Grassroots education on C-SPAN from the National Teaparty Convention

Many of you may have heard that there was a convention in Nashville this weekend – not trying to form a single Teaparty organization or political party, but bringing  together a subset of groups from across the country to discuss and agree on a series of items.  Portions of the event were  televised on C-SPAN, and are available for viewing online.

This is an opportunity to get some grassroots training – so check it out! 

       Future of the Tea Party Movement

       Organizing Precincts Practices

       Sarah Palin – Concluding Remarks


7 Responses to “Grassroots education on C-SPAN from the National Teaparty Convention”
  1. Iris Iris says:

    Peter Wolf is speaking on organizing precincts. He is co-founder of an organization called The Voices of America and can be found here.

    If C-SPAN later posts links to videos of these sessions, I’ll post them on this blog entry.

  2. EdFulop EdFulop says:

    reprinted from Fox News web-site — This type of stuff undercuts everything we’ve achieved in the last year. Give it up!!!

    ‘Birther’ Movement Rears Head in Nashville
    February 6, 2010 – 10:06 AM | by: Judd Berger
    The so-called “birther” movement apparently is alive and well at the National Tea Party Convention in Nashville.

    While the bulk of the three-day affair has been spent on strategizing for the 2010 elections and figuring out how to grow the conservative activist base, convention-goers shifted their attention from tax-and-spending complaints to President Obama’s citizenship during a rousing speech after dinner Friday night by WorldNetDaily.com founder Joseph Farah.

    Farah, a conservative newsman whose raison d’etre of late has been to challenge Obama’s eligibility to be president, used the bulk of his remarks to hit that point — and got quite a welcome reception from the hundreds of tea partiers in the room.

    “Where’s the birth certificate?” he asked, echoing the words from a controversial billboard campaign he started. “It’s a simple question and it has not been answered.”

    The room burst into applause. When he first brought up the issue, Farah got a standing ovation.

    The WND head proceeded to contrast the supposed genealogical evidence behind Jesus’ birth against the evidence behind Obama’s birth.

    “God didn’t want there to be any doubt about Jesus’ eligibility or qualifications to be the king of kings,” Farah said. “There’s a lesson in this story for Barack Obama. His nativity story is much less known.”

    He said Americans are being asked to “accept on faith” that Obama is a citizen.

    Obama’s presidential campaign released a copy of his “certification of live birth” showing he was born in Honolulu. But that hasn’t settled the issue among hardened skeptics, as some theorists argue that’s not official enough and want more proof.

    For the most part, conservative commentators and mainstream Republicans have stayed far away from the “birthers,” viewing it as a sideshow that does little to advance conservative causes.

    Those at the tea party convention seem to have a multitude of causes, with fiscal responsibility and lower taxes topping the list — but fears about Obama, and the possibility of the country somehow losing its identity and power, cut through.

    The convention has treated patriotism as a lost art that it’s trying to revive. Former Rep. Tom Tancredo’s opening speech Thursday focused on that theme.

    Before Farah spoke, convention organizer Judson Phillips held an impromptu Pledge of Allegiance, saying he’d had many requests. So the room full of dinner guests stood up, held their hands over their hearts and pledged themselves to the flag, after a hearty “USA!” chant.

    • Iris Iris says:

      I’ll post the link to Palin’s speech when c-span posts it shortly – but she reiterated several times – 1) ignore the media 2) stick together on the big stuff.

      Media doesn’t have a story unless there’s conflict. Doesn’t matter whether it’s MSNBC or Foxnews…

  3. EdFulop EdFulop says:

    I bristled a little bit when she said that the Republican Party would do well to “absorb” the Tea Party. I would have rather liked to hear her say, instead, that the Tea Party needs to “recapture” the Republican Party and re-establish the conservative principles that it once held, and chase out the RINO’s. Well, I guess she does have the (R) after her name, doesn’t she?

  4. Fred Scheibl Fred Scheibl says:

    Grassroots only takes you so far. The movement is about rejecting the progressive agenda and achieving a conservative Congress. How else can that be done without the GOP? The Republicans will “absorb” the Tea Party movement in the way a sick body absorbs the nourishment and meds it needs to return to the health and vigor it had in 1994. Those that will play a leadership role in this resurgance could be new to the scene (Scott Brown?) or established figures like DeMint, Bachman and Palin. For the most part they WILL be Republicans.

  5. EdFulop EdFulop says:

    Fair enough. Until then, “Act as if ye have faith, and faith will be rendered unto thee”, I guess. In layman’s terms,
    “Fake it ’til we make it”!!

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