Saturday, October 05, 2013

When will people get it?

PRUDEN: The cheap tricks of the game - Washington Times: "The Park Service appears to be closing streets on mere whim and caprice. The rangers even closed the parking lot at Mount Vernon, where the plantation home of George Washington is a favorite tourist destination. That was after they barred the new World War II Memorial on the Mall to veterans of World War II. But the government does not own Mount Vernon; it is privately owned by the Mount Vernon Ladies' Association. The ladies bought it years ago to preserve it as a national memorial. The feds closed access to the parking lots this week, even though the lots are jointly owned with the Mount Vernon ladies. The rangers are from the government, and they’re only here to help.

“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.”"

I have seen this creep in action. He is a typical, slimy Chicago pol who views the government as a tool to help your friends and harm your enemies. When will people get it? He thinks like the boss of a political machine, like the politicians that he came up among and worked with and for throughout his political career. He thinks of the welfare of the American people about as much as a machine boss thinks of the denizens of the ward of a disobedient Alderman. "Yeah, cut off their snow removal for a week and see how he likes it." His aim is to whip disobedient Congressmen into line and the inconveniences he imposes on their constituents are just a means to do it. 

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