Teabaggers rally in DC (photos h/t from LA Times):
Bush speechwriter, David Frum:
Teabaggers rally in DC (photos h/t from ThinkProgress):
Amid a rebirth of conservative activism that could help Republicans win elections next year, some party insiders now fear that extreme rhetoric and conspiracy theories coming from the angry reaches of the conservative base are undermining the GOP's broader credibility and casting it as the party of the paranoid. [...]
They are "wild accusations and the paranoid delusions coming from the fever swamps," said David Frum, a conservative author and speechwriter for President George W. Bush who is among the more vocal critics of the party base and of the conservative talk show hosts helping to fan the unrest.
Teabaggers rally in DC (photos h/t from NineTwelvePhotos):
Teabaggers rally in DC (photos h/t from HuffPo):
From ThinkProgress: Beck fan and 9/12 protest attendee explains why Obama will oppress ‘white America.’
Teabaggers rally in DC (photos h/t from NewsHounds). Personally, this one is my favorite!:
Victor Zapanta produced a video from the rally today:read more...
ATTENDEE: Barack was the name of the horse that Mohammed rode to heaven, alright a white horse.
Q: What does the white baby represent?
ATTENDEE: White America, because I do believe our President is a racist [...] But I think it’s mainly communism that he’s going to want to tell us what to wear, what to do, have his little red book like Mao because he really is a communist.
And one brave, lone pro-public option protester with as Pacific John describes, "brass balls":
"Get the Government Out of My Social Security!" Inside the 9.12 Teabagger Rally? Really? Oh, the irony! From Max Blumenthal:
While Fox News cameras covering the so-called 9.12 Project on the National Mall lurched away from signs morphing President Barack Obama's face into Adolph Hitler's, I zoomed in. Histrionics and manufactured paranoia were hard to avoid at the massive September 12 anti-Obama rally orchestrated by Fox News host Glenn Beck and former Republican House Majority Leader Dick Armey's corporate lobbying front group, Freedom Works.
When I dove into the angry mob with a camera, I captured scenes of self-proclaimed "real Americans" declaring that the community organizing group Acorn was Obama's version of Hitler's SS; that the President planned to establish concentration camps for right-wing dissidents; and that Obama was raising a private army in the guise of a civilian volunteer force. The death panel rumor is just one of a rapidly growing array of conspiracy theories reverberating through the Republican base. Each one is more hysterical than the last.