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Perhaps the Saddest Shutdown Photo You’ll Ever See

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Poor kid. Obama ruined his day.
Check it out:

A picture of a small child in a monkey costume is quickly becoming the unofficial symbol of the government shutdown.

The photo went viral after it got posted to Reddit and then was shared on Twitter by Time magazine’s Alex Fitzpatrick, who called it “the absolute saddest #shutdown photo you will ever see.”

In the photo, the young child holds onto the locked gates of Washington’s National Zoo, which is part of the federal Smithsonian Institution. Above his head is a sign that says, “The Zoo is temporarily closed.”

The zoo also attracted national attention at the beginning of the shutdown when the budget impasse prompted its popular “panda cam” to go dark.


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by on Oct. 12, 2013 at 9:09 AM
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Analeigh2012
by Silver Member on Oct. 13, 2013 at 12:19 AM
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He cares when he can surround himself with them for his political agenda - especially if they have been involved in some tragedy. It is shameful!

Quoting blondekosmic15:

 When did Obama care about children!?

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Analeigh2012
by Silver Member on Oct. 13, 2013 at 12:21 AM
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This is pitiful, but I hope they take this time to better the health of the animals - too many die.... and there are plenty of people working in the zoo, they just have the gates locked. Private tours are also happening, same as at the White House. This "shut down" is 90% bull.
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ndlptnau
by Member on Oct. 13, 2013 at 3:30 PM
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Mistress Flora, 

The Republicans have made many, many attempts to settle this shutdown. harry reid and obama have steadily refused to even allow a vote on any compromise. They are the ones prolonging this. The Republicans have attempted to fund many programs including the death benefit for the families of fallen servicemen and the national parks only to be refused by reid and obama. Of the 15 previous shutdowns no other president has refused to allow any compromise  or tried to make the shutdown as painful as possible for people. obama even ordered the park service to make the shutdown as painful as possible. How can you possibly think the Republicans deserve all the blam? obama hasn't even passed a single budget since he was elected including during the time the democrats controlled both the house and the senate. Sad when you can't pass a budget with your own party in power. Borrow more, spend more is the obama way.

Ednarooni160
by Eds on Oct. 13, 2013 at 3:44 PM
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Why are we surprised..he shut down the Whitehouse tours and even Eric on the FIVE offered to pay to keep it open for the kids..  You think he cares about kids going to the zoo..NOT A CHANCE.  Well, let me back up..not unless they're HIS kids and they need gun protection and expensive field trips.

girl on a swingboy on a swing


Billiejeens
by Ruby Member on Oct. 13, 2013 at 5:24 PM
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Quoting Pema_Jampa:

Illegal alien is not a racial slur. 

banging head into wall




Go say that over in CEHT - moms will be having heart attacks.


kcangel63
by Amanda on Oct. 13, 2013 at 5:31 PM
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Awwww! Poor little monkey! :(
Billiejeens
by Ruby Member on Oct. 13, 2013 at 5:33 PM
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Quoting kcangel63:

Awwww! Poor little monkey! :(



If Obama had a son, it would looked just like him.


kcangel63
by Amanda on Oct. 13, 2013 at 5:36 PM
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I'm going to hell. I laughed at that.

Quoting Billiejeens:

Quoting kcangel63:

Awwww! Poor little monkey! :(





If Obama had a son, it would looked just like him.





grandmab125
by Platinum Member on Oct. 13, 2013 at 10:16 PM
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high five 

Quoting ndlptnau:

Mistress Flora, 

The Republicans have made many, many attempts to settle this shutdown. harry reid and obama have steadily refused to even allow a vote on any compromise. They are the ones prolonging this. The Republicans have attempted to fund many programs including the death benefit for the families of fallen servicemen and the national parks only to be refused by reid and obama. Of the 15 previous shutdowns no other president has refused to allow any compromise  or tried to make the shutdown as painful as possible for people. obama even ordered the park service to make the shutdown as painful as possible. How can you possibly think the Republicans deserve all the blam? obama hasn't even passed a single budget since he was elected including during the time the democrats controlled both the house and the senate. Sad when you can't pass a budget with your own party in power. Borrow more, spend more is the obama way.

 

blondekosmic15
by Blonde on Oct. 13, 2013 at 11:16 PM

 

Quoting ndlptnau:

Mistress Flora, 

The Republicans have made many, many attempts to settle this shutdown. harry reid and obama have steadily refused to even allow a vote on any compromise. They are the ones prolonging this. The Republicans have attempted to fund many programs including the death benefit for the families of fallen servicemen and the national parks only to be refused by reid and obama. Of the 15 previous shutdowns no other president has refused to allow any compromise  or tried to make the shutdown as painful as possible for people. obama even ordered the park service to make the shutdown as painful as possible. How can you possibly think the Republicans deserve all the blam? obama hasn't even passed a single budget since he was elected including during the time the democrats controlled both the house and the senate. Sad when you can't pass a budget with your own party in power. Borrow more, spend more is the obama way.

 Well stated. Thank you!

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