“Wow, that was a big show of Tea Party force in D.C.”

“As you can imagine, Fox News was all over the massive Tea Party rally on Capitol Hill today,” according to CrooksandLiars.com

“A small but vocal group of Tea Party activists gathered outside the Capitol on Thursday to urge House Republican leaders to hold the line and push for deeper spending cuts in the federal budget.

“Chanting, ‘Cut it or shut it’ and ‘We want less,’ the activists directed their ire at Senate Democrats, arguing that the cuts they have demanded are not ‘extreme,’ but necessary to right the nation’s fiscal ship.

“As you can see, there were at least 8 million people there! Give or take about 7.9998 million.

“Dave Weigel reports that there were about 200 in attendance, though he tartly adds: ‘If there’s much media focus on how small the rally was, I think that would miss the point. There was a total sense of victory on display.’

“Yeah, not to mention a total sense of having a strangely mixed message. The Tea Partiers wanted to blame the Democrats for shutting down the government — while simultaneously demanding a shutdown!”

The rest of the article is here.

Author: jeffpelline

Jeff Pelline is a veteran editor and award-winning journalist - in print and online. He is publisher of Sierra FoodWineArt magazine and its website SierraCulture.com. Jeff covered business and technology for The San Francisco Chronicle for 12 years, and he was a founding editor and Editor of CNET News for eight years, among other positions. Jeff has a bachelor's degree from UC Berkeley and a master's from Northwestern University. His hobbies include sailing, swimming, and trout fishing in the Sierra.

10 thoughts on ““Wow, that was a big show of Tea Party force in D.C.””

  1. I heard on the radio yesterday driving up from SACTO, from someone based in DC, that many of the few that showed up were from K Street firms that exist only to lobby for the rich.

    Mark Williams, who I think was one of the local Tea People’s first big event at the fairground, and also heads the Tea Party Express, indicated the Tea Party is pretty much going away. Said some my come back under another name. Running from any association with Tea Party ANYTHING?

    What could they possibly come back as???

  2. First off Mark Williams is a failed talk radio host and an opportunist to the nth degree.
    But more importantly, the real question is: Why are so many Democratic Party leaders capitulating to the Tea party and its demands?

  3. Republican national decision makers will get all the mileage they think they can out of the Tea Party, then discard them when public opinion turns against them, just as they did the younger President Bush, who was not even allowed to appear at his party’s Presidential nominating convention after the economic crisis of 2008, a convention where Republican moderate John McCain, Bush’s opponent in a bitterly fought prior nomination race, was chosen. It must be said that the conservative corporate bosses who are the real power in the Republican Party, know that in politics, as in professional sports, it’s all about winning and money.

    1. Mike,
      The democratic leadership/ Obama are controlled by the same people.

      Financial Sector
      Defense Industry
      Energy Industry
      Big Agriculture
      Big Pharma
      so on….

      They don’t want to see the big cash cow vanish.

    1. Mike,
      I know you get it but many die hard D’s don’t want to accept that reality. I find it interesting watching the shift as the political party in charge changes hands.

  4. The tea party are the corn fed, corn pone, high fruictose corn syrup variety of American political groups. Made and sold by the likes of Monsanto and Koch…Rove knows they give good…ahem…t.v. and not much about them is very good and/or healthy for America. Politicos like Logue and McClintock can use them well…pimp them all until things like Fukishima,BP, Jan Brewer gives that corn a certain tinge and color.I think the American people are tired of being poisoned-both literally and figuratively. Whether by a twinkie, Philip morris, by hypocritical tea rhetoric or fukishima’s nuclear reactor meltdown and the lies about it. I hope people are acquiring a taste and expectations for more intelligent and subtle goodness…in their politics and in their lives. Kate

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