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Celebrating the 9/12 rallies-TURNOUT EST RANGE FROM 350K (liberal) TO 2 MILLION (conservative)
ABC News ^ | September 12, 2009 | Michelle Malkin

Posted on 09/12/2009 2:21:15 PM PDT by Zakeet

Edited on 09/12/2009 4:03:43 PM PDT by Admin Moderator. [history]

6:15 PM EDT Mod Update (per NRO's reporting): estimates of crowd size range from 350,000 to 2 million. Prolly somewhere in between.

Huge crowd, yes. But not two million. Even DeMint has now changed his first boast on this. Malkin is wrong because the police do not give estimates.

We were there and have seen a lot of crowds on the mall for inaugurations, July 4th festivities, marches, etc. Two million would not fit on the Mall in its two mile stretch.

Best estimate from experience? - 200,000 plus. For those familiar with the Capital and the Mall, the crowd filled the Capital west lawn, the area around the Grant reflecting pool, and west to Fourth street. It started encroaching on another group’s permit west of the Grant statue. It could be another 100,000 to 200,000 because they were forced to spread out along the sides of the rally because of the permit limits and the loudspeakers’ range.

It was a very large crowd, far beyond expectations, but too many groups inflate the numbers (mostly libs). It was NOT “tens of thousands” as the CNN NBC crowd are trying to say, but more like hundreds of thousands. BTW, the DC or Park Police do NOT make estimates, so anyone saying so is wrong.

Not bad for a rally organized by amateurs with no coordinating megalith like unions or the NAACP. Just real people. Almost ALL of the thousands of signs were handmade, not the fancy pre-printed ones handed out by liberal groups like MoveOn and SEIU.

I posted this on earlier threads. Now reports coming out are backing up my estimate. 200,000 (up to 400,000 because many were off to the side in the nether reaches of the Capitol lawn) is a HUGE number - four full Yankee Stadiums. Let’s not get carried away with the 2 million claim and give the left an opportunity to refute everything else.

And it was true grass roots. Almost ALL the signs were handmade, not the product of SEIU and DNC printing presses that characterize liberal rallies.

99 posted on 09/12/2009 3:06:55 PM PDT by oldbill


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1 posted on 09/12/2009 2:21:15 PM PDT by Zakeet
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To: Zakeet

LOL! That’s so great!
Did you make that?!?


2 posted on 09/12/2009 2:23:34 PM PDT by SoKatt ("Change" is not a strategy!)
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To: Zakeet

There were 2 million in DC.. and 200 millions around the country who agree with them!


3 posted on 09/12/2009 2:23:35 PM PDT by divine_moment_of_facts (“Cap and Trade bill tells us how to live.. Health Care bill tells us how to die.” Bauer and Rose)
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To: Zakeet

This is wonderful!


4 posted on 09/12/2009 2:23:40 PM PDT by American Quilter (The urge to save humanity is nearly always a cover for the urge to rule. - H.L. Mencken)
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To: Zakeet

bttt


5 posted on 09/12/2009 2:23:40 PM PDT by Guenevere
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To: Zakeet

Could you provide a link to the ABC News estimate?


6 posted on 09/12/2009 2:23:42 PM PDT by MitchellC
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To: Zakeet

That is priceless!


7 posted on 09/12/2009 2:24:02 PM PDT by leapfrog0202
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To: Zakeet

We really got our million mob march! Man, I’m so excited. I really wanted to be there, but had to go to the local event for TV viewing.

Do you think the President is aware of the Tea Party movement now?


8 posted on 09/12/2009 2:25:05 PM PDT by AnglePark
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To: Zakeet

Racism!/s


9 posted on 09/12/2009 2:25:18 PM PDT by Dallas59
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To: Zakeet

NOTE: The first image in the series s NOT a picture of today’s rally.


10 posted on 09/12/2009 2:25:21 PM PDT by Maceman
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To: Zakeet

LOVE IT!!!!!


11 posted on 09/12/2009 2:26:24 PM PDT by goodnesswins (George Orwell would be proud. Truth are lies, Slavery is Freedom, Oppression is Feminism.)
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To: Zakeet

So if ABC says 2, it was probably really 5, right?


12 posted on 09/12/2009 2:26:30 PM PDT by bigbob
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To: Zakeet
The community is getting organized.

Which must befuddle the Community Organizer in Chief.

(snicker)

WHERE'S THE JOBS, BARRY?

(your ‘healthcare’ is a distraction from the real problem - people who are working can usually get their own healthcare)

WHERE'S YOUR LONG FORM BIRTH CERTIFICATE, BARRY?

(Nothing to hide, right? Well, put it out there)

13 posted on 09/12/2009 2:26:49 PM PDT by F15Eagle (1 John 5:4-5, 4:15, John 11:25, 14:6, 1 Tim 2:5, John 3:17-18, John 20:31, 1 John 5:13, John 6:69)
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To: Zakeet

Click on “FREEDOM RALLY WORKS” with camera icon

http://www.cspan.org/Watch/Media/2009/09/12/HP/R/23055/Conservatives+to+march+on+Washington.aspx


14 posted on 09/12/2009 2:26:57 PM PDT by Sunshine54 (Sunshine54)
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To: Zakeet

2 million? I hope that is true...that is a ton of people.


15 posted on 09/12/2009 2:27:27 PM PDT by Rosemont
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To: Zakeet

I bet Rush could put 10 million people on the road to DC.


16 posted on 09/12/2009 2:27:58 PM PDT by Rebelbase
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To: Zakeet

Hundreds of people.

20,000 hundreds.

Still just hundreds.


17 posted on 09/12/2009 2:28:46 PM PDT by UnbelievingScumOnTheOtherSide (Give Them Liberty Or Give Them Death! - IT'S ISLAM, STUPID! - Islam Delenda Est! - Rumble thee forth)
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To: divine_moment_of_facts
Using Farrakhan math that should be about 18 million in DC great job. Around 500 at our small town tea party today in the rain.
18 posted on 09/12/2009 2:28:57 PM PDT by bikerman (Buck Farack)
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To: Zakeet

Sorry... I see ABC estimating the turnout at 60,000 to 70,000

http://abcnews.go.com/Politics/tea-party-protesters-march-washington/story?id=8557120


19 posted on 09/12/2009 2:28:59 PM PDT by SomeCallMeTim
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To: Zakeet

ROTFLOL!!!


20 posted on 09/12/2009 2:29:15 PM PDT by sissyjane (He had a dream. We got a nightmare!)
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To: AnglePark

“Do you think the President is aware of the Tea Party movement now?”

well we know Gibbs was not aware of it ...so he says... but then he works for the liar-in-chief so I would not bet my life on it.


21 posted on 09/12/2009 2:29:16 PM PDT by blueyon (It is worth taking a stand even if you are standing alone!)
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To: Maceman
NOTE: The first image in the series s NOT a picture of today’s rally.

When was it taken? Why is it in the thread?

22 posted on 09/12/2009 2:29:26 PM PDT by Petronski (In Germany they came first for the Communists, And I didn't speak up because I wasn't a Communist...)
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To: Zakeet

Barry never dreamed anyone could organize besides him.


23 posted on 09/12/2009 2:29:46 PM PDT by Hattie
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To: AnglePark

He’s probably sitting in a dark room somewhere right now, chain smoking, rocking back and forth, sobbing

This isn’t happening
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*But*...it is...:)


24 posted on 09/12/2009 2:30:28 PM PDT by Salamander (Like acid and oil on a madman's face, reason tends to fly away.........)
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To: Zakeet

Sure beats “Million Man March”!!!!!


25 posted on 09/12/2009 2:30:41 PM PDT by SERKIT ("Blazing Saddles" explains it all.....)
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To: Hattie

all I can say is “Let Freedom Ring” Wish I could be there!


26 posted on 09/12/2009 2:31:15 PM PDT by JHENN22499
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To: blueyon
well we know Gibbs was not aware of it ...so he says...

He was so unaware of it that they felt threatened enough to send the market-in-chief out on a campaign stint in Minnesota to coincide with the Patriot rally.

27 posted on 09/12/2009 2:31:47 PM PDT by jersey117
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To: Zakeet

They report 60,000 to 70,000 here:

http://abcnews.go.com/Politics/tea-party-protesters-march-washington/story?id=8557120


28 posted on 09/12/2009 2:34:02 PM PDT by Red in Blue PA (If guns cause crime, then all of mine are defective!)
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To: Zakeet

Wow, that’s what I say.

So Pelosi wasn’t making it up when she sent a memo expecting 2 mil.


29 posted on 09/12/2009 2:35:13 PM PDT by MrLuigi (incompetence)
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To: Zakeet
Are you sure there wasn't a “Nation of Islam” million man march today also that was missed by the MSM?

That seem like an awfully large number of people. ; )

30 posted on 09/12/2009 2:35:22 PM PDT by EGPWS (Trust in God, question everyone else)
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To: Maceman

What makes you say that. I was watching that shot on the traffic-cam today and watched the crowd grow.


31 posted on 09/12/2009 2:35:27 PM PDT by KansasGirl ( Obama's heroes have always been left-wing radicals.)
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To: Zakeet

Where is the cowardly President?


32 posted on 09/12/2009 2:35:52 PM PDT by Palladin (ACORN is a criminal enterprise.)
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To: Zakeet

Regardless of how many Americans were there, seeing that many Americans in one place and not carrying Mexican flags had to get those buffoons on Capitol Hill a little “wee wee’d up”. Today we march, tomorrow we throw their asses out! Yes, we can!


33 posted on 09/12/2009 2:36:51 PM PDT by FlingWingFlyer (Americans! "Behaving badly" since April 19, 1775!)
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To: jersey117

Were are we getting this 2 million figures....ABC says 60-70k.....your “link” goes to Michelle Maulkin’s site?

Hmmmmmm.


34 posted on 09/12/2009 2:37:02 PM PDT by ak267
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To: Petronski

It is a picture of today’s rally. I watched that traffic cam live today. It was posted on the live thread.


35 posted on 09/12/2009 2:37:23 PM PDT by KansasGirl ( Obama's heroes have always been left-wing radicals.)
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To: Zakeet

Fantastic turn out!! Thank God the weather cooperated - I imagine the turn out would have held up even in a pouring rain!!


36 posted on 09/12/2009 2:38:17 PM PDT by timetostand
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To: Hattie

Well, there’s a big difference between organizing a fight for freedom and organizing a loan for a tax-free underage cathouse, ya know.


37 posted on 09/12/2009 2:38:30 PM PDT by Salamander (Like acid and oil on a madman's face, reason tends to fly away.........)
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To: blueyon

Or as “W” said for 9/11....CAN YOU HEAR US NOW?


38 posted on 09/12/2009 2:40:09 PM PDT by Anima Mundi
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To: Palladin

Landing AF 1 on reservation land to pick up a few crates of tax-free smokes.


39 posted on 09/12/2009 2:40:46 PM PDT by Salamander (Like acid and oil on a madman's face, reason tends to fly away.........)
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To: timetostand

I’ll wait till they get a better estimate of the crowd....still looks good on CSPAN


40 posted on 09/12/2009 2:40:58 PM PDT by ak267
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To: KansasGirl

I saw that the flag was at half staff, they are not here?


41 posted on 09/12/2009 2:41:06 PM PDT by Empireoftheatom48 (Zero will never be my President, never!!!!!)
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To: AnglePark

The President , and his Party Enforcers , will NOT be aware of the range and scope of his Opposition, UNTIL he is made to resign. A big collective NO! as an act of resistance , is the next step.
A MILLION OR TWO people is hard to ignore, and the Dem Power Elite, with Zero at the top, will only be doing themselves a disservice by pretending, as their spinmeister/strategists were this morning, that it’s entirely normal , and this protest is basically no different from Code Pink’s presence at Anti-Bush/Iraq war rallies. Their tune will have to change a little when the actual numbers are figured out, and then submitted to the
“Dem Strategists” over the next several days. I can’t wait to hear how Bad Bobby Gibbs handles this, but I think there is bound to be official word from the WH itself that will be designed STRICTLY TO ASSUAGE WHAT IS GOING TO BE A GROUNDSWELL THAT IS GOING TO GO ON IN A HUNDRED DIFFERENT WAYS ALL FALL AND WINTER IF NECESSARY. The absolute first order of business, though, should be a concerted effort to make them pay attention by making every effort to replace THEIR majority with OURS in 2010. CAN ANYONE OUT THERE
post the upcoming elections, who is up for re-election,who the contenders are,and what numbers it would take to get a majority ? JUST WATCH OBAMA, and how he reacts to this: I am sure he is somewhat stunned. I am equally sure he will make a particularly rancid response intended to sooth, and assure the 2 million that he has their interests at heart also.


42 posted on 09/12/2009 2:41:18 PM PDT by supremedoctrine (Time is the school in which we learn that time is the fire in which we burn.)
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To: Zakeet

Lovin’ it !!!


43 posted on 09/12/2009 2:42:09 PM PDT by diji ( Give according to your ability receive according to your need)
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To: AnglePark

A friend who is in DC and has lived there for all his 60 some years of life was there and he said it is the single largest demonstration he’s ever seen. Yeah, he was around for the civil rights, anti-war stuff since Vietnam, the million man crap. All of it. This one he was, of course, personally invested in, but he said it was a glorious thing to behold. I want ObaMao to have “stuff” running down his leg. Yeah, bring on your ACORN and SEIU goons and let’s rock ‘n’ roll.


44 posted on 09/12/2009 2:42:29 PM PDT by Emmett McCarthy
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To: Dallas59

I had no idea 2 million racists would gather in washington! /sarc


45 posted on 09/12/2009 2:42:38 PM PDT by omega4179 ( -11)
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To: FlingWingFlyer; All

There weren’t protests this big or so many ahead of the 1994 midterms. We all know what happened in ‘94...

Can you imagine what will happen in 2010?


46 posted on 09/12/2009 2:42:48 PM PDT by quesney
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To: Maceman

yes it is. I was watching that cam today live. Why would you make such a statement?


47 posted on 09/12/2009 2:45:00 PM PDT by genetic homophobe (They hate Sarah because she lovingly carries a failed abortion on her hip.)
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To: Zakeet

Maybe that was nobama’s eyes at Canada wannabe Minnesota whacko rally today.
Back when Mora was on Britt Hume’s panels, whenever the dem/libs had stepped in it, she got the big O eyes.

Great graphic.


48 posted on 09/12/2009 2:45:07 PM PDT by dusttoyou (libs are all wee wee'd up and no place to go)
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To: quesney

The Americans in this country have had enough. The piggies might have us outnumbered but we’ve got them surrounded.


49 posted on 09/12/2009 2:46:28 PM PDT by FlingWingFlyer (Americans! "Behaving badly" since April 19, 1775!)
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To: Petronski; Maceman; onemiddleamerican

Here is where the pic came from earlier today.

http://www.trafficland.com/city/WAS/camera/9087/index.html

I and others watched this camera this morning on the live thread.


50 posted on 09/12/2009 2:46:47 PM PDT by KansasGirl ( Obama's heroes have always been left-wing radicals.)
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