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Nov 20 2013

Shocking News: Klayman Rally Flops

As predicted by everyone other than Larry Klayman and his fellow delusional paranoiacs, his “second American revolution” that was supposed to draw millions of people to the White House to demand President Obama’s resignation turned out to be a small gathering of cranks and neo-confederate posers. Right Wing Watch snapped this photo of the literally tens of people who showed up:

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Apparently, President Obama did not get frogmarched out of the White House and forced to resign from office, much to the surprise of absolutely no one other than this gaggle of halfwits. Time puts the number of attendees at “less than 100.”

“We have been disserved by the so-called leaders of our country for generations,” said Larry Klayman, the chairman of Freedom Watch and leader of the Reclaim America Now Coalition. ““We are giving [Obama] one last chance to obey the will of the American people.”

Yeah, we’re giving you one last chance, Obama! And if you don’t come out with your hands up, we’re gonna…spout a bunch more stupid shit and get a few dozen more people to scream slogans at you! Don’t make us angry; you wouldn’t like us when we’re angry!

Klayman said that if President Obama does not adhere to their demands by Black Friday, Nov. 29, the day that traditionally marks the beginning of the Christmas shopping season, the protestors would have no choice but to attempt to force him out of office.

Oh, please do. That will be fun to watch. The Worldnetdaily has a report on it and they claim there were “200 hardy patriots” in attendance. You can watch the video of Joseph Farah’s talk at the protest, which he totally phoned in.

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  1. 1
    Sid Schneider

    The Many Farces of American Society.

  2. 2
    dean

    Lot of pale white in that picture. Looks like a lard truck’s hose blew a gasket and spewed everywhere.

  3. 3
    Doug Little

    Dammit what’s Larry gonna do with all those leftover brats, hotdogs and potato salad?

  4. 4
    Moggie

    The Worldnetdaily has a report on it and they claim there were “200 hardy patriots” in attendance.

    Yeah, those hardy heroes braved the, umm, crisp sunny weather, and the hostile opposition of approximately nobody. Hardy, or hardly?

  5. 5
    Doug Little

    much to the surprise of absolutely no one other than this gaggle of halfwits

    I’d say it’s only about a quarter gaggle if that.

  6. 6
    eric

    Oh, please do. That will be fun to watch.

    No, it’ll be boring. My prediction is that he’ll round up 5-10 other people, they’ll meet at his house as one of those “citizens courts,” then declare via the interwebz that they find Obama’s continued presidency illegal. It’ll be entirely without any fun or fireworks. None of these people will actually “attempt to force him out of office.” For which, all jesting aside, I am somewhat thankful. I’ll take a blowhard nut over a dangerous nut any day.

  7. 7
    brucegee1962

    The WND article highlighted the speaker with the most insight into this movement:

    Standing nearly in front of the White House, former Sen. Gordon Humphrey, R-N.H., warned, “We are on the doorstep of tyranny, and that is not an overstatement.”

    Likening it to a scared duty, the senator explained, “It is our goal to roll back this incipient tyranny and re-establish freedom for generations to come.”

    Yes indeed, their scared duty. So he admits, it really is all about the fear.

  8. 8
    eric

    So it occurs to me that after the ultimatum of November 19 and then the ultimatum of November 29, we will proably get a couple more ultimatum dates in December. Will he stay in pattern and threaten presidential removal on December 9th? Enquiring minds want to know.

    Here’s hoping that they use Christmas as an excuse to “temporarily” give up the fight, and then it quietly dies.

  9. 9
    Chiroptera

    “We are giving [Obama] one last chance to obey the will of the American people.”

    Uh, Obama won the election. Twice. Staying in the White House is obeying the will of the people.

  10. 10
    Alverant

    Are we going to see a picture of the “200 patriots”? All I see is a picture of a bunch of anti-American traitors who have no understanding of what the US Constitution says.

  11. 11
    Doug Little

    I don’t think the guy in the foreground sitting on the bench reading is part of the movement, so scratch them from the total.

  12. 12
    Artor

    I was guessing they’d have trouble breaking a 50 count. Congrats to them getting nearly 100. Fuck ‘em.

  13. 13
    markmckee

    I thought the Monty Python reunion was supposed to be a stage show, not a gathering on the mall.

  14. 14
    Larry

    Looks like a really nice day to be in WDC. I guess those million people were able to find more productive and interesting things to do. Visiting the memorials. Seeing all the museums. Heck, even taking the WH tour. A day not spent stewing in your own hatred and bile is a day lived.

  15. 15
    John Hinkle

    @Doug Little

    Yeah, and I bet some of the standers were just passers by who thought, hmm, I wonder what this bullshit is.

  16. 16
    unbound

    Pepper Brooks: I feel *shocked*.

  17. 17
    Doug Little

    John @15,

    Yeah good point. Maybe over half were just there to watch the show. Probably thought it was street theater or a flash mob.

  18. 18
    pHred

    Hey! Even at their worst Monty Python has never been this pathetic. These folks couldn’t even find their parrot and would probably sustain a serious injury if they risked a Silly Walk (TM)(R)(C).

  19. 19
    SC (Salty Current), OM

    Yeah good point. Maybe over half were just there to watch the show. Probably thought it was street theater or a flash mob.

    And don’t forget the undercover FBI agents.

  20. 20
    briandavis

    Hey! Even at their worst Monty Python has never been this pathetic. These folks couldn’t even find their parrot and would probably sustain a serious injury if they risked a Silly Walk (TM)(R)(C).

    On the other hand, talking to these people is like being at the argument clinic.

  21. 21
    Al Dente

    Klayman’s 15 minutes was pretty anti-climactic.

  22. 22
    Doug Little

    Klayman’s 15 minutes was pretty anti-climactic.

    Well it’s enough to turn anybody off.

  23. 23
    bybelknap

    @briandavis # 20
    No it isn’t.

  24. 24
    cptdoom

    Hey! Even at their worst Monty Python has never been this pathetic. These folks couldn’t even find their parrot and would probably sustain a serious injury if they risked a Silly Walk (TM)(R)(C).

    On the other hand, there wasn’t a big demand for cheddar at the rally, which was good, because all the cheese there was encapsulated in the speeches.

  25. 25
    Loqi

    VIVA LA REVOLUCION!

  26. 26
    Doug Little

    On the other hand, there wasn’t a big demand for cheddar at the rally

    I’m sure there was plenty of whine to go with that cheese.

  27. 27
    iknklast

    Chiroptera:

    Uh, Obama won the election. Twice. Staying in the White House is obeying the will of the people

    Don’t you get it? Obama didn’t win anything, because by definition anyone who voted for him is not part of the American people. Therefore, he should be removed. And they know they are not part of the American people because they…um…because they voted for Obama.

    Wingnut think makes my head ache.

  28. 28
    Zeno

    Well, okay. November 19 was a flop. But on November 29 they’re really going to mean it! Yeah. (And they’ll issue a new date, too, no doubt.)

  29. 29
    John Pieret

    Re Monty Python: You mean this wasn’t the opening ceremonies of the Twit Olympics?

  30. 30
    Moggie

    What I don’t get is: why do these people like Joe Biden so much? I mean, they do realise that’s who would end up as president, right?

  31. 31
    Jeremy Shaffer

    “We are giving [Obama] one last chance to obey the will of the American people.

    All 100 of them.

  32. 32
    corporal klinger

    I’m just returning home from a concert of the Grandmothers of Invention in Weinheim/Germany. Great music, great guys. Napoleon M. Brown, the lead singer (+sax,flute), made a joke about Guantanamo Bay and now after reading Ed’s post I’m wondering if this Larry Klayman guy has thought on ORRDERRING a cell in Gizmo for the (still) president Obama. I suppose you can’t just arrive there with an arrested president, can’t we? I mean all the paperwork and stuff and the 29th is near!!

    Okay, bedtime now, good night everybody and enjoy the Grandmothers if you like F.Zappa’s music.

  33. 33
    Moon Jaguar

    @#9

    “We are giving [Obama] one last chance to obey the will of the American people.”

    “Now, Obama — you have one last chance. Confess the heinous sin of tyranny, reject the works of the socialist — two last chances. And you shall be impeached — three last chances, you have three last chances…”

  34. 34
    John Pieret

    Moggie @ 30:

    What I don’t get is: why do these people like Joe Biden so much? I mean, they do realise that’s who would end up as president, right?

    No, no! Their “revolution” will apparently do away with the Constitution:

    From Ed’s post about Klayman last Tuesday:

    [W]e will reconvene some weeks later in Philadelphia, at the City Tavern, which once accommodated the first Continental Congress, the one that gave us the original Declaration of Independence at Constitution Hall. There, delegates of the tea party and other patriots from all 50 states will deliberate, plan for the rest of the revolution and elect a government in waiting, ethically and competently poised to take over the reigns [sic] of a real government responsive to the people.

    They don need no steenkin Constitution!

  35. 35
    kai Gardner

    The bottom of the article has a poll: Is America falling apart at the seams?

    Right now, the top choices are:

    Yes, we’re on the verge of chaos, tyranny – or revolution (35%, 406 Votes)
    Yes, America has lost sight of what it means to be holy and righteous. We’ve abandoned the law of God for the laws of men (21%, 244 Votes)
    Yes, our once-amazing country is a socialistic police state and has a bloated and dictatorial government (14%, 168 Votes)
    Yes, tyranny is replacing the rule of law and self-government (12%, 140 Votes)
    Yes, politicians are spending America’s way into oblivion and driving it into moral decay. I’m afraid there will be nothing left for my grandchildren (7%, 76 Votes)
    Yes, because God-fearing, patriotic Americans are now outnumbered by the destroyers (4%, 46 Votes)

  36. 36
    dingojack

    Why O why won’t Obama obey the will of 3.1578757862633079082964366336997e-5% of the American people, rather than listening to the ideas of the other 99.996842124213736692091703563366%?!?
    Why Larry, why?
    Dingo
    ——-
    PS: I’m guessing they’ll insist that Obama vacate the WH by 21st Jan 2017. And lo it came to pass! See what the power of a couple of white geese can do! Can I get a ‘halleluiah’? @@

  37. 37
    Area Man

    Time puts the number of attendees at “less than 100.”

    Could you imagine some left-wing group, regardless of whether they had a great cause or were just nuts, managing to attract only a few dozen protestors and yet getting written up in Time? I’ve only been to D.C. a few times, but my impression is that groups of this size are assembling somewhere on the mall pretty much every day. Only if you’re the craziest of the crazy right-wing do you attract the attention of a major news magazine.

    Now, I get that part of this is because of the spectacle, and that Time isn’t really doing the Right any favors by allowing their most deranged members to have a soap box, but still. Does anyone there or in any other mainstream media outlet bother to ask themselves why they do this?

  38. 38
    Alverant

    #35
    So people are saying we’ve strayed from God yet don’t like living under a tyrant. Talk about cognitive dissonance. Have they forgotten that no one elected God?

  39. 39
    dingojack

    Alverant – these are people who think that ≈ 0.000031579% of the people can depose a President they don’t like* despite the fact that a majority of the people voted him in (twice), of course they want to vote in a tyranny. Fascism is what they want, it’s what makes them comfortable as authoritarian followers.
    Dingo
    ——–
    * and no prizes for guessing why that might be

  40. 40
    Area Man

    * and no prizes for guessing why that might be

    It’s definitely not racism. I know this because one of their signs told me so.

  41. 41
    dingojack

    Are you sure the sign flashed out it’s warning (with words it was forming) that the President was near?
    ;) Dingo

  42. 42
    had3

    I agree with what Howard Johnson said.

  43. 43
    lordshipmayhem

    Now who can argue with that? I think we’re all indebted to Gabby Kayman-Johnson for clearly stating what needed to be said. I’m particularly glad that these lovely children were here today to hear that speech. Not only was it authentic Tea Party gibberish, it expressed a courage little seen in this day and age.

  44. 44
    matty1

    You can watch the video of Joseph Farah’s talk at the protest, which he totally phoned in.

    What even he didn’t bother actually going? The patriots just stood around listening as someone held up a phone and Farah spoke from the comfort of his basement.

  45. 45
    imthegenieicandoanything

    Half the men there are there because they heard there’d be a keg and left after not finding it. I’d bet a dollar on that!

  46. 46
    barry21

    After this flop-a-roo, Klayman can’t honestly believe in his own ability to assemble any meaningful group in the next 8 days.

    The tea people seem really to enjoy the taste of their own bathwater. I think they really think they’re speaking for a majority.

  47. 47
    democommie

    “The tea people seem really to enjoy the taste of their own bathwater. I think they really think they’re speaking for a majority.”

    It’s not bathwater, it’s the “golden showers” that the Koch bros have been telling them is rain. They do speak for “the majority” of those who live in their homes–at least those who are entitled to opinions.

  48. 48
    freehand

    Well, damn. Five bucks down the drain – I bet even money that he’d have over a hundred show up. I figured with the plainclothes cops, the Secret Service rep, and the curious pedestrians, he’d make triple digits. I had faith in Klayman, I believed in him. Someone must have Photoshopped the crowd out of the picture.

  49. 49
    tommykey

    The number of attendees was low on purpose to lull Obama into a false sense of security!

  50. 50
    democommie

    @49:

    For better or worse, tommykey, consider the president lulled.

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