The convention is being held at a fancy resort, features $550 ticket prices, a steak and lobster dinner and a guest speaker with a $100,000 speaking fee. It’s sponsored by a for-profit company with a mysterious wealthy benefactor, and its organizers, who have been accused of secrecy and corruption, have threatened lawsuits against dissenters and clamped down on news coverage
At least two national groups that have emerged as major players in the movement rejected requests to buy sponsorships for the convention — which were going for as much $50,000 — while three other groups have recently withdrawn as sponsors, with two citing concerns over organizer infighting and questions about the convention’s unusual finances.
Meanwhile, about 50 local tea party leaders from across Tennessee are planning to attend a sort of counter-convention caucus set for this Saturday in Nashville, while some activists are discussing staging protests outside next month’s convention, which will be held at the Gaylord Opryland Hotel and Convention Center.
01-23-2010 10:20 AM
Re: The latest Tea Party Target, it's own Convention...
Originally Posted by DarrylS
Meet the new boss, the same as the old boss.. been following this story for a while now, and people are getting pissed...
Mr. Judson, an ambulance chasing attorney from Nashville, is head of the
for-profit Tennessee corporation he controls called Tea Party Nation
Read somewhere the other day that the Florida Tea Party is owned by another dude..
Michelle, Sarah and Glenn will collect their honorariums.. 100K for Sarah, power to the people..
Typical, welcome to the new Amerika where beauty queens and under ware models serve as empty vessels or front's for shady groups with large amounts of money. At least some tea partiers are true to they're ideals