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Heh. Who would have thought?:

….It is with a great deal of heartfelt disappointment from those of us on Freedom Jamboree’s “grassroots” organizing committee and the Tea Party Founding Father’s 501(c)3 that we are now compelled to announce the cancellation of Freedom Jamboree in Kansas City this fall….

….Many have said they just did not have the money to travel this year….

….Our committee has speculated for the last month why registrations from the Tea Parties have been so low, with some emails and phone calls suggesting that the poor economy, national debt, high fuel prices, unemployment, double-dip recession, fear about the future (all the usual suspects), as well as political frustration with elected officials in both parties, and political burnout as principle reasons.  Others have said that many groups just don’t want to do anything outside of their own states this year, and are in disagreement with other groups about what and who the Tea Party movement should support and represent.  There is some disarray in the movement right now as to its next move.  The fact is, the spirit intrinsic in 2009 has diminished nationwide, and some lethargy and weariness persists….

….If anyone in the our movement has a plan or direction that can unite the movement again, and reverse the nation’s headlong march toward the economic abyss, please take the reins!  It appears the Tea Party horse is riderless, and riding off in all directions at once!….

“….Many have said they just did not have the money to travel this year….”

You could ask the Koch brothers to ante up. But, then again, you’ve already served their purposes and they don’t need you anymore.

“…poor economy, national debt, high fuel prices, unemployment, double-dip recession, fear about the future…as principle reasons…”

National debt? This didn’t appear to be a worry for these folks from 2001 to 2009 while dubya was racking up big deficits. Worries about the national debt caused people to not sign up for an astroturf convention? That’s a convenient and implausible excuse. Unless you happen to be an obsessive worrier and watch the Faux News Channel all of the time. Okay, point well taken.

“…It appears the Tea Party horse is riderless, and riding off in all directions at once!…”

All the grifters are doing quite well, though.