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Obama Overplays His Shutdown Hand
Investor's Business Daily ^ | 10/02/2013 | IBD Staff

Posted on 10/03/2013 4:46:29 AM PDT by IBD editorial writer

Politics: The Obama administration's decision to barricade the open-air and otherwise unguarded World War II memorial is just the latest sign that the president will do anything to get his way. Is the public finally getting wise?

Anyone who's ever visited Washington, D.C., knows that while the National Mall is technically a federally owned park, it can't be closed. There are no fences around its 309 acres. No entrances. No guard posts. Just wide open spaces dotted with monuments and museums. There's the Washington Monument, which requires a guide to get to the top. But that's closed for repairs.

So the administration decided instead to put barricades around various other popular open-air Mall monuments to score political points in the budget shutdown standoff. That required, in turn, posting freshly printed signs explaining why they're off limits, and a police presence to guard the barricades.

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TOPICS: Business/Economy; Editorial; Government; News/Current Events
KEYWORDS: nationalmall; obama; obama4alqaea; obama4terrorists; obamavsamericans; obamavsveterans; shutdown; wwii

1 posted on 10/03/2013 4:46:29 AM PDT by IBD editorial writer
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To: IBD editorial writer

“Don’t call my bluff, because I’m telling you right now: I got nothing.”


2 posted on 10/03/2013 4:48:16 AM PDT by ClearCase_guy (21st century. I'm not a fan.)
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To: IBD editorial writer

Barry Barrycaded Internet sites like Everify and shut down hiring in the private sector.


3 posted on 10/03/2013 4:50:05 AM PDT by petitfour
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To: IBD editorial writer

The undocumented unAmerican Moslem Tyrant (by Fraud)
sent more people to keep Veterans out of THEIR monument,
then he sent to rescue the Ambassador and the Patriots
slaughtered by Obama’s friends (al Qaeda/MB) in Benghazi.


4 posted on 10/03/2013 4:51:53 AM PDT by Diogenesis
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To: IBD editorial writer

so it cost more money to barricade the things, is the whole point.

Obama is an a$$hole


5 posted on 10/03/2013 4:51:55 AM PDT by Mr. K (Lies, Damned Lies, Statistics, and then Democrat Talking Points.)
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To: IBD editorial writer
When I read this, for some reason, I was reminded of the quote from Erin Brockovich:

"That's all you got, lady. Two wrong feet in ....... ugly shoes."

6 posted on 10/03/2013 4:54:30 AM PDT by cincinnati65
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To: IBD editorial writer

Another worthless red line in the sand for obama...


7 posted on 10/03/2013 4:54:55 AM PDT by 2banana (My common ground with terrorists - they want to die for islam and we want to kill them)
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To: IBD editorial writer
He overplays EVERYTHING, because he is an ignorant, unaccomplished, bloviating, Affirmative Action-enabled $hit-for-brains. He is nothing more than a petulant 8-year old child in an effeminate body. In order to beat this POS, one need only call his bluff; when his bluff is called, simply implodes.
8 posted on 10/03/2013 4:55:16 AM PDT by Common Sense 101 (Hey libs... If your theories fly in the face of reality, it's not reality that's wrong.)
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It costs far more to close these monuments than to leave them open, but we're out of money so we can't afford to leave them open.

This is actually the thought process of those on the left who refuse to believe that this is simply their spiteful boy throwing a tantrum and punishing the people.

9 posted on 10/03/2013 4:55:38 AM PDT by dead (I've got my eye out for Mullah Omar.)
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To: IBD editorial writer

Thank you, WW II Vets!


10 posted on 10/03/2013 4:55:58 AM PDT by COBOL2Java (I'm a Christian, pro-life, pro-gun, Reaganite. The GOP hates me. Why should I vote for them?)
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To: IBD editorial writer

The Dims are giving us such great lines showing who they really are; too bad our side doesn’t have the balls or the brains to use them. Lines like “I will not negotiate” and Harry Greed when asked about helping kids with cancer, “Why would we want to do that?”


11 posted on 10/03/2013 4:56:11 AM PDT by logic101.net (How many more children must die on the altar of "gun free zones"?)
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To: IBD editorial writer

Will the wobbly republicans snatch defeat from the jaws of victory?


12 posted on 10/03/2013 5:02:22 AM PDT by NonValueAdded (Occupy the DC Mall - take back the monuments)
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To: IBD editorial writer
President Barrycade is a MEAN, VILE, EVIL, ARROGANT, VINDICTIVE little minded creep.

I think even some on the LEFT will wake up to him.

Democrats are looking VERY bad in all this....NOT the Republicans....well, except for Peter king and a few others.

WAY TO GO, BOEHNER and McConnell et al......STAY STRONG!!

13 posted on 10/03/2013 5:03:39 AM PDT by Ann Archy (Abortion......the Human Sacrifice to the god of Convenience.)
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To: NonValueAdded

Undoubtedly, yes. Wobblers are already rushing for the exits. 17 so far and counting wobbly Pubbies are worried about O’s feelings and stories full of lies from the MSM. We need a whip who can crack the whip. Get those ninnies back in line or show them the door permanently.


14 posted on 10/03/2013 5:08:39 AM PDT by Louis Foxwell (This is a wake up call. Join the Sultan Knish ping list.)
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To: Mr. K

Actually, he isn’t. After all, an @sshole has a USE. . . although both do nothing but dispense crap. . .


15 posted on 10/03/2013 5:09:59 AM PDT by Salgak (http://catalogoftehburningstoopid.blogspot.com 100% all-natural snark !)
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To: IBD editorial writer
Meanwhile, the mainstream media is providing close air support strafing conservatives and dropping smoke bombs to cover the Democrat positions.

The real enemy in America is the media. The Democrats could not exist in their current form without a complicit mainstream press.

16 posted on 10/03/2013 5:10:51 AM PDT by Senator_Blutarski
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To: IBD editorial writer

This is the very type of thing that could cause the very same political conditions of the American colonies between 1763 and 1776. I hope the President of the United States and the Democrats in Congress realize this.


17 posted on 10/03/2013 5:12:29 AM PDT by RayChuang88 (FairTax: America's economic cure)
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To: petitfour

I haven’t seen that info!


18 posted on 10/03/2013 5:15:29 AM PDT by autumnraine (America how long will you be so deaf and dumb to thoe tumbril wheels carrying you to the guillotine?)
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To: IBD editorial writer
Man, I just read that obama shut down the war cemeteries and even the Normandy beaches in France
HTH does the US close down a beach in France???
why do the French put up with this? obama owns their beaches and war cemeteries? What next Obama barrycades the Berlin wall? He can't close our own border but he can (in one day) close open air US monuments that have been open 24/7 for decades, entire DC streets and sidewalks, beaches and war cemeteries in France?
19 posted on 10/03/2013 5:23:51 AM PDT by silverleaf (Age takes a toll: Please have exact change)
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To: IBD editorial writer

The Obama Domestic Policy: This is what happens when I don’t get what I want.

Let’s be clear here - The National Park Service (NPS) is the United States federal agency that manages all national parks, many national monuments, and other conservation and historical properties with various title designations.

It is an agency of the United States Department of the Interior. Most of the direct management of the NPS is delegated by the Secretary of the Interior to the National Park Service Director, who must be confirmed by the Senate.

Jonathan Jarvis is the National Park Service Director.
He reports directly to Secretary of the Interior Sally Jewell.
Her office is in the White House and she takes orders directly from President Obama.


20 posted on 10/03/2013 5:24:37 AM PDT by servo1969
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To: Louis Foxwell

Anyone in their districts needs to start asking them exactly what Obama and the dim has on them that they would be willing to betray their constituents. It’s obviously something really bad or they wouldn’t be running like scared little girls.


21 posted on 10/03/2013 5:27:50 AM PDT by McGavin999
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To: RayChuang88

Even the media is beginning to look a bit ragged, they are coming to the notion the country does not care if DC ever goes back to work. Lastly, remember the adage about the circus monkey, the more he climbs the tent pole, the more you see his ass. Mr. I dont negotiate may find his rhetoric plays well with his base but some are truly getting to see him in full monte mode now especially on the heals of what happened with Syria. We knew we were going to pay a price for fighting his attempt to start another war and made to look like a fool but while paying the price has been bad for us, he is going to repay that price with interest as time goes on.

Now for the RINOs, especially that asswipe King in NY, when this is done, if you go over to the other side, you will be branded a traitor for life. You and your anti gun politics can go find a home in the dem party and see how you are liked there.


22 posted on 10/03/2013 5:29:52 AM PDT by Mouton (The insurrection laws perpetuate what we have for a government now.)
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To: Senator_Blutarski

Yes. I place the blame fully on a lying media, because Obama is counting on them to cover for him - and they are.

They’ve been doing this all along. The conservative media was threatened with annihilation if they reported on Obama’s ineligibility or his Muslim faith, and the entire media has pretty much been doing mouth service to him ever since. Without their aid he would have been impeached and thrown out a long, long time ago.


23 posted on 10/03/2013 5:33:30 AM PDT by butterdezillion (Free online faxing at http://faxzero.com/ Fax all your elected officials. Make DC listen.)
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To: IBD editorial writer

Obama is mean-spirited.


24 posted on 10/03/2013 5:37:58 AM PDT by expat2
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To: expat2

Obama, the Make-it-Hurt President.


25 posted on 10/03/2013 5:39:59 AM PDT by butterdezillion (Free online faxing at http://faxzero.com/ Fax all your elected officials. Make DC listen.)
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To: NonValueAdded
The problem is a handful of RINOs in the HOR who expect Chris Christie to be the next ordained candidate. They fear that Ted Cruz and the group coalescing around him have seized momentum.

That's my theory. The RINOs will destroy attempts to save the US just to try to keep control of the nomination process and the kickbacks.

26 posted on 10/03/2013 5:40:14 AM PDT by grania
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To: Mouton

“that asswipe King in NY...You and your anti gun politics”

****

King is pro-gun when it comes to arming the terrorist IRA. In fact, it took 9/11 for King to discover that arming terrorists might be a bad idea.


27 posted on 10/03/2013 5:46:51 AM PDT by peyton randolph (Tagline copyright in violation of Directive 10-289)
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To: Senator_Blutarski

And since January of 2012 they can even go beyond the media itself. That’s when part of the NDAA went into effect, allowing the State Dept to fund whatever media communications they want to post whatever they want, as long as they can say there is a possibility of one foreign person reading that “educational” material.

IOW, they can create all the fake Twitter accounts they want, all the paid trolls to go on FR and other places, etc.... and say whatever they want about America or its people - for instance, that the people are blaming R’s for the shutdown - using federal money.

And make no mistake, Obama’s regime has saved up enough in slush funds to make sure those operations continue during a shutdown. Heck, he pulled 8 BILLION dollars out of his back pocket to illegally pay Egypt’s Morsi to kill innocent Egyptians and install Hamas near Israel, according to the son of Morsi’s #2 who has the documents to prove the claim. And I think it was $585 million that went missing from the implementation of Obamacare; the IRS just sort of “lost” that money...

People are starting to realize the media is compromised. So now the regime has to pose as normal Americans on places like Twitter. Now we’re learning that our tax money is paying for more fakes than just the Usurper-in-Chief. We’re also paying fot bot-generated Twitter and FAcebook posts...


28 posted on 10/03/2013 5:47:56 AM PDT by butterdezillion (Free online faxing at http://faxzero.com/ Fax all your elected officials. Make DC listen.)
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To: butterdezillion

The law that overturned the anti-propaganda law that had been in effect until 2012 was the Smith-Mundt Modernization Act of 2012, which can be seen at http://www.gpo.gov/fdsys/pkg/BILLS-112hr5736ih/pdf/BILLS-112hr5736ih.pdf


29 posted on 10/03/2013 5:50:37 AM PDT by butterdezillion (Free online faxing at http://faxzero.com/ Fax all your elected officials. Make DC listen.)
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To: ClearCase_guy

The efficiency of the shut-down process and how many extensive tweaks it has shows how they have planned and hoped for it.

This whole thing of operating without a budget for six years and using CRs to keep government spending where it was is clear for all to see. They are now trying to make as big a mess as they can and cause pain to get socialist programs further locked in place.


30 posted on 10/03/2013 5:51:37 AM PDT by KC Burke (Officially since Memorial Day they are the Gimmie-crat Party.)
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To: grania

Which makes them birds of the same feather as Obama, the Make-it-Hurt President.


31 posted on 10/03/2013 5:51:51 AM PDT by butterdezillion (Free online faxing at http://faxzero.com/ Fax all your elected officials. Make DC listen.)
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To: silverleaf

Too bad Sarko is gone in France. He would’ve just sent, gleefully sent, the Foreign Legion in to keep those sites open


32 posted on 10/03/2013 5:57:44 AM PDT by tanknetter
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To: IBD editorial writer

It is my understanding that the Memorial was built with private funding and is privately maintained. Gov has no business closing it.


33 posted on 10/03/2013 6:01:06 AM PDT by duckman (I'm part of the group pulling the wagon!)
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To: IBD editorial writer

This absolutely shows he does not know what it means to be an American. You mess with one of us you mess with all of us!


34 posted on 10/03/2013 6:04:17 AM PDT by PROTESTBYPROXY (Invictus Maneo !!)
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The problem is that Obama loves to see the counrtry hurting, and he and hi O-r*mmers blame the republicans. They and we have to keep getting the word out that it is Obama and the O-r*mmers that began this as they will not comprimise - it is Obama and the Senate who will not negotiate or sign the bills passed by the House. It is the DemoRats that have shut down the government !!!
35 posted on 10/03/2013 6:04:59 AM PDT by celmak
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This absolutely shows he does not know what it means to be an American. You mess with one of us you mess with all of us!


36 posted on 10/03/2013 6:12:12 AM PDT by PROTESTBYPROXY (Invictus Maneo !!)
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To: IBD editorial writer

This absolutely shows he does not know what it means to be an American. You mess with one of us you mess with all of us!


37 posted on 10/03/2013 6:12:15 AM PDT by PROTESTBYPROXY (Invictus Maneo !!)
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To: IBD editorial writer

Just Give This A$$H*LE Enough Rope!!!


38 posted on 10/03/2013 6:12:52 AM PDT by bandleader
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To: ClearCase_guy

Yepper - it’s akin to shutting down highways because funding, for unnecessary new roads and minor repairs on existing roads, has been delayed. There is no logical reason except to demonstrate a childish hissy fit now resides in the WH.


39 posted on 10/03/2013 6:14:10 AM PDT by trebb (Where in the the hell has my country gone?)
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To: IBD editorial writer

IMO he overplayed it because once again he made it ALL ABOUT HIM. And even some of the low-info types are beginning to tire of the non-stop narcissism.


40 posted on 10/03/2013 6:29:57 AM PDT by Buckeye McFrog
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To: Buckeye McFrog
Clown Prince nobama hates you, hates your family, hates your Freedom, hates you initiative, hates your success, hates your opportunity, hates Americans, hates Free America, hates the Constitution and hates the Bill of Rights. Clown Prince nobama is a hate crime foisted upon Free America. Clown Prince nobama is the Destroyer . Everything Clown Prince nobama does is intentional. God help us all.
41 posted on 10/03/2013 7:00:23 AM PDT by hal ogen (First Amendment or Rehabilitation Camp?)
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To: hal ogen

Oh, there’s a tagline or bumper sticker if ever I saw one:

Obama IS a hate crime.


42 posted on 10/03/2013 7:04:49 AM PDT by ROCKLOBSTER (The "government" is nothing but a RAT jobs program)
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To: IBD editorial writer

He’s a community organizer doing what community organizers do, orchestrating violence.

He didn’t overplay it, he’s pushing buttons.

His plan is to blame the violence on the “extreme right wingers”.


43 posted on 10/03/2013 7:09:01 AM PDT by IMR 4350
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To: IMR 4350
Obviously IBD did not get the memo from Rep. George Miller (D-CA): it was the Republicans who shut down the WWII memorial.

I overheard a colleague this morning telling the secretary about how mad he was at the Republicans and the extreme Right for causing the shutdown. Obama has lots of Kool-Aid drinkers out there.

44 posted on 10/03/2013 7:30:37 AM PDT by Verginius Rufus
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To: Verginius Rufus

There is too much talk right now coming out of the WH and the left about how the “ terrorist republicans” shutting down the govt. is creating a national security risk to not raise the hairs on the back of my neck.

I’ve got a feeling some major violence is coming down the pike and they are going to try and blame it on the right.


45 posted on 10/03/2013 7:52:02 AM PDT by IMR 4350
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To: IBD editorial writer

ObamaCare: 4 Reasons Young And Healthy May Opt Out

By Jed Graham, INVESTOR’S BUSINESS DAILY
Posted 10/02/2013 06:53 PM ET

While ObamaCare exchange websites have suffered widespread problems so far, the health law’s success or failure hinges on whether young and healthy people sign up. But several of the law’s provisions make it likely that enrollees will be older and sicker than expected, pushing premiums higher and jeopardizing affordability.

http://news.investors.com/politics-obamacare/100213-673571-obamacare-incentives-for-young-healthy-to-opt-out.htm


46 posted on 10/03/2013 8:15:01 AM PDT by KeyLargo
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47 posted on 10/03/2013 10:33:53 AM PDT by TurboZamboni (Marx smelled bad & lived with his parents most his life.)
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