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Radical, Racist Signs Featured At 9/12 March
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Radical, Racist Signs Featured At 9/12 March

This morning on ABCs Good Morning America, Sen. Jim DeMint (R-SC) embraced the protesters at todays 9/12 March in Washington, DC, saying that he was glad theyre here to take back their country. He characterized the attendees as nonpartisan, adding that its not about President Obama. Its not about the Democrats. Several other Republican lawmakers, including Reps. Tom Price (GA), Mike Pence (IN), Marsha Blackburn (T), and Phil Gingrey (GA) planned to attend and speak at the event.

Members of ThinkProgress attended todays march and the signs carried by these protesters were hardly nonpartisan and were often racist, radical portrayals of Obama, despite DeMints claim. Some examples of what we saw:

In an interview with the Washington Independent, DeMint claimed that the attendees at the march were a cross-section of the population. When it was pointed out to him that almost everyone there was white, DeMint simply said, Its probably just the time and organization and the media that promoted it.

Mark McKinnon, a former adviser to Sen. John McCains (R-AZ) presidential campaign, has warned conservatives from embracing events like the 9/12 March. Its bad for Republicans because in the absence of any real leadership, the freaks fill the void and define the party, McKinnon said.


The distributor looks to be the American Life League; apparently the kind of pro-life organization that thinks that it would be terrible if people who get sick could have access to medical care:

At any rate, the ALL/healthcare nexus mostly seems to me to be emblematic of the knee-jerk quality of the whole thing. As we know, back in November most people voted for Barack Obama. Most people voted for a Democratic House candidate. And most people voted for a Democratic Senate candidate. Today, most people prefer Obamas approach to the approach of congressional Republicans. But this is a very large country. And a large minority of the population is out of step with the views of the minority. Youve got your anti-abortion guys, your tenthers, your birthers, your Medicare-hating congressmen, etc. Something called the Ayn Rand Center for Individual Rights is among the sponsors of the rally.


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