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Fri Nov 9, 2012, 04:36 PM

Tea Party Coordinator: Most Americans Agree With Our Values, ‘We Are The Center Of America’

On Friday, Starting Point‘s Soledad O’Brien spoke with Keli Carender, the national coordinator for the Tea Party Patriots, on where Carender believes the GOP went astray in this election,

“In a nutshell, the Republicans sat on their hands for four years,” Carender said. “After 2008, you had Barack Obama who — and the Democrats — who left paid staffers in critical swing states and offices open and they were working to identify new voters. I think I heard it was 1.8 million new registered voters, likely Obama voters, that they managed to register in the four years in between the two elections. And I don’t know what the Republican party was doing. The Tea Party was just getting started. So I’d say, at one point, they failed to do the part that the democrats were doing for the last four years in campaigning.” Secondly, Carender continued, if Romney had been in a position to really go after ObamaCare, then “I believe that we could have been successful in ousting President Obama.”

Rep. Steve LaTourette Slams Tea Party Criticism Of ‘Weak Moderate’ Romney: That’s ‘Crap’

As for Ohio Rep. Steve LaTourette‘s assertion yesterday that — as some, including the Tea Party Patriots, have complained — the argument that Romney was too “moderate” a candidate is “crap” and that the party needs to do more to reach out to more moderate Republicans as well as to Latinos, Carender maintained that the tea party movement is primarily one concerned with fiscal responsibility, a constitutionally-limited government, and free markets — not social issues.

What’s more, she added, a majority of Americans agree with these essential tea party values and, as such, “we are the center of America.”

Watch video at the link: http://www.mediaite.com/tv/tea-party-coordinator-most-americans-agree-with-our-values-we-are-the-center-of-america/

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JRLeft Nov 2012 OP
The Velveteen Ocelot Nov 2012 #1
aletier_v Nov 2012 #2
struggle4progress Nov 2012 #3
BeyondGeography Nov 2012 #4
sadbear Nov 2012 #5
Firebirds01 Nov 2012 #8
nc4bo Nov 2012 #14
reflection Nov 2012 #6
Filibuster Harry Nov 2012 #7
freshwest Nov 2012 #9
Cha Nov 2012 #22
freshwest Nov 2012 #24
appleannie1 Nov 2012 #10
Dem2TheCore Nov 2012 #11
aletier_v Nov 2012 #12
Dubster Nov 2012 #13
Squinch Nov 2012 #15
Scuba Nov 2012 #16
Jersey Devil Nov 2012 #17
Shilo Nov 2012 #18
fugop Nov 2012 #19
grantcart Nov 2012 #20
Cha Nov 2012 #21
cntrfthrs Nov 2012 #23

Response to JRLeft (Original post)

Fri Nov 9, 2012, 04:37 PM

1. The teabaggers are the center of America

sort of like the asshole is at the center of the body.

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Response to JRLeft (Original post)

Fri Nov 9, 2012, 04:38 PM

2. It's true, Tea Party is the center of america

but surrounded by blue on all sides.

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Response to JRLeft (Original post)

Fri Nov 9, 2012, 04:40 PM

3. O yah! Wherever I go, I see people wearin teabags on their tricorner hats. O yah!

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Response to JRLeft (Original post)

Fri Nov 9, 2012, 04:40 PM

4. A fine bit of Baghdad Bobbery

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Response to JRLeft (Original post)

Fri Nov 9, 2012, 04:41 PM

5. And that's why they did so well Tuesday night.

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Response to sadbear (Reply #5)

Fri Nov 9, 2012, 04:43 PM

8. No no

 

cant you see? They didnt completely lose the House so it was a clear mandate. Dont you see that? The fact that everything wasnt lost means they won and America approves.

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Response to Firebirds01 (Reply #8)

Fri Nov 9, 2012, 05:15 PM

14. NC RWNJ/Teabaggers are saying how wonderful the RWNJ electorate is (here)

because NC sure showed those dumocrats or whatever lame, stupid phrase they use to describe us and the POTUS not winning this State and losing any say in State government.

Doesn't matter that Obama BARELY lost NC, I think if he and Biden would have came it may have dotted the i's and crossed the t's. But hindsight is 20/20 and there were other priorities (I get that!!) and this is in no way demeaning the absolutely outstanding job NC's OFA got us registered AND to the polls.

They're congratulating themselves for their Romney win as well as their Republican majorities in NC.

Teabaggers are delusional, low information folks, blowhard racists and selfish fundies. They, like their Fundie counterparts have been given way too much importance in politics and of course the GOP and 1%ers use them like a 50 cent hoe. Facts don't matter in their bubble and they will have to be forced or broken in two. No place for their brand of extremism in Federal government nor in a state where it's equally red and blue but I reckon its going to take an ass whipping for the citizens to figure it all out. They soon get it probably in much less than a governor's term of 4 years.

Not sure which needs to be broken first, the House of Reps or the locals.

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Response to JRLeft (Original post)

Fri Nov 9, 2012, 04:41 PM

6. I actually agree with him.

On edit: Sorry, I thought he said "sphincter"

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Response to JRLeft (Original post)

Fri Nov 9, 2012, 04:41 PM

7. Well I heard on Fox

that Mitt lost because he was really a Northeast Moderate/Liberal.

Go Figure.

Stop blaming Sandy -- it was that stupid Ohio add about jobs moving to China.

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Response to JRLeft (Original post)

Fri Nov 9, 2012, 04:56 PM

9. M$M will create another Teahadist win in 2014 as they did in 2010 if folks stay home.

This is just the beginning of the meme. It worked before.

This time they'll find bagger women (believe me, I have one in my family) and court minorities with Jorge P. Bush.

This is the first salvo of the 2014 election. We cannot stand aside for Obama, a Senate majority or a few Congressmen to take care of 2014 for us.

Nothing they will say or do will overcome the media machine that created the Tea Party in 2010. It's up to us.

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Response to freshwest (Reply #9)

Fri Nov 9, 2012, 08:02 PM

22. It is up to us, freshwest! And, I'm hoping so many Dems will be willing to Fight in 2014

for Congress like they did in 2012!

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Response to Cha (Reply #22)

Fri Nov 9, 2012, 09:43 PM

24. It has to be. No one victory is for forever. Seeing how far back the Teahadists took us in 2 years..

I hope that no one, ever, ever forgets just how bad it can get. And they have not changed their minds, they are still full of the crazy as long as it's being pumped into their heads.

They've also made headway with privatization and many of the individuals who support Teahadism have a vested interest in destroying the government. It really won't affect them and that is what some people are unwilling to understand.

One example is from a thread we have here a while back of a Teahadist who claimed he was being discriminated against for running a birther website on a military flight. He wasn't, he was making a stink and crying victim of his First Amendment and Second Amendment rights. In looking further, we see a person whose girlfriend was in the service and he wanted to ride a military flight to see her out of the country.

Behind the squalling and arguements that ensued, we see a guy who dissed the government in its entirety, except the part that gave him a fat check. And that money came from private military contracting. We are talking a person wanted to make more than the average soldier, have more rights, and still post hate material on a website calling for revolution and hatred toward Obama, liberals, etc.

Let's think a minute what this philsophy is. He considered himself more of a patriot than Obama who represents the whole, because he is privately employed making money from the taxpayers. It is a tenet of Teahadism that no one should pay taxes, as they say in varying terms is illegal, immoral and pays to maintain an evil institution that we'd be better off without.

Consider mercenaries and private militias, in countries where the rich rule over the poor and kill the poor, union organizers, environmental activists, with no accountability, because they klll any policeman, public servant or journalist who says there is a different way of doing thing other than their system of patronage. We marvel at the perfidity of Republicans who lie before Congress, never punish their own for crimes.

In a third world country, it's obvious they are doing the bidding of the rich who have overtaken civic government in their countries. Sadly, what many believe is that fascism is a thing of the past. It is alive and well and living in our time. It is way of looking at how power and wealth will be distributed.

We have always been running two parallel visions in the USA.
One is extremely well funded, with money to buy friends, and the rest of us are just people who want to get along and see rights extended and move forward for all.

We are dealing with a group who spits in our face no matter how often we extend our hands to them. Some will be able to understand, some of them never will. It's up to us to keep the hope for a better nation alive.

I repeat, Obama cannot do it. The Democrats cannot do it, words will not do it, even deeds will not do it. It's not just a matter of apathy. It's what conservatives are. They do not represent a collection of ideals, such as Democrats love. They only represent interests that profit them personally.

Dealing with such people in local politics, one can see that they really have no ideology or hard and fast principles. It is all about how much they will enrich themselves. They call it 'business, capitalism, enterprise, free market,' whatever. It's not about any of those things.

An example would be what we consider the hypocrisy or blindness of those who recieve government contracts, 'socialized' medicine or a Social Security check or veterans benefits, not that they recieve them, no, not all. Teahadists getting them who want to deny the same or anything close to other people they do not know but would like to demonize, think they are different. That they are better.

What they're really saying is, cut the deficit, but off of 'them, not me, since I am _______. thus entitled.' That is why they hate equality, even hate Jesus and Bible, but they wave it about as if it'll help. They don't want to face 'For all have sinned and come short of the glory of God.' Nah, believing that might deprive them of $$$.

It's only about them and their friends getting the buck, no matter what laws or regulations are broken. None of those mean anything to them unless they can twist them to their advantage. This the naivety Democrats suffer from the most, believing in equality and trying to be fair to all. Sometimes that lifts the hard and it really does lift lives.

I's not profitable financially, only spiritually. The right created a faux spirituality from a book they don't really believe in or they would not ignore the spiritual context in order to seek power and profit. They would not be arrogant and insensitive. That's the problem with our dialog. Their fears may come in many different flavors, but it's all about the money in the end.

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Response to JRLeft (Original post)

Fri Nov 9, 2012, 04:58 PM

10. Only in your vacuum filled heads.

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Response to JRLeft (Original post)

Fri Nov 9, 2012, 05:00 PM

11. Tea party is the center of America based on

what exactly?

Again, zero freakin' evidence of this preposterous assertion. In fact, there's quantifiable evidence to the contrary, just look at the election we had three days ago. That's some pretty in your face stuff. It's not like that evidence is being hidden under a rock.

But why let facts get in the way of your gut feelings?

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Response to Dem2TheCore (Reply #11)

Fri Nov 9, 2012, 05:05 PM

12. based on the electoral map. they got the inland areas locked up. :)

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Response to JRLeft (Original post)

Fri Nov 9, 2012, 05:06 PM

13. Spam deleted by gkhouston (MIR Team)

 

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Response to JRLeft (Original post)

Fri Nov 9, 2012, 05:17 PM

15. Yes. It is. And I am the Queen of France.

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Response to JRLeft (Original post)

Fri Nov 9, 2012, 05:47 PM

16. Further right, further right, further right!!!

Yeah, that's the ticket.

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Response to Scuba (Reply #16)

Fri Nov 9, 2012, 06:36 PM

17. I like your thinking

Why are some wringing their hands that Republicans don't seem to get it? We should be celebrating it.

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Response to JRLeft (Original post)

Fri Nov 9, 2012, 07:38 PM

18. Delusional and sad

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Response to JRLeft (Original post)

Fri Nov 9, 2012, 07:51 PM

19. Tea Party shot their load already

They were interesting to the media because they were the new shiny object. Now they're not only old news; they're old news that LOST. EVERYWHERE!

Press to Tea Party: Bored now. What else you got?

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Response to JRLeft (Original post)

Fri Nov 9, 2012, 07:52 PM

20. Everyone at their church agrees with them

they can't figure it out.

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Response to JRLeft (Original post)

Fri Nov 9, 2012, 07:59 PM

21. Uh NO. You lost, B******! You are the asshole of America.

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Response to JRLeft (Original post)

Fri Nov 9, 2012, 09:11 PM

23. teabaggers...

'Tea Party Coordinator: Most Americans Agree With Our Values...'

Most racist Americans...

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