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Boise Tea Party: ‘Empeach’ Obama

Nearly 12 hours after the U.S. Supreme Court handed down its landmark ruling, upholding much of what they call “Obamacare,” members of the Boise Tea Party broke out their tri-corner hats and Don't Tread on Me flags to protest the decision Thursday evening on the steps of the Idaho Statehouse. Chad Inman, president of Tea Party Boise, went through a laundry list of his group's priorities. “No. 1, repeal Obamacare, the largest tax increase in history,” Inman told the crowd. “No. 2, vote for congressmen that will overturn Obamacare.” Inman followed with his other priorities, including an elimination of the Environmental Protection Agency and the departments of Education and Energy. One of the tea partiers, Jim Haskin, complete with his misspelled “empeach” sign, insisted that Obama was what he called an “insider” but when Citydesk asked Haskin about any man or woman becoming an insider once they were elected into office, he thought for a moment/George Prentice, Boise Weekly. More here. (AP file photo from 2010 Boise Tea Party event)

Question: Is it time to “empeach” Barack Obama?

Tea Party Boise Targets Young People

Chad Inman, elected last month to replace Russ Smerz, has revived a board that dwindled to three members, aims to collaborate with other Idaho tea party groups and plans a scholarship and other tactics to lure younger members. “Tea Party Boise has a large task at hand,” he writes in the group's latest newsletter. “That is to build an organization so powerful that when we ask our respective elected officials for their help we actually get it. When we demand something be done, it is done.” I spoke with the new leader of Idaho's biggest tea party outfit Tuesday morning. “We're really making an effort to expand,” he said. “If you go to a Tea Party Boise event the average age has got to be 60-plus. It'll just blow your mind what we're going to do to get young people interested. We're going to use all forms of media”/Dan Popkey, Idaho Statesman. More here.

Question: Is the Tea Party agenda something that a young person would be interested in?

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