In Washington DC on Sunday, an unknown number of veterans(we’ll never get an honest estimate out of DC officials) together with Governor Sarah Palin, Senators Ted Cruz(R-TX) and Mike Lee(R-UT) gathered to visit the World War II memorial, the Lincoln Memorial, and later, the vets marched to the White House and the Capitol, depositing and discarding a pile of “Barry-cades” at the White House. According to a report on Shark-tank.net, Palin and her contingent were greeted by riot police who were there to attempt to shut down the event. Gov. Palin reportedly thanked the officers for their service before joining in the barricade removal and continuation of the event. Senators Cruz and Lee joined her in making remarks to open the event. Here’s video posted on youtube:
A clip repeating a small segment of Sarah Palin’s remarks with Senator Cruz’s remarks:
A clip of Greta Van Susternen talking with Sarah Palin, Ted Cruz, and Mike Lee at the event:
Not surprisingly, this group of leaders show up for the important things. Other so-called leaders were nowhere to be seen. Certainly, President Obama wasn’t around, and Marine 1 was seen leaving the White House during the extended event that included veterans carrying and depositing sections of “Barry-cades” at the White House, notably, one double-amputee on a Segway who loaded a section of the barricade and carted it with him.
These are the men and women our President and Harry Reid choose to dismiss. These are the people who are “radicals,” “extremists,” and “zealots” in the estimation of the Washington DC elitists. The simple truth is that men and women who have given their service honorably and often at great(or ultimate) personal cost to this country should never be barricaded from memorials. Never in any previous shutdown have these memorials been barricaded, and the truth is that it costs more money to barricade them than to have left them open. This spectacle was brought to you by none other than Barack Obama, along with his cronies and henchmen, all attempting to bring unnecessary pain to the American people.
Naturally, it wasn’t over there. Vets carried barricade section up to the White House, and riot police soon filled the area, along with mounted police. There were alleged to have been a few minor scuffles, with protesters chanting everything from “Obama must go” to “Shame on you.” Here’s a video clip:
As police v. protester “clashes” go, this one was pretty mild, thankfully, and you could hear in this and similar video clips the veterans urging one another to remain “cool” and to otherwise prevent the situation from getting out of hand. These are America’s vets, mobilized, honorable, and patriotic. Meanwhile, the DC elite bring out the riot police to try to close down an event that should never have been necessary but for the President’s insistence on closing down memorials that have never been closed before.
I would like to thank all my honorable brothers and sisters, young and old, who showed up for this event. I also think we owe significant thanks to Governor Palin, along with Senators Cruz and Lee, for running interference and making it more difficult for the riot police to attempt to sweep this up and bury it. The media did its level best to either ignore or mock the event. The truth is that American veterans and patriots rallied on Sunday in defense of our liberties and against a tyrant, and whether the mainstream media covered it or not, you should know of their efforts. This must be the beginning of taking our country back.