The Republicans, particularly Reps. Steve King, Louie Gohmert and Michele Bachmann are using veterans as human shields in the government shutdown they engineered. Bachmann even went as far as saying ‘we got a shutdown.” Now another House Republican is gleeful about the shutdown:
“We’re not going to be disrespected, We have to get something out of this. And I don’t know what that even is.”
— Rep. Marlin Stutzman (R-IN), quoted by the Washington Examiner, on the government shutdown.
So, I am guessing it’s okay for the Republican Party to constantly disrespect President Obama. There is a racial subtext in everything the Republicans are throwing at Obama.