Oops! I almost forgot! Today was the day of the big One Nation Working Together, aka we-lefties-can-do-it-too-Glenn-Beck-!, rally. Liberals hoped to show the power of their ideology and the Democratic party by outdoing Glenn Beck's Restoring Honor rally held on August 28. They failed.
By the media accounts I've seen, turn out for the One Nation protest was far below the hundreds of thousands who attended Beck's rally. And no wonder.
Glenn Beck's rally was about just what its name says, restoring honor in America. It was about getting back to God, family, community, patriotism, decency, integrity, all the traditional values that made this nation great. Beck's rally wasn't about politics. It wasn't about rallying the party faithful to defeat their ideological opponents at the polls. On the contrary, attendees to Restoring Honor were specifically told NOT to bring signs to the gathering. Contrast that to One Nation.
One Nation Working Together was political to the core. How can an event featuring speakers like Al Sharpton, Jesse Jackson, and Ed Schultz be non-political? How can an event sponsored by groups like Code Pink, AFL-CIO, SIEU, NAACP, La Raza, Rainbow PUSH Coalition, International ANSWER, American Muslim Association of North America, Democratic Socialists of America, and the Communist Party USA, to name a few, be non-political? Simple answer: it can't!
Nope, no politics here!
Make no mistake. The One Nation rally was political. That's why NAACP president Ben Jealous called it the "antidote to the Tea Party". The purpose of the rally was to support and promote big government liberalism and even full blown socialism. If you doubt that take a look at this:
"Obama ain't no socialist! We are! We are!"
Yes, you heard the chant right. Those were the people at the rally supporting the Democrats and Obama. Hmmmmm. Socialists, communists, and radicals. That's the real base of the Democratic party. And they call the Tea Partiers extremists. No. The truth was on display today in Washington D.C. It was socialism Saturday. That's what the Democrats have become. And that's why they must be defeated in November.
Down with socialism!