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Old 02-10-2010, 09:13 AM  
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Tea Party movement takes aim at Ron Paul

David Edwards and Daniel Tencer
Raw Story
Wednesday, February 10th, 2010

There is more than a little irony in the fact that congressman Ron Paul is facing three primary challengers this year, all of them linked in some way to the Tea Party movement.

Many observers give the libertarian from Texas credit for having sparked the Tea Party movement in 2007 when he held a “money bomb” fundraiser on the anniversary of the Boston Tea Party, raking in some $6 million for his presidential run in one day.

But, as the Dallas Morning News reported earlier this week, Paul is facing three primary challengers — more than he has faced in the past six primaries combined. And every one of the challengers is linked to the Tea Party movement.

Washington Independent contributor David Weigel told MSNBC’s Rachel Maddow Monday night that the Tea Party movement of today has little in common with that fundraiser in 2007.

“Those libertarian ideas [may be] popular at the Cato Institute, [but] they’re not really popular with Tea Party activists,” Weigel said.

As the Morning News put it, Tea Partiers say Paul is “too focused on his national ambitions; that his views are too extreme; that he doesn’t support the wars in Iraq and Afghanistan; that he votes ‘no’ on everything, including federal aid for his district after Hurricane Ike.”

By comparison, “the Sarah Palin version of Tea Party conservatism is a little bit less specific,” Weigel said. “It’s more slogany. You can write the talking points on your hand if you want to.”

That the Tea Party movement has become a threat to Paul is not lost on the congressman.

The Morning News reports that, in December, Paul sent out a letter to supporters saying that his opponents “turned their attack dogs loose on me,” and warned that the anti-incumbent mood among voters could affect him as well.

“There is one thing Paul does that might backfire,” Weigel wrote at the Washington Independent. “While Paul votes against basically all spending bills, he notoriously gets earmark requests into those bills, so that local projects survive when other members vote those bills through. That barely dinged Paul in 2008, but it may become an issue now.”

http://rawstory.com/2010/02/tea-part...inst-ron-paul/

Sorry i know there was a similiar thread to this one but figured it deserved it's own thread since i stated long ago the tea party movement had been hijacked.
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Old 02-10-2010, 09:34 AM   #2
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The earmark issue is just a red-herring. But the politicians and their maidens the MSM will play on public ignorance of the Constitution.
They're so desperate they'll grap for any straw they think they can make into a granite mountain.
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Old 02-10-2010, 09:46 AM   #3
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The earmark issue is just a red-herring. But the politicians and their maidens the MSM will play on public ignorance of the Constitution.
They're so desperate they'll grap for any straw they think they can make into a granite mountain.
What troubles me is the fact that their aren't many like Dr. Paul and the movement started by his supporters has been hijacked and is now open about wanting him ousted. No thanks to that turncoat Glen Beck and his phony 9/12 movement.
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Old 02-10-2010, 09:47 AM   #4
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What troubles me is the fact that their aren't many like Dr. Paul and the movement started by his supporters has been hijacked and is now open about wanting him ousted. No thanks to that turncoat Glen Beck and his phony 9/12 movement.
Yeah, Glenn's been confusing.
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Old 02-10-2010, 09:56 AM   #5
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Yeah, Glenn's been confusing.
Well we can't be confused any longer since we now know the agenda behind his hijacking.
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The Benedict Arnolds are alive and well in the Grand 'Ol USA. The Tea Party's been hijacked with traitors. This makes me sick.
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Old 02-10-2010, 10:02 AM   #7
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The Benedict Arnolds are alive and well in the Grand 'Ol USA. The Tea Party's been hijacked with traitors. This makes me sick.
It couldn't be anymore obvious the establishment is worried about one mans ideas, A man who weighs 100 lbs soaking wet. 5% won the revolutionary war, that should say something.
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Sorry true Tea Party people (and I really am, because I like you all a helluva lot more than the GOP powerbrokers). Maybe you can start the Valley Forge Association or something else equally patriotic that the GOP won't hijack for their own ends.
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Feb. 28th is National Taking Back The Tea Party Day. Do you think the media will cover it?
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Feb. 28th is National Taking Back The Tea Party Day. Do you think the media will cover it?
Oooooo! That sounds like fun. Is that really true or are you being sarcastic?
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Oooooo! That sounds like fun. Is that really true or are you being sarcastic?
Yes I got a invite thing on my Facebook. I'm going to set up a rally at the plaza for all the KC people.
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Feb. 28th is National Taking Back The Tea Party Day. Do you think the media will cover it?
Cool, man. Good luck with it. I hope you all get some real coverage.
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The Tea Party's been hijacked with traitors.
it was just an unmanned drone, actually.
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Cool, man. Good luck with it. I hope you all get some real coverage.
It's doubtful. When there was a rally to Audit The Federal Reserve with 150 protesting outside Congressmen Moores office it got ZERO coverage. I had e-mailed every media outlet from Fox 4 News to Small Town newspapers. Hopefully i'm wrong though.
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it was just an unmanned drone, actually.
What a rude thing to say about Sarah Palin.
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