- - Monday, January 22, 2018

ANALYSIS/OPINION:

The Obama administration made its shutdown as hard a possible for its citizens by closing down all the national parks, including those that are purely outside like the Lincoln Memorial and the WWII Memorial. As to the latter, the Obama administration did not have the guts to arrest the 90-year-old vets who broke in. The Trump administration has taken a kinder approach and kept as many open as possible, mainly those that are not inside structures.

President Trump could have closed the Lincoln Memorial due to the shutdown and blocked the Women’s March for using it. Thus it was Mr. Trump who was gracious to a group that likes to wear obscene silly hats and hates him to its very core. It is the left that is hateful while it hypocritically accuses the right of being hateful.

The above proves that the Democrats, not Republicans, use shutdowns as a bargaining tool.

CMDR. WAYNE L. JOHNSON

JAGC, Navy (retired)

Alexandria, Va.

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