PPPS (Littleton)—Our loyal reader Citizen Pete, reminded us that it was on this day, February 19, five years ago, the Tea Party movement was launched with an on-air rant from Rick Santelli.
Citizen Pete also reminded us that the Tea Party movement was initially a response to President Obama's first major legislative initiative, the American Recovery and Reinvestment Act or "Stimulus Bill", which was passed by Congress on February 13, 2009 after only being available for review by American citizens for a few hours in the middle of the night.
The bill was quickly dubbed the "Porkulus Bill" by citizen activists and
a protest was organized in Seattle on February 16, 2009 by a local
blogger named Liberty Bell. The protest was promoted nationally by Michelle Malkin
and a follow-up protest was quickly organized to coincide with
President Obama's visit to Denver to formally sign the Stimulus Bill on
February 17, 2009. Citizen Pete got to that protest in Denver just as it
was ending, and vowed to come back if there was ever another.
And the rest is history, except for the part that is yet to be written.
PPPS (Littleton)—One of our loyal readers, Citizen Pete, pointed out an article about Karl Rove posted at the Breitbart Big Government web page, and responded with a note of his own. And, although we don't normally acknowledge any news items from competing news organizations, we found Citizen Pete's response so compelling that we made an exception.
Here is the original article by Tony Lee at Breitbart:
PPPS (Washington)—On Tuesday, during his State of the Union speech before a joint session of Congress and a vast television audience of subjects throughout the country, President Obama articulated a new plan for governing during the upcoming "2014 Year of Action".
Our Chief White House Correspondent, Political-Beat Pete, who attended the State of the Union speech as a guest of former Speaker of the House Nancy Pelosi, summed up the president's plan succinctly:
And, as President Obama is proud to point out, the plan comes "without a smidgen of corruption."
Reader Tweet Treat & Potential $1,000 Prize: Our loyal readers are invited to participate in the Year of Action Home Game on Twitter. The game is sponsored by the American Civic Exchange. Just tweet your own executive order prediction and include the hashtag #yoaHomeGame and of course also copy your tweet to @Pundit_Pete. Good luck!