Obama people much like walmart people only they dont pick up after themselves Democrats, Union Workers, and Communists Rally Together in Washington
Unmotivated, Lethargic Astroturfers Trash the Nation’s Capital
Washington D.C. Oct. 3, 2010 – By El Marco
The lines between the Democratic Party, labor unions, socialist and
communist organizations, were blurred at the One Nation Working Together
rally at the Lincoln Memorial on Saturday. Organized by One Nation Working Together, which is headed by the cream of the Democratic National Committee, the rally was a sort of coming out moment for the radical leftist base of the Democratic Party.
National Campaign Manager of One Nation Working Together, Leah
Daughtry, was CEO and top organizer of the 2008 Democratic National
Convention in Denver, Colorado, where Barack Obama was nominated to be
candidate for President. Many of the rally’s top organizers work for Obama for America, which changed to Organizing For America
after Obama was elected to the presidency. Organizing For America is
the president’s personal, all purpose “grassroots” political campaign
agitation corps. They coordinate closely with labor union and radical
The page on the National Education Association’s website
(NEA) inviting its members to travel to the rally quotes its
president: “NEA is proud to be standing with our brothers and sisters in
the labor and social justice movement …” The term social justice movement is a catch-all phrase for everyone to the left of Santa Claus including Marxist and Stalinist “anti-war” umbrella groups. This rally had been touted as “a collection of over 400 liberal groups“,
but a glance at the official list shows that it includes the Communist
Party USA (CPUSA) and other fanatical revolutionary groups that have
struggled for decades to destroy the “capitalist system” and topple
western democratic governments.
The majority of rally participants were union members who came on
free buses. They were given T-shirts, and handed signs when they
arrived. Many carried free lunch boxes to what was, for all intents and
purposes, an anti-capitalism, pro-Obama rally.
According to the AFL-CIO web site,
unions sponsored some 1,400 buses to get the grassroots out to the
rally. At an average of 50 passengers per almost full bus, that’s 70,000
“Social justice” organizations involved include the Communist Party of America, National Council of La Raza, Green Party, Progressive Democrats of America whose goal is to extend the 2008 victory into a “permanent progressive victory”, International Socialist Organization, Ramsey Clarke’s communist and anti-American umbrella group ANSWER (Act Now to Stop War and End Racism) Coalition, and myriad organizations for Obama, who promoted showing up at the march as “community service”.
The speakers included numerous pastors, rabbis and imams. Various
holy texts were cited calling for social justice. “When the Gulf of
Mexico was poisoned by the greed of big oil, the fish were denied
justice” said Rabbi Arthur Waskow. Imam Khalid Griggs (above) claimed
that Mohammed set an example of always treating the oppressed with
compassion, despite mountains of evidence to the contrary. The fact that
Mohammed was a leading supplier to the slave markets of his day was not
Union members made themselves comfortable or napped during speeches.
Each union had a designated area which divided them with steel
barricades. Most unions supplied their members with colorful shirts. The
National Education Association (NEA) had the largest presence along
with the United Auto Workers (UAW). The NEA was given the best location
at the front with the most shade (above right.) NEA members were
provided free buses and food allowance to travel from their home states.
I spoke with NEA members (above right) from Detroit and Chicago who
were bussed in for the day. The weather was cool and fresh, and as the
day progressed more people snoozed.
Many speakers mentioned comprehensive immigration reform. That got
almost no response from organized labor. There was a lot of mention of
green jobs, including by speaker Van Jones,
a communist who was Obama’s first green jobs czar. The Sheet Metal
Workers International Association above displayed a handmade sign
calling for a revival of the American nuclear industry which was killed
by radical environmentalists with help from the Democrat party.
There were dozens of communist groups represented. The International
Socialist Organization did good business selling books and signing up
new members. Books by Noam Chomsky, Howard Zinn and Karl Marx were
selling briskly. One could say they hit the Jackpot, or in capitalist
terms they “made a killing”. Note the large clenched red fist on their
banner. Now imagine if you can, a world ruled with a clenched red fist.
Young communists hold a banner near the reflecting pool.
The Communist Party USA declared its loyalty to the Democrat Party on its official website in an article titled Why We March and Vote :
“Millions are coming forward to counter fear and hate
with unity and hope, and to protect the democratic majorities in
Congress. The Communist Party USA and Young Communist League stand with
While thousands are rallying in Washington for jobs, hundreds of
thousands of other patriotic Americans who can’t make it will be there
in spirit. They will spend their day canvassing door to door, phone
banking, registering new voters and talking to their neighbors and
co-workers about the issues.”
Most of the area along the reflecting pool was uncrowded. Throughout
the rally walking from the steps of the Lincoln Memorial to any area was
not a problem. The photo above was taken at 2 p.m. The rally was from
12:00 to 4:30 p.m.
College Democrats and their Marxist friends happily held signs
distributed by communist organizations and the NAACP in front of an
anti-tea party banner.
The Socialist Workers Party
started by asking $2 each for signs, but even when they tried giving
them away, there were hundreds of signs left over. The International
Socialist Organization, based in Chicago, is making common cause with
the most radical elements of Islam and the gay liberation movement.
Unlike a tea party gathering, where almost all signs are homemade,
this rally had few that weren’t mass produced. One exception was this
man whose message was echoed by featured speakers like Al Sharpton and
liberal icon Ed (who?) Shultz. Shultz boomed from the steps of the
“The conservative voices of America, they are holding you
down. They don’t believe in your freedom. … For the last two years
President Obama he’s had to put up with the word no. 40 people, 40
people in the United States Senate has held down the working man of
…we as one nation must stand together, must fight the forces of evil,
the conservatives in this country across the board want it for them.
They don’t want it for the people. They talk about the Constitution but
they don’t want to live by it. They talk about our forefathers but they
There were signs aimed at the FBI, which has recently raided
“peace groups” offices. Evidence that leftist groups are involved with
terrorist groups in Middle East and Latin America is what prompted the
raids. Veterans For Peace is supporting Bradley Manning,
who is accused of being a traitor for leaking thousands of military
documents to Wikileaks. Secrets that were published are said to endanger
U.S. troops and Afghan allies fighting in the field. The photo above
shows the scene at 2:20 PM.
This photo was taken at the height of the rally, at 2:40 p.m. I
couldn’t decide whether to include it, as it seems unbelievable that
such a highly organized event could fail to achieve it’s objective. This
area can be seen (photo below) on the right side of the reflecting
pool. The long area of rail with no crowd is the same area shown in the
photo above. Telephoto compression makes the area look much shorter than
in the photo above.
This photo (above) was taken around 3 p.m. At this point widespread littering was becoming apparent.
The sidewalks around the mall were the most crowded areas. Most of
the litter seen here is from radical left handouts and communist
newspapers. The communists were everywhere, selling or giving away
printed material and signs. Trash like this, as well as thousands of
union signs like the SEIU FORWARD sign, littered the entire area from
the Lincoln Memorial to the Washington monument and into the downtown
area. Maybe they were just showing solidarity with their brothers in the
garbage collectors union.
There was much talk from the podium of unity, from individuals and
representatives of groups that push identity politics. Much rhetoric and
signs were devoted to attacking “those who hate” in the abstract, and
often specifically the tea party.
This was one of the few handmade signs I saw, carried by a union
member. Charles Trotter, of the Union of Electrical Workers, came from
Chicago to tell President Obama that workers are hurting for jobs. Many
stickers and printed signs had slogans such as “Fund Jobs, Not War” or
“Jobs Not War!” For years the left have claimed that the U.S. uses war
to stimulate the domestic economy. Now they seem to be saying that war
is partially responsible for a lack of jobs at home, which is a reversal
of the standard theme.
The scattered blue boxes contained free lunches given to union
workers that travelled from out of state. These boxes were left at the
base of the Washington monument along with other trash as attendees
returned to the buses.
The World War II Memorial was also left littered with garbage. I felt
awful for the visiting WWII veterans and their families. Many vets
traveled from across the country for a visit to their memorial only to
find that it was being used as a lounge for union workers who were
uninterested in the rally they were bussed in to attend.
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