Monday, March 30, 2009

Stamford Tea Party - A Great Success

The Tea parties are growing in size.
People are fed up with the government bailouts, and another is coming along for the automakers again!

But checkout some video:

The protest was also picked up by the newspapers
Stamford Advocate
Hartford Courant

I had to laugh that the Courant's reporter, Daniela Altimari had this to say:
Participants — including home-schooling moms, Libertarians and Rush Limbaugh Republicans — compare themselves to the 18th century patriots who dumped tea into Boston Harbor to protest taxation without representation.
This home-schooling mom was not there - but if there were others there then that is a very good thing. And while Altimari likes to pigeon-hole participants, it's a good thing that she also printed this:
[Pam] Fowler, the movement's Connecticut coordinator, said the protests aren't directed at a particular political party. "The goal, first and foremost, is to raise awareness and put our politicians of all stripes on notice that we've got an intelligent population who's frightened, frustrated and angry about what's going on.

"And not just conservatives," Fowler added, but "all people who value our Constitution."
The Courant tries to paint a picture that this is just some sort of gathering of exiled and frustrated Rush Limbaugh Conservatives - and they couldn't be further from the truth. These are people of all backgrounds who are just sick and tired of a government gone wild, and that includes what the Bush administration handed us. Obama's insane spending and Socialist policies are the last straw.

More Tea Parties are on the horizon and the crowds are growing.