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Tea Party announces Congressional Advocacy Team!
Tea Party News Network ^ | 1/4/12 | Press release

Posted on 01/04/2013 8:18:47 AM PST by Baynative

Washington D.C. - The nation’s largest Tea Party group announced today the creation of its new advocacy arm — the first of its kind. With over 600,000 members and over 1.3 million supporters on Facebook, TheTeaParty.Net has been a leading opponent of any legislation that increases taxes or raises the debt, including this week’s deal on the fiscal cliff.

(Excerpt) Read more at theteaparty.net ...


TOPICS: Breaking News; Constitution/Conservatism; Government; Politics/Elections
KEYWORDS: 113th; hayworth; innis; jdhayworth; lobby; nigerinnis; teaparty
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Grassroots group forms first ever Tea Party advocacy group, including former Congressman J.D. Hayworth, conservative activists Niger Innis and Bob Adams, to push for smaller government on Capitol Hill.

The national advocacy team is made up of:

* J.D. Hayworth, National Advisor, TheTeaParty.net. Congressman J.D. Hayworth served six terms in the U.S. House of Representatives, where he represented Arizona’s 5th and 6th districts. He challenged Senator John McCain in the 2010 GOP primary. Hayworth remains involved in conservative politics in Arizona.

* Niger Innis, National Outreach Director, TheTeaParty.net. A longtime conservative activist, Niger Innis is also the National Spokesman for the Congress of Racial Equality (CORE), one of the ‘Big Four’ civil rights groups in the United States. He is a frequent guest commentator for CNN, Fox News Channel and MSNBC providing insight and analysis on the day’s news events.

* Bob Adams, Capitol Hill Representative, TheTeaParty.net. Over the course of nearly two decades, Adams has served as a senior media consultant or campaign advisor to many conservative groups and candidates, including U.S. Senate candidate John Raese in 2012. He is also the founder of Revive America PAC, and the former executive director of the League of American Voters. Bob Adams began his career in conservative politics at the height of the ‘Republican Revolution” of 1994 as a press assistant to Congressman J.C. Watts, Jr.

1 posted on 01/04/2013 8:18:58 AM PST by Baynative
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To: Baynative

Excellent.

Are we finally going to stand up and fight? The emboldened left is going to keep pushing. They’re not interested in coexistence, they will keep screwing us if we let them. One thing I learned from the past 2 elections is those with “Coexist” stickers on their autos are the least tolerant of all.

They don’t like us, and/or our views and appear willing to force us to knuckle under in their new America.
They may not have the stomach for a fight - if we would just give them some!


2 posted on 01/04/2013 8:30:20 AM PST by jehardy (Bearing arms is not just my right, it's my duty.)
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To: Baynative

Ya, lets establish some new committees.

That’ll do the trick!


3 posted on 01/04/2013 8:30:40 AM PST by dragnet2 (Diversion and evasion are tools of deceit)
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To: Baynative

Glad to see it. In all reality, we’re not going to see another GOPer in the White House, but the conservative movement still has some influence at the Congressional and state levels.


4 posted on 01/04/2013 8:31:52 AM PST by ScottinVA (More dizzying than a Tilt-a-Whirl is an around-a-circle argument with a liberal about gun control.)
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To: Baynative
It's awfully hard to take "Free Government Money" Hayworth seriously as any kind of TEA party advisor.
5 posted on 01/04/2013 8:32:09 AM PST by Timber Rattler (Just say NO! to RINOS and the GOP-E)
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To: Baynative

:: conservative activists Niger Innis ::

They’ll be called racist, right off!


6 posted on 01/04/2013 8:44:11 AM PST by Cletus.D.Yokel (Bread and Circuses; Everyone to the Coliseum!)
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To: Baynative

Nothing but hot air unless all on the “advocacy team” are sitting US Reps or Senators. We do not need another think tank


7 posted on 01/04/2013 8:49:49 AM PST by wrench (I want my country back)
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To: Baynative; All
The nation’s largest Tea Party group announced

TheTeaParty.net is a complete fraud, invented to fundraise off the name and that is all they have done. So it is typical that the idiot J.D. Hayworth would line up to join them. TheTeaParty.net is based in AZ, as is Hayworth, and both share a love of shady moneymaking activities - Hayworth with his disgraceful "Free Governement Money" ads.

8 posted on 01/04/2013 9:01:14 AM PST by montag813
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To: jehardy
those with “Coexist” stickers on their autos are the least tolerant of all...

Not necessarily...


9 posted on 01/04/2013 9:18:00 AM PST by C210N (When people fear government there is tyranny; when government fears people there is liberty)
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To: Baynative

Where was their Romney advocacy team?


10 posted on 01/04/2013 9:32:10 AM PST by gotribe
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To: C210N

Where can I get that bumpersticker?


11 posted on 01/04/2013 9:35:43 AM PST by gotribe
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To: Baynative

"Maybe you haven't been keeping up on current events; but we just got our asses kicked, pal!"

12 posted on 01/04/2013 10:13:28 AM PST by TomServo
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To: gotribe

“Where can I get that bumpersticker?”

http://barber-marketing.com/bm1066-firearms-version-of-coexist-bumper-sticker/p/41C80342-93AE-4987-BD7B-F3312C397693


13 posted on 01/04/2013 10:18:16 AM PST by treetopsandroofs (Had FDR been GOP, there would have been no World Wars, just "The Great War" and "Roosevelt's Wars".)
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To: gotribe
Looks like some folks in Oklahoma have been involved or have pursued such a sticker... but you'll have to dig a bit to find a current source...
14 posted on 01/04/2013 10:18:20 AM PST by C210N (When people fear government there is tyranny; when government fears people there is liberty)
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To: C210N

By four seconds....

I’d have been slower on the draw if I’d taken the time to neaten up my link. :)


15 posted on 01/04/2013 10:21:52 AM PST by treetopsandroofs (Had FDR been GOP, there would have been no World Wars, just "The Great War" and "Roosevelt's Wars".)
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To: Baynative

Folks, BEWARE ANY GOP FRONTED TEA PARTY GROUP.

Remember how such groups infiltrated it already and then jumped on the Romney bandwagon.

Do NOT take whatever they say at face value.


16 posted on 01/04/2013 10:29:01 AM PST by Norm Lenhart
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To: Baynative

theteaparty.net? Couldn’t they afford the .com? Very poor idea.


17 posted on 01/04/2013 11:03:54 AM PST by conservative98
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To: Baynative

Advocacy group? Hmmm. Is that code for lobbyists?


18 posted on 01/04/2013 11:22:08 AM PST by BuckeyeTexan (There are those that break and bend. I'm the other kind.)
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To: TomServo

Exactly.


19 posted on 01/04/2013 11:23:54 AM PST by BuckeyeTexan (There are those that break and bend. I'm the other kind.)
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To: Baynative
Such a "grassroots" advocacy team. /s

In 2012, Bob Adams backed a guy in WV who lost prior U.S. Senate run in '84, '06, '10 and and a gubernatorial primary in '88 too? WV clearly has no interest in electing John Raese. Any body running that often is not really "grassroots" either.

20 posted on 01/04/2013 11:28:21 AM PST by newzjunkey (bah)
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To: Norm Lenhart

>> Folks, BEWARE ANY GOP FRONTED TEA PARTY GROUP.

Happy to see this article, but your words of caution are very necessary.


21 posted on 01/04/2013 11:45:50 AM PST by Gene Eric (Demoralization is a weapon of the enemy. Don't get it, don't spread it!)
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To: Gene Eric

I wish it was not. But we have seen it before and we WILL see it again. Maybe this thing is legit, maybe it’s another front. Either way, “Trust but verify”.


22 posted on 01/04/2013 11:56:43 AM PST by Norm Lenhart
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To: Baynative

The majority of those within government will never decrease their size. They exist to grow government, not shrink it.

Life is full of the surprises of reality.


23 posted on 01/04/2013 12:09:16 PM PST by soycd
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To: Baynative

theteaparty.net is registered to Todd Cefaratti. This is his profiteering deal. http://www.rawstory.com/rs/2010/10/29/arizona-tea-party-group-469000-donations-spent-politics-report/


24 posted on 01/04/2013 12:17:27 PM PST by tunedin
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To: tunedin

The day AFTER the Republicans sell-out their constituents on the tax and spend bill, this Tea Party group decides to get serious. Great timing boys. What have you been doing for the past two years? As far as I can tell, the Tea Party declared victory after November 2010 and went home. They certainly didn’t make an impact on either the Republican primaries or the 2012 election.


25 posted on 01/04/2013 12:32:16 PM PST by littleharbour
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To: Cletus.D.Yokel

No, no, it’s white people with views they don’t like who are called racist. Black people with views they don’t like are called house slaves. Got to get the vocabulary right!


26 posted on 01/04/2013 1:17:44 PM PST by firebrand
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To: wrench

Good, serious, honest think tanks can help the cause. They can do the research and presentation on forthcoming legislation and hand it out to Congress.

That said, the group may not be one of them.


27 posted on 01/04/2013 1:24:28 PM PST by firebrand
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To: treetopsandroofs

BTTT.


28 posted on 01/04/2013 2:06:51 PM PST by jurroppi1
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To: Baynative

Sounds good. We need to snap out of the doldrums.


29 posted on 01/04/2013 2:20:43 PM PST by GVnana
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To: Baynative

Will it amount to anything more than a hill of beans?


30 posted on 01/04/2013 3:46:20 PM PST by mojitojoe ( The purpose of the Second Amendment is to protect the other nine.)
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To: Baynative

GeeOpie - My party has a size of 1.

NO SALE


31 posted on 01/04/2013 3:57:06 PM PST by TArcher
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To: Norm Lenhart

“Trust but verify,” in that order, helped us get to where we are today.


32 posted on 01/04/2013 4:55:08 PM PST by wastedyears (My life mostly completely turned around in a few weeks. Now to leave NY...)
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To: Baynative

We don’t need groups. We need ONE PROMINENT CONSERVATIVE CONGRESSPERSON who is willing to stand up and repeatedly warn his/her colleagues and the country of the looming catastrophe ahead if Congress doesn’t cut taxes and spending.

This prominent person would do what Winston Churchill did in the 1930s when he repeatedly warned about the catastrophe ahead if Britain didn’t rearm to meet the looming threat of Nazi Germany. He didn’t stop speaking in the face of ridicule and opposition, and was therefore available to lead the country when his prophecies came true.

However, not a single Republican Congressperson — not even the head of the Congressional Tea Party Caucus — seems willing to assume the similar role of sounding the alarm about our overwhelming debt and the threats of bankruptcy and depression.

Until such a leader comes forward, Tea Partiers and Tea Party groups and organizations will be little more than a bunch of well-meaning but powerless people wandering around in the wilderness.


33 posted on 01/04/2013 4:58:16 PM PST by Bluestocking
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To: wastedyears

Were it me I’d ban any GOP member that did not publicly and thoroughly renounce the party before I let them in. If at all. But few are willing to do that. So TbV is the best we can hope for from any ‘national’ group.

Which likely means you are correct.


34 posted on 01/04/2013 4:58:49 PM PST by Norm Lenhart
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To: Bluestocking
"We need ONE PROMINENT CONSERVATIVE CONGRESSPERSON who is willing to stand up and repeatedly warn his/her colleagues and the country of the looming catastrophe ahead if Congress doesn’t cut taxes and spending."

There are a few of them out there, but the media is working hard to keep the public from getting to know them. Today Mark Levin interviewed Ted Cruz in the second hour of his show. If you don't alread know Texas Senator Ted Cruz, this is worth listening to while you're at the keyboard.

35 posted on 01/04/2013 5:50:16 PM PST by Baynative (Those that work for a living are now outnumbered by those that vote for a living.)
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To: conservative98
theteaparty.com domain name is for sale.
36 posted on 01/04/2013 6:19:08 PM PST by upchuck (America's at an awkward stage. Too late to work within the system, too early to shoot the bastards.)
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To: Baynative

I already see pessimistic replies to this new advocacy group. This is why the left always wins. They stay united for a common goal. We, on the other hand, always fight amongst ourselves and we always end up quarreling and divided and the left pounds us as a result. We have to start somewhere and this has to be a starting point. We can’t back down to them anymore. The country is at stake.


37 posted on 01/04/2013 7:05:57 PM PST by dowcaet
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To: Baynative

Stupid.

The only advocacy that counts on the Hill happens on Election Day. And, sad to say, they all have gotten the message.

The People have spoken, and said thusly: “Cut taxes, raise spending, make sure we can f*** who we want, where, when, and how we want, and send the bill to somebody else”.

Congress does exactly what We the People want. The bastards.


38 posted on 01/04/2013 7:08:59 PM PST by Jim Noble (Diseases desperate grown are by desperate appliance relieved, or not at all)
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To: dowcaet
"We, on the other hand, always fight amongst ourselves and we always end up quarreling and divided and the left pounds us as a result."

Absolutely. It's been said that the right never misses an opportunity to miss an opportunity.

While over on the left, the gays support code pink and the vegans support the tribes and the environmentalists support the race baiters the infighting on the right brings people to war over who is most stringent one any single issue and anyone not perfect is out. So, they'll take their ballot and go home instead of supporting a candidate they agree with 85% of the time.

39 posted on 01/04/2013 7:26:18 PM PST by Baynative (Those that work for a living are now outnumbered by those that vote for a living.)
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To: Baynative; SWAMPSNIPER; mnehring; All
This Tea Party group was vetted here at Free Republic with a thread back on August 25, 2010.

Todd Cefaratti signed up in Feb 2011 and started posting on the thread.

WHO IS THIS?
jointheteaparty.us ^ | August 25, 2010 | swampsniper

Posted on Wednesday, August 25, 2010 7:36:20 PM by SWAMPSNIPER

I just heard an ad for this site on the radio, not much meat on the site. Does anyone know who is behind this effort?

It'a a copy cat Faux Tea Party group along the lines of Tea Party Patriots. That is, it exists mainly to generate money for the people at the top.

Refering to the thread in his first comment on it, he states "It looks like this blog was started to look in to the validity of our organization."

FR was started about 15 years before his noticing it, and is NOT a blog.

He refers to the Tea Party Movement as "our movement."

If you donate $100, they will give you a few trinkits "free of charge." Hmmm, looks like they cost a C note.

All that is interesting, but this sentence really showed me where this org is at:

We also have used donations for events like our bus tour for 9/12 last year that started with senate candidate in Nevada Sharron Angle and ended at the US Capitol on 9/12.
Hmmmm, he takes credit for a Tea Party Exress Bus Tour as if it was his own.

(I have traveled with every on of the Tea Party Express bus tours, and if he was around, he was in the background leaning how to fleece Tea Party members. Like Mark Meckler of the Tea Party Patriots who came to a Free Republic sponsored Tea Party on Feb 27, 2009 and was just here as a participant. Later in an interview, he said he organized our tea party that day.)

He freely admits to using most of the money collected to collect more money!

And email address, which was his main business before deciding that the Tea Party Movement could be a good way to extract money from concerned Conservative American Tea Party People.

Here is another therad exposting this guy and his tactics:

Tea Partiers Question Ariz.-Based Website Valley Company Collects Nearly $500K, Spends On Marketing
KPHO Arizona ^

Posted on Tuesday, March 01, 2011 4:26:36 PM by mnehring

A tea party organization based in Mesa, Ariz., which has collected hundreds of thousands of dollars in donations, spent nearly half of its budget on marketing its own name, according to Federal Elections Commission documents.

Those records, obtained during a CBS 5 News investigation, also show the organization spent no money to directly support tea party candidates.

The website, JoinTheTeaParty.us is registered to a nonprofit corporation in Mesa. When CBS 5 News reporters contacted the director of that company, they were referred to a Washington, D.C., attorney, who said the personnel in Phoenix were too busy to sit down for an interview.

CBS 5 News began its investigation into the company after receiving a phone call from an East Coast tea party activist who said nobody within the tea party movement he had spoken to had heard of the Mesa organization.

The caller also told CBS 5 News it did not appear the organization was spending any of its donations to support tea party priorities.

Among the findings of the CBS 5 News investigation, the organization spent $181,000 on Google, Facebook and other websites for advertising. As a result, when CBS 5 producers typed the phrase, "tea party," into the Google search engine, the first paid advertisement that popped up was for JoinTheTeaParty.us.

Additional digging into the organization's background revealed the director of the nonprofit also has ties to companies that collect and sell people's personal information. Todd Cefaratti is listed as the director the the nonprofit, as well as a company known as reverseleadclub.com.

Here is a Link To his "reverseleadsclub" money generator.

It's too bad that some good conservatives are hooked up with this org.

40 posted on 01/04/2013 7:34:15 PM PST by Syncro ("So?" - Andrew Breitbart (The King of All Media RIP Feb 1, 1969 – Mar 1, 2012)
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To: Syncro
B T T T ! ! ! ©

41 posted on 01/04/2013 7:46:30 PM PST by onyx (FREE REPUBLIC IS HERE TO STAY! DONATE MONTHLY! IF YOU WANT ON SARAH PALIN''S PING LIST, LET ME KNOW)
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To: Syncro

You have done some good work there. I am always suspicious of lobby firms. Like gov’t they need to raise more money to survive. It’s also like the green org.s such as Sierra Club that only spend a few pennies of every dollar and actually doing something productive.


42 posted on 01/04/2013 7:47:09 PM PST by Baynative (Those that work for a living are now outnumbered by those that vote for a living.)
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To: dragnet2

There seems to be a lot of “Tea Party” groups raising money for all sorts of things all of the sudden. Does anyone know who the real Tea Party is?


43 posted on 01/04/2013 7:50:59 PM PST by Baynative (Those that work for a living are now outnumbered by those that vote for a living.)
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To: Syncro

More and more sites are calling this group fake.

http://conservative-outlooks.com/2011/04/05/evidence-mounts-arizona-tea-party-is-a-fake/

http://www.mightyrighty.com/showthread.php/281-When-a-Rat-Invades-the-Tea-Party

He is also being investigated by the IRS for running a fake non-profit.
http://www.sunshinestatenews.com/story/tea-parties-say-irs-intimidating-them-over-tax-exempt-status

There are also several articles by leftist sites right before the election (I can’t post links here but you can find them via Google) pointing out that Cefaratti’s sites were endorsing ‘none of the above’ for President and using it to divide the Tea Party against Romney. He was a tool for the left.


44 posted on 01/04/2013 7:51:22 PM PST by mnehring
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To: Baynative

I blame a lot of this on the members screaming they want a leaderless movement. Without leadership, it is like a ship without a rudder, moving with whatever wind blows. Without centralized leadership, it allowed a lot of scammers and amateurs to pop up and take it all different directions.


45 posted on 01/04/2013 7:54:00 PM PST by mnehring
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To: mnehring

Where (and who) is the real Tea Party? Does anyone know?


46 posted on 01/04/2013 8:02:57 PM PST by Baynative (Those that work for a living are now outnumbered by those that vote for a living.)
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To: Baynative

Tea Party Express is probably the most legitmate group that actually organizes real events. There are also a lot of local groups under the banner of the Tea Party Patriots and We The People organizations.


47 posted on 01/04/2013 8:17:37 PM PST by mnehring
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To: AdmSmith; AnonymousConservative; Berosus; bigheadfred; Bockscar; ColdOne; Convert from ECUSA; ...

Thanks Baynative.
Niger Innis, National Outreach Director, TheTeaParty.net. A longtime conservative activist, Niger Innis is also the National Spokesman for the Congress of Racial Equality (CORE), one of the 'Big Four' civil rights groups in the United States.

48 posted on 01/04/2013 8:52:16 PM PST by SunkenCiv (Romney would have been worse, if you're a dumb ass.)
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To: C210N

Believe it or not, I found it on Amazon!


49 posted on 01/04/2013 9:19:04 PM PST by gotribe
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To: Syncro

Syncro,
I missed that Niger Ennis is now a big wig at this group. I wonder if they have gone legit?


50 posted on 01/04/2013 9:42:49 PM PST by mnehring
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