Rally to defund Obamacare…wasn’t exactly a hit.

The enrollment date for the Affordable Care Act (Oct. 1) is drawing near, which means GOP lawmakers are driving themselves into even more of a frenzy trying to pass the same defunding bills that have failed FSM-knows how many times.  That includes putting pressure on Congress, which is what Ran Paul and Ted Cruz hoped to do with the really to defund Obamacare.  Even Pat Robertson got in on the act, saying there would be thousands in attendance.

Behold, thousands:

Yes, thousands…and one lady on the right side who looks like she wandered into the shot lost. So thousands minus one…

I know, I know…Pat Robertson was really wrong about something.  Try to pull yourself together.

This reminds me of that time the American Family Association put on an ex-gay rally that was supposed to have drawn *ahem* thousands.  I wonder if it was all the same people who attended both…

The Tea Party will win some local and state elections, but on the national stage they’re the equivalent of a toddler on a tricycle in the Indy 500 (and they have about as much chance of winning).  The upcoming generation, which wasn’t raised in a society awash in discriminatory tradition, has fresh eyes – eyes that look for equality and compassion for their fellow human beings.  And there just ain’t enough old time religion left to unmake that reality.

About JT Eberhard

When not defending the planet from inevitable apocalypse at the rotting hands of the undead, JT is a writer and public speaker about atheism, gay rights, and more. He spent two and a half years with the Secular Student Alliance as their first high school organizer. During that time he built the SSA’s high school program and oversaw the development of groups nationwide. JT is also the co-founder of the popular Skepticon conference and served as the events lead organizer during its first three years.


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