Monday, April 16, 2012

Pics: 2012 Chicago Tax Day Tea Party

Never forget: The Tea Party movement was born in Chicago--with Rick Santelli's now-legendary 2009 rant.

The Tea Party returned home this afternoon for a rally in Daley Plaza in the city's Loop. Yes it's named for a Democrat, Richard J. Daley.

This is what the plaza looked like about 15 minutes before the start of the rally. It was a windy and chilly day--and there were a few sprinkles.

Epic fail. Just say 'no' to President Obama.

"Hell no!" Great sign and message. Simple and effective.

Another American conservative. We're everywhere.

Wisconsin's lieutenant governor, Rebecca Kleefisch, gave a great speech which I reported on earlier this evening. As you can see, Tea Party members come from all races--we're not just a bunch of white people.

That's right, it's not about race. Unless it's a race to bankruptcy.

But Obama knows best. Right?

Not even our Secretary of the Treasury, Timothy Geithner, is able to figure out our complex tax code.

The embarrassments keep coming for the Obama administration.

Obama and Nancy Pelosi's dreams are our nightmares.

Joel Pollak, the editor-in-chief of, ran for Congress in 2010 against Jan Schakowsky (D-Evanston). It was great to see him again--but I wish he was my congressman. Pollak spoke and sang a song--more on that in future posts.    

A Mitt Romney supporter expresses herself.

I didn't drink the Kool-Aid either.

A hard-working American woman.

Unlike the Occupy events, the Chicago Police had little to do during today's Tea Party rally.

Gadsden flags come in handy.

But this woman wins my "Best Dressed" award.

Earlier post:

Video: Lt. Gov. Rebecca Kleefisch talks about Wisconsin reforms and fighting Big Labor at Chicago Tea Party

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Eric Dondero said...

Hi Marathon Pundit,

Hope you don't mind. We're using a couple of your photos over at H/t and link of course.


Eric Dondero, Publisher

Hell, maybe we'll add you to our blog roll while we're at it?

John Ruberry said...

Thanks for the H/T and the add.