Snap! One Nation Working Together Draws 800,000 (PS: Obama Blows Rally Off)

Late afternoon update: One Nation (fail) has their own estimate

One Nation spokeswoman Denise Gray-Felder estimated the crowd at between 175,000 and 200,000 people — fewer than the 300,000 to 500,000 claimed by Beck for his rally.

Oops.

Still NO overhead shots available at any of the media outlets.

Mid-afternoon update: here’s the best photo I can find of attendance. No overhead shots as of yet. (a few photos of the unhinged in the individual post)

Lots of empty space, eh? Interestingly, the Yahoo News photostream of the event is mostly comprised of the Glenn Beck rally.

(Start of original post) Oh, sorry, I must have been imagining the headlines at CNN, MSNBC, and CBS later this afternoon once the rally is in full swing. It runs from 12-4, a time picked to apparently allow all the astroturfed buses to make it to the rally

Union organizers, environmentalists, educators, anti-war protesters and civil-rights and gay-rights groups say they’ve got 2,000 registered buses heading to Washington to re-invigorate a liberal base that has been apathetic at best and in some cases downright critical of President Barack Obama’s agenda.

Astroturf. Also, it’s probably difficult to get liberals up so early on a Saturday, what with the cocktail parties and the drinking themselves blind after a typical week of rage.

Progressive groups hope to draw tens of thousands of supporters to the Mall on Saturday and create a show of force that will rival the conservative tea party movement.

The One Nation Working Together march is the culmination of months of planning begun by civil rights organizations and labor unions. In recent weeks, more than 400 supporting groups have signed on to the rally, which is to span four hours and feature speeches, poetry and musical entertainment.

Astroturf. And, I was at Glen Beck’s rally: there were at least 500,000 people there. Getting a hotel room was a nightmare. I waited too long, and, two weeks prior, the best I could get was either a cheapo in a bad neighborhood way out from DC, or $130 close in. I stayed at the expensive for just Friday night. Even Saturday nights were booked. Take a look at the hotel availability in the DC area, using Orbitz or Travelocity: rooms to be had for Saturday night! When I had checked Orbitz for hotels in Arlington, they were mostly booked for the Saturday of the Glen Beck rally. Now? They all have rooms.

But, don’t worry, no astroturf

That screen capture is from the traffic camera at 23rd and Constitution, right near the Lincoln Memorial, at about 9am.

More: Obama could apparently care less about the rally. He’s spending the weekend at Camp David (last paragraph).

Switching between Fox, CNN, and MSNBC, the video shows that barely anyone is there. I bet we do not see any overhead shots of the rally.

Michelle Malkin calls it Left-a-palooza. Nice Deb has some great pictures of One Nation Of Moonbats. Also, she points out that CSPAN will be streaming live starting at noon

Any bets on how filthy the lefties leave the area?

Crossed at Right Wing News and Stop The ACLU. Re-Change 2010!

Pictures in the individual post

Typical unhinged.

Nice. I thought this was about progressive values of diversity and unity? Only a liberal would make a sign like the one on the left.

Via Amanda Carpenter

Oh, hey, I love reading unhinged progressive talking points.

Jenny Erikson has photos of some of the mess left by the little worker bees. So does Marooned In Marin.

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12 Responses to “Snap! One Nation Working Together Draws 800,000 (PS: Obama Blows Rally Off)”

  1. Cat says:

    I have a question. Let me give some background. From what I understand Beck almost had to cancel his rally because at the last minute the park police decided they wouldn’t be providing additional security. Are they going to be providing any extra security for this mega-marxist fest?

  2. David says:

    I saw a brief glimpse of the crowd on Fox and it looked like the majority were illegal aliens. I wonder if there will be any insinuation of racism? So far the size of the crowd seems marginally larger than the ordinary tourist groups on a nice Fall day.

  3. Kevin says:

    I did a rough count of the people in that photo. I’m estimating 63.2 million, give or take a billion. Just a head’s up – I work for msnbc.

    😉

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  6. John Ryan says:

    2000 buses @ 50 per bus that is 100,000 in buses alone
    Astroturfing is when it is disguised as grass roots but isn’t I believethat the unions were not hiding any of their involvement but were in fact CELEBRATING it. Astroturfing is when you hide it Teach

  7. gitarcarver says:

    Astroturfing is when it is disguised as grass roots but isn’t I believethat the unions were not hiding any of their involvement but were in fact CELEBRATING it. Astroturfing is when you hide it Teach

    ASTROTURFING: the act of creating a small organization and making it appear to represent something popular for the purpose of promoting a particular entity, cause, etc. (a play on grassroots in the sense of a popular movement originating among the common people, ultimately from AstroTurf, a brand of artificial grass)

    Did that happen here? Yep.

    ASTROTURFING: a form of propaganda whose techniques usually consist of a few people attempting to give the impression that mass numbers of enthusiasts advocate some specific cause.

    Did that happen here? Yep.

    Sorry Ryan. You lose again.

  8. adb says:

    Glenn Beck did NOT have 500,000 people – he had 84,000 people.

  9. David says:

    john,
    What about the CO2 and sulfur produced by 50 buses? Why arn’t you crying about the effect on the environment?

  10. gitarcarver says:

    Actually David, it was 2000 buses.

    Which is even worse. 😉

  11. Jock says:

    If Glen had 84,000 then One Nation had 5,000.

    I have seen the overhead shots of both rallies, and I was at the Beck Rally. You could not get more people in that area. Not sure how many that was, but I would estimate 400k -500k.

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