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    Glenn Beck rally will be a measure of the tea party's strength

    When Fox News and talk radio host Glenn Beck comes to Washington this weekend to headline a rally intended to "restore honor" to America, he will test the strength - and potentially expose the weaknesses - of a conservative grass-roots movement that remains an unpredictable force in the country's politics.

    Beck, who is both admired and assailed for his faith-based patriotism and his brash criticism of President Obama, plans in part to celebrate Martin Luther King Jr. as an American hero. He will speak on the anniversary of the "I Have a Dream" speech, from the spot where King delivered it.

    Some "tea party" activists say the event, at which former Alaska governor Sarah Palin is also scheduled to speak, will have a greater impact than last September's "9/12" march along Pennsylvania Avenue. Though the attendance figures for that anti-tax rally are disputed, it was the first national gathering to demonstrate the size and influence of the tea party movement.

    But with just a few days before the Beck rally, basic questions linger, including how big it will be and whether the event, which Beck says is nonpolitical, will help or hurt Republicans in November. Also unanswered is whether Beck can pull off the connection to King without creating offense - or confrontation with another event the same day led by the Rev. Al Sharpton.

    Glenn Beck rally will be a measure of the tea party's strength
    Boy, oh boy....Can you feel the contempt in Amy Gardner's words here from the Washington 'Com'Post....Let me ask, when demo's use activism as a blunt tool for their message, are they expected to pull it off in a non political way? Are they expected to not offend anyone? I would say hell no, in fact their purpose is often to offend. But now at least in Ms. Gardner's mind it has to be non offensive....


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    Re: Glenn Beck rally will be a measure of the tea party's strength

    Quote Originally Posted by j-mac View Post
    Boy, oh boy....Can you feel the contempt in Amy Gardner's words here from the Washington 'Com'Post....Let me ask, when demo's use activism as a blunt tool for their message, are they expected to pull it off in a non political way? Are they expected to not offend anyone? I would say hell no, in fact their purpose is often to offend. But now at least in Ms. Gardner's mind it has to be non offensive....


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    I think the whole thing about it being political is because Glenn Beck says it won't be, so he has set the expectation HIMSELF that it won't be political.

    What was the last Democratic protest? Would you say the gay rights protest in Washington that had 75,000+ people in it? I don't really remember that protest offending anyone. I can't even remember the last Democratic protest before that.
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    Re: Glenn Beck rally will be a measure of the tea party's strength

    So Fox news and Glen Wreck are once again proving they have an agenda and reporting news is secondary. No surprise there I guess.

    If I was black I would take offense by this political stunt.
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    Re: Glenn Beck rally will be a measure of the tea party's strength

    I don't take offense to what they're doing, where they're doing it.

    I do however think that Mr. Beck is pretty disengenious with his reasoning, I actually heard him say

    "We're going to reclaim the civil rights movement"

    What? Reclaim the civil rights movement? Are conservatives being hosed down by firefighters at bridges? Or did I miss something...

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    Re: Glenn Beck rally will be a measure of the tea party's strength

    Watch Beck come out as a liberal
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    Re: Glenn Beck rally will be a measure of the tea party's strength

    Quote Originally Posted by j-mac View Post
    Boy, oh boy....Can you feel the contempt in Amy Gardner's words here from the Washington 'Com'Post....Let me ask, when demo's use activism as a blunt tool for their message, are they expected to pull it off in a non political way? Are they expected to not offend anyone? I would say hell no, in fact their purpose is often to offend. But now at least in Ms. Gardner's mind it has to be non offensive....
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    No offense, but most of the tea party candidates lost in the primaries. That was the best measure of their lack of strength as a group.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Your Star View Post
    Watch Beck come out as a liberal
    If he does, then liberals will start to love him, he'll suddenly become brilliant, and all his thoughts will have Deep Merit. And he'll be funny and entertaining, too. Without chaning anything other than his political bent. Hazlnut will have an epiphany and recognize Beck's true genius.

    And then conservatives will pile on with all the things liberals say about him at the moment. He'll be the new Olbermann.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Harshaw View Post
    If he does, then liberals will start to love him, he'll suddenly become brilliant, and all his thoughts will have Deep Merit. And he'll be funny and entertaining, too. Without chaning anything other than his political bent. Hazlnut will have an epiphany and recognize Beck's true genius.

    And then conservatives will pile on with all the things liberals say about him at the moment. He'll be the new Olbermann.
    That's such a sad thing to think about people. But probably true.
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    Re: Glenn Beck rally will be a measure of the tea party's strength

    Quote Originally Posted by Catz Part Deux View Post
    No offense, but most of the tea party candidates lost in the primaries. That was the best measure of their lack of strength as a group.
    While they certainly haven't won in every case, saying "most" of them lost is a bit of a distortion.
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    Re: Glenn Beck rally will be a measure of the tea party's strength

    Quote Originally Posted by Harshaw View Post
    While they certainly haven't won in every case, saying "most" of them lost is a bit of a distortion.
    Who won, exactly? Did ANYONE that Sarah Palin supported win this week?

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