Teabag Mania – The AftermathAfter it was all over, after the tea, after the bagging, after the scooter carts retreated back to their hotels and buses, what did the 9-12 March accomplish?
But besides all of that, there were plenty of LOLs in the aftermath.
The infighting over the amount of protestors (despite the 2 million/1.6 million claimed by Michele Malkin and their ilk, it was 60-70,000) was entertaining to watch, as all media that didn’t claim there was eleventy-billion protestors was claimed to be leftly biased to the extreme. Even when Bill O’Reilly said there was only 70,000, he became condemned by the teabaggers. Resistnet is still releasing press releases claiming 1.7 million. They just can’t stop lying!
For a great breakdown on DC Metro ridership during the events and how there was in no way anywhere near the amount of teabaggers the Wingnuts are claiming, see here.
Here is a nice visual of the crowd breakdown and how a bunch of Black Family Reunion folks are being counted by teabaggers as their own:
That article will make this extra hilarious: Tea Party Protesters Protest D.C. Metro Service
Protesters who attended Saturday’s Tea Party rally in Washington found a new reason to be upset: Apparently they are unhappy with the level of service provided by the subway system.
Rep. Kevin Brady called for a government investigation into whether the government-run subway system adequately prepared for this weekend’s rally to protest government spending and government services.
The Texas Republican on Wednesday released a letter he sent to Washington’s Metro system complaining that the taxpayer-funded subway system was unable to properly transport protesters to the rally to protest government spending and expansion.
Remember all those signs screaming about socialism? It is impossible to make this crap up. I try, I try so hard to come up with ridiculous scenarios, and Wingnuts top them in reality every day.
skiplogic covered the response from FoxNews, who claimed that all other media ignored the issue, prompting responses from the other media outlets where they rolled the tape of the stories they did and called FoxNews liars. He also posted the video of the FoxNews producer egging on the crowd. Grassroots, indeed.
So now that it is over, what will happen when the teabaggers figure out they have accomplished nothing but increasing TarsTarkas.NET traffic a bit? Next up is the 2010 elections, and a dozen or so websites about flipping houses. We will get to that mess in a bit. Just remember, Wingnuts, if you try to flip houses, don’t be surprised when the housing market crashes on you. And remember the Knights Templar.