Half-Term Governor Palin Speaks on ‘Barrycades’
Half-Term, The Quitter – there are many things that Alaskans call former Governor Sarah Palin. She quit our state for warmer climates but - the one thing that she just can’t quit is opinion-ating on everything.
As a person that quit government completely, and ‘shutdown’ her own term of office I find it interesting that she has an opinion to share on the government shutdown. But, of course she does. Here’s an excerpt of stupid:
My Call For Civil Disobedience Around The “Barrycades”
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.
Yes, Federal Parks are closed, and yes “Obama” as in the Parks Services put up barricades – because well, they’re closed. They put up barricades because there is no one watching, cleaning or taking care of them – the ‘barrycades’ are there to protect the park. You know like Obamacare is there to protect America’s health?
But I guess all that doesn’t matter to Sarah who has the Alaskan independent spirit… but lives in Arizona.
Palin has figured out – along with a bunch of the other obstructionist Republicans that this will all make good political hay… and as usual they’ve figured out a way to make our veterans the poster children for their fight. Meanwhile these same people shut down the government over healthcare – and thus shut down key services for veterans.
Military.com reports: Daniel Dellinger, national commander of The American Legion, said in a statement released Monday afternoon that “Congress has an obligation to put veterans ahead of politics. The fact that funding for VA benefits could disappear in a month ought to be incentive enough for our elected leaders to achieve a solution, Our federal government must never put veterans in this kind of position. It is imperative that Congress understands The American Legion strongly objects to the cessation of any VA benefits or services that put our country’s veterans and loved ones at risk.”
So Sarah – what’s really important to you? Is your son getting VA benefits currently? Or is he among the ones that you’ve called to the ‘barrycades’ to fight a stupid war that you refuse to pay for.
Likely – Sarah doesn’t get her hands dirty on these things – that’s for others to do.
Let me leave you with a quote from the Palin’s good friend, Senator Ted Cruz talking about those who fought with him during his 21 Hour faux-ibuster.
“I don’t want to miss the opportunity within the limited amount of time is imperative that I do, which is to thank the men and women who have endured this, this Bataan Death March.”
He’s since apologized in a very sincere photo-op that’s up on his youtube page but here’s what Sen Cruz was comparing his day in an air-conditioned room to. From History.com
“The surrendered Filipinos and Americans soon were rounded up by the Japanese and forced to march some 65 miles from Mariveles, on the southern end of the Bataan Peninsula, to San Fernando. The men were divided into groups of approximately 100, and what became known as the Bataan Death March typically took each group around five days to complete. The exact figures are unknown, but it is believed that thousands of troops died because of the brutality of their captors, who starved and beat the marchers, and bayoneted those too weak to walk. Survivors were taken by rail from San Fernando to prisoner-of-war camps, where thousands more died from disease, mistreatment and starvation.