Ed Schultz hilariously, and, even sadder, seriously, claimed that he could draw a crowd as large as Glenn Beck.

Good news, Ed — you’ll have your chance — because labor groups and others are planning their own rally at the Mall:

Labor leaders, liberal religious leaders and the NAACP will hold a rally on the National Mall on October 2, one month before the fall midterm elections, in an attempt to show they too have political clout and momentum in response to last Saturday’s massive gathering of Tea Party types led by Fox News host Glenn Beck.

“The AFL-CIO is determined that the Tea Party and its corporate backers are not going to get the final word,” said AFL-CIO executive vice president Arlene Holt Baker. “We will expect tens of thousands of union families to come.”

This should be fun. But at least CBS will finally feel the need to over-inflate a crowd estimate.

I’m reminded of stories from the late 60′s rock scene, when a band called Vanilla Fudge had Led Zeppelin as their opening act. That turned out to be a bad idea, because the opener quickly turned out to be more popular than the headliner. As an inevitable result, the headliner ended up looking foolish for following an act that couldn’t be followed.

With that in mind, here’s the insanely jealous Ed Schultz claiming he can (and will) draw the same crowd as Beck. Vanilla Fudge is still insisting on following Led Zeppelin. Some lessons are never learned:


14 Responses to “Labor/Liberal Groups to Hold ‘We’ll Show Glenn Beck’ Rally at Nat’l Mall Next Month ::Crickets::

  1. NeoKong on September 1st, 2010 7:15 pm

    CBS reports
    " The crowds were almost too big too count. Even though the Park Service does not do crowd tallies anymore, speaking off the record they estimate it was close to three million thereby eclipsing the racist Beck/Palin hatefest."

  2. Philip Boucher on September 1st, 2010 7:54 pm

    Are all government employees required to attend?

  3. SignPainterGuy on September 1st, 2010 8:30 pm

    Have they begun pre-selling the exclusive and historic "8-track and Beta-Max `We`ll Show Glenn Beck Rally` Collector Sets" yet ?

  4. Jeff on September 1st, 2010 10:18 pm

    If there are two people there, it will make front page news. The LA Times put the Beck rally on page 14. Can't confuse the people when you have an agenda…

  5. Dale on September 1st, 2010 10:55 pm

    Ed Schultz always makes me laugh nowadays. I lived in Fargo, ND about 17 years ago and Schultz made Michael Savage look like a bed wetting liberal. I don't know who he sold his soul to for a national show, but my guess is he had a bigger following in his 3 days a week on local radio many years ago then he does now on MSNBC.

  6. your mama on September 1st, 2010 10:58 pm

    Maybe if they bus some folks in compliments of seiu they might get 25 ,maybe26 people to show up.

  7. Dave B on September 1st, 2010 11:43 pm

    300,000 people? Where the hell did he get his stats? You can almost count half a million plus people in the overhead view. Go ahead and do it Eddie. Show us how to do it. Let's see if you can get half a million citizens to Washington that want the government to tax us more, that wants more of the same, and who wants more big government… with the caveat that they aren't paid by taxpayers to be there.

  8. Pam on September 1st, 2010 11:49 pm

    Funny they don't mention matching/exceeding the donation made to the Special Forces. I might be impressed if they could do that, but I'm not holding my breath.

  9. cgray on September 2nd, 2010 3:39 am

    They'll probably have to bus in school children and recruit people from homeless shelters.

  10. tdaly on September 2nd, 2010 7:16 am

    Yes they will bus them in and leave the place a disaster. We were at Restoring Honor and at least 50,000 spent the night before there. I've been to rally's several times on the mall and that was more like a million people. We were packed shoulder to shoulder. You can't see a third of the people because of the trees and beyond.

  11. Frank on September 2nd, 2010 8:19 am

    The libs are attempting to gather their robots.

    Good….lets get this game started. They are attempting to intimidate and scare us through this supposed gathering.

    The culture war has started since the day this clown-bama went into office.


    cgray….LOLOL. 'Bus in school children'…….lolol. That reminds me of the short bus.

  12. Rich on September 2nd, 2010 8:36 am

    Seriously, the big unions will pay to bus people in, just like they pay to bus in non-union people to staff picket lines. I'm just sayin…

  13. H. Bosch on September 2nd, 2010 10:23 am

    Rich is correct, for that is what this means:

    "We will expect tens of thousands of union families to come.”

  14. sizemorew on September 2nd, 2010 1:52 pm

    “The AFL-CIO is determined that the Tea Party and its corporate backers are not going to get the final word,” said AFL-CIO executive vice president Arlene Holt Baker.

    Show of hands: How many other Tea Partiers were surprised that we apparently have corporate backers?

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