Skip to comments.Baton Rouge Tea Party
Posted on 07/06/2009 9:13:10 AM PDT by Pikachu_Dad
Baton Rouge Independence Day Tea Party,
posted at 9:42 am on July 6, 2009 by Laura
The Baton Rouge Tea Party folks did a fabulous job on the Independence Day Rally. In spite of the brain-melting heat there was a turnout of around 500 people, according to an unofficial police estimate. Meaning I asked a cop and he took a wild guess. There wasnt a good angle to get the entire crowd, but here are a few photos so you can judge the crowd size for yourselves. About 40 yards down from the steps was another crowd of 75-100 people in a grassy area with shade. There were also some pretty good signs.
One of the first speakers was a woman who lived in Cuba when Castro took power. She gave a very sobering talk about parallels between what happened in Cuba and whats happening here today. Other speakers covered cap-and-tax, health care reform (with a nice plug for Cato), and a heads up on how to get free activist training so we can be more effective rabblerousers.
The GOP was attempting to recruit and failing miserably. What do you make of that?
Update: Shocking - or, not really so shocking, but it should be - the Baton Rouge news outlets did not report on this gathering, even though at least one station was there. As of this writing, the only news on the web for this tea party is this post.
Imagine, for a moment, 500 anti-war activists going unreported. Or 500 illegal alien advocates. It would never happen.
Well. They can ignore us, but we wont go away. To the contrary, I received an email with info for a protest in about six weeks. Ill be there.
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The Baton Rouge Tea Party at a great turnout.
Unfortunately, they have garnered almost NO written press.
You can accomplish great things while operating under the radar.
Oh, I dunno. Lingering resentment among conservatives over the party's headlong rush to the left, its failure to fix glaring problems while it held the majority, and maybe an extended middle finger to the RINOS over their shameful treatment of Sarah Palin?
They deserve to be treated like lepers. Maybe it'll make some of them wise-up (I'm hopeful, but not expecting much in that regard).
my favorite method of critiquing the GOP is to write it up on paper and send it back to them in those postage-paid envelopes they keep sending me
500 gay activists equals 1,000 members of the media.
500 war protesters equals 1,000 members of the media.
500 Tea Party Patriots equals 5 members of the media.
With all that being said and done, the 500 Tea Party Patriots will be the people that get heard.
Baton Rouge, State Capitol (Photo Geauxlouisiana)
Howdy, I was at the last one in Baton Rouge back in April, this is a pic from it.
These really need to be called DEATH TO SOCIALISM rally's though, it's so easy for the red SOB's to talk about tea bags instead of socialism.
Maybe somebody on our side will take a course in public relations and study Goebbels, God knows the leftist's did.
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