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(WorldNetDaily) – Raises questions whether grass roots can impact GOP
A report about this week’s primary elections calls citizens in the grass-roots tea-party movement “insurgents” and raises questions about whether they can impact the November vote.
The Associated Press story analyzes several early primaries, which were won mostly by incumbents even though some were challenged by candidates supported by tea-party activists.
The report says the “tea party-backed challengers and other outsiders were shut out in competitive House and Senate primaries” and then declared the results “renewed a debate about the clout of theinsurgents in the remaining primaries.”
The report as posted on Yahoo
“Insurgents” largely has been used of late in the media as a watered-down reference to terrorists such as those battling American and NATO troops in Iraq and Afghanistan.
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It’s not the first time a derogatory term has been applied to tea-party activists.
One of the better known events was when House Speaker Nancy Pelosi likened tea-party activists to Nazis:
It happened in San Francisco where a Chronicle reporter asked her for her opinion on whether there is “legitimate grass-roots opposition” to the Democrats’ health-care reform plan.
Pelosi said: “I think they are Astroturf.”
And she continued, “They’re carrying swastikas and symbols like that to a town meeting on health care.”
The labeling of opponents of Obama’s policies and actions, however, had begun earlier.
WND reported when a Missouri state report cited 32 characteristics police should watch for as signs or links to domestic terrorists.
Many of the same issues are cited as concerns by tea-party activists.
“Police were instructed to look for Americans who were concerned about unemployment, taxes, illegal immigration, gangs, border security, abortion, high costs of living, gun restrictions, FEMA, the IRS, The Federal Reserve, and the North American Union/SPP/North American Community. The ‘Missouri Documents’ also said potential domestic terrorists might like gun shows, short wave radios, combat movies, movies with white male heroes, Tom Clancey novels, and Presidential Candidates Ron Paul, Bob Barr, and Chuck Baldwin!”