It's About States Rights

By: SayNoToTea , 3:19 PM GMT on June 07, 2012

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Question: How do you rid yourself an obnoxious blogger?

Answer: Tell the truth.

I mentioned States Rights the other day and how the tea party movement while stating they are for States Rights are actually against them. You can argue back and forth if they truly want smaller government but it's easy to show they want a central government and that is because it is easy for the elite to control. The article below shows that our Congressmen and Senators are no longer accountable to their state backers and constituents but to the corporate entities and elite that are funding the Superpacs.

Tea Party super PAC pours funds into congressional races
Callum Borchers
A super PAC that spent more than $5 million to help elect Tea Partiers to Congress in 2010 has already surpassed that fund-raising total this election year. But while there is a bigger prize at stake in 2012 - the White House - Club for Growth Action has not touched the presidential race, and its major donors have contributed little to presumptive GOP nominee Mitt Romney.

Instead, the super PAC has worked to purge the GOP of what it calls RINOs - Republicans in name only - in congressional primaries.

“Our members are excited to defeat President Obama, but our focus is on electing progrowth candidates to Congress,’’ said Barney Keller, spokesman for Club for Growth Action. “We’d like to endorse a presidential candidate in a future election, but we were unable to do that this cycle.’’

Club for Growth Action is an arm of the conservative Club for Growth, a 75,000-member group that for more than a decade has endorsed free-market candidates and bundled donations for them.

The Club for Growth was among the first to take advantage of a landmark Supreme Court ruling that permitted unlimited political spending by super PACs. It formed Club for Growth Action in August 2010, and the new super PAC raised millions in three months before that fall’s election.

Most of its expenditures were devoted to aiding Pat Toomey, former Club for Growth president and Tea Party movement favorite, in his bid to replace Senator Arlen Specter of Pennsylvania. Club for Growth Action walloped Toomey’s Democratic opponent, Joe Sestak, with $2.7 million of negative advertising, helping Toomey win by the narrowest of margins, 51 percent to 49 percent.

“If there’d been no outside spending, it’s hard to say that Joe would not be in the United States Senate,’’ said J.J. Balaban, Sestak’s media strategist in the campaign.

The successful spree offered a glimpse of the super PAC influence that has shaded this year’s presidential race in unprecedented fashion.

Yet Club for Growth Action, which has collected $6.6 million in the current election cycle, has spent nothing to support or oppose any candidate for president, according to Federal Election Commission filings. Its attention has remained on congressional races, and after directing all of its opposition spending at Democrats in 2010, the super PAC has aimed 100 percent of its 2012 negative expenditures - some $4.2 million - at Republicans it considers too liberal.

The shift does not reflect a philosophical change, Keller said.

“It’s just that by the time we formed the super PAC in August [2010], all the primaries were over,’’ Keller said. “This year, we’ve focused on some important primary races, but there’s really no trend.’’

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20. originalLT
4:09 AM GMT on June 28, 2012
Where have you gone Tea? Big decision later today, Thurs. at 10AM by the Supreme Court, on "Obama Care". If I had to guess I believe they have decided against it, on a 5 to 4 vote. We'll see!.
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19. unclemush
10:36 AM GMT on June 20, 2012
Link Ayn Rand Railed Against Government Benefits, But Grabbed Social Security and Medicare When She Needed Them
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18. unclemush
4:53 AM GMT on June 20, 2012
Link Q&A: The Reagan Amnesty for Illegal Immigrants
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17. unclemush
4:50 AM GMT on June 20, 2012
Link A Reagan Legacy: Amnesty For Illegal Immigrants
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16. originalLT
3:21 PM GMT on June 18, 2012
Latest nation wide Gallup poll, taken June 10th thru June 16th,: Obama-45%, Romney-46%. Sample size 3050. Bottom line real, real close. Of course it really depends on the location/distribution of the voters. As we saw in 2000, you can win the popular vote, and lose. Hanging chads anyone?
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15. unclemush
2:04 PM GMT on June 18, 2012
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14. unclemush
10:52 AM GMT on June 14, 2012
Link The GOP Is Wasting Our Time
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13. Some1Has2BtheRookie
3:03 PM GMT on June 13, 2012
Quoting unclemush:
Link Jeb Bush Says His Father and Reagan Would Lose Out in Today's GOP


Jeb Bush is correct in his assessment of his own party. The current Republican leadership is nearly unrecognizable as the Grand Old Party. They would be more easily recognized as Greatly Outwitted and Punked!
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12. unclemush
1:41 PM GMT on June 13, 2012
Link Alberta Oil Spill: Up To 3,000 Barrels Spill Near Red Deer River Reports Plains Midstream Canada.
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11. unclemush
10:11 PM GMT on June 12, 2012
Link Jeb Bush Says His Father and Reagan Would Lose Out in Today's GOP
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10. Some1Has2BtheRookie
5:34 PM GMT on June 11, 2012
Quoting unclemush:
Link Obama Lynched In Front Of Church By Koran Burning Pastor Terry Jones (VIDEO)


Profound evidence that insanity can be dressed up in a suit and a tie.
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9. originalLT
5:16 PM GMT on June 11, 2012
I would suspect that the "Tea Party" really doesn't care what the NY. Times says, or prints. They would consider it a "left wing" publication by "pointy headed" Liberals , or worse.
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8. unclemush
10:49 PM GMT on June 09, 2012
Link Who Is Really Behind The Tea Party Movement? If you thought the Tea Party was a product of GOP masterminds or the Great Recession, think again.

In an op-ed in today's New York Times, big-name political scientists Robert Putnam and David Campbell examine the origins of the Tea Party movement.

Turns out, it is basically just the latest iteration of the Christian Right.
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7. unclemush
10:46 PM GMT on June 09, 2012
Link Who is the Tea Party really?
Big money has co-opted conservative activists for its agenda, but scratch the surface and it's the religious right that rears up.Two years into Barack Obama's first term as president, the Beltway wisdom about the vocal opposition, the Tea Party movement, has solidified. The Tea Party, we're told over and over, is a break from the previous conservative movement that was dominated by the Christian right. This time, they're more libertarian in scope, not interested in social issues but just economic ones (as if the line between the two were so thick).

This impression is only solidified by the fact that among the big money players in the conservative movement right now is (likely atheist) Karl Rove with his group American Crossroads, while the deepest pockets behind Tea Party groups such as Americans for Prosperity, FreedomWorks and Citizens for a Sound Economy belong to the Koch brothers, who are radical libertarians who don't seem to care much one way or another about traditional social conservatism. So blinded by these big money groups, mainstream media continues to push the narrative that Tea Partiers don't care about social issues, and even that Republicans who hammer on about social issues will take an electoral hit
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6. unclemush
10:42 PM GMT on June 09, 2012
Link What does Tea Party really stand for? It’s time for voters and elected representatives to reflect on what has happened to the once-proud GOP. State Reps. Smithee, Chisum, Price and even state Sen. Seliger have all fallen under the spell of the Tea Party.

What does it believe?

I have been asking that question and various representatives from that group have answered with platitudes, evasiveness and criticism of possible solutions presented by others to solve our
problems.It seems about the only thing they are clear on is they don’t want to pay taxes to fund any government endeavor to make life better for the middle and lower classes. That is pretty much a given as evidenced by the choice of the name they have chosen.

But what does this mean? No government of any kind, or as their founder, a Hazzard County-like sheriff from Arizona, preached, no government above the county level. Every aspect of government must be privatized. Roads and streets will be built to suit the affluent. Medical services will be available only to those who can afford it. Laws will be enacted only to benefit the upper class. Voting will be only for those who can pay for it and education is a privilege of the upper class — not, as our founding fathers envisioned, a right of the masses.
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5. unclemush
5:29 PM GMT on June 09, 2012
Link Florida Governor Rick Scott’s Approval Rating Free Falls, President Obama Now More Popular In The State
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4. unclemush
9:03 AM GMT on June 09, 2012
Link Obama Lynched In Front Of Church By Koran Burning Pastor Terry Jones (VIDEO)
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3. unclemush
10:43 PM GMT on June 08, 2012
Link Koch Brothers Linked To Florida Voter Purge
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2. Ashmore
3:37 PM GMT on June 07, 2012
That was just a sarcastic entry, not to be taken to seriously...maybe?
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1. Ashmore
3:32 PM GMT on June 07, 2012
Wasn't the C.S.A. all about states rights too? Look what happened to then.
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