The joint astroturfing endeavors of MoveOn.org and various and sundry public employee unions flopped today, big time, according to RightNetwork, which speculates as to the reason why:
Despite the best efforts of the state-run media and the far left, protesters failed to materialize today at the dozens of rallies in support of government employee unions. Maybe it’s because government employees make twice as much as the private sector?Want some numbers? Professor William A. Jacobson of Legal Insurrection has some for ya, aside from Madison, Wisconsin's Ground Zero where union thugs continue to be bussed in from God knows where:
In Washington, D.C., only about 500 people showed up (go to link for good photos of crazy signs). (Note, WaPo says 1000.)Underwhelming, eh? Don't expect either MoveOn or the union thugs to see the light of day. This is their supreme Seinfeld moment: No hugging. No Learning. Ever. Or, to quote that learned sage, Forrest Gump, "Stupid is as stupid does."
In Columbus, OH, where you would expect a big crowd given a similar controversy, only "several thousand" people protested.
Other head counts, based on news reports, include: Boston (1000), Portsmouth, N.H. (few hundred), Augusta, ME (small crowd), New York City ("several thousand"), Chicago (1000), Miami (100), Austin (several hundred), Chicago (1000); Lansing, MI (2000), Nashville (hundreds), Los Angeles (2000), Richmond, VA (300), Denver (1000); Frankfurt, KY (several hundred), Jefferson City, MO (several hundred), Harrisburg, PA (several hundred).