What Happens in Vegas: Tax Day Tea Party a Dainty Affair
Image from source, Las Vegas Review-Journal
Yeah, I said "dainty." I'm sorry, that's what I think of when I think of "tea parties," a little girl's pretend soiree in the backyard. And the recent tax day tea bagger rally in Las Vegas doesn't seem to have been much more than that. Sunset Park, it should be noted, used to be the annual site of the Las Vegas Gay Pride celebration, which drew around 10 times the amount of people as the tax day thing. And this was years ago, when our population was smaller. Feel free to throw back the "dainty" at me in a slur if you want, but our crowd could've kicked this crowd's ass.
Anyway, I'm only getting around to this story on the weekend because, frankly, it didn't make much of a buzz here locally. That isn't too surprising given the tiny crowd, but isn't this allegedly "grass roots" movement supposed to be formidable? More and more, I'm thinking the tea baggers are as much "booga-booga" as the PUMAs (Party Unity My Ass) who threatened to shut down Barack Obama's victory out of their Hillary Clinton-supporting spite.