2014: The Year Of The Tea Party Patriots

2014: The Year of the Tea Party Patriots

Reblogged from Voting American:


Happy New Year Mr. President:

We the People have had enough Mr. President and this is the year we mobilize and restore balance and order to your dysfunctional administration.

This is the year we speak up with a loud voice bringing to an end your rein of terror against our individual liberties and freedom.

This is the year we bring to an end the liberal socialist movement in these United States of America once and for all.

Read more… 245 more words

This is where the Tea Party will be found. Now and for the future. Reblogged on FGGAM.org SandiaTeaParty.com and Gadaboutblogalot.com
Thanks VotingAmerican.com!

Still Checking Everything You Do

The following comes from The Patriot Post and they report the IRS is continuing their investigation of tea parties citing specific examples of their punishment by delay and other subterfuges.

Congress, at least many who have branded themselves “conservative,” have promised to put a stop to the targeting.  Or as I like to say line up with the law and compel IRS to stop their game of pick and choose, whose gonna’ lose.

News From the Swamp: IRS Targeting Continues

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During congressional testimony on IRS political targeting of Tea Party and Patriot groups, an unidentified IRS agent revealed that, three months after the “phony scandal” broke, the IRS is still targeting the Tea Party. “[R]ight now we really don’t have any direction or we haven’t had any for the last month and a half,” the agent said. “At this point I would send [a Tea Party application] to secondary screening, political advocacy.”

In other words, applications for special tax status coming from Tea Party groups are still subject to additional scrutiny because the IRS hasn’t yet established new guidelines. But six weeks ago, acting IRS chief Danny Werfel promised Congress to end the IRS’s “be on the lookout” policy for conservative groups, which had continued into June. Even Barack Obama pledged, “I’ll do everything in my power to make sure nothing like this happens again by holding the responsible parties accountable, by putting in place new checks and new safeguards, and, going forward, by making sure that the law is applied as it should be — in a fair and impartial way.” Nothing of the sort has happened.

Rep. Dave Camp (R-MI), chairman of the House Ways and Means Committee, and Rep. Charles Boustany (R-LA), chair of the Oversight subcommittee, are demanding that Werfel provide an explanation and a report on corrective action by Friday.

Meanwhile, it turns out that Lois “Plead the Fifth” Lerner was using a private email account to conduct her official duties. Needless to say, the Obama administration’s espoused virtue of transparency is not a byproduct of such behavior. Lerner isn’t the only Obama bureaucrat to have used private email, either. Since her admission of the targeting, followed by her refusal to testify, she remains on paid vacation. And she’s demanding immunity in exchange for testimony.

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And a correction: In Monday’s Digest, we inadvertently referred to Rep. James Clyburn as a Republican. He is a Democrat. Our sincerest apologies to the Republican Party and to the voters of South Carolina.

Not Dead And Not Even Dying

Tea Party (TP) members have been active in some beneficial manner since the day they were founded.  MainScream media types have been screaming and drooling with pronouncements of the premature death of the TPs.  All of the attention paid by the progressives was for naught, or very close to it.

TPers and those who support us have quietly, for the most part, worked with resolution knowing there is no hill insurmountable and no set goal unworthy.  We are still here and will be in spite of whatever the big dogs from any direction might throw at us.  Yes, we are here to stay around … Not play around!

The entire story from Breitbart.com  starts just below:

4 Aug 2013 

The Daily Beast, a publication that ran stories at the beginning of 2012 about the demise of the Tea Party, has conceded the Tea Party is far from dead and has actually come “roaring back” after the 2012 elections.

David Freedlander wrote in the publication, which also recently harassed private citizens who donated to Sarah Palin’s political action committee, that the movement the mainstream media wrote off and the Republican establishment tried to get rid of is actually having a resurgence.

As evidence, he cites Texas Attorney General and Republican gubernatorial candidate Greg Abbott, who “once described his daily routine as going into the office, suing Barack Obama, and then calling it a day.” Freedlander notes Abbott has “sued the federal government 27 times in all” and a sign at his campaign announcement read, “Fast cars, firearms, and freedom–Endorsed by Greg Abbott.”

Freedlander mentions Republican Virginia Attorney General and gubernatorial candidate Ken Cuccinelli and Tom Emmer, who is the frontrunner to replace Rep. Michele Bachmann (R-MN) in Congress.

English: Attorney General of Virginia Ken Cucc...

English: Attorney General of Virginia Ken Cuccinelli (Photo credit: Wikipedia)

He notes the popularity of Sen. Rand Paul (R-KY), much to the chagrin of  “Republican bigwigs decided that they would need to do something to prevent” the Tea Party and conservatives from “hijacking the primary process.”

As former Alaska Governor Sarah Palin, who moves Tea Party voters more than any other politician in primaries, has repeatedly said, the Tea Party, as Freedlander observes, is a movement “not without precedence on the American political landscape” from both sides.

English: Sarah Palin at the Americans for Pros...

English: Sarah Palin at the Americans for Prosperity-run Wisconsin 2011 Tax Day Tea Party Rally. (Photo credit: Wikipedia)

Click on the URL just below for the rest of the story:

The Best And The Rest Of The Story

Jesus Was And Is Involved In Politics

The following may not impact on the atheists or agnostics; however for those Christians among us, it may well be the fuel to push us out of the doldrums and propel us into the reality of what we must do to truly follow our Lord as he was and is.

The title happens to be a reflection of what I believe.  More importantly, it is the belief of an Apologist I have come to respect for his knowledge of our Bible and our Lord.  He has also made presentations before Tea Party organizations (more in the future) therefore he has tea party concepts in common with us.

Neil Mammen is the author of Jesus Was  Is Involved In Politics! Why aren’t You?  Why Isn’t Your Church?  Whether reading or listening to Mr. Mammen’s words, it is next to impossible to walk away without a strong belief in what he proffers about Jesus and Politics.  In fact, I am overjoyed in knowing I have our Lord’s permission to act as he has done and is still doing.

Mr. Mammen has graciously granted permission for my use of some of his work.  He has done so without any expectation of monetary return or other material reward.  His generosity is based solely on my promise to use his work for the Glory of God.  I know I will keep my promise … I pray I will live up to Mr. Mammen’s expectations.

Just below you will find links to an audio and a narrative which sufficiently supports his contention shown as the title of his book.

He Was Involved In Politics (audio)

He Was Involved In Politics (text)

If your interest is piqued in the least, I suggest you follow the link below for more information on the book and other valuable resource links:

http://www.jesusisinvolvedinpolitics.com/

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A Desperate Desperado

Desperate?  Desperado?  Sort of repeating myself there, but the danger from the POTUS in stirring-up those who know no better is real and authentic.  Between him and his useless quipster Biden, they have people on the blue side threatening to kill Romney when he is elected and to riot everywhere for good measure.

Here’s your president progressive patriots … hardly:

Bad-Mouthing The Tea Party In Addled Desperation

Take your teapots Tea Partiers and drink to the democrat despot who claims to be everyone’s president.

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Marita Noon: Piggies At The Trough

 

articleBig-wind boondoggle supported by big-spending Republicans

Marita Noon

PTC Pigs

Big-spending Republicans should be afraid following the upset victories by Tea Party favorite Ted Cruz in Texas on Tuesday, over the establishment candidate David Dewhurst, and Richard Mourdock, over six-term incumbent Richard Lugar, in Indiana on May 9. On Thursday, Washington Post editorial board member, Jonathan Capeheart said: “Folks might not like the Tea Party much. But that’s not stopping this loosely affiliated band of people fed up with government spending and deficits from sending like-minded souls to Congress.”

Bloomberg News said of the Cruz victory: “The Tea Party has no leader, no hierarchy and no national fundraising network, yet the insurgent political movement born of frustration at government spending has bolstered its clout–and its potential for aggravation–in the Republican Party with the nomination of U.S. Senate candidate and political newcomer Ted Cruz in Texas.”

The common thread in these quotes: “people fed up with government spending” and “born of frustration at government spending,” highlights the heart of the Tea Party movement–even though, is it just a “loosely affiliated band of people” with “no leader, no hierarchy and no national funding network.” The recent upsets reflect the grassroots’ growing dissatisfaction with the Republican Party’s failure to control spending.

Other than the August 14 senate race in Wisconsin where Mark Neumann and Eric Hovde are battling each other for the tea party backing in the race with establishment candidate, former governor Tommy Thompson, the extension of the Production Tax Credit (PTC) for wind energy may be the next line of battle between the Tea Party Republicans and establishment Republicans hesitant to curb their big-spending ways.

I have written several columns in opposition to the PTC extension, but if you are not familiar with it, David Kreutzer of the Heritage Foundation explains it this way: “The wholesale prices of electricity in the different U.S. markets average from less than three cents per kilowatt hour (kW-h) to about 4.5 cents per kW-h. The PTC provides a subsidy of 2.2 cents per kW-h to wind energy producers. So this PTC subsidy is equivalent to 50 percent to 70 percent of the wholesale price of electricity.” To which Phil Kerpen of American Commitment adds: “So taxpayers pick up more than half the cost for wind power–and even then many wind projects are struggling. It will never work, at any cost, because the concept of large-scale industrial wind power is based on bad science.”

When thinking about the PTC, it is important to realize that we, the taxpayers, have already been subsidizing the wind energy industry for more than 20 years and that the wind energy lobbyists, advocates, and manufacturers acknowledge that if the PTC is not extended, the industry cannot survive.

Surprisingly, the first shot in the spend/don’t spend battle over the extension of the PTC came from the “moderate” presumptive Republican presidential nominee Mitt Romney, when he came out on Monday with a statement regarding allowing the “longstanding tax credits that help finance wind energy projects” to expire, as scheduled, at the end of this year–a position in line with the Tea Party’s “frustration at government spending.”

According to Shawn McCoy, a spokesman for Romney’s Iowa campaign, “He will allow the wind credit to expire, end the stimulus boondoggles, and create a level playing field on which all sources of energy can compete on their merits. Wind energy will thrive wherever it is economically competitive, and wherever private sector competitors with far more experience than the president believe the investment will produce results.”

While this newly announced position splits Romney and Obama, it also splits the more conservative Republicans and the establishment Republicans–especially those from “wind states” such as Senator Charles Grassley (IA) and Senator Orrin Hatch (UT).

On Thursday, before leaving for a five-week vacation, the Senate Finance Committee Chairman Max Baucus of Montana moved a so-called tax extenders bill through the Senate Finance Committee–which would keep the PTC alive. According to the AP. “The $200 billion-plus package was approved by the Senate Finance Committee Thursday on a bipartisan 19-5 vote.” Regarding the inclusion of the PTC in the bill, AP said: “That provision was initially targeted for elimination, but garnered critical support from Republicans like Charles Grassley of Iowa.” (Apparently Grassley has decided that it’s a good strategy to publicly slap Romney’s face.)

On Wednesday, before the vote, many groups, including Energy Makes America Great Inc., urged people to call the Senate Finance Committee Members and tell them not to vote for a bill that extended the PTC.

One citizen frustrated with government spending contacted Senator Grassley’s office to voice her opposition to the PTC extension. The aide asked where she was from. She told him: “Western New York State, where they are dumping these giant wind installations throughout entire townships and rendering people’s homes worthless.” The aide replied, “Well, Senator Grassley is responsible for Iowans.” To which she said, “Excuse me? As a member of the Senate Finance Committee, Senator Grassley is responsible to ALL Americans! And we are damn sick and tired of the corporate welfare that’s going on to the likes of GE, BP, and Iberdrola via the PTC, while rendering many people’s most expensive life investment worthless.” She reports that the conversation continued for a bit, during which time the aide repeated that “Senator Grassley is responsible to Iowans.” Her email with this account included a link to Grassley’s Facebook page and concluded: “Let this guy have it!! The Tea Party needs to go after this Grassley!!!”

I posted the following on his Facebook page: “As a member of the Senate Finance Committee, Senator, you are responsible to ALL Americans. If your office is not willing to listen to opinions from all Americans, please remove yourself from this important committee.” The post was promptly removed.

Senator Grassley is not a member of the Tea Party Caucus. He is an establishment Republican, so his vote to extend the PTC should not be shocking–just disappointing. However, Senator Jerry Moran (KS) is a Tea Party Caucus Member (TPCM). He is not on the Senate Finance Committee, so he couldn’t vote on Thursday’s bill, but my call to his office–and the offices of the other Senate TPCM–revealed that Moran is the only Senate TPCM who does support the extension of the PTC. My calls found that Senators DeMint, Lee, and Paul are each opposed to the extension.

I also called through the list of House TPCMs, as the House will vote on the PTC extension if it makes it through the Senate. Most politicos believe the extension will be addressed in the lame duck session so I wanted to get them on record regarding their philosophy on the PTC extension–which means more government boondoggle, less fiscal responsibility. Due to their summer recess, my research was inconclusive, but I did find that Representatives Coffman (CO), Farenthold (TX), Fleming (LA), Lamborn (CO), McClintock (CA), Pearce (NM), Stearns (FL), and Wilson (SC) were willing to be bold and oppose the PTC extension. Kline (MN) is not a TPCM, but has been strong in his opposition to the PTC extension. Coffman (CO) supports phasing it out, Franks (AZ) is probably “No,” and Smith (TX) is leaning toward “No.” The only House TPCMs who support this government spending are King (IA) and Bartlett (MD). The following said it depends on the exact bill and were unwilling to take a philosophical stand on the issue–and therefore should receive pressure: Akin (MO), Alexander (LA), Carter (TX), Cassidy (LA), Coble (NC). Every other House TPCM was undecided or unavailable.

After the Senators get back from recess, there will be a full Senate vote on the bill–which will likely go through several revisions before a vote.

Remember, back in June 2009, the Democratically-controlled House passed the cap and trade bill? It did not make it to a vote before the Democratically-controlled Senate members left for their summer break. That summer two things happened: the Tea Party and townhall meetings. The newly energized Tea Party types showed up at the “townhalls.” Senators got an earful. When they want back to DC in September, cap and trade was dead–a great victory

This summer, Tea Party types, once again, need to give their Senators an earful–especially the Republican Senators like Grassley (IA), Hatch (UT), Crapo (ID), Snowe (ME), Thune (SD), and Roberts (KS) who voted for the “extender bill” and TPCM Moran (KS) who will, if it makes it to a floor vote.

The “right” thinking Senators of both parties must know that we have to stop this excessive bleeding of fiscal spending while we still have a chance to stop the slide toward Spain–whose green energy policies have helped push them toward bankruptcy. If they don’t “know,” we, and their TPCM colleagues, can help them.

The author of Energy Freedom, Marita Noon serves as the executive director for Energy Makes America Great Inc. and the companion educational organization, the Citizens’ Alliance for Responsible Energy (CARE). Together they work to educate the public and influence policy makers regarding energy, its role in freedom, and the American way of life. Combining energy, news, politics, and, the environment through public events, speaking engagements, and media, the organizations’ combined efforts serve as America’s voice for energy.

 

Did We Need A Reason…

to keep away from Occupiers, and we didn’t have one before … we certainly have one now.

It is the Communist’s Party’s goal to make sure they will have the youth, the Blacks and other minorities who seemingly believe they are being trod upon, securely in the Communist camp for overthrow of our capitalist system and our Republic.

English: A communist starImage via Wikipedia

Take the time to read this rather long article so you may see for yourselves what looms in the future … if we allow it:

Communism’s Plan For The Occupiers

Now then, if we have wondered why it is necessary to stayed hooked to the wagon of the Tea Party; we have more than one of the answers.

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Is An Enemy A Friend — Is A Pig’s Butt Beef

He’s Ben Jealous and he has been jealous because his NAACP has played second fiddle to the Tea Party in some areas of politics and race relations.  Try as they (NAACP) might, they’ve not been able to or sustain much against the Tea Party.  So now, they say they want to patty-cake and make mud-pies with their former nemisis.  Would that it was in the least true.  But, it won’t hurt to let everyone know what they have been saying according to Big Government and one of their writers, Joel B.Pollack, writing from the NAACP convention being held in Los Angeles:

At last year’s convention, the NAACP passed a resolution condemning racism in the Tea Party after claiming (falsely) for months that Tea Party members had used the “N-word” against members of the Congressional Black Caucus at an anti-ObamaCare rally on Capitol Hill in March 2010.

A year later, after the Tea Party helped lead Republicans to sweeping electoral victories in November 2010, the political landscape has changed nationwide–and so, apparently, has the NAACP’s rhetoric

Continuing Pollack writes:

Today, at an introductory press conference, NAACP President and CEO Ben Jealous appeared to strike a conciliatory tone, highlighting areas of cooperation with the Tea Party and prominent conservatives, even amidst broad policy disagreements:

Therein (broad policy disagreements) lies the asp under the basket.  There is no real reason to believe that the NAACP will shed themselves of those who have led them down the primrose path and come to their senses.  Just read the rest of the article and you will fully understand why.  Click here for the rest of the story and then watch the videos below:

Pigs Are Flying To LA

By Chuck Ring (GadaboutBlogalot ©2009 -2011

Quote Freely From The Article – Leave The Pseudonym Alone

Progressives and some demagogues (we could be talking about the same folks) have said pigs will fly before the Tea Party welcomes Blacks and other minorities or Blacks and other minorities will join the Tea Party.

It seems that pigs are flying and they have their flaps down and are ready to land in South Central Los Angeles for a rally in the valley. Our source for this information is a website that posted this press release:

S. Central L.A. Tea Party Rally To Expose NAACP Lies

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE!!!

July 14, 2011

Contact: (323) 556-2623

LOS ANGELES—The newly formed black led South Central L.A. Tea Party group will hold a major rally to expose the lies and misinformation of the NAACP (National Association for the Advancement of Colored People) during its102nd annual convention in Los Angeles on July 24. The purpose of the rally is to bring attention to the failed liberal big government agenda of the NAACP and to expose their lies and hypocrisy on race issues.

Who: South Central L.A. Tea Party.

What: Rally to expose NAACP lies and their big government liberal agenda.

When: Sunday, July 24, 2011, from 2-4 p.m.

Where: 1201 S Figueroa St., Los Angeles, CA 90015 (Downtown near L.A. Live. Outside the L.A. Convention Center -West Hall).

“The NAACP is a tool of the Obama administration,” said founding member and President of BOND Action, Rev. Jesse Lee Peterson. He added, “For decades, this group has supported left-wing policies which have created dependency, destroyed black families, and hurt race relations.” Rev. Peterson cited the following examples:

  • NAACP spreading lies about the Tea Party movement.NAACP has made numerous false allegations of ‘racism’ against the Tea Party movement, but has yet to provide a shred of evidence backing up their baseless claims.
  • Support for failing public schools and unions. The NAACP has aligned itself with the United Federation of Teachers to block 22 of the worst performing schools in New York City from being shut down. This has put them at odds with thousands of black parents in Harlem who support replacing these failing public schools with charter schools.
  • NAACP’s hypocrisy on crime and race. The NAACP has remained silent while black thugs attack white Americans and commit crimes in flash mobs across the country—but NAACP President Benjamin Jealous says he’s “deeply concerned” with the lack of black news anchors on Television.
  • The NAACP supports black genocide. As an ally of Planned Parenthood and abortion on demand, the NAACP has aided and abetted in the death of some 15 million black babies since the Supreme Court’s 1973 Roe v. Wade ruling legalizing abortion.

This event is open to all Tea Party supporters and like-minded patriots of all races. For more information call (323) 556-2623, or visit www.bondaction.org

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