So, TV/radio talk show host Glenn Beck held a rally in Washington on Saturday at which well over half a million folks were in attendance, and the leftist nitwits in the news media and on the radical blogs don't know quite what to make of it.
The New York Times dealt with the event by writing it off as a "Tea Party" rally, and tossing out a lowball estimate of 87,000 in attendance. The use of an odd number like 87,000 was no doubt designed to promote the notion that the Gray Lady had somehow actually performed a real head count and come up with this exact number of attendees. To understand what a bald-faced lie this number really is, all one has to do is view aerial photos of the event, which shows that the throng of people stretched all the way from the Lincoln Memorial to the Washington Monument. Any of you who may have actually walked the length of the reflecting pool and onto the Washington Monument knows that is a long and tiring walk, especially in the heat of a Washington summer. The reflecting pool itself spans 2,028 feet. It is at minimum another 1,000 feet from the end of the pool to the Washington Monument.
By comparison, Darrell K. Royal Texas Memorial Stadium in Austin easily holds 100,000 people. From stem to stern, that stadium is about 600 feet in length.
The New York Times, as is its habit, lied to its diminishing base of readers.
The Times also bald-faced lied by characterizing the Beck event as a "Tea Party" rally. The event itself in fact had nothing to do with any of the myriad Tea Party chapters around the country. Nor was it organized by Fox News, as some lefties have claimed. It was organized by Beck and contractors in his employ, and promoted by Beck on his television and radio programs.
And, whether the leftwing activists at the New York Times, MSNBC, the Huffington Post, CBS and ABC like it or not, more than half a million peaceful, respectful, well-behaved Americans showed up. They came to praise America, to celebrate the members of the U.S. military who achieved victory (yes, victory, a word you will never hear President Obama use) in Iraq and are now returning home to their loved ones to resume their lives. They came to talk about the need to return this nation to the traditional values that made it great, and the fiscal responsibility that made it the strongest economy the world has ever known.
Much to the dismay of the leftwing news media, no one carried any nasty signs – you know, the kind you invariably see at leftwing rallies that are habited by professional protesters and malcontents. There was no talk of the Tea Party, little talk of politics of any sort, no one calling anyone else nasty names – in other words, none of the things the leftwingers who infest our national news media were hoping and praying to see.
Heck, these folks even cleaned up after themselves. Unlike what invariably happens at leftist rallies of the sort held on Earth Day, National Abortion Rights Day, and the Obama Inaugural, this half-million throng of people left the national mall free of litter – one Park Service spokesman said it was almost as if there had been no rally at all.
Another big disappointment to the leftist radical editors at the NY Times.
All of which leads me to the following observation: the Democrats running for office this year are by and large going to be slaughtered. The polling data just keeps getting worse and worse for politicians with a (D) by their name, and there is little they can do to change that.
One of the main drivers of this anti-Democrat tidal wave is of course the rank unpopularity of the policies pursued by President Obama, Nancy Pelosi and Harry Reid. That is a given.
But an even bigger driver is the utter, outright contempt that Democrat leaders at the national level and their press agents in the national news media have shown and continue to show for ordinary everyday Americans like those who showed up at the Beck rally on Saturday. It is as if these elitist thugs cannot believe that the average old Joe Schmoe from Beeville Texas has exactly the same number of votes – one – that they do. The attitude of entitlement and contempt for anyone who disagrees with them literally oozes from their pores with every speech they make and report they file.
One leftist commentator on MSNBC stated last week that 'people who watch this show know what's going on because we are here to analyze it and tell them'.
That attitude, that hubris, that inability to understand that Americans in "flyover country" can figure out what is going on without being told by Washington elites is, more than any other factor, why the coming election will be a landslide in favor of the Republicans.
Life in the Liberal Zoo is becoming hazardous for liberals.