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WHO stared the tea party movement? grass roots? corporate lobbyists?

http://www.huffingtonpost.com/jane-hamsher/the-corporate-lobbyists-b_b_186367.html

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sweet-a-kins

Asked by sweet-a-kins at 8:35 PM on Apr. 13, 2009 in Politics & Current Events

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  • Lipton.
    akinbottom2

    Answer by akinbottom2 at 8:40 PM on Apr. 13, 2009

  • Oh, ok, you're serious about this issue...........
    Nestea. Definitely Nestea.
    akinbottom2

    Answer by akinbottom2 at 8:41 PM on Apr. 13, 2009

  • I expect that from you...anyone want to really discuss WHO started the tea parties and what they are really for???
    sweet-a-kins

    Answer by sweet-a-kins at 8:43 PM on Apr. 13, 2009

  • An old man with large teabags?
    A young man with firm teabags?
    An enoch with no teabags?
    E.T. with 3 teabags?
    Some old English ladies with bad teeth and nothing better to do everyday at 4 pm?
    Earl Grey, most certainly it was Earl Grey and his buddy Twinings.
    akinbottom2

    Answer by akinbottom2 at 8:45 PM on Apr. 13, 2009

  • OH please tell us, as you read your Huffington Post and delve into the mindless blogs of liberal loons soaking up yet more and more fluff and continually stay afloat in the Obama word clouds, please for the love of God already...........tell us WHO started the teaparties.
    Inquiring minds want to know.
    akinbottom2

    Answer by akinbottom2 at 8:47 PM on Apr. 13, 2009

  • If it were a grassroots movement would it be a GreenTea party? That would be uneventful I am sure.
    akinbottom2

    Answer by akinbottom2 at 8:48 PM on Apr. 13, 2009

  • My guess is that you want to tell us it was Lobbyists that started the TeaParties, huh?
    Why do you care, you're a liberal, go do something else that day. Like play with your kids or file your taxes.
    akinbottom2

    Answer by akinbottom2 at 8:50 PM on Apr. 13, 2009

  • Actually akin, I've been told countless times on here that they are a bi-partisan protest...
    sweet-a-kins

    Answer by sweet-a-kins at 8:52 PM on Apr. 13, 2009

  • Maybe they're afraid that if people knew that those behind the demonstrations were the very same lobbyists and influence peddlers the teabaggers claim to decry, the whole thing would be revealed to be what it is -- a hollow excercise in extremist right-wing hypocrisy.


    A report by Lee Fang at Think Progress documents the involvement of corporate lobbyists FreedomWorks in organizing the teabaggers. FreedomWorks is run by ladies' man (and registered lobbyist) Dick Armey, and if they're not "organizing" the Tea parties, it's news to him. From a letter he wrote on March 10:
    sweet-a-kins

    Answer by sweet-a-kins at 8:54 PM on Apr. 13, 2009


  • FreedomWorks has been organizing many of these "tea parties" and we are listing the details on our website IamWithRick.com

    If you visit the website, you can rsvp for an event near you, and you can download guidelines to organizing a tea party in your home town if there isn't one being planned already.


    On the Freedomworks website, it says: "If you are not able to organize or attend a Taxpayer Tea Party, you can still help the cause by donating or buying a t-shirt.


    The "donation" for the Tea Parties page goes to -- you guessed it -- the FreedomWorks Foundation. The "thank you" letter is signed by Matt Kibbe, President & CEO, who cut his teeth working for Lee Atwater. He was behind the attempt to get Ralph Nader put on the ballot in Oregon in 2004, prompting a complaint to the FEC of illegal collusion with the GOP.

    sweet-a-kins

    Answer by sweet-a-kins at 8:54 PM on Apr. 13, 2009

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