In early July, we decided to move forwarded with a tongue-in-cheek birthday party for Obama that could also celebrate Calvin Coolidge’s overnight inauguration and USS Nautilus’s first voyage under the North Pole.I happen to know that one of those positive responses was from friend-of-the-Hub flaming liberal Brian Matthews, so I guess that means that the reach of the St. Louis Tea Party now extends to about two conservatives outside of their steering committee.
Even the people who dreamed up that theme (me included) had a hard time getting all jazzed up about it.
Moreover, we received exactly three positive responses to news of the event. Maybe because no one heard or because everyone thought it was lame.
Despite these headwinds and misgivings, we still planned to hold the event until . . . until someone forgot to secure the insurance and pay for the park.
It's pretty stunning that they could only get three responses, but also amazing that they thought they could book Kiener Plaza, which holds thousands. It's a powerful indication of just how out of touch the St. Louis Tea Party leadership is with local conservatives.