Cruz, Palin Protest at WWII Memorial

Crowds break through barricades erected after government shutdown

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Carolyn Kaster / ASSOCIATED PRESS

A member of the United States Secret Service Uniformed Division and the United States Park Police stand inside a buffer zone to keep people away from the White House perimeter fence Sunday, Oct. 13, 2013, in Washington.

A group of protesters, joined by Republican Senator Ted Cruz of Texas and former Alaska Governor Sarah Palin, broke through barriers at the World War II Memorial on the National Mall on Sunday.

The protesters cut through links between metal barriers and carried part of the barricade to a rally outside the White House. There was at least one arrest, the Associated Press reports.

Cruz, also accompanied by Republican Senator Mike Lee, criticized President Barack Obama for closing the memorial, which has become a divisive symbol of the shutdown.

“Why is the federal government spending money to erect barricades to keep veterans out of this memorial?” Cruz proposed to the crowd.

[AP]

121 comments
j45ashton
j45ashton

This article hardly touches on what actually happened.  Just when you think Cruz has been relegated to the backbench, he sees opportunity for headlines & out he comes.  He tells the crowd the memorial shouldn't have been shut down but doesn't mention he played a key role in the gov't shutdown.  He tells them the memorial shouldn't be politicized, then hits the crowd with a slew of rabble-rousing remarks to politicize it.  I've called Ted Cruz evil before.  Part of evil among politicians is inciting violence.  This has been a long time coming.  We've seen Limbaugh & Fox News reach self-induced fever pitches that border on inciting violence.  We heard Sharon Angle and other GOP extremists mention 2nd Amendment solutions.  At this rally participants took metal barriers from the memorial and threw them against the White House fence while one man proudly displayed a Confederate flag.  You know, as bad as Joe McCarthy was, he didn't get anyone mad enough to act out.  But Cruz did.  The politically correct route these days is to lay off the Hitler comparisons.  But it can't be avoided with Cruz.  He is just that.  So if you want to know why the GOP in the House seems to be acting "insane"...it can all be tracked to where the insanity truly resides., to its source..Ted Cruz.

BTW, Sarah Palin was at the rally too,  Shrill & as vacuous as ever.  Looked like they hardly paid attention to her.  

But the original intention of the rally was lost.  As indicated below, rally leaders later made statements that the event was hijacked.  

earldgrayjr
earldgrayjr

HEADLINE:

WITH FRINGE LIKE THESE, WHO NEEDS ENEMIES?

Bwaaaa ha ha ha ha ha....


SeatofMars
SeatofMars

Well the dignified thing would have been to go anonymously then post pictures on your own social media.  As it is we see pictures of Cruz, Lee and Palin surrounded by 'Don't Tread On Me Flag's at some impromptu Tea Party rally, and the vets' march very much in second billing.  What of the staunchly Democrat and Independent vets? I recall they were hacked off last time Palin pulled this stunt at Rolling Thunder. Apparently their service doesn't count for much in her eyes.

UnniN
UnniN

Sometimes it is baffling how anyone can take seriously, a VP hopeful with a single-digit IQ. Is it desirable to show some public evidence of maturity, intellect, knowledge of their country and the world and some evidence of grasp of finance and politics on the national level at least ---- or is tawdry "glamor" all that is required? Then again, when you recall that Bush with all his infantile comedy  and dangerous miscalculations was elected a second time at the height of his antics, you realise that anything is possible.

CarltonLewis
CarltonLewis

U.N. Nations Agenda 21 adopted by Bush 1992, implemented by Clinton to take all land and depopulate. ICLEI an arm of the U.N. in local levels changing laws.  While the rest of us prepare you democrats let POTUS DHS take you all right to the FEMA concentration camp. Wake up.. What they are doing was done by Hitler. The NWO banker Rothschild ponzi scheme. They rule the world. POTUS are puppets.

jmac
jmac

Of course Palin and Cruz are more worried about tourist in D.C. than people who are not getting their paychecks.  They're Republicans, exactly what we have come to expect.

Cruz on the cold war:    “Our foreign policy is detente, which I’m pretty sure is French for surrender.”   

ahandout
ahandout

Obama is on the losing end of this one.

Sixty-two percent of all respondents, including a plurality of Democrats, said they would favor a debt-ceiling increase only if tied to major cuts in government spending. Only 27 percent of those surveyed said the limit should be raised unconditionally, as President Obama has demanded.

[Voters like the spending caps, known as “sequestration,” imposed by the previous debt-limit deal in 2011. Forty-eight percent in the latest Fox News poll approved, compared to 39 percent who disapproved.]

 http://www.foxnews.com/politics/2013/10/08/new-poll-shows-risks-in-obamas-debt-play/?intcmp=obinsite

barneydidit
barneydidit

Fox News actually cut Obama some slack on this issue. They pointed out that Kenya wasn't involved in WWII, so he probably didn't realize how important the memorial is to Americans. 

ARTRaveler
ARTRaveler

You forgot to take your meds again.

ARTRaveler
ARTRaveler

The SWAT team would be UNPAID DC police protecting the country.  The Whiter House protection uint were the sharpshooters on the roof. Another dog-and-pony show by that half-wit from AK and two of her buddies who are all mouth and who should have been at work bur rather go out and try to incite to riot. Palin-go bacjk to your trailer in Alaska.  It is embarrasing to have someone in the news whose IQ is lower than theri age.  Cruz and Lee, you want parks and monuments open, go and raise tehtaxces to pay the bills.

earldgrayjr
earldgrayjr

@ahandout SWAT teams show up for Tea Party THUGS!!   Don't dare claim "VETS"!!!


You have NO right!!!   The GOP has benn for years AND IS trying to take everything vets were promised.  You are a tool and a fool.

StanleyCupp
StanleyCupp

@ahandout  

Rally around a treasonous flag on the White House steps and there are consequences.

SeatofMars
SeatofMars

@ahandout Of course, if a well publicized veterans rally had been attacked by extremists (especially of the Islamic persuasion ) then I'm sure  you'd be  completely equitable in your opinion vis a vis the 'lack of security'.

Hazegrayandunderway
Hazegrayandunderway

@ahandout yes, I'm certain the President ordered a SWAT team to the memorial.  I mean I'm almost certain that he personally called for that.  After all, nobody would go around making accusations about the President without proof, right?  Wait, you do have proof that he called for the...

Mielegirl
Mielegirl

@ahandout If you are answering a Fox News poll, you already have a propensity to lean a certain way.  


ARTRaveler
ARTRaveler

Are you Karl Rove Jr, believing all the lies that FAUX throws out?  No one with intelligence (see that leaves you out) watches FAUX COMEDY NEWS. 

earldgrayjr
earldgrayjr

@ahandout BS.  Obama is only on the loosing end in your head, which clearly is a transplant from Fox News.


REAL veterans with any brains know who shut the government down, and who has been trying to squelch their benefits for decades.  The evidence is everywhere and they continue to try to go back on promised benefits even today.  You have to be delusional to be a vet for veterans benefits and also be GOP.  You might as well hit yourself in the face.

Openminded1
Openminded1

@barneydidit I think american vets are not important to the non-serving Obama period. he does not fully understand the plight of former veterans. He did not think it was noble enough for his highness to be man enough to serve his military. I remember another Muslim who avoided the draft during vietnam is name was Ali.

ahandout
ahandout

@ARTRaveler  Artie, you don't have any standing to discuss intelligence.  You voted for Joe Biden, LOL.

And you continue to support Obama who is on the record with so many lies that it is a daily event.  Then you swallow the daily BS from Bagdad Bob Carney, another proven liar.

Intelligence has left the Democratic Party long ago.  You all are just a bunch of programmed morons. 

idknonsense
idknonsense

@Openminded1 @barneydidit President Obama is not a Muslim, but why would it matter if he is?  Why should the president's religion, or lack there of, ever matter?  It shouldn't and doesn't make a bit of difference.

earldgrayjr
earldgrayjr

@Openminded1 @barneydidit YOU are a LIAR.  Obama and rthe denocrast have been fighting all along fro veterans benefits.  It is teh reppublicans that continually are trying to get rid of them.  LIAR!  LIAR!  LIAR!!

Arimathean
Arimathean

@Openminded1 @barneydidit 

So people who don't serve in the military are unfit for office?  Guess that rules out Cruz and Palin.  And Romney.  And almost all of the GOP candidates last Presidential run.  And Boehner and McConnell.  And (let's be honest) Bush.  Joining the National Guard to escape combat doesn't make one heroic.

ARTRaveler
ARTRaveler

President Obama has done all he can in the face of the unAmertican activities by the Republicans to help the country recover from the Bush 2 Depression.  It would be nice if the Republicans cared more about the entire country than a few fat cats with checkbooks.  You are welcome to your opinion as worthless as it is. And the GOP has an entire lying network, FAUX Comedy News Channel,-"the truth hurts but then again,we never have told it". 

idknonsense
idknonsense

@Openminded1 @idknonsense @barneydidit It's sad and wrong of you to think that all Muslims are extremists and/ or terrorists.  The vast majority are good, loving people with a rich culture.  There is nothing Islamic about terrorism or extremism.  Every religion and culture has their own faction of intolerant radicals; you are a prime example of one of America's.  Read a book and enlighten your views because it is impossible to argue with someone such as yourself - a close-minded, conspiracy theorist, intolerant racist, and pretentious mean-spirited human being.

earldgrayjr
earldgrayjr

@Openminded1 @idknonsense @barneydidit You are the most ignorant, violent, fanataic I have seen for some time...

If you had ever read his book, you would know that he met his dad ONCE and never even knew hime or his other relatives.  But...that doesn't sound EVIL enough does it?  Instead you are intent on throwing out inuendo for everyone else to swat down, because yoiur hate is so thick that facts don't matter.  You are happy to make things up and if your think it, it MUST be true.

You are a very sick human being.  Fortunately, you are also not bright, and so you illustrate that here for all to see.  I imagine you do the same in the rest of your life, and likely have yelling matches calling peiople that don't have your delusions, stupid dummys...

Pathetic...

Openminded1
Openminded1

@idknonsense @Openminded1 @barneydidit he is a muslim  dummy and it would make a difference, Muslims are the most violent religious fanatics in the world and can not be trusted. they are killing people all over the world stupid just because they are not muslim. listen stupid his dad ,step dad, brothers,aunts,uncles, cousins all admit to being muslim. His mom married two muslims and his brother Malik in kenya is a working member of the Muslim brotherhood so you think its hard to fathom Obama H mightn be amuslim dumb ass. He can not admit it, he is POTus. 

earldgrayjr
earldgrayjr

@Openminded1 @earldgrayjr @barneydidit

"You must love black men and dream of Obama at night."

Bwa ha ha ha ha....  The racists aren't even smart enough to keep the hoods on!!  Bwa ha ha ha 

I don't care who you say you are..  I don't care what your background is.  I doesn't matter a wit to me.Your current words are that of a RACIST PERIOD.  I HAVE seen your posts...Let me repeat.  You are a THUG!!  Did I mention LIAR?  I PROIVED that also...  with your Muslim BS.  Now he is a muslim because some idiot says so?  

There is no question... There is no debate.  YOU proved you are a LIAR, and therefore a THUG, and so if you try to deny it, you are also dim witted.  Your lack of grammar and limited vocabulary, as well as your continuous use of 4th grade words like "dummy" and "loud mouth" illustrate your lack of education. The fact that you are also so loud about your ignorance, makes your repulsive.

THUGS like you are what is wrong with this country. You just PROVE to the world that your HATE is so thick that you are willing to go beyond every fact, and every piece of evidence, to come to a conclusion based on what you WANT to be rather than what IS.  If you were EVER in law enforcement, thank GOD you are out now.  Again, let me repeat....THUGS like YOU are what is wrong with this country.  Fortunately most of you got pushed to the side after George Wallace, and your part of the GOP is quickly being flushed down the toilet where you belong.

I read 5 magazines a week, and 3 papers a day.  I run a multimillion dollar business and am active in my community. I know the facts of which I speak, and don't deal in LIES and inuendo as you seem to feed only on. I have absolutely NOTHING to learn from you, except what NOT to be like. Your loud bellowing and throwing out that you wee law enforcment is intended to intimidate and give credibility to your otherwise Fascist, Homophobic, Racist rants.  

Well you are about as intimidating as a kitchen sponge, about as intelligent, and not nearly as credible.

Openminded1
Openminded1

@ARTRaveler Dummy who said i voted for them ? not me, because i did not i am an independent big mouth.

Openminded1
Openminded1

@earldgrayjr @Openminded1 @barneydidit You must love black men and dream of Obama at night. You are the dummy moron I am black stupid just like Obama half black and white. If you look back at some of my 4000 plus post you would have know that I am black and in my sixties retired 30 year police veteran who retired 11 years ago far from a punk. But i did arrest many punks and drunks like you. And dummy how do you know Obama is a christian because he says so? You dummy if he admitted he was a muslim you think he would be in the Oval office? You bleeding heart dumbo. he is smart and he played the American people very well. Do some checking instead of just opening up your drunk mouth, he was born a muslim and his mom married two muslims and his whole family admits to be muslim . what an ass wipe, go have another drink nut case.

earldgrayjr
earldgrayjr

@ARTRaveler Last time I votd for a republican president was George (Herbert Walker) Bush...  A good man ddoing the right thing, but even he got caught up in teh GOP mess.

Anybody voting for Palin for anything does not undertand what government is..or what it's for.

ARTRaveler
ARTRaveler

And you voted for McCain/Palin and are trying to tell anyone that you are intelligent?  Good luck with that!

earldgrayjr
earldgrayjr

@Openminded1 @earldgrayjr @barneydidit

Here is what you said:

"he does not fully understand the plight of former veterans". 

Let me repeat...Y O U    A R E   A     L I A R ! ! !

Obama has done more for us veterans in 5 years than ALL of the republican party has in 50 years.  He has alo worked to get services and funding for veterans that has been CONSISTENTLY vosted down by the republican GOP.  Your party is quick to send people in to war, and quick to make promises to a volunteer army, only to strip them of the promises they made AFTER they get back and then call them free loaders on the iovernment dole, and shut down the government that provides many of those promised services.

You ALSO said:

" I remember another Muslim who avoided the draft during vietnam is name was Ali."

As you already know, Obama is a Christian, but that just isn't dark or evil enough for you so you LIE and twist and misrepresent, in order to send an ad hominem attack in a feeble and childish effort to invoke the backing some group (in this case Christians).  Not only are you a L I A R...  Your actions are despicable.  

Because you are also exceedinly stupid, you can't even contain your racism, and display it even here,.  I am sure your "muslim" boogey man talk goes over well in your basement KKK meetings.  

As for the rest of America?  We are over the race thing, respect our President for his accomplishemnts, and don't need to feel superior due to our race to have self esteem.  We are out building and inventing things and don't long for days gone buy when you were given more opportunity solely based on your skin color.    We don't need the head start, and our ego's aren't fragile..

I am one of the many poeple actually building America, and  I am really sick of punks like you... You disgust me..

Openminded1
Openminded1

@earldgrayjr @Openminded1 @barneydidit Listen big mouth, No one lied dummy, if you do not agree and you are a bleeding heart liberal and will drop to your knees for Obama fine. My opinion is he is a phony racist muslim who got the white liberal vote and of course the entire black vote other then mine twice, he is charming, articulate, and educated. a very outwardly likable guy. He out smarted the american people because he is a good con man and you dummy libs fell for it. now he and michelle laugh at night when they go to bed on how stupid whitey is. How a muslim got into the Oval office. You like him he's yours he only has 2.5 years left to screw the country up and your girl Hillary will be in.

earldgrayjr
earldgrayjr

@Openminded1 @Arimathean @barneydidit You are so ignorant, you can'ty see people laughing at you...

The founding fathers debated for years, and wrote it all down...  They wrote endless essays and letters back and forth expounding on not only what they thought, but also why.  They tried to think of an many scenario's as they could to make sure the founding documents would cover those.


Amazingly though, in all those meetings, letters, and essays, they didn't use words "dummy" or "numb nuts" once.  How on earth could they have had adult conversations that way?

earldgrayjr
earldgrayjr

@Openminded1 @Arimathean @barneydidit Wow... Yahh it isn't like they ever wrote anything down.  Not like they sent any letters back and forth, or debated before they wrote the constitution.  It isn't like any of that is written down or anything...  It's not like they wrote diary's or journals, or wrote manifesto's or any of that....

Wow...  you are so completely ignorant, you don't even know how stupid you sound.  SO... funny!!

They did ALL that... and it is there to see, if you ever went and looked.  OBVIOUSLY you haven't.

And you have the nerve to call people 4th grade names linke dummy, and loud mouth, every other word....  

Wow... just wow.. You really make me shake my head in shame for our country...

Try Googling "Federalist Papers" for a start...

Wow

earldgrayjr
earldgrayjr

@Openminded1 @earldgrayjr @Arimathean  

"regular posters"   LOL!

Regular posters must also know you are a raving lunatic with a 4th grade education, vocabulary, and mental ability..

In fact, you don't have to be a "regular" poster to figure that one out...

Openminded1
Openminded1

@earldgrayjr @Openminded1 @Arimathean @barneydidit You really are a dumb ass, stick to drinking  and not thinking. I have over 44600 post on here dummy  and the regular posters know I am not a member of the GOP nor of your bleeding heart liberal morons group. And at my age do not need some dummy like you teaching me anything I have been around since Truman ass wipe and know about the forefathers and the constitution and just to remind your big mouth jump to conclusion ass , I can not stand Cruz. Palin is not important ,she does have a nice ass and rack.

Openminded1
Openminded1

@earldgrayjr @Openminded1 @Arimathean @barneydidit You dumb ass, Palin, cruz, or romney who cares about them, you think i do? No dummy i do not vote along party lines like your  dumb ass, i vote for whom ever I think is right for the office. I am an independent. I am not in love with Obama like you and the rest of the liberal followers, who will drop to there knees for him if he request it. be a man think for yourself sissy. Obama is not the 2nd coming morons. He is a liar,racist, muslim. Intelligent yes, articulate , and charming, but a con man just the same.

Openminded1
Openminded1

@Arimathean @Openminded1 @barneydidit simple dumb nuts you can not really know what the forefathers were thinking and there true meaning of why they had a civilian as commander and chief, The assumption is to have a check and balance, but you and I were not there to know that for sure. Obama in my opinion is not fit to lead the military, and it was the military  we were talking about not teachers and any other professions , your entered that Bs. To lead the military and understand the military mind and its operations it would be nice and prudent that a President served in the Military. Obama did not only not serve, he does not like nor understand the military. In other words not fit.

earldgrayjr
earldgrayjr

@Openminded1 @Arimathean @barneydidit Actually we can understand a great deal about what the forefathers intended by the document they left befind as an instruction manual.  The constitution...

"No Person except a natural born Citizen, or a Citizen of the United States, at the time of the Adoption of this Constitution, shall be eligible to the Office of President; neither shall any Person be eligible to that Office who shall not have attained to the Age of thirty five Years, and been fourteen Years a Resident within the United States."

Who said anything about police work?  Nice try trying to conflate the issues, abut no...  The president is MUCH more than the commander in chief of the military, including the chief executive, and to imply that a president must be ex military is juevinile.  We heard the same mumbo jumbo for Romney reading being a CEO...   

You guys can't even decide your arguments for longer than 15 minutes.  A CLEAR sign, you don't have priciples. but rather are just trying to find ways to "win".  Your assertion that Obama is unfit because he is not ex military is jeuvenile.

A trait I am coming to expect from you...

earldgrayjr
earldgrayjr

@Openminded1 @Arimathean @barneydidit So if Obama wasn't in the military, he doesn't care about Vets, even though he has worked to support  at every turn...including several funding bills serving them

But.. when Cruz, Palin, Romney, etc. also haven't served, they care about Vets, even though they have worked to defund support for them at every turn including voting down the bills to fund veterans...

Got it....  

JUST as hypocritical as this stunt....

Arimathean
Arimathean

@Openminded1 @Arimathean @barneydidit 

Your argument is predicated on the assumption that Obama isn't fit to lead a type of person because he hadn't taken part in their profession.  I am pointing out that, if you hold onto that argument, no one is ever capable of being President, for no one can hold every job of every constituent.

Not sure what you're trying to say about me not being around when the Constitution was written.  Care to elaborate on what that has to do with anything?  (Preferably without resorting to meaningless pejoratives like "numb nuts")

Openminded1
Openminded1

@Arimathean @Openminded1 @barneydidit Well numb nuts you were not around and either was I when the forefathers thought up the concept. and to answer your dumb question yes a person needs to walk in a persons shoes to fully understand what they have dealt with and are dealing with. i was a policemen for 30 years ,what the hell do you know about police work other then watching episodes of law and order and dirty harry moves.

Arimathean
Arimathean

@Openminded1 @Arimathean @barneydidit 

Bull****.  You could try to do that with any profession.  I'm a teacher -- does that mean I can say "You can't understand teaching without having done it"?  Maybe we can stop being accountable to state and federal governments then!

Or, perhaps our forefathers gave immense value to having a civilian in charge of the military as an extended check on military power, naming our civilian President as Commander-in-Chief of the military.  Maybe different perspectives are a good thing.

Openminded1
Openminded1

@Arimathean @Openminded1 @barneydidit Never said anything about Palin, Bush jr, or any of the others, nor did you mention Clinton. I was talking about Obama and only him. I do not give a dam about the morons mentioned and could careless they are not in the Oval office now. Obama is unfit for the office for many reasons, not serving in the Military is not one of them. But to truly care about vets you need to understand them and the only way to fully understand them is to have walked in their combat boots.