This is the unofficial position which I have chosen to take. I am glad the in Part 2, the Tea Party Patriots also see it as I do. Below is a communication from Mark Williams and myself. Mark Williams tried to apology to me - why, I do not know - and my response to him. He has not respnsed in kind, so I take it that he will not be forethcoming with a true apology. I guess that's how one determines character...or lack thereof.
I would thank you, but I am not sure just what it is you are apologizing for since I demanded an apology for MARK MECKLER and all you've done is belittle him.
Your reckless did taint our Tea Party (Patriots), but I am not a politician. My skin is thicker than that. Are you aware that each organizer is individually their own Tea Party group? We all worked together.
I never worked with you because you do go over the top, and your way of attacking Obama alone is detrimental to our message. Your organization was never on my sidebar because of your behavior, so hate me as well.
I know Rick would be very surprised to learn that he agrees with your behavior. Not only about the blog post, but the words you use on TV. Do you not know that is what they are seeking to discredit us? When you make claims such as 'Racist-in-Chief', etc, what do you think the rest of the media is going to think about us after all the hard work everyone put into this?
BTW, 9/12 was GLENN BECK's idea, not yours. So don't get all high and mighty. You were NOT the only organization out there on April 17. I, for example, had my next Tea Party up without ever having to need ne'er a word or hand from you.
I guess what I am trying to say, quite bluntly, is that you are NOT representative of the Tea Party Patriots, the Tea Party's held all across this nation without your help and you trying to steal the credit, and I still DEMAND an APOLOGY TO MARK.
I am not going to get into the history with you any further as far as what happened on 8/28. It has been brought to my attention that you were aware that Mark did go to the hospital because they thought he was having a heart attack, but I was corrected that it turned out not to be an exact heart attack. For that apologize. I got very angry over that issue, and I was in wrong. No history. No, "But you are such a bad person", no nothing else. That is the way an apology is offered.
You do not say, "I apologize" and then rip right into him again. I find that rather odd. I also find it odd that you are supporting candidates that I am trying to throw out of Congress. I cannot help you do that. I agree with what Mark did. We all did. It is what WE the people of California decided to do. We have lawyers too, ya know, and our lawyers guided us.
Hey, why don't we let our lawyers duke it out? haha.
I'm still waiting for that apology for Mark, and stop being a racist. Oh? Doesn't feel good does it? You're not a racist? Prove it.
See what I mean about choosing better arguements?
Rosemary "Knuckles" W.
Long Beach Patriots organizer
PS. You were the only Leaders out there? HAHAHAHA. WE DON'T NEED NO FREAKIN' LEADERS! We are individuals with God given rights. Don't lump us together. We are Conservatives, Liberals, Independents, and everything in between. We start from the grassroots up, not the other way around. You're too stuck in the old way things used to (never) get done. *sigh*
[Please pardon any words omitted or misspelled.]
--- On Wed, 9/30/09, Mark Williams wrote:
From: Mark Williams
Date: Wednesday, September 30, 2009, 6:05 PM
I've become aware of the fact that some of my comments regarding Mark Meckler and the recent 8/28 Eco Tyranny event in Sacramento have caused you some concern and I wanted to take the opportunity to write to you, if you'd be so kind as to hear me out.
First, please let me begin with an apology. I posted a blog on September 12th that called out Mark Meckler for his disgraceful behavior in the weeks leading up to the Tea Party Express national tour. In that post my anger at the Mecklers' poor and inappropriate behavior caused me to errantly cast aspersions on the 8/28 event. Many Tea Party Patriots members, including yourself, took as criticisms of YOUR EFFORTS and your hard work in making the 8/28 event a success. I did not mean to impugn you or the credibility and integrity of Tea Party Patriots members across the state of California. You all did a fantastic job - organizing caravans and bus loads of supporters to come in from all over the state. We share a common goal of defeating the leftist march towards socialism that Barack Obama and the Congress of Harry Reid and Nancy Pelosi are advancing. I very much appreciate the work you have done and have been honored to stand with you throughout this fight.
So please know, I am contrite in the knowledge that my off-the-cuff blog post hurt a lot of people who I certainly did not have any intention of hurting or insulting or impugning. But I did, and again I apologize unequivocally for that action on my part.
I posted my blog and had not told anyone involved with the Tea Party Express (including its principal sponsor, the Our Country Deserves Better Committee) because I was writing on my own personal blog and didn't realize the impact my post would have. Within 24 hours my colleagues at the Our Country Deserves Better Committee learned of my post and called and emailed me. They explained why this post of mine was counter-productive and hurt the good, hard-working people of the tea party movement. I read my post again, realized that they were right, and immediately took the post down.
So the issue becomes how to move forward so that you understand that my intentions towards you and the people of the Tea Party Patriots organization are not anything but positive and supportive.
There are two parts to this that I want to convey to you.
[The only thing he did was to bash Mark Meckler, the man whom I demanded an apology for what Mark Williams has FALSY claimed. I am not going to put the whole thing here, because it is too long and childess.]
So please watch these two short segments filmed BEFORE the launch of the Tea Party Express and in spite of what was going on with the Mecklers and listen to my comments regarding the Tea Party Patriots:
But I can't undo history. The best I could do was to take down the offending post and write you this apology letter. I hope we can move past these recent events and work in a manner that is focused on the objectives we share. Here's what we put as our central messaging on the side of our two Tea Party Express tour buses. I think these areas that we are focused on is exactly in-sync with objectives of the Tea Party Patriots membership:
TAKE OUR COUNTRY BACK
*End the Bailouts!
*Reduce the Size and Intrusiveness of Government!
*Stop the Out-Of-Control Spending!
*No Government-Run Healthcare!
*Stop Raising Our Taxes!
Thank you again for your hard work and dedication to the tea party movement. We as Americans are all better off because of it. The sleeping giant has been awakened and we will not allow our country to be transformed into what I call a "failed socialist paradise." Your daily efforts have been what awoke the sleeping giant and I hope you will continue in your efforts to make an impact on the future of our country.
Again, I will call you tomorrow, and I hope whether you appreciate the sentiments I've tried to express in this note or not, that we can try to work constructively together in the future.
Vice Chair, Our Country Deserves Better Committee & Tea Party Express
P.S. Right before sending you this email I noticed a statement that was emailed out by Mark Meckler announcing that the Tea Party Patriots national organization would not be supporting the Tea Party Express. The decision by the Mecklers' to issue such a press release baffles me, given the fact that this is exactly the same decision they made prior to the original Tea Party Express national tour. So they are once again replicating their pattern of behavior. And just so you are fully informed, we will proceed forward with the tour, just as we did the last time the Mecklers' pulled a stunt like this.