Monday, December 15, 2014

Rallies or Clown Shows?

As I mentioned, Conservatives just took two more occasions to utterly, catastrophically fail at bringing out their allegedly massive ranks.  We are at a point now, when I think it might be useful to look at the right wing "marches" on Washington and elsewhere over the last year and a half, just to get a real sense of their miserable performance.  So, here is a list, along with links to my posts about them, where you can find much more photographic evidence; however, before I do, I'd like to provide a picture of a left leaning demonstration this weekend in New York, protesting police misconduct;
This essentially spontaneous event is a real demonstration, reminiscent of those from the Vietnam era, and provides a helpful contrast to the utter nonsense cataloged below:

December 10, 2014:

Sheriffs' "massive gathering" in Washington to protest Obama' immigration action:   Turnout?  20

NumbersUSA Immigration Rally in Washington:  Turnout?  Under 10


Late October, 2014:

Impeach Obama Week 2:  Numerous "rallies" around the country, almost none of which drew more than 10 people.


August, 2014:

Impeach Obama Week 1:  Numerous "rallies" around the country, almost none of which drew more than 10 people, just like Impeach Obama Week 2.


June 21, 2014:

National Organization for Marriage March for Straight Marriage:  Maybe 600, a massive crowd by right wing standards.


May 16, 2014:

Operation American Spring, which Conservatives predicted would bring between 10 and 30 million people to Washington:  120?  150?  maybe.


Mid-March, 2014:

"White Men's Marches" scheduled around the country:  Maximum turnout in any one place- 9.


November 19, 2013:

Larry Klayman's massive (and massively promoted) "Independence Day" march on Washington to drive Obama out of the White House: Attendance under 100.


October 13, 2013

Veterans' "Million Man March" on Washington:  15? 20?  Most of the people in this photo are clearly tourists.

October 11, 2013:

Truckers' drive in to bring Washington to a halt- Thousands of truckers predicted to participate:  Actual attendance, about 30.


September 11, 2013:

March on Washington to express fury over Benghazi:  attendance maybe 100 if they were lucky.


Bikers' Ride In on Washington:  Predicted attendance: 2 million.  Actual attendance: about 600.

September 9, 2013:

Massive march on Washington to demand Obama leave office:  Attendance? apparently zero.


Well, there you go.  And let me add that I didn't leave any successful ones out.  This is it, as far as I know.  I think this list makes it pretty clear how ludicrously the press is acting to treat these people as some sort of real political force in our country.



I want to add here a link to this post about the true historical inspiration of these right wing marches, which may surprise some people.


4 comments:

Weird Dave said...

Funny how Mr. or Ms. Anonymous (oh, please, we know he's a guy) hasn't shown up to try to defend these pathetic turnouts.

Maybe he's busy trying to Photoshop an antiwar or antibrutality rally into a Teaparty rally.

Poll P. said...

Why do you think no one shows up? Too old? Too inert? Stuck on the couch watching O'Reilly & Co???

the yellow fringe said...

I think they are AWOL from their own rallies because it's not easy getting your medicare subsidized meds organized and in a baggie so you can take them on time in a teeming crowd of protestors while yelling down with socialism.

Green Eagle said...

And you can't get from Bumwad, Alabama to Washington on one motorized scooter charge.