Georgia Tea Party Patriots said this evening that they’ll attempt to counter a rally by local unions to show support for public employees in Wisconsin – scheduled for 4 p.m. Wednesday on the front steps at the state Capitol.
Tea partyers are to gather catty-corner from the Capitol, on Courtland and MLK.
Writes Tea Party coordinator Debbie Dooley in an e-mail blast:
Folks, this is the start of the 2012 campaign. In contrast to Tea Party rallies in support of the rule of law and the constitution and election of folks who would vote as we desired, these rallies are against the duly elected representatives of the folks who turned the nation red in November. I’ll let you make up your own minds as to who may be behind that site…. “workers of the world?”…. We cannot let our elected government officials be intimidated by these ill informed people who will show up for these rallies. We must let them see that ‘the folks’ are here to support them in the difficult decisions we sent them to Atlanta, or Madison, or Nashville, or where ever to make.
As always, bring signs that are to the point; humor is usually the best way to make a point. No personalities, no politics, we are about citizen control of our government. Elections mean things. “No more $140,000 per year bus drivers” or “I can’t afford my health insurance AND yours” or “Tea for two means you pay too”. Come on, you can do better than that I am sure.
Here’s the thing. Tea partyers and union members may disagree on Wisconsin. But if they come early, there may be ground for agreement. At noon, a rally in support of Sunday sales of package sales of alcohol will be held on the same spot.
So far as we know, no beverages will be provided – at any of the events. Afterwards, you’re on your own.
- By Jim Galloway, Political Insider