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O4P-CA: Boots on the Ground in Iowa

O4P-CA departed friday morning and headed to Iowa for the Tea Party of America’s “Restoring America” event at the Indianola Balloon Festival Grounds.

As soon as we landed in Iowa we headed straight to the local Target to pick up a few things for the weekend.

We had our O4P-CA bags stuffed full of goodies (O4P-CA SWAG)

But we needed something to transport the SWAG in to the event that night at The Machine Shed. We found some really groovy red rectangular baskets to put the SWAG in. (Pssst Peter, Michelle, and Kristi, the groovy red rectangular baskets are behind the front desk at the Days Inn waiting for you. They’ll come in handy transporting O4P stuff back and forth from upcoming events)


Look closely and you can see the black Converse-esque O4P Grizzly Shoe Proto-types. They say: GRRRR on the tongue of the shoe and have a Quad colored Warhol-esque O4P Logo (see below) on the backside of each shoe. Hopefully these will be ready for the O4P Christmas store. (along with long sleeve T-Shirts, and an O4P Road Side Emergency Kit!…STAY TUNED for details)

We brought lots of SWAG to give out to the O4P Volunteers.


It was so much fun to meet, mingle, smooze, and talk to all the O4P volunteers that we’ve been talking to online for so long.

All of the volunteers were so warm and friendly and full of excitement for the weekends activities.

People from all over the country came together last friday and saturday in Iowa for the historic Tea Party.

I remember over a year ago at the first Meet-up in San Diego Tammy Bruce told us to look around at each other because we would be seeing a lot of the same faces the next year and a half.

I also remember (the Meet-up last November) in Chicago a group of us sort of jokingly said that the next time we would see each other would be in…Iowa…WE WERE RIGHT!

And yes, it was good to see some familiar faces too.

We even saw some VERY familiar faces.

The next day we got up early and headed out to Indianola.

O4P Volunteers set up a booth, got instructions from Peter and Karen; and then got busy.

O4P Volunteers from all over the country invaded, and took over the grounds determined to recruit new patriotic Davids for the looming battle against Goliath and his corporate cronies.

Everywhere you turned, there were O4P Volunteers equipped with clipboards taking measurements for new soldiers and making sure they were armed and loaded with facts, truth…and the name of their O4P State Coordinator.


Slowly but surely people are catching on to what O4P is all about…A complete restoration of our country. Even the LSM wanted to know what was going on.

Talking to people, one vote at a time, is the way we plan to bring real change to America.

Heading back to Los Angeles on Sunday morning with a renewed hope in this network, this fellowship, this crusade that has begun I couldn’t help but wonder: Do Bachmann, Perry, Romney, Gingrich, Cain, Huntsman, Johnson, or Santorum have anything close to the enthusiasm, dedication, or numbers that O4P does?

It’s really a silly question.

The answer is NO.

In the coming months the confused Obama administration will have to set aside their abstract economic theory to endlessly ponder something else…


(Hey Obama…YES SHE CAN!)

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Thomas S Schmitz

California State Coordinator Organize4Palin (O4P-CA)

Twitter: @CA4Palin & @ThomasSSchmitz

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  • Anonymous

    Great job.Thomas

  • TrishSG26

    Awesome account of the weekend’s remarkable events!

  • Joy

    Finally got around to reading all the messages on the O4P site (as I juggle two crowded & busy Facebook pages as well – the damn thing has grown like Topsy!! – and 4 email accounts – HELP!!) and thought of you and the others all day on Saturday and then again on Monday (although I’ve only seen part of the speech in NH, but intend to watch the rest in due course..). It must have been wonderful in Iowa – despite the shows!! Did you have enough rain gear?!? Yes, I loved watching Lady Sarah warmly greeting her loyal subjects for 3/4 hour afterwards!! And, of course not – none of the other wannabees have a fraction of the level of enthusiasm and love that Palin’s fans and admirers have for her – it’s obvious!! Welcome back, Thomas – and thanks for sharing your Iowa/Palin experience!

  • Joy

    Oops: Should have read, “Despite the SHOWERS – not “shows!”)



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