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The Tea Party Takes Madison

It is wild in Madison:

Thousands gathered outside of the state capitol this afternoon to support Gov. Scott Walker. Teachers and firefighters circled the tea party as it rallied. Gadsden flags clashed with union banners in the cold Wisconsin air. It was a beautiful sight — loud, raucous, animated, and sweaty. Andrew Breitbart, Herman Cain, Brad Thor, Tim Phillips, and Joe the Plumber addressed the crowd. The biggest chants: “enough is enough!” and “recall them all!”

Some signs spotted at the rally:

– “Stop leeching, start teaching!”

– “Walker 2012″

– “Obama: Worry about your own deficit”

– “I went to work yesterday”

– “We aren’t hired cronies”

Follow me on the ground, via Twitter.

Robert Costa — Robert Costa is National Review's Washington editor and a CNBC political analyst. He manages NR's Capitol Hill bureau and covers the White House, Congress, and national campaigns. ...

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