Scoop: Tea Party Patriot Mark Meckler’s personal plea for $$$

Tea Party Patriot leader and local resident Mark Meckler has sent an email to area TPP’ers seeking personal donations, stating “my family has come to the end of the financial rope” working on the cause.

“Since last February, I have worked as a full time volunteer, spending my family’s savings, and borrowing to keep going,” according to the email. “In order to continue our mission, we need your financial support.”

As the co-founder of and National Coordinator of the Tea Party Patriots, the California co-coordinator, and the Sacramento co-coordinator, Meckler stated, “I am left with little time to earn a living. So today, I am taking the personally difficult step of reaching out to each of you for your financial support.”

The email provides information for donating $25 to $500 per month via Pay Pal or a one-time donation. Or it states you can make a check payable to Mark Meckler and send it to a P.O. Box in Chicago Park, indicating “gift” in the memo section.

The work cited was: “We stopped Proposition 1A in California, cap & trade, the takeover of our health care system (so far), and independent tea partiers across the nation helped the right candidates in NY23, Virginia, New Jersey and in the Massachusetts Miracle. (And) locally, you’ve burst onto the political scene with a gusto never seen before.”

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11 Responses to Scoop: Tea Party Patriot Mark Meckler’s personal plea for $$$

  1. So much for the financial responsibility they preach. Nothing like a panhandling patriot, to warm the cockles of your heart. What’s next, a cardboard sign next to a freeway onramp?

  2. Steve Enos says:

    Yikes! This is nuts!

    I like the new term… “Panhandling Patriot” !

  3. Tom Grundy says:

    sounds kind of socialist to me…

  4. Sweet Pea says:

    Because pouring your life savings into the idea that your kids’ lives should not be sold to China is SOOOO socialist.he’s one of the major reasons we don’t have ObamaCare right now. That alone is worth at least what Pelosi makes in a year.

    • Michael Anderson says:

      Sweet Pea, I’m assuming you belong to the Party of No. Thanks for your help putting together the health care bill. You and your Party of No rock throwers made it pretty clear at the outset that you had no intention of cooperating with the Democrats on health care reform. Tort reform and selling insurance across state lines are fine goals, but do next to nothing to save money and provide universal access. They are red herrings, aren’t they Sweet Pea?

      The only reason the Party of No is successful is because the Democratic Party has no conviction, is basically Republican Lite, is filled with moral lightweights like John Edwards, and always backs down when challenged. So in the past 4 decades we have gone from a weak and dysfunctional two part system to a monolithic, diseased, deadly, corporate-driven, one party system.

      Meanwhile, Sweet Pea, folks like yourself continue to be self-deluded that someone like Sarah Palin is all we need to “get back to our former greatness.” Before you go off that cliff, I suggest you Google Victor Klemperer and see what he had to say about a similar state of affairs from 1932 to 1944. It’s a fascinating read and will show you the logical extension of another Party of No in history.

      • Tom Grundy says:

        I prefer the title of ‘the IGMSEE Party’ – ‘I Got Mine, Screw Everyone Else.’ But, that’s not accurate cause plenty of politicos (and peanut gallery members) in both major parties exhibit the worst traits of American ‘Democracy’. Power corrupts. Red and Blue are both just shades of Brown. It is cute, however, to observe one color telling everyone who will listen that the other color is ruining the world. Every few years the colors swap places – like the lines in the mid-ocean ridges but much more predictable. Politico Ping-Pong. Forrest Gump, where are you when we need you?

        Speaking of the Palin Factory, where everyone can see Russia from their back yard: this just came out as the lead story in the Oil and Gas Journal email blast. Top-notch comedy – and a good dose of perspective – for anyone who was thinking of moving to Alaska for anything besides free oil bribes:
        ———————
        Army Corps of Engineers denies ANS permit

        Feb 8, 2010
        By OGJ editors
        HOUSTON, Feb. 8 — The US Army Corps of Engineers denied a permit application from ConocoPhillips Alaska Inc. to construct a drill pad identified as CD-5 west of the Colville River Delta to expand the Alpine petroleum field on the North Slope.

        A Corps statement said there are other practicable alternatives that would have less adverse impact on the aquatic ecosystem and still meet the overall project purpose in the National Petroleum Reserve-Alaska.

        ConocoPhillips operates the field, which went on production in November 2000.

        Following the corps’ denial of the permit, Alaska Gov. Sean Parnell said, “Just in the last 6 months, we’ve fought the federal government for tying up Outer Continental Shelf leasing, and for adding bureaucratic nightmares and costs with Endangered Species Act listings and critical habitat area designations.

        “We’ve seen the US Fish and Wildlife Service and the Environmental Protection Agency show reluctance to approve anything related to jobs in Alaska,” he said. “And then— first, by delay, and now, through their decision—Corps of Engineers continues to set back our nation’s chances for economic recovery, domestic energy production, and Alaskans’ prospects for jobs.”
        —————–

  5. Pat Wynne says:

    Meckler should have kept his day job.

  6. Bob Lickter says:

    Who is Sweet Pea? Sweet Pea needs to come out of the pod or we might think this person is a “plant”. Get it? LOL

  7. RobinGrace says:

    Well seems to me LIberals like to take all the Americans money but get mad when Americans ‘make’ any money . Quite a Paradox isnt it libs?

    If any of you on here commenting had anything to do other than ‘nothing’..you might try researching his claims,, if indeed he has invested his time and money.l.not hard to do btw..

    My question to you naysayers… from people who actually give a damn…what have you done lately? other than help the ship sink

  8. Jon Shilling says:

    I sincerely hope you grow up someday, Robin. How can you berate part of the Tea Party’s membership? Show me the democrats in the tease party. How did you become so angry? Very sad.

  9. Steve Frisch says:

    With all due respect, when people ask for money, eventually it needs to come with accountability. Since we all know, from the education provided by advocates of libertarianism like Ayn Rand, that in a state of nature man will act in his own self-interest, and from the study of theology, that man was born with original sin, then corruption can never be far behind.

    It is a good thing that Mr. Meckler is now organizing his Tea Party effort as a non-profit, so there can be some accountability.

    Next I would like to see them actually state specifically what they believe in, what positions they have on major public policy issues, and what implementation measures they would seek to impose, or regulations they would seek to repeal.

    Oh yeah…..did I mention, I am on vacation this week:)

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