It's getting hard out there for at least one driven tea partier. She can't even draw a crowd for a protest of, um, women veterans.
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Sure, three Democratic Congressmen will be there too. And usually, multiple incumbent Democrats in one place, talking about jobs and such, would be chum in the water for a massive turn out of angry tea party protesters. But ahead of this weekend's joint public appearance by Reps. George Miller, Jerry McNerney and John Garamendi in Pittsburg, CA, Contra Costa County T.E.A. party organizer Jill Price says she's having a tough time getting her fellow angry conservatives to sign up for her planned demonstration.
The reason is that the event Price is hell-bent on protesting is a "Women Veterans Fair," where former servicewomen will hear briefly from the Representatives before fanning out to workshops on finding jobs, dealing with stress and "Navigating The VA."
"Because the veterans are there, it's turning a lot of people off," Price told me Thursday. "I understand that, but it's important that people know we support the veterans -- and not the Congressmen."
Price says she has about 20 die-hard followers who will make it out to the event Saturday, despite the reservations of some. She says they'll hold signs praising the veterans, slamming the Democrats and -- of course -- calling on the gathered women vets to join the Oathkeepers, whose membership of uniformed soldiers and police take an oath to refuse orders they see as unconstitutional.