UPDATE: Tupelo, Mississippi. Only Four Move On members show up.
UPDATE: Thank you, Michelle Malkin for supporting National Health Care Protesters: More Soros-bots outnumbered at NY health care counterprotest, and in Orlando.WELCOME Michelle Malkin readers!
Today was a nationally designated MoveOn.org aka ACORN's day to lobby for socialized health care at Congress's state offices. With the morning weather rainy and overcast, I knew it wasn't going to be a big jubilee at Senator Bill Nelson's and Senator Mel Martinez's office. At 1pm, I found a parking spot close by and took my sign to the Sen. Nelson's office complex. Fairtax.Org was represented as well as Smart Girl Politics, but no ACORN.
In total, despite the weather, there were sixteen Tea Party persons with great signs to rally passing cars. Four MoveOn white, middle-aged and elderly ladies dressed in blue teeshirts - looking like they were reliving the 60's - were up in Nelson's office meeting with Celeste Brown, Nelson's Regional Director. When they came down, the Tea Party group took turns going up in smaller groups to sit with Brown and discuss our issues with the Obama's health care agenda, leaving the rest to protest Obama's socialist tactics. Brown, listened politely, asked clarification questions, but took no notes, inferred that despite the thousands of calls, emails, and visits protesting the Public Health Care bill, and only 13 calls for the bill, Nelson was going to do what he believed what was best. Vote for the bill. So Melanie of FairTax.org gave Celeste a "Pink Slip" for Sen. Nelson.
In Martinez's offices, John Newstreet, Central Florida Regional Director, took the brunt of the heat from upset conservatives who were protesting RINO activity in the halls of Congress, compromising too much with Democrats. Newstreet acknowledged that he worked well with Nelson's staff and that they were good people. Neither Nelson's or Martinez's office gets how upset voters are with their actions in Congress. They will in 2010.There was no huge turnout of ACORN. Despite ACORN's use of bullhorn, standing on a small dais, posters telling people to honk with support, and a total of twelve with one or two leaving when they saw how many Tea Party members came out, ACORN didn't get much response from passing cars. They weren't effective, they don't have support from voters. We Surrounded Them!
The caps represent people against Obama's health care plan that could not attend because they were working!
Last photograph is of ACORN dressed in blue. Even though it was supposed to be their day, ACORN's piddly turn out FAILED!