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NebraskaTeaParties.com Redirects to AFPNE

I have decided to stop updating NebraskaTeaParties.com. The domain now forwards to the Americans for Prosperity Nebraska website.

The reason is I just do not have time to update the site. The Omaha Tea Party, 9-11 Nebraska, 9-11 Sarpy County and Douglas County Republican Party all have information websites to find out when events are happening for those organizations. Before, when I first made the site in 2009, none of these organizations had websites worth a damn. Now, they do, so the use of NebraskaTeaParties.com is no longer needed in the community.

I decided to redirect to AFP because after attending multiple events for all of the various groups, AFP is the closest to the beliefs I expressed when I started the original Omaha Tea Party event in February 2009. I know some people aren’t fond of Brad & Jeremy, but they have been working their tails off to tailor the organization to fight for issues we in Nebraska care about.

I am still Tea Party. AFP, Tea Party Patriots, 9-11, and the other groups have been created and have grown because of my involvement helping kick start the movement. That makes me a proud papa, and with only 50 days left, it’s time we get Obama out of office once and for all.

Tea Party Express in Omaha

As some of you know, the Tea Party Express came to Omaha on August 31st, to Elmwood Park at 4:30 pm.

Now, I did not advertise it here for two reasons. One, quite honestly, I’ve been a little lax about putting up events on this site. But the second reason is due to the Tea Party Express’s endorsement of Jon Bruning. Because of that endorsement, I believed this bus tour would be more of a campaign endorsement stop for Bruning versus what we saw back in April of 2010.

I was wrong. It turned out only to be a mild endorsement of Bruning and more of what we saw last year.

However, with the singing, the comedy, the rap by Politick, it showed something. The energy of the Omaha tea party movement has disappeared. The Tea Party Express tried their best to get people involved and active, and the people sat like lumps on a log in response. I was flitting all over the place to stream the event live on the Internet with my iPhone, and a couple of others were moving around trying to interact with people, but otherwise it was dead.

I’m sorry to say but we need to rekindle our energy if we want to beat Ben Nelson next November. We cannot have dead tired politicians getting up on the microphone and giving speeches. The Tea Party has always been about the people, people coming into politics and being active. We get the same old people coming now, and sorry, having the same old people running the show isn’t working.

Mike Friend at AFP puts on much more exciting rallies than the one I just witnessed in Elmwood Park. He puts on more exciting rallies than what I saw on July 3rd. I can put on a more exciting rally myself than what I saw.

Frankly, I’m disappointed. We have to regain our energy. Things need to be changed up, because we have stagnated.

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Budgets, Omaha, and Tea Parties

When the deal on the budget first came out, it was $78 billion. It was revised quickly to $38 billion. Now, thanks to Congressional Budget Office analysis, the number is $352 million. Shutting the government down for a week would have saved more than the $38 billion in the first place. Boehner has just gone on the same list as was occupied by Michael Steele, the ‘get rid of him’ list.

What’s sad is as much as I personally like Lee Terry (R-NE), he will probably vote for this compromise unless Steve King (R-IA), his neighbor, convinces him otherwise. Lee tends to follow Boehner’s lead.

In Lee’s defense, though, I will say he works well behind the scenes. He is not a person who is going to jump in front of a camera at any opportunity, unlike former Senator Chuck Hagel. That makes him more vulnerable to a challenge, because he is not visible all the time, but it makes him effective. Effective is what I want, so if Lee gets another primary challenger, it needs to be someone who can be effective as well. Matt Sakalosky was a good man, but he would not have been as effective. 

The shift in the voting district for the House will make things more interesting. Sure, Lee is going to lose Offutt Air Force Base, but he gains western Sarpy County and Gretna, where a lot of disgruntled Omahans have settled over the past few years. So, while things will be closer this election, the potential over future elections is the Republican base will grow back. 

However, in the meantime, because of a Republican backstabber, we still have a split electoral vote in Nebraska. This is going to embolden the Obama camp in an attempt to grab Omaha’s electoral vote once again in 2012.

I hate to make the appeal this early, but we are going to need help in Omaha to fight off the socialists. I have little to no confidence in our party’s ability to fight this fight, especially since the fight across the country is more telling than just one electoral vote. We also have Judas Ben Nelson to get out of office. Two reasons why we are going to need help in this city.

I am afraid, though, the active but small Ron Paul contingent will walk out of the general election in a huff once again, draining energy from the lackluster attempts we already have. Our tea party is heavily weighted towards the older crowd. They are dedicated, and are great for political campaigns with phone banks and mailings, but they cannot sustain a campaign designed around being in your face like the younger socialist crowd. We are in desperate need of getting the younger generation motivated onto conservative values and into this fight to beat back Obama’s sheep.

When you are at your Tea Parties over the weekend, I am sure our area is not unique. I want you to all look around, look at the people next to you. Are they your neighbors? If they are not your neighbors, where are your neighbors? Why aren’t they there with you? You have to start with your neighbors, your relatives, your co-workers. You need to get them involved and motivated. Then move on to their neighbors and co-workers, and so on. Don’t let them get their information about what the Tea Party is about from the mainstream media. The media is against us. Not because they are liberal, but because they have been taught what the ideal ordered society is, and the Tea Party disrupts that vision. Do not forget local elections. Local elections matter. It is how socialist propaganda got introduced into our schools, through school boards making deals with socialist teacher unions. Take back our schools, our local government, and our states. The Federal elections are more visible, but all elections make a difference. Many voters skip things like public power boards, but you cannot do that. We have to convince voters all races are important, and to become informed beyond the drivel being fed to them via the news.

For the sake of this great nation, we must take back the cities like Omaha, the states, and our country from the socialists.

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