THE TEA PARTY'S WAR ON AMERICA

Mr. & Mrs. Tea Party, (George Condo)
Mr. & Mrs. Tea Party, (George Condo)
Dick Armey, the man behind the curtain
Dick Armey, the man behind the curtain
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tThe Infamous Koch Brothers David & Charles
Christine "I'm not crazy" O'Donnell
Christine "I'm not crazy" O'Donnell

Tea Party Montana Style--Nullification, Secession, and a Pistol in Every Pocket

"With each new bill, newly elected tea party lawmakers are offering Montanans a vision of the future.

"Their state would be a place where officials can ignore US laws, force FBI agents to get a sheriff's OK before arresting anyone, ban abortions, limit sex education in schools and create armed citizen militias. It's the tea party world." Matt Gouras, Associated Press, quoted in The Washington Spectator April 15, 2011.

Lou Dubose editor of The Washington Spectator, examined the Tea Party's agenda in Montana where the Republicans attained a 68-32 majority in 2008. Representative Krayton Kerns is a Tea Party leader. He's the author of on of several "nullification" bills filed this session. They claim that it is within the constitutional authority of the "sovereign states" to nullify federal law. To assert that state right Kerns filed a bill that would nullify the Endangered Species Act which blocks access to "huge natural resources." Failure to comply with the ESA would require Montana to absorb a loss of $500 million in federal funds.

Representative Michael More filed a more expansive 17-point declaration of sovereignty which asserts "the people of this state have the sole and exclusive right to govern themselves as a free, sovereign, and independent state...and that right may never be delegazted to the United States." Any federal transgression would dissolve the compact with the United States and would dissolve the Union. Moore's resolution establishes a process for the creation of a new republic. After the Union is dissolved, a new nation can be created by a three-fourths vote of the states seeking to form a federal government. The vote shall not be binding on any state not seeking to form or join a federal government. More says "This is not just my thinking. It reflects the perspective of concerned constitutional groups here in Montana, citing the Tea Party and the Oath Keepers, policemen, fire fighters, military active and reserve and National Guard who pledge to refuse to obey any law or executive order they deem unconstitutional. They cite an opinion by Antonin Scalia in Mack v. United States which upheld a sheriff's refusal to comply with a federal law that required him to conduct background checks on handgun buyers. Scalia said that "there is dual sovereignty at both the state and federal level."

Another 10th Amendment bill that passed the Montana house would strip the EPA of it's authority to regulate green house gas emissions. (The EPA authority to regulate greenhouse gases was affirmed by the US Supreme Court in 2007. Another bill introduced by Rep. Joe Read states that "global warming is beneficial to the welfare and business climate of Montana...and is a natural occurrence and human activity has not caused it." Read said "There was a lunatic side that battled me on it and there was the support side that just recognized that science is junk." Stripping the EPA of authority in Montana is intended to stop federal bureaucrats from inpeding the minerals-extraction permitting process.

Republican Rep. Derek Skees filed a bill that would allow Montana to reclaim federal land within its boundaries.

Other Tea Party bills that easily passed the Montana house conferred the full benefits of citizenship on fetuses; a required that all state transactions be conducted exclusively in gold or silver; dozens of gun bills, including one that allows anyone who is not a felon or mentally incompetent to carry a concealed weapon without a licensing process; a bill that would require FBI agents to pre-clear operations with county sheriffs; and a bill that would create and arm a state militia.

[Source: Lou Dubose in The Washington Spectator.]

Tea Party Turmoil

The Tea Party is causing turmoil in the country and in the Republican Party in particular much to the chagrin of old line conservative Republicans. It will be fascinating to watch how GOP leaders react to this new force which apparently helped restore a GOP majority in the House of Representatives and in several state houses. However, several candidates supported by the Tea Party and Sarah Palin were not elected--Christine "I'm not crazy" O'Donnell in Delaware and Sharron Angle in Nevada, most prominently. Sanity and good judgment prevailed. Apparently they exceeded the limit of nonsense that voters will swallow. However, Sharron Angle came perilously close to defeating Harry Reid, Senate majority leader.

In California, Democrat Jerry Brown was elected governor for the second time in his long career in California politics. And the Michigan governor's primary race, the four candidates who pandered to the Tea Party were defeated by Rick Snyder, a moderate political outsider who declined to attend a single Tea Party event. Republican Snyder is facing similar budget issues to those faced by Brown in California and by Republicans in the House of Representatives.

The GOP reaction to President Obama's State of the Union address last week was interesting to watch. The seating arrangement interspersing Republicans and Democrats provided an hour without obvious divisiveness or disrespect. However, Tea Partier, Michelle Bachman, didn't buy her party's effort to tone down the rhetoric. Although Representative Paul Ryan was selected to respond on behalf of the GOP to President Obama's address, Bachman bolted the party and announced that she was also responding to Obama on behalf of the Tea Party. Her address was carried live by CNN, but the other networks declined to carry it. House Speaker John Boehner, in response to a question, said he didn't watch Bachman's tirade because he "had another obligation." His reaction was almost as if Bachman was a dog peeing on his shoes. Boehhner and GOP Senator McConnell welcomed Tea Party support during the midterm election, but now must be wishing the Tea Party would disappear into the woodwork.

I'm watching the GOP reaction to the Tea Party with fascination and horror at the effect on party policies for economic recovery, health care, the environment, gun safety, banking regulations and the like. The Republicans face the dilemma of how to live up their campaign promises to balance the budget in view of strong to public support for Social Security and Medicare.

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TeaPartyCrasher 5 years ago from Camp Hill, PA

If only the "Tea Party" crowd would see that they're acting as tools for corps and their CEO's.

If you can't tell from my name, I've 'Hubbed' at great length on the subject.


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Portamenteff 5 years ago from Western Colorado, USA

If you look at the thorough shellacking Rand Paul gave his opponent in a moderate mid-south state Kentucky, it's not the tail wagging the dog, it's the true voice of reason in a falling society. Go home and do you're budget. If there's no money for the boat and the four wheeler, what are you going to do? Budget them out. We borrowed 800 BILLION from China. You've got to be insane to think we can continue the path to socialism.


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breakfastpop 5 years ago

For me the Tea Party is the best expression of freedom of speech and political involvement since the original Tea Party. What I object to is the notion that it should or does have a leader. Sarah Palin does not speak for me.


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Earth Angel 5 years ago

GREAT Hub Ralph! Thank you so much for sharing!

In a successful democracy, all groups that bring logical civil dialog to the table are invaluable!

To my way of thinking, "I am not a witch" and "blood libel" do not fall into that category!

I thank the Tea Party for highlighting areas that may not have been getting enough attention! But the hate-filled antics in their methods show such low intelligence as to not be taken seriously!

I suspect by the next election, the Tea Party will have made too many social/policy/media mistakes and will be off to the side somewhere talking amongst themselves only!

I wish them well! Passion for democracy is a gift to us all! Passion for the spotlight through negative rhetoric - not so much!

GREAT Hub Ralph! Blessings to you and yours, EarthAngel!


HSchneider 5 years ago from Parsippany, New Jersey

The Tea Party chickens have come home to roost for the GOP. They must now attempt to govern and the Tea Party will make this incredibly difficult. I believe they will yank the GOP even further right, if you can believe that to be possible, so the 2012 election will be a big win for the Democrats. I echo TeaPartyCrasher that the Tea Party are a creation and pawns of the Koch brothers, Dick Armey and other corporate interests. Excellent Hub once again Ralph.


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alinadelea 5 years ago

Thank you for sharing


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Ralph Deeds 5 years ago Author

Thanks, all for your comments. Portamenteff, "the voice of reason?" You gotta be kidding. You should go back and take Economics 101. Steps to balance the budget should come once we see plenty of light at the end of the recession tunnel. You are a victim of anti-Obama, anti-goverment, ignorant propaganda.


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LillyGrillzit 5 years ago from The River Valley, Arkansas

Thank you Ralph Deeds for writing this. Right now the Koch family are having another secret strategy session on how better to disrupt our slow crawl to recovery. Subliminal Messages in media need to be Stopped today. Those most fervent against the President in the Tea Party masses have been helped by the Policies his team have implemented. When the GOP is done with the Tea Party, they will figure out a low cost way to be rid of them...Watch and See. Taxes have not been raised, and finally lowered in the US for the middle class. Also, FICA for both business and employer has been given great relief. Did the Tea Party take Thank you, out of their vocabulary?


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Ralph Deeds 5 years ago Author

Thanks for your comment. I added a photo and a link to a New Yorker article on the infamous billionaire Koch brothers, David and Charles.


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LillyGrillzit 5 years ago from The River Valley, Arkansas

Thank you! Greenpeace is flying a message balloon over their secret meeting place right now. Thanks! That article is frightening in that they own the biggest polluting companies, that are situated in the poorest lands...


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d.william 5 years ago from Somewhere in the south

All this wasted rhetoric. The rich will not be defeated in this country. They own it. Now there is talk of the tea party running for president in 2012 as the 3rd party, or should i say the 4th (after the independents). This will be one hell of a presidential election!! And as i have stated many times on my hubs, future elections will not be won or lost by public vote, they will be won and lost according to who ever has the fastest and best computer hacker before all the "votes" are tallied. Without paper ballots to actually count, there are no more honest above board elections. My greatest fear is that somehow S. Palin will end up in charge of the whole mess.


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stclairjack 5 years ago from middle of freekin nowhere,... the sticks

i'm a republican only because in my county you have to pick a side, and believe me, if i could be a democrat i would, just a couple realy important points that wont allow that,... that said,... i'm one of those frustrated republicans wondering what in the blue hell happend to my country and my party,.. and if sarah palin becomes president, i'll be in the first to atempt a drinking spree in hopes of waking up and discover it was all a nightmare.

keep it up, your obsevations are spot on, and i'll bet my drinkin money that fair minded folks agree on a lot, democrat, republican or independant,... but not tea-bagger,..i refuse to drink the koolaid.


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Ralph Deeds 5 years ago Author

Thanks for your comments.


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Jeff May 5 years ago from St. Louis

Always find myself agreeing with you, so far. Nice hub and thanks for the NewYorker link.


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LRCBlogger 5 years ago

It is good to see some of the TEA party elected candidates actually addressing major issues such as defense spending (overspending).

However, the TEA party is still hijacked by the extreme lunatics of the conservative party and therefore, they lack a clear focus or united vision.


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megs11237 5 years ago from United States

Awesome...voted upward


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Ralph Deeds 5 years ago Author

Thanks, megs,LRC, jeff. Where are the Tea Baggers?!


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tonymac04 5 years ago from South Africa

From where I sit and observe US politics it looks as though the election of a black president has woken up the racists to the fact that racism is being defeated and justice is at last coming to black people. The "tea party" looks like an expression of "good old" racism, an image reinforced by two of the photos you have placed here, most especially the one with the "go back to Kenya" slogan. As if Mr Obama ever came from Kenya!

These wing nuts are trying to complete the destruction of the US image as a democratic and just society that was started by Reagan and almost completed by GWB.

At the same time it is good that these people are allowed to express their ideas because then they can be debated. If the right wing authoritarians ever do come to power, that right might be curtailed in the interests of "national security". So the very existence of the tea party, obnoxious as they are, is at least an indication that democracy is not yet dead in the US.

Great and interesting Hub which throws a little light on what for me is a rather dark subject!

Love and peace

Tony


JBunce 5 years ago from Minneapolis, Minnesota

Very necessary hub, and I hope you don't get discouraged by any negative comments that might yet come in. This had to be said. I'm incredibly embarassed that Michelle Bachman is from my home state, but at least satisfied that she isn't from my district (my congressperson being Keith Ellison, the only Muslim member of congress... I voted for him.) I'll be linking this to my own hub, "Nobody Has All The Answers", which already features a number of Tea Party related links.


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Ralph Deeds 5 years ago Author

Thanks for your comment. I'm with you.


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Mighty Mom 5 years ago from Where Left is Right, CA

Ralph,

You are an inspiration. You don't resort to insult and attack, but rather present opinions based on facts.

It's very interesting that the TP was so visible in the 2010 midterm elections. Except for Michelle "rabid Barbie" Bachmann, they are amazingly quiet right now. Even SP seems to have been shushed by her "blood libel" gaffe.

I've read this before -- could have been you who said it -- as the economy continues to improve Americans will move from angry and scared back to more content and reasonable. That spells a win for Obama.

Every poll matchup I read these days shows Palin's numbers falling rapidly. Romney or Huckabee seem to be the likely GOP candidate. If the TPs want to completely ruin the GOP's chances at regaining the WH in 2012, they will run as a separate party. For entertainment value only, I say, "bring it!" (not really -- what I really want to say to the TP is "don't go away mad ... just go away!)


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Ralph Deeds 5 years ago Author

Thanks MM, you and I are usually on the same wavelength.


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Ralph Deeds 5 years ago Author

The wife of Justice Clarence Thomas, who has raised her political profile in the last year through her outspoken conservative activism, is rebranding herself as a lobbyist and self-appointed “ambassador to the Tea Party movement.”

Virginia Thomas, the justice’s wife, said on libertyinc.co, a Web site for her new political consulting business, that she saw herself as an advocate for “liberty-loving citizens” who favored limited government, free enterprise and other core conservative issues. She promised to use her “experience and connections” to help clients raise money and increase their political impact.

http://www.nytimes.com/2011/02/05/us/politics/05th...


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working joe 5 years ago from Seattle, WA

The Tea Partiers are probably the only Americans left that are not afraid of, or to speak, the truth.


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Ralph Deeds 5 years ago Author

Occasionally some of them speak the truth, usually by accident. Others claim President Obama is a Muslim or a fascist or not eligible to be president or that the way to create jobs in the middle of this recession is to cut government expenditures and balance the budget (which defies everything we know about economics).


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Coolmon2009 5 years ago from Texas, USA

I have watched the interactions between the Tea Party and the established major parties for some time now.I found your hub and related comments to be informative. Thanks for this article, I enjoyed reading it.


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Harlan Colt 5 years ago from the Rocky Mountains

I saw the name Ralph Deeds here on HPs. Aren't you some kind of national columnist? I am sure I have seen your articles in our local Daily. If not, my apologies.

Thank you

- Harlan


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Ralph Deeds 5 years ago Author

I'm honored by your comment/question. I write a lot on Hubpages, and I've had a couple of op-eds published in my local paper, and letters to the editor in several publications including the N.Y. Times, Detroit Free Press and several magazines. I'm pretty much retired so I have plenty of time to read a lot and inflict my opinions on other people.


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imjustmusing 5 years ago from Massachusetts

Reading the comments, I have to make some comments, and yes, I belong to the Tea Party movement.

There is no leader of the Tea Party, there are goups which have co-opted the Tea Party name, Tea Party nation, Tea Party patriots, etc, who all claim to be THE tea party, but they do not speak for the majority of tea party members. While those groups may receive funding from the Koch brothers, the local groups do not.

There was a comment made about the "violent rhetoric" and the pledge to no longer do that. Okay, how does one explain the hate and violence being used by the unions against tea party members at the rallies in WI and elsewhere? In no video I have seen has the Tea Party instigated this, if you or any of the commentators have proof of this, please share.

Most tea party members I have been in contact actually believe President Obama is an American citizen, or like me, really don't care one way or the other, he is elected, and that is all that matters. Also the tea party movement actually started while George Bush was still President and it was his out of control spending which caused us to begin the movement. While everyone likes to bring up the fact that we all hate Obama (usually followed by the fact that he is black) that simply is not true. He has done nothing to control spending, in fact he has increased it. We have a stimulus bill which has done nothing to stimulate the economy. He and you need to read about FDR and the "New Deal", he is following the same path, which actually lengthened the depression and made it worse.

I would also suggest critically reading Alinsky's rules for radicals to see what the "plan" is. It is a known fact Obama follows this philosophy. It says in there that the followers, the radicals will do anything to get their way, including changing the "meanings" of words. They will never call themselves fascists, communists, etc. yet they believe in all of that and that is what they are truly aiming for,


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Ralph Deeds 5 years ago Author

Thanks for your comment. I would only point our a couple of things. Not all the Tea Party supporters, including several Hubbers who participate in the political forum, are as calm and rational as you. Comments accusing President Obama of being a secret Muslim, socialist, nazi are fairly common. Secondly, it's true that Obama's spending has increased the deficit. But the stimulus has served to prevent the country's deep recession from becoming a depression. That is standard economic policy taught in every university economics class. Many prominent economists believe the stimulus was not big enough. Going forward, nearly everyone agrees that the budget must be balanced. But agreement on how to do it is lacking--how much and where to cut and/or how much to raise taxes. People seem to want the services but they are reluctant to pay the taxes required to provide them. The situation is as bad or worse at the state and local level where commitments have been made on pensions and health care without funds to provide them.


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imjustmusing 5 years ago from Massachusetts

I try to be rational and look at all sides of any question.

Regarding cutting services, i would suppose it comes down to one's definition of services. Personally I, through my taxes no longer want to support those who contribute nothing to their own well being. People who pay no taxes are the ones who receive the most services. I also do not wish to contribute to projects such as high speed rail which are not wanted nor needed.

For every economist who says the stimulus was a good thing there is one who will counter it was not. I believe it was not. There was no stimulus and it did nothing to curb the recession.

Again, the majority of what i will call true tea party members are more like me, as I would like to think the majority of Democrats are calm and rational as well. Unfortunately the squeaky wheels are the ones who are heard the most.


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JON EWALL 5 years ago from usa

Ralph Deeds

I gotta tell you and some of your readers. I am a WITNESS to what I seen and heard. Candidate Obama was asked what is his fate. Without hesitation he repied '' I AM A MUSLIM ''.Now that he is the President somehow he has changed his fate, that's his perogative, I guess.

Let's be fair,President Barak Obama's actions speak louder than his words.Without his teleprompter he has many times spoken untrue facts and he does just the opposite of what he proclaims to be doing.Surely our President don't intentionly lie as much as President Bush? DOES HE?


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Ralph Deeds 5 years ago Author

Just curious, when and where and in what context did candidate Obama say "I am a Muslim?"

""""Surely our President don't intentionaly lie as much as President Bush? DOES HE?"

Not to my knowledge. I'm mystified about all the uproar is about the teleprompter. Your great GOP president Reagan and all recent president used a teleprompter and index cards prepared by his staff. Still, he often got mixed up and off message. Obama is probably the best public speaker since Kennedy. Clinton was great, too. W. Bush was one of the worst manglers of English in history. Truman who never went to college was much better.

Thanks for your comment although I'm not sure what your point is.

The Tea Party is driving the GOP nuts and causing some outstanding Republicans out of Congress. Nobody knows where it will end, but plenty of people are worried.


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JON EWALL 5 years ago from usa

Ralph Deeds

The tape probably has been destroyed. Candidate Obama was being interviewed , don't know who the interviewer was, didn’t really pay attention. When the guy asked the question Obama didn't blink.

Best speaker is Clinton without a doubt, he could sell the Brooklyn bridge. You apparently have not seen too much of President Obama speaking lately, he has developed a stutter presentation similar to George Bush. A typical Obama appearance in the rose garden or the Whitehouse. He puts out his message, never forgets to mention that the Republicans want or are making political points, ends his speech with ''thank you'' and walks off as someone in the press shouts out a question. Sorry no questions. That's what he promised, a transparent Whitehouse, do you remember that promise?

Do you remember when he said , look who I have surrounding me in my administration, referring to who he is associated with. That was before and shortly after being elected. Well with all the turmoil going on in our country ( union protests in many states ) and in the world, he meets at the Whitehouse with leaders of SEIU, AFL-CIO and George Soros on a regular basis.

Special interest or just friends or whatever..


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Ralph Deeds 5 years ago Author

Well, Obama saying "I am Muslim" makes no sense to me. He would hardly have thought that would have gotten him votes. On the one hand he's flogged by the right for being a member of the Rev. Wright's (Christian) congregation in Chicago, for being a socialist, communist, Nazi, Kenyan and just about everything else except being a child molester. So, I question the accuracy of your memory or your hearing about him claiming to be a Muslim.

Moreover, your take on his speaking ability is off base. Most commentators of all political stripes have given his oratory high marks.

As for meeting with union members and George Soros, what's wrong with him meeting with his supporters. As I recall it was Dick Cheney who held secret meetings with representatives of the oil and power industries and with people from Enron. I don't share your negative view of George Soros. He's no Warren Buffett or Bill Gates, but he has given millions to causes he believes in such as freedom for East European Soviet satellite countries.

I worry much more about the influence on our democracy of the Koch brothers, Exxon and the Wall Street banksters than I do of Soros.


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JON EWALL 5 years ago from usa

Ralph Deeds

''worry much more about the influence on our democracy of the Koch brothers, Exxon and the Wall Street banksters than I do of Soros.

IT IS A KNOWN FACT THAT THE MAINSTREAM MEDIA and the liberal press did not report many of Barak Obama’s previous contacts and associates prior and after Obama was elected. Many hubbers complain about Fox News being one sided in their reporting of President Obama's activities and his previous public statements that are on tape. ABC, CBS, NBC, CNN and MSNBC will not show their viewers what Fox News shows their viewers.

There is a reason why Fox is # 1 and why their viewers choose them over the liberal big 5 channels.

‘’I worry much more about the influence on our democracy of the Koch brothers, Exxon and the Wall Street banksters than I do of Soros.’’

Obama pledged if elected he would rid Washington of lobbyist and special interest. Presidents of SEIU, AFL-CIO and people like George Soros meeting on a regular basis is not what presidents do. Especially with the union protest going on here and the world. President Obama,s comments supporting protesters and his actions in taking sides is inappropriate for a sitting president.

Please do more research on George Soros, he preaches ‘’one world order’’ and behind the scenes he is the funding source for many, many Marxist, Socialist and other Radical groups.

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Ralph Deeds 5 years ago Author

I don't agree that President Obama's contacts with union leaders are in any way improper. Moreover, he has had plenty of contacts with business leaders as well. He has been much more willing to listen to all groups than his predecessor.

WRT Soros, a "one world order" doesn't seem to be imminent. We could use a bit more order in the world--piracy in the red sea, assassinations of cabinet members in Pakistan, continual wars and other military action, nuclear weapons development in Iran, continual strife between Palestine and Israel, and so forth.


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JON EWALL 5 years ago from usa

Ralph Deeds

HAVE A GOOD DAY! The Whitehouse did refuse to allow an inquiry as to seeing the visitors list, somehow they found out. I guess the President thought that those visits need not be made public.

Remember candidate Obama pledged a transparent administration if elected. The broken pledges go on and on.


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Ralph Deeds 5 years ago Author

I don't know what the customs have been in previous administrations wrt publishing the White House visitor's list. If releasing it is customary, he should release it. As I mentioned above or somewhere, Cheney's the one who met secretly with a bunch of energy bigwigs to discuss their wish list from the Bush administration. Have there been sinister visitors to the White House, in your opinion?

"A White House document shows that executives from big oil companies met with Vice President Cheney's energy task force in 2001 -- something long suspected by environmentalists but denied as recently as last week by industry officials testifying before Congress.

"The document, obtained this week by The Washington Post, shows that officials from Exxon Mobil Corp., Conoco (before its merger with Phillips), Shell Oil Co. and BP America Inc. met in the White House complex with the Cheney aides who were developing a national energy policy, parts of which became law and parts of which are still being debated. " 11-15-2005


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JON EWALL 5 years ago from usa

Ralph Deeds

I REMEMBER THAT THE DEMS WANTED TO KNOW WHO WAS PRESENT AND WHAT DID THEY DISCUSS. Apparently the meeting wasn't too secret.

The Obama meetings with the union officials and George Soros, maybe are related as to what is happening in the country. A couple of weeks ago it was reported that members of the Whitehouse staff were meeting ( off site) with special interest groups.

Could they have been meeting with the unions discussing strategy for the Wisconsin protests? The President of the AFL-CIO, caught on tape , said that he talks to the Whitehouse weekly and meets in the Whitehouse on a regular basis.

It is known that one of President Obama's groups and the DNC are organizing and funding the Wisconsin union protest.

Sorry the media won't make the info public.

HAVE A GREAT DAY, ENJOY


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Ralph Deeds 5 years ago Author

If the DNC is funding the Wisconsin protest they are doing the Lord's work.


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JON EWALL 5 years ago from usa

Ralph Deeds

'' they are doing the Lord's work''.

explain, please.


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Ralph Deeds 5 years ago Author

That's how Lloyd Goldfein characterized Goldman Sachs' activities.


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Mimi721wis 5 years ago

Hi Ralph; just hubbing around. Love this article. I think the tea party is just angry. One day they will figure out why. Which party is the real tea party. I've noticed there's several divisions of the tea party. One group a little nuttier than the other.


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Ralph Deeds 5 years ago Author

Thanks for your comment. We're on the same wavelength.


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JON EWALL 5 years ago from usa

Ralph Deeds

'' they are doing the Lord's work''.

explain, please.


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Ralph Deeds 5 years ago Author

As the old song goes "They have God on their side" as Lloyd Goldfein declared about Goldman's depredations in his testimony before Congress. (My comment was intended as irony.)

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=rTtVTNTfg80


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Coppermek 5 years ago

Quick question. In all politeness and honesty, I read an article titled "All about the tea party" and failed to comprehend what the tea party does, or really anything about it other than a few faces in a few pictures to people who are apparently big wigs in the whole ordeal. Perhaps its possible that I missed what you were trying to relay with this, but this seems like nothing more than a relatively well written giant "Tea party is bad, heres silly pictures of extremist Tea party members with silly hats that have tea-bags glued to them." I imagine if I followed your exact template, I could write the exact same thing you've done here based entirely around why kittens are bad (the internet is full of silly kitten pictures).

Don't think my politcal opinions are causing me to jump on your case about this. I'm pretty centralist on a lot of things. I'd jump on someone who claims to be an intelligent human being as the bash Bill Maher just as easily as I'd jump someone for popping one off on Glenn Beck.

So, rather than being a tosser, as I'm sure most who read this comment will undoubtedly see me as, I instead challenge you to write a higher Hub titled "Faults In The Tea Party, And How They Can Improve". That, I would read and gladly give you some positive review so long as it brings a well educated debate to the table and not a hate rant like what I believe you've above written. This silly hate rant is only making people with your opinion pleased with you, and people who don't share your opinion frustrated.


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Ralph Deeds 5 years ago Author

Thanks for your comment. The Tea Party is not a monolithic centralized organization with defined leaders. It is a "conservative" populist movement with a number of strands, prominent among which are suspicion of the federal government, opposition to gay and minority rights, dislike of taxes, dislike of immigrants, demands to balance the budget without any specific method for doing and little real knowledge of what will be required to do so, and demands to return to the original Constitution as written by the founders, thus erasing 300 years of court decisions and government history. Much of the movement is grass roots, but much of it's activity has been promoted by Dick Armey, former conservative GOP minority leader of the House, the billionaire Koch brothers, Sarah Palin, et al. The Tea Party and the new TP Congressmen are driving the old guard of the Republican Party nuts with their unrealistic, ignorant proposals.


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Coppermek 5 years ago

There we go! Granted what you just said was heavily opinionated, but what you just said in one paragraph is much more informative than what I read in your entire bit. Write more stuff like that, its informative and much more credible than blind rants.


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Ralph Deeds 5 years ago Author

I enjoy ranting.


Robert Dente 5 years ago

Click the link and you can see and hear what the Tea Party is doing to the kids in this country.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=8AW8lWvQXoc


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Ralph Deeds 5 years ago Author

Thanks, Robert. I added the Lautenberg video to the toxic Tea Party stew.


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joer4x4 5 years ago from Philadelphia, PA

I would strongly recommend studying Brittan's history post WWII through the early 70's Compare it to the USA since 1970. It's a like father like son story. If you don't see a correlation then you're part of the problem.

Why waste time worry about the tea party, they're too late and like Democrats and Republicans who don't have a clue.

It's too late! Over the next year or so everyone will rethink their positions. As your country collapses so will we all.

History tells the truth and if you refuse to believe it now you will later. You wont have time for tea baggers let alone its connotations.


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JON EWALL 5 years ago from usa

joer4x4

HAVE A GOOD DAY


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JON EWALL 5 years ago from usa

Ralph Deeds

HAVE A GREAT DAY


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Ralph Deeds 5 years ago Author

You, too, Jon.

I just read an article which actually attributes a very positive influence of some of the new Tea Party reps in Congress. Rep Tom Rooney, GOP, of Florida went against his Republican colleagues and succeeded, with the help of fellow Tea Partiers and some Democrats, in saving taxpayers $3 billion by blocking the funding of a second engine for the F-35 fighter, provided his amendment makes it through the Senate.

According to the comment in The Washington Spectator Rooney succeeded because of Tea Party zeal for cutting the deficit and some Dems who shed their fear of being tainted as weak on defense. According to the Spectator, Republicans have "lost their monolithic opposition to cutting the defense budget. and the Democrats might repeat might, be losing their fear of cutting the defense budget...By that I mean the Republicans have Pavlovian-trained the Democrats to never try to cut the defense budget because then thay will be attacked as being anti-defense by Republicans who seem to think that the measure of strong or weak defense is how much money you spend." (Winslow Wheeler quoted in The Spectator, March 15, 2011)

This could be an important "blow for liberty."


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JON EWALL 5 years ago from usa

Ralph Deeds

''This could be an important "blow for liberty."

''saving taxpayers $3 billion by blocking the funding of a second engine for the F-35 fighter, provided his amendment makes it through the Senate.''

3/14/11

I watched a joint House meeting tonight on C-Span regarding a CR to fund a government extension again. The Senate and the President are just playing a game. Meanwhile the Administration is spending as fast as they can. One Democrat Congressman stated that 2/3 of our government are not doing anything and the other 1/3 is trying to resolve the 2010/2011 budget.


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Ralph Deeds 5 years ago Author

Thanks, Jon. It's good to have a respectful conversation with a knowledgeable person who goes beyond FoxNews for his information.


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JON EWALL 5 years ago from usa

Ralph Deeds

I TELL MY SON who is a federal employee to read the business sections of the local news paper. One can get a clearer picture of what is happening in the economy.

On Sat. mornings,Fox has some very interesting business discussions, check them out.

Have a Great Day '' MY FRIEND ''


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Ralph Deeds 5 years ago Author

The Tea Party Syndrome

I come in contact with Tea Party members and others with Tea Party or extreme Libertarian beliefs in person and in several on line discussion forums. As Hendrik Hertzberg put it in The New Yorker May 2, 2011, "The dismaying truth is part of a larger pattern of rejection of reality that has taken hold of intimidating segments of one of the two political parties that alternate in power in our governing institutions. It is akin to the view that global warming is a hoax, or that the budget can be balanced through spending cuts alone, or that contraception causes abortion, or that evolution is just another theory, on a par with the theory that the earth is six thousand years old."

Here is a list which may be used to diagnosed how far from reality an individual is. Holding four or more of the beliefs qualifies for membership in the Tea Party. Ten or more is an indication that you have lost nearly all touch with reality and a candidate for in-patient mental care.

1. Global warming is a hoax.

2. Not sure Obama was born in the U.S.

3. Obama is a secret Muslim.

4. Handgun control violates the Second Amendment.

5. Licensed gun owners should be able to "carry" at any public event, in public buildings, schools, etc.

6. "Drill baby drill" is the answer to energy issues

7. Evolution is an unproved theory.

8. Creationism or "intelligent" design should be taught in public schools.

9. Affirmative action amounts to discrimination against whites.

10. Sharia law is spreading across the US.

11. Government is the enemy,

12. Free markets will solve nearly all problems.

13. The graduated income tax amounts to unfair or unconstitutional confiscation.

14. The Education Department, the EPA and other Executive Branch agencies should be eliminated.

15. Foreign aid is a waste of taxpayer's money and should be discontinued.

16. The right of workers to organize unions and bargain collectively with employers should be curtailed.

17. Capital punishment is necessary to deter crimes and provide justice to victims.

18. Law and order should be a higher priority; prison sentences should be longer and parole standards tightened.

19. Sex education in public schools should be confined to abstinence only.

20. Abortion is murder and should be illegal.

21. The "gay agenda" is a menace to American traditions and institutions.

22. All illegal immigrants should be deported.


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JON EWALL 5 years ago from usa

Ralph Deeds

I have opinions on the list that would qualify me for teaparty admission.I'm an independent and my opinion in the political world is that right SHOULD be right and wriong SHOULD be wrong.The politicians preach that we are a nation of the rule of law.Yet both R&D AND OTHERS don't obey or enforce the laws.Where will those ideas take the nation? Anarchy and revolution possibly if we the people don't take actions and fight for our freedoms.The world has changed and is going to change.


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Ralph Deeds 5 years ago Author

"right SHOULD be right and wrong SHOULD be wrong."

Can't argue with that. However, agreement on what's right and what's wrong is lacking in important respects.

"The world has changed and is going to change."

Very true. We should all be willing to accept the results of confirmed scientific research,e.g., wrt climate change and environmental issues.

We shouldn't cling so tenaciously to literal interpretations of the Bible which have been superceeded

by subsequent developments in theology, psychology, economics and politics.

Thanks for your comment. You are a gentleman and a scholar.


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JON EWALL 5 years ago from usa

Ralph Deeds

It's been a long time since I heard ''You are a gentleman and a scholar.'' Allow me to give you one that I use on my college family students. ''A WORD TO THE WISE IS SUFFICIENT '' somehow they don't get it yet!


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Ralph Deeds 5 years ago Author

Brought together primarily by what they oppose, Tea Party groups have had difficulty agreeing on what they stand for.

http://www.nytimes.com/2011/06/29/us/politics/29te...


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JON EWALL 5 years ago from usa

Ralph Deeds

Sounds like Democracy in action. Open healthy debate is the way to go, the majority vote will decide the best solution.

Just think if we had open debate and bipartisan participation in approving the healthcare bill how much better it could have been.


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Ralph Deeds 5 years ago Author

We may need a return to the smoke-filled rooms at the party nominating conventions!


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Ralph Deeds 5 years ago Author

Tea Party's War on America by Joe Nocera

http://www.nytimes.com/2011/08/02/opinion/the-tea-...


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JON EWALL 5 years ago from usa

Ralph Deeds

Obama wants to continue the pay roll tax deduction FOR WORKING TAXPAYERS. THE UNEMPLOYED DON'T GET a tax break. Also note what really is happening. The treasury is taking money from the General Fund and transferring funds to the Social Security Trust Funds to make up for the tax cuts for working citizens. Result is that WE the tax payers are indirectly paying for the tax breaks

If this is true, AMERICA BETTER WAKE UP!.

The tea party members will not vote in the affirmayive on this one.


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tony0724 5 years ago from san diego calif

And yet union workers in the Pacific Northwest are using Al Queda tactics like severing brake lines on trains and overturning grain tanks. And you must have missed speeches by Maxine Waters, and Biden and Hoffas feel good speech on labor day. Now please tell me who is at war with America Ralph ?


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Shyron E Shenko 3 years ago

Ralph, where have you been?? This is a great hub, Aunt Jimi told me to read your hubs.

I hope you don't mind if I link to this hub.


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Ralph Deeds 3 years ago Author

Thanks! I'd be honored if you linked this hub. Your comment on one of the forums caught my attention. I'll check out your hubs also.


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wba108@yahoo.com 3 years ago from upstate, NY

I agree that there are some extreme and ignorant positions taken by local chapters of some Tea Party organizations. I'm a conservative Republican and I went to a Local Tea Party meeting here in upstate NY and they presented a film done by the John Birch Society. I talked with the organizer about my concerns with using any material presented by extremist groups. He tried to defend his position but I could see that he just plain ignorant about a lot of things.

Some may say this reflects poorly on the Tea party but I don't see that most of their official positions are extreme at all. In any movement your always going to have some crackpots and just plain ignorant folk.

All you have to do is look at the OWS movement. And about the Anti-government rhetoric, I didn't notice the liberal outrage at the vicious attacks on GWB, the female GOP candidates or Clarence Thomas. I myself have a strong believe in respecting our government leaders, even those who I believe are doing great harm to the nation.


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Ralph Deeds 3 years ago Author

The United States has benefited historically from having two strong, moderate political parties compared to England which has had two polarized parties--socialist and conservative--which jerked the country back and forth between socialism and conservatism and to multi-party countries like Italy which tended to be unstable and unpredictable. I'm a Democrat, but I don't like to see the Republican party taken down an extremist path.

In my opinion, the Tea Party is destroying the GOP which isn't good for our moderate, stable government.


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JON EWALL 3 years ago from usa

Ralph Deeds

''the Tea Party is destroying the GOP which isn't good for our moderate, stable government.''The US Constitution is all about checks and balances.What we see today is stalemate with a President who has his own agenda for the American people. Tea party members were elected by the people to represent another position. The tea party is good for American politics, as would a strong thrird party. Let's not forget how a third party candidate helped Clinton, win an election.


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Ralph Deeds 3 years ago Author

Jon, thanks for your comment. You're entitled to your opinion. I don't agree. The Tea Party candidates are supported by big money contributors like NRA, the Koch brothers, big oil and coal companies to serve their own interests, not the American public interest.


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JON EWALL 3 years ago from usa

Ralph Deeds

It's no different on the other side, nothing has changed , big money on both sides. Be fair , how about naming those who supported Barack Obama and company. ESPECIALLY THOSE WHO AREN'T PAYING FEDERAL TAXES , YET MAKING HUGE PROFITS.


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Ralph Deeds 3 years ago Author

Feel free to name Obama supporters. My impression is that the Wall Street banksters, big oil, big Pharma, and plenty of billionaires supported Romney and that more of Obama's campaign funds came from small contributors like me. Of course Buffett and Soros may have contributed to Obama as well as some Hollywood moguls who were outweighed many times over by the likes of the Koch brothers, Sheldon Adelman and David Siegel, king of time share and "Queen of Versailles" fame.


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JON EWALL 3 years ago from usa

Ralph Deeds

Many years ago there was a law, Taft Hartley, THAT PREVENTED public sector unions from monetary support of candidates running for federal office. Worked until Congress was contaminated with politicians from one side or the other side, both are equally to blame. Why were UNIONS excluded from your list?


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Ralph Deeds 3 years ago Author

Jon, I'll let you worry about the unions. There contributions are peanuts compared to contributions from the moguls to the GOP.


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JON EWALL 3 years ago from usa

Ralph Deeds

Let the big money guys on both sides battle it out. The unions pour members dues into local, state and federal elections hence buying our electorate. We should go back to Taft Hartley and keep the elections clean. Obama really didn’t need your donation, maybe you could have donated it to a local charity?

Think about it, we the people pay the public union employee , who contribute to the union. The union uses ‘’ people supplied funds ‘’ to beat the peoples candidate. A sad story in today’s political world?


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joer4x4 3 years ago from Philadelphia, PA

Here's a short list of who owns Obama

University of California $1,212,333

Microsoft Corp $815,536

Google Inc $805,120

US Government $724,997

Harvard University $663,968

Kaiser Permanente $587,586

Stanford University $512,106

Columbia University $451,309

Deloitte LLP $450,525

Time Warner $438,271

Sidley Austin LLP $402,336

DLA Piper $401,890

IBM Corp $370,329

Walt Disney Co $369,298

University of Chicago $356,685

US Dept of State $344,459

University of Michigan $339,806

Comcast Corp $336,628

US Dept of Justice $320,659

Apple Inc $307,831

Who owns Romney.

Goldman Sachs $1,033,204

Bank of America $1,009,402

Morgan Stanley $911,055

JPMorgan Chase & Co $833,096

Wells Fargo $674,076

Credit Suisse Group $640,620

Deloitte LLP $609,124

Kirkland & Ellis $518,041

Citigroup Inc $510,199

PricewaterhouseCoopers $459,400

UBS AG $448,540

Barclays $446,000

Ernst & Young $390,492

HIG Capital $382,904

Blackstone Group $366,525

General Electric $332,875

EMC Corp $320,679

Bain Capital $285,970

Elliott Management $281,675

Rothman Institute $259,500

Both got big money from PACs.

Both Democrats and Republicans have their hands out equally well. But what is really interesting and telling is that the banks who gave to Romney also rub elbows with Obama with easy access to the White House.

Business obviously sees no difference between the two parties and that tell me a lot. I absolutely refuse to give any power to either side.


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Ralph Deeds 3 years ago Author

Thanks for you comments, Jon and Joer4x4, especially the lists of contributions. Nothing like the facts.


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JON EWALL 3 years ago from usa

Ralph Deeds

You are always welcome, my friend.

KEEP HUBBING!


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JON EWALL 3 years ago from usa

Ralph Deeds

''Nothing like the facts.''

3/21/13

House and Senate budget proposals compare?

http://bigstory.ap.org/article/how-do-house-and-se...

Senate Democratic and House Republican budget proposals The President continues to distort the facts.The President's budget was due on 2/5/13,after promising twice to deliver his budget to Congress, he says that Congress will get it on 4/10/13.http://abcnews.go.com/blogs/politics/2013/02/boehn...

President Obama’s Fiscal Cliff Plan “Balance” not true

http://www.speaker.gov/general/president-obama-s-f...


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Ralph Deeds 3 years ago Author

7-15-13NYTimes "Hunger Games USA" by Paul Krugman

Hunger Games, U.S.A. - NYTimes.com

With the farm bill vote in the House, policy turns outright sadistic. Yet another suicidal GOP move inspired by the Tea Party mental defectives in the House of Representatives.


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JON EWALL 3 years ago from usa

Ralph Deeds

Tea party members are good, they put a wedge between the 2 idiotic parties.It's like having an umpire working for the fans. The House passed a farm bill, will Harry and the President allow the bills to move forward for a vote?

Time will tell IF the system will work as per the Constitution.


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Ralph Deeds 3 years ago Author

Jon, although we disagree, your comment is welcome as usual.


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JON EWALL 3 years ago from usa

Ralph Deeds

I really didn't want to break your bubble.Hunger Games, U.S.A.

http://www.nytimes.com/2013/07/15/opinion/krugman-...

At this point we’re talking about a state of mind that takes positive glee in inflicting further suffering on the already miserable.

By PAUL KRUGMAN

Just another view USDA moves to end questionable food stamp ads after criticism

http://www.foxnews.com/politics/2012/07/13/usda-mo...

The Mexican council sent out a memo telling their people to go sign up for FOOD STAMPS.THE MEMO ADVISED THE PEOPLE THAT THE GOVERNMENT WOULD NOT ASK IF THE PERSON SIGNING UP WAS A CITIZEN.THE MEMO WAS EXPOSED BY A LEADING NEWS ORGANIZATION.The Obama administration in action again.

MASS exodus from Florida ....

Florida, first state in the union to require drug testing to receive welfare!

http://www.daveweinbaum.com/Florida.html

10/1/12

Mainstream media is threatening our country's future

http://www.foxnews.com/opinion/2012/09/29/mainstre...

Another sad expose.


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More from the "mouth-breathers":

Tea Party and the Right

New Law Would Allow First Graders To Take NRA-Sponsored Gun Class

By Esther Yu-Hsi Lee / Think Progress

The NRA claims that the course, which features colorful cartoon character named Eddie Eagle, teaches children about gun safety.

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From Prisoner Sterilizations to Abortion Restrictions, the Reproductive Rights of Women of Color Are Being Trampled

By Sheila Bapat / RH Reality Check

Republicans Seek to Re-brand Themselves As Inclusive, But Leaders Continue to Spout Divisive Views

By Perry Bacon Jr. / The Grio

Why Baby Boomer Bashing Is All the Rage for Republicans These Days

By Susan Zakin / Truthdig

The 7 Craziest, Cruelest Right-Wing Statements from Just This Week

By Janet Allon / AlterNet

The 7 Craziest, Cruelest Right-Wing Statements from Just This Week

Rand Paul's Confederacy Scandal Is Not an Anomaly -- Libertarianism Papers Over Deep Racism in America

Will Texas Try to Pass "Erectile Dysfunction" Laws Next? It Would Be Only Fair

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Tea Party and the Right

Rand Paul's Confederacy Scandal Is Not an Anomaly -- Libertarianism Papers Over Deep Racism in America

Thom Hartmann / AlterNet

Glenn Beck Unveils His Next Nutty Idea to His Followers at His Summer Gathering: I'm the Man in the Moon

Alexander Zaitchik / Media Matters

Absurd: Billionaire Koch Brother Claims Eliminating Minimum Wage Would Help the Poor

Rod Bastanmehr / AlterNet

Run Sarah Run!

Joan Walsh / Salon

Right-Wing Media Call for House GOP to Kill Immigration Bill Immediately

Remington Shepard / Media Matters for America

Concept of "Limited Government" Is Right-Wing Bunk: Try to Find Anything Remotely Like It in the Constitution

Jada Thacker / Consortium News

Republicans Trying to Be as Unpopular as Humanly Possible

Joan Walsh / Salon

O’Reilly Factor's Idea of Funny: Making Fun of Immigrant Taxi Drivers

Marina Fang / ThinkProgress

Is Fox Silencing Its Guests' Opposition To Immigration Reform?

Emily Arrowood / Media Matters for America


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JON EWALL 3 years ago from usa

Ralph Deeds

FAR LEFT ACTIVIST SITE, to each his own making the world go around to the left.Media matters

http://www.discoverthenetworks.org/printgroupProfi

the Soros tree for the destruction of our country.

Media Matters' collaboration with DOJ

Joyce Foundation's Board of Directors was Barack Obama,

http://www.discoverthenetworks.org/funderProfile.a

Know your candidate for the presidency

3/10/12

The Obama's don't want this video to be seen in 2012

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=v_2s4tob5U8

NOT THE US GOVERNMENT WE USED TO KNOW ?

http://commieblaster.com/progressives/index.html

Obama admits he is a ...http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=tCAffMSWSzY

I guess the other side of the coin.


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Ralph Deeds 3 years ago Author

As far as I know, everything on the site is factual.


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Aunt Jimi 2 years ago from The reddest of the Red states!

Tea Baggers (yes, I know what it really refers to) are morons, and apparently a lot of voters are too, because they voted these ignorant people into office.

My dear friend Au fait learned in psychology class that people like people like themselves. Smart people prefer other smart people. Rock stupid people like rock stupid people. Most voters seem to feel most comfortable voting for their mirror images -- other ignorant people.

Mr. Rove and I finally agree that we need to get rid of the Tea Baggers, sooner the better!


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Shyron E Shenko 2 years ago

You are right we need to get rid of the Tea Baggers. They need their tea bags steeped in very hot water. Then tell them the can't get insurance because of the pre-existing condition.


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Ralph Deeds 2 years ago Author

Thanks for your comments!


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Aunt Jimi 2 years ago from The reddest of the Red states!

Surprised these ignorant Tea Baggers aren't being arrested and tried for treason. That's what it boils down to when they pass or attempt to pass laws that try to ignore or strike down federal laws.

I have never been into tea myself and I'll be glad when the tea party is over. I just wonder if there will be anything left when it finally is over.


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JON EWALL 2 years ago from usa

Aunt Jimi

'' to ignore or strike down federal laws.'' What federal lawsl do you speak of? One should be asking where are the jobs promised by the President in 2009? Did you know that 1/2 of Congress is working today. POTUS, Senator Reid talk jobs .House passed 40 job bills, Senate passed 0, ZERO http://majorityleader.gov/JobsTracker/ Reid will not put bills on the floor for a vote, SURPRISE. Tea baggers denied their right to vote, that's un American and against the WILL OF THE PEOPLE.

Average federal worker $108,000 compared to $69,000 private sector. fringe benefits federal gets $40,000 private $9,000

stimulus money going abroad for alternate energy

http://investigativereportingworkshop.org/investig...

Senator Coburn exposes waste in government agencies $9 TRILLION

‘’Back in black ‘’ http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=3tVJ2gqqKWshttp://ralphdeeds.hubpages.com/hub/allabouttheteaparty#

Simple facts you will not see on whitehouse.gov

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