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    Re: Tens of thousands attend broad protest of government in nation's capital

    Quote Originally Posted by Reverend_Hellh0und View Post
    I find it amazing how angry people get over people protesting government expansion.
    My only problem with it is that I think people should have been doing this a long time ago.
    You know the time is right to take control, we gotta take offense against the status quo

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    Re: Tens of thousands attend broad protest of government in nation's capital

    Quote Originally Posted by Harshaw View Post
    They do when the point is about how many people turned out.
    Pro-government points of view are always at an advantage when in comes to getting butts out on the streets, because they pander to the people whose opinion is easiest to buy - the unthinking mob. Pro-freedom people tend to have jobs 'n families 'n stuff, they can't drop all that to be a part of some collectivist demonstration which in reality doesn't change a thing!

    "Let them march all they want, as long as they pay their taxes."

    I've never been to a demonstration before, but I'm there in spirit, both ones protesting Bush's socialism and Obama's!
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    Re: Tens of thousands attend broad protest of government in nation's capital

    Quote Originally Posted by tumbleweed View Post
    I don't think much about it at all really, other than regarding their agenda as being on the same level as the teabaggers. Both groups seem to have too many wingnuts involved in their activities to be taken seriously enough to actually have an impact on government policies.

    From what I can see it makes for a good photo-op and extra work for the grounds crew, but I doubt it represents much more than a flock of sheep doing the bidding of organized special interest groups like ALL.
    Tell us what you thought of the "Million Mom March".

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    Re: Tens of thousands attend broad protest of government in nation's capital

    Quote Originally Posted by apdst View Post
    That's because you're not an American. You wouldn't understand.
    LOL what a crock. I fully understand what is going on.

    When they had the power, then it was no problem running up massive debts. They had no problems with the Patriot Act and that their people spied on them. Or creating a massive bureaucratic institution as Homeland Security.

    But now that they are not in power, then they suddenly see everything the "other side" is doing as a threat to them. So now they are coming out of the woodwork and starting to protest. Now it is important for fiscal responsibility, now that the ship is sinking, now it is important for personal rights and liberty, and now it is important for certain "values".

    I ask again, where were these people when the Bush administration doubled the debt of the US? Or established a bloated bureaucratic organisation like Homeland Security? Or spied on its own people without warrants?... oh yea I know where they were.. defending the administration tooth and nail.

    Or could it be, that these people are like many US conservatives, a bunch of hypocrites that cant stand that a black man from the Democratic party is stilling in the White House instead of the usual old white man they are so accustomed too?

    Yes the truth hurts, and no amount of "you dont understand, you are not American" crap will change the truth.
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    Re: Tens of thousands attend broad protest of government in nation's capital

    Pete once again exposing himself as ignorant.


    When the bailouts were announced by Bush, these same people were upset about it. I sure was.
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    Re: Tens of thousands attend broad protest of government in nation's capital

    Quote Originally Posted by PeteEU View Post
    When they had the power, then it was no problem running up massive debts.... But now that they are not in power, then they suddenly see everything the "other side" is doing as a threat to them.
    You know that you're describing the Democrats, 2001-2009 - right?

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    Re: Tens of thousands attend broad protest of government in nation's capital

    Quote Originally Posted by PeteEU View Post
    When they had the power, then it was no problem running up massive debts. They had no problems with the Patriot Act and that their people spied on them. Or creating a massive bureaucratic institution as Homeland Security.
    I had a problem with that. I think some people were trying to pretend. Some of what is happening within the People is political, some are doing it because it's Obama. Of course in press and government, it's always political. But I don't think that it's all political on the People's front. People sat through Bush, some tried to defend, and they see Obama now continuing where Bush left off and I think a good number finally got frustrated. Don't know what took them so damned long. And you're starting to see that frustration now. About damned time, this thing needs to boil. The People must make their dissatisfaction with the government well known.
    You know the time is right to take control, we gotta take offense against the status quo

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    Re: Tens of thousands attend broad protest of government in nation's capital

    Quote Originally Posted by sazerac View Post
    The anger began when Bush said we needed to bailout Wall Street. People were furious. But before that they weren't angry enough to start a massive grassroots movement.

    Then Obama made it clear that we were going to spend a bunch more on the bailout and people became crazy mad.

    If Bush were still president right now I feel the anger would be there and people would be protesting. Bush still has a fan base but I don't figure the teaparty folks to be part of it at all. Not at all.
    Good points! And if Bush would have been installing 30 czars, many with radical anti-American leanings, assisting a group of crooked community organizers (ACORN for you slow readers) to screw up the census, and taking control of the auto industry, and taking control of the health care industry, and proposing massive energy taxes that will skyrocket electric rates (and more likely cause energy shortages, IMO), then, hell yeah! I would have supported such a protest!. He didn't do any of that stuff and he was a lame duck about to leave office when he passed the Democrat-supported (including Obama) first massive, misguided spending bill! Hell, Democrats musn't be too concerned about the war in Iraq and Afghanistan - I haven't seen any anti-war attacks against the president since Obama took over!
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    Re: Tens of thousands attend broad protest of government in nation's capital

    Quote Originally Posted by LowRevs View Post
    I just came from the NPS website and couldn't find anything in their news releases about the attendees of the tea party or that it existed for that matter. (hmmmm, scrubbed by Axelrod?) Anyway, here's a report from the Charlotte Examiner.

    I have heard reports up to 2M. If you look at this pic you will see more than 10s of K. More like 100s of K. Make your own judgement. Certainly not 60K.
    the charlotte examiner! you have to be kidding
    tens of dozens became 2 million to you?
    there were more people at the south carolina vs georgia football game (92,000) than attended the teabagging ceremonies (70,000)

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    Re: Tens of thousands attend broad protest of government in nation's capital

    Quote Originally Posted by Reverend_Hellh0und View Post
    Pete once again exposing himself as ignorant.


    When the bailouts were announced by Bush, these same people were upset about it. I sure was.
    Dude.. the debt was already almost double by the time the bailouts happened....
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