Sen. Harry Reid’s refusal to negotiate on anything leads to his own elderly constituents being thrown out of their homes.
America’s veterans will rally October 13 to storm the Barackades at the nation’s war memorials, if things don’t get better first.
Veterans got through the Barackades at the Iwo Jima memorial. But President Obama still has a tight grip on the Jefferson memorial (where the guards physically manhandle the tourists), the Lincoln memorial and many others.
Park rangers, acting effectively as jack-booted thugs, Barrycade an inn that has operated seasonally since 1919.
Mark Steyn is not to be missed, as usual. “The World War II Memorial exists thanks to some $200 million in private donations…But the thug usurpers of the bureaucracy want to send a message: In today’s America, everything is the gift of the government, and exists only at the government’s pleasure, whether it’s your health insurance, your religious liberty, or the monument to your fallen comrades.”
Video of Sen. Ted Cruz reminding his Democrat colleagues that civility is a two-way street, something they need to think about.
Jonah Goldberg reminds us that President Obama has “set out to create problems for the American people, just to prove how great government is” at least since the ‘sequester’ fight earlier this year, when “The Department of Homeland Security announced it might not be able to protect the nation’s borders, and in an effort to prove the point summarily released a couple thousand of immigrant detainees, many of them with criminal records.”
Tweet of the day: from Sean M. Davis, “If you think this gangster gov’t. shutdown nonsense is bad, just wait until these people decide that your medical procedure isn’t necessary.”
UPDATE (from Dan): Don’t like the hostage-taking rhetoric coming from the Obama White House. Perhaps, it’s a nice rhetorical trick to turn the tables on the blame-shifting Democrats, but it does not promote a civil debate of these contentious issues.
Last week, Ilya Somin offered a nice rejoinder to the Democrats’ hostage talk. (H/t: Instapundit.)
UPDATE (from Jeff): Dan, I appreciate that we needn’t always agree. For the record: This is not a “rhetorical trick”, it is calling the facts as I see them. Ilya Somin (your link) writes, “Terrorists and hostage-takers are evil because they threaten lives and property that do not belong to them.” I think that definition applies to a group of politicians seeking to withhold symbols and property that belong to all the People, from the People.