This is a new low. Obama SPENT money to close natl parks but shut down the Amber Alert website. Look for yourself: 1.usa.gov/190aIeP—
Rep. Roger Williams (@RepRWilliams) October 06, 2013
We’ll hope for now that actual Amber Alerts will continue to freak out unsuspecting iPhone owners and get results in locating abducted children, but it looks like AmberAlert.gov has fallen victim to the government shutdown. Here’s what AmberAlert.gov looks like at the moment:
If it would save just one child, would it be considered essential?
How about the gun control theatrics "if it saves just one child" then shutting down Amber alert…optics couldn't be worse POTUS. Keep it up—
Rochelle (@rbostick12) October 07, 2013
Blocking WWII vets: essential. Funding the Amber Alert site: nonessential.—
Razor (@hale_razor) October 06, 2013
Probably not a super idea for the Administration to temporarily disable the Amber Alert system.—
Jeffrey Goldberg (@JeffreyGoldberg) October 06, 2013
Effective govt at work –> Deeming the folks who run the Amber Alert page as non-essential. Stupid as hell or dick move? Hard to tell w/Dems—
LilMissBringItSMOD (@LilMissRightie) October 06, 2013
Shutting down the Amber Alert website? There really is no bottom of the barrel for this administration, is there?—
(@Slublog) October 06, 2013
Nope. Just look.
So how many barricades would the administration have had to not put up in order to afford to keep the Amber Alert Web site operating?—
Justin Katz (@JustinKatzRI) October 07, 2013
Barack Obama has DOJ shut down the Amber Alert system…So, we can add dead kids to the lengths he's is willing to go in his shutdown game.—
Rick Wilson (@TheRickWilson) October 07, 2013
By all means, let's turn over healthcare decision making to people willing to shut down the Amber Alert website out of spite.—
Jason B. Whitman, OD (@JasonBWhitman) October 07, 2013
So, the president didn’t golf this weekend because it would look bad, so instead he stayed in the White House and ordered AmberAlert.gov taken down?
Just remember: The GOP are the “hostage takers” here.
Editor’s note: This post has been updated with additional tweets.
Well, looky here! The Amber Alert website is back up: