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Tea Service: Energy served in unequal portions, as health care vote approaches
ABC New Web site ^ | 11/05/09 | Rick Klein

Posted on 11/05/2009 10:05:11 AM PST by jroneil

Does someone control an army around here?

Another day, another public display of disaffection with your government: As the House stands on the verge of approving a sweeping health care reform measure, the biggest show in town has the distinct scent of tea.

Thursday's "House Call" gathering, on the West Front of the Capitol, comes at a critical time in the health care debate -- sandwiched between those mixed-bag election results and the first vote by a full congressional chamber on health care.

It's not the kind of event (even if it reaches proportions some organizers are predicting) that's likely to change many minds.

But if you need evidence of where the political energy and excitement has gone, one year since Grant Park, a lunchtime midday rally in Washington isn't a bad place to start. (Try to imagine the old Obama campaign army pulling off something roughly comparable in as short a time, with as little formal planning -- or even with spreadsheets and call lists and marching orders, for that matter.)


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