Very few July 4th, 2010 Tea Parties compared to last year

Last July 4th, the tea parties movement was in full swing with thousands of people attending events held across the country. This year was a much more muted affair with a few small events held here and there; gone are the glory days of appearances by Mickey Dolenz and Stephen Crowder. The calendar for the Tea Party "Patriots" shows just 51 events for yesterday:

Apparently the message sent by Dick Armey and by the Koch family came through loud and clear.