All Tea Party groups are NOT created equal! BEWARE!
Beware of wolves in sheep's clothing, people!
From what I can find out about the principal players in TheTeaparty.net and The Tea Party News Network and their political action committee Western Representation PAC, they are TOO closely aligned with Grover Norquist to ever be considered as part of 'The Tea Party". Amnesty, which Norquist has always favored, is a subject I cannot find addressed in any of their publications. But, one of their principals, a 'community organizer' by the name of Dustin Stockton penned this last year:
"Amidst all the red-meat speeches at CPAC, Grover Norquist’s address stood out for me. Don’t get me wrong: I love to get fired up by a great speaker as much as anyone else , but the real opportunity at gatherings like CPAC is to share strategy and figure out how to win. Grover’s speech had hardly any big applause lines, but for my money, it was one of the most informative speeches at the conference. If you want an overview of the entire American political system, and how conservatives can take it back, in less than half an hour, Grover’s your guy. Do yourself and our movement a favor and take a look. You’re sure to learn a thing or two… I know I did!"We conservatives had better 'learn a thing or two' and do it fast! Recently we wrote how blogger Robert Spencer, who won the vote for best blogger at CPAC, was told by this same 'tea party' group he could accept the award IF he did not discuss Norquist or his radical Islam associates. It appears that CPAC is now just another subsidiary of Grover Norquist and he is the head guru of the hijacked 'tea party' group, teaparty.net and Tea Party News Network.
Now, if you don't know who Grover Norquist is, and what he really stands for, you better find out or stay away from the voting booth, because he is no conservative. He wrote the Bush/McCain Amnesty. Yes, he talks the good game of no new taxes, less spending and he does it all for GROVER, and for the likes of Karl Rove. Where you find one, you usually find the other. Rove brought Grover into the Bush White House who brought in all his radical Islam associates along with Jack Abramoff. Do remember that Rove heads pacs to oust Tea Party candidates, but contributes 4 million dollars to Norquist!
"Karl Rove has founded a new group designed not to beat Democrats, but to destroy a wing of his own coalition: the Tea Party. The newly-formed Conservative Victory Project, an "offshoot" of Rove's American Crossroads super PAC, is designed to pump big money into local congressional primaries and prevent Tea Party-endorsed candidates from scoring Senate nominations."
They can't have it both ways...be FOR the Tea Party, but against the candidates and policies the grass roots Tea Party stands for. Conservatives!!! You need to spend more time cleaning out your own ranks instead of trying to take down the democrats. You're being destroyed from within!
[snip]TheTeaParty.net is a division of Stop This Insanity Inc. and is a national non-profit 501 (c)(4) organization created in 2009 for the education and advancement of the constitutional conservative values of the Tea Party movement.
More here, appropriately titled:
When a Rat Invades the Tea Party
Open Secrets mentions that TeaParty.net administrative costs for 2012 were $27, 391. Not an outrageous amount, to be sure, unless you count the fact that they or The Tea Party News Network only have 'virtual' offices' at $149.00 a month. Both entities (we don't know how many more yet) use the same 'office'....How convenient!
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