As I expected, the Tea Party protests today at IRS offices nationwide were a dud. Calling demonstrations on short notice in numerous locations on a work day is a brain dead tactic.
I helped organize multiple Iraq antiwar protests in LA and trust me, we spent months building them, doing outreach, and made sure impact would be focused. Spreading out the impact at hundreds of offices like the Tea Party did was dumb. You want maximum impact and media interest and you won’t get that with a few dozen protesters in each place. The Tea Party “organizers” are clueless.