Obama cemented his legacy as the most terrible dictator ever (until they give that to Hillary on day 1) by invading the state of Maine to create the fresh horror of what might be the last large national park to ever be created on the East Coast. That’s exactly how stupid Republicans sound right now.
By invading, I mean he used a law that’s been on the books since 1906 to give an absolutely wonderful – and historic – gift to the people of America that can be enjoyed for generations to come. If you believe conservatives, though, you might want to watch out for the black helicopters because Republicans see things like green trees and places for our animal friends to live as something to be destroyed.
Maine’s ball of rage governor, Paul LePage, said it “demonstrates that rich, out-of-state liberals can force their unpopular agenda on the Maine people against their will.” Right. Because Obama is sitting there in the nearby town with a machine gun FORCING people to enjoy a new national park. Where do they come up with this stuff?
Not all Republican reaction has been the same. Rep. Bruce Poliquin (R-Maine), who represents the area, said in a statement that while “opposed to a unilateral decision, ignoring the votes in the local towns, the Maine Legislature, and Congress, I will continue to work with everyone to move this project forward in the right way in order to build a stronger economy that creates more and better paying jobs in the Katahdin Region and in Maine.”
Short-sighted logging companies and their employees are upset that they won’t be allowed to cut down every tree so they can be sold to make a millionaire richer. This is in spite of the fact that many individuals indicated the tourism boom that would accompany it would not just offset, but eclipse any economic loss by eliminating of logging in the area.
The park will encompass an 87,500 acre expanse that will be a refuge for a multitude of wildlife. Also, unlike other parks, this one will allow hunting – except for bears, in addition to fishing, hiking, and snowmobiling on nearly half of its area. The benefits of this are clear as day. Instead of having a couple logging companies destroying the area, while they mail their profits to the Cayman Islands, we will have a multitude of small tourism and hospitality related businesses opening up all around the area that will heavily outweigh the money lost by the land’s destruction.
It’s just one more historic feather in the hat of one of the most consequential presidents in American history. One of the last acts of his office will be to give the last great East Coast national park to the people of America, and Republicans absolutely hate him for it.
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