Unlike ‘Restoring Honor’ rally, 9/12 March on Washington focuses on politics
Former Republican House Majority Leader Dick Armey’s FreedomWorks organization and several Tea Party groups from around the nation will descend on Washington, D.C., Sunday for the 9/12 March on Washington to show their disappointment with President Barack Obama, House Speaker Nancy Pelosi and Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid.
Hundreds of thousands of Tea Partiers are expected to participate in the march, which starts at the Washington Monument with a prayer from the Rev. C.L. Bryant, then heads down Pennsylvania Avenue, past the White House and Freedom Plaza and over to Capitol Hill.
At Capitol Hill, various FreedomWorks leaders, including Armey and the organization’s President and CEO Matt Kibbe, will join local Tea Party groups, conservative leaders and conservative media personalities on stage to promote conservative values.
Brendan Steinhauser, FreedomWorks’ director of federal and state campaigns, told The Daily Caller that the march is a targeted political rally,
“It’s one final reminder before the election for Americans who are rejecting big government and the leadership of Pelosi and Reid. We want new leaders,” Steinhauser said. “This is a very political march.”
Steinhauser, who encourages people to bring signs to the rally, said that Tea Partiers should expect to see liberal infiltrators at the march. He advised attendees to stick to the message and maintain a positive conservative attitude.
“Our message is ‘We will remember in November,’ and, basically, our current leaders pushed through the health care bill and the stimulus and are trying to push through cap and trade and the bailout,” Steinhauser said. “It’s going to be a day of reckoning on September 12 and on November 2.”
Obama addressed the economy in a press conference Friday, saying that he’s trying to get the economy rolling again and that it’s just going to take a little bit longer – adding that Republicans shouldn’t blame him for the poor state of the economy.
“Between now and November, what I’m going to remind the American people of is that the policies that we have put in place have moved us in the right direction,” Obama said.
Also, in the press conference, Obama danced around calling his new package aimed at stimulating the economy another “stimulus.” When directly asked by CBS’s Chip Reid, he wouldn’t call the package a stimulus and couldn’t give a clear, concise answer as to why he waited until now, in the middle of a heated midterm election season, to introduce the bill.