There is a gathering of liberals and leftists in Washington DC today to "support the progressive agenda." The rally is called "One Nation Working Together." The only problem is that there are so many of us who aren't working, i.e. we have no jobs or immediate job prospects.
One attendee told the press:
"We're here to show the rest of the country that there are people who support the progressive agenda," said Ken Bork, who came from Camas, Wash. But he acknowledged that Republicans are enjoying an advantage heading toward the Nov. 2 election that will determine whether Democrats retain control of Congress.The gathering appears to be an "astroturf" event, organized as public show of support for Democrats, who are expected to lose heavily in the national elections one month from today.
"There may be an enthusiasm gap, but we're not going to know until we have an election," Bork said. "A lot of the noise from the extreme right-wing stuff, it's been well orchestrated by big money. But it's not as bad as they're making it out."
A massive organization for Democrats in the midst of a Democrat-caused depression seems ludicrous at best. Imagine if half the passengers of the Titanic held a rally for icebergs as the last lifeboat slips away. Activists would all be drilling holes in the keel to let the water out and save the ship. "We believe in the iceberg agenda," their leader would say, "the steep incline in the deck is just an illusion, it will soon BLUB BLUB BLUB."
Read all about it here.
Update: The leftist rally appears to be poorly attended. Liberal media sites are running photos of the Glenn Beck rally of a month ago, when there really was a large crowd. Here are some photos of the attendance:
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