Michael McNeely, Chairman of the Georgia Black Republican Council, sent in some photos from the Savannah Tea Party.
Myself and Representative Melvin Everson drove down to Savannah last night. We started our day with popular talk radio host Bill Edwards on his show during the seven o’clock hour (Clear Channel, 1290 WTKS). We received great feedback from callers and felt very comfortable. We discussed the tea party movement as a whole and the momentum that is still present to challenge the liberal agenda in Washington, D.C. We were also asked about being black conservatives. I mentioned that the issues we face transcend race and we all need to stick to the message of limited government and freedom for all Americans. If we don’t stand for something, we will fall for anything.
There was a large crowd on hand on River Street and everyone was passionate and excited about what the grassroots can do to change Washington, D.C. Feelings ran deep in Savannah just as they do in Atlanta and all around the country. There were white and black Americans, including many who came here from bordering states. There did not appear to be any reduction in the passion of the movement. The people were optimistic about the November elections and can see the opportunity to shift power back to conservatives. I also noticed a large number of individuals who had Eric Johnson stickers on. Savannah is very supportive of one of their own.
Some photos from Savannah are below the fold.