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20,000 Currently Estimated at March on Washington, 100,000 Were Expected
www.breitbart.com ^ | 08-28-2013 | Staff

Posted on 08/29/2013 8:14:23 AM PDT by Red Badger

While over 100,000 people were expected to show up at today’s ceremonies marking the 50th anniversary of Martin Luther King, Jr.’s “I Have a Dream” speech, late estimates put the crowd numbers at 20,000. Mike Levine of ABC News reported at 2:10 p.m. ET that unofficial crowd estimates from law enforcement sources put the number at “over 20,000.”

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TOPICS: Culture/Society; Government; News/Current Events; US: District of Columbia
KEYWORDS: aar; anniversary; mlk; rally; sourcetitlenoturl
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They should have given away more free stuff to get the numbers up.......
1 posted on 08/29/2013 8:14:23 AM PDT by Red Badger
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To: Red Badger

Free at last
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Thank God Almighty
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2 posted on 08/29/2013 8:15:30 AM PDT by Buckeye McFrog
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To: Red Badger

The missing 80,000 were found at dontfundit.com filling out the petition there...


3 posted on 08/29/2013 8:15:34 AM PDT by GraceG
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To: Red Badger

That means about 10,000.

People are getting a little tired of the BS.


4 posted on 08/29/2013 8:15:47 AM PDT by Venturer ( cowardice posturing as tolerance =political correctness)
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To: Buckeye McFrog

You are soooooo baaaad!.............


5 posted on 08/29/2013 8:16:16 AM PDT by Red Badger (It is dangerous to be right in matters where established men are wrong. .....Voltaire)
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To: Red Badger

The “I Have a Scheme” speech isn’t pulling them in?


6 posted on 08/29/2013 8:16:53 AM PDT by Izzy Dunne (Hello, I'm a TAGLINE virus. Please help me spread by copying me into YOUR tag line.)
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To: Red Badger

These numbers always seem to favor the Left too. Our marches are vastly undercounted, and theirs always seem to be inflated.

There’s a good chance there were only 5,000 there.


7 posted on 08/29/2013 8:17:49 AM PDT by DoughtyOne (This post coming to you today, from behind the Camelskin Curtain. Not the Iron or Bamboo Curtain...)
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To: Izzy Dunne

Quite a difference from 1963 when 100,000 were expected and 250,000 showed up!................


8 posted on 08/29/2013 8:18:39 AM PDT by Red Badger (It is dangerous to be right in matters where established men are wrong. .....Voltaire)
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To: Red Badger

The sad thing is that doesn’t even matter. All of media covered it as a watershed moment, and that ‘we have so much more to do’. Just like we saw less than 10 people to show up and Sandra Fluke campaign events last year, but the media was able to mention these events as a huge outcry about the threats to women by the right.

Our side better figure out how to counter this current method because we are losing ground rapidly. We went from having a clear majority on our side from 2009-2010 to completely throwing it all away. Tactics need to change to counter the left’s tactics.


9 posted on 08/29/2013 8:18:52 AM PDT by ilgipper (Obama is proving that very bad ideas can be wrapped up in pretty words)
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To: Red Badger

Oh. Was there a rally or something in dc? Wow. I totally missed it.


10 posted on 08/29/2013 8:20:39 AM PDT by MestaMachine (My caps work, You gotta earn them.)
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To: Red Badger
I didn't watch it but saw some of the photos. I shouldn't have been, but I was surprised at all the white koolaide drinkers in attendance cheering on the racist pronouncements of Al Sharpton et al.
11 posted on 08/29/2013 8:22:13 AM PDT by Nevadan
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To: Red Badger
What does this picture of yesterday's small gathering tell you?


12 posted on 08/29/2013 8:24:59 AM PDT by Uncle Miltie (Cram black misbehavior down their throats until they change.)
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To: Red Badger

Only 20,000 in attendance, but they left the trash of millions.


13 posted on 08/29/2013 8:25:24 AM PDT by ScottinVA (If you don't care about Antonio Santiago, sure as hell don't whine about Trayvon Martin.)
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To: Red Badger
What a crowd!


14 posted on 08/29/2013 8:25:47 AM PDT by Uncle Miltie (Cram black misbehavior down their throats until they change.)
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To: Red Badger

Anybody know the Vegas over/under for the Million Muslim March?

I’m thinking 15,000


15 posted on 08/29/2013 8:26:17 AM PDT by nascarnation (Democrats control the Presidency, Senate, and Media. It's an uphill climb....)
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To: Uncle Miltie

That the local mental asylum has escaped patients?


16 posted on 08/29/2013 8:26:25 AM PDT by max americana (fired liberals in our company after the election, & laughed while they cried (true story))
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To: Red Badger

A reported 250,000. I’ll take that number with a grain of salt.


17 posted on 08/29/2013 8:26:40 AM PDT by Cowboy Bob (Democrats: Robbing Peter to buy Paul's vote.)
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To: Red Badger

In the way the leftist have treated race relations in the last 50 years I don’t give a rats a$S about it.


18 posted on 08/29/2013 8:26:41 AM PDT by American Constitutionalist
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To: Red Badger
Discounted seats near the front are still available!


19 posted on 08/29/2013 8:27:04 AM PDT by Uncle Miltie (Cram black misbehavior down their throats until they change.)
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To: Uncle Miltie

Ahhh... the SEIU rent-a-crowd.


20 posted on 08/29/2013 8:27:07 AM PDT by ScottinVA (If you don't care about Antonio Santiago, sure as hell don't whine about Trayvon Martin.)
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To: Red Badger

20,000 attend million man march.


21 posted on 08/29/2013 8:28:13 AM PDT by mountainlion (Live well for those that did not make it back.)
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To: Red Badger

That many?


22 posted on 08/29/2013 8:28:17 AM PDT by svcw (Stand or die)
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To: Red Badger

Considering the Black Unemployment Rate under Obama, I would have expected 10 Million to show up.


23 posted on 08/29/2013 8:28:30 AM PDT by Kickass Conservative (Liberal Democrats = Communists. RINO Republicans = Communist Sympathizers.)
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To: Red Badger
"Come on, everybody, don't be afraid! Move on up front and center! There's plenty of room! 0bama's coming out in 20, no make that 120 minutes!"


24 posted on 08/29/2013 8:28:44 AM PDT by Uncle Miltie (Cram black misbehavior down their throats until they change.)
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To: Red Badger

Smaller crowd than a TX high school football game.

Nobody is expecting a historic speech today.


25 posted on 08/29/2013 8:29:07 AM PDT by lurk
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To: Cowboy Bob

Still waiting for the aerial view of the gathering.....curiously absent


26 posted on 08/29/2013 8:29:26 AM PDT by Josa
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To: Red Badger

Not to worry. Obama’s PR team (the MSM) will be reporting it at a million.


27 posted on 08/29/2013 8:29:32 AM PDT by E. Pluribus Unum (Who knew that one day professional wrestling would be less fake than professional journalism?)
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To: Uncle Miltie

Looks like the buses traveled to DC, and then spread out all over for todays “fast food strike”.

Here in Indy the local news even showed the SEIU troops getting off the buses in the predawn hours and demonstrating in front of a downtown McDonalds.


28 posted on 08/29/2013 8:29:35 AM PDT by nascarnation (Democrats control the Presidency, Senate, and Media. It's an uphill climb....)
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To: Red Badger

There is about 300K blacks that live in D.C.

If 90% of them can’t even make it to a rally in their own city why should the rest of the country even care.

That is pathetic.

“Down with the struggle” - maybe, but a 10 minute bus ride (Even sitting in the front) is just too much to axe.


29 posted on 08/29/2013 8:29:46 AM PDT by CrappieLuck
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To: Red Badger

I hear the EBT computer network for the DC metro area crashed due to such high traffic yesterday.


30 posted on 08/29/2013 8:29:49 AM PDT by blackdog (There is no such thing as healing, only a balance between destructive and constructive forces.)
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To: Uncle Miltie

It tells me I should have cornered the SEIU T Shirt Concession.


31 posted on 08/29/2013 8:30:07 AM PDT by Kickass Conservative (Liberal Democrats = Communists. RINO Republicans = Communist Sympathizers.)
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To: Red Badger
Funny, they don't look alike.


32 posted on 08/29/2013 8:30:47 AM PDT by Uncle Miltie (Cram black misbehavior down their throats until they change.)
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To: Red Badger
Top= MLK Rally, Bottom= Beck Rally:


33 posted on 08/29/2013 8:31:13 AM PDT by 11th_VA (I want a president who won't enforce tax laws ...)
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To: Uncle Miltie
And I love the fact that the event guests invited to speak had to stand behind bulletproof lexan around the podium.

Nice home crowd huh?

34 posted on 08/29/2013 8:32:06 AM PDT by blackdog (There is no such thing as healing, only a balance between destructive and constructive forces.)
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To: blackdog
I hear the EBT computer network for the DC metro area crashed due to such high traffic yesterday.

I doubt it, what's another 20k on top of the half million or so already on the dole in DC, MD, and VA.

35 posted on 08/29/2013 8:33:34 AM PDT by nascarnation (Democrats control the Presidency, Senate, and Media. It's an uphill climb....)
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To: Red Badger
Kim say:

"Rearry funny, opposing 0bama's War For Ar Qaeda! Maybe sirry brack rady wanna come see Dear Reader's grave?"


36 posted on 08/29/2013 8:35:26 AM PDT by Uncle Miltie (Cram black misbehavior down their throats until they change.)
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To: Red Badger
In "The One" We Trust.

It's so much easier than counting 57 stars.

37 posted on 08/29/2013 8:36:29 AM PDT by Uncle Miltie (Cram black misbehavior down their throats until they change.)
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To: Buckeye McFrog
Where's the 'freee' stuff???




38 posted on 08/29/2013 8:36:35 AM PDT by Stand Watch Listen
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To: Red Badger

At least the waiter’s in DC will can start getting tips again, starting today ...


39 posted on 08/29/2013 8:37:06 AM PDT by 11th_VA (I want a president who won't enforce tax laws ...)
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To: Red Badger
Real Pimps for Race Pimps!


40 posted on 08/29/2013 8:37:08 AM PDT by Uncle Miltie (Cram black misbehavior down their throats until they change.)
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To: Red Badger
Didn't know MLK was "Father of the Twerk!"


41 posted on 08/29/2013 8:38:27 AM PDT by Uncle Miltie (Cram black misbehavior down their throats until they change.)
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To: Red Badger

Of the few long crowd shots that CSPAN showed, I could see about 15 to 20 thousand at the pinnacle of that charlie foxtrot. Any more would be a stretch. Most of the day looked like about 2 to 3 thousand tops for the less important speakers. Definitely not even close to the numbers they wanted. But I’m sure they left enough trash to make up for the low attendance numbers.


42 posted on 08/29/2013 8:39:26 AM PDT by Hillarys Gate Cult (Liberals make unrealistic demands on reality and reality doesn't oblige them.)
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To: Uncle Miltie

“I have a dream that someday my chilluns will not be judged by the color of their skin, but by the contents of their bank accounts.”
The Most High Reverend Jesse Jackson

Mission accomplished Rev!


43 posted on 08/29/2013 8:40:11 AM PDT by tumblindice (America's founding fathers: All armed conservatives.)
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To: Uncle Miltie

Lovely hats on da ladies yesterday! Where does one even go to obtain such fashion?


44 posted on 08/29/2013 8:40:36 AM PDT by blackdog (There is no such thing as healing, only a balance between destructive and constructive forces.)
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To: Red Badger
"And then I was all like, can you hold my purse, and this creepy ass cracka in the khakis said 'No, but I'll hold your umbrella!' Can you just imagine the racism?"


45 posted on 08/29/2013 8:41:40 AM PDT by Uncle Miltie (Cram black misbehavior down their throats until they change.)
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To: 11th_VA

I wanted to be at Glenn Beck rally, couldn’t work it out. These pictures are excellent, I wonder what the MSM said in terms of numbers for the events, how they compare. I will try to find later tonight if I can, and thanks for the visuals, really great!


46 posted on 08/29/2013 8:41:41 AM PDT by GizzyGirl
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To: Red Badger
Little did he know that when he died his party affiliation would be changed to democrat.


47 posted on 08/29/2013 8:42:09 AM PDT by Slyfox (Without the Right to Life, all other rights are meaningless.)
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To: Uncle Miltie

Ummm...the participants were paid to be there?


48 posted on 08/29/2013 8:46:37 AM PDT by Cyber Liberty (Uncle Miltie: Obama poisoned race relations for a generation. Everything is racial now.)
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To: DoughtyOne

Our marches are vastly undercounted
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Make no mistake about it, our marches and especially the numbers on the 9/12 march in DC, struck fear in hearts of libs. To this day they are deeply afraid of the Tea Party.

The “visuals” of nearly one million people in DC made quite a statement. Too bad we haven’t done this again.


49 posted on 08/29/2013 8:47:18 AM PDT by Starboard
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To: Starboard

I agree, but actually we should get 20 million there. We’re talking some serious issues.


50 posted on 08/29/2013 8:50:33 AM PDT by DoughtyOne (This post coming to you today, from behind the Camelskin Curtain. Not the Iron or Bamboo Curtain...)
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