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Tea Party in DC 9/12

Discussion in 'U.S. Politics' started by chestnut, Sep 12, 2009.

  1. chestnut

    chestnut New Member

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    Of course, Robert Gibss, said he wasn't familiar with a tea party group or its plans to March.

    Gibbs is a dope and a liar. He has a great role model, in that, with Obama.



    http://www.latimes.com/news/nationworld/nation/la-na-capitol-rally13-2009sep13,0,5742055.story


    Thousands gather in D.C. to protest healthcare reform
    Organizers of the loosely knit coalition of anti-tax, small-government proponents were hoping for a crowd of 25,000 to 50,000.
    By Mark Z. Barabak

    Los Angeles Times Staff Writer

    September 12, 2009 | 6:35 a.m.
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    Reporting From Washington - Thousands of protesters from across the country gathered at the foot of Pennsylvania Avenue this morning, mustering for a march on the Capitol and a daylong protest against the Obama administration and the president's ambitious healthcare overhaul plan.

    Organizers of the loosely knit coalition of anti-tax, small-government proponents were hoping for a crowd of 25,000 to 50,000, billing the march as the largest gathering of fiscal conservatives in the history of the nation's capital.

    Skies were gray with a few light sprinkles as protesters prepared to step off toward Capitol Hill.

    If there was a unifying theme, it was the notion that the federal government, starting with the financial bailout last fall and continuing through the early months of the Obama administration, has grown too big and too intrusive in both the economy and the everyday lives of Americans.

    However, the main focus of today's protest was Obama's bid to use the government's power to cut the costs and expand the availability of healthcare, a cause he defended in a forceful speech to a joint session of Congress Wednesday night.

    A clutch of demonstrators stationed outside the iron gates of the White House responded this morning with signs saying, "Socialism isn't the American way" and "Government is the problem not the solution."

    President Obama was not home. He headed to Minnesota today, where he was expected to press his case at a healthcare rally in Minneapolis. He also used his regular, prerecorded Saturday radio address to press the arguments for his reform plan.

    After some initial reluctance, GOP leaders in Congress have embraced today's demonstrators and their cause. Among those scheduled to address the marchers is Mike Pence, chairman of the House Republican caucus, and Sen. Jim DeMint of South Carolina, who has been one of Obama's most outspoken critics.

    Virtually the entire roster of Republican House leaders, including Minority Leader John Boehner of Ohio, turned out for a kickoff rally earlier this week on Capitol Hill.
     
  2. Pandora

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    Gibbs said he had not heard about the 9-12 protesters? What a lying sack of crap!
    No wonder obama picked him.

    I wonder if news stations will cover this like they covered the acorn story NOT AT ALL!
     
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    What....CA$H-AWARD$ (for your "grass roots"-efforts, by Americans for Pro$perity), aren't ENOUGH, for you??? ​
     
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    What ex-House-members aren't (even) INVITED to such "grass roots" efforts??!!!!

    :eek:

    John BONER should be ashamed-of-himself...not flagging The DICK; Armey, regarding such a joyous-celebration (of helping the 1%ers AVOID paying-their-share of War-expenses)!!!
     
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    Hmmmmmmmmmmm.....it appears The DICK; Armey has been attacked by the same affliction!!!

    :eek:
     
  6. chestnut

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    dismissing the Tea Party Movement by the White house is a far cry different than an individual's statement on their relationship to a movement.
     
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    Yeah....let's simply ignore the fact the Tea Party Movement has nothin'-to-do with the term "grass roots"; that it was a Creation of The DICK; Armey!!!! (...hardly a D.C.-"outsider". :rolleyes: ) ​
     
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    Yes, there is a grass root conservative movement underway that is purposely being ignored. Bigger than any in history!

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    This is a beautiful sight!

    MSNBC, CNN, and ABC networks apparently ran several stories about Obama
    instead. They are so out of touch and in the Obama camp it ain't funny!

    They didn't let the average joe know the good news!
     
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    wow that is a whole lot of people, how many?

    Did it beat the 400 thousand man march?
     
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    What a great day for Americans. What a fantastic turn out. None of them had to be "paid" either.
     
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    Astounded. Astonished. Stunned. I think I'd not use giddy, as that usually is connotative of an underlying pleasure. Who knows, perhaps she's a closet Constitutionalist, so it is. But there certainly was an almost marveling quality about her on-air demeanor...
     
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    That was a really great video, I am glad I got my youtube working.

    I was very happy with CNN and MSNBC, they didnt call the people racist or say they just hate obama, they actually got it right. Tired of tax and spend in washington, unhappy with both parties.

    That was great to see so many people out there, I wish I had of gone
     
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    I couldn't go either. I didn't even know it was going to happen.

    But I did sign the 1.3 million person petition - the largest petition ever delivered to congress! Maybe it is time to stop calling these people teabaggers with derision and just call them people.
     
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