, Sen. Tom Coburn
, Sen. Jim DeMint
, and other Members of Congress spoke at an impressive rally outside the Capitol this afternoon
, in yet another display of outrage towards the government.
The theme was health care, but attendees were just as incensed about high spending – specifically, the newly-increased debt limit – non-responsive politicians, and increased government interference in their lives.
With Sen. Joe Lieberman
poised to be the 60th vote on controversial health care legislation, things didn’t seem to be panning out for the protesters. But that was certainly no reason not to be there. None of the the conservatives at the rally were willing to stand for even a whiff of the Democrats health care reforms, with or without the public option.Rep. Steve King
vented about something that seemed to be an unspoken code among the protesters.
We have people who are Marxist and communist who are masquerading as liberals and progressives.
The crowd numbered in the thousands, with many families and working professionals in attendance. Americans for Prosperity
was the main sponsor.UPDATE
tells me that Capitol Police
made an unofficial estimate of 8,000 - 10,000 people.UPDATE
: A full story can be found here