Beck's rally was not about hate, Beck didn't force anyone to come, and they didn't bus in union members, organized by 400 different groups. Beck's rally was bigger, and cleaner. Anyway, here is a round up of some pics and vids from the day.
Beck's 8/28 Rally:
Be sure to check out this site for tons of pics. Excellent coverage.
I don't know why Beck took a lot of heat for saying there would be socialists there...
H/T Gateway Pundit
Great twitter thread with lots of pics. More pics here. And here.
Scenes from One Nation rally here.
Some of the funnier Tweets I saw:
At one nation rally. Only paid union members here! Im amazed….almost every person has a union shirt on.
@pinkelephantpun They just told us Capitalism is dead. Meanwhile, they’re selling $10 smoothies on the other side of the Memorial.
@pinkelephantpun http://yfrog.com/5bfzsmzj this is a solid 6 blocks from the rally. Piles of signs. Putting stuff in trashbags is hard
@KayDubzHU: No bitch ass teabag can ruin my mood right now! #onenation This rally is about unity, hope, respect.
@Rictracee #OneNation IS ABOUT HOPE OVER HATE… AND TOGETHERNESS OVER DIVISION… JOBS OVER OUTSOURCING.. so sit down you TEABAGGER TARDS!
@michaelpfreeman Ed Schultz, who gets his paychecks from GE, tells people to “stand up to the corporations.” #onenation
@GottaLaff #onenation Civil rights. Beck rally: Corporate rights
Best tweet of the day: @radishthegreat: If they put as much effort into working as they do demanding other people’s money, they could be the “rich” they hate
Unions pics here, here, here. This guy has got to be a Beck fan.
Nothing says *unity* like a good dose of nasty rhetoric from one of the nastiest voices out there:
The conservative voices of America, they are holding you down," said Schultz. "They don't believe in your freedom. They want the concentration of wealth. They've shipped your job overseas...They suppress your vote. They talk about the Constitution, but they don't want to live by it. They talk about our forefathers, but they want discrimination"Or this:
Abraham Lincoln knew the evil of slavery and in abolishing that evil saved America. Although slavery may have been abolished, crippling poison, racism, still persists. And the struggle still continues… Perhaps the greatest threat of all is the undermining of our Constitution and the systematic attacks against the inalienable rights of the citizens of this nation. Rights that are guaranteed by our Constitution. At the vanguard of this insidious attack is the Tea Party. This band of misguided citizens is moving perilously close to achieving villainous ends.How patriotic were they? "Unconfirmed, but this shot is reported to capture the Ed Schultzians mostly ignoring the Pledge of Allegiance."
I'd say since there are three people doing the pledge, it's a safe bet this was taken during the pledge of allegiance. More pics here.
The folks didn't seem to stick around until the end, either. It cleared out fairly early.
And how did they leave DC?
After Beck's rally:
After Obama's inauguration:
Who really cares about the environment? Or is it that these slobs are just trying to create jobs for trash collectors?
Anyhoo, it looks like a good time was had by all....
Figures. CSPAN Uses Tea Party Rally Crowd Shot for Leftist “One Nation” Rally Article
So, how did Big Ed do?
Crossposted at Story Balloon.
Memeorandum has more.
UPDATE: Good thing this rally wasn't about Glenn Beck...
Geez, obsess much?
Now comes the MSM dilemma: How do they report a large turnout number for the One Nation rally, but not credit Beck's rally with a huge turnout? Remember, CBS called the number at Beck's rally at 85,000. The media seems to be giving the One Nation rally 175,000. But, they are admitting there were more people at Beck's rally. How does that work?
Holy moly, it's a banner day in traffic! Thanks to Treacher, Don Surber, Alexandra F, Memeorandum, Left Coast Rebel, and all the twitter peeps who keep tweeting. Check out Nice Deb's roundup, too! Death by 1000 paper cuts! Jim Lago at KKTX! Protein Wisdom and Althouse readers! Welcome!
UPDATE 2: HUMAN EVENTS Reporter Assaulted at Leftist Rally
Ouch. I bet this will be the lead story on the news tomorrow!