Byron York reports on the MoveOn protest in front of the Whitehouse. Things did not go quite as planned, not only was there another larger protest going on regarding Darfur, but people were ready to counter MoveOn. Read the below excerpt from Byron's article and read the whole thing. Way to go Mr. Taylor very brave!
With that, Taylor began an impassioned, impromptu speech. "Now, please try to figure out what's going on in this country," he said, his voice booming. "There has been an enormous outpouring of goodwill from people on both sides of the political spectrum. You know, when those soldiers and national guardsmen go into the homes of the victims, they don't ask, are you Republican, are you Democrat. They ask, do you need help? What can we do to help you? I wish that this crowd out here would have the same attitude, because all you're doing is trying to tear the country apart for political purposes."Source: National Review's Byron York - SHAME ON BUSH! SHAME ON BUSH! When MoveOn rallied at the White House, things didn’t go exactly as planned.
At that point, another man, a MoveOn protester, came up. Unlike the others, he wasn't angry, and, finally, things lightened up a bit.
"Do you think the protesters would be complaining about Bush's reaction if we weren't in Iraq?" the man asked.
"Yes," said Taylor.
"Because you hate him."
"So?" the man said with a shrug and little laugh of acknowledgment.
"Everything he does, for crying out loud," Taylor said.
"OK, I agree with that," the man said, laughing some more.
The honesty disarmed Taylor. "Well, thank you," he said, "that's the first honest thing I've heard out here today."