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FLASHBACK: Birth of the Tea Party – February, 2009

The tea party started in response to TARP and then the Obama Stimulus on top of TARP.  Here is a recap of how it happened.  At the time, I was shouting at my tv, and apparently millions more were doing the same thing over this government bailoout and Rick Santelli gave public voice to this frustration.  People started organizing and meeting and the biggest grass roots movement in modern time emerged.  It was dubbed “The Tea Party” from Santelli’s reference to the Boston Tea Party in his rant.

Yes, indeed, the Founding Fathers rolled over in their graves and the Silent Majority began to speak.  The establishment corrupters and corruptees have been seething ever since.  They have tried every lie in the book to discredit it, but it has not and will not work.  The tea party influence rocked the election of 2010, electing 82 new House members and republicans taking control of the House of Representatives.  Almost took the Senate.  That remains to be done in 2012..

Some videos have been scrubbed from the net and others have been scrambled by Google/You Tube.  I just now discovered this scrambling.  

Anyhow.  Here’s a few links that goes back to the beginning


The White House responds in bullying by Robert Gibbs.

Santelli responds to White House on Kudlow below:

From my post of February 20, 2009:

Michelle Malkin, from Mesa, Arizona, yesterday where President Obama appeared, says:

“…..outside the Secret Service perimeters, a raucous grass-roots rebellion against Beltway spending binges has caught fire. The new Boston Tea Party is here, baby, and it’s doused in barbecue sauce.” See more at Michelle Malkin.com

By April, it had spread all across the country, tea party rallies everywhere:


When the mainstream media could no longer ignore it, the smear campaign began and continues to this day.  What they don’t understand is it is the American People they are smearing, you know, those dedicated Voters, who took the House of Representives for the republicans in 2010 and will take the Senate and the presidency in 2012.

Posted:  09.24.11 @ 8:40 a.m.

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Santelli: If not for the tea party, we’d be rated BBB

See video and transcript of Santelli’s rant today:  http://newsbusters.org/blogs/noel-sheppard/2011/08/08/rick-santelli-if-it-wasnt-tea-partywe-would-have-been-rated-bbb

President Pull-ups and his party play the blame game as the world watches (and laughs).

Obama and the democrats are scrambling, making ridiculous and silly accusations and now investigating S&P and blaming the tea party for the downgrade.

Who knew the tea party was so powerful.  Goodness, they are strong enough to take hostages and overpower a president and a senate and the liberal media?  That’s a David and Goliah situation if I ever heard one. 

It is absolutely the funniest thing I have heard.  I laughed out loud at John Kerry and Axelrod calling the downgrade a tea party downgrade.  I did not know they were comedians.  There is one and only one plank in the tea party platform – Stop the Spending.  So tell me another joke.

Of course, it is outrageous, isn’t it, that the tea party came up from nothing a couple years ago and actually elected some congressmen to represent their views in Washington?  Imagine that. 

But the mantra of the tea party was:  “We will remember in November.” 

Americans should be thanking the tea party.  I think they are thanking the tea party.  The ship was going down when they got to Washington.  At least they are trying to plug the hole.

But, wait, I’m confused.  The DNC said Obama and the demos won and came out on top on the debt deal.

And as Santelli says:  If not for the tea party, the rating downgrade would have been worse.  

Parting quote from Santelli:  “We are in trouble and our ‘leaders’ are on vacation until September 7th. It’s reprehensible.”

See video and transcript of Santelli’s rant today:


Posted:  08.08.11 @ 11:34 p.m.


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