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    Re: Rally to Restore Sanity attendance estimated at 215,000

    Quote Originally Posted by Redress View Post
    Moderation of the rhetoric is I believe the message. You can disagree with some one without calling them a nazi kinda thing.
    That people would attempt to discredit or marginalize this sort of rally is very telling.
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    We’ll say what? Something like “nothing happened” ... Yeah, we might say something like that.

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    Re: Rally to Restore Sanity attendance estimated at 215,000

    Quote Originally Posted by StandUpChuck View Post
    Hence my sarcastic post. This wasn't a rally. It was a free live comedy show.
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    Re: Rally to Restore Sanity attendance estimated at 215,000

    Promote sanity was the message. Any promotion of moderation would be for a promotion of moderation in discourse, and in our rhetoric towards one another. Moderation in ideology was not the point, you can still have your political views whatever they may be, just be moderate in your temperament and attitude to those who disagree and do not share your views
    Yes, I understand that. But you can't promote moderate discourse by prohibiting such discourse from happening. That makes absolutely no sense.

    Moreover, a "rally to promote moderate discourse" is not going to change the discourse whatsoever.
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    Re: Rally to Restore Sanity attendance estimated at 215,000

    Quote Originally Posted by Khayembii Communique View Post
    Yes, I understand that. But you can't promote moderate discourse by prohibiting such discourse from happening. That makes absolutely no sense.

    Moreover, a "rally to promote moderate discourse" is not going to change the discourse whatsoever.
    I didn't see "you can't talk about politics" in the rally's rules.
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    We’ll say what? Something like “nothing happened” ... Yeah, we might say something like that.

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    Re: Rally to Restore Sanity attendance estimated at 215,000

    I didn't see "you can't talk about politics" in the rally's rules.
    Well I know that at the Minnesota rally, for example, an SDS member's speech was interrupted because she was "being too political".
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    Re: Rally to Restore Sanity attendance estimated at 215,000

    I can't wait to see the difference in reactions among the cable news networks on monday.
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    We’ll say what? Something like “nothing happened” ... Yeah, we might say something like that.

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    Re: Rally to Restore Sanity attendance estimated at 215,000

    Quote Originally Posted by Khayembii Communique View Post
    Yes, I understand that. But you can't promote moderate discourse by prohibiting such discourse from happening. That makes absolutely no sense.

    Moreover, a "rally to promote moderate discourse" is not going to change the discourse whatsoever.
    Sure it is, not in everyone, but it will change the discourse in some (and the perception of the discourse as well), and that helps and is a start.

    It promotes a sense of " I am not alone in my sanity in a perceived insane environment". It will also help those who feel ostracized by the discourse and heightened level of rhetoric and perceived disdain towards fellow Americans, many of whom (myself included) get frustrated and repulsed seeing or thinking about the polarized exaggeration of vehemence that exists in our discourse that is promoted in the media.

    I have already seen examples right here at DP of people who can come across as rather hackish engaging in very sensible rhetoric and having a surprising change of tone in response to the rally.
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    Re: Rally to Restore Sanity attendance estimated at 215,000

    Quote Originally Posted by hazlnut View Post
    Rally to Restore Sanity attendance estimated at 215,000



    Divide 87,000 into 215,000 = ???


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    Re: Rally to Restore Sanity attendance estimated at 215,000

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    Those side-by-sides are about as fair and realistic as a comparison between a political hack and a political comedian.

    Just saying.
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    Re: Rally to Restore Sanity attendance estimated at 215,000

    Quote Originally Posted by TacticalEvilDan View Post
    Those side-by-sides are about as fair and realistic as a comparison between a political hack and a political comedian.

    Just saying.
    Looking at the people attending both rallies I associate more with the Beck rally than the Comedy Central rally but then again I learned history and civics growing up and understand the role of the govt. which isn't what far too many think it is today. I prefer a group that believes in limited Federal Govt. where the actual responsibility for social issues rests close to the social problems, the state and local communities. Far too many shirk their responsibility at the local level so they pass that responsibility to the Federal Govt. so as to divert from their own failures to accomplish anything.

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