Tea party gets new leader


Bill Hay founded the Jefferson Area Tea Party in 2009. This year, when Tax Day rolls around, the local tea party finds itself with a new chair: Charlottesvillean Carole Thorpe.

Hay has endorsed and is now employed by Laurence Verga, one of six Republicans vying to challenge 5th District Congressman Tom Perriello. That's why he decided to resign his chairmanship of the local tea party, which has not endorsed a candidate. "It didn't seem right," says Hay. "I'm still part of the tea party and support it."

The Jefferson Area Tea Party rallies again April 15 at the U.S. Post Office on Seminole Trail.

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Carol has some good ideas. You can listen to her on Youtube, that liberal medium.LOL The "Teabaggers" are just another group of Americans voicing there opinion. Thats there right.
"If we here only those views of which the majority hold, you and I are free so long as we agree with the majority!

Tea Party members are Patriots!

Can someone get people like Teabagger to check a few facts and stop just plain lying. Nancy Pelosi's husband is NOT the Chairman of StarKist, and actually has nothing to do with the company. And the legislation that related to Samoa was NOT the healthcare bill but the bailout bill a year ago.
I have no problem with civil dissent, just please get your facts right if you're going to try and have a rational discussion - oh, I guess maybe that's not your objective....

you can't trust that liberal rag to tell the truth

Because *everyone* knows that any criticism of Obama can only stem from racism, the treasonous acts of middle class people carrying signs should be prosecuted with hanging. Because those signs that imply the government is spending too much is a more heinous crime than Tookie Williams ever committed. (After all that killing, he wrote a children's book, so obviously he atoned for his sins).

And we all know that it is only appropriate to refer to such people with an unseemly sexual innuendo, because they are a minority that, currently, it is cool to criticize and make fun of.

I mean, really, referring to the words "carpet" and something else, maybe, "licking" would be horrendous if referring to women who don't like men. Oh, and as for the males out there, the term "fudge" can never, ever fall in proximity of the term "packer."

But, those who oppose big government spending, well, they are teabaggers. Because if its cool to criticize *them* you don't have to worry anything about being politically correct.

If you don't like Nancy Pelosi or her policies, you're a racist.

True, I don't have the guts of those massachusetts patriots.

Maybe I just havent been pushed hard enough

If we all agree that the Constitiuion guarantees a right to life liberty and the pursuit of happiness as outlined in the Declaration of Independence then it is only right and just, that those who can afford to, provide those who cannot afford it health insurance. It is in the best interst of all that we are protected from illness and disease.

If we all agree that the Constitiuon guarantees a right to life liberty and the pursuit of happiness as outlined in the Declaration of Independence then it is only right and just that those who can afford to provide those who cannot a GUN. It is in the best interest of society that we are protected from criminals and thugs.


I guess Bill Hay is a sell out working for Verga. I am going to support Mike McPadden.

Mississippi's declaration of secession before the Civil War said: "Our position is thoroughly identified with the institution of slavery � the greatest material interest of the world. Its labor supplies the product, which constitutes by far the largest and most important portions of commerce of the earth. These products are peculiar to the climate verging on the tropical regions, and by an imperious law of nature, none but the black race can bear exposure to the tropical sun. These products have become necessities of the world, and a blow at slavery is a blow at commerce and civilization."

trickle down effect!

The left rather call people names rather than defend their own positions. It is easy to find examples of this by reading the comments left here. I cannot wait until the elections, I will vote and I will not vote for Tom. He has not served the 5th very well because he does not listen to the majority of voters here. The biggest example is how he voted on the Health Care Reform Bill. This bill has done more to divide us than to unite us. Too bad Tom supported a bill which puts too much power in the hands of government, and so far had only deepley divided the nation.

Congress shall have the power to lay and collect Taxes, Duties, Imposts, and Excises to pay the Debts and provide for the common Defense and general Welfare of the United States.

What's that? Oh that's just the sound of me owning every single teabagger in America.

ken jamme you are a coward. Show us the way. Throw the tea in the harbor! you don't have the guts those Massachusetts Patriots did.

I find it extremely ironic that the teabaggers are having a rally at the post office. Don't they have to use roads, which are paid for by taxes, to get there? Also, isn't the post office itself "BIG Govmint?" I mean, geez. Teabaggers are lame hypocrites and provide interesting fodder for the rest of America. I mean, calling yourself a teabagger? Now that is an epic selfing!

you must be trying to mess wit people's hedz
you mean it ain't post 60's no more?
that revisionism is a more powerful force than i had a reckoned if'n it aint

Today the Tpackers will waddle from the all-you-can-eat buffet at Golden Corral to the Post Office (a block away), then hurry back to the buffet to chow down. Gobble gobble glup glup, munch, munch, munch.

"Today the Tpackers will waddle from the all-you-can-eat buffet at Golden Corral to the Post Office (a block away), then hurry back to the buffet to chow down. Gobble gobble glup glup, munch, munch, munch."

We will put some change in your bucket.

Albeboy April 12th, 2010 | 9:48 am
If you don’t like Nancy Pelosi or her policies, you’re a racist.
WHERE THE HELL DID THAT COME FROM??? ... i dont like obama i dont like pelosi, i dont like the way our gvt is being run BY THE DEM'S. THAT DOES NOT MAKE ME A RACIST. Some of the republicans are crazy as hell too.. The whole dang system needs to be revamped. Take their salaries that they vote raises for them selves for, and i bet we get out of the deficiet we are in.

Albeboy, I will second Observant in this...since when did not liking Nancy Pelosi or any other politician for that matter, make anyone racist??? Your statement just doesn't make sense....

Send Tommy back to Brooklyn N.Y. where he belongs, and then let's get to work sending Obama back to where he was really born and where he really belongs, and then lets send Nancy Pelosi to jail where she really belongs. Among the criminal corruptions of the Obamacare bill: special breaks for Star Kist Tuna's plant in Samoa - Pelosi's husband is the chairman of the company.

Yay. Verga has Joe the plumberer behind him (with a plunger).

I have known Tom Perriello and his family for several years. They are one of the best out there. Tom is a wonderful person, intelligent, moral, caring, and wanting to truly represent his district. Tom went to school here; his dad was a well respected pediatrician. For anyone to say he is from the north just speaks to their own ignorance. Have any of you Teabaggers even met him? You should, because he is one of the finest people I have come across. I just pray he can hold close to his foundations and not be swayed from his convictions in DC. Before you slam him, get to know him. He is an amazing person with so many accomplishments. It is ashame to see people without half of his ability or intelligence bashing him, when they really know nothing about him.

Periello is representing. I think he will win re-election. VOTE.

Speak it, Teabagger! The sooner we can un-reform health care and hand it back to the insurance companies, the sooner we can cut off benefits to those deadbeat lazy children with pre-existing conditions! Boo-yah, America is #1!

tea baggers are just a bunch of racist pigs looking for an excuse to run their mouths ...

Perfect example of how the Tea Party is nothing more than an effortlessly translucent branch of the GOP. They claim with such closely-held conviction to be non-partisan in order to lend themselves some perceived sense of legitimate independence. The truth is that every Tea Party member will be voting Republican in November and they know it. If their collective behavior during the final health care push was any indication, the Tea Party is full of hypocritical, xenophobic, racist, angry, misinformed fools...of course they're voting GOP.

I would remind Mr. Martin that racism is not illegal in America. One does not have to like anyone or anything. One only has to obey the law. But what does Mr. Martin have to offer that is not hateful. Nothing, I venture.

Wish the tea baggers would go back to where they came from, swinging on a branch of a lemon tree. No room for civil discourse with that bunch. There's no redemption for hearts full of hatred.

While helping my daughter with civics three years ago we came across the boston tea party in her civics book. After discussing the whys and fors of the orriginal tea party with her I made the comment to her that " with the way things are today theres gonna be some tea thrown in the harbor again" She looked puzzled, her 9th grade mind could not understand.
But you see I have this crazy gift of seeing the future, I do it all the time. Maybe I'm just good at putting the puzzle together.

The radicals in the room are really distasteful. Continuing to antagonize to try and get a rise out of the tea party folk. Just keep on doing it because the rest of America is watching you and all it does is hurt you. Not a single racial epithet was ever heard at any point at any tea party rally anywhere. Get your ignorant head out of the toilet "John".

I think the teabaggers are kind of cute.

Politicians are ALL THE SAME! In it for themselves to see how much they can get out of the rest of us. They live in their own protected bubble, while the rest of us live unprotected in the real world.

The is no ALTRUISM in politics. There is no CHARACTER either. Just a bunch of greedy narcissists.

Politicians have evolved into something the founding fathers apparently did not envision. Mr. Jefferson, et.al. would be appalled. We all should be too.

Teabaggers are traitors.

Well said, southerntransplant. People really should do their research before running their mouths. The Perriello family have been well-respected members of this community for decades, and many of us went to Tom's father when we were children. So telling someone to "go back up North" when their family has been here for decades is kind of silly.

And on the note of the Tea Party, I confess to having fairly negative opinions about them. Since becoming involved in the movement, my father has become nearly unrecognizable even to his own parents and siblings, let alone his children. He spouts xenophobic, racist, homophobic, and anti-government rhetoric at every chance. He calls Muslims "towelheads". And he has admitted to tax evasion and considers the government "evil", but supports his failing "log home" business by borrowing money from his brother who WORKS FOR THE GOVERNMENT.

The comments I regularly see online don't do anything to ease my negative view of the Tea Party.

No, seriously. We are at war. You tea-people need to get behind the President and the USA. Whose side are you on?

Amusing comments. Hook readers are so cute and quaint, wishing they really were big, bad, post 1960's thinkers and radicals. Problem is, they all just so --- reactionary.

Absolutely full circle - Obama and ilk are such throwbacks that now at their apex of 1960's radicalism, 40 to 50 years late they are now 180 degrees away from where the political center is in this center right country. That fool president is prancing around at his own little tea party, "the nuclear disarmament summit", complaining that "like it or not, we are still a superpower".

Hey Barry? We like it.

Are these racist comments? I'm OK with that. When you elevate Sharpton, Bond, and Jackson and pretend that race thugs like that are bold and courageous, I would be disappointed if I wasn't considered a racist.

Don't mean a thing...

Interesting poll:


"Tea Party supporters are wealthier and more well-educated than the general public, and are no more or less afraid of falling into a lower socioeconomic class, according to the latest New York Times/CBS News poll."

It must be some sort of racist plot that the population majority is uniting for something. It could not possibly be anything else.I see racism. I smell racism. I dream racism. Everybody is racist! Everything has to do with race. My dog is barking. He must be racist!

Poor little libbies. Your little race card is showing signs of wear and tear. Election time is near my little whiners.

perello is a communist


Your last tyrade made even less sense, other than you wanted to name call because you can't really come up with a reason to call someone that disagrees with Nancy Pelosi a racist....

Unfortunately for you, I agree with some of her platform and disagree with other parts of it. See? Not so simple.

It's common knowledge that if you disagree with Obama, it's only because you are a raging racist. And likely inbred, uneducated, or otherwise have no compassion for poor people. And you hate the environment. And polar bears. And you drive a pickup, and wear styrofoam pants. You own like 50 guns, are in a militia, and have a mullet. You are slovenly, probably don't have a job, and smell bad. You only listen to Glenn Beck and Rush Limbaugh, worship Sarah palin, and long for the days of the Confederacy.

There's just no other explanation for why you would disagree with Obama. And Pelosi believes the same things as Barack, therefore, if you disagree with Pelosi or her policies, you're a racist.

See it's simple.

Seriously, justbeinobjective? You couldn't get that I was being sarcastic? Although the way some people on the left characterize you people on the right, I guess I can understand.

Stop rising to the bait and the fisherman will find a different pond.

The ones yelling racism are the same ones who wanted Bush strung up at sunrise. I guess that puts the racist label on all you whiney libs also. Get a job and a haircut hippie.