To make their case for blaming the GOP for the Democratic effort to shut down the government, the Obama administration is attempting to punish as many people as possible, while blaming the GOP for the resulting misery. Here is a mashup of their efforts.
Shutdown Theater is a nasty little production, aimed at angering and upsetting the audience.
The scoop is at the Washington Times.
The Park Service appears to be closing streets on mere whim and caprice. The rangers even closed the parking lot at Mount Vernon, where the plantation home of George Washington is a favorite tourist destination. That was after they barred the new World War II Memorial on the Mall to veterans of World War II. But the government does not own Mount Vernon; it is privately owned by the Mount Vernon Ladies’ Association. The ladies bought it years ago to preserve it as a national memorial. The feds closed access to the parking lots this week, even though the lots are jointly owned with the Mount Vernon ladies. The rangers are from the government, and they’re only here to help.
“It’s a cheap way to deal with the situation,” an angry Park Service ranger in Washington says of the harassment. “We’ve been told to make life as difficult for people as we can. It’s disgusting.”
I have spent the last hour attacking the media for allowing little Reason to scoop them on Chad Henderson. It’s not that they couldn’t have gotten this story; it’s that they didn’t want to.
Shawn Moran, Vice President of the National Border Patrol Council, recently stated that the border patrol has been ordered to stand down, leaving our borders vulnerable not only to cartel violence, but also to the possibility that terrorists could enter from the southern border.
“It doesn’t matter whether it’s drugs, bodies, or how large the group is, our agents are being ordered to stand down by Border Patrol management,” said Moran. “I have received reports from our agents in every single sector from San Diego to the Rio Grande Valley in Texas that they are receiving these orders.”
“They are not being relieved in place, they are simply being told that someone else is being dispatched, but none of us have seen that occur,” he said. “We are simply being ordered to stand down and stop tracking and trying to apprehend the criminals.”
The president who is supposed to look out for Americans is welcoming in drug smugglers, human smugglers and all kinds of nefarious criminals to endanger Americans and pretend that it is the Republicans’ fault.
The police came and forced both Vietnam veterans and the general public to leave the Vietnam Veterans Memorial after veterans went through the barricades:
WEEKLY STANDARD – After one group of veterans went around the barricade, “the park ranger told them the wall was closed,” NBC’s Mark Seagraves reported. “Later another group of vets showed up and moved the barricades. At that point, the memorial filled with vets and tourists. That’s when police came and moved everyone out.”
The Vietnam Veterans Memorial Wall is a black granite outdoor wall on which the names of the 58,272 service members who died or were unaccounted for during the Vietnam war are inscribed.
It takes more manpower and costs the government more money to close down an outdoor wall than to let people walk past it and pay their respects.
The Obama administration has been very selective in devoting resources to shutting down memorials.
Mind you, these are open air memorials. They are not buildings. But, the Obama administration will regard these honored veterans in the same way that the Nazis, the Italian Fascists, the Vietcong, and the Japanese did.
He is keeping his personal Navy-run retreat, Camp David, open during the government shut down, but he is cutting sports coverage to hundreds of thousands of troops around the globe, according to the Washington Examiner.
“A phone call to the retreat found it open,” which confirmed a TMZ report, the Examiner reported.
Personally, I cannot think of anything more vile from a president who continues to out-do himself where “vile” is concerned.
Our troops fighting for our freedom overseas had nothing to do with the Obamacare mess. They do however, take up arms and risk their lives while Obama rests his feet atop the presidential desk, as he’s so prone to do.
Why wouldn’t our president make what he likes to call, “my military,” exempt from his spiteful backlash over the House lock?
Our soldiers embrace things from home, especially football and baseball broadcasts on the American Forces Network – AFN. They will reportedly get little, if any, service according to a notice on the AFN page.
I could go on, but I think this post makes it clear- the Obama Administration, in it’s effort to blame the GOP for the government shutdown engineered by the democrats, are going out of their way to punish others. It is a wonderful window into their thinking, especially how very little they think of all of us.