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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. And Timothy, I'm planning to visit the Smithsonian too while I'm there. What's so strange about that?

    Posted by: Let'sFaceIt | Sep 14, 2009 5:12:50 PM


  2. 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.

    Read more: www.dailymail.co.uk... P7

    Make your own judgment. Who is trying to mislead here?

    Posted by: cbt1 | Sep 14, 2009 5:43:29 PM


  3. CBT1, the Hate Mail isn't very credible. Various US media (all except Fox News) have put the numbers much lower. And I think even Fox News doesn't use the two million figure.

    And even if there were so many stupid people, they would still be stupid people or lunatics.

    Posted by: ahem | Sep 14, 2009 6:00:36 PM


  4. "Carter -- I mean Obama -- will be a one-term president"

    Right, because the Republican party has so many stellar presidential candidates in the wings: Jindal, Palin, Gingrich, Hannity, Beck . . . the list goes on. The midterm elections will depend on the economy; if it's not looking good, the Republicans may well gain, so now is the time to push to get things done. Obama's political skills are far more Reaganesque than Carteresque, which is one more reason why the haters are getter nuttier by the day.

    The people on the Mall this weekend were wingnuts. I have no problem calling them that. And racists and homophobes. So defend them if you will, but DC was full of people who think you deserve nothing. They had every right to be there, but I really don't get the gay people who continually suck up to those who despise you.

    Posted by: Ernie | Sep 14, 2009 6:34:14 PM


  5. If you gays want equality, you have to give it. Whether you agree with the issues raised by these people or not, how can you criticize them when we're in the midst of planning our own march, when others will be calling our own issues stupid and idiotic?

    Posted by: JT | Sep 14, 2009 7:00:18 PM


  6. JT/LFI, every single person (give or take a handful if we're lucky) at the wingnut march this weekend--and their FOX News cheerleaders and instigators--will in fact be calling our gay issues stupid and idiotic. So what? They're wrong, we're right, and they're never going to be on our side no matter what we do. But we're not trying to reach the wingnuts. We're trying to reach Obama and the people in power who are actually on our side, or profess to be and need prodding to make them turn empty rhetoric into action. Our struggle for civil rights isn't equivalent to their fears that America is becoming socialist with Hitler as president, so why should we bow down to the wingnuts? Defend their right to free speech but don't think for a minute they'll reward you for withholding criticism of their craziness.

    Posted by: Ernie | Sep 14, 2009 7:25:32 PM


  7. OK, they say it's not about race, but there's a sign saying "Obama's plan: White slavery." Yeah, that's not about race at all.

    And the only non-white face I see in ANY photo is a mask!

    70,000 angry white folks talking about guns and revolution. Imagine if they were black!

    Posted by: KevinVT | Sep 14, 2009 7:58:12 PM


  8. Spoken like true Vermonters, Kevin and Ernie. THESE protestors are wrong, but our protest is right. THESE protestors are racists, but ours won't be.

    Posted by: JT | Sep 14, 2009 10:30:39 PM


  9. And Kevin, if it was 70,000 black people in a crowd talking about guns and revolution...? Any gay person, black or white, would be wise to stay far away if he values his life.

    Posted by: JT | Sep 14, 2009 10:45:19 PM


  10. Shameful "reporting." When drag queens and naked men dancing at a pride parade are pushed by Christian nutters as the typical participant everyone screams that such selective representations is proof of bias and bigotry -- and it is. So you do the same thing with this rally, going so far as to call it a hate rally. Is it hate to want a balanced budget? Hate to oppose government control of medical care? Hate to oppose corporate bail outs?

    There is no control, at a demonstration, about who comes to it. At Pride Parades we get wacko radicals of all stripes who wan to use the parade for their own purposes. Similarly people do that at other demonstrations as well.

    You are welcome to your opinions. Free speech, even when its wrong. Obama has screwed over the gay community but my lord, you act as if you married the guy.

    Posted by: cls | Sep 15, 2009 7:43:09 AM


  11. Yes, JT, I'm from VT and proud of it, so what? You seem perpetually fixated on this.

    I invite you or CLS to take a male date to the next teabagger rally, hold hands, and see what kind of response you get. I guarantee that the people there will like you about as much as they like Obama. These rallies ARE full of aimlessly angry, hateful people who don't believe that Obama is legitimately our president and who will never want you to have a single right. Their rage--as at the town meetings--has little to do with balanced budgets, health care, or corporate bail outs.

    The difference with the so-called "wacko radicals" you find so offensive at our demonstrations is that they're basically on your side. They believe you deserve rights. They aren't going to beat you up. It takes a certain amount of self-loathing to go out of your way to defend those who hate you, while, at the same time, going out of your way to demonize gay people who wear outfits you disapprove of. The drag queens don't hate you, the teabaggers do. And we all agree that Obama can do better on gay rights. That's why we're going to DC in Oct. There may be a few drag queens there; there won't be any teabaggers, unless they're there protesting against us.

    Posted by: Ernie | Sep 15, 2009 10:48:01 AM


  12. Ever watch a Mike Judge movie called "Idiocracy"? It's about the descendants of all those protesters.

    Posted by: tone def | Sep 15, 2009 6:04:32 PM


  13. Here is the problem. You people are willing to jump on board any political movement that supports the gay agenda. Even if that means a rampant and obvious push towards American Socialism. I know it is not a big deal to you because most gays are financially above average. Heck, no kids to pay for. But when this administration starts taxing you at 45% 50% 55% you may be changing your tune.

    Posted by: NG | Nov 3, 2009 10:59:56 AM


  14. You fags are so hateful. Why don't you calm your bigoted views and take a look at the big picture for a moment.

    No wonder the Patriotic Americans hate you lefties so much. You just want to destroy what's left of America.

    Without America, THERE IS NO FREEDOM. Now take the dick outta your ass and do a little reading, you fool-aid drinkers. before it's too late.

    Posted by: AmericanPatriot | Nov 30, 2009 6:29:51 PM


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