Tea Party Express Tour II: The Five Dollar Lady

Lloyd Marcus
Nov.4th, Wichita, KS - The crowd of about thousand applauded greatly for my performances of the "Tea Party Anthem" and "2010". After the rally, I was scheduled to leave my bus tour family for a day to fly to Washington DC. I had been asked to sing "God Bless America" at a huge rally protesting the latest health care nightmare bill at the U.S. Capitol.

At the Wichita rally a gentlemen and his wife offered to give us a ride to the airport in their pick up truck; Amy Kremer, founder of Tea Party Patriots, Deborah Johns, spokesperson for Tea Party Express and myself.

Like every rally, I signed several autographs, posed for pictures and shook hands. I called the tour my "Million Handshake March".

With tears in her eyes, a middle aged white woman grabbed my hand with both of hers. She pressed something in my palm. "I wish I could give more. I just want to contribute to your efforts. God bless you". With a line building behind her, without looking, I put her gift in my vest pocket and continued shaking hands.

"Excuse me Lloyd, but we have to get you to the airport", said Jimmy, our bus manager.

Then, a heavy gentleman who was missing his front teeth pulling up on his bicycle. "Mr. Marcus! I rode all the way across town to meet you. Thank you for your columns and for what you are doing for our country. I love you and I am praying for you. You're my brother."

I give my sincere white brother a hug, got in the pick up truck and rode to the airport to catch my flight to Washington, DC.

I only mention race because I am black. The Obama administration and mainstream media continues to shamefully portray the tea party protesters as racists.

On the plane, I reached into my pocket and found a five dollar bill. It was from the tearful woman in Wichita. I got the feeling that given her financial situation, it was a huge gift. And why did she feel the need to give me anything? I thought of the woman in the Bible, who also gave in her own humble way. Thank you very much, my Five Dollar Lady.

Lloyd Marcus (black) Unhyphenated American

TWENTY TEN
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Nov.4th, Wichita, KS - The crowd of about thousand applauded greatly for my performances of the "Tea Party Anthem" and "2010". After the rally, I was scheduled to leave my bus tour family for a day to fly to Washington DC. I had been asked to sing "God Bless America" at a huge rally protesting the latest health care nightmare bill at the U.S. Capitol.

At the Wichita rally a gentlemen and his wife offered to give us a ride to the airport in their pick up truck; Amy Kremer, founder of Tea Party Patriots, Deborah Johns, spokesperson for Tea Party Express and myself.

Like every rally, I signed several autographs, posed for pictures and shook hands. I called the tour my "Million Handshake March".

With tears in her eyes, a middle aged white woman grabbed my hand with both of hers. She pressed something in my palm. "I wish I could give more. I just want to contribute to your efforts. God bless you". With a line building behind her, without looking, I put her gift in my vest pocket and continued shaking hands.

"Excuse me Lloyd, but we have to get you to the airport", said Jimmy, our bus manager.

Then, a heavy gentleman who was missing his front teeth pulling up on his bicycle. "Mr. Marcus! I rode all the way across town to meet you. Thank you for your columns and for what you are doing for our country. I love you and I am praying for you. You're my brother."

I give my sincere white brother a hug, got in the pick up truck and rode to the airport to catch my flight to Washington, DC.

I only mention race because I am black. The Obama administration and mainstream media continues to shamefully portray the tea party protesters as racists.

On the plane, I reached into my pocket and found a five dollar bill. It was from the tearful woman in Wichita. I got the feeling that given her financial situation, it was a huge gift. And why did she feel the need to give me anything? I thought of the woman in the Bible, who also gave in her own humble way. Thank you very much, my Five Dollar Lady.

Lloyd Marcus (black) Unhyphenated American

TWENTY TEN
, Take Back America video