According to some in the press, the Tea Party is all but dead. Or is that just wishful thinking?
On February 16, 2012, approximately two hundred San Francisco Tea Party members stood outside of the Nob Hill Masonic Center in San Francisco to protest Barack Obama. Standing behind the barricades next to the Tea Partiers stood a motley crew of Occupiers, pot legalizers and environmentalists, also protesting the president. The press was all over the place. After all, Obama was in town.
You couldn’t miss the Tea Partiers — they had about 100 bright red foam fingers that read “NOBAMA 2012.” The protest and accompanying fingers were inspired by SF Weekly journalist Erin Sherbert’s jab at Jan Brewer on January 27, 2012 entitled “Obama Coming to San Francisco, Where Nobody Will Wag Their Fingers in His Face.”