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Pro-American Rally Outnumbers Anti-American Leftists

Outstanding news from Washington, DC this week.  Finally, the silent majority of patriotic Americans have stood up to the terrorist-supporting, pro-socialist Leftists that have been at the root of all of the anti-war protests since 9/11/2001.

Michelle Malkin has a great roundup here.

It was a breath-taking, historic, and emotional day in Washington, D.C. You won’t know it if you tune in to the usual MSM channels.  But new media–bloggers, conservative documentarians, Internet activists, FReepers (giant thread here), citizen journalists, photojournalists, and talk radio hosts–turned out in full force to participate and cover the Gathering of Eagles counter-protest.

Thousands upon thousands turned out despite freezing temperatures and hairy travel conditions. We met bikers who drove up all night from Huntsville, Alabama; a retired NYC firefighter who arrived here at 2am; college students who traveled from Massachusetts; a Vietnam veteran’s wife who bought plane tickets at the last minute from San Francisco; and countless participants who arrived as part of Move America Forward’s cross-country caravan.

30,000 to be exact!

And here is the HotAir video report from the “Gathering of Eagles” pro-American rally.

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And another summary of the outpouring of support of our nation over at RedState.com.

But even more basic than that was a desire to challenge the moral primacy of the “Blame America First” lobby whose unfettered access to and sympathy from the media these many years has made it seem as if passion and commitment were the sole province of the left and those that believe that America is usually on the side of the angels were condemned to silently endure the lies, the distortions, the outright calumnies emanating from the dirty necked galoots who fill up the streets in protest on a regular basis.

As much as it can be said that anti-war protests give aid and comfort to the enemy, the reverse should be true; that by coming out in such huge numbers, the pro troops demonstration should give heart to the Iraqi people and cause the insurgents a bit of discomfort. 

It is about time that those who love our country stood up and take it back from the thugs of the Left who have taken over our national media outlets.

I’ll make it a point to go to the next “Gathering of Eagles” !!

-Bruce (GayPatriot)

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  1. nice to know that the park service is back in the business of estimating crowd size. rotf

    Comment by markie — March 19, 2007 @ 11:03 am - March 19, 2007

  2. The Useless Idiot speaks again. lol.

    Comment by Vince P — March 19, 2007 @ 11:06 am - March 19, 2007

  3. I have gotten into the habit of turning off the news when “news” about the war comes on: I’ve had enough of the entirely negative, anti-war slant. I keep thinking of all the things I really want to know, but will never hear on the MSM. Coverage of war protests? Who the f’k cares! Thirty people with signs? Who cares? Insane people given a microphone? Who cares?

    Imagine my surprise to find out there was a gathering of supportive patriots … (no surprise it was via non-mainstream media).

    Comment by DoorHold — March 19, 2007 @ 11:46 am - March 19, 2007

  4. I cancelled my Cable TV after 9/11 when the Afghanistan invasion started. Hearing about “quagmire” because we didnt quiet the whole country within a month was making me sick to my stomach. So I got rid of it. Never regretted it since.

    Comment by Vince P — March 19, 2007 @ 11:50 am - March 19, 2007

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  6. What a great day for Americans, and a bad one for liberals. May there be many more to come.

    Regards,
    Peter H.

    Comment by Peter Hughes — March 19, 2007 @ 12:42 pm - March 19, 2007

  7. It is interesting to imagine the majority of patriotic Americans standing up. Most have to work regular jobs and it’s hard to have a “million man “march when we’re trying to keep the economy humming along.
    If the surge continues to work and peace does come to Iraq, where does it leave the leftists? Like post Vietnam, when millions of innocents were killed, it will leave them humiliated and trying to re write history.

    Comment by Gene in Pennsylvania — March 19, 2007 @ 12:48 pm - March 19, 2007

  8. Gene, I think the common theme for the majority of patriots is: “We’re mad as hell at liberals and we’re not going to take it anymore!”

    Words to live by.

    Regards,
    Peter H.

    Comment by Peter Hughes — March 19, 2007 @ 12:50 pm - March 19, 2007

  9. Hey markie, there’s a reply to your unfunny comment being held in moderation… hope you get the opportunity to see it.

    Comment by Michigan-Matt — March 19, 2007 @ 12:53 pm - March 19, 2007

  10. Do you count the citizens who voted out Republican control as a bunch of thugs as well?

    Comment by Kevin — March 19, 2007 @ 1:13 pm - March 19, 2007

  11. hey mattie girl, the antis had barely 15,000 and every account has the pros smaller. it was a nation-wide local protest day. and we saw what happened with that.

    Comment by markie — March 19, 2007 @ 1:21 pm - March 19, 2007

  12. markie, is English your primary language? I’m just wondering from that last comment and comments in other threads.

    Comment by Michigan-Matt — March 19, 2007 @ 2:07 pm - March 19, 2007

  13. coming from a downstate troll, i’ll take that as a compliment.

    Comment by markie — March 19, 2007 @ 2:47 pm - March 19, 2007

  14. markie is the typical product of our leftist-infested educational system, and it shows!!!

    Comment by LesbianNeoCon — March 19, 2007 @ 4:39 pm - March 19, 2007

  15. Hello, all. New here.

    I too was thrilled to see, albeit, NOT touched upon by the LMSM, our side making such a grand statement in D.C.. It IS time we all began talking back to not only the libs, but the LMSM who has fully become “Big Brother” in its controlling of what and how we get the news in this country.

    I want to say here, what I have been shouting other places for the last couple years of Sheehan adoration: I demand to see/hear her son Casey’s correspondence with her, if he did at all, and the family, and his thoughts on the war and his duty therein. Unless I am mistaken Casey Sheehan re-upped after his first deployment to Iraq.

    I’m not cold hearted. A small section of my heart aches for Mzzzz. Sheehan for her loss. No parent ever gets over the loss of a child. However, she has worn out her opinion on this conflict when she took it to other areas of anti-Americanism … and hugging the likes of Hugo Chevez. The woman is nothing more than a tool for the left.

    M.

    Comment by drillanwr — March 19, 2007 @ 4:54 pm - March 19, 2007

  16. Now that she attacks Dems Cindy’s welcome has officially worn out. You notice her complete dissapearance from the media lately? I’ve said before that the Progressive bigots were going to be dissapointed in the new Dem majority where an actual American outlook would be required. The American people will not allow the Left to defeat America again.

    Comment by VinceTN — March 19, 2007 @ 7:10 pm - March 19, 2007

  17. drillanwr… the cliche goes

    Casey = Hero
    Cindy = zero

    Comment by Michigan-Matt — March 19, 2007 @ 10:28 pm - March 19, 2007

  18. How ironic that the term “eagle” as a term for “an unconditional supporter of Bush’s war in Iraq” was first popularized by Andrew Sullivan.

    Comment by vaara — March 19, 2007 @ 11:06 pm - March 19, 2007

  19. Hey Peter! I’m a proud liberal and I’m more Pro-America than you and a better patriot than you as well.

    Suck it republitard!

    Why don’t you leave America so us liberals can make America truly America again?

    Michigan Matt

    Cindy Rules! Casey Drools!

    Yay for lefties! Up with Liberals! They are the only people who care about America and can save it from the evil Republicans!

    Comment by Elais — March 19, 2007 @ 11:12 pm - March 19, 2007

  20. 30,000 to be exact!

    Hmmm, the linked article claims it’s a National Parks Service estimate but the NPS apparently doesn’t do crowd estimates any more. But here’s a great idea via Firedoglake

    Say guys, I heard some hippies are threatening to desecrate various locations in and around Baghdad. Why don’t the 30,000 of y’all surge on over?

    Comment by Ian — March 20, 2007 @ 12:00 am - March 20, 2007

  21. Scavenger Hunt: Shoot over to Newsday. Check out the video titled Iraq War Anniversary. See if you can spot the one protester that doesn’t belong.

    Comment by ThatGayConservative — March 20, 2007 @ 1:07 am - March 20, 2007

  22. Why don’t you leave America so us liberals can make America truly America again?

    We’ve never been a Socialist state before.

    Cindy Rules! Casey Drools!

    My how compassionate and tolerant. Better ask Hitlary if she agrees.

    Comment by ThatGayConservative — March 20, 2007 @ 1:15 am - March 20, 2007

  23. Cindy Rules!

    Cindy Sheehan: Wir müssen die Juden ausrotten!

    Libtards (Elaise, Ian, Markie, Kevin, Turn-your-head-n-keogh etc):

    Whooo! YEAH! Tell it, Cindy!!!! WooHoo!!!

    Comment by ThatGayConservative — March 20, 2007 @ 5:49 am - March 20, 2007

  24. Oh, lordy. Words like republitard and ConBorg and such…why can’t the LibGayBorgTardMoonBats just use standard English? (Even the illegal non-human aliens from foreign nations are learning English.)

    Comment by sean — March 20, 2007 @ 6:08 am - March 20, 2007

  25. vaara writes erroneously: “How ironic that the term “eagle” as a term for “an unconditional supporter of Bush’s war in Iraq” was first popularized by Andrew Sullivan.” vaara, princess, AndieS is anything BUT so original; if he says he “coined” the term, believe me he’s suffering from acute deja-vu concept theft.

    The phrase “Eagle” in relation to supporters of Geo Bush 41 or 43 and the likely Bush 45 and 47 and… well, you get the idea… refers to a GOP tradition of having campaign donors contribute or agree to raise 10 $100k contributions for the Prez (for keogh, that’s a million).

    They were called Golden Eagles, vaara. If you agreed to raise double the conventional level of support, you were termed a “Double Eagle” and so forth. At RNC and Convention functions, Eagles are given unparalleled access to events. As a young Sgt@Arms at GOP Conventions and RNC events, I was told to look for the pin if questioning access at all.

    “Eagle” as a word to describe a supporter of the WOT-Iraq? Why?

    You can just call them what they are: Patriots.

    Comment by Michigan-Matt — March 20, 2007 @ 8:37 am - March 20, 2007

  26. hey sean, “ConBorg”?? Nice try at co-opting but no doorprize for you… it’s always been the GayLeftBorgTypes for the Left’s GLBT silly acronym.

    Comment by Michigan-Matt — March 20, 2007 @ 9:00 am - March 20, 2007

  27. Desperate Republicans: Episode II. watch kool-aide drinking folks inflate reality, fabricate an imminent terrorist attack on the wall and other sundry delusions of grandeur. 8pm eastern, 7 central.

    Comment by markie — March 20, 2007 @ 9:25 am - March 20, 2007

  28. markie writes: “… fabricate an imminent terrorist attack….”

    Oh markie, you aren’t buying that DailyKos GayLeftBorg line from the hook all the way to the sinker, are you? The threats have been and continue to be real… but I doubt you can appreciate what real is because you fail at grasping reality.

    For a non-exhaustive list as of Oct 2005: http://www.whitehouse.gov/news/releases/2005/10/20051006-7.html

    I know, I know… you can dismiss them and use claims by the MSM Left that they weren’t real, real threats because they were foiled threats.

    Please add to those at least the Aug 2006 interception of the terrorist plot to bring down at least 10 Brit-US flights over American airspace… and lots of other foiled terrorist plots.

    By the way, a list of foiled terrorist plots is like an iceberg… the foiled terrorist plots you see in the press are only the ones above the water line. And guys like you and the GayLeftBorg and the Democrats are like hapless stewards stuck just rearranging the deck chairs on the Titanic as we approach another set of icebergs.

    Comment by Michigan-Matt — March 20, 2007 @ 9:43 am - March 20, 2007

  29. we see how focused you are not. reread the thread title moron.

    Comment by markie — March 20, 2007 @ 9:58 am - March 20, 2007

  30. But this demonstration on Sunday clearly wasn’t a gathering of wealthy campaign donors.

    The fact remains that Sully did start pushing the term “eagle” back in late 2002, and not in a campaign-donor context, even before the Iraq war began. But he soon stopped, because everyone (at least on the left) was making fun of him.

    Comment by vaara — March 20, 2007 @ 10:34 am - March 20, 2007

  31. Elias, your ridiculous and childish comments merit no discussion whatsoever.

    Probably like your Prophet namesake, when your time comes you will be swept away in a chariot of fire. Unfortunately for you, it will be heading in the opposite direction from heaven.

    Regards,
    Peter H.

    Comment by Peter Hughes — March 20, 2007 @ 10:46 am - March 20, 2007

  32. There are Americans, and there are liberals. Look on this thread and see who’s who.

    (Note to Bruce: it looks as though the “tone of civility” memo was not received by some of these libtrolls. But unlike the White House and AG’s office, I was schooled in the Tom DeLay/Ann Coulter method of liberal rebuttal. These libtrolls have been warned.)

    Regards,
    Peter H.

    Comment by Peter Hughes — March 20, 2007 @ 10:58 am - March 20, 2007

  33. vaara dear, nice try but the spin didn’t get you anywhere. I’m not suggesting that the American patriots who came out to support our troops this weekend were “wealthy campaign donors”. Was that the GayLeft two step?

    We were discussing your claim that AndieSullivan somehow coined a unique term of “Eagle” to describe a (maybe irrational??) Bush supporter… who, as AndieS and maybe even you might contend are unreasonably pro-troops, pro-Bush, pro-America in light of the “failure” of American resolve to battle terrorism in Iraq, fight for democracy in the Middle East blah blah blah.

    The rub was that there is no irony in AndieS’s intellectual theft of the term “eagle” to describe a Bush supporter. Sorry, you were wrong again. Twice just on this simple, I thought, claim of yours.

    Comment by Michigan-Matt — March 20, 2007 @ 11:22 am - March 20, 2007

  34. markie writes: “we see how focused you are not. reread the thread title moron”. Ooooh.

    Such venom from a little lower case clanner? Are you really the famed-deaf rabble rioter Ridor just come back to haunt the site again? You guys do share more than a hatred of the English language and logic.

    You, markie —not the witty and insightful post by Bruce— claimed that “… Republicans… fabricate imminent terrorist attack(s)”. I gave you a litany of true, relevant, foiled terrorist attacks and plans disrupted under our twice-elected President George W Bush.

    I do read the posts, buck-o. Maybe you need some help on comprehension along with syntax? Maybe YOU should start reading your own comments?

    Comment by Michigan-Matt — March 20, 2007 @ 11:30 am - March 20, 2007

  35. man are you one ignorant fook. syntrax? rotf. i repeat and you prove it. see how focused you are not.

    Comment by matrkie — March 20, 2007 @ 1:48 pm - March 20, 2007

  36. markie writes in an attempt at glorious rebuttal: “man are you one ignorant fook. syntrax? rotf. i repeat and you prove it. see how focused you are not.”

    It’s syntax, markie. http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Syntax

    And I think we’ve established English is NOT your primary language. Gosh, you are obtuse to the point of disutility. I’m certain either you are Ridor-revisited here or else you’re channeling his “spirits”.

    Comment by Michigan-Matt — March 20, 2007 @ 2:56 pm - March 20, 2007

  37. can”t stay focused on topic, can you. sorry it hurts so much, but then again construed thought shouldn’t hurt but there are exceptions.

    Comment by markie — March 20, 2007 @ 4:20 pm - March 20, 2007

  38. markie, see item #34

    Comment by Michigan-Matt — March 20, 2007 @ 4:40 pm - March 20, 2007

  39. paper bag wins again.

    Comment by markie — March 20, 2007 @ 4:54 pm - March 20, 2007

  40. #32:

    I was schooled in the Tom DeLay/Ann Coulter method

    Probably when you should have been studying the Constitution instead. ;-)

    Comment by Ian — March 20, 2007 @ 5:05 pm - March 20, 2007

  41. Ann Coulter is a consitutional lawyer.. what are you?

    Comment by Vince P — March 20, 2007 @ 5:13 pm - March 20, 2007

  42. Poor Ian has such a shallow life, he can only enjoy it when I make a rare mistake.

    Unfortunately for him, we’ve all been privy to his share of incorrect and just flat-out wrong postings – at least ten times the ONE I have made since I began posting here in 2005.

    But that’s okay…I have a tough exterior. I would engage in a battle of wits with Ian, but I don’t believe in fighting an unarmed opponent.

    Regards,
    Peter H.

    Comment by Peter Hughes — March 20, 2007 @ 6:42 pm - March 20, 2007

  43. Peter, you’re awesome… and as for Ian, a broken clock is right exactly 2 minutes a day.

    Comment by Calarato — March 20, 2007 @ 7:54 pm - March 20, 2007

  44. 23: So much for real debate when you’re allowed to engage in name-calling and the owner of the board allows it. gimmee a break.

    Comment by Kevin — March 20, 2007 @ 10:39 pm - March 20, 2007

  45. MM – I’d point you to some of Sully’s extensive writings on his fondness for the term “eagle,” but his archives are cunningly concealed somewhere on TheAtlantic.com’s website. If you do find them, go to November 2002. That’s when he started force-feeding “Eagle” to his readers.

    The question is what inspired the Eagles who gathered on the Mall next weekend to call themselves Eagles. Maybe you’re right, and they were inspired by Bush’s wealthy campaign donors. Or maybe someone somewhere had a dim memory of “eagle” being associated with “war supporter.” Given that the rally was largely organized on the Internet, it’s not too much of a stretch to suppose that Sully’s coinage might have earned a bit of subconscious traction among the organizers.

    I somehow doubt that they were inspired by Stephen Colbert, but you never know…

    Comment by vaara — March 20, 2007 @ 11:06 pm - March 20, 2007

  46. Seems like the Continent is getting unlivable for the Jews again.

    http://www.jta.org/cgi-bin/iowa/breaking/100725.html

    French Jews petition U.S. for asylum

    More than 7,000 French Jews have signed a petition asking for political asylum in the United States because of anti-Semitism in France.

    “Following the barbarous murder of a young Jew because he was Jewish, in the context of the rise in anti-Semitic acts committed by Islamic fundamentalists, numerous members of the community no longer feel safe in France,” reads the petition, which was sent to the U.S. Congress. The reference was to Ilan Halimi, a 23-year-old Parisian Jew who was kidnapped and tortured to death last year by an anti-Semitic gang.

    The petition asks Congress to enact a law according refugee status to French Jews. “We believe that the United States, known for its traditional welcome to those under threat in their native lands, must open its doors to us,” the petition says.

    French communal officials reacted with outrage. “This petition is bizarre, stupid and out of place,” Haim Musicant, director of CRIF, the umbrella organization of secular French Jewish groups, told Israel’s Ma’ariv newspaper. “I don’t feel threatened in France, and the authorities are doing everything they can to protect the Jewish community. French Jews don’t need this kind of petition.”

    Comment by Vince P — March 21, 2007 @ 1:10 am - March 21, 2007

  47. #45

    If the libs win in ’08, it won’t be a hell of a lot better here.

    Comment by ThatGayConservative — March 21, 2007 @ 2:10 am - March 21, 2007

  48. The US kicking ass, over there:

    http://mypetjawa.mu.nu/archives/187021.php

    Comment by Vince P — March 21, 2007 @ 2:13 am - March 21, 2007

  49. So, TGC, should those French Jews be given Green Cards?

    Comment by vaara — March 21, 2007 @ 3:25 am - March 21, 2007

  50. They should be given citizenship

    Comment by Vince P — March 21, 2007 @ 5:19 am - March 21, 2007

  51. If the Islamofascists and French socialists had their way, the French Jews would be wearing a six-pointed yellow Star of David.

    Racist hatemongers.

    Regards,
    Peter H.

    Comment by Peter Hughes — March 21, 2007 @ 12:00 pm - March 21, 2007

  52. You’re assuming they’d leave them alive long enough to put the stars on :-(

    Back to the original topic, Kudos to the GoE. I was going to see if a group was gathering in Columbus, but had family emergency.

    Comment by The_Livewire — March 21, 2007 @ 7:27 pm - March 21, 2007

  53. 30,000 is the “exact” number? How did they pull off that perfect number?

    Comment by jimmy — March 22, 2007 @ 2:47 am - March 22, 2007

  54. Well jimmy, how did the Drive-By Media fail to report such big numbers, HMMM?

    Regards,
    Peter H.

    Comment by Peter Hughes — March 22, 2007 @ 12:29 pm - March 22, 2007

  55. The Park Police no longer provides official crowd estimates, no matter what you might read on them interweb netblog thingies.

    Comment by vaara — March 22, 2007 @ 11:19 pm - March 22, 2007

  56. well peter, because the number was pulled out of the air by some little faerie.

    Comment by markie — March 23, 2007 @ 12:50 am - March 23, 2007

  57. Sort of the same way all the Big 3 Drive-Bys “estimate” crowds? Please.

    Regards,
    Peter H.

    Comment by Peter Hughes — March 23, 2007 @ 12:51 pm - March 23, 2007

  58. Peter H,

    If the Republians have their way, they would make every gay person wear a pink triangle so they know who they can discriminate against with impunity.

    I don’t see much difference between you and an Islamofascist.

    Comment by Elais — March 24, 2007 @ 3:50 pm - March 24, 2007

  59. If the Republians have their way, they would make every gay person wear a pink triangle so they know who they can discriminate against with impunity.

    I don’t see much difference between you and an Islamofascist

    Fcuk off liar.

    Comment by Vince P — March 24, 2007 @ 3:56 pm - March 24, 2007

  60. I don’t see much difference between you and an Islamofascist.

    I recommend a visit to the doctor. You obviously have vision problems.

    Comment by mrsizer — March 24, 2007 @ 4:57 pm - March 24, 2007

  61. Elias, you and your ilk have been peddling that same advice since the advent of AIDS in the 1980s. I thought that with the Dhimmicrat takeover of Congress, we’d be getting a break from these conspiracy theories of “gay concentration camps.”

    Methinks you would be well advised to take Vince’s and Mrsizer’s collective advice.

    Here’s $1 – go buy a clue.

    Regards,
    Peter H.

    Comment by Peter Hughes — March 24, 2007 @ 11:19 pm - March 24, 2007

  62. Vince P,

    Can you tell me how I lied?

    Peter H

    Sure! I’ll buy a clue stick and then probably hit you over the head with it. You seem to need a clue more than I.

    I see ‘conspiracy theories’ spouted here all the time about Democrats. Hypocrisy, you post at Gay Patriot!

    Comment by Elais — March 25, 2007 @ 7:05 pm - March 25, 2007

  63. I don’t see much difference between you and an Islamofascist.

    And that’s why the Democrat Party is fighting the Republicans and aiding the Islamofascists.

    One of these days, Elais, you’ll realize that Pelosi has already sold you and your puppet leftist gay friends to the Iranians, al-Qaeda, and the Taliban for lamppost decorations. But what will be particularly sick is that you and yours will still be choking out “We need to support Dems because the Republicans want to kill us all” with your last breaths.

    Comment by North Dallas Thirty — March 25, 2007 @ 8:34 pm - March 25, 2007

  64. Elais: I could tell you but why bother.. I have no respect for you and you dont warrant any more of my time than I’m spending to say this to you.

    Comment by Vince P — March 25, 2007 @ 10:05 pm - March 25, 2007

  65. This is going to be a very dark year.. very dark.

    Without a doubt we’re in WW-III and we’ve had our Archiduke moment but dont yet recognize it.

    Comment by Vince P — March 25, 2007 @ 10:07 pm - March 25, 2007

  66. Trying to reason with libtards is like trying to explain Einstein’s Theory of Relativity with a five-year-old. I’ve had better luck house-training my border collies.

    Regards,
    Peter H.

    Comment by Peter Hughes — March 25, 2007 @ 11:51 pm - March 25, 2007

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