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Last night, Troy Davis was executed in Georgia for the murder of an off duty police officer.

In 1989 Davis shot and killed an off duty police officer, Mark McPhail. He was convicted of capital murder in 1991 and spent the last 20 years on death row. His cause was taken up by liberal celebrities (a pretty good indicator that the jury got it right) as well as the usual suspects… Benjamin Jealous of the NAACP tweeted, “In death, Troy Davis will live on as a reminder of a broken justice system that kills an innocent man while a murderer walks free.”

A broken system? Only a far left activist can get paid to make such idiotic statements.

Judson Phillips, head of Tea Party Nation, on the execution lynching of Troy Davis. This man has claimed to be a former prosecutor, which sends chills up my spine when he writes liberals championing Davis’ cause means the jury got it right. It doesn’t matter that members of the jury who convicted Davis said if they knew what they know now, they would have voted for acquittal.

There’s a few people in the comments disagreeing with him, and for their dissent, they’re roundly condemned as “closet leftists” and the like.

Phillips claims to be pro-life all over the site. Pro-life my ass. All he does in the rest of the post is whine about how much it costs the state to kill someone and how long it takes. Phillips suggests speeding it up, writing, “Perhaps the question we should be asking is why does it take twenty years and an untold amount of taxpayer money for justice to be delivered?”

No. We should be asking how this happened in America and how we’re one of the last industrialized countries with capital punishment. We will pay billions in taxpayer dollars to kill someone (more expensive than life imprisonment) but GOD FORBID we suggest spending one cent to take care of others in any way.

As an ex-prosecutor, Phillips should know the dangers of eyewitness evidence instead of simply dismissing it. Further, he knows that the appeals process is constitutionally upheld. He’s simply callous.

(Source: teapartynation.com)

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What if Obama gave a depression and we decided not to participate?

That is not a silly slogan or a stupid idea. It is not mindless mumbo jumbo. It is a serious proposal…Most Americans survived the First Great Depression. Some Americans actually prospered during the First Great Depression. Some Americans are prospering during this Obama created Second Great Depression.

How do we opt out of the Second Great Depression? It is simple. Figure out something you really want to do and do it. Create your own job. Create your own wealth…The government is not going to pull us out of this Second Great Depression. The government cannot. All the government can do is create conditions that are either favorable or unfavorable for economic growth…We create wealth by creating our own jobs. We must create the new middle class that is an entrepreneur class.

Most people ask how do you create your own job? Isn’t going into business risky? What do you do if you do not have a business background? All of those are excuses, not reasons for not doing this. How do you create the perfect job? It is simple, you find something you are passionate about and do it…We should all fight liberalism and one of the ways we can do this is to create our own job, full or part time.

Judson Phillips, solving the economic crisis on Tea Party Nation. There’s a significant problem here: You don’t make money at something just because it’s your passion. Plus, it takes money to start a business, and most people are hurting now. What bank is going to lend to someone who is unemployed? For someone who professes to be a believer in the free market, Phillips is sure confused about how supply and demand work. Further, he’s assuming a self-employed person can somehow avoid participating in or being affected by a terrible economy. Newsflash: You can’t.

In summary, oversimplification says what?

(Source: teapartynation.com)

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We need Tea Party members to run as Democrats. If you live in a Democratic Congressional district or a state that is Blue, we need you to get involved and run as a Democrat. If you are in a state that is a toss up or your district is a toss up, especially if you happen to have a good conservative Republican incumbent, you need to run. We also need candidates who would be willing to run on the Green Party label as well.

Why? It is simple. We are going to make them work for their votes. What happens if we run conservatives as Democrats? For one thing, we could get some more conservatives elected. Second, even if we do not get them elected, we are going to make them earn every vote.

Tea Party Nation’s Judson Philips, encouraging Tea Party members to run as Democrats to split votes. Phillips is assuming, of course, that in the age of the internet and the Google, this will work. Has he learned nothing from Bond villains? You don’t lay out your plans like that. 

At least one Tea Party Nation member objected, and received this rebuke:

"Would you be quite so high-minded if it were your children’s lives at stake? Well, guess what .. they are!! As ordinary citizens we don’t take a formal oath but as Americans it is understood that our duty is to protect and defend our Constitution with whatever it takes. Would you rather have a few dirty tricks in the name of a good cause on your slate or wait and hope it doesn’t come to bullets? I’ll take the tricks, thank you."

Wow.

(Source: goldcoastchronicle.com)

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To call what the Obama regime does obscene would be an understatement. They ignore patriotism and tradition and glorify everything that is anti American. The Obama regime is about to announce that the last Lewis and Clark cargo ship for the Untied [sic] States Navy is going to be named after Cesar Chavez… Chavez did enlist in the Navy when he was 17. He served for two years and later described it as the most miserable years of his life.

Naming a ship after Chavez ignores the traditions of the United States Navy and is simply a politically correct gesture to honor a leftist who did not particularly love America.

Judson Phillips, writing for Tea Party Nation about how the US Navy could just as well name the cargo ship the “USS Karl Marx.”

Actually, the US Navy is upholding tradition. According to the San Diego Union-Tribune: “Over the past decade, NASSCO has been building dry cargo ships for use by the Navy’s Military Sealift Command. All of the ships are named after explorers or people who were pioneers in their fields. The names of the other 13 ships are: Lewis and Clark, Sacagawea, Alan Shepard, Richard E. Byrd, Robert E. Peary, Amelia Earhart, Carl Brashear, Wally Schirra, Matthew Perry, Charles Drew, Washington Chambers, William McLean, Medgar Evers.

The newest vessel in this line will be the first to be named after a Mexican-American.”

For those of you who don’t know, César Chávez co-founded the United Farm Workers union and was a pioneer of the labor movement.

Update, 9:00 p.m. MST: 

quetzalcoatlhadanafro said: A few of my Mexi-American friends disagree with this on the basis that Chavez was a pacifist. It’s a step up from naming streets after him… but they may have a point (though I have to look into it more myself).

That’s a really good point. The ship is a cargo ship, staffed mainly by civilians. This gives it the designation of a USNS versus USS. Some good news about the ship: “The primary goal of the program is to provide effective fleet underway replenishment capability at the lowest life cycle cost. Built to commercial standards, T-AKEs [the technical name of the ship’s class] take advantage of industry best practices and can be cost-effectively maintained using commercial, off-the-shelf technology. T-AKEs have built-in environmental protections such as industry-leading ‘green’ waste-management facilities that decrease pollutants by 95 percent.”

And the not-so-great news: Even though the mission of these ships is to provide underway replenishment, the mission of the last three ships “will be to provide selective offload of cargo for resupply and sustainment of U.S. Marine Corps forces ashore.” So there’s a chance this new ship could be supporting combat operations overseas. I still feel it’s honoring a pioneer, but Chávez was a pacifist, so I’m not sure how much of an honor it really is - though the family will attend the dedication of the ship’s hull. Thanks for bringing up another perspective!

(Source: teapartynation.com)

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Obama made one of his typically socialist statements this week. He was urging an end for tax breaks the oil companies get. Obama, the socialist, is offended with the “P” word.

Profit.

Obama, like any other socialist hates profit, except of course, for himself. He is offended and outraged that oil companies are making a profit. Of course, what has Obama done his entire life? He has been a community organizer and a government employee who has lived off of the wealth of others. His only claim to real work has been his two books, the first of which was probably written by Bill Ayers and he has still never explained how an unknown author got a major advance to write a memoir.

Judson Phillips, writing for Tea Party Nation.

Question: Do they understand that Obama dropped taxes lower than they’ve ever been, and that “tax breaks” ARE taxpayer subsidies? Phillips later writes:

We must remember that the purpose of taxes is not to soak the rich. It is not to provide subsidies for poverty. The purpose of taxes is to provide revenues for the government.

So the purpose of taxes is to subsidize industry and produce artificially inflated profit at the expense of government services, like roads? Gotcha. If Obama is a socialist, he’s the worst socialist EVER. And by worst socialist ever, I mean he’s not a socialist.

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I received this email this afternoon. Here’s the article referred to in the email above:
"In the movie “Minority Report,” people are arrested before they commit crimes. If we could go ahead and do this with the Obama regime, we will save American lives.
Hyperbole? No. Fact.
Recently, a book was found by agents of the border patrol in the Arizona desert, near the Mexican border.  The book was published in Iran and was a book praising and telling the biographies of suicide bombers.
This is not the first time something like this has been found. Previously, Iranian currency was found in Texas and a military jacket with a patch showing a plane crashing into a building was also found in Texas. Recently a radical Muslim cleric was caught being smuggled into the United States in the trunk of a car.
Have you not heard about any of these stories?
There is no big surprise here. The drive by media is in the pocket of the Obama regime and they are not going to talk about it. Fox News has reported it and it is being talked about in the conservative blogosphere.
Six years ago, FBI director Robert Muller testified about the number of people from countries that have Al-Qaeda connections who learn Spanish, use a Hispanic name and try to pass themselves off as Hispanic.
In case anyone has missed the point, we are going to be hit and we are going to be hit big. Americans are going to die because this administration is doing nothing. Do we have proof that terrorists have crossed our southern border illegally?Probably no concrete evidence, but it would simply be improbable, to the point of being impossible to believe that has not happened.
The American-Mexican border is a joke. There are a few places where there is a substantial fence. In most places there is either no fence or a fence that presents a minimal obstacle to anyone who wants to cross.
We can say anything we want to about the Islamists, who want to harm America, but they are neither stupid nor do they lack determination. Anyone who doubts that needs to go back and look at footage of the 9/11 attacks.
What is truly amazing is that we have not been hit the way we could have been. The Iranian book found in the Arizona desert praises suicide bombers. Just last week, a suicide bomber walked into Domodedevo Airport in Moscow and blew them self up. At least 31 died and over one hundred were hospitalized.
On our southern border, the Obama regime does nothing while illegal aliens and drugs are smuggled at a stunning rate. Is it hard to believe that Al-Qaeda has sent some terrorists that way? It is hard to believe they have not. If Al-Qaeda sends people through the border, is it hard to believe they would not also send through the parts to make suicide vests?
Given the regime’s lack of interest in enforcing border security, it is only a matter of time before we are hit. We will be hit and it will be bloody. Perhaps it will be an airport or maybe a mall or perhaps some other public gathering. The simple fact is Americans will die and it will all have been preventable.
Of course, the Obama regime does not care about that. Their only interest is power. America deserves better.”

So about the only things I got from this is “WE’RE ALL GONNA DIE” and “Them brown people’s evil.” This is authored by Judson Phillips, founder of Tea Party Nation.

I received this email this afternoon. Here’s the article referred to in the email above:

"In the movie “Minority Report,” people are arrested before they commit crimes. If we could go ahead and do this with the Obama regime, we will save American lives.

Hyperbole? No. Fact.

Recently, a book was found by agents of the border patrol in the Arizona desert, near the Mexican border.  The book was published in Iran and was a book praising and telling the biographies of suicide bombers.

This is not the first time something like this has been found. Previously, Iranian currency was found in Texas and a military jacket with a patch showing a plane crashing into a building was also found in Texas. Recently a radical Muslim cleric was caught being smuggled into the United States in the trunk of a car.

Have you not heard about any of these stories?

There is no big surprise here. The drive by media is in the pocket of the Obama regime and they are not going to talk about it. Fox News has reported it and it is being talked about in the conservative blogosphere.

Six years ago, FBI director Robert Muller testified about the number of people from countries that have Al-Qaeda connections who learn Spanish, use a Hispanic name and try to pass themselves off as Hispanic.

In case anyone has missed the point, we are going to be hit and we are going to be hit big. Americans are going to die because this administration is doing nothing. Do we have proof that terrorists have crossed our southern border illegally?Probably no concrete evidence, but it would simply be improbable, to the point of being impossible to believe that has not happened.

The American-Mexican border is a joke. There are a few places where there is a substantial fence. In most places there is either no fence or a fence that presents a minimal obstacle to anyone who wants to cross.

We can say anything we want to about the Islamists, who want to harm America, but they are neither stupid nor do they lack determination. Anyone who doubts that needs to go back and look at footage of the 9/11 attacks.

What is truly amazing is that we have not been hit the way we could have been. The Iranian book found in the Arizona desert praises suicide bombers. Just last week, a suicide bomber walked into Domodedevo Airport in Moscow and blew them self up. At least 31 died and over one hundred were hospitalized.

On our southern border, the Obama regime does nothing while illegal aliens and drugs are smuggled at a stunning rate. Is it hard to believe that Al-Qaeda has sent some terrorists that way? It is hard to believe they have not. If Al-Qaeda sends people through the border, is it hard to believe they would not also send through the parts to make suicide vests?

Given the regime’s lack of interest in enforcing border security, it is only a matter of time before we are hit. We will be hit and it will be bloody. Perhaps it will be an airport or maybe a mall or perhaps some other public gathering. The simple fact is Americans will die and it will all have been preventable.

Of course, the Obama regime does not care about that. Their only interest is power. America deserves better.”

So about the only things I got from this is “WE’RE ALL GONNA DIE” and “Them brown people’s evil.” This is authored by Judson Phillips, founder of Tea Party Nation.

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This is the Tea Party Nation forum post Barbara Cusumano was responding to, authored by Tea Party Nation founder Judson Phillips: 
"In a moment, a leftist lunatic destroyed a half a dozen lives. Six were killed. Others were wounded. Gabrielle Giffords, who could probably be described as a rising star in the Democratic Party remains in critical condition, with a gunshot wound to the head. 
The wounded were not even at the hospital before the left began its attack on the Tea Party movement. 
The leftist sheriff of Pima County was one of the first to start in on the liberal attack. He said, ”When you look at unbalanced people, how they respond to the vitriol that comes out of certain mouths about tearing down the government. The anger, the hatred, the bigotry that goes on in this country is getting to be outrageous. And unfortunately, Arizona I think has become the capital. We have become the Mecca for prejudice and bigotry.” This is the same guy who announced he would refuse to enforce SB 1070  (The Arizona Immigration law) because it offended him.
McClatchy Newspapers repeated the standard liberal talking points. They said Conservatives were upset because she supported health care reform and during the debate her office was vandalized. Although no one was ever caught, the liberal media still feels it appropriate to blame this on a conservative. 
For the Tea Party movement, we need to get ready because this week, the attack is going to intensify. Despite the fact that his friends from high school have described him as being quite liberal, the media is still going to be pushing the line that this is the fault of the Tea Party movement.
The hotheads on the left have been using Twitter, Facebook and other social media to spout off for the last 24 hours. Daily Kos founder Markos Moulitsas fired off a tweet saying, “Mission accomplished Sarah Palin.” Hotheads like him will fade. Next week we will see a more serious attack from those who are the masters at the dark arts of media and politics.
This attack has already started and you can see the liberal meme forming. They will say the tone and rhetoric from conservatives and the Tea Party is responsible for this crime. In Politico today, first an unnamed “Republican” (read RINO) Senator said, “tone matters.” Politico then quoted an unnamed Democratic operative who followed the same “tone matters” line, blaming the “overheated rhetoric” for the shooting, then saying Obama should “deftly pin this on the Tea Partiers,” just like Clinton placed the blame for the Oklahoma City bombing in 1995.   
In 1995, Clinton then tried to blame conservative talk radio, especially Rush Limbaugh, for the terrorist bombing. The tactic worked then, backing conservatives off and possibly helping to ensure a second Clinton term. 
The line we will see for the next few weeks is going to be that rhetoric and tone of the message from the Tea Party is responsible for this attack. Let’s ignore the fact that this guy was not only nuts, but also a card carrying liberal. The hard left is going to try and silence the Tea Party movement by blaming us for this.
In a decent world, we could all take a moment to mourn for those killed by a liberal lunatic. Political civility is long since dead and the left will not let us do this.
So be it. 
The left is coming and will hit us hard on this. We need to push back harder with the simple truth. The shooter was a liberal lunatic. Emphasis on both words.”
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This just disgusts me. Even their own members are calling for them to dial it back, and Phillips can’t resist ratcheting it up to eleven and reminding them that we’re all at war now. 

This is the Tea Party Nation forum post Barbara Cusumano was responding to, authored by Tea Party Nation founder Judson Phillips: 

"In a moment, a leftist lunatic destroyed a half a dozen lives. Six were killed. Others were wounded. Gabrielle Giffords, who could probably be described as a rising star in the Democratic Party remains in critical condition, with a gunshot wound to the head. 

The wounded were not even at the hospital before the left began its attack on the Tea Party movement. 

The leftist sheriff of Pima County was one of the first to start in on the liberal attack. He said, ”When you look at unbalanced people, how they respond to the vitriol that comes out of certain mouths about tearing down the government. The anger, the hatred, the bigotry that goes on in this country is getting to be outrageous. And unfortunately, Arizona I think has become the capital. We have become the Mecca for prejudice and bigotry.” This is the same guy who announced he would refuse to enforce SB 1070  (The Arizona Immigration law) because it offended him.

McClatchy Newspapers repeated the standard liberal talking points. They said Conservatives were upset because she supported health care reform and during the debate her office was vandalized. Although no one was ever caught, the liberal media still feels it appropriate to blame this on a conservative. 

For the Tea Party movement, we need to get ready because this week, the attack is going to intensify. Despite the fact that his friends from high school have described him as being quite liberal, the media is still going to be pushing the line that this is the fault of the Tea Party movement.

The hotheads on the left have been using Twitter, Facebook and other social media to spout off for the last 24 hours. Daily Kos founder Markos Moulitsas fired off a tweet saying, “Mission accomplished Sarah Palin.” Hotheads like him will fade. Next week we will see a more serious attack from those who are the masters at the dark arts of media and politics.

This attack has already started and you can see the liberal meme forming. They will say the tone and rhetoric from conservatives and the Tea Party is responsible for this crime. In Politico today, first an unnamed “Republican” (read RINO) Senator said, “tone matters.” Politico then quoted an unnamed Democratic operative who followed the same “tone matters” line, blaming the “overheated rhetoric” for the shooting, then saying Obama should “deftly pin this on the Tea Partiers,” just like Clinton placed the blame for the Oklahoma City bombing in 1995.   

In 1995, Clinton then tried to blame conservative talk radio, especially Rush Limbaugh, for the terrorist bombing. The tactic worked then, backing conservatives off and possibly helping to ensure a second Clinton term. 

The line we will see for the next few weeks is going to be that rhetoric and tone of the message from the Tea Party is responsible for this attack. Let’s ignore the fact that this guy was not only nuts, but also a card carrying liberal. The hard left is going to try and silence the Tea Party movement by blaming us for this.

In a decent world, we could all take a moment to mourn for those killed by a liberal lunatic. Political civility is long since dead and the left will not let us do this.

So be it. 

The left is coming and will hit us hard on this. We need to push back harder with the simple truth. The shooter was a liberal lunatic. Emphasis on both words.

Click on the photo to enlarge

This just disgusts me. Even their own members are calling for them to dial it back, and Phillips can’t resist ratcheting it up to eleven and reminding them that we’re all at war now. 

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