The Connecticut State Capitol Police reverses their previous decision and revokes the Tea Party's flag raising ceremony when they figured out it was nothing more than a political pity party stunt from a bunch of fringe wingnuts:
Tea Party activists won't be permitted to fly the Gadsden Flag over the state Capitol after all.Why they would consider allowing a political stunt from a bunch of far right wing radical retreads of the John Birch Society ilk with no more political weight than socialists in the United States of America have is beyond reason in the first place?
State Capitol police today reversed an earlier decision to allow the bright yellow "Don't Tread On Me" banner to flutter from the highly visible flagpole after learning that activists had planned a political rally following the flag-raising ceremony.
"It went from being a flag-raising ceremony to a political event,'' Acting Capitol police Chief Walter Lee said. "They are using it as a launching pad for [candidates for] public office."
Tea Party activists view the flag as a historic symbol of American defiance, but critics say the familiar flag with the image of a coiled rattlesnake is now associated with the controversial political movement.
It would be funny if Socialism was as popular as the Tea PartyYes... The thing the far right wingnut Teabaggers mock as being radical and fringe in America is just as popular as they are.
The numbers don’t lie.
The Percentage of Americans viewing “The Tea Party movement” favorably: 37 percent. The Percentage of Americans with a positive image of “socialism”: 36 percent. (Both sources, Gallup).
Kudos to the Connecticut State Capitol Police for recognizing this political stunt for what it is before it happened.
[update] Connecticut Bob and My Left Nutmeg are all over this, as well. Too much serious funny and reality hilariousness not to notice this story.