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PHOTOS: Huntsville, Alabama — Protest Against Boehner, Griffith and GOP

Posted on | March 8, 2010 | 10 Comments

As I explained Saturday at the American Spectator blog, there is bipartisan grassroots resentment in Alabama’s 5th District against Rep. Parker Griffith, who switched from Democrat to Republican. Today about 200 people showed up at a protest in Huntsville, Al., where House Minority Leader John Boehner appeared at a Griffith fundraising dinner. Thanks to Stephen Gordon for sending these cell-phone photos.

Clever slogan against the incumbent, who is hated by Democrats and mistrusted by Republicans in the 5th District.

This is one of the liberal Democrats at Monday’s demonstration who joined with Tea Party activists and local grassroots Republicans in an unusual bipartisan protest.

This sign summarizes widespread resentment of national party interference in local politics.

“It’s another ‘Dede Moment’ for the GOP” — a reminder of notorious RINO Dede Scozzafava — and notice the guy on the right with the “No Griffith” bumper stick on the seat of his pants.

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  • http://truthupfront.blogspot.com John S

    “Go Home Boehner”

    Wonder if we’ll see more of that as the election year progresses.

  • http://truthupfront.blogspot.com John S

    “Go Home Boehner”

    Wonder if we’ll see more of that as the election year progresses.

  • http://truthupfront.blogspot.com John S

    “Go Home Boehner”

    Wonder if we’ll see more of that as the election year progresses.

  • victoria_29

    While 1 teaparty in the area planned & participated in this “protest” the rest of the teaparties in the district didn’t. So I have to ask how grassroots & how much manufactured as a political stunt? Maybe it is just me but planning & working with the far-left obama bots is not exactly reassuring. I do believe that the national party should stay out of our district & let the primary alone, but I also believe that AL voters are smart enough to know Parker’s record without us sacrificing our principals & making a deal with the left. But I guess a few people got a little tv time. Just seems a strange little petty event to be worried about when we have Pelosi trying to ram healthcare down our throats & obama doing a land grab out west that will make us more dependent on foreign oil than ever.

  • victoria_29

    While 1 teaparty in the area planned & participated in this “protest” the rest of the teaparties in the district didn’t. So I have to ask how grassroots & how much manufactured as a political stunt? Maybe it is just me but planning & working with the far-left obama bots is not exactly reassuring. I do believe that the national party should stay out of our district & let the primary alone, but I also believe that AL voters are smart enough to know Parker’s record without us sacrificing our principals & making a deal with the left. But I guess a few people got a little tv time. Just seems a strange little petty event to be worried about when we have Pelosi trying to ram healthcare down our throats & obama doing a land grab out west that will make us more dependent on foreign oil than ever.

  • http://www.lesphillip.com Les Phillip Fan

    There were many people from Limestone/Athens Tea Party participating as well (Deborah King from Athens was the primary tea party spokesperson on all of the TV stories), and the others had considerable distances to drive if they wanted to participate. The only deal with the left was to focus on the bigger lack of integrity on the part of Griffith, which offended both sides.

    If we can’t put REAL, principled Republicans in office, we’ll be fighting Obama and his cronies long after 2010 and 2012 are over. That means more healthcare battles, more energy tax battles, etc. Making Griffith toxic is crucial, and that means we have to get Boehner out of the way.

  • http://www.lesphillip.com Les Phillip Fan

    There were many people from Limestone/Athens Tea Party participating as well (Deborah King from Athens was the primary tea party spokesperson on all of the TV stories), and the others had considerable distances to drive if they wanted to participate. The only deal with the left was to focus on the bigger lack of integrity on the part of Griffith, which offended both sides.

    If we can’t put REAL, principled Republicans in office, we’ll be fighting Obama and his cronies long after 2010 and 2012 are over. That means more healthcare battles, more energy tax battles, etc. Making Griffith toxic is crucial, and that means we have to get Boehner out of the way.

  • http://www.lesphillip.com Les Phillip Fan

    There were many people from Limestone/Athens Tea Party participating as well (Deborah King from Athens was the primary tea party spokesperson on all of the TV stories), and the others had considerable distances to drive if they wanted to participate. The only deal with the left was to focus on the bigger lack of integrity on the part of Griffith, which offended both sides.

    If we can’t put REAL, principled Republicans in office, we’ll be fighting Obama and his cronies long after 2010 and 2012 are over. That means more healthcare battles, more energy tax battles, etc. Making Griffith toxic is crucial, and that means we have to get Boehner out of the way.

  • victoria_29

    So, what do u suggest? If Les Phillip loses we all vote Democrat? That is an absurd idea, Parker Griffith is are only other option.

  • victoria_29

    So, what do u suggest? If Les Phillip loses we all vote Democrat? That is an absurd idea, Parker Griffith is are only other option.