Tax Day Tea Party Rally Energizes Crowd in Wisconsin

MADISON, WISC. – Thousands of Tea Party activists headed to Madison on Saturday for the annual Tax Day Tea Party Rally. This was the fourth year activists met outside Wisconsin’s capital building with a message of limited government, fiscal responsibility and balanced budgets.

Some of the speakers this year included Lt. Gov. Rebecca Kleefisch (R), talk radios host Dana Loesch and James T. Harris, and Vicki McKenna, of WIBA-AM radio in Madison.

The rally attracted several newcomers to the event: several hands went up in the air when asked who was here for the very first time. “This goes to show you that the Tea Party isn’t dead” said James T. Harris.

Many in the crowd were waving “Don’t Tread on Me” flags and signs that read “Don’t believe the Liberal Media” and “Stand With Walker” – Wisconsin’s embattled Republican governor Scott Walker. Photos of the event can be seen here.

Wearing a “Remember Breitbart” shirt in honor of the late conservative media activiest Andrew Breitbart, Dana Loesch addressed the crowd by saying the democrats are waging a “war on moms.” “They want to shut the women up. Democrats want to shut the ladies here up. They want to shut up your wives, your mothers and your grandmothers. Conservative women hit back,” she added.

Lt. Gov. Kleefisch was the last to speak at the event. “America’s eyes are focused right here today,” Kleefisch said. “We have a choice right now of moving backward or forward.”  Kleefisch and Governor Scott Walker (R) will be defending their seats on June 5th special recall election that will have the entire country watching.

Walker and Kleefisch will need to capitalize on the energy seen from Wisconsin Tea Party at this rally if they are going to fend off the Big Labor-backed drive to knock them out of office.

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