America IS Waking Up; Dems Joining The Tea Party

Patriots, welcome your brothers and sisters back into the free-thinking, non kool-aid drinking fold!!!

Though the democratic party and the media would like you to believe that democrats comprise a very small percentage of the Tea Party Movement, do not be hood-winked.  Many of the Tea Party Patriots that consider themselves ‘indies’ are actually dems that defected during the 2008 primary race.  The even better news?  Currently registered dems are now joining the Tea Party because they ‘get’ what we knew a long time ago; Barack Hussein Obama is a lying, leftist fraud that will bankrupt this nation and make us less secure.

Disgruntled Democrats join the Tea Party

Grand Junction, Colorado (CNN) — They are not typical Tea Party activists: A woman who voted for President Obama and believes he’s a “phenomenal speaker.” Another who said she was a “knee-jerk, bleeding heart liberal.”

These two women are not alone.

Some Americans who say they have been sympathetic to Democratic causes in the past — some even voted for Democratic candidates — are angry with President Obama and his party. They say they are now supporting the Tea Party — a movement that champions less government, lower taxes and the defeat of Democrats even though it’s not formally aligned with the Republican Party.

To be sure, the number of Democrats in the Tea Party movement is small. A recent CNN/Opinion Research Corporation poll shows that while 96 percent of Tea Party activists identify themselves as either Republican or Independent, only 4 percent say they are Democrats.

Some of these disgruntled voters are taking part in the current Tea Party Express tour. The tour began in Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid’s hometown of Searchlight, Nevada, on March 28 and is making 44 stops across the nation. It ends in Washington on tax day — April 15.

Ann Ducket attended the Tea Party rally in Grand Junction, Colorado, on Wednesday.

A lawyer and lifelong Democrat, Ducket made her political leanings clear: She said she was a campus community organizer for Democratic Sen. George McGovern’s 1972 presidential campaign, voted for Jimmy Carter and Al Gore, and previously ran for elective office in Colorado as a Democrat.

“I was a card-carrying member of the ACLU, and I probably did inhale in college,” Ducket said.

Ducket, who is now an independent and did not vote for Obama, said the president has “carried things to an extreme.”

“I think we’ve gone too far on the side of government doing too much,” Ducket said. “The Democratic Party is wanting to take care of everyone, instead of helping everybody stand on their own two feet.”

Roxanne Lewis expressed a similar point of view. A small business owner in Grand Junction, Lewis described herself as a lifelong Democrat and called the president a “phenomenal speaker.” She voted for him because she “believed in what he was saying: change.”

But, Lewis added, “I should’ve listened a lot closer when he talked about ‘spreading the wealth.’ ”

Asked how she feels about having voted for the president, Lewis said “I feel lied to, cheated and raped.”

Lewis criticized the taxpayer-funded bailouts of financial institutions, which began under former President George W. Bush, and the bailout of General Motors and Chrysler.

“These are not the Democrats that I have been brought up with,” Lewis said. However, she said she will continue to be a Democrat.

“We hear from folks, probably at every rally, who say, ‘I was a Democrat,’ ” Levi Russell, communications director for the Tea Party express tour, said.

“Having more Democrats join the movement shows that it is more representative of the American people than the antics of the Obama, [House Speaker Nancy] Pelosi, Reid leadership,” Russell said.

The Democratic National Committee declined to comment.

Imagine that?  Ramming through a ‘heathcare reform’ bill against the express wishes of the majority of Americans in order to create a revenue stream for God only knows what and they expected dems to just roll with it?  P.A.T.H.E.T.I.C.

(H/T KG)

20 thoughts on “America IS Waking Up; Dems Joining The Tea Party

  1. Happy Easter!

    The tea party movement is mostly run by and made up of women, many of whom are the PUMAs who are the disaffected Hillary supporters. Independents are nearly a third of the electorate and many of them were disaffected members of both parties. As long as each party represents the 20% at each end of the political spectrum, the power will be with the 60% in the middle.

    Each party has it’s own flavor of Kool-Aid. Avoid them both.

    It’s cherry blossom time here:

      1. ABSOLUTELY! What a great day, and so many thanks for posting this piece!

        btw, I know I told you already, but I LUV the way this site has come together!

        ;))

    1. AMEN! The attempt to convince everyone that the Tea Party people are a bunch of crazed, disgruntled right wing nutjobs has been ludicrous from the start. The only people who believe that fairytale are people like my dear old mother, who is 85 and believes everyt single piece of idiocy and fabrication she hears from CNN, which she watches 24/7. Everyone else knows better. This movement really began on or about June 1, 2008, when Democrats realized they had not only been had, but brutally ridiculed, lied to and discriminated against by the BO
      ZO camp; THOUSANDS of us, of every color, gender, race . creed and age converged in Washington at the Wardman Marriott on May 31, 2008 for the DNC Rules and Bylaws committee meeting in the mistaken believe that DNC officials and party hacks actually gave a dam about the party and its members, its integrity and that of its chosen candidates, which, we learned that day, were NOT chosen by the voters in the primaries, but rather, by the likes of Corporate America, under the auspices of small time pawns like Donna Brazille, and the rest of the craven crapheads in the DNC. We left there having witnessed the most nauseating and despicable demonstration of crudeness, racism and bias any of us had ever seen. As sickening as it was, though, we also left with new resolve and great comfort that we were not alone; that in fact, there were THOUSANDS, from some 30 states there who witnessed everything from the utmost duplicity, rule breaking and callous disregard for integrity and their own rules ever perpetrated in the history of American election. Both before and after, we witnessed nationwide intimidation attempts and attacks on voters, both in primaries and on election day. But our resolved was formed long before election day 2008. It was on June 1 that we rose up in rage and disgust and said, “WE AREN’T GONNA TAKE THIS ANYMORE!” and many of us have been working non stop just about 24/7 ever since. Things are worse than ever; worse even, than we had feared. But WE WILL NOT GIVE UP. OUR NUMBERS AND OUR NOTORIETY HAVE GROWN IN LEAPS AND BOUNDS AND CONTINUE TO DO SO.

      Bottom Line here: when I hear some pathetic moron try to tell me the Tea Parties are rightwing nutjobs I just ROTFLMAO because I KNOW better. I was there. And I still am. So THERE, DHS, and all the rest of you alphabet soup folks. Deal with it.

      ;))

      1. Dame – they have never seen anything like this in their lives – they don’t know how to deal with it. The Tsunami approaches. I am so hoping that Barry the Fraud keeps it up – he pushes the envelope each and every day for us. Probably not the consequences or outcome that Michelle was betting on. She is SUCH a piece of work. I have spent my life trying to keep such toxic people out of my life and now our country is being run by one.

  2. It is truly a Happy Easter seems like there are signs all around that the tide is turning and so many people have worked so hard often thinking it was in vain but none the less resolute to keep fighting the good fight.

    No matter you religion this is truly a gift from God, we just need to remember that and give the credit to him first and keep on keeping on.

    1. Kathy, so well said! Today was such a blessed day for so many reasons, regardless of religion or absence thereof. My favorite day signifying redemption, rebirth and new growth for all beings, especially for our Constitution and its Republic!

  3. This movement really began on or about June 1, 2008, when Democrats realized they had not only been had, but brutally ridiculed, lied to and discriminated against by the BO

    That’s right.

  4. Hey Monster….are you going to a Tea Party in your area? You are welcome to join us on Oahu 🙂

    1. Why I will be standing on the side of the freakin’ road here in Kona!!!! (but thanks for the invite!) I will have you know that the Tea Parties here are getting bigger and the honking is getting louder.

          1. DT, All of the Tea Parties across the great U.S.A. would be honored to have a great patriot as yourself join in. Here too in Naples, the crowds are stretching far and wide and the horns are BLASTING!!!!! Think those asshats in D.C. will dare comment about what is about to take place across this great nation? ..Didn’t think so…….remember their mantra as we all stand out there..’sit down and shut up’…..so let’s all give’um the loudest shout we can and show Axelrod just how cowardly Americans really are!!!!!!!!

  5. ASK yourselves… Ask others to ask themselves….
    Do you truly have the spine, the patriotism, the sincere concern for your children and grandchildren to stop repeating the same “GO ALONG TO GET ALONG” destructive campaign into the abyss….

    ARE you a pretender or a defender?
    Do you just say the right things and repeat what people want to hear and then
    Continue along your merry way doing the same things over and over every day
    And from time to time hope all of this psycho drama will just go away…
    OR..
    Are you a true defender who will set aside just one day, one week, a month or two
    Make the sacrifice to join the process of restoring and preserving your freedom and the benefits you enjoy for your brief stay, for your children, grandchildren and loved ones…..

    NOW IS THE TIME FOR EVERY GOOD AND DECENT CITIZEN TO COME TO THE AID OF THEIR OWN COUNTRY< LIBERTIES AND FREEDOM.

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