Crashing The Tea Party
A group of pranksters plans to infiltrate teabagger rallies around the country this week and wave signs intending to make the movement look stupid. Too late! And the teabaggers accuse the left of planting misspelled signs already.
Jason Levin, creator of Crash The Tea Party, said Monday the group has 65 leaders in major cities across the country who are trying to recruit members to infiltrate tea party events for April 15 - tax filing day, when tea party groups across the country are planning to gather and protest high taxes. Every time we have someone on camera saying that Barack Obama isn't an American citizen, we want someone sitting next to him saying, 'That's right, he's an alien from outer space!'" Levin said. Tea party members said the backlash comes from ignorance. "They can't actually debate our message and that's their problem," said Bob MacGuffie, a Connecticut organizer for Right Principles, a tea party group that also has members in New York and New Jersey. The tea party movement generally unites on the fiscally conservative principles of small government, lower taxes and less spending. Beyond that the ideology of the people involved tends to vary dramatically. Levin says they want to exaggerate the group's least appealing qualities, further distance the tea party from mainstream America and damage the public's opinion of them.Visit the Crash The Tea Party site for more.