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Posted on 11/05/2009 8:39:09 AM PST by Sub-Driver
Tea partiers hit Capitol By: Daniel Libit and Martin Kady II November 5, 2009 11:14 AM EST
Capitol Police arrested nine protesters Thursday morning in the Hart Senate office building as thousands of Tea Party activists descended on the Capitol building to protest the trillion dollar health care bill and government spending.
The gathering was organized by local Tea Party groups around the country, who are arriving in Washington this morning by the busload. Conservative leaders in Congress, led by Michele Bachmann (R-Minn.), have taken to the airwaves to encourage the activists to show up on the Capitol steps and demand meetings with members of Congress. The crowd is expected to grow into the thousands by noon, when Bachmann has promised to lead some protesters to a press conference inside the Capitol to express their opposition to the health care bill in person to members of Congress.
Speaking on conservative talker Laura Ingrahams radio show this morning, Bachmann encouraged people listening to show up on the West Front steps, but she said they should show up with cameras instead of pitchforks.
A Capitol Police spokeswoman confirmed to POLITICO that nine activists were arrested in the Hart building, and they are being processed at police headquarters. All the buildings in the Capitol complex remain open for now.
The protesters, who are occupying the patch of grass only a few yards from where Barack Obama took the oath of office on Jan. 20, are chanting you work for us! Many are holding signs that echo their distrust of Obama and their belief that he is pursuing socialist policies.
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Were they arrested for "trespassing", or what?
This is merely Pelosi's way of limiting access and making an issue out of CONDUCT, vs. the FACT that the bulk of the Nation knows she's just an asshole trying to force Socilized Medicine to cater to the free-riders.
Go Michelle! I am sure the left will start up with their “teabagger” comments again. Give them Hell! Wish I could be there.
Why were 9 protesters arrested.
more typical hit-piece lie-by-omission journalism from The Politico.
The eight people arrested were ACORN types who staged a sit-in at Joe Lieberman’s office in support of single payer.
The author deceptively leads you to believe they were eight of us.
I can hear the Liberals’ knees knocking all over the country today.
Nine people protesting in favor of universal health care were arrested this morning after occupying the office of Sen. Joe Lieberman (I-CT), according to Capitol Police.
that’s what I was going to guess! that the arrested are liberals. Any word on how many are there now?
Which is it?
THe criminalization of dissent. Another sure sign that the Washington Establishment is out of control. I concur with Representative Bachman — this kind of thing is “A BIG MISTAKE.”
Thanks for clearing that up.
The Politico should be ashamed of themselves.
Reported on Chris Plane show there are thousands of people there.
They were PRO-Obamacare moonbats protesting Lieberman's support of Senate filibuster.
My first reaction was to wonder if it was the other side’s protesters, not ours. But the way the piece is written makes you think it was the Tea Party people. What a bunch of cr*p.
The article doesn’t really state why the people were arrested. Anybody know anymore about the protest?
At least some of the People are aware they are in the process of being enslaved. It is ironic that a black American is leading the charge to enslave the People.
The authors of the piece mislead on purpose.
Politico = CNN = MSNBC = Huffington Post, and so on...
I have to believe that is true. Looking at the NY 23rd District race, how is it that a Repub liberal captures the 6% to defeat Hoffman in a District where the opening in Congress was created by an appointment by Obama...this was a hand picked liberal political move. We have to keep all eyes on the sneaky bast***s
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