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From CNN:

(That’s a photo of me with my hat on located at the lower left corner of the bus.  I’ll be joining the TPX in Wisconsin this weekend.  Watch for my real-time posted reports here, on Twitter, and at my radio show producer ThirdWaveDave’s site).

(CNN) – Two of the nation’s prominent tea party groups will merge for a Wisconsin bus tour in support of six Republican state senators facing recall elections.

Kicking off their four-day “Restoring Common Sense” tour Friday, Tea Party Nation and Tea Party Express will hold rallies in multiple cities and defend Republicans who supported Gov. Scott Walker’s controversial bill that curbed collective bargaining rights for state employees earlier this year.

“The tea party stands for fiscal responsibility, and Republican Senators in Wisconsin stood firm for those principles,” said Amy Kremer, chair of Tea Party Express. “Now they are under attack for doing the job they were elected to do. It is critical that we support and defend them from these undeserved attacks and in that effort we are proud to be joined by our friends at Tea Party Nation.”

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Sal Russo, an influential strategist and founder of the Tea Party Express, said that even the terrorist jibe was a sign of success. “When people make outrageous comments like that you know they have lost the rational debate and you are winning.”

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“This week the Tea Party Express — in a bit of a risky move — is bringing all of its heavy hitters to Wisconsin to support six Republican state senators who face recall elections. If Sarah Palin, Joe the Plumber, Michele Bachmann and Ann Coulter can’t save the GOP from angry voters in a crucial swing state such as Wisconsin, what motivation would traditional Republicans have to continue to listen to their demands? Everyone knows the GOP can win Alabama without the tea party’s help. What Boehner and company are trying to figure out is what they will lose without them. The recall election may provide some answers.”CNN columnist “Wise up GOP. Ditch the Tea Party”

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Glenn Beck:

The Tea Party has been set up. This is not something that the Tea Party wants. If you’re excited about this bill, please explain why. I’d like to know. And they are going to blame this on us like it was a really, really good deal for the Tea Party. It’s not a good deal for the Tea Party,” Glenn continued.

Once again this is a case of the liberals and media picking on everyone’s favorite scapegoat in an attempt to save face.

“You just have to understand that a game is being played in the media and the only way to win, watch Wargames, the only way to win is to not play the game,” Glenn warned. “Don’t play the game. Don’t play the game. It’s a setup.”