It's Obama MO.....when he doesn't get his way he wants to hurt Americans. He did it with sequestration and he's doing it again with the shutdown. The park rangers were told to make the shutdown as painful as possible. It doesn't matter who gets hurt.....their goal is to use people - any people- as pawns to achieve their goal. It's one of Saul Alinsky’s 12 Rules for Radicals which Obama and the Democrats are following to a T.
RULE 8: “Keep the pressure on. Never let up.” Keep trying new things to keep the opposition off balance. As the opposition masters one approach, hit them from the flank with something new. (Attack, attack, attack from all sides, never giving the reeling organization a chance to rest, regroup, recover and re-strategize.)
Why do you think he wasn't? He changed obama care after it was passed just on his say so, he opens closed parks to illegals, he is wacking more people with drones than cancer, he can sell guns to Mex drug lords, he has unleash the IRS jackboots on his enemies - screwing vets is just Tuesday to him.
You would think that as President, Barak Obama would speak out about dishonoring our troops. Well, he and others warned about the consequences of a government shut down. However , I think that he should have taken a special stand for support of our veterans as a result of the shut down. Obama and the politicians waited until the #$%$ hit the fan to decide to act to reopen the veteran memorials.