Emotions ran high after Bush stole the 2000 election. On Inauguration Day 2001, the largest number of protesters since the Nixon era came to Washington, D.C. and staged a counter-Inaugural, vowing to resist the fraudulent Bush Administration. It was only after 9/11 that the country was shocked into forgetting about the fact that George W. Bush's presidency was illegitimate from the start. The following are some of the slogans heard chanted in the streets on that cold and mournful day:
BUSH LOST, GORE WON. REMEMBER IT.
WHAT IF THEY HELD AN ELECTION...AND NOBODY COUNTED THE VOTES?
WAKE UP AMERICA
BUSH STOLE THE ELECTION
BUSH WAS SELECTED, NOT ELECTED
SHAME ON YOU, GEORGE W. BUSH
THE SYSTEM LIED TO US
NO JUSTICE, NO PEACE
DEMOCRACY DIED WHEN BUSH WON BY 300 STOLEN VOTES
UNITE AND PROTEST THIS MADNESS
DON'T LET THEM GET AWAY WITH IT
GOVERNMENT BY RICH MEN, NOT LAWS
OVERTHROW KING GEORGE
COUNT THE VOTES
WONDER WHAT WOULD HAVE HAPPENED IF THEY HAD COUNTED THE VOTES?
HAVE THEY COUNTED THE VOTES YET?
WONDER IF THEY EVER COUNTED THOSE VOTES?
HOW TO WIN AN ELECTION: DON'T LET THEM COUNT THE VOTES
YOUR VOTE ONLY COUNTS…IF YOUR CANDIDATE'S DADDY ALREADY PACKED THE SUPREME COURT
YOUR VOTE ONLY COUNTS…IF YOU VOTE THE WAY THE SYSTEM WANTS YOU TO
YOUR VOTE ONLY COUNTS…IF YOU'RE RICH OR REPUBLICAN
YOUR VOTE ONLY COUNTS…IF YOU CHOOSE THE PUPPET RIGGED TO WIN
YOUR VOTE ONLY COUNTS…IF NEXT TIME YOU VOTE TO SAVE AMERICA FROM GEORGE W. BUSH
I LOVE MY COUNTRY
I REFUSE TO SUPPORT AN UNLAWFUL DICTATOR
I REFUSE TO ACCEPT A PUPPET REGIME
I REFUSE TO FORGET ABOUT A STOLEN ELECTION
I REFUSE TO GO ABOUT MY BUSINESS QUIETLY
I REFUSE TO CALL GEORGE W. BUSH MY PRESIDENT