Christie and Obama are both bad people, but in a contest for the “Worst Politicians to Have Caused Gratuitous Harm to Innocent People for Political Reasons”… the crown and mantle of hefty bags and used diapers belongs rightfully to the Emperor of Chicago.
Joyce Spencer is 77-years-old and her husband Ralph is 80. They’ve been spending most of their time in the family ice cream store since going home isn’t an option.
The Spencers never expected to be forced out of their Lake Mead home, which they’ve owned since the 70s, but on Thursday, a park ranger said they had 24 hours to get out.
“I had to go to town today and buy Ralph undershirts and jeans because I forgot his pants,” Joyce Spencer told Action News.
The Stewart’s Point home sits on federal land, so even though the Spencers own their cabin outright, they’re not allowed in until the government reopens.
There was no legitimate reason to kick the Spencers out of their homes. Previous shutdowns did not close memorials, did not close private restaurants on Federal land, did not close privately-run parks on Federal land and did not kick senior citizens out of homes they had owned for forty years.
“We’ve been told to make life as difficult for people as we can,” one National Parks Service ranger told the Washington Times
That sums it up.
None of this stuff was necessary. All of it took more manpower than not doing it.
It had nothing to do with the government shutdown and everything to do with Obama Inc. making the shutdown hurt as many people as possible so he could score political points in his pissing match with Congress.
There’s a Bridgegate, but there’s no Shutdowngate. And there should be one.