From the Tea Party to the RNC
Wednesday, December 16, 2009 at 10:41 am
One of the big themes of yesterday’s “Code Red” rally on Capitol Hill was “Listen to me.” That slogan appeared on buttons sported by members of conservative radio host Laura Ingraham’s entourage, and it was pushed hard by Jenny Beth Martin of Tea Party Patriots. Almost on cue, the Republican National Committee is running a web video featuring “concerned citizens” complaining that Congress is not “listening” to them. It’s being launched with a “Listen to Me” rally:
On the 236th Anniversary of the Boston Tea Party, Republican National Committee Chairman Michael Steele will hold a rally with concerned citizens today at 12:00 p.m. EST to encourage Democrats to listen to the American people and stop health care and focus on the economy.
Steele said in the summer that “change is coming in a teabag,” so the full-body embrace of the movement doesn’t come as a surprise.
UPDATE: Media Matters has video:
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