The Truth About TEA Parties (Moore County Dem/Republican Viewpoints)

Lately there have been back and forth notes from Bob Levy, Chair of the Moore County Republican Party, and Jim Heim, Chair of the Moore County Democrat Party.  After a flurry of notes in response to Bob Levy’s most recent article in The Pilot, Jim Heim weighed in.  Others joined the ‘discussion’.  And along came Moore TEA Citizen John Rowerdink, responding to the charges by Jim Heim.  We thought you’d like to know what is being said about Moore TEA Citizens by the respected head of the Democrat Party for our county. Members of Moore TEA Citizens who are Democrats or Libertarians know that MTC is made up of members from all parties, and even some who have never made up their minds about what political party they wish to join. If you have thoughts, join the discussion.  Perhaps it’s time we settled what TEA groups are.

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Jim…….Your comments remind me of the old saying “my mind is made up…don’t confuse me with the facts”.  Other than being white and well-off (and I hope you wouldn’t hold that against me), I don’t fit most of the other criteria you listed in your note.  Yet, I am proud to associate myself with Moore Tea Citizens.  Of the other members I have met, they don’t meet that criteria either.  You need to get your information from somewhere other than MSNBC.

John

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In a message dated 8/25/2010 3:27:59 P.M. Eastern Daylight Time, democrat@heim.us writes:

Sorry, John, I have no use for teabaggers. They are mainly white, mainly well-off, mainly right-wing complainers. And their willful ignorance is simply shocking. A surprisingly high number of them report to pollsters that they believe Obama was not born in Hawaii and that he is a Muslim, all with no shred of evidence.

Teabag candidates are claiming that Social Security and Medicare are unconstitutional. They are calling for the forcible deportation of over ten million undocumented immigrants. They support laws that require all Americans to carry identification papers to prove our citizenship. They deny the science behind climate change. They claim that Islam is at war with America. They call our president a socialist, communist, fascist, and worse. They depict him as Hitler and an African witch doctor, and worse.

The movement is funded by Fox News and right-wing Republicans.

In short, their political views are poisonous and corrosive to the fabric of America. I will have no truck with them.

Kind regards,

Jim

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Jim….I was reading the comments on the articles written by you and Bob Levy on the Pilot website and was interested to see the opinions you expressed about the Tea Party movement.

I’m involved with the local Moore Tea Citizens group and have had broader exposure to other people who are involved in this grassroots movement.  If you had attended our picnic at Canon Park earlier this month, I think you would have seen something quite different from what you’ve expressed.  What I saw at the picnic were 400 people who gathered together on a warm summer afternoon to express their genuine concern about the direction in which they see their country going.  The day could not have been more patriotic.  There were no ugly signs but plenty of flags on display.  There was no angry rhetoric but plenty of singing of patriotic songs.  There were no expressions of racism but there were standing ovations for a young black man who spoke to the group about the concern he shares about his country.  There were certainly many Republicans but also Democrats and Independents and there was very little evidence of allegiance to either party.

And if you had attended the Candidates’ Form that the group sponsored at the Community College in April, you would have seen that candidates from all parties were invited to speak.  I think any political party would do well to encourage the kind of patriotism, concern and activism that Tea Party members are expressing.  I’ve also seen what MSNBC has to say about the Tea Party movement and quite frankly, the things they show don’t represent 1% of what really takes place.

Last September, my wife and I attended the March on Washington that was sponsored by Tea Party groups and others.  I was very moved by what I observed and I wrote the attached article for The Pilot to express my feelings.  I hope you’ll take a few minutes to read it.

Best wishes.

John Rowerdink

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2 Responses to The Truth About TEA Parties (Moore County Dem/Republican Viewpoints)

  1. Russ Vansant says:

    Send Jim to revoltagainstmarxism.com!

    There is a photo of Obama’s Mombasa, Kenya birth certificate, an audio conversation with his grandmother who states she was there at his birth and information showing the Hawaiin certificate is not a birth certificate and was forged anyway.

    As to his muslim devotion, he bowed to the Saudi King did he not? He has stated in public several times he is a muslim. RevoltAgainstMarxism.com has information regarding his muslim proclivity.

    • Jim Heim says:

      The Kenyan birth certificate was long ago found to be a forgery. It was a Photoshopped Australian document. Here are a few of the flaws:

      Kenya was a Dominion the date this certificate was allegedly issued and would not become a republic for 8 months.

      Mombasa belonged to Zanzibar when Obama was born, not Kenya.

      Obama’s father’s village would be nearer to Nairobi, not Mombasa.

      The number 47O44– 47 is Obama’s age when he became president, followed by the letter O (not a zero) followed by 44–he is the 44th president.

      EF Lavender is a laundry detergent.

      Jim here – It is unfortunate that people are so willing to believe such nonsense.

      Jim

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