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October 22, 2013
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Letter: Shutdown highlighted Obama's poor behavior toward U.S. veterans and American people

Obama behavior was appalling

This is in response to the Oct. 9 letter titled “Look at the positive side,” where the writer believes the Republican Party has acted like spoiled brats during this government shutdown.

I believe he forgot to include President Obama’s less than stellar behavior. After various press conferences that President Obama has held, his “I will not negotiate” comments are getting old. He told the Republicans that until they give him everything he wants, he won’t discuss what they want. He obviously has not mastered the art of negotiation.

A National Park Service employee said, “We’ve been told to make life as difficult for people as we can. It’s disgusting,” when it comes to closing the World War II Memorial, the Martin Luther King Jr. Memorial, the Vietnam War Memorial and the Lincoln Memorial.

They also closed the Oregon Dunes National Recreation Area to ATVs and kicked people out of their houses on Lake Mead in Colorado.

President Obama personally approved the use of the National Mall for an immigration rally after he closed the Mall to World War II veterans and the public.

He also sent armed National Park Service employees to terrorize senior citizens and foreign tourists on Oct. 8, at Yellowstone. Holding elderly and foreign tourists at gunpoint in a privately owned hotel is not good for tourism.

As the daughter of a deceased World War II veteran, I am appalled and outraged by President Obama’s spiteful, spoiled brat behavior towards the World War II veterans and the American people. When it comes time to vote, please evaluate each candidate and don’t vote for another politician who exhibits such poor behavior, no matter which party they are from.

Lisa Bird


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