What disgust me more is there are actually folks who will prostitute themselves to this! Our country is growing in dishonorable prostitutes who will do anything for money and not care about the very people they step on to do it.
It appears that the Obama administration is violating the First Rule of Holes. Yesterday the administration looked awful when it “closed” and barricaded the World War II memorial on the Mall. The memorial is, by its nature, open. There is nothing to close. And the administration knows that every day, tour groups consisting of WWII vets, now mostly in their late 80s or early 90s, come to Washington to visit the memorial. So the administration couldn’t resist closing the WWII memorial by putting up barricades, as part of their effort to dramatize how terrible the government “shutdown” is.
Yesterday, as we noted here, the administration suffered a public relations disaster when a group of elderly vets from Mississippi, aided by one or more Republican Congressmen, pushed the barriers aside and visited the memorial. But the administration was still undeterred: a park service employee threatened to arrest any vets who may try to visit the WWII memorial in the future, while the shutdown is in effect.
The best thing the Obama administration could do is quietly remove the barricades around the memorial and forget the whole thing. But no: it happened again today. Fortunately, PJ Media was on hand to record the action:
The same scene was reenacted again today as two Honor Flights from Missouri and Chicago arrived in prearranged visits. These Honor Flights were met by hundreds of ordinary citizens and about a dozen members of Congress, who once again crashed the barricades to let the veterans into the WW2 Memorial.
After about an hour, about 20 SEIU protesters arrived on the scene chanting “Boehner, get us back to work” and claiming they were federal employees furloughed because of the shutdown.
WWII veterans visiting the memorial that was erected in their honor vs. paid SEIU protesters: great optics for the Obama administration! But it gets worse. The protesters claimed to be furloughed federal employees:
In the video below these protesters were marching towards the press gaggle and I was asking them to show their federal IDs to prove they were in fact federal workers. No one wore their federal ID and none would provide it to prove their claim.
Then, remarkably, a guy carrying a sign passed by wearing a McDonald’s employee shirt, which I noted. I then began asking them how much they had been paid to protest, at which point the guy wearing the McDonald’s shirt came back and admitted he had been paid $15 to attend the protest.
Here is the video. As you watch it, try to imagine what public relations genius in the Obama administration thought that this would play well for the president and Harry Reid:
You can’t make this stuff up: World War II veterans come to Washington to see their monument, and the Obama administration tries to block them by putting up barricades. When that blunder starts getting media attention, the administration doubles down by paying union members $15 to march around, waving signs and protesting–as though that were a sure-fire way to generate sympathy for the nonessential federal employees who are getting the day off. Is it possible that the Democrats could be snatching defeat from the jaws of victory?
And does that perhaps have something to do with Obama’s backing down on his vow not to talk with Congressional Republicans? Obama has now invited Congressional leaders to the White House for talks on ending the spending impasse.
Aren't the Democrats terrible.
All demoRATS old their souls to Satan.
Rotten to thecore
They are messing with the wrong people! 28 million plus veterans should have the backs of these WW-II Hero's....Maybe this is the action that will get the VFW, Legion and other Vets organizations off their asses to do something.
Back them up or live on your knees forever!
This organization and the many others that are practicing their constitutional rights such as freedom of speech and the right of assembly are beginning to take a toll on the progressives in both parties. I feel that there is as one pundit put it. There is three parties. The ubber left progressives, The moderates McCain's, Grams and the Bill Clinton crowed. Then you have the constitutionalist. The TEA Party and libertarian folks.
The libertarian and the TEA Party groups are beginning to make a difference in the land scape of the political road map. At every turn the demonization coming from both sides od the political aisle are attacking their very being. Why? Because they are (the tea Party) winning the fight and beginning to take over the conservation. This is scaring the living hell out of the establishment crowed in Washington DC.
Keep up the fight and I would hope that some of you out there would consider running for political office and take back for the American people what is rightfully theirs. God bless and God's speed.
As I have said many times in the past, on this site and a few others, the stinking DemonRats and RepubliCant's are the ones that has dismantled America piece by piece. Blocking Vets from seeing THEIR momorial. BEFORE 10.1.13 there was no need for security to stand guard at a FREE momorial. Now the STUPID government PAYS for security AND protesters?????!!!! Pathetic!!! Tell o'satan to stop taking so many vacations!!!! That should help the buget right there!! Oh, and tell o'satan he can't fly the first dog on a SEPARATE plane anymore!!! That will save the tax payers LOTS!!! Again, stupid DemonRats and RepubliCant's are helping that demonic rag head destory America.