Feel the excitement! Maybe it was early? Or late? Or lame? Judging from the number of cell-phone pictures (zero) and tips (zero) we’ve received, it sounds like you’re all as excited about the Big Libtard Rally as we are!

You know what’s not fun, ever? PROTESTS. There’s a reason people used to laugh at liberals, in the 1980s and 1990s: Because liberals did the protests, and protests are Earnest & Boring, unless they are Dramatic & Violent, or happened back when Protest People had dignity & self respect (Civil Rights & MLK Jr., Velvet Revolution, etc.) or at least had lots of super-fine hippie chicks and Black Panthers with enormous super-cool ‘fros. Now everybody’s ugly and dull. Sure, the Teabagger folks are also obese, racist and terribly old, so they have funnier protests. But when you go somewhere with a slogan on a sign, nobody wins.

Also, a very focused protest/charity event is happening today: Farm Aid! Not only is Farm Aid for a very good cause that Elitist American Tastes have finally caught up with (family farms growing a variety of crops to be sold locally), but Farm Aid has great music. Here is the Farm Aid video feed, so you won’t feel so ashamed about the libtard rally. [BBC/Reuters]

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  • Rasvar

    I love the huge video screens setup to give the millions of blades of grass on the National Mall a better view.

  • Troubledog

    The whole point of demonstrations is that they have a point. Which, sadly, seems a bit lacking here.

    • The point was supposed to have been that Ed's dick is bigger than Glenn's. In both cases there's a difference between having one and being one.

  • Rotundo_

    The Libs are too busy looking for work. The Scooter Revolutionaries have Social Security and Disability checks coming in so they can go to "Scooterstock" and get inspired, or something. And then the bagger candidates can dismantle the programs they are served by. It makes perfect sense, if you're drunk enough.

    • DustBowlBlues

      Matt Taibi has has excellent essay on this very thing in the rolling stone. The article is posted online.

      What ails American is a terminal case of stupid. And as for Farm Aid, I'd have more sympathy if I didn't live in an area still dependent on agriculture and therefore didn't know how fantastically selfish and conservative these fucktards are.

      Sorry. The rest of you can glorify the simple people who work the earth. Just know they'd use carcinogens in a minute if they could squeeze another nickel out of whatever it is they're raising. And their view on animal rights is meh, they got none.

      • CalamityJames

        Ooooh, you are precious!

        • Plus farmers are America's biggest welfare queens to the detriment of both us (corn subsidies) and poorer farmers abroad (tariffs). As my non-farming uncle in Nebraska always says:
          "Of the farmer, by the farmer, for the mother fucking farmer. Jesus Christ!"

      • Iam_Who_Iam

        I grew up in Iowa but have lived in north Texas for the past 20ish years, and I can promise you there is a huge difference between the asshole farmers of our Texas Okie area and the yankee farmers in Iowa. The *small Iowa farmer was squeezed out by the big corporate farms, and they get the whole concept of the corporate take-over of America. (a lot of them were good union workers at places like CAT until they busted the unions too)

        So many of the Iowa farmers are good progressive minded folks, unlike the stupid ass red dirt rock farmers we’ve got down here. So, when I think of farmaid and the good it does, I think of those yankee farmers not the shitheads down here.

        *small does not mean small, we're talking over 500 acres in many cases. These are folks who did everything right, growing and passing down their farms for generations. They frickin were the American Dream and got screwed.

        • DustBowlBlues

          It would be nice to think a few of them aren't douchebags, but it's oddly coincidental that a plethora of farmers (and ranchers–an even more vile species) are in states that have voted Republithug for eons, so the dirty minorities and hippies in the cities don't get a dime of welfare queen money. They have an annoying way of thinking their lifestyle is somehow better than the rest of America, because they're upholding some Christian, white, founding father morality.

          Meanwhile, the dummies got done in by the corporations, just like the rest of us.

          Or perhaps living around these morans has made me especially jaded about them. They're naturals for the teabaggers.

        • DustBowlBlues

          On second thought, I didn't mean that to sound so harsh. There must be some decent ones I haven't met. Like farmers who don't live in the Bible Belt.

          • Iam_Who_Iam

            Yep, I bet my perspective would be entirely different if I had grown up down here as my husband did. It's taken the best part of 2 decades to deprogram him. Give Iowa some credit though, they put Obama on the election map. They have some real asshole conservatives there too, but they tend to be the business owners, not the farmers.

            The farther north you get (towards the Bachbat area) they start turning stupid again. I haven't quite figured that part out, so maybe Iowa is the exception to the asshole farmer rule, I dunno.

          • Plus, Iowa has the gay marridge. That's a lot more than happy blue state liberal CA can say.

          • Iam_Who_Iam

            Those poor Iowans crammed in among the weirdo conservatives on almost every side don't get enough credit for holding their good progressive ground. It's a tough battle and the conservatards are closing in.

            Besides all that I'm happy to have the opportunity to tell you, I absolutely love your profile name.

          • Rotundo_

            The paved feedlot producers that have tens of millions in infrastructure and lakes of liquid shit don't get much support from me, but there are still quite a few smaller family owned and operated farms that have a really difficult time dealing with things, those I feel for. As for row crop farming, corn is one of the most inefficient ways to make an alternate fuel imaginable, and the money we piss away subsidizing it is obscene. If they would ever take a serious look at alternatives (hempseed diesel, etc.) they might actually do something productive.

          • Iam_Who_Iam

            The subsidies have been completely screwed. Originally it was intended to manage crops and to protect the family farmer from the swings in the commodity market. I don't believe the original intent was to subsidize large corporations or to be used as a means for pure profit.

            Gotta love the absolute capitalists, they've figured out how to take something that was meant for the greater good and twist it into their personal gain.

            The problem is, in today’s political climate, can we contain the subsidies back down to their original purpose? Nope, probably not.

            And, hey, don't poo-poo over the lakes of liquid shit, that may well be our next great energy source. If I'm gonna eat steak (and I am), might as well heat my house and turn the lights on while I'm at it.

  • DustBowlBlues

    The CS Monitor had a different view. Maybe this particular speaker came on early? Or late? Of was famous for being boring so everyone took a break while she spoke?

  • WhateverItsCool

    Pretty stupid article. Based entirely around an early video of the rally? Let's look at some other sources: Hm, looks like a lot more than few hundred.

  • Guppy06

    What, exactly, were they protesting? The Teabaggers are all protesting having a negro in the White House and socializing Medicare, but these libtards have no apparent focus.

    Did they protest Senate filibusters and Blue Dog Democrats? Did they hang Mitch McConnell in effigy? Or were they pretty much just protesting for the sake of protesting?

    • LetUsBray

      I thought they were protesting the teabaggers' protest.

      Or at least saying, We're Americans too, and we don't think like those fucktards.

      Now, if they were going to call it a "Rally Against Fucktardery", that would have been awesome.

    • Jukesgrrl

      They thought it was a Job Fair.

      • BarackMyWorld

        Hey, I remember those…

    • zhubajie

      Hanging Mitch McConnell might be a good idea, but I'm afraid they did it because the teatards and Beck were doing it.

  • Okay, our liberal righteousness is unfocused and unpassionate, we're not very interesting or camera-ready. But we can spell like motherfuckers, yo.

    • CalamityJames

      I want to be inside this comment.

    • DoktorZoom

      2, 4, 6, 8, we know how to punctuate!

      Hey-hey! Ho-ho! The serial comma's the way to go!

      Out of the lexicon, into the streets!

      When do we want it? NOW!

      • Limeylizzie


      • transfatz

        Strunk! Strunk! Strunk!

        • DustBowlBlues

          And Whitey too.

      • hooray4anything

        When the noun and verb are united, the sentence will never be divided

  • slappypaddy

    it's good to see that the great majority of intelligent people have a better way to spend their time on a sunny saturday afternoon than going to this circle-jerk.

  • transfatz

    Something uninteresting is happening in America.
    America is turning back to meh!

  • Flat_Earther

    I heard there were 6 million. Glenn Beck was counting.

  • el_chupacabra

    Please tell me Ed Schultz said something about the Jews.

    • Iam_Who_Iam

      Thank you a bazillion times over. God, oh my fricking God I hate that man. I'm guessing he's supposed to be the liberal Rush but do we really want our own Rush? Hell no, fricking having a brain and not being a douche bag is what sets us apart, right?

      (um, p.s. I guess), can we get Chris Matthews to say something about the Jews too? He's not quite as bad, but geeze, that guy has got to shut up and let someone else talk for a change.

  • stevnjessie1

    hmm – the crowd looks a lot bigger from the Huffington Post's POV.

    • SexySmurf

      Huffington Post's POV=The inside of Dr. Jenny McCarthy's ass.

    • OhHellToTheNo

      In related news, all people present were given columns on HuffPo. Congrats, you guys!

  • slappypaddy

    yes, they can.

  • axmxz

    Us libtards are busy people. with jobs and classes and whatnot. We can only go to so many rallies, and Jon Stewart is metal far more attractive.

  • Neilist

    Gee. I haven't seen a crowd that large since Jamal Coates' funeral.

    When's the 21-Glock salute?

    • Troubledog

      oh snap

    • Cicada

      You're such an edgy motherfucker.
      Oh yeah, fuck those poor kids from the projects. If only they all had glocks, no one would have to die for the crime of attending their friend's funeral.

  • redkattseven

    Nice editing guys…….. well over 100K attendees.

  • JustPixelz

    Looks like everyone who's going to vote for the Demoncrats showed up.

    • Iam_Who_Iam

      I hope you're wrong about that. I think the message has gotten out that folks need to get out and vote and I expect they'll do what needs to be done. Just cuz they'd rather watch college football and get shitfaced with their friends than go to some lame-ass rally doesn't mean they aren't going to vote.

      • SheriffRoscoe

        I don't know why people vote thumbs down for some of these comments. I remember when Wonkette was rude, crude, irreverent and offensive….AND WE LIKED IT.

        • Iam_Who_Iam

          Seems like we've gotten touchy lately, well hell, maybe we were always touchy but now we have the pee points so random folks can piss on us without actually posting.

          I gave him an uppity thingy, just cuz the 0 makes me sad, but I got a negative thingy on a comment once, and go figure, I'm kinda proud of it.

    • SarcasticNymph

      If the recent surge in P-points here is any indication, Dems should win in a landslide.

  • Serolf_Divad

    Everyone was taking a bathroom break, that's all. 15 minutes later the mall was teeming with 1/2 million people, just as it had been 15 minutes earlier.

  • I thought that the Neil Young and Willie Nelson event was PHARM-Aid. Never mind.

  • metamarcisf

    Satellite photos indicate a crowd as large or larger as the 8/28 rally. Some say the human presence as large as 50 or 60. And CBS has an early estimate of 87,000.

  • YeOldeFapSmith

    Needz moar Rascals.

  • OhHellToTheNo

    This was organized by Rick Sanchez, wasn't it?

  • chascates

    How many were they? 10,000? 500,00? A million? They're all union thugs or socialists, according to the Patriot press.

    • DustBowlBlues

      We're proud to be a union thug and socialist household.

      • Iam_Who_Iam

        Make that into a bumper sticker and fund your retirement.

    • Plowmon

      10,000 socialist union thugs instead of 10,000 mouthbreathing teabagger cretins, the shoe's on the other foot this weekend!

    • BarackMyWorld

      Also, liberal protesters are whiners who hate America and conservative protesters are exercising their right to free speech and assembly.

    • hooray4anything

      Are the Decemberists playing?

  • ShaveTheWhales

    So, I haz a small confuzed. I see this clip, posted at 7:05PM EDT.

    Elsewhere, I see pictures that display a decent-sized crowd (shoulder-to-shoulder around the reflecting pool and bits and pieces beyond it).

    I'm sure that the media will downplay the size of the event (or ignore it completely). Is it really necessary for Wonkette to do the same?

    • Yes.

      • ShaveTheWhales

        Well, can't say fairer than that.

      • Iam_Who_Iam

        Another example of people unclear on the concept.

    • ReturnToMetal

      You're absolutely correct. They've ignored it completely.

  • Plowmon

    It's all George Bush's fault…

    • ReturnToMetal

      W was at the rally.

    • housbinfarteen

      I blame ACORN.

  • sati_demise

    meh, they are all waiting for the Hollywood crowd at the Stewart/Colbert Rally.
    Bird watching will be prime on that day, no doubt.

    I, for one, can only schedule and pay for one rally each quarter.

    • Iam_Who_Iam

      Showing off your wealth are you? I can't afford to get to one ever. Damn elitist.

      Of course if I wanted, we've got teabagger rallies a plenty around here, guess if I got bored enough I could go to one of them. I'm just afraid I might get infected with the stupid.

      • sati_demise

        I already went to the raw food rally this month.

        In Arizona, the home of the Tea Bagger Empire.
        I do not dare place a progressive bumper sticker on my car since I drive in the mountains occasionally. One can get run off the road around here, fer sure.

        • Iam_Who_Iam

          I know the feeling. I didn't put up my Obama sign until after Halloween, no reason to purposely mark myself as the target for all the redneck fury about these parts. Even the democrats down here are so radically conservative I'm not sure why the hell they call themselves democrats.

    • OhHellToTheNo

      You can't schedule a libtard gathering on Oktoberfest Day! We already have enough reasons that we need to drink the pain away, trying to stop us with an alcohol-free gathering isn't going to win you any friends, guys.

    • capitolhillblly

      This event had Ed Shultz, Al Sharpton and Jesse Jackson. Pretty hard to top that, glamor-wise.

      • Iam_Who_Iam

        I did not know that but thanks, that totally accounts for the low turnout. Well, that and the weirdo liberals holding out for the Stewart/Colbert rally.

        p.s. I love the weirdo liberals, God bless 'em and their weirdo rally.

    • ReturnToMetal

      You picked wisely.

  • ttommyunger

    As slow as I am and I'm the only one to get it? It is all about the motivation, girls and boys. Fear and hatred are primal forces; right up there with sex, survival, hunger and thirst. Fear and hatred will bring the people out of their holes even if its raining cats and dogs. Just like the promise of pussy will make a man go places he'd rather not, stay up later than he wants to, spend money he doesn't have and associate with people he does not like; fear and hatred will also motivate above and beyond. Progressives are not presented with primal motivations, our motivations are of a higher nature: compassion, the greater good and the general welfare. More admirable motivators, but much, much weaker ones. Our only advantage: they aren't all that bright. Many of them will forget to vote, be unable to find their polling place or forget their ID. Otherwise, we're just fucked, motivation-wise, because Fox and Fiends will be "catapulting the propaganda" of hate and fear 24-7 right into our living rooms, offices, Jiffy Lubes, Hospitals, Doctor's Offices and bars; and word of mouth among the fearful haters is a passionate avocation.

    • lulzmonger

      Yep. I understand that Obama doesn't want to go negative but COME ON. Playing nice with the GOP in 2010 is like saying Hitler had really nice hair. If you can't muster up some hate & fear for the gang that shat on habeas corpus & used torture as official government policy, maybe it's time to check your pulse.

      • ttommyunger

        Check your pulse indeed! Harry Reid has been dead for years, just doesn't know it. My hope is that they've been playing rope-a-dope and will come out swinging just before the election, but we're losing daylight, here: time's a wasting!

  • hooray4anything

    My mother's at the rally and, yes, it's a protest against the Tea Partiers and Glen Beck. I told her it was silly to go because no matter how many people showed up, nobody would care because nobody cares when liberals protest and most liberals are too sane to be involved in a big enough freak show to attract a lot of attention. My guess is that this will be a 5 second blip on the news and that's it and it'll be followed by hours of discussion about how the Tea Party revolution could possibly take over the world.

    • Rotundo_

      But do the Kochs have worldwide ambitions or just continental? A worldwide astroturf organization is going to cost 'em big bucks.

    • ReturnToMetal

      "My guess is that this will be a 5 second blip on the news and that's it and it'll be followed by hours of discussion about how the Tea Party revolution could possibly take over the world."

      That's a bold prediction. I hope you'll be able to back that up with some facts! (lmao)

    • zhubajie

      The teatards can't take over the world. The rest of the world is full of people who are skinny because they do actual physical work. The rest of the world makes the stuff the teatards buy.

  • finallyhappy

    I was here in Philadelphia instead of brining my protest sign to the mall(Hell no, we won't go!) However, i did drive through Delaware and saw signs for the WITCH Christine. I kind of thought about stealing one(because it was along the road- not on someone's lawn) and bringing it to the Wonkette offices but then I remembered there are no offices

    • hooray4anything

      She's got some sort of protection spell put on them anyways so you wouldn't have been able to do it

    • Serolf_Divad

      No office? What are you talking about? Ken's office is the third table from the rear at the Starbucks on the corner of Massachusetts Ave and K-street.

    • ReturnToMetal

      Place meatball reference here.

  • Iam_Who_Iam

    I love the linky things our Wonkettes post. I can come here and get a well rounded view of the stories, from Red State to Rolling Stone and have great fun doing it. Folks who think Wonkette is just about the snark are missing a good portion of what makes Wonkette great.

    • Kidneys4Sale

      Whatever, nerd.

  • sati_demise

    Farm Aid is live streaming right now!

    Dylan is on stage, man

    • Iam_Who_Iam

      Yep, I was pondering thanking Ken for the link, I've been listening to it for the last hour thanks to his link. Good background music to my Wonkette-a-thon. With that and a cold beer, I've settled nicely into a good happy zone. So, yea! Thanks Ken.

  • sati_demise

    Neil Young singing for Farm Aid tonight!

  • I heard no signs and no costumes – so like what's the point?

    • ReturnToMetal

      Don't you dare come in a costume. Jon Stewart will brand you as "passé."

  • SudsMcKenzie

    Dont eat the Brown Acid!

  • sharesaypie

    y'know, the lamestream media deliberately covered this accurately, after they put all those blades of grass in front of the protesters. and you know how those liberals love that lawn.

    also. obama is just following precedent set by nixon, purfect'd by shrub, er…chaney. to wit: all protestin' in the street is to be ignored xcept when it furthers ur nefarious agenda.

    ON EDIT: apparently my sacrcasm didn't go over so well here. for that, i'm sorry. it's not like i wasn't trying for funny, even if i was half-baked my attempt was a genuine effort on my part to laugh off coverage i never thought a decent hardworking group of liberals could get these days in the first place. that's all.

  • Radiotherapy

    Everybody was at Oktoberfest in Shirlington. Mittelschmerz!

    But, srsly, do we need to be so self-deprecating? The pics from yahoo are actually quite flattering. C'mon Wonkateers, we should be proud of those who showed up. I can look at those people and signs and not cringe. Hell, I would have went if I didn't have to work.
    Oh yeah, and buttsecks.

    • Iam_Who_Iam

      I think maybe we come here to mock everything and everyone, while accepting the fact that we here are all intelligent beings with brains. It takes some effort not to take the sarcasm and snark seriously, to understand it is meant to mock the stupidity of the political world around us.

      My personal experience tonight: I desperately wanted to post more on my defense of farmers. Being of Iowan blood, I take great offense at folks who think all farmers are backward assholes sucking off the government tit while trying to kill the government sow. I wanted to post shit about the wild swings in the commodity market, the dust bowl, just general shit on why farm subsidies were designed to help us all but somehow got twisted into a corporate tip jar.

      Until now I resisted, cuz I believe my fellow Wonketeers have brains, they know the history and understand the fine details. We come here to take a deep breath and relax. I try to save my rants for other forums where the folks are a bit dimmer.

      But, um, yeah, many, many beers tonight. So, nevermind.
      Oh, and buttsex, also.

    • ReturnToMetal

      Helmut, you want the German classes. (I hope you're a Monty Python fan.)

  • elpinche

    At least all the signs were spelled right. That's something.

    • ReturnToMetal

      They had unemployed teachers there, correcting all the signs.

  • iburl

    Rick Sanchez is holding a rally in his nose right now.

    • ReturnToMetal

      It's only fair, after all the times we've had to hold our noses while trying to watch CNN.

  • waitforsugar

    We're not going to protest!

    • arclight2012

      Gutter is a tool!

      • DoktorZoom


  • Heavenly

    Someone really needs to do an update or a new post because I've came across videos and pics of this rally where it's full.

    Good Lord, even Fox News shows a different picture than what this post is saying.

    Lame rally, far from that.

  • DCHatesMe

    One Nation, Under Employed, So Happy Together.

    • charlesdegoal

      I fully agree with and endorse the punctuation.

  • Iam_Who_Iam

    Ok, I know I'm slow and drunk, so any chance any of you are still listening to the farmaid feed? Please God tell me it's over and they are just doing stupid ass replays of shit, right? The last few interviews I heard had to of been from folks who were seriously damaged by the weed or some shit. God I wish I still had the gift of getting stoned, cuz then this shit would be really funny.

  • AntonovBureau

    What happened to all those anti-capitalist protesters from a few years ago? Do they think they've won?

    I wish they could wake up and go to the next teabag rally for some scooter-tipping.

    • Serolf_Divad

      Of course they won. The U.S. government is now a centrally planned economy and doctors and hospitals are only allowed to see minorities. Haven't you been listening to Glenn Beck?

    • zhubajie

      They were all Italian anarchists.

  • neiltheblaze

    Libtards need to have their own propaganda channel – and I know that Dick Morris thinks that's what MSNBC is – but its not – because if they were Joe Scarborough wouldn't have a job. Maybe if we had a flack cable channel we could have got 300-400 people down there.

  • finallyhappy

    I am going to Colbert/Stewart. My sign will either say "Yeah, I 'm a Jew" or "I am scared of snakes. Is the Wonkette party the night before still on?

    • ReturnToMetal

      "I'm a jew who's scared of snakes," maybe?

  • Bluestatelibel

    Yeah, the same handful of libs who voted Nobama and Dems into office a few years ago, how do they get away with it?

  • bitchincamaro2

    On the bright side, no yiff piles were spotted.

  • metamarcisf

    The crowd was well behaved and orderly. And not one person felt the need to dress up in a Cap'n Crunch outfit.

    • ReturnToMetal

      And no one threatened to kill the guy in a dress with a pillow on his stomach and a devil mask on his head with a sign reading, "The Devil wants a Sandwich."

  • OT, the WaPoo's humor blogger extraordinaire Dana Millbankshot's Sunday obit editorial is about Glenn Beck making references to Hitler/Nazis at least infinity two-teen times in his 18 months on Faux News. Dana seems to think the Beckster is using Hitler as a sockpuppet for Obamar, or maybe Beck has a fetish about Hitler and plays "Triumph of Will" on hiz widescreen and uses the sock to catch the jizz, or maybe something else. The end.

    • elviouslyqueer

      In the WaPo pic, Glenn looks like he's just received a caustic soda enema from the ghost of Henry Kissinger.

    • DoktorZoom

      Gee, and Millbank discovered this only 5 months after Lewis Black's definitive analysis of the subject.

      (my kid occasionally asks to watch this bit again. Smart boy.)

      • Oy vey, such a golden oldie. Who said Dana was quick?

        Smart kid though!

    • imissopus

      That editorial makes it clear for about the millionth time that Glenn Beck is a public-access host who must have made a deal with Satan. Or Rupert Murdoch, I guess.

  • fuflans

    i wanna be sedated.

    • Not me. Now I got my own mustard gas in my pocket
      Climb on a tree on a branch and drop it

  • torera

    Did you just get up from your nap, Wonkette? The sparsely populated feed took place at 4:24 pm. Everyone was heading for the bars by then.

    • ReturnToMetal

      Dude, it's sarcasm. Everyone knows the crowd was huge.

  • doxastic

    As much as a "Rally to Mystify Our Oppression" sounds like a good time, I'm too busy practicing Communist sedition.

  • rocktonsam

    C-Span never showed one shot of anybody in a rascal.

    • Iam_Who_Iam

      That's cuz they were all at the texas state fair. OMG, I wish I had taken a camera, those crazy old fatties were scootin' all over the damn place!

  • osamabindrinkin

    This is an awfully dumb post. I was at the rally and it was awesome. I've never seen that many union members in one place in America in my life. Maybe nobody who reads wonkette went because 95% of the people there were ordinary folks like nurses and electricians and auto workers, who do things during the day other than say sarcastic stuff on a website. Certainly a better time for this show of force by the unions would have been early in obama's term (when we were still on the offensive) and certainly the media is going to underplay this rally compared to Beck's klan rally last month. I'm just surprised wonkette lost its critical thinking cap and joined in. Oh well, its not Ken's fault, he's over in California with no way to get a real sense of things like this. What the fuck did Jack or Riley have yesterday morning that was a better use of their time though? Hey wonkette, this is how a real left works: you perioidically have big rallies of 75,000 working people demanding reasonable things. Sometimes even hip cool people can go to them too because they realize they're not too good to march with a bunch of factory workers.

    • Iam_Who_Iam

      Wow, now you've made me feel horribly ashamed and guilty. I will still say in our defense, there were plenty of links posted here and everyone understood that the rally was impressive and something to be proud of. But yeah, ok, I suppose it wouldn't kill us to turn our sarcasm off for a bit and say Yea!

      And hey, your post is what it's all about, all sorts of voices here, the sarcastic and the sincere, we love them all.

      • bureaucrap

        I was there too, and I too was inspired. If you take a picture of an event after its over, it's going to look empty. I was there at 1:30 (during some kind of "up with everything" chorus) and there were crowds all the way back to the WW II memorial. So sorry, no liberal "fail" after all. BTW I do have phone pics if you want 'em.

  • user-of-owls

    Hey, libtards. Wanna compete with the corpulent serial idiots when you stage a protest? It's easy. Just add the two magic ingredients, hate and ignorance, and *bam*! you're golden.

  • Heavenly

    Why hasn't my previous comment been posted yet?

    I showed two video where the Mall was full compared to the video that is posted here.

  • ReturnToMetal

    THIS JUST IN: Not only did more people show for Glenn Beck's rally, Jesus Christ himself decided to spirit down unannounced just to give the show REAL star power.

    You liberals have just been dealt a shocking blow. (Thanks to National Lampoon.)

    • DoktorZoom

      Us liberals aren't terribly particular about the dealers we get our blow from.

  • ReturnToMetal

    It's tastier anyway.

  • XOhioan

    Teabaggers definitely kicked our asses on the number of George Washington impersonators and fat people on scooters. Humiliating.

  • psilage

    meh is murder!

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  • litebug

    I watched quite a bit of this and your picture is quite misleading. It must have been taken near the end of the event. Shame on you for misleading people about the size of the rally. Also, I did not see it as a "protest" as much as an affirmation and a rally to raise spirits. I am a life long liberal of 71 and I do NOT appreciate being called a "Libtard". With friends like you who needs enemies? I usually really like your site but was quite disappointed in this snarky, and inaccurate, description.

  • Iam_Who_Iam

    Um, Ken?

    I thought you said this new fangled comment thingy would make folks like the above posted-posted-posted Bettyanhimo a thing of the past.

    YOU LIE!

  • Mindblank

    There were 'tens of thousands', according to Reuters, but 'Librulz haz a fail' is certainly more humorous.

  • thefrontpage

    Actually, about 175,000 people turned out for this event, packing the Mall–about 100,000 more than the Beck Stupidfest Racism and Idiocy Horrorshow held there a couple of weeks ago. The most scientific estimate for the Beck Horrorshow was about 87,000—-from a non-partisan, scientific firm who used the same methodology that everyone agrees on. And from any perspective, including intelligence, experience and a good journalistic knowledge of past events on the Mall, it's definite that the Beck Horrorshow definately did NOT have more than about 87,000 morons there. As for the huge protest held on the Mall on October 3, which included attendees from about 400 different groups from around the country, the best estimate so far is that about 175,000 people attended. That is not "sparsely attended." And, no, people did not "laugh" at liberals in the 1980s–most liberals were heroes for standing up to and protesting the thoroughly corrupt, inept and backwards and criminal Reagan administration.

  • GOPCrusher

    It's too bad that us liberals have to steal our ideas from the obviously mentally superior, Glenn Beck.

  • Who calls it wapo anymore?

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