Monday, November 25, 2013

The Tea Party Fire Ants' "TEA PARTY CHALLENGE"

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The art being spread around social media, above, speaks for itself. However, it's probably a good idea to drive a few points home and make clarifications.

To begin with, as you know we have swarmed Congress every day (no joke) for one year and have been cited by Congressman Frank Wolf, the author of HRes36 as being critical to getting 178 GOP Congressional co-sponsors to sign on for his Benghazi select Committee resolution. We have not one, or two, but now three such letters of thanks, as cited in the art, above.

(Off topic for a moment, trolls - IMO like Stan Hjerleid - have tried to strongly suggest that these letters are not genuine. IMO such people are idiots and nasty to boot: forging a Congressman's letter & signature would have us in jail in 2 seconds. The letters/FAX's are genuine. All three of them.)

So you see, there is something to be said of this swarming technique, led brilliantly by Kathy Amidon, the Tea Party Fire Ant twitter swarm leader (you don't realize, probably, that a list needs to kept, updated, checked, components chosen for any given night and then led. I subbed in for her for 2 hours the other night until she returned from a business trip and while I have done this many times before, I was reminded again that to do it right isn't easy. She does a spectacular job). However, as anticipated, the further into those groups of holdouts we go, the more difficult they become to convince (the fact that they are not being smart has little to do with it).

Additionally, there is a little hypocrisy in the very general sense: what is a Tea Party group like TPFA doing calling out GOP congressmen for not doing their job when so many Tea Party groups leaders appear to be following those Congressmen's lackadaisical example? You see where this is going: it is time for the Tea Party groups - Tea Party Express, Tea Party dot org, all of them - to stop using social media to simply feed the masses lots of red meat media which stir the passions of the crowds but do nothing to actually help the country. Any schoolkid knows that the work comes before the entertainment. Popularity is a sad stand-in for patriotism and talk is no substitute for action. This is a time which demands non-stop activism and results, not talk, posing and whining.

By the way, the idea that the Tea Party groups are "working hard behind the scenes" is, IMO, total BS. We heard that endlessly leading up to the elections of 2012 and afterward the media said that the Tea Party was dead. The Tea Party isn't dead, it's leaders are just giving that very fair impression. When someone says "You don't know how much work the TP leaders do behind the scenes" you might answer with, "That's right, because we aren't seeing any results. Tell them to get off their duffs!"

Look at these examples:

Tea Party Express:

This is what everyone does! This is what every regular politically-active person on twitter does. Since when is this the wall of an active group? Where is the activism? WHERE IS THE LEADERSHIP? There isn't any. None. Zero. At this time of crisis such a Twitter wall from a high-end, mainstream-media-recognized Tea Party Group is an absolute, unmitigated disgrace. You don't see this kind of sloth-mindedness on liberal activist walls - they are all over the activism part.  Every Tea Party supporter, IMO, should be entirely ashamed of this.

Tea Party.Org:

Same thing. A news-story conduit. How the hell are we supposed to win elections and guide our congress down the conservative path with this kind of stupidity going on? This is a liberal troll's wet dream: to see these massive Tea Party Groups using Twitter for nothing more than to engage in the online equivalent of handing out free newspapers. I bet Obama loves to see this kind of insane waste of time and effort. It could not benefit him more if he designed the distractions himself.


Talk. Blather. Wheel-spinning. They can't tweet one damn thing to a congressman?! Really? All this time and energy wasted day in and day out while Obama spins Obamacare around, slowly, worming it back into our lives while nerds in congress smelling of too much cheap starch and headache-inducing colognes admit with smiles between themselves that everything they need to do really is more than they know how to handle. Absolutely lunacy.

Tea Party Patriots

Are you get sick from all the spinning, yet? 

Talk. News items. Posing. Demands. Complaints. Declarations of every variety. But not one thing which deals with any problem directly, makes public demands on congress which embarrass them on their walls and motivate them to action - nothing. Nothing!

Well, the Tea Party Fire Ants do take action and take it seriously. And we're sick and tired of being the only Tea Party group in the last year to actually do anything and have anything tangible to show for it, so we're calling out the others and hope that they get smart like 148 congressmen did when we convinced them the time had come for them to sign HRes36. We will be swarming the Tea Party groups every night along with Congress until in a day, a week, a month or six months, they get the picture and learn new habits. Productive habits in a time of national crisis, not the easy habits of all talk and no action.


Not everyone will be comfortable with this, I assume on instinct, but logic demands me to wonder why they should? Political correctness is for the left, and we on the right simply have got to get our collective ass in gear. NOW. Obama is now as politically vulnerable as any President in US history. If we want to reverse the course of this country legally/politically, now is the time to do more than gab and gossip between each other. Where would this nation be today if those groups had led like TPFA instead of just chatted and tried to rack up followers for the sake of an abstract popularity contest? Obama might be impeached by now. Instead we have endless threads how the country is going to hell without those talkers-only being honest enough to in part blame themselves for doing nothing, which IMO is the very least of the things they should own up to.

Despite all that, this Challenge is not to demean others or play up this blog and the Tea Party Fire Ants, believe it or not. This really is a challenge, and the above is the tiniest tip of the iceberg of an oncoming Tea Party Fire Ant tsunami of tough love as an inducement for them to meet the challenge. We want other groups to meet and surpass our accomplishments. The farther the better as far as I'm concerned. Indeed, I'd love to get my life back; I did not reckon on my life going down this road so steeply years ago when I started. I've been losing money on this. It isn't smart business, of course, but neither was it when our Founding Fathers pledged their sacred fortunes to this nation - they had bigger things in mind and this country is in VERY bad shape right now. 

So, just as we successfully called out - and continue to call out, in public on twitter - our own GOP congressmen to get off their asses and get to work, it is high time we did the same with our Tea Party group leaders. Just because those people wrap themselves in the term Tea Party does not make them holy: if it looks like a Boehner and walks like a Boehner and talks like a Boehner, it probably isn't Ted Cruz. 

The Tea Party Fire Ants and Benghazi Truth challenge all and every Tea Party to start posting manifestations of their accomplishments. No, saying "Sarah Palin spoke at our rally" is not an accomplishment - it is a great motivational moment. We mean they need to start getting things done. Pressure Boehner publicly on social media every day to allow Benghazi Select Committee HRes36 a floor vote until such pressure is overwhelming. Tell Congress that when the next budget comes around Obama must repeal Obamacare himself or there will be a shut-down and impeachment. Tea Party leaders, start gathering Arpaio's birth certificate forgery evidence and land it in congress' lap - NOW. I know Zullo just did it. DO IT AGAIN. For Christ sake, the way we see some of you people operate you'd think you never accomplished anything in your lives and still need your parents to hold your hands on the way to school. Speaking of school, demand Obama's college records - there's plenty enough there to motivate Obama to hide them - ripe pickings for future history books, no doubt, get on it.

The Tea Party Fire Ants has started using a phrase to congress regarding dealing with Obama now that Obama is on the ropes: BE DEVASTATING. Obama, IMO, is a very not nice man. He gave people the finger, called the GOP the enemy, sat in a racist church of hate for 20 years. He's also a wise guy raised with communist values and is ruining the nation is a very true way, very, very quickly. It's time to put the pressure on him legally but also in a very real way. And therefore, so, too, is it time for you Tea Party leaders to take action for a change. BE DEVASTATING to Congress so Congress will be devastating to Obama. If you have not the will, resign your positions immediately and choose as your successors people who are up to the job. Are you up to the job?! It's not a rhetorical question - take a moment to ask it out loud to yourselves, because you're not acting like it.

MEET THE CHALLENGE. This nation is more important than you are, and we're going to be on you every single day until we see some action. You'll give in sooner or later so make it sooner. Ask Congress. They know. 




  1. The way TPFA has done things, we've had more success in getting awesome results. Those letters from Wolf thanking us for contributing to there being so MANY cosponsors of HRes36 illustrate my point.

    So if people want to succeed, wouldn't the ideal thing to do be studying how successful people and/or groups get things done? In other words, should people want to learn effective methods of doing things as opposed to mere catharsis? (note, if a media specialist offers free advice, please take it!!)


    Actions speak louder than words: Actions = effective activism. Words= what people usually put out there.

    Something else:

    The USA (over 300 MILLION people) is at a crossroads.

    We need someone like you, Frank/Proe, to help us market the Tea Party message better. You're in the media and know what you're talking about, so pardon me for being blunt: I'd be an idiot to turn down your help/advice/guidance. Or to put it another way, your professional (and free) advice on how to best get the word out!

    Here's something I want to share about me:

    I used to be a sheep (well, not a Democrat sheep, but still...) and I am SICK and TIRED of our Reps doing the following:

    1.) Going slower than a snail covered in molasses in January regarding important things to help our country. Dems move fast in destroying our nation, so wouldn't it make sense for the GOP to move faster in helping save our nation??? I would think such a thing would be obvious!

    2.) Not preserving, protecting and defending the US Constitution.

    3.) Doing things to lose my trust and respect.

    I am just now starting to get my life going and excuse me while I respectfully request our public servants by serving the public!

    I am still young (34) and I have many years ahead of me, if only the GOP would get a backbone and do their jobs! Otherwise, Obama will ruin America. And my American dream. And MILLIONS of other American dreams, lives, futures, etc!

    1. I wrote:

      "I am just now starting to get my life going and excuse me while I respectfully request our public servants by serving the public!"

      I meant to say "and excuse me while I respectfully request our public servants to serve the public!"

      Cosponsoring HRes36 would be a great example on serving the public..... and oh yeah, unseal all of Obama's records, and follow up on what Sheriff Joe & the Cold Case Posse have done regarding his birth certificate, etc!

  2. It seems some people get offended when you ask them to prove what their accomplishments are.

    In light of how easy it is to share a list of accomplishments (three ways listed below), when I see only claims that a group or a person has accomplished something, refusing to do so makes them look bad.

    Ideas on how to share list of accomplishments:

    1.) Make a YouTube video stating what they are. YouTube gives people plenty of time in creating vids to do so.

    2.) Tweet them one by one on their Twitter page. Like Twitter, it's free and easy.

    3.) Create a blog (here on Blogger, for example), make the list on there and then share it with us.

    Free & easy.

    To refuse to do what's free and easy.... um.... huh?

    1. Janson, IMO you comments really need to be organized into a stand-alone guest memo. In fact, with your permission, they will be. TY!

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  3. Janson,

    That's TERRIFIC! (People should know that Janson goes back BEFORE the beginning - about 5 years, now). With the need for people to stop sitting on their butts and help to to influence congress to get TERRIBLE Speaker Boehner to get in-line with the non-left-wing of the GOP, your work may be just the tonic needed. I'll get on it today. Thank you

  4. :)

    Thank you Frank!!

    And the picture I told you about in my comment is currently at the top of my Twitter page, within the first few tweets...