Shall we all adjourn to the Blend’s parlor for tea?

Rick Santelli's little rant and its aftermath will come to fruitition all over America today, as “Tax Day Tea Party” protest events are scheduled throughout the country.

This clip sums up how angry people are:

Oh yes, the Republicans are very angry indeed. And fair warning: they fully expect that “Liberals” are going to crash their parties and ruin all the fun. Paranoia in the ranks maybe?

What would a party be without party poopers?

As anti-tax protesters organize tea parties across the country on April 15, rumors are swirling that a backlash is brewing.

Some believe ACORN, which has been under scrutiny for accusations of voter fraud, is preparing to crash some of the tea parties. But ACORN says it is only helping to organize dozens of rallies on the same day in support of President Obama’s first budget.

“This is the first we’ve heard of these so-called ‘tea parties.’ And, frankly, a bunch of small get-togethers by fringe conservative activists dedicated to simply saying ‘no’ is of little interest to us,” said ACORN spokesman Brian Kettenring.

He did not say where the pro-Obama rallies would take place, leaving open the possibility that they may clash with some tea parties.

More below.


Tea party organizers, meanwhile, say they’re not worried at all about possible disruption.

“If ACORN wants to send some of their paid, pretend activists to show up, that’s fine,” John O’Hara, who is holding a tea party in Chicago, told FOX News. “They don’t have a message that resonates with the American people or resonates with this broad coalition that’s upset with the spending that’s going on in Washington.”

“We don’t take them seriously,” said Mark Mekler, who is organizing a tea party in Sacramento. “We expect people to attempt to infiltrate, we expect people to attempt to disturb what we’re doing.

“But the reality is this is a very broad-based grassroots movement,” he told FOX News. “There is no leader at the top. There is no individual event that they can disturb that would cause us a problem nationwide.”

Taxdayteaparty.com, which is helping to organize the protests, said more than 250 locations in all 50 states will hold rallies on April 15. Some believe ACORN will try to make the tea parties look like fringe group efforts at best, and racist undertakings at worst.

Poor RNC Chairman Michael Steele- no one remembers that he is the leader of the GOP party and no one wants to teabag him. Although he claims that’s not true and is just a rumor- LOTS want to tea bag him! It’s all just a matter of miscommunication and timing…

But even with all this curiousity running through my head, I can’t imagine even going for “research and photography purposes”like some others do… shudder!

That’s not to say that there is no little measure of controversy around this nationwide event.

But you might want to watch this informational clip provided by Rachel Maddow and guest Anna Marie Cox. I had no idea what teabagging even was, let alone that so many Republicans were into it!

Coffee, anyone?

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