Sunday, September 25, 2005

A Protest Happened and No One Cared

I didn’t make the protest yesterday. It came down to Cindy Sheehan vs. college football and well, that really isn’t a contest. People living in the DC area are used to protests. The inclination is to stay away because of the traffic. Chief Ramsey stated that 100,000 anti-conflict protesters showed up. And the Post, once again, drooled all over the protesters.

Antiwar Fervor Fills the Streets

They quote some of the more entertaining signs.

"I never thought I'd miss Nixon"

"Iraq is Arabic for Vietnam."

It strikes me that Cindy Sheehan thinks she has ignited some sort of movement. She needs to stop believing her own press. Below are listed a few of the prominent attendees. You decide for yourself if this looks like a movement, or a case of anti-Bush Democrats on parade.

Cindy Sheehan
Rev. Jesse L. Jackson
Jessica Lange
Joan Baez
Rep. Cynthia A. McKinney
Peter, Paul and Mary
Ralph Nader
George Galloway

The fringe left teamed up with the usual IMF/World Bank detractors looking for a reason to party downtown. Toss in some washed up Vietnam protesters and you get…politics as usual. A popular movement would consist of more than the fringe, and I have found nothing to indicate that anyone other than the fringe was in attendance. Jesse Jackson clears up the real motivation behind the 'movement'.

"When you march, things happen. We'll change the Congress in 2006 and take back the White House in 2008."

Thanks for throwing that out there Jesse. Politics is the order of the day and nothing more. Let them get excited, they have so little else to cling to.

Little Green Footballs has the best coverage of the protest I have found. I urge you to check it out.