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NY Times 2010.....
September 24, 2010, 11:04 AM
Tea Party Convention Is Canceled
By KATE ZERNIKE
The Tea Party is off.
At least, the National Tea Party Unity Convention that was being planned for mid-October in Las Vegas is off. It was supposed to be a repeat of the convention in Nashville last February, which drew 600 “delegates” (and almost as many reporters) and an adoring audience for Sarah Palin, the keynote speaker.
Sponsored by Tea Party Nation, a social networking site, the convention was supposed to emphasize Tea Party groups working together —a contrast to the convention in February, which was plagued by infighting among groups, with sponsors and speakers dropping out right up until its opening hours.
Organizers chose Las Vegas not least because it is the center of the Senate race that Tea Party activists would most dearly love to win: Sharron Angle, a Republican supported by Tea Party groups, is challenging Harry Reid, the leader of the Democratic majority...."
Fast forward to this week...
Low Registration Sinks Tea Party Convention
By Ambreen Ali
Roll Call Staff July 13, 2011, 6:16 p.m.
"Organizers of the Freedom Jamboree announced Wednesday that they have canceled the tea party convention planned for this fall, citing low registration.
They had hoped the event would serve as a stage for Republican presidential candidates to court the conservative movement, and two —Rep. Michele Bachmann (Minn.) and former Sen. Rick Santorum (Pa.) —had already confirmed they would attend.
The weekend of reflection and strategizing was scheduled for Sept. 28 to Oct. 2 in Kansas City, Kan., and included a straw poll. Twenty-one local tea party groups started it with the intent to reclaim the movement from national umbrella groups and offer an alternative to the annual fall tea party rally on......"
http://www.rollcall.com/news/low_regist … 282-1.html
EVERY time they unplug the astroturf from the fat cats who conceived and pay for it, the 'spontanious' movement bellyflops.
What I see is People in the USA smart enough to realise the original TEA movement was hijacked away for its intent, and they are backing off of it, not allowing one specific sect of interest to take it over.
No support kills what it is trying to evolve in to. People thank goodness are smarter than that. There is hope still!
by Ralph Deeds7 years ago
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by SparklingJewel6 years ago
I am forwarding this....______________________________Tea Party Patriots push back against the liberal media and expose these “Occupy Wall Street” protesters for what they are: America-hating anarchists who...
by SparklingJewel7 years ago
every group has their fringe...http://www.politico.com/news/stories/0710/39745.htmlI hope everyone will continue to evolve out of this issue and not perpetuate it further, but act to create better
by Holle Abee8 years ago
Remember that Washington University poll about the Tea Party and anti-Tea Party that everyone was talking about? Here's the rest of the poll - the part some liberal journalists neglected to report. For example, Joan...
by rhamson8 years ago
Whether it is perceived as a arm of the right wing or an angry leaderless mob, can the Tea Partiers gather a solid base and agenda to adequately achieve any change or is the damage already done to defeat its' purpose?
by Doug Hughes6 years ago
This is from the most recent poll from Pew Research."As the Tea Party has evolved from a grass-roots movement to become a major force on Capitol Hill, public views of the Tea Party have grown more negative... The...
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