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  1. Simon_Jester

    Simon_Jester said, almost 6 years ago

    Carlson, along with a lot of other folks, is missing a very important point.

    The question that needs to be addressed is not what sorts of folks attended the tea parties, but HOW MANY.

    Because numbers are something you cannot spin; either you had a big turnout or you didn’t.

    And in report after report, I’ve seen attendance numbers for these events ranging from hundreds of people to the thousands of peope.

    Not hundreds of thousands…

    Not tens of thousands…

    Just plain thousands.

    Compare that with the number of people who participated in the immigration protests of a few years ago.

    The tea-parties were a flop….end of story.

  2. Simon_Jester

    Simon_Jester said, almost 6 years ago

    You either had a big turnout…or you didn’t.

    And a few thousand is not a big turnout. ( Unless you live in Wasilla, AK. )

    Period.

  3. raycity

    raycity said, almost 6 years ago

    A lot of us had to work but we will remember in November than you will see how many of us there are

  4. RussellNash

    RussellNash said, almost 6 years ago

    During the Bush Years a pro-choice rally in DC that got more than 500,000 people was almost entirely ignored. The counter-protest with less than 2,000 was highly covered. On Fox they only covered the counter-protest.

    D@mn Liberal Media.

  5. Cynthia

    Cynthia GoComics PRO Member said, almost 6 years ago

    According to ANandy, even when the righties protest they are lame.

  6. Simon_Jester

    Simon_Jester said, almost 6 years ago

    No HOWGOZIT…only according to YOU!

  7. dtroutma

    dtroutma GoComics PRO Member said, almost 6 years ago

    What really gets me about the mix in “protest” signs, and brethren on the blogs is, none of them seem to know the real differences between fascism, socialism, Communism(Marx/Engles), communism(practiced in small agrarian societies for millennia-successfully- don’t forget the Grange), feudalism, OR “capitalism”. They also fail to see the parallel between radical Islam and radical Christianity, OR radical Judaism-all based on the same old testament laws, and (mis)interpreted by following generations of nuts.

  8. Simon_Jester

    Simon_Jester said, almost 6 years ago

    Okay Howdy…why don’t you explain to everyone just HOW I proved your point.

    let’s hear it.

  9. Jethan

    Jethan said, almost 6 years ago

    I take it the first panel is implying the Tea Parties aren’t grassroots but Republican party. Well that’s not true, the Republicans just latched onto it after it got started. As for the second panel…I attended a Tea Party, everyone was peaceful and smiling. Then whenever there was a sudden expanse of cars and trucks honking everyone cheered. Frankly the Tea Parties were not filled with a bunch of crazies.

  10. Simon_Jester

    Simon_Jester said, almost 6 years ago

    Not so Jethan…the tea parties were organized by FOX News and also a pair of lobbyist-run conservative think tanks – FreedomWorks, and Americans For Prosperity.

    They were astroturf events.

  11. Michigander

    Michigander said, almost 6 years ago

    Make Neptune the 51st state? That is interesting since it was considered to no longer be a planet in recent years. At least it would be respected that way.

  12. churchillwasright

    churchillwasright said, almost 6 years ago

    michigander: I beieve that was Pluto.

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