“Thousands” rally at Minnesota capital to “Kill the Bill”

posted at 5:56 pm on March 13, 2010 by Ed Morrissey

Give the Star Tribune credit; they actually report that “thousands” attended a rally in freezing weather today to demand an end to the ObamaCare effort.  Minnesota Majority staged the rally on the state capital mall to hear Reps. John Kline and Michele Bachmann speak to the gathered opponents of the overhaul of the health-care system, as well as several other speakers — including me.  The Strib did better than the Associated Press, which went with “at least hundreds” instead:

The message that echoed across the State Capitol grounds Saturday couldn’t have been simpler: “Kill the bill!”

A day after congressional Democratic leaders announced their final legislative push to enact a bill to overhaul the nation’s health care system, opponents rallied to send a noisy contrary message. Rally organizers said 4,000 people attended, but Capitol police estimated the crowd at 2,000 or less.

Dozens of times, the crowd members, a combination of Republicans, social conservatives and Tea Partiers, chanted, “Kill the bill! Kill the bill!,” urged on by a half-dozen speakers.

I’m not a crowd-estimate expert, but clearly we had more than 2,000 people at the rally.  I spoke about halfway through the event and people were still walking up to the crowd after I finished.  I’ve taken images from video shot immediately after I left the stage, and I’ll let people guess for themselves.  These are taken from left to right of the crowd directly in front of the dais, which doesn’t capture at least a few hundred more on the wings and behind us:

I’d have put the crowd somewhere between three and four thousand.  They were not just numerous — the largest rally I’ve personally attended at this venue — but also enthusiastic.  Some got a little overly enthusiastic, such as the few who brought actual pitchforks.  (They were asked to step to the back of the crowd.)  Almost every sign carried to the rally was homemade, as you can see from the pictures.  They all came out to the capital on a day where the temperature didn’t get above 40 degrees during the entire rally, and where a cold wind blew across the mall.

I’ll have video from the rally loaded soon and embedded here on the site, either later this evening or tomorrow.


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I love the photos -not a smiling face there. It is way past time to be real serious.

Don L on March 13, 2010 at 7:37 PM

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Indeed. This is not a drill.

diogenes on March 13, 2010 at 8:31 PM

Are we questioning the intelligence or veracity of the police?

I have a lot of experience with the police. (Working with them, not being chased by them)
ALWAYS question the intelligence or veracity of the police.

single stack on March 13, 2010 at 8:40 PM

Wethal on March 13, 2010 at 6:17 PM

Why Pelosi, Biden, and the ilk that support this, haven’t ben excommunicated, is beyond me. They don’t abide by the teachings of the church, and not only advocate abortion, but rally around it, in an alleged health care bill.

The church is far more tolerant of this disgrace than I am.

capejasmine on March 13, 2010 at 8:42 PM

Great crowd, and great what the Catholic Bishops are doing. But whats up with the AP headline that says Catholic hospitals back the Bill? Sorry I can’t do the copy thingy, but it’s their headline.

sandee on March 13, 2010 at 8:44 PM

get on March 13, 2010 at 6:22 PM

darwin on March 13, 2010 at 6:24 PM

IrishEi on March 13, 2010 at 7:21 PM

This is all truly sad to me. I did have a thought though. If people were this naive, and gullible to elect a communist president…it isn’t any wonder they think we’re all so stupid, they’d force this down our throats, with the thinking, they know what’s best for us. They see all of us, as naive, and gullible.

I hope this country is learning, and quickly. Before it’s all gone. :(

capejasmine on March 13, 2010 at 8:46 PM

Rally organizers said 4,000 people attended, but Capitol police estimated the crowd at 2,000 or less.

Are we questioning the intelligence or veracity of the police?

Trent1289 on March 13, 2010 at 6:12 PM

Personally, I questioned when they asked the police for an estimate in my comment above. There was a problem like that at the DC event in April. Somebody asked some fire department guy for an estimate very early on in the event, and then people clung bitterly to his number (which I think was about 50,000) no matter how obvious it was that many times that number ultimately attended the event.

forest on March 13, 2010 at 6:16 PM

The Register newspaper here in Des Moines did the same thing for the Rally here in April…they came at 11am, when the rally started at 1pm and kept growing…Tehn they put that number on the noon news…
You are either very naive or a tool…

lovingmyUSA on March 13, 2010 at 8:46 PM

Great crowd, and great what the Catholic Bishops are doing. But whats up with the AP headline that says Catholic hospitals back the Bill? Sorry I can’t do the copy thingy, but it’s their headline.

sandee on March 13, 2010 at 8:44 PM

My guess is, the AP is once again….lying. No catholic churches support the health care crap, when abortion is written into it. They threatened to close their doors months ago, if they were forced to do abortions. I doubt that’s changed.

To bad lying by the press isn’t a crime.

capejasmine on March 13, 2010 at 8:47 PM

Are we questioning the intelligence or veracity of the police?

Trent1289 on March 13, 2010 at 6:12 PM

Ed and the local police are equally qualified to guess the crowd.

Maybe I missed where they teach Crowd Estimation 101, let alone become Professional crowd estimators.

Excuse me while I roll my eyes are your ignorance.

uknowmorethanme on March 13, 2010 at 8:55 PM

Great crowd, and great what the Catholic Bishops are doing. But whats up with the AP headline that says Catholic hospitals back the Bill? Sorry I can’t do the copy thingy, but it’s their headline.
sandee on March 13, 2010 at 8:44 PM

I saw that too and when I went back to get it, it has disappeared! I can’t find it now but it was some women executive for some Catholic Hosp. group that came out with this statement and the Council of Catholic Bishops immediately denounced it!

Vince on March 13, 2010 at 9:02 PM

Great crowd, and great what the Catholic Bishops are doing. But whats up with the AP headline that says Catholic hospitals back the Bill? Sorry I can’t do the copy thingy, but it’s their headline.

sandee on March 13, 2010 at 8:44 PM
My guess is, the AP is once again….lying. No catholic churches support the health care crap, when abortion is written into it. They threatened to close their doors months ago, if they were forced to do abortions. I doubt that’s changed.

To bad lying by the press isn’t a crime.

capejasmine on March 13, 2010 at 8:47 PM

The Association of Catholic Hospitals (or at least its the nun who is its head) wants the extra funding that they’ll get (can’t blame them for that).

But she says the abortion funding can be “fixed.” If it could, it would have in the Senate bill, but Ben Nelson introduced the Stupak amendment in the Senate and only got 45 votes.

The bishops won’t sell out the unborn for extra federal funds.

Wethal on March 13, 2010 at 9:04 PM

I believe the statement was a long one that stated that the bishops were certainly for health care for everyone in the first paragraph, but later stated that they were against this bill because of the abortion clauses contained therein.

Who didn’t see misuse of their statement coming? Only the bishops…

ROCnPhilly on March 13, 2010 at 9:06 PM

For clarity on Catholic hospital health care stance:

The chief executive of the Catholic Health Association, Carol Keehan, wrote on the group’s Web site that although the legislation isn’t perfect, it represents a “major first step” toward covering all Americans and would make “great improvements” for millions of people. The more than 600 Catholic hospitals across the country do not provide abortions as a matter of conscience.

and

Major anti-abortion groups, including the U.S. Conference of Catholic Bishops and the National Right to Life Committee, are adamantly opposed to the legislation, preferring stricter restrictions passed last November by the House.

Keehan said in an interview that she believes the approach now in the bill would work just as well to keep federal dollars from being used to pay for abortion.

“On the moral issue of abortion, there is no disagreement,” Keehan said. “On the technical issue of whether this bill prevents federal funding of abortions, we differ with Right to Life.”

The current legislation would allow private insurance plans operating in a new insurance marketplace to cover abortions, provided they do not use taxpayer funds. What makes that tricky is that many of the plans’ customers would be receiving federal subsidies to help pay their premiums. So the legislation requires plans offering abortion coverage to collect a separate premium from their policyholders. Those separate checks would have to be kept in a different account from money for other health care services.

Story here: http://newsmax.com/InsideCover/US-Health-Overhaul-Abortion/2010/03/13/id/352568

ROCnPhilly on March 13, 2010 at 9:18 PM

Get your pitchforks ready!

VBMax on March 13, 2010 at 9:25 PM

ROCnPhilly on March 13, 2010 at 9:18 PM

I think you need to read this ASAP….
Figures. FAKE Catholic Group (Not Even Catholic) Supports Senate’s Pro-Abortion Health Care Bill

I can’t keep up anymore.

Knucklehead on March 13, 2010 at 9:28 PM

I really don’t see any legitimate Catholic group supporting the bill, so long as abortion is funded. Even if they support this communist health care.

capejasmine on March 13, 2010 at 9:39 PM

Does anyone know of Kill the Bill rally’s in Tennessee? I sure would love to go….

TN Mom on March 13, 2010 at 9:41 PM

We are gonna get the BUS of the Tea Party Express next month!

http://www.teapartyexpress.org/

ProudPalinFan on March 13, 2010 at 9:52 PM

Nuns are the farthest left wing nut-jobs in the Catholic Church (along with Jesuits). Until she retired, the nun at my daughter’s Catholic high school was the only liberal there. As soon as she retired, the principal (a lay Catholic woman) abolished the Amnesty International chapter the nun ran.

bw222 on March 13, 2010 at 10:38 PM

right on Ed!! God Bless the patriots!

ginaswo on March 13, 2010 at 10:42 PM

TN mom

you can check here by state:
http://www.teapartypatriots.org/Today.aspx

here is list of tea party groups in TN, check em out:
http://www.teapartypatriots.org/state/Tennessee

ginaswo on March 13, 2010 at 10:43 PM

disillusioned on March 13, 2010 at 8:26 PM

Hotdish, grey duck, you betcha. MN favorites.

jbh45 on March 13, 2010 at 10:50 PM

information overload. We all have to call it by the gut and show up whenever we can.

I got to pick up that Alinsky book soon…to figure it out…

Thank you Minnesota and everyone that showed up – your fortitude is inspiration to your Nation.

Thanks too Allah for posting.

seesalrun on March 13, 2010 at 11:05 PM

oh crap. Thanks Ed :)

seesalrun on March 13, 2010 at 11:06 PM

Nuns are the farthest left wing nut-jobs in the Catholic Church (along with Jesuits).
bw222 on March 13, 2010 at 10:38 PM

No. Priests are much worse – add arrogance and elitism to the mix. They never have to worry about dealing with medical insurance issues, paying taxes or utility bills. If you love to travel internationally for free – become a priest or a nun.

I worked with them while they all celebrated Obama’s election with cheers, hugs and booze…then preached impassioned pro-life sermons on Sunday. Hypocrites!

HellCat on March 13, 2010 at 11:44 PM

Good job, Minnesotans and Ed!!!

I had to chuckle over the information that a few people brought actual pitchforks.

KittyLowrey on March 13, 2010 at 11:51 PM

2000 is BS. Here is what last years rally looked like in the same location, estimated at 10,000.

Thanks Ed and all who attended- I was out of town or I would have been there again.

VOTE THE BUMS OUT!

2ipa on March 14, 2010 at 12:19 AM

We’ve let them take over our schools, courts, entertainment industry and Congress. We dropped our guard and they came right in.

darwin on March 13, 2010 at 6:24 PM
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Don’t forget the news media.

The propaganda spills non stop from the tv channels, newspapers, and magazines.

.

ms on March 14, 2010 at 12:50 AM

I lived in Minneapolis until just 6 weeks back -before I went back home.

Would have LOVED to join the people with the pitch forks :=) not sure if this will change anything but at the very least, people get to speak up.

nagee76 on March 14, 2010 at 12:50 AM

Nice job Minnesotans! You tripled the nationwide turnout for coffee parties from your single location!

BKeyser on March 14, 2010 at 2:06 AM

Is this an atonement for electing Al Franken?

Without his vote, ObamaCare doesn’t get past the Senate…

Khun Joe on March 14, 2010 at 5:37 AM

I am now starting to wonder if some of these elected officials who want to pass this thing and their cronies are even paying attention to what is going on out there!

Karl-Rove-Wanna-Be-Never-Will David (Broken)Axelrod is in the news today trumpeting along with the rest of his ill flock that he is confident the bill will pass.

I personally would like to see this clown have a bad day by not seeing this thing passed, so keep up these rallies and keeping sending those emails, letter, phone calls, tweets, whatever to your respected representatives telling them this bill needs to die a swift death now!

pilamaye on March 14, 2010 at 8:13 AM

Why are crowd estimates always the topic when it comes to these gatherings?

Amazing how the agenda keeps being controlled by the left.

AnninCA on March 14, 2010 at 8:21 AM

My big question is what happened to the Tea party movement when the Health Care vote is fast approaching?

Where is the grass roots movement?

Why no nationwide demonstrations?

Why no internet outrage?

Has everyone gone back to sleep?

Was the Scott Brown victory our last hurrah?

The majority of American voters don’t want this horrific bill, but they’re sitting by passively as these extremists move quickly toward passage?

Have we just stopped fighting?

Anybody?

Sweet_Thang on March 14, 2010 at 10:01 AM

I was also one of the few dozen at the rally. We took mostly pictures of the signs and not crowd size seeign that we were roaming around the back with a stroller. Here is a slideshow in flickr of some of them.

jzzr83 on March 14, 2010 at 11:15 AM

Why no nationwide demonstrations?

Why no internet outrage?

Has everyone gone back to sleep?

Was the Scott Brown victory our last hurrah?

The majority of American voters don’t want this horrific bill, but they’re sitting by passively as these extremists move quickly toward passage?

Have we just stopped fighting?

Anybody?

Sweet_Thang on March 14, 2010 at 10:01 AM

There comes a time when the other side has heard you, knows the sentiment of voters and the time for marching is over.

As, frankly, Obama said: “Vote.” He challenged people to take their sentiments to the voting booths, and a lot of us have switched our focus.

The Dems see the polls, know the feelings, and simply are banking that people just don’t “understand.” Another march won’t make a bit of difference.

I prefer to put my own energies where it makes a difference. Tilting at windmills doesn’t work.

The Congress knows. They know he’s asking them to vote for an unpopular measure.

AnninCA on March 14, 2010 at 1:38 PM

Yeah but there were like 15 leftists at a Starbucks in the astroturffed coffee party that the MSM will put on page ONE above the fold.

jukin on March 14, 2010 at 1:43 PM

Two people in the crowd: Sue Jeffers and Ruthie Hendricks, both of whom do a great job in activating Minnesota citizens on issues from Amnesty to Zippy’s latest boondoggle. keep up the good work, gals! And Ed thank you for all your hard work, ditto Michelle Bachmann. Lots of good people (still) here!

lizzee on March 14, 2010 at 2:06 PM

I prefer to put my own energies where it makes a difference.
AnninCA on March 14, 2010 at 1:38 PM

Where do you put them and how do you know it makes a difference? How is that measured?

a capella on March 14, 2010 at 2:33 PM

Okay, many of you won’t agree with my proposal but this is what must be done to save us from socialized healthcare: The Republican leadership must tell the pro-life Dems that they’ll not contest their re-election bids (i.e., no Repub challenger) and will support their re-election campaigns financially if they agree to vote no on Obamacare. This is drastic, guerilla warfare but it must be done.

WordsMatter on March 14, 2010 at 3:00 PM

WordsMatter on March 14, 2010 at 3:00 PM

There’s no way you’ll get the Republicans to even consider proposing that compromise.

They will NOT willingly sit out a chance to unseat their Dem counterparts, there’s zero guarantee the Dems will keep their promises to vote “no”, and even if they do the entire exercise will just kick the can down the road a bit.

Dark-Star on March 14, 2010 at 3:15 PM

There’s no way you’ll get the Republicans to even consider proposing that compromise.

They will NOT willingly sit out a chance to unseat their Dem counterparts, there’s zero guarantee the Dems will keep their promises to vote “no”, and even if they do the entire exercise will just kick the can down the road a bit.

Dark-Star on March 14, 2010 at 3:15 PM

Maybe, but these are desparate times and anything now is worth a shot. I’ve contact Mitch McConnell’s office and John Boehner’s office. Both seemed receptive to my idea, if not polite.

WordsMatter on March 14, 2010 at 3:49 PM

From the New york Daily News online:
“……….a half-dozen accounting gimmicks built into the legislation – including the fact that federal budget projections are based on 10 years worth of tax collections and just six years of spending increases.” (emphasis mine).

Read more: http://www.nydailynews.com/opinions/2010/03/14/2010-03-14_pull_the_plug_barack.html#ixzz0iBMzs5yg

Cybergeezer on March 14, 2010 at 3:54 PM

WordsMatter on March 14, 2010 at 3:49 PM

Lots of luck trying to flimflam a bunch of flimflam artists.

Cybergeezer on March 14, 2010 at 4:00 PM

Have we mentioned you guys (in MN) are awesome for doing this? At the Kill the Bill rally in San Diego on Tuesday it’ll be sunny and 74. Heck, people would protest almost anything to be out in the SoCal weather.

J.E. Dyer on March 14, 2010 at 4:02 PM

Sarah Palin: With a Stiff Spine America Must Stand Against Obamacare

Juno77 on March 14, 2010 at 2:34 PM

Here’s the money line:

Please ask yourself: who will be left behind? And who will decide – what kind of panel will decide – who receives the health care that government will obviously have to ration?

NoNails on March 14, 2010 at 4:12 PM

“This is the hour of the Shire-folk, when they arise from their quiet fields, to shake the towers and counsels of the Great. Who of all the Wise could have foreseen it?” – Elrond Half-elven (R) Rivendell

Knott Buyinit on March 14, 2010 at 4:15 PM

Loins…..girded.

ted c on March 14, 2010 at 5:34 PM

Excellent!

We need a lot more of these this week that get into the tens of thousands. We need to bury the phone lines of Congress and the White House with against the bill. We need to email our representatives in Congress. We need to call the talk shows. We need to put on a full court press this week.

Hawthorne on March 14, 2010 at 7:17 PM

You people have to see this photo of our dear president!
Proof the NYT is sacrilegious.

Cybergeezer on March 14, 2010 at 7:21 PM

So, they have the votes do they? Let’s review Alinsky rules:

-give the appearance of success and inevitability, despite the reality
-Power is not only what you have, but what the enemy thinks you have.
-Keep the pressure on, with different tactics and actions, for your purpose.
-The threat is usually more terrifying than the thing itself.
-The major premise for tactics is the development of operations that will maintain a constant pressure upon the opposition. It is this unceasing pressure that results in the reactions from the opposition that are essential for the success of the campaign.”-If you push a negative hard and deep enough, it will break through into its counterside

Only the empty headed lefties are swallowing this absurd hogwash. Do these asshats really expect us to believe they are all willing to be impeached for violating their oat h of office?

Niteowl45 on March 14, 2010 at 7:28 PM

It won’t matter if they have the votes or not. They’re willing to trash the Constitution and the rule of law to implement their communist healthcare manifesto. They are pulling out all the plugs and the morons are willing to go down with the boat.

rplat on March 14, 2010 at 7:48 PM

It simply is a strategy that suggests that if the Dems push it through, everyone will accept it.

I would suggest we better NOT accept it. 10 years of taxes for 6 years of benefits?

Are you kidding me?

That’s the real game-changer.

People better sit up and take notice.

AnninCA on March 14, 2010 at 8:03 PM

WordsMatter on March 14, 2010 at 3:49 PM

If you really think its worth trying, best of luck to you, but Cybergeezer nailed it:

Lots of luck trying to flimflam a bunch of flimflam artists.

Cybergeezer on March 14, 2010 at 4:00 PM

Dark-Star on March 14, 2010 at 8:18 PM

Surely there was a coffee party at a Starbucks that was absolutely bursting at the seams. Cappucinos and Lattes all over the place and scones flying off the shelves…./

ted c on March 14, 2010 at 9:11 PM

Sarah Palin: With a Stiff Spine America Must Stand Against Obamacare
Juno77 on March 14, 2010 at 2:34 PM

Here’s the money line:
Please ask yourself: who will be left behind? And who will decide – what kind of panel will decide – who receives the health care that government will obviously have to ration?
NoNails on March 14, 2010 at 4:12 PM

Yes, no matter what kind of innocuous governmentally deceptive name and acronym (NICE) they would attach to such a panel the results for many will still be the same.

Oh no, we don’t call them “Death Panels” we call them:

National free healthcare dispensation council,
or Healthcare equalization committee,

or some other such nonsense, the result won’t matter to a person condemned to death because the rationing of care.

Juno77 on March 14, 2010 at 9:18 PM

or some other such nonsense, the result won’t matter to a person condemned to death because the rationing of care.

Juno77 on March 14, 2010 at 9:18 PM

The effects will be slow and insidious at first–most will be oblivious, but they will be real. At worst it will be a denial of necessary care, at best it’ll be the under-resourcing of care in certain areas. It’ll create panels and boards to which formerly free American citizens must now scrape and grovel in front of, simply in order to beg a nd plead the case for a child, a parent, an injured spouse. It’ll be red tape, it’ll be “The System is Working” all over again. It’ll reduce us to a mere line item cost, something to be cut, something to be pandered to, and something for us to be harangued about when any benefits would be cut. It’s all about control.

I flat out refuse. I will resist. We are to live as free people.

ted c on March 14, 2010 at 9:24 PM

People better sit up and take notice.AnninCA on March 14, 2010 at 8:03 PM

Well said, Ann.If we can’t do it, or the insurance companies can’t do it, and Maddoff can get sent to prison for it, why should we allow our elected officials to do it with our money?

cntrlfrk on March 15, 2010 at 12:20 AM

Sorry guys, but what I can see from the pictures it looks like just a couple of hundreds.

iggya on March 15, 2010 at 5:03 AM

And I miss young people, blacks and hispanics.

iggya on March 15, 2010 at 5:06 AM

There comes a time when the other side has heard you, knows the sentiment of voters and the time for marching is over.

As, frankly, Obama said: “Vote.” He challenged people to take their sentiments to the voting booths, and a lot of us have switched our focus.

The Dems see the polls, know the feelings, and simply are banking that people just don’t “understand.” Another march won’t make a bit of difference.

I prefer to put my own energies where it makes a difference. Tilting at windmills doesn’t work.

The Congress knows. They know he’s asking them to vote for an unpopular measure.

AnninCA on March 14, 2010 at 1:38 PM

That pathetic response and the lack of any others say it all.

We’ve all known Obama’s sentiment on healthcare, but that hasn’t stopped him from furiously elevating his game to make this debacle happen.

In short, we’ve overturned one of the laws of physics: for every action there is an equal and opposite reaction.

Congratulations folks! We’re making “history”.

Our grandchildren will have us to thank for letting this debacle occur right under our noses.

Welcome to the new Greece…

Sweet_Thang on March 15, 2010 at 7:01 AM

AnninCA on March 14, 2010 at 1:38 PM

You madam, are precisely what is wrong with your side on this issue. From the very beginning your corrupt party, including the filthy lying coward in the White House has been deaf to the will of the American public. The prevailing sentiment is that those who dissented from wholesale socialism were just too damned stupid to understand Obamacare and needed the “cure” forced on them even if it meant taking it outside democratic means.

This past week we saw just that as those of your ilk decided to deem a bill into existence so that it could pass without a single rat bastard traitor going on record as yea or nay. And yet you have the stupidity to whine about wanting a straight up/down vote?

If you had any integrity you would be calling for that vote now, not by the end of the week when Pelosi has managed to bribe enough Congressmen to vote for a bill that no real American wants. You utterly disgust me by your hypocrisy and dishonesty. DON’T YOU DARE TALK ABOUT ETHICS AFTER YOUR POSITIONS ON THIS PIECE OF LEGISLATION. ANY DEMOCRAT THAT VOTES FOR OBAMBACARE UNDER THESE CIRCUMSTANCES IS NOTHING BUT A TRAITOR.

highhopes on March 15, 2010 at 7:10 AM

Sorry guys, but what I can see from the pictures it looks like just a couple of hundreds.

iggya on March 15, 2010 at 5:03 AM

Maybe they should have used one of those special liberal cameras that take any group protest shot and adds several tens of thousands onto the bottom line.

highhopes on March 15, 2010 at 7:13 AM

There comes a time when the other side has heard you, knows the sentiment of voters and the time for marching is over.

As, frankly, Obama said: “Vote.” He challenged people to take their sentiments to the voting booths, and a lot of us have switched our focus.

The Dems see the polls, know the feelings, and simply are banking that people just don’t “understand.” Another march won’t make a bit of difference.

I prefer to put my own energies where it makes a difference. Tilting at windmills doesn’t work.

The Congress knows. They know he’s asking them to vote for an unpopular measure.

AnninCA on March 14, 2010 at 1:38 PM

Hogwash!

There will be no capitulation on this putrid socialist crap.

rplat on March 15, 2010 at 7:17 AM

There will be no capitulation on this putrid socialist crap.

rplat on March 15, 2010 at 7:17 AM

Wolverines!!!!!!!!!

highhopes on March 15, 2010 at 8:05 AM

I recall when Congress was trying to scam us with the shamnesty vote BEFORE the Presidential election, there was a loud, convincing groundswell of opposition from around the country. If it was led by some organized organized movement, I never heard of it. There was certainly no Tea Party back then.

Just ordinary citizens voicing their vehement opposition to another Democrat flim flam. Citizens burned up the phones lines and fax machines, sent e-mails, and made their opposing views be clearly known. Amnesty? HELL NO!!!!

This week we can do it again, and we don’t even have to get off our asses. Just call, fax, e-mail, but do SOMETHING to try and stop this life threatening behemoth from destroying our lives with cradle to grave government domination. … See More

Please repeat after me:

Government-run health care? HELL NO!!

Sweet_Thang on March 15, 2010 at 8:24 AM

Great feedback all.

The liberal press, as usual, got the numbers wrong. This is the result of ‘New Math’ Dem folk use. They place the decimal point wherever they want, and do not understand why there is a comma in numbers. Therefore, several media pundits only report the amount of attendees at 250.

Now using Dem. ‘New Math’ rule of numbers and you will obtain a more accurate count. Moving the decimal point to its proper position and add the comma to separate thousands from hundreds and the result is actually 2,500 attendees.

MSGTAS on March 15, 2010 at 10:18 AM

@MSGTAS
looks like you guys were never before at a rally. There were obviously just a couple of hundred people. There is no spin from the media and no conspiracy from the “liberal press”. Its just pathetic how delusional you are.

iggya on March 15, 2010 at 12:35 PM

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