Just a couple of days ago I posted about the latest one, planned by many patriotic groups, most notably the police chief from Pennsylvania who has distinguished himself lately as a world class jackass.
Here's a sample of the publicity for this great patriotic gathering of the American people, furious that our President is
Why, look! September 9th- that's today! Is Obama still running our country or have these patriots succeeded in their righteous demands and packed him off to Kenya, where he came from?
How lucky we are to be living in an age when we can almost instantaneously witness such a massive, historic event! Here is a picture of the National Mall taken in the middle of this afternoon, where we will be able to witness the power and the righteous anger of true American patriots:
Wait! Surely something is wrong here! Where are the promised crowds? Can it be that no one showed up? What has happened to the patriotic spirit of the American people? Even Jim Hoft, the biggest liar about right wing demonstrations in the country, didn't touch this pathetic failure. Oh well, we will just have to wait for Thursday, when two million motorcycle idiots are promised for a ride through Washington, D.C. I'm sure that event will be even bigger than this one was.
Now, if I can control my sarcasm long enough to make a real point, let me say that this has happened over and over again. Even the biggest right wing draws in the country- Glenn Beck, Sarah Palin et. al.- cannot produce anything resembling an impressive turnout. Though the mainstream press will continue promoting these people, who are in fact nothing but suckers who have swallowed a gigantic load of corporate propaganda, their number is essentially insignificant. There never really was a tea party, beyond the few hundred idiots bused in to demonstrations with corporate money. There is no real libertarian movement in the country beyond a pack of pathetic losers who sate their sick, damaged sense of powerlessness by hating the poor and the downtrodden. There is no mass movement for FREEDOM and LIBERTY, only a pack of greedy racists that don't want to pay taxes and don't want to share the bounty of this country with anyone different than themselves. Ignorance, greed and racism- that is what these people have to offer, and despite the insistence of the chattering heads on our televisions and in our newspapers, not very many people seem to be taking them up on it. Otherwise, we might have seen at least a couple hundred people in all the blocks of the Mall shown above.