Flemington, NJ Tea Party

The website for the Flemington Tea Party (SM) group, Hunterdon County, New Jersey.

Friday, September 18, 2015

Is Chris Christie a Boot-Licking Toady Waterboy of the Establishment GOP?

Just heard Chris Christie say that he wasn't going to "lecture" Donald Trump on what he should have done about the "Muslim questioner" at Trump's New Hampshire Town Hall this week.

Christie went on to say that if it were he, he would have corrected the man.

Well - 

If Christie doesn't think it's his place to "lecture" Donald Trump, why does he think it's his place to "lecture" someone who asks such a question?

Why Does the GOP Allow the Mainstream Media to Interfere in its Nomination Process?

Why does the GOP cheerfully acquiesce in having the mainstream media pointlessly grill its candidates, and herd them into arguing with each other time after time, hour after hour?

Does the GOP even have an inkling of a clue that the mainstream media uses these non-debates for its own purposes? 

Does the GOP understand that the mainstream media hates the GOP?

Remember last week?  The only news stories besides Trump were about Hillary's lying about her criminal use of her own private email server to store classified information.

Has anyone heard any mention of Hillary's criminal mishandling of classified information this week?

No?  Why not?

Because the media have successfully used the non-debate as a distraction.

And the GOP has cheerfully - and stupidly - acquiesced in this interference.

Long Time, No Tea

I see the last post here was April 22nd, 2010.  Wow!  It's incredible to realize everything that's transpired since then.

As we all know, the "Tea Party" movement as such has more or less dwindled down to a "background" force, electing a few people here and there.

But I'd like to share a thought - a question, really - with whoever who may come across this:

Does the popularity of Donald Trump represent "Tea Party II"?  (Or maybe - the "T Party"?)

Here are my thoughts:

- The Tea Party was about rejecting the status quo, and restoring sane government to Washington.

- The Tea Party was a reaction against the Establishment GOP. (When we announced the first local Tea Party rally here, the local GOP contacted us and asked for a table to hawk their candidates. We said NO.)

- The Establishment GOP went to war with the Tea Party, and is still at war with what remains of it.

Well - all these things are true of the Trump campaign as well.

What makes Trump different is that he provides a single point of focus, someone we can all "hang our hat on", which is what the Tea Party movement lacked.

Just a thought. 

Thursday, April 22, 2010

Happy Birthday, Dear Vladimir

April 22nd is Lenin's birthday. It also happens to be "Earth Day".

Hmmmm, just a coincidence, I'm sure.

Then again, maybe not: Earth Day: An Assault on Man

Friday, April 16, 2010

Report from the Media Research Center: "TV’s Tea Party Travesty"

The Media Research Center has just released a new report:

From the MRC's summary:

"While the broadcast networks seldom devolved into the juvenile name-calling and open hostility evident at the liberal cable news networks, their coverage of the Tea Party’s first year reflected a similar mindset of elitist condescension and dismissiveness. Given how the networks have provided fawning coverage and helpful publicity to far-less consequential liberal protest movements, their negative treatment of the Tea Party is a glaring example of a media double standard. Rather than objectively document the rise and impact of this important grassroots movement, the “news” networks instead chose to first ignore, and then deplore, the citizen army mobilizing against the unpopular policies of a liberal President and Congress."

Tuesday, March 23, 2010

New Jersey: The Whining Starts

Well, okay, the whining actually started 60 seconds after Governor Christie finished his budget address last week. But the whining has started in the Star Ledger, with this article:

"N.J. residents, groups urge Senate panel to save
programs from Gov. Christie's budget cuts"

This article provides a good indication of what we'll be hearing here in New Jersey over the next few months, as Gov. Christie attempts to make good on his campaign promise to bring the state back into some semblance of fiscal sanity.

Here's the article's list of those who would suffer as a result of Christie's proposed cuts:
  • Epileptics
  • College students
  • People with cerebral palsy
  • Adults who can't take care of themselves
  • Families of the disabled
  • Children
  • Seniors
  • Colleges
  • Elementary schools
  • Cancer research groups
  • Family planning groups
  • Low- and moderate-income people
The article goes on to quote someone from a group called "Better Choices for New Jersey" (http://www.betterchoicesfornj.org/), a group that wants to employ fiscally responsible "revenue solutions" (i.e. tax increases) to solve the state's fiscal emergency. These are the "fiscally responsible" solutions they propose on their website:
  • Adjust state income tax to more closely reflect ability to pay.
  • Curb business tax breaks and loopholes.
  • Raise registration fees for gas-guzzlers that pollute our environment.
  • Increase the alcoholic beverage tax by 10% (this is on top of the 25% increase in FY2010!)
We should do everything we can to support Governor Christie in his effort to save New Jersey from fiscal ruin!

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