Saturday, February 28, 2009
The REAL Significance of the Tea Parties
So, by now we've all seen footage of the nation wide Tea Parties that rallied fiscal Conservatives this weekend. For most of us it was our first political protest ever.
And THAT is the significant outcome of the Tea Party movement.
Too long we have been invisible. Sure, we'll call our Congressman or Senators to voice an opinion on this issue or that. But we don't attend protests, or put bumper stickers on our cars, or even talk about politics if strangers are within ear shot. Somehow that kind of public political behavior seems inappropriate...even immature. Which would be fine if the Left weren't COMPLETELY committed to being visible at all times.
Pop culture is unaware that Conservatives even exist anymore.
BUT THEY'RE WRONG. We're not extinct, we're not even a beaten down minority. We are the vast majority of the average American workers, entrepreneurs, and families.
The sleeping bear has been woken and we're ready to fight...even if that means we have to throw our own turn-coat R.I.N.O Republicans out of office in the process.
Also important is the news outlets bothered to cover the Tea Parties. I don't care whether or not they tried to be accurate or nice. They helped spread the word. I can't tell you how many people I've heard from who would have attended the Tea Parties if they'd known they were happening. So now they too are joining Face Book, and searching out the networking blogs.
This weekend was a baby step. But an important one. Connections are being made and the word is spreading. The quiet majority is in motion. Obama will be able to enact many of his outrageous spending plans and socialist agendas before we are loud enough to have an impact. And don't get me started that liar, Shwarzenegger!!! But we'll get there. Bears are tenacious.
If you are looking for basic info on the Tea Party movement:
For anyone looking for info on Face Book search "Chicago Tea Party" (or your city plus "Tea Party").
To join the networks that cosponsored the Tea Parties:
A word about the San Diego Tea Party Revolt...
All I can say is...it was GREAT! Dawn Wildman did an amazing job organizing everything, even on very, very short notice. All the local media came. The location was excellent, everyone stayed on message, attendance was double what was expected (we all ran out of fliers!), folks brought the BEST signs, enthusiasm was high, and the icing on the cake was that the vast majority of cars driving by honked in support the entire hour...especially the cabs! I could go on and on. My hands were full with two toddlers, so I'm sorry I don't have good pictures!
Is there room to improve? Sure. That's what this was all about. And if novices to the political protest scene can organize this well on a week's notice, image what we can do next time (especially on a Saturday!).
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