UPDATE: From the comments:
Obama’s intended lesson was meant to be, “See how awful life is without your Federal Family?” But the lesson learned–I hope–is, “See how awful your Federal Family can make your life if you tick it off?” We’re not seeing the absence of government; we’re seeing an excess of bad government.
If I were in Congress, I’d be introducing legislation to turn the national parks over to the states.
Here is a key quote:
“It’s almost like they are pushing to see how far they can push before the American people say enough is enough,” said Ed Mitchell, the mayor of Blount County, Tenn. “We were founded on a declaration of independence. And they are about to push the people to the line again.”
This is the lesson that an awful lot of people are learning: That they live in a tyranny. It’s just that they’re seeing the iron fist, normally covered by a velvet glove, a complicit media, ruling class agreement, and a secrecy state, and they are seeing it first hand.
Good and hard.
That may not be the lesson Barry and the Democrats really wish to teach.