the pie to 60% of every dollar made in the USA in 2009. Wealth in this country is no longer earned its passed on. So if you weren’t born with it chances are your not going to get it. The rules are set up to help the people who don’t need any help. YOu can believe whatever you want to believe but i’m a conservative and will be until the day i die. I admire hard work not the Bushes of the world who get handed everything and work for nothing. Without his name Bush could have never run for President on his on merits. A reformed alcholic cocaine attic normally doesn’t do well…and now we see why.

  • TAKE BACK AMERICA

    Because of the outspoken fringe element of the Tea Party movement I see little hope for it’s future survival. Given it’s track record it will be so far right that it’s power will be gone by 2012.

    • http://eachstateretaliate.blogspot.com/ Tea Party Tim

      I have to disagree. One of the strengths of the Tea Party movement is what many have viewed as a weakness, it has not clear cut leader. It is not centered on an individual, but rather upon principles. This is the enduring strength of the Tea Party, it does not require a leader, only principles. The danger is from those that would subvert those principles or encourage compromise of them. Unlike an individual principles can be passed from any one to another and from one generation to another. Our strength is our own individual leadership.

      • steelmagnolia

        Thank you, TEAP Tim: For a hundred years, few Americans, or any country folks have seen ‘principles’ in action. We look at gods, demigods and say that they have the answer. Principles stand alone waiting for us to join and get some relief from our unprincipled lives. Few live with true principles but want our government, local and State, to run on them. Yep, that will not happen with ‘we the people’ voting against mainstay principles.

  • jopa

    It seemed as though it was a successful day on the mall in DC and the speakers I think said what everyone wanted to hear, but beware.There is more than likely, more to come wiyh a hidden agenda.Most of the people bused in by the Tea Party Express don’t even realize it was the Koch brothers footing the bill.The second and third richest men in America and they are not really giving you a free ride.They are multi=billionaires of inherited money from big oil and lumber.Do you really think they are doing this out of love for America, I don’t.They really don’t care about you one bit and want to remain behind the scenes.

    • TAKE BACK AMERICA

      Hey the premise was good and people had fun. I don’t think anyone sold their soul.

    • http://eachstateretaliate.blogspot.com/ Tea Party Tim

      There were few, very few if any that had a free ride in on a bus, either at 9/12 last year or 8/28 of this year. Speculation is the breeding ground of conspiracy theories.

      • TAKE BACK AMERICA

        Tea Party Tim, WHAT!!!!

        • http://eachstateretaliate.blogspot.com/ Tea Party Tim

          Most of the buses were private charter of individual groups not from the Tea Party Express. Beyond that the vast majority that were there did were not transported by bus.

          • TAKE BACK AMERICA

            Tea Party Tim, that doesn’t explain any of your post. What were you trying to say?

          • http://eachstateretaliate.blogspot.com/ Tea Party Tim

            Above Jopa said,

            “Most of the people bused in by the Tea Party Express don’t even realize it was the Koch brothers footing the bill.The second and third richest men in America and they are not really giving you a free ride.They are multi=billionaires of inherited money from big oil and lumber.Do you really think they are doing this out of love for America, I don’t.They really don’t care about you one bit and want to remain behind the scenes.”

            My response was,

            “There were few, very few if any that had a free ride in on a bus, either at 9/12 last year or 8/28 of this year. Speculation is the breeding ground of conspiracy theories.”

            The point that I am trying to make here is that I do not hold to a conspiracy that there is an ultra wealthy river flowing under and supporting the Tea Party movement. It would be counter productive for them to organize to demonstrate the power of the individual in order to procreate power for themselves, especially if they remain silent and behind the scenes.

            This is why it is important that this movement continue to be based on principles and not individuals.

  • NormP

    Ladies and gentlemen, who do you work for? Are there not rich people at the top of the business that I’m sure the greater portion of you work for? How did they get there? Where did the riches come from? HARD WORK!!!! There will always be those of us who are not good at making lots of money. It’s NOT the fault of the rich, it just happens. They have to remember though that to whom much is given much will be required. There is a responsibility that those rich people have, it is to make sure the poor are properly taken care of. That is what is known as being a good steward. I don’t want to be rich it makes my head hurt. BUT what I do want is to be allowed to work hard and earn enough to supply my basic needs. This is not something that is allowed in socialist or communist regimes. The goal there is to exploit the worker so that the ruling party can live in luxury, need an example? Look to the rest of the world. the poorest in this country have more than all of the rest of the world for a reason, capitalism and free markets. NOWHERE has socialism or communism EVER produced a higher standard of living EVER. Quit begrudging the rich and start praying that they too see the error of their ways and get back to true free markets and true philanthropy!!

  • jopa

    Normp;I really don’t mind the fact that there are rich people it’s just the way many Wall Stree moguls basicly rip off the middle class investors and the bankers have all these hidden fees to make billions.These are not legit earnings and they are basicly swindling middle class people around the world.Miliions in bonuses for a job not done give me a break,We need oversight and regulation.

    • dan az

      Jopa
      that is the job of the SEC what we dont need is more government !

    • http://eachstateretaliate.blogspot.com/ Tea Party Tim

      It would seem to me that it should be the responsibility of the individual to investigate, understand and make choices as to who they invest with and what fees are associated with it. When we subvert our responsibilites to the government, chaos will insue and it has.

      The bonus structures in most banks and Wall Street trading are generally based upon volume and gross sales instead of bottom line profits. There are many that take advantage of this and the ultimate solution is to allow the free-market of investment companies to adjust pay plans. The bail outs that the government issued did not allow this to happen. Instead, it encouraged and promoted business as usual. If the bail outs had not been issued there would have been more business failures and this would have resulted in a change in the way that business is conducted.

  • william anderson

    the constitution says that, when the goverment fails the people,it is our duty to replace the failing goverment.every one should read the constituion, once a month. it is the goverments job to protect us from forien invasion.they have failed or dont want to do their job that they get paid to do.

  • Mike N.

    Article in the Wilkes-Barre Citizens Voice dated 8-29-10: Four illegal aliens arrested after they were involved in a crash. Police called the INS and were told to release the four illegals. Three were from guatamala and one from mexico. Pa’s liberal and I might add shifty-eyed governor supports obummers lawsuit against Arizona. Thank God he will be gone come January 1. Protester at Alaska state fair arrested for displaying an “impeach obummer” sign. http://www.infowars.com/man-arrested-at-alaska-state-fair-for-impeach-obama-sign/. November is our last chance for a peaceful reolution to this crisis that America faces.

    • http://eachstateretaliate.blogspot.com/ Tea Party Tim

      I could not agree more than with your last sentence. It is a rare occurence to be able to vote for a good canidate and far to common to choose between the lesser of two evils. However, we have an obligation to make this country less evil and must therefore vote. November 2010 is America’s last best hope.

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