It’s Heeeeere: The 9/12 Movement Descends on DC

Mad as hell and ain’t going to take it anymore: people from across the country descended upon Washington D.C. today for a long weekend of Dick Armey-organized activism. Here’s, Sen. James Inhofe (R-OK), who hopes the country can avoid destruction under Obama, kicking off the Liberty Summit. See the agenda for the next few days of Tea Party madness.

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Tea Party folk assemble in the DC Armory to listen to the likes of Sen. Inhofe, Dick Armey, and Sen. Jim DeMint (R-SC).

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Sen. DeMint at the Liberty Summit. Missing from the picture is his partner in the fight against “Obamacare,” Rep. Michele Bachmann (R-MN).

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A 9/12 movement participant with appropriate flair.

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Seated for a panel discussion is Dick Armey, chairman of FreedomWorks, Steve Milloy, founder of JunkScience.com (he may be discussing The Green Legacy Of Death), and Sen. Inhofe.

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Former House Majority Leader Dick Armey chairs FreedomWorks.

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FreedomWorks and other groups, such as the Tea Party Express, are bussing in supporters from all over the country.

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House Minority Leader John Boehner spoke at the opening rally: “The American people can stop this nonsense in Washington. It’s going to take the involvement of the American people to say, ‘Enough is enough.'”

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House Minority Whip Eric Cantor accompanied Boehner and a slew of other Congressional Republicans.

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Armey defended heckler Rep. Joe Wilson. “Give poor old Joe Wilson a break here,” he said.

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About 800 people showed up at the kickoff rally. Organizers are expecting huge crowds at Saturday’s “March on Washington.”

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A proud tea partier. Stay tuned for more coverage (and photos!) of this weekend’s rallies.

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