A new website has appeared that should earn the support of tea-party critics such as CNN’s Anderson Cooper and his compatriots: CrashTheTeaParty.org.
It beckons, “Let’s get to work. This Tea Party isn’t going to destroy itself … Or is it.”
But whether the website succeeds remains to be seen, because a random assortment of visitors to the new site so far haven’t been enamored.
“Just TRY to show up at the rallies! We’ve got your number. We have LOTS of security. And many veterans, Oathkeepers and other well qualified people who can spot phonies, trouble-makers, SEIU thugs – and MORONS – very quickly,” wrote one forum contributor.
“We outnumber you and we are well organized. News of this site is spreading virally as we SPEAK and our goal is to VANQUISH you before you even get started!”
Another eloquently expressed his – or her – innermost feelings, with: “….belch!”
The site was reporting 173 users online this afternoon, and at least one was someone with a liberal perspective.
“Seriously, y’all… this is so not a good idea. It will get out that the liberal fringe is trying to disrupt and dismantle the Tea Party and not only will it make us look *so* bad, it will only fire up the crazies you’re fighting against. Leave them alone. Let their self-importance grow. Let them nominate somebody. Because do you know what it means when The Tea Party becomes an official 3rd party? It means the Dems win.”
But the browbeating wasn’t over.
“The more you guys resort to this type of behavior, the more the public turns to the Tea Party. If you’re really convinced this latest tactic will work, then you are truly a group to be pitied. My sympathies, but not my support. You will not alter the momentum of the Tea Party, except in a positive way,” contributed another.
Total posts on the website this afternoon were approaching 200.
There was a welcome note posted by a blogger who identified himself as The Mad Hatter. He recommended registering for the forums.
The site described itself as a “network of Democrats, Republicans, and Independents who are all sick and tired of that loose affiliation of racists, homophobes and morons who constitute the fake grass-roots movement which calls itself ‘The Tea Party.'”
“What we want: to dismantle and demolish the Tea Party by any non-violent means necessary.”
The site said it would succeed by infiltrating the tea parties.
“In an effort to propagate their pre-existing propensity for paranoia and suspicion – we have already sat quietly in their meetings and observed their rallies. Whenever possible, we will act on behalf of the tea party in ways which exaggerate their least appealing qualities (misspelled protest signs, wild claims in TV interviews, etc.) to further distance them from mainstream America and damage the public’s opinion of them. We will also use the inside information that we have gained in order to disrupt and derail their plans.”
But even the topics posted belied the site’s confidence: “We are onto you,” “Party Crashers!! Woohoo!,” “I hate the Tea Party but I’m unsure of your tactics,” “We’re ready for you,” and others.
WND reported only a few days ago when an anonymous blogger urged disruptions at April 15 tea parties from the inside.
“Organize counter-protests against the tea party demonstrations, same time, same place,” the message states. “This is probably the best option. We need to get in the streets on April 15th and show the tea-party movement that there are lots of people out there who oppose their agenda.”
The note posted on an anarchist blog urged the nation’s anarchists to carry out demonstrations to break up tea-party rallies.
The writer calls the tea parties “a coalition of conservatives, anti-Semites, fascists, libertarians, racists, constitutionalists, militia men, gun freaks, homophobes, Ron Paul supporters, Alex Jones conspiracy types and American flag wavers.”
The letter, noted by bloggers Gateway Pundit and Jawa Report, was posted at Infoshop News, which is edited by Chuck, who asked that his last name not be used.
Among the events planned for Tax Day 2010 are rallies in an estimate 800 U.S. cities and a massive march on the White House.
The Washington event will be at the White House Ellipse on April 15, 2010, from 6 p.m. to 9:30 p.m. FreedomWorks is partnering with the American Liberty Alliance and several other groups to launch the Washington event.
“This April 15 will be the largest network of events across the country that I believe we’ve seen in a long time,” FreedomWorks President Matt Kibbe said in a conference call. “As far as we can tell, we count somewhere between 800 and 900 tea parties across the country. We expect millions of people to show up across the country protesting a government that is out of control, a government that does not listen to the American people. We want to take our country back.”