Tax Day Tea Parties

Riding the coattails of Rick Santelli's February 19 CNBC rant, a group of conservative organizations has organized a series of rallies set for April 15 -- tax day. The organization's website says Santelli "set out on a rant to expose the bankrupt liberal agenda of the White House Administration and Congress," and "called for a 'Chicago tea Party' where advocates of the free-market system could join in a protest against out of control government spending."

That's not what I remember at all. In fact, if you watch the original Santelli rant, it's clear he's pissed about mortgage modifications. He suggests holding a rally in Chicago in July. It had nothing to do with taxes or spending or April 15.