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Obama Fundraisers to Deny Thousands a Day at the Beach

A popular Connecticut park and its 234 acres of wetlands, woodlands and beach on Long Island Sound will be shut down all day Monday so that President Obama can use the location as a base for fundraising nearby.

The Sherwood Island State Park in Westport, Connecticut will have to turn away thousands of bathers so that Obama can get to and from his events, including a $35,800 per head bash at the 9,000-square-foot, $8.3-million waterfront estate of movie mogul Harvey Weinstein, according to The Connecticut Post.

Here’s a look at what people will be missing:

The Obama incursion is already creating an uproar in the state, according to the Post.

“Could you imagine if a Republican ever did such a thing? They’d be screaming from every corner,” said House Minority Leader Lawrence F. Cafero Jr. “This is supposed to be the party and the president of the people? To close this state park in August for purely partisan political reasons is outrageous. People are going to be on their one-week vacation and they can’t get into Sherwood Island?”

The state senator representing the area that includes the park, which is set on a peninsula that juts out into the sound, said other less intrusive landing points were available to the president.

Obama’s travel to Connecticut kicks off another heavy week of fundraising and campaigning that will include a two-day trip to Colorado Wednesday and Thursday.

344 thoughts on “Obama Fundraisers to Deny Thousands a Day at the Beach”

  1. Can’t you just hear all the wealthy idiots tonight laughing about disrupting the
    little people. Ought to give Barry and his ‘friends’ a real belly laugh. Sadly lots
    of those displaced fom the beach will be right in line to pull the Obama lever
    in November.

        1. Those bimbos in his arms are just like Michael Moore’s “lovers.” They are hookers. They couldn’t find a decent looking woman on their own. Slobs, both ! Dating sites on the net would be a waste of their time.

          1. Obama’s idea of a shovel ready job is to put a great big plate of hotdogs and beans in front of Micheal Moore. And after he’s done shoveling 50 pounds of lard down his fat face he’s gonna lend Nancy Polosi the shovel so she can douse her decrepid old haggered mug with 50 pounds of makeup.

      1. Good for you Tim. I thought I was a Democrat/liberal until 9/11. I started actually reading about Conservatism. I have to pick one party so I can participate in the Primary elections–so I have to pick Republican….But, I am just a Conservative in my heart–if I have to pick a label.

        The more you read about Conservatism the more you will like it. I’m thrilled you have made this choice in your life. It’s important. We have a very slim chance to snatch the country (as founded) back from the precipice….I don’t know if Romney is the guy for this task–I’m not a huge fan–but perhaps he will step up to the plate as Reagan did. Reagan was not seen as a Conservative superstar when he first was elected. He grew into that job.

        Point is we can not let Obama stay in power. The man is dismantling our country as I write this. He has a hatred for this country…it’s becoming clearer with each day. Re-read his book (or should I say, Ayers’ book) DREAMS….He is a racist and Marxist/Communist bent on “making things fair”.

        Encourage your Democrat friends to do what you have. We need every vote we can possibly get to send the Left a big message. That Chick-fil-A event was only the beginning!

          1. “Damascus Road”. Excellent! Now, what do we call this? Obamanation? We, out here in “Fly Over Land” have been living with a land grab of epic proportions. Some folks in Connecticut get to smell it for a day while we in places like Utah, Nevada, and other western states live with it 24/7/365.

    1. If Romney had done this it would be a big story, Jon Stewart would devote half his show to it. All the hosts on MSNBC’s primetime line up wouldn’t shut up about it.

  2. They have to shut down the whole park for this campaign cash grab? Shutting down a 234 acre state park for an entire day for a political soiree is overkill. Guess it’s so they have the whole beach to themselves. Or maybe it’s like Harry Reid’s theory on the DC visitor center. If they close off the entire park, they won’t have the smell of us little people wafting over the pristine beaches…

    1. If Obama and his ego could get away with it, he’d shut down the entire state for this little beach a-go-go. He’d also require all citizens (for now) to reach deep into their own pockets and donate to him.

      1. We already DO “donate” to his campaign. Every aspect of his travel, security arrangements, etc are taxpayer funded.

        You’re welcome, Barry


      1. Forgive me for asking, but since I’m on the opposite side of the country I have to wonder, doesn’t CT have airports where they could park Obama’s helicopter? Hopefully Rove or somebody will use this beach shutdown in a good ad against Obama.

  3. Closing a STATE park, paid for by the people, is being closed to those people at the height of the summer season for the benefit of Obama’s reelection campaign? It is unconscionable.

    1. This is Obama’s way of giving the finger to the middle class that he pretends to be so concerned about. He is only concerned about himself and separating his benefactors from their cash. The little people can go pound sand, but not at this beach, it’s Dear Leaders.

    2. Aren’t there laws about the closing of state parks and the tenuous separation of rules Barry and Michelle decide suits them? We should lobby to set a whole new stringent set of rules during election year and
      keep freeloaders like the Obama’s from using the USA as their private
      bully pulpit. But God forbid a Republican should do anything thing like

      1. Lizzy, Lizzy, Lizzy……after the bang up improvement in the Jobs picture that Dear Leader showed us yesterday, are you REALLY going to begrudge him the use of a state park? The man is focused like a laser (OK so maybe the laser needs some new batteries) on improving the well being of his subjects. (Besides, the people of Ohio deserve a break)

        1. I don’t know why I keep forgetting how hard he works at jobs too
          many blue pills and propaganda thanks for the reminder my bad:(
          Oh I still begrudge him the use of the state park you know how bitter
          we little ‘folks’ are:)

  4. ”This is supposed to be the party and the president of the people?

    That line made me gag. Who in the hell is this guy kidding? More like the party of the radical left, intellectual/academic elitists, moochers, race baiters, pinhead celebrities, unionists, and other so-called protectors of the middle class. The democrat party ceased being the party of the people decades ago but the myth still lingers.

    1. The Democratic party invited and welcomed with open arms the Commies and the socialists, in order to greatly expand their base. I got this from a speech the leader of the-then-leader of the Communist party gave, in gratitude that was posted on the communist’s USA website, –but it is gone now!. Wonder who removed it??? Just in time for Soetrobama, I would guess. So, when you vote Democrat, you support the agendas of the socialists and the communists. I suppose their dear leaders didn’t think the underling Dems were intelligent enough to figure it out, unless they were commies/socialists, at which juncture they would be all-for-it, since your average and decent Red-blooded Americans wouldn’t be caught dead entering the sites for commies or socialists…who would ever find out that really mattered??? -Which is why I went there- … I was tipped off by a socialist…

  5. How dare these wenches and commoners be critical of our king! Obama should nuke Connecticut as a lesson for the rest of us!

    1. America’s King Hussein (Barack the First … don’cha know) desires to use land normally subjects are allowed to use. Where’s the problem?

      1. Actually everything belongs to the government…most of us who “own” land don’t own it anymore than we own that state park…just don’t pay your state/local property rent (property taxes) and see how long it is before you are evicted from “your” land.

        1. Agreed! Property taxes are the most insidious invention of an elitist corrupt statist government (regardless of political affiliations). The Founder’s knew this.

  6. Impersonating a President of the United States is a Federal crime. Maybe the beleaguered citizens of this country can petition the Court for a restraining order against the Kenyan invader for trespassing on the roads that we built while he was living in Indonesia attending a Muslim school. This election should not be allowed to proceed until all of Barry Soetoro’s records are unsealed!

    1. Which federal court might that be? The one where law takes precedence over politics and individual ideology? Please enlighten me as to where is there such a court in the U.S.?

    2. It’s got to be illegal, or against “regulations.” But for Obama? Unenforceable.

      Best chance is in the people’s court. I hope Mitt makes a scathing ad like the Moses one by McCain.

      Meanwhile — to the hashtags! #ObamaClosesBeach anyone?

  7. This is the kind of elitist scum that we DON’T need running the country. I say get rid of him and everyone of his ilkage that is touting his version of the “company line”.

    1. Joe, Joe, Joe. How many times do I need tell you that cake makes one obese? Now be quiet and eat your peas…you are disturbing my lobster feast.
      Michelle Antoinette

  8. Obamao can’t fleece wealthy libertards someplace else that won’t deny the unwashed a little pleasure? I would not be surprised to learn the park was chosen with the idea of keeping people in their place. Excuse me while I puke.

  9. Nice move Barry…’s only been in the 90’s all week…..with very high humidity….that should make the masses swoon over you. On a good note…we’re supposed to have thunder strorms all day Monday….maybe he can run around the beach holding a 9 iron over his head. And besides….if this clown has to campaign in Connecticut, he’s in real trouble

    1. You mean they can’t just go to the country club instead? Irony and
      stupidity so closely related. You know they could care less fine for the
      little people to be deprived of a bit of enjoyment after all it’s for the King!
      But woe be the ones who don’t show up in November.

  10. It is beyond me why people gravitate toward people running for office that claim they “Can relate to Americans”. These people are filthy rich and do NOT care about you. Do you really think millionaires/billionaires can really RELATE to Americans? No, I don’t think so. They have no idea what being out of work or trying to provide food and shelter for their families is like. I’m voting NONE OF THE ABOVE this year because none of the candidates are real hard working Americans that know what the value of life is about.

    1. Hey Joe in Reno! You lefties must be busy with that cut and paste function on Drudge links. Just saw the exact same post on the Yahoo article about Clint Eastwood endorsing Romney for President. It must really chap your hide that real Americans from all walks of life are joining together to defeat the Marxist usurper you sold your soul to.

        1. Sometimes I make the mistake of trying to engage with semi-coherent Obots, Radegunda. Fortunately, we outnumber them my friend.

    2. So you can’t make a simple choice between: 1) someone who knows how jobs are created and how wealth is increased for other people, and 2) someone with a proven record of job destruction and poverty creation, and a singular focus on grabbing as much power over us as he can?

      Your mentality is why we got burdened with the wretched Obama: people wanted to vote for the “cool” guy, or the guy who “looks like” them, regardless of ideology or experience or agenda. You want to vote for someone who looks like you, and you’d rather see the Obama disaster continue for everyone else than sully the purity of your ridiculous ideal.

      Romney got his wealth by working and taking risks. When a Bain employee’s daughter went missing, Romney shut down the whole company and brought everyone on a mission to find her. He knows the value of a life. There is nothing remotely similar that Obama has ever done for another human being.

      Whether you vote or not, you are making a choice that affects us all. Obviously you will not be choosing wisely.

    3. Hey! Joe R. I relate a whole lot more to a successful,honest, productive candidate who actaully has done good things for the country, including creating jobs and wealth, than I do to some geechee street hustler who never held a real job in his life and only got elected EVER when his thugs took out the opposition.

  11. Well they gave him a 53% approval rating,what can they expect?
    No good deed goes unpunished – “Now get off my Beach,you slaves”!!!!

  12. The little people better get used to the unavailability of many more important things than a day at the beach with the future of America looking as bleak as it does.The self-appointed aristocratic elitists that are becoming our slave-masters have many more privations in store for us.

  13. Obama is the single most immature president this country has ever had. Like a 3 year old, he feels entitled to anything he wants and throws a tantrum or hits back at anyone who won’t let him have it. Followed closely by Hairy “The Undertaker” Reid and Nannystate Pelosi.

    1. Interesting that you call Mr. Reid “Hairy” rather than “Harry.” Are you verifying my suspicion that Harry Reid and Nancy Pelosi are actually the same person? It’s not just the superficial physical resemblances. Nor is it the cookie-cutter statist ideology that the two of them share. It’s just that . . . well, “pelosi” means “hairy” in Italian, so if these folks share the same name, well, you get my drift.

  14. 104 rounds of golf, private beach, multi-million dollar vacations for his wife and children, Hollywood parties, celebrities pulling out their check books, never had a real job… Yeah, B. Hussein Obama is really in touch with the needs of America and her people.

  15. We can always hope for a tsunami….then again all those obamunist getting washed out to sea would be a bigger spill of pollution than the gulf spill and the Exxon Valdez combined.

  16. I’m so glad that the clown still cares about the “little people”. If this had been a Republican who was having a fundraiser and closed a public beach the LSM would have screamed bloody murder. The clown needs his space and in January he will have all the space he needs-at least it won’t be paid for by the taxpayers. I would be embarrassed to be in the LSM, no ethics or professionalism.

  17. Only the little people go to Sherwood Island. Those who live in Westport and can afford a sticker go to Compo Beach instead. No mention of this is made in the town paper – Westport Now. Wonder why.

  18. Hasn’t “the common man” already figured this out by now. It’s ALWAYS been about what is good for Obama, not the average American. Obama moans about the effects of global warming while dumping tons of carbon in the atmosphere to jet-set to his next vacation spot (when he’s not too busy golfing). When he arrives home to see the latest barrage of poor economic numbers on his desk, he queues the familiar “blame Bush” quote on his teleprompter. If there is a brief glimpse of any type of success, regardless of what it it, he is the first to the podium to heap praise on his policies.

  19. The democrats have two sets of rules – a set for you and a set for them. They are dirtbags. I am sure the people at this liberal love-fest know what it is like to be an average American – not.

  20. And people will vote for this sad sack excuse for president ?
    What is wrong with you pople that want to vote for OBUMA ? this punk is one sick puppy, he is pitting every one against each other, Lieing about everything HE IS A PHONY

  21. God I love this site haven’t had so much fun since I dumped husband #2:)
    Seriously we need to speak and you know there are little basement rooms
    all over America and probably in he WH who read these. In fact I think it might be what Sparky does on the weekend that’s why he’s so inept he’s seen the
    competition and it’s we good people:). Thanks Keith:)

    1. Oh Lizzy, your first sentence made me laugh! :~)
      I do think the dems are probably needing some clean underwear after Ted Cruz’s great victory on Tuesday night in Texas, followed by the outpouring of “We The People” on Wednesday standing up for freedom of speech in this country. I suspect a few of them are hearing the rumble off in the distance and not being sure just how hard it’s going to hit on November 6th!

      1. Pianogirl we are a force to reckoned with all of us and we need to keep
        speaking because I truly believe in America and all of the wonderful
        bright, intelligent people who post here we are America! Not those two
        a penny wealthy idiots who are spending $40,000 to dine within empty suit/mind what exactly does he do for them? Zero. American’s are smart doesn’t matter if they have a college degree or for that matter in
        the Greatest Generation a high school diploma. You see we and they have gone to the school of hard knocks. Life experience teaches you
        things you can’t get in school. That and the fact I would go one on on
        with Obama anytime and anyone else on this blog could too we are the
        smart ones:)

        1. Don’t understand why anyone would pay to eat with this guy.
          I wouldn’t eat with him if he offered to pay me $ 40,000 and I am one of the little people he likes so much.

  22. No loss; the beach-goers are “typical white persons…clinging to their guns and religion.”

    They don’t deserve to breath the air, let alone use the beaches and parks…

    1. I’m forbidden to carry my gun, I’ll get sued if i talk about my religion, but there’s no law against my “Get cancer, Obie.” T-shirt… Yet.

  23. This upcoming election will be more of the same if we don’t get out and work for our candidate — vote, donate, make calls, register the unregistered, help voters who need one get an absentee ballot, offer to drive voters to the polls, proudly display our campaign material……

    We should approach the November election as though our lives may depend upon it! As it may well do it! ! don’t want to and I’m not going to live under tyranny!! Do you? Are you?

  24. For the perfect pictorial of our hapless occupant of the WH, picture Barack Obama digging a ditch that has now gotten so deep that each shovel-full of dirt, unable to reach the top, simply falls back onto our ‘Digger-In-Chief’ who now is standing in several feet of his accumulated mess. As Barack is so fond of saying: “The American Free-Market system has ‘NEVER’ worked.”, SO, follow me on my quest to dig a Marxist grave-yard where we can bury a failed economic model. Never mind that the Free-Market, before Obama, had made America the most prosperous Nation in the history of mankind; and, that every Marxist society ever created has eventually crashed and burned. Reared since birth in Marxist ideology, Barack is ideologically immune to the fact that his: obscene debt accumulation; his crippling regulatory burdens; his systematic destruction of America’s energy sector with no near-term viable replacement; his sustained/insidious strategy of dividing Americans along every conceivable fault-line so as to formulate a majority of dissidents; and, his methodical expansion of an entitlement/dependent class of Americans; -in four short years-, has transformed our once viable economic structure into a comatose state. We now know what Obama meant when he so vociferously stated that he intended to “fundamentally transform America.” We tolerate this insidious ‘ManChild’ at the intolerable risk of our own demise. Greg Neubeck

    1. I agree 100% with your comments. I would add that Obama is a classic case of narcissism run amok. He hasn’t the slightest idea of anyone being more important than himself. If he is re-elected to serve a second term, we are going to pay a heavy price for his incompetence, spiteful and hateful opposition to the free market, a moribund foreign policy which is the whipping boy of people like Vladimir Putin, most European leaders as well as the Arabs of the middle east, the ayatollahs of Iran and most of Asia, including particularly the Chinese who regard him as some sort of doltish clown with poltroonish tendencies. He is a rank amateur in every pursuit except corruption and Chicagoland style political skullduggery. We have to vote him out of office in November or suffer the consequences.

  25. Nothing about the Kenyan surprises me. But we’re supposed to live in micro apartments and encourage everyone to think about our carbon footprint and be thankful to be allowed to live below higher animals like bugs and fish.

    1. I’ll settle for one who values honesty and a genuine adherence to Constitutional principles more than the unimpeded flow of Georgetown cocktail party invitations. And yes, Big John, I’m talking about you.

  26. Wienstein and his rich, liberal Hollywierd friends are right at the top of the “useful idiot” club. Obama, and especially Michelle, HATE white people, especially rich white people. That’s why they love separating these fools from their money.

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  28. Your kidding right. These are the ‘people’ who run this country..
    Don’t you get it. They don’t care about ordinary people. Consider yourself fortunateat least you can write about these things and collect a paycheck for it.

  29. I would expect this sort of activity involving a dictator, worshipped by his peons as a god, but not here. It’s getting pretty pathetic folks. It’s time for some “REAL” change. Go to the polls in November.

  30. So much for Democrat “equality”. The entire park is being given over to a fund raiser that the common folk won’t be attending (unless dressed like a waiter).

    I’m surprised that the Obama campaign just doesn’t add a surcharge onto the beach fee for “donations” with a cold hot dog and warm soda for lunch. This way the peasants can feel like they are “part of the in crowd”.

  31. Democratic Party Platform of 1912
    June 25, 1912
    We, the representatives of the Democratic party of the United States, in national convention assembled, reaffirm our devotion to the principles of Democratic government formulated by Thomas Jefferson and enforced by a long and illustrious line of Democratic Presidents.

    How far they have Sunk.

  32. Getting past the arrogant, uncaring aspect of the dems, I can say that as a kid we used to drive to this beach from New York and it was actually a pretty awful beach. Too many rocks. No waves.

    1. For the geographically-challenged one, this beach is not ever going to have much in the way of waves. Long Island itself is a barrier to ocean waves.

    2. Strange that you kept coming to Sherwood Island when you could have paid a fee and gone to Compo Beach a few miles closer to NYC. Sherwood Island always have had a muddy bottom, lots of rocks, but it’s public and there is no outrageous parking fee. Obama just shows his contempt for the average Joe by having the beach closed during a heat wave. No mention of this closure in WestportNow – town paper.

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