In a bit of truly absurdist political theater, Tea Partiers are apparently staging protests against…you guessed it…the government shutdown.
The protesters, including veterans and truckers’ groups, have apparently broken through barricades at various memorials around town, egged on by Tea Party stalwarts including Sens. Lee, Cruz and former governor Palin.
So the Tea Party didn’t just bring you the shutdown, they’re leading the fight against its impacts, at least the ones they really dislike.
Perhaps they’re onto something. Shouldn’t this inspire a bunch of low-income parents and their kids to storm a shuttered Head Start classroom?!
I can’t speak for you, but I’ve just about lost the capacity to make sense out of what’s going on in the nation’s politics. Time to put on the headphones and head out for a run. I think I’ll avoid the Mall.
TO THE BARRICADES, COMRADES! WE MUSTN’T LET THEM…um…us…SHUT DOWN THE GOVERNMENT!