Obama shuts down Washington D.C. WWII Memorial – members of Congress enable vets to see their Memorial despite the barricades!
President Obama and Harry Reid planned to show the infidels in Congress and other Americans, who had the audacity to question him and Democratic leaders in the Senate on Obamacare, by including on their political list of government sites to inflict the most widespread effects of the government shutdown, the World War II Memorial on the National Mall in Washington D.C.
The two didn’t count on a group of the bravest Americans, World War II veterans, who were scheduled to visit their memorial today, and only today, and who would not be stopped by the president’s stupid barricades.
The 80 and 90 year olds were escorted by Congressional members Michele Bachmann and Rep. Steven Palazzo, R-Miss., a former Marine who earlier vowed not to let the National Park Police keep them from a planned visit to the open-air monument.
They were joined by other members of Congress, who defied Obama’s ridiculous shutdown orders, cut the police tape barrier, and moved the barricades, taking it on their congressional authority to let the vets in – good for them!
“About maybe eight to 12 of us members, one member had a scissor cut the tape and then we just escorted the veterans in,” she continued. “You should have seen these veterans. They had smiles from ear to ear. They were thrilled.”
Rep. Steve King (R-Iowa), who was one of the members to escort the veterans into the memorial, suggested he and other members of Congress would be at the memorial every day to let veterans in.
National Parks Service spokeswoman Carol Johnson said she was unsure how the government would deal with situation going forward.
Most patriotic Americans would tell her to simply leave the memorial open. Let the congressional members escort the World War II veterans onto the grounds. It’s the least government officials should do for them.
NBC’s Brian Williams, on the nightly news, summed it up this way, “the gates were opened and the vets went into the memorial.” No mention of Bachmann or other congressional members or the fact the tape and barricades, denying the vets entrance to the memorial, were cut and removed so they could enter.
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