The Tea Parties

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Re: The Tea Parties

Innlegg QIQrrr 15 Apr 2010, 09:04

Vegard Martinsen skrev:Sabotører vil dukke opp og lage kvalm.

Dette er et symptom på den desperasjonen som nå for alvor begynner å bre seg blant de venstreorienterte - se forøvrig:

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Re: The Tea Parties

Innlegg Vegard Martinsen 17 Apr 2010, 06:19

Krav fra Tea-Party-bevegelsen til politikere: skriv under eller tap neste valg:

http://www.thecontract.org/the-contract-from-america/


The Contract from America

We, the undersigned, call upon those seeking to represent us in public office to sign the Contract from America and by doing so commit to support each of its agenda items, work to bring each agenda item to a vote during the first year, and pledge to advocate on behalf of individual liberty, limited government, and economic freedom.

Individual Liberty

Our moral, political, and economic liberties are inherent, not granted by our government. It is essential to the practice of these liberties that we be free from restriction over our peaceful political expression and free from excessive control over our economic choices.

Limited Government

The purpose of our government is to exercise only those limited powers that have been relinquished to it by the people, chief among these being the protection of our liberties by administering justice and ensuring our safety from threats arising inside or outside our country’s sovereign borders. When our government ventures beyond these functions and attempts to increase its power over the marketplace and the economic decisions of individuals, our liberties are diminished and the probability of corruption, internal strife, economic depression, and poverty increases.

Economic Freedom

The most powerful, proven instrument of material and social progress is the free market. The market economy, driven by the accumulated expressions of individual economic choices, is the only economic system that preserves and enhances individual liberty. Any other economic system, regardless of its intended pragmatic benefits, undermines our fundamental rights as free people.

1. Protect the Constitution

Require each bill to identify the specific provision of the Constitution that gives Congress the power to do what the bill does. (82.03%)

2. Reject Cap & Trade

Stop costly new regulations that would increase unemployment, raise consumer prices, and weaken the nation’s global competitiveness with virtually no impact on global temperatures. (72.20%)

3. Demand a Balanced Budget

Begin the Constitutional amendment process to require a balanced budget with a two-thirds majority needed for any tax hike. (69.69%)

4. Enact Fundamental Tax Reform

Adopt a simple and fair single-rate tax system by scrapping the internal revenue code and replacing it with one that is no longer than 4,543 words—the length of the original Constitution. (64.90%)

5. Restore Fiscal Responsibility & Constitutionally Limited Government in Washington

Create a Blue Ribbon taskforce that engages in a complete audit of federal agencies and programs, assessing their Constitutionality, and identifying duplication, waste, ineffectiveness, and agencies and programs better left for the states or local authorities, or ripe for wholesale reform or elimination due to our efforts to restore limited government consistent with the US Constitution’s meaning. (63.37%)

6. End Runaway Government Spending

Impose a statutory cap limiting the annual growth in total federal spending to the sum of the inflation rate plus the percentage of population growth. (56.57%)

7. Defund, Repeal, & Replace Government-run Health Care

Defund, repeal and replace the recently passed government-run health care with a system that actually makes health care and insurance more affordable by enabling a competitive, open, and transparent free-market health care and health insurance system that isn’t restricted by state boundaries. (56.39%)

8. Pass an ‘All-of-the-Above” Energy Policy

Authorize the exploration of proven energy reserves to reduce our dependence on foreign energy sources from unstable countries and reduce regulatory barriers to all other forms of energy creation, lowering prices and creating competition and jobs. (55.51%)

9. Stop the Pork

Place a moratorium on all earmarks until the budget is balanced, and then require a 2/3 majority to pass any earmark. (55.47%)

10. Stop the Tax Hikes

Permanently repeal all tax hikes, including those to the income, capital gains, and death taxes, currently scheduled to begin in 2011. (53.38%)

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Re: The Tea Parties

Innlegg QIQrrr 24 Apr 2010, 20:09

NewsBusters, April 21, 2010: Despite nonstop media warnings about hateful protests, violence from TEA party attendants is so nonexistent that police feel safe allowing them to bring large items and sometimes even guns. No matter how much prominent liberals talk about rampant violence, the facts on the ground tell a different story, and reporters end up leaving with rather dull footage - no police clashes, no tear gas, no images of people being carted away in handcuffs - Shocking Report: Police Find TEA Parties More Peaceful Than Anti-war Protests


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Re: The Tea Parties

Innlegg rev 27 Apr 2010, 19:50

Og her kan vi lese hva en professor i samfunnsøkonomi mener: http://e24.no/kommentar/spaltister/hann ... 625510.ece

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Re: The Tea Parties

Innlegg Amund Farberg 27 Apr 2010, 20:35

Det ser ut som om eliten og media både i USA og herover omtaler og forsøker å sverte teselskapdeltagerne som militante, voldelige rasister med genocidale tendenser, som er styrt fra oven av griske rikinger med brun tilknytning (samt Republikanerne og NRA og det er ikke måte på), mens sannheten ser ut til å være det motsatte: teselskapsdeltagere er fredelige mennesker med respekt og toleranse for andres liv og levnet og eiendom, og etter alle solemerker å dømme er bevegelsen en riktig og god grasrotbevegelse.

Samtidig observerer jeg at Dagbladet her om dagen omtalte som en grasrotbevegelse den rett ut kriminelle kampanje som for tiden foregår i United Kingdom, der sosialister ødelegger dyre valgkampanjeplakater fra De konservative ved å tagge over dem med stygge slagord og tegninger:
- Jeg synes det er ganske ironisk at det er så populært å ødelegge reklameplakatene deres, for de koster åpenlyst veldig mye, sier Tom.

- Den jeg skrev på var laget av plastikk, mens de andre partiene har plakater av papp og papir.

Han forteller at det er vanlig at plakatene til det konservative partiet blir vandalisert. Han har derimot aldri sett en ødelagt plakat fra Labour eller liberaldemokratene.

Min utheving. Hverken journalisten eller flesteparten av kommentatorene på Dagbladets sider ser ut til å ta denne kommentaren inn over seg i særlig grad. Forskjellen mellom teselskapene på den ene siden, og den britiske bandepøbelen på den andre, kunne omtrent ikke ha vært større. Jeg må dessverre melde at hverken medias mangel på hederlig omtale av høyresiden, og samtidige aksept av det som i realiteten er hærverk og forbrytelser, og "tolerante" sosialisters oppførsel i møte med meningsmotstandere som legger ned adskillig arbeid og verdier i å ytre seg på fredelig vis, overrasker meg noe større. :x
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Re: The Tea Parties

Innlegg QIQrrr 29 Apr 2010, 00:24

Veldig dramatisk da Obama gjestet Quincy:

    Quincy Herald Whig, April 28, 2010: President Obama was welcomed by a crowd of about 2,300 people at the Oakley-Lindsay Center in Quincy Wednesday afternoon. Before Obama reached the Oakley-Lindsay Center, his motorcade was greeted by a group of about 200 tea party members at the corner of Fourth and York. The group sang several patriotic songs, and a group of armed security personnel was called in at one point to quell the crowd - 'Hello, Quincy': Crowd of about 2,300 people in Oakley-Lindsay Center welcomes President Obama


Kanskje de ble utkalt for å beskytte gamle damer mot ustabile personer, men det er slett ikke sikkert.
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Re: The Tea Parties

Innlegg QIQrrr 29 Apr 2010, 17:20

Roger L. Simon, PJM, April 29, 2010: The real reason liberals accuse Tea Partiers of racism is that contemporary American-style liberalism is in rigor mortis. Liberals have nothing else to say or do. Accusations of racism are their last resort. The European debt crisis — first Greece, then Portugal and now Spain (and Belgium, Ireland and Italy, evidently) — has shown the welfare state to be an unsustainable economic system. The US, UK and Japan, according to the same Financial Times report, are also on similar paths of impoverishment through entitlements. Many of us have known this for a long time, just from simple math. Entitlements are in essence a Ponzi scheme. Now we have to face that and do something serious about it or our economy (the world economy) will fall apart. Liberals, leftists or progressives — whatever they choose to call themselves — have a great deal of trouble accepting this. To do so they would have to question a host of positions they have not examined for years, if ever, not to mention have to engage in discussions that could threaten their livelihood and jeopardize their personal and family associations. Thus the traditional wish to kill the messenger who brings the bad news: the Tea Partiers. And the easiest way to kill them — the most obvious and hoariest of methods – is to accuse them of racism - The real reason liberals accuse Tea Partiers of racism
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Re: The Tea Parties

Innlegg QIQrrr 03 Mai 2010, 02:39

Å være "Republikaner" er ikke nok:

    Washington Examiner, May 2, 2010: On April 15, I covered the Cincinnati Tea Party rally for PJTV. It was quite a scene. There were more than 12,000 people in attendance, filling all but the nosebleed seats at the University of Cincinnati's basketball arena, and even though Sean Hannity was a last-minute no-show the crowd was fired up. When speaker Sonja Schmidt dubbed Barack Obama a "one-term president," the crowd roared, and delivered a standing ovation. The Service Employees International Union and Association of Community Organizations for Reform Now were booed, and various Ohio candidates and officeholders who stand for smaller government were cheered. But although that rally -- and the hundreds like it around the country that day -- was a scene of great excitement, that kind of excitement isn't the future of the Tea Party movement. The future, instead, is something much less glamorous, but much more important, than mass rallies and marches. For an example of what that means, look to the Utah Tea Party's campaign against incumbent Republican Sen. Robert Bennett. Bennett is a Republican, true enough, but his support for bailouts and big government has made him unpopular with Tea Partiers in Utah. They're planning to teach him a lesson. A poll of convention delegates conducted this week by the Salt Lake Tribune found Bennett a distant third in the nomination race. It also found that 68 percent of the delegates -- more than two thirds -- identify themselves as supporters of the Tea Party movement. The Utah effort isn't unique. In many states, Tea Partiers are taking over the local GOP apparatus, running for precinct chairman or other low-level offices, as they try to take over the party from the ground up. The Cincinnati Tea Party folks are doing that in Ohio, discomfiting the entrenched Republican Party establishment to the point that it's actually spending money campaigning against them. Similar efforts are underway in Illinois, Georgia and elsewhere - Tea Party movement likely to have unglamorous but effective future
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Re: The Tea Parties

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If Only the Tea Partiers Were More European

Michael C. Moynihan, Reason Magazine, May 5, 2010

Sitting at breakfast last week in Oslo, I opened the newspaper Dagbladet and did a Tex Avery-like double take. Is that a photograph of Tim Phillips, president of Americans for Prosperity and professional tax-hatin' bogeyman of the Rachel Maddow show, in a Norwegian newspaper? Indeed it is! And according to the article, Phillips recently spoke about grassroots organizing to members of the right-leaning Progress Party, prompting outrage amongst the country's intelligentsia. Raymond Johansen, party secretary of the Norwegian Labour Party, took to the Huffington Post to warn of the "Tea Party fear in Europe," pointing out, in wonderfully incoherent English, that Phillips and his sinister band of lobbyists "traveled the [United States] with a bloody hand logo to deny poor Americans the right to health insurance."

Most of the piece is unreadable. A few favorite lines: "Next week he shares the stage with non (sic) other then the Tea Party queen herself, Sarah Palin, to fight their common goal (sic) of tax cuts and limited government." Or this bit of Norwenglish: "I am truly afraid that our society will not be recognizable in 20 years if the right wing party comes to power, with the help of a speculative American lobbyist - far away from the real grass root." After you separate out the serious Google investigation—Koch! Astroturf! Disinformation campaigns!—Johansen and his comrades are merely suggesting that Tea Party-type protests have no place in the more placid European debate (Expect when you burn tires and riot in Oslo, protesting something-or-other related to the Middle East. But that's different).

Because in Europe, when you are mad at the banks, worried about austerity measures and rising unemployment, one wouldn't be so crass as to call people Marxists and demand that the government submit to the irrational will of angry taxpayers. After all, to pay taxes is the cost of being a member of the Folkhem.

But Tea Parties? Not in Europe. Never. The pitchfork-toting crowd is a peculiar byproduct of the misinformed, disturbed politics of the United States, where Lindberghs, Limbaughs, and Levins have always proliferated. Protest movements on the continent, like the May 1st protests in Kungsträdgården, under a sea of Cuban flags and photos of Marx and Mao, are a more civilized celebration of dictatorship and egalitarianism.

Or how about the protests in Greece, where Tea Parti...errr...left-wing protesters took to the streets again today to demand that, as the government and economy collapses, that no austerity measures be taken. The result? Three people dead in the firebombing of a bank in Athens. CNN has the chilling details:

    Three people died after a fire bomb hit a bank in central Athens, the Greek fire brigade told CNN. The victims, two women and a man, were bank employees, they said.

    Protesters were throwing bottles at police guarding the burned-out bank, shouting "torturers" and "liars" because they don't believe people were killed inside. Riot police were moving in to push the crowd away, CNN's Diana Magnay reported from the scene.
Thank god there is no Tea Party movement in Greece, right?
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Heldig utvikling:

    Townhall.com, May 15, 2010: While international organization might have been deficient for the liberty movement historically, it appears that that is on the verge of changing. For the first time, there appears to be a growing international liberty movement, springing forth from the roots of our current American civic reawakening. In recent months, inspired by what they are observing here in the states, Tea Party organizations have begun to rise in up the furthest corners of the world. While these organizations might have different concerns, ones that are specific to their particular nations, it is clear that each has formed around the same concepts: limited governance and individual liberty - Tea Partiers of the World, Unite!
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Politico, May 18, 2010: Upstart Senate candidates claimed two stunning victories in primary elections Tuesday night as Pennsylvania Rep. Joe Sestak denied incumbent Democrat Arlen Specter renomination to a sixth term and Kentucky insurgent Rand Paul easily bested establishment favorite Trey Grayson for the Republican Party's Senate nod. In his victory speech, Paul applauded the tea party movement and issued a stern warning to the political establishment: "I have a message, a message from the tea party, a message that is loud and clear and does not mince words: We've come to take our government back. The tea party movement is about saving the country from a mountain of debt that is devouring our country and that I think could lead to chaos," Paul said grimly, laying in to President Barack Obama for his participation in last year's Copenhagen summit on global warming and accusing Obama of trying to "apologize for the industrial revolution." Reactions to Paul’s nomination split sharply from the left and right. Former Alaska Gov. Sarah Palin, who endorsed Paul in the primary, called the election a "wake-up call," describing the campaign as "an opportunity to not embrace the status quo but to shake things up." Democratic National Committee Chairman Tim Kaine painted the Kentucky race as a victory for "the far-right Republican segment of the electorate," calling Paul a nominee "whose ideas are outside of the political mainstream" - Sestak, Paul score wins as Lincoln faces runoff


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Innlegg QIQrrr 10 Jun 2010, 00:25

I Nevada har republikanerne nominert Sharron Angle til senatorkandidat:

    Politico, June 9, 2010: Until just a few days ago, you could find Sharron Angle’s policy positions on her campaign website – even ones as controversial as pulling the country out of the United Nations, privatizing Social Security and abolishing the Energy and Education departments. But no more. In the aftermath of the tea party favorite’s crushing win Tuesday night in Nevada’s Senate Republican primary, her website has been scrubbed. Now there’s just one page, with one message: donate to defeat the entrenched Senate majority leader, Harry Reid, in November - Reid measures right Angle
Og venstresiden har nok en gang tydd til vold mot en fredelige Tea Party markering - skuffende:

    Big Government, June 9, 2010: The violent left has attacked conservative activists protesting big government, big spending and big bailout scheme proposed by Congress. Tea Party activists in Tampa and St. Louis were beaten by left wing activists earlier this year. This week, a group of local citizens in North Carolina protesting the Financial Reform bill and the Durbin BP Bailout amendment were accosted and then physically attacked by a left-wing activist who blamed George Bush for America’s ills - Violent Left Fights for a BP Bailout


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Videoen ovenfor er nå fjernet, men en kopi har dukket opp HER - noen misliker tydeligvis at folk blir gjort oppmerksom på venstresidens voldsbruk. Bakgrunn:

    Big Government, June 10, 2010: On Tuesday June 8, the North Carolina Tea Party Patriots held a protest against government bailouts in front of Rep. Mel Watt’s (D-N.C.) Greensboro office. During the protest a raging leftist goon, Governor Spencer, turned out, disrupted the protest, confronted the patriots, argued with them and then he started throwing punches! The whole thing was caught on tape. The raging goon, Governor Spencer, slugged Nathan Tabor, a business owner and head of the Forsyth County Republican Party and a former candidate for senator. Governor Spencer is a union organizer, a socialist and a black liberation activist. Spencer led the Greensboro K-Mart protests of 1995 and mobilized families, communities, and “the Pulpit Forum of Greensboro, a coalition of progressive clergy, to commit acts of civil disobedience” - Activist Slugs Tea Party Protester in Face
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MSNBC planlegger visstnok å fremstille konspirasjonstullingen Alex Jones som en slags leder for Tea Party bevegelsen:

    GOPUSA, June 14, 2010: Radio host Alex Jones, who believes that 9/11 was a U.S. government plot and “inside job” conspiracy, is featured in Chris Matthews’ Wednesday documentary on MSNBC as a leader of the “New Right” and the Tea Party movement. But in fact, a video shows Jones disrupting a Tea Party rally in Texas by shouting at organizers and speakers with a bullhorn. This performance woke up many Tea Party members to the real Jones agenda and he has been anathema to them ever since. Jones has much more in common with the left. He is, for example, a member of the 9/11 Truth Movement, as was Van Jones, the Obama official fired after evidence of his communist background began to surface. The 9/11 Truth Movement was originally designed to undercut evidence that Muslims were behind the attacks that killed almost 3,000 Americans. Leftists joined the movement and used it to undermine the Bush Administration drive for a military response to Islamic terrorism and its base of operations in the Middle East - MSNBC Works with Alex Jones to Discredit Tea Party Movement


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South Carolina:

    Yahoo! News, June 22, 2010: After what will go down as one of the nastiest political primaries in history, Nikki Haley finally won South Carolina's GOP gubernatorial nomination Tuesday. Haley easily defeated her opponent Gresham Barrett in a run-off election by nearly 30 points. Haley is both the chosen successor of the state's incumbent Governor Mark Sanford and supported by many of the state's tea party activists. She's now the frontrunner against Democrat Vincent Shaheen this November, a victory that would not only make her the state's first female governor but the one of the nation's first Indian-Americans elected to statewide office. In South Carolina's fourth congressional district, GOP Rep. Bob Inglis became the third incumbent House member to lose a primary this cycle, losing by more than 50 points to Tea Party favorite Trey Gowdy. Inglis, a moderate, had been dogged by his support for climate change and TARP funding, and had come in distant second to Gowdy in the primary election two weeks ago. State Rep. Tim Scott won the GOP primary in the state's 1st U.S. House district, defeating Paul Thurmond, son of the late Sen. Strom Thurmond. Scott, who was backed by the Tea Party and Sarah Palin, would be only the second black Republican [from South Carolina] in history elected to Congress if he wins this November - Haley prevails in nasty primary, GOP incumbent loses to Tea Party in SC
Utah:

    The Atlantic, June 23, 2010: In a battle between two Tea-Party-backed candidates in Utah, the one endorsed by prominent out-of-state groups has come out ahead. Mike Lee edged out Tim Bridgewater in Utah's Republican Senate primary last night, taking 51% to Bridgewater's 49%. Both are fiscal conservatives, and both have significant backing from Tea Party activists in the state - A Win for the (National) Tea Party in Utah
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