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The Tea Party Movement Gains Traction in the UK

29 Nov

11.29.2010 Re-post by CK Hunter

 

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The Tea Party Movement Gains Traction in the U.K.

by Greg Palkot | November 26, 2010

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LONDON — The Tea Party movement’s recent electoral gains have gotten international attention, including in the mother country whose taxes inspired the first Tea Party — the United Kingdom.

A new rebellion against big government and high taxes is resonating in Ye Olde England.

“Ideas around limited government, absolutely, there’s lots of people in Britain who share those as well.” says Matthew Sinclair of the Taxpayers’ Alliance. The group — formed in 2004, naturally calling for lower taxes — is one of the largest in Britain with a Tea Party slant. It boasts some 60,000 supporters.

The group organized workshops this past fall with FreedomWorks and other American Tea Party support groups. “We’re always trying to learn how to campaign better. We’re always trying to learn if there are policy initiatives in the states which have succeeded,” Sinclair explains.

Like the Tea Party in the U.S., there are many groups here vying for the label. From one strictly aimed at domestic politics, to another upset about tax money going to the European Union, and yet another nationalistic group upset about immigration

Daniel Finkelstein is the Executive Editor for the Times of London. “I think you may see in Britain what you’ve seen in the United States, which is a bit of a rebellion against the central party establishment that’s fueled, to an extent, by issues.”

With no real primary system, it’s harder for U.K. Tea Partiers to storm the political barricades, but that hasn’t held back Tory Member of Parliament Robert Halfon who has views of past Tea Party heroes around his home, like pictures of former Prime Minister Margaret Thatcher and a Ronald Reagan watch on his wrist. A current favorite on his website is American Tea Party heroine Sarah Palin.

Halfon does admit the deficit-reducing cuts of the current Conservative government of Prime Minister David Cameron has stolen some of the British Tea Party’s thunder, but knows the movement has legs.

“There’s always more we can do, and we need to keep up the pressure,” he says.

Tea Party advocates here admit some of the more “colorful” aspects of the American movement might not translate too well in staid England. Still, even without any “mama grizzlies,” they say they can still leave their mark.

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11 Mar

3.11.2010 By Chase K. Hunter

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Tea Party Activists Are Changing the Landscape of American Politics & It’s High Time

20 Feb
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2.19.10 By Chase Hunter

America is “Silent No More” in 2010

Last spring and summer I chronicled the rise of the American Tea Party Movement on this blog when it was brand new, and wrote extensively about the “pro-Obama” liberal mainstream media’s desperate efforts to frame authentic middle American outrage as “domestic terrorism,” “fringe lunacy”, or “contrived astroturf gatherings sponsored in secret by some radical arm of the GOP”.

The blatant lies that came out of the mainstream media flew so fast and furious at once point in 2009 that I was practically camped out at my laptop day and night, offsetting each new lie with a truthful counter-post. Tens of thousands of other furious American patriot bloggers were doing the same thing. Our voice matters, and one year later the whole world knows that when you finally infuriate the sleeping giant of the American “silent majority” suddenly they will be silent no more.

This is what it took in the American blogosphere to counter-balance an extreme left wing American corporate owned media monopoly that now rivals the White House for raw political power and persuasive ability as it’s messages pour out in a nonstop firehose of biased left wing pro-Obama support.

Rupert Murdock’s Fox News quickly surveyed this new political territory and decided their best bet was to pretend to be a part of the genuine American outrage. Suddenly, quite overnight, they began trotting out Glenn Beck to opine and whine loudly before the American people his own pre-calculated “outrage”. It was all as contrived and calculated for effect as any Hollywood movie script I have ever seen drafted.

All American patriots and NWO truth researchers know that the entire media conglomerate in America is owned by less than a dozen corporations who are all part of the secret illuminati globalist club, and Fox News is no exception. Their goal was to suddenly try to “own” the American outrage that inspired the Tea Party movement.

The GOP has been scrambling for over a year now to align itself with the emerging constitutional and philosophical purity of the American Tea Party movement, which remains “leaderless” and intentionally so. I resent these GOP manuevers deeply and so do thousands of other American patriots who support the Tea Party Movement. The operative phrase here is “co-opting”. The GOP is now quite desperate to co-opt and try to “own” the American Tea Party Movement, and I actually think the Tea Party Movement will ultimately outmaneuver the GOP in this regard and slip through their fingers.

After all, the GOP had their day for eight long miserable years, while we threw away billions on two wars in the mideast, neither of which I believe to be ultimately winnable, and both of which have now brought the nation to the brink of financial ruin. You simply cannot “enforce American-style democracy” overseas in a few years on primitive backward, medieval islamic tribal cultures when the irony stares us squarely in the face that we have no real actual democracy here in the USA. We have a media controlled “pretend-democracy” where the most hundreds of millions spent will get you into the White House, as long as the USA media is behind you, pumping out the mesage all the way there. That’s what happened in 2008.

Radical Islam’s fantasy of a world Islamic state will never take place. What will take place if the escalation toward more war  does not stop NOW is an incineration of their people on a scale similar to Hiroshima and Nagasaki, if they persist in waging war with the west, upping the antey every few months. Every American knows this.

Those two equations of “bring democracy to the mideast” butto  secretly squelch it in the USA do not add up. Washington D.C.’s new national security laws written under the Patriot Act during the GOP’s reign have made innocent Americans lives more open to tacit clandestine scrutiny than ever, Bin Laden still runs free nine years after 9-11, and we all know that 9-11 wreaks of being a FED and military run international “PSY-OP” and false flag event designed to enrage innocent Americans enough to give consent to wage war in the mideast for political dominance and the oil reserves. The eight year reign of King George W. was marked repeatedly by such fascist manuevers and wickedness in high places, as is the present Obama regime.Both the DNC and the GOP are corrupt with UN globalist illuminati insiders to the very root of both political parties. The myth of a free and independent American two party political system is a total sham, a complete and total lie, and it needs to be intelligently dismantled from within and re-structured to being representing the American people’s interests, while keeping America safe from harm.

We now have many wolves circling our wounded nation and I am not unaware of it.

The culture of Islam going back some 700-1000  years needs to work out it’s own destiny from within, wisely realizing that there is no contest between their existing weaponry and ours. The United Nations has employed America’s military might as their global police force for nearly as many years as they have existed. What Americans worry about the most is our own US military turning on it’s own citizens under UN mandated martial law. Increasingly our US soldiers are being asked to swear oaths of alligiance to the United Nations above and beyond their oath to the American soverign nation.

The American Tea Party Movement may be the last great hope for an America free of martial law enforced globalism, within a super-secular borderless “CanMexi-merica North American Union”, operating under UN authority. The stakes are incredibly high here, and this is no time for the Tea Party to consider making any “backroom political deals” with a UN & Bilderberg corrupted GOP or DNC under any circumstances.

My message to the American Tea Party is to stand aside from these corrupt UN backed D.C. “power players” and remain representative of the will and wishes of the American people. That’s the only hope for the survival and growth of the American Tea Party movement.

Copyright Chase K. Hunter 2010-3010, All Rights Reserved. Re-posts are permitted leaving authorship, content and links intact with an essay linkback to this blog.

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Tea party’ activists change dynamic at CPAC

Republicans pressed to earn loyalty of conservative group

By Stephen Dinan and Ralph Z. Hallow

Amid a euphoria unimaginable just a year ago, activists Thursday at the largest conservative gathering in the country plotted how to ride the “tea party” wave to sweeping Republican victories in this year’s elections – and to force the GOP to govern as conservatives after the vote.

But on the opening day of the biggest-ever Conservative Political Action Conference (CPAC), the tenuous relationship among conservatives, tea party activists and the Republican Party establishment was also repeatedly on display. Tea party backers vowed not to be taken for granted and insisted that Republicans prove they have learned the lessons of their past support for big government.

“Let’s not leave them to their own devices,” said Dick Armey, former House majority leader and now chairman of FreedomWorks, a prime mover of the tea party phenomenon. Republicans “must come to us and show us they’re worthy of our loyalty. We don’t owe them.”

Added John O’Hara, who helped organize some of the earliest tea party gatherings, “Let’s not let a good counterrevolution go to waste.”

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Conservative Political Action Conference (CPAC) in Washington, D.C., on Friday, Feb. 19, 2010.

New Sen. Scott Brown of Massachusetts, Senate candidate Marco Rubio of Florida and former Vice President Dick Cheney provided the star power on CPAC’s first day, while House Minority Leader John A. Boehner of Ohio begged attendees for help, promising to reject the old ways of both parties and usher in a new era of transparency in government.

A year ago, CPAC convened as Democrats, under a newly elected President Obama, were using their massive congressional majorities to pass the stimulus bill and lay the groundwork for far-reaching health care and climate change legislation.

But Mr. Obama’s legislative agenda stalled and Republican victories in Virginia and New Jersey governorships, as well as Mr. Brown’s victory in Massachusetts last month, have left conservatives optimistic of winning back the upper hand.

A key difference at this year’s CPAC is the emergence of the tea party movement, which is barely a year old. The famous on-air tirade by CNBC reporter Rick Santelli on the trading floor of the Chicago Mercantile Exchange about the need for an anti-government “Chicago tea party” was broadcast exactly one year ago Friday.

At one point in Thursday’s program, a speaker asked for a show of hands of who had been involved in a tea party event. At least 15 percent of those in the ballroom raised their hands.

For the newly energized tea party activists, accountability is the key, Mr. O’Hara said in an interview. He said that electing people is the first step, but holding elected officials accountable is just as important.

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Tea Party Convention in Nashville A Historic American Patriot Event

6 Feb

Protesters rally April 15 at the Capitol in Lansing, Mich., as part of a series of protests that spanned the USA.
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Protesters rally April 15 at the Capitol in Lansing, Mich., as part of a series of protests that spanned the USA.

Update 2.8.10 By Chase Hunter

As the mainstream media in the USA follows it’s liberal directive and tries frantically to disparage the American Tea Party Movement, tea partiers all around the nation have celebrated their first significant national gathering, and they have weathered the ugly media storm surrounding their event with humor, grace and terrific determination. God bless you all.

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As a uniquely leaderless movement, and intentionally so, the American Tea Party movement is still finding it’s sea legs, still forging it’s identity and ideological platform. Let it be known: grassroots politics is alive and well in America, and although Barack Obama feigns to be “unaware” of the Tea Party Movement, he secretly well knows that the silent majority in this nation is SILENT NO MORE. There will be no socialist government in the United States of America while her people have a Will and a Spirit to say: “This is where it stops. This is where the line is drawn. We will uphold the constitution.”

For those who belittle citizen journalist writers and populist patriot bloggers who ae watching the daily censorship and “Oama White House spin” that is sprayed across the NWO corporate owned media outlets, consider this: over 2 million people marched on Washington D.C. on September 12th 2009. The “official” media in ths country insisted the number was only several thousand.
The official corporate media arm of the Obama White House is SCARED TO DEATH of this movement, a righteous grassroots phenomenon, and they should be. When 2 million normal everyday Americans who are struggling just to feed their families in many cases, choose to drop what they are doing, and march on Washington, or attend the Nashville convention en masse, we have good solid evidence that the soul of the nation has been engaged, and the soul of this nation will continue to speak.
Barack Obama can pretend to ignore the tea party movment all he wants to. But we are out here, we are fully engaged, and we are watching this presidency like a hawk. For many of us, we are still not sure that is even a legally legitimate presidency. What was 1.4 million dollars spent to cover-up if Obama’s birth certificate is real and valid? The question remains.

I support the efforts of Orly Taitz, and the degree of ridicule she must endure from liberal corporate news outlets is in direct proportion to the truth of her investigation into the birth origins of Barack Obama.

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WASHINGTON — Will the real Tea Party please stand up?

Most political conventions are designed to showcase party unity, but the National Tea Party convention where Sarah Palin is to speak Saturday is sending a very different message.

The squabbles that erupted over this weekend’s Nashville gathering reflect larger challenges facing a hot political phenomenon. Tea Party members drew headlines last summer with protests over health care legislation at congressional town hall meetings and a September rally against big government, held in the shadow of the U.S. Capitol, which attracted thousands.

“It’s a leaderless movement,” says former House majority leader Dick Armey, a Texas Republican who heads FreedomWorks, a conservative think tank working with the Tea Party Patriots.

That’s just one of many organizations that sprang up under the “Tea Party” name after CNBC reporter Rick Santelli delivered an anti-government rant on TV last Feb. 19.

To whoops and applause from traders on the floor of the Chicago Mercantile Exchange, Santelli argued that President Obama’s bill aimed at reducing foreclosures would force fiscally responsible Americans to bail out people who bought more house than they could afford. “We’re thinking of having a Chicago tea party in July,” Santelli added.

Santelli was kidding, but his words galvanized conservative activists. Within hours, Phil Kerpen of Americans for Prosperity, another conservative think tank, had registered a website called taxpayerteaparty.com.

“It was a cathartic moment for a lot of people,” Kerpen said.

Since then, more than 3,200 websites containing the words “tea party,” have been registered with Go Daddy, which calls itself the world’s largest Internet domain name provider, said company spokeswoman Elizabeth Driscoll. Five organizations using the name “Tea Party” have registered political action committees with the Federal Election Commission.

The different groups are the movement’s strength, Tea Party enthusiasts argue. “It really is a grass-roots movement,” says Tom Gaitens, a FreedomWorks field coordinator who has worked with a number of Tea Party groups in Florida. “They want to remain local.”

The disdain for centralized authority that has given the Tea Party movement much of its energy also has led to disputes over who has claim to the Tea Party name.

• In Tennessee, concerns about the $549 registration fee at the Tea Party convention prompted Reps. Michele Bachmann, R-Minn., and Marsha Blackburn, R-Tenn., to cancel appearances. Palin, in a USA TODAY column, said she “thought long and hard” about participating. The former Alaska governor said she will donate her speaking fee “right back to the cause.” She and event organizers will neither confirm nor deny several news reports — including on Fox News, where she works as a commentator — that put her fee at $100,000.

• In Texas, activists with Tea Party links are split in the Republican primary for governor. Armey is backing Sen. Kay Bailey Hutchison‘s challenge to Gov. Rick Perry in the March 2 primary. Palin campaigns Sunday for Perry. Debra Medina, a former GOP county chairwoman with a libertarian platform, has been working the Tea Party circuit as she seeks the GOP nomination.

Meanwhile, Dale Robertson, who owns the website TeaParty.org, has filed papers to run as an independent. He was repudiated by the Houston Tea Party Society after being photographed holding up a sign with a racial epithet. He does not deny carrying the sign.

• In Florida, there is a legal dispute over the Tea Party name. Orlando lawyer Fred O’Neal, who registered a third political party under the Tea Party banner, is being sued by local Tea Party chapters. “This has caused confusion amongst our members,” said Everett Wilkinson, chairman of the South Florida Tea Party and a plaintiff in the case.

The family feuds underscore the delicate task ahead for Republicans who want to tame a tiger that so far has refused to be led. Bob Porto, a Tea Party activist from Little Rock, said his chapter is steering clear of political parties to avoid becoming “their rent-a-sticks.”

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Newsweek Video Summarizes Obama’s First Year in Office

2 Feb
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02.01.10

This brief Newsweek video is exceptionally well done as a quick summary of Obama’s first year in office.

It concisely boils down the essential, turbulent tides of Obama’s first year in office that galvanized a New American Revolution, the American Tea Party Movement and motivated a deeply divided, disgruntled populist majority to turns out 2 million strong in DC last September to demonstrate just exactly how they felt about his presidency. That same populist majority, now awake and quite vocal, watches every move Obama makes like a hawk.

Video Summary: Barack Obama’s First Year in Office

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