Monday, March 29, 2010

The momentum builds! St. George, UT event a HUGE success!

We have a lot of updates to give you on the rallies of the first few days from Tea Party Express III: Just Vote Them Out effort.

Here's a picture to hold you over from our event that just concluded in St. George, UT where 2,000 patriotic Americans turned out for one of the most memorable events we've ever had.

The momentum is building to take back our country. Enjoy the last few months of power those of you in Washington who have ignored the will of the voters.

We're booting you out of office and handing you a pink slip!

From the Arizona/Utah border

A photo taken a short while ago as the Tea Party Express caravan reached the Arizona/Utah border.

And, no, your eyes are not deceiving you - that is the new gold Tea Party Express bus.

As this effort has picked up steam traveling across the country we've expanded from 2 buses (the red and the blue bus) to now 3 buses with the new gold bus.

We'll see the good people of St George here in a minute.

We'll also be posting lots of updates here and on our Facebook page from the events of the first 3 days of Tea Party Express III.

An inspirational report - from Nevada family at Searchlight

Well, we decided it was time to go to a Tea Party. The bank and Wall Street bailouts, takeover of auto companies, and now the health care bill.

We have never been fans of Harry Reid but, he used to be more of a moderate. Now he has lost his soul – his Nevada roots have been replaced by East Coast liberal values and the arrogance of Washington DC.

We bought three new lawn chairs, hauled out the rolling tote/suitcase to put our cooler full of chicken drumsticks and chicken wings, boiled eggs, tuna salad, crackers, apples, oranges, pears and drinks, etc.)

Left our house about 9:30 am and headed for Searchlight (about 1 hour from our house). Took the Searchlight turnoff and gradually slowed down and joined the others heading down the road. By then the highway was a long creeping parking lot – 2 miles in 1 hr. The radio said that the highway patrol was not allowing any more cars into the event area.. 3 miles from the turnoff – people were parallel parking along the highway – and were walking to the turnoff. Then walking another 2 ½ miles to the event site. Plus they were lugging totes, coolers, flags and signs. All ages – all colors – all sizes.

News helicopters were flying overhead – and press vans were cruising down the center divider, filming.

Husband Phil had his cart to ride – there were doubts he would be able to negotiate the gravel road or the desert dirt. Lana and I were not up to the long trek. But, we added to the mass – many others were doing the same. Some had not considered that Searchlight is about 10-12 degrees cooler than Las Vegas or Henderson. It was around 58 degrees and very windy. SO - many of them didn’t come prepared and didn’t hang around.

The return route was bumper to bumper. So, we drove on through Searchlight and took Rt. 164 over to Nipton, CA and stopped at the Oasis CafĂ© for lunch. Crazy little place that was planked together with barn wood when the railroad was built. Hamburgers wrapped in tortillas. Lana and I opted for patty melts on rye. The place is small – probably seats
about 25 inside. Tea Party people were in there – they had all given up and were heading to Vegas. So we went on to Primm, NV - south of the Las Vegas Strip. It was a loop around but much faster getting back home to Henderson.
Had our own picnic back home and tuned in to Fox News.

We learned that people started showing up in Searchlight in the middle of the night - RV city – I figure the crowd was probably 10,000 plus another 10,000 who went but couldn’t handle the walk, cold weather, wind, etc.

Can’t tell you how many people “wanted to go”, “thought about going”, etc.

Gotta go find me a “DUMP REID” sign.

The XXXXX Family – Henderson, NV

Wednesday, March 24, 2010

"Defeat Bart Stupak" Campaign Tops $50,000

We've now raised over $51,000 to defeat Bart Stupak, the Democrat Congressman who sold out the American people and gave the Democrats a bloc of votes to pass the government-run health care bill through.

Our goal is $100,000 by the end of this week.

Contribute to our campaign online - DONATE HERE.

We'll keep you all updated several times a day on our fundraising progress - right here - so keep checking back.

UPDATE: As of 5:01 AM Eastern - Thursday, April 1, 2010 - we've raised: $51,221.

Monday, March 22, 2010

35,000+ Demand: "REPEAL THE BILL!"

Sign the petition to demand the repeal of the government-run healthcare bill passed by Congress:

Congresswoman Michele Bachmann has now introduced legislation to "Repeal the Bill" - so show your support. Sign the petition and pass along to others:

Saturday, March 20, 2010

DC: "Kill the Bill" Rally Draws Tens of Thousands!


That was the message that rang out from a giant crowd of 30,000 - 50,000 tea party activists who gathered in Washington, D.C. on Saturday for a last-minute protest against Congress's efforts to pass the Obama-Pelosi-Reid government-run healthcare plan.

Here's just a few pictures from the massive gathering. Realize that this rally was literally put together in 2-days time by a coalition of dozens upon dozens of local and national tea party organizations including the Tea Party Express:

We're going to watch and see what Congress does now. They've heard from the American people. The polls show the public opposes this attempt to have the government take over our nation's healthcare system. The phones have been tied up with people calling in to oppose the bill. Emails and letters and FAXes opposing the bill number well into the millions.

And we have gathered in front of the Capitol - the People's Capitol - several times now to make our message heard.

If they defy the American people, defy our Constitution, and push this bill through, then we will make sure they lose their seats in Congress. That is exactly what the "Tea Party Express III: Just Vote Them Out" national tour and the "Showdown in Searchlight" are all about.

Members of Congress: Should you choose to defy your boss - which is "We The People" - then expect that as a consequence you will be fired.

UPDATE: Kathryn Jean Lopez has some great crowd shots over at National Review - The Corner.

*Special thanks to Amy Kremer, Jennifer Hulsey and the team for helping make this effort so tremendously successful.

Wednesday, March 3, 2010

MSNBC Host Melts Down Over Tea Party

This one you've got to watch. Hat-tip to Michelle Malkin for a great rundown on the history of MSNBC host meltdowns and for underscoring the obvious: that MSNBC's Dylan Ratigan (and his cadre of screamers and bulliers) are emblematic of the "Anger in America." Look in the mirror indeed.

Check it out here - it's a must see: