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Screenshot of Operation American Spring rally, billed to host 10-30 million Americans
Operation American Sprung
The tea party folks that descended on Washington D.C. to overthrow the government last Friday are still a bit bewildered as to why the predicted 10-30 million "patriots" who they expected to show up did not, leaving them instead with a confused group of a few dozen or so. Among the possible explanations: Patriots don't like getting wet.
“We were getting over two inches of rain in hour in parts of Virginia this morning,” Mr. Milton said. “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.”
Pro tip for future revolutionary movements: Try to plan your rebellions around fair weather.
“This isn’t just the one day thing,” Mr. Milton said. “Most of our group [126 from Texas] are going to stay most of the weekend. And when the bikers come in, there will much more. I know Connecticut’s here. I know Colorado’s here. I think Utah, maybe.”
Well, there's a tipoff. You're bringing 126 people from Texas and hoping the rest of the country will chip in the other 30 million?
He also said the some of the planned Operation American Spring members who were planning to head to Washington, D.C., instead traveled to Nevada, to give support to cattle rancher Cliven Bundy in his fight against the federal government over grazing fees.
That must be it. Quick, someone head over to the Bundy Ranch and see if there are 30 million people camping out near his barbecue.

Originally posted to Hunter on Mon May 19, 2014 at 01:06 PM PDT.

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