(PHOTO PROOF) Pro-Obama ‘One Nation’ Socialist Rally Falls Far Short Of Glenn Becks 8/28…

One Nation Rally: Weak Display of Leftism

the new American
by Raven Clabough
03 October 2010

In an effort to rival Glenn Beck’s 8/28 “Restoring Honor” rally, progressive and left-wing groups held the “One Nation Working Together” rally on Saturday, October 2 at the National Mall in Washington. Much to the chagrin of the organizers, however, which were comprised of 400 organizations ranging from labor unions to environmental groups, they could not muster up the crowd of up to 500,000 that Beck drew, even after union leaders forced their members to attend Saturday’s event. Low numbers were not the sole disappointment of the rally either. Despite the alleged unifying goal of the rally, the liberal organizations could not help but use the platform to promote liberalism, socialism, and progressivism.

According to the Washington Post, One Nation Working Together “was the left wing’s first large gathering designed to counter the conservative tea party phenomenon, and many speakers warned that a Republican-controlled Congress would block or roll back changes. Organizers said they also wanted to show that their supporters represent the majority of the nation.”

Restoring Honor Rally 8/28 (L) One Nation rally 10/2 (R)

Upon approaching the rally, attendees were greeted by members of the Socialist Party who handed out newspapers with the heading “Tax the Rich, End the Wars.” In fact, the groups present at the rally were seemingly disinterested in hiding their Marxist and Socialist agendas, as they proudly swayed flags bearing the word “Socialist,” “Socialist Party USA,” and “Communist Party USA,” as well as signs bearing the images of Che Grevera and even the hammer and sickle,the infamous communist emblem.

In addition to the American Socialist and Communist Parties, the event was sponsored by the NAACP, Van Jones’ Green For All, the National Council of La Raza, AFL-CIO, SEIU, George Soros’ Campus Progress, International Socialist Organization, the National Education Association, the American Federation of Teachers, Gay Lesbian and Straight Education Network, the Gray Panthers, the Institute for Policy Studies, and many more notoriously radical organizations.

The Blaze adds, “President Barack Obama’s own ‘Organizing for America; has praised the effort, calling it the ‘biggest progressive demonstration in decades.”

Beck described the list of the event’s organizers as a “who’s who of the far-left in America.”

Entrepreneurs sold books evident of their Marxist ideologies, such as The Communist Manifesto, The Road to Socialism, Bolshevism, The American Menace, and many more.

Many of the same attendees were attired in shirts that read, “Obama/Biden 2008.”

While the event boasted a variety of speakers who talked about nearly everything, from education, to human rights, to jobs.

The Washington Independent writes, “Indeed, the main focus of yesterday’s gathering was jobs, and how the government should do more to promote them. This was evidenced by the thousands of signs and t-shirts that promoted the event’s main theme — ‘Jobs, Justice, and Education’ — as well as its heavily unionized supporters.”

Unemployed legal secretary Edrie Irvine spoke at the event against the recession, claiming it was caused by “banks, greed, and deregulation.”

Articulating similar sentiments was Mary Henry, president of SEIU, who said, “Corporations are preying on our fears and using this moment to expand their profit margins. This is the first recession where corporate margins are growing while wages are going down.”

In addition to jobs, attacking the Tea Party movement appeared to be a central focus at the event as well.

Liberal host of MSNBC’s “The Ed Show”,Ed Schultz , one of the event’s master of ceremonies, took the opportunity to criticize the tea party movement and conservatives in general.

“They talk about the Constitution, but they don’t want to live by it. They talk about the forefathers, but they practice discrimination. They want to change this country.”

Cab driver James Keane, an attendee at the rally, told reporters, “We’ve stood by and watched the Tea Party people go crazy every couple of months. It’s time for Democrats to stand up and fight for what they believe in. Obama has been a great leader, but so many in the Democratic leadership have been playing the fence.”

Yet, despite the clear attempts to mirror the enthusiasm of the Tea Parties and Beck’s rally, One Nation Working Together fell short in both enthusiasm and attendance.

While some of the organizers claim they drew the same crowds as Beck’s rally, The Daily Beast asserts, “For all the chanting about how ‘the people, united, will never be divided,’ this turnout was small and suffering from an enthusiasm gap compared to the conservative populists who crowded the mall a month ago for Glenn Beck’s ‘Restoring Honor’ rally.”

Similarly, the Associated Press reports, “Organizers claimed they had as many participants as Beck’s rally. But Saturday’s crowds were less dense and didn’t reach as far to the edges as they did during Beck’s rally.”


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Congresswoman Jan Schakowsky, D-Ill.: You Taxpayers Have an ‘Obligation’ to Fund Abortions

Congresswoman: Taxpayers Have an ‘Obligation’ to Fund Abortions

TheBlaze.com
September 29, 2010
by Meredith Jessup

Rep. Jan Schakowsky, D-Ill., not only believes that women should be able to choose whether or not to terminate a pregnancy, but also favors a full repeal of existing federal policy which limits taxpayer funding for abortions. According to the Illinois Democrat, “there’s no evidence” that increasing access to abortion services encourages people to get abortions.

CNSNews.com‘s Nichola Ballasy caught up with the congresswoman today during an event on Capitol Hill sponsored by the Center for Reproductive Freedom to ask her about call for the repeal of the Hyde Amendment. When asked about whether access to abortion may encourage more women to take the drastic step, Rep. Schakowsky replied, “No, there’s no evidence of that around the world, where access to abortion is more available but somehow women are more inclined to get one.”

“What happens is that women who don’t have access resort, as we heard today, to very dangerous, self-inflicted kinds of things in order to end, terminate the pregnancy,” she said. “And so, you know, we go back to back alley abortions. We go back to coat hangers. And, I mean, is that what we want?”

“Women who are desperate enough to do that to themselves are going to somehow – going to try to abort that pregnancy. We don’t want to do that. We don’t want to put women at greater risk.”


(VIDEO) Anchorman Doug McKelway FIRED For Story About Obama and ‘Far Left’ Environmentalists…CENSORSHIP!!!

Canned: Journalist Reportedly Axed for Story About Prez and ‘Far Left’ Environmentalists

WJLA-TV fires veteran anchor Doug McKelway, cites insubordination, misconduct

By Paul Farhi
Washington Post Staff Writer
September 17, 2010

WJLA-TV has fired veteran anchorman Doug McKelway for a verbal confrontation this summer with the station’s news director that came after McKelway broadcast a sharply worded live report about congressional Democrats and President Obama.

McKelway was placed on indefinite suspension in late July after his run-in with ABC7’s news director and general manager, Bill Lord. In a letter to McKelway this week, the station said it was terminating his contract immediately, citing insubordination and misconduct.

Amid the ongoing BP oil spill in July, McKelway covered a Capitol Hill demonstration by environmental groups protesting the influence of oil-industry contributions to members of Congress.

In his piece, McKelway said the sparsely attended event attracted protesters “largely representing far-left environmental groups.” He went on to say the protest “may be a risky strategy because the one man who has more campaign contributions from BP than anybody else in history is now sitting in the Oval Office, President Barack Obama, who accepted $77,051 in campaign contributions from BP.”

After a brief taped segment updating efforts to cap the BP well, McKelway added that the Senate was unlikely to pass “cap-and-trade” legislation this year, because “the Democrats are looking at the potential for huge losses in Congress come the midterm elections. And the last thing they want to do is propose a huge escalation in your electric bill, your utility bill, before then.”

Lord took exception to McKelway’s reporting and asked to meet with him, according to several station sources who were granted anonymity to discuss the sensitive personnel matter. A shouting match between the two men ensued, leading to McKelway’s suspension, sources said.

McKelway has alleged liberal favoritism in news reporting before; when he left his anchor chair at WRC after nine years to join WJLA in mid-2001, he blasted the station’s lack of “balance,” in a newspaper article.

McKelway declined to comment on his status at WJLA; Lord also declined to comment.

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