Let’s pose a hypothetical question. Let’s suppose that an organization announced that they were holding a rally? Then let’s imagine that nobody attended this rally. Finally, let’s imagine that it wasn’t just any organization and that it wasn’t a rally (single) but rallies.

According to Emily Zanotti’s article, MoveOn.org “kicked off a nationwide campaign to impeach President Donald Trump Saturday with a series of ‘#ImpeachTrump’ rallies and a ‘Day of Action’ meant to inspire the far left to pressure Congressional legislators to undertake impeachment proceedings.”

The bad news is that “‘dozens’ of protesters ‘packed’ a park to listen to speakers talk about Trump’s sins against democracy” in Portland, OR. Then there’s this important information:

MoveOn partnered with around two dozen organizations on the event, including activist group, Indivisible, the national Women’s March, Democracy for America, and CREDO, and looped in celebrities like Chelsea Handler and members of the cast and crew of Modern Family to help promote the event. Rep. Rashida Tlaib (D-MI), who is leading the impeachment charge in the House of Representatives, was among those legislators and high-profile guests invited to speak at the rallies.

With such far left firepower, you’d think the turnout was through the roof. It wasn’t. But things didn’t quite go as planned:

The Washington Times reports that MoveOn.org expected massive turnout at 120 events in cities and towns throughout the country. “Donald Trump’s abuses of our communities and country demand action from Congress, which has the responsibility and authority to hold Trump accountable. The next crucial step is an inquiry into whether to draft articles of impeachment,” MoveOn.org claims on their website, Impeach.org. “The time is now to push every member of Congress to act on behalf of the constituents, country and Constitution and begin impeachment now.”

Portland, OR isn’t exactly known as a hotbed of conservatism. Look at this ‘crowd’ gathered in Portland:

There are town team baseball games in small town Minnesota that attract more people. By all means, though, Democrats should keep making the #ImpeachTrump drumbeat. Don’t let the crowds fool you, Democrats. You’ve found your winning issue for 2020. Want more proof? Check out the ‘crowd’ that gathered in Newport, RI:

I’d argue that it attracted people by the dozens except I’m not certain the plural conjugation of dozen is accurate. Again, it’s worth noting that Newport, RI isn’t a hotbed of conservatism. One of their senators is Sheldon Whitehouse. Ideologically speaking, Whitehouse is just a bit to the left of Al Franken.

That’s what happens when you try selling something people don’t want.

One Response to “What if you held a rally & people didn’t attend?”

  • J. Ewing says:

    Tomorrow will be the test. Trump is announcing his campaign and there will be watch parties across the country. At least one venue of 25,000 had 100,000 ticket requests. Compare and contrast.

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