Excerpts from a piece by Michael Graham of Boston from the Wall Street Journal:
"If Momma ain't happy, ain't nobody happy. And if you've been to a tea party, you know Momma ain't happy at all.
Forget 'angry white men.'"
He points out that women, especially moms, are the backbone of the Tea Party movement by 55% to 45% and the most telling quote is "The tea parties are an extension of our need to protect the future for our children." Followed by "If we waited around for you men to do it, it would never get done."
The leader of the Boston tea party was quoted saying because moms tend to be "the CEOs of our households. We do the shopping, bill paying, budgeting, etc. WE KNOW LESS MONEY MEANS LESS FREEDOM. Maybe if the president and Congress did the grocery shopping, they'd know why we're mad."
Dana Loesch of St. Louis says "Motherhood itself has become a political act. And the tea parties are an extension of our need as moms to protect the future for our children."
Even women who have yet to start a family get the message. Keli Carender of Seattle says the tea party "just clicked in the minds of conservative women. Most women I know are thinking 'I'm taking care of my family and the government's taking care of its business--right?" After watching the government and seeing what they're really doing they say "'Whoa, whoa! I guess I've gotta take care of their mess, too.'"
All I can say is Right On, ladies! Those of us who have been fighting in the trenches for years and years are extremely happy to see the next generations joining in the fight for doing the right thing even when no one is looking. It's called "character" and you have plenty of it.
Again, a Happy, happy Mother's Day!
PS-Tomorrow we'll talk about the possibility of paying income taxes on foreclosures.