The following photos were taken at Glenn Beck’s 9/12 Project Rally in Washington, D.C. on September 12, 2009. According to various conservative organizers and bloggers, more than 1.5 million people attended, but in reality, only about fifty to sixty thousand attended (which is still a scary number).
More photos after the fold.
I don't where to begin with this one.
I guess he's from somewhere other than Kenya.
A lot of people would probably like to throw this guy into the Boston Harbor.
1) It's Commander-in-Chief, not "Commander and Chief." 2) "Commandeer and Thieve" doesn't rhyme.
So...Obama's going to start building concentration camps with ovens and crematoriums?
Where is all this hate and derision coming from? Last week, on the Slate Political Gabfest, Emily Bazelon suggested that the current political climate might be the result of three different factors:
I’m wondering why we have these really sharp divisive insults right now. Is it because we’re having this really extreme partisan division? Is it because moments like the throwing of the shoe at President Bush and all the anti-war rhetoric started us down this path and this isn’t really different in kind, it’s just the next step? Or is there some part of this country that’s really uncomfortable with having an African American president and uses these moments to express that discomfort in a way that’s not overtly racist, but is still tinged with that?Personally, I think it's a combination of all three, mixed with a dash of political opportunism and a strong opposition to change.
Update (01/09/2010): This article originally linked to a piece at suzyrice.com that erroneously claimed that over 1.5 million people attended the rally. Since this article was published, Rice has blocked all traffic coming from The Intrepid. To compensate, the link now directs to a cached version of Rice's piece.
Photos originally spotted on Reddit. Photos by MeetTheCrazies.
Sunday, September 13, 2009
By Stephen M.