Friday, April 16, 2010
SWFL Tax Day Tea Party
There was only one infiltrator that I saw, but someone did tell me there was another one down the road. Otherwise, it was your typical Tea Party...enthusiastic, friendly and patriotic crowd...no violence or racism in sight.
This year's tea party was held in Naples, FL along Rt. 41. & Pine Ridge Rd. The crowd lined both sides of Rt. 41 (majority on the East side). People in the cars were riding by honking their horns, waving flags, taking photos and cheering out their windows. I did see 2 ladies give us the finger and one lady gave us the thumbs down as she made a really horrible face. You could tell those who were not tea party fans...most ignored us as they drove by frowning.
I spoke to one young lady who is married to a doctor. She seemed very knowledgeable about Obama's health care plan and is concerned that her husband's practice may have to lay people off. She said that she has many friends who don't even want to hear about politics and the state of the country. Some are wealthy and don't realize how Obama's agenda is going to affect them.
Here's a photo of the only "infiltrator" I saw today. Notice the two guys on either side of him with their "Tea Party Infiltrator" signs? They stood next to him the entire time. The way that "infiltrator" guy is looking over the sign, he reminds me of "Kilroy was here."
Here are some of the best signs of the day:
This guy's shirt constitutes the violence of the day:
Here's a short video I took of the people chanting, "O Must Go".
SWFL Tea Party
If you went to a tax day tea party, please tell us about it in the comments section.