The mom-blogger who organized a Tea Party protest before the name even existed organized a counter-protest to a union-backed show of support for Obamacare in Seattle: When We Show Up, We Win – UPDATED
Today was my favorite protest of all time. You know I love the Tea Parties, but today takes the cake thus far. Why? Because we had barely three weeks (and no money) to mobilize against a heavily funded and well organized opponent. Almost 400 people from all over Washington State drove themselves to join our counter protest against the ugly beast of socialized health care. Our people made their own signs, by hand. We had no chartered busses, paid for by the unions, to drive our people to Seattle.
We had no money to preprint signs and t-shirts to hand out to our people as our opposition had from the unions and Planned Parenthood. But you know what we had that they didn’t? Heart. Passion. Spirit. Deep convictions and a principled belief in freedom, liberty, and justice for all individuals. We had life and hope on our side and everyone knew it. They knew it too. They had a rock band. We had two bagpipers in full regalia. Their emcee tried to get chants started using a very sophisticated and professional sound system, to which their people limply responded. We screamed ourselves hoarse, sweating in the hot sun, with not even a bullhorn in sight.
…I will never forget the look of shock on their faces as they marched into Westlake and saw us across the street. They couldn’t believe it because we’ve never stood up to them before. It was the most joyous sight I could ever hope to see. Their guest speakers referred to us over and over again, “Don’t listen to those people over there..” “… like those people over there…” “be louder than those people over there…” Please. They made us the stars of their event. Gracias. We interrupted their mojo and everyone could feel it. It was palpable.
More info and pictures at the link.
H/T Michelle Malkin