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    Matt Kibbe and others react to the eviction of the Tea Party Debt Commission from the Russell Building

    Here is some video of how it all went down. 

    It has been 932 days since the Democrats have passed a budget. With the formation of the Super Committee, we saw an opportunity for Americans to tell Congress what they would be willing to cut, and offer suggestions to make the budgeting process easier for them. The Senate Rules Committee, headed up by Chuck Schumer, told us they were uncomfortable with the word "hearing", and locked the doors and took away our microphones minutes before the event was scheduled to start.

    So basically, they have nearly three years to put a budget forth and fail. We finally act, they kick us out. Senator Mike Lee's office took the lead and quickly found a new location at Hillsdale College's Kirby Center, where the hearing took place not too far behind schedule.

    We will be heard, Washington. See the findings and recommendations of the Tea Party Debt Commission here.

    Please watch for the full story.

    93 comments
    TIM COHEN
    11/18/2011

    WHERE ARE THE MEDIA COVERAGES' ON THIS OUTRAGE! It may be early to make such a strong indictment against the various "main-stream" outlets I am directing my fustration at, however, I actually inquired to some directly. I encourage every member to say, "NO MORE"! This time we need not just let these tyrantical bullies, (and an increasingly appeasing news cadre), get away with the status quo. With enough voices redressing in concert, this single event can be forced into Today's "news cycle". Specifically, I'm making a plea to ALL OF YOU to contact your local TV and print media right now to "report" this abuse of power; let them know it's there journalistic duty to cover this important story! If the OWS'ers can capture the minds of The Country with an absolutely incoherent narritive of "99%", we can surely pursuade these media outlets to take notice with enough of US "reporting" what we've witnessed here tonight. God Bless.

    Ray Rigsby
    11/18/2011

    I hate to keep saying the same thing over and over but this proves my point very well. Taking back America is not going to happen by use of the constitution. The constitution is only recognized by the people, not by these socialist progressives who run congress. If what happened today isn't enough to prove that the only way we the people will ever take back our country is through an armed revolt, then I don't know what will. As long as we placate ourselves with the notion that the constitution will do the job, we will continue to fail. The freedom that our forefathers won for us was not won with some document. It was won with the spilling of blood, the taking up of arms and offering up their own lives to win that freedom. Until we face that simple truth we will not and can not win. The time for talk is ending, if you are not prepared to take up arms and fight for your country. If you are not ready to lay down your life for your country, then hide your head in the sand and endure the country that you bring upon yourselves. I for one will not go quietly into the night. I prefer to go knowing I gave my all. That I made the ultimate sacrifice for my country and for the freedom my children and Grand children so richly deserve.

    christian kowalski
    11/18/2011

    they're trying to hold on to their power,money.it's so about time to fire them.if only the republicans had a better candidate(some are good but too soft).yesterday RP said to cut the workschedule of the Washington Officials in half-that would be another good cut to save money.i think the biggest problem to get rid of the current administration are the around 50 million welfare recipients(unemployment money,food stamps...)-they gonna vote for Obama.

    linda
    11/18/2011

    That above comment of mine was poorly written. John and Diane are not interested in preserving our Constitutional Government as intended by our founders. John and Diane have their own agenda. ( Just got new glasses!)

    linda
    11/18/2011

    I wrote John and Diane off long ago as being interested in preserving our Constitutional Government as it was intended. They say and do just enough to sit on the fence.

    Charla Shamhart
    11/18/2011

    We are in worse trouble by a bill that is coming up that will possibly shut down many of our freedom websites and it is being cosponsored by some Republicans. S.968 Preventing Real Online Threats to Economic Creativity and Theft of Intellectual Property Act of 2011. They will stop at nothing to shut us down.

    Sen. Patrick Leahy's (D-Vt.) "Preventing Real Online Threats to Economic Creativity and Theft of Intellectual Property" bill, also known as the Protect IP Act, is more oppressive and restrictive to free speech than even communist China's internet censorship protocols, and a group of law professors recently wrote an open letter warning that the bill would allow the government to freely pull websites without any proper legal restrictions.

    Both John McCain and Diane Feinstein, supposed opponents, support it. Go on <thomas.gov> and see who else supports it.

    Tom Riley
    11/18/2011

    This hasen't surprised me at all. It just shows more of the same that's going on in DC.

    Sandy McGarry
    11/18/2011

    I received a text while this was going on from my friends in DC for this event...could not believe they got tossed out of there! This is absurd! Would the NAACP or moveon.org have gotten the same treatment? Not even Occupy WS are getting this type of treatment. We have a purpose, a reservation, are peaceful and we get tossed???? Wow!~

    Jesse Vardaman
    11/17/2011

    We are supposed to have a government of the people, by the people and for the people.

    Apparently our rulers in Washington have forgotten that little tidbit.

    Its time to throw all the bums and crooks out of Washington.

    Mac Fountain
    11/17/2011

    Do not let your enemy (i.e., Schumer and his ilk) use your virtue (i.e., your rationality and civility) against you. They do not care for either; they care only for the bastard child of power-lust (i.e., deployed force of goverment-- as witnessed by your eviction from your properly scheduled televised meeting place -- the Russell building. Is it not time to let them know that you are willing to respond to the force they have initiated against you -- in kind? Surely you have not forgotten that eloquently reasoned cry against the use of such force nearly 250 years ago: "Give me liberty or give me death"!

    Michael & June Hrabovsky
    11/17/2011

    Governor Rick Perry of Texas has the right idea. We have to clean up Washington. They won't hear us now, but they will hear all of us, next November. By the way if any one in Washington wants to know, my name is Michael Hrabovsky and I live in Arizona. Arizona the state that ya'll forgot in Washington, D.C.

    Jesse Vardaman
    11/17/2011

    They haven't forgotten you. Arizona is a thorn in the side of President downgrade and his corrupt administration.

    God Bless and keep you good folks in Arizona!

    Debbie LeBlanc
    11/17/2011

    It's time to overthrow this government. They are not serving the people; the pompous asses actually think they rule the people. This administration has violated the provisions of the constitution time and again, and I, for one, am sick of the lot of them. They will not be removed from their perceived positions of power peacefully.

    Jesse Vardaman
    11/17/2011

    You are more correct than you know.

    The time is coming when We the People will have to take back our nation and our government and they will not go peacefully. You can count on that.

    carol kilmon
    11/17/2011

    The Democrats in power seem to forget that they work for us, even if they are of a different party affiliation.
    Thank you all for what you are doing, and I'm proud of all the Tea Party and what they stand for.

    Roger James
    11/17/2011

    The only course of action we have at our disposal right now is to put everything we have behind electing Congressman Ron Paul to the presidency.
    If we don't, I would guarantee that the restoration of America will not be a bloodless proposition.
    The quickest way to short circuit the web of executive orders and insane laws is to install a man who will not sell-out and pander.

    And for my fellow conservatives who think Ron Paul would be weak on international defense... Go look at the You Tubes dating back to the 80's when we were all absorbed in Madonna... Ron Paul was predicting and warning America about the very terrorism we have to deal with today as a result of our flawed foreign policy.

    So not only does Ron Paul understand foreign policy, he would also be the most brutal Commander-in-Chief America has ever seen if he had to go to war. He would get approval from Congress. He would execute and prosecute the war with deadly force and win it. He would NOT stay and rebuild the enemy's country at our expense. He would not fritter America lives away on a 10 year occupation. He would not look to the DOD contractors to make his strategic decisions and line their pockets with and endless flow of cash.
    America would be feared militarily and respect globally once again.

    linda
    11/18/2011

    Henry Stock I agree with Robert and Rick that we need to get behind one candidate and Ron Paul is beginning to look like the one that is trustworthy. I, also, agree with you that it is a little early to do so. The people that have been pushing their congress people realize it is futile. I believe our energy should be directed to recalling the congress members that have been in office since we were born should be recalled. I have several names to put on that list of hardliners that have no intention of listening to the real American People.

    Henry Stock
    11/18/2011

    Robert and Rick, I like Ron Paul too, but in my opinion this particular blog is not the place to focus on upcoming presidential candidates.

    This is a place to focus on this particular action by Harry Reid and on what we as individuals can do now, to reverse his actions.

    I don't want to disrespect your enthusiasm for Paul, but a single-minded focus on the election of any candidate, where the elections is almost a year away and the beginning of their administrations is over a year away, does less for this group than a focus on action items that We the People may take now, to turn this around. Even if Paul is elected, We The People must driving Congress to act and changing the face of Congress, because no President, however wise he or she might be, can change the course of the country without the active cooperation of the Congress. And Members of Congress won't do that unless we are pushing them to do so.

    Rick Sweeting
    11/18/2011

    .@Roger Thank you for saying the truth about Ron Paul. I have been doing some digging on Romney, 40% of his contributions come from Banks, financial companies and Real-estate investment firms. He is part of the problem. we need a man with a solid message that is unwavering and always on point. Ron Paul is that man. His Foreign Policy eliminates police actions and brings back the power of a final conflict as a tool for negotiating with aggression. Ron Paul is a true leader.
    He has my vote

    Robert David Hummel
    11/17/2011

    God Bless America AGAIN, Lord', You' sure KNOW THE TROUBLE THAT WE'RE IN. "7x7x7x7x7, Yea, Let us be sure to "forgive", the "FEW, (SENATE& POTUS), that have the POWER" over "We (MANY) the People"...... Let the voice of OUR SILENT MAJORITY....."SHOUT" in our responsible duty to VOTE THE TREASONOUS persons OUT of the PUBLIC OFFICE, to be REPLACED by RESPONSIBLE...CHRISTIAN persons WHO WILL EMPLOY VIRTUES of MORALS ,ETHICS and VALUES as OUR NATIONS FORE-FATHERS have DILIGENTLY PERFORMED in the FOUNDATION of this GREAT FREE COUNTRY, 235 YEARS AGE......BEFORE WE REPEAT HISTOY as IN THE "FALL of THE ROMAN EMPIRE". "PLEASE GOD GRANT US MERCY and KINDLY BLESS OUR NATION..."THANK YOU LORD' for Your GENTAL GUIDING HAND for OUR GREATER FREE TOMORROW.

    Michael Richardson
    11/17/2011

    I was waiting for the commission to start on C-SPAN at 2pm. Now that I now what happened I am not surprised. We will be heard. We have to get our message out.

    Tom Barchfeld
    11/19/2011

    Here is what I am sending my Senators:
    Dear Senator,
    I demand to have something done about Harry Reid. He kicked the Tea Party Debt Commission out of the Russell Senate Office building at the last minute Thursday. It is We The People who have given you your just powers from the consent of the governed. Congress's approval rating is dismal, well less than 20%. We are your constituents, and you are the public servants to us, We The People. This government is of, by and for the People. Harry Reid knew about this meeting before Thursday, yet decided to wait for the last minute to shut it down, after everyone had taken the time and expense to attend. Senator Reid showed complete inconsideration in his choice. He could have done it days before. And this is how Senator Reid treats the American People???? Only a self appointed dictatorial tyrant would react this way. Things like this would occur in the former Soviet Union. Time for talking is over, with an act like this, it is past time to clean the Congress out completely. I demand you call for the resignation of Senator Reid, since he is doing nothing to cut the deficit. This man is incompetent and is not doing his constitutional duty of presenting a budget, which has not been passed by the Democrats for 932 days now. And you also live by one set of rules and make us (We The People) live by another? Allowing yourselves to be immune from insider trading? You have created a dictatorial tyranny, where you are so insulated from the people and are NOT responding TO OUR WILL. I DEMAND A RESPONSE AND WANT TO KNOW WHAT ACTION YOU ARE TAKING!!!!

    Ruth Parker
    11/18/2011

    I called Hagan's office and told them it was a disgraceful thing to do and they will not stop us......

    Henry Stock
    11/18/2011

    Everybody, do not take this lying down. Go to www.senate.gov, locate your Senator's office, then find their Contact page. Every Senator has one. Then either call them or email them or both and tell them what you think of Harry Reid's actions and tell them to act!

    keith.engel
    11/17/2011

    Shakes head, this is a bunch of BS and yet the Dems and the Pres want to blame conservatives and Republicans for being a do nothing congress.

    Chuck Burkhard
    11/17/2011

    Did you really expect anything else? They demonize us and glorify the criminals @ OWS. Keep voting them out until we get rid of this corrupt congress, their a joke and irrelevant. We the people hold the power to change our Government. We need like minded leaders, that know how to balance a budget and are committed to end the corruption at all levels of Government. Better hurry, the spring will be here soon and these guys are playing for keeps this time.

    Eric Pedersen
    11/19/2011

    I agree Chuck. What else could we expect? It's great to see these people really working to change government. However I feel like our time could be better spent. It's not just government that's corrupt, it's also the people, and not any particular political party. If we really want to do something, we have to start local. We have to be willing to stop using government to violate each other's rights. If anyone wants to know what Mr. Average American can do, it is to get rid of problems at the local level. Get rid of permits, licenses for anything and everything, zoning, design review boards. It all comes down to one thing, are we or are we not willing to use government force our will on our neighbors? Unless we are willing to let go of that, our country will never change. We may balance the budget temporarily, but it won't change. We the people need to change, conservatives and liberals alike. But we can, and we will, just as soon as people start realizing that the real threat to our liberty is ourselves. And once we are willing to put God-given rights above man-made laws, we will be put on a track to liberty, and when that happens, no one will be able to evict or stop you.

    Bruce Andrews
    11/19/2011

    Excellent!!!!!!!! What Can "I", as Mr. Average American do? I REALLY want to know.

    Michael Harpold
    11/17/2011

    Just wondering what became of the "suspicious package" suddenly found next door? I know that MSM has not done a follow up on that. When will the idiots that voted for this Obomination learn that they will do anything to stay in power and dictate how we live our lives? And you thought "1984" was a stretch of the imagination! Wake up America before you see "Brown Shirts" in the streets.

    Randy Newman
    11/17/2011

    Whose surprised that Harry Read fabricated something to get this stopped. In 2012 we must change the seat of Harry to minority leader.

    linda
    11/17/2011

    They are just like pit bulls. They got their teeth in and now they just keep trying to sling us around with their lies and back door politics. Seems to me they either think we are really stupid or they are intentionally trying to make the American people angry. Keep your cool guys. All those percentages that are divided among 9 candidates will be added together against their puppet.

    Brent Nunn
    11/17/2011

    I'm really not surprised--typical Wash. power games.

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    Duane Lyda
    11/17/2011

    There is no end to what they will do in order to keep their America-killing agenda rolling. They have brought a multitude of destruction over the past 3 years and I am afraid they will stop at nothing to keep pushing their trash on us. Thank you to all who showed to try and make our voices heard. May God bless each and every one of you!

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    Garry Terry
    11/17/2011

    I was there today.....it really was an insulting slap in the face to be kicked out the US Senate. Harry Reid doesn't own it. I didn't drive 4 hours to be told I can't sit at a planned meeting at the house of all of the people in America.
    We all try to get along with those folks as best we can. It's time to realize the truth: If you're a conservative - they hate you.
    Other than being made to feel like we're scum, it was a very great event with practical solutions for America.

    Jackie Rhoton
    11/19/2011

    You were lucky you drove only 4 hours. Our group from Indiana was on a bus for 13 hours just to get there and another 13 hours tro get home. It took longer driving than our actual stay in DC.

    Henry Stock
    11/18/2011

    Does anyone have an idea of how many Tea Party members live in Nevada? Like others, I want Reed to become the minority leader, but I would rather see him thrown out of office on his tail by an angry electorate and not wait until his term expires.

    Henry Stock
    11/18/2011

    If they can do it, Nevada should start a recall effort on Reed.

    Henry Stock
    11/18/2011

    If they won't let it be shown that way then every Tea Party member should get two copies of the plan and mail them to their Senators, especially if their Senators are standing in the way. Flood the Senate office building with copies of the plan, so that they can't ignore it. Then post messages on their Senate emails telling them to read the bill that you sent them via mail each and every day until they acknowledge that they did.

    Diane Ducote
    11/18/2011

    It warms my heart to see your dedication and bravery. I'm very proud of all of you.

    Marti Warrick Schalliol Aikman
    11/18/2011

    The only way we will be able to get control of the budget is to get control of both houses of Congress is to Get Out The Vote in 2012 and MAKE SURE true conservatives/Tea Partiers are elected to any open seats and then make sure there is a Repub. voted into office as President.

    Linda Dommel
    11/18/2011

    TAKE THIS TO CSPAN and ask them to run the whole u tube.
    Everyone go to u tube and watch get the number up.
    Go to EVERY News Station and give them a copy of this and tell them u want it run on their station or we are filing suit about equal time on the air waves.
    THE AMERICAN PEOPLE NEEDS TO SEE THIS
    We need to collect money and run it ourselves on all TV Stations at least once telling them to go to u tube.

    linda
    11/17/2011

    Thank you all for your hard work and dedication. They seem to think the tea party is going away. It's probably better that way. Everyone is patiently waiting for the 2012 day at the polls. I hope we get the chance to vote.

    Estelle Senopole
    11/17/2011

    Many thanks to those who planned and held this meeting. You are the true Americans. May God richly Bless you!