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The Return of the Tea Parties

May 1, 2009

The Tea Parties are back. I, for one, am looking forward to the specter of frustrated conservatives sparring with a popular president and the tremendously high percentage of Americans who support him in gatherings whose purpose appears as much to be a photo-op for Fox news as an insistent, grass-roots movement for change. The addition of Joe the Plumber underscores the vapidity of the movement but adds to the entertainment value, at least.

In that vein, the group invited Samuel Joseph “Joe the Plumber” Wurzelbacher to attend the Friday evening event. Wurzelbacher has become a staple at the Tea Parties, attending the February one in Washington, D.C., as well as the Tax Day Tea Party in Lansing among others. Despite becoming a key cog in the final month of the GOP presidential campaign last year, Wurzelbacher echoed the sentiment that the Tea Party is not in line with any specific political orientation.

“Party politics is killing America. This is not just a Republican movement, this is an American movement. It’s for anyone, right or left,” he said. “I go to the Tea Parties to encourage Americans to pull their heads out of the sand.”

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One Comment leave one →
  1. john permalink
    May 1, 2009 9:43 am

    i’m looking forward to the return of the POOP lady

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