October 13, 2013On Sunday, thousands poured into Washington, D.C., to participate in what was billed as a "Million Vets March" on the memorials closed by the administration as a result of the partial government shutdown prompted by Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid's refusal to consider a single GOP proposal to fund the government.
Protesters quickly tore down the barricades -- known as "barrycades" in honor of Barack Obama -- that surrounded the World War II memorial and discarded them.
Barriers around the Vietnam Memorial and the Lincoln Memorial were just as easily torn down and discarded. At one point, protesters at the Lincoln Memorial could be heard shouting, "USA, USA."
Barricades had to be pulled down a second time at some memorials after Park Police replaced them.
Earlier in the day, former Alaska Governor Sarah Palin joined Sens. Mike Lee, R-Utah, and Ted Cruz, R-Texas, addressed the protesters.
"God Bless each every one of you. This memorial belongs to you," Cruz said.
"This is yours, it belongs to the people, not the government," Lee added.
While speaking at a rally for New Jersey Republican Senate candidate Steve Lonegan on Saturday, Palin railed against the administration, accusing it of “using our military as pawns.”
"And our government thinks they can shut down our memorials that honor our vets?" she said. "For shame."
Predictably, Twitchy noted, liberal hatemongers on Twitter attacked Palin with the usual profane invective.
The march, Breitbart.com said, was organized by Special Operations Speaks.
"Veterans will demand that the Obama administration re-open the memorials and urge Congress to pass legislation to forbid the memorials from being closed in future government shutdowns," Breitbart added.
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