This weekend the “silent majority” showed up at the Capitol to show support for Governor Walker.

FYI:

ma·jor·i·ty
   [muh-jawr-i-tee, -jor-] Show IPA
–noun, plural -ties.
1.
the greater part or number; the number larger than half the total ( opposed to minority): the majority of the population.
2.
a number of voters or votes, jurors, or others in agreement, constituting more than half of the total number.
3.
the amount by which the greater number, as of votes, surpasses the remainder ( distinguished from plurality).

At least they were silent.

Now for comparison:

A picture is worth 150,000 words.

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13 Responses to Compare/Contrast

  1. Jan Tessier says:

    According to Glenn Beck, the first picture would be switched with the picture below and then he would claim it’s a victory for the teabaggers.

  2. Graeme Zielinski says:

    Hey, they almost covered that entire corner. It’s probably about triple the listeners of James T. Harris.

  3. gnarlytrombone says:

    Silent but deadly.

    Speaking of which, why is our librul media clowning around with rotund wingers on the twitters, making lame DFH jokes?

  4. Jeff Simpson says:

    Good catch …. had to chime in…although Wigdy has me blocked already on the twitter

    • gnarlytrombone says:

      Not a huge thing; I enjoy reporters’ informality on the twitters and think interacting with readers is a big plus. But making a Limbaugh-level crack like that is a reckless for a journalist, and puts Barbour’s occasional sneers about protesters in a new light.

  5. Palli says:

    FYI Wisconsin citizens:
    The OHIO SB 5 Petition driveReferendum Petition drive backers now have three times (more than 700, 000) the required signatures to make the Ohio November ballot. June 29 is the deadline and there is now renewed energy to reach a million signatures. The signatures still must be verified by the county Boards of Election. But there is extra cushion for Republican shenanigans to try to discredit the hard work and will of the people.
    Thank you Wisconsin for leading the way. We are quieter, less imaginative and less visible than the real Wisconsin majority but we, too, know right from wrong.

    • JCG says:

      Rock on with your bad selves, Ohio! From what I gather, you guys weren’t any more quiet or less tenacious…just less visible because the media chose to ignore you by and large. Just like they ignored Indiana and New Jersey. And Tennessee.

      I’m so old I remember when any Tea Party rally that gathered 100 people was national news for days.

  6. Palli says:

    sorry for the auto typo but you get the message……now if we could just trust an honest election tally in November!

  7. notalib says:

    I guess it does not matter how many turn out, like you said unions had huge numbers butt the people of Wisconsin still won with everything we wanted we have gotten so far. so to can make fun of the numbers who showed up but in reality thru really are the winners

  8. Steven Reynolds says:

    Jeff, after that last comment some of the tags you used are fitting even better.

  9. squidknuckle says:

    So the picture on the bottom was also from this weekend?

  10. Ed Heinzelman says:

    the bottom picture obviously not…it doesn’t have any palm trees.

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