Saturday, July 4, 2009

A Tale of Two Tea Parties: Atlanta & Cobb

We here at RightKlik had the good fortune to attend two Metro Atlanta tea parties over the 4th of July weekend, at the Capitol in Atlanta as well as at Jim Miller Park in Cobb County.

In spite of the obstacles thrown in their way, Atlanta area Tea Party patriots gathered together on the Independence Day weekend to make their message clear.

Although Obama sympathizers managed to derail what would have been the area’s largest Tea Party, they could not stifle the movement. Over 7,000 patriots came to Jim Miller Park in Cobb County on July 3.

Michael Naragon was at the Cobb Tea Party in Marietta and describes the event:

"The featured speaker for the night was the dynamic Herman Cain, a conservative talk radio host who [was broadcasting live on] 750 WSB Atlanta."

Herman Cain

"As with all Tea Party events, signs were everywhere."

"...No one seemed to mind the change of venue forced by the pro-Obama Simon/Gwinnett Place Mall. The Cobb Tea Party folks were very well organized, and the assembly came off like clockwork. In other words, it was very unlike Washington."

As expected, because of last minute sabotage from friends of Obama, the Atlanta Tea Party was reduced to a tiny gathering. By my liberal estimation, only about 250 people were present. Organizers pledged to come back with a vengeance in the fall.

Meanwhile, at Miller Park in Marietta, the Cobb Independence Day Tea Party spontaneously continued into a second day with reportedly more than 2,000 people in attendance on the 4th.

Atlanta Tea Party on the 4th

Better, longer Herman Cain clips from his appearance at the Peachtree City Tea Party on July 4, 2009. After a mega-biographical intro, Herman Cain begins speaking at the 03:58 mark:

"We've got some altering and some abolishing to do!"


"We're on a collision course with economic disaster."


"My Choice... not some bureaucrat"


"The Power of One"

UPDATE II: Mary Grabar reports.


bluepitbull said...

RK, we need to talk Herman into running for President. He is a true capitalist and could fix this country and pull us out of the economic doldrums.

Hamster said...

I am just as mad as the rest of Americans.
Our socialist government is spending money like there was no end
It’s time to bring and end to the word “public”
An end to public health care
An end to public education
An end to public parks
An end to public roads
An end to public libraries
An end to public police
An end to public firefighters
An end to public military
An end to public politicians

It’s time to get rid of every socialistic institution in this country and hand it back to the private sector.

The private sector and market principles can do a better cheaper job than any government entity.

Show your support. Pull your children out of public schools. Avoid public libraries. Refuse to play in a public park. Don’t ride on public roads. Don’t call a public police if your house is robbed. Or a public firefighter if your house is on fire.

Stand up for your beliefs!!!

RightKlik said...

Blue: I'm sure he'd be a lot better than BO.

Hamster: Very clever, but the Tea Parties aren't about anarchy.

Anonymous said...

Too bad I missed you at the Cobb Tea Party,kind of wanted to meet ya. However, it was a great event and turnout.

Cheryl Prater said...

so was attendance 2000 or 7000? @RockwithBeck said only 150 at Capital?

RightKlik said...

CS: Sorry we missed you again. We left a little early to avoid the mad rush. It really was a great meeting though.

CP: 7000 on the & 3rd 2000 on the 4th. Yes, the attendance at the Capitol was low. Star power and organization make all the difference.

DaBlade said...

"The message is too important to be sidetracked..." Thanks for doing your part in getting the message out RK.

Amusing Bunni said...

Hi RK:
I'm glad you were able to get out to some great Tea Parties. Even though the underhanded tactics derailed the venue for the main one, people still showed up.

I am really disgusted the MSM did NO REPORTING at all about these
(The Russian media did, however, go figure)

cube said...

The MSM is decidedly against reporting about the tea parties. Thanks for the heads up or those in other parts of the country would never know what happened.

Andrew33 said...

I am also boycotting Simon Malls

This is a bigger deal..FL Tea party drama
The Port St.Lucie tea party was held at a community event called "Freedom Fest" which is held at the St Lucie fairgrounds. The Tea Party was held at section 2 of the fairgrounds. The City Council placed a huge sign in front of the section in an admitted attempt to hide the Tea Party. Next week the City Council is having a meeting and the Tea Party folks are planning to invade it.
I suggest calling the mayor and city council and telling them what you think the Mayor's/city council's phone # (407) 871 5159 and their website Let's pass this to every conservative tea party supporting site we can!!!!

RightKlik said...

DaBlade: Too bad we have to do the work journalists should be doing.

AB: Yeah, that clip LCR has been sharing is a real surprise. Why can't Chavez News Network ever be that fair?

Cube: and when the Democrat Media DO report on the tea parties, they take artistic liberties in reporting the "facts"

Andrew33: I'll share your story on twitter.