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Wingnuts Hold Anti-Obama 'Million Moron March' on National Mall

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Anti-Obama Republicans held a hate rally on the National Mall in Washington D.C. this weekend. The Glenn Beck worshipers, the Joe Wilson allies.

Youth3Salon reports on the alternate reality that took place, and was reported: "Crowd size estimates like the one Blackburn gave were flying around all day on Saturday. Some said they heard 1.2 million, others 1.6 million; conservative blogger Michelle Malkin said in one post that ABC News had estimated the attendance at 2 million. Malkin was wrong -- ABC had never reported anything like that. In her own way, Blackburn was wrong, too. So were all the others. They weren't even in the ballpark, which most news outlets estimated in the tens of thousands and D.C. Fire and Emergency Medical Services said, unofficially, was somewhere between 60,000 and 75,000 people. Still, that size crowd is a pretty impressive accomplishment. It's certainly not as large as plenty of the protests Washington has seen over the years, including some of the more recent anti-war rallies, but considering how unfamiliar these kinds of demonstrations are to the right and the distance many of the attendees traveled to be here, it can't be dismissed out of hand."

ABC News denied that it had misreported the size of the protest, saying they had only reported what Matt Kibbe of FreedomWorks, the group that organized the event, had said.

Salon also compares the size of this rally to the size of some other recent massive rallies on the Mall.

And if you want to talk indoctrination, check out the photo on the above right, via Daily Dish.

A new website was recently created, highlighting the ridiculousness of these people: 'Look at This Fucking Teabagger'.

A slideshow of signs from the protest, AFTER THE JUMP...

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  1. Imagine how the wingers would have reacted had liberals held such a large anti-Bush rally. Look at the posters about trading liberty for security. Weren't these the same people who happily supported the Patriot Act and torture?

    Posted by: Whatever | Sep 14, 2009 10:34:32 AM


  2. Wingnuts? Hate rally? You know, people are still allowed to dissent and oppose your Dear Leader. Boy, you really are a partisan Democrat. BTW if you cherry-picked the worst signs from any antiwar or anti-Bush rally, you'd find horrific candidates as well.

    PS I wonder if you'll be as happy with Obama when he fails to repeal DADT and DOMA...

    Posted by: Terry | Sep 14, 2009 10:50:41 AM


  3. looks like the rest of the country is learning how it feels to have a debate shaped by fanatics & religious zealots...
    Welcome to our (gay) world!

    Posted by: stephen | Sep 14, 2009 10:52:46 AM


  4. I don't get the US Right. They're always banging on about Freedom but seem to be the most Oppressive part of American society today.

    They want Freedom but only on their terms.

    Posted by: Sean Collindridge | Sep 14, 2009 10:55:35 AM


  5. Is there really a guy holding a sign that has (a rough paraphrase of) Ben Franklin's quote -- "Trade freedom for security and you will have neither" -- at this event????

    Was he asleep during the last 8 years with the Patriot act and the Department of Homeland Security?

    It makes my head hurt.

    Posted by: Ed | Sep 14, 2009 11:06:15 AM


  6. This just makes me so sad...

    Posted by: Randy | Sep 14, 2009 11:07:04 AM


  7. The KKK is alive and well in the USA.

    Posted by: crispy | Sep 14, 2009 11:10:33 AM


  8. ...and where are the minorities? Isn't it fascinating that all you see are angry white people? About all that was missing were the sheets and burning crosses.

    Racist assholes.

    Posted by: Rad | Sep 14, 2009 11:15:00 AM


  9. grotesque ---- and how many of them do you want to bet would make us being openly gay ILLEGAL as it was just a few years ago in many states

    Posted by: walter | Sep 14, 2009 11:16:13 AM


  10. Many of flowers in the garden. Looks like of weeds, too.

    Posted by: MATT | Sep 14, 2009 11:34:38 AM


  11. Does anyone get that Nancy Pelosi poster, with the "Nazis" thoughtbubble and "ASTROTURF!!!!" at the bottom? It's very stream-of-consciousness.

    Posted by: Glenn | Sep 14, 2009 11:37:15 AM


  12. I live in Washington, D.C. and didn't remember that there was this protest until many of them flooded into coffee shops in the Dupont Circle area around 4 pm. I saw lots of racist signs, whole families with placards bearing lots of hate filled slogans. There was not civil political discourse at all. Some people were talking nothing but hate filled banter, others looking scared, talking about the end times, and that their minister was right about all the rampant homosexuality in our nations' capital. It was really scary to see so much hatred directed against Obama personally. These folks were all talking to each other about Sean Hannity, Rush Limbaugh, Glen Beck. Many years ago, these kind of political movements were known as "know nothings". Today, they are all getting their moments of fame in all the various media.

    Posted by: Drake | Sep 14, 2009 11:39:37 AM


  13. @ Terry
    Yeah, that's right HATE rally. Read the signs and the t-shirts and listen to what they're saying. What do you call it, spirited mainstream disagreement? Buffalo shit. And don't whine then crawl behind some quasi-principled First Amendment fig leaf because free speech can be hateful. The First Amendment lets them be hateful and it lets us CALL THEM ON IT. Not everyone who objects to this kind of lunatic fringe filth is an Obama ass puppet or even a Democrat, either.

    Posted by: MikeMick | Sep 14, 2009 11:55:45 AM


  14. Before you start calling people morons maybe you could learn to spell worshippers correctly...

    Posted by: Tim | Sep 14, 2009 11:57:34 AM


  15. The face of the republican party. The face of intolerance. The face of bigotry.

    Posted by: Reggie | Sep 14, 2009 12:09:37 PM


  16. I know this is pointless to even say, but these people need to pick up and read two things: a history book and a dictionary. They can easily begin with: fascism, Marxism, communism, impeach, Lenin, Stalin, Muslim. After they've studied up on those...well, I doubt anything will change.

    It's interesting to note how when a democrat is in the White House, the Republicans can't do anything except demonize him (or her--maybe in the future).

    Posted by: Jon Brock | Sep 14, 2009 12:29:30 PM


  17. I'm not American and I just don't get these people. Does America have a social conscience? Are you happy to live in a country that allows people who have cancer to die just because they don't have any money? Does America have a social conscience? Do these people even understand what freedom, marxism and communism mean? Reality check on definitions required.

    Posted by: jethro | Sep 14, 2009 12:34:21 PM


  18. what is aklso frightening is how these ignorant bigots are indoctrinating their children at such an early age to hate for no reason. What also amazes me is how the Republicans and conseravtives are so adept at getting people to vote against their own self-interest and to hate and disparage people and programs that they (the haters and disparagers) will benefit from in the long run. I understand why Limbaugh, hannity, Beck etc are opposed and why they hate, they make fortunes off of their hate and are laughing all the way to the bank at the mindless minions that make that possible.

    Posted by: jerry | Sep 14, 2009 12:44:38 PM


  19. I work in the Capitol complex and was in the office on Saturday....the turnout for this thing was probably 20-30K at best. It was a lilly white hodgepoge of various right-wing fringe people (e.g., birthers, anti-tax activists, anti-abortionists, etc.)

    What I can't believe about these people is how strongly the subtext of violence against the government (or Obama personally) comes through in their protests. At least with the anti-war protests (in which I didn't particpate, either) the crowd seemed pissed at Bush but were not making as if they would personally attack him.

    @Drake hit it right on the head....these are the heirs to the knownothings, the Larouchies, all the uneducated fringe that can be so simply manipulated by fear and xenophobia....

    Posted by: DC Guy | Sep 14, 2009 1:46:47 PM


  20. @Jerry I totally agree. It is amazing that the party that hates the average guy seems to be able to mesmerize their inner racists against their own good and that of theri families. Scary too.

    Posted by: Derek Washington | Sep 14, 2009 1:57:50 PM


  21. I sadly admit that I am now of an age when I can remember the "good ole days," so let me share some of those memories. Back then, if you were crazy as a loon you at least still retained enough sense to stay at home and out of sight so as to not shame your family and friends.

    Nowadays, the crazies just gather together in front of god and everybody and create enough shame for an entire country.

    Posted by: Kyle | Sep 14, 2009 1:59:54 PM


  22. I had the misfortune to be on the Metro when the event ended and all of these wingnuts flooded the DC public transport system. My favorites were the ones planning to go their hotel, change, and then go to the Smithsonian.

    Posted by: Timothy | Sep 14, 2009 2:22:50 PM


  23. I'm surprised they learned how to breath, let alone vote.

    Posted by: stolidog | Sep 14, 2009 3:43:33 PM


  24. If you believe the rally was full of morons and racists and fringe folk, you are going to be in for the biggest surprise of your life come the midterm elections. Practice your slack-jawed, disbelieving stares now, because the GOP will rebound big time, and Carter -- I mean Obama -- will be a one-term president.

    Posted by: Freddy | Sep 14, 2009 4:37:05 PM


  25. Call them "wingnuts" if you wish, by picking out the biggest extremists there. They'll be doing the same to us when we march in October. The media will focus on those guys from San Fran who dress as nuns instead of the thousands of less-dramatic types.

    Posted by: Let'sFaceIt | Sep 14, 2009 5:10:15 PM


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