Never give in--never, never, never, never, in nothing great or small, large or petty, never give in except to convictions of honour and good sense. Never yield to force; never yield to the apparently overwhelming might of the enemy.
Despite the rain, it looks like there was a pretty good turnout for the 1-year anniversary San Diego Tea Party rally.
Job obligations prevented us from attending but we want to extend our heart felt thanks to those who did make it out there yesterday.
A round-up of yesterday’s events:
B-Daddy here and here
W.C. Varones here
Temple of Mut here
(UPDATE #1): Sweet. Lefties have started up their alternative to the Tea Party movement and have named it, wait for it… the Coffee Party movement.
No real strong policy positions but we busted out our statist decoder ring and broke down the unspoken meaning behind the talking points:
“Cooperation” = Pass Democratic legislation
“We object to obstructionism” = Pass Democratic legislation
“reality-based” = Pass Democratic legislation
“fear-based tactics” = Pass Democratic legislation
“the system is broken” = Pass Democratice legislation
“Congress works for us not the corporations” = Pass Democratic legislation
“We need to get people out of the way” = Pass Democratic legislation
Nice little whiny strawman set up by the young lady that the media has portrayed the Tea Party movement as “representative of America”. Really?
Interesting bone-throw to the Tea Partiers, though, with respect to finding common ground on fiscal conservatism. Given what we saw in the video, however, we aren't buying the sincerity of the claim.
No matter. It’s pretty obvious these are net-rootsy types who find it incomprehensible that more than one year in, Hope and Change has been, for the time being, derailed.
But in the spirit of grass-roots democratic activism, we welcome the Coffee Party to the scene. Let’s get it on!
H/T: Hot Air