Full list of Tax Rally snubs by the White House

White House Clueless on Taxpayer Rallies
By Americans for Tax Reform

WASHINGTON, D.C.”” Americans for Tax Reform (ATR) today released a timeline of White House statements dating from mid-April showing a consistent disdain for Americans attending taxpayer rallies and town hall meetings:

April 14: Asked about the tax day “tea parties” being held the following day, Obama spokesman Robert Gibbs said: “I don’t know if the President is aware of the events.”

April 15: At least 615,000 Americans attend at least 640 tea parties across the country

April 19: Asked about the April 15 tea parties on Face the Nation, Obama senior advisor David Axelrod said: “I think any time you have severe economic conditions there is always an element of disaffection that can mutate into something that’s unhealthy”
April 29: Speaking at a town hall meeting in St. Louis, Obama directly addressed tea party attendees: “Those of you who are watching certain news channels on which I’m not very popular, and you see folks waving tea bags around, 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”¦But let’s not play games and pretend that the reason [for the deficit] is because of the Recovery Act.”

August 4: Asked by reporters about the growing concern expressed by town hall attendees, Gibbs said: “I hope people will take a jaundiced eye to what is clearly the Astro Turf nature of so-called grassroots lobbying”. Questioned further, Gibbs said: “This is manufactured anger”

Sept. 11: Asked about the planned taxpayer rallies taking place across the country the following day, Gibbs shrugged and told reporters: “I don’t know who the group is”

Sept. 12: Taxpayers from all 50 states take part in the March on Washington, filling the streets from Freedom Plaza to the U.S. Capitol

Sept. 13: During an interview on Face the Nation, when asked what his message was to those at the previous day’s rallies, Axelrod said: “My message to them is they’re wrong”

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  • Boo Hoo

    And just months ago, the headline read: “War Rally snubs by the White House”. Now the shoe’s on the other foot; why shouldn’t you be ignored? You LOST. Maybe the conservative movement should spend these precious resources on winning elections instead of tea-bagger parties.


      Which war are you referring to?..What shoe’s? or have you neglected to be informed by the biased media who doesn’t report about the ACORN Housing Division promoting prostitution and importing under age girls to work in brothels or how about the undercover reporting on the self proclaimed communist appointed by the administration as the green czar…do you know his name?…I’ll tell you it’s Van Jones. How much research have you done on the internet to check out what this administration is doing? The problem with your type of comment is that you can’t see the forest for the trees….look at these people at the tea parties.. they are your brothers and sisters…it’s time we stop fighting among ourselves and stand up for freedom in this country before it is gone…

      And stop being nasty mouth…do you really know that tea-bagger means? You should be kicked of this blog for repeating this filth…The normal Liberal comment…bad mouth your fellow citizen…it really becomes you!

      • tea bagged to death

        Multiple ACORN offices sent the phony pimp and hooker packing and even called the cops. They finally found an office with folks in it dumb enough to go along after multiple tries. You conflate this into their entire housing division promiting prostitution? Please. Its a mountain out of a molehill.

        As for the tea baggers, they seem desperate to find people to hurt their tender feelings. Grow up. It took MLK 10 years of leading protests, being insulted, investigated by the FBI, getting beaten, bitten by dogs and arrested before he was able to get a civil rights act passed. What is it exactly the Tea Baggers want passed? A balanced budget? 20 out of 20 years of the last 3 Republican presidents failed to present a single balanced budget to Congress.

        • ConcernedCitizen

          1.) Clinton signed that balanced budget kicking and screaming. How many times did he veto welfare reform before finally signing it…?

          2.) Where exactly are you getting your information about O’Keefe getting kicked out of ACORN offices before “finally” finding one that would go along with the ruse?

          3.) If you don’t know what protesters want passed, you’re obviously not looking closely enough. (I didn’t realize that protesters need to be concise on what they want “passed.” They obviously have a concise message, though.)

        • Rupert in Springfield

          That’s our Dean – Cant ever criticize a Democrat ever.

          Not even when they are advising on child slavery can he criticize. Nope, they just found one lone ACORN person after going to hundreds.

          Give me a break, these guys filmed ACORNS in numerous states ( I think we are up to five now ) advising on how to set up child slave rings.

          When you cant criticize advising on how to sell children into slavery simply because it was a democrat organization

          That is the definition of Dean.

  • Joe the Poet

    The White House is clueless on so many other things this pales in comparison. Such as missle shield, Israel, N. Korea, Russia, Iran, etc.

  • David Appell

    All President’s do this. These snubs are not different than Bush’s snubs of Cindy Sheehan and all her supporters. Bush just drove his limousine past them. It’s what all people in power do, Democrats, Republicans or dog catchers.

    • Anonymous

      David, can you tell us about that hot spot in S. Oregon where you can get snubbed really good?

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