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Internal Tea Party War Continues

It's one Tea Party group vs. another. Following the weekend convention sponsored by Tea Party Nation, Tea Party Patriots, a rival site, sent an email message to its members complaining about the "media frenzy" around the convention and urging them to be wary of anyone trying to hijack the movement. The “Real Tea Party Conventions,” the message said, would be the Tax Day Tea Party rallies on April 15, which are being sponsored by Tea Party Patriots, with help from Washington advocacy organizations like FreedomWorks. “We the people are smart and will not buy any tactics by politicians to use or co-opt us or the movement,” the message said. “The Tea Party Movement started because of these tactics and we will not be used like this.”