Saturday, May 17, 2014

Last Call For Thirty Million Patriots

So that Operation American Spring thing, where tens of millions of patriots were going to descend upon Washington DC and shut the country down, oust President Obama and the "traitor-enabling" GOP leadership, and issue in a new wingnut utopia the way the Arab Spring brought down tyrants in the Middle East and North Africa, didn't exactly go as planned.

“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.”

And even that number was being generous.  30 million became, well, thirty.

It's fun to laugh at these idiots, it really is.  But the bottom line is that if these clowns were right about President Obama, he would have them all arrested as traitors.  The fact that they're allowed to protest and go home back to their kids and jobs is more than the people in the Arab Spring ever got under real, actual tyranny where protestors were set upon by the military.

Your First Amendment rights give you the ability to peaceably assemble and voice your opinions and congratulations for exercising them.  It also gives the rest of us the ability to laugh at you for being ignorant morons, too.

Welcome to America.  Don't like Obama?  Vote.  Oh wait, we did.  You guys lost.  Twice.

Deal with it.

Not Sorry In The Least

Yep, good to know racism is dead in America and we're all holding hands and singing songs and crap.

Residents of Wolfeboro, N.H. are demanding that their police commissioner resign for calling President Barack Obama the n-word -- then refusing to apologize.

A Wolfeboro resident wrote to the town's manager to complain that she overheard Robert Copeland, 82, call Obama the n-word in March at a restaurant, according to Manchester TV station WMUR.

Copeland didn't offer an apology after the resident complained to his bosses.

"I believe I did use the 'N' word in reference to the current occupant of the Whitehouse (sic)," Copeland wrote in an email to the resident, as quoted by WMUR. "For this, I do not apologize -- he meets and exceeds my criteria for such."

At least 100 residents gathered at a town meeting Thursday night to demand Copeland's resignation to no avail, according to WMUR. The police commission, which consists of Copeland and two others, planned to meet and determine what further action to take.

The takeaway from this is that Copeland is 82.  His generation is dying out, and today's kids are growing up in an era where a black president is not only possible, but the guy got re-elected.  Pretty sure he'll be joined by the first female president in a couple of years.  But hey, this guy's a town police commissioner and stuff, so.

New Hampshire, Vermont and Maine all have a black population of about 1%, too.  Just throwing that out there.  By the way, if you're wondering, the state with both the smallest number of black residents and the lowest percentage is Montana, according to the 2010 Census.  Kentucky's 7.71% is actually the median of US states.

Game Of Clowns

That famed confederacy of dunces apparently had a bit of a confab this week, as former NRO and now Washington Post GOP beat reporter Robert Costa explains.  It seems the culture warriors and Tea Party darlings aren't going out without that brutal internal GOP civil war I've been talking about, and the situation just got "serious".

Thursday’s gathering at the Ritz-Carlton in Tysons Corner, Va., was coordinated by Reagan-era attorney general Edwin Meese III and former congressman David McIntosh (Ind.) as part of an initiative called the Conservative Action Project.

It included dozens of leaders from across the conservative movement, including tea party organizer Jenny Beth Martin and interest group executives such as Grover Norquist of Americans for Tax Reform and Tony Perkins of the Family Research Council. The meeting, which featured speeches from Sens. Ted Cruz (Tex.) and Mike Lee (Utah), marked the first time this year that prominent national conservatives have come together to candidly assess the GOP and their strategy for shaping it.

The day-long session underscored how simmering tensions between rival factions in the Republican Party appear to be growing, even as polls point to the potential for a major GOP victory in midterm elections in the fall.

Congressional Republicans have been grappling over whether to compromise on immigration, some Republicans are calling for a smaller military, and same-sex marriage is fading as a top issue in this year’s campaigns.

It seems that the establishment GOP isn't going to put up with more Todd Akin-style "legitimate rape" gaffes and want to win enough seats to seriously damage the Democrats, oh and throw aside the Tea Party for good.

Many GOP strategists and party leaders think that tea party activists’ successes in recent years nominating ideological purists resulted in weak candidates and crippling general-election losses. They worry that efforts to revive the base could threaten Republican hopes again.

“What’s clear is that we ought to be focusing on economic security for the future, not divisive social issues. That’s how we lost several key Senate races last cycle and plays into the Democrats’ hand,” said GOP consultant Brian Walsh, a former communications director for the National Republican Senatorial Committee.

But the bigots, the misogynists, and the god-botherers won't be denied.

But even in the tightknit room, there was not universal agreement. Norquist, for example, supports legalization for many illegal immigrants and has pushed for more scrutiny of the defense budget. In an interview, he said he attended Thursday’s meeting to back the broad efforts on the right to unite, rather than endorse the document line by line.

Most activists expressed dismay that they seemed to have a diminished voice in the party.

“What we’re doing and saying is not resonating, so we are trying to come to grips with that,” said Grace-Marie Turner, the president of the Galen Institute, a conservative research group. “We have to learn to relate our solutions to people’s struggles.”

What they all have in common is that they're already counting their Senate and House victories six months ahead of time and are already fighting over who will be driving the clown car when it crosses the finish line.

Perhaps they need a rude awakening at the polls in November.

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