Skip to comments.The Insiders: The World War II Memorial is not a political prop
Posted on 10/04/2013 6:40:16 AM PDT by Innovative
Team Obama was too ambitious in its play to use the World War II Memorial as a prop in the campaign to blame Republicans for the government shutdown. If youve ever been to the World War II Memorial, you know that it is an open space at street level. Under normal circumstances, government personnel have no role in admitting or denying access to the memorial.
Real effort had to be taken and precise instruction had to be given to round up barricades and have them installed in a clumsy, visible way that would block pedestrians from entering the memorial. It was an effort to supply a pathetic visual that would highlight the sad dysfunction of the government in Washington, and obviously blame Republicans. It will be worth knowing and I hope Congress pursues it the precise steps that had to be taken through the governments organization chart to deploy resources to place barricades that would trap American veterans in a photo-op intended to serve the presidents political interest.
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Is the Martin Luther King Memorial closed off?
The World War II Memorial Shutdown: A Symbol of Government Malice
This is not “government” malice — it’s “OBAMA’s” Malicew.
Yep. He could choose non essential cuts, but that wouldn’t hurt. What a kindergarten bully we have in the WH!
EVERYTHING is a political prop for Odungo. He even denys giving kids with cancer treatments to try to score political points. He could have called Harry Reid in and told him to pass the bill to fund the NIH, but he didn’t. He WANTS children to die to further his political agenda.
How long will the MSM and the other Dem’s go along with this idiot? I hope & pray they are shellacked so hard and so widespread across this nation, well except for the lost cause deep blue states, that in 2014 they are CRUSHED at the ballot box.
Why is the MSM so invested in this little Dictator? I don’t understand how they keep covering for him. When the R’s take back the White House, they should kick them all to the curb and NEVER EVER allow them an interview and treat them like the traitors they have shown themselves to be.
'You didn't build that. Somebody else made that happen.'
More — they even closed the Cemetery in Normandie!
U.S. Government Closes Normandy American Cemetery and Memorial?
“After closing a number of national monuments — including, of course, the World War II Memorial in Washington, D.C. — the U.S government is now officially stopping grateful patriots and tourists from visiting the Normandy American Cemetery and Memorial in France. I find this incredibly embarrassing, dont you?
PARIS (AP) Tourists travelling to Omaha Beach to pay their respects to the 9,387 military dead at the Normandy American Cemetery and Memorial will find it closed, a victim of the U.S. government’s partial shutdown.
The site overlooking the D-Day invasion beaches is one of 24 U.S. military cemeteries overseas that have closed to visitors since Monday. Ten more cemeteries in in France, as well as others in various European countries as well as Mexico, Panama, Tunisia and the Philippines, will remain closed for the duration of the shutdown. “
Yes. I saw an article yesterday that was titled something like "You can't have a dream" that told about it.
We sound like broken records, but can you imagine what the MSM would be doing and saying if George Bush did something like this during his presidency?
The DNC and its minions in the federal employee ranks had definitely planned to inflict punishment and pain, and they had prepared long in advance of the shutdown they the orchestrated.
You are right — I did a quick search and it’s closed too — it took more work to close these monuments, than to leave them open.
You dont have the governments permission to have a dream: MLK memorial Barry-caded [pics]
“open air MLK memorial normal hours of operation: 24 hrs/day, 365 day/year. Now surrounded by barricades, because of “budget.””
They spent a lot of bucks to close down a public space.
That is just politics and insane too.
The photo op the president wanted was a bunch of sad, pitiful veterans being denied the opportunity to visit their memorial by the EEEvil republicans. What he got was some photos of real men and women who refuse to take any more of his crap and stood up to that pathetic little bully.
I recently heard someone reveal the mindsets of dissidents who were sent to gulags during Stalin's reign. Many of these people never made the connection that Stalin was behind it. They looked at Stalin as some national father figure and truly believed in their hearts that some local bureaucrat was behind their incarceration. They would go on for years believing that this was going on without Stalin's knowledge, and that if he ever found out, he would put a stop to it immediately.
This same mindset exists in today's liberals. They know things are really really screwed up, but they cannot make the connection that Obama is behind it. They think that if their particular problem was ever brought to Obama's attention, that he would immediately fix it.
George Bush would never have allowed this to happen. He respects and admires our military and veterans.
Liberals start from the assumption that leftists who seek and attain power are morally and intellectually superior to everyone else.
When you have that Humanist based assumption, then you arrive at the conclusions that your average sheeperal arrives at.
“How long will the MSM and the other Dems go along with this idiot?”
In addition to my tagline, there is another maxim regarding communism:
Communists never break ranks.
It all goes back to the “iron discipline” in the Party that Lenin demanded. Stalin followed Lenin’s policy by ruthlessly purging (murdering) anyone who could possibly break ranks. He did this not only in the USSR but all of the international parties as well. As a result, the collective herd instinct so strong in communists is reinforced by the fear of the purge. It’s in their blood.
A generation ago the communists took over the democrat party and cemented their control over the media/entertainment complex as their propaganda arm. Because they are good disciplined communists, they will never break ranks and turn on each other, unless it is a purge authorized by the Party leadership.
That was probably the thought process of that crazy women that was killed trying to see Obama yesterday.
The bottomless pit of depravity of this administration is breathtaking. From the thugs hired to do their bit in the protests to the closing of parks that have NO government funding at all is absolute childishness. This administration is corrupt to the very last person. No administration in US history has ever been this corrupt. None...................
Democrats hate anyone who removed Hitler. JFK loved the creep.
Whoever thought up to put barriers around an open air memorial, is the lowest of scum. Every time I think there is nothing more Hussein could do to destroy us, he does something else that is worse then he has done before. This insane action takes the cake, however I have thought that many times and then he did something worse.
In my opinion, Hussein is evil.
Either that, or she gave birth to Reggie Love’s ‘love child’, and that she went to the White House to confront ‘the other woman’.
This admin is getting very, very close to what Nicolae Ceausescu was.
Give it a year.
There are so many creative ways those barricades could've been stopped. I'm not going to say awww, those poor park service people. What did they do to stop it?
Only those three HOR 'pubs actually DID something.
Intellectually, yes. Morally, they couldn't care less. To be 'moral' means to impose limits on human behavior. That is the last thing they want...............
When the SS, EBT, WIC, AFDC, et al stops....................
Heck, Dennis Kucinich would not have allowed this to happen. He was always a leader on veterans' issues.
This is the standard play list for the left.
Every time there is a budget crisis they pick the most obvious public settings to shut down.
There never seems to be a department that is not vital, only the parks, public spaces, museums and anything else the public may interact with the government will be shut down.
And the lap dog media will immediately go out and do stories on any one that is at lease inconvenient by the shut down.
There will never be any story on why the crisis happened (other than blame Republicans). Nor will there be any stories on the cliff we are all heading towards if we do not get our financial affairs in order.
If the Democrats win, we lose.
Hey Mr. and Miss. Journalist, I have news for you, when this train goes over the cliff, you are also on it. You will also feel the pain.
Oh, but I assert that sheeperals’ driving motivation is to feel self-righteous (by their own standard, of course),
and this is why they attribute “goodness” on their leaders,
and impute “goodness” on themselves for supporting them.
Maybe “righteous” would be more appropriate than “moral” when describing what they assume about leftists in power.
“Where is the budget item to build barricades?”
This could be one of many reasons that Congress has stopped using the (formerly required) Constitutional budget method of a budget then appropriations bills with specific instructions.
Instead they pass gargantuan “continuing resolution” bills which don’t contain a budget nor specific designations for spending.
I voted. I didn’t like Romney but I voted for him. I was really disappointed in how things turned out AFTER South Carolina and the First Debate.
I’m extremely disappointed in the elite GOP after running Dole, McCain AND Romney.
I hated all the debates and all the party in-fighting that provided ammunition to the D’s. I hated the R’s that stuck their foot in their mouths and lost a couple of key Senate races, both in 2012, 2010 and even 2008. Which kept Dirty Harry in his position today.
Now that all the revelations of the IRS and their dirty work since 2010 targeting conservatives has come to light, but still that doesn’t not get those 4 million voters to the polls. It will take something monumental to bring about an election like we had in 1980 to wake up far too many in this country. I thought 2012 would be like 1980. Sadly, this country has changed. Santa Claus won.
The old school techniques of Richard Daley and Tammany Hall have been enhanced through the Saul Alinsky school of leftist activism. Until the GOP confronts corrupt Democrat urban machines, it will continue to lose elections. However, given the lack of courage on the part of most Republican politicians, I am not optimistic.
Romans 3:10 As it is written: There is no one righteous, not even one;
Now they even reinforced the barricades:
WWII Memorial Barricade Wired Shut
“On Tuesday morning, seven National Park Service employees were seen erecting and tending to a barricade around the World War II memorial in Washington, D.C. One NPS employee was operating a forklift. There usually aren’t any NPS employees working at the World War II memorial.
A couple hours later, when an Honor Flight of World War II veterans arrived, accompanied by Democratic and Republican members of Congress, the fences blocking the memorial were easily moved away, allowing the veterans to enter.
But the barriers are still at the memorial, and they’ve been reinforced. This morning, I walked by the memorial and noticed that wires had been used to tie the fences together:
This is in the WAPO?...should I look out the window for flying Pigs?
How many carbon credits did it take to put up the Dingle-Barry-Cades.
This is a disgrace!
This is a sad day for the USA! I don’t recognize my country anymore!
It is a disgrace. These men risked their lives, lost friends and family, and now drudge has a report that Obama is having the barriers wired together. He is doubling down on stupid.
I think this administration is pushing- they want Americans to react - and what they (gov) do next won’t be good.