According to “Americans for Tax Reform” there were 2,031 cities that had committed to holding protest TEA party rallies and less than 24 hours after the events have occurred just 394 have submitted their crowd estimates.
In the days ahead the 1,000,000 current estimates are expected to climb much higher.
When Louis Farrakahn gathered his followers to stage the infamous “1,000,000 man march in 1995 the crowds were actually between 400,000 and 750,000 after much controversy and scientific methods were used to calculate utilizing satellite imagery and “people density” calculations.
Even after all this effort to gauge the most accurate number possible, Farrakahn threatened to file a lawsuit to force the US National Mall police to force them to say it was 1,000,000.
ACORN has to pay for their protesters, charter buses and call the MSM for their events.Never, in this county’s history has a grassroots movement occurred in all 50 States on a single day. As a result, even though the MSM has ridiculed the tax payer protesters as “disgruntled right wingers” that are sore that they lost the election in 2008 to “rich taxpayers that are unwilling to pay their fair burden of taxes”.Never, in this country’s history of an incoming Democratic President just four months into their Presidency, has there been widespread discontent about policy decisions (that includes Jimmy Carter and Bill Clinton).
Fearful of the turnout numbers that were being projected on April 7th, the Obama Administration attempted to tamp down the enthusiasm against his leftward lurch by having the Department of Homeland Security issue that “now-famous right wing extremist” report to law enforcement agencies across the land.
In order to minimize the fallout from the report, DHA head Janet Napolitano negotiated an interview with MSMBC to field just 1 question about the report and that no follow up questions would be allowed. This is after the Obama campaign promise of having the most transparent Administration in US history.
We now also learn that this memo to law enforcement was released on April 7th was done in spite of their own “Civil Rights division Chief Attorney” objections.
In addition, CNN and MSMBC used the occasion to level “sex jokes” and have to only read a small portion of the article to get just how deranged and scared these people are of this movement:
The childish behavior of supposedly serious news sites is rather pornographic and disturbing if this country wasn’t in more serious trouble. I for one will never look at a “teabag” in the same light anymore.
The discontent was not limited to the MSM as Representative Jan Schakowsky (D-IL) released the following statement in response to the protests:
Rep Shalkowsky said of the "tea party" protests yesterday were "despicable" and shameful."
"The tea parties being held today by groups of right-wing activists, and fueled by FOX News Channel, are an effort to mislead the public about the Obama economic plan that cuts taxes for 95 percent of Americans and creates 3.5 million jobs," Schakowsky said in a statement.
"It’s despicable that right-wing Republicans would attempt to cheapen a significant, honorable moment of American history with a shameful political stunt," she added. "Not a single American household or business will be taxed at a higher rate this year.
Made to look like a grassroots uprising, this is an Obama bashing party promoted by corporate interests, as well as Republican lobbyists and politicians.”
Nancy Pelosi stated the following on a San Francisco news interview:
“What they want is a continuation of the failed economic policies of President George Bush which got us in the situation we are in now. What we want is a new direction. This [tea party] initiative is funded by the high end we call it Astroturf; it’s not really a grassroots movement. It’s Astroturf by some of the wealthiest people in America to keep the focus on tax cuts for the rich instead of for the great middle class."
Astroturfing is used to describe fake grassroots campaigns
According to Drudge FOX RATINGS SURGE ON PROTEST COVERAGE8-11 PM ET
CNN HEADLINE 909,000
FOXNEWS O'REILLY 3,980,000
FOXNEWS HANNITY 3,239,000
FOXNEWS GRETA 2,947,000
FOXNEWS BECK 2,740,000
FOXNEWS BAIER 2,401,000
FOXNEWS SHEP 2,185,000
COMEDY DAILY SHOW 1,777,000
MSNBC OLBERMANN 1,499,000
COMEDY COLBERT 1,446,000
CNNHN GRACE 1,336,000
CNN KING 1,292,000
MSNBC MADDOW 1,149,000
CNN COOPER 1,021,000
The viewers that watched the cable news coverage (NBC, CBS, ABC were not included) of the protests came to a whopping 33,591,000 sets of eyes. This is huge and regardless of the dismissal of the MSM and the Obama Administration (as well as Congressional Democrats) painting this as something trivial in nature they know the real story. They are well aware of the anger seething from the streets up. The good news is there is power in numbers and politicians fear adverse numbers that are much small than the ones that happened yesterday.