Tea Party Rebellion: Political Uprising Shakes Up GOPSubmitted by meekandmild on Thu, 09/16/2010 - 13:27
Delaware's Christine O'Donnell may be partial to pearls and proper skirt suits, but she talks like the leader of a rebel army. "When the people fear the government, there is tyranny," the newest Republican nominee for the U.S. Senate declared Tuesday night at a party to mark her victory over the nation's entire Republican establishment. "When the government fears the people, there is liberty."
She attributed the line to Thomas Jefferson, an error that now adorns bumper stickers sold online for $2.99 a pop. In O'Donnell's telling, Jefferson's vision of the British monarch has been replaced by new threats: the Republican Party bosses in Wilmington and Washington and, most of all, the governing habits of President Obama. "We the people will have our voice heard in Washington once again," O'Donnell declared.