Nothing like good ol’ American competitiveness to get the juices flowing, as this report from Pete Sessions’s Town Hall posted yesterday shows. The crowd details are a little vauge after the first mention of 20-30 people — which beat the competition! — thatÂ somehow later elides into the 1,800-2,000 who showed up for the Town Hall. So the count is a little iffy. But the dedication is certainly there. The question is, dedication to what?
The signs carried at the Town Hall protest seem to be all about healthcare, although I spot one about deficits (from the photos, they are a little hard to read). At the April 15th protest,Â the ones I can spot from this collection on FlickerÂ were about, among other things, the flat tax, term limits, government bailouts (which I think is the predominant theme), liberty (another predominant theme), abolishing the IRS, Acorn, high taxes, illegal immigration, socialized medicine, terrorism, government debt, Atlas Shrugged, and God (got to wonder what atheist Ayn Rand wouldÂ haveÂ thought of that). So I guess the Tea Partiers can thank Obama for uniting them — unless, of course, some of the more intense special-interest protestors have dropped out along the way (“if this isn’t about illegal aliens, then to hell with it”).
Anyway, everyone present seems happy. Of course, we’re not seeing the glum gaces of the other side, those losersÂ .