There was a protest today in Washington:

Angered by the closure of national landmarks due to the partial government shutdown, a crowd of conservatives removed barricades Sunday at the World War II Memorial and the Lincoln Memorial as they rallied against President Barack Obama and Democrats for their role in the ongoing stalemate.

Before the protestors left the World War II memorial for the White House, they were addressed by Sarah Palin and Ted Cruz. Upon their arrival at the White House, some of them began brandishing Confederate flags, proving beyond a shadow of a doubt that the Party of Lincoln ain’t what it used to be.

Martin Longman

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