Free Republic
Browse · Search
Topics · Post Article

Skip to comments.

Extreme Hypocrisy! Obama Orders Federal Workers To “Make Life As Difficult For People As We Can”
The Economic Collapse ^ | October 8, 2013 | Michael Snyder

Posted on 10/14/2013 1:07:20 PM PDT by lbryce

Why would the president of the United States try to purposely hurt the American people? Well, in 2013 this is done in order to score political points and force the opposition in to doing what you want them to do. A few days ago, an angry Park Service ranger publicly admitted that he and his fellow rangers have been ordered to "make life as difficult for people as we can" during this government shutdown. That Park Service ranger would never have received such an order unless it came from the very top. Apparently the Obama administration plans to cause as much pain as possible until Obama gets everything that he is demanding. In many cases, it is actually going to cost far more money to put up barricades and use guards to keep Americans from visiting open air memorials, driving on roads, and fishing in bodies of water than it would to put up a "closed" sign and simply go home. As you will see from the examples posted below, the Obama administration is being extremely spiteful and vindictive. And the level of hypocrisy that we are now witnessing is hard to fathom. For instance, the National Mall has been totally closed to the public, but the Obama administration is specifically reopening it for a massive pro-immigration rally that will benefit the Democrats politically. The abuse of power that is taking place is absolutely staggering, and the American people need to demand that those that are abusing it be held accountable when all of this is over.

The following are just a few examples of how Obama is using this shutdown to make life as difficult for people as possible...

#1 The Obama administration is doing all it can to keep Americans from even getting a glimpse of Mount Rushmore, but Barack Obama's chefs have been deemed "essential" and are still preparing his meals.

#2 Small businesses cannot get loans, but the exclusive gyms that are only for members of Congress have been deemed "essential" and remain open.

#3 The National Mall has been closed to the public, but it will be opened for a huge pro-immigration rally being held by Obama supporters.

#4 Last chance cancer treatments for children with cancer have been suspended, but the IRS continues to collect taxes from us.

#5 The NIH has stopped therapy dogs from visiting sick children, but Obama and Congress are still getting paid.

#6 The USDA website has been shut down, but Michelle Obama’s Let’s Move website is still operating.

#7 A runner has been fined $100 for jogging through Valley Forge National Historical Park, but the military golf course that Obama uses regularly is still open.

#8 The Obama administration has shut down the Grand Canyon, but the new two billion dollar NSA spy center is still spying on all of us.

#9 The federal government has forced an elderly couple out of their home on Lake Mead during this shutdown, but the operations of the Federal Reserve have not been affected at all.

#10 In South Carolina, the Obama administration is actually using Park Service rangers to keep people away from a privately-owned hotel.

#11 In Tennessee, the feds have totally shut down the Foothills Parkway, a major thoroughfare that runs through Blount County. At this point the feds are not even letting people visit the graves of their dead relatives.

#12 The Obama administration has actually removed all of the well pumps along a 184 mile trail that goes from Washington D.C. to Pittsburgh just so that anyone that decides to use the trail will not be able to get any water to drink.

#13 The Obama administration is actually attempting to close 1,100 square miles of ocean off of the coast of Florida. It is going to take a tremendous amount of time, money and energy to keep fishing boats out of that area.

#14 According to one news report, "Gestapo tactics" were used against one tour group made up mostly of senior citizens at Yellowstone National Park...

Pat Vaillancourt went on a trip last week that was intended to showcase some of America’s greatest treasures.

Instead, the Salisbury resident said she and others on her tour bus witnessed an ugly spectacle that made her embarrassed, angry and heartbroken for her country.

Vaillancourt was one of thousands of people who found themselves in a national park as the federal government shutdown went into effect on Oct. 1. For many hours her tour group, which included senior citizen visitors from Japan, Australia, Canada and the United States, were locked in a Yellowstone National Park hotel under armed guard.

The tourists were treated harshly by armed park employees, she said, so much so that some of the foreign tourists with limited English skills thought they were under arrest.

When finally allowed to leave, the bus was not allowed to halt at all along the 2.5-hour trip out of the park, not even to stop at private bathrooms that were open along the route.

#15 Of course one of the most disturbing abuses of power is how the Obama administration is using barricades and guards to keep military veterans away from open air memorials such as the World War II Memorial, the Vietnam War Memorial and the Iwo Jima Memorial that are normally open to the public 24 hours a day.

It is beyond disgusting for Barack Obama to take these memorials hostage for political gain.

And a lot of military veterans have decided that they are not going to take this slap in the face. In fact, one group is organizing a "Million Veteran March on the Memorials" this weekend. You can find their Facebook page right here. According to their page, a mass protest is being planned for 9 AM this Sunday morning...

"Join fellow Veterans at the war memorials in Washington DC on Sunday October 13th at 9 AM and at memorials across these United States."

And veterans will not be the only ones in D.C. this weekend. An organization known as "Truckers Ride for the Constitution" will also be there. You can find their Facebook page right here. The truckers are planning a three day strike and protest which will stretch from Friday to Sunday...

"The American people are sick and tired of the corruption that is destroying America! We therefore declare a national protest in support of our nation's truckers on the weekend of October 11-13, 2013! Truck drivers will not haul freight! Americans can strike in solidarity with truck drivers! Truckers will lead the path to saving our country if every American rides with them!"

Many truckers are even planning to take their trucks right into the heart of Washington D.C. itself.

It will certainly be interesting to see what happens.

Personally, I have never seen anything like what we are witnessing right now. The president of the United States is actually trying to purposely hurt the American people in order to put pressure on Congress. He isn't even being subtle about it.

Whether you are a Democrat, a Republican or an Independent, you have got to be absolutely disgusted by what Obama is doing. He is showing an astounding lack of respect for the American people.

It is one thing to play hardball with Congress. That is acceptable. It is quite another thing to spitefully abuse the American people in order to get what you want.

What Obama has done goes way over the line. If the American people are not outraged by this, what will it take to wake them up?

TOPICS: Constitution/Conservatism; Extended News; Government; News/Current Events
KEYWORDS: americanemesis; obama
Why there is such utter lack of political activism among Americans under the crisis scenario that hangs over us like the sword of Damocles, why there is total abject apathy for all that Obama has demonstrated, impugned himself as nothing less than that of being America's worst ever nemesis, in continual flagrant violation of the laws of the land, is the question of the ages.

Technically speaking, I don't think, knowing Obama for all that he is, that what he does is necessarily hypocritical.

1 posted on 10/14/2013 1:07:20 PM PDT by lbryce
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | View Replies]

Comment #2 Removed by Moderator

To: lbryce

He did the same thing during sequester. The GOP offered a plan where NOT ONE FEDERAL EMPLOYEE WOULD BE FURLOUGHED, if they just didn’t do any new hiring from those taking retirement. Obama refused - he wants to see people suffer. I really question what kind of upbringing this guy had ...

3 posted on 10/14/2013 1:34:58 PM PDT by 11th_VA (I want a president who won't enforce tax laws ...)
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 1 | View Replies]

To: lbryce

What we have is a ruling elite that makes rules for the ordinary people that they don’t obey. They have given themselves a cushy lifestyle at our expense, and they show us how much they despise us.

4 posted on 10/14/2013 1:36:45 PM PDT by I want the USA back (Media: completely irresponsible traitors. Complicit in the destruction of our country.)
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 1 | View Replies]

To: lbryce

Anybody ever stop to think about what it means that they say that this so called shut down won’t even make a day of difference in when they hit the debt limit. Just think about that.

5 posted on 10/14/2013 1:42:42 PM PDT by Revel
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 1 | View Replies]

To: lbryce
Citizens of USA to Obama:

We will make life as miserable for you as possible.

6 posted on 10/14/2013 1:45:51 PM PDT by elkfersupper
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 1 | View Replies]

To: lbryce

-— 4 Last chance cancer treatments for children with cancer have been suspended, but the IRS continues to collect taxes from us -—

Remember that crazy talk about death panels?

7 posted on 10/14/2013 1:47:54 PM PDT by St_Thomas_Aquinas ( Isaiah 22:22, Matthew 16:19, Revelation 3:7)
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 1 | View Replies]

To: lbryce

We are going to take obamss car keys in 214 an hell be lucky if the car we’re driving will even have back seat for him to finish out the ride.

8 posted on 10/14/2013 1:57:22 PM PDT by Recompennation (Constitutional protection for all not just selectively for Democrats.)
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 1 | View Replies]

To: lbryce

when ever one deals with a damned federal blood sucking worker remember how these jack booted a-holes treated us.

9 posted on 10/14/2013 2:21:42 PM PDT by Joe Boucher ((FUBO) ( Hey Rubio, eat pooh pal))
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 1 | View Replies]

To: lbryce

They are in a dead panic that people will figure out that they don’t need government’s “nonessential” services. So they are doing really stupid things, blocking the view of a monument, roughing up tourists, closing off the danged ocean for pete’s sake.

They somehow think that government abusing people will convince those people to give them even more power to abuse them. And its peculiar; it will probably work with certain kinds of people. But it won’t work with normal people.

This kind of abusive behavior shows that the obamists are crazy-arrogant, and in a panic that people will figure out that we don’t need them.

10 posted on 10/14/2013 2:22:04 PM PDT by marron
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 1 | View Replies]

To: lbryce

They are pushing us to civil disobedience.

I think we should accommodate them and show this failed government what happens when We, the People who OWN this government push back!!

11 posted on 10/14/2013 2:32:44 PM PDT by DustyMoment (Congress - another name for the American politburo!!)
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 1 | View Replies]

To: lbryce

Hes a black minority so that makes any criticize of him “illegitimate” and/or racist in the eyes of culturally indoctrinated Liberal(media dominating) and sadly many if not most Americans. This is how we were raised by the same over the last 50 years.

Finally after 5 years of seeing some of the worse and most obvious screw-ups in american history, from the Benghazi massacre, failure in Iran, Egypt, to squandering a trillion dollars with ‘guaranteed’ results, to even IRS persecution, and passing of widely unpopular and oppressive individual mandates, and even Obama’s repeatedly irresponsibility for regular budgets problems.

If this man was of any other race he would not only have lost in 2012 but have been impeached in 2010. Obama has failed not only by historic standards but by even his own standards. Only in the politics of the Democratic party would such a man still get by as only there do you find both a constituency and a press that doesn’t care about results, and is willing to believe whatever is suggested to them.

I suppose if you believe your leaders are smarter than you then you might be more inclined to believe the evidence of their failure is either a result of a bad situation or uncontrollable factors, about which nobody else could do any better.

Perhaps the biggest overall problem with Obama is the simple fact that he himself does not seem to recognize his own mistakes much-less learn from them.

12 posted on 10/14/2013 2:33:29 PM PDT by Monorprise
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 1 | View Replies]

To: lbryce
National Park Service Director Jonathan Jarvis certainly got the word.

13 posted on 10/14/2013 2:34:53 PM PDT by Paine in the Neck (Is John's moustache long enough YET?)
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 1 | View Replies]

To: All

Oh, how I wish just one chef would have a spiritual awakening and see “what” he’s actually cooking for. Then do something to correct the problem.

14 posted on 10/14/2013 3:03:35 PM PDT by VerySadAmerican (".....Barrack, and the horse Mohammed rode in on.")
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 1 | View Replies]

To: Monorprise

“Perhaps the biggest overall problem with Obama is the simple fact that he himself does not seem to recognize his own mistakes much-less learn from them.”

I’m no shrink, but isn’t that one of the signs he’s a narcissist?

15 posted on 10/14/2013 3:40:42 PM PDT by redfreedom (Republicans = The faux conservative wing of the democrat party.)
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 12 | View Replies]

To: Monorprise

Obama is a nationalist ( black power/ racial-ethnic minority
nation)socialist ( redistribution of wealth).

What that means is that this ideology invests every ‘residential action of Barrak Obama.And if you know a little about history, you know what “nationalist socialism “ truly is.

Let me help you guess: it begins with an “f” and ends with an “m.”And thats what we are dealing with, which far out weighs whatever personna you might think Obama has on display.

Read about it here:

16 posted on 10/15/2013 5:36:33 AM PDT by Candor7 (Obama fascism article:(
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 12 | View Replies]

Disclaimer: Opinions posted on Free Republic are those of the individual posters and do not necessarily represent the opinion of Free Republic or its management. All materials posted herein are protected by copyright law and the exemption for fair use of copyrighted works.

Free Republic
Browse · Search
Topics · Post Article

FreeRepublic, LLC, PO BOX 9771, FRESNO, CA 93794 is powered by software copyright 2000-2008 John Robinson