I wrote recently about a bunch of right-wing sheriffs planning a “massive gathering” in Washington, DC to protest President Obama’s immigration orders. In what has now become a dog bites man story, I’m sure it will come as a shock to you that it completely fizzled. In fact, there were two “rallies” that amounted to nothing.
The cries for increased deportation, as well as an impeachment of the president, began with a morning rally at the White House, where despite the zealous energy amongst the assembled Tea Partyers and militia members, seemingly only about two dozen protesters showed up to air their discontent and express their support for a group of sheriffs gathering on the Hill to oppose the executive action.
Led by a picket-sign-toting activist in Revolutionary War-era garb, the small gathering of “patriots” waved American flags and chanted their demands for the “terrorist” President Obama to step down, at the apparent behest of “King Jesus,” for welcoming “diseased” immigrants into the country…Several blocks away and a few hours later, the anti-immigration group NumbersUSA staged what can very loosely be called a rally on Capitol Hill to welcome approximately 50 sheriffs convening in Washington to lobby against the president’s immigration action.
Sadly, it appeared that neither the sheriffs nor too many NumbersUSA supporters got the memo, as the rally drew fewer than 10 people, two picket signs, and one American flag.
But the handful of people who gathered were full of all kinds of conspiracy theories and violent threats.
Among the remarks picked up by the cameraman:
“Hang the traitor!”
“Hang the lying Kenyan traitor!”
“We’ve got rope.”
“Plenty of trees in the front yard, wouldn’t be the first one hung on one of them trees.”
“Whatever happened to those good ol’ days?”
“Don’t snap his neck, you watch him choke to death.”
“He’s just biding his time until Satan takes him home to where he belongs.”