I protested the health care bill with the folks from the Albuquerque Tea Party today. 200 or so folks, including families and people of all races and creeds, protested the Obama Administration’s takeover of America’s health care system today.
Unfortunately, some “yahoos” in DC gave the national media fodder to label the whole Tea Party movement as a bunch of racists and homophobes. While one of the strengths of the movement is its decentralized nature, some in the movement clearly need to get “on-message” and not resort to racist name-calling. If Tea Partiers nationwide can’t be more disciplined, then I think it might be time for some effective Tea Party groups to break away and become their own, locally-controlled pro-taxpayer groups. Just a thought, but a few bad apples cannot spoil the whole bunch.