TEA Party Descends On Searchlight

About 7000 TEA Party activists arrived in the small town of Searchlight, the place from which Harry Reid hails, to let the state and the Senator know that they are not happy with him and that he is going to be bounced in November. Sarah Palin addressed the phony charges that her “reload” remark was designed to stir up violence. Palin said she was trying to inspire people to get involved and told DC that we will not sit down and shut up.

It would seem that the TEA Party group is not as violent as the DC crowd would have us believe. Extra police were on hand and responded to a report of a fisfight but found nothing when they arrived:

Las Vegas Metropolitan Police Department sent dozens of uniformed and plainclothes officers to patrol the crowd. Officer Jay Rivera said there was a report of a fistfight in the morning, but when police responded, they found nothing. He said there had been no arrests.

“So far it’s nice and peaceful,” Rivera said. AP via My Way News

Harry Reid dismissed the gathering by saying he thought it was great that out of towners came in and spent money there during this economic downturn but that the people of Nevada will decide his fate, not a bunch of people who “parachute in.”

Harry is happy that people are spending money there but thinks they have no right to actually say anything about his reelection. While it is true that only Nevadans will vote, they will be influenced by the people who showed up. Reid is the Senate Majority Leader and as such is accountable to all of America, just not at the ballot box. Non Nevadans can’t vote for him (unless they are ACORN sign ups) but we can influence that vote. Funny, Reid does not mind campaign donations from people who cannot vote for him…

Some people in the area supported Reid and had good things to say about him. I am sure we can find people who like any politician. The trick for Reid will be to find enough to give him a win.

I just do not think that is going to happen.

We will see but it is nice to see peaceful activists exercising their Constitutional rights.

I wonder how many times the MSM called them racists (but Harry is white), tea baggers, fringe or violent?

On another note, here are two good things to look at:

Apathetic USA

Does this look presidential to you?

Big Dog

Gunline

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4 Responses to “TEA Party Descends On Searchlight”

  1. There’s no denying the passion that fuels the Tea Partiers, nor can Harry Reid deny the steep decline in his popularity, even in his home state. All the same, this looks dangerous to me. It could prove to be the opening salvo to an escalating exchange of provocations that could eventuate in something really ugly. We could soon see allegations that the Tea Partiers made threats or committed minor acts of vandalism, accompanied by sotto voce justifications for retaliation-in-kind.

    Among the most ominous of recent events are such reports of vandalism and pseudo-violence offered to Democrat legislators who supported the health-care-federalization bill. The Legacy Media has been quick to leap to the claims that 1) the acts alleged really happened, and 2) that they were committed by conservatives, Republicans, or Tea Party affiliates. All such claims, to date, have been disproved. That doesn’t blunt their effect, especially since the Legacy Media have trumpeted the claims but have been almost completely silent about the refutations.

    Anyone who knows his history has to be thinking “Reichstag Fire!” Anyone who doesn’t could be in for one hell of a shock if a little restraint and a great deal of light isn’t shed on these developments Real Soon Now.

    • victoria says:

      Precisely.

    • Blake says:

      Francis- although there are kooks in any crowd, the progressives have had a disturbing history of actually being the ones who instigate the incidents, then claim that it is the conservatives- kind of like what the National Socialists (Nazis) did in pre- war Germany.
      Like “people spitting on Pelosi and her ilk when they were walking over to the House for the vote and they deliberately walked through the Tea Partiers- with ALL the cameras there, NOONE was able to capture THAT moment?
      Sounds like another progressive lie to me- just one in a progression, a litany, if you will. It is like they are UNABLE to actually tell the truth, becinning with the Liar-In_Chief.

  2. Adam says:

    Does this look Presidential to you?

    I don’t know if Reid can come back after being down for so long against every candidate but he’s not so far behind that it’s a done deal since it’s still before the primary.

    The fact that it’s an off year will probably hurt Reid since it won’t have the same energy as a presidential election year and the GOP is clearly more fired up than the Democrats. The Democrats will pour all the money they can into that race though so that could help a little.

    At this point we won’t know where Reid really stands until a GOP candidate wins the primary and we’ll see a real head to head poll done.