Sep 13, 2009
9/12 Tea Movement -DO YOU HEAR US NOW!
The Tea Party Movement went to Capitol Hill today, and although we're still awaiting an official estimate from park police, several news agencies are reporting the crowd at 2 MILLION! Contrast that with the so-called "Million Man March" which had about 400,000 people. If the 2 million figure is correct, it breaks the largest crowd record ever in Washington, DC. Ironically, the Obama inauguration drew about 1.8 million people less than 8 months ago.
“As far as I know this is the largest gathering of fiscal conservatives in history,” said FreedomWorks spokesman Adam Brandon.
Even The New York Times is acknowledging the enormous rally of patriotic Americans denouncing Obama's and the Democrats' big government solutions and totalitarian policies, although they are definitely lowballing the crowd size.
Tens of thousands of people from across the country arrived here Saturday to demonstrate against what they say is an ever-expanding intrusion of government in their lives in a culmination of a summer-long season of protests that began with an opposition to health care and grew into a broader dissatisfaction with Washington.
A sea of people stretched along Pennsylvania Avenue from the Capitol to the White House on a cloudy and cool day, with scores of hand-written signs telling of their frustration. They sang verse after verse of patriotic songs like “God Bless America,” even as others shouted angry criticisms of President Obama and Congress.
“I want Congress to be afraid,” said Keldon Clapp, 45, an unemployed marketing representative who recently moved to Tennessee from Connecticut after losing his job. “Like everyone else here, I want them to know that we’re watching what they’re doing. And they do work for us.”
As Mr. Obama traveled to Minnesota on Saturday to rally support for his health care plan, he flew over the crowd in Marine One. The helicopter could be seen flying overhead as the demonstrators made their way toward Capitol Hill from downtown Washington.
Sen. Jim DeMint (R-SC) spoke at the rally, "The president has warned us if we disagree with him he's going to call us out. Well, Mr. President, we are out."