About 200 people, mainly carrying identical NEA signs, assemble in Dupont Circle, across the street from the national headquarters of SEIU at 18th and Massachusetts Avenue NW. To protest in support of their tax predator brethren in Wisconsin and against any uppityness from the tax serfs. Communist laughingstock Van Jones was the main speaker. (After I posted this Glenn Beck reported that the permit applicant for this rally was not even the NEA, SEIU, or OFA, but by the International Socialist Organization. Lol.)
Most of the protesters seemed to be over 45, like this aging munchkin, and too tired to hold their signs up. (A few late 20s Socialist Workers Party members ran a literature table.) See how much empty lawn there is behind the munchkin. The SEIUers and NEAsters barely filled the inner circle around the fountain.
A very small crowd; SEIU national HQ is building on the left.
Well one of the seasoned citizens managed to hold her sign up. I wonder if they use that much energy when “teaching.”
They began with a few dozen outside of the CVS drugstore and Bank of America screaming that these corporations don’t pay enough taxes to afford them the lifestyle they signed on for when they became bureaucrats. Of course they prevent WalMart from coming to DC, so a small tax base is their own fault.
Amusingly the Leftovers themsleves provide more evidence of their pitiful rallies and even whine about it. Over at the backwaters website AlterNet there are more photos of rallies with 6 people, and a reader who whines: