Obama-riffic: Sports coverage for troops overseas ends due to shutdown; DC-area military golf courses and Camp David remain up and running
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The Obama administration has made it clear in the past that they want people to “feel the burn” of sequester, and now that much of the federal government is shut down (except the military, which was funded under a separate CR), entertainment for the military is being cut. But don’t worry, because there’s still money to staff the military golf courses that Obama is so fond of:
President Obama has visited the Navy-run presidential retreat Camp David in central Maryland only 32 times, but it is being kept open during the government shutdown for his entertainment and security at the same time the Pentagon is cutting sports coverage to hundreds of thousands of troops around the world.
Obama has spent just 78 days at the retreat, choosing instead to spend his weekends in Washington and hitting military golf courses, which are also being kept open during the government shutdown.
In the meantime, overseas troops who typically look forward to watching NFL games and the baseball playoffs provided by the Armed Forces Network, will get little if any service due to the shutdown.
What are the odds that they manage to find more than enough money to fund an Obama motorcade and sizable security detail for a journey to one of those golf courses this weekend while troops overseas are prevented from watching baseball and football?
These are very petty, small and vindictive people.