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Saturday, August 28, 2010

"i...have a meme"

today in washington, dc, glenn beck and sarah palin held literally millions half a million hundreds of thousands tens of thousands several dozen people [ed. note: no, it's actually tens of thousands, see below] enthralled as they took back their rightful mantle of victimhood. washpo:
claiming the legacy of the nation's founding fathers and repeatedly evoking civil rights activist martin luther king jr., beck, sarah palin and other speakers at the "restoring honor" rally exhorted a sprawling and overwhelmingly white crowd to concentrate not on the history that has scarred the nation but instead on what makes it "good."

"for too long, this country has wandered in darkness, and we have wandered in darkness in periods from the beginning," beck said, at times pacing at the memorial. "we have had moments of brilliance and moments of darkness. but this country has spent far too long worried about scars and thinking about the scars and concentrating on the scars.

"today," he continued, "we are going to concentrate on the good things in america, the things that we have accomplished - and the things that we can do tomorrow. the story of america is the story of humankind."

but beck's attempt to appropriate the legacy of king, who delivered his famous "i have a dream" speech from the same marbled steps 47 years ago to the day, drew a counter protest from the rev. al sharpton and other civil rights leaders. they rallied outside dunbar high school in northwest washington and planned to march to the mall, to the site where a memorial to king is being built.

"the 'march on washington' changed america," del. eleanor holmes norton (d-d.c.) said at the sharpton rally, referencing king's 1963 speech. "our country reached to overcome the low points of our racial history. glenn beck's march will change nothing. but you can't blame glenn beck for his 'march on washington' envy. too bad he doesn't have a message worthy of the place."

avis jones deweaver, executive director of the national council of negro women also spoke to the crowd at dunbar high school: "don't let anyone tell you that they have the right to take their country back. it's our country, too. we will reclaim the dream. it was ours from the beginning."

beck's rally has been billed as a peaceful and non-political "re-dedication" of the traditional honor and values of the nation. beck, a fox news host, has developed a national following by assailing president obama and democrats, and he warned saturday that "our children could be slaves to debt." but he insisted that the rally "has nothing to do with politics. it has everything to do with god, turning our faith back to the values and principles that made us great."
not our joke: "it'll be a million klan march"

addendum: cbs puts the numbers of attendees @ 87,000, and amy hawks glenn beck university!
posted by skippy at 1:18 PM |

3 Comments:

today in washington, dc, glenn beck and sarah palin held literally millions half a million hundreds of thousands tens of thousands of several dozen people enthralled as they took back their rightful mantle of victimhood.

Wow! Hundreds of thousands!

Remember--For every one of the FIVE hundred thousand that showed up in DC today-- there will be another 50 people in line to vote (Tea Party) on Election Day right behind them.

This is not going to be a "wave" election-- This is gonna be a fucking Tsunami.

I'm just hoping Barry's white half learned how to swim...
commented by Anonymous Fletch, 5:39 PM PDT  
I have absolutely no idea how many people attended, but as a scientist I'm offended that someone would list the number as "87,000." There is NO WAY the number can be specified with that precision (+/- 1000 people). It's absurd.

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