I was there on 9/12 too, it was amazing to see the crowds. I saw very scientific crowd number calculations show 1.7 million.
It did surprise the Liberals, and the 4/15 event, which is during the week instead of the weekend, will shut the city down for a few hours. I hope I can make it.
The HC bill has been stopped by grassroots resistance, started by the Teapartiers. From the Teapartiers it spread to the general public because the Teapartiers are just average folks behaving in average (protest) ways. It is those numbers of the general public who managed to put the brakes on Congress.
I think the general public will have a negative reaction to very agressive public display of resistance. Storming the Congressional Building, marching in the streets of DC with weapons is certainly possible. But it is somethng the average American cannot relate to, and will they will distance themselves from it.
And with that the support for the Tea Party movement will evaporate.
Well, even though I feel that a more aggressive attitude at 4/15 is called for, I don’t see enough of the others looking at it that way for anything like that to happen.
Still, a sizable enough turnout on a Thursday would gum up things enough on it’s own to send a message and get some attention. Pelosi and crew are thinking/hoping we shot our wad on 9/12. She needs to be shown we are still here and not going away.
I was there too 9/12. Wish I could make this, but 9/12 was my travel budget for the year. There is a local tea party rally that day that I will be attending. Know that those who are there are representing for those of us who can’t be there.