As Twitchy reported, people who live on Lake Mead, including quite a few elderly couples, have been kicked out of their privately owned homes, ostensibly because of the federal government shutdown. The houses are theirs, but they sit on federally owned land that is controlled by the National Park Service.

Lake Mead is located in Nevada, whose senior Senator is none other than Majority Leader Harry Reid. We already know that Reid has bigger shutdown problems to worry about than kids with cancer, so what’s a few old people kicked out of their homes? Politically speaking, it looks about as good and makes as much sense as barricading open-air memorials, so what’s Reid going to do about it, besides blame those Tea Party anarchists again?

Maybe Reid could put together some sort of land deal.