Perspective on the Tea Party – 4/15/10 in Washington, D.C.

"Granny is not shovel ready"

"A village in Kenya is missing it's idiot"

Well, I’m back from Washington, D.C. and the Tea Party rally on April 15th was… tame. I never heard racial slurs, and I didn’t see homophobic, racist or bigoted signs. What I did see was a number of people out to protest “high taxes”, “socialist government” and Obama in general. Overall, it was a peaceful protest of people exercising their first amendment right of assembly. However, I would like to point out that while they have the right to protest, they are often protesting factually inaccurate information. For example, income taxes for the middle class are at one of the the lowest levels in the last 50 years. Protesters suggesting that 95% of Americans didn’t get a tax cut under Obama are dead wrong. Continue reading

A Donkey at the Mad Hatter’s Tea Party

April 15th. Tax Day and Tea Party Rallies.

Since the Head Teabaggers will be migrating toward Washington, D.C. (see above for the video of this event), I guess I should do the same. I’ll be going not as a member of the Tea Party but as an observer. Political movements by their very nature are dynamic and filled with views and voices. I intend to hear some of these voices and gain a personal perspective on the movement. As they say, the best stories are often personalized stories and these experiences can be used towards another one of my projects. Continue reading

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