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Showdown in Searchlight: tea party targets Reid

March 27th, 2010 . by TexasFred
Showdown in Searchlight: tea party targets Reid
LAS VEGAS (AP) – Thousands of tea party activists streamed into Sen. Harry Reid’s hometown in Nevada Saturday morning, bringing American flags, “Don’t Tread on Me” signs and outspoken anger toward President Barack Obama and his health care overhaul.

The activists’ star, Sarah Palin, will rally the crowds later Saturday from a makeshift stage in a patch of dusty desert about 60 miles north of Las Vegas.

Organizers predict as many as 10,000 people could come to tiny Searchlight, the hardscrabble former mining town where the Senate Democratic leader grew up and owns a home. By midmorning, cars and RVs filled the area as people set up lawn chairs and braced against a stiff wind whipping up dust clouds and blowing dozens of flags straight out.

The rally that’s been called a conservative Woodstock takes place just days after the historic health care vote that ushered in near-universal medical coverage and divided Congress and the nation. The vote was followed by reports of threats and vandalism aimed at some Washington lawmakers, mostly Democrats who supported the new law.

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Showdown in Searchlight: tea party targets Reid

A conservative Woodstock? Well, OK, I guess so, but Woodstock was attended by 400,000 or so people. I have no doubt that it’s going to be conservative, but Woodstock?

I also realize that not ALL TEA Party members will agree with what I am about to say, but I have to take issue with the statement made by the AP writer that describes Sarah Palin as the STAR of the TEA Party.

Where was Sarah Palin yesterday? She was in Arizona, making campaign appearances with, and supporting the biggest RINO in the history of the Republican Party, John McCain. In addition to what I see as her other negatives, this is one that just can’t be overlooked and not one that I can personally tolerate.

How hard core Conservative can you REALLY be if you’re a supporter of John McCain?

Police don’t expect problems at Saturday’s rally, but the Las Vegas Metropolitan Police Department is sending dozens of uniformed and plainclothes officers to patrol the crowd.

There’s NOT going to be violence done, not by TEA Party Patriots. If there are acts of violence done at this event it will be done by a radical few, the ones that always seem to find their way into any decent organization or rally, those that are best described as being an agent provocateur.

Agent Provocateur

A person employed to associate with suspected individuals or groups with the purpose of inciting them to commit acts that will make them liable to punishment. SOURCE

If there is violence, vandalism or the like, I am certain it will be incited by those that wish to impact the TEA Party in a negative way.

The tea party movement is a far-flung coalition of conservative groups angered by Washington spending, rising taxes and the growth and reach of government. It takes its name from the Boston Tea Party in 1773, when colonists dumped tea off English ships to protest what they considered unfair taxation by the British crown.

Tea is representative of The Boston Tea Party, and that Tea Party is an inspiration to the TEA Party of today, but this isn’t about tea, and the references made by the media, and their misunderstanding of the name we use, only shows their ignorance and their desire to get a story out, no matter how inaccurate or skewed it may be.

Today, the TEA Party name stands for Taxed Enough Already.

We believe in these basic principles, Limited Government, Fiscal Responsibility and Free Markets. We support the U.S. Constitution and believe in it’s intent, as originally written. In other words, we believe in America!

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The Rowlett Texas TEA Party needs YOUR Help

June 18th, 2009 . by TexasFred

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The Rowlett TEA Party is going through a few changes, ALL for the better I believe.

We can be found here: The Rowlett TEA Party

Information WILL be kept current, emails WILL be answered promptly and we will be working very hard in concert with REAL Conservatives everywhere in an effort to return this nation to the position of greatness we no longer enjoy!


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Accusations, Lies, Loons and Leftards – Unpatriotic Tea Baggers

June 16th, 2009 . by TexasFred

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The Rowlett TEA Party is going through a few changes, ALL for the better I believe.

We can be found here: The Rowlett TEA Party

Information WILL be kept current, emails WILL be answered promptly and we will be working very hard in concert with REAL Conservatives everywhere in an effort to return this nation to the position of greatness we no longer enjoy!


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