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Tea Party: One year anniversary UPDATE: Hot Air

A year ago about 150 people showed up for the first Connecticut Tea Party in front of the Capitol Building. Just  few months later more than 3000 made their way to the capitol and the movement in New England took off.

Yesterday 300 turned out for the one year anniversary of the people’s movement, in part to let the representatives know we’re still around, and in part to celebrate the achievements of young and growing grass roots movement.

Catch the pictures, read the signs and watch the video. Hint … there’s a special message that went out to “Eensy weensy” Nancy.

UPDATE: Tea Party success does not necessarily mean that ultimately we will win the Federal Health Care battle … and if you want to know why … Ed Morrissey argues that ultimately Democrats could very well choose to ignore Americans and ultimately end their careers in Congress by passing this bill.

Andy [McCarthy]has a point.  The American political system has remained stable mainly because its political parties have remained rational over our history.  That rationality has been mainly based on the accepted principle that there isn’t more to power in our system than winning elections, which can create short-sighted leadership at times, but also discourages sweeping  changes to the country by a party on a political suicide mission.  A party with a leadership of zealots, though, could choose to use a two-year session of Congress to fundamentally remake America if it accepted a humiliating loss of power as the necessary trade-off.

Read the whole thing, because Ed argues there’s good reason to hope Democrats wake up and listen to Americans. Still we must continue to push back. It’s a bad bill that overreaches and is too intrusive, not mention we are asking our children to pay for our healthcare. It must be stopped … and eventually, my guess, unraveled.

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7 Responses to "Tea Party: One year anniversary UPDATE: Hot Air"

  1. donh says:

    I was there jim…Somebody should have set up a cash bar. Lots of interesting and fun people you would find in an old New England tavern. Nancy Pelosi's fear of spiders  prooves  positively she is the wicked witch of the west…."Weaving spiders, come not here;

    Hence, you longlegged spinners, hence!

    Beetles black approach not near;

    Worm nor snail, do no offence."

    -…. William Shakespeare……A quote from the 1st Fairy in A Midsummer Night’s Dream, act 2, scene. 2.  A charm to protect the sleeping Titania from tiny creatures common in England, all harmless, though once thought to be venomous…..

    Ring around the rosi, fed up with pelosi ashes ashes …. titanic falls down . 

  2. Anne-EH says:

    Jim, it was GREAT that more people came yesterday then even at the very first tea party a year early. But as you said, in other words, we CANNOT SIT ON OUR LAURALS. Pushback must still go on. :)=^..^=

  3. TomTGRWolcott says:

    It was a good showing….

  4. homosapiens says:

    Somehow I missed the talk about having a Tea Party redux this weekend. Wish I'd known – I certainly would have been there!

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