New Jersey Tea Party Is Trying to Hide Its Extremism

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RoseAnn Salanitry: Tea Partier and Manipulator

The Tea Party in New Jersey scored a partial victory today in its efforts to go through with a petition to recall Senator Bob Menendez(D), of New Jersey. Here is a brief summary:

A state appeals court today ruled New Jersey’s secretary of state must accept a petition a citizens group filed to recall U.S. Sen. Robert Menendez, but left open the question of whether the removal effort itself is constitutional.

I will not bore you with my legal analysis of the recall effort. Suffice it to say, the chances are slim of Menendez being recalled. The point of this article is to shed light on a less-than-straightforward New Jersey Tea Party as it relates to their motivation for removing Senator Menendez from office.

One of the leaders of the Tea Party Movement of New Jersey is quoted at length in several major news publications as to why they want Menendez out. Here are some of them:

RoseAnn Salanitri, a Branchville resident and organizer of the Tea Party group in Sussex County, today said the group believes Menendez votes for too many taxes.

RoseAnn Salanitri, the founder of the Sussex County Tea Party and the leader of the Committee to Recall U.S. Senator Robert Menendez, called the court decision a victory for the recall campaign.

The Tea Party, a grass-roots group that supports “fiscal responsibility, individual liberty and limited government,”…The Sussex Tea Party is run by RoseAnn Salanitri and Tim Adriance.”

But, wait, what if the publications soliciting RoseAnn Salanitri’s comments did not ask about immigration? That, therefore, would lessen the likelihood that the Tea Party is purposely minimizing their stance on immigration so that it can garner more votes from people who are solely anti-government spending.

Tea Party Foundation: Inherently Incongruous

The results of my research into the matter lead me to two conclusions: 1. The Tea Party purposely tried to hide a key component of the rationale behind recalling Senator Menendez and  2. Major News outlets were negligent for failure to exercise due journalistic diligence.

http://www.defendingfreedomamericanfreedom.com claims to be the home page for the  Sussex County NJ Tea Party patriots. No where on this site is anything about immigration mentioned. The contact e-mail seems to be the same person quoted in the above articles, RoseAnn Salanitri, Roseann@defendingamericanfreedom.com

At njteapartiesunited.org, RoseAnn Salanitri is yet again specifically mentioned as a contact at roseann216@gmail.com. There is no mention of Immigration at all. Only Healthcare and Cap & Trade are lambasted, as well as the general core principle of “Government is not the solution; government is the problem.

At njteapartycoalition.org, which does not mention RoseAnn specifically, but seems to be a major NJ Tea Party website, yet again Immigration is curiously omitted. PAY CLOSE ATTENTION to the following:

The main contact page for the recall of Senator Menendez, njrecallnow.blogspot.com, which has Roseann216@gmail.com as its main content, lists the rationale behind the recall movement for Sen. Menendez:

WHY RECALL SENATOR MENENDEZ? WE BELIEVE HE HAS VOTED FOR UNCONSTITUTIONAL BILLS, INCLUDING HEALTHCARE AND CAP AND TRADE.HE ALSO HAS CONSISTENTLY VOTED FOR LEGISLATION FAVORING ILLEGAL IMMIGRATION AND IRRESPONSIBLE FISCAL SPENDING. AFTER USING ALL MEANS AVAILABLE TO US TO COMMUNICATE OUR OBJECTIONS TO SENATOR MENENDEZ REGARDING THESE ISSUES, AND BEING IGNORED, WE BELIEVE HE HAS LEFT US NO OTHER CHOICE BUT TO SEEK REMEDY BY REMOVING HIM FROM OFFICE.

The central contact point for garnering support for the recall of Senator Menendez states that the latter’s legislation in favor of “Illegal Immigration” is one the movement’s  central motivational components. If this is an important issue to the Tea Party, why is it glaringly absent from most of the mainstream press  and three of the Tea Party’s very own New Jersey websites? Simple, the anti-immigration stance within the Tea Party is contradictory to its core philosophy of less government spending.

Anti-immigrants are, on the whole, for mass deportation of “illegal immigrants”. Deportation, and enforcement of Immigration laws in general, is exorbitantly costly and, thus, the Tea Party, in its specific goal to remove Sen. Menendez from office, is trying to avoid a philosophical implosion. In other words, the leaders want to obtain signatures for their petition from individuals who are indifferent to “illegal”  immigration but hate the government for it’s uncontrolled spending. E-mail RoseAnn(her e-mail is Roseann216@gmail.com),  asking her to be honest with the press as to her reasons for kicking Menendez prematurely out of office.

Also, I looked into why the Tea Party did not go after the other NJ senator, Lautenberg; he votes virtually identical to Menendez. It appears it is because Sen. Lautenberg will be out of office sooner and thus it would be wiser to just wait until the next general election.

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