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    Tea Party Federation kicks out Williams over blog post

    Tea Party Federation kicks out Williams over blog post - CNN.com

    (CNN) -- The National Tea Party Federation, an organization that represents the Tea Party political movement around the country, has expelled conservative commentator Mark Williams and his Tea Party Express because of an inflammatory blog post he wrote, federation spokesman David Webb said Sunday.

    Appearing on the CBS program "Face the Nation," Webb said that Williams and the Tea Party Express -- which has held a series of events across the country to generate support for the movement -- no longer were part of the National Tea Party Federation.

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    Re: Tea Party Federation kicks out Williams over blog post

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    Tea Party Federation kicks out Williams over blog post - CNN.com

    (CNN) -- The National Tea Party Federation, an organization that represents the Tea Party political movement around the country, has expelled conservative commentator Mark Williams and his Tea Party Express because of an inflammatory blog post he wrote, federation spokesman David Webb said Sunday.

    Appearing on the CBS program "Face the Nation," Webb said that Williams and the Tea Party Express -- which has held a series of events across the country to generate support for the movement -- no longer were part of the National Tea Party Federation.
    Good for them. The Tea Partiers have just gained credibility with that move. NOTE: The Tea Party Express is not a real Tea Party organization either, but a fake, consisting of power hungry idiots who attempted to hijack the movement for their own political ends. I am glad the Tea Party has kicked them to the curb. Now I am beginning to like them a little.
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    Re: Tea Party Federation kicks out Williams over blog post

    Same. I've been questioning for a few years if the "taxation without representation is tyranny" statement has become true all over again.

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    Now I am beginning to like them a little.

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    Re: Tea Party Federation kicks out Williams over blog post

    Quote Originally Posted by BDBoop View Post
    Same. I've been questioning for a few years if the "taxation without representation is tyranny" statement has become true all over again.
    Those darned democratically elected representatives are raising my taxes without representation!
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    Those darned democratically elected representatives are raising my taxes without representation!
    The question isn't merely whether representatives were elected democratically, and that alone. The question also arises as to whether those who pay taxes (especially those who pay the most) are being legitimately and fairly represented by people who have the best intrests of the country as their priority.

    It is questions like these that led to the rise of a grassroots organization like the Tea Party, which was dissatisfied with both Dem and Republican politicians, and is seeking to replace the "good old boy network" politicians with new faces that are less beholden to entrenched intrests and the established power base.

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    Re: Tea Party Federation kicks out Williams over blog post

    Quote Originally Posted by Goshin View Post
    The question isn't merely whether representatives were elected democratically, and that alone. The question also arises as to whether those who pay taxes (especially those who pay the most) are being legitimately and fairly represented by people who have the best intrests of the country as their priority.

    It is questions like these that led to the rise of a grassroots organization like the Tea Party, which was dissatisfied with both Dem and Republican politicians, and is seeking to replace the "good old boy network" politicians with new faces that are less beholden to entrenched intrests and the established power base.

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    Re: Tea Party Federation kicks out Williams over blog post

    This guy is great. YouTube - Tea Party Speaker Calls Out KKK Members! Herman Cain, Georgia Tea Party

    OMG! Black people at a tea party! That's impossible!


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    Re: Tea Party Federation kicks out Williams over blog post

    Well, kudos to them for tossing the guy. He obviously has no business in american politics.

    However the fact that he was a leader in this movement shows just how deep the problems go, and how unwilling they've been to deal with these issues so far.

    I think there are plenty of folks in the Tea Party movement who have status quo views on race, but they're hiding their head in the sand if they won't own up to the crap that has been done by people who want to associate with the Tea Party.

    If calling someone racist is race-baiting, and the Tea Party folks are calling the NAACP racist, then what exacty is the Tea Party doing? The most benevolent characterization would be getting down the mud and making things worse by ratcheting up the vitriol instead of trying to open a dialog.

    Apparently after all of this, some TP's have realized that fighting the NAACP isn't going to be fruitful. There's really no need to get overly defensive about keeping your own house clean.

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    Re: Tea Party Federation kicks out Williams over blog post

    Quote Originally Posted by Mellie View Post
    This guy is great. YouTube - Tea Party Speaker Calls Out KKK Members! Herman Cain, Georgia Tea Party

    OMG! Black people at a tea party! That's impossible!
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    Re: Tea Party Federation kicks out Williams over blog post

    Good for them.

    It is questions like these that led to the rise of a grassroots organization like the Tea Party, which was dissatisfied with both Dem and Republican politicians, and is seeking to replace the "good old boy network" politicians with new faces that are less beholden to entrenched intrests and the established power base.
    Which is useful for the Republic, however, in all honesty, the "good old boy network" of centuries' past has been dramatically weakened over the past 100 years. We do not really live in the days of Henry Stimson and Elihu Root forging alliances with Chester Arthor, Jay Gould, William Whitney, McKinley, Taft and Roosevelt when only in their early thirties.

    Likewise, it has long been observable with public policy organizations that in the beginning there is passion, there is intrigue, and newness. Somewhere along the way, those people either leave or slowly become replaced by those who see the reality that dictates that they believe they can get more done by becoming a bit more and more what they do not like: those darn "special interests."
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