Confederate flag part of White House protest. [photo via David Frum on Twitter]

Confederate flag part of White House protest. [photo via David Frum on Twitter]

Pro tip: If you want to express your love of US Army & its monuments “¦ leave the Confederate flag at home. – David Frum on Twitter

THERE IS a Tea Party suicide caucus protest today on the Washington Mall, which is where you can find Sen. Ted Cruz at some point today.

Ted Cruz going to the Mall protest today and railing against gov shutdown is like O.J. Simpson searching for real killers. – Ryan Lizzer, via Twitter

The photo at the top is going viral and is getting a lot of comment in the Twitterverse. Whether it’s associated with the WWII protest against the shutdown, or the Tea Party suicide caucus that Sen. Ted Cruz represents, or just general racism directed at President Obama, is anyone’s guess.

That Confederate flag at the White House today is really a nice touch – Joan Walsh, via Twitter

But the WWII Memorial shutdown protest is being headlined not only by Sen. Cruz, but also Sarah Palin, so the Tea Party is likely involved.

Thousands of people converged on the World War II Memorial on the National Mall on Sunday morning and tore down the barricades blocking it off, protesting the closure of the memorial during the federal government shutdown.