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By JGillman, Section News
How incredibly funny it is that the very same progressive movement which downplayed the tea party movement as marginal. The Democrats are trying to field a "tea Party" in Michigan with the petition gathering to create this new political organization. Chetly Zarko first brought this information to light today. Zarko's investigation suggests it might be an attempt by progressives to tie up the actual "tea Party" name in a way that limits its use by activists who have successfully gathered to address issues in government. That it could be stolen as a trademark:
"The petition claims to seek access to the ballot for an entirely new party - the "Tea Party", although when Zarko Research interviewed known organizers of the Tea Party they all knew nothing about it. When shown copies of the petition, Wendy Day of Howell, Michigan, organizer of Common Sense in Michigan considered one of the lead Tea Party protest organizers in the state, told us that the Tea Party as she has known it has never sought official access to the ballot and works to create an environment where both of the existing parties work for reform and limiting governmental intrusion into the lives of individual citizens. Day condemned this effort and stated it was an effort to dilute the impact of the current Tea Party - she argued this was evidence that forces opposing reform were taking the Tea Party seriously - so seriously that indeed they are trying to steal its trademark and hijack it. "
More than likely, it is an attempt to fragment what is seen as a lightly bound (though large)group of individuals who have now decided to speak up to the unconstitutional nature of our current representatives.
Now there is more..
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