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.