Tens Of Millions Somehow Fail To Turn Out For ‘Operation American Spring’

It’s still early, but it appears safe to say that tens of millions of people will not be turning out to participate in “Operation American Spring – Beginning Of Tyranny Housecleaning,” which kicked off Friday in Washington, D.C.

The plans included ousting President Barack Obama, Vice President Joe Biden, Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid (D-NV), Senate Minority Leader Mitch McConnell (R-KY), House Speaker John Boehner (R-OH), House Minority Leader Nancy Pelosi (D-CA), and Attorney General Eric Holder. But as of publication time, those officials remained in office, and early reports were less than encouraging for supporters of the movement, which, in its first phase, called for a “peaceful, non-violent, physically unarmed (Spiritually/Constitutionally armed), display of unswerving loyalty to the US Constitution and against the incumbent government leadership, in Washington, D.C., with the mission to replace with law abiding leadership.”

“It’s a very dismal turnout,” Jackie Milton, the head of Texans for Operation American Spring, told The Washington Times. “We were getting over two inches of rain [an] hour in parts of Virginia this morning. … Now it’s a nice sunny day. But this is a very poor turnout. It ain’t no millions. And it ain’t looking like there’s going to be millions. Hundreds is more like it.”

Raw Story, which has been following the movement closely, reported Friday that a live-stream of the day’s events was posted online, but that for at least part of the day the feed showed only a call-in show hosted by conservative broadcaster Mark Connors, “who said he was broadcasting from a tour bus about 10 miles away from the National Mall because he could not park any closer.”

ABOUT THE AUTHOR

Eric Lach is a reporter for TPM. From 2010 to 2011, he was a news writer in charge of the website?s front page. He has previously written for The Daily, NewYorker.com, GlobalPost and other publications. He can be reached at ericl@talkingpointsmemo.com
LIKE US ON FACEBOOK