I'm not sure I agree with Neal Boortz's assertion that the "tea party" movement sweeping the nation is a waste of time.

OK .. I'm going to make some people mad with this one, but would you folks please put this asinine "tea party" idea to rest? I'm just a wee-bit tired of hearing excited stories about people sending tea bags to their congressmen. Sorry ... but how LAME!

OK .. first of all; these tea bags are NOT getting to the people you're sending them to. Do you remember 9/11? Do you remember the anthrax scares that came along after 9/11? Well ... maybe you also remember that they set up a mail processing facility for members of congress after the anthrax letters were sent. Now you folks actually think that your tea bags are going to go ripping through that mail processing facility and end up being dumped on some congressman's desk? Yeah ... and Obama's going to give a speech without a teleprompter any day now.

I agree that the "tea parties" alone won't accomplish much, but they're great publicity and a good starting point for a more active movement. They're symbolism, but sometimes symbols precede substance. That's what our elected officials should be afraid of.

(HT: RB.)

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