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 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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Mel said...

I love the Tea Party idea, I believe the next one is April 15th and I am going to lead one in Raleigh.

Ted said...



You do realize what would have happened if no action was taken to help save the banks right?

SarahB said...

Matt...I certainly do. It would have been really bad for a few months, and then everyone with money would have propelled the smaller stable banks into power. It's called's self correcting..if government can keep from mucking it up like they did by forcing banks to give sub-prime loans in the first place.

I don't believe for one minute the fear mongering about how the entire financial world would have collapsed leaving us with a generation of depression and chaos. But I do think that is what Obama and Congress are leading us toward with Trillions of dollars in new debt.

For many months now no one with money has the slightest idea what to do with it because the government keeps changing the rules of the marketplace. Everything we know about the free market is being turned on its head and confidence in the economy is going to continue to depress until they just STOP interfering.

Government pumping billions and trillions into collapsing governments has failed every time it's tried. Ask Japan how they enjoyed the last 15 years.

I'm not a fancy economist...I'm just an artist. But I tell you what, I KNEW the housing market was a house of cards 6 years ago when we sold our home. And you know what we did...we rented a house. And you know what all these folks with mortgages they can't afford can do? they can rent too.

If you have a different take I welcome you to share it...debate is the soul of America is it not?

RightKlik said...

Keep the momentum going! Consider joining those who will be sending a Tea Bag to Washington on April 1st:

RightKlik said...

P.S. I like your tea party products. Have you considered designing a tea party post card?

My Daily Rant said...

From the get-go, Obama has had some trouble with moral clarity.

Dean said...

I'm glad the next tea party protest is on a Saturday instead of a work day. It showed us fisc-cons are somewhat green when it comes to this "protest" thing.

Looking forward to April 11th.

CompleteNut said...

Post cards with a tea bag set on the constitution and with the pre revolutionary quote

"Liberty must at all hazards be supported. We have a right to it, derived from our Maker.

But if we had not, our fathers have earned and bought it for us, at the expense of their ease, their estates, their pleasure, and their blood." - John Adams, 1765

A portion of the proceeds will be donated to our local VFW.

womenofcaliber said...

It was great to see such a strong turnout to the tea parties on April 15th. It's definitely a step in the right direction for getting our voices heard.

nanc said...

here's another to add to your list.