From the DailyCaller:
“They talk about the Tea Party and make us think that this is some kind of grassroots movement harkening back to the Tea Party of the American Revolution,” an incredulous New Jersey Rep. Frank Pallone, flanked by other Democrats at a DNC press conference, said Wednesday.
But Tea Party activists today, he said, advocate positions that only benefit the wealthy.
“If you think about it, the Tea Party was out there trying to basically agitate against the king,” he said of the historical Tea Partiers, making a contrast with the activists who use that name today. “But many of these policies of the Tea Party — the Republican Tea Party candidates — really go back to the king or to the elite or to the wealthy and to the well to do.”
Pallone continued: “Please don’t be fooled by the label. The label is misconstrued. The reality is it’s the same old Republican policies and it’s putting the same old people in charge.”
I know Francis has met many Tea Party activists from the 6th district, and he will be meeting them again often between now and November 2. They are not advocating the "same of Republican policies" and it's not
"putting the same old people in charge."
Phoney Palloney has not scheduled a Town Hall meeting since last August. Given how those went for him, he's not likely to host one this year (or ever again since this is his last year in office). However, he will be participating in a "talk back" on national security issues and the constitution next Thursday, August 5, after a performance by the NJ Repertory Company of the play "Sunlight" at Monmouth University.
"Sunlight" sounds interesting and timely, according to the promo on the NJRC website:
Matthew Gibbon, liberal lion and university president, may have finally gone too far in his battle against the conservative Dean of the law school, his son-in-law and former protégé. His daughter is caught between them and the entire university community is up in arms. The personal and political collide in this stunning new play about loyalty, power, and torture memos.
Here's a short preview:
The "same old Republicans" from CD-6 won't be there at Monmouth University on August 5th to "talk back" with Francis next week, as they will be with Governor Christie attending the Monmouth GOP Victory Gala at the Molly Pitcher.
However, I'd be willing to bet that there will be some CD-6 Tea Party Patriots there to let Phoney Palloney know who they really are.