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Omaha Tea Party Expects Hundreds — Gets Thousands

Posted in Culture, Government and Politics by TeeJaw on Saturday, April 3, 2010, 8: 51 AM

From WOWT TV in Omaha:

    Organizers were expecting a few hundred at the rally but instead there were an estimated 3,000.

    “I’m disgusted with government and the takeover of everything. They’re not listening to us,” says Allyson Bendorf of Harlan, Iowa, who went to one of these rallies in Kansas last year. Her daughter Jordan also attended. “We just want to let out what we believe.”

    Todd Sales came to the rally from Council Bluffs because he wants the government to operate more like his own bank account. If you can’t afford to buy something, you don’t. “It’s definitely not an angry mob as a lot of the media portrays. It’s people who are fed up with Washington’s overspending and raising our taxes. They’re standing up. They’ve awakened the beast.”

Another TV station in Omaha, KETV, estimated the crowd at 1500. Whether it was 3,000 as WOWT estimated, or 1500, it was much larger than the organizers were expecting. This video from KETV in Omaha has more:

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