Tom Leppert In a "House Full of Patriots"

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Feels like it's been a long while since we've touched upon the U.S. Senate candidacy of former Dallas Mayor Tom Leppert, last seen gigging David Dewhurst and who's still insisting that the Trinity River Corridor Project is worthy of federal earmarks. Anyway. On Saturday he was down at the San Antonio Tea Party Senate Candidates Forum, from which the video on the other side is taken. Says Leppert: "I was privileged to serve as mayor of Dallas for four years, and we did some things that government usually don't do. We cut spending, set priorities, got out of some things that governments don't have any reason to be in." Ya mean, like the hotel business?

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RTGolden
RTGolden

You all have to realize, the Tea Party, as you know it, is two distinct and often opposed groups.  The original movement was very focused on its key issues, cut wasteful government spending and reduce government intrusion.  There was already a party for that, the Libertarian party, but they got their movement going independently for some reason.  One of the organizers of this movement either got co-opted by the Reps, or always was one, and started pushing to lead the whole shebang off into slack-jawed, mouth-breathing, white trash land, while the other group continued on its merry way.Of course the group with all the loud mouths got all the press, so that is what many see as the 'Tea Party'.  I'm not real clear what has become of the others, as I quickly stopped paying attention to them at this point.  I just go on my own blissful libertarian way, trying to meld the news I get from both left and right into some palpable truth.

Wes Scott
Wes Scott

Even if any of what you said was accurate, and I do not beleive it is, I would not want the bunch of idiots called the "Tea Party" leading my country anywhere! Their only course would be toward world war.

Wes Scott
Wes Scott

Actually, what Jesus taught would be pure communism, which is why churches celebrate communion. Unfortunately, most people today equate communism with the J. Edgar Hoover uneducated definition, which was actually dictatorial, totalitarian socialism being called communism.

Wes Scott
Wes Scott

The Tea Party is the American Taliban. They want a religious thocracy of their own definition running things here like the Muslims do in the Middle East. They ignore the Constitution because they are too illiterate to understand what it says or means. They surround themselves with other equally stupid people because birds of a feather flock together.

Now, I have no problem with what they are doing. In fact, I would defend to the death their right to do it because the right to do what they are doing is Constitutionally guaranteed in our Bill of Rights. And you gotta admit that it is great entertainment and cheap thrills. If you look at recent election results they are NOT taking over Congress. They are fighting amongst themselves and causing the entire GOP to split, so what they are doing may actually be good for the country.

What the rest of us has to do is continue being educated and involved, and make sure that we exercise our right to vote, but we also have to continually let our elected leaders hear from us as to what we expect of them, and we have to remove them from office when they fail us. We get the government that we deserve because We, The People of the United States of America, elect it!

Wes Scott
Wes Scott

If you put the entire Tea Party movement in one room, and then started adding up IQs you would not get a double digit number. That is why the group is so easily swayed by bullshit and hyperbole. Fearmongering is their only recourse. They are shrill and loud, but they don't say anything meaningful. Somebody like Palin or Bachmann, who has a very low double digit IQ, seems brilliant to them.

Mike
Mike

You are confusing candidates that have adopted some Tea Party items and get support with the actual Tea Parties.  You can use Google to find story after story about complaints in 2010 from religious groups complaining that Tea Party activists will not work for their agenda on the issues you cited.  It's very likely many of the Tea Party activists to believe in that agenda as do many of its candidates.  They simply and intentionally screened the Tea Party from that agenda.

Ed D.
Ed D.

Dallas: our village idiots former mayors are world class!

tea party mission?
tea party mission?

Unfortunately, I'm pretty broke right now. None the less, I would be happy to donate $5.00 to the tea party if they could ever construct a concise and consistent mission statement in keeping with their actions. ie- "we like to hang out in our lawn chairs waving old glory, insert the word constituation in every other sentence, and wear straw hats". Bam! here is your 5 bucks.

Bob
Bob

Sounds very familiar to the popular misinformation that Mayor Rawlings was CEO of Pizza Hut. He wasn't because the position did not exist. He was in charge of the Pizza Hut business dvision for Yum brands And, oh, BTW, most of its stores are franchised, so it's not like he has executive experience of a major sized corporation. He was PH's marketing and finance guy, and according to Yum's annual reports his financial performance was mixed at best, and trended down during his tenure.

Maybe Mike's and Tom's campaign consulting team can explain why those mayoral candidates had resume bloat?

RTGolden
RTGolden

Their campaign consulting team is, at the moment, furiously scrounging for receipts of any kind to give to the FBI.  They don't have time to piddle with this nonsense at the moment. (please send any receipts you have laying around the house to them.)

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