See THIS is what I mean. Obama is using resources to close perfectly functional Federal properties that have no immediate maintenance costs. Why? It makes 0 sense, except as part of a political strategy that revolves around making the shutdown artificially inconvenient and uncomfortable; desperately hoping America will be convinced we need government and blame Republicans. This won't work because today's decentralized media will expose it instantly, only exacerbating the general sentiment of distrust for government.
Once again, Mr. President, you get a solid F for strategy - political positions notwithstanding. How you could be trained as an organizer and suck this badly at political maneuvering is beyond me.