Interesting musings on the Saturday 9/12 T.E.A. party in Washington, D.C.
San Diego radio host Mason Weaver said from the podium: “I came here because I thought you might want to hear a black man speak without a teleprompter…This government is trying to make a nation of dependent people. Americans have always been independent people…This is not a Republican thing, it’s not a Democrat thing. It’s not a black thing or a white thing. It’s an American thing…We the people are telling them ‘No more! We’ve had enough!”
9/12 was a transformative event. AT. Rosslyn Smith.
The Democrats need to realize these demonstrators are beholden to no one. The Republicans need to realize that they still are not trusted. Why should they be when each day seems to have another story of compromise on core principals and going along to get along with spending their children cannot afford?
While the media is concentrating on the anti-Obama aspects of the demonstration, there was also a message to the Republican establishment: Lead, follow, or get out of our way.
NRO. Kathryn Jean Lopez.
…I was at the march myself. This was in no way a pro-Republican event, it was an anti-big government event. I am not sure how Republicans capture this group’s imagination without being more explicitly Libertarian. The Republican who wants to spend $80 billion on the Dept of Education and thinks he’s a hero compared to the Democrat who wants to spend $100 billion – well, that guy isn’t going to find fans in this group.
One Million Patriots. AT. Ann Kane.
We all came armed with the truth. The people I encountered at the march were the most civil, passionate, and solicitous crowd I have ever seen on such a large scale. There was no thuggery, trash talk or trash, pushing or shoving; just a one million strong contingent fighting to restore our Constitutional freedoms.
CNS News. Fred Lucas. Rep. Marsha Blackburn (R-Tenn.) on the massive numbers of protesters.
“They are sending a message to all of America — they are not willing to stand for a government takeover.
Newsmax. Grover Norquist.
Obama and ACORN fancy themselves as community organizers. They should drop by and see what real outrage and real community organizing — without taxpayer subsidies or paid union staff in purple T-shirts — looks like.