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Tea Party Express makes stop in Canfield



Published: Thu, September 20, 2012 @ 12:06 a.m.

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Lynne Yost of Canfield shows her support at the Tea Party Express national bus-tour rally on the Village Green in Canfield. The 21-day “Winning for America” tour, which was in the city Wednesday, is covering 25 battleground states.

By Peter H. Milliken

milliken@vindy.com

CANFIELD

Discontent with the country’s current economic malaise and unbalanced federal budget were among the predictable themes of a Tea Party Express rally on the Village Green.

“American families are not better off than they were four years ago” when Barack Obama was elected president, Amy Kremer, chairwoman of the Tea Party Express, told several hundred people at a noon rally Wednesday.

The rally was part of a 21-day tour of 25 battleground states that began last week in Orlando, Fla., and is scheduled to end Oct. 2 in Fairfield, Calif.

Two identical buses arrived a few minutes before noon for the well-orchestrated event, which was part of the “Winning for America” tour that is focusing on states that tea-party organizers believe are key to conservative victories in the Nov. 6 general election.

“Fire the worst administration in our country’s history” and replace it with a Mitt Romney-Paul Ryan administration, Kremer urged. “Take back America. Put us back on the path to prosperity so we remain the greatest nation on Earth,” she urged.

She also urged replacement of Ohio’s Democratic U.S. Sen. Sherrod Brown with the tea-party-endorsed Republican challenger, Josh Mandel.

“Sen. Brown votes with President Obama 95 percent of the time,” Kremer said.

“We are borrowing too much money. The spending is out of control. We do not have a revenue problem; we have a spending problem” in the federal government, she said.

“This is not only the most important election of our lifetime, it’s the most important election in our nation’s history. This is about the fundamental direction that America is going to go,” Kremer said.

The Obama administration is leading the country down a path of “redistribution of wealth, which is socialism and leads to Marxism,” she added.

During the rally, Obama supporter Harold Liller of Canfield, who stood on the edge of the crowd, became embroiled in a verbal argument with tea-party supporters, which was followed by the arrival of two city police officers.

“I think he’s the only hope to keep us from the plutocrats,” Liller said of Obama. “Mitt Romney’s a plutocrat, and he gets his money from other plutocrats,” Liller added, using a term that denotes a member of a wealthy ruling class.

“When billionaires and millionaires decide to become president, that’s not democracy. That’s plutocracy,” he added.

Liller objected to the tea party’s reference to socialism, which he said describes a system in which the government owns the means of production and does not accurately reflect this society.

Ginny Rudolphi of Campbell, a real-estate sales agent, was attending her first tea- party rally.

“I’m interested in the tea party. I’m a registered independent, actually, and leaning more towards Republican tea party views, so that’s why I’m here,” she said.

“They’re more independent in their thinking. I think it’s going back to the basics of what our country stands for,” Rudolphi said of what attracts her to the tea party.

“I am supporting Romney, but, to be honest with you, I really don’t see either one [Romney or Obama] doing a majority of what the people want,” she said.

“What they want are jobs in this area. We do have jobs with Lordstown, but everything else is kind of falling to the wayside. You know, it’s a shame,” she said. “So many jobs were sent overseas,” she lamented.


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1mjnovaksr(95 comments)posted 1 year, 10 months ago

The Tea Party represents the views of many of us - the middle class - who have worked hard all of our lives, followed all the rules, paid our taxes to support our governments at every level, raised our kids to love God and fear the loss of our freedom, and are now, in retirement, faced with BIG GOVERNMENT which leans toward Socialism and wants to destroy America and turn us into a Socialist nightmare!! Those of you who either lived under Communism or Socialism or have relatives who did need to educate the naive. Folks in this valley need to realize that when BIG government is in bed with most of the mainstream media and many big businesses (like GE) and is supported by the FED cartel to devalue our money (Quantitative Easing is PRINTING MONEY) we are very near that point our founding fathers reached before the revolution. The Socialist-Democrat party (why they aren't honest with us and change their name I don't know) continues to lie, cheat, and steal from us and we (collectively) are too stupid to see it and then change it!! I pray each day for a new awakening in America that we may return to our Constitution and our founding principles!

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2crafty(16 comments)posted 1 year, 10 months ago

Very well said, mjnovaksr. My family and I agree 100%!

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3greene(167 comments)posted 1 year, 10 months ago

Note to Vindy readers: if you disagree with a socialist you are a racist.

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4Shoooooo(14 comments)posted 1 year, 10 months ago

Except for the first couple of comments, it's scary that we live
among such imbeciles, with their
derogatory comments. Typical of the "bleeding-heart" liberals

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5DwightK(1236 comments)posted 1 year, 10 months ago

The TEA Party bus didn't make it to the Southside this year. What's up with just going to Canfield?

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6gdog4766(1401 comments)posted 1 year, 10 months ago

Just remember, the KKK tried to pass themselves off as a political party in the 1920s and 1930s.

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7Freeatlast(1991 comments)posted 1 year, 10 months ago

SOOOO@
Except for the first couple of comments, it's scary that we live
among such imbeciles, with their
derogatory comments. Typical of the "bleeding-heart" liberals
Shows you the hate for your neighbors
that is alive and well in Ytown
This is TEA at it's best
THANK YOU For proving a lot of points here SOOOOO

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8Jerry(486 comments)posted 1 year, 10 months ago

RE gdog4766:

"Just remember, the KKK tried to pass themselves off as a political party in the 1920s and 1930s."

Yeah.......and then they decided they would just keep being Democrats.

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9gdog4766(1401 comments)posted 1 year, 10 months ago

Idiot

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10Klink(36 comments)posted 1 year, 10 months ago

If the tea party thinks that Romney cares about their issues, they are living in dream land. Romney is an old money republican and only cares about the old money republican issues.

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11Jerry(486 comments)posted 1 year, 10 months ago

@gdog4766:

From just a very quick look on wkipedia:
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/1924_Dem...

…………”The Ku Klux Klan, a relic of post-Civil War Reconstruction, was resurrected after the 1915 release of D.W. Griffith's very popular motion picture The Birth of a Nation. After World War I, the popularity of the Klan surged, and it became a political power in many regions of the United States, particularly in the South. It was also popular in the border states, the Mountain States, and the West. Its local political strength gave it a major role in the 1924 Democratic Party National Convention (DNC). However, its participation was unwelcome by many DNC delegates, such as Catholics from the major cities of the Northeast and Midwest. The tension between pro- and anti-Klan delegates produced an intense and sometimes violent showdown between convention attendees from the states of Colorado and Missouri.[citation needed] Klan delegates opposed the nomination of New York Governor Al Smith because Smith was a Roman Catholic. Smith campaigned against William Gibbs McAdoo, who had the support of most Klan delegates.
[edit] KKK platform plank
The second dispute of the convention revolved around an attempt by non-Klan delegates, led by Forney Johnston of Alabama, to condemn the organization for its violence in the Democratic Party's platform. Klan delegates defeated the platform plank in a series of floor debates. To celebrate, tens of thousands of hooded Klansmen rallied in a field in New Jersey opposite of the convention building.[2] This event, known subsequently as the "Klanbake",[citation needed] was also attended by hundreds of Klan delegates to the convention, who burned crosses, urged violence and intimidation against African Americans and Catholics, and attacked effigies of Smith………..”

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12Jerry(486 comments)posted 1 year, 10 months ago

BTW gdog4766

Please remember that it was you who thought it would be clever to bring the specter of the KKK into this discussion.

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13greene(167 comments)posted 1 year, 10 months ago

Cue the Twilight Zone music, Flick is thinking.

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14Jerry(486 comments)posted 1 year, 10 months ago

http://www.pbs.org/wnet/jimcrow/stori...

"........the Klan quickly became a terrorist organization in service of the Democratic Party and white supremacy. Between 1869 and 1871 its goal was to destroy Congressional Reconstruction by murdering blacks -- and some whites -- who were either active in Republican politics or educating black children. "

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