Wednesday, April 15, 2009

Fancy a spot of tea?

On a whim, I decided to check out the "tea party" at the Minnesota State Capitol Wednesday evening. I had heard that many of my good friends were going to be in attendance so I just couldn't miss it.

Given the lefty media has barraged viewers with their condescending "tea bag" references, I didn't anticipate any favorable media coverage, if any at all. But that doesn't bother me in the least. The fact is thousands of people met up at the Capitol Wednesday to express their concern and dismay with the out-of-control tax burden, wasteful government spending and "porkulus" packages. We certainly don't need any media coverage to become mobilized and energized against the government's overreaching on spending.

Of course, the Obama apologists cite how the President's plan actually reduces income tax on 95% of the Americans. That's all fine and dandy, but what they fail to mention is how that tax savings will be eaten up by increases in other taxes as well as limiting certain income tax deductions.

With Sue Jeffers the event, the lineup of speakers included former radio host and current candidate for MN GOP chair Dave Thompson, CCHC President Twila Brase, 2008 GOP Congressional candidate Barb Davis White and KTLK morning host Chris Baker. In fact, it was Baker who had the one-liner of the night. Baker was railing on Rep. Barney Frank (D-MA) and how he has never had a real job yet is Chair of the House Financial Services Committee. Baker then said "You know what the difference is between Barney Frank and myself? Lipstick!!"

We've got approximately 18 months until the next election. And let's hope the momentum that got started Wednesday evening continues to build up.

With Dave Thompson, candidate for MN GOP chair.



W.B. Picklesworth said...

It was good to see you Brad. I'm not expecting anything out of the media either. However, I would like to think that at least some independents will begin to see through the distortions.

Most liberals, on the other hand, are beyond hope; they will simply refuse to see. They will latch onto the idea that these events are sponsored by bigwigs as if that would invalidate any of it anyways. They will latch onto the idea that the protesters are extremists. They will choose to sneer and remain uninformed.

Mark Heuring said...

Good synopsis, Brad. While I remain skeptical about the efficacy of this project, if people remain enthusiastic it's possible that something may come of it. I'd really like to be wrong on this one.

Unfortunately, our friend Picklesworth is correct about liberals. It's a willful commitment to ignorance that we are dealing with.

StarBittrune said...

Mark, you're right that it's willful ignorance. Some recent surveys show that most people are satisfied with their level of taxation. (*gasp*) I think the best argument is to make is against obscene spending. Breakpoint has a good column today about Sticking Posterity with the Bill.