Palin Rallies Tea Partiers With Anti-Tax Message, Rallies Planned For ENC

The Tea Party Express tour is reaching its finale, with a rally planned in Washington, D.C. Thursday, timed to coincide with the federal tax-filing deadline.

Wednesday, Tea Partiers gathered in a place steeped in tradition -- Boston, site of the Tea Party of 1773. That's when American colonists upset about British taxation without government representation threw British tea into the harbor in protest.

The star attraction at Wednesday's rally was former Alaska Gov. Sarah Palin.

Addressing the crowd of roughly 5,000, Palin said President Barack Obama must be rebuffed in his fall's midterm elections after overreaching with his stimulus law and health care overhaul.

Small groups of counterprotesters urged civility, as well as respect for gay and minority rights.

Several Tea Parties are planned for eastern Carolina Thursday: Havelock, Westbrook Shopping center, 4:00 p.m. Elizabeth City, South Water Street, 5:30 p.m. Wilson, TBD. New Bern across from courthouse, 4:30 p.m. Morehead City, KMart Plaza, 5:00 p.m. Tarboro, Town Commons, late afternoon, Goldsboro, Goldsboro Commons, 12:00 p.m.


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  • by Obama Snake Oil Co Location: Washington on Apr 24, 2010 at 04:45 AM
    Collossus, seems 7 % is not what I call landslide info. I am not sure who is you wealth of information, however, the spread had the majority of whites voting for Obama, mainly, the independent or unaffiliated. Dawone, agree, don't rely on the NYT for anything objective. I went to see what was going on personally at two tea party events....I didn't see any anti race propoganda, just people pissed over tax and spending increase. Most were older citizens. Like I have posted in the past, Obama and both houses, woke the sleeping giant with a great resolve.....mid term elections will be a blood bath. In my lifetime, I have never heard such a focus on politics, you haven't either.
  • by Dawone Location: Washington on Apr 23, 2010 at 03:52 PM
    I'm sorry I didn't read the New York Times survey. I can't comment on that. All I know is who "I" see at the rallies "I" go to. Once again it's not about Race, it's about Taxes.
  • by Collossus Location: Somewhere on Apr 23, 2010 at 07:40 AM
    to DixieGirl & OSOC: Historically blacks as a whole did not vote. However in 2008 a vast moajority of blacks did vote some for the first time. Blacks made a significant impact on the election, Obama won with a landslide. The problem will be that blacks may not show up in the mid term elections. We tend to have that mentality that all elections are not important. I hope we do show up. Then the true voice of "ALL" people will show up. That is what the election of President Obama was about.
  • by Kay on Apr 22, 2010 at 07:07 PM
    Maybe instead of taxes and big government we need to start talking about impeachment.
  • by Obama Snake Oil Co Location: Washington on Apr 22, 2010 at 01:01 PM
    Dixiegirl929, you hit the point, whites put Obama in office. The black and minority vote couldn't do that on their own, the democrats, couldn't have done it on their own, it took "the people who are in the tea party now" to elect Obama. The unafiliated and independent that thought it would be a good signal in the country of our diversity. Instead, we got a divider, inexperience, Soros Soldier....a failure worse than Jimmy Carter.
  • by hope Location: NC on Apr 22, 2010 at 11:46 AM
    Let me rephrase that: According to Lavon, if you pay taxes, you are a racist.
  • by Anonymous on Apr 22, 2010 at 05:11 AM
    Palin is not a racist because minorities don't attend her rallies. I'm Suprised there aren't more minorities attending. Its free to attend them, normally "minorities" love free stuff, just ask the welfare passer-outer. "Obama Rules!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! Just Not Me, hes not my brother!
  • by Dixiegirl929 Location: Tarboro on Apr 21, 2010 at 07:15 PM
    Let's hear what the left-wing MSNBC Ed Schultz has to say...http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=EC3XxN0pdkg. Talk about scary??? Alarming yes! I think he may be a Nazi or something.
  • by Dixiegirl929 Location: Tarboro on Apr 21, 2010 at 06:57 PM
    Shame ain't it Dawone? that only 1% of blacks have good sense?
  • by @Dawone on Apr 21, 2010 at 06:49 PM
    Are you part of the 1% of black tea party participants? See page #41- http://documents.nytimes.com/new-york-timescbs-news-poll-national-survey-of-tea-party-supporters?ref=politics
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