According to the media and the left-wingers, the Tea Parties were either funded by the wealthy...people like George Soros, Steve Forbes and Dick Armey; orchestrated by G.O.P strategists (wow! we must have done a better job of organizing than we thought!); or if Homeland Security is correct, then a bunch of rightwing extremists were in charge. At any rate, the media estimated the attendance at a meager 250,000 (two-hundred-fifty-thousand) people, which would have been nothing to sneeze at, considering the fact that people had to take time off work to attend. But, leave it to the media to misinform the public, because the correct total was more than ONE MILLION!
Congresswoman Nancy Pelosi (D-CA), the current Speaker of the United States House of Representatives, stated "This initiative is funded by the high end. We call it "AstroTurf." It's not really a grassroots movement, it's astroturf by some of the wealthiest people of America to keep the focus on tax cuts for the rich, uh, instead of for the great middle class."
"AstroTurf" has been called "democracy for hire" by Political Journalist, William Greider, currently THE NATION's National affairs correspondent. Astroturfing has been further described as a "grassroots program that involves the instant manufacturing of public support for a point of view in which either uninformed activists are recruited or means of deception are used to recruit them."
It is further stated that "unlike genuine grassroots activism which tends to be money-poor but people-rich, astroturf campaigns are typically people-poor but cash-rich," but as you can see, our tea parties were definitely people-rich, thus proving our point that "astroturfing" was absolutely not involved!
One thing that all these tea parties were rich in was a love of the U. S. Constitution. Everyone that attended these tea parties held the same strong beliefs that the document our Founding Fathers had drawn up was a masterpiece and that it was worth defending and fighting for.
- Tea Party Date: April 18, 2009
- Time: 1pm to 5pm
- Location: Club W, 199 Delaware Avenue, Buffalo, NY
- Please spread the word !
We, The People were tired of being ignored by our Representatives, and we were demanding to be heard.
Until next time, stay safe, stay well, and may God bless you all.
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