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Tea Party Values, the Civil War and Race in Raleigh, NC

by Eric Byler

 

Annabel Park recently spoke to Diane Rufino, leader of the Eastern North Carolina Tea Party, at the "Honor the Oath" rally at the State Capitol in Raleigh.
 

Diane had drawn applause during her speech when she praised North Carolina's role during the Civil War, yet, she said that Rev. Dr. William Barber is wrong to remind us of historic struggles for racial equality in order to counter the TEA Party, and address modern day injustices. "Time to move on," she said.

Diane is eager to change the perception that the TEA Party and Republican party are dominated by white men. In her interview, she explained that catch phrases like "take our country back" do not imply going back to a time before the Civil Rights movement. Instead, she argued, TEA Party members and other conservatives want to go back to a time when there were "parameters." 

"When was that?" Annabel asked. Diane's fascinating answer provides a window into the complexity and agony of TEA Party conservatives struggling to respond to demographic changes in America. [MORE]


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This is a great interview of someone with a Tea Party point of view.

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Joseph Pomponio's comment, February 24, 2013 9:26 PM
I have to admit, after viewing the video I was a bit taken. Most Tea Party members I encounter have a very different vernacular to their speech. She did bring me back to my early years, doors unlocked, everyone knew each other, they were comfortable times. I though have seen the change. From a time when we helped each other, got over our different ethnic differences ( West Side Story), and lived in a society where opportunity was the mantra of the well and very well off. We were schooled from age 12 to be understanding, empathetic, productive and self supporting. Part time jobs were always available for lower income, people like myself. My employers were always encouraging my work and provided traning from adults with experience. We understood and respected law even when we didn't agree. As the years pasted I severed in the military, got married, and had 2 Kids. Then things changed, around 1973. An oil shortage caused be Opec, stagnation and encomium problems. But work was good, not much in raises but you made out. In the 1980"s laws changed, tax structure was set at fixed amount with deductions only for home owners. Jobs were still available but a little harder to get. Government work seemed the safest bet so I got one. Things got better, regular raises, health coverage, pension and representation. Like the kind we as citizens have. Never thought much of unions, until then. The 1990's proved the best until 1999. I remeber hearing that congressional reps were screaming that eliminating Glass Segal would destroy the country. I figured if Clinton signed it, banking and investors could be trusted. A very big mistake. Along the way I started looking back, when I grew up homeowners lived in homes 20 to 30 tears and that developed communities. From the 1990's on people bought homes and moved to better ones every 3-5 years. By the millennium Salaries were stagnant and hong people didn't want to have kids. I could go on but I'll sum up briefly. We did this to our selves, Diane probably lived in a different part of the country but like the rest of us a system stopped working. Today, there is to mush of every man for himself, with outside interests playing it for profit. Maybe I can't stop it but like Diane I can try. The Coffee party was my breath of fresh air: so here we go.
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Opinion | The Democrats’ Religion Problem

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Wrong thinking in this opinion piece. Plus black southern women that helped Hilary so much in the south early on said the main reason they did not vote for Bernie was that they were actually not familiar with him nor were they aware of his civil rights background. The democrats made lots a headway in strong Red districts and all four special elections.
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Trey Gowdy Says Oversight Committee Will No Longer Pursue Russia Investigation -

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Gowdy is the brand new Chairman of the House Oversight Committee. And he announced Friday that his committee will no longer participate in the Russia probe.
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I guess he took the loyalty pledge. I may fact check this more....didn't see this reported anywhere else yet.
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Vox Sentences: Jobs, jobs, jobs (are still moving to Mexico)

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The banquet business was booming at Mar-a-Lago. Then Trump became president.

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Trump’s club in Palm Beach, Fla., faces potential revenue losses as charities move galas elsewhere.
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California just added four more ‘discriminatory’ states to its travel ban

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California now bars state-funded travel to eight other states.
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KING: Why progressives feel unwelcome in the Democratic Party

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The Democratic Party has shifted to the right. It's not anti-war. It's not strong on the environment. It's not strong on civil rights.
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Georgia’s special congressional election proves all politics aren’t local

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Out-of-state interests together spent $26.2 million to influence voters
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Great break down of how money influenced the recent Georgia election. I vote democrats to try to push back on the influence of money in elections and policy making. Sometimes I now donate small funds to the media sources that are watchdog groups and only democrats with the most progressive push back on money corrupting our democracy and policy. I would vote Republicans if I could find any willing to actually stand up to the corruption of money in our once democratic national policy. The Clinton's are too corporate user friendly in their policy decision making which is why many could not stand by her anymore than a Republican... As a result many didn't show up as they saw no one to support & others thought they would go with Trump as a unknown politician that was picking up on Bernie's messages from highjacking it as Hillary did. But Trump has deferred most policy to the corruption of rich donors and ultra right that do the bidding for richest people in congress and across the nation. traditional GOP donor
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U.N. Says World's Population Will Reach 9.8 Billion By 2050

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The population growth is being driven by high birth rates in developing nations as well as higher life expectancy worldwide.
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Judge in Michigan blocks deportation of 100 Iraqis

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A U.S. judge on Thursday temporarily blocked the deportation of about 100 Iraqi nationals rounded up in Michigan in recent weeks who argued that they could face persecution or torture in Iraq because they are religious minorities.
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Trump won't hire poor people for a top post - many Americans agree - BBC News

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Trump doesn't want a "poor person" overseeing the economy. To many Americans, that makes sense.
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He needs to gift about 100 poor intelligent people 2 million like he was handed and see if they can can come up with some better ideas than his rich butt heads have managed to do thus far
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Senate Republican Obamacare replacement bill released, here are the details

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GOP leaders have to get at least 50 Republican senators to back the legislation to win passage.
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Worse than the 1st house effort. You can click and read the whole bill from here.
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Grenfell Tower: Fire-risk tests on cladding on '600 high rises' - BBC News

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Samples from three tower blocks are combustible, with many more still to be tested, says the government.
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Gowdy won't use Oversight gavel to probe Russia

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Rep. Trey Gowdy’s (R-S.C.) position is a sharp departure from that of his predecessor.
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I'm beginning to wonder if the whole GOP leadership took Trumps locality pledge and did Trump give his loyalty to Putin?
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Bombshell Report Reveals Mitch McConnell Allowed Russia To Attack The US To Help Trump

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In a tone that would become familiar in the following months, Republicans and Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell (R-KY) allowed Russia to interfere in the election to help Trump by expressing skepticism about the intelligence that Russia was meddling in the 2016 presidential election.
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Layoffs start next month at the Carrier plant Trump "saved" last winter

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And the Ford Focus is moving to China rather than Mexico. Oops.
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Trump joins the effort to pass a health-care bill, but another GOP senator is opposed

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The secret lives of young IS fighters

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What Could Raising Taxes on the 1% Do? Surprising Amounts

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Layoffs announced at Boeing plant Trump visited

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Must have made a deal not to lay off folks at those two companies till after Trump was in the White House.
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Trump Sued For Allegedly Violating Presidential Records Act

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Trump won't hire poor people for a top post - many Americans agree - BBC News

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Why Migrants Keep Risking All on the ‘Deadliest Route’

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Senate Republican Obamacare replacement bill released, here are the details

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GOP leaders have to get at least 50 Republican senators to back the legislation to win passage.
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They would have to change a lot to get my vote.
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Missouri Votes to Let Employers Fire People Who Use Birth Control

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A new Missouri bill would target abortion providers and sanction employment and housing discrimination against people who use birth control or have an abortion. Blessed be the fruit.

Yesterday, the Missouri House voted to pass SB 5, a bill imposing several highly burdensome and even mor
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Saving this link.,... have not fact checked this.
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