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In 2009, President Barack Obama reportedly called members of the Tea Party "tea#snip#." It turns out that our fourth greatest president, first in so many things, may have been the first "tea#snip#" himself, as seen in the 1997 photograph above. Yes, that really is Barack Obama wearing a regimental coat and carrying a tricorn hat in his hand. And that flag behind him really is a Gadsden flag, with its serpent and its "Don't Tread On Me" slogan. You may want to let all of this sink in a bit, especially if you're a Tea Party-bashing progressive.
The media's failure is all the more glaring, given that the forgotten photograph has been in plain view for fifteen years. It appeared on the front page of Chicago's Hyde Park Herald on July 9th, 1997, and was taken by legendary photographer Nancy Campbell Hays. (The larger version of the image is below this article. The original, which was donated to the University of Chicago, is not yet available for public view; the image obtained by Breitbart News was very dark, and so it was lightened in Photoshop).
The Herald's caption below the photograph read:
Hey, look over here! Something catches the attention of Sen. Barack Obama (13th), Rep. Barbara Flynn Currie (25th), Ald. Toni Preckwinkle (4th) and Stephanie Franklin as they lead the annual "4th on 53rd" parade.
In 1997, Obama was beginning his first term as a state senator in Illinois. He and his fellow politicians were asked to lead the "4th on 53rd" parade, which is Hyde Park's 4th of July celebration--one not too different from many other places in America, it turns out. All the politicians who attended were expected to dress the part. The Herald even published a story the week before, on July 2nd, confirming in advance that Obama would be "wearing colonial attire."
With most politicians, wearing colonial dress for a public celebration like the 4th of July would be considered a bit colorful, but not extraordinary.
In Obama's case, it's more like proof of hypocrisy.
Since 2009, the ridicule of Tea Party signs and costumes has been so constant from Obama, the mainstream media, and the left that Glenn Beck encouraged people to stop dressing up so as not to give them an excuse.
I am so sorry for your avatar.
Originally posted by beezzer
I read your OP, and this happened.
The world does not owe you anything. You are born into an overpopulated planet,you have more possessions by the age two than what most people will have in their entire lives,you drive your gas guzzling automobiles to your money hungry jobs, you vote for people who aren't fit to run a Chuck-E-Cheese, you sit on your swedish furniture watching reality tv on your Korean television set and insist your one patriotic soul. They are as cheap as the porn they subscribe to.
And a question for the Brietbart fanboys;