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The immigration marches did not have a lot of marchers
Saturday was supposed to be the day of the big immigration march, according to SEIU planners:
It was supposed to be the day that Congress got the message about immigration reform, according to other planners.
Let's just say that many stayed home or didn't get the memo. It had to be a disappointment because there were not the large crowds that the planners had hoped for.
My guess is that this is further evidence that Hispanics are disenchanted with Democrats who make promises and do not fulfill them, such as President Obama doing nothing about immigration reform despite huge congressional majorities.
Also, let's consider that Hispanics want to hear about jobs and economic development, the two missing ingredients of the Obama presidency.
According to The NY Times:
Frankly, 100,000 is a huge disappointment. We had a bigger crowd than that in Dallas in 2006.
Here are some reports from two major cities.
In Los Angeles:
The LA march was apparently around 2,000, according to a later news report.
You are going to need a lot more than "hundreds" and "dozens" to catch the attention of politicians, especially with President Obama at 41% in Gallup.
Here is an idea for the march organizers: Talk about jobs and maybe more people will show up. The Obama economy has been a disaster for Hispanics, blacks and young people, as Stephen Moore said.
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