Remember in 2010, when Sarah Palin told a Tea Party crowd: “Don’t be thinking that we’ve got victory for America in the bag yet…We can’t party like it’s 1773” ?
Libs jumped all over this “gaffe,” screeching that Palin was “too stupid” to know that the Declaration of Independence was signed in 1776.
Well, seems they were too stupid to actually Google “1773.”
They might have learned something.
via The Weekly Standard: Happy Birthday, Tea Party: Remember, remember the sixteenth of December
Two hundred and forty years ago this month, a gang of Bostonians dressed as Indians boarded the Dartmouth, the Eleanor, and the Beaver and dumped 90,000 pounds of tea into Boston Harbor. That fateful action on December 16, 1773, and Parliament’s inflammatory response—closing the Port of Boston, altering the colony’s charter, radically limiting popular government in Massachusetts, allowing the quartering of troops in private houses, among other arbitrary measures—precipitated the American Revolution. The Boston Tea Party, like the revolution more generally, seems to be a relic of a bygone age, despite the modern namesake it’s inspired. Is it just the appellation that reverberates today?
….There are, in fact, several echoes of the original Tea Party in the modern one. In both cases, we have a fight to preserve self-government, legal questions regarding the constitutional limits of the government’s powers and the structure of constitutional government, and the inability of a distant elite to distinguish between vigorous citizens and an unthinking rabble.
Here’s another important number coming up: 2014.
We’ve got a lot of work to do.
….The original Tea Party was a New England affair, while today’s is a national protest. But many of our Tea Partiers, like their colonial ancestors, want America to be that “city on a hill.” They believe that what is special about America is under attack, and they are, metaphorically, throwing tea into Boston Harbor in the hopes of forcing the establishment to take notice and persuading the rest of the country to rally alongside them.
The Weekly Standard: The Battle of 2014
Washington Examiner: The Republican establishment and insurgent groups brace for all-out war