Actually both rallies (Beck and Stewart) were large achievements. Both were civil, peaceful and had reasonable success in getting their message conveyed.
This numbers pissing match will probably go on, but in itself it seems to undermine the point of both rally efforts. Morbidly fascinating....
You know, I am kind of disappointed by what I am seeing here. On the side of the Liberals, you have a couple of comedians. On the side of the Conservatives, you have blowhards like Rush Limbaugh and Glenn Beck.
Whatever happened to the likes of MLK and William F. Buckley Jr.? On both the right and the left, political discourse has certainly gone into the proverbial crapper.
The ghost of Jack Kevorkian for President's Physician: 2016
The message of these rallies was pretty strange. It was a rally to "promote moderation" or whatever yet promoting a political agenda at the rally was not allowed. It doesn't make sense to me. Stewart/Colbert are idiots for this one.
"I do not claim that every incident in the history of empire can be explained in directly economic terms. Economic interests are filtered through a political process, policies are implemented by a complex state apparatus, and the whole system generates its own momentum."