60,000 people isn't that many people. That's a large town or a very small city. There are hundreds in the smallest states.
Anyway, Mr. "Moderate", perhaps you can explain your reflexive disgust of these protestors, since it apparently has nothing to do with your unremitting love of all things Obama...
2001-2008: Dissent is the highest form of patriotism.
2009-2016: Dissent is the highest form of racism.
2017-? (Probably): Dissent is the highest form of misogyny.
Msnbc reported an estimate of "Tens of Thousands".
While the reporter on the scene, reported an estimate of "Hundreds of Thousands."
[ame="http://www.msnbc.msn.com/id/21134540/vp/32813988#32813988"]msnbc.com Video Player[/ame]
Even if just 60k, that is a significant turnout for conservatives because they are not generally given to protesting enmasse like liberals are.
Many people do not understand that.
I just noticed that the video I provided earlier showed Acorn up to no-good yet again.
Did Acorn use tax dollars to purchase those "Don't Tread On Me" flags they were selling at the demonstration?
What the heck did they think they were doing?
[ame="http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=kOPsla-MyLk"]YouTube - Don't Tread On Me! - Booting ACORN from 9/12 DC rally[/ame]
You can maybe carve off a hundred billion or two and still have somewhat effective reform, but there isn't really a point; the amount of money that is being projected to be saved in the long run by people in private and for the U.S. government as a result of reform is supposed to compensate for any temporary loss. When you are investing for long term gain, a hundred billion or two out of eight isn't very important.
Last edited by Morality Games; 09-14-09 at 05:14 PM.
Well this is from Infowar.com.
National Park Service Admits 9/12 Demo Largest On Record
a spokesman for the National Park Service, Dan Bana, is quoted as saying “It is a record…. We believe it is the largest event held in Washington, D.C., ever.”
The past largest march was Dr. Kings march which was around 1.8 Million.
Also one other item I would like to point out that doesn't get reported but this was a three day event, now how does this effect the actual number's I'm not sure.
Oh and few other items to throw in how the Park Service come's up with the numbers, they use all Police/Fire and Emegancy Numbers along with Aerial Shots taken by the USAF and NSC/NSA to show crowd size.