Last night, I attended Michigan’s State of the State Tea Party and it was a great time! As always, it was another Tea Party that ran smoothly and attracted a large, peaceful group. Most people were there to protest the reckless spending and the failed policies of Democratic Governor Jennifer Granholm. Overall, great turnout and great people!
Props to Mike Bouchard’s staffers and volunteers for being out there last night in Michigan’s 20 degree weather. Good luck on your campaign for Governor of Michigan.
Now on to the other things that happened at the Tea Party, haha.
Wonder what you would find if you frisked Michigan’s State of the State Tea Party last night?
Answer: A group of extremely misinformed far-left liberals attempting to protest.
After hearing what this group of misinformed far-left liberals were saying, I was completely shocked. I have seen this type of absurd and distasteful rhetoric, but mostly on YouTube videos and other sources. Quite frankly, I have never seen the ‘race-card’ be thrown around so much in my life. The far-left group of 50 (or less) did not hold back their disgust toward the Tea Partiers. We were called almost every name in the book: Nazis, racists, fascists, KKK members, etc. Not to mention, the F-Bombs being shouted and some of those aimed in the faces of the police officers that were keeping them contained.
Overall, the group of far-left students ruined their own cause last night. It was drowned out by all of their disrespectful/unnecessary slurs and comments.
But don’t worry folks! Lauren McKown – writer for the State News – made the group of 50 (or less) seem respectful, polite, and justified:
[…] 50 MSU students, donned in black attire, rallied at the Administration Building on campus and the Capitol in Lansing on Wednesday to protest cuts in education funding. The rallies took place on the same day Michigan Gov. Jennifer Granholm held her final State of the State address.
Before marching to the Capitol, students stood on the steps of the Administration Building, holding banners and signs in support of education. The students had different concerns ranging from tuition increase to recent cuts in the TA and undergraduate programs. Students called upon the MSU Board of Trustees, President Lou Anna K. Simon and Granholm to change their decision-making habits.
MSU students arrived at the Capitol as another rally started. Local groups including supporters of the Republican Party, the Michigan Education Association, Common Sense in Government and Make Lansing Listen gathered on the Capitol steps to hold their “State of the People” address.
Yup… Great reporting Ms. McKown. Way to ignore the group’s complete message which involved calling anyone with an opposing viewpoint a Nazi, racist, fascist, KKK member, and other slurs. I’m sure the group’s protest started out great, but I recommend that you cover the WHOLE story a little better next time.
Check out some of the videos I recorded while I was there:
Side-Note: HAHA! If you notice from the photographs, the group of far-left liberals had their huge banner pointed the wrong way, but perhaps they wanted to read it themselves the whole night. Who knows?
BEST QUOTE OF THE NIGHT:
Liberal Protester: “Have you ever been on welfare?”
My Friend: “No, I have not.”
Liberal Protester: “See, you are a racist!”
Haha… I swear, some of their comments were absolutely priceless.