The momentum is building up. More and more people are starting to take notice of the tea parties.
You wouldn’t know it by watching television news or thumbing through the newspaper but a backlash of opposition to tax-and-spend solutions has been increasing in both momentum and size since early this year. Conservatives, libertarians and a smattering of disgruntled Democrats [emphasis mine] are already aware that gatherings around the country have been occurring to voice their concern about a juggernaut of legislation that is being passed and enacted without much deliberation. People in the Orlando area were some of those fortunate to benefit from media coverage of the 4,000+ person Tea Party on March 21st, but the vast majority of the Tea Party gatherings have come and gone only to disappear down the memory hole. They have been documented only by their attendees and discussed over coffee or in Internet forums.