Yesterday I was in Washington, D.C. because Michele Bachmann asked me to be. But I wasn’t the only one there.
Luckily it was a pleasant November day, but those of us gathered had a purpose – to defend our liberty.
Tomorrow the House is slated to vote on the Pelosicare bill, better known as H.R. 3962.
So tens of thousands of us decided to pay a visit to OUR House and set these people straight. Does this look like Astroturf to you?
And they were freedom-loving Americans.
But unlike a true TEA Party, there was more of a partisan flavor to this event. Not to say that most Republicans aren’t in agreement that Pelosicare is a bad idea, but they certainly take some of the blame for passing other bad bills in the recent past. Here’s one Congressman gladhanding the crowd on my end of the Capitol steps.
As the program began, the GOP representatives formed the backdrop for each speaker.
But the presentation, which featured luminaries like Jon Voight, John Ratzenberger, and crowd favorite Mark Levin, was truly the draw to get people to Washington. Their assignment after the show was over was to visit their representatives on D.C. turf. Most of them heeded that advice.
And a good number of them came just to see our favorite Blue Dog Congressman, Frank Kratovil.
In truth, most of these people only got to speak to Kratovil’s staff because the House was still in session and voting. Apparently Frank has heard the District and would vote against the bill. He really should heed the advice on this lady’s sign.
I’m throwing this shot in because a lot of people wanted to see Levin speak and I happen to agree with this guy’s sign.
Yet the mainstream media doesn’t seem to get it yet. Check out where this CBS News reporter set up shop.
The vote is slated for tomorrow, but storm clouds are gathering over the Capital. This powerful storm has an ETA of November 2, 2010.