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I do not think it is fair for Kurt Fackler to say no Tea Party people showed up. The vast majority of the Ron Paul people who were there again this year also represent a good portion of the Tea Party attenders. I think Kurt is getting the leadership of the group that plans the Tea Party events confused with the broader Tea Party audience itself which includes people from many groups -- C4L, 9 12 project, Oathkeepers, JBS, We the People, Constitution Party, Libertarian Party, and even members of the Republican party. I am Tea Party volunteer and attended the caucus, but I am also involved with other organizations such as C4L and 9 12. Next, while I take great offense at Kirk suggesting that members of the Tea Party might support Marr last week (I still want to see ONE name), I think his vote for Kerry is perfectly reasonable given that Bush broke his oath to the Constitution and got us involved in foreign adverturism -- my philosophy is always vote out an incumbent who does not follow the Constitution regardless of the incumbent (I voted for neither Bush or Kerry in 2004 because I could not stomach either) which is the reason I will be voting against Cathy this year (the Give Act, retroactive AIG tax, CAFTA, support of continuing war in Afghanistan...).
I also take OFFENSE at the quotation from the hack organization Southern Poverty Law Center who thinks anyone who is not a socialist is a terrorist or racist. Listing the JBS, a nonviolent group who simply points out the conspiracy on both sides of the aisle to defraud the American people, is really absurd, and I can say the same for many of the other groups listed. The reality is the people are seeking a nonviolent end to the tyranny; however, if the government DOES attempt to terrorize its citizens unlawfully as Stalin, Hitler, and Chairman Mao did, they have the natural right to defend themselves (and there is case law precedent to back that up). That is what the tyrants in charge who have contempt for the law really are afraid of.
The comments regarding the Tea Party of Spokane ENDORSING anyone in this article are just not true, and they are CERTAINLY not considering endorsing that socialist Chris Marr. I spoke to the President of the Tea Party of Spokane this morning and he confirmed this with me. If Kirk said this, he was COMPLETELY out of line. I can understand Kirk not wanting to support RINO Republicans, but I can tell you virtually no one I know if in the Tea Party movement would consider voting for Chris Marr whose irresponsible progressive voting record is a total embarrassment to the city of Spokane.
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