The Brilliant Operation American Spring Plan

If you want to have a good laugh, take a look at the brilliant plan put together by the organizers of Operation American Spring. I especially like the “concept of operations,” which comprises three phases.

Phase 1 – Field millions, as many as ten million, patriots who will assemble in a peaceful, non-violent, physically unarmed (Spiritually/Constitutionally armed), display of unswerving loyalty to the US Constitution and against the incumbent government leadership in Washington D.C., with the mission to replace with law abiding leadership. Go full-bore, no looking back, steadfast in the mission.

Welp, that didn’t work out. Instead of “as many as ten million” they got as many as a few hundred, as predicted by everyone other than them.

Phase 2 – One million or more of the assembled 10 million must be prepared to stay in D.C. as long as it takes to see Obama, Biden, Reid, McConnell, Boehner, Pelosi, and Attorney General Holder removed from office.

Consistent with the US Constitution, as required, the U.S. Congress will take appropriate action, execute appropriate legislation, deal with vacancies, or U.S. States will appoint replacements for positions vacated consistent with established constitutional requirements.

Now here’s where it gets funny. Congress doesn’t just get to “deal with vacancies” in the executive branch and appoint replacements. There is a presidential succession plan already in the law. And guess what would happen if you removed all of those people from office? Sen. Patrick Leahy, the president pro-tempore of the Senate, would become president. I’m guessing they wouldn’t be happy about that.

Phase 3 – Those with the principles of a West, Cruz, Dr. Ben Carson, Lee, DeMint, Paul, Gov Walker, Sessions, Gowdy, Jordan, should comprise a tribunal and assume positions of authority to convene investigations, recommend appropriate charges against politicians and government employees to the new U.S. Attorney General appointed by the new President.

Uh, yeah. This would be illegal. We do not convene tribunals of this type (they’re called star chambers). The new attorney general could appoint a special prosecutor to do such an investigation, but if Holder is removed from office he would be replaced by the Deputy Attorney General, not by Congress (a new attorney general would be nominated by President Leahy).

Irony: This plan they came up with to “restore the constitution” and the rule of law is blatantly unconstitutional.

About Ed Brayton

After spending several years touring the country as a stand up comedian, Ed Brayton tired of explaining his jokes to small groups of dazed illiterates and turned to writing as the most common outlet for the voices in his head. He has appeared on the Rachel Maddow Show and the Thom Hartmann Show, and is almost certain that he is the only person ever to make fun of Chuck Norris on C-SPAN.

  • eric

    One million or more of the assembled 10 million must be prepared to stay in D.C. as long as it takes to see Obama, Biden, Reid, McConnell, Boehner, Pelosi, and Attorney General Holder removed from office

    Well Obama and Biden will vacate on January 20, 2017. Holder will likely go before that because appointees generally start looking for other jobs earlier. I have no doubt that on 1/20/17, some idiot will proclaim that Obama was secretly planning on becoming dictator-for-life and the brave stand of the 22 patriots outside the WH is the real reason he left office peacfully.

  • colnago80

    Interestingly enough, if they also removed Leahy from office, Secretary of State John Kerry would become president. Not better then Leahy from their perverted point of view.

  • sunsangnim

    The Constitution is so sacred that actually reading it to find out what’s in it would be an act of sacrilege. Same thing with the Bible.

  • AndrewD

    Of course what these Bozos don’t realise is, if their coup was a success, The US armed forces would intervene to either restore “The Constitution” and gain power and Kudos or because it had been shown that force can overthrow a legitimate government and they(the US armed forces) have an overwhelming amount of force. I can envisage a meeting of Generals looking at these idiots and thinking-Lets show them how to do it right.

  • http://polrant@blogspot.com democommie

    “I especially like the “concept of operations,” which comprises three phases.”

    Four, Ed, FOUR phases. You are not to be trusted so they only told you about the first three phases, which any schlub could figure out.

    The 4th phase is whining and you have to admit, their execution of THAT gambit is flawless.

  • lpetrich

    From the US Constitution, Article 1, Section 8: “The Congress … To provide for calling forth the Militia to execute the Laws of the Union, suppress Insurrections and repel Invasions”.

    I don’t think that that’s one of the Tea Party’s favorite parts of that document.

  • dingojack

    Wake UP Sheepie! This is a FALSe-FLAG operation*

    The REAL plan was ritten In Blue CRayon on a slightly greAsy Chick-A-Filla Bag:

    STep 1. Steal uNderPantz

    Step Two. ????????????

    SteP 3. PROFIT!!!!

    Dingo

    ——–

    * To distract from:

    that BEN GHAZI guy

  • John Pieret

    But … but … the Constitution was written by the Founding Fathers who were revolutionaries and, therefore, it must allow for revolutions! Dang! I’m sure I read that somewhere … maybe if I go and read the Constitution …

  • sh3baproject

    they got the spirit ill give them that. even though its bigoted.

  • John Pieret

    This plan they came up with to “restore the constitution” and the rule of law is blatantly unconstitutional.

    They had to destroy the Constitution in order to save it.

  • alanb

    “We had to destroy the village Constitution in order to save it.”

  • The Gregarious Misanthrope

    F***ing constitution, how does that work?

  • neonsequitur

    @ dingojack: a slightly greasy Chick-fil-A bag? Not possible.

  • raven

    They missed a key point.

    1. We already have a constitutional method for changing the US government.

    2. I’ve done it myself with a few tens of millions of others.

    3. It’s called democracy and voting.

    4. The last time we had a regime change, myself and 69.5 million people chose a Democrat, Obama for president.

    It had the advantage that no one was killed, no ammo was wasted, no cities destroyed, and Sarah Palin isn’t vice president!!!

  • Loqi

    I love how they simply state how many people will attend and how many people will occupy. No need for any organizational activities. Just jot it down and they will come.

  • Ben P

    Of course what these Bozos don’t realise is, if their coup was a success, The US armed forces would intervene to either restore “The Constitution” and gain power and Kudos or because it had been shown that force can overthrow a legitimate government and they(the US armed forces) have an overwhelming amount of force. I can envisage a meeting of Generals looking at these idiots and thinking-Lets show them how to do it right.

    Of course that’s what would actually happen. But in their minds I’m sure that any officer in the military is also a fellow traveler that also wants to “restore the constitution” or whatever, so when the “corrupt politicians” ordered the military to remove their little Putsch, they’d simply sit on their butts, or even come to the aid of the protesters.

    I’m sure they’ve run through the whole thing in their imaginations, literally dozens of times.

  • D. C. Sessions

    Sounds like they’re planning on a repeat of October 1973: keep getting rid of people until you get one you want. Trouble is (assuming they actually were planning rather than just throwing tantrums) the correct way to do it would be to start with Boehner, as the first one in line that they’d have a chance of actually turning out their way. Otherwise, it’s all Democrats in the Administration and Senate.

  • Trebuchet

    Wake UP Sheepie! This is a FALSe-FLAG operation*

    * To distract from:

    that BEN GHAZI guy

    Wingnuts are, of course, already seriously claiming that.

  • matty1

    @6

    From the US Constitution, Article 1, Section 8: “The Congress … To provide for calling forth the Militia to execute the Laws of the Union, suppress Insurrections and repel Invasions”.

    I don’t think that that’s one of the Tea Party’s favorite parts of that document.

    Sure it is, you just have to read it the right way. See what it really means is any bunch of bozos can declare themselves ‘the Militia’ and the elected government to be an ‘Insurrection’ and the ghost of George Washington will bless their attempts to seize power.

  • http://en.uncyclopedia.co/wiki/User:Modusoperandi Modusoperandi

    All the judges they view as “Those with the principles of…” are Nixons. I knew there was a reason all the Patriotic Protesters I licked tasted bitter.

  • thebookofdave

    Field millions, as many as ten million, patriots who will assemble in a peaceful, non-violent, physically unarmed (Spiritually/Constitutionally armed), display of unswerving loyalty to the US Constitution and against the incumbent government leadership in Washington D.C., with the mission to replace with law abiding leadership.

    Since they were spiritually armed, using the authority of a spiritual Constitution (the founding document for all nonexistent laws), and the actual assembly was overwhelmingly spiritual, shouldn’t they be satisfied that a spiritual transfer of power really took place? They could pretend all they want that a spiritual tribunal found Obama guilty (of BENGHAZI!!!1!), and sentenced him to house arrest for the remainder of his term (in the White House).

  • thebookofdave

    I forgot to mention spiritual loyalty. They have a spiritual ton of that.

  • Moggie

    Loqi:

    I love how they simply state how many people will attend and how many people will occupy. No need for any organizational activities. Just jot it down and they will come.

    Look, that shit has the fatal combination of tedium and responsibility. Who wants the job of hiring Porta-Potties? These guys are fantasy role-players, and there’s a reason the character classes in FRPG tend to be things like ‘mage’ and ‘paladin’, rather than ‘guy who organises the parking’.

  • http://www.pandasthumb.org Area Man

    Who wants the job of hiring Porta-Potties?

    But that had already been taken care of. The attendees were simply told to Spiritually/Constitutionally defecate.

  • coffeehound

    they got the spirit ill give them that…….

    Yup. A big crazy blubbering ghost in a tin foil tri-corn hat…..

  • shay

    Shit. I wrote better ‘Concept of Operations’ when I was still a butterbar. How in God’s name did Riley make it through Command and Staff College?