Tea Party brews Issaquah event

April 6, 2010

By Staff

Join other opponents of big government and unbridled federal spending at a Tax Day Tea Party.

Participants will gather at the corner of Front Street and Sunset Way at noon April 15, the deadline for filing federal income tax returns.

Turnout could be bolstered at the rally due to opposition to the healthcare law signed into law by President Obama in late March. Organizers also plan events in Seattle, on the steps of the state Capitol in Olympia and at Bellevue City Hall.

Demonstrators in Issaquah and across the nation used the deadline for filing income tax returns last year for a grassroots event modeled on the Boston Tea Party. The event attracted more than 200 people to the steps of Issaquah City Hall. Throughout the state, protests in Bellevue, Olympia and Seattle drew thousands of activists.

Participants expressed frustration with government bailouts, federal spending and the policies of Congress and the Obama administration.

The colorful event in Issaquah rallied supporters of the still-nascent Tea Party movement. Participants sang “God Bless America” and waved American flags and handmade signs with slogans like “Note to Congress: you are not representing me!” and “No more public money for private failure” during the hourlong event.

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6 Responses to “Tea Party brews Issaquah event”

  1. kevin on April 6th, 2010 7:21 pm

    Why do conseratives get so much press? anit war people barely get mentioned but a few people who have a bent for right wing extremism get immediate advertising? a few dozen of the right get together to protest gets nation wide coverage but wine hundreds from the left get together no mention? and they complain of liberal bias. its well documented

    Anything they have to say, is one against the constituition (doubt any have really read and the looked at what the courts, legislation, and the executive decisions have done, also have looked at what a single comma can do for intreptation, doubt that they have even looked at the history of the funding the advertising of the movement came from) its a bogus idea, uninformed movement. need to go back and take a class in civics.

  2. Doug on April 7th, 2010 7:03 am

    I predict the crowds will be substantially larger than last year when you factor in the many unemployed who will now have the ability to go to a rally in the middle of the week.

  3. lisa on April 8th, 2010 9:41 am

    Kevin…..really?Please, anti war protests got enough coverage. They were busy vandalizing things. tea partiers are extremists? You may want to check your viewpoint over again.

  4. david on April 9th, 2010 8:59 am

    OMG, do I hear a liberal complaining about a conservative movement getting “so much press”? I love it. The lame stream media does nothing but report positively on liberal agenda items and negatively on conservative movements.

    Take for instance the liars from congress who lied about being called racial slurs and saying they were spit on. I call them liars without fear of liable. Why, because they are liars. There were thousands of video cameras rolling when they walked through the crowd. No one captured it? Andrew Brietbart offered $100,000 us dollars to anyone able to product electronic evidence of the lies. NONE, NO ONE. Thousands yet no one would step up to claim the $100,000 reward. The lame stream press did nothing but perpetuate the lies without any proof.

    I would suggest you educate yourself. Don’t listen to the bias alphabet news. If it just doens’t make sense what your liberal leaders are telling you, then they are very likely lying to you. For example, please tell me how you can 1) add 30,000,000 to the healthcare system without paying one red cent more? Tell me how it won’t result in rationing? Are we adding doctors in the plan? The answer is no.

    Don’t be a drone. Think for youself. Just think.

  5. Sebastian on April 12th, 2010 8:37 pm

    Hey Tea Partiers! Be ready for a counter protest by the Liberals.They are scraping it together on facebook. This is gonna be fun as one of the counter-protestors is a friend of mine. LOL The thing apout us Conservatives is that we do acrtually care about people and have friends that actually think differently than ourselves….Ha Ha! I think that means we are tolerant! let’s see if my friend feels the same way after this one. :-)

    God Bless YOU ALL!!!

  6. GeneralEmergency on April 13th, 2010 12:22 pm

    I love guys like Kevin. A Model Liberal/Progressive/SlowMotionCommunist. Full of disdain for others and utterly convinced of his own intellectual superiority.

    See you at the Tea Party, Kevin! Bring your best signs and patriotic songs…or will you be bringing your vandalism kit , foul language and teenager-esque intolerance like usual?

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