MSNBC host Rachel Maddow poked some fun on Thursday at the upcoming “Operation American Spring,” linking Friday’s event to a series of similar protests that talked big but ultimately failed to deliver on their promises of revolution against President Barack Obama’s administration.
“If the history of this political era is told honestly, and with an eye to the bigger picture in our country, the Obama era really should also go down in history for the amazing, repeated, self-aggrandizing, violent fantasy lives of the nutballs who most opposed him while he was president,” she said. “And I say this on the eve of what is sure to be another big nutball day in Washington and in Bunkerville. A big day tomorrow but maybe not as big as they think it’s going to be.”
Organizers for Friday’s event have vowed to bring between 10 million and 30 million people to Washington D.C. on Friday to demand the removals of not only Obama and Vice President Joe Biden, but Attorney General Eric Holder, Senate leaders Harry Reid (D-NV) and Mitch McConnell (R-KY), House Speaker John Boehner (R-OH) and House Minority Leader Nancy Pelosi (D-CA). A second rally is scheduled to be held in Bunkerville, Nevada, where supporters of anti-government rancher Cliven Bundy have gathered.[rawstory]