In a somewhat surprising development, we are beginning to see the rest of the world waking up to the phenomenon known as the tea party.
Just in the past few weeks, right here in Central Florida, we have had a reporter from France covering the movement, we also had a television crew from Japan in town last week covering the Battle for America movie premier held by the Central Florida Tea Party Council and today the BBC is spending time with the West Orlando Tea Party.
The truth is, the power of the tea party movement is still in the developmental stages. This is the defining moment of our generation and will be the legacy we pass on to future generations. Throughout our storied history, America has always risen to the challenge, and the tea party movement is just the latest example of this indelible feat.
It’s no wonder that there will be those who attempt to take advantage of this, however, just as so many others have done in the past, these charlatans have undersetimated the spirit of the American people. We, the people…
US midterm Elections 2010: Democrats Accused Of Planting Bogus Tea Party Candidates
By Jon Swaine in New York
Alan Grayson, a Democratic congressman in Florida, is alleged to be assisting Peg Dunmire, a third candidate, in order to protect his seat from a challenge by Daniel Webster, a Republican.
One of the founders of the Florida “TEA Party”, which Ms Dunmire represents, has business connections with Mr Grayson, and his son has worked as an intern for the Congressman.
Mr Grayson described claims he was involved with the third party as conspiracy theories. “The same people that believe that believe Barack Obama was born in Kenya,” he told CNN.
Meanwhile two Democratic officials in Michigan have resigned after being linked to an apparently bogus tea party.
Michael Steele, the chairman of the Republican National Committee, accused Democrats of running dirty tricks in an attempt to salvage seats they were about to lose.
“Mr Grayson, you are no friend of the Tea Party. And therefore all these little fake tea parties that he’s supporting need to step it down, step away, and step out of the way.”
“Stop your perpetrating,” Mr Steele said in a speech in Florida. “Stop your faking. Stop your pretending.
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