I spent much of Friday afternoon watching various live feeds from Operation American Spring and overdosing on schadenfreude. The predictions of 10 to 30 million people turned out to be a few hundred people, tops. Watching the video was absolutely hilarious. There should have been a drinking game for it. If you took a shot every time someone said “we the people” you’d be dead within an hour.
Matt Cohen, who writes for the DCist, went to cover this massive uprising and was promptly told by one of the attendees that he was part of the “liberal Jew media.” Seriously, this couldn’t have gotten any better if I’d planned it myself. On Twitter, the #OperationAmericanSpring hashtag quickly became a mixture of real “patriots” posting inane things and others mocking the whole thing. Some of them were absolutely hilarious. A real one:
— Cause of Liberty † (@CauseOfLiberty) May 16, 2014
Poor Glenn Beck! Being trashed and called a traitor by his own people! And some of the ones mocking it:
#OperationAmericanSpring I am at the Capitol. Estimating the crowd to be between 15 million to 34 billion
— burt planet (@buttplanet) May 16, 2014
— Jeff Tiedrich (@jefftiedrich) May 16, 2014
— Andy (@aobehr) May 16, 2014
And this one is from Col. Morris Davis, the former lead prosecutor at Guantanamo Bay:
Hope overthrow gov't thing doesn't turn ugly at 5:00 when 30,000,000 "patriots" ready for dinner realize DC doesn't have a Cracker Barrel.
— Col. Morris Davis (@ColMorrisDavis) May 16, 2014