As you can tell by the time lapsed photography above, yesterday’s 9/12 Tea Party rally in Washington, D.C. far exceeded all expectations. Estimates by local authorities report 1.2 million people attended the rally ABC (and Fox News), said the crowd was nearly double that, with an estimated 2 million people in attendance.
As late as the day before the march the White House claimed they had no idea the rally was even planned, which just seems silly as the event was six months in the making, the news was all over the internet (and Fox news), there was a bus driving all across the country, drawing huge crowds, leading up to the rally and there were permits gotten from the organizers. It just shows how dismissive the Obama administration and the Democrat-led Congress are of the growing dissatisfaction in the country.
Now that they have “noticed” the progressives are making going to minimalize yesterday’s two million visitors . They will continue to call them, Tea Baggers, Nazis, Right Wing fringe, and AstroTurf. But if they don’t believe that it is an expression of main stream America they have lost touch with reality.
David Axelrod, the AstroTurf king, is a great example of someone who just doesn’t get it:
Axelrod: Protests may not mean much
President Barack Obama’s senior adviser, David Axelrod, said Sunday conservative protests in Washington are not indicative of the country’s mood.
Conservatives have the right to protest, Axelrod said on CBS’s “Face the Nation, but “they don’t represent a mainstream view.”
In early CBS excerpts from a taped “60 Minutes” interview to air Sunday night, Obama says on the 24-hour news cycle, “the loudest shrillest voices get the most attention.” “One of the things I’m trying to figure out is how can we make sure civility is interesting,” Obama said.
Mr. President, if you want more civility you can try listening to the American people.