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Ryan is a lawyer a Tea Party activists from Texas.
And went to Harvard as I understand.
You also -- videos of the DC event today Brian.
Yeah -- I didn't I didn't create the document I just kind of built in the process.
Who led by key point patriots and these -- ideas that -- submitted by Americans.
They're down by Americans -- voted on by packet.
However I'm curious to know that you know you talk -- -- -- being a grass roots group.
Your quarters saying we want to restructure our relationship -- elected officials this is a bottom up grassroots transparent effort.
-- call for real economic conservative reform however Dick Armey -- help run the event today he was behind the creation of this.
Document and he is a heavily funded lobbyists with freedom works at a call it grassroots seems a little disingenuous.
Ottawa -- he is not behind this document I think that -- you know this this whole process.
Was and I think the problem has been very transparent in terms of the ideas submitted in terms of the votes.
Entered that everything and you know -- -- very much bank.
Dick Armey for you know in promoting this this project.
You know I I don't think that -- that -- -- that project and or any one group's project.
His promoter -- he's promoted in the -- he has a lot of money behind it.
And his group freedom works has been instrumental in both the contract for America and the Tea Party movements of the call it.
A grassroots movement seems not exactly accurate.
Well being and his weekly -- this.
Discussion I guess about freedom works and I think I think it -- is very much a -- of that you know -- -- -- -- many people -- -- -- grassroots is heavily funded lobbying group with big dollars behind.
But I will say that the conflict from America didn't receive a -- The anti money that have been completely.
Volunteer effort and I put thousands of dollars.
Scott -- to help develop the web site the great web -- does.
For free because he cared about the project and -- that -- important.
I think that's the Tea Party movement into the hundred he'd party groups.
That had been in failing in the contract today -- their key parties and these are people that -- you know many of them are are struggling to kind of balance.
All the work the -- for their -- parties and and there are obligations at work.
Com and if it's kind of you know I think it's time to one person then call it not grant street thinking I don't think.
All the Americans who have been involved in this effort.
Well I will let -- -- -- the organizational backbone has been through freedom works which is a big big organization now.
Your initial back and -- party patriots.
Which is completely grassroots and obviously.
-- struggling for funding.
Well I attend this event that you're at today was sponsored by freedom works in any event.
-- -- He is say that the contract from America the tea parties recommend and they they represented.
18% of the American.
Public according to the recent CBS a New York Times poll that's not a majority of America you don't represent most of America.
Well I mean I think we're having we're having doing polls right because certainly in much the -- -- -- most recently said that 40% of Americans.
I think the key part you know -- associate with the Tea Party movement.
Focused on Barack Obama -- -- -- -- percent I think the Rasmussen poll about a week ago.
The -- Washington post's fault but it was.
Well HC BS near transpose a broader pull -- a more recent poll.
-- 18% would identify with the Tea Party movement but let me -- as I wanna go to some of the things in the contract from America.
Can you tell me why for example.
There are no issues of social conservatives care about.
In this contract.
Well because I you know I think.
I think the Tea Party movement.
Was very focused on interpreted the ideas committed.
There are really no social conservative issues that were submitted.
On the site and those that were submitted what weren't very popular.
-- it's because this movement is a good economic conservative movement.
And and that good governments movements -- the transparency movement.
And while you know I think that you know I mean they're probably many people in the movement -- -- social conservatives used.
I think there are many more.
Well there you know there are a lot that.
You know there -- more libertarian.
And so you know I I'd welcome.
This is an exclusive agenda -- tackle this you know social conservatives -- you know can you know commit their own agendas.
But this is I I think that it represents.
Why a -- -- -- reserve role for the religious right in this movement.
You know I mean I think that you know I think the the movement about the individual's right like.
You know a leader -- than -- -- -- -- on the local grassroots level I'm sure there individuals to belong to use socially conservative organizations and belong to keep right movement.
As well but I think.
In terms of the overall goals of the movement I -- the movement -- Out of the passing of TARP as the automobile -- under the stimulus package in the health care reform bill either.
Economic conservative issues -- -- -- nothing to do with the religious right nothing to do with social issues.
This and is there there's no real role for the religious right.
-- I don't them.
I -- Say that they they roll.
I think there there role is is broadly -- -- -- they see what I'm saying it -- trying to get across that.
Is that you know the Tea Party movement is what you make of it right it's -- very widespread.
-- organized organization and they're probably some local people or groups do you know who believe in social conservative issues as well there many.
Do not and I would say overall I'm trying to what we try to accomplish share was eight restaurant.
Document and in on -- in the ideas that were -- economic.
-- -- -- What I think there are so few African Americans in the Tea Party movement.
-- -- I mean I hate you know I can answer that I know that I know a bunch.
-- sure you know -- went -- but you know generally it's a white male.
A movement the near the -- -- the study that was just done that I quoted.
Wealthier than the most people think well educated but white male and -- If he I don't think there's there's other polls that show that it's it's over 50% women.
I think -- the candidate -- -- year.
-- you need your plane is gonna regionally that the.
Well I'm certainly not right on not playing racial identity by asking a question based on the data we have about who's in the group I think that's -- that's -- fair question why don't attracted a broader swathe of people who were not a white man.
Well yes but that's what I I think you're you're you're you're saying that just because it doesn't have -- race.
I didn't say that I S I simply -- I didn't say that at all I simply Ryan asked a question why hasn't attracted more African American that's simply that's a very simple question that's not be saying anything just equipment.
This movement is very diverse.
I think it's papers across racial lines -- -- ethnic Clyde Prestowitz apply it to strangely political line.
Why considers you know like for example for the kind of Comerica that he can -- the -- leadership.
Fund is you know is part of the group I think that there's a lot of I mean it and you know -- on the stage couldn't the C event you know he'll Bryant spoke there are a number of other.
-- many other people but it's about race straight from the.
I didn't say it was about race I simply -- why it was mostly white and not more represented by black people and other races I think it's a fair question.
What number one you have -- protect the constitution.
One could argue that George W.
Bush to do a very good job particularly constitution.
With warrantless searches.
With the Patriot Act being told by the Supreme Court five times that he -- not declare enemy combatants.
Why wasn't there this kind of an out outcry and uproar.
When bush was in power and not defending and protecting the constitute.
I would say that there -- there.
Honestly you know you want to -- the rise in the movement the right movement.
Under Republican leadership frightening it really was the -- and park and other issues.
-- day legislative agenda going well and the people didn't make -- very focused.
I think that.
There wasn't -- -- -- -- -- I mean these people basically object to Barack Obama -- -- -- to progressives -- Republicans -- -- -- also not having a balanced budget.
Also not -- -- fundamental tax reform also not protecting the constitution the people in this movement were silent.
-- I don't think I think they think that.
I think they do they slow growing thing that really began park under the bush administration and and continued into the automobile -- you might my personal belief.
And that is that you that you.
-- -- it's mostly Republican and independent.
The people are able and there are some Democrats.
Here as a group of people who.
Conceded the Republican Party proxy -- economic conservative beliefs.
And that they failed.
The Republican Party feel fit that economic net proxy for -- idea.
Your anger should be more directed Republicans and as a Barack Obama's lead on March around Barack Obama is Hitler sign and a bomb as a Nazi and his socialist -- Marxist.
You know that doesn't speak well of the -- I would say I would say that I have not seen -- Barack Obama is whether or not see.
-- I would never I would.
We had Victoria Jackson -- -- never give Obama is a Communist today the is that does that represent the movement.
I don't think I think Communists the future -- the territory is definitely trying to push the country to the last.
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