October 02, 2010

Dude! Where's My Protest?


WASHINGTON (AP) - Thousands of people flocked to the Lincoln Memorial for a rally Saturday organized by labor and civil rights groups, hoping to show support for the Democratic agenda in the face of expected GOP election gains next month.

More than 400 organizations, including faith, environmental and gay rights groups, sponsored the "One Nation Working Together" demonstration on the same end of the National Mall where a month ago tea party activists met to hear conservative commentator Glenn Beck and Sarah Palin.

"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.

FWIW, Mrs. Robbo took it into her head to take a couple Llama-ettes down to the Aerospace Museum today. Mrs. R is a fairly non-political sort of person and has long been something of a weathervane by which I gauge the mood of that part of the populace who doesn't go in for 24/7 political wonkery.

Her reaction on hitting the Mall? Frustration at trying to find a parking place (she did find one, btb) and utter confusion as to why those groups of hippies and doofuses were standing around like that.

Take it for what you will.

Posted by Robert at October 2, 2010 09:57 PM | TrackBack
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