Michelle Malkin’s post today on those who would sabotage and/or smear the Tea Party protests got me wondering if there were a way to measure the success of these protests against increasing taxes and government spending.
And then, recalling how the Democratic National Committee (DNC) had inflated the number of signatures it had gathered on petitions supporting the president’s budget, I realized they provided us a benchmark.Â Now, if 642,000 people, the amount of petitions the Democrats claimed to have by counting each signature three times, show up next Wednesday to protest that spendthrift budget–and it promise of future red ink and tax hikes, then we can consider the tea parties a resounding success.
We, however, don’t need that number to succeed.Â We simply need to have more people protesting the president’s budget than signed petitions supporting it:Â 214,000.Â Unlike the DNC’s Organizing for America which grew out of the Obama’s presidential campaign, the tea party effort is just getting started.Â We don’t have a long-established organization in place with the resources of a national political party possessing a database of 13 million supporters.
Not just that, to sign a petition supporting the president’s budget, you didn’t need do so at any set time or in any set place as those protesting the budget at tea parties must do.
So, let’s exceed Obama’s number and get a quarter-million people to the protests.Â Join me next Wednesday, April 15 from 3 to 7 PM at the Santa Monica pier.Â My goal is to get ten GayPatriot readers & friends to the gathering.
If you can’t join me in Santa Monica next week, let me know your town and I’ll find a party for you!