The Tea Party in Beverly Hills

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jenny erikson
Jenny Erikson
Think of tea parties, and one of two images is likely to come to mind. The first picture is painted by the lovely ladies of the left -- Rachel Maddow, Nancy Pelosi, and Barney Frank -- and includes racist hicks that are too dumb or illiterate to understand that redistribution of wealth actually works.

The second image, the one actually representative of the tea party movement, is one of patriotic pride and righteous anger at politicians that are too dumb or illiterate to understand that Americans are independent and entrepreneurial, and the last thing we need or want is a nanny-state.

No matter how people view the tea parties, it's probably safe to say that no one ever pictured a star-studded one. Tea parties are supposed to take place in Hickville, not Hollywood. But that's exactly where 400 people gathered last Sunday to announce that they are Taxed Enough Already.

Singer Pat Boone organized the event in Beverly Hills, which was attended by actor Robert Davi, Academy Award-nominated screenwriter Lionel Chetwynd, and former SNL cast member Victoria Jackson, but not Leonardo DiCaprio.  

Chetwynd addressed the flag-waving crowd:

"Take note all you high and powerful on the Potomac -- we've woken up ... We've woken up even in Beverly Hills, and that's extraordinary. We've woken to preserve a revolution that was fought on the idea of equal freedom for all."

It's about time for some rational thought in Tinseltown. It has never ceased to amaze me that the Hollywood set, the very people that rely on capitalism for the fulfillment of their American dreams, tend to run on the liberal side. Remember when Michael Moore made that film about the evils of capitalism, and then charged people to see it? It doesn't get much more hypocritical than that.

They say that Hollywood sets the trends. How else do you explain the popularity of grills? But this time it's Hollywood that is joining the trend -- the tea party trend. The trend of Americans that are plain old sick and tired of being over-taxed and bossed around by a government more concerned with saving trees than people.

A revolution is brewing. Who knows? Maybe someday soon it will even be cool to admire Sarah Palin in public. Stranger things have happened, you know. After all, there was a tea party in Beverly Hills last weekend.

 

barack obama, economy, environment, in the news, media, politics, sarah palin, tea party

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PonyC... PonyChaser

It's about time.  We're getting tired of hauling all the water here in the Heartland.

Madel... MadelynMc

Four lesser-known "stars" attend one tea party rally and you're calling a full-on shift in the political make-up of Hollywood? Don't hold your breath. It's interesting that with your post last week highlighting the un-truths about conservatives that you perpetuate many of the un-truths about liberals in your article. How about we just stop making generalizations all together?

Mark Montgomery

The tea party has no answers to our problems, the tea party IS our problem. The tea party is just a sad group of old, white, racist bigots who are all going to die naturally very soon so they have NOTHING to say about our future. They can't stand the fact that we have a black president and when they howl "TAKE BACK AMERICA!!!" they mean to take it back from the minorities. They represent only the top 3% richest Americans so they are our cultural enemies. Barrack, don't dignify those low lifes by asking them for suggestions. Mark Montgomery boboberg@nyc.rr.com

hotic... hoticedcoffee

They represent only the top 3% richest Americans so they are our cultural enemies.



Oh, dear....looks like someone is biting the hand that feeds him......it's the richest Americans that are funding all the social programs to "save" America, how can they be your enemy?

AngiDas AngiDas

I agree with MadelynMc.


 


Also I will never admire Sarah Palin. The woman should never been in the public eye to begin with. She should have never accepted the invite from McCain to run when her children needed her much more at that time. She is a big fat fake and only out for herself. I see right through her BS.

Kate Meyer Caufield

Let's see...Tea Party Convention in Las Vegas Canceled... http://www.cbsnews.com/8301-503544_162-20017621-503544.html .


How many people live in Hollywood and the surrounding area?  Only 400 attended this event?


Even the people that agree with some of the basic tenets of the TP don't want to be associated with it.  Just sayin'.

Cathy Collie

This is a tea party !


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nonmember avatar Not JCred

"The tea party is just a sad group of old, white, racist bigots who are all going to die naturally very soon so they have NOTHING to say about our future."

Using your method of blanketed slander, I am here to declare that you (and everyone else that's "organized for America") are an anti-semitic bigot, seeking to overthrow the government to install National Socialism (the German kind), and you have NOTHING (GAH!!! 11 !!!) to say about our future.

P.S. Why do you hate the Jews, bro?

heatkab2 heatkab2

What's so important about a tiny minority of Tea Partiers in Tinsel Town? I would be totally embarrassed if someone wrote an article about a tiny minority of Hollywood types who want to represent Libertarians. I don't need the example of Michael Moore or Leonardo DiCRAPrio to show me why I don't want to be a Democrat and I don't need Arnie and Charlton Heston to show me why I don't want to be a Republican. I sure as heck don't need any geriatric D list "celebrities" show me why I want nothing to do with the Tea Parties, even though I do believe I am over taxed.


 

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