WASHINGTON -- A sea of protesters filled the west lawn of the Capitol and spilled onto the National Mall yesterday in the largest rally against President Barack Obama since he took office, a culmination of a summer-long season of protests that began with opposition to a health care overhaul and grew into a broader dissatisfaction with government....I like it.
The demonstrators numbered well into the tens of thousands, though the police declined to provide an estimate of the size of the crowd. Many of the participants came on their own and were not part of an organization or group. But the magnitude of the rally took the authorities by surprise, with throngs of people streaming from the White House to Capitol Hill for more than three hours.
As Mr. Obama traveled to Minnesota yesterday to rally support for his health care plan, he flew over the assembling crowd in Marine One. The helicopter could be seen flying overhead as the demonstrators marched down Pennsylvania Avenue.I hope Obama saw the throngs of people - because DeMint is right.
"This is not some kind of radical right-wing group," Sen. Jim DeMint, R-S.C., said in an interview as dozens of people streamed by him. "I just hope the Congress, the Senate and the president recognize that people are afraid of what's going on."
There truly is nothing to stop Obama and the liberals in Congress who want this dangerous healthcare plan. They have the votes.
It is literally the voice of the people that continues to stall them.