Last Wednesday we went to a local Tea Party. As we were running from one event to another, we were a little late for the speeches. However, we made it in time for the sign waving, car-honking portion of the evening. Free speech at its free-ist. Breathe the clean air, I told my children. We live in a constitutional republic. It's a good thing.
Favorite signage at the rally:
"Congress: You're Fired!" - The guy holding this one oddly resembled Donald Trump. Go figure.
"We owe WHAT?" - I think that every time I hear the word trillion. My poor future grandchildren.
I'll have to double check this with the CFO, but I don't recall seeing one anti-Obama sign at all. Maybe they were gone by the time we arrived. Mostly, the annoyance was directed at our Pork-Rich Congressmen. We are in Mississippi, after all. Politicians here seem to thrive on pork, and I don't mean barbecue.
We didn't take signs. We just wanted to show our faces and let the kiddos say they were there when. It was a great Civics lesson. Government for the people, by the people, etc. It was all very polite and happy and an overall good experience.
Imagine my surprise to get home to discover that because I attended a Tea Party, I am considered a pawn of that right-wing media, Fox News.
If I'd know that, I would have at least registered Republican.
I guess I missed the memo.