Every time I look at the WWII Memorial story, it gets worse.
It's bad that the Obama administration closed down national monuments and museums, because it thinks that attacking DC tourism will give the Democratic party leverage over the Republican party.
It's bad that the Obama administration tried to keep WWII veterans away from the monument that honors them. It failed, of course, but they shouldn't have tried.
It's bad that the Obama administration deliberately - deliberately - targeted the WWII monument for special restrictions after a veterans' group made the mistake of thinking that Barack Obama is a reasonable man who runs a reasonable executive branch, and thus would treat that group's request for assistance with the respect that it deserved.
But this is the nasty part. This is the part where the spite comes into play.
"The public may visit the World War II Memorial 24 hours a day." Staffed from 9:30 am to 11:30 pm. http://t.co/9NSCphRYD4
— Morgen (@morgenr) October 2, 2013
In other words: the WWII Memorial does not have a permanent security presence, which means that there is actually no valid, ethical reason why the Obama administration could presume to shut it down for the public. Not that the administration actually needs one. So they proactively locked down a previously-open national monument, and then presumed to tell the men whose sacrifice it honored that those men were not welcome at that place.
Never forget this moment. This is how Barack Obama acts, when challenged or resisted. He acts ugly, and mean-spirited, and shabby.
Moe Lane (crosspost)