The remnants of the Tea Party have been pushing a national “Day of Resistance” rally today to hoot and holler about guns and their big anger; wingnuts from Breitbart down to local hate-talkers have been pushing relentlessly, but there’s already signs of a massive fail going on. Besides the possibility that the whole thing might be a “data-harvesting operation designed to vacuum up contact information and credit card numbers from unsuspecting and largely clueless conservative activists,” there are already signs that participants are going to number in the tens.
From the Facebook page of the “Western New York Day of Resistance Buffalo Rochester and Corning” we get this sad post:
I was very alone in Corning N.Y. today. I honestly thought more people cared about our 2nd Ammendment. My Father, who could not attend due to a doctors appointment, called and asked how is was going. I sent him a picture of just me standing there. I think he cried a little, I know I did.
From the Lenoir, North Carolina rally we get a video proclaiming “way past a hundred” which shows a handful of people very disinterestedly standing around, not in the square, with no signs, who look more like random slouchy passersby waiting for the free music to start than fired-up patriots.
Will update as day goes on.
—-Buns and weenies update, Illinois:
Hello everyone! Just wanted to let you guys know the caterer I had lined up, fell through. I can supply weenies and buns and condiments if someone is willing to bring a bbq and grill em?
—-Update: hilarious running comments: facebook.com
Wife and I drove 30 miles to St. Paul MN. Only a few people were there at 11:15 a.m. Depressing.