Lowering the bar

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Marc Ambinder, writing "In Defense Of The Tax-Day Tea Parties":

Their origins -- organic, programmatic, accidental or otherwise -- don't matter much anymore. If -- and we'll have to see the numbers at the end of the day -- 100,000 Americans show up to protest their taxes, the onus to dismiss them as a nascent political force shifts to the Democrats.

Really? 100,000 people showing up for nationwide protests doesn't seem all that impressive. It's 2,000 people per state.

If that's the turnout for these protests, I don't see how there's any onus on anyone to say anything other than "Meh." Or, perhaps, to offer a Nelson Muntz-style "Ha-ha" while pointing at Fox News.

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