It wasn't my story. It was a story from USA Today.<quoted text>I suppose it would add unwanted balance to your "story" if you added that a veteran's march was also cleared for this weekend. Both fit under the heading of a First Amendment protest, which cannot be denied, in spite of the Republican government shutdown.
Somebody somewhere along the line might also mention that this gratuitous image of the veteran's "struggle to gain access" past "barriers" involved taking down some yellow tape and moving some lightweight portable fence. No one was removed, no one was cited or arrested, no one was harrassed - well, except for the poor Park Service employee who patiently endured the cameras-rolling harangue of a Congressman who, incidentally, just voted to shut down the government.
Appearances matter, Hip and if you'd take just an objective gander at appearances, and if you can control yourself from being a run of the mill, Nathan Hale I only regret I have but one life to give to Obama, democrat for a minute and just be a plain old American, you might get it.
Putting up a piece of SCOTCH TAPE in front of the WW11 memorial would have been too much. It was a disgusting piece of theatre and I don't care how easily it was taken down. It was grossly offensive, it was wrenching and it was unnecessarily ordered by some goon in the OBAMA administration. Or maybe even the head goon.
And then we have Senorita Pelosiovich across the way donning a sombrero and yelling ole', screeching about immigration reform at precisely the same moment when Washington, DC is breaking apart in front of our eyes and being awarded a 5% approval rating. That is same Washington, DC I might remind you, that OBAMA promised he had the talent to unite and work with and change and bring together. He was the gifted messiah who had the power to stop the bickering and fighting and stalmates. Remember? How'd that work out from where you're sitting? Because from where I'm sitting, that unrelenting fool did nothing but exacerbate the tension is DC, the whole world is watching dumbfounded and guess what? Appearances matter there too.
Again, I don't care if a popsicle stick was used to block off the memorial to drive home the point that the government was shut down. It was unncessary, it was vicious politiking democrat style and it had OBAMA written all over it.
And as far as the million veteran march being cleared for this weekend? That's amusing. I'm pretty confident they would come-a-marching without clearance.