Skip to comments.Tea Party set for this Friday: 'Joe the Plumber' amongst expected crowd (Michigan)
Posted on 04/30/2009 9:45:01 AM PDT by Syncro
Tea Party set for this Friday: 'Joe the Plumber' amongst expected crowd
In that vein, the group invited Samuel Joseph "Joe the Plumber Wurzelbacher to attend the Friday evening event. Wurzelbacher has become a staple at the Tea Parties, attending the February one in Washington, D.C., as well as the Tax Day Tea Party in Lansing among others. Despite becoming a key cog in the final month of the GOP presidential campaign last year, Wurzelbacher echoed the sentiment that the Tea Party is not in line with any specific political orientation.
Party politics is killing America. This is not just a Republican movement, this is an American movement. Its for anyone, right or left, he said. I go to the Tea Parties to encourage Americans to pull their heads out of the sand.
Emmet County Democratic Chairman Gordon Bourland called the organizers self-label of non-partisan disingenuous.
The first bailout for the financial industry was under the Bush watch and I didnt hear any cry from the Tea Parties at that point, he said. They say its just about the money but then they throw in other issues on their signs. They obviously dont like Obama or the fact that we have a Democratic president.
Organizers threw their first Tea Party in Petoskey earlier this month on April 11. According to Rich Carlson 137 people showed up in Pennsylvania Park that day, including some from outside Charlevoix and Emmet counties, and he is expecting a much larger turnout on Friday.
The response Im getting is coming from all over, he said. Weve talked to the chief of police about possibly closing Lake street. Its going to be big.
Petoskey Public Safety Departments Chief Mike Vargo confirmed that closing Lake Street is one possibility he would consider.
I dont know how many people to expect, said Vargo. But were not expecting any problems. We will do whats necessary to accommodate the people that show up.
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The first bailout for the financial industry was under the Bush watch and I didnt hear any cry from the Tea Parties at that point, he said. They say its just about the money but then they throw in other issues on their signs. They obviously dont like Obama or the fact that we have a Democratic president.Good try. It wasn't "just about money", it was about all the corruption in govornment that wastes our money.
Bush's watch? Congress gave the money.
The economy has been on the democrats watch since January 2007.
Be careful. The One does NOT like it when you mock him. Prepare to be audited...
I didn't know about this.
LOL, glad you found this thread.
Petoskey is a beautiful town with a lot of level headed, hard working people. The current economic situation has hit them pretty hard.
Wish I could join them for the TEA party.
Does anyone know about the tea party for Washington DC? Is it set for Sept 12?
I'll get back to you later with details, or maybe someone else will fill you in.
It's going to be huge, more than just a teaparty.
Not to disparage teaparties, they are great.
I was in Lansing but can’t make this one.
I encourage all of you to hang a tea bag from your rear view mirror.