Friday, April 17, 2009

Tea Party Activists: Make it Count!

I'm just so fired up with the Tea Party movement it's hard to pull away and focus on something else - but that's just a report, not an apology! I love it!

El Marco sent me his report from Denver on Wednesday night, "
Evil Right Wing Extremists Who Would Destroy America Gather in Denver":

Also, Darleen Click has some beautiful shots from the Rancho Cucamonga Tea Party:

Also, Michelle Malkin's syndicated column is up, and she exorts conservatives to make it count, "The Million Taxpayer March":

Let’s use liberal math to calculate attendance at this week’s nationwide Tax Day Tea Party protests. When left-wing activists make crowd estimates, the algorithm is: Six figures = one million. An incomplete survey of newspaper accounts and organizer estimates pegged the Tea Party protest population at a minimum of 250,000. We can now, therefore, officially call it the Million Taxpayer March.

Or the Million Rightwing Extremists March if you work for the Department of Homeland Security.

To George Soros-funded grievance professionals, 250,000 is an insignificant number. But unlike recent anti-war and pro-illegal immigration rallies padded with union workers, college students, and homeless people, the Tax Day Tea Party demonstrations featured small business owners, working taxpayers, and families. This wasn’t a weekend or holiday, mind you. A quarter million people took time off in the middle of the work week to raise their voices against reckless taxing and bipartisan spending.
Read the whole thing, and God Bless Michelle Malkin!

Related: Bruce Bartlett tries to throw water on the movement, in "Tax Tea Party Time, Part Two" (via Memeorandum). But the notion that "it's all about taxes," seen in Bartlett's piece, misrepesents the diversity of outrage we're seeing on the ground.

7 comments:

Dave said...

Just thought I would let you all know that the guy who took on CNN Obama hack Susan Roesgen on Wednesday is a fellow member of mine over at NewsBusters:

http://newsbusters.org/blogs/noel-sheppard/2009/04/17/man-who-took-cnns-susan-roesgen-newsbusters-member#comment-908469

LOL-Some of us over there think he just might be the next Joe the Plumber. :-)

-Dave

Donald Douglas said...

Thanks Dave!

Rich Casebolt said...
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Rich Casebolt said...

Your photo of the self-identifying "right-wing extremist" is similar to the new sign on the back of my van, which goes something like this:

OFFICIAL(comic DHS seal with Tigger)EXTREMISTApproved by Janet the 2ndI plan to follow up with a second sign to go with it ...

I need to be watched at all times ... Take the Sunday morning shift and follow me to church!Tim, you wanna volunteer for the duty in the name of good citizenship?

Rich Casebolt said...

My apologies -- Blogger is fudging the formatting. It showed up OK in the preview.

Still, I think the message is getting across.

Dave said...

Rich,

I am having similar issues. It appears it is taking out the "carriage returns" right after italicizing text.

Annoying.

-Dave

Average American said...

Donald, I refuse to believe the liberal's number of 250,000. There were over 1000 parties and many many of them were to the tune of 10, 15, and even 20 thousand. Hell, just the state of New Hampshire had 10 parties and at least 5,000 total. Our population, counting babies is only 1.3 million.