Tear Down This Wall

It may not be the definitive image of the Obama regime – unionized government employees putting up barricades around the World War 2 memorial in the face of World War 2 veterans whose wheelchairs they are scarcely fit to push.

But if I have any say over it,  it will be

A new wave of veterans were forced to move barricades at the WWII Memorial in Washington Wednesday morning to gain access during the government slimdown, a spokeswoman from Sen. Jerry Moran, R-Kan., told FoxNews.com.

Bear in mind that these monuments and memorials are usually accessible 24/7, without the need for government workers to be standing around. 

But no matter.  Harry Reid’s passive-aggressive snit must be carried out – veterans be damned. 

The WWII veterans, from Ohio, Kansas and Missouri, arrived at the memorial one day after another group relied on the assistance from elected officials to move the barricades to allow access. Parks police did not prevent the first group from entering, nor did they interfere with Wednesday’s group.

Harry Reid’s kamikaze mission strikes again.

The veterans vowed to make the trek to D.C. regardless of the situation in Washington. When asked how they were going to visit the World War II Memorial when it’s closed, Ian Drake, a WWII veteran, told Fox4KC.com the group will “find a way in, one way or another. We might have to climb or something. It’s no problem. Well work it out when we get there.”

Heavy flak then, heavy flak now.

The veterans are traveling as part of Honor Flight , a program that enables World War II veterans to partake in an expense-paid trip to view the memorial.

“A lot of my old comrades were lost in World War II,” Ian Drake, a WWII veteran told the station. “Eighteen of 100 in my graduating class were lost in World War II, so it’s important for me to show my respect at the memorial.”

It’s not the first bunch of barricades they’ve pushed aside, after all.


Keep it up, Democrats.

11 thoughts on “Tear Down This Wall

  1. I might be the spawn of Satan but even I find this evil. I haven’t talked with Obama in awhile, I really can’t believe he’s this tone deaf. My God…

  2. Between getting smacked down by WWII vets, hiring fake federal workers to protest, and Sen Reid consigning a cancer patient to death oh so publicly, the Dems are sure doing a good job of spreading the shutdown blame around more evenly.

  3. According to Fox News, MN Congressman Erik Paulsen is among the 16 or so republicans who want to throw in the towel.

  4. Michelle Bachman (R-Minn) was there, too, and pointed out it’s an open air park, it doesn’t need any federal government workers and there generally aren’t any around. Putting up the barricades was Democrat hostage-taking, pure and simple.

    Some other wag noted there was more security protecting this park than the consulate in Benghazi. At least these guys are Standing Up and not Standing Down.

  5. He-who-calls-himself-Nate wrote:
    At least these guys are Standing Up and not Standing Down.
    The Special Ops Team at Tripoli were ordered to go to the Tripoli airport and “stand in place”. They were not ordered to “stand down”. That would be a GOP lie.
    Am I splitting hairs for narrow, partisan purposes?
    Yes, I am.

  6. Silly little games, Barry, Reid, et al reveal their true nature yet again. A pox on all their houses!

  7. This was part of Shutdown Theater – have your stooges from the Democrat Dominated Media Culture go out and get video of some 85-100 year old heroes being denied access to their memorial due to those evul wepubwicans. Instead, the vets – likely having encountered brown shirts at barricades previously, but I digress – call bullsh** on the deal and go to their memorial. We learn later through anti-establishment media that this memorial, like all the open air memorials does NOT HAVE STAFF to furlough. Now the Media Culture is pushing a narrative critical of GOP’ers that have shown up to help the Vets get access to the memorials. No mention of course of the staging coordinated by the White House in creating the controversy in the first place.

  8. And all gov’t websites are down. Now, I realize you have to monitor a web site, but really……you can’t just leave it on for a couple of days.

    But the good news in, the sites say in Spanish that they are unavailable.

  9. “[Governments] have no money except what they take from men like you & me.”
    Graham Greene, Our Man in Havana

  10. “Government is not reason.
    It is not eloquence.
    Government is force;
    like fire it is a dangerous servant
    — and a fearful master.”

    —President George Washington, 1797

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