I attended one of the two Pensacola, FL tax day “tea parties” on April 15th. Considering that there were only 6 people confirmed to attend this on Facebook, I was pleasantly surprised when I drove up to 500+ people attending this. Granted, this crowd was nothing compared to the 15,000+ in Atlanta, but I thought this crowd was pretty good for Pensacola. The rally was in front of University Mall on N. Davis Highway and stretched a good 1/3 mile from one end of the party to the other.
Patriotic music was playing and there was an overall good spirit during this rally. The entire time I was there, cars were driving by honking their horns in support. I saw plenty of FairTax signs and plenty of people handing out literature regarding various causes.
The unfortunate thing about the nationwide mainstream media and their coverage of this event which happened in over 700 cities across this country was their focus on who attended these rallies rather than why they occurred. The reporting of this was more about supposed “extremist right wing groups” coordinating these rather than the fact that people are genuinely opposed to the Democratic congress and Obama’s outrageous spending in the past 10 weeks or so. People at these rallies aren’t against all forms of taxation, but just the type that punishes success and thus leads to less overall growth.
Make no mistake about it, liberals are genuinely afraid of what is going on here. Otherwise, they wouldn’t have spent so much time denouncing these on TV and referring to them as an obscure homosexual practice (tea-bagging). In fact, no one actually participating in these rallies called them tea-bagging parties. I’m amazed at how many anchors on CNN and MSNBC show surprising familiarity with the term, which is one that I’ve never heard before a few days ago.
The total estimated attendance of all tax day tea parties is now at 618,000 according to PJTV. Not bad considering getting conservatives to rally for a cause is next to impossible.
Below are some pictures that I took with my iPhone of the rally to give various perspectives. I look forward to the next time one of these occurs. I feel confident these will occur on a regular basis until 2012 or whenever Obama is out of office.
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There’s nothing wrong with the First Lady helping to serve food at a homeless shelter for the needy. I applaud her for that. However, you’ve got to ask why a “homeless” man has a cell phone and would dare to step into a soup-line and use it to take a picture of the First Lady.
This guy doesn’t have enough money for food, but he can afford a cell phone? Where does the bill go if he’s homeless? Maybe in this new era of hope, change, and a free-falling stock market, he sends the bill to the White House.
Here’s a shocker. Mr. Hopenchange (Barack Obama himself) has now presided over the fastest and most significant drop of the Dow Jones Industrial Average for a new president in at least the last 90 years according to Bloomberg.
I honestly don’t worry that much about me and my immediate family as much as I do about my parents and my in-laws. I’m only 30 and I have a lifetime of income in front of my. However, my parents and others in their 60’s and 70’s do not. They’ve just watched 30-50% of their saved income vanish.
This Obama administration is going to do their best to pass the buck to George W. Bush. You’re supposed to forget the fact that all of this has happened under a Democratic-led congress (in power since 2006 in case you Obama voters didn’t know). Blaming Bush will only go so far…perhaps until August. Sure, the previous administration made some errors, such as spending too much. Democrats are doing their best to justify outrageous spending by confronting us with the outrageous spending under the Bush White House. You don’t fix the problems arising from excessive spending by more excessive spending.
What’s the Obama Adminstration’s response to all this? They’re not going to make policy based on what the Dow does. Yeah, it’s pretty obvious they don’t care about the life savings of the majority of Americans.
In large part, this is a crisis of confidence. There won’t be a recovery until the leader of the free world decides to stop stoking fear in the heart of American investors and businesses.
Obama’s favorite words lately seem to be “crisis” and “catastrophe”. That’s really a shame. A man as gifted a communicator as Obama (at least while he’s on a teleprompter) could really inspire Americans to believe in themselves and thus help us get out of this recession. But that won’t happen. Obama believes in government, and more government is what you’re going to get.
The Dow Jones Industrial Average has fallen faster under President Obama than under any new president in at least 90 years, according to a review conducted by Bloomberg.
Bloomberg reports that since Inauguration Day, the Dow has fallen 20 percent, leading at least one investor to dub this the “Obama bear market.” The Dow has also dropped 31 percent since Election Day.
Despite a string of government bailout offers and Obama’s advice earlier this week that Americans should be buying stock while shares are low, the Dow has continued to freefall.
Bloomberg reported that Obama is at risk of breaking a historical trend — in which the Dow soars an average of close to 10 percent in the first year after a Democrat wins the presidency.
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In the aftermath of this election, conservatives, Republicans, and anyone who supported John McCain was asking themselves one question: “how the heck did this happen?”. I mean, seriously, if you told me two years ago that we were going to elect a man for president with virtually no executive experience, with an ideology far left of mainstream America, and with a middle name of Hussein, I just never would have believed you. But, I guess, that’s water under the bridge now. So, how did this happen and how do we prevent a hoax like this being pulled on us again?
The reason that this election was an elaborate hoax is because the majority of people who voted for Barack Obama simply had no idea what he stood for. They had no idea about his past accomplishments and no idea about his past associations. They, in large part, didn’t even know what he voted for or against in the past. They simply didn’t care because he looks nice, gives a great speech, and apparently touches the emotions of millions because he is a black man. All I can say is bravo to the Democrats for running a phenomenal campaign….you managed to pull a good one on us this time. Let’s see if you can manage to fool the electorate again in four years. They only way that will happen is if we and the rest of America isn’t paying attention. We obviously weren’t this time.
A poll was conducted by Zogby and paid for by a man named John Ziegler into what Obama voters knew and believed about the candidates running for election. Also included are some general questions about government.
- 57.4% of Obama voters could not correctly say which party controls congress. (The Democrats have for the past two years, by the way)
- 82.6% of Obama voters could not correctly say that Barack Obama won his first election by getting opponents kicked off the ballot
- 88.4% of Obama voters could not correctly say that Obama said his policies would likely bankrupt the coal industry and make energy rates skyrocket
- 56.1% of Obama voters didn’t know that Obama started his political career at the home of Bill Ayers, an unrepentant terrorist.
Surprising? Not so much. But what is surprising is how good they are at associating certain things with Sarah Palin.
- 94% of Obama voters correctly identified Sarah Palin as the candidate with a pregnant teenage daughter.
- 86% of Obama voters identified Palin as the candidate who spent $150,000 on a campaign wardrobe.
- 86.9 % of Obama voters though that Palin said that she could see Russia from her “house,” even though the quote actually came from Saturday Night Live.
What this shows is how effective the news media is…extremely effective when they want to be. CNN, ABC, NBC, CBS, MSNBC all did plenty of leg work to destroy Sarah Palin and it worked. What would have been the result if those comments about bankrupting the coal industry were as widespread as Palin’s pregnant daughter?
This video is well worth watching. If you’re still wondering how Obama got elected, this video will clear the air for you.
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