Shutdown, Continued

[Content Note: Racism; Nazi references.]

Republicans still terrible. Government still shut down.

There are people who still try to argue with a straight face that the impenetrable hatred for President Barack Obama underwriting this shutdown isn't largely informed by racism. Yesterday, about 200 Tea Party protestors, joined by Republican Senators Mike Lee and Ted Cruz and former Republican vice-presidential nominee Sarah Palin, converged on D.C.'s World War II memorial, and, as some participants called for President Obama's impeachment, over the shutdown orchestrated by the Republican Party, at least one Confederate Flag was waving as they marched to the White House.
CNN describes the rally as having a distinct Tea Party-esque flavor, heavy on the anti-Obama sentiment:
One speaker went as far as saying the president was a Muslim and separately urged the crowd of hundreds to initiate a peaceful uprising.

"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.
At a certain point, they walked over to the White House, bringing the barriers [erected to keep people out of the memorial during the shutdown while memorial workers are furloughed] with them — and at least one large Confederate flag.
Once they reached the White House, the protestors heckled police, "calling them 'brown shirts,' the 'Gestapo,' the 'Stasi,' and opining that the unit 'looks like something out of Kenya'."

Again: Two sitting Republican Senators and a former Republican vice-presidential nominee were part of this protest.

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