Tea Party Movement Gaining Strength

by Sal on March 16, 2009

in Economy,Politics

What started off as a simple comment by Rick Santelli on CNBC has grown into a nationwide grassroots movement.  Tea Party protests against the tax-and-spend and borrow until we’re broke policies of the Federal Government under Barack Obama.  The image above is a scene from this weekend’s tea party in Cincinnati, OH, which brought together over 5,000 participants.  Tea parties are popping up all over the country, with some having as many as 15,000 participants.  Now, a national Tea Party is being planned for April 15 (Tax Day).  Conservatives don’t typically get involved in protests, but the Obama administration and the current bailout/stimulus fever may have just been enough to get Conservatives really angry.  In any case, if the size of the protest in Cincinnati is any indication, this is a movement that shows no sign of dissipating anytime soon.

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MAS1916 March 16, 2009 at 3:43 pm

Protest is a strategy developed by liberals and leftists and supported by the media. When libs don’t have an intelligent argument, they protest. They get a lot of people and television crews to show up at their events. Conservatives generally have jobs and can’t take time out of their day to protest the cause du jour and usually wait for something really important to take their lunch hour for

Tea Parties are worth giving up the baloney sandwich at the desk. The media does enjoy covering protests and it may be the only way to really petition the media to cover the conservative side.

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MoogieP March 16, 2009 at 4:10 pm

Keep the info coming and we’ll pass it around! I have addresses posted on my blog to mail tea bags — now I have a reason to anticipate April 15 instead of dreading having to file my extension!

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