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How the Tea Party became
as corrupt as the beltway it loathes

The Week, by Michael Brandon Dougherty

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Posted By:tisHimself, 8/7/2014 4:46:29 PM

This week, ProPublica released a report on the financial (and moral) corruption of a Tea Party group operating under the name Move America Forward, which was founded by one Sal Russo. Russo also helped start the Our Country Deserves Better PAC, aka the Tea Party Express. Move America Forward has run fake drives to give care packages to troops, stolen images of other charitable campaigns and passed them off as its own, and trumpeted a nonexistent partnership with Walter Reed Hospital — all while funneling very real millions to itself. The group is an industry leader at taking your Tea

      


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Reply 1 - Posted by: gruntled, 8/7/2014 5:12:12 PM     (No. 9957174)

There is no "Tea Party" as far as I am concerned. There is a movement that some self-serving people have tried to take advantage of.

When I get solicitations from so-called "Tea Party Patriots" and other such I immediately dump them in the trash unopened. I don´t know who "elected" them to be a "party" but is sure as blazes is not me!





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Reply 2 - Posted by: ruready?, 8/7/2014 5:13:44 PM     (No. 9957175)

In my alleged corrupted state, being of sound mind and body, I confess that I do loathe the beltway.

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Reply 3 - Posted by: bkt23, 8/7/2014 5:16:56 PM     (No. 9957176)

The Tea Party is an idea, not a political party. As such, it cannot be corrupted.

People claiming to hold Tea Party ideals may be corrupted, certainly, and we´ve seen that before.

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Reply 4 - Posted by: oh-heck, 8/7/2014 5:17:58 PM     (No. 9957177)

Is this the new 1000 journolist group? Are we going to get this same story once a day until the election? This is picking up on yesterday´s story in case conservatives weren´t paying attention. Is it possible some establishment GOP are providing ammunition for this effort? I mean, if they stoop to race baiting, why stop there?

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Reply 5 - Posted by: TXknitter, 8/7/2014 5:27:20 PM     (No. 9957184)

The story of "all" this corruption would be far more worrisome IF the Tea Party were a party. After all,
the poster boys for real corruption and graft are the two political parties we already have, right? #4 is right. Most conservatives have their antennae up when reading these articles. We are well aware that all things labelled TP may be not be worthy of support.

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Reply 6 - Posted by: littleorby, 8/7/2014 5:32:36 PM     (No. 9957191)

#1, is giving you good advice. A few months ago I responded to an ad whose headline read something like ´PRIMARY JOHN BOEHNER´ It hit my hot button, and I sent them a Ben Franklin, only to find they put NO money into the Ohio primary (sigh), "A sucker is born every minute." ----- Who said that Barnum or was it Bailey?

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Reply 7 - Posted by: JimS, 8/7/2014 5:34:16 PM     (No. 9957194)

It will take the Tea Party 200 years to rise to the level of moral depravity, corruption, deceit, and lawlessness that is today´s Demokkkrat Perty.

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Reply 8 - Posted by: trackman999, 8/7/2014 5:40:54 PM     (No. 9957199)

It was P.T. Barnum. Move America forward was founded before there was a Tea Party movement.

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Reply 9 - Posted by: Susannah, 8/7/2014 5:42:09 PM     (No. 9957200)

There are six major Tea Parties: Tea Party Express, Tea Party Nation, Tea Party Patriots, Tea Party Leadership Fund, teaparty.org, and teaparty.net, and countless smaller Tea Parties within the individual states, counties, and cities. How do you tell the fake from the real? Aren´t they all supposed to have the same ideals and goals? What about South Carolina, where there were four Tea Party candidates fighting amongst each other about who was more Tea Party than thou? They all ran against Lindsey Graham, and not one of them was able to poll more than single digits.

And it doesn´t help to have people running around dressed as Ben Franklin with Salada teabags stapled to the rims of their tricorn hats.

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Reply 10 - Posted by: Avanti1, 8/7/2014 5:43:50 PM     (No. 9957204)

Just what percentage of the TOTAL Tea Party movement is corrupt? The article cites TWO Tea Party groups (Move America Forward and the Tea Party Express) and attempts to discredit ALL Tea Party groups based on these two groups for which allegations have been made.

The articles title says that the Tea Party is "as corrupt as the beltway it loathes." Did the author consider the following examples of beltway corruption?

1. Charlie Rangel´s failure to pay taxes on income from offshore properties, illegal use of rent-controlled etc?

2. Jesse Jackson, Jr. misuse of campaign funds for personal expenses, committing income tax fraud, potential conspiracy to improperly obtain an appointment to the US Senate from then-governor Rod Blagojevich?

3. Former Louisiana Congressman William Jefferson conviction on 11 of 16 corruption charges involving soliciting bribes and other crimes.

4. U. S. Representative Eddie Bernice Johnson, who awarded thousands of dollars in college scholarships to four of her own relatives and to a top aide’s two children.

5. The resignation of Congressman Mel Reynolds after he was convicted of 12 counts of statutory rape, solicitation of child pornography and obstruction of justice.
He was found guilty in 1995 of having sex with a 16-year-old campaign worker.

Numerous other examples could be listed but the 5 above should be adequate to make the point that article´s title asserting that the Tea Party "became as corrupt as the Beltway it loathes" has fallen FAR short of being supported by any facts.

Perhaps writers and publishers should do their homework and a little research before putting pen to paper.

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Reply 11 - Posted by: Edgelady, 8/7/2014 5:45:26 PM     (No. 9957206)

I get emails from the local group, but have never gone to the monthly meetings - have too much to do in the evenings. They mainly teach the constitution and processes by which to make a difference, best I can determine from the emails.

Without a doubt there´s always some sociopath who sees an opportunity to make a buck, manipulate people - politics is rife with them. I think many who follow the movement are independent minded, don´t "join" things and send money. I haven´t sent money to anyone in years and probably won´t.

Have you seen the worthless mail-outs the Republican party sends out??? They just go in the trash. I wrote them back once, without the desired check, and told them until they stop with the polls and wasting donated money with mail-outs they weren´t getting anything from me. The cronyism starts right there -- and it´s what Karl Rove started his career as.

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Reply 12 - Posted by: chillijilli, 8/7/2014 5:47:39 PM     (No. 9957209)

Well, what does anyone expect when the Tea Party failed to organize on a national level? It has no clear direction; no stated mission. It means different things to different people in different regions and therefore is a bullseye target for corrupt operators of all kinds who want to separate patriots from their cash. And when that happens, we lose not only cash but also credibility.
Our biggest hurdle is large scale organization. You´d think we´d have figured out by now how to create and build effective, cohesive groups. I guess we think we´re too smart to organize. Big mistake.

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Reply 13 - Posted by: Confident, 8/7/2014 5:50:53 PM     (No. 9957213)

As an original Tea Party participant in February 2009, we thought both parties didn´t represent our beliefs. They still don´t. The reason for the IRS scandal is that our government feared ordinary people who spoke their minds and it didn´t coincide with the "NEW AGENDA". So, they sought to silence us. Is it wort fighting for your beliefs? It´ up to us. Will you stand strong or you looking for a savior?

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Reply 14 - Posted by: plex, 8/7/2014 5:54:11 PM     (No. 9957218)

I thought that Move America Forward was started by Melanie Morgan to get care packages to the troops in Iraq. There was no Tea Party at the time. Melanie seems to have dropped out of site more or less, but she was a ferocious fighter when healthy. Easy to imagine corruption creeping in but I would be very surprised if Melanie had any part.

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Reply 15 - Posted by: Susannah, 8/7/2014 5:59:44 PM     (No. 9957229)

#6, It was a guy named David Hannum who said "There´s a sucker born every minute."He himself had been suckered by Barnum.

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Reply 16 - Posted by: grace1798, 8/7/2014 6:06:37 PM     (No. 9957240)

Remember when the PHARISEES accused Jesus of being of the DEVIL? Satan attacks the brethren...Expect it. This is what Satan has done from day 1....to the present and will continue his craft into the future.

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Reply 17 - Posted by: NYbob, 8/7/2014 6:15:30 PM     (No. 9957252)

FTA It´s easy to write them off as just another bunch of opportunists...
Mr. Hipster in a T shirt is over reaching to make some kind of grand, cynical, political statement.

Dude, the T party is the face of a simmering rage among the voters with a bit of common sense. Because a couple of creepy opportunists made a buck off of it, does not change that. The first politician who is a happy, smart, embodiment of common sense and can communicate the message anywhere they go, will be stunned at the following they get from the voters.

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Reply 18 - Posted by: Coy860, 8/7/2014 6:15:56 PM     (No. 9957253)

T axed
E nough
A lready

seems like a clear message to me. The basic premise is that we believe in the Constitution
as the Framers intended, not the "figment of the imaginations" of Tainted Judges.

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Reply 19 - Posted by: MDMuskrat, 8/7/2014 6:30:14 PM     (No. 9957264)

Ask yourself: Why was this article published? Why was this article posted?

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Reply 20 - Posted by: Hermoine, 8/7/2014 8:11:39 PM     (No. 9957357)

How can Tea Party groups be corrupt when the IRS failed to approve the majority of the applications...the groups that wanted to form literally don´t have entities to which money can be given.

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Reply 21 - Posted by: chillijilli, 8/7/2014 8:16:37 PM     (No. 9957358)

Of course nobody can really prove someone´s *intent* so perhaps #19´s question is completely rhetorical.
My guess is the article was published because the Tea Party in some places has been taken over by hucksters and frauds and it´s hardly a secret. And because the TP has no specific mission, no published goals, and no national leadership it is unfortunately often not taken seriously.
Why did someone post this article? My guess is because they were hoping to generate LDotters´ interest and perhaps start a stimulating discussion.

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Reply 22 - Posted by: starboard, 8/7/2014 8:27:46 PM     (No. 9957368)

Political tripe.

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Reply 23 - Posted by: jackburton, 8/7/2014 9:15:20 PM     (No. 9957409)

I did some research on Pro Publica when some young (stupid) things came to my door with a bunch of bad information and a petition to stop water pollution, aka any fracking. Turns out that PP is an ultra liberal front that has a nice name useful for exactly this kind of information distortion.

Pro Publica releases a report? Hurrah! More fire kindling material or toilet paper.

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Reply 24 - Posted by: fritzilou, 8/7/2014 9:15:25 PM     (No. 9957410)

Where there is money, there is the potential for fraud. One evil one does not corrupt them all. The headline is unfair.

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Reply 25 - Posted by: JoniTx, 8/7/2014 9:21:53 PM     (No. 9957412)

Name one group/association that doesn´t have at least one bad apple?

The "Tea Party" ideals are what scares the left!

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Reply 26 - Posted by: so_free_me, 8/7/2014 9:36:19 PM     (No. 9957422)

I´ve been to several tea parties including the massive and unreported one in DC and I could never tell any of the organizers apart and it didn´t matter anyhow because I was there to make a point and to hear some speakers. This article doesn´t tell the truth because they don´t get that we are tea partiers by fundamental belief, not because we need to be organized by some group.

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Reply 27 - Posted by: mseegal, 8/7/2014 10:39:08 PM     (No. 9957477)

The mainstream media slime machine aimed the big guns on anything with tea party in its name. Something about "Taxed Enough Already" scared the living daylights out of them! "Tea Bagger" and worse was thrown at true patriots. I decided to quit using the tea party description and instead refer to myself as a "Reagan Conservative." Ronald Reagan has been pilloried for 35 years, but his legacy reminds bright today. He took everything they threw at him and survived. I can think of no better role-model for our movement.

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Reply 28 - Posted by: tisHimself, 8/8/2014 1:34:25 AM     (No. 9957563)

re: why this was posted. One--- it fosters discussion. Among the very smart and thoughtful people on this board, that is a good thing. Second, the RNC howler monkeys are quick to attack any tea party related efforts to raise and spend money ( ignore the fact that these unprincipled advocates eek out an existence by a symbiotic relationship with leftish republican national organizations). And related to the second point, those of us with antiestablishment proclivities differentiate ourselves from those lower forms of etch a sketch severe republicanism by our ability to examine our failings with honesty and to adjust course as needed.

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Reply 29 - Posted by: bearcat, 8/9/2014 8:46:41 AM     (No. 9959046)

I´m with #27. I was thrilled with the original tea party movement. Then they had the 2010 convention. I was skeptical, but supportive. Back to my Goldwater Girl roots, I am a Reagan conservative. I suggest contributing directly to candidates you support. The "Tea Party" (mostly Expresse and Patriots) have run some disastrous candidates. Sharon Engle´s candidacy gave us The Reign of Harry Reid. Pay attention to local politics. Then some candidate can´t fool everyone with a label. We´re stuck with Gov McAuliffe because of a "Libertarian" candidate backed be dem money. Rallies are for making statements. Elections need to be won, sometimes by voting for the lesser of two evils.

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The U.S Senate passed a bill Thursday evening that will give President Barack Obama the authority to arm moderate Syrian rebels, which is a key part of his plan to fight the jihadist group Islamic State (also known as ISIS and ISIL). Shortly after the Senate passed the bill, which was passed by the House on Wednesday, Obama spoke from the White House. "I´m pleased that Congress, a majority of Democrats and a majority of Republicans in both the House and Senate, have now voted to support a key element of our strategy," Obama said. Obama, who reiterated the fact

Security breached:
Intruder gets into White House

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Associated Press, by Josh Lederman    Original Article
Posted By: LittleHoodedMonk- 9/20/2014 7:41:42 AM     Post Reply
Washington - The Secret Service is coming under intense scrutiny after a man who hopped the White House fence made it all the way through the front door before being apprehended. President Barack Obama and his daughters had just departed the White House on Friday evening when an intruder scaled the north fence, darted across the lawn and into the presidential residence, where agents nabbed him. The security breach triggered a rare evacuation of much of the White House, with Secret Service officers drawing their guns as they rushed staffers and journalists out a side door.

John Kerry: US At War With
The ´Enemy of Islam´

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Breitbart Big Peace, by Jordan Schachtel    Original Article
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On Thursday In a session with the House Committee on Foreign Affairs, Secretary of State John Kerry was asked by Rep. Joe Wilson (R-SC) whether America was at war in Iraq and Syria. (Video) Kerry responded: “If you’re more comfortable calling it a war against this enemy of Islam then please do so. We’re happy to call it that.” So its official: America is at war with the enemy of Islam. However, strange bedfellows arise if the Obama administration so chooses to uphold Kerry’s claim that we are at war with the enemy(s) of Islam. The following displays that Secretary

Au revoir, ISIS fighters: French
jets kill dozens of jihadists,
destroy munitions facility

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New York Daily News, by Corky Siemaszko    Original Article
Posted By: earlybird- 9/19/2014 11:59:30 PM     Post Reply
The French did for President Obama on Friday what they refused to do for his predecessor — they joined the fight in Iraq. Two Rafale fighter planes armed with laser-guided bombs “entirely destroyed” an Islamic State munitions depot and killed dozens of ISIS fighters, making France the first coalition country to make good on its promise to battle the murderous militants. “Other operations will follow in the coming days with the same goal — to weaken this terrorist organization and come to the aid of the Iraqi authorities,” French President Francois Hollande vowed. The French famously said “non” in 2003 when President Bush

Rice Bolts During Intense Press
Questioning Over Obama´s Syrian
Air Strikes

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Breitbart TV, by Pam Key    Original Article
Posted By: JoniTx- 9/19/2014 5:22:52 PM     Post Reply
(Video)Friday during the White House press briefing, National Security Advisor Susan Rice abruptly left in the middle of a question after confusing reporters with her announcement President Barack Obama was going ahead with air strikes in Syria. When reporters began to grill Rice about whether the president had already given the authorization to the militarily to bomb in Syria, Rice kept repeating they would not be releasing information on the timing of those air strikes. Reporters continued to push with several trying to explain their question is if the president has already given authorization. Laughing uncomfortably Rice exited the room


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