Park Ranger: We’ve Been Ordered To ‘Make Life Difficult’

Rob Port
SayAnything Blog

A private restaurant has been shutdown by the National Park Service despite costing nothing to the taxpayers to operate. Scenic overlooks, little more than roadside parking lots, have been shut down. The privately-owned Mt. Vernon, George Washington’s Home, was barricaded by the National Park Service though the owners are now pushing back to tell the public they’re open.

Republicans are arguing that this is all shutdown theater. An effort by the Obama administration to manufacture negative headlines during the government shutdown. And, according to some Park Service officials, they’re right

…“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.”…


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Related:  Shutdown Poll: Obama Bears More Blame Than Tea Party

…As many Republicans on Capitol Hill begin to lose their nerve, advocating capitulation to end the shutdown, Tea Party-backed candidates who remain vigilant opponents of an ever-increasing federal government are seeing their position resonate with the public.

The poll also solicited opinions on ObamaCare, which Cruz and other conservatives wanted to repeal prior to Tuesday’s shutdown. Overwhelmingly, voters see the mammoth bill as an unwelcome quagmire…



Update: Speaker Boehner:  This isn’t some damned game 

…The unnamed source is quoted as saying “We are winning…It doesn’t really matter to us how long the shutdown lasts because what matters is the end result.”

Boehner described how he tried to negotiate with Democratic leaders at the White House only to find out via the Wall Street Journal that the Obama administration’s sole objective is “beating” the GOP…


Pat Buchanan: Obama shutdown maneuvers “genuinely sadistic” 

…“To go out there yesterday and suggest, you know maybe we’re going to default and rattle the markets where they plunge today, to have his aides call over there at the Park Service and tell them not to let the veterans visit the World War II Memorial when they’re on honor flight — their last chance in this life to meet and honor the guys with whom they served and to visit the memorial, which belongs to them — what kind of mind would do that?” Buchanan continued….



Update 2: Lawmaker says barricade of WWII memorial is ‘Chicago thuggery

A group of Texas congressmen armed with bolt cutters made their way to the World War II Memorial in Washington after they learned the National Park Service had reinforced the barriers blocking the site with wire…




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