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You Know Who Shut Down Roads, Parks and Memorials for Political Reasons

Posted By Daniel Greenfield On January 9, 2014 @ 1:02 pm In The Point | 26 Comments

It’s the skinny half of this duo.

Nice of the media to hold Christie accountable for causing traffic problems, but the guy in a clinch with him shut down the road to Mount Rushmore, barricaded multiple memorials, forcibly shut down private parks and even private restaurants at gunpoint.

“We’ve been told to make life as difficult for people as we can,” one National Parks Service ranger told the Washington Times

And then there was this piece of unmitigated Obama thuggery.

Barricades were erected around Old Faithful, and the seniors were locked inside the hotel, where armed rangers stayed at the door.

“They looked like Hulk Hogans, armed. They told us you can’t go outside,” she said. “Some of the Asians who were on the tour said, ‘Oh my God, are we under arrest?’ They felt like they were criminals.”

As the bus made its 2.5-hour journey out of Yellowstone, the tour guide made arrangements to stop at a full-service bathroom at an in-park dude ranch he had done business with in the past. Though the bus had its own small bathroom, Vaillancourt said seniors were looking for a more comfortable place to stop. But no stop was made — Vaillancourt said the dude ranch had been warned that its license to operate would be revoked if it allowed the bus to stop.

That’s a good deal worse than Bridgegate and the media never admitted it even happened and ridiculed the WW2 veterans storming their own memorial.

After celebrating Christie for a year, the only reason the media turned on him is because he served his purpose helping Obama and now threatens Hillary. So they have to take him down.

Bridgegate, the media will report on. Shutdowngate, they won’t.

…and then there was this

In the internal email, Animal and Plant Health Inspection Service official Charles Brown said he asked if he could try to spread out the sequester cuts in his region to minimize the impact, and he said he was told not to do anything that would lessen the dire impacts Congress had been warned of.

“We have gone on record with a notification to Congress and whoever else that ‘APHIS would eliminate assistance to producers in 24 states in managing wildlife damage to the aquaculture industry, unless they provide funding to cover the costs.’ So it is our opinion that however you manage that reduction, you need to make sure you are not contradicting what we said the impact would be,” Mr. Brown, in the internal email, said his superiors told him.

Thank goodness Obama is not a petty vindictive jackass like that New Jersey governor. If he were, then this is exactly the kind of petty vindictive thing that he would have done.


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