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State Street March Will Support Bush Ouster (Madistan, WI)
Madison.com ^ | October 28, 2005 | Aaron Nathans

Posted on 10/28/2005 4:11:12 PM PDT by Diana in Wisconsin

Can't wait until January 2009 to see a change at the White House? Activists throughout the country are taking to the streets on Wednesday to spread the message that they'd like to see change before the next presidential election.

Legally, of course.

Organizers of "The World Can't Wait" hope to see more than 1,000 people march down State Street to mark the one-year anniversary of the 2004 election. They will gather at 12:30 p.m. at Library Mall, and walk to the Capitol.

The Madison event will be one of dozens on campuses throughout the nation.

"There is no exact blueprint for doing something like this," said national coordinator Debra Sweet, originally of Madison. She cited Richard Nixon's resignation in 1974 as a blueprint for the group's goal. Nixon was re-elected by a landslide in 1972, only to resign under threat of impeachment two years later.

Things were different then. Namely, there was a Democratic Congress, as opposed to a Republican Congress now.

Nevertheless, the group hopes to inspire a movement to change even the makeup of Congress.

"The only way to do this is to build a movement of millions and millions of people who didn't want him the first time, and a significant numbers who didn't want him the second time," said Sweet, speaking of President Bush. Sweet lives in New York, where she will march. She said her parents will march in the Madison rally.

Rachel Friedman, the local organizer, said the idea is for people to walk out of school and work, bring people with them, and make a statement about their feelings on the government.

"That's what November 2nd is all about. There's a lot of people that feel paralyzed. I don't think it's truly apathy, although there's certainly an element of that. It's more a feeling of being so disempowered and disenfranchised in a country that's supposed to be a democracy, that they're not sure what they're supposed to do," Friedman said.

She said she hopes the event will inspire people to call or send e-mails to their members of Congress, send letters to local newspapers, and to speak up in general.

"I talk to so many people, they say they're embarrassed to be American. People are angry, upset, tired of being lied to," Friedman said.

There are many organizations behind the movement, including the Progressive Democrats of America, the After Downing Street Coalition, several smaller peace groups, as well as "our share of religious people, Communists, anarchists, academics," and celebrities such as author Gore Vidal and actor Ed Begley Jr., Sweet said.

The Revolutionary Communist Party "was very helpful in initiating this, bringing a lot of people into it," Sweet said.

"In July, this was a crazy idea for a lot of people. Going into November, with...the delegitimacy of this regime, about what they've done in Iraq in particular, people are seeing a real possibility you could see Bush leaving office before 2009," Sweet said. "2009 is too late."


TOPICS: Culture/Society; Foreign Affairs; Government; Politics/Elections; US: Wisconsin; War on Terror
KEYWORDS: answer; antiwar; can; canswer; codepink; communists; hippies; iso; madison; madistan; moscowonmendota; nion; notinourname; ufpj; unitedforpeace; workersworldparty; worldcantwait
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"I talk to so many people, they say they're embarrassed to be American."

I'd be embarrased to be a leftist terrorist sympathizer, too. *Rolleyes*

1 posted on 10/28/2005 4:11:13 PM PDT by Diana in Wisconsin
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To: Watery Tart; ButThreeLeftsDo; KRAUTMAN; reformedliberal; Mygirlsmom; codercpc; s2baccha; ...

Good Evening, Wisconsin Conservative Politics Ping List Members!


2 posted on 10/28/2005 4:12:10 PM PDT by Diana in Wisconsin (Save The Earth. It's The Only Planet With Chocolate.)
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To: Diana in Wisconsin

I'd be embarrased to be a leftist terrorist sympathizer, too.
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The mindless, stupid libs are so intellectually disfunctional, they cannot see who and what they are. They need to move to Iran and live for a few years -- that would straigten out their warped, low-IQ minds real fast.


3 posted on 10/28/2005 4:12:53 PM PDT by EagleUSA
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To: Diana in Wisconsin
"The only way to do this is to build a movement of millions and millions of people who didn't want him the first time, and a significant numbers who didn't want him the second time,"

Those are pretty much the same people.

4 posted on 10/28/2005 4:14:20 PM PDT by Rodney King (No, we can't all just get along.)
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To: EagleUSA
These dopes don't even see that they're patsies of The Revolutionary Communist Party, either!
5 posted on 10/28/2005 4:16:28 PM PDT by Diana in Wisconsin (Save The Earth. It's The Only Planet With Chocolate.)
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To: Diana in Wisconsin

And I guess they would hold their heads up high for that slime and his wife that was just in the White House for 8 years, that brought disgrace to the Nation by his 'sexual' acts with others, and her's to.

Disgusting slimes!!!!!


6 posted on 10/28/2005 4:17:10 PM PDT by HarleyLady27 (My ? to libs: "Do they ever shut up on your planet?" "Grow your own DOPE: Plant a LIB!")
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To: Diana in Wisconsin

Is it illegal to dump a load of cowdung along a parade route? ;)

Just wondering.

Glad to see the masses out protesting democracy.


7 posted on 10/28/2005 4:20:28 PM PDT by CheyennePress
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To: Rodney King

They're in sheer panic. Over the next three years, we can accomplish the following, if we only have the guts to use our majority:

- Secure the souther border
- Eliminate the IRS and institute a flat national sales tax (or, at the very least, make the tax cuts permanent and eliminate some rather onerous taxes like the death tax)
- Pack the SCOTUS with conservatives, which will take away their last bastion of power, as well as overturn Roe v. Wade

They know that we can do all of these things, as long as we maintain our resolve. The 2006 election is critical, and we need to make as many gains where Dems are vulnerable, but we can destroy Marxism in this country if we set our minds to it. They know this and d*mn if they're not trembling from it.


8 posted on 10/28/2005 4:20:34 PM PDT by Windcatcher (Earth to libs: MARXISM DOESN'T SELL HERE. Try somewhere else.)
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To: Diana in Wisconsin
"The Revolutionary Communist Party "was very helpful in initiating this, bringing a lot of people into it," Sweet said."

The difference between communists and the lib dems seems to grow smaller and smaller every day.

9 posted on 10/28/2005 4:22:01 PM PDT by GloriaJane (http://music.download.com/gloriajane "Seems Like Our Press Has Turned Against Our Country")
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To: Windcatcher
Secure the souther border

W isn't with us on that.

- Eliminate the IRS and institute a flat national sales tax (or, at the very least, make the tax cuts permanent and eliminate some rather onerous taxes like the death tax)

Very possible if the GOP has the balls

- Pack the SCOTUS with conservatives, which will take away their last bastion of power, as well as overturn Roe v. Wade

Meirs wasnt a good sign, but hopefully going forward we can do so.

10 posted on 10/28/2005 4:22:23 PM PDT by Rodney King (No, we can't all just get along.)
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To: Diana in Wisconsin
I love how the mediawhores give these slime STUCK ON STUPID folk free publicity and support! I wouldn't have known about this protest if the presswhores would have not reported it!
11 posted on 10/28/2005 4:30:01 PM PDT by RoseofTexas
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To: Diana in Wisconsin; All

Say what you want about Madistan, but the city knows how to party! When I was in college, State Street was DA BOMB! (it will literally when the annual Halloween party commences). The street has no traffic, just lined with bars and shops and people milling about. Don't let the liberal lunatics get to you. Madison is a nice city and has consistently ranked in the Top Ten of cities to live in.


12 posted on 10/28/2005 4:32:45 PM PDT by Extremely Extreme Extremist (Harmful or Fatal if Swallowed)
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To: Rodney King

On another note, how did Madison, WI, get to be such a radical hotbed of this garbage? Yeah, the university is there. But you have all these crazy, fringe wacko communist, destroy God nutso groups there, too.

Maybe, having lived in Knoxville, Oxford, and Laramie, I just never made that connection between a having a university and the whole town going nuts.


13 posted on 10/28/2005 4:33:07 PM PDT by CheyennePress
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To: Diana in Wisconsin
Organizers of "The World Can't Wait" hope to see more than 1,000 people march

aka "Migration of the Loons."

14 posted on 10/28/2005 4:40:10 PM PDT by BlueYonder
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To: Extremely Extreme Extremist
Madison is a nice city and has consistently ranked in the Top Ten of cities to live in.

Yes, as the state capital, it sucks money from the pockets of people from around the state and spends a disproportionate amount on itself - roads, parks, universities, you name it. (The same formula applies to many other state capitals.) Samll wonder it's a Top Ten city. You could take the same formula and transform a toxic wasteland into Paradise.

And if you do, you'll attract the usual freeloading libs too.

15 posted on 10/28/2005 4:47:44 PM PDT by BlueYonder
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To: Diana in Wisconsin

Ok that's it, some scumbags in madison want W out, I guess that's it. Bye W. Puleeeeeeze!


16 posted on 10/28/2005 4:49:44 PM PDT by jmaroneps37 (Everything points to it so why not call them the Whigs?)
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To: Diana in Wisconsin
Limburger Cheeseheads.

Leni

17 posted on 10/28/2005 4:49:51 PM PDT by MinuteGal
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To: CheyennePress

It's getting to the point where I'd rather have a ghetto nearby than a university.


18 posted on 10/28/2005 4:50:16 PM PDT by Windcatcher (Earth to libs: MARXISM DOESN'T SELL HERE. Try somewhere else.)
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To: Diana in Wisconsin

What the lefties really mean is that since they can't elect anybody, they'd would like to overthrow the legitimately elected government by any means necessary. Madison has more than its share of reality-challenged little Marxists. Most lefties are nothing but little fascists in waiting as history has proved.


19 posted on 10/28/2005 5:18:58 PM PDT by driftless ( For life-long happiness, learn how to play the accordion.)
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To: Diana in Wisconsin

This "World Can't Wait" nonsense is the lamest thing the lefties have come up with yet. They have no strategy whatsoever! Their website basically says the whole project is about having one day (Nov. 2nd) when some number of malcontents assembles publicly and vaguely demands that the President resign, and then pffft! Nothing! WTF?!? Can they really think that anything will come of this?


20 posted on 10/28/2005 6:18:44 PM PDT by rogue yam
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