Can't we just stop all this fighting? In the immortal words of Rodney King, "Ca-ca-ca-can't we all this just along?"
Update: Check out the latest National Review editorial: "Vindictive Shutdown Theatre". This administration going so far as to block roads leading to Mt. Rushmore so you can't even view it. These types of shutdowns are labor-intensive and require more manpower, effort and dollars than keeping the monument or memorial open to the public.
Read more at: http://www.nationalreview.com/article/360591/vindictive-shutdown-theater-editors
As Jonah Goldberg writes in the National Review, "Obama has always had a bit of a vindictive streak when it comes to politics…President Obama and the Democrats deserve the lion's share of blame for not only prolonging it (for the government shutdown) but also making it as painful as possible…The National Park Service which has somehow become the unofficial goon squad of American liberalism, reversed course and let American World War II vets visit the WWII memorial in Washington D.C."
It actually costs the government MORE money to try to keep WWII vets out of an open-air memorial than to just let it be. But this is how liberals typically make their point--they want to inflict as much pain as possible on the American people.
|Between 2500 & 5000 American soldiers were killed during the D-Day|
Invasion. There is still no exact count of how many GI's lost their lives
during the initial invasion.
Maybe you saw the news story of American tourists who had traveled to Omaha Beach in Normandy, France to pay their respects to friends and loved ones who are among the 9,387 military dead at the Normandy American Cemetery and Memorial. Here's what is despicable aboutall this: We can find the money to send workers to these memorials to keep people out, even under threat of arrest, but we can't come up with the dough to keep these most hallowed memorials open. And these are OPEN-AIR memorials which require little or no upkeep. What kind of supervision do you need over the visitors who want to visit the memorial graves at Normandy?
|Normandy American Cemetery, shut down by Obama administration|
But this is typical of this White House which loves to inflict pain on the American people. Remember, this is the same White House which still finds the money for travel, vacations, and White House concerts but trying to make a statement about the seriousness of the sequester, they closed down White House tours.
The President and the Democrats are blaming the Republicans for holding America hostage. But it's really the President who refuses to negotiate with the Republicans, who is truly enjoying this government shutdown. This is having zero effect on his golf game. But to the dismay of those tourists who have planned for months to visit the memorials of loved ones who gave their lives in the fight for our freedom and liberty, this is no game, it's another example of a President who takes delight in bringing pain and disappointment to the American people, even on foreign soil.