Tea Party March on DC on 9/12/09

The Silent Majority is silent no more and it arrived in DC on September 12, 2009!  Lady Libertas monitored the activity from her underground bunker (aka the living room couch) and twitter.

My heart swelled with pride to see the hundreds of thousands converge on our Capitol to protest status quo politics from both parties.


CNN kindly provided a great live stream online but CSPAN emerged as the real outlet as they streamed live coverage on tv of the whole event, including speakers.  This will be replayed on tv on Monday at 8pm eastern and you can also see it here on the website.

Glenn Beck dialed in from New York – and I think it is worth noting that Glenn was NOT happy about being in New York versus the epicenter in DC.  His inspirational 912 project has provided much of the foundation of the Conservative Movement.

MSNBC reported as well – at one point, they said that there were 500 people at the March.  Sounded like sour grapes to me.  The NY Times was calling it a protest against President Obama (see article here) which just goes to show that they ARE NOT LISTENING.

Tweeps that were attending the DC March sent Tweets back to report the excited mood and exclaim about how many people were there.  Twitter was a bit chaotic last night ( hashtag #912dc) as reports kept coming in and the Liberal Troll Brigade did their very best to discredit any and all information about the March.  The primary target of the Liberal Troll Brigade?  The numbers.

Do they truly believe that by diminishing the number of attendees at the March that we will all  magically disappear?  That we will not continue this momentum through 2010 elections and all the way to 2012?


There has not been any release of official numbers but here is what we do know:

  • All reports on the ground of those who spoke to Metro Police and Capitol Hill Police were coming back at a million people
  • “tens of thousands” seems to be the mainstream media cop-out but would DC have shut down over tens of thousands?  Not likely in the city that is renowned for the enormous Marches – from Marsha Blackburn (R-TN), “You have redefined gridlock in Washington.”
  • Counters at Freedom Plaza had reached 450K by noon & the March was scheduled to start at 1pm (see more here) and people were still entering Freedom Plaza after the March had reached the Capitol
  • Entire trains full of protesters and those in cars and buses were caught outside the city when all roads and trains were shut down
  • Those on the ground know what they saw 🙂 – even in the climate of the Administration who asks us to disbelieve our eyes and ears

The best part of any protest are the signs and Tea Partiers like their signs:

‘Nat’l HC is like a hospital gown. You think you’re covered, but you’re not’

Obama thought bubble “What would Hugo Chavez do?”

“I’m not racist. I don’t like Joe Biden or Nancy Pelosi either!”

“The road to hell is a shovel ready project.”


Of course, the best way to judge for yourself is to do just that – look at the videos and pictures and form your own opinion.  Lady Libertas is very familiar with DC and my vote for the numbers is that I can easily see it being a million, but in the end….I just send out a big HOORAY for all of us that have been fighting the good fight – WE ROCK!

World Net Daily Article

Via Axelrod – White House is ignoring protest as “wrong”

Canada Free Press Aricle – We the People Come to DC (reporting hundreds of thousands)

UK Daily Mail Article (reporting two million)

Lady Libertas will have more pictures soon from the March – we will wait for the Patriots to recover 🙂 !


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5 Responses to Tea Party March on DC on 9/12/09

  1. Right Winged America, Glenn Beck, and all the Corporate ignorant minions that America seemingly has, are an absolute disgrace.
    You people didn’t seem to give too much of a shit when you were bombing the hell out of a country on the basis of a lie. But offer health coverage to those less fortunate, and you kick off. Disgusting bunch of people.

    • Kimberly says:

      The absolute beauty of our Republic is our Freedom – including your freedom to hate. No worries – we will fight to preserve everyone’s freedom and in our health care plan, we will try to get some Anger Management Classes for all of you who just seem angry for no reason. I would also like to point out that Obama has continued Bush’s policies in the war and has committed us more heavily into Afghanistan – Where is YOUR outrage?

  2. hoboduke says:

    We don’t blame President Clinton for his bombing the hell out of a civilian target as his only attempt to fight terrorism! Just leave that to the past. I thank God that we are a Republic, and not a democracy that is mob rule! However, you can push anyone too far, and once you get the silent majority in action, there is no magic soothesayer to make them take a nap. This thing is building, and nobody undertands it, yet. This is building just like the Russian revolution that overthrew the czars. Too many politicians believe they are some royal class. How many czars do we need in this country?

  3. MickeyWhite says:

    Why was Marsha Blackburn or any Politician allowed to speak?
    Marsha Blackburn Voted FOR: Omnibus Appropriations, Special Education, Global AIDS Initiative, Job Training, Unemployment Benefits, Labor-HHS-Education Appropriations, Agriculture Appropriations, U.S.-Singapore Trade, U.S.-Chile Trade, Supplemental Spending for Iraq & Afghanistan, Prescription Drug Benefit, Child Nutrition Programs, Surface Transportation, Job Training and Worker Services, Agriculture Appropriations, Foreign Aid, Vocational/Technical Training, Supplemental Appropriations, UN “Reforms.” Patriot Act Reauthorization, CAFTA, Katrina Hurricane-relief Appropriations, Head Start Funding, Line-item Rescission, Oman Trade Agreement, Military Tribunals, Electronic Surveillance, Head Start Funding, COPS Funding, Funding the REAL ID Act (National ID), Foreign Intelligence Surveillance, Thought Crimes “Violent Radicalization and Homegrown Terrorism Prevention Act, Peru Free Trade Agreement, Economic Stimulus, Farm Bill (Veto Override), Warrantless Searches, Employee Verification Program, Body Imaging Screening.

    Marsha Blackburn Voted AGAINST:
    Ban on UN Contributions, eliminate Millennium Challenge Account, WTO Withdrawal, UN Dues Decrease, Defunding the NAIS, Iran Military Operations defunding Iraq Troop Withdrawal, congress authorization of Iran Military Operations.

    Marsha Blackburn is my Congressman.
    See her unconstitutional votes at :

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