Reason TV interviews a number of attendees of the 9/12 Tea Party in DC in a new video asking whether they are “small group of radical freakazoids or a large crew of taxpaying regular joes”.
While they don’t answer that question explicitly, they do marvel at the size of the crowd, and the folks they interview give a consistent message of frustration of government overspending. Personally, I enjoy the bipartisan flavor – i.e. both Republicans and Democrats are big spenders. The attendees were critical of Bush for a massive expansion of federal spending, the largest deficits on record (since surpassed), bailing out Wall Street – and are even more disappointed in Obama for delivering more of the same (you can believe in).