Conservatives, Unlike Liberals, Keep Mall Clean After Rally

Aug. 30, 2010

Compare and contrast. The National Mall after Barack Obama’s inauguration:

The National Mall after Saturday’s “Restoring Honor” Rally hosted by conservative TV pundit Glenn Beck:

Aren’t liberals supposed to be the ones saving the environment?

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Texan said:

That's the difference between folks who do for themselves and those who won't. The difference between those who pull the wagon and those who ride in it.

Monday, August 30, 2010 at 10:01 AM

Ruth Ann Wilson said:

At three years old, in American households, Children were taught to make their beds and clean their rooms. I guess these "clever ones" who "trash the place" never listened to their Mother's instructions. As a matter of fact, they are disobedient and wayward, never wanting to have "guidelines of decency", so off they go, to march in the streets, and as usual "trash the place". Just common decency ignored.A mark of an American is that we are decent and in order. It comes from our Christian History. Yes, Americans are soldiers and yes, we have battles, but it is consistent with US that we "clean up our messes." It is our Christian History and our Christian manners that give US distinction.To God be the GloryFor God & CountryThe American

Monday, August 30, 2010 at 10:40 AM

Doktor RIktor Von Zhades said:

It took all of 30 seconds of each vid to see the difference in outcomes. Liberals, aka progressives, aka neocommies, are too wrapped up in their own self-importance to be bothered with cleaning up. THAT job is reserved for the peons that serve them in every aspect of their miserable lives. Truly the entitlement mentality pervades EVERY aspect of their very being."2 Saying The scribes and the Pharisees sit in Moses seat:3 All therefore whatsoever they bid you observe, that observe and do; but do not ye after their works: for they say, and do not.4 For they bind heavy burdens and grievous to be borne, and lay them on mens shoulders; but they themselves will not move them with one of their fingers.5 But all their works they do for to be seen of men: they make broad their phylacteries, and enlarge the borders of their garments"Matthew 23:-5

Monday, August 30, 2010 at 10:55 AM

Gary Mason said:

If you ask why they do not clean up after themselves, they will tell you that by doing that they are taking jobs away from the people who are paid to do it...What a CROCK

Monday, August 30, 2010 at 11:27 AM

streaKing said:

I guess that's the funamental transformation our illustrious pontentate spoke of. The King's new clothes. How fitting.

Monday, August 30, 2010 at 11:32 AM

Bob W said:

No surprises here. Seems the oversimplification of a pathology holds true that intrinsic in the majority of liberals are what could be measured as a histrionic personalities.For example, histrionic personalities are excessive emotional and attention-seeking, as well as have strong opinions expressed in dramatic flair, but underlying reasons are vague and diffuse, without supporting facts and details. They are the feeling, emotional, novelty seeking disordered types. Sound familiar, doesn't it?

Monday, August 30, 2010 at 11:38 AM

MNIce in Minnesota said:

This is nothing new. I've seen after-the-closing-gavel TV of major party national convention sites, and the Democrat conventions are always by far the messiest.At the local Republican conventions, we ask participants to take care of their discards and any unclaimed paper handouts in their vicinity, then send volunteers around with garbage and recycling cans to pick up anything left. By the way, it makes a good impression on the building staff, which is often union/Democrat leaning.

Monday, August 30, 2010 at 11:59 AM

Anthony said:

Oh c'mon, folks! How in the world could anybody be expected to bend over and pick up all that trash??? It was so cold and windy, why everybody was just trying to stay warm, and it would have discomfited them too much. I mean anybody can clear out trash when it's sunny and warm :) BTW, for those of you who don't get this, I'm being as sarcastic as I know how, given this medium :) :)tony

Monday, August 30, 2010 at 12:00 PM

Bot said:

According to the Washington Post, after Obama's Inauguration, 120 tons of garbage (the most ever) were cleaned by Park and DC employees. Of course in an entitlement society, you rely on the "gov'ment" to clean up after you.If you accept individual responsibility, as Glenn Beck's fans and Tea Partiers do, you clean up after yourselves.

Monday, August 30, 2010 at 12:18 PM

Mr. Bobo said:

When you have an entitlement mentality, when you feel someone owes you, then they can pick it up, whether it be the government, or the oppressor, but not the entitled, not the victim.

Monday, August 30, 2010 at 12:23 PM

Nick said:

Not that I'm claiming the trash after the BO inaug wouldn't have been bad, but you simply can't ignore the effect of all that wind.Had it been that windy on 8/28, you can be sure the place would've been a mess 'cause every trashcan was overflowing with stuff laying all around it on the ground.

Monday, August 30, 2010 at 12:37 PM

FL Girl said:

I would love to see the remnants of the Martin Luther King celebration held on the same day in Washington. The crowd was significantly smaller but it would still be interesting to see a compare/contrast picture of them side-by-side.

Monday, August 30, 2010 at 12:39 PM

Ed said:

Of course there is a mess after liberals. They are merely making sure that SEIU has work to do. If we all cleaned up after ourselves, what would the unions have to do? So, by cleaning up after ourselves, it is obvious that conservatives want union members to lose their jobs and starve to death.

Monday, August 30, 2010 at 12:44 PM

David Beach in Sacramento said:

Oh, this is so accurate. My family had the honor and privilege of being in the Washington, D.C. area when Ronald Reagan died.We went to the Mall and witnessed the procession of Mr. Reagan's caisson along Constitution Ave. to the Capitol. There were thousands and thousands of people with us in reverent attendance.It was my wife who pointed out that there was no litter. Yes, the trash cans were overflowing, but the excess trash was all neatly stacked up around these cans so that the sanitary workers would have a much easier job.I sometimes wonder what this country would look like if only the type of people in attendance at Mr. Reagan's caisson procession were allowed to vote.

Monday, August 30, 2010 at 12:45 PM

Larry Crenshaw said:

Like I aways say... Them that Can DO and them that Can't try to teach everyone else how NOT To..God help our Country, we need to take it back.Larry

Monday, August 30, 2010 at 12:49 PM