From the Palatine Tea Party...
(Palatine, Illinois) - Representative Melissa Bean (D) Illinois 8th district MOCKS the Tea Party. Bean said the following to the Daily Herald on February 19, 2010.
As for the tea party rallies and organizations, Bean bristled at calling it a "movement". 1
Bean went on to mention Obama's inauguration, "I remember being on the (National Mall), there being 1 million people for the inauguration. That is a movement, Bean said. I don't see a comparison."1 According to a new Rasmussen Reports, there continues to be a huge perception gap between the Political Class and Mainstream Americans. Eighty-seven percent (87%) of Political Class voters believe the United States is generally heading in the right direction, while 81% of Mainstream voters think the country has gotten off on the wrong track.2
CNN's latest poll confirms that the Tea Party movement has more political clout than the President of the United States in influencing voters during this November's mid-terms. While just 37 percent of Americans are more likely to vote for a candidate if backed by Barack Obama, a far larger 50 percent will vote for a Tea-Party endorsed candidate.3
If you are outraged with Bean's statements, contact her local office (847) 517-2927 or DC (202) 225-3711 and vote her out in November!
1 Daily Herald, 2/19/2010
2 Rasmussen Reports, 9/29/2010
3 Telegraph, 9/26/2010