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What's the Difference Between Mainstream Republican Leaders and Tea Party Extremists? (With Link)

Original post made by Stern, Del Prado, on Aug 16, 2010

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By Robert Creamer

What's the difference between mainstream Republican leaders and the Tea Party extremists that have been winning Republican primaries across the country?

The main difference is the willingness of the Tea Party gang to say what they believe out loud. This, of course, is driving Republican political consultants crazy. Republicans have never gotten elected by laying out to the voters the core components of their economic agenda. When they have been successful it has generally been by soft-pedaling or sugar-coating the things that mattered most to their corporate backers and playing instead to the fears and anxieties of their rank and file voters.

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Posted by radical
a resident of Another Pleasanton neighborhood
on Aug 16, 2010 at 4:49 pm

ah yes bob creamer aka obamas favorite felon Web Link

changed up his tune a bit
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hubby of Illinois (yep chicago) Rep Jan Schakowsky and leader of Citizen Action/Illinois. He also founded its predecessor, Illinois Public Action, in which Ms. Schakowsky served as Program Director. He runs a political consulting firm, the Strategic Consulting Group, which lists ACORN and the SEIU among its clients and which made $541,000 working for disgraced former Illinois governor Rod Blagojevich.

Creamer resigned from Citizen Action/Illinois after the FBI began investigating him for bank fraud and tax evasion at Illinois Public Action. He was convicted in 2006 and sentenced to five months in federal prison in Terre Haute, Indiana, plus eleven months of house arrest.

While in prison—or "forced sabbatical," he called it—Creamer wrote a lengthy political manual, Listen to Your Mother: Stand Up Straight! How Progressives Can Win

The book was endorsed by leading Democrats and their allies, including SEIU boss Andy Stern—the most frequent visitor thus far to the Obama White House—and chief Obama strategist David Axelrod, who noted that Creamer’s tome "provides a blueprint for future victories."

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Posted by Linda
a resident of Downtown
on Aug 16, 2010 at 6:25 pm

Obama is an absolute disaster and is "making" the tea party movement. He is the best thing which could have ever happened to this country. A tremendous wakeup call and now we can rally for a moral and righteous future.

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Posted by Trudy
a resident of Another Pleasanton neighborhood
on Aug 16, 2010 at 11:44 pm

Just because you do not like Robert Creamer does not mean he isn't right.

I agree that republicans, of which I am one, have lost their message and their meaning, but tea party folks have given me pause. Where do I belong now -- to the party of NO, or to the extremists? It has been a tough year.

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Posted by personal freedom
a resident of Another Pleasanton neighborhood
on Aug 19, 2010 at 5:55 pm

Linda, what is with this 'moral and righteous' future ! America is about freedom to 'choose' to be moral and righteous....IF you choose, and equally, the freedom to NOT choose and various degrees in between. Moral and righeous is really in the eyes and opinion of the individual anyway. Few church members even agree to degrees. You had a bit of arrogant, superior tone. The GOVERNMENT is NOT suppose to be involved in our 'personal' lives in any way. A government is about defending us so we can STAY free INDIVIDUALS...choosing our individual least that's what THIS Republican was taught and has believed for decades. Sadly, fringes, have tried to meddle and remake everybody's personal lives into their own images, so the fringes are usually short-lived.... Wish you'd get aboard the personal freedom train.

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