Christine Morabito in the Globe on Obama’s War On Success

In today’s Boston Globe, Greater Boston Tea Party President Christine Morabito responds to President Obama’s infamous “You Didn’t Build That” speech and his attitudes toward success, entrepreneurialism, and the citizen’s relationship to the government:

Obama Is Conducting A War On Success

If you’ve got a business … you didn’t build that. Someone else made that happen.”

When the president told a crowd in Roanoke, Va. last week that business owners are not responsible for their success, he kicked a beehive. And while he may struggle to create new jobs, he is having no trouble creating new Tea Party activists.

The president’s recent off-teleprompter rant has provided a portal into his progressive soul, and proves what the Tea Party has been saying all along – that this administration views private wealth, private property and private assets as something government is entitled to take at will. These policies show utter contempt for the hard working men and women who make this country great.

His comments imply that business owners, who sacrifice their time and their capital, risking financial ruin, do so on the backs of others; that they are not entitled to the fruits of their labor. What’s more, should they have the audacity to become wealthy, they should feel ashamed and cheerfully give away their profits.

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February News and Calendar – Greater Boston Tea Party

Super Tuesday Update

The year is flying by. The Presidential Primary vote will be held in Massachusetts on Super Tuesday, March 6th. It has been an exciting, frustrating, up and down roller coaster ride for so many of us who have chosen a candidate and seen that candidate, in quite a few instances, leave the race, lose in a state and/or win at some point. The lively discussions occurring at our meetings and on the internet are a good sign. This shows us that more and more people are paying attention. Let’s make a point to have these discussions with family and friends as well. The overall dissatisfaction among the electorate nationwide with the Republican field and the belief that it isn’t conservative enough shows us that we are not alone – that there are many, many conservatives across the country engaged in activism.

As the battle for the GOP nomination continues, the more passionate we become about our preferred candidate – and the more disgruntled with the opposition. The more time voters get to vet the candidates and the more states that have a say in who the eventual nominee is, the better off we will be when it comes time to run against President Obama and his administration. Let’s continue to keep in mind that come September, it will be time for all of us to make a decision – stand together to defeat the Obama White House and it’s unconstitutional practices and policies or sit out an election because our favored candidate was not the nominee.  At GBTP, we encourage all tea party activists to remain focused on fact and not resort to personal attacks when debating issues. We win hearts and minds over to our conservative view point when we inform others of the implications and results of over reaching, burdensome and, oftentimes, unconstitutional legislation and show them a better way. We have a mission separate from that of a political party – we want a return to constitutional, limited government. Let’s never lose sight of this and always be looking for ways to promote our mission – even if it means dragging a Republican presidential candidate kicking and screaming onto our side!

Also on the ballot on March 6th are candidates for the State Committee of the Massachusetts Republican Party. Click here to see a list of current office holders. The State Committee has many functions - click here to read the By-Laws. While GBTP is unaffiliated with any political party, we have found that we definitely have more fans of our conservative view point amongst Republicans than we do Democrats. So, naturally, we have seen an increased interest in the make up of the State Committee among our members and well as interest in running for the Committee. Please take some time to read up on what the Committee does and take a look at those running, both incumbent and challengers. If you vote in the Republican Presidential Primary on March 6th, there will also be the opportunity to vote for your State Committee member. If you are not happy with the Republican party in Massachusetts, here is a chance to do something about it. To see a pretty comprehensive list of who is running, visit VoteCoreValues.org. *The Democrat Party of MA will elect their State Committee this year as well so if you’re voting on a D ballot, take a look at who is running and when the election will be held.

Many of you have already met candidates for the various State Committee seats and will soon be meeting your Congressional, State Representative and State Senate candidates. Nomination papers for state and federal legislative candidates are out so look for volunteers and sign, sign, sign! We welcome one and all at our meetings and encourage you to get to know them. As always, we encourage you to adopt a candidate (or two) and support them in any way you are able to.

*Reminder – the GBTP does not endorse, support, raise funds for or donate funds to any candidate in any election. The GBTP is not affiliated with any political party.

February Meeting Calendar

Because of the upcoming Primary Tuesday, March 6th and the oh-so-critical General Election later this year, our February Meetings will feature a refresher course on Poll Observing. Please plan to attend one of our meetings this month and bring along a friend or two who may have voiced some concern over voter fraud or you know to be supportive of Voter ID policies. Consider bringing along someone who is opposed to Voter ID as well. Let’s get them trained as to what to watch for and then let them see for themselves how easy it is to walk into a polling location in MA and vote – whether you are legally qualified to or not. If you have not spent part of an election day observing a polling location, this is you chance to learn how to do so in preparation for November. Candidates across the state will be looking for assistance in November to ensure the integrity of the vote in every precinct in every city and town. See the schedule below and log in to FaceBook or MeetUp and RSVP to attend a meeting!

February Meeting Schedule - Topic of the month is Poll Observing. We are also welcoming candidates to attend.

Thursday Feb 9th 7:30 – 9:30 – Boston Lir Irish Pub 903 Boylston Street  (This meeting is always the 2nd Thursday of the month.)

Monday Feb 13th 7:00 – 9:00 – Reading Bertucci’s Restaurant 45 Walkers Brook Drive        (This meeting is usually the 2nd Tuesday of the month. This month has changed due to Valentine’s Day. Drinks and food are the responsibility of attendees. There is always the option to chip in on a pizza order.)

Wednesday Feb 15th 7:00 – 9:00 – Holbrook  Halfway Cafe 200 South Franklin St.                                                      (This meeting is always the 3rd Wednesday of the month. Drinks and food are the responsibility of attendees.

Monday Feb 20th 7:00 – 9:00 – Medford  Bertucci’s  4054 Mystic Valley Parkway                                 (This meeting has moved PERMANENTLY to the 3rd Monday of the month. Drinks and food are the responsibility of attendees. There is always the option to chip in on a pizza order.)

Wednesday Feb 22nd 7:00 – 9:00 – Framingham Location TBA                                                                                                  (This meeting was previously the 4th Wednesday of the month. We are still looking for a permanent venue so a change is possible.

Tuesday Feb 28th 7:00 9:00 – Mansfield Tahana Restaurant 60 Oakland Street  (This meeting is always the 4th Tuesday of the month. A buffet dinner is offered at each meeting for $10 a person cash at the door.)

Legislative Action Alerts

There are a few significant pieces of legislation we have been watching and it is definitely worth making a call to legislators to voice your support (or opposition) to the following. It is important that as activists we are in regular contact with the offices of our elected officials.

Massachusetts Senate Bill 1838, an act relative to welfare reform, is pending in the Joint Committee on Children, Families and Persons with Disabilities. This bill creates penalties for people who fraudulently access welfare payments. Contact Committee members (especially if they are your Rep or Senator) and ask they give the bill a favorable report.

The STOCK Act faces an uphill battle in the House this week after passing easily in the Senate. Both sides are claiming they support the intention of the bill and are now simply fighting over the details. Call your House Representative TODAY and ask them to vote yes on the STOCK Act! FYI-Senator Scott Brown was the guiding force behind this in the Senate.

With Obama administration approval (and encouragement), the Department of Health and Human Services has mandated that ALL employers provide in all offered health insurance policies access to free contraception, sterilization and abortifacient drugs. There are no exceptions for religious organizations or institutions. This is a direct challenge to the constitutional right tofreedom of religion. The Speaker of the House of Representative is vowing to revers this mandate via legislation. Read about the effort here. And while you’re on the phone with your Rep’s office re: the STOCK Act, please mention your support for the constitution and your vehement opposition to this mandate.

DC Office Phone Numbers for MA Reps – current districts (Program it into your phone!!!)

Rep. Barney Frank, D-MA 4th
202-225-5931
Rep. Stephen Lynch, D-MA 9th
202-225-8273
Rep. James McGovern, D-MA 3rd
202-225-6101
Rep. Niki Tsongas, D-MA 5th
202-225-3411
Rep. John Tierney, D-MA 6th
202-225-8020
Rep. Edward Markey, D-MA 7th
202-225-2836
Rep. William Keating, D-MA 10th
202-225-3111
Rep. Michael Capuano, D-MA 8th
202-225-5111
Rep. Richard Neal, D-MA 6th
202-225-5601
Rep. John Olver, D-MA 1st
202-225-5335

As always, thank you for your activism

Greater Boston Tea Party elects new President

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE

DECEMBER 26, 2011

Greater Boston Tea Party elects new President, Officers

Boston – The Greater Boston Tea Party has elected Christine Morabito to serve as president of the non-profit, all-volunteer policy advocacy organization. Ms. Morabito, whose two-year term commences January 1, 2012, replaces Christen Varley, who served as the first president. Both are counted among founders of the organization.

Christine Morabito, a nurse, has been heavily involved in the Tea Party movement from its beginning in 2009 and has served on the steering committee of the Greater Boston Tea Party since the organization’s incorporation in 2010. She is also a committee chair within the Merrimack Valley Tea Party.

“Christine has been a dedicated activist within the movement and has exhibited outstanding leadership qualities in her writing, her public speaking and her service to the Greater Boston Tea Party,” said Christen Varley, outgoing president. “I have complete confidence Christine can successfully lead the organization through the exciting months ahead of us.”

In 2012, the Greater Boston Tea Party will to continue its mission of educating and informing voters as well as advocating for and against public policy at both the state and national level. Monthly meetings, guest speakers and public rallies are scheduled for the next nine months as the nation looks to elect a President and Federal legislators.

“When we articulate the principles of limited government, free speech, free markets, individual liberty and personal responsibility, we will naturally grow our numbers and have a positive effect on public policy, both locally and nationally,” said Ms. Morabito.  “I am both humbled and honored to have been chosen by the steering committee to be the next president of the Greater Boston Tea Party.”

Patrick Humphries was re-elected to serve as treasurer of the group, while Christen Varley was elected to serve as secretary. The steering committee nominates and elects officers every two years. New terms commence January 1, 2012 and end December 31, 2013. Other members of the Steering Committee include Austin Hess, Katherine Malone, Peter Laird and Ralph Zazula.

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September News and Calendar – Greater Boston Tea Party

Greater Boston Tea Party Newsletter September 6, 2011
Summer is over and it is time to get back to work. Are you feeling like a “Barbarian at the gate”?  The anti-TEA rhetoric flew fast and furious all over the country this past month. It is not going to stop. It is time for us to step up our game. President Obama continues his reelection campaign, stopping off at the Capitol on Thursday evening, to outline his newest Stimulus Plan. We have our allies in the House and Senate that will do their best to prevent our ever dwindling tax dollars from being thrown away on special interest goodie bags while unemployed Americans continue to languish under one of the worst economies in a century. We need to continue thoughtfully and deliberately delivering our message of lower taxes and limited government.
Many of you are also already involved as donors, supporters and volunteers in the State Representative Special Election in the 12th Bristol District. While the GBTP does not issue endorsements in any election, we are researching both candidates and will get you information on both ASAP. The Republican in the election is Keiko Orrall, a wife, mother and home schooling former public school teacher that served on the Finance Committee in her town and has been active in grassroots politicking for over a decade. Her limited government, lower taxation and empower the individual positions have endeared her to TP leaders and activists across the state. In fact, many of us are hosting a fundraiser for her next week. Her Democrat opponent, Roger Brunelle, is the union favorite in the race. He has publicly declared his allegiance to the Democrat party and the labor movement. One of the best descriptions I have seen of the race, which was, of course, meant to hurt Mrs. Orrall’s campaign can be read here. I encourage you to read up, pick a side and do what you can to support a candidate in this race. Special Elections are a great opportunity to get involved. Unfortunately, they are often ignored.  Low voter turnout raises the possibility of voter fraud. If you would like to be a Poll Observer on election day, September 20th, please reply to me.
We return to holding monthly meetings this month, beginning tonight in Reading (calendar is below). We will be going over the process of collecting signatures for a Citizen Petition Initiative at all of our September meetings. There are many initiatives proposed for the November 2012 ballot. You can view all of them on the MA Attorney General’s page at this link. As a TEA Party activist, you may be particularly interested in one of the following – the VOTER ID petition, the initiative to repeal the individual mandate in MA’s healthcare law and the Right to Repair petition. The AG should be announcing later this week those petitions that have been approved as legal and constitutional. Then the process of gathering signatures can begin.  Please attend a meeting this month and sign on to become part of the effort. Every initiative must turn in a minimum of nearly 70,000 certified signatures by early December to qualify. Town captains are needed for each effort as well.
We are also going to be working on a rebuild of our website.  We have gotten very dependent on FaceBook and Meet Up as tools to communicate but we need a better web presence. We will be looking for blog writers so dust off you keyboards! We are also beginning a couple of video projects. In order to do this, however, funding is needed. Please consider making a donation to the organization this month. We are still an all-volunteer organization but there are expenses. Donations can be mailed to us at Greater Boston Tea Party P O Box 6546 Holliston, MA 01746. Any and all donations are greatly appreciated.
Aside from meetings, a special guest is visiting this month. Andrew Breitbart of BigGovernment.com and BreitbartTV will give a lecture on Friday, September 16 in Lexington.
RedMassGroup and Empower Massachusetts present
An Evening with Andrew Breitbart
Friday, September 16   7:00 – 8:30PM
Purchase Tickets here – $35 in advance, $45 day of
Andrew’s network is responsible for releasing the James O’Keefe videos that brought down ACORN as well as the investigation that led to the resignation of Congressman Anthony Weiner. He is one our most staunch allies, assisting the movement in disseminating information the main stream media cannot or will not cover. Come hear from Andrew and support our sister organization, Empower Massachusetts.
Another event you may be interested in attending is a forum on education sponsored by Parents Decide. If you are wondering about the education options and opportunities available to you as a parent in Massachusetts, this is a must attend event. Match Your Child to the Right School Saturday, September 17th 5:00PM Marlborough MA. Dennis Pratt, organizer, is a true TEA Party believer and we all know what we are up against when it comes to public education. Come find out what your options are!
Take a look at the calendar below and think about how you can get involved this month. Come to a meeting, attend a special event, support a candidate. Join us!
Christen Varley
September Calendar -
Tuesday, 9/6/11 – 5:00PM Tea Party Express Rally Lincoln Square Worcester
Tuesday, 9/6/11 – 7:00 – 9:00PM Reading Bertucci’s 45 Walkers’ Brook Drive, Reading
Thursday, 9/8/11 – 7:30 – 9:30PM Boston Hennessey’s 25 Union Street, Boston
Monday, 9/12/11 – 7:00 – 8:30PM Pro-Liberty Leaders event for Keiko Orrall, Holliston
Tuesday, 9/13/11 – 7:00 – 9:00PM Medford Bertucci’s 4054 Mystic Valley Parkway, Medford
Friday, 9/16/11 – 7:00 – 8:30PM An Evening with Andrew Breitbart One Cranberry Hill, Lexington
Saturday, 9/17/11 – 5:00 – 9:00PM Parents Decide Education Forum Hillside School Auditorium 404 Robin Hill Street Marlborough
Tuesday, 9/20/11 – 7:00AM – 8:00PM Special State Representative Election 12th Bristol District
Wednesday, 9/21/11 – 7:00 – 9:00PM Holbrook Halfway Cafe 200 South Franklin Street, Holbrook
Tuesday, 9/27/11 – 7:00 – 9:00PM Mansfield Tahana Restaurant 60 Oakland Road, Mansfield

Greater Boston Tea Party Newsletter September 6, 2011

Summer is over and it is time to get back to work. Are you feeling like a “Barbarian at the gate”? The anti-TEA rhetoric flew fast and furious all over the country this past month. It is not going to stop. It is time for us to step up our game. President Obama continues his reelection campaign, stopping off at the Capitol on Thursday evening, to outline his newest Stimulus Plan. We have our allies in the House and Senate that will do their best to prevent our ever dwindling tax dollars from being thrown away on special interest goodie bags while unemployed Americans continue to languish under one of the worst economies in a century. We need to continue thoughtfully and deliberately delivering our message of lower taxes and limited government.

Many of you are also already involved as donors, supporters and volunteers in the State Representative Special Election in the 12th Bristol District. While the GBTP does not issue endorsements in any election, we are researching both candidates and will get you information on both ASAP. The Republican in the election is Keiko Orrall, a wife, mother and home schooling former public school teacher that served on the Finance Committee in her town and has been active in grassroots politicking for over a decade. Her limited government, lower taxation and empower the individual positions have endeared her to TP leaders and activists across the state. In fact, many of us are hosting a fundraiser for her next week. Her Democrat opponent, Roger Brunelle, is the union favorite in the race. He has publicly declared his allegiance to the Democrat party and the labor movement. One of the best descriptions I have seen of the race, which was, of course, meant to hurt Mrs. Orrall’s campaign can be read here. I encourage you to read up, pick a side and do what you can to support a candidate in this race. Special Elections are a great opportunity to get involved. Unfortunately, they are often ignored.  Low voter turnout raises the possibility of voter fraud. If you would like to be a Poll Observer on election day, September 20th, please reply to me.

We return to holding monthly meetings this month, beginning tonight in Reading (calendar is below). We will be going over the process of collecting signatures for a Citizen Petition Initiative at all of our September meetings. There are many initiatives proposed for the November 2012 ballot. You can view all of them on the MA Attorney General’s page at this link. As a TEA Party activist, you may be particularly interested in one of the following – the VOTER ID petition, the initiative to repeal the individual mandate in MA’s healthcare law and the Right to Repair petition. The AG should be announcing later this week those petitions that have been approved as legal and constitutional. Then the process of gathering signatures can begin.  Please attend a meeting this month and sign on to become part of the effort. Every initiative must turn in a minimum of nearly 70,000 certified signatures by early December to qualify. Town captains are needed for each effort as well.

We are also going to be working on a rebuild of our website.  We have gotten very dependent on FaceBook and Meet Up as tools to communicate but we need a better web presence. We will be looking for blog writers so dust off you keyboards! We are also beginning a couple of video projects. In order to do this, however, funding is needed. Please consider making a donation to the organization this month. We are still an all-volunteer organization but there are expenses. Donations can be mailed to us at Greater Boston Tea Party P O Box 6546 Holliston, MA 01746. Any and all donations are greatly appreciated.

Aside from meetings, a special guest is visiting this month. Andrew Breitbart of BigGovernment.com and BreitbartTV will give a lecture on Friday, September 16 in Lexington.

RedMassGroup and Empower Massachusetts present

An Evening with Andrew Breitbart

Friday, September 16   7:00 – 8:30PM

Purchase Tickets here – $35 in advance, $45 day of

Andrew’s network is responsible for releasing the James O’Keefe videos that brought down ACORN as well as the investigation that led to the resignation of Congressman Anthony Weiner. He is one our most staunch allies, assisting the movement in disseminating information the main stream media cannot or will not cover. Come hear from Andrew and support our sister organization, Empower Massachusetts.

Another event you may be interested in attending is a forum on education sponsored by Parents Decide. If you are wondering about the education options and opportunities available to you as a parent in Massachusetts, this is a must attend event. Match Your Child to the Right School Saturday, September 17th 5:00PM Marlborough MA. Dennis Pratt, organizer, is a true TEA Party believer and we all know what we are up against when it comes to public education. Come find out what your options are!

Take a look at the calendar below and think about how you can get involved this month. Come to a meeting, attend a special event, support a candidate. Join us!

Christen Varley

September Calendar -

Tuesday, 9/6/11 – 5:00PM Tea Party Express Rally Lincoln Square Worcester

Tuesday, 9/6/11 – 7:00 – 9:00PM Reading Bertucci’s 45 Walkers’ Brook Drive, Reading

Thursday, 9/8/11 – 7:30 – 9:30PM Boston Hennessey’s 25 Union Street, Boston

Monday, 9/12/11 – 7:00 – 8:30PM Pro-Liberty Leaders event for Keiko Orrall, Holliston

Tuesday, 9/13/11 – 7:00 – 9:00PM Medford Bertucci’s 4054 Mystic Valley Parkway, Medford

Friday, 9/16/11 – 7:00 – 8:30PM An Evening with Andrew Breitbart One Cranberry Hill, Lexington

Saturday, 9/17/11 – 5:00 – 9:00PM Parents Decide Education Forum Hillside School Auditorium 404 Robin Hill Street Marlborough

Tuesday, 9/20/11 – 7:00AM – 8:00PM Special State Representative Election 12th Bristol District

Wednesday, 9/21/11 – 7:00 – 9:00PM Holbrook Halfway Cafe 200 South Franklin Street, Holbrook

Tuesday, 9/27/11 – 7:00 – 9:00PM Mansfield Tahana Restaurant 60 Oakland Road, Mansfield

Tea Party Activist Lobby Day at Massachusetts Statehouse

Wednesday, July 13, 2011 10:00 – 3:00

The Great Hall, The Massachusetts Statehouse, 24 Beacon Street, Boston

Please reserve your spot to join Tea Party Activists at the Massachusetts State House on Wednesday, July 13, 2011. The Greater Boston Tea Party and Empower Massachusetts offer this opportunity to hear from leaders and legislators on a few policy agenda items on which we tea party activists would like to see action.

This is an opportunity to meet activists from around the state, observe the Constitutional Convention and visit your State Rep and State Senator. It is crucial to our efforts at reforming and renewing Massachusetts that we interact with our state legislators – they hear from the “other side” constantly. Unions, special interest groups and professional lobbyists are in the Statehouse everyday asking legislators to expand government, increase spending and institute new regulations that kill jobs, squash economic opportunity and eat away at our constitutional freedoms and innate rights. Our voices must be heard!

Support Illegal immigration reform efforts
Support Secure Communities implementation
Support Show ID to Vote
Oppose graduated income tax increase
Oppose changes to the Citizen Amendment process
Observe the Constitutional Convention

Mark you calendar and RSVP at this link to join us on July 13th at the Massachusetts Statehouse. And bring the kids – rsvp for them as well. We will have a special activity for them too! Let’s fill the halls with freedom loving tea party activists and illustrate what a force we are becoming in the Commonwealth.

Governor Tim Pawlenty to headline Greater Boston Tea Party Tax Day rally

The Greater Boston Tea Party will hold its third annual Tax Day rally on Friday, April 15th, 4:00 – 6:00PM at the Boston Common Bandstand.

The Greater Boston Tea Party is an all volunteer, non-profit public policy advocacy organization that works to restore and defend the Constitution of the United States. Formed in 2010, the organization conducts open-to-the-public rallies, meetings, candidate meet-and-greets, grassroots activist trainings and legislation education events in the Greater Boston area.

Members of the organization are excited to welcome Governor Tim Pawlenty’s message of fiscal discipline to our annual Tax Day TEA Party rally.  ”Governor Pawlenty’s leadership in Minnesota has put his state on a course towards economic success,” said Christen Varley, President of GBTP.  ”His is a message voters need to hear.”

The list of participating speakers/performers is as follows:

Musical acts Black Diamond Band and Chris Ross

Christen Varley, President, GBTP

Michael Graham, 96.9 talk, Rally Emcee

Rev. Paul Jehle, Plymouth Rock Foundation

Dick Patten, NoDeathTax.org

John Lumbard, Americans for a Balanced Budget Amendment

Karyn Polito, former State Representative and candidate for State Treasurer

Barry Hinckley, FairTax.org

Loren Spivack, The Free Market Warrior

Tom Weaver, Show ID to Vote

Jim Stergios, Pioneer Institute

John Stephen, former candidate for NH Governor

Governor Tim Pawlenty

CPAC 2011 – Greatest Hits

CPAC 2011 – Greatest Hits

By Christine Morabito, CPAC 2011 Attendee, GBTP Steering Committee member

Following are the most powerful quotes from the latest Conservative Political Action Conference. The views expressed are not necessarily those of the Greater Boston Tea Party.

1. Ann Coulter, author and commentator:

“They say we need a path to citizenship–we have a path to citizenship, it’s called legal immigration.”

2. Tim Pawlenty, former MN governor:

“Just because we followed Greece into democracy, does not mean we need to follow them into bankruptcy.”

3. Grover Norquist, president of Americans for Tax Reform:

Thanked Obama, “the community organizer who did us the favor of organizing the Tea Party.”

4. Newt Gingrich, about Mayor Bloomberg’s denial of Islamic terrorism after the foiled Times Square bombing:

“Do you know how willfully and deliberately you have to hide from reality to assume that after thousands of radical, Islamic, terrorist, suicide-bombers—that your first thought is that it’s somebody opposed to healthcare? This would be a psychological problem if it were not a public official.”

5. Senator John Thune, referring to Obama’s State of the Union Address:

“A new seating arrangement is not bipartisanship, and new rhetoric is not a new agenda.”

6. Representative Ron Paul:

“Foreign aid is taking money from the poor people of a rich country and giving it to the rich people of a poor country.”

7. Andrew Breitbart, author and commentator:

“I got spit on and called a “fag” at a ‘Stop the Hate’ rally.”

8. Representative Allen West, on Obamacare:

“If healthcare is so great, then someone explain to me why over 200 democrat, political groups are going to the president and asking for waivers?”

9. Senator Rand Paul:

“If you refuse to acknowledge that there’s any waste that can be culled from the military budget, you are a big government conservative and you cannot lay claim to balancing the budget.”

10. Representative Allen West:

“I believe that we should celebrate the diversity of the melting-pot called America, but never allow multiculturalism to grow on steroids and define itself as making American culture subservient. Because—yes—there is a definitive American culture.”

11. Phyllis Schlafly, conservative icon:

“Our pending decline is not China’s fault. We eroded from within.”

12. Senator Mitch McConnell, on Obamacare waivers:

“If it’s not good for their union buddies, it’s not good for you either!”

13. Representative Raul Labrador:

“We weren’t elected because Americans love Republicans. We were elected because Americans love Republican principles.”

14. Donald Trump:

“I like Ron Paul…but he has zero chance of getting elected.”

15. Rich Lowery, editor of National Review, referring to the decline of liberal media outlets:

“The marketplace is correcting media bias.”

16. Ann Coulter, referring to the Obama administration’s national defense policy:

“It’s always a problem when people who don’t really like America are asked to defend it.”

17. Representative Paul Labrador, on diversity:

“Kristi Noem, Allen West and I represent the 3 shades of the GOP. Now, if Speaker Boehner were here, he’d represent the fourth.”

18. Mitt Romney, former MA governor:

“It’s going to take a lot more than new rhetoric to put Americans back to work—it’s going to take a new president!”

19. Christopher Preble, CATO Institute, about nation building in Afghanistan:

“It is incoherent to believe that the same government that can produce neither jobs nor well educated children here at home can build viable states in foreign lands with unfamiliar languages, unfamiliar customs and no tradition.”

20. Ann Coulter, on the 2012 presidential playing field:

“If we don’t run Chris Christie, Romney will be the nominee and we will lose.”

21. Lew Uhler, National Tax Limitation Committee reprimanding Ron Paul supporters for disrespecting Senator Orrin Hatch:

“We can disagree, but we will disagree agreeably. The hallmark of the conservative movement, and the difference between a mob in the street, is civility!”

22. Herman Cain, businessman and radio host:

“Too much legislation, too much regulation and too much taxation–the attack of the ‘ations’ is killing the American dream.”

23. Representative Allen West:

“You endured the relentless and hostile attacks from the liberal left, such as being called racist. Perhaps they should see who’s standing here as your Keynote Speaker.”

24. David Horowitz, author, on education:

“Stop the government from destroying the lives of millions of black and Hispanic children by giving full tuition education vouchers to every child.”

25. Representative Thaddeus McCotter:

“Never underestimate Washington’s ability to fix something until it’s broken.”

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Tea Parties more energized than ever

After reading Neal Gabler’s misguided observation of us last week in the Globe (Politically Exhausted), I felt compelled to respond.  (Thank you to the Globe for including my response.)  How fitting that this should be published the day after President Obama signs into law the largest piece of legislation ever passed in this nation and most likely, the “most unconstitutional”.

Are you exhausted?  Are you ready to give up?

REST EASY, Neal Gabler (“Politically exhausted,’’ Op-ed, March 17). The Tea Party Movement and the anger that brought it to fruition have evolved into energetic involvement in the American political system. We are not going away — not as long as the left’s political elites continue to use their incorrect interpretation of fairness as an excuse to insert government into every facet of American life.

The helplessness and hopelessness that so many in our nation are now experiencing are not occurring within the Tea Party movement but rather among those who maybe not so unknowingly offered their liberty up to the political class. We did no such thing. We may despise the path our current government has taken, but we honor and respect the architecture of our system. We know it is the only known guarantor of equal opportunity, an opportunity so many have died to establish and preserve. We are hopeful, and we are helping to get our nation back on a better path.

We do not believe democracy is broken. We feel it is due for a tuneup. We do not dream of a government without power, but rather a government with less power than the governed. We are fortunate to live in the most free and prosperous nation mankind has ever known. To settle for exhaustion is to dishonor its greatness.

Christen Varley

President Greater Boston Tea Party Holliston

Calendar – March Meetings/Meet Ups

The Greater Boston Tea Party is expanding daily.  Here is the list of our upcoming Meet Ups.  We welcome all members and any interested in learning more about the “Tea Party” in general – or at least our version of it.  As always, these are somewhat informal, as we have new people attending every month.  We have a brief agenda but mostly this is a chance to get together, have a drink, a snack or a meal and enjoy discussing politics, policy, past, present and future, with other patriots.  Bonus – many candidates are showing up!

Tuesday, March 2nd – Reading, Bertucci’s, 45 Walkers Brook Drive  7:00 – 9:00 PM

Thursday, March 11th – Boston, Green Dragon, 11 Marshall Street  7:30 – 9:30 PM

Thursday, March 18th – Waltham, The Tea Leaf, 487 Moody Street  7:00 – 9:00 PM

Tuesday, March 23rd – Norton, Trinity, 184 W. Main Street  7:00 – 9:00 PM

*******Venue Change*******

Tuesday, March 23rd – Rockland, Cape Cod restaurant, 979 Main St. Brockton 7:00 – 9:00 PM

Click on the town name to go to link on our Meet Up page and RSVP.  Or join us on Facebook.

***Coming soon – Framingham location, Cape Ann, Marlboro & Norwood!