Saturday, October 2, 2010

Progressives March on Washington for 'One Nation Working Together' — Thousands Rally in Support of Socialist Agenda — UPDATE!! Crowd Size Estimates!

UPDATE: Below is a photo from AP's Philip Elliott. And just a few minutes ago he tweeted, "That took no time at all. Mall is empty" (a little after 4:30pm EST):


The Political Carnival is reporting on crowd size (with no numbers, oddly): "VIDEO: One Nation rally crowd size announcement," and "PhotOh! One Nation: “Someone tell Beck there are more people here than” at his rally."

Officals no longer provide offical numbers, but by the looks of AP's photo above, as well as those at The Political Carnival, it seems apparent that the crowd density on August 28th, for Glenn Beck's rally, was much higher. And recall the aerial photo below, which should silence all doubters. But folks will see what they want to see. Warner Todd Huston writes on this, in any case: "Lefty Rally at Lincoln Memorial Gets Glad Handed By Old Media, But Event a Bust."

Glenn Beck Overhead


the homepage we find the historic image of the 1963 March on Washington:


The actual numbers of people attending as of 11:00am EST don't bode well for a comparable turnout to the August 28th "Restoring Honor" rally. For example, CNN reports, "Commentator Glenn Beck drew tens of thousands Tea Party activists to the Lincoln Memorial for his revival-style rally August 28." Also at Fox News, "Invoking Tea Party Anger, Thousands Rally in D.C. in Support of Dems' Agenda."


It's so pathetic that press outlets are publishing stories with tea party pictures from earlier events, "C-SPAN Uses Tea Party Rally Crowd Shot for Leftist “One Nation” Rally Article":
CSPAN is airing the leftist “One Socialist Nation” rally today in Washington DC. Unfortunately, they didn’t have a good crowd shot of the turnout… So they used a photo from a Glenn Beck tea party rally.
According to MSNBC: " Thousands gather for 'One Nation' rally in D.C." And here's another pic from Politico, with a report:

One Nation March

Participants said they hoped Saturday’s event would unify a broad array of progressives — union leaders, environmentalists, antiwar protesters, and civil-rights and gay-rights activists — behind a common cause exactly one month before the Nov. 2 election.

“It seems that the Democrats need to get their message out. It seems they don’t do that effectively and you have chaos over here with tea bag people getting all the press,” said Kristen Childress of Charleston, W.Va., who was attending with her partner. “What is the Democratic message? What is it?
And no surprise, since the left's commie-progressives are sponsoring the rally, and American's are rejecting this redistribution and statism in record numbers (bottom two photos via Tania Gail):

One Nation March

One Nation March


See Kyle-Anne Shiver, "The Other America Marches on Washington":
Yes, folks, there are two Americas: the authentic America of community builders and the other America, made up of socialist group-thinkers, moochers, and no-accounts, many of them living off government grants or welfare checks.

The tension between these two Americas has been a constant tug-of-war for nearly a hundred years, since our premier socialist-progressive president, Woodrow Wilson, bore the first rotten fruits of liberal fascism on our shores.

With the election of the first socialist-progressive president in decades, the political tension between the two Americas has reached fever pitch. Independent voters, who were lulled like sheep into the lion's den by Barack Obama's conciliatory, I’ll-make-it-all-better rhetoric, have been expressing buyer's remorse for many long months and now yell "Change it back!" as loudly as they shouted "Yes we can!" less than two short years ago.

Obama lied; hope died. And all over the land, Obama's Intolerable Acts are causing authentic America to rise to her feet in surly indignation. Americans are putting their hope back in God, where it belongs, and vowing to cut big government back down to its constitutionally mandated size.

Authentic Americans -- those patriots with a profound respect for our U.S. Constitution and do-it-yourself ingenuity, the Americans who prefer liberty to nanny-state-provided luxury -- held a march on Washington on August 28. The event drew more than 300,000 people. True to their good citizenship, these authentic Americans honored the sacrifices of our forebears in speech and song and afterward left the whole scene immaculate.

This Saturday, October 2, the other America is set to hold its counter-rally, hoping to inspire their like-minded socialist group-thinkers, moochers, and no-accounts to vote a month from now so that they can continue their mad-dog raiding of the producers' profits and tighten the big-government stranglehold on authentic America.

The other America is calling October 2 the "One Nation Rally." Now, there's a real side-buster. They represent the one nation whose every roof and meal are subsidized by the authentic America. They should have held this demand-o-rama on May 5 in solidarity with their fellow socialist travelers around the world.

Who knows how many people will show up, but every far-left community agitating group is on board and is sure to bus in as many warm bodies as they all can find. Knowing the left's penchant for agitprop, we might expect hundreds of gutter-dwellers dressed up in business attire or lots of white-coated "doctors" or scads of Wiccan witches wearing soccer-mom outfits. Perhaps Barbara Boxer -- who thought authentic Americans looked too "well-dressed" to be anything other than "astroturf" protesters -- will be on hand to coordinate the left’s agitprop costumes for the day.

The national chairman of the Communist Party USA posted an urgent appeal for warm bodies on Obama's Organizing for America website:
Which brings me to the One Nation rally on October 2 in our nation's capital. Here is an opportunity to reestablish, reenergize, and repower the coalition of people's organization that elected the first African American president in our nation's history.

Opportunities of this kind are rare. But when they arise, they have to be seized. No stone should be left unturned to bring people and their organizations to Washington. This event's success will be measured by its size. A huge turnout will change the political atmosphere and send a message to friend and foe.
At least the Communist Party USA is more honest than President Obama. They come right out and tell the people they demand equalizing tyranny with a yes-we-can end to the American dream of liberty and the individual pursuit of happiness. Of course, Barack Obama knew he had to rely on deceiving authentic America to get elected. Now, he needs the CPUSA to get out their rusty hammers and sickles to beat the producers back into line.
See also the communist homepage for "One Nation Working Together for Peace and Justice."


Anonymous said...

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Kevin said...

It success is measured by how many came, then FAIL.

Poor Ed, he must be working feverishly in Photoshop right now to try to doctor the pictures.

Not 1/3 of 8/28, and by all appearances they cut out early, just like good union drones.

locomotivebreath1901 said...

I guess the fact that communism has killed more people in the previous century than all other centuries combined; and that marxism has failed everywhere it's been tried; and that the democratic socialist nations of Europe are RUNNING as fast as they can from their nanny state ways, is totally lost on these bought n paid for unionists and loon toon myrmidon liberals.

But logic and reason never was a strong suit for these dipsticks.

Opus #6 said...

The part about the two Americas is absolutely correct. Hard workers versus parasites.

AmPowerBlog said...

Thanks for the comments. I'm fascinated at how lefists are claiming that the event had a larger crowd than at Glenn Beck's. I mean, this is just pathetic. See Crooks and Liars, and then compare to Gateway Pundit. And for what? Dems are getting clobbered no matter what in November, one month exactly. I guess Dems need the boost.

Just a conservative girl said...

Well, I was at both. I have crowd comparasions from the ground. I actually sat in almost exactly the same place today as I did at Beck's Rally. I got to Beck's rally four hours before it started, I got to today's more than hour late.

Opus #6 said...

Donald, they are thrashing about. It is to be expected.

commoncents said...

THANK YOU for posting this! Looks like there were "dozens" at this rally!

Common Cents

Colin said...

FYI I went to the rally today and put a bunch of pics up here.

Dennis said...

From pictures taken at various times most of them came late and left early. They essentially came for the picture which still depicted a smallish group as most demonstrations go.
The best video I saw was the one that showed a large number of the signs accompanied by the Soviet national anthem. A perfect match.

Anonymous said...

Glenn Beck's rally had a very Orwellian feel to it, while the One Nation rally reminded me of the love and peace movements of the 1960's, but on a much higher level. It is clear to me that more big names supported the One Nation rally, and every speech was incredible. For example, HARRY BELAFONTE: Oh, what he had to say was magnificient. It's a speech that no American should miss. Glenn Beck? Go back to your day job: DRINKING.

alec j said...


Harry Belefonte is a communist who sounds like he has some mental stability issues, sadly. Calling what he says "magnificent" makes you seem creepy, not enlightened.....just fyi.

Dennis said...

Anon is whistling past the grave yard with typical Leftist drivel.