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Republicans are investigating why the shutdown they caused has included memorials and monuments

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How silly is THIS?

House Republicans continue to be outraged about the fact that, when they shut the government down, even the parts that they liked got shut down. Specifically, various memorials in the nation’s capital, led of course by the World War II Memorial [above]. Naturally, being outraged Republicans, they’re prepared to spend more time and energy investigating why the memorials are closed than attempting to reopen the whole government and the monuments right along with it.

Senior House Natural Resources Committee Republicans sent their own letter Wednesday to National Park Service Director Jonathan Jarvis to ask him to “take steps as necessary to keep and not destroy documents related to the decision this week to restrict public access” to open-air memorials and monuments in the Washington area, including those honoring veterans of multiple wars, Abraham Lincoln and Martin Luther King.

Documents related to the decision? Wouldn’t those be the series of House votes that shut down the…government? Which I’m pretty sure senior House Natural Resources Committee Republicans have access to and are aware of.

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It’s really hard to decide which is more appalling and mouth-gapingly brazen: That Republicans are more concerned that a few memorials are closed off so that you can only look at them from outside and not go into them than that hundreds of thousands of people are going without paychecks and programs for the most vulnerable are being cut, or that Republicans forced the shutdown and are now trying to gain political mileage off of their outrage that things got shut down.

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  1. thehereandnow1

    The last deal put forth by the House included a 1 year delay on the individual mandate, and eliminating the Congressional subsidy. Yet DEMOCRATS failed to even consider it or show up to the negotiating table. Obama thought businesses were good enough to receive a 1 year delay, but not individuals? And how about this, a family of 4, making a combined adjusted gross income of $94,000 or more would receive no subsidy from the government, yet a congressperson, who has a BASE salary of $174,000, receives a 76% subsidy. Want to tell us all again that they Republicans are the bad guys?

    And yes, Obama was such a big guy, increasing the number of guards at the WW2 memorial. Because we all know how dangerous 80+ year old men are. Obama managed to send extra guards to the memorial to thwart those dastardly war veterans yet couldn’t send any help to the people in Benghazi. Yeah, increasing guards and trying to keep a bunch of old men (many of whom may not have another chance) from visiting a memorial to the war they fought in, and then trying to blame Republicans for it…yeah, that’s a class act.

    Though here’s an idea for Republicans. If they want Obama to go out of his way to meet with them all they need to do is don some middle eastern attire, adopt a radical view of Islam, and call for the destruction of Israel. That’ll have him running to meet with him. Hey, it worked for Iran.

  2. thehereandnow1

    Thank goodness those evil, vile Republicans weren’t able to close everything down

    http://www.bloomberg.com/news/2013-10-03/troops-forage-for-food-while-golfers-play-on-in-shutdown.html

  3. Steverino

    When you think about it the Republicans were against intervention in World War II.

  4. thehereandnow1

    Well if you REALLY want to play that game Steverino, DEMOCRATS were against civil rights. So then if his very own party had its way back in the 60′s, there’d be no way Obama could be president today.

    Come back when you have something good.

  5. Poor fella believes the myth the democrats where against the civil rights. Might want to look into that claim buddy. The south was against the bill. The north was for. What party you were was not a deciding factor. But hey feel free to blame who ever you want.

  6. Craig Knauss

    Somebody should tell Mr. Nowhere that Jesse Helms and Strom Thurmond were Democrats until their party pushed for civil rights. Then suddenly Helms and Thurmond became Republicans. So did a bunch of other former Dixiecrats. However, the northern Democrats supported civil rights all along and stayed with their party.

  7. Steverino

    H and N – Here’s something good. You’re an idiot.

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