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Tea Party Patriots Bringing the Conscience of America to Washington DC

The poem below is dedicated to all the Tea Partiers and Patriots who have braved foul weather and word to stand up for liberty and freedom. It is a take off on “’Twas the Night before Christmas” a poem By Clement Moore, Christmas Eve 2009, enjoy!

“ ‘Twas the eve before Christmas, when all through the House

Not a Congressman was stirring, not even a mouse.
The Senate was in session, whilst we slept unaware,

For on this eve they were voting, for a monstrous nightmare.

The children were nestled all snug in their beds,
While Senators had visions of grandeur dancing in their heads.
They finnagled and bribed till their energy did sap,
Hoping we had settled our brains, for a long winter’s nap.

When out on the lawn there arose such a clatter,
They sprang to the window to see what was the matter.
There standing in defiance, with signs and words brash,
Were the people of America saying this bill is trash!

The moon shown full on the new-fallen snow
and highlighted the Patriots vigil below.
In true Washington insider style, not a Senator did appear,
They hid in the shadows from the constituents they feared.

With little concern for our voices that day,
They worked on a bill that would really make us pay.
Under cloak of darkness they schemed and then came,
To accuse us of being terrorists and worse, by name!

Now Reid! Now, Schumer! Now Boxer and Nelson!
On, Baucus! On, Warner! On, Webb and Harkin!
Go ahead and ignore us, ignore us one and all!
And like Humpty Dumpty prepare for the fall!

A bill with so many pages, it could darken the sky,
The Democrat Senators lined up, for a slice of the pie.
They had handouts for Acorn and Planned Parenthood, too,
They took care of the unions AFL-CIO, UAW and SEIU.

They knew they were wrong, but the burden of proof,
’Twas left to the people to shout from every roof.
They spoke of saving money, while the pork did abound,
They all knew that their bill, was not fiscally sound.

Some spoke of insurance for the poor without any new tax,
And preconditions by the insurance carriers to axe.
They proposed many new agencies, your tax dollars would back,
And they peddled good cheer and condolences like veteran hacks.

Their eyes-how they twinkled! They all seemed so merry!
A political victory, but bi-partisan, not very!
They seemed all in a fervor, a lesson to show,
To those who would dare protest, even in the snow.

Harry Reid cracked his whip through tightly gritted teeth,
And the Democrat Senators lined up for an ill bill, to bequeath.
They thought that, hope and change, they would surely endow,
But they failed to see, it could only be, by the sweat of our brow!

To our seniors they said, for so many years that they had paid,
You should make room for the less fortunate and they cut Medi-care/aide!
With a wink of the eye, they said, you’ll have nothing to dread,

For the tax burden for this bill, falls squarely, on everyone’s head

They thought in their wisdom, to start early paying the debt,

And the benefits to come, well, in four years might be there yet,

And all through the land a great clamor arose,
For We the People weren’t fooled, as we held our nose!

And here we all stand together, in candle light so soft,
Giving witness to our patriot hearts, under the moon aloft.
And with no ill will to them who have tried to drive Christ out of sight,
"We wish a Merry Christmas to all, and to all a good-night!"

Tom Whitmore

Copyright 2009, Thomas J. Whitmore

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Comment by Lisa Mei on February 28, 2010 at 6:02pm
Outstanding! We cannot let them destroy this country...they are underestimating the will of the American people...they will pay come November...








Take The Town Halls To Washington

Nationwide Tea Party Coalition - "Take The Town Halls To Washington"
MEMPHIS, Tennessee (March 5, 2010) - The Nationwide Tea Party Coalition is today announcing a new project, "Take The Town Halls To Washington", which is designed to bring tea party activists to Washington, DC during the month of March to meet, question and review the positions of approximately 60 Democrat members of the House of Representatives whose vote on the pending Health Care legislation has not yet been publicly announced. Tea Party Nation is a collaborating partner in the project.
Spokesman Mark A. Skoda, who is also Chairman of The Memphis TEA Party stated, "President Obama has indicated his willingness to ignore the people and force his bill through Congress using whatever means necessary. Our objective is to bring thousands of constituents to DC to meet with their representatives, capture their comments and produce a review of those positions on a daily basis. We believe that time is of the essence and the people need to understand where these representatives stand before any vote is taken."
Organizer, Michael Patrick Leahy further stated, "After more than a year of tea party resistance to the big government efforts of the Obama Administration, it all comes down to the next 3 weeks. The Administration has made it clear. They intend to ram down the Health Care takeover through a corrupt Congress by the end of this month, in direct defiance of the clearly expressed will of the American people.”
“It is time for every tea party activist across the country to consider dropping everything he or she is doing and join us in the most important battle of our life time. We need your energy, commitment, and efforts to make this succeed. We need you to consider coming to Washington during this 3 week period, and if you can’t come to Washington, be part of this project in your local area.”
A nationwide webcast is scheduled for Tuesday, March 9, 2010 with meetings in DC scheduled to begin the following day through March 31, 2010. Logistics are being coordinated for those coming to Washington and daily briefings and reviews are scheduled during the project. It is expected that visits will take place while Congress is in session from Monday through Friday.
The Nationwide Tea Party Coalition is an informal federation of thirty local tea parties from around the country who work collaboratively on important national projects. It was the group that organized the February 27, 2009 “Nationwide Chicago Tea Party” in 51 cities around the country that launched the Tea Party Movement, as well as the April 15, 2009 Tax Day Tea Party, where 1 million tea party activists attended events in over 900 cities.

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