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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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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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