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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

http://bellalu0.wordpress.com/2009/02/20/rick-sentelli-president-obama-are-you-listening/

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:

http://michellemalkin.com/2009/04/06/get-ready-for-the-anti-tea-party-sabotage-and-smear-campaign/

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:

http://newsbusters.org/blogs/noel-sheppard/2011/08/08/rick-santelli-if-it-wasnt-tea-partywe-would-have-been-rated-bbb

Posted:  08.08.11 @ 11:34 p.m.

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Another Rick Santelli shot heard around the world

Santelli:  “…..the next election may make last November look like child’s play.”

Amen.

Oh, you gotta love this guy. 

This is what the American people are shouting from their living rooms.  Around about 72 percent of the people do not want the debt ceiling to be raised.  That’s 72 percent.

Looks like Warren Buffett and these other blabbermouths are taking up the insane talking points of the president and his mouthpiece the media. 

Obama says, “The republicans are holding a gun to the heads of the American people.” 

Bullshit!  But if we want to talk about a gun – and nobody can complain about “violent rhetoric” because the president of the United States said it first – then Santelli says it best: 

“I so disagree with Warren Buffett.  I so disagree.”

“The bullet is in the gun.  And if we keep spending, it’s going to hit something and it’s going to bleed.”

 It is sickening to listen to these talking heads parrot the lies and misconceptions the administration is putting out. 

Farr says, “Hold their feet to the fire but not with this gun.”  “Where does compromise come from?”

Santelli:  “I don’t believe in compromise on spending.  Stop spending.”

“Live within the revenue intake.  Give us a budget.  What have they been doing for two years?”

“How long do you think that bullet’s going to take before it comes out the gun?”

 I don’t think they realize yet that the people are on to the way they manipulate the numbers and in effect lie about the whole thing.  We understand that we can pay the interest bearing debt with revenue intake.  We get this.  So we pay that first and then we have to look at what is left.  Some spending will have to go, but it needs to  go.  We can start with things like NPR and Planned Parenthood.  That’s just a drop in the bucket of the unnecesary and wasteful spending that our federal government engages in.  There’s a whole lot of things that may make sense in a time of plenty but must be looked at in a different way in a time of crisis. 

We could end tax exempt status of shyster organizations like Media Matters, which exist to do the progressives’ bidding and try to actually exterminate opponents and separate them from their jobs.  I don’t know who they are attacking today because I wouldn’t give them a click for all the money in the world.

And it is insulting and infuriating for the democrats to keep grinding on this idea that they are the saviors of the world and the only ones who want to “save” medicare. 

The democrats are the ones who will destroy medicare.  They have already taken $500 billion dollars from medicare to help fund Obamacare.   This cuts benefits for recipients right now.  Obamacare, in it’s final plan, will be the elimination of medicare.  Obamacare has as its objective to put the whole country under a medicare type program and then exercise control over who gets the treatment, prioritizing for the young as opposed to the old because all will be based on somebody’s interpretation of who’s life has the most “value.”

So I see all this screeching as a desperate attempt to regain the control the media has had on the minds of the people.  It’s gone.  Nobody believes them.  They all remind me of watching a film of an exorcism.  The vile spirit spits, it cusses, it screams, it writhes, it tries as hard as it can to maintain control, but if the exorcist is strong enough and does not give up, it must go.  This is the democrats and the media as you see them today.  Screaming, spitting, and cussing.

The republican plan – the only plan out there – to try to save medicare does not do anything to reduce benefits on Social Security and medicare for those on it now and for ten years down the road.  Yet they continue to scream that the republicans want to destroy medicare as we know it.  Medicare “as we know it” is broke within about ten years and then nobody will get any benefits.  That’s nobody.

The people know that the congress has stolen from the Social Security fund and stuffed the lock box with IOUs they can’t pay back.  If they had left it as it was promised, there may be enough money for it to fund itself.  But, no, they are greedy.  Greedy never pays off in the end.

Excellent article on what’s going on at the bottom line:  http://buchanan.org/blog/an-establishment-in-panic-4796

See National Debt in real time: U.S. National Debt Clock : Real Time.  (Thanks, Ginger, caught your link on FB.)

And speaking of Warren Buffett, Warren Buffett’s worried about his own pocketbook – that’s all he’s worried about.  Didn’t know he owned Geico…..

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Posted:  07.09.11 @7:37 a.m.

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“The bullet is in the gun and if we keep spending it’s going to hit something and it’s going to bleed.”

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Trying to throw cold water on the Tea Parties

I read this morning on Chickaboomer, one of my favorite sites, that there was some kind of vast right wing conspiracy connecting the American Tea Party movement to Rick Santelli and something called the Koch Foundation, rather than it being a true grass roots movement.

The source of the story or rumor Here was removed before I could get there and read it but my feeling is that this rumor is not legit.

I had heard about the beginning of the Tea Party rallies or protests before Rick Santelli had his little rant. And I believe it was more of a coincidence than anything else.

The woman who organized the very first Tea Party in Seattle has written about it in her blog where she denies anybody anywhere being involved except herself. I tend to believe this, for one reason, because it was held three days before Santelli’s outburst.

Anyway, I don’t know that it matters, but it seems to me that the Tea Parties really were spontaneous and fell into place after the first one in Seattle and people started organizing other protests across the country.

All I can say is I am so glad to see somebody, anybody, anywhere protesting this spending spree going on in our country right now. I’ll be joining if one comes near me.

H/T: Michelle Malkin.com

Posted:  03.02.09

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Taxpayers protest D. C. spending spree in rallies across the country (Update)

All across America today thousands of citizens expressed the growing disgust for the massive spending going on in Washington, D. C.

I made a list of at least some places.

SanDiego; North Carolina; Oklahoma City; Nashville; Orlando FL.; Ft Myers FL; Austin Texas; Portland Oregon; Shelby Alabama; Lansing Mi, Cleveland Oh, Houston; Denver; Hartford Conn; and Washington D. C.  See video below and go to Michelle Malkin.com for photos.

Scenes from the DC Tea Party on Feb. 27, 2009, where hundreds of taxpayers rallied in support of free markets and limited government – and against endless bailouts.

AND WHERE IS THE MAINSTREAM MEDIA?

Oh, that’s right, they’re following George Anthony around, they are staked out in front of Haleigh, Cummings house, and they are obessessing about every word Rush Limbaugh utters.  And don’t forget this earth-shattering news:  Michele Bachmann said, “You be the man,” to Michael Steele, which was a big compliment in my book.

UPDATE: Greta is covering this!!!

Posted:  02.27.09

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Rick Santelli responds to Gibbs on Kudlow Report (Video)

Rick Santelli responds on the Kudlow Report to Robert Gibbs’ remarks about him during the press conference on Friday.  Also Kudlow speaks about the bullying aspect of the personal attacks coming from the White House and the press secretary in response to any criticism.  Paranoid?  Shades of Richard Nixon?

It should be noted that Rick Santelli opposed and ranted against the TARP plan under Bush as well.

Posted:  02.22.09

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Robert Gibbs complains about Rick Santelli

I mentioned in a previous post how flustered Robert Gibbs was about Rick Santelli’s remarks from Chicago.

This from CNN Political Ticker:

The White House press secretary took the opportunity to blast the medium at Friday’s press conference when asked about CNBC reporter Rick Santelli’s recent tirade against the president’s mortgage plan. “I…think that it’s tremendously important that for people who rant on cable television to be responsible and understand what it is they’re talking about,” Gibbs said. “I feel assured that Mr. Santelli doesn’t know what he’s talking about.”

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Has anyone noticed how thin-skinned the new administration is?  Speaking of “ranting on cable tv,” the likes of Keith Olbermann and others ranted against George Bush for eight solid years.  Did you hear him whining about it?  I didn’t think so.

Mr. Gibbs goes on the complain about coverage during the campaign.

“If I hadn’t worked on the campaign but simply watch the cable news scorekeeping of the campaign, we lost virtually every day of the race,” he said. “If I would have just watched cable TV, I long would have crawled into a hole and given up this whole prospect of changing the country.”

All I can say is, most everybody knows that the cable news coverage of the Obama campaign was close to an all-out campaign ad for him.  So for Mr. Gibbs to now turn on cable tv is turning on those who were largely responsible for Obama’s election,  especially NBC.

This is a quote from a commenter (Beppo) on the CNN site where this article was posted.

February 20th, 2009 7:15 pm ET

Yeah, thank God the Democrats never tried to undermine the Republican administration. Oh wait, they did every day for eight years.
Hey, whatever happened to “dissent is patriotic?” Has that gone away now that His Holiness has built Jerusalem on the Potomac?
Honestly, the cult of Obama is creepier than anything wicked old George Bush ever did.

First it was Rush Limbaugh, now it’s Rick Santelli.  They are just a little too concerned about any dissent.

You can watch the segment of the press conference where Gibbs defends the plan and rags on Santelli.

Posted:  02.21.09

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