13 September 2009

Massive 9/12 Rally To Limit Government Control

Tens of thousands gathered yesterday to protest Obama's full scale attack on capitalism and individual liberty but all the left wants to talk about is that the crowd didn't reach a million. According to The New York Times,

The demonstrators numbered well into the tens of thousands, though the police declined to estimate the size of the crowd. Many 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.
The protesters formed a massive sea of outrage flowing through the streets of D.C., singing patriot songs and displaying their commitment to an America born and bred on individual freedom and limited government intervention.

But rather than address the darkening waters of the Obamanic lust for power, the left wants to talk about how it was mistakenly reported that a million people were at the rally rather than the merely tens of thousands who were actually there. They would love nothing more than to portray this gathering as a backyard BBQ with a few yokels complaining about Uncle Sam over a six pack of PBR.

I'll admit that I never expected a million or even tens of thousands to attend. Historically Republicans have refrained from rallies of this sort because . . . well, we tend to work during the day. But the radical agenda of those currently controlling the democratic party have passionately changed the way Republicans respond, perhaps forever.

Michelle Malkin sums it for us:
Activists were derided as amateurs who couldn’t turn out a crowd. Then they were smeared as corporate shills. They were criticized for not having a coherent message. Then they were mocked for ideological single-mindedness. They are resented by professional strategists who accuse them of organizing empty protests that won’t translate into electoral gains. But the movement has given birth to a new generation of movers and shakers who have rejected establishment partisan politics for nimble, Internet-facilitated, issues-based advocacy.
Amen, sister. Whoa, did that make me part of the "Religious Right"?

The left has made their first predictable attempt to avoid the growing outrage over their policies by ignoring the message to talk about the "poor attendance." So, what's next on their game plan? Just how long before they call the rally racism?