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If March 6 Tea Party Vs. Columbus Was About the Stock Market…

With a focus on money, money, money and mine, mine, mine, people met outside the Aladdin Shrine Center in Columbus, Ohio on March 6, 2009 in a “tea party” protest against the presidency of Barack Obama. When I asked protesters to explain their opposition to Barack Obama, they either refused or cited the stock market and jobs.

But the massive job losses are something that largely got underway during the Bush administration — there has been scarcely two months for Barack Obama to do anything about it, not enough time for any reasonable effect to be seen. And as of today, the stock market is right back to where it was when Barack Obama was inaugurated president.

So now that the stock market has returned to positive territory since Obama’s inauguration, are these folks now counted among the supporters of Barack Obama? I somehow doubt it, which suggests that something else is behind their protests. What do you think it is?

7 thoughts on “If March 6 Tea Party Vs. Columbus Was About the Stock Market…”

  1. Tom says:

    Ah, a fine example of the full-of-shit, uninformed, one-sided, gas baggery that constitutes about 48% of the U.S. citizenry. Where do these people get their news – from Fox, Limbaugh, Coulter, Hannity, and the like? Sounds remarkably like the windbags that backed McCain’t and Pale-In – complete intellectual wrecks.

    Next time you get to “talk” to one of them (like the nice lady who refused to speak – lest ye see she hath nothing of substance to say) ask them about their sources. Like Palin, they’ll claim they know so much about what’s going on, but if you probe a little, you’ll see that they are completely devoid of rational thought after a short time.

  2. Ted says:

    No…more like the windbags of Shultz, Thomas, Matthews, Maddow, Oblermann, McCafferty that backed the solicalist Obama….next time you talk to an anti-AIG protestor ask to see their ACORN card….

    But hell, I am convinced we were sold out. All the mentioned above sold us a bill of goods. This is a power grab by Obama and a choice few to move us from the America we want to a European-America. No, as much as I hate the “conservatives” as they are now, I am hating the Democrats more for their blind allegance to this “Change, Hope” montra. It’s fake, phoney and I will not dance to that tune anymore. I was fooled, but have since woke up. And yea, as for ACORN, they are now no differennt to the Nazi Brownshirts of the 30’s. Obama’s thug troops.

    1. Rowan says:

      They’re “no differennt to the Nazi Brownshirts”? Okay, then. Tell me where ACORN workers have broken shop windows and set fire to businesses in order to intimidate people to isolate themselves into ghettos.

      1. Jim says:

        Well, they were planning to do that right after they burned a Jew, a gypsy and a gay man in the town square…

        1. Rowan says:

          And book burnings. ACORN is well known for book burnings, right?

  3. Miguel says:

    I’d be happy to explain the problem with Barak Obama. He is puring trillions of taxpayer dollars into a socialistic bailout/stimulus spending plan that makes the government bigger and more powerful and puts us in astronomical debt!

    He is proposing a bill that will add craziy high taxes on bullets, why is this man afraid of an armed citizenry?

    He wants to raise taxes all across the board!

    He is doing nothing to protect us from the mounting threats in Iran and N. Korea!

    His secretary of state is raising money to support the terrorists in the gaza strip whilest the United States is ging thru an economic crisis. and this is just to name a few problems.

    1. J. Clifford says:

      Miguel, I would love for you to explain to me how a bailout/stimulus plan that focuses on pumping money directly into the bank accounts a huge financial firms, from where it is supposed to trickle down to the rest of us, is socialist.

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