Sunday, September 13, 2009 8:03 AM
Make no mistake about it....The World is watching closely what the American people are doing. Are we making our enemies in the Middle East uncomfortable by challenging their champion Obama? They know full well that we protest more than just the spending.Al Jazeera English - Americas - Thousands rally against US spending
This comment by a Brit.... clarifies our choice for the future. To be or not to be?
"Hmmm, Looks like the honeymoon is over for Obama then....or is it over for the American people"
Is this a prophetic comment that describes the situation in America? It is... IF Obama and the radicals win then, it will be over for the American people!
Up to two million march to US Capitol to protest against Obama's spending in 'tea-party' demonstration Mail Online
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 president's 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.
People were chanting "enough, enough" and "We the People." Others yelled "You lie, you lie!" and "Pelosi has to go," referring to California congresswoman Nancy Pelosi.
Tens of thousands of people converged on Capitol Hill on Saturday to protest against government spending
Demonstrators waved U.S. flags and held signs reading "Go Green Recycle Congress" and "I'm Not Your ATM." Men wore colonial costumes as they listened to speakers who warned of "judgment day" - Election Day 2010.
Richard Brigle, 57, a Vietnam War veteran and former Teamster, came from Michigan. He said health care needs to be reformed - but not according to President Barack Obama's plan.
"My grandkids are going to be paying for this. It's going to cost too much money that we don't have," he said while marching, bracing himself with a wooden cane as he walked.
FreedomWorks Foundation, a conservative organization led by former House of Representatives Majority Leader Dick Armey, organized several groups from across the country for what they billed as a "March on Washington."
Organizers say they built on momentum from the April "tea party" demonstrations held nationwide to protest tax policies, along with growing resentment over the economic stimulus packages and bank bailouts.
Many protesters said they paid their own way to the event - an ethic they believe should be applied to the government.
Anna Hayes, 58, a nurse from Fairfax County, stood on the Mall in 1981 for Reagan's inauguration. "The same people were celebrating freedom," she said. "The president was fighting for the people then. I remember those years very well and fondly."
Saying she was worried about "Obamacare," Hayes explained: "This is the first rally I've been to that demonstrates against something, the first in my life. I just couldn't stay home anymore."
VERY FEW OF THE U.S. PRESS WILL NOT COVER THIS STORY BECAUSE THEY ARE BOUGHT AND PAID FOR BY THE OBAMA THUGS!
The heated demonstrations were organized by a Conservative group called the Tea Party Patriots
Like countless others at the rally,
Joan Wright, 78, of Ocean Pines, Md., sounded angry. "I'm not taking this crap anymore," said Wright, who came by bus to Washington with 150 like-minded residents of Maryland's Eastern Shore. "I don't like the health-care [plan]. I don't like the czars. And I don't like the elitists telling us what we should do or eat."
Republican lawmakers also supported the rally.
"Republicans, Democrats and independents are stepping up and demanding we put our fiscal house in order," Rep. Mike Pence, chairman of the House Republican Conference, said.
"I think the overriding message after years of borrowing, spending and bailouts is enough is enough."
Other sponsors of the rally include the Heartland Institute, Americans for Tax Reform and the Ayn Rand Center for Individuals Rights.
Recent polls illustrate how difficult recent weeks have been for a president who, besides tackling health care, has been battling to end a devastatingly deep recession.
Fifty percent approve and 49 percent disapprove of the overall job he is doing as president, compared to July, when those approving his performance clearly outnumbered those who were unhappy with it, 55 percent to 42 percent.
Just 42 percent approve of the president's work on the high-profile health issue.
The poll was taken over five days just before Obama's speech to Congress. That speech reflected Obama's determination to push ahead despite growing obstacles.
"I will not waste time with those who have made the calculation that it's better politics to kill this plan than to improve it," Obama said on Wednesday night. "I won't stand by while the special interests use the same old tactics to keep things exactly the way they are.
"If you misrepresent what's in the plan, we'll call you out. And I will not accept the status quo as a solution."
Prior to Obama's speech before Congress U.S. Capitol Police arrested a man they say tried to get into a secure area near the Capitol with a gun in his car as President Barack Obama was speaking.
Police spokeswoman Sgt. Kimberly Schneider said Thursday that 28-year-old Joshua Bowman of suburban Falls Church, Virginia, was arrested around 8 p.m. Wednesday when Obama was due to speak.
'Parasite-in-chief': The title given to the American President during the demonstrations on Saturday
Bowman's intentions were unclear, police said.
Today's protests imitated the original Boston Tea Party of 1773, when colonists threw three shiploads of taxed tea into Boston Harbour in protest against the British government under the slogan 'No taxation without representation'.
The group first began rising to prominence in April, when the governor of Texas threatened to secede from the union in protest against government spending. Waves of tea party protests have crossed America since.
Today's rally, the largest grouping of fiscal conservatives to march on Washington, comes on the heels of heated town halls held during the congressional August recess when some Democratic lawmakers were confronted, disrupted and shouted down by angry protestors who oppose President Obama's plan to overhaul the health care system.
They want answers Mr. President... Be on the right side of history "The Tea Party protests, the town hall meetings are only just the beginning. The second american revolution has begun - Gerald Celente (2009)"- SupAJ1M, Kent, UK, 12/9/2009 15:13
Hmmmmmmmmm Looks like the honeymoon is over for Obama then....or is it over for the American people We had the same rude awakening with B Liar and Brown; I wonder if Obama will listen unlike our dear Socialist leaders ( must be British politics as CMD turns a deaf un' most of the time )- Tony, Buckingham, 12/9/2009 15:25
At least Obama won an election and is unpopular at the moment. We have a guy who wasn't elected, isn't going to be elected, and is hated much, much more than Obama.- Sid, Gateshead. UK., 12/9/2009 15:26
The USA appears to have it worse than we do with the whole new world order plan. USA has got to have socialized health care to fit in with the trans atlantic communist union you see. More and bigger protests will follow and the police will increasingly be armed with tasers and next, martial law. I am not religious, but the unrest and changes that we are facing in our countries and lives is almost biblical isn't it. - karen, tonbridge, 12/9/2009 15:31
Many of us are excited and thrilled to see we are not alone in our serious concerns about where this country is headed. Thank you, Daily Mail, for printing the truth. The tea parties and townhall meetings throughout the country over the past few weeks have been incredible displays of Democracy in Action, where regular folks are finally starting to speak out. The turnout today in DC was incredible. We are all so fortunate to live in freedom, the United States and our friends across the pond. God bless! - GoCardsDeb, Louisville, Kentucky, USA, 13/9/2009 00:36
Compare and contrast; Tea party protestors versus the anti-war protesters. My take is that the Tea party folks represent the mainstream of the United States while the anti-war leftists represented the extremist fringe. The Tea party folks were clean, nice, well behaved and on topic while the anti-war leftists were complete vitriolic loonies, who screamed, vandalized and threatened violence. - Glitchus, Dewatto USA, 13/9/2009 00:36
COMMENTARY FROM AN ACTIVIST THAT WAS PRESENT AT THE PROTEST:
The gigantic event in DC was made possible by a team effort by those who attended, those who supported at home, those who worked so hard to get the message out. All can be proud of the gigantic outpouring of Patriots that we locked arms with in DC.Now to some details...We dont know for sure the actual numbers that attended in Dc to express their demand for freedom and liberty. We can report estimates ranging from 1 to 2.1 million as reported by News Media and the DC Park Police who we personally spoke with.Seeing the mass of Patriots that streched from the Capital to the White House and in all directions in between. People were streaming in from all directions. We shut the city down.The point of all this is that Patriots have set a new bar for numbers involved in a peaceful protest, the courtesy of everyone involved, the cleanliness of the streets, the absense of any confrontation and enjoyable event that sends a clear message of Constitutional Restoration and Republic Principles.The cresendo of events that began in April with Tea Parties escollated through town hall meetings was peaked in DC with over a million Patriots of which everyone can be proud to be a part of.We will have more later, as this is being written heading south on I95 as we head for home.So many, giving so much, as a team effort is why such a positive event occured in DC.Thanks for everyones hard work