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Saturday, February 21, 2009

Rick Santelli's 'Chicago Tea Party' video incites anti-stimulus, anti-bailout protests across America

Chicagotp2 Did somebody predict tax protests?

Michelle Malkin has a nice post documenting and publicizing the various events planned as part of "the anti-stimulus, anti-entitlement protest, movement, spurred further by CNBC host Rick Santelli’s call for a “Chicago Tea Party.”

Here is the video of Rick Santelli on the floor of the Chicago Mercantile Exchange with his "shout heard 'round the world" that's now inspiring angry taxpayers to dust off their pitchforks.

After the video went viral, White House press secretary Robert Gibbs evidently felt it merited a direct response.

But Santelli (a gentleman who's never been known to be long on patience when it comes to bailouts, the Federal Reserve, or government in general) is having none of it:

Posted by Kalim Kassam on February 21, 2009 | Permalink


santelli is offensive. so is kudlow. it was ok when the government bailed out wall street but not ok for the government to help struggling homeowners. displicable.

Posted by: wayne | 2009-02-22 7:45:48 AM

Great words from Mr. Santelli.

But will Mr. Santelli put his "money where his mouth is" and refuse to file a tax return on April 15 and pay his slave masters?

Posted by: John | 2009-02-22 10:41:59 PM

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