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Mahwah Tea Party Disbands, Cites November Election Results

In an email to members over the weekend, the group said it will likely reform again one day in the future

In light of last November’s presidential election, the Mahwah Tea Party announced this week it will, at least temporarily, disband.

In an email sent Saturday from the organization’s founders and officers to its members and online followers, the Tea Party announced its future in Mahwah is uncertain.

“We have been rather quiet since the November election. We have been at times disturbed, disappointed, and even angry, as you probably have felt also,” the email said. “The fact that 60 million Americans voted against our position underscored how far this country has moved to the Socialist left.”

President Obama’s victory, as well as the victory of Democrats in state and county elections, was troubling to the group, the email said. “Republicans turned on Republicans and found fault with their individual traits, and allowed the Democratic policymakers to pick up the pieces.”

The organizers went on to say that the election results prompted their decision to cease regular meetings, which were held at the Ramapo Reformed Church in Mahwah.

“We feel the fight should continue and we pledge individually to follow the issues closely, but at this time our group effort in planning the meetings, newsletters, emails and regular communications with you will be ending for now,” the email noted.

According to the note, the party has been active in the township for the past two-and-a-half years. Meetings included discussions on national political topics, forums with local government officials, video presentations and guest speakers.

The note ended by telling former Tea Party members that the group is “confident” it will organize again at some point in the future.

The email has also been posted on the now-defunct group’s website.

According to the website for the West Bergen Tea Party, which meets in Wyckoff, it is still hosting regular meetings.

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Eileen Rite March 14, 2013 at 02:10 PM
JP's " Investing your money and time (or having investors invest) in your own business is not a risk" speaks volumes on how little you know about business, and I just love the way you and GoD throw around these outrageously made up statistics of how 90% and 100% of Americans do this or that to comport with whatever drivel you two bubble up with. According to you two chuckleheads, I'm sure that 90%-100% of the people that can't pay their mortgage or feed their family is because the top 2% specifically targeted them and took away their money and any opportunity to succeed.
Eileen Rite March 14, 2013 at 03:19 PM
Hey JP... after you look up the word "gamble", tell me how investing in one's business isn't a risk but a gamble, as if gamble means something else? Or how if you have the means to take the risk, it isn't actually a risk since "90% of Americans can't even if they wanted to." That means that in the alternative and in your Bizzaro world, putting nothing at risk is a greater risk, then risking something! You are like way beyond even chuckleheaded status... you're certifiable!
Gottardo DiGiacopo March 15, 2013 at 12:22 AM
Ei, 100%... a bias straight out of the Tea Party playbook and unmissable as it is unmistakeable. We could take a vote?.? whataya think peaches?
JP March 15, 2013 at 02:50 AM
And you're simply ridiculous Eileen because, quite frankly, you don't get it. Never will I'm guessing.
Eileen Rite March 15, 2013 at 03:35 PM
What's obvious is I'll respond point by point to whatever you two chowderheads throw up... and that's a very unintended pun, but you two shuck n jive and never do. Yes JP, I don't have you're inane ability to argue risk is unlike gamble and risking nothing is greater than something. "JP" must stand for Jabbering Paradox. You two write stuff that is comical at best, and then pull these equally amusing stats out of your butt claiming 90%, or 99% or 100% of the country support your views. If you can't substantiate something you wrote without these ridiculous made up statistics, man up and admit you're a dunce with an internet connection. AND as for these peaches; a tisket a tasket, even a blown gasket, nothing you post, nothing you write, seems to disprove... Eileen Rite.
Eileen Rite March 15, 2013 at 08:47 PM
Apparently, my reply this morning is still being evaluated, so I'm keeping my peaches dry.
JP March 16, 2013 at 02:37 AM
Oh really, you're so intelligent and you can't seem to grasp the simple analogies that I post. Brilliant I must say. You just don't "get it" do you. You say you want intelligent conversation, yet you constantly mock and attempt to demean the very people you're having the dialog with, with idiotic put downs. Your track record in this thread Eileen, is not very good for making your case. There's absolutely nothing here to disprove since it's merely your viewpoints, which are simply wrong. It's the Mahwah tea party group (and their "strange" ideas) that are gone, not we here, posting on Patch, about them.
Eileen Rite March 16, 2013 at 04:46 PM
JP, your problem is you post stuff then refuse to stand behind what you spew when challenged... such as, how is a risk not a gamble and how is risking nothing more of a risk than risking nothing? How many times do you have to be called out on something you wrote but refuse to address? Man up or move on to another story.
Hank March 16, 2013 at 06:04 PM
When the Tea Party takes over and makes their drastic cuts on govt.programs, will the 47% be allowed to have guns?
Eileen Rite March 16, 2013 at 09:53 PM
There's a big difference between cuts on govt. programs and cuts on constitutional rights. If you believe the federal government's goal is to give you more rights and freedoms, you're in for a very sad awakening and the Tea Party is the absolute last thing you need to worry about.
Eileen Rite March 17, 2013 at 03:42 PM
OOPS... I don't want my typo to confuse JP anymore than he already is. It should have read "and how is risking nothing more of a risk than risking SOMETHING?
Gottardo DiGiacopo March 18, 2013 at 12:47 AM
Actually Ei, i left for Maryland on business Friday morning... i just got back tonight (Sunday). You seem angrier if that's possible. i read all your posts and disagree as always. Ironically JP and Hank spoke beautifully for me... you have an uncanny ability to bring former adversaries together in opposition to your wenchiness. The semantics-nag thing you do is a whiny failed tactic; I say stick to plain bitchy. As for the prejudice of your public worker comments, i'm revising down my earlier 100% estimate to 99.999% as an olive branch to you Peaches. If that’s no good we could still take that vote ;O) p.s. wasn’t there some Tea-Party Witch that told Harry Reid to ‘man up’… is this macho plagiarism?
Gottardo DiGiacopo March 18, 2013 at 01:05 AM
Hank, There is no humor in Eileen's algorithm... only zealot lectures on the constitution and predictions of tax&spend doom & gloom (yawn). Keep revealing the complexities of what seems obvious with your silly thing called humor, brother.
Eileen Rite March 18, 2013 at 01:43 AM
Hey Jurassic Park... the silence is deafening. Even GoD can't help you when you can't help yourself. Now that you've been schooled, arm yourself with facts and not made up BS self serving stats, before you post.
Gottardo DiGiacopo March 18, 2013 at 02:28 AM
100% /wun-hun-dred-per sent/ n. 1 a rhetorical device of overstatement securing the obvious.
Gottardo DiGiacopo March 18, 2013 at 11:35 AM
JP, Lithium alert! Ei took control of your name, she took you to school, told you to acquire some facts, and beat back your ''BS'' with a 'Bitch-Slap'. According to the TP Madam 'you are the weakest link!'... and i'm terribly grateful to be buckled over laughing. man up chucklehead. 99.9989%; Peaches is winning me over ;O)
Eileen Rite March 18, 2013 at 04:29 PM
Whew! GoD you had me concerned. Thought something happened. Maryland is my favorite place... I can relate to the crabs. Also, I printed out what I wrote about realtor vs union, took a vote at two parties this weekend and would you believe that of the 19 people that I polled (ages 22-66) SEVENTEEN (17) did not see a bias. That's almost 89.5%! GoD...who woulda thunk? And, I am like, like wow, like... sooo bitchin' happy that the wench (or witch, whichever) that I am was able to bring you closer, beautifully closer to your former adversaries. I think my tiny little heart is going to just explode with joy just knowing that I've created a troglodyte triumvirate.
Gottardo DiGiacopo March 19, 2013 at 12:51 AM
Yuk, that's what you do at "parties"? What'd they serve there, Tea?
JP March 19, 2013 at 06:13 AM
Eileen, if you were smart enough to "get it", you would know that a gamble is not a risk... if you have nothing to lose. NOW, do you "get it"??
JP March 19, 2013 at 06:18 AM
Poor people are at risk every day just struggling to make ends meet. Just being able to feed themselves. You're probably in a nice house, whith everything you need, wanting to start a business (maybe as a hobby), taking a BIG "risk", WOW, big risk! You're not living in the streets are you? Probably not, you have internet access. If your "risk" fails, you going to lose everything? Don't think so. Talk to the people that lose their minimum wage jobs and ask them about risk, honey.
JP March 19, 2013 at 06:19 AM
Oh please, get real.
JP March 19, 2013 at 06:20 AM
Not quite GD, I was enjoying the Irish time off.
JP March 19, 2013 at 06:22 AM
What freedoms have YOU lost in all your years in America. If anything your rights have only gotten stronger. Your paranoia is unfounded my dear.
JP March 19, 2013 at 06:32 AM
I wonder if Eileen is for "the Mall"? She's sounds Republican and capitalist at heart. She, and I, and Hank could commiserate and take this in a whole other direction. (I wonder)
Gottardo DiGiacopo March 19, 2013 at 12:51 PM
JP, was just having a little fun with you. As for Eileen, you guys should def hook-up. she sounds patently 'Mad' with a bit of Mania to me... and oh yes, most definitely a Republican.
JP March 19, 2013 at 07:40 PM
No problem GD. Life is sweet. Hope all is well with you.
Eileen Rite March 21, 2013 at 02:19 AM
JP, don't forget that GoD referred to you as a "harmless clown" and as for the mall... I love it when these people move into Paddington Square and then take up the fight against Pilot or the expansion of Crossroads and oh by the way how it's going to effect the Stag Hill traffic... Really?
Gottardo DiGiacopo March 21, 2013 at 11:18 PM
Everyone, respectfully 1 There was a time when JP sounded more caustic then Eileen does now... WTS, good researched quote Peaches for whatever desperate goal you have in mind. 2 JP, life is indeed sweet (truly) and i hope all is well with you too (truly). 3 The Pilot which is proving to be a safety hazard would have been far worse in its original form: thank you all who worked hard on that revision process. 4 in all fairness to the Patch we should consider staying on point. perhaps home e-mail addresses could be exchanged by some for these more tangential ideas (not me thanks tho my address is in the phonebook for snail mail) . 5 i'm signing out on this one until the Mahwah Tea Party resumes.
JP March 23, 2013 at 07:31 AM
Someone deleted my last post, regardless, I doubt if we'll ever see the MTP back again with any large influence, but just to show people what we're dealing with, here's some included video of another New Jersey tea party group being interviewed. Seems (to me) they don't know why they are tea party, they just are. It's quite amusing, watch the first couple minutes of the video... http://www.mediaite.com/tv/maher-battles-conservative-panelist-over-gop-hypocrisy-calls-american-people-morons/
JP March 23, 2013 at 07:39 AM
LOL, click on the link I just posted down below Hank. If the Tea Party WERE to take over, they wouldn't know what to cut or where to start. Too funny.

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