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Yesterday’s videos and photos of walking around the 9-12 Project/ “Tea Party Express” demonstration in Washington DC give a decent sense of the size and composition of the crowd, and the general tenor of the afternoon.

(Press reports have the crowd up to 2 million people, although like all these DC marches it’s guesswork. In any case the size rivaled that of Barack Obama’s inauguration – which is fitting since this was like an inauguration, only in reverse.)

We had some discussion in yesterday’s thread about the message of the Tea Party demonstrators; after giving it some thought and reviewing the videos and photos, I think the overall theme was simply “it’s time to take our country back.”

With a sub theme of, “Barack Obama, you sure turned out to be somebody we do not want in the White House.”

See what you think.

UPDATE: Stacy McCain makes a good case for over a million people.

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Here are some images from yesterday’s (September 12, 2009) 9-12 Project/ Tea Party Express demonstration in DC. Since I was not permitted to bring the chopper anywhere near the Capitol area the best I could get were ground shots, but this time lapse capture from a traffic camera gives a good sense of the size of the crowd.

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Here is a quick and dirty video overview of today’s Tea Party Express/9-12 Project demonstration in Washington DC (be patient, the video may not actually be available for a little while but we have to go out so I am posting the nascent links). It looked like well over a million people to me – if RFK Stadium holds 55,000, it looked like at least 20 RFK Stadiums full of people around the Capitol.

This was NOT a demonstration against “big government” as CNN just reported. It was a clear and pointed demonstration against Barack Obama and the Democrat Congress, particularly in relation to the Democrat health care reform proposals. But there were a lot of other target which I will hopefully get to illustrate in more videos later tonight.

Big winners today: Glenn Beck, Joe Wilson, and the US Constitution.

Big losers: Barack Obama, the Democrat Congress, ACORN.

Here is what it was like out there:

UPDATE: Here is some more walking around video from the 9-12 Project/Tea Party demonstration. The key takeaway from these two overviews is the demographics – this is a slice of America, folks, this is the “mob”: