- The Washington Times - Thursday, October 3, 2013

In a Facebook post, former Alaska Gov. Sarah Palin slammed President Obama’s pushback on the GOP’s attempt to forge a compromise on appropriations bills and on Obamacare implementation, calling his shutdown of the World War II memorial a “shameful,” political stunt.

It is “beyond shameful to see Barack Obama disrespect and mistreat our World War II veterans so blatantly,” Mrs. Palin wrote. She added, Breitbart.com reported: Mr. Obama’s actually deployed more security guards to keep out America’s heroes from the World War II memorial than he sent to Benghazi to protect U.S. citizens from terrorist threats and when the “consulate was under attack.”

The president’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,” she said.

Mrs. Palin also called on government workers to rebel against the dictate to keep out veterans from the very memorials that honor them.

“Obama employees, [you] know in your hearts and souls that punishing our veterans is wrong,” she said. “This simple act of civil disobedience will galvanize our nation against atrocious political games, and I promise you’ll sleep well tonight.”

• Cheryl K. Chumley can be reached at cchumley@washingtontimes.com.

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