Feb 27 2009

First Tea Parties A Small Success

Published by at 4:35 pm under All General Discussions

The Sentelli call for a national Tea Party has begun with a small start. For a last minute call to protest, with no media support or organization like one would normally see, and for a cold work day in February, it is a good start. You can see photos and right ups from various protests from Instapundit, Ed Driscoll and Malkin. The DC party may have benefited somewhat from having it the same week as CPAC. Reflecting my post from a few days ago, the favorite sign is:

Let’s hope this keeps growing. They should be scheduled once a month with ever better communication and organization.

10 responses so far

10 Responses to “First Tea Parties A Small Success”

  1. Necromancer says:

    Thank You AJ. Some great pictures at these sites. Been a little busy with updating wordpress and my blog so haven’t seen a lot the last few days.
    “Semper Fi”

    ” Death before Dishonor”

    Almost forgot great info on the icebergs also. Will have to dig into that one and all the info.

  2. I R A Darth Aggie says:

    Nice sign. That reminds me of something I tell my our graduate students a failure of forethought or planning on your part does not constitute an emergency on mine.

  3. TennesseeBuckeye says:

    Let’s take the Rahm Emanuel approach and use future Tea Parties and the energy behind them to do the following:

    – Assert that the power to tax is the power to enslave, and revoke the power to levy taxes granted by the people in the Constitution from our irresponsible representatives through a Constitutional amendment that replaces the entire tax code with a simple one. It’s time to make sure ALL Americans have a stake in good government and to put our elected officials in Washington on notice that this is all you will get, and no more without a national plebiscite with supermajority requirements.

    – Combine this with a balanced budget amendment, requiring honest budgets adhering to generally accepted accounting principals, with separate operational and capital budgets and Social Security funding outside the operating budget. As part of this amendment, both legislative houses will be required to publicly post all legislation online for 72 hours before voting.

    It may look impossible at this stage, but if we keep at it over time, we can all contribute to our children’s freedom by making it happen.

  4. Terrye says:

    I would not say they were so small. When you put them together, they represent thousands of people.

    Who knows, it might turn into something.

  5. lurker9876 says:

    And this won’t be over….it’s going to grow over time.

    Just wait and be patient!

    To no one’s surprise, there are already posts over at NRO suggesting ways to reduce salaries and finding ways to put their savings where Obie cannot touch them.

    As soon as they unlock the 401Ks, I’m taking all of mine out and put them in municipal bonds or something.

  6. gwood says:

    I have a Canadian friend who works here in Lynchburg, and was one of the few in the group I hang out with who wanted Obama to win. Even her husband favored McCain. She knew I abhorred the “one”, and asked me right before the election why I was so against him. I replied pretty angrily that “he’s going to turn this country into Cuba”. I later began to feel that I had over-reacted a bit-after all, I could have used England, or France, or Spain even, to analogize the basket-case I felt he would take us towards.

    At any rate, who can now state with certainty that Cuba is a stretch?

    Make no mistake, we are now at war. The private sector is the declared enemy of the state, and we must realize it, and hit the streets to show we will fight to retain capitalism. The tea parties will only work if liberals continue their penchant for poll-watching and appeasement. Above all, they will want to retain power, and we must show them we can and will vote them out.

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  8. OregonGuy says:

    My friend LJ, over at AreWeLumberjacks, modified her sign to read “My Mortgage Is Not Your Problem.”


  9. OregonGuy says:

    Correction: found at ClassicalValues.

  10. dave m says:

    Related to Tea Parties:

    I heard Rush Limbaugh’s speech at CPAC on Sunday.
    It wasn’t good.
    It was absolutely great!
    I couldn’t believe how cohesive, targeted, funny, raw, and intelligent
    he was.
    I don’t know if he is putting himself in the political arena, but I can
    see why “obama” wants to shut him up.
    I lost track of the standing ovations.
    He particularly attacked the siren voices of moderation.

    I worked over in the UK for quite some time and when their Conservative
    Party lost to leftist Tony Blair’s Labor Party, the Conservatives became
    deeply shocked. They talked of redefinition for a decade, changed leaders,
    spoke of higher taxes, socialism isn’t that bad, and generally wandered in
    exile for more than a decade.

    They may get a second chance, but only because Labor is failing badly,
    as leftists eventually do fail. But it was a vivid lesson to me about the
    uselessness of casting yourselves as just the light version of the

    Apparently AOL ran a poll yesterday asking if you have any doubts
    about “Obama” as regards to his eligibility. 47% said YES. Bitter
    Right Wing Clingers might use this moment to point out HR645
    and speculate on what it is for.