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The Capital Times refuses to give Madison rally a partisan label

posted at 9:13 am on April 16, 2009 by

This is so vague I can’t even imagine what they are trying to imply.

Basking in the 60-degree sunlight and, in some cases at least, the newfound status of Republicans and conservatives as out-of-power minorities in both Washington, D.C., and Madison, the protesters billing themselves as part of the “conservative resistance” took on President Barack Obama and a host of other liberal targets.

Besides taxes — the main object of criticism — the signs protested trains, carbon cap and trade policies that would raise energy prices and respond to climate change, Marxism, the income tax, the $787 billion federal economic stimulus package, Democratic Gov. Jim Doyle and his proposed state budget, the Federal Reserve, and the Obama administration.

Speakers included conservative talk show host Vicki McKenna of WIBA/AM, who helped promote the local event, and state and federal Republican leaders, and Mark Block of Americans for Prosperity.

I am glad that they failed to mention the fact that the Libertarian party had set up a stand there, because after all, what interest do they have in smaller government, decreased spending, and lower taxes?

On a totally unrelated note, I would like to say that the invitation extended to the head of the Wisconsin state GOP was a stroke of genius. His denunciation of Democrats every 5 seconds during his speech really made it clear that these tea parties were not about blaming one side or the other, but about finding fault with the government as a whole.

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C’mon it’s the Cap Times… They’d do a story on rainbows and puppies with a liberal slant.

I like giving a glance through from time to time. Their stories are often more comical than the funnies.

Davalf on April 16, 2009 at 11:53 AM

I would like to say that the invitation extended to the head of the Wisconsin state GOP was a stroke of genius.

That made me cringe almost as much as when Paul Ryan said how much he liked tea bags.

BadgerHawk on April 16, 2009 at 12:00 PM