On Saturday, thousands of Tea Party activists from across the country gathered in Madison, WI to show support for embattled Governor Scott Walker.
For days, the state house has been the scene of union protesters demanding the GOP withdraw from a bill that would help ease the financial burden the state is facing. Part of that bill deals with the collective bargaining rights of certain state workers.
Andrew Breitbart, of Breitbart.com, spoke to the activists Saturday.
“America will be community organized no more,” he said, in reference to President Obama’s background as a “community organizer.”
The protests have been supported by the President’s own campaign arm Organizing for America and the Democratic National Committee.
Breitbart called the Tea Party the “most peaceful patriotic group” America has seen, despite ongoing efforts by the mainstream media to portray the Tea Party as violent or racist.
He told activists the only thing media cameras have captured are Tea Partiers “picking up after yourselves.”
He called the recent protests “the battle of our times” and went so far as to say America was in the midst of an “electronic civil war” where the mainstream media “has taken its’ side.”
“We have every governor and every legislator’s back,” he said.
Herman Cain said that for days America has heard from the 10 percent of the workforce that is unionized.
“Now it’s time to hear from the other 90 percent of the workforce,” he said, according to a report at the Wisconsin State Journal.
Doug Erickson writes:
“No one has ever paid my insurance, no one has ever paid my pension. They’ve had all these benefits handed to them on a platter for too long,” said homemaker Mary VanEss, 61, of Oostburg, a crowd member who cradled an Uncle Sam doll signed by Walker. She said her husband lost his job in December, and that they have no health insurance.
Millions of Americans across the country face the same situation, and they do not have a state-guaranteed income provided by taxpayers.
According to Erickson, the rally was put together in a mere 48 hours.
Madison-based Vicki McKenna reminded the crowd that voters elected the GOP to run the state in November and issued a challenge to the crowd:
“Are you going to submit, Wisconsin? Are you going to bend over, Wisconsin?” she asked the crowd. “Or are you willing to stand up and fight?”
Also attending was Samuel Joseph Wurzelbacher, better known to the country as “Joe the Plumber.” Wurzelbacher became famous after his encounter with then-Senator Obama during the 2008 Presidential campaign. It was then Obama expressed support for “spreading the wealth” – a central tenet of Marxism.
The rally was set to end at 3 pm, but concluded early, since all the scheduled speakers had addressed the crowd.
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