April 16th, 2009 12:40 am | by Marc Gallagher | Published in Activism, Big Government, Federal Reserve, Free Market, government spending, Individual Responsibility, Libertarianism, Liberty, Maven Commentary, Philosophy, Ron Paul, Taxes | 4 Responses
It appears by most accounts that the Tea Parties held just about everywhere yesterday were a success. My own measure of success is that they didn’t completely evolve into a GOP lovefest and an Obama hatefest. While there were some reports of anti-Obama rhetoric and signage the majority seemed to stay on the anti-tax, anti-spend, and anti-big-government train.
Glenn Beck, broadcasting from the Alamo backed by Ted Nugent on guitar, allowed a crowd member to plug Ron Paul’s HR1207 (Fed Transparency Act) which drew cheers from the rest of the crowd. See it here:
What I find somewhat amusing about the above clip is that the man holding the microphone is Pat Gray. A talk radio host who subs for Beck on his radio show every so often. Gray (like Beck) denounced Ron Paul during the presidential campaign. Fast-forward to yesterday and he’s holding a microphone allowing someone to plug Ron Paul’s HR1207 to millions of viewers.
Later in the show Beck interviews Penn Jillette. They discuss the Tea Parties with an emphasis on rejecting the two party system. Jillette doesn’t disappoint.
What happens now that the Tax Day Tea Parties are over? We are all about to find out.