You are invited to a Tea Party in Madison on Saturday

“Some of what I’ve heard coming out of Wisconsin, where you’re just making it harder for public employees to collectively bargain generally, seems like more of an assault on unions,” President Barack Obama.

More on Saturday’s Tea Party Rally
Bill Glauber
Journal Sentinel

Madison – Tea Party groups plan to show their support for Gov. Scott Walker’s budget repair bill as they scheduled a rally for Saturday from noon to 3 p.m. at the State Capitol South Entrance. The event was announced Thursday by American Majority, a conservative group headquartered in Virginia with offices in several states, including Wisconsin. In a news release issued by state director Matt Batzel, the group said: “As the week has progressed, Wisconsin and the Nation have watched schools across Wisconsin close due to teachers participating in a ‘sick out,’ the unions busing people in from other states to inflate their rally numbers in Madison and legislators fleeing the state to avoid the vote on the budget repair bill. It’s time the voices of the Wisconsin people are heard.” Tea Party groups have held several well-attended rallies in the past in Madison, usually on April 15.

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Why Saturday, you ask? Why not on Thursday or Friday to counter-rally? Well, blogger Scipio explains:

…Walker and the Republicans are trying to save public employee jobs. By demanding unionized public employees pay into their own retirement and health insurance, Walker wants these employees to do what the vast majority of private sector workers have to do; the Governor doesn’t even want these public employees to pay as much for those things as private sector employees have to…

…Do they know why ten times the number of people didn’t show up to counter the “protesters”? Here’s the answer: BECAUSE THOSE ARE THE PEOPLE WHO ARE AT THEIR JOBS SO THEY CAN PAY THE TAXES THAT ARE USED TO PAY THE SALARIES AND WAGES OF THOSE MISCREANT PUBLIC EMPLOYEES AND ELECTED OFFICIALS WHO WALKED OFF THEIR JOBS!!! Those working don’t have the “luxury” these unionized bastards and their state Senate Democratic masters have to waste time…

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Saturday’s rally will include (as of this writing):

Andrew Breitbart, Herman Cain, Jim (GatewayPundit) Hoft, Ned Ryun (President of American Majority) and Vicki McKenna.

American Majority has created a Facebook page: I STAND WITH SCOTT WALKER RALLY (organized by American Majority)

H/T to Da Techguy for all this information. And why does he mention Iowahawk? Follow the link and enjoy the post!

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Chicago Boyz are promoting the Wisconsin Freedom Rally and have provided these details:


Saturday, February 19 · 12:00pm – 3:00pm

Location Wisconsin State Capitol, South Steps

We wish we could be there tomorrow because we know this will be an upbeat, civil gathering! If you can attend don’t forget to bring a few Hefty bags: the photos coming out of Madison show the Capitol has been fairly trashed this week.

Sean Delonas’ illustration, at the top of this post, from’s article, Lessons From Wisconsin: Big Government Handouts Promote Big Dependence

Update: Althouse has been documenting the demonstrations in her hometown this week. Her posts are definitely worth reading. The professor writes that she was politically active in the 60s and 70s, and says she understands the symbolism of flag abuse from those years. Follow the links to read her comments about her photos.

Flag disrespect at the Wisconsin State Capitol protests:

Demonstrating in the Capitol, with the American flag hung upside down. (And, comments her husband, Meade, backwards.)

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