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Gingersnap
09-14-2009, 10:05 AM
Tea Party Express Takes Washington By Storm

FreedomWorks Foundation, a conservative organization led by former House Majority Leader Dick Armey, has organized several groups from across the country for the Saturday event, dubbed a "March on Washington."

FOXNews.com

Saturday, September 12, 2009


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A crowd of people, some carrying signs, are shown during a rally at Freedom Plaza in Washington on Saturday, Sept. 12, 2009. (AP)

Yet it remains to be seen whether the demonstration Saturday in the nation's capital, against what protesters view as out-of-control spending by an expanding federal government, will conquer Washington.

The tens of thousands of protesters marched to the U.S. Capitol chanting various slogans and waving posters that voiced a rather broad array of grievances against big government and the leaders, particularly President Obama, who the protesters blame for its size and scope.

Some signs, reflecting the growing intensity of the health care debate, depicted President Obama with the signature mustache of Nazi dictator Adolf Hitler. Many made reference to Obama as a socialist or communist, and another imposed his face on that of the villainous Joker from "Batman." Other protesters waved U.S. flags and held signs espousing fiscal conservatism, declaring "I'm Not Your ATM" and "Go Green Recycle Congress."

The rally, and others like it, have been billed as "tea parties," part of a movement that takes its cue from the Boston Tea Party and other imagery from the days of the founding fathers. On Saturday, men wore colonial costumes as they listened to speakers who warned of "judgment day" -- Election Day 2010.

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Organizers said they anticipated tens of thousands of proponents of limited government to attend. They said it would be the largest group of fiscal conservatives to ever gather in Washington.

Lawmakers also supported the rally. Rep. Mike Pence, chairman of the House Republican Conference, said Americans want health care reform but they don't want a government takeover.

"Republicans, Democrats and independents are stepping up and demanding we put our fiscal house in order," Pence, of Indiana, told The Associated Press.

"I think the overriding message after years of borrowing, spending and bailouts is enough is enough."

Fox (http://www.foxnews.com/politics/2009/09/12/tea-party-express-arrives-march-washington-protest-government-spending/?test=latestnews)

SaintLouieWoman
09-14-2009, 02:18 PM
Glenn Beck said on his show this am that there are estimates of anywhere from 50,000 to 2 million in attendance. What a range. I'm sure the Obama supporters are saying it's 10-20k or less. Don't know who would say 2 million. :rolleyes:

I hope this in power on both sides of the aisle realize that the people are sick of the Congress and out of control spending. It doesn't sound like Obama is listening.

FreeAmerican
09-14-2009, 02:55 PM
Obama will not listen because he does not care. I don't understand why people still believe what he says, his actions speak volumes. He does not care what the people want. He only cares about his agenda.

Elspeth
09-14-2009, 04:43 PM
Obama will not listen because he does not care. I don't understand why people still believe what he says, his actions speak volumes. He does not care what the people want. He only cares about his agenda.

You are right on the money here.

This "health reform" is bogus and should not pass.

Teetop
09-14-2009, 08:30 PM
I have said it before and I'll say it again;

"People are pissed!"

xavierob82
09-16-2009, 06:09 PM
No way it was 2 million. I was there last Saturday. The mall was largely empty, most of the teabaggers were concentrated at the foot of the Capitol, clustered around the reflection pool (on the Capitol Hill side, not the Lincoln Memorial one), and a smaller crowd on the southern lawn outside the White House. During Obama's inauguration, now THAT was 2 million, but the entire Mall was filled to the brim.

I would say last Saturday was more like 400,000. In fact, the crowd was comparable to the large anti-Iraq war protests I witnessed during Dumbya's reign.

Lars1701a
09-16-2009, 06:27 PM
No way it was 2 million. I was there last Saturday. The mall was largely empty, most of the teabaggers were concentrated at the foot of the Capitol, clustered around the reflection pool (on the Capitol Hill side, not the Lincoln Memorial one), and a smaller crowd on the southern lawn outside the White House. During Obama's inauguration, now THAT was 2 million, but the entire Mall was filled to the brim.

I would say last Saturday was more like 400,000. In fact, the crowd was comparable to the large anti-Iraq war protests I witnessed during Dumbya's reign.

And your proof of this? or is this just your opinion?

Lars1701a
09-16-2009, 06:44 PM
Come on your gutless coward, prove that it was only 400k.

lacarnut
09-16-2009, 10:07 PM
No way it was 2 million. I was there last Saturday. The mall was largely empty, most of the teabaggers were concentrated at the foot of the Capitol, clustered around the reflection pool (on the Capitol Hill side, not the Lincoln Memorial one), and a smaller crowd on the southern lawn outside the White House. During Obama's inauguration, now THAT was 2 million, but the entire Mall was filled to the brim.

I would say last Saturday was more like 400,000. In fact, the crowd was comparable to the large anti-Iraq war protests I witnessed during Dumbya's reign.

You lie! Obama and the Democraps better listen to the people; otherwise, they will lose many seat in the 010 Congressional elections. That is the message for dummies like you rather than quibbling about a numerical figure that no one can prove. Got it, Jack.

Suit&Tie
09-16-2009, 10:53 PM
Obama will not listen because he does not care. I don't understand why people still believe what he says, his actions speak volumes. He does not care what the people want. He only cares about his agenda.

He got his mandate in November.

BadCat
09-16-2009, 10:57 PM
He got his mandate in November.

And lost it in June.

Gingersnap
09-16-2009, 11:02 PM
He got his mandate in November.

No president has had a "mandate" in living memory. What an absurd thought. A "mandate" would have to involve 75% of all voters. It didn't happen for the Republicans in 1994 and it hasn't happened for the Democrats now.

lacarnut
09-16-2009, 11:07 PM
He got his mandate in November.

He is gonna get a Repub. Congress in 010 along with his walking papers in 012.

asdf2231
09-16-2009, 11:31 PM
He got his mandate in November.

Well the ACORN doesn't fall far from the tree. :cool:

Lars1701a
09-16-2009, 11:35 PM
He is gonna get a Repub. Congress in 010 along with his walking papers in 012.

Well if we cant get acorn out of the vote making business then he might be back in 12.

lacarnut
09-16-2009, 11:46 PM
Well if we cant get acorn out of the vote making business then he might be back in 12.

I think voters have had a belly full of his radical agenda. Independents that voted for him got hood winked; now, they are turning against him in record numbers.

Lars1701a
09-17-2009, 12:06 AM
I think voters have had a belly full of his radical agenda. Independents that voted for him got hood winked; now, they are turning against him in record numbers.

Yes but if we put up another Milquetoast candidate like McCain we are fucked. I would vote for Palin in a New York minute but is she going to be able to get the Independents?

Hawkgirl
09-17-2009, 09:59 PM
It's been my opinion that independants carry the most weight in the election season. Obama had them last year mainly because of Bush's failure toward the end of his presidency, (like when he passed the first stimulus package), McCain wasn't a strong candidate...so they naturally voted for Obama believing in his Hope and Change mantra.
We all know now that the change he wants to implement is disastrous for this county ( of course conservatives already knew this, but independents did not) NOW THEY KNOW.....and Obama will be a one term president.

It's time the democrats face this.

lacarnut
09-17-2009, 10:05 PM
Yes but if we put up another Milquetoast candidate like McCain we are fucked. I would vote for Palin in a New York minute but is she going to be able to get the Independents?

Palin is my first choice. No more damn RINO's. I think Donald Duck could beat Obama after he gets thru screwing things up. Like Hawkgirl stated, Obama is a one trick pony.

MrsSmith
09-17-2009, 10:36 PM
And your proof of this? or is this just your opinion?

He doesn't need proof...wishful thinking is good enough.

http://i.dailymail.co.uk/i/pix/2009/09/12/article-1213056-0666DB48000005DC-801_634x330.jpg

Mythic
09-18-2009, 07:40 PM
Another picture:
http://michellemalkin.cachefly.net/michellemalkin.com/wp/wp-content/uploads/2009/09/live912.jpg
Seems like more than a few thousand to me.