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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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My two cents: I haven’t read this book. But the democrat’s choice to place Hillary in the White cost at any cost is what lost the election. She had many flaws of her own creation and from her own mouth without any help. Her greater than s white lie about coming under sniper fire in Bosnia and being rushed to cover instead of greeted had so many lies in one place it could nearly be its own book. Had the Democratic elite thrown just their support not even their money behind Bernie instead of obstructing they would have beat Donnie boy hands down... Some have been able to drum up potential dirt from one episode in Janes life to stir up and the dem/socialist issue would have been easy to beat down... Just point out Donnie and his buds at the Heritage want private ownership of roads, libraries, post office, our schools and public parks, medicine, medical care and even our military.... Black Water proves that
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How do you force people to do want you (or your donors) want even if the public majority doesn’t agree or want it? Stack the deck with judges that agree with you is your only option. hope the majority of people which happen to not agree with you don’t notice. Sort of like boiling a frog. Mitch is hoping people won’t notice till it is too late.
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Trump has a natural talent for attacking those that are marginalized in society. He can obviously just hates native Americans... The South And Central Americans are predominantly native Americans as well and we know how Trump seeks to keep them out of his kingdom.... How else would he keep male populations from escaping western companies in Mexico and other South American nations and working for those companies at $70 a week. Maybe if he keeps his church of Trump worshippers stirred up about how all those poor people are stealing their money and jobs he can bring back slavery. This is one more way he uses his power to abuse people he thinks no one will defend. And this from a man who did absolutely nothing for his first million dollars but get born.... A great reason to take inheritance from all people that didn’t earn it.
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I may be giving input about the VA hospital at Memphis soon. I'm hoping it will be good. I am a huge supporter of training very smart medical professionals to serve the public and funding their education to do so...Much of the VA was privatized during the Bush and Clinton years using contractors and contract doctors in at least overseas clinics... This lowered the quality of service as retention of both military ranking medical professionals and contractor retention was awful as well…it became a pass through spot looking for a real and better job. . While saving tax payer dollars that then went to fund contractor pockets rather than funding medical, life time medical military commitments , great top of the line on the job training and retirements as well as serious medical education for very bright young people that otherwise wouldn't afford the tab...We didn't get the best deal in the privatization contract.
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