Cross posted from Blue Virginia
Yesterday, I bit the bullet, sucked it up, braved the rain, and whatever other cliche you can think of, to hang out for 2 hours with a bunch of rabid, anti-Obama tea partiers rallying between the U.S. Senate and the U.S. Supreme Court to stop the evils of "Obamacare" from ruining their otherwise picture-perfect lives. Or something. As a Virginia blogger, I mainly went to catch the speech by Virginia Attorney General Ken Cuccinelli (or as I like to call him, "KOOKinelli" - now officially running for governor of Virginia in 2013; also click here to watch Cuccinelli talk about how the recent state corruption report is all a big Soros plot, and how it's not his job as AG to fight corruption regardless; and click here to see him flip flop on whether or not he'll obey the health care law if it's upheld). That was my original post on Blue Virginia, which you can see after the "fold." But, as it turned out, I got an added bonus, other than the pleasure of hanging with several hundred pissed-off dittoheads/Faux "News" zombies. I also got to hear a song, dedicated to Andrew Breitbart, a speech by "Gateway Pundit" Jim Hoft also lauding the "dear friend and patriot"/"warrior" who "showed us how to be strong [and]...fearless." And several other mentions of the late, great Breitbart. For those videos, see right after the orange squiggly thingie. Enjoy! (or not)
Jon David performs his song "American Heart" (a few of the lyrics are below), dedicated to Andrew Breitbart (David's "close friend"), for a crowd of around 1,000 people at a Tea Party rally against the Affordable Care Act (aka, "Obamacare") between the U.S. Senate and U.S. Supreme Court on Saturday afternoon, March 24, 2012. "Gateway Pundit" Jim Hoft holds a sign with Breitbart's image on one side, and "Impeach Kagen" (spelled incorrectly) on the other side.
I'm American made
I've got American parts
I've got American faith
In America's Heart
Go on raise a flag
Cause I got stars in my eyes
Oh, I'm in love with her
And, I won't apologize
*Declares repeatedly that "the Tea Party is back!"
*Rips the Occupy movement as criminals, thugs, etc.
*Praises Andrew Breitbart as "our warrior," a "dear friend and patriot" who "showed us how to be strong...fearless."
*Urges repeal of "Obamacare"
Where was Virginia Attorney General Ken Cuccinelli today? I'm not sure about his entire schedule, but for a couple hours, I caught him speaking to a few hundred anti-"Obamacare" Tea Partiers at the "Road to Repeal" rally at Upper Senate Park. Needless to say, he wasn't speaking at the much larger Reason Rally (UPDATE: I hear there were upwards of 20,000 people at the Reason Rally vs. a few hundred - maybe 1,000 - at the Tea Party rally. Guess which one the corporate/conservative media covered? Hmmmm.), which I happened to run into (I didn't have any idea there even was such a thing as a "Reason Rally," but live and learn I guess!) as I walked to the Smithsonian Metro stop.
I did find it encouraging that so many more people were out on a rainy Saturday to rally for something positive than to angrily rant and rave about how "Obamacare" (actually, almost all of the Affordable Care Act was taken from the Heritage Foundation, the 1993 Republican health care bill, and "Romneycare," but details details - heh) is unconstitutional, an infringement on people's liberty, the end of the "greatest health care system known to man," the beginning of the end of FREEDOM!!!!, and other assorted Limbaugh/Faux falsehood and insanity.
P.S. There are more photos (actually, grabs from my Flip video in the rain, which is why the quality might not be the best on some of them) on the "flip," including some truly bizarre ones, an apparently racist one, the usual "socialist"/"Marxist" crap, a misspelling of "Kagan," and other assorted hilarity. I'll post video of Kookinelli's speech as soon as it finishes uploading to YouTube. Enjoy?
P.P.S. There were multiple shoutouts/tributes to the late/great Andrew Breitbart, including one speaker who claimed "we are all Andrew Breitbart," a speech by "Gateway Pundit" blogger Jim Hoft which lauded Breitbart as a hero, and even a song in Breitbart's honor (video coming later). Bizarre is one word for it. I'm sure you can think of other, stronger words.
UPDATE: Check out the crazy brain surgeon ranting about the Soviet Union, "socialism," etc.