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

    Quote Originally Posted by Grim17 View Post
    The DC police did release one very significant figure though...

    For an "angry mob" of that size, they were happy to report that there were a grand total of "0" arrests. That's right, not one arrest took place at this event, which is a testament to the class of people that attended this protest, versus the class of people who have attended protests there in the past.

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

    Right wing says over 2 million in some cases, left wings smallest estimate of 70-80 thousand. I have searched the sources, and would fell safe saying the number was around 1 million. We still have over 3 years of Obama, and I'm hoping to see more of this. The next turnout will be MUCH larger.

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

    Quote Originally Posted by MikeVFF View Post
    Right wing says over 2 million in some cases, left wings smallest estimate of 70-80 thousand. I have searched the sources, and would fell safe saying the number was around 1 million. We still have over 3 years of Obama, and I'm hoping to see more of this. The next turnout will be MUCH larger.
    I saw many different interviews with folks that attended. The thing I noticed, is that they all seemed to believe that this was only the beginning of the movement, not the grand finale. If that's true, it's going to be a long four years for Obama and his ever loyal main stream media.


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

    Quote Originally Posted by MikeVFF View Post
    Right wing says over 2 million in some cases, left wings smallest estimate of 70-80 thousand. I have searched the sources, and would fell safe saying the number was around 1 million. We still have over 3 years of Obama, and I'm hoping to see more of this. The next turnout will be MUCH larger.

    Um, not so much. That's not left-wing, that's objective media sources that are not rw or lw blogs, including, btw, Fox News.

    The continued lying by the right re: attendance figures, and the magnitude of the lies, is a sideshow in and of itself. As this blog post points out, a lie has to be believable and a 53-inch long penis isn't believable!!


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    ... But yesterday, someone told a real whopper. ABC News, citing the DC fire department, reported that between 60,000 and 70,000 people had attended the tea party rally at the Capitol. By the time this figure reached Michelle Malkin, however, it had been blown up to 2,000,000. There is a big difference, obviously, between 70,000 and 2,000,000. That's not a twofold or threefold exaggeration -- it's roughly a thirtyfold exaggeration.

    The way this false estimate came into being is relatively simple: Matt Kibbe, the president of FreedomWorks, lied, claiming that ABC News had reported numbers of between 1.0 and 1.5 million when they never did anything of the sort. A few tweets later, the numbers had been exaggerated still further to 2 million. Kibbe wasn't "in error", as Malkin gently puts it. He lied. He did the equivalent of telling people that his penis is 53 inches long.

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

    Quote Originally Posted by Grim17 View Post
    The DC police did release one very significant figure though...

    For an "angry mob" of that size, they were happy to report that there were a grand total of "0" arrests. That's right, not one arrest took place at this event, which is a testament to the class of people that attended this protest, versus the class of people who have attended protests there in the past.

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    IA, that is awesome!

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

    Quote Originally Posted by apdst View Post
    Our new prez wants to, "change", our country. Us and those like us are trying to keep that from happening. There's nothing about our country that needs to be changed. There are a few things that need to be fixed, but overall, this is the best country in the history of the world and should stay just as it is.

    I guess you guys missed the november elections?

    ... or you just don't like the results?

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

    Quote Originally Posted by Joe1991 View Post
    I guess you guys missed the november elections?

    ... or you just don't like the results?
    I believe eight years ago the proper response was "He won. Get over it."
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    Re: Tens of thousands attend broad protest of government in nation's capital

    Inaugural crowd size reportedly D.C. record - The Boston Globe

    WASHINGTON - The National Park Service says it will rely on a media report that says 1.8 million people attended President Obama's inauguration.

    David Barna, a Park Service spokesman, said the agency did not conduct its own count. Instead, it will use a Washington Post account that said 1.8 million people gathered on the US Capitol grounds, National Mall, and parade route.

    "It is a record," Barna said. "We believe it is the largest event held in Washington, D.C., ever."
    It looks like most conservative blogs have decided to use a National Park Service quote describing the crowds at President Obama's inauguration rather than the tea party protests. Between this and using a picture from a protest that occurred over a decade ago as evidence of crowds stretching to the Washington Monument, they're not showing too much trustworthiness.

    I don't really understand it though. The protests were impressive enough as it were that their numbers didn't need to be inflated.

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

    Quote Originally Posted by Ethereal View Post
    Oh, okay, Mr. “Moderate”, let’s take a look at the profound statement from which our disagreement arose, shall we?
    I see you have chosen to be a one-line lip monkey.


    Basically, you had nothing intelligent to say and I merely pointed it out. Your reference to "debate" merely demonstrates your ignorance of the term, as no intelligent exercise thereof could come about as a consequence of this infantile diatribe.
    Other than trying to dazzle someone with BS you haven't offered any style of debate other than school-yard banter which I find mildly amusing, but I think it's run it's course. I can see that you have no intention of having a civil discussion about the rally, and quite frankly I've come to the conclusion your style of discourse is boring as hell, not to mention pointless.

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

    Quote Originally Posted by JakeFromWI View Post
    Most Americans were happy with segregation.

    So were liberals at the time. Care to not dumb down teh dizcuzzion?




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