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    Re: Tea Party Disputes Hurt Convention

    Quote Originally Posted by disneydude View Post
    No.....that's true. It will be interesting to see which show up.

    I would love to see an honest convention of real principled "tea partiers" show up. If that were the case, I will give them the credit that they deserve.
    However, I suspect that it will be more of the crazy folk.....but lets give it a chance.
    I'm betting on the crazy folk.

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    Re: Tea Party Disputes Hurt Convention

    I'm curious what sort of response the Tea Party leaders (who are the Tea Party leaders, anyway?) and followers think about being tossed under the bus by their latest favorite Republican, Scott Brown?

    Although Hoffman ended up losing the New York House race to Democrat Bill Owens, it was one example of the Tea Party's growing influence in elections. The latest was Republican Scott Brown's upset victory in the battle for the Senate seat vacated by the death of Democratic legend Ted Kennedy.

    Although Brown got strong Tea Party support, he distanced himself from the movement when Barbara Walters asked him about it Sunday on ABC's "This Week."

    "Well, you're making an assumption that the Tea Party movement was influential, and I have to respectfully disagree. It was everybody," Brown said. --Controversy Brews Ahead of Tea Party Convention

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    Re: Tea Party Disputes Hurt Convention

    Selective quoting Glinda?


    What about the rest of that sentence "it was everybody".
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    Re: Tea Party Disputes Hurt Convention

    Quote Originally Posted by Reverend_Hellh0und View Post
    Selective quoting Glinda?


    What about the rest of that sentence "it was everybody".
    I gave the entire quote.

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    Re: Tea Party Disputes Hurt Convention

    You highlighted only a portion to distort the meaning.
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    Re: Tea Party Disputes Hurt Convention

    Quote Originally Posted by Reverend_Hellh0und View Post
    You highlighted only a portion to distort the meaning.
    No, you're attempting to distort my meaning by claiming I didn't provide the entire quote, then whining because I highlighted the portion of the quote that shows him to be wimping out on his supporters.

    My point was that Brown is distancing himself from a political group that actively and vigorously supported him in his election. I did not leave out anything he said; I simply highlighted what he said to show that he is distancing himself from a political group that actively and vigorously supported him by saying they were "not influential."

    Of course, the facts show otherwise...

    In December 2009, activists from the Nationwide Tea Party Coalition held a conference call in which support for Brown was suggested.

    Within days, that conference call catalyzed the kind of chain reaction among plugged-in activists that would replicate itself across the country, ultimately helping to propel Scott Brown into office. By December 28, Hennessy [a St. Louis Tea Party organizer] had blogged about the race, and within 24 hours, Brown's campaign manager e-mailed him about more ways to get involved—information that Hennessy then passed on to some 2,800 tea partiers in the St. Louis area, a significant number of whom joined the grassroots army that fundraised, phone-banked, and tweeted the unlikely senator to victory.

    The sudden swelling of conservative activism and grassroots mobilization seemed to emerge out of nowhere, catching more than a few Democrats by surprise. Raising some $13 million in total contributions—with more than $1 million per day pouring in during the final days of the candidacy, many in small donations—Brown's campaign fed off the fervor that grassroots activists helped drum up across the nation. --Newsweek
    Furthermore, Last April 15, Brown courted the movement by appearing at two anti-tax Tea Party events. Brown's campaign hosted a fundraising breakfast that was sponsored by the Greater Boston Tea Party, a group that contributed thousands of dollars and man-hours to his campaign. Tea Party groups around the country campaigned for Brown: the Tea Party Express group (Sacramento) ran an ad on behalf of Brown that cost well into the six figures. The TeaPartyPatriots.org network, urged its supporters to back Brown.

    Didn't you know any of this?


    C'mon Rev, this is a sad attempt, even for you.

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    Re: Tea Party Disputes Hurt Convention

    I think your taking out of it what you want to take out of it.

    I see the statement as being a rejection of one thing getting him elected. It was all encompasing rejection of B-mans policies.
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