Rage & Performance Art

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In case you missed the day’s events, while high level negotiations sputtered on, a Tea Party rally including Sen. Ted Cruz and Sarah Palin succeeded in capturing some of the essence of the political world the rejectionist rump of the GOP is now inhabiting in scenes reminiscent of 2009’s Summer of Teh Crazy.

Spurred by outrage at the closure of federal war memorials they demanded be closed along with the rest of the federal government, the crowd symbolically ‘stormed’ two closed memorials and then headed to the White House where at least one Confederate Flag proudly flew and far-right gadfly Larry Klayman, who has of late been calling for an uprising to unseat the President (scheduled for Nov. 19th), told the crowd 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.”

Despite the fact that the number of participants seem to have numbered in the low hundreds, House conservatives reportedly see the event as a “game changer” which will turn the tide against the President next week and allow them to move on to victory.

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