Tea Party Event

By: Nick Adam Email
By: Nick Adam Email

Members of Meridian's Tea Party held a meeting Tuesday night at the EMEPA auditorium.

The general meeting included words from Thomas Cramer of Vancleave, who is running for U.S. Senate from the Constitution Party.

Cramer told the crowd he hopes to draw support as a third party candidate in the race for the contested Senate seat this November.

"We have the chance to send a constitutionalist, third party, to the U.S. Senate," said Cramer, "and we in Mississippi can set the standard on this. And it will put the rest of the country on notice."

Cramer will take on incumbent Republican Roger Wicker, Democratic nominee Albert N. Gore, Jr., and Reform Party candidate Sean O'Hara in November.


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  • by bearhunter on Mar 28, 2012 at 08:31 AM
    I support the tea party but I dont think they are far enough right. protests and talk get nothing done. strong action is the only way to get everything back on track and I am not talking about strokin a pen.
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      by An American on Apr 3, 2012 at 02:30 PM in reply to bearhunter
      The founders of this great nation understood your call to action and did so, pledging thier lives, fortunes and sacred honor to the cause. In the process though they created a form of government that, if followed, allows us a revolution every 2-4 years. A president hasnt won an election with a MAJORITY of the people voting for him in recent history, It is a majority of those that are upset enough to bother voting that wins it. You want a revolution bearhunter? call your friends, family and neighbors and do what it takes to get them out to vote. Give liberaly to candidates you believe in. March, become active, and protest when needed. Join with other like minded people and make a difference because in the end, complaining on WTOK's website accomplishes nothing.
  • by Just sayin..... Location: Meridian on Mar 28, 2012 at 06:13 AM
    It is time to change from the "staus quo", to getting people in Washington that care about the USA more than their personal agendas. It is time to change the way congress operates, if the bills they pass are good enough for us common people it is good enough for them. Time to change the congressional retirement system, their health care insurance and to remind all politicians that they work for us, not us working for them. It is time for a wholesale house cleaning in Washington, we have seen what congress has done for us lately, time for new blood. Who is the best candidate, I don't know, but we know what congress has done and it is not the incumbents.
  • by Reality Location: Meridian on Mar 27, 2012 at 08:42 PM
    This guy picked the wrong Tea Party to campaign to. This group is made of RINO's (Republicans In Name Only) and their followers. Unfortunately,it's all a front and the followers buy into it. This group was promoted by the Republican establishment after they saw the amount of support that Ron Paul was starting to receive in 2008. To give an example of how far from conservative that the Meridian group is, just remember the billboard on 20/59 by the mall that they spent most of their money on. This was done in a mid-term election where there weren't even any Republican seats at stake. Sadly, we might be better off with Obama than with these people calling the shots. True conservatives don't do such foolish things. It's a shame that Mr. Cramer's time and money was wasted. He is a true conservative.
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      by Please Help Me Understand on Mar 28, 2012 at 02:59 AM in reply to Reality
      How is the Meridian Tea Party a group promoted by the Republican establishment and/or a front for the Republican Party? Please provide any examples. The Meridian Tea Party has attacked almost every Republican candidate since they were founded, including this meeting where they attacked Senator Cochran and Senator Wicker.
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        by veteran on Mar 29, 2012 at 04:33 PM in reply to Please Help Me Understand
        ah come on. no one is left that still believes that the tea party isn't part of the republican party, unless they have been living under a rock or just blinded by the hipe. the tea party IS the future of the republican party. and that is why it will go down the same road that the democratic party has gone down because of their over association with the far left liberals. the only true way to go today is to be an independent, just vote PEOPLE not party.
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      by Tea Party Man on Apr 1, 2012 at 07:36 PM in reply to Reality
      Reality, have you ever been to one of the Meridian Tea Party's meetings? Have you ever spoken to one of the leaders of the Meridian Tea Party? I doubt that you have done either of those and before you spout off about what you do know or don't know you should try to hear from people that actually are involved and trying to make a difference. Comments like yours are not only ignorant but they are harmful.
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      by RealityCheck on Apr 2, 2012 at 06:54 AM in reply to Reality
      Did you ever stop to consider that the reason the Meridian Tea Party put a billboard on the Interstate may have been because they knew that a huge number of people from other towns and states pass through Meridian every day on the way to other places? You know...by traveling on the INTERSTATE? Perhaps they wanted to to encourage people to vote and to affect attitudes about voting OUTSIDE our immediate area. Frankly, your criticisms fell apart when you stated that we might be better off with Obama. How conservative is that? How's that hopey, changey thing really working out for you, Reality?
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      by RealityCheck on Apr 2, 2012 at 07:25 AM in reply to Reality
      Did you stop to consider that the Meridian Tea Party may have put a billboard on the Interstate because they KNEW that a huge number of people from other places pass through Meridian every day? You know...by traveling on the same INTERSTATE where the billboard was? The idea might have been to encourage people OUTSIDE our immediate area to get involved and to affect attitudes about voting in their own hometown. Frankly, your criticisms of the tea party fall apart when you say stuff like "we might be better off with Obama". How conservative is that? What I really want to know is how's that hopey, changey thing been working out for you so far, Reality? Are you saying that you truly want four more years of leftist liberal agenda shoved down your throat? Are you so idealogically pure that you are willing to risk our Nation for it? Conservatism is about protecting the long-term survival of our Republic, not dooming it to failure as you would do. Time to check your own Reality before you spew your false assumptions.
  • by well on Mar 27, 2012 at 08:33 PM
    equal time
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      by An American on Apr 3, 2012 at 02:22 PM in reply to well
      Equal time for.........what exactly? Differing views? None were prohibited. Please let me know the next time a liberal group has an open meeting and I will gladly come share my conservative views with them.... Don't hold your breath on them letting me speak though........
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