The “Tea Party” movement has spread across the country, and even into other countries as people seek to express their frustration with our current administrations financial policies. April 15, “tax day,” and now “Tea Party Day.”
If there could be an “official” Tea Party site it would have to be the “Tax Day Tea Party” site. On their site they say, “The Tea Party effort is a grassroots, collaborative volunteer organization made up of every day American citizens from across the country. We take pride in the fact that we’ve built a 50 state network of leaders and activists using nothing more than the internet, a few websites and a burning desire to restore freedom.”
Is it catching on? Well, so far I have found indications of over 2000 different Tea Parties across our nation. Two thousand!!! And the MSM is finally taking notice, a bit late, but how do you ignore this burgeoning movement? Well, they are trying.
Liberal commentators are lambasting the effort, and suggesting that the turnout will be limited in size and confined to the hard-right fringe. Paul Krugman (of the NYTimes) wrote, “Republicans have become embarrassing to watch. And it doesn’t feel right to make fun of crazy people.” He said the tea parties are not an accurate representation of public sentiment. “They’re AstroTurf (fake grassroots) events, manufactured by the usual suspects,” he wrote.
For 13 minues MSNBC’s “Rachel Maddow Show” made fun of the “Tea Party” movement, calling it “insanitea” organized by conservative activists.
Newsweek Senior Editor Daniel Gross encouraged the President to ignore the activities tomorrow, saying he (the President) had far more important things on his plate. Gross called the movement “AstroTurf” rather than grassroots, because he alleges, it began from the top down, according to Newsbusters. I must have over a dozen national publications on line right now talking about the “Tea Party” tomorrow and what it means.
This is going to be hard to ignore. Investor’s Business Daily has an article today, “Taxpayers Get Really Tea’d Off.” Rush Limbaugh is talking about these Tea Parties. Chuck Norris is pushing the rallies. You name the columnist, liberal, conservative, questionable, they all seem to be writing about “THE” party. Rich Galen’s “Mulling’s Report” even has a history of the “tea party.” Every pundit, including me, seems to be writing about this nation-wide happening. So, get involved, folks, and let’s see what happens.
So…was the intelligence report from the Homeland Security released yesterday done to blunt the effect of tomorrow’s rallies? What about the President’s speech this morning? I’m reading the HS report right now, and I highly suspect there was more to it than meets the eye. But who am I to be suspicious? Right??