Monday, January 25, 2010

TEA Party factions in Tennessee bear differing agendas

The conservative Taxed Enough Already (TEA) political movement sweeping through Tennessee is hardly a consolidated front. On one side, there's The Memphis TEA Party (TheMemphisTEAParty.com); on the other, is The Mid-South Tea Party (MidSouthTEAParty.org). For The Memphis TEA Party, the TEA Party Nation extravaganza convening early next month in Nashville -- featuring former Alaska governor Sarah Palin and U.S. Rep. Marsha Blackburn, R-Tenn. -- is a way to energize the conservative base of the Republican Party. It's also an opportunity to make it accountable, says Charlotte Bergmann, The Memphis TEA Party candidate for the 9th Congressional District. Its 600 attendees are paying $549 a piece for the privilege. But for Mid-South TEA Party activists such as James Tomasik of Cordova, the national convention in Nashville is "just one of those Republican Party things where they're trying to ride the TEA Party wave." He calls his local group a mix of Democrats, Republicans and independents, with an emphasis on independence...read more

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  1. Marsha Blackburn Voted FOR:
    Omnibus Appropriations, Special Education, Global AIDS Initiative, Job Training, Unemployment Benefits, Labor-HHS-Education Appropriations, Agriculture Appropriations, U.S.-Singapore Trade, U.S.-Chile Trade, Supplemental Spending for Iraq & Afghanistan, Prescription Drug Benefit, Child Nutrition Programs, Surface Transportation, Job Training and Worker Services, Agriculture Appropriations, Foreign Aid, Vocational/Technical Training, Supplemental Appropriations, UN “Reforms.” Patriot Act Reauthorization, CAFTA, Katrina Hurricane-relief Appropriations, Head Start Funding, Line-item Rescission, Oman Trade Agreement, Military Tribunals, Electronic Surveillance, Head Start Funding, COPS Funding, Funding the REAL ID Act (National ID), Foreign Intelligence Surveillance, Thought Crimes “Violent Radicalization and Homegrown Terrorism Prevention Act, Peru Free Trade Agreement, Economic Stimulus, Farm Bill (Veto Override), Warrantless Searches, Employee Verification Program, Body Imaging Screening.

    Marsha Blackburn Voted AGAINST:
    Ban on UN Contributions, eliminate Millennium Challenge Account, WTO Withdrawal, UN Dues Decrease, Defunding the NAIS, Iran Military Operations defunding Iraq Troop Withdrawal, congress authorization of Iran Military Operations.


    Marsha Blackburn is my Congressman.
    See her unconstitutional votes at :
    http://tinyurl.com/qhayna
    Mickey

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