Elderly Veterans Feel Obama’s Wrath

523420289President Obama’s Machiavellian drive to hurt and irritate Americans to win the budget fight kicked into high gear this week as jackbooted police refused to allow World War II veterans to make a pilgrimage to the open-air Washington, D.C., memorial that was created to honor them.

As a whiff of fascism blows through the nation’s capital, the president is demonstrating to the whole world how revoltingly out-of-control the hyper-bloated U.S. government is. Obama is doing petty, irritating things like needlessly shutting down national parks in order to rankle voters in the hope they’ll blame Republicans for the ongoing government shutdown. Liberals, in typical fashion, predict apocalypse because of the shutdown. In reality, Americans are barely noticing that Uncle Sam is taking a nap.

Around two dozen members of Congress, including Rep. Louis Gohmert (R-Texas), have been ignoring the guards and conducting their own tours of the National World War Two Memorial on the National Mall. They’ve been leading the “Honor Flight” veterans around the barriers now popularly called “barrycades” to show them the national shrine that honors them for their service. Many of the veterans are making these trips for the first time but they are so advanced in age it may also be their last visit to the site.

The National Park Service claims the memorial and the entire National Mall area had to be closed because of the ongoing government shutdown.

In reality, it’s a case of the eminently impeachable President Obama punishing the American people, sadistically causing them pain for no reason other than to get them mad at his political enemies.

Blogger Doug Ross deconstructs Obama’s nonsense, likening the president “to a petulant six-year old throwing a temper tantrum when he doesn’t get his own way.”

Obama has “intentionally shut the door on veterans visiting — for perhaps the last time in their lives — under the ‘Honor Flight’ program,” Ross writes. “Now, for those who aren’t aware, this memorial is in an open-air park, it was paid for with private funds, and it is unattended. According to its website, it is open to the public 24 hours a day, 365 days a year.”

Obama, who can barely conceal his white-hot hatred of the military, has also ordered that veterans entering the grounds be arrested.

Good-government group, Judicial Watch, Ross notes, “filed a Freedom of Information Act request to get to the bottom of this outrageous act on the part of an administration that is completely out of control. Governor Sarah Palin also called for civil disobedience.”

President Obama’s favorite union, Service Employees International Union (SEIU), sent an ACORN-style rent-a-mob to the World War II memorial to intimidate the elderly veterans who risked their lives for their country.

As Patrick Poole reports at PJ Media, around “20 SEIU protesters arrived on the scene chanting ‘Boehner get us back to work’ and claiming they were federal employees furloughed because of the shutdown.”

The protesters refused to provide proof they actually worked for the federal government. One of the protesters admitted he was paid $15 to show up and protest.

That wasn’t the only federal landmark President Obama has targeted across America.

As Lachlan Markay of the Washingon Free Beacon reports, the National Park Service shuttered a Virginia tourist attraction –its first closure to the public in 40 years– that happens to be located on federal land, even though Uncle Sam does not financially contribute to its maintenance or operation.

Anna Eberly, managing director of the Claude Moore Colonial Farm, said yesterday that NPS ordered the historical-reenactment site to close until Congress begins funding the federal government again. Law enforcement agents marched staff and volunteers from the property on Tuesday, she said.

“You do have to wonder about the wisdom of an organization that would use staff they don’t have the money to pay to evict visitors from a park site that operates without costing them any money,” Eberly said.

“In all the years I have worked with the National Park Service … I have never worked with a more arrogant, arbitrary and vindictive group representing the NPS,” Eberly said.

The farm begged the Obama administration to let it continue to operate. “Every appeal our Board of Directors made to the NPS administration was denied,” she said, referring to their repeated refusals as “utter crap.”

“We have operated the Farm successfully for 32 years after the NPS cut the Farm from its budget in 1980 and are fully staffed and prepared to open today. But there are barricades at the Pavilions and entrance to the Farm,” she said.

Closing the farm is part of the Obama administration’s drive to use taxpayers and tourists as political pawns in a propaganda maneuver aimed at expanding the size and scope of government.

This approach is called the “Washington Monument Strategy.” The theory is that such minor annoyances amplify the consequences of budget cuts, or in this case, of the government shutdown. The goal is to force congressional Republicans to surrender their principles and agree to fund Obamacare — and in the process look wimpy and lose the support of their grassroots.

The Washington Monument Strategy just as easily fits into the world of community organizing. Anyone familiar with the methods of modern-day leftist agitators could have seen all of this coming.

Rules for Radicals author Saul Alinsky taught that the community organizer’s first job is “community disorganization” by which he meant the manufacture of crises designed to inflame the community. The organizer must “create the issues or problems.” He must “rub raw the resentments of the people of the community” and “fan the latent hostilities of many of the people to the point of overt expression.”

The organizer must “agitate to the point of conflict” because without friction and controversy “people are not concerned enough to act.” Having harangued the community out of its feelings of complacency, the organizer then directs its rage at specific targets and scapegoats, providing “a channel into which the people can angrily pour their frustrations.”

Obama is on a drive to turn America into a one-party state so naturally his wrath is directed at Republicans. The GOP makes for an easy target because Obama knows the mainstream media won’t blame him for anything bad that happens no matter how painfully obvious his culpability may be. Useful left-wing idiots including NBC’s David Gregory, MSNBC’s Chris Matthews, British expellee and disgraced yellow journalist Piers Morgan of CNN, and all-around fraud Paul Krugman of the New York Times have been parroting around the clock the party line that the shutdown is wholly the fault of Republicans.

Republicans themselves are far from united. Many Republicans are haunted by an inordinate fear of being blamed for the shutdown. Discussions of strategy and tactics between these tormented souls nowadays are like episodes of Seinfeld, filled with invented, silly rules and extended debate about the niceties and interstices of etiquette.

They also ignore the fact that congressional Republicans won the shutdown battle with President Clinton in 1995. Contrary to media myth, the Republicans in that conflict got largely what they wanted and did fine in the following congressional election, even gaining Senate seats.

Meanwhile, the ever-fearful Speaker John Boehner (R-Ohio) may already be preparing to cave in after only a few days of pressure. There has been talk that GOP leadership will soon use the shutdown conflict as cover to force the unpopular immigration amnesty through Congress.

Alarmingly, Robert Costa of National Review Online reports that Boehner “wants to craft a ‘grand bargain’ on fiscal issues as part of the debt-limit deliberations, and during a series of meetings on Wednesday, he urged colleagues to stick with him.”

The revelation came quietly. Boehner called groups of members to his Capitol office all day, taking their temperature on the shutdown and the debt limit. It became clear, members say, that Boehner’s chief goal is conference unity as the debt limit nears, and he’s looking at potentially blending a government-spending deal and debt-limit agreement into a larger budget package.

“’It’s the return of the grand bargain,’ says one House Republican, who requested anonymity to speak freely. ‘There weren’t a lot of specifics discussed, and the meetings were mostly about just checking in. But he’s looking hard at the debt limit as a place where we can do something big.’”

Boehner spokesman Michael Steel refused to shed much light on the situation. “The speaker has always said we’ll need substantial spending cuts and reforms in order to raise the debt limit, like in the debt-limit bill we’ve been discussing, but let’s drop the phrase ‘grand bargain.’ Right now, there’s nothing grand, and there’s no one to bargain with.”

There may, however, be some cause for optimism.

Yesterday Republican National Committee chairman Reince Priebus offered to have the RNC pay all costs associated with keeping the memorial open.

It was a move of unusual courage and brilliance for the RNC and it may signal that the GOP’s resolve to dig in and fight against the horrendous, nation-destroying program that is Obamacare is stiffening.

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  • theotherspartan

    With no security, a half-hearted barrier was the cheapest they could muster to deter vandals. Today it’s just a bunch of veterans peacefully visiting a memorial. Tomorrow it could be a bunch of street kids spraying graffiti on this memorial or any other in town because there’s no one there to stop them. The barrier also probably serves a formal purpose as legal protection from frivolous trip and fall lawsuits and whatnot.

    • Jerry Benson

      Another Obama apologist and low information voter.

      • Guy Fromage

        Indeed. Apparently, there is money in the purse to employ cadres of guards to erect Barrycades and make sure no one vandalizes the monuments, but not one penny to pay guards to make sure no one vandalizes the monuments.

    • Well Done

      The place is always wide open! No security to “deter vandals” or anything else. I note that voices almost identical in tone and content to “theotherspartan” are appearing on various different comment boards, all singing the same BS. Interesting. This administration is a disgrace to politics.

      • theotherspartan

        That’s good to hear. Maybe common sense is more common than I thought. There may be hope for the GOP to survive the Tea Party after all.

        • ziggy zoggy

          You mean there may be hope for the Tea Party to survive the suicidal GOP.

    • The March Hare

      They didn’t have anybody there before. Why does it need to be guarded now?

  • truebearing

    If a bunch of black thugs were smoking crack, gang raping an underage girl, and urinating on the World War II Memorial, Obama would order the police to stand down.

    If the Muslim Brotherhood wanted to use the memorial to celebrate the Muslim alliance with the Nazis in WWII, Obama would defend their right to free speech.

    When real American WWII heroes want to visit the memorial, Obama shows his poorly concealed hatred of American military success, and white people in general, by maliciously sending in thugs to ruin the veterans event.

    Obama is evil. He is vindictive. He is a racist. And he hates this country and is doing everything he can to destroy it.

    This nasty treatment of our WWII veterans will backfire on the A-hole-In-Chief.

    • oandroplex700

      very well said…………

    • victoryman

      Bless you, Truebearing, for speaking the truth. Lest we forget, the mayor of DC has proclaimed, I believe, the month of November, as Muslim Appreciation Month. I’m sure, that in respect and honor of our Judeo/Christian (NOT Muslim) founding, the mayor will proclaim December Christian Appreciation Month and January Jewish Appreciation Month? Just asking.

    • mtnhikerdude

      Bravo , truebearing ! You hit this administration’s Nazism covers .

    • Gee

      If Odumba thinks that his Kiddie Cops could stop the same men that went into Normandy and knocked down the Atlantic Wall in the very teeth of the Wehrmacht – then he’s not too bright.

      Not only did they earn that memorial – for the most they paid for it.

    • Softly Bob

      Brave words, my friend. Well done! You are right, Obama is evil and vindictive.

  • Elizabeth capecod

    obammy’s pettiness and the pettiness of democrats angers and disgusts me. These veterans have so much integrity and we owe them so much gratitude.
    What kind of president could ever do this?

    • oandroplex700

      simple, a former community organizer with no executive experience, who streches the truth, shall we say to fool as many un educated Americans as possible,a narsistic individule who, will take lavish vacations that run in to multi million dollar expenses, for the
      beleaguered american tax payers, whom some of , still support this failure of a president.he fiddles while rome burns!!!

      • Elizabeth capecod

        I agree with everything you wrote. Sometimes I question rhetorically.

        • oandroplex700

          Thank you, Elizabeth, as a Vietnam Special Forces Veteran, Myself……..I”m just appalled at the actions of this narsistic president, we unfortunatley, happen to have at the white house, at this moment

      • CaoMoo

        He said let them eat cake… because that works so well.

      • MLCBLOG

        who has no respect, in fact has disdain for our American way of life and its beloved institutions…

  • DogmaelJones1

    Obama’s Marxist elitist actions call for a new term: Obamacade, the erection of barriers to prevent vets and other citizens from seeing what they have every right to see without obstruction or harassment. It defines the behavior of a wannabe tyrant.

    • oandroplex700

      oh so true……….

    • Guy Fromage

      The brilliant “barrycade” has been adopted by the Twitter intelligentsia.

    • MLCBLOG

      They would have been defeated last time if they had not been so sharp with the new types of media PLUS CHEATED A LOT. How do we stop him? Seems many, many votes may not do it when this Chicago thug crowd is running things. Do you think we’ll ever see a fair election again? It seems the polls are controlled by these criminals, too. We may be sunk.

  • stephen

    Give Obama enoiugh rope and he’ll eventually hang himself.

  • Mr. W. H. Braden

    This Fraud in the WH has contempt for America and Americans. Why are the articles of impeachment taking so long to hand to this man?

    • Gee

      The leftists don’t want to give up their dictatorship

    • laura

      because he is doing exactly what he is supposed to do! even frontpage readers are naive.

  • Richard Fontaine

    I think it is time for our wheepy Republican Speaker to retire, or be retired this primary season. With “Quizzlings” like him in our party we are never going to stop this creeping fascism.

    • Leland64

      I would say the fascism is moving double time. It won’t be long before the regime will need to choose between black or brown shirts and settle on their arm band design.

      • CowboyUp

        I’m betting on SEIU purple

        • Richard Fontaine

          I live in Baltimore and we like purple.

          • laura

            perfect! it is the lesbian color.

      • laura

        your form is correct, but not the content. one thing they did deliever: “change you can count on”- they dint lie on that one.

  • Leland64

    I suspect our wobbly Republican leadership (sic) will manage to figure out a way to save Obama from the consequence of his hateful behavior. To the WWII Vets and those Republican leaders that stand with them I say: “Keep up the fire!”

  • Ross
  • CowboyUp

    I posted this elsewhere but it belongs here too. Hopefully this will be the Hussein admins absurdity too far.
    ——

    It’s telling that they can afford police them to keep them closed, but not to keep them open. The man-hours and equipment hours to block them off far exceeds what it would take to keep them open. If that weren’t enough of a clue that the Obama admin were just being petty and vindictive, they’re also shutting down operations that aren’t federally funded, but are on federal land.

    If the federal government can’t maintain our monuments and parks, and won’t even allow others to on Federal land, then that land needs to be sold to people who can and will. Private parties will do it cheaper and better anyway. For that matter, the shutdown gives us good ideas on what should be privatized, since the federal government is demonstrably incapable of reliably doing so.

  • ata777

    in the more than two hundred years our democratic republic has existed, we’ve had good presidents and bad presidents. but we’ve never had a certifiable thug occupy the Oval Office–until now.

  • Jeff Ludwig

    Thanks for this article.

  • Joel Cairo

    The reason for the barricades is a simple one. Obama hates the WWII veterans with an intense and visceral hatred that is matched only by Kaspar Gutman’s desire for the black bird. This lockout is his revenge for these honorable soldiers having done such great deeds in the service to their nation and to the free people of the world.

    The only thing preventing Mr. Obama from creating death camps for his opposition is because he does not believe that he can, as yet, get away with it.

    If he believed otherwise they would already be up and running.

    • BTeboe

      Me too.

    • justquitnow

      That’s insane. Obama is whatever you need him to be.

      • Drakken

        The only ones insane are the effing morons like you who voted for this abomination.

    • laura

      they dont need death camps! they have the black mobs, & the 3rd world killers here. thy do the job for free. give it time, more riots- more killings- the beat goes on. i am never wrong.

  • http://www.clarespark.com/ Clare Spark

    Are we already in an American version of full-blown fascism? Maybe. See http://clarespark.com/2012/09/05/proto-fascism-and-the-democrat-peoples-community/. “Proto-fascism and the Democrat people’s community.” We do have the First Amendment, but it gives us permission to sputter, not to be represented. That is called “repressive tolerance.”

    • laura

      real facism will begin when we no longer have internet forums like this one, ot sites like this one. then the really big stuff will begin. a birth cetificate is a non issue @this point.

  • sendtheclunkerbacktochicago

    Wake up Frontpage!! Obama is a Fraud he has been flaunting a Forged Birth Certificate since April 27th, 2011. Obama is a Fraud, his SS# (042-68-4425) was Flagged several times by E-Verify. Obama is a Fraud, he Fraudulently registered with the Selective Service in 2008, punishable by a $250,000 fine and a 5 year prison sentence. Connect the damn dots and what do you get, a Fraud in Chief. When the hell are you going do some investigative journalism and bust this fraud?

  • Raymond_in_DC

    “That wasn’t the only federal landmark President Obama has targeted across America.”

    Indeed not. PJ Media has a report showing NPS personnel blocking off a scenic overlook on the GW Parkway by the Potomac River. It costs them *nothing* to keep access to this spot open. But they closed it anyway.

    http://pjmedia.com/tatler/2013/10/03/national-park-service-barrycades-scenic-overlooks-on-the-gw-parkway/

  • Gee

    He has already taken all the euROPE and that is still not enough

  • vulgar_imposter

    Ha! I love it. The mouth-foaming birthers are still out there. Still perched in front of their greasy keyboards. Still hoping against hope that real evidence will turn up that proves Obama wasn’t born in the US. They are convinced that Bill Ayers and Rev. Wright traveled back in time to post TWO birth notices in Hawaiian newspapers in 1961. Hey, sendtheclunkerback, do you wear the tin foil in the shower as well? HA!! HA!! HA!! LOSER!!!!!

    • Well Done

      tell us, vulgar, have you any comment on an unprecedented blockade of a public domain, non-enclosed monument? or are you too busy copying Dem party boilerplate? Oh, and what’s this about Ayers and Wright traveling back in time? You’re right out of it. Too fun.

      • … for great justice.

        He’s prolly an OWS troll, paid with a laptop and a bag of weed.

  • marineh2ominer

    DEMONRATS !!! NO REAL AMERICAN OF ANY GOVERNMENT OR AGENCY OR SERVICE WOULD OBEY THESE ILLEGAL ORDERS AND WOULD IN FACT CONTINUE THEIR WORK FOR FREE , AT LEAST IN THE NPS . AS THEY ARE OBVIOUSLY ” NON-ESSENTIAL ” .

  • Vinchenz

    Blogger Doug Ross deconstructs Obama’s nonsense, likening the president “to a petulant six-year old throwing a temper tantrum when he doesn’t get his own way.”
    ___________________________________________________________

    Exactly. Obama is such a little man and his maturity-level is even smaller.

    I hope the Republicans do not cave. They are so scared of a fight. Amazing, because we saw how easy Putin bitz-slapped Barry and made him look like a fool.

  • JacksonPearson

    In the end, Obama will be in hell with his mentors, and our veterans will be pissing on them from heaven.

  • Well Done

    0bama’s low opinion of America is going to be his downfall. The dirty little bass tread actually thinks he can do this transparently heinous BS and blame the Repubs for it? He must think America is full of morons. Is he right?

  • Salamagundhi

    These vets didn’t let the Germans or Japanese stop them. I doubt, even in the twilight of their time on this earth, that they will let Obama’s goons get in their way.

  • The March Hare

    I sure hope he isn’t right!

  • ziggy zoggy

    Statistically speaking, 1/3 of any population is dumb. I still think he’s going to take a hit for doing something this obvious and hateful.

  • Guest

    The racist waste in the Oval Office hates us deeply. He makes it clear.

    Hotel Company , Second Battalion, Seventh Marine Regiment
    Operation Dodge City
    The Rocket Belt south of Danang.
    Nong Son – September 1968

  • laura

    he doesnt “think”, he knows! its his last term so what does he care? whatever the plan is, the new person will carry it out. enough w/this obama talk, anyone politician will do the same. its just that we find obama more obnoxious in his expression. bush was a sleeze, but didnt talk as much. laura bush was refined, they brought some class to the white house. so on the superficial level they were easier to take. hillary is a big mouth sleeze, maybe she will win next time.

  • MLCBLOG

    He is so illegal.
    Does that stop him? no.

    How does he get stopped?