Just like Normandy! Opportunism knocks.
WASHINGTON (AP) — A crowd converged on the World War II Memorial on the National Mall, pushing through barriers Sunday morning to protest the memorial’s closing under the government shutdown.
Republican Sen. Mike Lee of Utah and Sen. Ted Cruz of Texas were among those who gathered Sunday morning, along with former Alaska governor Sarah Palin, according to WTOP radio. Cruz said President Obama is using veterans as pawns in the shutdown.
“Tear down these walls,” the crowd chanted. Protesters also sang God Bless Americaand other patriotic songs as they entered the memorial plaza.
Sunday’s rally was more political. A protest by truckers converged with a rally by a group called the Million Vet March at the World War II Memorial. Participants cut the links between metal barriers at the National Park Service site and pushed them aside.
They recited The Pledge Of Allegiance like the worst children ever, and sang patriotic songs at the same exact time they have forced The United States government to its knees. The most depressing aspect of this is that they are surrounded by the generation that defeated the Nazis. Might as well be a giant bonfire of books. Consider it the GOP’s plan for low-income heating. Winter’s on its way, so you’ll need to keep your hands warm.
But this is textbook Terrorism 101: Blend in among the crowd.
The crowned King and Queen of Wingnuttia are literally hiding behind our World War 2 veterans, insulating themselves with rows and rows of pawns. But in a growing list of ransom demands, Sen. Ted Cruz has demanded that the president stop using our vets as pawns!
They’re his pawns, damn it!
Shutting down The United States of America is the new patriotism, dontcha know?