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    Re: Tens of thousands attend broad protest of government in nation's capital

    Quote Originally Posted by Coolguy View Post
    [SIZE="3"][FONT="Georgia"][I]Why do those on the left want to downplay the attendance?

    Is that what's happening, or is the right trying to overinflate the attendance? Cuz that's what it seems to me ....


    I've stated again and again the attendance was impressive.

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    Re: Tens of thousands attend broad protest of government in nation's capital

    Quote Originally Posted by Coolguy View Post
    Why do those on the left want to downplay the attendance?

    Especially when the pictures suggest attendance that is much greater than 60k.

    I would have to say it is simply because they do not like that these people do not agree with the way they think things should be.

    Heck, even Acorn representatives attended.

    YouTube - Don't Tread On Me! - Booting ACORN from 9/12 DC rally
    Look how many there are! They MUST be right too!
    and so it goes...

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    Re: Tens of thousands attend broad protest of government in nation's capital

    Quote Originally Posted by jackalope View Post
    Is that what's happening, or is the right trying to overinflate the attendance? Cuz that's what it seems to me ....


    I've stated again and again the attendance was impressive.
    PolitiFact | "Tea party" photo shows huge crowd ? at different event

    I have no idea how many people where there, but find the tactics to do things like I linked above pretty lame.

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    Re: Tens of thousands attend broad protest of government in nation's capital

    Quote Originally Posted by Redress View Post
    PolitiFact | "Tea party" photo shows huge crowd ? at different event

    I have no idea how many people where there, but find the tactics to do things like I linked above pretty lame.
    Some are using a photo not from the event to justify these inflated numbers?


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    Re: Tens of thousands attend broad protest of government in nation's capital

    Quote Originally Posted by Reverend_Hellh0und View Post
    Pete once again exposing himself as ignorant.


    When the bailouts were announced by Bush, these same people were upset about it. I sure was.
    Damn straight. All anyone has to do is go back a year on this board and look at our reactions. In some ways the movement started then. We were furiously calling our representatives and saying NO BAILOUT. Bush was presidents and we did not support that measure AT ALL.

    The fact that an actual march did not get off the ground was simple: we were just over 1 month away from the presidential election. There were other fish to fry. But make no mistake. You could feel it in the air a year ago. We just were starting to move from "WTF are they doing?" to getting our asses in gear.

    Quote Originally Posted by jackalope View Post
    No, you don't, cuz I remember Tumbleweed saying he voted for two Republican Senators, and the current Democratic President. That IS moderate.


    Voting Snowe and Collins =/= voting republican.
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    You guys are weird.

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    Re: Tens of thousands attend broad protest of government in nation's capital

    Quote Originally Posted by StandUpChuck View Post



    Voting Snowe and Collins =/= voting republican.

    Of course it does, and more, it means moderate. I didn't ask, but I wonder if he voted for Angus as well....

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    Re: Tens of thousands attend broad protest of government in nation's capital

    Quote Originally Posted by jackalope View Post
    Of course it does, and more, it means moderate. I didn't ask, but I wonder if he voted for Angus as well....
    Did Angus Beef have any competition? It seems so long ago.
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    You guys are weird.

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    Re: Tens of thousands attend broad protest of government in nation's capital

    Quote Originally Posted by jackalope View Post
    They didn't surpass any of those. Nor did it surpass a pro-choice march in 2004. Doesn't mean it wasn't an impressive turnout, but lying about attendance diminishes the numbers that did turn out.
    Actually they did the Park Service said today that they Estimated the crowed to be between 1.2 to 1.7 Million People making it one of the largest March's in Washington DC History.

    I'll trust the Park Service number over anything else posted.

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    Re: Tens of thousands attend broad protest of government in nation's capital

    Quote Originally Posted by JakeFromWI View Post
    Look how many there are! They MUST be right too!
    WTF?


    Quote Originally Posted by jackalope View Post
    Is that what's happening, or is the right trying to overinflate the attendance? Cuz that's what it seems to me ...
    Both may be happening.
    But there is no reason for it.

    Lets wait for official numbers.


    I think it has already been pointed out that conservatives, as opposed to liberals, are generally, not the kind of people that protest about things enmasse.
    So any turnout as large as it appears, of such a group, is significant.







    But like I said:

    Heck, even Acorn representatives attended.

    [ame="http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=kOPsla-MyLk"]YouTube - Don't Tread On Me! - Booting ACORN from 9/12 DC rally[/ame]

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    Re: Tens of thousands attend broad protest of government in nation's capital

    Quote Originally Posted by PeteEU View Post
    LOL what a crock. I fully understand what is going on.

    When they had the power, then it was no problem running up massive debts. They had no problems with the Patriot Act and that their people spied on them. Or creating a massive bureaucratic institution as Homeland Security.

    But now that they are not in power, then they suddenly see everything the "other side" is doing as a threat to them. So now they are coming out of the woodwork and starting to protest. Now it is important for fiscal responsibility, now that the ship is sinking, now it is important for personal rights and liberty, and now it is important for certain "values".

    I ask again, where were these people when the Bush administration doubled the debt of the US? Or established a bloated bureaucratic organisation like Homeland Security? Or spied on its own people without warrants?... oh yea I know where they were.. defending the administration tooth and nail.

    Or could it be, that these people are like many US conservatives, a bunch of hypocrites that cant stand that a black man from the Democratic party is stilling in the White House instead of the usual old white man they are so accustomed too?

    Yes the truth hurts, and no amount of "you dont understand, you are not American" crap will change the truth.

    Hey Petere Shut up your not an American you don't live here don't pay Tax's and sure the hell don't know what the average American is thinking or doing, ow run along and go worry about that Utopia know as the EU, the French and Italians are going to strike again maybe the wine is bad.

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