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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
    Seems this is a bit more than mere "Right wing fringe" groups.... What do you all think of this turnout, to me, it indicates a possible out of touchness with this administration.
    I love when moments like this go to show how much to almost all news bull****s and at what level.


    I bet the ignored must sound a little more than dull, avoidable roar to "the powers that be".
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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
    That you are no moderate and hold liberty minded Americans in contempt?


    Yeah, I got that point.
    Don't sing the liberty song to me. I doubt many of these same people were protesting big government spending or expansion when the Republicans were in power doing the exact same thing.

    As for being a Moderate I believe I walked you through that misconception once before.

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

    Quote Originally Posted by jackalope View Post
    I didn't know that was the point you were making. You seemed to be falsely claiming that the Million Man March, the Million Mom March, and the anti-war march all had turnouts lower than the DC Teaparty March.


    And, someone else made the false claim that Saturday's march was the largest turnout in a decade. Also, clearly not true.

    Outrageous claims diminish the accomplishment and make the supporters seem less credible.
    Eh, I misread the numbers, conceded that already. But the point is that this is not an officially organized march, unlike the MMM marches, or a code pink rally, or the anti-war rallies, these were people unafiliated with the host group that showed up to seek redress.
    Neither side in an argument can find the truth when both make an absolute claim on it.

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

    Quote Originally Posted by LaMidRighter View Post
    Eh, I misread the numbers, conceded that already. But the point is that this is not an officially organized march, unlike the MMM marches, or a code pink rally, or the anti-war rallies, these were people unafiliated with the host group that showed up to seek redress.
    It may not have been "officially organized", but is was well promoted and the lack of numbers has to be disappointing to the "movement".
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    Re: Tens of thousands attend broad protest of government in nation's capital

    Quote Originally Posted by rudedog View Post
    This shows that Americans are unhappy, and that the news is politically motivated in one form or another.
    Now in the next election if they can be moved away from voting for dem or rep,and into some other political camp in large numbers maybe we the people can make a difference.
    When have libertarians every pulled a vote from a Democrat? That's what you have to figure out how to do. Sorry.
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    Re: Tens of thousands attend broad protest of government in nation's capital

    Quote Originally Posted by disneydude View Post
    It may not have been "officially organized", but is was well promoted and the lack of numbers has to be disappointing to the "movement".
    If that were the case, CBS would be reporting it. Thanks for playing.
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    Re: Tens of thousands attend broad protest of government in nation's capital

    Quote Originally Posted by LaMidRighter View Post
    Eh, I misread the numbers, conceded that already. But the point is that this is not an officially organized march, unlike the MMM marches, or a code pink rally, or the anti-war rallies, these were people unafiliated with the host group that showed up to seek redress.

    Ahh, okay re: the numbers.

    As for 'officially organized' .... it was officially organized. FreedomWorks spent a ton of cash on organizing the event, and other groups contributed as well:

    UPDATE: FreedomWorks federal and state campaign director Brendan Steinhauser emails: "The March on Washington is going to cost a lot for the stage, sound, equipment, materials and other things. We think it's a great opportunity for organizations who want to co-sponsor this event to help us pay for some of these costs. We are excited to have a huge coaliton of limited government organizations joining with us on the 12th."

    FreedomWorks not free: $10K to participate in D.C. tea party march - Ben Smith - POLITICO.com

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

    Quote Originally Posted by tumbleweed View Post
    Don't sing the liberty song to me.

    Sorry mein un bad.

    I doubt many of these same people were protesting big government spending or expansion when the Republicans were in power doing the exact same thing.
    Your speculation makes you sound like those you harp against.

    As for being a Moderate I believe I walked you through that misconception once before.


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

    Quote Originally Posted by tumbleweed View Post
    I don't think much about it at all really, other than regarding their agenda as being on the same level as the teabaggers. Both groups seem to have too many wingnuts involved in their activities to be taken seriously enough to actually have an impact on government policies.

    From what I can see it makes for a good photo-op and extra work for the grounds crew, but I doubt it represents much more than a flock of sheep doing the bidding of organized special interest groups like ALL.
    Yea, anyone who opposes your messiah must be a wing-nut. By the way, you’re no moderate…cease the charade.

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

    Quote Originally Posted by disneydude View Post
    Ahhh.....the conservative estimate for the Million Man March was 400K. Other estimates put the figure at over a million.

    I don't know how you think 60k numbers surpass 400k-1 million+
    Pay no attention to this partisan douche...

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