[VIDEO] Me, My Posse, and an Angry Mob

Some of my crue and I took the trip to Washington D.C. this past weekend to join in the taxpayer march on Washington. Yes, we were part of the angry mob doing such angry mob like things like signing “God Bless America” and doing the kick line to “New York, New York.” Everyone had there different reasons for being there (of course liberal propaganda outlets like NBC News picked out a few assholes). For my friends and I, it was the gross expansion of government and the last few bills that have come to represent it. You know, all the things I blog aboot.

I had a blast and got to meet some great people, but I have to admit I was a little overwhelmed by the crowd (I don’t care if it were 50,000 or 2,000,000…it’s was a shitload), that I was focused more on that than I was collecting my own thoughts. It’s not like I like to share my thoughts and feelings on things like politics. I jest.

So in lieu of my own thoughts, I’ll do what every good blogger does and steal from other people. First is Reason Magazine’s Nick Gillespie…

First, the crowd was truly huge. Second, the crowd was from all over the place (both geographically and ideologically). And third, the crowd, well-behaved and stunningly normal in the main, was genuinely pissed off at out of control spending and government policies. “Stop spending,” was the basic answer to any questions about what Congress and the president should do come tomorrow. Throw the bums of either party out come next fall was the second most-common answer.

Next is lefty stat-wiz Nate Silver…

This was not a small rally. It was also not, in comparison with something like the 2006 pro-immigration protests, a particularly large rally. It was a business-as-usual sort of rally. Mock the protesters at your peril: business as usual suddenly isn’t so good for Democrats these days, and the sentiments of the 70,000 people who marched on Washington surely mirror those of millions more sitting at home.

And, back to Reason.TV for the video…


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