UPDATE: Wow! Kol hakavod!
Up close coverage from El Marco, my favorite photoblogojournalist. Obama ducked out of town, with his mirror and his teleprompter in tow. He went campaigning in Minnesota ......
This event had been promoted as a taxpayer “tea party,” but the crowd’s concerns were wide ranging, from outrage at ACORN and Obama’s socialist cadre known as Czars, to Obama’s untruthfulness. Protesters also displayed signs mocking Nancy Pelosi and others for smearing the grassroots movement as “astroturfers” and as an angry mob.
The two photos above show a tiny fraction of the two million ABC estimates attended. At the time this photo was taken, around 1:00 p.m., Pennsylvania Avenue was still jammed completely, and the mall was packed from the Capitol Building past the Washington Monument. See aerial photos here.
Protesters came from every state in the union. This man came from San Antonio, TX. I spoke with others from California to Maine, Florida to Alaska.
These Ohioans took a day off their rodeo bullriding schedule. They said they’ll be back at it tomorrow.
In the very center of the photo, above the Silence is Consent – Can You Hear Us Now sign, you can see Pennsylvania Ave., which at this time is totally blocked with protesters who cannot move forward to the Capitol area. Sorry, full up.
UPDATE: Another excellent sign here
Free Republic post has fabulous pics here
UPDATE: 11:54 pm 9/12 Demonstration a record DC turnout: National Park Service
Democrats and their media acolytes may wish this weren't so, and they may even employ the Ostrich Strategy, burying their collective heads in the sand, pretending that a major important political movement isn't happening. But they only hasten their own demise in doing so.