I’m surprise Rush hasn’t made the connection between Dan’s Bake Sale and the Teabaggers.
In both cases Republicans had just been handed a spanking and there was no clear conservative voice.
Instead of waiting for a leader to emerge, conservatives took it upon themselves to make a statement.
Wow, Finny. That’s beautiful. I got tears trickling through my cold cream. (I bet el Rushbo will comment on this later today. (it’s 4:31 AM where I am). I am really amazed that this actually happened, but not surprised. Oh, to have been there! He can resign all he wants, but he still is the titular head of the RNC.
This was just 2 years before I become a listener of the EIB. I’m sorry I missed it. Crap damn, that WAS the first tea party!
Prior, I was a non-interested party, although I loved Uncle Ronnie. Just was too young and stupid to realize politics mattered. I ended up driving a hooptie that only had AM. Picking up Rush’s show, at first I was appalled and insulted, and listened only to take my Road Rage out on the radio instead of the folks on the PIP.
Then about 2 weeks later, the Common Damn Sense Fairy hit me over the head with a flag pole and I said “Oh....”....been a fan and a Patriot ever since and I don’t really care if I have FM or not.
Thanks for posting this, it’s a great story and a great memory, and a tremendously uplifting account of how damn wonderful we - the faithful Republicans who GET IT - are.
1. I wonder if Rush could pull this off again. Times have changed and his power of persuasion doesn’t seem to be what it was then.
2 Whatever happened to Dan?
I remember that day quite vividly. It brings back fond memories.
The US just not seem to be the same anymore.
We need a big gathering like this in Washington DC. Maybe some caller to Rush can get another bakesale in Washington to show the spirit of free enterprise.
Nice piece, Finny... Best wishes to your Mom.
My wife and I were recently blessed with the birth of our first grandson, also named Finny. We’ll take your post and your Mom’s letter as a good omen!
This reminder makes me feel really old. It seems like it was just a few weeks ago that this was going on. I guess I should have followed the election results more closely./s