Tuesday, September 27, 2011

Fast and Furious Recap

If you missed last night's TTP Town Hall, here is a few links to recap the event.

Katie Pavlich from townhall.com

KGUN 9

KVOA 4

FOX 11 News

* The Arizona Daily Star emailed us and said they couldn't show up. Not that we needed a reminder, but we are now very aware that they are no longer interested in reporting legitimate news that affects this community.


Our work is not done. Last night our brave "whistle blower" ATF Agent Cefalu said that if we the people cannot have the Congress we elected hold those who mishandled this operation accountable then there is no point to government. We need to forward this email and make sure that all of those we come into contact with know about this scandal and the deaths and destruction left in it's wake.

Thank you Representative Gosar for attending and speaking last night, but please take our message to the rest of the Oversight Committee in Washington and tell them that this "operation" (scandal) needs to be completely investigated and accountability needs to be dealt out in strong doses to those responsible.

Thank you to Sheriff Paul Babeu and Agent Cefalu for your insight, courage and continued service to our country.

Remember that a government is only as the strong or effective as the people it governs. We hope you remain strong and mobilize in your communities and neighborhoods to lift and work where you are needed.

Tuesday, September 6, 2011

TTP CALLS ON ARIZONA INSTITUTE FOR CIVIL DISCOURSE TO DENOUNCE HOFFA COMMENTS

The Tucson Tea Party calls on the National Institute for Civil Discourse, also based in Tucson Arizona, to denounce the violence-inciting comments directed at Tea Party members made by Teamsters Union President Jimmy Hoffa in a speech he gave at a Labor Day campaign rally for President Barack Obama.

Hoffa said that unions need to pick fights with Tea Parties and Congressional Republicans. He further went on to say,““The war on workers, and you see it everywhere, it [sic] is the Tea Party . . .President Obama, this is your army. We are ready to march. Let’s take these son of a bitches [sic] out . . .”

Trent Humphries Organizer for the Tucson Tea Party said “If the National Institute for Civil Discourse is to have any legitimacy at all, this is the type of thing they need to focus on. By not doing so, calls into question the very reason for their existence. Either they focus on all comments, even from those they consider their political allies, or they need dispense with any claim to non-partisanship and reimburse any financial help provided by the University of Arizona.”

President Obama, who was in attendance at the Labor Day rally, spoke at a Memorial Service in Tucson after the tragic shootings of January 8th and said the following,”But at a time when our discourse has become so sharply polarized - at a time when we are far too eager to lay the blame for all that ails the world at the feet of those who think differently than we do - it's important for us to pause for a moment and make sure that we are talking with each other in a way that heals, not a way that wounds.”

President Obama has had no comment on the words spoken right before he too delivered a speech.

Friday, September 2, 2011

September 26th TTP Fast and Furious Town Hall

The Tucson Tea Party will be hosting a Town Hall discussing the facts surrounding the Federal Government's "Fast and Furious" gun-running program.

We have invited Representative Paul Gosar of Arizona's 1st District, who is on the House Committee on Oversight and Government Reform which is investigating the "Fast and Furious" program. We will also be honored to host a well known Fast and Furious whistle blower who is helping to shine a light on ATF failures in this and other cases, and receiving endless reprisals because of it (which is why we are not pre-announcing his name publicly.) Both are very knowledgeable and well versed to speak on this issue.

Event Specifics:

Monday September 26th, 2011

6 p.m. until 8 p.m., Doors will open at 5:30 p.m.
Seating is limited and is first come first served!

CDO High School's Performance Auditorium
25 W Calle Concordia Tucson, Az 85704

This is an Arizona issue, and it is up to us to make sure that our government is held accountable. What took place was a travesty, and if we are to leave this country a better place than we found it, the details need to be drawn into the light of day.

We are continuing to invite guests and there should be other additions to this event in the coming weeks, but for now make sure to mark your calendar.