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How many people showed up at the One Nation rally?

Your answer is on the video:

If you're confused as to why this video only shows a few hundred attendees while other reports say that it rivaled Glenn Beck's Restoring Honor Rally, it's because C-Span used crowd shots from Glenn Beck's rally for the One Nation rally.

American Power has more photos here. It looks like the crowd got pretty large earlier in the day, thanks to the unions and the NAACP who had to provide transportation for thousands of people.


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In a forum right now talkin... (Below threshold)

In a forum right now talking about this rally. Someone started a post titled "Beck Rally vs Obama Rally"...posted today. Shouldn't is say 8/28 vs 10/2/10? That commie rally was a joke.

The rally was worse than a ... (Below threshold)

The rally was worse than a joke. It was an astroturf event, supplemented by dedicated communists and Marxists. These commies completely trashed the mall as well as the WWII memorial. This should be on the nightly news, but I know that it will not.

For the life of me, I just ... (Below threshold)
Keith (a different one...):

For the life of me, I just do not get liberals... How do they personally benefit from a huge controlling intrusive government? Why would anyone want such a thing, no matter the party you claim? I want the smallest government possible, one that focuses on making sure we are safe as a country, and allows the citizens of individual Staes to choose how that states will conduct its affairs. That way, if your State is going the wrong way, according to your beliefs, you are free to move to another State; one where your beliefs are the norm, and you can take your taxes and your vote with you. That is what the Founders of this great nation intended, and what the liberals seem to hate! Please expain how this is beneficial to anyone!!! Makes no sense to me!

OH BUT THIS ONLY SHOWS THAT... (Below threshold)
poptoy:

OH BUT THIS ONLY SHOWS THAT NOVEMBER WILL BE VERY GOOD FOR THE TRUE GOD FEARING PEOPLE OF THE USA. PLEASE EVERYBODY GO OUT AND VOTE THESE COMMUNIST RETARDS OUT OF WASHINGTON ND GET THE PEOPLE'S PEOPLE IN OFFICE. NEUTER OBAMA FOR THE NEXT TWO YEARS SO THAT HE CAN'T PASS ANYTHING. ENOUGH OF HIS COMMUNIST BULL.

There were more loons camp... (Below threshold)
914:

There were more loons camped out at crawford ranch with cindy.

I count 170 trillion people... (Below threshold)

I count 170 trillion people.

/leftist media

TinaS, I don't know if you ... (Below threshold)
Eric:

TinaS, I don't know if you will even read this comment. But several days ago you said the following.

Be real Jay, I've never met anyone on the left that believes in communism. It would be better if you gave an example to an idealogy that people on the left actually subscribe to.

The word that comes to my mind when I read that is the word "denial".

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Wkw7n9Qagu8

Take a look at this video of the One World Rally. Would you still deny that there are plenty of people on the Left who support Socialism and Communism?

What's sad for them is the ... (Below threshold)
CZ:

What's sad for them is the people who organized the event are professional rally organizers with decades of experience organizing rallies. And this was the best they could do???

Comparing the two ... (Below threshold)
irongrampa:


Comparing the two events shows the difference between citizens who love their country, and citizens who merely live there.


Y'all can decide who's more relevant.

You guys are sooooo threate... (Below threshold)

You guys are sooooo threatened by WE THE PEOPLE you chose to use a picture of the end of the rally when most had left for their busses. Same right wing LIES! I watched the entire rally and there were many more there yesterday than attended Beck the buffoon's lame march.

You are about as fair and balanced as ClusterFOX

<a href="http://news.yahoo.... (Below threshold)
JLawson:

DC rally shows support for struggling Democrats - Yahoo! News

More than 400 organizations -- ranging from labor unions to faith, environmental and gay rights groups -- partnered for the event, which comes one month after Beck packed the same space with conservatives and tea party-style activists.

Organizers claimed they had as many participants as Beck's rally. But Saturday's crowds were less dense and didn't reach as far to the edges as they did during Beck's rally. The National Park Service stopped providing official crowd estimates in the 1990s.

AFL-CIO president Richard Trumka urged participants, including his union's members, to band together.

"There is nothing, and I mean nothing, we can't do when we stand side by side, shoulder to shoulder," Trumka said. "We will stand together. And we will win together. And we won't let anyone -- and I mean anyone -- stand in our way."
In other words, the same old progressive crap. "Give us what we want, or we're gonna take it anyway." And when unions are involved, they'll break a few heads in the process because that's what they do.

Funny, isn't it, how they were bussing in folks? I've seen reports that union locals were told they'd have to provide 'voluntary' attendees, or they'd be forced to fill a bus. The Metro was, by other reports, nowhere near as crowded, neither were the roads leading into DC.

Paladinette, there's a whole lot more people who aren't union than are. "We the Peope" doesn't mean "We the Union Members" - and the more threatening and thuggish the unions become, the less support you're going to be getting. And unfortunately, the media is no longer the only channel news gets transmitted over, so the cover you've depended on for decades is no longer there.

Tina S -I'd be int... (Below threshold)
JLawson:

Tina S -

I'd be interested in your opinion on this from the SEIU rally on Saturday.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Qki5nIdsBEw&feature=player_embedded

Nice chant. "Obama ain't no socialist! We are! We are!" Catchy, especially with the drum background...

Strangely, many Americans c... (Below threshold)
Paul Hooson:

Strangely, many Americans claim to be hurting economically, and 81% of respondents on the weekly Gallup survey claim to be underemployed with not enough work income to cover their bills, yet few will show up for a rally to improve their economic outlook.

And as far as Glenn Beck goes, the former CNN host and alcoholic-turned pious Mormon can stay up all night worrying about just how religious the next door neighbor is. I personally have my hands full making money in business and running my own life. I can care less how religious each guy that walks through the door is.

The bottom line. I'd always like to see more people do well and spend more money. If some rally helps to spur that somehow, then I'm happy to accept that increased spending. Increased Food Stamp spending has been a boost to my business recently as an example.

yet few will show up for... (Below threshold)
cirby:

yet few will show up for a rally to improve their economic outlook.

They did, a few weeks ago.

And as far as Glenn Beck goes

Yeah, he was the host of the one where a lot of people showed up. Sorry you missed it. You might learn something about the actual viewpoints of these folks once you get outside of your little echo chamber.

"yet few will show up fo... (Below threshold)
JLawson:

"yet few will show up for a rally to improve their economic outlook."

That's not for everyone's economic outlook, Paul, but for the takers and grifters from the unions.

You see, they know who the marks are, and they're trying damn hard to make sure the marks keep with the payoff as long as possible.

Increased Food Stamp spending has been a boost to my business recently as an example.

Yeah, it's great the way those food stamps magically appear, isn't it? What's the 'friction' percentage lost in making sure a buck's worth of food stamps gets issued? You've got a cut taken by the IRS, then the Fed, then the State - bureaucratic costs mount up, Paul.

5% at each level, maybe? 10%?

Now since your business is such a success, Paul - what would happen if you had to pay an extra 10% in taxes? Would you be able to survive that, or would you go under? How about your suppliers - what sort of profit margins do they have, and how much of a tax increase could they absorb before they folded?

The money for 'free' programs always comes from somewhere, Paul. I'm surprised you don't understand that.

OK # 10 you say it was bigg... (Below threshold)
John:

OK # 10 you say it was bigger, show us a picure of that, even the msm hasn't been able to come with a picture that supports that. CSPAN in a lame attempt to show big numbers actually showed the over head from the 828 event claiming it was this meet up of commies and socialist. So I've looked around and I've seen lots of pictures not a single one showing anything like the size of the 828 rally. The other question I would love to ask is do all the liberals here support the socialist and communist at this rally, I mean those FRING groups made up a pretty sizeable portion of the attendees, are you all good to go with their message?

You are a bunch of right wi... (Below threshold)
Private Parts:

You are a bunch of right wing teabagging traitors.




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