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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

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To: Baynative; All

VERY disappointed is FR admins for leaving this thread up. TheTeaParty.net is a scam group well known to FReepers (see the comments above) that exists purely for fundraising, has nothing to do with actual Tea Party folks, and does nothing to advance the cause.


51 posted on 01/05/2013 7:09:51 AM PST by montag813
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To: Baynative; Syncro

Syncro,
I’ve had a chance to dig some more in this. It looks like this new group has gone legit. A lot of big names in the grassroots movement are latched on to this.

http://www.theteaparty.net/about-us/

Some that jump out are Jennifer Burke, Kevin Jackson and Scottie Hughes. They are well known and wouldn’t jump into any group that is bogus. I also think their IT guy, Rick Hill was one of the bodies behind The Tea Party Community which is the new social media site that is booming.

https://www.teapartycommunity.com/index.php?do=/


52 posted on 01/05/2013 7:12:12 AM PST by mnehring
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To: Baynative; Syncro

Syncro,
I’ve had a chance to dig some more in this. It looks like this new group has gone legit. A lot of big names in the grassroots movement are latched on to this.

http://www.theteaparty.net/about-us/

Some that jump out are Jennifer Burke, Kevin Jackson and Scottie Hughes. They are well known and wouldn’t jump into any group that is bogus. I also think their IT guy, Rick Hill was one of the bodies behind The Tea Party Community which is the new social media site that is booming.

https://www.teapartycommunity.com/index.php?do=/


53 posted on 01/05/2013 7:12:12 AM PST by mnehring
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To: mnehring

Not sure that’s what they mean when they say “leaderless”.

More than likely they want leaders who aren’t Washington insiders. Average Joe’s who step up - folks who haven’t been corrupted by Washington style politics.

Sadly, we’ve seen it doesn’t take long to get corrupt there...


54 posted on 01/05/2013 7:14:37 AM PST by LadyBuck (Bowing and scraping to the self-proclaimed Legends of FR since Jan 5, 2013)
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To: mnehring
Thanks mnehring.

Innis is very ligit (and I have followed his and his dad's org for years), as is Kevin Jackson.

I have met both of them.

Jackson has been along on some of the TPX tours and is an outstanding guy.

One of their people on the about website used to be with the TPX, but no longer is.

I don't know when that page was updated last.

They also have an employee that used to be with the TPX also, and spent most of her time there undermining those that she did not like. Including the top guy.

She is dangerous to any Tea Party group, and managed to waste a lot of donated money on herself---before she was ousted.

This group can do some good things, but I still part ways with them on how they use their money.

TheTeaParty.net only currently uses approximately 30% of contributions received on items that would be considered “administrative.” That includes staff compensation, office space, office supplies, etc. Approximately 70% of the donations are used to recruit thousands of people to the Tea Party movement...etc

The money used to recruit should be in administrative, which would bring down tremendously the amount spent on regular Tea Party stuff.

Still a skeptic...: > )

But I do hope that what with having some good people involved that they can be effective.

(Innis and Jackson need to watch the leadership closely.) As well as the low level narcissists parading as legit but out for themselves.

Like the Tea Party Patriots, what they have done best is having a data base of tea parties that started under their auspices.

Many of the TPP teapartys that formed have nothing to do with TTP anymore, for good reason.

55 posted on 01/05/2013 11:01:52 AM PST by Syncro ("So?" - Andrew Breitbart (The King of All Media RIP Feb 1, 1969 – Mar 1, 2012)
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56 posted on 01/05/2013 11:37:51 AM PST by RedMDer (Those that believe in gun free zones should put GUN FREE ZONE on their property and persons.)
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To: Syncro; onyx

I received a call just the other night from Tea Party Patriots.
The guy’s talking points were about how crucial this moment is to send money for the events and actions that will take place. I asked what was being planned currently and explained that we can’t afford a donation just now. He completely side stepped my questions and statement along with an offer of my non-monetary help. Just stating that any donation large or small would be helpful. I wished him a good night.


57 posted on 01/05/2013 11:47:55 AM PST by RedMDer (Those that believe in gun free zones should put GUN FREE ZONE on their property and persons.)
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To: RedMDer; Syncro

GOOD ON YOU, RedMDer.
Shysters are all around.


58 posted on 01/05/2013 12:08:42 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
They also have an employee that used to be with the TPX also, and spent most of her time there undermining those that she did not like. Including the top guy.

I see this a LOT with local RNC chapters, especially in my town. You get these older lady socialites who want to run everything and make it their own little social club. They usually have been with the chapter for years if not decades and everything goes to their own parties and events to be seen in whatever local society magazine they have. They end up in Tea Party groups because that is where the action is. I wonder if the Dems have this problem?

59 posted on 01/05/2013 12:34:58 PM PST by mnehring
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To: RedMDer; onyx
Yep, thanks for that info RedM!

Jenny Beth Martin is the top dog there now, having purged Mark Meckler out.

One time in DC when some teaparty people were gathered for a small impromptu rally, J B Martin came up with a bull horn and tried to get them all to come to where she was having a rally.

Grabbing some real tea party people to take to their shearing barn.

She is vicious and only is interested in there being one Tea Party group, hers.

When the Tea Party Express started, the TPP badmouthed them and got lots of their chapters to diss the TPX also.

She gets them hook, line and sinker.

Or at least used to...

IMO, the Tea Party Express is the most effective Tea Party group out there.

Some of their people went to DC on the first of Jan to work the pols.

60 posted on 01/05/2013 1:19:51 PM PST by Syncro ("So?" - Andrew Breitbart (The King of All Media RIP Feb 1, 1969 – Mar 1, 2012)
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To: montag813

Something amiss about them...”, 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.”
I am so sick of hearing about “civil rights,” I could scream


61 posted on 01/05/2013 1:35:16 PM PST by katiedidit1
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To: Syncro; onyx
IMO, the Tea Party Express is the most effective Tea Party group out there.

I agree.

I thought it was a reasonable question to ask TPP what is planned, since that was the supposed reason for the call. And he didn't answer.
62 posted on 01/05/2013 1:39:54 PM PST by RedMDer (Those that believe in gun free zones should put GUN FREE ZONE on their property and persons.)
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To: RedMDer
No, the call was to get money.

The callers get a percentage of all money they collect.

So why waste time letting you know what they are planning?

They are “planning” on getting more money for Jen Beth Martinis.

: > )

63 posted on 01/05/2013 3:30:53 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

BTTT!


64 posted on 01/05/2013 3:58:32 PM PST by RedMDer (Those that believe in gun free zones should put GUN FREE ZONE on their property and persons.)
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To: Baynative

As the GOP philosophy stands each individual player was to be ‘the one’ to ‘bring together’ the party. They have nothing to offer the party to solidify it. At least while the Dems are jockeying within their party for position and stature, they are able to go out to ‘divide’ and fragment the GOP. The GOP has the same infighting and want of personal recognition but, they don’t have a plan. And they share that non-plan as whimpering beaten players. No backbone or purpose aside from protecting their jobs.

Until there is a determined leader with the ranks of the GOP we’ll continue to see them roll over to have their tummy’s scratched.


65 posted on 01/05/2013 10:32:05 PM PST by PatriotCause (California Sucks)
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To: Cletus.D.Yokel
"They’ll be called racist, right off!"

LOL......yes, I know that was tongue-in-cheek. Niger happens to be very black....I've met him; one hell of a nice guy. Very down-to-earth.

66 posted on 01/06/2013 2:36:46 AM PST by RightOnline (I am Andrew Breitbart!)
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To: Timber Rattler

I was surprised to hear this hack subbing for mark levin this week


67 posted on 01/06/2013 8:05:32 AM PST by MyDogAteMyBallot
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To: All; everyone
A couple more links for this thread:

Free Republic thread about going to CPAC:

TheTeaParty.net to Co-Sponsor American Conservative Union 2012 CPAC
Digital Journal ^ | January 22, 2012 | Carol Eberly

Posted on Sunday, January 22, 2012 1:32:35 PM by 2ndDivisionVet

TheTeaParty.net (TTP) is proud to be the co-sponsor at CPAC 2012 – the 39th annual Conservative Political Action Conference. America’s largest gathering of conservative leaders and activists will be held Thursday, February 9 – Saturday, February 11, 2012, in Washington, DC.

Every year, the American Conservative Union (ACU) brings thousands of grassroots conservatives and conservative leaders together in Washington, DC for three days of blockbuster speeches, policy discussions and networking opportunities – all celebrating the shared principles of smaller government, a strong national defense and traditional values. TheTeaParty.net is very proud to be apart of this important national conference and will offer many special events of their own. For TheTeaParty.net, being the co-host of CPAC marks a monumental shift in politics. A movement which began only 3 short years ago has become a powerful political voice, and TTP is proud to be at the forefront.

TheTeaParty.net will host a series of events and panel discussions, which will include special guest's Marco Rubio, Herman Cain, Michelle Bachmann, Allen West and many more top conservatives. TTP will also feature an all-star line up of invited political heavyweights, who will be interviewed by nationally syndicated talk radio host Rusty Humphries, with TTP rising stars of the political movement TTP Founder Todd Cefaratti, TTP Chief Strategist Dustin Stockton, and TTP National Spokesperson Kevin Jackson.

Todd Cefaratti's wife also signed up here, and made a couple of comments praising her husband and the TTP.net.

I knew there was more than one signup from this group, but couldn't put my finger on it.

For more information, here is An Article from April 2011:

Mystery Group Gets D.C. Help

TheTeaParty.net Offers Few Clues About Goals

A little-known, Arizona-based tea party organization has hired a prominent Republican operative to help advance its mission in Washington, D.C. But after more than a year in operation and hundreds of thousands of dollars in donations, it’s still not clear what the group’s mission actually is.

Todd Cefaratti, founder of TheTeaParty.net, announced last week that the group had hired a big Washington gun: governmental affairs specialist Donna Wiesner Keene

Even 2 years after the Tea Party Movement got started, it was still a mystery as what they do. Expecially with thier money.
68 posted on 01/06/2013 12:12:54 PM PST by Syncro ("So?" - Andrew Breitbart (The King of All Media RIP Feb 1, 1969 – Mar 1, 2012)
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To: conservative98; All

.com is for commercial enterprises. Maybe they are going for 501-3C status.


69 posted on 01/07/2013 12:02:24 AM PST by gleeaikin
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To: Baynative

Does anyone in the TEA party or on Freeperville know why Obama is taking a secret oath of office for the second time? Just wondering who he is making an oath to. The same person Saul Alinsky dedicates his books?


70 posted on 01/08/2013 3:14:44 PM PST by Karliner ( Jeremiah 29:11, Romans 8:28- 8:38"...this is the end of the beginning."WC)
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"Obama is taking a secret oath of office..."

WTF?

71 posted on 01/08/2013 6:16:16 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: Baynative

Well, he’s doing the same thing he did last time, having a private oath. I never saw his private oath nor heard it the last time and allegedly he’s taking a private oath with only a select few folks in observance again. I’m no conspiracy theorist but I think it’s just weird, and yes, if the “alleged” is true later this month I’ll be saying more than WTF!


72 posted on 01/08/2013 9:38:31 PM PST by Karliner ( Jeremiah 29:11, Romans 8:28- 8:38"...this is the end of the beginning."WC)
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To: RedMDer

“I received a call just the other night from Tea Party Patriots.”

I got this same call last night. VERY Hard Sell for donations. When I said I’d like to visit their website, he didn’t want to give it to me and said he needed the donations NOW. What could I give? $200, $100? Said they needed the $ NOW not later for budgeting for 2013. $75,$50? I had to say I couldn’t afford it NOW three times before he gave up. Definitely sounded like a commission call. I was unnerved by the tone of insistence of the caller.


73 posted on 01/09/2013 7:44:38 AM PST by Shugee
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