February 9, 2012

‘Original Tea Partier’ at CPAC Tells Us That The Founding Fathers Would Drag Lobbyists Out

The ‘original Tea Partier,’ a gentlemen who has organized and participated in Tea Party rallies in colonial garb since early 2009, spoke to us at CPAC about the corrupting influence of lobbyists. We asked him what the founding fathers would think of all the K Street money flowing to politicians in exchange for earmarks and other taxpayer giveaways:

JILANI: What do you think about lobbyists who bundle campaign donations to try to get government pork and earmarks and things like that that average people don’t have access to?
A: Well, Patrick Henry would want to bayonet them, run them through, and drive them out of the capital!

View the video here:

  • Anonymous

    We should no longer recognize ourselves to be Americans since our nation was founded on a cornerstone of democracy which has been usurped by our shameful method of funding political campaigns. We must all be ashamed for allowing corporate greed to reduce a once proud nation to such disgraceful state.

  • If we actually focus on our similarities and not our differences, we might be able to get a lot more done. The concept of left and right is used all to often as a way to divide the people and keep them away from the rulers (and if you ever visit congress, you see that Democratic and Republican leaders are quite friendly towards one another). We have to realize that we can form a united front on certain issues, while at the same time disagreeing about other issues.

  • fukum

    Dude probably wears Harley rags on the weekends

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