9-12 Tea Party March on D. C. –The Aftermath
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. ABCNews.com 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.