Skip to comments.Massive crowd marches against Obama's agenda
Posted on 09/12/2009 5:40:05 PM PDT by Chet 99
Reporting from Washington - Tens of thousands of protesters marched on the U.S. Capitol today, airing a wide range of grievances rooted in a shared sentiment: seething anger at President Obama and his far-reaching agenda.
Led by a fife and drum corps in period costumes, the demonstrators filled Pennsylvania Avenue and swarmed the Capitol grounds with a sea of bobbing placards and hand-lettered signs that spelled out a catalog of dissent.
There were antiabortion protesters and term-limit advocates. Critics of financial bailouts and the federal investigation into CIA interrogation techniques. Marchers worried about rekindling inflation and upset about the soaring national debt. Pickets opposed to Obama's healthcare reform plan and challenging the legitimacy of his election.
"Is This Russia?" one sign said. "Traitors Terrorists Run Our Government," read another. "Don't blame me. I voted for The 'American,' " a third stated.
The protest -- touted by organizers as the largest-ever outpouring of political conservatives -- was organized by a loose-knit coalition of anti-tax, small-government proponents, and widely promoted by sympathetic voices in the blogosphere and on TV and talk radio. Park police declined to provide an official crowd estimate.
The rally was embraced, after some hesitation, by congressional Republicans, some of whom were leery of associating with the more incendiary elements of Obama's opposition.
(Excerpt) Read more at latimes.com ...
Up to two million people marched to the U.S. Capitol today, carrying signs with slogans such as Obamacare makes me sick as they protested the presidents health care plan and what they say is out-of-control spending.The line of protesters spread across Pennsylvania Avenue for blocks, all the way to the capitol, according to the Washington Homeland Security and Emergency Management Agency.
Temecula Tea Party - September 12
Pitbully and I made the trip from Banning today. It was a great turnout and very rewarding experience.
Resign, Obomba, otherwise suffer the fate meted out to the wicked witch of the West!
You can’t fix stupid but you can vote it out.
Please America, vote out Dodd Frank and Reid!
Has anyone seen any photos of the Mall area today after the patriots dispersed? My guess is that few of them left their trash lying around; unlike those at President Soetoro’s inauguration who laid waste to the whole area.
NRO at the 912 March (National Review Online)
Saturday, September 12, 2009 8:35:09 PM · 30 of 34
AFPhys to stockpirate
Meanwhile, a reader emails: Ill tell you what I find impressive. Im watching the Fox news video about 15 minutes after the end of the event. The crowd has thinned out enough that you can see the ground and there is not a speck of trash on the grass. Absolutely clean. To contrast, google pictures of litter on the mall after the inauguration.
B T T T
I love “you cant fix stupid but you can vote it out”. Beautiful Americans saving their country
Headlines down play the number of people. Even Fox used Tens of thousands.
I have never seen that many people before. My guess is 1,500,000. Congress and the Senate better take note as the will be 2010 toast as the Tea party begins the revolution of 2010. Nancy and Harry take note!
The people will take back our country from the Socialist party you are forcing on America.
During the entire were there, the grounds were remarkably clean. No trash anywhere from what we saw.
Stockpirate/ Instipundit/ Patriots left mall clean...thanks for the info!
Park police declined to provide an official crowd estimate.
Why does the Park police decline to provide an estimate?
I hope someone in the press calls attention to the fact that this was a fantastic clean peaceful march
(Opps, left some words out; tired from a long and exciting day.) During the entire time we were there, the grounds were remarkably clean. No trash anywhere from what we saw.
Park police have been refusing to give estimates for years now. Nothing sinister about it-they are just tired of getting attacked by both sides when they release numbers.
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