Tea Party in Wisconsin: It Ought to be Interesting


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I believe it is the Chinese curse that reads, “may you live in interesting times.”  Well, we’re certainly cursed.  And perhaps no more so than in Madison, Wisconsin, where the Tea Party will be holding a rally featuring Sarah Palin.

It was announced yesterday that former Alaskan Governor and John McCain running mate Sarah Palin will be keynote speaker at the Annual Madison Tax Payer Tea Party Rally.

The rally is set to begin at noon on the capitol lawn and will include James T. Harris as emcee, the Rockstar of Radio: Vicki McKenna, John Fund of the Wall Street Journal, Tony Katz of Pajamma Media, and other activists and media pesonalities to be announced.

This year’s rally is jointly coordinated by Americans for Prosperity and the Founders Compass.

Madison Tea Party Lead Organizer Nancy Mistele and Founders Compass founder announced Sarah Palin’s appearance on April 14th on Vicki McKenna’s WISN Milwaukee show.

More information on the rally can be found on the event page:http://www.facebook.com/#!/event.php?eid=164799016908247&index=1.

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So, given that Madison has been the mothership of union thuggery, might we expect:

1.  Infiltrators with crazy or racist signs:  That is a real possibility.  They’ve tried it before.  I can see no reason that they wouldn’t again.  And, if there are infiltrators, expect Think Regress to have a guy with a camera there.  After all, liars lie, and deceivers deceive.  Why would anyone expect anything else? It’s pure Alinsky.

2.  Union thugs on the march:  That is possible.  I can’t say that they unions will show up to disrupt the event-time will tell, but such activities are typical for the left.  Remember that for the lefties, “democracy, tolerance, and diversity” means that no one else can be heard.  It is always generally advisable to be packing-a camera.  Document and publish should be the mantra.

3.  The MSM will lie:  There will sins of commission and omission.  The MSM conveniently ignored the union activities in Wisconsin.  Yes, they covered the protests, but left out the violence, intimidation, vandalism, and the like.  In almost every Tea Party event, they generally undercut the attendance.  Like the “dozens” that reportedly attended the event in Harry Reid’s home town, when aerial photos show that there were thousands.

4.  The left will lie:  Remember folks, that we’re all racist, redneck, homophobic, ignorant, and uneducated teabaggers.  No matter what happens in Madison tomorrow, the left will craft some nonsense and distribute it.  The general idea here is to put any opposition to the left on the defensive.  If one can keep an enemy off message by defending themselves against false claims, they are rendered less effective.

Good luck to all that are going to attend events tomorrow.  Stay safe, and keep cameras at the ready.  I’ll try to keep looking for coverage tomorrow.


  • Agreed on all four of those numbered points!

  • “…keep cameras at the ready…”

    Throw in microphones and you have Standing Order #1 for all patriots in these “interesting times.”

    “Because the Only Good Progressive is a Failed Progressive”

    • Agreed. The order of the day should be, “if you don’t have a camera, don’t bother showing up.

  • I just hope things remain peaceful.

    • As far as I can tell, there were hecklers, but that’s about it.

  • I plan on going to the rally on monday here in Richmond, supposedly moveon.org is planning a counter-rally earlier, so i will go to that too. I hope I get some good commie propaganda from the first, make sure to check out fleeceme on Monday night.

    • Look forward to it Fleece. Keep us posted.

  • You are spot on with your analysis, Matt.

    • Thanks Teresa.

  • I read about this. No doubt with Palin there something bad will be afoot.

    • If nothing else, it will be interesting.

  • The dangers and pit falls are real but this is what it is all about.

    • You’re right. We have to assume, at this point, that there will be some personal risk involved.

  • What is it the thugs like to chant? “this is what democracy looks like”

    Shouting down those who don’t share your beliefs, storming the capital, death threats to political leaders, attempting to disrupt a peaceful assembly.

    “This is what democracy looks like”

    • Actually, since we are supposed to be a Republic, and democracy turns into tyranny, it might just be what democracy looks like. Thanks for the comment John.