Rolling Thunder Founder: “Don’t Get Me Started on Obamacare”
Against the backdrop of Arlington National Cemetary, Rolling Thunder roared across Memorial Bridge into Washington DC today.
500,000 riders were expected at the ride this year.
The Rolling Thunder founder former U.S. Army Sgt. Artie Muller, who founded the organization, is not a fan of Obamacare. And he didn’t want to talk about it today.
The Washington Times reported:
There is no better name for an event that resonates with patriotism, deep loyalty and an authentic sense of mission: Rolling Thunder. Oh, yeah. Here they come. They’re rolling, and it is thunderous.
At least a half-million riders were expected for the 26th annual Ride for Freedom.
“Everything about this rally still affects me, no matter how many years we’ve been doing it. And everything we do is meant to remember and honor our POWs, MIAs and all of our veterans,” said former U.S. Army Sgt. Artie Muller, who founded the organization in 1987 and named it for a U.S. bombing campaign over North Vietnam more than two decades earlier.
“I lost a whole lot of guys in that war. I never forget that I made it back but they didn’t,” he said.
Just don’t mention health care reform to Mr. Muller, though.
“Don’t get me started on ‘Obamacare,’” he says.