In an attempt to make the government shutdown cause as much pain to as many people as possible, the Obama administration has resorted to doing some pretty bizarre things — like trying to shut down open air, unmanned war memorials in Washington, DC. These memorials are of interest to many visitors to our nation’s capital, and they are regular stops on the tours given to World War II veterans participating in the Honor Flight program. The Obama administration actually threatened these veterans — all of whom are in their eighties and nineties, and many of whom are confined to wheelchairs — with arrest if they attempted to visit the memorials.
But Barry and his gang of thugs underestimated these tough old codgers. The veterans and the Honor Flight staffers paid no heed to the obstacles that our petulant president had had erected to keep them away from the World War II memorial.
Some of the guys even took pieces of the police tape home as souvenirs.
Attempts to keep veterans away from the Iwo Jima memorial were equally unsuccessful.
Seriously, Barry — these guys stormed the beaches of Normandy! Did you really think a few flimsy barriers, some yellow tape, and a “Do Not Enter” sign was going to stop them?