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Allman on STL Tea Party Controversy: “I Ate Political BSers for Breakfast for 14 Years and I Smell Bacon Again”

April 23rd, 2010 by mopns · 3 Comments

I ate political BSers for breakfast for 14 years and I smell bacon again.”

Wow. Quite the reaction from some hothead TP Leaders today! I think it was because some of us questioned whether party political operatives are taking too much charge of the TP movement. It was the TP leadership’s association with a PAC that got some of us wondering what was up. It was also an interview with Gina Loudon by the Hillbillylogic.net guys that started it all.

About two hours after I indicated we need to be asking for more transparency of the TP Political Action Committee–ELPAC–that Bill Hennessy, a nice guy turned sad psycho typist, let loose a tirade against me as a “failed reporter” who was jealous because I was not a Tea Party leader. A guy who finally found gainful employment within the past two years has a lot of nerve wizzing on 14 Emmys, but I’m used to that! And as for a Tea Party leadership thing I rejected the invitation last year because I always said, from day one, that it was not my position to be an activist. I have and always will be a broadcaster and I think I do plenty of bullhorning three hours a day so say what you will. I’m also really bad at wowing crowds. I’ve always had a lot of respect for Bill and the other leaders. It’s a shame he couldn’t handle his angst.

That said I’ll also repost a response to another grassroots hero who also called me out for daring talk about this on the air in a fashion he didn’t see fit. he made special mention of my promise there would be “blood in the water” 🙂 (which was an awesome tease by the way) There was blood in the water, dude. It was caused by so many of you biting your way out of the undersea trap you set for yourselves by trashing people behind their backs and then publicly hanging people who question the people you trash. You haven’t even heard the full interview on Hillbilly.net, so before you and the rest start your little beer hall putsch you may want to consider there are some people doing the TP a huge favor by asking questions about a PAC that is far from transparent and since it’s connected with TP leadership it oughta be. Just wait until the interview is public. I was shocked..and I mean shocked by the negative reaction towards those who question whether political structures are tied too deeply into the TP. That’s ALL I’ve been hearing from a lot of you–behind the scenes, of course and on vague FB posts. Then when it gets front and center you attack the messengers. I know I didn’t know about the PAC but then again I don’t think I would have cared…until now..as so many people trash others for the temerity to ask questions and so many freedom loving individuals try to manage the “presentation” of embarrassing blatherings about how the PAC is used. Dissent not patriotic is it? Obama likes to close down parks during protests. You want to close down conversation?

My solution is this and I’ll present this to Bill and Gina. Let’s see ALL the paperwork from the PAC and let’s see ALL who contribute and let’s see ALL who receive and let’s see ALL receipts. Let’s see it now and let’s see a pledge to make it available to the public from here on out. That way innocent, hard working people will not be harmed by suspicion or innuendo. And that way good people who have the same expectations of the TP leadership as they do of the U.S government won’t be smeared and threatened with lawsuits and otherwise trashed in this little game of high school.

Bottom line: Don’t F*** with me. I ate political BSers for breakfast for 14 years and I smell bacon again.

Jamie Allman

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3 responses so far ↓

  • 1 County Pete // Apr 23, 2010 at 12:28 pm

    Why won’t Bill Hennessy answer the questions?

  • 2 Corey Stinson // Apr 23, 2010 at 6:19 pm

    Good work, keep the Tea Party and the folks on the right intellectually honest. They desperately need to be saved from themselves. Aggravated at Obama as they may be (and as am I), it can’t be turned into an ignorant cult or the cause of liberty will continue to lose. Most Republicans still don’t get this. If one isn’t playing as if one is rooting for some sports team then they (the monkey-see monkey-do Republicans) get confused and suspicious of you.

  • 3 John Gillmartin // Apr 23, 2010 at 8:54 pm

    Once certain big named GOPers began to be seen in the meetings and behind the dais I got nervous. What the h___ do Sean and Newt and Romney have to do with a grassroots TP movement. Now we have old Hanoi John in our faces everyday. I don’t trust any of them.

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