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Operation American Spring falls flat: ‘This is very disappointing,’ Texan says
The Washington Times ^ | 5/16/14 | Cheryl K. Chumley

Posted on 05/16/2014 10:21:51 AM PDT by Oliviaforever

Operation American Spring, billed as a Friday morning multi-million patriot march on Washington, D.C., to oust leadership from the nation’s capital — from President Obama to House Speaker John Boeher — has proven woefully below expectations.


“It’s a very dismal turnout,” said Jackie Milton, 61, a Jacksboro, Texas, resident and the head of Texans for Operation American Spring, to The Washington Times. He said hopes were high when he arrived in Alexandria, Va., a day or so ago and found motels and hotels were sold out for 30 miles around.

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1 posted on 05/16/2014 10:21:51 AM PDT by Oliviaforever
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To: Oliviaforever

We need to be at home working on campaigns now. It’s not the time for a march on DC.


2 posted on 05/16/2014 10:25:13 AM PDT by Twotone (Marte Et Clypeo)
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To: Oliviaforever

“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.”

Weather is always a factor in the turnout for a large political rally and the weather seems to have been very bad in Virginia as only several hundred of the millions who planned to go could get there due to weather conditions.


3 posted on 05/16/2014 10:27:17 AM PDT by Oliviaforever
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To: Oliviaforever
Operation American Spring falls flat...ssuring that for once, a conservative demonstration will be heavily covered by the MSM.....
4 posted on 05/16/2014 10:27:44 AM PDT by Intolerant in NJ
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To: Oliviaforever

I live in Virginia and this article is the first I’ve heard of this demonstration.


5 posted on 05/16/2014 10:29:57 AM PDT by WayneS (Don't blame me, I voted for Kodos.)
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To: Oliviaforever

Unfortunately or fortunately however you look at it the people that need to go to an event like this have jobs or other responsibilities. The progressives that attends rallies of the left have nothing else to do or get paid for attendance.


6 posted on 05/16/2014 10:30:37 AM PDT by mosaicwolf (Strength and Honor)
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To: Twotone

Working on campaigns that will solve nothing.


7 posted on 05/16/2014 10:34:07 AM PDT by demshateGod (The fool hath said in his heart, There is no God.)
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To: Oliviaforever

The organizers are calling for a coup. That’s why conservatives are staying away.


8 posted on 05/16/2014 10:34:07 AM PDT by kristinn (Welcome to the Soviet States of Obama)
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To: mosaicwolf
the people that need to go to an event like this have jobs or other responsibilities. The progressives that attends rallies of the left have nothing else to do or get paid for attendance.

Bingo.

Also kinda like jury duty.

9 posted on 05/16/2014 10:34:49 AM PDT by Fast Moving Angel (It is no more than a dream remembered, a Civilization gone with the wind.)
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To: WayneS

First I heard of it was yesterday, driving home: the organizer was on the Savage Nation. . .


10 posted on 05/16/2014 10:34:55 AM PDT by Salgak (http://catalogoftehburningstoopid.blogspot.com 100% all-natural snark !)
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To: mosaicwolf

There is another factor to think of.

The State is very willing to attack and punish detractors, look at the IRS. Many are keeping their heads down.

And to be honest, this thing had an odd feel to it. I just couldn’t shake the feeling it was a false flag.


11 posted on 05/16/2014 10:35:42 AM PDT by redgolum ("God is dead" -- Nietzsche. "Nietzsche is dead" -- God.)
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To: Oliviaforever

I first heard of it yesterday. Whoever organized this did a terrible job of getting out the message.


12 posted on 05/16/2014 10:35:58 AM PDT by lormand (Inside every liberal is a dung slinging monkey)
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To: Oliviaforever

What difference does it make whether 500 or 5,000,000 show up, the media will make it seem like only 5 showed up.


13 posted on 05/16/2014 10:38:11 AM PDT by CivilWarBrewing
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To: kristinn

Yeah. The “popular” uprisings around the world have been nothing but disaster after disaster.


14 posted on 05/16/2014 10:39:39 AM PDT by cripplecreek (Remember the River Raisin.)
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To: Oliviaforever
Street demonstrations have very little effect.
Especially if the MSM's don't report it; it's like it never even happened.

15 posted on 05/16/2014 10:39:45 AM PDT by BitWielder1 (Corporate Profits are better than Government Waste)
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To: redgolum

False flag, I agree. It was designed to fail from the start for the purpose of demoralizing the Tea Party movement ahead of elections. As if oppression by the IRS isn’t enough.


16 posted on 05/16/2014 10:39:58 AM PDT by CivilWarBrewing
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To: demshateGod

It will solve some things here if we get the right folks in. Do what you can do & let God take care of the rest.


17 posted on 05/16/2014 10:40:37 AM PDT by Twotone (Marte Et Clypeo)
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To: redgolum

False flag operation?

We were wondering the same thing this morning. Nobody heard of it until a day or two ago.

The fellow on Savage yesterday just sounded like the stereotype the left has for a Tea Party’er...a retarded, drawling hick.


18 posted on 05/16/2014 10:42:27 AM PDT by x1stcav ("The past is a foreign country: they do things differently there.")
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To: CivilWarBrewing
It was designed to fail from the start for the purpose of demoralizing the Tea Party movement ahead of elections.

Yeah that was my gut feeling as well.
19 posted on 05/16/2014 10:43:05 AM PDT by cripplecreek (Remember the River Raisin.)
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To: usconservative

Besides my need to concentrate on some things in my life (notably work), I also had a feeling this would be the case.

Here’s the deal: Only the stomach will motivate. When people actually get physically hungry and without shelter and energy, will they start REALLY rising up.


20 posted on 05/16/2014 10:43:19 AM PDT by Lazamataz (Early 2009 to 7/21/2013 - RIP my little girl Cathy. You were the best cat ever. You will be missed.)
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To: Oliviaforever

Sounds like the whole thing was one man’s imagination


21 posted on 05/16/2014 10:43:46 AM PDT by GeronL (Vote for Conservatives not for Republicans!)
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To: lormand

I think I first read about Operations American Spring about a month ago and projections were up to 30 million folks showing up and the organizers has more than a million commitments to show up.

It could be the weather which at one time was raining in DC and it is still only 68 degrees and only partly sunny.

But today is Friday and it seems they plan to continue through the weekend.


22 posted on 05/16/2014 10:44:16 AM PDT by Oliviaforever
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To: Oliviaforever

IMAGINATION


23 posted on 05/16/2014 10:44:17 AM PDT by GeronL (Vote for Conservatives not for Republicans!)
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To: lormand

yep


24 posted on 05/16/2014 10:44:53 AM PDT by GeronL (Vote for Conservatives not for Republicans!)
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To: Oliviaforever

Great idea but I have to work.

Millions of Obama voters are depending on the income.


25 posted on 05/16/2014 10:45:30 AM PDT by mom4melody
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To: Oliviaforever

Not enough hashtags.


26 posted on 05/16/2014 10:45:31 AM PDT by dead (I've got my eye out for Mullah Omar.)
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To: x1stcav

I definitely didn’t trust that guy, and while I entertained putting together a FR contingent for a while, I felt association with the leader of this thing would not be wise.


27 posted on 05/16/2014 10:46:19 AM PDT by Lazamataz (Early 2009 to 7/21/2013 - RIP my little girl Cathy. You were the best cat ever. You will be missed.)
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To: kristinn
The organizers are calling for a coup. That’s why conservatives are staying away.

See, that's not how to do this.

If we rise up to throw off the shackles, it will likely be spontaneous and like the Bundy deal, and even then there will be no stated desire for a coup... just a DEMAND that the Fed Government quit the shenanigans.

28 posted on 05/16/2014 10:49:19 AM PDT by Lazamataz (Early 2009 to 7/21/2013 - RIP my little girl Cathy. You were the best cat ever. You will be missed.)
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To: kristinn

“organizers are calling for a coup. That’s why conservatives are staying away.”

I expect you’re right. The majority of conservatives are law abiding and do not intend to easily give Obama and Holder an excuse to use all their recently acquired arsenal of ammunition on them. - A rally that looks more like it could be a trap (although it probably is not) isn’t too inviting to most conservatives.


29 posted on 05/16/2014 10:49:54 AM PDT by Twinkie (John 3:16)
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To: dead
Not enough hashtags.

#MoreCowbell

30 posted on 05/16/2014 10:50:01 AM PDT by Lazamataz (Early 2009 to 7/21/2013 - RIP my little girl Cathy. You were the best cat ever. You will be missed.)
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To: Twotone

I never even heard of this. Guy needed to better communicate his message...social media is huge now.


31 posted on 05/16/2014 10:51:16 AM PDT by SoFloFreeper
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To: Lazamataz

Revolutions are fought by desperate people with nothing to lose. People here are still well within their comfort zone.


32 posted on 05/16/2014 10:53:24 AM PDT by TexasRepublic (Socialism is the gospel of envy and the religion of thieves)
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To: WayneS
I live in Virginia and this article is the first I’ve heard of this demonstration.

Beacuse it's a false flag operation, designed to create the illusion that there's no groundswell of opposition in DC government.

33 posted on 05/16/2014 10:53:56 AM PDT by Spirochete (GOP: Give Obama Power)
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To: Oliviaforever

These people are calling for an overthrow of the Government. That is Treason. Of course we would never attend such a thing. We love America.

The sad part is we are painted with their ridiculous display instead of being credited for staying as far away from it as possible.


34 posted on 05/16/2014 10:54:56 AM PDT by RIghtwardHo
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To: TexasRepublic

Perfectly put.


35 posted on 05/16/2014 10:55:02 AM PDT by Lazamataz (Early 2009 to 7/21/2013 - RIP my little girl Cathy. You were the best cat ever. You will be missed.)
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To: Oliviaforever

These things will never work with conservatives. The conservatives I know have no problem defending what is theirs, and are very reluctant to take anything from anyone.

So, the only way you will see mass action by conservatives will be, like the Bundy ranch, where they have banded together to protect something, not march to kill and take something.


36 posted on 05/16/2014 10:55:35 AM PDT by JmyBryan
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To: Oliviaforever
Operation American Spring, billed as a Friday morning multi-million patriot march on Washington, D.C., to oust leadership from the nation’s capital — from President Obama to House Speaker John Boeher

Unfortunately, showing up at an event billed as an attempt to oust Obama from power is just begging to have your prostate examined in minute and exhaustive detail by the IRS, the FBI, the Secret Service, etc., etc.

And then get thrown in a re-education camp for sensitivity training for a few months.
37 posted on 05/16/2014 10:56:10 AM PDT by caligatrux (...some animals are more equal than others.)
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To: SoFloFreeper

I heard about this months ago (here on FR), but after that? Nada.


38 posted on 05/16/2014 10:57:03 AM PDT by Twotone (Marte Et Clypeo)
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To: RIghtwardHo
These people are calling for an overthrow of the Government. That is Treason. Of course we would never attend such a thing. We love America.

We love what America WAS.

What America is BECOMING, maybe not so much.

The sad part is we are painted with their ridiculous display instead of being credited for staying as far away from it as possible.

Nonsense. IF any painting is occurring, and I see no evidence of that, it would be in a Propaganda News Media, who would blame us for Jeffery Dahmer if he was found out today.

Nobody's buying the Propaganda Accounts any more, except those who are desperate to hate us anyways.

39 posted on 05/16/2014 10:58:21 AM PDT by Lazamataz (Early 2009 to 7/21/2013 - RIP my little girl Cathy. You were the best cat ever. You will be missed.)
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To: Lazamataz
If we rise up to throw off the shackles, it will likely be spontaneous and like the Bundy deal, and even then there will be no stated desire for a coup... just a DEMAND that the Fed Government quit the shenanigans.

Like Free Republic's March for Justice in 1998 that called for Clinton's impeachment and removal from office.

40 posted on 05/16/2014 10:58:40 AM PDT by kristinn (Welcome to the Soviet States of Obama)
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To: WayneS

I first read about in the TMZ-style Russia Today and never thought it was actually real.


41 posted on 05/16/2014 10:59:13 AM PDT by max americana (fired liberals in our company last election, and I laughed while they cried (true story))
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To: kristinn

Perfectly observed. Just like that.


42 posted on 05/16/2014 11:00:55 AM PDT by Lazamataz (Early 2009 to 7/21/2013 - RIP my little girl Cathy. You were the best cat ever. You will be missed.)
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To: Oliviaforever

Well the Million Muslim March had 29 people...or maybe it was 37.
Did we beat that?


43 posted on 05/16/2014 11:00:55 AM PDT by nascarnation (Toxic Baraq Syndrome: hopefully infecting a Dem candidate near you)
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To: Lazamataz
If we rise up to throw off the shackles, it will likely be spontaneous

Never thought about it like that. You are probably 100% correct.

Think about Nicolae Ceausescu. After 24 years of abuse, what finally transpired was rather sudden and spontaneous.

44 posted on 05/16/2014 11:01:13 AM PDT by riri (Plannedopolis-look it up. It's how the elites plan for US to live.)
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To: kristinn
And your tag read “soviet states of Obama”. You don't really believe that if you think a coup is out of order.
45 posted on 05/16/2014 11:04:27 AM PDT by demshateGod (The fool hath said in his heart, There is no God.)
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To: Oliviaforever
He said hopes were high when he arrived in Alexandria, Va., a day or so ago and found motels and hotels were sold out for 30 miles around.

Hotels in the D.C. area are always sold out in the Spring. That's when all of the school trips to the Capitol occur, something that has happened every single year for the past many, many years. They did not have the sharpest knives in the drawer organizing this operation.

46 posted on 05/16/2014 11:05:28 AM PDT by centurion316
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To: x1stcav
Cognitive dissonance..
47 posted on 05/16/2014 11:06:05 AM PDT by demshateGod (The fool hath said in his heart, There is no God.)
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To: Lazamataz

#HashTag


48 posted on 05/16/2014 11:10:10 AM PDT by TigersEye ("No man left behind" is more than an Army Ranger credo it's the character of America.)
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To: Oliviaforever

What’s needed is a gigantic Tea Party gathering on the National Mall and in every major city on July 4th.


49 posted on 05/16/2014 11:16:46 AM PDT by Maceman
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To: Oliviaforever

they don’t need my talents yet,,,
but I’m here


50 posted on 05/16/2014 11:17:52 AM PDT by BuddaBudd (F U B O)
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