Tea Party In D.C. Reveals Severity Of Right Wing Ideology
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Reporting from Washington, D.C.
Tens of thousands of people marched down Pennsylvania Avenue to the US Capitol. Promoted by Fox News Channel Commentator Glenn Beck and former Speaker of the House, Dick Armey’s organization Freedom Works.
They call themselves Patriots. People carried replicas of the yellow Gadsden Flag depicting a rattlesnake reading “Don’t Tread on Me.” They referred to the Boston Tea Party of 1773. David Rudin from High Point, NC said the country is moving in a direction where a revolution might be necessary (video above).
They came to Washington to speak out against President Obama’s efforts to reform health care, stimulate the economy, and bail out Wall Street. They say the government programs are too expensive and bringing the US to a path to socialism and communism.
Mike Mirachi brought his family from Pennsylvania. He said President Obama is “too black to be President.”
Signs of support for Fox News were abundant in the crowd. Dozens of people surrounded the Fox television truck as Glenn Beck broadcast live. People stood around CNN’s truck protesting their coverage, which they called the “Communist News Network.”
Many have signed onto Glenn Beck’s 912 movement which is intended to bring the country back to the time the day after September 11th. Their symbol is the Revolutionary War serpent divided into different sections to represent values and principles.
Repecca Koons, a 912er, is from Kentucky. She says Obama’s agenda is “Hitleresque.”
This group of 912ers wanted our picture and contact information after the interview so they could “find us” if they didn’t like what we reported. We felt threatened and walked away. But they followed us.
President Obama was not the only means of frustration, but Democrats in Congress too. Disdain for House Speaker Nancy Pelosi and Representative Barney Frank was portrayed through pictures characterizing them as jokers and Pinocchio. One man said Nancy Pelosi “should be water-boarded.”
Leigh Ann Caldwell is based in Washington, D.C. and reports for Free Speech Radio News. You can listen to FSRN news by clicking here. Robin Bell also worked on this report.