Tea Party Patriots receive The Decaturish Award for General Excellence in the Field of Awesomeness
Moving the Braves to tax-averse Cobb County and spending a bunch of taxpayer money to pay for a new stadium never sounded like it was going to fly.
But what would’ve otherwise been a boring story about government financing took an unexpectedly awesome turn this week. The Atlanta Tea Party Patriots paid for robocalls asking Cobb County residents Push 1 if they are against spending taxpayer money to help pay the Braves’ moving expenses.
When they pushed 1, they were rerouted to the Cobb County switchboard. The calls jammed up the phone lines and royally pissed off some of the county officials.
Those officials told Fox 5 that the Atlanta Tea Party Patriots are disrupting government to make a political statement of some sort (or, as I like to call it, democracy).
I don’t share a lot of common ground with the Tea Party politically, but I’ll give them credit where it’s due. This was hilarious.
The Atlanta Tea Party Patriots just straight up owned Cobb County and got their message out in the process. That’s why I’m giving them the first (and perhaps only) Decaturish Award for General Excellence in the Field of Awesomeness.
Also, Tea Party: if you could get over your tax phobia for five minutes and let the government fix some of these roads around here, I’d really appreciate it. Thank ya.