Now the GOP are protesting their own awfulness as shutdown continues


Palin has said that a shutdown would allow the American people to realize “how irrelevant the federal government could and should be in our lives.” Unpaid park workers take heart, eh?

Then she and Cruz led the protest of the shutdown she supported. It was the biggest red meat spectacle of the shutdown so far, which is why we should reflect on it.

The majority of “veterans” that turned up to this self-critical protest were actually fellow Tea Party members, of course. That goes without saying. Apparently they're so angry at themselves for shutting down the government they had to call themselves out in a public spectacle.

Larry Klayman of Freedom Watch, the conservative political advocacy group, was in no doubt about who to blame for making Republicans shut down the government -- the Muslim Kenyan Socialist who is also our president.

“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,” Klayman said.

Look, I've seen a lot of strange stuff, but I cannot comprehend how GOP members can protest a government shutdown when they shut it down themselves? That’s just weird. So was the decision to wave so many Confederate flags at the protest.

I'm not sure how it respects our veterans to carry the flag that created tens of thousands of wounded veterans, but we're three county lines past common sense in the self-satirizing Tea Party republic these jokers want to lead us to nowadays.