Posted July 7, 2010
A group calling itself the “Tea Party Congress” offered the public a heaping helping of status quo tonight.
Judging from the tepid turnout, I’d say Tulsa’s famous Tea Party firebrands turned up their noses at the “Tea Party’s” fare.
I don’t know who this group is calling itself the “Tea Party Congress” but this event produced a definite wrinkling of the nose at first sniff for the grassroots Tea Party fans in the area.
Four term Congressman John Sullivan, was a featured speaker at the event. Congressman Sullivan voted in favor of the big banker bailout, aka TARP, which means he is Tea Party toast and to top it off, the event organizers permitted no challengers of Sullivan’s to speak.
One of these challengers, Nathan Dahm, definitely a Tea Party favorite along with four others were muzzled by this TP Congress.
The Tulsa World reports;
Sullivan has been on the outs with at least some tea partiers since voting for the Troubled Asset Relief Program — the bank bailout bill — in late 2008. It seems to be the main reason he has five primary challengers this year, and he was quizzed fairly intently Tuesday night about that vote.
Sullivan said the measure was necessary to keep the country from sliding into an even deeper recession.
“We were looking at unemployment of as much as 30 percent,” he said.
When it was mentioned that most of the $700 billion outlay for the measure has been recovered, many in the crowd booed and shouted “no!”
The World got this item wrong though;
Although the forum was open to any candidate, only Republicans appeared to be in attendance. Candidates for most statewide offices were present, as well as Sullivan and his challengers and at least one 2nd Congressional District hopeful.
This event was in no way “open”
The World does supply us with the name of the organization.
Tuesday’s event was sponsored by the USAPatriots Tea Party group, but organizers billed it as a “congress” for all tea partiers
A search turns up that Mike and Cris Kurtz are the founders of the phony balony USAPatriots. Their website is markedly different from the grassroots Tea Party websites which are generally chock full of news and resources useful to citizen activists who are trying to do their part in restoring our Republic.
OKforTea, for example, has a well-earned reputation for credible information and activism. This is their website- OKforTea
USAPatriots has a button to volunteer, to buy, their events and promos and a donate button.
The search also produced a variety of well-known grassroots groups who have many complaints about this group.
These phonies ought to be ashamed for insulting the intelligence of the people in Tulsa!
You can call yourself a “Tea Party” or a “Republican” but saying it doesn’t make it so.
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