Debt Debate Video Updates

July 29th, 2011 by NC Tea Party Staff Categories: Archives No Responses

Video updates for today for those not near a TV. Stay tuned…

Frankly here are 3 of the biggest blowholes in the whole Congress. These 3 were vile during the Health Care Bill…in the end they used a procedure to jam it through. Now they have the balls to complain about this bill. These 3 need to be removed.

Nancy Pelosi speaks about the unfairness of this bill. This is the same woman that told us that we will have to pass the health care bill to see what was in it. While they were shoving it down our throats.

The President speaks…

POLL-Debt Ceiling Discussion Stick to Their Guns or Comprimise

July 29th, 2011 by NC Tea Party Staff Categories: Archives No Responses

We started a poll 2 days ago to find out what people thought about the Debt Ceiling discussion, specifically whether Republicans should stick to the already passed Cut, Cap and Balance plan or compromise with the Democrats.

Results are still coming in but here are the results so far. Click Here.

Do you still need to take the poll? Then click here to take it.

McCain vs the TEA Party

July 28th, 2011 by NC Tea Party Staff Categories: Archives No Responses

In a way, the country can thank John McCain for the birth of the tea party movement. Follow me- us middle class grunts who otherwise did not follow politics on a regular basis, only during presidential election year, were surprised to see that John McCain became the GOP nominee for 2008. The common thought was “really? is that the best conservative this country could come up with?”. Logically, looking back, we can assume that is why he thought to bring Sarah Palin into his camp. After he lost the election, chaos in our country arose from the concern of the direction of our country now that Obama had the reigns. Here comes the TEA party movement.

I’ve always wondered what McCain truly thought about the tea party. His loss in the election and the fervent passion of the tea party doesn’t add up, in the sense that conservatives agree with him, and he was “supposed” to represent … conservatives. Now we know, from his speech on the Senate floor yesterday:

You can view a longer clip of his speech here. In context, he was reading from a Wall Street Journal opinion piece, but, he was agreeing with it.

Text:

…The idea seems to be that if the House GOP refuses to raise the debt ceiling, a default crisis or gradual government shutdown will ensue, and the public will turn en masse against . . . Barack Obama. The Republican House that failed to raise the debt ceiling would somehow escape all blame. Then Democrats would have no choice but to pass a balanced-budget amendment and reform entitlements, and the tea-party Hobbits could return to Middle Earth having defeated Mordor.

This is the kind of crack political thinking that turned Sharron Angle and Christine O’Donnell into GOP Senate nominees. The reality is that the debt limit will be raised one way or another, and the only issue now is with how much fiscal reform and what political fallout.

Having been in politics for as long as he has, there’s no way he can “pull an Obama” and retract that by saying “that’s not what I meant…”. It’s clear, he has a problem with the TEA party. He was agreeing with the pre written statement. Sharron Angle responded:

A Statement from a ‘TEA Party Hobbit’

One man in Washington, who chose Sarah Palin to be his VP running-mate and came to Nevada to campaign for me last year in the Senate race against Harry Reid, is now promoting attacks against TEA Party activists, ordinary American citizens, and fiscally conservative members of congress – all of whom are adamantly opposed to continuing the deficit-spending strategies proposed by some congressional members and the President.

Ironically, this man campaigned for TEA Party support in his last re-election, but now throws Christine O’Donnell and I into the harbor with Sarah Palin. As in the fable, it is the hobbits who are the heroes and save the land. This Lord of the TARP actually ought to read to the end of the story and join forces with the TEA Party, not criticize it.

It is regrettable that a man seeking dialogue, action and cooperation for votes on the floor of the United States Senate has only one strategy to achieve that effort: name-calling. Nice.

It is similarly unfortunate that Senator McCain brings no new ideas to the Senate floor. In fact, so unoriginal is Senator McCain’s effort that he is reduced to borrowing words from an editorial – rather than bringing anything constructive to this debate.

While Senator McCain advocates raising the debt ceiling as a solution – world markets and credit rating industries propose to down-grade our credit worthiness, impacting the value of the U.S. dollar and the state of our economy because of our world-famous spending problem.Senator McCain can continue on with his borrowed soliloquies, just as he can continue to vote to raise our nation’s debt ceiling – all in an effort to spend money that we don’t have, to fund programs and policies that don’t work, with a currency that continues to lose its value.

Meanwhile, we look forward to meeting members of Congress and the President at the polls in 2012… when ‘We the People’ choose the names we call to serve us in Washington – and we will keep in mind those who supported increasing our nation’s mountain of debt, what could be called their very own Mount Doom.

Christine O’Donnell responded in a statement:

“…with all due respect, Sen, McCain would be wise to turn his focus on coming up with a real debt solution, not a band-aid and then winning Democrat votes in the Senate rather than attacking his own party and the very grassroots folks who can help drive that real solution. People are tired of “plans” that only help career politicians get re-elected. That’s what got us in this mess in the first place. Sen. McCain, do your job, not Obama’s job… slamming those who will have the power to get him out of the White House!”

“TEA Party Candidate” Joe Walsh, recently elected into Congress as a result of the “TEA Party wave”  in 2010, fired back in an interview concerning McCain and the issues, as well:

On a separate note, Representative Walsh has his own controversy surrounding him, which is being discussed on our Facebook discussion group.  Why not join us?

It is good to see common sense prevailing in our national dialogue. We must remember that it is a refining fire and things cannot be turned around overnight. It took us years and many election cycles to get into this mess, and it will take a number of election cycles to get us out of his mess. We need to stay active and aware of what is happening!

Ellmers Response to President’s Remarks on Debt Negotiations

July 26th, 2011 by NC Tea Party Staff Categories: Archives No Responses

WASHINGTON – Congresswoman Renee Ellmers released the following statement from her office in Washington this afternoon:

“As I’ve said from the beginning, Washington is not the solution, Washington is the problem. America’s strength is our free market economy. My job here in Washington is to restore trust and remove the uncertainty that is keeping our small business owners from creating jobs. The plan presented by Speaker Boehner has the essential elements to do just that. One of the real strengths of this plan is that the caps are real and the cuts are immediate. We are in this situation due to decades of spending problems, not revenue.”

“The President is not serious about controlling spending and the numbers speak for themselves. Under the President’s watch, $3.7 Trillion has been added to the national debt – that’s $3.7 Trillion in two and a half years. Because of President Obama’s failed policies and focus on growing the government, we have more people out of work and struggling to feed their families. But in the House, we have a plan and it holds true to the principles of Cut, Cap and Balance.”

“We are now over two years into Obama’s presidency and the unemployment rate has increased to 9.2 percent. We need to help the private sector create jobs and get our economy moving again so that more people are not left to face the poverty that this recession has caused. Small businesses and entrepreneurs drive our economy and our focus needs to be on helping to create an environment for them to prosper, not protecting government programs. That is why I call on my colleagues in the House, Senate Leadership, and the President to work with us to save our economy and quickly allow this plan to be enacted.”

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Food Stamps & Lobster Courtesy of YOU!

July 26th, 2011 by NC Tea Party Staff Categories: Archives 10 Responses
Food Stamps & Lobster Courtesy of YOU!

This story has been around since May but we find it very appropriate given the current subject matter going on in DC. This is why the Tea Party will NOT BUDGE on debt talks. This  February 2011 grocery receipt allegedly found in the parking lot of Angeli’s County Market (in the town of Menominee, Michigan) for six lobsters and two porterhouse steaks… Read the rest of the story here.

Click here to find out how to apply for a bridge card, the card used to buy this.

Here is a copy of the receipt:

Court revives NC’s challenge to Voting Rights Act

July 15th, 2011 by NC Tea Party Staff Categories: Archives No Responses

In what has been called a “serious set-back for the Holder Justice Department,” a federal appeals court has chosen to allow a lawsuit challenging a portion of the 1965 Voting Rights Act to go forward.

The case in question involves a 2008 referendum in which the citizens of Kinston, N.C., voted to hold nonpartisan elections, which would keep the party affiliation of the candidates off the ballots, a common practice in the state.

The Justice Department, arguing that conducting elections in this matter would effectively discriminate against black voters, used Section 5 of the Voting Rights Act to block the referendum results and make the town keep party labels on the ballot.

Section 5 requires the Justice Department to review changes to election laws in regions known as “covered jurisdictions,” which in the past were areas known to discriminate based on race. The vast majority of these jurisdictions are in the South.

At the time of the decision, Acting Assistant Attorney General Loretta King explained that Justice ordered the change because Kinston residents vote based on race, not party affiliation.

“In Kinston elections,” King wrote in a letter of explanation, “voters base their choice more on the race of a candidate rather than his or her political affiliation, and without either the appeal to party loyalty or the ability to vote a straight ticket, the limited remaining support from white voters for a black Democratic candidate will diminish even more.”

The Justice Department explained that citizens needed to have the party affiliation so that blacks could elect their “candidates of choice,” which the department identified as Democrats and “almost exclusively black,” according to the Washington Times in 2009.

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Tea Partier Whips Libs Silly on NBC News

July 14th, 2011 by NC Tea Party Staff Categories: Archives No Responses

Visit msnbc.com for breaking news, world news, and news about the economy

Benign sounding orgs that are against America

July 14th, 2011 by NC Tea Party Staff Categories: Archives No Responses

It’s almost 15 minutes, but worth listening to. Have a notepad ready.