The national bus tour started Oct. 25 in San Diego and will end Thursday with what’s billed as “a giant rally” in Orlando. Organizers of the conservative bandwagon say the tour is a “Countdown to Judgment Day” -- the November 2010 elections -- for elected officials, and: “Those who are not serving in the nation’s best interest will be put on notice: we’re going to hand you a pink slip!”
The group is targeting “some of the worst offenders in Congress who have voted for higher spending, higher taxes and government intervention in the lives of American families and businesses.”
There’s no doubt the Tea Party movement has struck a chord with many Americans opposed to big government and the deaf ear turned by Democrats in Congress in the face of this mounting opposition.
At last week’s rally in Wichita, Kans., one of the participants, Shara McMichael, told the Wichita Eagle she was there “because I’m tired of sitting around my living room with my family talking about what changes need to be made and what’s going on… One voice does make a difference, and when you have several hundred or 2,000, it’s going to be heard.”
Not so for Democrats in Congress. Monday’s Rasmussen poll showed that the U.S. House passed the Pelosi health care bill even though 52 percent of Americans opposed and only 45 percent favored it. Forty-two percent strongly opposed the bill versus 25 percent strongly favoring it.
It’s crystal clear that the only language the pro-big government Dems in Washington understand is votes, not polls or Tea Party rallies.