I talked with a lot of people yesterday at the Greater Lowell Tea Party. Who are they? They’re mothers and fathers, grandmothers and grandfathers, sons and daughters. They’re Americans. They’re voters.
When I go to the meetings to help organize these events I am amazed at what has happened in the year since we first did one in 2009. People who never got involved, are involved. People who never spent the time worrying about these things, worry about them. People who never organized an event have now successfully conducted many events. People who were never interviewed on-air or for the newspaper, are now sought out for their opinion. People who never demonstrated for or against anything, now do it regularly.
Yes, they’re just folks, like you and me. They’ve all grown and changed in the last year or so. They’ve all learned what’s at stake, what is happening, and how they’re affected. And they don’t like it. Not one bit. Sacrificing freedom, putting their grandchildren in debt for the rest of their lives, feeling out of control of their own destiny.
So, to Mr. Obama, who yesterday said he thought the Tea Partiers should thanks him, “I thank you.”
Thank you for waking up America.
Thank you for bringing us together in a common cause.
Thank you for showing us that we DO have a voice if we work together.
Thank you for introducing me to so many fine Americans who care so much about our country.
And, finally, thanks for making it all happen. I think a lesser President might not have been able to do all these things. You were up to the task.