AFP Colorado Rally Fizzles Despite “FREE BBQ LUNCH”

Lavishly-funded conservative activist group American For Prosperity-Colorado promoted the hell out of today’s No More, Uncle Sam! Reform the Tax Code! rally in Lincoln Park across from the Colorado State Capitol:

“Bring your friends and Rally with AFP-Colorado to REFORM the TAX CODE Now! FREE BBQ LUNCH!” Blared the ads on social media for this rally well in advance, giving AFP’s allegedly huge cadre of supporters plenty of time to make a plan to show. But despite all that preparation and the promise of a literal “free lunch,” initial reports from the scene in Lincoln Park would appear to indicate…well, plenty of leftovers:

If you know anybody from Occupy Denver, send them to Lincoln Park for some quick eats before it’s over! Failing that we hope the surplus gets donated to hungry folks close by. Napoleon said it best, “an army marches on its stomach.” But sometimes, as AFP Colorado learned today, not even a free hot meal can fire up the troops–not with Republican morale facing the daily acid test of President Donald Trump.

But free food certainly means they tried. And you can’t blame an astroturf front group for trying.

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  1. unnamed says:

    Maybe people realize that "There's no such thing as a free lunch.  In the case of AFP, they take your soul.

  2. RepealAndReplace says:

    I'm guessing that small but hardly band of prosperity-seekers included our very own Moldy Anus and Two Live Drew. Not many more folks though.

    Maybe it's time to put an initiative on the ballot to de-fang the more egregious parts of TABOR.

  3. itlduso says:

    "Reform the Tax Code" aka, Tax Cuts for the Rich.  That's the problem — there just aren't that many rich people, and they don't need a free lunch anyway.  Better to stick with mega donations to the GOP.

  4. RockyMountainPundit says:

    That's super embarrassing for them. Kinda wish I could have gone down for some free BBQ.

  5. DawnPatrol says:

    A-HAHAHAHAHAHAHA! That's pathetic, and friggin' hysterical!

    We had twice that many people at our last family picnic, and ancient, soulless oligarchs Chuckie and Davey weren't even pickin' up the tab!

    Weak. Lame. republican.

  6. Gray in Mountains says:

    Was it really BBQ?   or the usual, burgers and brats?

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