Skip to comments.Ed Rendell: the Tea Party can get just a thousand people in Washington
Posted on 04/26/2010 9:38:10 AM PDT by Big Bureaucracy
If I can call a rally for stronger laws for puppies I will draw 100 000 people to Washington just like that
Snap! That was the Pennsylvania Governor Ed Rendell this morning on FOX accusing the tea party of being not able to draw a crowd bigger than a thousand people in Washington DC.
Besides the fact that his numbers on tea party attendance are wrong it is amazing to witness Rendell who is usually appealing to the folks of all political backgrounds turn into fierce campaign against a grassroots movement to which about 60% of the Americans sympathize.
Seems like Ed Rendell is looking at the devastating polls for his party in the 2010 Governor election in Pennsylvania. State Attorney General Tom Corbett (Republican) earns nearly 50% support again this month in the Rasmussen poll against the Democrat Jack Wagner.
Governor Rendell is a professional campaigner and he knows the taste of winning. So what is his strategy in helping his people in the Keystone State? This time he knows that the only chance the democrats may get is by energizing their demoralized base.... o Governor Rendell (who usually makes much more sense) is bashing the tea party on national TV in hope that the attacked will be too busy in Florida to return the fire.
Not likely! The tea party has too many heads and legs all over the country and will probably respond to Rendell accordingly. The good old Governor Rendell kicked the wrong puppy!
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1000? Please they had at least 250,000 in DC last year.
The number of people I read was 1.6 million.
Don’t they call him “Fast Eddie”?
And not ONE of the Fox and Friends commentators disputed the 1000 number. I was furious. Sent them an e-mail telling ‘em....for what it’s worth.
Rendell was always a blowhard.
Who cares what blowhards think?
That should tell anyone with any sense how much integrity the slick of politician has.
The question is not how many we can get to Washington for a rally it is how many we can get to the voting booth.
From his sleazy Philadelphia days.
Did he somehow miss the 9/12 rally? There were over a million people in DC that day.
Hey, ED! You hypocrite ‘Ivy League’ (UofP) elitist RAT! Just keep putting down Middle America, we’re gonna take our revenge out on you government statist snobs come NOV.
which is why i've been boycotting Fox News since the day after the 2008 Presidential election... i was already boycotting the other news channels...
How many of your puppy lovers are going to make it to the polls in November, Ed?
The left is DESPERATE to paint the TEA Parties as small and ineffectual at best. This is just the latest attempt to deride and dismiss the impact TEA Party participants are having. People of ALL political stripes(OK, no die-hard libs) attend these as they have had it with the over-reaching, over-spending federal government.
The libs are in full panic mode as are their willing call-girls in the MSM. Must be doing something right.
So, 100.000 will show up to see if fast Eddie will drunk drive over a puppy?
Amazingly robust crowd of under a thousand, ain’t it?
I think maybe there should be a tea party rally in our first capital, Philadelphia, just for Fast Eddie.
However, one has to question this foolish democrat strategy of ridiculing the Tea Parties. What do they hope to gain by doing this? It is like throwing gasoline on a fire.