The Righteous Freedom Drizzle Waters Down the Tea

16 May

Whoa, back to Blighty. I felt a raindrop!

Never forget.

Never forget the proud patriots doing battle against the fascist scourge who, upon seeing the weather forecast for June 6, 1944, decided to move the D-Day landing to some other time, so our boys wouldn’t catch their death of cold.

Never forget how those brave men donned Indian garb and moved en masse down to Boston Harbor, to protest the unfair taxation of imported tea; only to turn around and go home because it was a bit chilly.

Never forget how the Union Army stayed away from the pivotal battlefields of Gettysburg, PA because it was a bit drizzly, and really they’d rather sit home and have a nice cup of tea.

And so it is that our contemporary patriots, waging a war of righteousness and constitutionality against the fake tea partiers and the Nancy Pelosis decided to move the event from a public park in Williamsville, where it was open to the public, and instead hold it indoors at the Corwin campaign office in an Amherst plaza because of the “rain”.

In the proudest tradition of American politics, theatrics, and event-holding, nothing says “worst campaign ever” than endlessly plugging an “endorsement” by a well-funded national tea party astroturf group, which was founded by Republican consultants, asking for loads of people to show up, only to move the thing about 3 miles away at the very last minute.

Monday afternoon, I headed out to Island Park in Williamsville. I arrived at 2pm – the designated time – and found only a few libertarian tea party protesters, and a couple of cameras hanging out. I watched as cars flowed in looking for the tea party Corwin event, only to be told it had been moved.

What happened to this admonition?

It’s very important that you drop what you’re doing, and hightail it over there! We need as many people come as can make it, as this gathering may be included in a YouTube video or commercial. For Statewide recipients: If you, or anyone you know will be in the area, please encourage them to attend this important event.

Buffalo/Amherst Location 2 PM:

Speakers Carl Paladino former candidate for Governor
Rus Thompson, former Paladino and and TEANewYork Representative
Leonard Roberto, founder of Primary Challenge
along with TEA Party Express representatives.
Island Park in Williamsville, NY, behind Town Hall 5583 Main Street, Williamsville, NY 14221
Get directions
to the park.

I know nothing says “thanks, supporters” than wasting their time.  Nothing energizes 70-something Republican tea partiers than being told to get back in your Buick and brave Transit Road.

And the weather?  It was a light drizzle.

But it was a brave, American, patriotic drizzle – a drizzle that I was proud to stand under as the native-born American son of immigrants.  It was a righteous and strong drizzle; a drizzle that may even have contained a water molecule that once adorned the uniform of a Navy SEAL who killed bin Laden.  It was an exceptional drizzle; a “drizzle on the hill”.  It was a thousands points of drizzle.

It was a drizzle of hope.

It was the drizzle of freedom.

Why does the Tea Party Express hate our freedom drizzle?

Because, had it been held at the park in Williamsville, could have covered this event, where a well-funded national Republican consultancy endorses *gasp* the Republican candidate.  By moving it to Corwin’s HQ at the very last minute, they were able to exclude protesters and media deemed unworthy.  Here is a snapshot of campaign manager and occasional county employee Chris Grant gleefully excluding WNYMedia cameras from this important and historic event.

Party bigshot asks WNYMedia to kindly piss off.


14 Responses to “The Righteous Freedom Drizzle Waters Down the Tea”

  1. Bedazzled By BS May 16, 2011 at 6:16 pm #

    Hmmmm, control freaks, indeed. Reminds me of a meeting Paladino had with a neighborhood by one of his buildings left to crumble. Carl scheduled the meeting to be held in his own conference room and excluded the media and the activist who has fought for the building in the past citing she was unreasonable. Guess that’s the way Carl hands out compliments.

  2. RaChaCha May 16, 2011 at 6:57 pm #

    The righteous freedom drizzle
    Waters down the tea
    Kerplunk! Ripples of teabagger fail

  3. RaChaCha May 16, 2011 at 7:02 pm #

    Corpulent party bigshot waits at door
    Asks you to kindly piss off
    Curses ring out as rain turns yellow

  4. Mr. F.N. Magoo May 16, 2011 at 7:03 pm #

    “The righteous freedom drizzle” sounds like something you could catch from tea bagging the wrong candidate. Yeah, I’m lookin’ at you, Calamity Jane.

  5. Black Rock Lifer May 16, 2011 at 8:24 pm #

    The “party of the people” seems to have a problem with going public, or maybe they just want to make sure they get the “right” kind of coverage.

  6. john May 16, 2011 at 8:54 pm #

    why do all the republican staffers have that sh*t eating grin on their faces?  I swear I could pick each one of them out of a crowd.

  7. Kevin J. May 16, 2011 at 11:24 pm #

    “Occasional county employee Chris Grant.” That’s gold, Alan. Sightings of Chris Grant, Grant Loomis and Bryan Fiume actually working for the county are about as common as Byron Brown accomplishments or 1909 S VDB pennies.

  8. Max May 17, 2011 at 6:05 am #

    The episode reveals their deep ineptitude as well as their universal contempt of even their followers, which is usually reserved for the rest of us.

  9. Zachary May 17, 2011 at 8:12 am #

    Not to rain on your parade- but the D-Day invasion actually WAS postponed to 6/6/44 because of weather. Of course, that was because of seas too choppy for landing ships and fog too thick for paratroopers…not the sprinkle that forced the Tea Party parachutists to another landing zone yesterday…

    • Alan Bedenko May 17, 2011 at 8:49 am #

      Postponed TO 6/6. What I was suggesting was that the contemporary tea partiers would have further delayed D-Day to some day after 6/6 due to drizzly weather.

  10. Still Republican? May 17, 2011 at 9:09 am #

    Can’t this campaign do anything right? What an embarrassment. Lazy, that’s it, just lazy. How do you send out tons of emails and then change the venue? There is a pavilion in Island Park, why not hold it under that? Were they afraid that Corwin couldn’t fill it? One misstep after another, hapless.

  11. Still Republican? May 17, 2011 at 9:13 am #

    Nice picture of Chris Grant, the “Brains” the “Svengali” of the Corwin campaign. Really? I am starting to feel bad for Jane, totally misled by the Chris Grants of the world.

  12. Mr. F.N. Magoo May 17, 2011 at 9:59 am #

    @Still: The caption should read, “You go now. You been here 4 owa”

  13. Still Republican? May 17, 2011 at 12:24 pm #

    @Magoo: LOL, great stuff

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