Not ‘The Party of Lincoln’ – the GOP is the ‘New Confederacy’


Posted by AzBlueMeanie:

I posted about Republicans on the modern GOP: An anti-government, Neo-Confederate insurrectionist party of radicals, and the Washington Post's Colbert King penned an excoriating opinion, The rise of the New Confederacy.

The Tea Party Queen, the Quitta from Wasilla, Sarah Palin, and Senator General Ted "Custer" Cruz, led a  protest (CNN Poliitcal Ticker) in Washington, D.C. today at which the Birthers-Birchers-Secessionists of the Tea Party broke out their Confederate battle flags, flying their true colors.

John Aravosis at writes Sarah Palin joins Ted Cruz, confederate flag, as new face of shutdown:

Sarah Palin joined GOP Tea Party Senator, and shutdown leader, Cruz and
other Tea Party supporters of the GOP’s shutdown of the federal
government in a “million vet march” to protest the fact that the
government has actually been shut down.

Point of fact: Neither Palin nor Cruz have actually served in the
military, and both support the GOP government shutdown which closed the
WWII memorial.  But don’t let that get in the way of a good visual.

Palin on the shutdown not two weeks ago:

“Let government chill for a little bit.”

Palin said Republicans should not “fear some kind of government
shutdown.” She then emphasized that Republicans must “stand firm,” “not
blink,” and not “allow the media to drive this whole narrative” that a
shutdown would be bad for Republicans.

Palin said that a shutdown would allow the American people to realize
“how irrelevant the federal government could and should be in our

And now she’s leading a protest of the shutdown she supported.


“Veterans” – basically Tea Partyers – led by Palin and Cruz, marched
today on the World War II memorial in Washington, DC, stole the National
Park Service’s protective barriers, and then threw them at the White

Here is the CNN video:

Yes, that is a Confederate battle flag prominently displayed in the video.

The Palin-Cruz Tea Partyers are allied with southern confederate flag-waving racists:

Tea Partyers, led by Sarah Palin. Ted Cruz and southern racists waving the confederate flag, throw metal fences at the White House gates to protest the GOP shutdown of the government. Note the typo that was clumsily corrected in the sign.

Some lead conservatives were equally unimpressed:

Screenshot from 2013-10-13 14:19:44

The GOP must surrender the nomenclature "The Party of Lincoln." The GOP has forfeited any claim of right to Abraham Lincoln. Game over.

UPDATE: I previously posted about this, Crazy Uncle Joe Arpaio's Birther attorney and groupie, Larry Klayman, calls for a 'coup' against President Obama:

Larry Klayman wrote Monday in Renew America
that he's established Nov. 19 as the date that Obama will be forced to
answer for his "criminality" and "Muslim, socialist, anti-Semitic,
anti-Christian, anti-white, pro-illegal immigrant, pro-radical gay and
lesbian agenda."

Klayman said he hopes his supporters will "descend on Washington,
D.C., en masse, and demand that [Obama] leave town and resign from
office if he does not want to face prison time."

Scarry Larry attended the Palin-Cruz-Lee FAUX News staged event yesterday as well. Steve Benen reports:

Right-wing activist Larry Klayman, who helps lead a group called Freedom Watch, told
conservative activists, "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."


UPDATE: Brian Beutler at Salon, Debt limit defeat turns conservatives into neo-Confederate fantasists .


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