TEA AND TRUMPETS
still pulled over 1 percent of the vote. Mitt Romney got roughly 428,000 votes. Perry got almost 5,500 votes. Perry, who is out of the race, who did not make an appearance in Illinois, who has endorsed another candidate, still pulled in 1 percent of the vote,” Mr. Phillips says, adding that the phenomenon is a “foreshadowing” of future disaster.
“Even with that massive spending,” Mr. Romney did not get 50 percent of the vote, Mr. Phillips warns, and that does not bode well should he face President Obama on the November ballot, he says. http://budget.house.gov/uploadedFiles/altgrowthscenario3222012.pdf
This is no tepid brew: Adamant lawmakers, tea partyers and limitedgovernment lovers will invade Capitol Hill in the next three days to bring their own case to the attention of the Supreme Court — and everyone else, for that matter — as the justices hear three days of arguments over the constitutionality of health care reform, beginning Monday.
The Road to Repeal Rally, organized by the Tea Party Patriots and scheduled for nigh noon Saturday in upper Senate Park, draws some big names. Among the main repealers of the day: Herman Cain, Virginia Attorney General Kenneth T. Cuccinelli II, Republican Reps. Louie Gohmert of Texas and Dan Benishek of Michigan, filmmaker and newly appointed president of Breitbart Media Stephen K. Bannon, Faith & Freedom Coalition Director Ken Blackwell, 60 Plus Chairman Jim Martin and a dozen regional tea party groups.
Things get louder Tuesday when Americans for Prosperity stages a Hands Off My Health Care rally in the very same park, with an even grander cast. Among the many speakers: Republican Sens. Rand Paul of Kentucky, Patrick J. Toomey of Pennsylvania and Jim Demint of South Carolina, and Republican Reps. Paul Ryan of Wisconsin, Michele Bachmann of Minnesota and Allen B. West of Florida.
An eager phalanx of interest groups also will be on hand, from Concerned Women for America, Eagle Forum, Family Research Council and Heartland Institute to the Institute for Liberty, Judicial Action Group, Let Freedom Ring and Smart Girl Politics.