The Allure of the Tea Party “Brand”? …Please.

Dear American Patriots s in the American Tea Party Movement:

My friends, we all knew this would happen. It did not take long – the political co-opting of the authentic grassroots American Tea Party Movement has been underway for quite some time and the article below chronicles another chapter in which the GOP tries to “steal the tea party movement and re-brand it as their own. These are desperate men, living in desperate times, and they are now doing very desperate things to survive politically. America is just alot smarter than the flubbering, bungling, dishonest and corrupted GOP leaders they have elected and it really shows.

The official phrase describing what you will read below is called “co-opting”. Co-opting means stealing the essence of someone else’s  genuine creative expression, movement, idea, concept, political trend et al, and re-branding as it your own for political and / or propaganda purposes.

Tune into Sean Hannity on am radio and you will hear the non-stop GOP spouting of the “co-opter in chief”, as the mainstream GOP desperately seeks daily to align itself with the American Tea P arty movement for sheer political survival.

I sure hope Sarah Palin is smart enough to figure which REAL movement to align herself with and get away from the corrupted and geriatric GOP party, which is dying a loud and clamouring death on am radio airwaves daily.

The NWO illuminati elites behindthe scenes in both American political parties – the GOP and the DNC will continue to resort to ever more desperate tactics to maintain some kind of credibility with the uninformed masses who do not yet understand how deep the illuminati infestation in American politics really is. I had predicted this exact phenomenon last summer in an essay titled:  “A State of Mind: Chase Hunter’s Predictions for the American Patriot Movement for 2009 – 2010”.

Chase Hunter

01.07.2010


Below is the article to which I am referring:

Re-posted Courtesy of Palmbeachpost.com By George Bennett

Palm Beach Post Staff Writer

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Updated: 6:49 p.m. Friday, Jan. 1, 2010

Posted: 4:20 p.m. Friday, Jan. 1, 2010

Conservative Tea Party activists hope to make a political mark in 2010, but an Orlando attorney’s effort to run candidates under the “Tea Party” label in Florida is being met with suspicion and outright hostility by many in the movement.

The flap illustrates the allure of the Tea Party brand, which was more popular than the Republican Party in one recent national poll.

It also highlights the decentralized, grass-roots nature of the Tea Party movement, which sprang up in Florida and across the U.S. in 2009 to rail against the federal stimulus bill and healthcare overhaul efforts. There are as many as 80 Tea Party groups in Florida alone.

Attorney Fred O’Neal registered the Tea Party with the Florida Division of Elections in August as a political party. O’Neal is closely tied to Orlando political consultant and anti-tax activist Doug Guetzloe and has worked on anti-tax issues, but hasn’t been involved in Tea Party demonstrations.

O’Neal says he wants to recruit candidates who favor low taxes and limited government to run for local and statewide office under the Tea Party banner.

“We’re trying to create a political party. I guess our model is the Conservative Party in New York state,” O’Neal said.

South Florida Tea Party Chairman Everett Wilkinson and many other Tea Party organizers around the state oppose the idea.

“This is exactly what we’re fighting against — political consultants and parties, politicians trying to make deals,” Wilkinson said. Wilkinson wants Tea Party activists to influence the upcoming special election to replace U.S. Rep. Robert Wexler, D-Boca Raton, and other 2010 races — but not as an organized political party.

“We really are focusing on public policy and informing people. We already have problems with the two-party system and the deals being made. A third party is a third problem,” said Wilkinson.

In addition to leading the South Florida Tea Party, Wilkinson is Florida director for a national organization called Tea Party Patriots and is on that group’s board. But, while there is some national structure to the movement, activists say the Tea Party movement is really made up of autonomous, individual groups.

Palm Beach County Tea Party activist Fred Scheibl opposes O’Neal’s third-party idea, but isn’t surprised that someone is trying to capitalize on the name.

“There really is no national leader of the Tea Party, so it’s to be expected, I guess,” said Schiebl.

A recent Rasmussen poll shows the potential of the Tea Party label. The December “generic ballot” poll asked voters whether they would prefer a Democrat, Republican or Tea Party candidate in a hypothetical congressional race. Democrats got 36 percent, Republicans 18 percent and the Tea Party 23 percent, with 22 percent undecided.

Among voters not affiliated with either major party, the Tea Party came out on top with 33 percent. Democrats got 25 percent, the GOP 12 percent and 30 percent were undecided.

O’Neal was a registered Democrat until he switched his registration to the new Tea Party. Although he was a Democrat, O’Neal said he voted for Republican presidents Ronald Reagan in the 1980s and George W. Bush in 2000 and 2004.

O’Neal is supporting Lakeland Republican state Sen. Paula Dockery’s underdog bid for governor. Dockery, who’s facing Attorney General Bill McCollum in the GOP primary, has made much of her opposition to the SunRail project in Central Florida, which is opposed by many Tea Partiers.

“We want to get one — but only one — conservative candidate on the ballot in November” in each race, said O’Neal. “Sometimes the candidate that the Republicans put up is not a true conservative.”

O’Neal concedes he hasn’t been involved in the Tea Party movement.

“I have not been one of the people running around at the rallies. My involvement has been inside the courthouse and in politics,” said O’Neal. “I’m trying to funnel a lot of that enthusiasm and energy into the political process.”

Some Tea Party activists suggest O’Neal has hidden motives.

“On the blogs I’m now up to being called a Marxist, a racist, a Republican mole, a Democratic mole and a tax cheat,” O’Neal said. “At this rate, in a couple of days I’ll probably be named as one of the Kennedy assassination co-conspirators as well as the person most responsible for global warming.”

Aside from any conspiracy theories, some Tea Partiers say a third party is simply bad politics.

“We think it would split the conservative vote and it’s not a good idea,” said Eileen Blackmer, an assistant organizer with a Pinellas County Tea Party group.

“There’s a two-party system,” says Billie Tucker, a Jacksonville Tea Party organizer. “And when a third party gets in there it starts muddying the waters.”

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2 comments

  1. Notmyteaparty

    The Florida TEA Party was recently organized by Orlando GOP consultant Doug Guetzloe and his longtime attorney, Fred O’Neal. O’Neal, while a registered Democrat, is completely inactive politically except for his work on Guetzloe’s behalf. This is GOP hijacking, not a Democrat scheme.

    It is important to note that Guetzloe has dark designs for this fake Tea Party – he registered it secretly in mid-August soon after he founded the “Draft Paula Dockery for Governor” effort. His aim is to peel tea party movement voters away from Bill McCollum, a long-proven conservative who sat at the right hand of President Ronald Reagan.

    In contrast, Mrs. Dockery is pro-aborton, pro-union, pro-tax, pro-spending, and pro-trial lawyer.Pure RINO; not fit for a tea party.

    • CK Hunter

      I appreciate your inside knowledge about this issue. I have been watching the GOP try to manuever it’s way into co-opting tea partydom since the movement began. I believe the post I wrote reflects my dispositin aboutt he whole DC crowd at this point. Please return frequntly and post updates about what is happening in Florida. Thanks for your visit.

      Chase

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