April 18, 2010

I am the TEA Party

LM's picture with her sign at a recent PA TEA Party was all the excuse I needed to put up this pic of me at the most recent Denver party. Not only am I "wealthier and more well-educated than the general public" and "just another extremist element who thinks he should get to spend his own earnings" I am also an ...

Can't you just tell how absolutely freakin' filthy RICH I must be?? In defense of the NY Times though, I do have a college degree.

The Times also said, "The 18 percent of Americans who identify themselves as Tea Party supporters tend to be Republican, white, male, married and older than 45." So what exactly does "tend to be" mean? 50.1% I suppose.

I meet all those requirements, sure enough, and look at all those old white dudes behind me, but then the Times story goes on to quote four TEA Party celebrants. Their names are Elwin, Kathy, Dee and Jodine. If this had been a pro-Obama rally the Times would probably have said "women outnumbered men three to one."

Tea Party Posted by JohnGalt at April 18, 2010 1:21 PM

Love it, jg! I may have to lift that one for the next Tea Party.

A common sight around Independence Mall in Philly is the guy who dresses up as Ben Franklin. I'm not sure who pays this guy to walk around the city pretending he's Ben Franklin, but he was hanging out on the fringes of the rally all day. Finally, just beofe my girlfriend and I were getting ready to leave, he came up and, reading my sign, remarked, "Boy, you two really look like dangerous radicals." We agreed that we were indeed dangerous radicaqls, and Ole Ben began to elaborate about his sympathy witht eh Tea Partiers. My guess is that if he wasn't working, he would have joined in with us.

Posted by: Lisa M at April 18, 2010 9:30 PM

I'm thinking I should start working on a Ben Franklin costume for the next TEA Party. My sign will be "A REPUBLIC, MA'AM, IF YOU CAN KEEP IT."

Posted by: johngalt at April 20, 2010 2:53 PM | What do you think? [2]