Monday, May 30, 2016

Raining on the Tea Party's parade

I can't believe that in 2016 the Tea Party still has a float in the Bellevue/Dayton Memorial Day Parade (as they've had every year since 2009).

The Tea Party claims to be such superpatriots, yet they've stoked the campaign of Donald Trump, who has cheated war vets, prompting public protests by veterans. Trump held a rally that he claimed was to raise money for veterans, but most of the money he raised could not be accounted for. Trump has also tried to shut down New York City street vendors, many of whom are disabled war vets. Trump accused them of "clogging and seriously downgrading the area."

Yet during today's parade, at least one of the passengers in the bed of the Tea Party truck sported a cap bearing Trump's campaign slogan. To support Donald Trump during a Memorial Day event is about as welcome as a case of salmonella on Thanksgiving.

However, while I was watching the parade, I did see a person who was in such a festive mood that they bubbled.