Grand Old Partisan honors Rick Santelli. This day of February 19, 2009, the CNBC analyst denounced the ruinous Obama policy agenda. His epic words encouraged millions of Americans to organize the Tea Party movement:
“The government is promoting bad behavior.
We’re thinking of having a Chicago Tea Party in July. All you capitalists that want to show up to Lake Michigan, I’m gonna start organizing.
These guys are pretty straight forward, and my guess is, a pretty good statistical cross-section of America, the silent majority. You know, they’re pretty much of the notion that you can’t buy your way into prosperity, and if the multiplier that all of these Washington economists are selling us is over one… that we never have to worry about the economy again. ‘The government should spend a trillion dollars an hour because we’ll get 1.5 trillion back.’
I’ll tell you what, if you read our founding fathers, people like Benjamin Franklin and Jefferson… What we’re doing in this country now is making them roll over in their graves.”
Here is the video, in all its glory: www.youtube.com/watch?v=zp-Jw-5Kx8k