Tea Party: follow the money

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    who or what is making money off the for profit tea party?


    The Tea Party Convention is over. But the war it started is apparently just getting under way. Yesterday, Bill Hemrick, a conservative fund-raiser and the founder of the Upper Deck baseball trading-card company, sued the for-profit convention’s organizer, Judson Phillips, in Williamson County Circuit Court in Tennessee, in a dispute over Sarah Palin’s speaking fee. When Palin agreed to deliver the keynote address at the convention, it put the event in the news. And it was Hemrick, all agree, who provided the $50,000 down payment for Palin’s $100,000 speaking fee. In the suit, Hemrick claims that Phillips had agreed that, in return for helping to close the deal with Palin, Phillips would assist Hemrick with his National Fiscal Conservative Political Action Committee. But after taking the money, Phillips didn’t live up to his part of the deal, and even barred Hemrick from attending the event at all. Hemrick is seeking a minimum of $500,000 in damages and asserts that Phillips defamed him by badmouthing him after their falling-out over Palin.

    In the run-up to the convention, as its for-profit status and Palin’s fee (she’s since said she’s donating it to charity) attracted unwelcome attention, Phillips claimed that Hemrick was the mercenary; he said he barred Hemrick from the convention because Hemrick had planned to pitch Palin on a business opportunity he needed help with. But others tell a different story. According to Anthony Shreeve, a tea-party activist who had been involved in the early planning of the Nashville convention, and who also fell out with Phillips, Hemrick was instrumental in getting Palin to agree to be the keynote speaker. Phillips and his wife, who conceived of the convention, didn’t have the funds to cover Palin’s speaking agreement, so they turned to Hemrick, who donates frequently to Republican
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    You are really sexy Ms. Bones when you are riding a cause with that kind of passion.
     
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    The company organizing the convention was a 'for profit' business. Ohhhhhhhhhhh! The Faux Outrage! OMG! Profit!!!!!! Eeeeeek!
     
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    the tpm is about money....i have no problem with profit but dont pretend to be a grass roots movement when you are all about making money....

    “There are a lot of questions about money and where all the money has gone,” said Erick Erickson, editor of the influential conservative blog RedState.com, which has emerged as both chronicler of — and guide for — the tea party movement.

    Conservative bloggers and activists have at times accused some tea party organizers of poor budgeting, wasting money on flashy initiatives like cross-country bus tours that critics say don’t do much to advance the cause, or — worse — using cash raised from activists to pad their groups’ coffers or their own wallets.


    Tea parties emerge as revenue stream - POLITICO.com Print View


    plus isnt it wrong to pretend to raise money for one cause then use it for another?
     
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    You mean like paying for trips to strip clubs?
     
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    the thing at the strip clubs....when you give employees credit cards.....things happen....it was just plain ignorance on the part of the people using the credit card to leave that paper trail....but i think people jumping on the tpm bandwagon need to realize that its not a real grass roots movement but a for profit organization.
     
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    Oh, good grief. Seriously. Just. Good. Grief.
     
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    we should be glad something in the US of KKKA is capable of making a profit huh dry bones?
     
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    is that how you mumble when you got nothing left to say?


    why hasnt the organization gone non profit? i am just so curious as to where the money is going....

    face it..if this was a left wing org....yall would be asking the same...dont deny it....and why shouldnt one ask where the money is going? hell i would like all of them to explain that....campaign finance reform is desperately needed
     
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    i got no problem with them making money just dont pretend to be something you are not...they could care less about voters etc...they are just chasing the green....
     
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