Still fighting the "War of the Northern Aggression", I see… pic.twitter.com/p1rO9zRTCD
— Goldie Taylor (@goldietaylor) October 13, 2013
Over the weekend there were right-wing protests outside the White House over the closing of war monuments and other national landmarks called the “Million Vets March On The Memorials.” This is particularly ironic given that the closings were a result of the Tea Party faction of the House GOP shutting down the government. Nevertheless, some of the actions and claims made by the protesters were truly odd including the claim by one of the speakers that President Obama “put the Quran down.”
“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,” said Larry Klayman of Freedom Watch, a conservative political advocacy group
To perhaps further prove how out of touch with the country/reality the protesters were a confederate flag was waved outside a black family’s home because, freedom. And nothing says you want to have your rights protected more than promoting a slave-owning feudal society long since buried.
Pro tip: If you want to express your love of US Army & its monuments … leave the Confederate flag at home. pic.twitter.com/dyByu9av51
— David Frum (@davidfrum) October 13, 2013
While the Tea Party gets increasingly deranged the rest of America is embracing the idea of simply throwing everyone out next cycle. It may be time for some new blood in Washington and to leave the past behind along with the confederate flags. I’ve heard worse ideas.