Last week, Goldberg wrote another column accusing Obama of "deliberately trying to make the lives of average Americans worse just so he could score ideological and political points."
He also cited the statement made to the Washington Times by an anonymous Park Ranger who admitted being given orders to inflict pain on Americans.
“We’ve been told to make life as difficult for people as we can," the Ranger said. "It’s disgusting.”
But that, Goldberg said, was all circumstantial evidence. What was really needed was a "smoking gun" -- a confession.
"Obama delivered," Goldberg said.
On October 8, Goldberg explained, CBS' Mark Knoller asked Obama if he was “tempted” to sign the numerous funding bills passed by the GOP-led House intended to alleviate the pain of the shutdown.
Republicans have passed bills that would reopen parks, fund cancer trials for children at the NIH, and to keep FEMA and the FDA going through this partial shutdown, Goldberg added, but the White House -- now being called the #SpiteHouse on Twitter -- has threatened to veto those bills.
“Of course I’m tempted” to sign those bills, Obama told Knoller. “But here’s the problem. What you’ve seen are bills that come up wherever Republicans are feeling political pressure, they put a bill forward. And if there’s no political heat, if there’s no television story on it, then nothing happens.”
"Obama’s answer dragged on, as all of Obama’s answers do," Goldberg wrote. "But the point was made. For the first time in American history, a president confessed to deliberately hurting his country to score points against his enemies."
Goldberg went on to discuss the "national disgrace" involving the death benefits to families of fallen soldiers -- how the administration knew full well what Congress intended when it passed the Pay Our Military Act, but refused to help grieving families.
"In other words, when asked to make a judgment call, and knowing that Congress wanted the benefits paid, this administration still claimed its hands were tied by the fine print. Given how often the White House routinely ignores the plain meaning of the law — and the will of Congress — when it suits its political agenda, logic dictates that it denied the benefits on purpose," Goldberg said.
The administration only sprang into action when it faced a PR nightmare with no escape.
Since the partial government shutdown that began with Harry Reid's refusal to consider a single GOP proposal, Obama and his lieutenants have made it clear it was to be their way or the highway, no matter what.
Since then, Obama's Park Service has evicted seniors from their homes, terrorized seniors visiting Yellowstone, threatened to arrest octogenarians visiting the World War II memorial and blocked businesses across the country simply because they sit on federal land.
"Let me say it again," Goldberg wrote. "The president confessed. It’s his express policy to punish innocent bystanders in order to score partisan points. That order has gone forth like a fatwa to the bureaucracy. And it is only when that policy blows up in his face that Obama becomes 'very disturbed.'”
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