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Charge of the Scooter and Wheelchair Brigades

Charge of the Scooter and Wheelchair Brigades

WWII Vets turn tide of battle, again

Have you noticed?

Everything has changed since the Obama administration Barry-caded the World War II Memorial and tried to keep out a group of visiting WWII Veterans, and then the Democrats in the House killed funding for the Veterans Administration.

When Obama and Democrats declared political war on Veterans, it was a bridge too far.

Democratic hubris and Harry Reid’s fisticuff-style of politics were no match for elderly WWII Vets seeking to pay homage to their fallen comrades in what for many of them would be a once-in-a-lifetime trip to the WWII Memorial.

Everything changed overnight.  Even the biased mainstream media is being forced to cover the protests today.

Harry Reid has blinked in the face of the Scooter and Wheelchair Brigades, pathetically tweeting out blame for the Republicans even though the barricades were on order of OMB and funding for National Parks was killed by Democrats in the House.

Now Obama, who vowed no negotiations (unlike every other President in his situation) is bringing Congressional leaders to the White House this afternoon for a meeting.

The tide of battle has changed.

Thank a Vet today.


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What I’d like to know is where is “get off my lawn” McCain?

Who ordered the expenditure of man-hours to barricade the monuments and parks? How much did that cost?

The Honor Flight program is a good program. It is govt subsidized, but the purpose is to honor the WWII Veterans who served during the European Occupation. They didn’t get the big homecoming parades their brothers got after the fighting stopped. Lives were still lost even after the Nazi surrender. Some of these guys have one shot at a memorial visit. They often fly in to Dulles or BWI, go to the memorial, visit, then fly right back home the same day. That’s tough on old bones.

Sen Bob Dole used to greet these old boys regularly. I don’t know if he still does. A lot of the area military members volunteer to greet the veterans at the airport to give them a heroes welcome. That welcome is usually a surprise to these old vets, a very pleasant one.

Talk to people who have participated. It’s a very moving experience for all.

    ccm498 in reply to punfundit. | October 3, 2013 at 12:18 am

    The Honor is NOT subsidized by the Federal Government. It is a non profit organization that relies on donations!

I am seriously loving Louie Gohmert and any other member of Congress who helped the Vets yesterday.

That is a Texas rep. right there.

So if Harry Reid and President Obama blinked, does that mean they’ll concede more to Boehner to end the debacle?

And if so – and more to the point – will Boehner have the cajones to stick with the House GOP’s original demands (i.e.: fund all government EXCEPT Obamacare)?

This has officially become a PR nightmare for the Dems, and it places the GOP and Boehner in a good position from which to negotiate. They should not be in any hurry to end it unless the Dems agree to some concessions.

    JackRussellTerrierist in reply to Archer. | October 3, 2013 at 12:54 am

    Not to worry. Rest assured that Boehner will once again snatch defeat from the jaws of victory.

    It’s what he DOES.

    It’s what he IS.

Karen Sacandy | October 2, 2013 at 12:44 pm

What’s important is this caused the Dems to blink. All the nervous Nellie GOPers need to understand the one who wins is the one who doesn’t fold.

It’s difficult to foresee exactly what lynch pins will cause movement, that’s why you stand your ground until they reveal themselves.

GOP, I urge you: grow a spine. Stand your ground.

Once a warrior, always a warrior.

Midwest Rhino | October 2, 2013 at 12:55 pm

If Obama is true to form, he will meet with Republicans for five minutes, and tell them they get nothing. Then he’ll rely on media to claim he tried to negotiate, (giving Repub’s a chance to kiss his ring).

Obama/Reid/Pelosi are the wicked witches … major media, Lois Lerners and Hollywood are their flying monkeys.

    Henry Hawkins in reply to Midwest Rhino. | October 2, 2013 at 1:20 pm

    I’m afraid you’ve nailed it. It’s not all about the vets. It’s more about Obama fixing another stupid ‘red line’ declaration, that he won’t negotiate with GOP while at the same time claiming they won’t negotiate (they can’t if he won’t). They’ll hold a kabuki meeting. Dems: “We tried. We held a meeting. They just won’t budge. Heavy Sigh.”

    Not A Member of Any Organized Political in reply to Midwest Rhino. | October 2, 2013 at 2:52 pm

    “Gonna drop a house, gonna drop a house, on that….”

    la la la la…..

      ha .. yes .. when interest rates escape Bernanke’s control, I think a housing market may drop on their head. But the ruby slippers are held as collateral by China (which is also in trouble).

      Bubble one … Nazdaq 5100
      Bubble two … Housing ninja loans
      Bubble three … currency manipulations … global

      teotwawki 🙁


1) Like this guy. Hey government, don’t muck with my son-in-law:

“Late last night we received a phone call from my 87-year old father-in-law, in an obviously agitated state. Our first thoughts upon hearing his voice were that someone had taken ill.

But it was something else that was keeping him up worrying:

‘Mother tells me that the White House is trying to shut down Bill’s blog.’

We assured him that it was not so, and told him not to worry, that the White House was not trying to shut down Legal Insurrection …”

2) Jonah Goldberg on the real rebels in society. The ones now in wheelchairs and on their scooters. Don’t muck with ’em:

LukeHandCool (who hopes Mrs. Jacobson’s father is doing well)

As usual Reid and his ilk turned it around and as usual they are responsible for the bad stuff.

I think the Democrats and our President have confused WWII vets with sheep. It must have shocked them that the Vets would say no to them.

Never let a good crisis go to waste… A wall of republican and DEMOCRAT congressmen welcome WWII veterans to the memorial:

Love this one – McCaskill!

    jimg in reply to DriveBy. | October 2, 2013 at 2:41 pm

    I find it hilarious that you claim to be a Republican.

    Yet – even on a story such as this, where the Democrats are made to look petty and foolish – you try to find a way to paint them in the best light.

    You’re not fooling anyone, boy.

      DriveBy in reply to jimg. | October 2, 2013 at 3:05 pm

      I absolutely did NOT paint the democrats in a good light! I posted information about how democrats are exploiting this abomination that, by all accounts, the democratic president and his political machine created.

      Unlike you, I believe many of the republicans showing up to this crisis to exploit it too!

      Finally, I am a registered Republican, I have been since I first registered to vote and cast that vote for President Reagan. Being older now and in a different era I aline myself closer to the Tea Party and with some Libertarian beliefs (think Rand Paul). I cannot really call myself a just a standard republican anymore because my representatives have failed to live up to traditional Conservative values, and that needs to change.


      DriveBy in reply to jimg. | October 2, 2013 at 3:15 pm

      Here Jim, I just went back to look at my original post again to see how you could have interpreted it so wrongly.

      Notice that I put the word democrat in all caps. That was to draw attention to the hypocrisy of them being there!
      “Never let a good crisis go to waste… A wall of republican and DEMOCRAT congressmen welcome WWII veterans to the memorial:”

      And this, I used the words “I love this one” to point out, again, the outrageous hypocrisy of that evil woman showing up to use this for political gain:
      “Love this one – McCaskill!”

      I really don’t know how you took any of that as painting the democrats in a favorable light.

        Henry Hawkins in reply to DriveBy. | October 2, 2013 at 4:22 pm

        Again, we are not bound by the limits of your ability to understand things.

        Maybe sometimes you just forget which blog you’re trolling and which ‘identity’ you’ve claimed on it? That is the more parsimonious hypothesis that explains all the data.

          DriveBy in reply to Henry Hawkins. | October 2, 2013 at 4:50 pm

          A second Love Letter from you in a single day Henry? Gee thanks!

          There are sad people among us who must go the dictionary, the thesaurus, or online for a replacement word for a perfectly acceptable plain english version just so that they can [unwittingly] present themselves as ridiculous and pompous. They are known as sesquipedalianists, pseudo-intellectuals, and more commonly: assholes.

If it weren’t for our WWII vets, we’d be speaking German.

If it weren’t for our progressive public school curriculums, our children would be speaking English.

[…] my buddy pointed out, it had to be the dumbest idea anyone ever came up with and he/she should be packing boxes at this desk and turning in the ID card […]

Barrycades to right of them,
Barrycades to left of them,
Barrycades in front of them
Denied and obstructed;
Stormed by Smokey Bear Hats,
Boldly wheelchairs rode and well,
Into the jaws of superciliousness,
Into the mouth of Soetoro Hell
Rode the 90 year olds.

Apologies to Alfred, Lord Tennyson