So far, this has been a very revealing and remarkable week. We’ve seen the President of the United States “Barry-cade” National Memorials, which have no government funding, such as the World War II Memorial.
The optic of octogenarian veterans, busting through the barricades to visit THEIR Memorial, has stirred the red, white, and blue corpuscles of Patriotic Americans from coast-to-coast.
It has been quite obvious, and therefore, telling, that these closings have only been set up to punish Americans, in order for Obama and his Democrat Minions to score political points, by showing how mean the Republicans are, by forcing the Government Shutdown.
Unfortunately for Scooter, Dinghy, and the rest of the “Most Compassionate” Political Party,
The best laid plans of mice and min oft’ times go awry.
On Wednesday, Senator Harry Reid revealed more of the self-serving nature of the Democrats’ dark souls.
In face, Senator Reid allowed his mask to fall completely off, while appearing on CNN, in an interview with reporter Dana Bash.
“If you can help one child who has cancer, why wouldn’t you do it?,” Bash asked.
“Why would we want to do that?,” Reid shot back. “I have 1,100 people at Nellis Air Force base that are sitting home. They have a few problems of their own. This is — to have someone of your intelligence to suggest such a thing maybe means you’re irresponsible and reckless.”
In the exchange with Bash, Reid had been trying to argue that Democrats would not bow to Republican attempts to pick and choose what parts of the government to fund, because they were looking to fund everything except for ObamaCare.
Democrats have so far rejected the GOP’s piecemeal approach, and Republicans have countered by voting on bills, such as funding for veterans, to put the Democrats in the difficult position of voting against something that has strong public support.
Conservatives jumped on Reid’s comment, with the Drudge Report leading with the headline: “Why would we want to help one kid with cancer?”
Later, in an interview with The Bill Press Show, Reid elaborated on the exchange.
“The whole answer is this – why would we want to have the House of Representatives, John Boehner, cherry pick what stays open and what should be closed?,” he said. “Listen, I gave a speech on the floor talking about the babies – 30 babies, little kids who are not going to have clinical trials. Of course I care about that. I have 16 of my own grandchildren and five of my own children.”
Reid said that there are other agencies, like the Center for Disease Control, that are just as important to fund, and that he’s working to get everything back online.
“What I told Dana Bash, who is a fine reporter, is that we care about all of these things,” he continued. “We care about our state parks, we care about our veterans, but we can’t fall into the trap…of Cruz-led Republicans. That is this…we’ll cherry pick…and finally at the end, everything will be open except for ObamaCare.”
The National Institute for Health is renowned for their Pediatric Oncology Department. according to their website,
The Pediatric Oncology Branch is dedicated to improving outcomes for children and young adults with cancer and genetic tumor predisposition syndromes. We conduct translational research that spans basic science to clinical trials. Our clinical studies are performed in an environment that supports our patient’s medical and emotional needs, alongside cutting edge scientific research. Whether you are a referring physician, family member or patient with childhood cancer or neurofibromatosis, or are interested in training at the Pediatric Oncology Branch, we hope that this website will provide the information you need to access our programs.
The NIH is one of the “victims” of Obama’s petulance, as government funds are being withheld from this fine institution.
The Democrats, including Speaker of the Senate Harry Reid, while pretending to be concerned, while withholding money from the NIH on purpose to make a point and putting on a public mask of “righteous indignation”.
Once upon a time, Reid, said,
It’s time that America’s government lived by the same values as America’s families. It’s time we invested in America’s future and made sure our people have the skills to compete and thrive in a 21st century economy. That’s what Democrats believe.
About that “American Values” thingy, Harry. Americans sacrifice for their children.
The denizens of DC live a bubble, isolated from the citizens they are supposed to be serving.
Remember a couple of years ago, when Reid referred to Americans visiting Washington, as “smelly tourists”?
Why should anyone be surprised that he made such a cold, calloused statement?
If you visit any Political Website where comments are being made about the WWI Veterans storming the memorial Site “Barry-cades”, you will note young Liberals asking “What makes THESE Veterans so special?”
Their stunning ignorance is due to a number of factors.
1. Being Liberal.
2. Our Dumbed-down Educational System
3. Not being raised to respect our flag, our country, and the people who sacrificed their lives for their Freedom.
As evidenced by Sen. Reid, this disrespectful callousness begins at the top of the Liberal Hierarchy, and has been passed along to this latest generation.
Fortunately, average Americans, living in the Heartland of America, still believe in the principles that made this country the greatest on the face of God’s green Earth.
And, that is why this ill-conceived Shutdown is backfiring on the Petulant President and the “most compassionate political party evah!”
Stay strong, Americans.
Until He Comes,