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comment by kleinbl00

So the most optimistic estimation I've seen of all the marches everywhere is 7.5 million people.

66 million people voted for Clinton.

I know you're pissed, and I know why. But make no mistake: the people marching are pissed, too.

Mobilization shouldn't give you a crisis of faith. There's a whole bunch of people - myself included - that trusted in the system. That trust is gone now.

This march? That's a bunch of distrustful people coming together. This is how revolutions happen. Turn that frown upside down and recognize that when three times as many people come out to protest trump as came out to inaugurate him, you can pretty much guess which side has the fair-weather activists.




goobster  ·  608 days ago  ·  link  ·  

This brings up a funny thought I had recently... what would a Republican protest look like?

I imagine it'd look like rush hour. A thousand BMW and C-class Mercedes, parked on the street in downtown, with the windows up and air conditioning blasting, drivers furiously tweeting out Trump re-tweets.

francopoli  ·  608 days ago  ·  link  ·  

That is not a photoshop. The people you talk about write checks and write stories for Fox News and you will never see them congregate in public.

user-inactivated  ·  608 days ago  ·  link  ·  
user-inactivated  ·  609 days ago  ·  link  ·  

From u/ragnarockette over on Reddit.

Devac  ·  608 days ago  ·  link  ·  

If I didn't fuck it up, it should total to 4613085 (which is slightly less than the high estimate they got). But the data in the Reddit-linked spreadsheet seem to be changing. For instance, you have a value of 1500 for Gainesville (FL) while in the spreadsheet both the low and high estimates are 1000.

I would wait with estimates for a while longer. They still have a disparity that's about 1.3 million between the low and high estimate. And when the midpoint is about 4 million… that's a margin of error of (4.0 plus/minus 0.65) Megapeople ;).