Obama’s Organizing for America held a gun control rally today at the Old Capitol Plaza in Springfield.
Our old friend Tom Shafer was there.
He reports ten people were there. Five men, five women. And one homeless bum sleeping on a bench. And forty feet away was some guy with a CIA (Central Intelligence Agency) T-shirt talking about God, mind-control and other silliness.
The media came and conducted more interviews there, he said, than they did at the entire IGOLD rally in March, where 9,000+ Illinois gun owners turned out en masse to march to the Illinois Capitol and rally while the legislature was in session.
Shafer had done his research ahead of time and discovered OFA had no rally permit.
So Tom called the cops.
The cops showed up and gave Mary Kay Mace and the rest of the merry band of less than a dozen fringe OFA agitators the boot.
Calls were made and the leader of this farce went to City Hall and obtained some sort of emergency permit.
Permit in hand, they set up a sound system. Why they needed a sound system with ten people in attendance is beyond me. Maybe to make sure the media could hear their message.
In any event, the sound system was a trainwreck. Feedback obscured their message and drove passersby away.
In the end, they literally screeched out a rambling message through a number of speakers for twenty-seven minutes… and spent the last seven prattling on about amnesty for illegal aliens.
It was a farce.