Running scared: Thugs and the Tea Party

It is a sure sign of utter fear when people group up and attack another group. Such as the Tea Party rising up against government oppression.

Another version of that is when those opposed to what are the goals of the Tea Party band together. The difference being that the Tea Party people do everything right out in the open but those opposed try and hide. Read on…

A new Web site targeting the tea parties is a part of a complex network of money flowing from the mountainous coffers of the country’s biggest labor unions and trickling slowly into political slush funds for Democratic activists.

A seemingly grassroots organization that’s mounted an online campaign to counter the tea party movement is actually the front end of an elaborate scheme that funnels funds — including sizable labor union contributions — through the offices of a prominent Democratic party lawyer.

A Web site popped up in January dedicated to preventing the tea party’s “radical” and “dangerous” ideas from “gaining legislative traction,” targeting GOP candidates in Illinois for the firing squad.

“This movement is a fad,” proclaims TheTeaPartyIsOver.org, which was established by the American Public Policy Center (APPC), a D.C.-based campaign shop that few people have ever heard of.

But a close look reveals the APPC’s place in a complex network of money flowing from the mountainous coffers of the country’s biggest labor unions into political slush funds for Democratic activists.

Here’s how it works: What appears like a local groundswell is in fact the creation of two men — Craig Varoga and George Rakis, Democratic Party strategists who have set up a number of so-called 527 groups, the non-profit election organizations that hammer on contentious issues (think Swift Boats, for example).

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Trying to hide like that smacks of cowardice.

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2 Responses to “Running scared: Thugs and the Tea Party”

  1. TexasFred Says:

    I hate to say this, but, IF the TEA Party doesn’t actually get organized and start pulling in one direction, and get focused on some specific goals and not the entire spectrum, their demise may well be in the works…

    I have heard the TEA Party de\scribed as *A rudderless ship with NO Captain*…

    Having been the VP of a TEA Party chapter, I can attest to that fact, and to this as well, if you try to organize some of the twits, they get an attitude and march off crying about how they want to do it THEIR way..

    You can’t have ALL Chiefs… Ya gotta have some Indians too…

  2. Patrick Sperry Says:

    Noted Fred, and yes, I do agree with what you say.

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