What I asked at the tea party

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What I asked at the tea party

What State?” What State?” The ques­tion was asked again and again as I pointed to and asked peo­ple lin­ing the bound­ary. The answer came back: New York, Mary­land, Delaware, Texas, Florida, Cal­i­for­nia, Ohio, Indi­ana, Mass­a­chu­setts, Wash­ing­ton state and DC, Ore­gon, Ten­nessee, Ken­tucky, Utah, Con­necti­cut , North and South Car­olina, Vir­ginia and West Vir­ginia, Kansas , Okla­homa, Mis­souri, Arkansas, Illi­nois, Michi­gan, Mon­tana , Ari­zona, New Mex­ico, Wis­con­sin and more.

There were just too many peo­ple for me to pick out to film so I went through the crowd ask­ing my ques­tions again to groups of 1020 at a time to get a feel of them:

What prompted you to come here on a cold wet day to be here?” and the answers came back, Free­dom! We’re over­taxed, Oba­macare, We’re done being ignored, We don’t want social­ism! (This is what gets the media in a huff.) We need to be counted! We want to be heard. A few pointed to their chil­dren and said: For them!

How many of were active polit­i­cally active three years ago?” A hand or two would come up, invari­ably those who were active were delighted to see so many new folks, those who had not been active had many rea­sons for hold­ing back all these years, apa­thy, wasn’t wor­ried, didn’t think I’d make a dif­fer­ence, had too much work.

This explains results such as Jim McKenna’s incred­i­ble write-​in suc­cess on elec­tion day. A large amount of vot­ers who never showed an inter­est before are show­ing an inter­est now.

Why are you active now?” The answers were more direct, the actions of this con­gress and pres­i­dent, Oba­macare, cap & tax, the bank bill, the bailouts, small busi­ness own­ers in par­tic­u­lar were adamant about what this was doing. They talked of the pain of lay­ing peo­ple off to survive.

Who here trusts the GOP?” Not a sin­gle hand went up, but peo­ple over and over promised me that if the GOP spent like the democ­rats they would be back to throw them out too. No won­der the GOP is scared of the tea party.

More impor­tantly the MSM spent it’s time on the periph­ery try­ing to get a shot, or a sound­bite, there doesn’t seem to be any attempt to find out exactly what makes the Tea party mem­bers tick, and why the left and the media have no idea what is happening.

On Novem­ber 2nd they are going to get a very unpleas­ant education.

Update: Noth­ing starts your day bet­ter than an Insta­lanche hi folks. The pho­tos peo­ple I inter­viewed for the arti­cle above can be seen in this post. I only did one video inter­view dur­ing that ques­tion­ing. Clara Csiong!:

And don’t miss the chance for your com­pany, your orga­ni­za­tion or your blog to get in on the ground floor of DaT­e­chGuy on DaRa­dio!

“What State?” What State?” The question was asked again and again as I pointed to and asked people lining the boundary. The answer came back: New York, Maryland, Delaware, Texas, Florida, California, Ohio, Indiana, Massachusetts, Washington state and DC, Oregon, Tennessee, Kentucky, Utah, Connecticut , North and South Carolina, Virginia and West Virginia, Kansas , Oklahoma, Missouri, Arkansas, Illinois, Michigan, Montana , Arizona, New Mexico, Wisconsin and more.

There were just too many people for me to pick out to film so I went through the crowd asking my questions again to groups of 10-20 at a time to get a feel of them:

“What prompted you to come here on a cold wet day to be here?” and the answers came back, Freedom! We’re overtaxed, Obamacare, We’re done being ignored, We don’t want socialism! (This is what gets the media in a huff.) We need to be counted! We want to be heard. A few pointed to their children and said: For them!

“How many of were active politically active three years ago?” A hand or two would come up, invariably those who were active were delighted to see so many new folks, those who had not been active had many reasons for holding back all these years, apathy, wasn’t worried, didn’t think I’d make a difference, had too much work.

This explains results such as Jim McKenna’s incredible write-in success on election day. A large amount of voters who never showed an interest before are showing an interest now.

“Why are you active now?” The answers were more direct, the actions of this congress and president, Obamacare, cap & tax, the bank bill, the bailouts, small business owners in particular were adamant about what this was doing. They talked of the pain of laying people off to survive.

“Who here trusts the GOP?” Not a single hand went up, but people over and over promised me that if the GOP spent like the democrats they would be back to throw them out too. No wonder the GOP is scared of the tea party.

More importantly the MSM spent it’s time on the periphery trying to get a shot, or a soundbite, there doesn’t seem to be any attempt to find out exactly what makes the Tea party members tick, and why the left and the media have no idea what is happening.

On November 2nd they are going to get a very unpleasant education.

Update: Nothing starts your day better than an Instalanche hi folks. The photos people I interviewed for the article above can be seen in this post. I only did one video interview during that questioning. Clara Csiong!:

And don’t miss the chance for your company, your organization or your blog to get in on the ground floor of DaTechGuy on DaRadio!