All American Tea Party - Dallas StyleSubmitted by cyndezu on Mon, 07/06/2009 - 05:30
In spite of 100+ degree temperatures, young and old, people from every ethnic, cultural, social, religious and (importantly) political persuasion were out in force at the Dallas Tea Party! There was a noticeable lack of "hyphen" Americans, as Michelle Malkin noted in her speech, but a wealth of just plain old, down home, Don't Tread On Me Americans. Conservative [no pun intended here] estimates put the day long attendance at well over 10,000. As the sun went down and the temperature dropped, the attendance went up and up and up! Wonderful speakers, excellent music and marvelous fireworks all worked together to make this a tremendously successful Dallas Tea Party.
Tea party protests nationwide mark growing objection to higher taxes.
By Bob Turner
(AXcess News) Washington - Coast to coast, Tea Party protesters took to the streets on July 4th in objection to the Obama administration's skyrocketing federal deficit spending and the tax burden expected to be levied on American taxpayers who will be forced to foot the bill.
In Dallas Texas, organizers of an Independence Day tea party at Southfork Ranch on Saturday said the Tea Party drew a crowd of over 35,000 people, despite temperatures that soared to over 100 degrees.
A last-minute rally in Atlanta Saturday drew a crowd of only several hundred people, though the Atlanta Tea Party was considered a success, having planted themselves directly across the street from the Georgia Capitol.
News Coverage of America’s Tea Party
Because of their deadlines, most of the visuals and crowd size comments are from 3-4pm, not 7-9 when our headliners were on, the heat was less, and the crowds were dramatically larger, but overall the coverage was complete and (mostly) reasonable.
One prevailing theme seems to be that the crowd was less than the “50,000 predicted”. The Collin County Constable’s office has affirmed total attendance over the course of the day at 37,000.