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Monday, September 27, 2010

This Coming Saturday: the Anti-Teaparty; the Un-Teabaggers

This isn’t to be confused with Jon Stewart’s Million Moderate March in late October.

This Saturday’s rally will be held at Washington DC’s National Mall, same location as Martin Luther King’s “I Have A Dream” speech in 1963 and last month’s Gathering of the Beckwads.

This rally is called One Nation Working Together, and is being sponsored by about 300 organizations, including the A.F.L.-C.I.O., N.A.A.C.P., National Gay and Lesbian Task Force and the National Council of La Raza.

George Gresham, president of 1199 S.E.I.U., said:

“The Tea Party has been getting much more media attention than it deserves, and it’s been saying it represents the voice of middle-class America. A lot of us feel we have to get a different voice out there speaking for working people, one respecting the diversity of this country, which the Tea Party does not.”

Benjamin T. Jealous, president of the N.A.A.C.P., said:

“We’re living through a moment of decreasing prosperity and increasing diversity. That’s a formula for a battleground, not common ground. We say, ‘Let’s get the country moving back to common ground.’ ”

That quote pretty much sums up the difference between the Far Right and the rest of us. When a teabirther sees “a moment of decreasing prosperity and increasing diversity,” it reacts with “Oh boy! Wedge issues! Hatred! Civil war! Yeehaw!”

A normal person, on the other hand, will see this volatile period as a time for rational discussion; sanity.

They’re predicting that about 100,000 people will show up this Saturday at the One Nation Working Together rally. In other words, if Fox News was in favor of this gathering, that would be a turnout of 900,000,000,000,000,000,000,000.

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Anonymous S.W. Anderson said...

As much as I hate being in big crowds, I wish I could show up for this rally. I hope it sends a balancing message and reminds people it's really not all about fringe kooks and their pied pipers ( and I mean pied).

I also hope it presents a positive, good-will spectacle, as opposed to so much that's small, resentful, pro-selfishness and mean spirited that we've seen from the radical right, whether they call themselves Republican, tea party, libertarian or whatever.

I like your Faux News estimate dig. I wouldn't be surprised if they misunderestimate this upcoming rally by thousands.

September 27, 2010 at 9:34 PM  
Anonymous Jolly Roger said...

Klanbaggers are almost anxious for bloodshed-someone else's, of course. They never like to sacrifice a damned thing themselves.

September 27, 2010 at 9:54 PM  
Blogger Randal Graves said...

Saturday? That's when I clip my toenails.

September 28, 2010 at 6:34 AM  
Blogger Demeur said...

Alas we'll see nothing of this in MSM. No three cornered hats or tea bags to catch the camera's eye. Saw nothing of the "real" march honoring M.L. King when it happened in August on MSM.

September 28, 2010 at 7:27 AM  
Blogger Dave Splash said...

Fox will say there were 150 hippies who showed up in DC. No matter how many people are there, the media narrative will be that fewer people showed up than at Rev. Beck's dog and pony show. Or, if the turnout is massive, there will be a media blackout.

Wish I could make it, but I will be all the way across the country in Nevada.

September 28, 2010 at 10:47 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

I came as close to losing it as when Beck said that he was carrying King's message. Talk about desecrating a grave and then burning a cross over it!

A 17 minute speech with over 1500 words and this is all any conservative can remember:

"I have a dream that my four little children will one day live in a nation where they will not be judged by the color of their skin but by the content of their character."

King would have his own show on Fox today.

Yeah Right


September 28, 2010 at 12:31 PM  
Anonymous Thomas said...

Strangely, it seems that progressive blogs talked much more about Beck's gathering in the days leading up to it than they are talking about this.

Rage really does get people motivated.

September 28, 2010 at 1:46 PM  
Blogger Tom Harper said...

SW: I think this rally will have some interesting contrasts -- positive and uniting instead of the usual teabagger spewage.

Fox will probably say five people showed up.

JR: True, Klanbaggers are mostly chickenhawks, whether it's the military or a violent demonstration.

Randal: Me too. Damn it, what were they thinking?

Demeur: LOL. If there aren't any George Washington lookalikes yelling "We The People," it's not news.

Dave: No doubt the cameras will zoom in on the weirdest looking people they can find, plus underestimating the numbers.

Erik: Unfortunately, there are so many ignorant people out there, Beck probably got away with comparing himself with Martin Luther King.

Thomas: Sometimes I wonder if Glenn Beck and Sarah Palin get most of their fame from liberal bloggers ranting about them.

September 28, 2010 at 4:04 PM  
Anonymous Tim said...

Boy I'd like to go. I'm still trying to figure it out. My problem is I can only stand for about 15 minutes.
Still I'd love to show my support.
Anytime and anywhere I can screw with a tea scrotum, I will...

September 29, 2010 at 4:47 AM  

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