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Tuesday, February 24, 2009

Rick Santelli’s “Barbaric Yawp” over the rooftops of Washington

Rick Santelli ranted about the Socialism for America Act recently passed through Congress on CNBC recently, and that rant has been used to rally the troops around the nation to wake Americans up to the crime being perpetrated on them and the next two or three generations by the Obama Administration and the Democrats as they attempt to destroy Capitalism.

A twitter friend of mine has posted on the rant and the reaction on this on his blog, Right Commentary, with ample video evidence.

Here is an excerpt:

In a historical moment probably best described as the political equivalent of Luther’s nailing of the 95 Theses, Thomas Paine’s Common Sense, and Patrick Henry’s “Give me Liberty or Give Me Death!” rolled into one, Rick Santelli of CNBC yesterday dared ask a simple question:

Read the rest at Right Commentary.

Right after I hit the publish button, I checked my email and found this little gem from Freedom Works, which I reproduce here to illustrate my point further:

Last week you may have seen or perhaps heard about CNBC’s Rick Santelli and his report from the floor of the Chicago Mercantile Exchange, ground zero for American capitalism and free market commerce, where he called for a “Taxpayer Tea Party” in the wake of efforts to enact a new, multi-billion dollar taxpayer funded housing bailout.

If you are like me, you stood up and cheered.

Rick was channeling what so many limited government advocates have been feeling now for a long time when it comes to out-of-control spending on the backs of hardworking U.S. taxpayers to reward the irresponsible and the corrupt: enough is enough!

Whether it’s this latest housing bailout bill (the second in less than six months), a bailout for the auto-industry or failed banks, the more than $1 trillion sham of a “stimulus” bill, or the $400 billion omnibus spending bill that Congress is now debating, Americans are sick and tired of their hard-earned money being thrown around. In just the last few weeks, FreedomWorks has been contacted by volunteers within the ranks of our own membership (a nationwide network of hundreds of thousands of activists) that want to take to the streets in mass protest to this big government bonanza.

And FreedomWorks is answering the call with a new website, True to its name, the site features the video of Rick on the floor of the Chicago Exchange and seeks to enlist those concerned taxpayers who want to go to the Taxpayer Tea Party that he talked about this summer in Chicago. In addition, FreedomWorks is also helping to organize other tea party protests in cities around the country. Currently, we have events planned in Chicago, Washington, DC, Atlanta, Philadelphia, Fort Myers, Orlando, Greenville, SC and cities across North Carolina.

We need your help to make these events a success. Go to, sign up and select one or more of the tea parties that you would like to attend or help us to organize. Also, please consider making a generous contribution to our tea party effort. Your contribution will help us recruit more taxpayers to attend our tea party protests, making them more effective.

Nancy Pelosi, Harry Reid, and the new Obama Administration are running the bailout train full steam ahead towards the destruction of our American capitalist system and ultimately to outright socialism. They must be stopped!

Join FreedomWorks at our taxpayer tea parties taking place all over the country. Visit today!

Dick Armey