TEA Party Rallies: Hartford CT
Based on the legacy and amount of legislative control by Democrats and their heavily organized Union supporters, Connecticut is arguably the "Bluest" state in the United States: If not, they are second only to Massachusetts (aka: "Taxachusetts") and their 50-year legacy of liberal Kennedy family politics.
Connecticut is a study in contrasts, having two of the richest counties in the county based on per capita income (Litchfield and Fairfield) and also at least four of the poorest cites in the country (Hartford, Bridgeport, New Haven, and Waterbury). It's a study in decline, trading thousands of high-paying, highly skilled technology jobs for low paying casino jobs during the past 20 years. And, it's a study in greed, as Democrat legislators and their organized Union supporters propose new construction projects, more & better job benefits, and no public union layoffs, all paid for with some of the highest tax increases ever during one of the worst economic periods in Connecticut's history - it's a recipe for certain disaster.
Despite all this, Connecticut still has some Conservatives, Republicans, and freely-thinking Independents who look beyond politics, Unions, and the mainstream media to see the big picture, and some of them support the TEA Party (ie: "Taxed Enough Already").
Here are some photos of their rallies in Hartford CT. Note that, unlike the over one hundred incidents and thousands of arrests linked to Occupy Wall Street groups claiming to represent "99%" of the people, you won't hear anything about loitering, tent cities, illegal drugs, free love (Warning: May be NSFW), littering, defecation, arrests, sexual assualt, racism, anti-Semitism, endorsements by Communists, National Socialists, Iran's paramilitary Basij Resistance Force, and Muslims, Union support, or coaching by a news reporter being associated with this or any other TEA Party group.