Much like the American Revolution that founded this country, the British underestimated the "motley crew" of colonialist who protested the King of England, citing it as a passing phase or annoyance that would eventually die out.
It didn't. The Washington Post's take on yesterday's massive turnout out in Washington?
"The demonstrators are part of a loose-knit movement that is galvanizing anti-Obama sentiment across the country, stoking a populist dimension to the Republican Party, which has struggled to find its voice since the 2008 elections."
Thereby they miss the point. The fact that this "movement" of Americans isn't tied to just one group or even leader is more telling of it's authenticity and true heartfelt intentions. In that crowd yesterday there were This isn't "anti-Obama", it's simply a demand to hand this government back over to the people. A principle which is outlined in our constitution.
""We hold these truths to be self-evident, that all men are created equal, that they are endowed by their Creator with certain unalienable Rights, that among these are Life, Liberty and the pursuit of Happiness. — That to secure these rights, Governments are instituted among Men, deriving their just powers from the consent of the governed, — That whenever any Form of Government becomes destructive of these ends, it is the Right of the People to alter or to abolish it, and to institute new Government, laying its foundation on such principles and organizing its powers in such form, as to them shall seem most likely to effect their Safety and Happiness. Prudence, indeed, will dictate that Governments long established should not be changed for light and transient causes; and accordingly all experience hath shewn that mankind are more disposed to suffer, while evils are sufferable than to right themselves by abolishing the forms to which they are accustomed. But when a long train of abuses and usurpations, pursuing invariably the same Object evinces a design to reduce them under absolute Despotism, it is their right, it is their duty, to throw off such Government, and to provide new Guards for their future security."
This isn't my idea, it was placed in the Constitution by the founders who realized that there may come a time when the people would have to rise up when their government got out of control. I don't believe in a takeover of Government per-se, just because I disagree with the opposition party's way of doing things. However when those ways of doing things goes directly against the principles that this nation was founded on then I do believe that the people of the United States should rise up.
What we are witnessing now isn't a "movement" but an awakening. The people are rising up and in greater numbers than the media would have us believe. People met not only in Washington yesterday, but all across the country, from the West, East, North and South. White and Black, Hispanic and Asian and all in between. Americans are rising up and this is only the beginning.
The Obama minions and enablers in the MSM would have Americans think that this is a flash in the pan - a passing moment in time.
The British thought that too.