…..rallying around the flag Rally !
Shortly after I got home today, I dropped in on my friends at Stealth Fusion to leave a short trip report:
My thoughts….it wasn’t the numbers as much as who these people were and why they were there. I did the 2005 DC (very angry and Bush hating) war protest, and all together a different crowd. Oh, I never saw many minorities at that either, despite how the msm and lefty blogs paint those racist right wing extremists
The 9-12 crowd were so much more fun, energetic and just love this country so damn much. Especially at the Hyatt Regency bar *hic* with a group from Texas and a group from Long Island, it was more like a family reunion with the whole country!
The most important question, where are you from? Then you hug, then you thank each other for being there. You just felt the heart and soul of America, a very bonding experience.
I met people who were on buses for 16 hours, marched, then got back on those busses. They would do it again! And bringing more friends next time!
Favorite chant had to be “Oh-bama, Oh-bama, Hey, Hey, You Lie”
Also, “We own the Dome, we’re here to collect the rent” and “Can you hear us now”
National Park Service suggests this is the largest gathering ever for D.C….and the nicest, best behaved
I only saw two counter-protestors, matching young men on bikes wearing helmets and navy blue outfits with Obama-Biden Riders over the Obama symbol on their chest. I walked over to them with my little Culpepper flag and said “hi, good to see you here, I’m a Democrat too”, then I waved off They looked like Hitler Youth, but I was nice and held the thought.
I heard there was a team from ACORN heckling the crowd, but didn’t see them. I would have asked them if I could buy a house to start a “puppy mill”
I heard there were hundreds of solidarity protests around the country too? I’m off to find them, as a I know it’s well over 2 million if you count them.
And no, I’m not a Republican freeping right-wing nutjob extremist for having participated, or a DINO….. I’m an American
So much too share, so little in the (no surprise) MSM. Here’s the cook’s tour:
I think this gathering should be appreciated as the extremely important historical event that it is. This is the first great conservative anti-statist manifestation in American history. The conservative movement, which developed in the post-WWII, Cold War environment has now fully matured into the most significant political movement of the 21st century. I believe that this day could be referred to in the not too distant future as the day that changed America. This was the day the great silent conservative majority finally found its voice.
There were notable differences though, in the behavior of these attendees. Although the legend of Woodstock is that there was a friendly atmosphere of camaraderie, the truth is that most people were there for the drugs, sex and rock and roll. Today in D.C. there was a true kinship amongst these people based on shared values and intellectual understanding of what America is and how its future is imperiled by big radical government.
Lloyd Marcus brings it home:
And, if you’re still obsessed about “how many showed up”, go ahead, count ‘em …. ))
…to be continued, I’m sure