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Where Did All the Anti-War Protestors Go?
foxbusiness.com ^ | April 25, 2011 | John Stossel

Posted on 04/25/2011 12:25:53 PM PDT by ilovesarah2012

The anti-war movement was all over the news before President Obama was elected. But apparently they weren’t really anti-war ... they were just anti-President Bush. Two college professors just released a study of national protests between 2007 and 2009. What did they find?

… After January 2007, the attendance at antiwar rallies [measured in] roughly the tens of thousands, or thousands, through the end of 2008.

… After the election of Barack Obama as president, the order of magnitude of antiwar protests dropped [...] Organizers were hard pressed to stage a rally with participation in the thousands, or even in the hundreds. For example, we counted exactly 107 participants at a Chicago rally on October 7, 2009.

Amazing. Especially because the war in Afghanistan ramped up after Obama was elected. American fatalities shot up in 2009 and 2010.

The protesters have remained silent over Libya.

(Excerpt) Read more at stossel.blogs.foxbusiness.com ...


TOPICS: Culture/Society
KEYWORDS: antiwar; hypocrisy; obama; obamaswar

1 posted on 04/25/2011 12:25:54 PM PDT by ilovesarah2012
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To: ilovesarah2012

They’re hiding under the great leaders skirt.


2 posted on 04/25/2011 12:27:46 PM PDT by RC2
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To: ilovesarah2012

back lurking in their mother’s basements..


3 posted on 04/25/2011 12:28:07 PM PDT by max americana (FUBO)
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To: ilovesarah2012

In Hiding with all the Homeless People.


4 posted on 04/25/2011 12:30:25 PM PDT by TexasCajun
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To: ilovesarah2012

All the old anti-war protesters have all gone to the EPA where they are in the perfect position to screw the country to the wall.


5 posted on 04/25/2011 12:30:31 PM PDT by BuffaloJack (Obama did not learn incompetence; he was born to it.)
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To: ilovesarah2012

Obama’s in power, so they don’t need the protesters—all part of the Rules for Radicals plan by Soros and his followers.


6 posted on 04/25/2011 12:32:03 PM PDT by DallasDeb
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To: DallasDeb

bttt


7 posted on 04/25/2011 12:34:22 PM PDT by BenLurkin (This post is not a statement of fact. It is merely a personal opinion -- or humor -- or both)
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To: DallasDeb

Bingo!


8 posted on 04/25/2011 12:35:27 PM PDT by Pecos (Liberty and Honor will not die on my watch.)
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To: ilovesarah2012

They are T.D.Y. union thugs.


9 posted on 04/25/2011 12:35:54 PM PDT by mountainlion (America land of the free because of the Brave.)
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To: ilovesarah2012
They are busy with very important work.


10 posted on 04/25/2011 12:36:06 PM PDT by Lazlo in PA (Now living in a newly minted Red State.)
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To: ilovesarah2012
Sin-dee She-han was on her way to protest the war by sigging in front of the stain's house....just like she did with Bush.

But on the way to Kenya, her ship was lost at sea. She's not been heard from since.

11 posted on 04/25/2011 12:37:24 PM PDT by Logic n' Reason ("I'm an expert on life...after shit happens." (Dead Like Me))
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To: ilovesarah2012

Medea Benjacrap lives in Obamas ass. She will come out soon. Liberals are so predictable.


12 posted on 04/25/2011 12:37:35 PM PDT by eyedigress ((Old storm chaser from the west)?)
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To: Logic n' Reason

“sigging” = siTTing...sorry about that!


13 posted on 04/25/2011 12:38:23 PM PDT by Logic n' Reason ("I'm an expert on life...after shit happens." (Dead Like Me))
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To: ilovesarah2012
They all went to “don't touch” public union demonstrations...
14 posted on 04/25/2011 12:43:00 PM PDT by 2banana (My common ground with terrorists - they want to die for islam and we want to kill them)
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To: ilovesarah2012
"Where Did All the Anti-War Protestors Go? "

Where Did All the Anti-War Protestors Go?
Long time passing
Where Did All the Anti-War Protestors Go?
Long time Ago.
Where Did All the Anti-War Protestors Go?
They went to Cairo (*), Every One
When will they ever Learn.
... When will they ever learn.


[or Damascus and Misrata for helping al Qaeda du jour.]

15 posted on 04/25/2011 12:55:46 PM PDT by Diogenesis ( Vi veri veniversum vivus vici)
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To: TexasCajun
In Hiding with all the Homeless People
And also hiding with
-- the 'real' number of unemployed...
-- the 'real' number affected by the 'real' cost of living...
-- the 'real' black on black crime victims...
-- the 'real' news on black on white victims...
-- the 'real' news of present record snow pack in the various mountain ranges...
-- the 'real' news of gross corruption of the present entitlement systems...

16 posted on 04/25/2011 12:55:46 PM PDT by Stand Watch Listen (The 'Land of Opportunity'... NOW BECOMING... The 'Land of Entitlements'!!!)
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To: Logic n' Reason

Actually, Cindy Sheehan did write a pretty good attack on Barry’s war on Libya, the first day or so. But I haven’t heard from her since. Probably the media just aren’t letting us know what she’s saying, since it’s currently inconvenient.


17 posted on 04/25/2011 12:57:07 PM PDT by Cicero
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To: Cicero

Here it is. Barack-lujah! I have seen the light! by Cindy Sheehan.

Believe it or not, it’s a very effective satirical attack on Obama and the people covering for his Libyan war. But it’s not getting a lot of mileage from the prostitute press.

http://cindysheehanssoapbox.blogspot.com/2011/03/barack-lujah-i-have-seen-light-by-cindy.html


18 posted on 04/25/2011 1:00:51 PM PDT by Cicero
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To: ilovesarah2012

We have one that takes place weekly here in Grand Rapids.

What once was dozens of people are only down to a handful of mostly old hippies.

All of the stupid kids that filled out their ranks would rather show how hypocritical they were than dare insult their fur...guy in the White House.


19 posted on 04/25/2011 1:01:03 PM PDT by VanDeKoik (1 million in stimulus dollars paid for this tagline!)
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To: ilovesarah2012

The truth is that they weren’t war protestors, they were Bush protestors-they lied.


20 posted on 04/25/2011 1:03:17 PM PDT by Spok
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To: ilovesarah2012

They’ve gone to Zer0’s rallies, every one.


21 posted on 04/25/2011 1:06:40 PM PDT by Paladin2
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22 posted on 04/25/2011 1:09:53 PM PDT by TheOldLady
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To: ilovesarah2012

We all know that most war protesters are/were unemployed bums who got paid by Democrat and union organizers to go protest. They now have their man in the WH and the poor bums have to go without.


23 posted on 04/25/2011 1:09:54 PM PDT by tiki
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To: ilovesarah2012

Same thing happened when they did away with the draft during the Viet Nam War. All those principled, compassionate anti-war types disappeared, and the anti-war movement dried up, and blew away.


24 posted on 04/25/2011 1:40:04 PM PDT by PzLdr ("The Emperor is not as forgiving as I am" - Darth Vader)
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To: ilovesarah2012
Why, didn't Obama end the Iraq war in 2008 like he continually promised?


25 posted on 04/25/2011 1:41:30 PM PDT by Bon mots
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To: ilovesarah2012
Why, didn't Obama end the Iraq war in 2008 like he continually promised?


26 posted on 04/25/2011 1:41:38 PM PDT by Bon mots
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To: ilovesarah2012

You can’t get laid protesting a Democrat war.


27 posted on 04/25/2011 1:42:41 PM PDT by dfwgator
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To: ilovesarah2012

The “anti-war” movement in the U.S. has a core that drives it’s organization and it’s function and that core is Marxist and outright communist in some instances, no matter what kind of fellow traveler sheeple it gets to join.

They would never protest against their Messiah; Obama.

It is never about “the war” or any “war”, it is 100% about who is in charge. They have their man in charge, he can do no wrong.

Here is their political psychology on the brutality and violence of rulers:

I have a close family friend who is very left of center. In one discussion we once had I was giving him some of the facts on how brutal, violent and dictatorial Chavez in Venezuela was acting, in his suppression of any opposition and how he was trying to make his personal rule permanent. Without a blink he answered: “Well at least he’s a socialist”.


28 posted on 04/25/2011 2:31:54 PM PDT by Wuli
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To: ilovesarah2012

My letter to the editor was printed in our local Gannett publication in late March. Here it is:

More liberal hypocrisy is in evidence in the wake of the bombing and missile attacks on Libyan forces.
President Obama has now started a war with no congressional authorization and exactly one resolution from the United Nations. George W. Bush had 17 U.N. resolutions before invading Iraq and the Democrat liberals whined that it was a “rush to war.”

Fast forward to the past week. Where are the street protests by the “anti-war” crowd? Oh, that’s right; he’s their guy, so that makes it OK.

It would be fun to watch the spokespersons for the administration squirm as they tried to justify the war, but the left wing media will not ask the hard questions that might embarrass their chosen ones. (end)

There were several replies (127 total) in the online version of the publication, and a number of them were stright down the Alinsky line.

Example: So once again, we have a conservative spin master, Rush Limbaugh wannabe like (JimRed) stirring up the hornets nest of neocons who will never accept anything that any Democrat says or does under any circumstances. But as usual, what we get from Mr.(JimRed) and his sort are half-truths and omissions. Fox News has taught you people well. (end)

You get the idea. You know you’re over the target when you start getting flak!


29 posted on 04/25/2011 4:28:09 PM PDT by JimRed (Excising a cancer before it kills us waters the Tree of Liberty! TERM LIMITS, NOW AND FOREVER!)
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To: ilovesarah2012

Democrat bombs are filled with love and jellybeans.


30 posted on 04/25/2011 5:32:31 PM PDT by blueunicorn6 ("A crack shot and a good dancer")
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