Spirit of '09

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Yesterday Americans rallied in hundreds of tea party protests against high government spending and taxation.  In my state 3000 people turned out in Peoria alone.  Good coverage of the tea parties is at Instapundit.  Much more at Tea Party online HQ

Elements of the mainstream media were openly contemptuous of the tea parties, perhaps one of the more obvious examples being here at Hot Air.

Well what does it all mean if anything?  America is being tranformed into a Eurosocialist state by the Obama administration and the Democrat majorities in Congress.  Massive government spending, massive deficits, a massive expansion of government, and, inevitably, massive increases in taxes down the road to pay for it all.  They are supported by most of the media, almost all of academia, and, for now, a slight majority of the American people.  A fair number of Americans oppose this transformation bitterly.  They believe they are ignored by government and by the media.  They were heard from yesterday.  If the economy continues to tank as a result of the massive debt the government is taking on, we will hear much more from them in the future.  We live in interesting times, God help us.

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