TEAPARTY REPS: Who’s Under the Tent?


PRESIDENT OBAMA WILL HAVE A PRESS CONFERENCE AT 11:00AM, TODAY, 07/11/11.

Is Your Guy Under the Tea Party Tent...Quiet As a Mouse?
The 54 Tea Party Members of Congress who voted FOR limited government power by voting YES on H.Con.Res. 51:Rep. Sandy Adams (Republican-FL, District 24)
Rep. Todd Akin (Republican-MO, District 2)
Rep. Justin Amash (Republican-MI, District 3)
Rep. Michele Bachmann (Republican-MN, District 6)
Rep. Roscoe Bartlett (Republican-MD, District 6)
Rep. Dan Benishek (Republican-MI, District 1)
Rep. Rick Berg (Republican-ND, At Large)
Rep. Mo Brooks (Republican-AL, District 5)
Rep. Paul Broun (Republican-GA, District 10)
Rep. Michael Burgess (Republican-TX, District 26)
Rep. Dan Burton (Republican-IN, District 5)
Rep. David Camp (Republican-MI, District 4)
Rep. John Campbell (Republican-CA, District 48)
Rep. Shelley Moore Capito (Republican-WV, District 2)
Rep. Bill Cassidy (Republican-LA, District 6)
Rep. Jason Chaffetz (Republican-UT, District 3)
Rep. Howard Coble (Republican-NC, District 6)
Rep. Tom Cole (Republican-OK, District 4)
Rep. Sean Duffy (Republican-WI, District 7)
Rep. Jeff Duncan (Republican-SC, District 3)
Rep. Stephen Fincher (Republican-TN, District 8 )
Rep. John Fleming (Republican-LA, District 4)
Rep. Scott Garrett (Republican-NJ, District 5)
Rep. Louis Gohmert (Republican-TX, District 1)
Rep. Paul Gosar (Republican-AZ, District 1)
Rep. Tom Graves (Republican-GA, District 9)
Rep. Frank Guinta (Republican-NH, District 1)
Rep. Tim Huelskamp (Republican-KS, District 1)
Rep. Bill Huizenga (Republican-MI, District 2)
Rep. Raúl Labrador (Republican-ID, District 1)
Rep. Jeff Landry (Republican-LA, District 3)
Rep. Cynthia Lummis (Republican-WY, At Large)
Rep. Tom McClintock (Republican-CA, District 4)
Rep. David McKinley (Republican-WV, District 1)
Rep. Candice Miller (Republican-MI, District 10)
Rep. Mick Mulvaney (Republican-SC, District 5)
Rep. Richard Nugent (Republican-FL, District 5)
Rep. Erik Paulsen (Republican-MN, District 3)
Rep. Stevan Pearce (Republican-NM, District 2)
Rep. Ted Poe (Republican-TX, District 2)
Rep. Tom Price (Republican-GA, District 6)
Rep. Reid Ribble (Republican-WI, District 8 )
Rep. Phil Roe (Republican-TN, District 1)
Rep. Dennis Ross (Republican-FL, District 12)
Rep. Edward Royce (Republican-CA, District 40)
Rep. David Schweikert (Republican-AZ, District 5)
Rep. Tim Scott (Republican-SC, District 1)
Rep. Clifford Stearns (Republican-FL, District 6)
Rep. Lee Terry (Republican-NE, District 2)
Rep. Frederick Upton (Republican-MI, District 6)
Rep. Timothy Walberg (Republican-MI, District 7)
Rep. Joe Walsh (Republican-IL, District 8 )
Rep. Allen West (Republican-FL, District 22)
Rep. Lynn Westmoreland (Republican-GA, District 3)
The 88 Tea Party Members of Congress who voted FOR the unrestrained power of the presidency and AGAINST constitutional checks and balances by voting NO on H.Con.Res. 51:Rep. Robert Aderholt (Republican-AL, District 4)
Rep. Rodney Alexander (Republican-LA, District 5)
Rep. Lou Barletta (Republican-PA, District 11)
Rep. Joe Barton (Republican-TX, District 6)
Rep. Brian Bilbray (Republican-CA, District 50)
Rep. Gus Bilirakis (Republican-FL, District 9)
Rep. Rob Bishop (Republican-UT, District 1)
Rep. Diane Black (Republican-TN, District 6)
Rep. Larry Bucshon (Republican-IN, District 8 )
Rep. Ken Calvert (Republican-CA, District 44)
Rep. Francisco Canseco (Republican-TX, District 23)
Rep. John Carter (Republican-TX, District 31)
Rep. Steven Chabot (Republican-OH, District 1)
Rep. Mike Coffman (Republican-CO, District 6)
Rep. Chip Cravaack (Republican-MN, District 8 )
Rep. Rick Crawford (Republican-AR, District 1)
Rep. Ander Crenshaw (Republican-FL, District 4)
Rep. John Culberson (Republican-TX, District 7)
Rep. Jeff Denham (Republican-CA, District 19)
Rep. Charles Dent (Republican-PA, District 15)
Rep. Bob Dold (Republican-IL, District 10)
Rep. Blake Farenthold (Republican-TX, District 27)
Rep. Michael Fitzpatrick (Republican-PA, District 8 )
Rep. Bill Flores (Republican-TX, District 17)
Rep. Jeff Fortenberry (Republican-NE, District 1)
Rep. Trent Franks (Republican-AZ, District 2)
Rep. Elton Gallegly (Republican-CA, District 24)
Rep. Cory Gardner (Republican-CO, District 4)
Rep. Jim Gerlach (Republican-PA, District 6)
Rep. Bob Gibbs (Republican-OH, District 18)
Rep. John Gingrey (Republican-GA, District 11)
Rep. Tim Griffin (Republican-AR, District 2)
Rep. Morgan Griffith (Republican-VA, District 9)
Rep. Michael Grimm (Republican-NY, District 13)
Rep. Richard Hanna (Republican-NY, District 24)
Rep. Vicky Hartzler (Republican-MO, District 4)
Rep. Doc Hastings (Republican-WA, District 4)
Rep. Joe Heck (Republican-NV, District 3)
Rep. Walter Herger (Republican-CA, District 2)
Rep. Duncan Hunter (Republican-CA, District 52)
Rep. Lynn Jenkins (Republican-KS, District 2)
Rep. Bill Johnson (Republican-OH, District 6)
Rep. Mike Kelly (Republican-PA, District 3)
Rep. Steve King (Republican-IA, District 5)
Rep. Adam Kinzinger (Republican-IL, District 11)
Rep. John Kline (Republican-MN, District 2)
Rep. Doug Lamborn (Republican-CO, District 5)
Rep. Leonard Lance (Republican-NJ, District 7)
Rep. James Lankford (Republican-OK, District 5)
Rep. Jerry Lewis (Republican-CA, District 41)
Rep. Frank LoBiondo (Republican-NJ, District 2)
Rep. Frank Lucas (Republican-OK, District 3)
Rep. Blaine Luetkemeyer (Republican-MO, District 9)
Rep. Daniel Lungren (Republican-CA, District 3)
Rep. Kenny Marchant (Republican-TX, District 24)
Rep. Thomas Marino (Republican-PA, District 10)
Rep. Kevin McCarthy (Republican-CA, District 22)
Rep. Howard McKeon (Republican-CA, District 25)
Rep. Cathy McMorris Rodgers (Republican-WA, District 5)
Rep. Patrick Meehan (Republican-PA, District 7)
Rep. Gary Miller (Republican-CA, District 42)
Rep. Randy Neugebauer (Republican-TX, District 19)
Rep. Devin Nunes (Republican-CA, District 21)
Rep. Alan Nunnelee (Republican-MS, District 1)
Rep. Mike Pence (Republican-IN, District 6)
Rep. Mike Pompeo (Republican-KS, District 4)
Rep. Ben Quayle (Republican-AZ, District 3)
Rep. Dennis Rehberg (Republican-MT, At Large)
Rep. Jim Renacci (Republican-OH, District 16)
Rep. Martha Roby (Republican-AL, District 2)
Rep. Michael Rogers (Republican-MI, District 8 )
Rep. Dana Rohrabacher (Republican-CA, District 46)
Rep. Jon Runyan (Republican-NJ, District 3)
Rep. Steve Scalise (Republican-LA, District 1)
Rep. Pete Sessions (Republican-TX, District 32)
Rep. Michael Simpson (Republican-ID, District 2)
Rep. Adrian Smith (Republican-NE, District 3)
Rep. Christopher Smith (Republican-NJ, District 4)
Rep. Lamar Smith (Republican-TX, District 21)
Rep. Steve Stivers (Republican-OH, District 15)
Rep. John Sullivan (Republican-OK, District 1)
Rep. Patrick Tiberi (Republican-OH, District 12)
Rep. Scott Tipton (Republican-CO, District 3)
Rep. Greg Walden (Republican-OR, District 2)
Rep. Joe Wilson (Republican-SC, District 2)
Rep. Kevin Yoder (Republican-KS, District 3)
Rep. Todd Young (Republican-IN, District 9)
[Source: That’s My Congress]

We awoke this morning to the news (and realization) that the real power in the US

Eric Cantor (R-VA), Majority Leader of US House

House is NOT Speaker Boehner, the traditional power broker, but, is Rep. Eric Cantor (R-VA), the GOP Leader.  Cantor has êntre to the Tea Party voting bloc and isn’t afraid to use it.  It is Cantor who is undermining the Speaker’s efforts to reach a compromise with the President on spending cuts and revenue raises, etc.  Cantor is so caught up in the clogs of the wheels of power that he would risk going up to midnight, August 1 to finally reach a compromise that would forestall the US defaulting on its debts. It seems like the President and the Speaker see that this is the moment in history when we should reach a large-scale financial deal that would get the most bang for the buck. (Pun intended). 75% of the American people want Congress to reach a compromise that settles the Debt Ceiling threat and does not fundamentally change entitlements. Eric Cantor and his Tea Party associates (who are political neophytes) defy the will of the people believing their own propaganda that they speak for the American people.  We want calm, security, confidence in our government’s success and future.  We witness a new class in our society: the elected mass that presses its own agenda, even if it damns the Republic, the genesis of its power.

Perhaps if we shine a little light on these Tea Party House members who want to control us, they might consider our wishes and the US’ role in the global economy. You find your own ways to do this.  Begin small. A river begins as a trickle.  Stand up for what you think is right. Let’s use the power of “the people class” and the “workers class” to end decades of gridlock in Congress and finally get legislation that is long overdue.


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How Pure is Tea Party Tea? Tastes Like Pork???


FRESHMAN REPUBLICANS QUIETLY LOBBYING FOR PORK – If there’s one thing that Republicans approach more discretely than same-sex affairs, it’s the acquisition of government money. And, not unlike their homosexual dalliances, GOP lawmakers publicly denounce the government largess they secretly covet. Sam Stein: “A Freedom of Information Act request of the communications between freshmen House members and federal agencies reveals that, in private, GOP lawmakers have pressed for tens of millions of dollars in federal help for their districts, even while decrying federal spending in front of the national press corps. Take, for instance, Rep. Bill Johnson (R-Ohio). On March 8, the freshman Republican co-signed a letter to the Federal Aviation Administration requesting that the Department of Transportation fund a project to improve a runway at the Youngstown-Warren Regional Airport. The cost of the improvement: $4.365 million. Less than a month later, on the floor of the House, he declared that ‘our nation is broke. The federal government has maxed out its credit card.'” –Sam Stein [HuffPost]
Potbelly Teacup Pig. Cuter than Congressional Pork!

We keep hearing that behind the scenes tea party (freshman) reps in the US House have Speaker Boehner’s cojones in a vice and no work is being done. Witness Boehner has not passed a jobs bill in six months! It was shocking for  me to read the above excerpt from Sam Stein’s article revealing that the pure as snow tea party legislators are quietly involving themselves in the dirtiest part of Congressional politics:  The acquisition of pork for the people back home!  Can no one smell the stench of pork over the heady perfume of tea?  Seems like the House’s Freshman Class is being corrupted as is custom.  Thanks Sam, for putting it out there for us.  I hope everyone reads your entire article on The Huffington Post by clicking the link above.

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“Shocker: Anti-government activists are all welfare queens! But they accept the “wealthy white person” version of welfare, which is “farm subsidies.” (The “wealthy white person” version of welfare is also lots of other subsidies and tax credits and government spending.)” [Source: Salon]

ONCE TEA PARTIES WERE INNOCENT


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