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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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Trump taps Kushner to lead a SWAT team to fix government with business ideas

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Does anyone else have an issue with this statement???? We didn't elect anyone to run a company did we? I don't remember the plan being to sell off parts or our public control to private industries pals of Trump and company do you???? Citizens are not his families customers... and we didn't elect him to decide to liquidate the power of citizen ownership or control..... please wake up everyone!!!! A society needs to be run well for sure.... but it's more like a community or a family when run well. It is not a competition of preselected handful or self proclaimed winners that think everyone else is losers because they didn't choose to be greedy and lord over everyone else. That is what this man thinks or he would have ordinary workers and others sitting at the table. None of those he surrounds himself by or respects .... represent the average person .
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Trump Warns House Republicans: Repeal Health Law or Lose Your Seats - NYTimes.com

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In my mind telling someone your going to come after them if you don't get what you want from them is the opposite of a negation and is straight up school boy bully or mafia gang behavior.. This half baked, rushed out health bill is a matter of life, death and quality of life relevance to every family in this nation during each persons life... how clueless can Trump and his GOP company be not to get that? Access to care is more important than if Trump or anyone of them wins their election. Perhaps the party of "Me First and you maybe never" needs to go home and take care of their own business instead of pretending the business of others in the nation or the world matters to them.
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U.S. Investigating Mosul Strikes Said to Have Killed Up to 200 Civilians - NYTimes.com

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Trump might admire Putin but I think Obama was more correct to allow Putin to show his disregard for human life in Syria and not stoop to Putin's level. Obama made mistakes too but those were related to trusting Russia too much and not using the opportunity of chemical attacks to place an air cap above Turkey... unlike Trump he did not ever resort to chest thumping or reactive attacks to make himself LOOK like a Commander in Chief.
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Trump aide Boris Epshteyn leaving White House, officials say

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This is why I have come to support the value system of people like Bernie Sanders and other like him. Ten years ago I first became aware of the many issues the progressive side was looking at and listened. I realized that many things I valued about this nation had come as a direct result of the efforts of many fine progressives though at the time I really hadn't even thought of the term "progressive". I knew little before meeting these progressives about what was happening to our water, soil, food supply, medical care issues justice system and so much more. I listened and moved on with my life.... As I encountered various medical situations, legal situation and traveled the globe I saw more of the relevance and the critical needs for behavioral changes in society the progressives were trying to encourage. The progressives were asking the most truthful questions. The GOP and traditional Democrats were not . We can't find the right answers if we don't identify the right questions . Also the GOP proved the progressive points by by their own conduct and priorities . The lack of concern for the realities of so many in our society as mentioned in this article is consistent with GOP values and priorities.
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A very sad day happened while we were all watching the joker play us for fools this year. Look how they start to not only take America back but it wasn't for us it is from us... say good by to your privacy. I guess no one cares anyway or people won't let these things happen. They would "Resist"!
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