The video is from the Santa Monica Tea Party.
So I went to a Tea Party in Santa Monica, California. I got my kid out of school early so I could take him to it. I got my master flier printed up but couldn’t find a Kinko’s or Office Depot close to where I was to run it off. Very disappointed about that! There were hundreds of people in attendance. Well over the 152 who originally replied yes, I will be there.
There were Black people, White people, young people, old people, mothers, fathers and a Democrat with the sign that read, “I’m a Democrat and I regret voting for Obama!” I had a few signs for the event. One for my son read: Mommy! Congress is trying to steal my piggy bank!” Everyone loved that one. I had three others for me. One said: Politicians- They R So Taxing! Another one said: B.O. You and Your Stimulus Stink! The last one read: Die you commie pig….no I am just kidding it didn’t say that! It said: He promised “Change” Now That Is All I Have Left!” My favorite sign was by this conservative hottie that read: Let Me Make This Clear-I Don’t Want You Stimulating My Package!” I laughed so hard at that one.
Code Pink showed up but did little to affect the outcome. Though at one point the crowd did start chanting “Code Pink Sucks!” My son though they were saying “Go Pizza!” America was present today. Everyone from all walks of life. From the poor to the soon to be the poor. From college students to housewives. When Republicans can stand with Democrats and demand change from our government, you know there is hope. A woman held a sign that said Lesbian for Liberty. At some future rally we might be fighting over gay marriage rights, but today we were united. You had bikers standing with men in business suits. Everyone came, everyone was accepted, everyone was loved. Well except for Code Pink.
It was a wonder to behold. What the media and leftist talking heads failed to grasp was this was not about conservatives vs. liberals. Do you think conservatives are the only ones feeling the pinch or feeling betrayed by a government out of control? Do you Democrats in the real world are immune from high unemployment or that the trillions to pay this off is going to come strictly from conservative checkbooks? No sweetie, they are coming after you too! They are coming after everyone. So everyone must stick together.
The mass media wanted to make this out to be a racist movement but we proved them wrong today. They wanted to make this out to be a Republican based movement but we proved them wrong today. The press wanted to incur anger at one another but instead it was all focused on the government. There were no incidents of violence when I was there and the people were too busy hanging on the speakers word when I left for it to be afterwards either. There was no hate. I was smiled and hugged and made to feel like part of the family. I was interviewed and I may not have sounded super intellectual but I didn’t sound like the idiot the mainstream media was hoping to portray. I responded respectfully and put thought and reason into my answers. When asked if I thought this movement was moving people to anger, I replied that there have been no incidents of violence at any of our Tea Parties and while people have every right to be angry, it doesn’t mean we are violent. Those are two separate things.
We busted myths today, some that even I believed. Myths like there are no true conservatives in Los Angeles, let alone California! Boy, they sure shut me up about that one real fast. Code Pink had a sign that read “Human Need not Corporate Greed.” Granted I am a big woman but do I look like a corporation to you? How is not wanting the government to spend the next 50 generations into the ground-corporate greed? If they are referencing AIG, Fannie Mae and Freddie Mac-fine. But if they were referencing those speaking out about it-then they are insane! Of course Code Pink was sucking up to the media while they were there, simply nauseating.
It was a great event, despite the wind. Despite the guy with a sign that read: Christianity=Paganism=Heathens=Nazis. Burn in hell. Okay, there is always one loon at these things. I did feel sorry for this older woman who held a sign that said “I support Obama.” She was simply ignored. No hatred, no threats, just left alone to the side. In any case, it was well worth my time and I will do it again in a heartbeat.
*Pictures will be forthcoming.