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Keep Your Friends Close & Your Enemies Closer: The Twitter Wars

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2.22.2010 By Chase Hunter

I’ll give Freedom Shouter Alex Jones credit for a brilliant turn of phrase, that has become absolute reality in 2010, even more so than it was in 2008 and earlier:  “info wars”.

Nearly every popular social networking platform is now also the front firing line in these battles of strident opinionating. Some battle more stupidly than others. All of it is abjectly disheartening and quite overwhelming. I find I cannot spend more than about an hor on twitter or I begin to feel stark raving mad. Does anyone else experience this on twitter? It’s not a relaxing digital hang out in the least.

So I rarely spend time on Twitter.com, as I happen to believe it’s one of the most useless activities in the known universe to spend time micro-blogging. You can say basically just enough to get into some deep hot water with several hundred million strangers, but this is apparently not stopping the Twitter platform from becoming the latest ground zero firing line in the great American info wars.

People use twitter in a thousand ways, but using it to keep tabs on political “enemies” is just the latest clever ploy of activists on both sides of the make believe paradigm of “left-vs-right”, “GOP vs. DNC” and “conservative vs. liberal”.

One must stand aside from “either or thinking” and view the entire milieu from above to get the gist of what is really taking place. I’m thinking maybe God is the one doing that these days, or on any given day, because it is very difficult to “rise above the fray” anymore in this country. Everyone everywhere is shouting either “for” or “against” something, and it’s crazy making.

People browse other’s tweets to ascertain their political and personal beliefs before deciding whether or not to follow that person. Well, yes. So, who else is browsing the tweet trail left by innocent tweeters who get online and opine to their heart’s content, as long as they can say it in 140 characters or less? That is the $64,000 question.

I found this tidbit today:

Follow Progressive Tweets on Twitter

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Ever heard keep your friends close and your enemies closer?

I just found this… how to follow progressive tweets on twitter.

http://twitter.com/#search?q=-RT%20%23p2%20%20-%23tcot

I found it on this website where progressive types seem to like to hang out, when they aren’t messing up the country for the rest of us.

http://tweetprogress.us/users/most_tweets

Here are a few twitter hash tags that are being used by the liberals and progressives.

#hcr #hc09 #PublicOption #p2 #SINGLEPAYER #topprogs

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Tea Party Convention in Nashville A Historic American Patriot Event

Protesters rally April 15 at the Capitol in Lansing, Mich., as part of a series of protests that spanned the USA.
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Protesters rally April 15 at the Capitol in Lansing, Mich., as part of a series of protests that spanned the USA.

Update 2.8.10 By Chase Hunter

As the mainstream media in the USA follows it’s liberal directive and tries frantically to disparage the American Tea Party Movement, tea partiers all around the nation have celebrated their first significant national gathering, and they have weathered the ugly media storm surrounding their event with humor, grace and terrific determination. God bless you all.

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As a uniquely leaderless movement, and intentionally so, the American Tea Party movement is still finding it’s sea legs, still forging it’s identity and ideological platform. Let it be known: grassroots politics is alive and well in America, and although Barack Obama feigns to be “unaware” of the Tea Party Movement, he secretly well knows that the silent majority in this nation is SILENT NO MORE. There will be no socialist government in the United States of America while her people have a Will and a Spirit to say: “This is where it stops. This is where the line is drawn. We will uphold the constitution.”

For those who belittle citizen journalist writers and populist patriot bloggers who ae watching the daily censorship and “Oama White House spin” that is sprayed across the NWO corporate owned media outlets, consider this: over 2 million people marched on Washington D.C. on September 12th 2009. The “official” media in ths country insisted the number was only several thousand.
The official corporate media arm of the Obama White House is SCARED TO DEATH of this movement, a righteous grassroots phenomenon, and they should be. When 2 million normal everyday Americans who are struggling just to feed their families in many cases, choose to drop what they are doing, and march on Washington, or attend the Nashville convention en masse, we have good solid evidence that the soul of the nation has been engaged, and the soul of this nation will continue to speak.
Barack Obama can pretend to ignore the tea party movment all he wants to. But we are out here, we are fully engaged, and we are watching this presidency like a hawk. For many of us, we are still not sure that is even a legally legitimate presidency. What was 1.4 million dollars spent to cover-up if Obama’s birth certificate is real and valid? The question remains.

I support the efforts of Orly Taitz, and the degree of ridicule she must endure from liberal corporate news outlets is in direct proportion to the truth of her investigation into the birth origins of Barack Obama.

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WASHINGTON — Will the real Tea Party please stand up?

Most political conventions are designed to showcase party unity, but the National Tea Party convention where Sarah Palin is to speak Saturday is sending a very different message.

The squabbles that erupted over this weekend’s Nashville gathering reflect larger challenges facing a hot political phenomenon. Tea Party members drew headlines last summer with protests over health care legislation at congressional town hall meetings and a September rally against big government, held in the shadow of the U.S. Capitol, which attracted thousands.

“It’s a leaderless movement,” says former House majority leader Dick Armey, a Texas Republican who heads FreedomWorks, a conservative think tank working with the Tea Party Patriots.

That’s just one of many organizations that sprang up under the “Tea Party” name after CNBC reporter Rick Santelli delivered an anti-government rant on TV last Feb. 19.

To whoops and applause from traders on the floor of the Chicago Mercantile Exchange, Santelli argued that President Obama’s bill aimed at reducing foreclosures would force fiscally responsible Americans to bail out people who bought more house than they could afford. “We’re thinking of having a Chicago tea party in July,” Santelli added.

Santelli was kidding, but his words galvanized conservative activists. Within hours, Phil Kerpen of Americans for Prosperity, another conservative think tank, had registered a website called taxpayerteaparty.com.

“It was a cathartic moment for a lot of people,” Kerpen said.

Since then, more than 3,200 websites containing the words “tea party,” have been registered with Go Daddy, which calls itself the world’s largest Internet domain name provider, said company spokeswoman Elizabeth Driscoll. Five organizations using the name “Tea Party” have registered political action committees with the Federal Election Commission.

The different groups are the movement’s strength, Tea Party enthusiasts argue. “It really is a grass-roots movement,” says Tom Gaitens, a FreedomWorks field coordinator who has worked with a number of Tea Party groups in Florida. “They want to remain local.”

The disdain for centralized authority that has given the Tea Party movement much of its energy also has led to disputes over who has claim to the Tea Party name.

• In Tennessee, concerns about the $549 registration fee at the Tea Party convention prompted Reps. Michele Bachmann, R-Minn., and Marsha Blackburn, R-Tenn., to cancel appearances. Palin, in a USA TODAY column, said she “thought long and hard” about participating. The former Alaska governor said she will donate her speaking fee “right back to the cause.” She and event organizers will neither confirm nor deny several news reports — including on Fox News, where she works as a commentator — that put her fee at $100,000.

• In Texas, activists with Tea Party links are split in the Republican primary for governor. Armey is backing Sen. Kay Bailey Hutchison‘s challenge to Gov. Rick Perry in the March 2 primary. Palin campaigns Sunday for Perry. Debra Medina, a former GOP county chairwoman with a libertarian platform, has been working the Tea Party circuit as she seeks the GOP nomination.

Meanwhile, Dale Robertson, who owns the website TeaParty.org, has filed papers to run as an independent. He was repudiated by the Houston Tea Party Society after being photographed holding up a sign with a racial epithet. He does not deny carrying the sign.

• In Florida, there is a legal dispute over the Tea Party name. Orlando lawyer Fred O’Neal, who registered a third political party under the Tea Party banner, is being sued by local Tea Party chapters. “This has caused confusion amongst our members,” said Everett Wilkinson, chairman of the South Florida Tea Party and a plaintiff in the case.

The family feuds underscore the delicate task ahead for Republicans who want to tame a tiger that so far has refused to be led. Bob Porto, a Tea Party activist from Little Rock, said his chapter is steering clear of political parties to avoid becoming “their rent-a-sticks.”

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