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´Operation American Spring´
falls short of expectations

American Thinker, by Rick Moran

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Posted By:StormCnter, 5/17/2014 11:10:24 AM

"Operation American Spring" has been in the works for six months. The plan called for 10 million patriots to descend on Washington, oust leaders like Barack Obama and John Boehner. and force a return to constitutional government. The event, scheduled for this weekend, failed to attract even a tiny fraction of 10 million, with hundreds showing up for a march to the White House: “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

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As Moran says, even if most people agreed with the goal, it´s too much to ask folks to give up several days of work for a badly organized event.

      


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Reply 1 - Posted by: FlatCityGirl, 5/17/2014 11:29:20 AM     (No. 9852325)

The first I knew of this "event" was yesterday when articles about the colossal flop it was were posted here.

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Reply 2 - Posted by: SheikYerBooty, 5/17/2014 11:35:20 AM     (No. 9852332)

Has anyone else noticed that the RINO establishment camp followers are all over this story? Most of them are the same ones that support Harry Reid over Cliven Bundy as well.

What´s interesting to me is they are no where to be found when articles are posted about the RINO push for amnesty? IMO they are all in on amnesty but don´t have the courage to back it up by defending their precious RINO boys.





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Reply 3 - Posted by: Pinchem, 5/17/2014 11:35:53 AM     (No. 9852333)

Well shucks, just stay home whining and crying about the government. Don´t protest, don´t even vote because you folks want a runaway communist government, crooked politicians, and watch our Constitution being torn to shreds. It´s people like you who have given us the government we have.

Whatever happened to Ethics, Integrity, Respect, and Pride in our Country?

Oh geeee whiz...I´m too busy busy busy busy.


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Reply 4 - Posted by: StuartL, 5/17/2014 11:39:20 AM     (No. 9852338)

Plan? What plan? Short of armed insurrection, just how exactly does one "oust" the political bosses of a nation of 350 million -- especially when, as poster #1 points out, apparently no one even heard of the event until a few days before it kinda-sorta took place?

A return to Constitutional government is a noble goal -- perhaps the noblest -- but the arrangers of this fizzled fustercluck could and should have studied the other side´s organization playbook. One might almost think that "Operation American Spring" was designed to make Constitutional conservatives look like idiots.





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Reply 5 - Posted by: Topic Thunder, 5/17/2014 11:50:27 AM     (No. 9852350)

The same thing happened a few years ago during "Operation Irish Spring" when no one bathed for months.

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Reply 6 - Posted by: Pluperfect, 5/17/2014 12:08:04 PM     (No. 9852363)

Has anyone else noticed that this operation had nothing to do with tea partiers, "RINOS", "establishment" or "camp followers", unless it was the people who showed up in DC hoping for action? But the poster keeps hoping and wishing and dreaming.

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Reply 7 - Posted by: Pluperfect, 5/17/2014 12:08:51 PM     (No. 9852367)

...or Harry Reid or Cliven Bundy?

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Reply 8 - Posted by: MDConservative, 5/17/2014 1:41:46 PM     (No. 9852480)

Let´s see, last time September 9, 2009 was set and folks came...nothing like it since. Let´s do it again, same plan of action.

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Reply 9 - Posted by: hoosiergirl71, 5/17/2014 2:26:37 PM     (No. 9852514)

People without jobs who are struggling to feed their families and keep the house, can´t afford to go to D.C. and protest. This is not the most effective way to make our voices heard. Get out into your neighborhoods and make sure people know the difference between your facts and the other sides lies. Write to local editors, reach out to the uncommitted, take them to the local Tea Party meeting....make an impact on the local elections as well as state and national.

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Reply 10 - Posted by: trackman999, 5/17/2014 2:51:57 PM     (No. 9852527)

All politics are local. My local republican govt are rinos. So, we started a conservative group. Get involved.

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Reply 11 - Posted by: FlatCityGirl, 5/17/2014 3:14:47 PM     (No. 9852539)

I take great offense to posts such as what #3 rants about. Just who is "people like you?"

L.Dotters?

I doubt seriously if you could find a one of us who doesn´t vote, and for the best candidate available to us on our ballots.

I doubt seriously if you could find a one of us who has given us the government we have.

I Mr. high and mighty, holier than thou thinks such little of L.Dotters, maybe he would be more comfortable at another forum.

Really, really offensive.

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Reply 12 - Posted by: texaspast, 5/17/2014 4:10:36 PM     (No. 9852585)

This is the FIRST I´ve heard of this event - and if I haven´t heard about it, it was kept very quiet!

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Reply 13 - Posted by: chillijilli, 5/17/2014 4:54:55 PM     (No. 9852626)

Did anybody bother to check out this Jackie guy beforehand? I see there´s a Facebook page with um, 167 likes. That´s a pretty far cry from 10 million. He appears to be a wing nut who may have had the best of intentions but in his enthusiasm he allowed himself to be set up or encouraged by liberals---ya think? And now they want to ridicule all conservatives. Surprise?
Surely he had to realize that 10 million weren´t coming.

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Reply 14 - Posted by: KTWO, 5/17/2014 5:14:07 PM     (No. 9852643)

#4 has it right. The people involved and the few that showed up should be happy it was a dismal failure. Failure kept them alive.

If some sort of "ousting" had started the Obama Regime would have watched in delight while the police and military killed hundreds or thousands of marchers. Whatever it took.

Suggestion: Plan it again for next year when the USDA has received their tommy guns with 30-round magazines.



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