Sunday, April 11, 2010

Sunday: Tea Party Express leaves Michigan in triumph

Sunday morning the Tea Party Express will hold the last of its 10 rallies in Michigan, with a 10:00am EDT event north of Detroit at the Civic Center Park and Historical Village in Clinton Township.

Consider it the final dash of a victory lap. When the freedom caravan held its first Michigan event in Bessemer Thursday night, the establishment media, with a few exceptions, didn't take it seriously. The next morning one of its targeted politicians , Rep. Bart Stupak (D-MI), announced he was retiring at the end of his term.

"Bart Stupak was the first target in Michigan for the Tea Party Express. But, sadly, there are many more tax-spend-bailout politicians throughout the state who need to receive a pink slip in the November elections," said Mark Williams, Chairman of the Tea Party Express.

He's right. The Great Lakes State is giving Illinois a run for its dysfunctional money, continuously electing such goofs as John Dingell and John Conyers to the House of Representatives. Take a look at the links at the bottom of this post to see what I'm talking about.

The buses roll on from Detroit with a 3:00pm rally at the Cuyahoga County Fairgrounds in Berea, just outside of Cleveland. I'm expecting a big crowd, because as Ohio goes, so goes the nation, and people nationwide are fed up with runaway spending, cap and trade scams, and arrogant "leadership."

Continuing along Lake Erie, the Express hold its final patriotic party of the day at Perry Square in Erie, Pennsylvania.

Meanwhile, the mainstream media is taking the movement much more seriously.

Take a look at what ABC 13 Grand Rapids says:

The Tea Party Express stops are huge magnets for people who say they're against big government and spending. More than a thousand people packed Riverside Park Saturday as the tour made a stop in West Michigan.

"In my life time there has never been any movement like this," said Mark Petzold, Co-founder of Tea Party of West Michigan.

It's a fact not lost on Michigan's GOP gubernatorial candidates who know where the action is and are showing up to be a part of it.

Those in attendance came full of energy and armed with signs with messages like "Regime Change is Coming" and "Clean House and Senate." The Tea Party rose to prominence as members, nationwide, fought against health care reform legislation. Even though that legislation passed, the Tea Party has no plans to just fade away.
Michigan is changing. America is changing.

UPDATE 9am: Here is ThirdwaveDave's faboulus summary of a busy Saturday for the TPX, and so does Andrea Shea King.

Related posts:

From Rockford: An inside look at the Tea Party Express
Photos: Tea Party Express comes to Rockford
Donate to Tea Party Express III--Just Vote Them Out
Andrea Shea King embeds with Tea Party Express
Clueless Conyers on non-existent Constitutional clause protecting ObamaCare
Irony: Conyers a cosponsor of legislation giving 4 million felons the right to vote
2008 video: 8th grader tells Monica Conyers to act like an adult
John Conyers on not reading bills
Rep. Conyers' wife declared indigent by court, taxpayers to pay her legal fees
House Ethics Committee: Please investigate John Conyers
Lots of Michigan news: Rep. Cheeks Kilpatrick subpoenaed by grand jury--and more
Rep. John Conyers' wife sentenced to 37 months in federal prison
After 55 years in Congress, Dingell plans to run for another term

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