Nancy Mace goes after government ‘thugs’

Just had to share this Tweet from Nancy Mace, who is challenging Lindsey Graham in next year’s GOP primary:

mace tweet

Yow! Really, Nancy? Thugs?

That doesn’t sound like you. That sounds more like, well, whoever is doing your social media

10 thoughts on “Nancy Mace goes after government ‘thugs’

  1. Brad Warthen Post author

    Of course, Nancy — or her social media person — was referring to a news item in which Rand Paul referred to the workers who put up the barricades as “goons.”

    I’d like to see some photographs of these “thugs” and “goons” who did the humble work of putting up barricades. That would be an interesting comparison.

    Paul scored some points, though, with this zinger:

    Paul continued the attack Wednesday on Mike Huckabee’s radio show, saying Obama had more guards at the memorial than at the U.S. consulate in Benghazi.

    “The president has assigned 7 security guards to guard the World War II monument. That’s two more than he sent to Benghazi. We’ve got more people guarding the WWII monument than we had guarding the ambassador,” Paul said.

      1. Bryan Caskey

        Shutdown Theater Continues: A completely self-sustaining tourist attraction has been ordered shut down for first time In history

        By order of the King.

        The Colonial Williamsburg-type historical recreation never closed through all the shutdowns of the 70s, 80s, and 90s. Because, of course, it was self-sufficient, as it charges money for entry, and keeps (shock!) a balanced budget.

        The managing director of the farm (a former NPS employee) calls the decision “utter crap”.

        Presented without comment for the commentariat.

  2. Karen McLeod

    Somehow I doubt that it’s Mr. Obama telling people to shut down anything specific. I suspect that concern for terrorist attacks has caused Parks to (at least try) to close any part of them that they cannot provide oversight for.

      1. Karen McLeod

        But, if someone crosses those barricades and get’s blown up it’s not the Park’s department’s fault.

        1. Doug Ross

          These are locations that are normally unguarded. Open 24 hours a day to the public. This is a staged event by the White House.

    1. Bryan Caskey

      So let me get this straight: A low-level government employee is making the decision to close the WWII memorial AND it’s because of terrorism? I think you could argue one or the other, but not both. Having said that, I’m sure it’s not the President *himself* who’s ordering the Executive Branch to close things. He learns about all this kind of stuff on the news. I’m sure it’s “rouge employees” like in the IRS.

      Come now, Karen. It’s theater. Everyone knows it.

      If it’s not theater, what’s the point of Link this? Laughs? It sure ain’t stopping terrorism.

    2. Mark Stewart

      No I”m sorry Karen; that is as ridiculous a notion (which I do not mean personally) as the guy in the airport who when surveying the scene of the Thousands Standing Arounders this morning and said “what Government shutdown? We should shut down more and save more money” – I don’t think he understands the math of a shutdown.

      The thing is; Parks are one of the few publicly seen functions that can be shut down. So the NPS gets shut down. The sad fact is that otherwise the vast majority of people would feel like the guy in the airport if the agencies didn’t try to keep the shutdown top of mind for citizens.

      Someone should send the Congress the bill for this display of anti governance – which dollar amount will surely start with a “B”.


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