TPM’s Versha Sharma was minding her own business walking down 8th Avenue when she stumbled upon a Manhattan Tea Party event featuring Lou Dobbs.
Versha reports in by iPhone: “Lou dobbs was just introduced as the brave man who left CNN when it got too liberal. Intro speaker said ‘my great friend Andrew Breitbart tells me this is a sexual term.’ then ‘anderson Cooper, teabag this!’ crowd screams, crowd going wild for Dobbs.”
Dobbs apparently got the crowd roaring with: “About half of our economy is socialist and no one is talking about it.”
Late Update: Wow, turns out my wife happened upon the same hoe-down when she stopped by the central Post Office late this afternoon (that’s at 31st & 8th). Apparently they had a special Tea Party band entertaining the crowd with songs about not giving way to slavery and socialism. “We’re not your slaves” was apparently the chorus of the total rock out song.
Josh Marshall is editor and publisher of TalkingPointsMemo.com.