BRAWLEY — Calling for all people to safeguard their liberty by “firing” President Barack Obama during the November election, a group of Tea Party conservatives rallied support for their cause outside the Brawley Public Library.
The hourlong event on Main Street drew a modest gathering of about 40 people and featured a small number of speakers as part of the California Revolution-Rise Up Bus Tour, which seeks to make stops in certain state Assembly districts.
Among the speakers was Orange County attorney Brad Dacus, who stressed the need to keep government within the constraints of the U.S. Constitution and to protect this country’s freedoms.
Instead of going back to their daily lives, Dacus said, some voters two years ago worried enough about the direction the country was heading under President Obama’s watch and started to take action.
“In 2010 we went to the polls but we didn’t come home,” said Dacus, whose commentary drew applause.
Another speaker, Rex Ruth, likened the gloomy and dispirited nature of the country to the mood John Adams had in September 1777 over an enemy taking over the Capitol.
These feelings are felt among all concerned Americans regardless of their race or color, Ruth explained.
“Freedom recognizes no color,” Ruth exclaimed. “Tyranny recognizes no color!”
As if to refine what other said before him, conservative author and comedian Eric Golub told his audience of “gun-toting, Bible-thumping” Americans that “we’re going to take back this country and fire Barack Obama!”
Liberals are too thin-skinned and “our freedoms are under assault,” Golub said.
Brawley City Councilman and District 4 supervisorial candidate Sam Couchman passed by and listened in to what Golub said.
Saying his constituents include those who support the Tea Party, Couchman, a Democrat, said he came to merely check out the event.
“I’m very independent about what I decide to do,” Couchman said.
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