Attended my First Tea Party

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    Held at White Plains County Center, NY from 4-7 PM. (Ironically the Center is about 1/2 from Battle Hill, the site of a Revolutionary War battle between two side that 75% of High School students identify as the "Turks and Caicos".) It was very uplifting as a steady stream of rush hour traffic passing by honked in agreement with us, it just never stopped the three whole hours.

    It was an eclectic mix, about a dozen people brought "Don't Tread on Me" flags, many home made posters, not professionally run or orchestrated at all. It was exactly what you expect from a spontaneous uprising of a group where 2/3 were self identified as 50+ years old.

    Several speakers took their turn at the podium (I didn't, but I should have) mostly local authors, business people and former 60's Revolutionaries who grew up.

    There were a few camera crews and they caught a women behind me who went on for 10 minutes about Obama's Kenyan birth and I slapped my forehead. It's OK to mention that here at USMB to drive the Libruls crazy, but if it comes up as a question from a guy with a camera, just dismiss it as irrelevant; he's here now and we have to move on from here.

    The camera guy came up to me and I told him this is only the second time I got involved in politics beyond voting. The first time was in elementary school when I defended my little sister. Some would-be 60's radical in training thought it would be fun to blow his nose on the flag in front of my sister but as he made his move my sister round housed him right on the kisser.

    There were some Coffee Party people all the way in the back and they had the stupidest signs I've ever seen in my life, "Your taxes support our veterans" and "Taxes pay for police and fire" (Sounds like some of the stupid low brows here, right?) "Discourse Not discord" (Translation: Obama is President so STFU!) This is how I know there is foreign state sponsorship behind the former Democrat Party, these are not people who can win on their own

    What I took away was, as much as our fondest desire is to be left alone, those days are gone for good. There is a financial storm coming. Obama and the Dems have borrowed record amounts in nanoseconds at really low interest rates. What's going to happen when rates double from 2% to 4%...not good.

    We must develop our own set of 10 year plans to roll back the The Blob that the US Government has become. Either repeal ObamaCare outright or reform it to death, let Walmart or its equivalent sell insurance policies and watch the prices plummet. Start to eliminate Depression Era programs. Do we really need Rural Electrification or the Tennessee Vally Authority?

    We're in a fight for our country and our future and we've joined the battle.
     
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    Tea party members have increased from just 16% a month ago to 24% today. This movement, much to the disappointment of the libs is growing not shrinking. We had about 2,000 at ours today and had tax day fell on a weekend that number would have seen a 10 fold increase. Tea partiers ROCK.:clap2::clap2::clap2:
     
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    Good. Tea baggers....get larger numbers and destroy your party.
    woo hooo

    Oh and I bet there werent too many brothers at this little tea bag party today.............lol
     
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    There were a few, why is that important to you?
     
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    Because it proves the tea baggers do not represent america....they represent one distinct demographic....and that is why you will never hurt our party. . You tea baggers are going to be divisive within your own party.

    I say, go baggers, go!
     
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    OK, whatever.

    See you in November
     
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    looks like it was a disappointment elsewhere.

    I wonder where Maple was? Sounds like Maple is full of shit.
     
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    They have done studies on race too, the race of the tea partiers is equivilant to the race of America. It breaks down to the same approximate numbers. BTW there are 37 BLACK CONSERVATIVES running for congress this year and they have the tea party's support.
     
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    That report on the meeting was supposed to be positive about the tea baggers?

    I must have missed something...
     
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    I remember the last time I thought of people like you a couple novembers ago. It went well then just like this next one.

    Woohoo. Go Obama.
     

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