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How corporate interests and Republican insiders built the Tea Party monster (major puke alert)
Rolling Stone ^ | Matt Taibbi

Posted on 10/13/2010 12:14:36 PM PDT by Beave Meister

It's taken three trips to Kentucky, but I'm finally getting my Tea Party epiphany exactly where you'd expect: at a Sarah Palin rally. The red-hot mama of American exceptionalism has flown in to speak at something called the National Quartet Convention in Louisville, a gospel-music hoedown in a giant convention center filled with thousands of elderly white Southerners. Palin — who earlier this morning held a closed-door fundraiser for Rand Paul, the Tea Party champion running for the U.S. Senate — is railing against a GOP establishment that has just seen Tea Partiers oust entrenched Republican hacks in Delaware and New York. The dingbat revolution, it seems, is nigh.

(Excerpt) Read more at rollingstone.com ...


TOPICS: Constitution/Conservatism; Editorial; Government; Politics/Elections
KEYWORDS: 2010electionbias; agitprop; astroturf; bho44; dcntalkingpoints; democrats; elections; fail; jannweiner; jannwenner; matttaibbi; obama; palin; pravdamedia; projection; rentamob; rollingstone; rollingstoned; sarahpalin; seiu; stalinisttactics; taibbi; taxes; teaparty; teapartybashing; teapartyexpress; teapartyrebellion
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They just don't get it. This movement is much bigger than the 1960's Vietnam War protest. They'll find out in November.
1 posted on 10/13/2010 12:14:42 PM PDT by Beave Meister
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To: Beave Meister

Rolling Stoned never knew crap about music either.


2 posted on 10/13/2010 12:17:59 PM PDT by a fool in paradise (Ask yourself,where does Saudi Arabia fit on a scale of "passive" to "moderate" to "extremist" Islam?)
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To: Beave Meister

More homosexual rantings from Jan Wenner’s magazine. Does Rolling Stone and Vanity Fair share the same bath house?


3 posted on 10/13/2010 12:21:16 PM PDT by Obadiah (I can see November from my house!)
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To: a fool in paradise
Rolling Stoned never knew crap about music [insert subject matter here] either.

FIFY

4 posted on 10/13/2010 12:21:58 PM PDT by Drill Thrawl (Palin Haley O'Donnell - mmm mmmm mmmmmmmmm)
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To: Beave Meister
The left is projecting again. Since it was "organized" by a "vanguard" of professional agitators going all the way back to the Bolsheviks, liberals/socialists/communists therefore assume that Conservatives must likewise be organized and led from above.

That average Americans can think and organize themselves and come together in a true grassroots rebellion against the socialist takeover of America is completely foreign to the liberal mindset.

5 posted on 10/13/2010 12:22:18 PM PDT by Virginia Ridgerunner (Sarah Palin has crossed the Rubicon!)
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To: Beave Meister

I like how he portrays a gvt employee as having been “picking up a check from gvt hsi whole life”.

True enough.

But if it were a liberal, the same resume would be described as a “lifetime of public service”.


6 posted on 10/13/2010 12:23:08 PM PDT by Pessimist
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To: Beave Meister

Vote Dem


7 posted on 10/13/2010 12:24:02 PM PDT by FrankR (You are only obligated to obama to the extent you accept his handouts.)
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To: Beave Meister

The monster that created the Tea Party is big government.


8 posted on 10/13/2010 12:25:03 PM PDT by pallis
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To: Beave Meister

Any mention of the Shadow Democratic Party in this article, and who is funding it??

I didn’t think so....
HYPOCRITES WITHOUT A CLUE..


9 posted on 10/13/2010 12:26:46 PM PDT by tcrlaf (Obama White House=Tammany Hall on the National Mall)
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To: Beave Meister

The tea party grew out of an on air rant of Rick Santelli (sp ?)


10 posted on 10/13/2010 12:26:52 PM PDT by cripplecreek (Remember the River Raisin! (look it up))
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To: Beave Meister
This guy is just saying what he thinks his Rolling Stone corporate masters want to hear.
11 posted on 10/13/2010 12:30:26 PM PDT by E. Pluribus Unum ("The only stable state is one in which all men are equal before the law." -- Aristotle)
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To: Beave Meister
National Quartet Convention in Louisville, a gospel-music hoedown in a giant convention center filled with thousands of elderly white Southerners.

Lefties make me sick. I am no fan of Quartet music, but I know where they are in terms of loving this country and giving their lives in support of it (many in a war that saved civilization.)

12 posted on 10/13/2010 12:33:24 PM PDT by Onelifetogive (I tweet, too...)
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To: Beave Meister
This movement is much bigger than the 1960's Vietnam War protest.

SDS and other so called peace protest organizers were aided by Communist organizations. The Weather Underground committed naked treason with their support of the North Vietnamese Communist military.

It was no more a "peace movement" than today's Code Pink and ANSWER protesters are. They openly support the enemy in combat and celebrate their victories. That is choosing a side in combat that is contrary to the homeland.

There were well-meaning housewives and college students who were unaware of the involvement of Communists in promoting and funding these protests.

But we are told that is "scaremongering" to bring it up. Nothing but a "Red Scare". Yet this conspiracy theory that ALL dissent against the Obama regime is "racist" and/or funded by "big corporations" (the kind that gave wildly to Obama) is insulting and revisionist crap.

13 posted on 10/13/2010 12:33:57 PM PDT by a fool in paradise (Ask yourself,where does Saudi Arabia fit on a scale of "passive" to "moderate" to "extremist" Islam?)
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To: E. Pluribus Unum

In recent presidential elections, liberal moles working for Rolling Stone sat in RNC election offices as “volunteers” to do opposition research.

They consider the GOP a “threat” to America. They believe the War on Terror is a misdirected effort. “We” are to blame for Islamic supremacists engaging in terrorism against us.

Liberalism is a mental disorder.


14 posted on 10/13/2010 12:36:45 PM PDT by a fool in paradise (Ask yourself,where does Saudi Arabia fit on a scale of "passive" to "moderate" to "extremist" Islam?)
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To: Beave Meister

Here’s just a handful of some of Obama’s CORPORATE donors.

http://www.opensecrets.org/pres08/contrib.php?cycle=2008&cid=n00009638


15 posted on 10/13/2010 12:37:44 PM PDT by RushIsMyTeddyBear (Not under the influence of Hope-nosis.)
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To: a fool in paradise
Oh? I guess using corporate entities to support your political agenda belongs exclusively to Dems?

Only ONE name among the MANY--most of them foreigners, I might add.

GEORGE SOROS! GEORGE SOROS! GEORGE SOROS!.

THEN THROW IN HOLLYWOOD IDIOT CELEBRITIES AND AMERICAN SPONSORS AND SYMPATHIZERS LIKE THOSE IN SILICON VALLEY, GE/TIME WARNER, etc.

vaudine

16 posted on 10/13/2010 12:39:12 PM PDT by vaudine
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To: Beave Meister

More:

Big Donors Among Obama’s Grass Roots

http://www.washingtonpost.com/wp-dyn/content/article/2008/04/10/AR2008041004045.html


17 posted on 10/13/2010 12:41:43 PM PDT by RushIsMyTeddyBear (Not under the influence of Hope-nosis.)
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To: Beave Meister
This is the kind of snarky article you would expect from a leftist rag like 'Rolling Stone'. The author is clueless about the Tea Party movement and obviously just wants to use the Tea Party movement as a vehicle to write insults aimed at anyone to the right of Fidel Castro. I stopped reading about a third of the way through because I know the rants by heart i.e. 'Tea Party supporters are stupid, racist hypocrites that hate the poor and want to kill homosexuals', blah, blah, blah.

This kind of bilge is really just a lefty 'journalist' feeding leftist propaganda to the gullible about how terrible America is and how anyone who opposes the communist model of government is stupid/racist/homophobic, etc, etc. Same old garbage they've been peddling for decades only now the Tea Party is their new target. Too bad for the left that the Tea Party movement represents a majority of the American people, something they have yet to understand - and probably never will. Their loss.

18 posted on 10/13/2010 12:49:02 PM PDT by Jim Scott (Cautious optimist)
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To: Beave Meister

Being a young music afficianado in the ‘90s, as a teen I got a subscription to Rolling Stone.

Within 3 months, my young conservative mind couldn’t get past the left-wing vomit and they became firewood.


19 posted on 10/13/2010 12:52:43 PM PDT by RockinRight (if the choice is between Crazy and Commie, I choose Crazy.)
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To: Beave Meister

“Whoso diggeth a pit shall fall therein: and he that rolleth a stone, it will return upon him.” - Proverbs 26:27


20 posted on 10/13/2010 12:54:59 PM PDT by RoadTest (Religion is a substitute for the relationship God wants with you.)
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To: Beave Meister
Matt should stick to writing about what Lady Gaga will dress up as for Halloween.
21 posted on 10/13/2010 12:57:57 PM PDT by Niteranger68 (A check is worthless until you actually cash it......VOTE!!!!!!!!!!!!)
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To: Beave Meister

Read some of the original article. Karl Rove is supposed to be one of the secret leaders of the Tea Party. And his public slamming of O’Donnell, etc.? Hah, that’s just brilliant reverse psychology! Rove, you magnificent bastard!


22 posted on 10/13/2010 12:59:37 PM PDT by Elwood P. Doud
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To: Beave Meister

Why does this ‘magazine’ exist?


23 posted on 10/13/2010 1:00:18 PM PDT by GeronL (http://libertyfic.proboards.com <--- My Fiction/ Science Fiction Board)
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To: Beave Meister; GOPJ

Exclusive: Internal Email Reveals MTV Pressuring Employees to Attend Jon Stewart’s Political Rally
http://www.freerepublic.com/focus/f-news/2606438/posts


24 posted on 10/13/2010 1:15:07 PM PDT by a fool in paradise (Ask yourself,where does Saudi Arabia fit on a scale of "passive" to "moderate" to "extremist" Islam?)
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To: Beave Meister

More vomit pressed into a magazine from Leftists who hate America.


25 posted on 10/13/2010 1:15:21 PM PDT by wac3rd (Somewhere in Hell, Ted Kennedy snickers....)
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To: GeronL
Why does this ‘magazine’ exist?

And why did Crawdaddy and CREEM ever go away?

26 posted on 10/13/2010 1:18:50 PM PDT by a fool in paradise (Ask yourself,where does Saudi Arabia fit on a scale of "passive" to "moderate" to "extremist" Islam?)
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To: Beave Meister

Gawd these people are ignorant. I am so tired of reading their goofy made up BS.


27 posted on 10/13/2010 1:20:03 PM PDT by dforest
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To: Beave Meister
I took this picture at one of the first Tea Party rallies in Manchester, New Hampshire.

Man, have you ever seen such a collection of "corporate interests and Republican insiders" in your life????

Matt Taibbi: you're a tool. And not the useful kind, either.

28 posted on 10/13/2010 1:20:32 PM PDT by andy58-in-nh (America does not need to be organized: it needs to be liberated.)
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To: Beave Meister

Is this in the same issue that published that fluff piece on Obama this month?


29 posted on 10/13/2010 1:21:54 PM PDT by Arizona Carolyn
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To: a fool in paradise

Thanks!!!


30 posted on 10/13/2010 1:25:52 PM PDT by GOPJ ( - - - - - - Your universe: http://primaxstudio.com/stuff/scale_of_universe/)
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To: andy58-in-nh
The Tea Partiers have a lot more hand made signs than the so called "labor" protesters.


31 posted on 10/13/2010 1:26:25 PM PDT by a fool in paradise (Ask yourself,where does Saudi Arabia fit on a scale of "passive" to "moderate" to "extremist" Islam?)
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To: a fool in paradise

Bingo.


32 posted on 10/13/2010 1:35:06 PM PDT by WAW (Which enumerated power?)
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To: tcrlaf

Tell that to Taibbi at Rolling Stoned and he’ll just reply that that sounds like a good band name.


33 posted on 10/13/2010 1:36:25 PM PDT by WAW (Which enumerated power?)
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To: a fool in paradise

eh?

Sounds gross


34 posted on 10/13/2010 1:42:01 PM PDT by GeronL (http://libertyfic.proboards.com <--- My Fiction/ Science Fiction Board)
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To: a fool in paradise

It’s such a joke. Everyone with half a functioning cerebellum knows who the “professionals” are - tax-fattened union layabouts and their pinkie-ringed bosses, who organize rent-a-mobs with financial assistance from the left-wing Washington infrastructure (CAP, ACORN, Tides, the Apollo Alliance, and on and on and on...)


35 posted on 10/13/2010 1:42:26 PM PDT by andy58-in-nh (America does not need to be organized: it needs to be liberated.)
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To: GeronL


36 posted on 10/13/2010 1:45:17 PM PDT by a fool in paradise (Ask yourself,where does Saudi Arabia fit on a scale of "passive" to "moderate" to "extremist" Islam?)
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To: a fool in paradise

never heard of them


37 posted on 10/13/2010 1:50:58 PM PDT by GeronL (http://libertyfic.proboards.com <--- My Fiction/ Science Fiction Board)
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To: GeronL

And yet Rolling Stone remains, a hangover relic from the hippiedom of San Francisco.


38 posted on 10/13/2010 1:53:20 PM PDT by a fool in paradise (Ask yourself,where does Saudi Arabia fit on a scale of "passive" to "moderate" to "extremist" Islam?)
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To: Virginia Ridgerunner

The left isn’t just projecting -
they are INCAPABLE OF CONCEIVING
of any group or movement that isn’t organized
in a top-down manner.


39 posted on 10/13/2010 1:56:03 PM PDT by MrB (The difference between a (de)humanist and a Satanist is that the latter knows who he's working for.)
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To: Beave Meister
From Wikipedia....."Taibbi spent his childhood in the suburbs of Boston, Massachusetts. He attended Concord Academy and Bard College at Annandale-on-Hudson, New York, then spent a year abroad at Saint Petersburg Polytechnical University. His father is Mike Taibbi, an NBC television reporter."

Spolied, private school, rich kid who got his job through daddy complaining about hard working Americans.

40 posted on 10/13/2010 2:00:00 PM PDT by BookmanTheJanitor
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To: a fool in paradise
Rolling Stoned never knew crap about music either.


Frowning takes 68 muscles.
Smiling takes 6.
Pulling this trigger takes 2.
I'm lazy.

41 posted on 10/13/2010 2:00:00 PM PDT by The Comedian (Keep talking while I reload...)
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To: Beave Meister

Yes. Rolling Stone is right. The Tea Party is made up entirely of dumb mouth-breathing racists. They are really no threat because they are all morons from trailer parks. Pay no heed to them.......... rest easy. You are safe and the Democrats will win BIG from the surge. No worries. You won’t even need to vote because the Tea Parties are so inconsequential.........


42 posted on 10/13/2010 2:02:14 PM PDT by Seruzawa (If you agree with the French raise your hand - If you are French raise both hands.)
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To: Beave Meister

The great thing about the timing and duration of the TP movement as it has grown so far is that at this juncture, I honestly feel no insult when folks talk a line of complete nonsense crap about the TP. I feel no need to correct them via argument. I feel no need to defend the TP. I’m not going to be changing their opinion.

These stories about the TP and how they were created by corporations are of course massively beyond stupid. They’re so far beyond stupid they can’t even catch a bus back to stupid. But y’know what? Let ‘em think whatever the heck they want. If people think this kind of tall tale is convincing, they’re beyond any form of logical reasoning.


43 posted on 10/13/2010 2:24:28 PM PDT by Attention Surplus Disorder ("No longer can we make no mistake for too long". Barack d****it 0bama, 2009, 2010, 2011.)
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To: Beave Meister

LOL!
Clueless, I say leave them in their stupidty. Ignorant you can help, stupid you can’t.


44 posted on 10/13/2010 2:29:08 PM PDT by 4Godsoloved..Hegave (Trusting God is a full time job, He is on duty 24/7 .)
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To: Beave Meister

That’s just a laugh. Not even worth being irritated about. It’s actually a great thing that the libs are fence post stupid about the TEA Parties.


45 posted on 10/13/2010 2:47:49 PM PDT by TigersEye (Who crashed the markets on 9/28/08 and why?)
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To: Beave Meister

If the Left is against Rand Paul and they call him crazy.....it’s rock solid proof that he is the one we should elect!


46 posted on 10/13/2010 2:53:12 PM PDT by PATRIOT1876 (Language, Borders, Culture, Full employment for those here legally)
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To: Virginia Ridgerunner
*That average Americans can think and organize themselves and come together in a true grassroots rebellion against the socialist takeover of America is completely foreign to the liberal mindset.*

The concept of thinking for themselves is a foreign to them as if they were trying to understand dolphin language....

47 posted on 10/13/2010 2:54:44 PM PDT by PATRIOT1876 (Language, Borders, Culture, Full employment for those here legally)
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To: Beave Meister

This stuff is always good for a laugh, coming — as it does — from Soros monkeys.


48 posted on 10/13/2010 2:56:34 PM PDT by GVnana (I'm a Mama Grizzly)
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To: GeronL
*Why does this ‘magazine’ exist?*

Very near the time when the last hippie from the 1960’s dies, this irrelevant rag will die with him.

49 posted on 10/13/2010 2:58:45 PM PDT by PATRIOT1876 (Language, Borders, Culture, Full employment for those here legally)
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To: Beave Meister

The authorship was all I needed to read.


50 posted on 10/13/2010 4:21:45 PM PDT by hotshu (Keep America's Faith, that's all 0bama and his fellow traitors can't steal from us.)
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