Barack Obama vs. the American public

By Tom Quiner

The president told the Park Service to barricade the World War II Memorial.
A bunch of veterans from Iowa and Missouri were flown in on an Honor Flight to recognize their contribution to our nation. The president used them as pawns to inflict as much damage as possible on his enemy, the Republicans. You see, the Park Service was closed down due to an impasse on renewing a continuing budget resolution.
One of the men in attendance was the father of a friend of mine. This vet is 89 years old. What are the odds of him making it back to Washington D.C. again?
The president didn’t care. He was willing to hurt these vets to get back at his enemy, the Republicans.
To their credit, the vets flung the barricades aside and entered this open air pavilion singing patriotic songs. Not even a man with the chutzpah of a Barack Obama dared have these heroes arrested. I’m sure he considered it, though.
The Republicans have passed a continuing resolution that delays funding for Obamacare for a year. Democrats disagree, so negotiation is called for. Obama refuses to negotiate, much like he did during the passage of the Affordable Care Act.
The Republicans tried to pass a bill that would keep all memorials and monuments open in tourists sites in Washington D.C.
Democrats blocked it.
Republicans tried passing a bill that funded all veterans programs.
Democrats blocked it.
Same thing for funding for the National Institute of Health.
Democrats Nancy Pelosi, Harry Reid, and Barack Obama blocked it.
The strategy is clear: they want to hurt you. And then they want you to blame Republicans, even though Republicans keep trying to pass bills to avoid shutting down government services.
I wish Democrats would show as much resolve in dealing with Iran and Islamic terrorists. But they don’t. They don’t hate them as much as they hate Republicans.
In the meantime, the president and his party will allow you and me to be hurt by their unwillingness to negotiate with the party that represents a huge chunk of this country.
Never waste a good crisis, is the mantra of this Saul Alinsky crowd.