Ed Driscoll

Just Another Brick in the Wall

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“Retweet if you want this #shutdown to end,” a tweet bearing the president’s name impotently went out on Wednesday. At RicochetRob Long quipped in response, “From ‘Mr. Gorbachev, tear down this wall’ to this, in 5 short presidencies.”

And now, back again:

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As Jim Geraghty writes:

A line from Reagan’s Brandenburg Gate speech: “Today I say, as long as the gate is closed, as long as this scar of a wall is permitted to stand, it is not the German question alone that remains open, but the question of freedom for all mankind.”

Replace “German” with “park.”

Heh — it’s schadenfreudelicious.

(Speaking of schadenfreude, Ted Cruz was one of the retweeters of the above item from Tweet Force One.)

Related: “If only our consulate in Benghazi had been as well-protected as the National WWII Memorial,” Jim Treacher writes.