by David Safier
We've had a bit of back-and-forth in the comments about whether the Friday anti-Cap and Trade protest at Giffords' office should be called a Tea Party event. Based on a comment from flounder, I went to the professional looking Tucson Tea Party website. Here's what I found on the subject.
If you Google "Arizonans Setting Energy Free," the only link is the piece I just quoted from. I suppose I could put together a group called "Arizonans Making BfA Blogger Rich Beyond His Wildest Dreams of Avarice" and say the group is sponsoring a money drop in a certain Swiss bank account, but that wouldn't mean I'm not behind it.
Unless someone can show me this ad hoc ASEF group is independent of the local Tea Baggers, I'm going to assume it's old tea in new bottles.
And by the way, the Pima Dem group will be meeting at 4pm Friday on the Northeast corner of Pima and Swan. Everyone is invited. It could be an interesting matchup. I won't be surprised to see some media coverage.
UPDATE: A reader tipped me to this post on Sonoran Alliance.
The Arizona chapter of Americans for Prosperity is joining the National Tea Party Protest Day this Friday (July 17) with protests at the offices of key members of Arizona’s Congressional delegation.
I think we can take it to the bank. This Friday's demonstration is part of the Tea Party movement. If you have time, read through the comments at the end of the S.A. post about how this "grassroots movement" is bought and paid for by big Republican money. Some very good documentation.