In a move sure to spark controversy, the Danville TEA Party will close their “Fired Up for Freedom” rally by burning Rep. Tom Perriello and House Speaker Nancy Pelosi in effigy in response to the passage of landmark healthcare legislation in the U.S. House of Representatives.
The event is being held Saturday at 5:30 p.m. in Blairs, VA at the corner of U.S. 29 and E. Witt Rd. and is open to the public. Danville TEA Party Chairman Nigel Coleman said, “We were outraged to find that Tom Perriello had voted in favor of this bill. I was with dozens of 5th District voters in his office two days before the vote and we pleaded with him to stand with us against the Pelosi plan.”
“At this point we feel we have no representation in Congress. It disturbs me to find out that Perriello literally received a pat on the back from Nancy Pelosi before going to the House floor to vote.” Coleman said, citing unconfirmed reports that Congressman Perriello received handshakes from Democratic House leaders before casting his vote last Saturday.
On the progressive side, Diane Watson — the Progressive Caucus whip who was responsible for whipping members to oppose any bill that didn’t have a public plan (and blew it) — is now caving herself. She sang that old standby, “don’t let the perfect be the enemy of the good” to Dave Dayen last night.
It’s comforting to know that while the other side goes berzerk in a psychotic fit of violent rage, our side is going to weenie out.
Here’s Diane Watson’s Facebook page. And her office: DC: 202-225-7084, LA 323-965-1422