Person of the Year award to--well, it's irrelevant who they gave it to--"a bald man with a gray beard and tired eyes." Whatever. The Person of the Year for 2009, as even Time Rag ought to know, is every citizen activist who attended the Tea Party rallies!
Who had the most impact on the events of 2009? Pretty obvious, it seems to me. Here's what Ed Morrissey wrote at HotAir: No one had a greater, obvious, and unexpected impact on the world than the perhaps-millions of people who suddenly rediscovered citizen activism and accountability from elected officials. Not only did they turn out for barely-organized protests around the country in April and July, they showed up at rallies at ad-hoc events, and they flooded town-hall meetings. Their advent frightened the powerful so much that some refused to show their faces in public in a season when fund-raising and handshaking are as traditional as pennant races in baseball.act on the events of 2009.
My son and I and went to as many Tea Party rallies in and near St. Louis as we could (I think my son--Army Infantry, two tours in Iraq--went along with me to keep me out of trouble--heh. Bless his heart). My husband joined us when he could. These events were an eye-opening experience. We met some great people, and we kept running into some of them rally after rally. The St. Louis Tea Parties were well-organized, and we owe that to a lot of hard work from people like Bill Hennessey and Dana Loesch, and a lot of other people who worked as hard and who were not as visible.
This is from the St. Louis Tea Party website: Mark Steyn said it all: While Euro-weenies were marching in the streets begging their socialist governments to take over more of their lives, the American Tea Party movement grabbed our Gadsden flags and told our government, “Get the hell out of my way.”
In 2010, we finish what we started.
In 2010, we plant the Gadsden Flag in the U.S. Capitol!
In 2010, find a Tea Party in your area and join us, you won't be sorry! "The only thing necessary for the triumph of evil is for good men to do nothing."--Edmund Burke.
Happy New Year, everyone!