So how did the big march go in Washington? Apparently quite well, from what I could tell. The protestors all seemed happy and having a great time.    Many of the signs were creative.

Some signs seemed to be not so tasteful.  Many of these signs were handed out at the rally. (see below)


According to ABC news,

Conservative activists, who organized a march on the U.S. Capitol today in protest of the Obama administration’s health care agenda and government spending, erroneously attributed reports on the size of the crowds to ABC News.

Matt Kibbe, president of FreedomWorks, the group that organized the event, said on stage at the rally that ABC News was reporting that 1 million to 1.5 million people were in attendance.

At no time did ABC News, or its affiliates, report a number anywhere near as large. reported an approximate figure of 60,000 to 70,000 protesters, attributed to the Washington, D.C., fire department. In its reports, ABC News Radio described the crowd as “tens of thousands

60,000-70,000 participants certainly isn’t too shabby.  Protestors always get into it with the Capital Police and D.C. Fire Department over numbers.   

Fox News Commentator/host Glenn Beck was a big supporter of this initiative.  He was not in attendance. 

According to sources, most of the protesters were conservative, disliked  President Obama, didn’t want health care changes, and hated government spending.  Isn’t America grand when this many people can get together to express their opinions.  Where were they a year ago?  Where were they before the election?  President Obama was very clear as to the changes he wanted. 

It seems like a lot of hoopla after the fact to me.   Perhaps they are gearing up for the midterm congressional elections. Help us understand. What is the objective? What do the protesters hope to achieve? I understand they don’t like Obama, any of the proposed health care plans, spending, big government. What are the positives they want? Someone please explain.






53 Thoughts to “9-12 Tea Party March on D. C. –The Aftermath”

  1. Elena

    Yes, Rob, I would say first and foremost, immigrants, no matter what their status, are human beings.

  2. From Webster:

    criminal……3. guilty of crime

    Since there are laws against entering the U.S. illegally, it is a crime to do so. People here illegally are therefore guilty of breaking our laws which translates into their being criminals. Driving over the speed limit is a crime, and so yes, you actually are a criminal for doing so. You will most likely pay a fine if you get caught. That is the penalty for doing so. The penalty for commiting the crime of being here illegaly is deportation. All I am asking is for law enforcement to do their job and enforce our laws.

    A short story as to why I feel that way. Two years ago, I was getting up at 3:00am to go to work 240 miles from my home and returning late Friday or Saturday night. I am a construction worker used to making about $18.00 per hour and I did this to make a decent wage. During the time period I did this, a Walmart was being built 4 miles from my house. I was going to apply there until I found out that they were paying under $10.00 per hour. Not to long before the building was complete, 14 illegal aliens were caught working there. They were making $8.oo per hour. Illegals DO drive down wages for all of us. No one living up here would do that kind of work for the wages these illegals were getting. You don’t think I have a right to be extremely pissed off about it?

    Of course, another problem with the porous borders is that we have absolutely no idea who is coming and going thru them, (terrorists) but that is another story.

  3. Elena

    Average American,

    From your statement, it appears as though you are mostly concerned with our “porous border”. It is only a misdemeanor to cross the border without proper papers. To what end are you willing to go to catch these misdemeanor law breakers? How much money are you willing to spend? How much of our law enforcement resources are you willing to expend on people who want to work vs people who actually committ felony’s and are violent.

    We built our house during the boom, I can tell you, there was no “cheap” labor to be had from our perspective. Walmart and other big businesses should be held accountable, no argument here! However, in Prince William County, when everyone was slobbering over how much they were selling their houses for and how much equity they could use to buy into these big new developments, no one expressed too much concern over the people who were building these homes. Like the real estate boom in the 80’s, a boom that brought us out of a severe recession, we needed the labor to support the housing frenzy. AND like the 80’s we suddenly realized, once the boom was over, we had alot of people here from South of our border. HMMMMMM.

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