TEA PARTY IS A FRAUD

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Posted on 12th June 2014 by Administrator in Economy |Politics |Social Issues

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The true uncorrupted Liberty Movement was started by and continues to be led by Ron Paul. The Fox News Tea Party is nothing but a Republican scam designed to capitalize on discontent. There are no neo-cons in the true Liberty Movement. These worthless shills had nothing to do with Cantor being defeated, as detailed below.

Via Benswann.com

Dear Tea Party, On Cantor’s loss- You didn’t build that

By: Michael Lotfi Jun 11, 2014

VIRGINIA, June 11, 2014- It’s been 24 hours since the polls closed in Virginia, and the political establishment was rocked in what is being called the most earth-shattering defeat in decades.

National Tea Party groups have been fast to speak out and congratulate Brat on defeating Eric Cantor (R-Va.), the GOP’s second most powerful Republican. As is often the case, when a big win is scored, those with large megaphones are always ready to speak up.

“Congratulations to Dave Brat on his huge upset. The statement from the grassroots could not be any clearer. It doesn’t matter what office you hold or how powerful you are. If you lose touch with activists on the ground, then your seat is in danger,” wrote Freedom Works’ Matthew Kibbe. “The grassroots are taking their seat back at the table and returning accountability to Washington. Votes on Capitol Hill will be heard back in the district,” he added. “We are proud to stand with Dave Brat in his election and look forward to working with him to reform Washington, D.C.”

Tea Party Patriots, one of the largest Tea Party groups in the nation, said in a statement: “Dave Brat won tonight in Virginia because he effectively harnessed the outrage at Washington over policies that have not been repetitive of the people …” She added on Twitter: Eric Cantor “lost his election – is the establishment dead? Way to go #teaparty activists in VA. You the grassroots won. #noamnesty won.”

You are proud to stand with Brat? But wait– You didn’t!

They all champion Brat, as if they had been cheering him all along, and yet not one of them gave him a dime. Club for Growth, Madison Project, Tea Party Network (not to be confused with Tea Party News Network), Tea Party Patriots, Tea Party Express— not a single dime. In natural political fashion, never let a tragedy– or victory go to waste. Now, they will all continue to send out newsletters to their massive email lists claiming “See what we did in Virginia! We can take the country back! –Oh, P.S. please donate $10.” In fact, they’ve already started sending them– touting Brat’s victory as a reason to donate more to their respective groups. Why? Again, you all did nothing.

In fact, all of these groups have been collecting millions in donations, and they have not put a single dime into many winnable races.

According to a Washington Post report, the six largest national Tea Party groups have spent more than $37.5 million on the mid-terms so far. However, only $7 million of the spent donations have actually gone directly to candidates. Where did the other $30.5 million go? Well, it goes directly into their family members’ pockets for ‘consulting fees’, giving themselves lucrative benefit packages, paying themselves $272k/year salaries, and even spending $52k in interior decorating fees for one of their fancy Capitol Hill town-homes. How fiscally conservative of them.

Of course, there are fixed and variable costs, and the best talent should be paid what the market demands.

However, three of the largest groups — the Tea Party Patriots, the Tea Party Express and the Madison Project — have spent only 5 percent (some even less) of their money directly on election-related activity during this mid-term election cycle. Two other prominent tea party groups, the Senate Conservatives Fund and FreedomWorks, have devoted about 40 percent. In contrast, the average Super-PAC devotes more than 60% of their funds directly to candidates.

Dear Tea Party Patriots’ Jenny Beth Martin,

If you’re paying yourself $272k/year (plus a $15k/month ‘consulting fee’) and are devoting 5% of total resources to candidates, then what in the hell are you doing to deserve $272k/year + $15k/month? What are you doing with the other 95% of your time and money?

National Tea Party groups are becoming the very monsters they tell you all to fear and hate in their fundraising emails. Their most recent emails and statements should reflect shame and sorrow. They should be apologizing to Brat and countless other candidates they are completely ignoring while convincing millions of people to fund their luxury lifestyles. However, they won’t apologize. Instead, they will simply send more fallicious fundraising emails to capitalize off of Brat’s victory.

These groups did absolutely nothing to help Brat beat Cantor. The local tea party and grassroots activists are 100% responsible for the win.

Donors Beware: Do not be fooled by their emails. Do not let them score millions of your dollars off of Brat’s victory. Give your money directly to a candidate (never to the party) and give to local groups only.

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20 Comments
  1. card802 says:

    I give to Mises, the national Libertarian Party and TBP. Other than that, I just don’t know who to trust, this nation is full of posers.

    12th June 2014 at 12:39 pm

  2. Stucky says:

    Sigh.

    Please see “Cantor” thread.

    12th June 2014 at 1:36 pm

  3. Stucky says:

    oops

    make that, please see “ITS MOURNING IN CANTERICA” thread.

    12th June 2014 at 1:38 pm

  4. Eddie says:

    It was once said that there is a sucker born every minute…. but given the current population overshoot, I think we can safely say that now there are hundreds, if not thousands of suckers born every minute.

    Give generously, so that others might live large.

    12th June 2014 at 2:12 pm

  5. Administrator says:

    Here’s Why (Unfortunately) The “Shocking” Tea-Party Victory Doesn’t Matter

    Submitted by Simon Black of Sovereign Man blog,

    In February 1964, a 22-year old Cassius Clay (later Muhammad Ali) faced off against a gigantic Sonny Liston, the heavyweight boxing champion of the world.

    Liston was an imposing opponent. I mean– this was a guy with mob ties who learned to box while serving hard time in prison. Plus he had twice devastated boxing great Floyd Patterson with two first-round knockouts, and he had a substantial reach advantage over Ali.

    Ali knew it. And despite all the trash talking, he was nervous. His pulse rate was a whopping 120 at the pre-fight weigh in, more than twice his usual 54.

    But seven rounds into the fight, Ali had won a major upset. And the pictures from immediately afterward show that even Ali was shocked.

    I thought about this the other day upon reading the news of US House Majority Leader Eric Cantor’s loss in the primary election to David Brat, a political unknown.

    Judging by the long stream of ‘holy crap’ tweets, Brat, like Ali, did what most people (including himself) thought was impossible.

    It’s been more than a century since a sitting majority leader in the US House of Representatives lost in the primary… especially against a complete unknown.

    The talking heads have been analyzing these results trying to assign a specific reason to Cantor’s stunning loss. Was it his stance on immigration? Tax reform? Or that he didn’t fight Obama hard enough?

    None of the above. It’s not so complicated– the guy was ousted out of good old fashioned disgust.

    People are sick and tired of the usual suspects running the show, and this was nothing more than an ‘anybody but the current guy’ vote.

    This is happening all over Europe as well. Recent elections in the UK stunned the country as Nigel Farage’s UKIP party sidelined Labour and Conservative for the first time in nearly a century.

    And in France, the revolution in the voting booth has caused a crisis of confidence in the government of Monsieur Sarkozy.

    This level of disgust has finally arrived to US shores. And as exciting as it may be to get ‘real change,’ it’s important to temper one’s expectations. Because there is such a thing as being past the point of no return.

    Remember– last year the US government took in $2.6 trillion in tax revenue. Then they spent $2.5 trillion just to pay for MANDATORY entitlement programs like social security, and INTEREST on the debt.

    So the government blew through 96% of its tax revenue before writing a single check for most things we think of as government– the military, Homeland Security, or even the IRS.

    Bear in mind that both of these major spending items increase every year; more people join the rolls of Social Security, and interest on the debt goes up.

    Even the Congressional Budget Office’s own projections show government spending increasing at a far greater rate than tax revenue.

    That’s the funny thing about numbers– arithmetic cannot be influenced by emotion. It doesn’t feel optimistic or pessimistic. It’s just truth. And the truth is that this situation is far past the point of no return.

    Even with radical Social Security reform (i.e. STOPPING payments to seniors right away), they only buy themselves a few years. More worrisome, if interest rates increase by even just 1%, interest on the debt will skyrocket.

    We can be happy. And we can hope. But it’s dangerous to presume that all the challenges improve simply because a new group of people is installed into positions of power.

    This is the fallacy that persists at nearly every election cycle– people cheer that the new guy is going to fix everything. And this excitement almost always turns to disappointment.

    Optimism is great. But it’s dangerous to invest one’s faith in a political system.

    Elections merely change the players. They don’t change the game. And it is the game that is fundamentally flawed.

    12th June 2014 at 3:07 pm

  6. Administrator says:

    “We see the country slipping away, at least the kind of country that we want. Why is it so hard for these guys to articulate our principles? They talk about Reagan, but they’re Rockefeller Republicans. And what’s ironic about this is the main opponent to Reagan in 1980 was George H.W. Bush, and now it’s Jeb Bush, his son, who seems to be the main opponent to conservatives who are trying to rally behind a candidate in order to take this country back. And when I say take the country back, I mean from a president who is an imperial president, who every day says he’s going to act unilaterally and does across the board. We wake up in the morning,w e don’t know the next outrageous thing he’s going to do, and Congress acts like it has no power, it has power, it has the power of the purse, it’s got the power to do other things, and it needs to do it. And they’re afraid of Obama, they’re afraid to take these steps, and you can see there is a growing anger among many American people, not just Republicans.

    I’ll tell you one other thing: You look at this election 2012 with Obama. Obama should have been beaten by a halfway decent presidential candidate in the Republican Party who could articulate the principles of the party and expose Obama’s fecklessness and weakness. We didn’t do it. Millions of people stayed home. And who were they? Reagan Democrats. Blue-collar Democrats. Stop chasing ethnic groups, stop chasing genitalia, talk to the American people about liberty, opportunity. Explain to them that Obama’s wrong and we need to unleash the American people and the economy.”

    Mark Levin

    12th June 2014 at 3:37 pm

  7. Desertrat says:

    The TEA Party began as a broad-spectrum group of people disgusted with uber-high taxes, wasteful spending, unconstitutional crap and excessive Big Nanny-ism. That was pretty much “the deal”.

    The present “mouthpieces”, in many cases (IMO), are either old-pol types or have agendas beyond the original basics.

    But we original folks haven’t forgotten, which is why it’s Senator Cruz and not “He ran but didn’t make it”.

    12th June 2014 at 3:47 pm

  8. Anonymous says:

    I have to go with results. Bar none the TEA party has all other political parties shaking in thier booties.
    The left wing fears the TEA party, the right wing establishment fears the TEA party AND now Libertarians are posting ankle biter articles against the TEA party.
    As it stands today the TEA party is the ONLY viable hope to take back America. Reality and truth can be a bitter pill but it is what it is.
    Libertarians need to ask themselves why they are unable to attract more support? Gary Johnson managed a million votes…big deal and whoopdee doo.
    Why are TEA party folks not joining the Libertarian party in droves?
    Maybe its the Libertairans fault?

    12th June 2014 at 7:45 pm

  9. Administrator says:

    napari

    You don’t have the balls to post as the neo-con Israel lover that you are?

    Fuck the neo-con Fox News Tea Party.

    Keep believing you can change the country through the ballot box. That is precious.

    12th June 2014 at 7:54 pm

  10. Administrator says:

    napari prefers to lick the balls of Limbaugh and the Faux Tea Party Republicans.

    Tell us how we should attack Iran to protect America.

    12th June 2014 at 7:56 pm

  11. Westcoaster says:

    The problem we’re currently facing in the U.S. is the FACT that the NSA has a “control file” on each and every national level politician and CEO in the land. Any “outsider” who actually gets elected to office gets the “rundown” shortly after they take their oath of office (CEO’s are already “read in” which is how they get to BE CEO’s). If they don’t play ball, strange and bad things will happen to them.
    Question is, who’s pulling the strings at NSA. I’ll bet you a dollar to a donut it’s still Cheney at “Site R”.

    12th June 2014 at 8:29 pm

  12. Bob says:

    Like Sonny Liston, the whole of Washington and a majority of the nation are on heroin.

    Like the heroin addict, they’ll all do anything to get through one more day. They are all for sale. Who do you know who is not for sale?

    Mr Brat could give one cause for hope. You know it aint so. Mr Brat will make a little stink but he will take the money and enjoy it while he can or else.

    The moral people of this nation keep their heads down and await the storm. As in the days of Lot, they are few.

    12th June 2014 at 8:46 pm

  13. Econman says:

    1 of the areas the Tea Party is ignoring is, to win back the nation, it would have to make inroads into every group of people from the middle class down. They will have to do what Martin Luther King, Jr. wanted to do before the govt realized they’d better kill him.

    When I talk to the poor, middle class, or minorities & ask them whether they like freedom, I never get a no. It’s just that the Dumbocrats have convinced these groups that all Republicans are racists & cater to the rich. Now, with Obomber in office, they are slowly realizing that he screwed them ALL royally, just like Bush did to Republicans.

    The country will stand together or fall in disunion. There’s no way to beat the rich 1% without unity of purpose against them, as they are everyone below’s enemy.

    12th June 2014 at 9:21 pm

  14. Mary Malone says:

    The truth is that ordinary Americans are volunteering their time and talents to educate their neighbors on how the crony capitalists are destroying our country. We are law-abiding, resourceful and nearly broke. We fund our activities by passing the hat at our monthly meetings and asking for donations online from time to time.

    Our bank balance hardly tops four figures. We comply with IRS regs on non-profits – but that does not stop the IRS from harassing us. We receive an IRS notice every month asking for the same document that has been faxed and mailed numerous times. They are demanding to know the names of the people who financially support our group. Well, since there is no way to know who dropped a fiver in the hat, we simply cannot comply.

    We have never received one thin dime from ANY of the national faux Tea Party orgs. No fat checks from the Koch bros either.

    Our little band of Tea Party pals are plumbers, electricians, retired teachers. The people who do the work in this country and get taxed up the waz. We are fighting back by tossing a monkey wrench into their perfect little plans to herd us into stack and pack houses near bike paths and shoddy train stations.

    You will not read about our glowing successes in the media. We are the little people, doing small things that we hope and pray will make a big difference someday. All of our activities are local. But we are making headway, building a beach-head for the reinforcements some day.

    We have beaten back Agenda 21 in many of our cities and counties; turned the tables on Common Core; educated homeowners on MBS fraud and how to fight unlawful foreclosures and stand up for property rights.

    We do not care if you like us or not. We are not going away. We will not sit down, we will not shut up until we defeat the people and policies that are ruing this country.

    13th June 2014 at 12:18 am

  15. Nonanonymous says:

    It’s not shaping up to be a good year for incumbents, unless they’re fiscal conservatives and social libertarians. At least, one can pray to God that’s the case, because our society won’t survive socialism.

    13th June 2014 at 9:22 am

  16. GilbertS says:

    I love listening to Michael Savage. His descriptions of the big right wing talking heads are great. “The Wallbanger” for Hannity and “The Golfer” for Rush.
    I’ve given up on the Rs ever doing anything again. They seem to be in it only to offer a strawman for the Dems to attack. They somehow inerringly snatch defeat from the jaws of victory. Take the elections in 2014 and 2016. All they need to do is put up a poster of Barry and say We Aren’t This Guy! and they could win, but they won’t have time to do that between trying to ram us in the ass with illegal immigrants, working to find new old people handouts to offer, and looking for new ways to hand tax dollars to Wall Street.

    The Tea Party is a fraud and has been ever since the Rs figured out they could mine conservatism and make a fortune off well-meaning twits in the heartland, while ignoring their wishes. This system can’t collapse soon enough.

    13th June 2014 at 9:45 am

  17. Anonymous says:

    After reviewing the thread I cant find any evidence of Libertarians reaching out to anyone of differing opinion. A definite failing of the Libertatian party, philosphy and a reflection of those who support Libertarian.
    Its no wonder Libertartians remain a non factor.

    13th June 2014 at 10:07 am

  18. Administrator says:

    It’s a wonder napari keeps shitting on the site with his drivel. Reach out to Rush Limbaugh and suck his dick you neo-con Israel loving asshole.

    Your beloved neo-con Republicans sure have factored into destroying this country. Libertarians had nothing to do with the demise of the country.

    What a fuckwad you are.

    13th June 2014 at 10:15 am

  19. GilbertS says:

    I suppose Libertarians would be a factor if they received equal time, but the media and the Uberparty work tool-in-anus to ensure no alternative voices are heard.

    Then again, it isn’t as if voting means anything, anyway. What’s the % of incumbents turned out of office? 3%?

    13th June 2014 at 10:54 am

  20. Anonymous says:

    I waited plenty of time for someone, anyone, to pick this one up and I KNOW you guys have seen it ’cause you guys track this guys work on a daily.
    Quote Karl Denninger: “Nobody wants to talk about this and put it all on the table. Not republican, not democrat and most-infuriatingly, not even so-called “Libertarians.”

    The Lesson From Cantor’s Loss

    There’s a lot of whining going on this morning, particularly among “business pundits”, about the Cantor loss. One of the most-common is the lament that this means immigration reform is “dead.”

    Let’s just start there, because it’s such a juicy target.

    Immigration reform is a fancy way of saying amnesty, job destruction, wage depression and exploding welfare costs, all of which are “demanded” by both the Chamber of Commerce and industries large and small.

    You have illegal Mexicans running around cutting lawns because of these policies.

    You have illegal Mexicans roofing houses for the same reason.

    Never mind migrant illegal workers in agriculture.

    All of these and more depress wages for Americans. That’s the entire point and reason they’re hired instead of Americans — they will work for less.

    Labor and capital, in a free market, balance their demands through relative scarcity of both. Labor is checked in its demands by the fact that should it not the business in question goes under and now you have no job at all. Labor has had this lesson taught to it multiple times, but it rarely learns it precisely because there is government support that adds distortion to the market — and as such labor believes it can compel (rather than negotiate) what it wants. The consequence of this is found in Detroit; a once-vibrant manufacturing powerhouse with all sorts of businesses that employed millions at decent wages.

    Everyone focuses of course on the auto industry, but the problem was neither located there or limited to that line of business. Virtually every firm in that town was trashed systematically at the same time government employee unions (e.g. police and fire) managed to ram through the same sort of compulsion wage and benefit demands that were hammered into the private marketplace. Not only did this bankrupt thousands of firms in Detroit it bankrupted the city itself.

    One of the worst offenders is found in the public education system. “Throw more money at it” was the refrain; after all, it’s for the children. But the “children” didn’t want to be there and were in fact thugs — and worse, were rewarded for being thugs! What, pray tell, is No Child Left Behind but a bald claim, backed by billions of taxpayer money, that a 17 year old who has zero interest in being in school and prefers to gang-bang has to be accommodated instead of being expelled even though doing so means the other kids in the same classroom have their educational experience damaged?

    Ultimately the limit of sweeping this crap under the rug was found and the city came unglued. And no, despite what is being trumpeted, that problem has not been solved. In fact the deterioration now is spreading — to Chicago, San Francisco and elsewhere, because the very same reason it happened in Detroit has been transported elsewhere.

    Immigration is often cited as a poster child of the problem, but the real problem is that politicians have allowed themselves to be labeled “extremists” if they try to demand that deals struck are actually honored.

    Two of the most-egregious examples happened under Ronald Reagan. Reagan negotiated a package of tax cuts along with spending reductions that were promised by Tip. The tax cuts were signed into law and became immediately operative. The spending reductions never happened and Reagan, instead of demanding that they do before he was willing to sign a single additional bill into law, buckled.

    The spiral of government deficits and debt acceleration came directly from that act. For that act of theft by deception Reagan deserves to have his grave*****ed on daily by every single American that has seen their purchasing power destroyed in the intervening years. You got ****ed by that clown’s refusal to stand on his principles and enforce the deal Tip made with him, and you continue to get ****ed to this day. Every single dollar spent in deficit comes out of your purchasing power; it must, as a matter of mathematics!

    But Reagan didn’t stop there. He also provided “one time” amnesty in 1986 for anyone here before 1982 under the provision that the flow of immigrants into this country on an illegal basis was going to be stopped and that 100% verification of employable status was going to be enforced.

    But when the bill got to his desk the enforcement provisions had been watered down into irrelevance at the insistence of business lobbyists. Reagan signed it anyway despite it not being what he negotiated.

    Amnesty was granted. The flow of illegals not only didn’t stop it accelerated and by virtually any accounting you wish to use there are more than double the number of illegal invaders in this country today compared against 1986. You can count on the fingers of one hand the number of people imprisoned for employing illegal immigrants since that day as well.

    See a pattern here?

    You ought to.

    When you don’t enforce your agreements you will be exploited.

    The issue for the Republican Party is that it has continually claimed to be helping the American people while in fact it has never enforced its agreements over the last 30 years. It has never demanded that existing agreements be upheld before entertaining further negotiations on something new and different.

    That’s dishonest — intentionally so.

    It is exactly this sort of high-speaking horse**** that has allowed the medical system to run monopolies on everything from the price of an MRI to the price of a drug when under the law that is supposed to be a felony everywhere and in every line of business. You can have your PET scanned in an MRI for $20. Why can’t you use the same machine at the same price?

    It is exactly this sort of high-speaking horse**** that has led the Republican Party to lead on, advocate and pass laws giving super-status to educational loans and refusing to allow them to be discharged in bankruptcy, thereby driving the cost of education up at 500% the rate of general price inflation and making it impossible for a young person to earn their way through school without debt. Again, monopolization — attempted or accomplished — is supposed to be a felony.

    It is exactly this sort of high-speaking horse**** that has led to somewhere between 15 and 20 million illegal invaders in this country, each of which takes a job from an American citizen, and then we double down on that by handing out “benefits” to these people whether it be “free” education, “free” school lunches or “free” housing, food stamps and medical care. At the same time we claim you must have car insurance to drive unless you’re an illegal immigrant in which case we not only don’t require the insurance we don’t lock the illegal invaders up for not having a driver license they can’t legally acquire when they hit and wreck YOUR car!

    It is exactly this sort of high-speaking horse**** that leads to the situation where 3/4 of all the money sent and printed into creation by Congress is funneled off to patronage, grift and fraud. We know this factually because we could end poverty in America among citizens today, run a $400 billion a year surplus and not touch one dime of defense spending. The Republican Party claims to be the party of fiscal restraint and prudence; what they really are is the second party of grift, fraud and patronage, right behind the Democrats.

    The problems this nation faces are all resolvable. 80% of them are resolvable quickly, easily, and without impoverishing anyone — except for those who have as their sole means of “making a living” stealing from someone else, whether that be an illegal immigrant or some individual or firm that relies on that 75% theft ratio in government spending.

    If we cut this crap out today college educational costs will collapse by 75% or more, medical costs will collapse by 80%, nobody will need high-priced medical insurance as they’ll be able to afford to pay cash for nearly everything and a catastrophic policy for the rest will cost less than car insurance does. The job market will improve massively for Americans because the illegal invaders will either leave or be forcibly deported and anyone who employs them will be imprisoned. By running a surplus we will stop inflating the money supply and destroying American’s purchasing power which will inure to everyone’s benefit. By getting the grift and fraud out of Washington on a permanent basis through the removal of the programs where the spending is concentrated, as they will no longer be necessary, we will be able to do all of that while at the same time cutting taxes by 30% across the board.

    Nobody wants to talk about this and put it all on the table. Not republican, not democrat and most-infuriatingly, not even so-called “Libertarians.”

    Eric Cantor is just one pustule of political machinery in this country that robs and kills not only jobs but people on a literal basis. Last night that pustule got popped.

    It is time for the people of this country to rise and demand that all of the above stop under pain of every remaining jackass in Washington DC meeting Cantor’s fate.

    13th June 2014 at 5:20 pm

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