Monday, April 13, 2009

CT Tea Parties - April 15th

This Wednesday there will be Tea Parties state wide and nation wide to wake up our elected officials. We are telling them that raising taxes and spending without end will not get us out of our economic slump. We are not happy with Socialist proposals and we are certainly not happy with the way in which our US Constitution is being trampled.

Invite your friends and family to join these events for just a little bit of time to voice your support and protest.

Hartford: North Steps of the State Capitol 12 noon - 2 pm
contact: , or

New Haven: Long Wharf I-95 exit 46 11:00 am - 2:00 pm
winningathome(at)yahoo(dot)com , newhaventeaparty(at)gmail(dot)com

Greenwich: Town Hall on Field Post Rd. 3:00-5:00 pm

New Milford: New Milford Green 12 noon

Norwich: Marina Area near the Gazebo 3:00 pm- 6:00 pm

Shelton: Farmer's Market in downtown 12 noon
bring a tea bag and $1

Vernon: Town Green, 14 Park St. 12- 2 pm

By the way - contrary to what you will hear from Liberal and Socialist critics - this IS grass roots, and it is NOT being driven by entities such as FOX News or The National GOP.

The Modern Tea Party movement was started by Committees of Safety and Walter Reddy, and one was held on December 14, 2008, at Faneuil Hall in Boston to highlight freedom and liberty and sound money - Speakers were Edwin Vieira , John McManus, Katherine Albrecht, and Walter Reddy, to name a few. They are planning another great event in Lexington, MA, this Sunday. The origins of this type of movement could probably be found in the Campaign For Liberty and folks who are looking for the restoration of our republic.

After the December Faneuil Hall tea party event was held, we heard Rick Santelli on CNBC on the floor of the Chicago Exchange calling for a tea party in Chicago - and that is what touched a nerve in this country.

There is NO "right wing conspiracy" - people coming to these events are from all political leanings - they are Americans - and they are FED UP with bigger government and being treated like the government's ATM machine. They are fed up with high taxes and money going to bail out failed companies. They are FED UP with failed economic policies and they are demanding sound money and for the government and our elected officials to abide by our US Constitution. They are FED UP with the Federal Reserve and its shenanigans.

This April 15th - Tax Day - is just the beginning - there will be more protests coming - and a huge one is planned for July 4th

Tea Parties are already planned for Woodbury on April 25th and Clinton on May 9th and tea parties in Guilford, Branford, Cheshire as well as a ‘non-land’ event are being finalized.


Anonymous said...

Interesting. Paul Krugman says in today's New York Times that: turns out that the tea parties don’t represent a spontaneous outpouring of public sentiment. They’re AstroTurf (fake grass roots) events, manufactured by the usual suspects. In particular, a key role is being played by FreedomWorks, an organization run by Richard Armey, the former House majority leader, and supported by the usual group of right-wing billionaires. And the parties are, of course, being promoted heavily by Fox News.

But Krugman's just some economist with a Nobel prize.

Judy Aron said...

Good try -
but honestly just because the right wing wants to latch onto something that is successful is no reason to pin it on them as being the originators. They weren't.

Trust me - they weren't behind this.

Committees of Safety started this, and Rick Santelli moved it along.

For what it's worth there aren't just Republicans out there protesting at tea parties.

The Left will do it's best to discredit the movement anyway. In the end it really doesn't matter because the fact is that the thousands of people showing up out there with signs are mighty angry at the insane spending spree going on in DC.

As far as left wing Paul Krugman goes - even he thinks Obama's policies are wrong.

Judy Aron said...

... and who else but Fox would promote this type of movement calling for non-Socialist, smaller and less intrusive government? Rachel Maddow or Keith Olbermann maybe? or MSNBC or CNN? Get real. They are Socialist shills. I don't hear you complaining about their support for Move On or ACORN or George Soros.

At least FOX is promoting the tea parties - good for them - the rest of the media is ignoring it. Fancy that too that FOX is promoting people like Peter Schiff and Ron Paul and Gerald Celante too. Do you think those guys are part of the "Right wing conspiracy" too?

Anonymous said...

"Trust me"? That's your argument?

The reaction on the left to "the movement" has mostly been amusement.

I'm aware of Krugman's criticisms of Obama, which is completely beside the point. And whether "it's not just Republicans" participating in the tea parties is also beside the point. The point is that the tea party movement is advertising itself as a grassroots movement even thought it's been orchestrated by seasoned conservative operatives. Why is it so important to project this image of a grassroots uprising, anyway? So a bunch of people on the right don't like the Obama administration. Shocker.

Judy Aron said...

I personally do not care what the Left thinks or says - and yeah trust me because I know the people who really started this - and they are not "right wingers" - they are American Patriots and Ron Paul Republicans - they are the same people that have been mocked for choosing to point out that our liberties are being trampled and our Constitution ignored while our elected officials rob our wealth and expand government. I don't think the tea party movement is advertising itself as anything other than that.

Believe what you want - which apparently is the Rachel Maddow crowd ideology that this is to be laughed at and mocked as some sort of false and orchestrated movement. It is not. It is quite real. People are very pissed off at what Washington is doing, and it doesn't matter whether they are elected Republicans or Democrats voting on these absurd spending bills (which they haven't even read), these protesters are angry at the lot of them in DC.

No - no - you brought up Krugman not me. His sentiments are not beside the point. He is a liberal who also thinks Obama's spending plan is insane. That speaks volumes. We have plenty of Liberals at the rallies who believe, (and rightly so) that they have been lied to (hint: Obama is sending more troops to Afghanistan - where is the end the war candidate we knew?)

And the fact that "not just Republicans" are participating in these tea parties is not beside the point - IT IT THE POINT! You are trying to pin this on something like FOX News organizing this, and that is just not the case. As I said before, I don't even really care if Conservative groups like FreedomWorks latch onto something that is me that doesn't matter - the word and sentiment is spreading. People are reading the truth about the Federal Reserve and the bailouts and the coming inflation and higher taxes.

The Left doesn't like what is happening - that people are protesting Obama administration policies. And by the way - did I mention there are people at the tea parties that didn't appreciate Bush's either?

This is really not about Bush and not about Obama entirely - it is about how our elected officials in Washington are ignoring their oath of office - they are not following the Constitution and they are bankrupting this country and robbing our children's wealth.

Go ahead refute it - whatever - your tired point has been uttered already - and the fact is that Committees of Safety started this in December... others have just decided to join in the chorus. I personally care not if the Left wants to call this "astro turf" and mock this movement. It's just another sign of them being scared of the backlash and push back by the people.

2010 is coming.
A new party may emerge and perhaps that will be the real change we are all looking for. It's mission will be to work to elect people willing to Restore the Republic, and to abide by their oath of office, to provide sound money and End the corrupt Federal Reserve, and maintain our rights and sovereignty.

Anonymous said...

Wow. At least you didn't mention ACORN in that last rant.

I will respond to your post in time, but for now I'll just point out that Obama said all along that he would redeploy troops from Iraq to Afghanistan. If you object to the war in Afghanistan, I can certainly appreciate that position, but Obama did not "lie" about it. Taking the fight to Afghanistan was in his stump speech, for crying out loud!

Judy Aron said...

Please do not bother to respond - you are wasting your breath, and your purposely stray from the point regarding tea parties. If you don't like them then do not attend. Simple as that.

It's all the same. Obama devotees have been lied to, just as Bush lied.

War is war and Obama is not getting us out of war, in fact he is escalating it, but this is far from the point of the blog post.

The fact that remains is that cheese doesn't taste good on Chinese food.

Anonymous said...

Huh? You brought up the war, not I. Then you said:

It's all the same. Obama devotees have been lied to, just as Bush lied.

But Obama didn't lie about Afghanistan, as I argued before. And you do not need to "trust me" on this--you could listen to his stump speeches on youtube, or google, to verify my assertion.

But getting back to the initial point--that Krugman is critical of Obama is not in itself irrelevant (needless to say), but it is completely irrelevant as to whether the tea parties are grassroots or astroturf.

I never offered my opinion about them one way or the other.

It's also bizarre that you think the media is ignoring the tea parties, since this story has been all over the media.

Authentic Connecticut Republican said...

Yeah sure - the whole movement is just another arm of the GOP.


Explain this:
RNC Chairman Denied Steele
Not Wanted to Speak at Chicago Tea Party

Frankly - I'm furious that some witch would slap Steele and thusly every Republican in the face in such a way.

Anonymous said...

Where the hell were you guys when Ronal Reagan hiked taxes to the highest point in US history? The closest any Obama proposal comes to matching his tax rates is still TEN PERCENT LESS than what Tax And Spend Ronald Reagan had.

Anonymous said...

That was another Anonymous at 4:07, but I wish I had said that!

Explain this:

Well, the right is pretty splintered, and Steele has been a disaster. But I thought Joe Markley had a good explanation on your blog, ACR.

The Other Anon said...

Yeah, that probably was confusing.

Anyways, it's a real tribute to the effective leadership of the GOP that they're promoting the fact that the largest anti-government rally in a while is something that was not their idea.

So either the GOP is entirely incompetent on a range from organization to actual ideas, or they're covering up the fact that they had a part in organizing this.

Either way, it makes them look very bad and ACR should be embarrassed to work with such idiots.

I ask you what I'd ask the leader of the Alabama Democratic Party...what is it that you do to earn your position?

Anonymous said...

Judy said:

He is a liberal who also thinks Obama's spending plan is insane.

False. Krugman wanted more stimulus spending than the Obama administration requested.

Anonymous Too said...

Boy oh boy - the Left wingers really are bothered by this..
that's good!

Anonymous said...

Krugman has a problem with Obama's policies because he is a big time Socialist why don't you Krugman lovers move to Cuba and take Krugman with you.

Judy Aron said...

"Judy said:

He is a liberal who also thinks Obama's spending plan is insane.

False. Krugman wanted more stimulus spending than the Obama administration requested."

That's right - I said Krugman thought it was insane, I didn't say why...

Anonymous said...

When did Krugman call Obama's stimulus plan "insane"?

Judy Aron said...

And I quote from the Newsweek article -
"It's as if the president were determined to confirm the growing perception that he and his economic team are out of touch"

out of touch ...insane ... same thing.

Anonymous said...

Maybe in the Dictionary of Judy Aron.

Henry Cate said...

"By the way - contrary to what you will hear from Liberal and Socialist critics - this IS grass roots, and it is NOT being driven by entities such as FOX News or The National GOP."

I'm wondering if that the Tea Party movement is the start of a viable third party movement which ends destroying the Republican party.

The Republican party used to be dramatically different from the Democratic party. Now they are both into big govrnment, just with different programs.

Authentic Connecticut Republican said...
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Authentic Connecticut Republican said...

Henry said:
I'm wondering if that the Tea Party movement is the start of a viable third party movement which ends destroying the Republican party.

Which would put the far left Democrats in complete control.

Anonymous said...

We Democrats would be happy for the Tea Party party to run Ron Paul and the GOP to run Sarah Palin.

Please let it be so!

Anonymous said...

A new Gallup Poll finds 48% of Americans saying the amount of federal income taxes they pay is "about right," with 46% saying "too high" -- one of the most positive assessments Gallup has measured since 1956.Most families will see an $800 tax cut from reduced withholding this year.

Uncle Sam said...

Oh is that the families who haven't lost jobs?
and do you believe every poll?
Big deal if they see a tax cut - they are still being taxed too much.