I guess Obama knows about the Tea Parties *now*.

“First they ignore you, then they ridicule you, then they fight you, then you win.” – M. Gandhi

[UPDATE] “Say what you will about George W. Bush, he had a skin whose thickness wasn’t measured in Planck lengths.” I really wish that I had written that.

Because he’s sounding just a little bit self-conscious on the subject:

Obama targets tea bags at town hall

At his 100th-day town hall meeting in St. Louis Wednesday, President Barack Obama took direct aim at the anti-tax “tea party” demonstrations that have cropped up over the last month and took a veiled shot at the Fox News Channel, the cable news network closely associated with the protests.


“Those of you who are watching certain news channels on which I’m not very popular, and you see folks waving tea bags around, Obama said, “let me just remind them that I am happy to have a serious conversation about how we are going to cut our health care costs down over the long term, how we are going to stabilize Social Security.”

See also (originally noted via FullosseousFlap’s Dental Blog) the video below the fold:

He’s not really all that gracious when it comes to dealing with people that don’t already love him, is he? Kind of smirky, with a faint flavor of exasperation. But perhaps I’m just being mean and cynical: if you really want to have a conversation on our financial situation, Mr. President, that’d be great. Can we start with this?

(The Foundry)

As in, which idiot convinced you that this was a good idea?

Moe Lane

PS: If you don’t want to answer now, maybe you’ll feel like answering in September.

09.12.09 National Taxpayer Protest

Organized protesting is kind of fun, isn’t it? I can see where the Right might decide that we have a taste for it. Well, at least a taste for the kind that actually does something with it. The Activist Left’s habit of using the practice to indulge in synchronized mass-onanism doesn’t really appeal.

Crossposted to RedState.