Every time you think the Obama Administration has gone as low as it can go, they unveil another layer in the vain, vapid and childish onion that is the Executive Branch under Barack Hussein Obama.
In a move that is being driven by monumental hubris, the Obama Administration has informed Florida charter boat operators that they are not allowed to take customers fishing in the Florida Bay until the feds get back to work. The Park Service has verboten use of 1,100 square miles or prime fishing between the tip of Florida to the Keys.
They've prohibited access to the ocean.
Heck, why not the air? There's air in those national parks that belongs to the federal government -- not the people, the government.
It's been clear since before it started that the shutdown was just theater and that Obama would try to make it as painful as possible for us little people.
We've seen this with the closing of national parks, the barricading of national monuments. The images of elderly WWII veterans being blocked from visiting the memorial dedicated to them has angered people across the country.
When the veterans tore down the barricades the first day, the Park Service went back and put up stronger fences with double locks.
It's all about hurting the common people for Obama and his Democrat cronies. We're just pawns in the game the president is playing to preserve his monstrous legacy, the laughably named Affordable Care Act, and push through yet another raising of the equally laughable debt ceiling.
Despite what you keep hearing, the shutdown's all Obama's doing and no one else's. The Republicans in the House have sent several bills to the Senate that would end the shutdown and leave the defunding of Obamacare for a different debate, but Obama and his waterboy Harry Reid won't allow the shutdown to end until the GOP relents on Obamacare and the debt ceiling.
Obama has said publicly he will not negotiate, yet somehow the media translate that into blame for the Republicans. Obama gets away with putting the screws to the common man and the GOP gets the blame because the media have Obama's back, as Time magazine's Mark Halperin unwittingly admitted.
Speaking on the "Morning Joe" show before the shutdown, Halperin was asked if Obama would negotiate with the Republicans. He said, "The White House does not have much incentive. They think the trends are going to go in their direction at the end of the week, or early next week at the latest; because again, the press is largely sympathetic to their arguments on this."
While the press has painted its usual parallel reality, the truth is that the shutdown is planned with maximum vindictiveness. As one ranger said, "We've been told to make life as difficult for people as we can."
As long as this shutdown continues, we will continue to have government by tantrum.