It is rare for someone to come out with something, which starts a grass-roots movement spontaneously as Rick “reward those who carry the water instead of drink the water” Santelli did recently. The call for a Chicago tea party in July to dump derivative securities into Lake Michigan caught the imagination.
The video caught the attention of White House press secretary Robert Gibbs, who decided to use a press conference as an opportunity to blast Mr. Santelli, claiming that he was irresponsible and didn’t know what he was talking about.
The left hand side of the Blogsphere has predictably gone into conniptions over it, claiming that the whole thing is a vast right wing, (You guessed it) conspiracy. Most of the claims are remarkably similar in content to the point where it is reasonable to assume they are still following David Axelrod talking points.
Charles Schumer (D NY) who has never held a job outside politics, in the video below lets those of us among what he calls, “The chattering class,” know how we are regarded by the elite: “The American people really don't care.”
Last Friday, February 27 rallies were held in Atlanta, Chicago, Cleveland, Dallas, Denver, Hartford, Houston, Kansas City, Nashville, New York, Oklahoma City, Omaha, Orlando, Philadelphia, Sacramento, San Diego, Santa Monica, Seattle, Springfield, Mo., St. Louis, Tulsa and Washington, D.C. This Friday they are due in Salt Lake City, Utah. On Saturday, March 7 protests are scheduled for Monterey, Calif., Green Bay, Wis., Lafayette, La., Harrisburg, Pa., Pembroke Pines, Fla., (South Florida) and Olathe, Kan.
Its on the move.