Feb 3, 2010

Another ‘Music and Meander’ on the Capitol steps

LANSING – You call this a tea party?

Tonight’s farce as the Governor gives her final State of the Union speech reminds me of the first one I saw here in Lansing. The only difference is that there are a few more people this time, courtesy of the student groups who were protesting the loss of the Promise Scholarship, that is our economic future, and another group protesting forecloses, which caused the recession we are in.

Coincidentally, that first mockery occurred this very month last year, and I called it then the “Music and Meander" or "Mega Bust.” Tonight’s effort can be called the same thing. Back then it was called the "Chicago Tea Party" protest based on the over-the-top, unprofessional rant by CNBC's Rick Santelli on the trading floor of the Chicago Mercantile Exchange to protest President Obama's economic stimulus package, that, by the way, is lifting us out, slowly, out of the Bush recession.

The 10 minutes I wasted there were useless; I could not understand the speech, but it would not mattered much because it has all been said before. They had the usual signs and flags. Tomorrow the teabaggers will tell you thousands of people were there. Don’t believe them. I did notice a few State Troopers at this farce.

I’m having a hard time understanding what the “cut spending signs” I saw were there for. The Constitution requires Michigan have a balanced budget, and we have cut spending for the last six years. The only reason I can think of for the fringe Republicans known as teabaggers to be there is that they hate the Governor and Democrats.

I was a little surprised to see them on the Capitol steps because they did not have a permit for the steps. The one interesting thing that occurred was when I walked toward the steps, some guy handed me a paper pamphlet. I thought it was a pocket Constitution until I got into the light and looked at it.

Not surprisingly, it was from Republican House Policy Committee and U.S. Rep. Thad “Mad Thad” McCotter, R-Livonia, known for his over the top rhetoric. It was called “We the People: Wide Awake for our Birth of Freedom.”

It’s not surprising that McCotter is a teabagger and that teabaggers are a fringe of the GOP. The problem is the fringe runs the GOP now.


WCTaxpayers said...

Do you really believe what you say or do you make it up as you go along?

Communications guru said...

I never lie because, unlike you, I don’t censor comments, so what I write has to stand up to comments and challenges. And, it always does. I welcome you to show me where I made something up.