While the tea parties, (which are popping up all over the country, drawing hundreds and even thousands of people every week), are attracting scarce attention from the media, a motley troupe of 40 ACORN malcontents that go by the name of the Connecticut Working Families Party attracted dozens of reporters from around the world for their protest of AIG working family homes, today:
I’ve been to three tea parties so far, all of which were considerably larger than this sad little exercise in class envy. Only the last one was covered by anyone in the MSM; one lone reporter from the local Fox affiliate.
But the AIG bonuses are apparently what the media insists we be outraged about, not the insane spending spree Obama and the Dems in Congress have been on. I could have worked up a little indignation over the bonuses, myself, but all of the maudlin emoting that came out of Congress, and the White House over them, knocked it right out of me.
Not so with CT Working Families Party.
Oh brother, here come the sob stories:
“We think $165 million could be used in a more appropriate way to keep people in their homes, create more jobs and health care,” said Emeline Bravo-Blackport, a gardener.
She marveled at AIG executive James Haas’ colonial house, which has stunning views of a golf course and the Long Island Sound. The Fairfield house is “another part of the world” from her life in nearby Bridgeport, which flirted with bankruptcy in the 1990s and still struggles with foreclosures and unemployment.”
“Lord, I wonder what it’s like to live in a house that size,” she said.
Another protester, Claire Jeffery, of Bloomfield, said she’s on the verge of foreclosure. She works as a housekeeper; her husband, a truck driver, can’t find work.
I’m not sure how protesting the AIG executives’ homes is going to help with any of that. They could be, you know… working.
Hat tip: Jammie Wearing Fool.
Verrrry interesting: More about the protest/”protesters”, here.