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    Tea Party Disputes Hurt Convention

    NYT: ?Tea party? disputes hurt convention - The New York Times- msnbc.com

    The convention, to be held in Nashville in early February, made a splash by attracting big-name politicians. (Former Gov. Sarah Palin of Alaska is scheduled to deliver the keynote speech.) But some groups have criticized the cost — $549 per ticket and a $9.95 fee, plus hotel and airfare — as out of reach for the average tea partier. And they have balked at Ms. Palin’s speaking fee, which news reports have put at $100,000, a figure that organizers will not confirm or deny.
    this is interesting......for the people, as long as the people fork over the dough.
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    Originally Posted by johnny_rebson:

    These are the same liberals who forgot how Iraq attacked us on 9/11.


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    Re: Tea Party Disputes Hurt Convention

    I live in Nashville and I've been to the hotel they are hosting the conference at. It is one of the nicest hotels in Nashville and thus will have a larger price for admission. Conferences aren't cheap, I wonder what the cost was per delegate with the Copenhagen climate conference (party). Plus there are no more tickets, the event has sold out Maybe high demand also contributed to a higher price?

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    Re: Tea Party Disputes Hurt Convention

    Quote Originally Posted by digsbe View Post
    I live in Nashville and I've been to the hotel they are hosting the conference at. It is one of the nicest hotels in Nashville and thus will have a larger price for admission. Conferences aren't cheap, I wonder what the cost was per delegate with the Copenhagen climate conference (party). Plus there are no more tickets, the event has sold out Maybe high demand also contributed to a higher price?
    a grass roots tea party conference shouldn't be held at the nicest hotel with prices out of reach for the faithful. but hey, it's only politics.

    Originally Posted by johnny_rebson:

    These are the same liberals who forgot how Iraq attacked us on 9/11.


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    Quote Originally Posted by liblady View Post
    a grass roots tea party conference shouldn't be held at the nicest hotel with prices out of reach for the faithful. but hey, it's only politics.
    A Tea Party for the wealthy elite.

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    Re: Tea Party Disputes Hurt Convention

    Quote Originally Posted by liblady View Post
    a grass roots tea party conference shouldn't be held at the nicest hotel with prices out of reach for the faithful. but hey, it's only politics.
    It's also one of the largest hotels, perhaps they booked it because they needed the space it provides. Regardless, this price doesn't seem very high compared to other conventions, and who knows, maybe some of the admission price goes to funding the Tea Party movement.

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    Re: Tea Party Disputes Hurt Convention

    Quote Originally Posted by digsbe View Post
    It's also one of the largest hotels, perhaps they booked it because they needed the space it provides. Regardless, this price doesn't seem very high compared to other conventions, and who knows, maybe some of the admission price goes to funding the Tea Party movement.

    Couldn't they had a fish fry instead?

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    I Love it. A Teabaggers convention. It would be worth the price of admission just for comic relief alone.
    <font size=5><b>Its been several weeks since the Vegas shooting.  Its it still "Too Early" or can we start having the conversation about finally doing something about these mass shootings???​</b></font>

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    Re: Tea Party Disputes Hurt Convention

    Quote Originally Posted by liblady View Post
    a grass roots tea party conference shouldn't be held at the nicest hotel with prices out of reach for the faithful. but hey, it's only politics.
    Why not?

    True grass roots never attend these events, the would be leaders attend. This is the "stalks", not the "roots" of the movement. After all, protests against liberalism aren't "astroturf".

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    Re: Tea Party Disputes Hurt Convention

    Quote Originally Posted by digsbe View Post
    It's also one of the largest hotels, perhaps they booked it because they needed the space it provides. Regardless, this price doesn't seem very high compared to other conventions, and who knows, maybe some of the admission price goes to funding the Tea Party movement.
    What it does is ensure only those serious about the movement attend.

    People with the foam fingers and beer-can hats won't be going.

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    Re: Tea Party Disputes Hurt Convention

    Quote Originally Posted by winston53660 View Post
    A Tea Party for the wealthy elite.
    That... is amusing to no end that you so think this.

    Obama, despite claiming he actually understands working folks and claiming that our economy sucks, has enough time on his own plate to make an appearance among the effete snobs in Hollywood who are going to drop $28,500 a plate for gourmet food at fundraisers for the candidate.
    Obama To Appear At $28,500 Per Plate Dinner by: admin | American Conservative Daily

    Just for comparison, I think $600 a ticket is a bargain.
    Climate, changes. It takes a particularly uneducated population to buy into the idea that it's their fault climate is changing and further political solutions can fix it.



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