Dallas Tea Party 2009
This event was part of a national movement referred to as the Chicago Tea Party. The series of protests began in Seattle, Washington on February 16, 2009, later gaining momentum on Thursday, February 19, when Rick Santelli in an on-air segment on CNBC Business Newslive called for a "Chicago Tea Party." Santelli's remarks became known as the "Rant Heard 'Round the World."
Organizers sprang up in many different quarters of the fiscally conservative movement online and include Top Conservatives on Twitter, Smart Girl Politics, Don't Go, Americans for Tax Reform, the Heartland Institute, American Spectator Magazine, the New American Tea Party and many others.
Participants numbered around 250, with protesters being mainly concerned with the lack of fiscal responsibility shown by the President, and the lack of initiative the legislature has taken in reigning him in.
- Michelle Malkin, "The Tea Party Grows," February 21, 2009
- Street Insider, "Rick Santelli - The Rant Heard 'Round the World,'" February 19, 2009
- TCOT and online Conservatives Launch Nationwide Chicago Tea Party Friday February 27 at noon
- Star Telegram, "Hundreds rally in Fort Worth against Obama stimulus program," February 27, 2009 (dead link)
Chicago Tea Party and Tax Day Tea Party
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