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The Little Red Wagon That Can__ What I saw at the Tea Party
City Journal ^ | 17 April 2009 | Andrew Klavan

Posted on 04/20/2009 10:13:30 PM PDT by Lorianne

I’m not sure—I’m no prophet—but I think I just saw something genuinely profound, genuinely amazing, and cool that could be the tidal wave of the future.

Here’s the setup. It was Tax Day. Thousands of self-organized protesters had gathered around the nation to protest the irresponsible, incredibly rapid expansion of government under the current administration. The Democratic Party and the elite media had done everything in their power to first ignore, then discourage, ridicule, and belittle this grassroots movement. Theoretically respectable journalists were reduced to making double-entendre sexual jokes about tea bags. These are the same people who rushed en masse to cover Cindy Sheehan and a dozen or so antiwar protesters in Crawford, Texas, rechristening that sad, emotionally unpredictable woman with two of the most cherished words in the English language: Peace Mom. But what was their attitude when thousands of ordinary people gathered in defense of their rights all over the country? “Just move on, folks, nothing to see here.”

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TOPICS: Government; Politics/Elections
KEYWORDS: andrewklavan; klavan; teaparty

1 posted on 04/20/2009 10:13:30 PM PDT by Lorianne
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To: Lorianne
Good post! Wonder why it has received so little attention...

Do most FReepers consider the Tea Parties and what they stand for to be "old news" already?

If so, that ADHD attention span will continue to render us ineffective...

Sad... :-(

2 posted on 04/21/2009 7:09:49 AM PDT by TXnMA ("Allah": Satan's current alias...!!)
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To: TXnMA

We have gotten under the leftist skin. These were everyday people out in the streets on the 15th, pissed off people who are tired of not having a voice in DC.


3 posted on 04/21/2009 7:16:10 AM PDT by boxerblues
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To: boxerblues

Leftists seriously cannot stand dissent.

“The meaning of peace is the absence of opposition to socialism.” Karl Marx


4 posted on 04/21/2009 7:17:40 AM PDT by MrB (Go Galt now, Bowman later)
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To: MrB

They have no clue. I was standing next to a 70 year old women at my little local protest, just as sweet as pie until she started talking about politics. Her poor grandkids are in for rude awakening if they think she is leaving them any money...they voted for Obama


5 posted on 04/21/2009 7:24:04 AM PDT by boxerblues
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To: Lorianne

BTTT!


6 posted on 04/25/2009 4:24:31 PM PDT by neverdem (Xin loi minh oi)
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