Posted on : 18-11-2014 | By : Guest Blogger | In : President Obama, Sarah Palin, Tea Party, Ted Cruz
Brenda submitted this post last year, but time limits got the best of me and I didn’t post it. After reading it today, I feel that in the face of another threatened Government shutdown, it is still relevant today.
Guest post by Brenda Cornwell
With a single-issue focus we have come to know and despise as “Tea Party stupid,” protesters converged on Washington D.C. in what was dubbed the “million vet march.” Now you would think that this is a good thing, supporting veterans by highlighting cuts to veteran’s benefits, psychological care, health care. You would think that they were protesting the fact that military families are forced to use food stamps to feed their families. Or maybe that Congress completely missed the boat and FORGOT to allow payments to fallen soldiers families to bury them. You would think that the protest was to showcase the number of homeless veterans living on the streets of this country. You would THINK they were there to protest the fact that our soldiers are still dying in the wasteland of Afghanistan.
But alas, you would be wrong. This is the Tea Party we are talking about. The reason for their protest: The shutdown of the World War II memorial.
These tin-foil-hatted, pointy headed morons went to Washington to remove the “Barrycades” from a memorial and demand that Congress pass a law that no memorials be closed EVER unless for maintenance. They removed the barricades and stacked them in front of the White House in their ridiculous display of patriotism. One man hoisted a Confederate flag held up alongside a Marine Corp flag (there has got to be some protocol against that?) Others carried their recycled from the last protest “Impeach Obama” signs.
Because that’s what you do when the brain-trust you elected has shut down the government leaving hard-working Americans without a paycheck and the threat of economic disaster looming because those same fools are holding the country hostage for an extreme agenda unsupported and summarily rejected by the majority of sane Americans. That’s what you do when you are clueless and uneducated by any form of reality except that which is spoon fed to you by people who make millions off of your ignorance.
Yes, the million vet march drew around 200 Tea Party fanatics who stood in the rain to hear the drivel that only folks like Sarah Palin and Ted Cruz can deliver. Obama bad. Tea Party good.
Larry Klayman of Freedom Watch, unwilling to miss an opportunity to further indoctrinate these devotees of crazy spoke at the event saying; “I call upon all of you to wage a second American nonviolent revolution, to use civil disobedience, and to demand that this president leave town, to get up, to put the Quran down, to get up off his knees, and to figuratively come out with his hands up.”
Meanwhile, back in reality, it’s day 14 of people going without a paycheck because it is so very un-American to let everyone buy insurance from a private corporation in case they get sick.
Welcome to “Murica. We’re #1! USA! USA!!