Sarah Palin took to her Facebook page to complain erroneously that the President “shut down” the WWII memorial. Yes, kids, she got it wrong again.
Somehow, the former half-term governor of Alaska has failed to notice that it was the House Republicans who shut down the government.
AND it’s the House Republicans who can choose to reopen the government at any time by putting a “clean” Continuing Resolution up for a vote in the House.
President Obama did not “shut down” any memorial. As a matter of fact, in taking care of our military, he made sure that our men and women in uniform would get paid in advance of what was then a looming shutdown.
Once again, common sense eludes Ms. Palin.
From Ms. Palin’s Facebook page:
“It’s beyond shameful to see Barack Obama disrespect and mistreat our World War II veterans so blatantly.
“Obama’s political stunt to ‘shut down’ their memorial by barricade is to elicit an angry response to generate bad publicity for people the president uses in his continual blame game. The difference is obvious. There aren’t any World War I veterans alive today to mistreat in a shameful political stunt.
“He’s deployed more guards to bar our World War II heroes from their memorial than he sent to Benghazi when our consulate was under attack.
“The President is treating our veterans the same way he treated school kids when he cancelled their White House tours. When times called for obvious government belt-tightening, he took it out on kids rather than look for anything that would affect him personally.
“And while our vets are barricaded from the memorial they built with their heroism, the government ‘slim down’ won’t affect Obama’s golf game or his family’s White House chefs.”