Former Speaker and former presidential candidate Newt Gingrich took to Twitter to blast the Obama administration for its absurd shutdown actions.

We now know the order came from the White House.

Gingrich and wife had paid a visit to Mount Vernon.

And he noticed a little something on the bus turnaround.

Ludicrous! Also ludicrous? This response:

Bless your obtuse heart.

Snicker.

Citizens aren’t really surprised, though.

Yep. The White House confirmed Wednesday on Twitter that they are holding the World War II memorial for ransom.

Disgusting indeed.

Related:

‘Unbelievable!’ WH issues World War II memorial ransom note (Bonus ‘iconic’ Obama image)

Barry-cades confirmed: Park Service says Obama admin ordered closure of World War II Memorial

More media ‘faux outrage’ douches: Daily Beast reporter mocks World War II vets

‘Unreal’: Check out the shutdown barricade and sign at the 2nd Infantry Division Memorial in DC [pics]

You’ll love the ‘trophy’ World War II vets took home from the government shutdown blockade [pic]

Honor Flight to bring more World War II vets to DC Memorial despite government shutdown

NY Mag’s Jonathan Chait confirms anti-Nazi stance after douchey tweet mocking World War II vets

World War II veterans knock down police barriers to attend memorial on the National Mall; Update: Did a congressman lead the vets through the barricade?; Update: Congressman says Obama administration knew about veterans’ request and rejected it

  • Lotte Lenya

    The Chicago Way.

    • IMPEACH_BOBO

      How right you are too, The Chicago THUG way just like BOBO himself is from !!! Most of these parks are open air parks & don’t require we get premission to go visit them !!! But now all of a sudden BOBO has a hissing fit because Republicans want to repeal or defund his RAClST BOBOcare law, which by the way is really WE THE PEOPLE telling these Republicans in the House & Senate to repeal or defund this RAClST law to begin with !!!! I truly believe that the Dictator in Chief is got nothing but disdain for our Military Vets & I say we start IMPEACHMENT PROCEEDINGS today on this RAClST MUSLlM FLEEBAGGER !!! It seems that BOBO needs to be reminded that he works for WE THE PEOPLE, NOT THE OTHER WAY AROUND, LETS REMIND HIM !!!!!

    • algonquinmatt

      today’s Chicago Way story is about how Mayor Rahm is bragging about pulling out all of the cameras at red lights because people have been complaining about them, etc..

      what a magnanimous gesture.

      yet, i think next week they start installing all of these devices around the city that catch people when they are speeding. i can see it now “doing 37 in a 35 zone. $75”

      • jazzerie

        Removing all those cameras make it harder for police to check out criminal routes, doesn’t it? Guess that fits in with his general response to all the violence in Chicago.

  • http://www.soopermexican.com Soopermexican

    Send the vets in to storm the bus turnaround! Hell, regular citizens should be able to handle that…..

    • Jennifer

      One bus going 20 mph could take care of those Barry-cades.

  • Netmilsmom

    Oh Noes!!! I’m lost in a bus turnaround! Damn #shutnado!

    • KornKing

      When one considers the source…….

  • peteee363

    I hope every Obama voter is proud of this man-child in chief! what a maroon!

    • Chevypowered

      Sadly. They are…

  • Richard J Sunkle

    Don’t worry, anyone who gets lost in a bus turnaround is likely a liberal and won’;t be missed at work.

    • mijo136

      If they work at all.

      • mapache

        work?! ha ha ha hah hahh! That is a good one! SHot my coffee out my nose all over my keyboard!

    • Mike

      Well come on, you know liberals, they could actually get stuck on a stopped escalator.

    • Crap Daddy

      Let’s just shorten that to “Won’t be missed” adding “at work” is a bit of a stretch.

  • disqus_eric

    Harass We Can!

  • Maypo

    This is too Orwellian for me…..Regardless of how stupid I think this “shutdown” strategy is,,,,I will now join any DC rally for challenging the Parks Department stupidity regarding some of these open air barricades….The bastards are inciting open rebellion…..

    • therealguyfaux ✓ᵛᵉʳᶦᶠᶦᵉᵈ

      We’re “speaking truth to power.”
      Shoe’s on the other foot now, Barry.
      Shoe’s gonna be buried up your ass, too–if you keep this nonsense up.

      • usaok59

        Sideways!

    • http://victimsofcops.com Richard Perkins

      Obama wants martial law of course he is inciting it.

  • WhoMeToo

    AMERICANS! TEAR DOWN THOSE BARRICADES!!! ==> #Barrycades
    #shutdown #BlameHarryReid

  • Marjorie

    I think we need Rolling Thunder to storm the East coast about now!

    • vetgal1970

      Every Veteran should be planning a trip to DC.

    • mapache

      Yes, By all means bring back rolling thunder. With no Federal employees there streets should be clear!

  • Jennifer

    Obama is starting to act like “The Punisher”. He is a spoiled little brat who retaliates when he doesn’t get his way. When will America realize that this thug is a FOREIGNER with a FOREIGN ideology? He HATES WWII Veterans because he thinks they were on the WRONG side in the war.

    • $44315594

      Just look at his past actions, he has always acted this way.

      He is a complete FRAUD, and imo he is a communist “monster” who hates America and Americans.

      “All HAIL the messiah “king” obama!” /S

  • OLLPOH ~ OurLifeLiberty

    Absolute Disgrace of this Commie Scholar 0’Saul Alinski Government that is Not America!

  • Still Determined

    I think some people did not understand what a Government Shutdown really meant. Maybe people who were clamoring for a shutdown should have thought about it first.

    • grais

      You’re right. I didn’t expect that President Petulant would give me so many laughs.

      • LeishaTeach

        I love Rep. Steve Stockman’s nickname — President Stompy Foot. Or another one I heard somewhere — Li’l Preezy

      • zoeUNltd

        if you REALLY want to LYAO get the videos of “barbie” w-s arguing with Wolf Blitzer and Anderson Cooper last year on their news shows. I tune into one of those every time I’m a little down in the dumps-or I get a wild desire to blow a soft drink out my nose! that girl is the brains of the DNC, dumb as a sack of rocks and funny as hell when she opens her mouth.

        • grais

          Are you talking about Washyerhair-Schlitz?

          • zoeUNltd

            the one (thank God) and only (thank whatever deity you want)

    • Zach Smith

      There is no excuse for closing most of these things. This is simply Obama throwing a childish temper tantrum. Just like when he discontinued White House tours, even though the cost was very small and even though private funds were offered to keep them open.

      • llk29

        I’ve seen two-year-olds in grocery stores who couldn’t hold a candle to this tantrum throwing, foot stomping, petulant-child playground bully.

      • vsdgrandma

        Absolutely right. In 1995..during the shutdown….nothing like this occurred. Clinton to his credit worked with the republicans to keep places like this open. This is just another low life episode of Bumer and company to strong arm Americans. He is despicable and anyone who still supports him after this really needs to examine their own sense of right and wrong. All show and no go.

    • alanstorm

      Don’t be denser than you have to be.

      Still haven’t considered that “government shutdown” does not square with “spend MORE money to create artificial barriers” yet, have you?

      • Determined

        A shutdown costs money to orderly enforce. Just as starting back up will. And when we have to retroactively pay people for not working – cost even more money.

        So to the idjuts who kept saying we should just shut down the government and it would save money – shut up.

        • JustLurkin

          Hey dum bass, only idjut liberals would run a shutdown in such a way as to cost MORE than continuing operations. You have no intelligent or logical reason to close open air parks and such. Hey dum bass, why don’t you close all the roads, strictly enforced? Go for the record of “Most Costly Shutdown Episode Evah” and really stick it to we who actually pay your tired, stupid, flabby lazy spotted ass.

          The best thing you and morons like you can do is stay home and stay out of the way of normal, intelligent people who actually pay for this stuff. You, like pResident princess, are just throwing your 2 year old tantrum.

        • jazzerie

          Republicans voted 3 times to fund all of government. Only the first of those 3 votes included the defunding of Obamacare, while funding everything else.
          The second vote funded EVERYTHING, but asked for the individual mandate to be delayed for a year, just as Obama has already delayed the employer mandate.
          The third vote funded EVERYTHING, and asked only that ALL government employees– including senators and representatives, their staff, and the White House staff, etc., NOT be exempt from Obamacare, but be required to use Obamacare just like all other citizens.
          The democrats voted NO on all three of those full government-funding bills. THAT is what shut down the government. NOT Republicans.

      • Determined

        A shutdown costs money to orderly enforce. Just as starting back up will. And when we have to retroactively pay people for not working – cost even more money.

        So to the idjuts who kept saying we should just shut down the government and it would save money – shut up.

    • alanstorm

      Don’t be denser than you have to be.

      Still haven’t considered that “government shutdown” does not square with “spend MORE money to create artificial barriers” yet, have you?

    • usaok59

      Yeah, they could have shut down the agency that is signing up poor saps for obamacare!

  • grais

    What does anyone want to bet that @StillJohnCA has actually gotten lost in a bus turnaround?

    • algonquinmatt

      “it can happen”

      yeah, it can happen to him.

  • ee1774

    We’ve become a nation where only the government can rescue us when we become lost in bus turnarounds.

    …..good-god………

    • http://commentspammersmustdie.blogspot.com/ Kakarot

      Someone has to notify the press and organize the after-party.

  • lesterwink23

    Only a liberal could be arrogant and ignorant enough to think that people are too stupid to handle a bus turn-around

    • http://commentspammersmustdie.blogspot.com/ Kakarot

      Now, now, be nice. A lot of those drivers are union members, so it really could happen.

    • http://commentspammersmustdie.blogspot.com/ Kakarot

      Now, now, be nice. A lot of those drivers are union members, so it really could happen.

    • Grandma HeadInjury

      They always project….

  • JoeMyGodNYC

    We should totally move all the parks to those moon bases Newt promised us last year!

    • Joe W.

      Yuck yuck yuck. Go back into your hole, cockroach.

    • Zach Smith

      How much does it cost to send barricades to the moon?

    • algonquinmatt

      wasn’t it leftist genius Paul Krugman who suggested that the best way to stimulate the economy was to go all out to colonize Mars? or to do some kind of alien defense system to stimulate the economy?

      at least Newt isn’t an economist.

      • JoeMyGodNYC

        That was an offhand JOKE he made on CNN during the 2011 stimulus battle in Congress. Eye roll. And actually the joke was that the government should stage a fake alien invasion.

        • http://commentspammersmustdie.blogspot.com/ Kakarot

          Yeah. Krugman’s real suggestion was to fake an alien invasion. (or maybe pray for one? I don’t remember for sure anymore, and don’t feel like checking)

        • http://commentspammersmustdie.blogspot.com/ Kakarot

          Yeah. Krugman’s real suggestion was to fake an alien invasion. (or maybe pray for one? I don’t remember for sure anymore, and don’t feel like checking)

        • Grandma HeadInjury

          Of course! “If my guy does it, its a Joke You Guys! But if your guy does it, For Shame You Guys!”

        • MikeDR2012

          Is this Joe guy just not an absolute stream of knowledge or what? This guy is like an encyclopedia! http://encyclopedia.thefreedictionary.com/Smarty+Jones

    • http://commentspammersmustdie.blogspot.com/ Kakarot

      Even by your standards, that doesn’t make sense.

    • alanstorm

      Up to your usual standards – pointless and off-topic.

      Keep it up!

    • alanstorm

      Up to your usual standards – pointless and off-topic.

      Keep it up!

    • jeanie6

      Herr Obama would try to control those too.

    • jeanie6

      Herr Obama would try to control those too.

    • MikeDR2012

      Wow, this Joe guy knows his stuff. http://www.thefreedictionary.com/Douchebag

  • docmacs

    Didn’t it cost money to have someone put up the barriers?

    • Guest

      That was “non-essential money”, i.e., taxpayers’.

  • KillCommies

    We are truly living in a banana republic.

  • mapache

    “MR. OBAMA, TEAR DOWN THESE BARRICADES.” Ghost of Ronald Reagan

  • right_on

    Getting lost in a bus turnaround…he was thinking like a progressively idiotic stooge…it has happened to him before…getting, and staying lost…he is a liberal. They have trouble with “simple”.

  • old_ogre

    What difference does it make? Because of Obamacare no one can afford to go see these places anyhow!

  • AlmaAlma

    ‘Think Gooder’ is proof positive that people have been nannied for way too long, and think they can’t survive without the Govt.

  • arttie

    I am reminded of a 4 year old bully in the kinder garden play ground. Barry is trying to hog everything.

  • $8245944

    There were more guards preventing 90 year old WWII heroes from seeing their memorial than there were protecting Americans in Benghazi. Democrat priorities you know.

    Thank you, Killary and Obozo.

  • drw

    This is a childish attempt by the admin to magnify the perceived affects of the shutdown. How much would you bet that the MSM, in their “responsible” coverage of this, fail to point out the obvious intent? The truly sad part will be the uninformed masses willingness to believe.

  • drw

    This is a childish attempt by the admin to magnify the perceived affects of the shutdown. How much would you bet that the MSM, in their “responsible” coverage of this, fail to point out the obvious intent? The truly sad part will be the uninformed masses willingness to believe.

  • Bob Richards

    President Vindictive

  • Bob Richards

    President Vindictive

  • jeanie6

    The introductory video at Mt Vernon used to feature Bill Clinton. Had to grit my teeth to watch it.

  • jeanie6

    The introductory video at Mt Vernon used to feature Bill Clinton. Had to grit my teeth to watch it.

  • BrotherMatthias

    good stuff, newt

  • BrotherMatthias

    good stuff, newt

  • Andrew Krause

    Did anyone else happen to notice… this bus turnaround…. NOT part of the Park. The State of Virginia maintains it. It’s almost 600 ft from Federal Property. If I were a resident of Virginia, I’d have the State Police out there keeping it open ASAP.

  • Perso Nasplit

    help! i turned down a cul de sac, and the government isnt here to tell me where to go! also, theres nobody to tell me to drink water, so im probably going to die :,(

  • mark

    I’,m convinced all libtards were picked on as kids and want everybody to pay.They’re a bunch of snotty-nosed little brats that throw a tantrum when they don’t get their way.This needs to END and soon!It’s all good though,they are about to push the wrong button,then they will wish they never messed with us!

  • mark

    Ya can’t fix liberal!

  • alvin691

    I hope our current military is seeing what Obama really thinks about vets.

    • Mike

      Don’t know! Obunghole has pushed quite a few generals out and has back filled with a bunch of fudge packers.

  • Freedom_Isnt_Free

    I have come to the conclusion that Obama is deliberately trying to provoke violence! That is all he would need to declare martial law and, after all, that is what he really wants to do! I fear there is big trouble ahead and all Americans best be ready.

  • sardiverdave

    I once got lost in a bus turnaround. I just got into it and couldn’t find my way out.

    I spent the next few years living on half-eaten sandwiches thrown out of the windows of passing Greyhounds, or snatching up the odd Milk Dud chucked from the laughing kids on the BlueBird school buses.

    Oh, I occupied my time by guessing the state on the next license plate to pass, and played chess with pieces I carved from pine cones and acorns. Eventually, a small family of squirrels fashioned a map for me on some tree bark, and I was able to stumble my way to salvation. When I finally arrived at the site, I was mistakenly put on a bus full of French tourists. The tour bus driver got us lost at the same turnaround. My friends the squirrels were waiting for me there. I think they knew I’d be back.

    • spaceycakes

      now that there’s funny

  • Bee Thomas

    No staff is required to man the WWII Memorial. It is shutdown to create false stories to plant in the media, just like what the Palestinians do.

  • Mike

    Oh, oh, oh, I know this liberal or maybe his brother. The follow occurred a couple of years ago.

    Parked out in front of a Construction firm, on a major highway, was a union moron (redundant I know) standing in the back of a pickup truck, holding up a very large sign complaining how this firm was unfair to union labor.

    Well it took me awhile to get his message as the sign he was holding was upside down.

    I think the Company was against stupid union labor.

  • Magnifico

    Funny thing about a bus turnaround is that nobody actually works there.

  • burned_out

    Push barricades over and then run them over. Cut the locks. Use a cutting torch on the posts. It’s my country and I’m taking it back. You don’t have enough cops, when you get down to it. You week and pitiful Democrats, you can’t even feed yourselves.

  • jukin

    Does anybody seriously think that the evil democrats will not use health care to bully the public anymore?

    First the IRS goes after a political opponent and then the IRS is in charge of health care under the cACA. You know they will. They are stone cold totalitarians.

  • Hcon1

    WWII Vets to Re-Take WWII Memorial
    http://thepeoplescube.com/peoples-blog/wwii-vets-to-re-take-wwii-memorial-t11725.html
    Dateline Washington DC –
    World War Two veterans today massed together in preparation for an attempt to retake the WWII Memorial in Washington DC’s National Mall.

    Under special orders from the White House yesterday, Barrycades™ have been set up to prevent veterans from visiting the open-air monument; in addition, several police/park rangers were called back from their furloughs to police the Barrycades™ and yellow tape surrounding the monument.

    More as this develops.
    (Photo courtesy of @RicochetEJHill)
    http://thepeoplescube.com/peoples_resource/image/25995

  • ELC

    The WWII Vets thankfully get to see the WWII Memorial and who takes credit for that…of course barryboy. The barry-cades are opened to let these wonderful men and women in. Is there any time when this man isn’t taking credit?

  • $44315594

    “It is not enough to obey the messiah “king” obama, you MUST love him too.”

    “All HAIL the messiah “king” obama!” /S

  • Eric D. Mertz #NeverTrump

    If I was in DC right now, I would hop on my bike and ride down to Mount Vernon and remove those barricades. That is BS.

    • John Howard

      I’d just drive through them in a big honkin gas-guzzling SUV.

      • Eric D. Mertz #NeverTrump

        Yeah, but if I was in DC, I wouldn’t be able to afford the gas or the taxes on a rental. Hence the bicycle (plus, *11th doctor voice* bicycles are cool and the trail is awesome).

  • tallron

    Tear down all the Barry-cades. CIvil disobedience is not only for the Left.

    • ked5

      according to them – dissent is the highest form of patriotism.

  • Kaka1625

    lol…it would be dishonest of me to call any of you guys republicans. Y’all are the ones throwing a temper tantrum. Win elections and a majority then get your way, that is how a democracy should work.

    • John Howard

      But not a Democratic Republic. You know, like ours is?

    • Texclimber

      appropriations, taxing and spending bills are initiated by the House, conservatives DID win a majority of those elections, deal with it.

  • ked5

    everything he’s done has been aimed at “hurting the public”. this is hardly new, just one more example.

  • Determined

    Now it is getting bad – KKK had to cancel a rally from the Government Shutdown. I bet Congress fixes it tomorrow and passes the Clean CR!

    http://www.huffingtonpost.com/2013/10/01/kkk-rally-canceled_n_4024192.html?utm_hp_ref=mostpopular

    • ObamaFail

      If Harry Reid hadn’t have shut down the government just to save the law that he and the rest of the Dems exempted themselves from, the shut down would never have happened. And since the Dems were behind the creation of the KKK, Reid might actually play ball to reopen the government if he thinks his old cross burning buddies want to rally.

  • Sloper67

    Lefty’s, you do realize that Mt. Vernon is owned and run by a private non-profit that in no way is associated with the Federal Government. The staff needed to find anyone “lost” in the bus turnaround is already there.

  • ObamaFail

    If Reid and the Dems don’t care about kids with cancer, they definitely won’t care about tourists.

  • forgetyoutooo

    Tour Bus turn around closed by the federal government! Oh, the humanity!

    • AZ_skier1

      You apparently have missed the point.

  • Frustrated Teacher

    It is just like the fake ‘Sequester’….can’t allow the uninformed to see that it isn’t as bad as they are being told….they might start figuring out how much they are being lied to. So make it as bad as you can. Our country is run by idiots…in BOTH parties!!

    • AZ_skier1

      Agreed…but the biggest idiot and most destructive lives at 1600 Pennsylvania Ave.

  • chrissy

    If people in the northeast can get lost in a bus turn around, it is really frightening to think what would happen if they drove on a switch back.

  • BodyArmour

    it really won’t matter how this all plays out, the citizen sluggards who want to sponge off tax revenue, or get another Obama Phone for signing up for the national healthcare plan will believe the rabid leftist spin doctors, blame the right , then go out and turn in their food stamps for two more quarts of Colt 45,..

  • James V.

    Time has come to shut the Current Administration down. They have gotten lost in their own sordid Socialist WH turn-around, and need rescuing. Despicable Liberals.

  • Leonard Henry

    Let me understand this correctly. I can’t visit my parents’ graves at the Florence National Cemetery because a petty vindictive person occupying the White House wants to punish Americans in general as a consequence of a squabble between two political parties? This is sick and sadistic.

  • Raymond Cism

    Tear down that wall Mr. Obamachev.

  • Dee Jackson

    Barry is proving for all to see what a heartless pile of excrement he truly is.

    He truly needs an ass whupping!