I've matured in my curmudgeonly take on life in general and politics in particular. I think this evolution in my though processes started when I realized that the Gotterdammerung all but inevitable. I say "all but" because while I believe that it is possible to pull our national nuts out of the fire, I realize that nearly nobody wants to do that now. The powers that be are more interested in being first in line for the looting of America and are getting what they can, while the getting is still good.
Be that as it may, the government shut down has provided me with some small amusement. Jeff Reed's comment that, “The sad reality is … Obama sent more guards to keep WWII vets from entering their memorial than he sent to Benghazi.” was good for a chuckle.
The utter ridiculousness of the Obummer (lack of competent) administration borders on criminal. The WWII vets in their wheelchairs "fighting the man" to enter a free memorial is simultaneously inspiring, pathetic and symbolic of things to come. It's inspiring. Hero's resisting tyranny, stirs the soul of Americans.
It's pathetic because the entire reason the monument was closed was to "create pain" for the average American. Keep that in mind, always. The government allegedly doesn't have enough money for its essential functions, but it does have money to shut down unstaffed attractions and scenic overlooks. Our government that (they believe) is so essential for the American people, actually has to create ways and spend money it claims not to have, in order to "create pain" so we will notice they are shut down. We as an electorate allow it. Pathetic.
A few geezers with their wheelchairs and walkers demonstrated that the Vacationer in Chief is as impotent as their ninety-eighty year old wieners. No doubt a few of them needed a hit on the oxygen mask after the exertion. Unfortunately this is a sign of things to come. There are fewer Americans willing to stand up and say NO to the government. As time goes on the independent and self reliant are replaced with the fearful and complacent. The patriot who thinks and acts for himself is being replaced with the bumbling bureaucrat, who is "just doing my job".
Bill Maher can mock the vets all he likes. They fought for him to have that right. Perhaps the greatest generation wasn't all that bright, after all they gave us the baby boomers, like Maher. The hypocrisy is nauseating. If Obummer were a white republican he would be openly mocked on every tv and radio channel in the free world. Obummer is not white. He is not mocked. It is sacrilege to speak the truth in America.