Today many of our friends participated in the Tax Day Tea Party in Chicago (one of the HUNDREDS around the country). These tea parties were not organized by some overarching organization. They were truly a grassroots effort from people angry about the stimulus package that does not stimulate, the trillions of dollars of debt into which the Democratic Congress and President Obama are plunging us, and the fact that these moves are not going to lead to long-term economic growth and could in the long run dampen freedom. But there we go again, the inconvenient truth of the Big Picture and the Long Term View which we conservatives (aka classical liberals) tend to take.
Were some of the tea party efforts silly? Maybe. Do some snicker at the term teabagging used by social conservatives? Yes. Well, let them. Most people who attended these events could articulate their position better than the semi-professional anti-war protestors who we were privileged to watch for years.
Speaking of those other MoveOn protests, I wonder if this CNN “journalist” (below) would have been as snippy and snarky to them. Somehow I doubt it. (Thanks to Tax Day Tea Party for the following).
It’s plain and clear what she’s dealing with. Yes. CNN, is it any wonder that you’ve lost market share?