"A wise and frugal government which shall restrain men
from injuring one another, which shall leave them otherwise free to regulate their own pursuits of industry and improvement, and shall not take from the mouth of labor the bread it has earned. This is the sum of good government."
(Thomas Jefferson)

Thursday, August 12, 2010

BREAKING NEWS: WND's Miami Conference Dumps Florida Tea Party

This is great news that organizations like Florida GOP, the grassroots Tea Party people, and World Net Daily are fighting back against some of these Tea Party candidates who are obviously Democrat plants. We were complaining earlier this year that one Tea Party movement that we keep getting emails from several times a day only seemed to be interested in contributions but when looking into it closer discovered the group wasn't registered and money they collected was forwarded to another group. That raised the red flags.

As far as the Congressman Grayson is concerned, don't think he has an ethical bone in his body but he sure has a large mouth which is why he is known as Pelosi's attack dog. Hard to believe he was elected to Congress but then his district did have a lot of Mickey and friends votes. Couldn't ACORN come up with real names? Today he is going after the Obama Press Secretary calling him "Gibbs the Bozo" as witnessed on the video at Hot Air.

World Net Daily has the details about what is happening in Florida with the 'Florida Tea Party' who is running candidates and should not be confused with the grassroots Tea Party people in Florida. The Democrats are hoping people will get confused but knowledge of what is happening will stop the unethical Florida Democrats led by Grayson in their tracks.

WND's Miami conference dumps Florida Tea Party
Organization sued by Republicans, accused of being front for Democrats

August 12, 2010

WND has rejected sponsorship of its "Taking America Back National Conference" in Miami next month by the Florida Tea Party after an investigation of the group concluded it was misrepresenting itself.

"We are returning the money this group paid for sponsoring the conference and rejecting its participation," said Joseph Farah, editor and chief executive officer of WND. "This event and the tea party movement are not about making money. They are about changing the direction of our country. It's clear to me that the Florida Tea Party movement has an agenda all its own."

Unlike the estimated 90 grass-roots tea party groups in the state, the Florida Tea Party is fielding candidates under its banner. The grass-roots activists fear Florida Tea Party candidates will give Democratic Party candidates such as Rep. Alan Grayson an advantage by siphoning conservative votes from Republican opponents.

According to published reports today, including in the Orlando Sentinel, the Florida Republican Party has launched several legal challenges to the Florida Tea Party, which registered itself with state election officials and is fielding some 20 candidates in state and federal elections, including three key House races. The lawsuits allege election law violations.

The Sentinel report said activists in the state's tea party movement have alleged the Florida Tea Party is confusing voters by co-opting the tea party name and running candidates under its name.

"The [party] appears to be an organized effort to confuse and mislead conservative voters and is not a part of the real tea party movement," Don Hensarling, a state tea party activist who filed the lawsuits announced in a news release obtained by the paper.

The Orlando paper also cited an investigation by WKMG-TV in Orlando alleging financial links between Grayson and a co-founder of the Florida Tea Party, longtime political consultant and anti-tax activist Doug Guetzloe.

Goetzloe insisted to WND the only connection is Grayson's purchase of advertising on his radio show, "The Guetzloe Report." Guetzloe points to his "tea party bona fides" dating back to 1997. He's founder of the anti-tax group Ax the Tax, which, he says, has saved Florida taxpayers some $11 billion. He has served as co-chair of the Central Florida Tea Party, he argues, and attended multiple tea party events. He has promoted all tea party events on his radio show, he notes.

A leader in the state tea party movement, Tom Tillison of the Tea Party Patriots Live radio show and the Orlando Tea Party, told WND he and other tea party leaders in the state with whom he regularly communicates think the Florida Tea Party was set up to split the conservative vote and keep Democrats like Grayson in office.

In its legal action, the Florida GOP claims there are problems with the election paperwork of four of the Florida Tea Party members: Peg Dunmire, who is challenging Grayson; Dunmire's son, Darrin, in state House District 40; Dunmire's housemate, Juanita Virone, in state House District 35; and Jonathan Foley, in state House District 41.

Peg Dunmire has explained, the Sentinel said, she paid for other candidates' filing fees. But the complaints allege the transactions are considered campaign contributions, which is forbidden before campaigns open their own accounts.

The cases seek to allow Hensarling and others to take testimony from the candidates and examine their bank records to look for proof of an election law violation, the newspaper said.

Grayson, in a statement to the paper, compared the Republican Party of Florida to "a dying iguana with an arrow through its skull. It was thrashing around in a way very much like the Republican Party of Florida does today."

Politico has reported
allegations of links between tea party factions and Democrats in several other states. FoxNews.com has published a similar report, citing cases in New Jersey, Michigan, Pennsylvania and Nevada as well as Florida.

Farah said the scheduled conference in Miami will focus on the real issues.

"We hope real tea party groups all across Florida and the U.S. join us in Miami next month to celebrate the political rebirth of this country and help us strategize about the future," he said.

The plan is "to arm attendees with actionable intelligence," says Farah.

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