Mr. Obama as Nero fiddling
Mr. Obama, in an effort to hurt ordinary Americans, has ordered the closing of hundreds of private parks. He is using the same strategy he used with Sequester.
This became a clear political strategy this past week when Mr. Obama shut out aged veterans who traveled with a charity group to see the OUTDOOR World War II Memorial.
One private park in Virginia, the Claude Moore Farm, has been ordered to shut its doors despite the fact that it receives no federal funding and it does not use any government resources. It has never closed in 40 years and was not ordered to shut down in 1995.
The managing director of the farm, Anna Eberly, said, “In all the years I have worked with the National Park Service … I have never worked with a more arrogant, arbitrary and vindictive group representing the NPS,” Eberly said.“Every appeal our Board of Directors made to the NPS administration was denied.” Free Bacon has more on this story.
They were ordered closed by Mr. Obama, however, solely because they are sitting on government property.
The proprietors called government officials and were told they had to close. Then the government came to visit them and said no exceptions. They set up barricades around the parking lot. There were people in the pavilions preparing for an event and the government sent police to escort them out.
This museum does NOT cost the government a penny to operate and haven’t for a long time.
The government officials claimed they didn’t want to do it so why did they?
The park derives their income from visitors and October is their busiest month.
They can only be allowed one person in a day to feed the animals.
The proprietors of the farm did not leave and won’t though they are under threat of arrest.
The farm lost $20,000 this week and if the farm doesn’t open immediately, they will never open again.
Eighty-five percent of the government activities are running so why close this farm and the hundreds of other privately-run parks? Why won’t he open NIH and help the cancer kids while giving $445 million to Corporation for Public Broadcasting?
I will give you the answer. Just as he did with Sequester, he wants to make it hurt, but he doesn’t want to hurt his friends.
Meanwhile, Mr. Obama cancelled his Asia trip. Why? He has already said he won’t negotiate. He might as well have gone.
One of Obama’s mouthpieces, Media Matters, said that ‘in addition to being routine, the parks shutdown was also highly anticipated.’ Listen to the interview on the link and you tell me if the proprietor of the park highly anticipated the shutting of the museum.
Mr. Obama’s behavior is not normal behavior but it is the behavior one would expect in a Banana Republic.