We're photoshopping our signs and unfurling Old Glory for the Essex County Tea Party Rally to be held behind enemy lines in front of City Hall, Newburyport, Taxachusetts on Saturday afternoon from noon to 2. (Linotype Balder™ Regular typeface)
"I'm so excited that you will be joining us on Saturday. Do you have any friends that would be willing to make the drive up here with you?" emails Paul Breau, the man behind the plan to throw the first stop-the-power-grab "Grand Ole Tea Party" in our neck of the woods, Newburyport, MA, a small coastal community about 35 miles northeast of us here in Chelsea-by-the-Sea. Sponsored by the Newburyport Republican Committee, the Essex County Tea Party Rally will be held this Saturday from noon to 2 p.m. in Brown Square outside City Hall, Newburyport, just as Congressman John F. Tierney and local pols are meeting inside behind closed doors [?] to discuss divvying up the porkulus from Presiden't Obama's spendulus bill. Thanks to our sis, a local resident, for the heads up. "We want our elected officials to be aware there are voters in the area who are fed up with bailouts and money being wasted," Mr. Breau was quoted in an excellent write-up in the local rag:
Our goal is to get enough pressure going to stop President Obama's $3.6 trillion budget and give the Republicans some backbone. Democrats in unsafe seats need to think maybe they should not support big government or they will be voted out."
"The local Republican Committee is looking to reorganize after falling dormant in recent years," notes the Newburyport Daily News,putting Saturday's forthcoming event in context:
Similar tea parties around the country have been successful, according to Breau, with nearly 5,000 people turning out in a tea party held in Cincinnati, Ohio, last week. A similar party being held in Boston [and in cities across the nation on Tax Day] April 15, has already signed on 1,000 people to help.
"We are hoping for 50 to 75 people to turn out on Saturday," Breau said. "There is a lot of dismay on a lot of people's parts. They hoped the new president was who he said he was in the campaign — nonpartisan — but he has that never-let-a-crisis-go-to-waste attitude."
Fortunately, two can play at Rahm Emanuel's "never-let-a-crisis-go-to-waste" game. As we wrote in our post "Santelli reads the tea leaves" a couple of weeks back, "Thank you, Mr. President, for your assist in awakening the forgotten man."
Repub of image (above) and caption from our recent post "Part of my leftism was a sales pitch": "You never want a serious crisis to go to waste," Obama Chief of Staff Rahm Emanuel famously said, explaining "What I mean by that, it's an opportunity to do things that you think you could not do." Translation: Take the money and run when people are preoccupied, and you can get away with spending it in ways they would never agree to were they paying attention.
"You never want a serious crisis to go to waste … It's an opportunity to do things that you think you could not do." Case in point. Massachusetts Republicans — who knew there WERE such things? — like thousands of our fellow citizens across this land who still believe in the shining city upon a hill, are beginning to just say no to President Obama's reckless run of the ship of state onto the shoals of socialism.
"Competition among males in the animal kingdom is often expressed in the form of elaborate weapons made of bone, horn or chitin," reports the Science Times. "The weapons often start off small and then, under the pressure of competition, may evolve to attain gigantic proportions. Not unlike the evolution of political resistance movements from small bands of rebels into formidable armies. Horned Dung Beetle Onthophagus (Proagoderus) rangifer. (Olga Helmy and Douglas Emlen photo) See also our classic Feb 2005 post "Bloggers are 'cracking, popping, drilling and peeling their victims open,'" wherein we note that "field studies of animal evolution had led [blind paleontologist Geerat Vermeij] to very much the same place Thomas Sowell has come to in his studies of economics."
As President Reagan reminded philosophical descendents of the Founding Fathers in his First Inaugural Address January 20, 1981: "In this present crisis, government is not the solution to our problem; government is the problem":
From time to time we've been tempted to believe that society has become too complex to be managed by self-rule, that government by an elite group is superior to government for, by, and of the people. Well, if no one among us is capable of governing himself, then who among us has the capacity to govern someone else? All of us together, in and out of government, must bear the burden. The solutions we seek must be equitable, with no one group singled out to pay a higher price.
"I hope this attracts not just republicans but also those of us that are unregistered and conservative democrats as well," writes kelly in the Daily News comments:
Also I hope the Teaparty event in Boston on Tax Day attracts thousands.
Let's show the Three Blind Mice (Obama, Patrick and Moak) impacting us in The Port that we can't absorb ANY additional taxes! They just don't get it at any level. We can't give you one more dime of our hard earned money so you can continue to avoid showing the leadership necessary to live within the budget we give you as a town, state and country!!!
Thanks for organizing, Paul. Let's be sure to attract all of us hard working American's who no longer will put up with the idea of working through June to pay our elected government ... NO MORE TAXATION WITHOUT REPRESENTATION!!!
The last word goes to our sis, who quips "I feel a tingle up my leg."
For more information on the Grand Ole Party in Newburyport Saturday, contact Paul Breau.