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McCaskill at WWII Memorial: Park Service has “a lot more common sense than the Tea Party”

McCaskill at WWII Memorial: Park Service has “a lot more common sense than the Tea Party”

After the Parks Service erected barricades at the World War II Memorial on orders from the Obama administration, Veterans showed up today to protest.

Claire McCaskill (D-MO) also showed up.  She decried people playing politics, but then launched into an attack on the Tea Party:

McCaskill: “The thing that’s a little confusing is how many people are here who don’t have veterans from their states. I’m sure why they’re here other than to play politics on the backs of veterans. Which I think is bad manners.”

Reporter: “There was nothing from the park services trying to stop — I mean the barricades –”

McCaskill: “Of course not. The people who are in park service have a lot more common sense than the Tea Party.”

When Joe Schoffstall of the Capitol City Project asked McCaskill to expand on her comments about the Tea Party, she curtly said, “No,” and her handler stopped the interview.

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Comments

Not A Member of Any Organized Political | October 2, 2013 at 2:25 pm

Those poor vets.

First they had to defeat the Fascists all over the globe in WWII and the Communists.

Now they have to defeat the American Fascists and American Communists?

Apparently so…..

She really does not like Americans’ “Tea Party” character. I thought we were no longer of consequence or was that another lie? Even under siege, or perhaps because of it, the American spirit is alive, well, and invigorated.

Unbelievable. That’s why you have to catch them on camera, because the decent people that voted for jerks like this will not believe what nasty, ugly people they are.

The campaign ad writes itself: “TEA Party supporters are people from across the United States political spectrum who are interested in better, more transparent control of our country’s finances. But Claire McCaskille would have you believe something else entirely. Do we really need politicians who lie about the goals of their fellow citizens?”

Snort.

She’s decrying people playing politics with the issue. All the while, she’s doing what?

Obviously, the woman doesn’t want accountability and doesn’t believe in budgets or responsible spending.

These people are both corrupt and disingenuous.

One after another, they come out on cue, reciting their lines like children at a school program.

All this is the daily issue of talking points, sound bites, lies, slander, Alinsky style.

They are disgusting – to me and millions of Americans.

Kind of ironic our old vets are staging a sort of impromptu, non-violent, Operation Valkyrie.

MaggotAtBroadAndWall | October 2, 2013 at 3:05 pm

‘Playing politics on the backs of veterans is bad manners’, explained Senator McCaskill as she played politics and displayed bad manners in bashing the Tea Party.

NC Mountain Girl | October 2, 2013 at 3:18 pm

I suppose common sense lead the Park Service it close a living history farm that has been self funding since 1980.

    Radegunda in reply to NC Mountain Girl. | October 3, 2013 at 3:05 am

    And to order the closure of self-funding campgrounds that actually pay rent into the Treasury. Obama is so vindictive he’s costing the taxpayers MORE and trying to blame it on a lack of funds because of the Republicans. Unbelievably nasty — except it’s Obama, so it’s believable.

Not A Member of Any Organized Political | October 2, 2013 at 3:24 pm

Too good not to pass on (from comment stream on an article below this).

“Our borders aren’t as well guarded as our monuments….

…..

against octogenarians who EARNED the right to be there. What has the administration earned other than eternal contempt.

“MAB | October 2, 2013 at 1:45 pm

The news segment (ABC I think) on my radio program finally covered the vet’s memorial travesty. McCaskill’s quote ended the segment. MSM may be forced to cover D’s acting like A-holes but they’ll still try to spin it for the LIVs.

It is hard for me not to despise people like Senator MacClaskill, rather than focus on the obvious, here are WWII vets who want to see the monument, she chooses to slam her political opponents.

I would ask readers to remember this next time she mentions the ‘hate’ amongst COnservatives.

    platypus in reply to Cogsys. | October 2, 2013 at 7:56 pm

    Just remember that Republicans of the Rove faction got her elected by publicly trashing Akin even though he stood a good chance of winning despite his dumb comments.

Midwest Rhino | October 2, 2013 at 6:15 pm

I’d like to take this opportunity to thank Huckabee for throwing HIS large arse behind his loser candidate, and sticking with him to protect the almighty “Huckster Brand”. Palin’s tea party woman could have won, but that would have diminished the Huckster.

McCaskill got the memo … insert hate filled tea party comments into every question, and praise Obama’s wisdom in using Barrackades to amplify how evil Republicans are.

Dear Anne,

Capitol City Project sounds like a great idea: reverse NSA for the ruling class!

…she curtly said, “No,” and her handler stopped the interview.

Her “handler?

That job has to be right up there with the job of collecting elephant semen!

Now they don’t know the difference between WWII veterans and Tea Party activists? It’s all the same to them. Either bow to the new king and his toady government/media complex or your are a Tea Party extremist.

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