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Meckler asks, ‘Can you do that?’ Yes, I can! Yes, I can!

Re: Stan Meckler’s Feb. 6 “Other Voices” demand for substantiation that the Tea Party movement is backed by the “billionaire boys club”:

1. “FreedomWorks launches Nationwide Tea Party” (FreedomWorks, March 9, 2009).

2. Wikipedia states: “Several of FreedomWorks campaigns have been described as ‘astroturfing’ or projecting the false impression of grassroots organizing.”

3. “Anatomy of the Tea Party Movement: FreedomWorks” (Huffington Post, Feb. 11, 2009).

4. “The TP Movement: Who’s In Charge” (The Atlantic, April 13, 2009).

5. “Armey of Darkness” (NY Times, April 11, 2009).

6. “The Cashroots Conspiracy Behind FreedomWorks and Americans for Prosperity” (Guardian, Sept. 18, 2009).

7. “Tea Party Protests Organized by Conservative Lobbying Firms” (Think Progress, April 14, 2009, and May 29, 2009).

FreedomWorks and Americans for Prosperity are Corporate lobbying firms headed by former Republican officials and funded by oil, energy, and tobacco tycoons. (Koch, Scaife, Olin, Bradley … billionaire boys).

As I share your view that “Lies About the Tea Party Must Stop,” I am responding with a request of my own that you provide written substantiation to The Union readers to support your statement that the Tea Party movement is “truly nonpartisan.”

Cheryl Cook (Independent)

Nevada City

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