MoveOn.Org 50 State Pro-Union Support Protest Falls Far Short of Expectations


Million man pro-union protest march, eh? Well if you bet the under, you won big.

As reported at Legal Insurection, the 50 state, or the Obama 57 states, pro-union rally in support of the Wisconsin public sector unions came up far short than initially predicted. It was only in Madison, WI where there was any sizable amount of protesters, including those that were bussed in. It would appear that only at ground zero of the debate  in Madison, WI  is there any traction of protest. The rest of the US was rather apathetic when it came to support of their union brethren. However, when adding the tally for the rest of the major cities across the US, the rally was a complete bust. When will MoveOn and the lib’s learn that astroturfed movements never work.

In Washington, D.C., only about 500 peopleshowed up (go to link for good photos of crazy signs). (Note, WaPo says 1000.)

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). 

In some cities it was hard to tell who were the protesters and who were the folks just enjoying a nice weather day. Then there were the onlookers who is some cases outnumbered the protesters.

The Gateway Pundit reports that there were more Tea Party folks in Jefferson City, MO than union supporters where he spoke. As also reported at Newsbusters, try as the MSM might, embellish all they want and try to inflate the numbers … the rallies were a failure.

Maybe all the pro-union supporters were hiding out with the “Wisconsin Senate fleebaggers in Rockford, IL?

Posted February 27, 2011 by
Fleebaggers, Media, Media Bias, Unions | 4 comments

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    4 Responses to “MoveOn.Org 50 State Pro-Union Support Protest Falls Far Short of Expectations”

    1. A Texas Grandfather on February 27th, 2011 2:29 pm

      The people of America have come to understand that unions are the root cause of much of our corruption in government and the resultant loss of jobs to other nations.

      People simply want the unions to go away, particularly in government.

    2. Greg the Great on February 28th, 2011 1:22 am

      The current Wi. budget repair bill would employees paying about 5.8% towards their own retirement….right now, the taxpayer, pays 100% of their generous retirement, and most of us pay 100% of our own retirement.

      AVERAGE WAGE AND BENEFITS (remember this is for about 9 months of work)

      Milwaukee $86,297
      Elmbrook $91,065
      Germantown $83,818
      Hartland Arrwhd $90,285 (highest teacher was $122,952-lowest was $64,942)
      Men Falls $81,099
      West Bend $82,153
      Waukesha $92,902
      Sussex $82,956
      Mequon $95,297
      Kettle Mor $87,676
      Muskego $91,341

      Arrowhead – Bus Mng – Kopecky – $169,525
      Arrowhead – Principal – Wieczorek – $152,519
      Grmtwn – Asst Princ – Dave Towers – $123,222
      Elmbrk – Burliegh Elemetary – Principal Zahn- $142,315 (for a primary school!!)
      Madison – Asst Principal – McGrath – $127,835

      UNIVERSITY of WISCONSIN STAFF (2009) (salary alone):
      Michael Knetter – Prof of Bus – $327,828
      Carolyn Martin -Chancellor Mad- $437,000
      Hector Deluca – Prof of Nutritional Science – $254,877

    3. Maggie on February 28th, 2011 3:56 pm

      Reagan says belonging to a union is a Basic Right

      Many of them can’t show up because they have
      to be at work..
      SM: Maggie, was that before or after he fired the air traffic controllers?


    4. Maggie on February 28th, 2011 4:07 pm

      I live in the state Mitch (ditch mitch) daniels
      is bragging about.. laid off tons of workers,
      put offices into one big office like the DMV/
      DMV people were in town 1 day a week..get real..
      finally they are back full many complaints.. It would be nice if he saved so much money to start fixing the roads etc..not to mention the unemployment in this state..

      One of the dumbest things he did was divide the state into 2 time zones..

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