CNN Political Ticker
Washington (CNN) - Angered by the closure of national landmarks due to the partial government shutdown, a crowd of conservatives removed barricades Sunday at the World War II Memorial and the Lincoln Memorial as they rallied against President Barack Obama and Democrats for their role in the ongoing stalemate.
High-profile speakers with close ties to the tea party appeared at the event, including former Alaska Gov. Sarah Palin and Sen. Ted Cruz of Texas.
. . . 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.
The Tea Party, Palin, Cruz, and the confederate flag -- could it be any clearer? pic.twitter.com/Bv3QK49Pyz— Progressive News (@Letsgetreal68) October 15, 2013
Tea Partyers shout racist slur at White House cops: “Looks like something out of Kenya” http://t.co/h8RzwKez9p— AMERICAblog (@americablog) October 14, 2013
BTW, let's say Obama was a Muslim. SO WHAT????— BWD (@theonlyadult) October 14, 2013
What's downright laughable is that conservatives really think their protest (AKA Klan rally) today was a "game changer".— Rolando Scourge (@Kennymack1971) October 14, 2013
Thanks to Ted Cruz and Sarah Palin, the Tea Party was given the chance today to show the world who, and what they are. #KlanRally— Marcia Russo (@marciarusso) October 13, 2013
Fact is they rallied around the guy with confederate flag. They own it now. #KlanRally— esd2000 (@esd2000) October 14, 2013
That awkward moment when Ted Cruz shows up at a rally protesting the government shutdown HE orchestrated: http://t.co/P0RMhB8wkB— Top Conservative Cat (@TeaPartyCat) October 14, 2013
Ted Cruz is now protesting a government shutdown he engineered, and we are officially through the political looking glass.— Will McAvoy (@WillMcAvoyACN) October 13, 2013
The U.S. Senate should either expel @TedCruz or censure him, whichever is easiest.— Phillip M. McKenzie (@philmmckenzie) October 14, 2013
Here's Ted Cruz speaking in front of the flag of the extreme right wing Oathkeepers militia: pic.twitter.com/wuUwi6Wem4— Charles Johnson (@Green_Footballs) October 13, 2013
BREAKING: Gen. Robert E. Lee surrendered on on April 9, 1865. The Union won the war.— Goldie Taylor (@goldietaylor) October 13, 2013
The US government is shut down while people with Confederate flags are protesting in front of it. This needs no punch line.— umair haque (@umairh) October 13, 2013
When they close the memorial to the 2013 government shutdown during the 2032 shutdown, the politics are going to get really confusing.— Josh Greenman (@joshgreenman) October 13, 2013
Pro tip: If you want to express your love of US Army & its monuments … leave the Confederate flag at home. pic.twitter.com/dyByu9av51— davidfrum (@davidfrum) October 13, 2013
Conservatives building a broad coalition that stretches from Sarah Palin to Alex Jones. https://t.co/dCXzklDhC6— davidfrum (@davidfrum) October 13, 2013
Live feed: Vets tear down barricades march on White House! http://t.co/LhkdUxlqpm— Alex Jones (@RealAlexJones) October 13, 2013
Spirit of Iwo Jima! pic.twitter.com/L52uTrkgge— Alex Jones (@RealAlexJones) October 13, 2013
Retweeted by Alex Jones - Actor James Woods Bashing Obama:
Thank God we have baton wielding riot police to protect us from 85 yr old vets in wheelchairs. Thanks, Mr. Obama pic.twitter.com/hrxWzMkO18— James Woods (@RealJamesWoods) October 13, 2013