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;
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.
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.
"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.