Really? Amber Alert website goes dark under government shutdown
This is a new low. Obama SPENT money to close natl parks but shut down the Amber Alert website. Look for yourself: http://t.co/jG1QYAt7xe
— Rep. Roger Williams (@RepRWilliams) October 6, 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 7, 2013
Blocking WWII vets: essential. Funding the Amber Alert site: nonessential.
— Razor (@hale_razor) October 6, 2013
— Natalie_Page (@Natalie_Page) October 6, 2013
— Grumpy Elder (@Grumpyelder) October 6, 2013
@hale_razor All 436 Democrat Obama staff, incl 2 chefs, more "essential" than Amber Alert for missing children? First 48hrs are critical!
— Middlepeople – David (@dmc2et) October 6, 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
— #BlueLivesMatter (@LilMissRightie) October 6, 2013
Shutting down the Amber Alert website? There really is no bottom of the barrel for this administration, is there?
— Peter C. (@Slublog) October 6, 2013
Nope. Just look.
— Jason B. Whitman (@JasonBWhitman) October 6, 2013
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 7, 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 (@JasonBWhitman) October 7, 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?
— Dan Bongino (@dbongino) October 7, 2013
Just remember: The GOP are the “hostage takers” here.
— Matt Ford (@fordm) October 7, 2013
Editor’s note: This post has been updated with additional tweets.
Well, looky here! The Amber Alert website is back up: