Barack Obama Visit: Patriots Line Roads in Troy, NY
Barack Obama thought he would give a speech touting his health care takeover plan at sleepy Hudson Valley Community College in New York State today.
Tea Party Patriots lined the roads to greet him!
Feeling that he had not been shown enough love on his arrival, they decided to do the same when he returned to Albany International Airport for his flight back to Washington!
We arrived early and were able to get in before the streets were closed. There was a large group of Code Pink (all dressed in pink with their Pro Health Care signs. Our group kept getting bigger by the time Obama was to arrive. We had a group who drove in from Rochester. They had about 20 people with them. I would say we had about a hundred of us total. The crowd may have grown before we moved on down but we stood out a lot more with our yellow flags. Maybe 200 lined up along the path until I moved down closer to the entrance.
We decided to spread out so our flags would be everywhere (unlike the code pink crowd who all stood together) After he came to HVCC a few of us decided to drive over to Albany County Airport and see him off. We had a nice lovely line of yellow Gadsden Flags along the area his group drove by (Someone said he was looking the other way) and then the plane flew over.
Patriots came from across New York State on short notice to be there!
Eric mentions this encounter with the bused in astroturf:
I was able to observe a lefty organizer instruct the youth that were brought in. They had blank stares and fidgeted with the Obamacare signs they were doled out while a group of us Gadsen carriers, much older, stood streetside and calmly spoke of the nature of the government affairs and how the knowledge of history had urged each of us to act before the nation was lost. Their conductor returned and herded them off to a place where we would no longer be any influence over them. We were sure they were listening very closely so our job today was more fruitful than expected. There is still no joy on this road but it can easily be followed by anyone seeking the truth.
Excellent work, NY Patriots!
“As has been happening so often since this new Administration took office, we are unfortunately seeing a big gap between the sweet sound bites and the bitter reality of the President’s proposals.”