By John W. Lillpop
Just weeks after patriotic, dying America veterans were kicked in the private parts by the Obama Administration during the partial-government shutdown, the tyrannical “tin ear” of our traitorous president has added salt to the open wounds of those whom are supposed to be honored on Veterans’ Day.
Indeed, Barack Obama is making this Veterans Day very ugly by his presence, and by his words which reek of political hypocrisy and disingenuous word games of the worst sort.
As reported at reference 1:
Across the nation Americans will honor the sacrifices and service of armed forces veterans with parades, wreath-laying ceremonies, monument dedications and other events. Here are some of the activities scheduled for Monday:
President Barack Obama planned to attend a ceremony at Arlington National Cemetery.
Obama said in his Veterans Day proclamation that the country’s obligations to those who have served “endure long after the battle ends.” He said their courage, self-sacrifice and devotion represent the American character at its best and he encouraged everyone to honor every service member who has ever worn the country’s uniforms.”
To those who genuinely care about American veterans and their souls, the Obama proclamation is a most bitter pill to swallow in light of actions by the administration just weeks ago.
As reported at reference 2 on October 3, 2013:
The Obama Administration has decided to block access to public memorials on the National Mall as a result of the government shutdown. Like its decision to end White House tours when the sequester cuts took effect, there is no rational reason for this. The Park Police, nominally in charge of monitoring these spaces, isn’t even effected by the shutdown. Shutting off access to these sites is gratuitous and petulant.
Without a doubt. But it’s not like this decision was merely an oversight. It was as calculated as it was heartless.
The Daily Caller reported that the decision by Obama’s White House was premeditated:
The White House and the Department of the Interior rejected a request from Rep. Steven Palazzo’s office to have World War II veterans visit the World War II memorial in Washington, the Mississippi Republican [said]…
“We got the heads up that they will be barricaded and specifically asked for an exception for these heroes,” Palazzo told TheDC. “We were denied and told, ‘It’s a government shutdown, what do you expect?’ when we contacted the liaison for the White House.”
The group of vets, many of them octogenarians and in declining health, were part of an Honor Flight, a group that sponsors visits to the WWII Memorial for veterans of that conflict. Palazzo, himself a Marine Corps vet of the first Gulf War, has participated on all five flights. Initially, he says he thought the White House’s refusal was merely bureaucratic oversight.
“But having talked with the officials I can’t help but think this was politically motivated. Honor Flights, which bring WWII veterans to the nation’s memorials, are planned a year in advance and cost anywhere between $80,000 to $100,000. How low can you get with playing politics over our nation’s veterans?” he said.”
Once again, Barack Obama goes the extra mile in exploiting dying veterans for political purposes!