President Obama says he´s not the one who canceled the White House tours. He made the comments in an interview with ABC News. "[O]ne more question about the spending cuts," said the interviewer from ABC News. "You’ve been takin’ a lotta heat for this cancellation of the White House tours. They get– the Secret Service says it’s costs about $74,000 a week. Was canceling them really necessary?" "You know, I have to say this was not– a decision that went up to the White House."
Comments: "I didn´t do it. No one saw me do it. You can´t prove anything."
With today´s events in Rome, we should remember that Bronco is more humble, a greater servant of the people, than any Pope could hope to be. How could such a man close the People out of their house? I mean, really.
And he won´t rest until he finds "the real person who cancelled the tours." Ahem.
#10: Point of order: correct, Truman´s "S" is not the initial for a middle name. However, he did later adopt a period after the "S". Two confirming examples: the Harry S. Truman Presidential Library and the USS Harry S. Truman [CVN 75] both employ the period. Thanks.
#13: Truman did usually put a period after the "S" but later confirmed that the "S" did not stand for any name but was a compromise between the names of his two grandfathers, Shipp and Soloman.
I suppose if Clinton could change his name from William Jefferson Blythe III and Obama could change his name from Obama to Soetoro and then back to Obama, Truman could decide whether or not to use a period after his S.
BTW, the Harry S Truman National Historic Site in Missouri does not employ a period after the S.
Most transparent. If his lips are moving. If he says one thing, you know the other is the truth. Good thing his name is not pinnochio. Depends on your definition of "cancel". I thought you said pencil- that rhymes with cancel, right?
Lyig about something this obvious is surely severely delusional. The countrycannot have a man so obviously unstable in charge of our nuclear arsenal. Congress must invoke the 25th amendment without delay.
What is telling here is that BO is impotent. While we KNOW he and his lackeys canceled the tours as a political stunt, even if he hadn´t and found out about it couldn´t the "most powerful man in the world" figure out a way to restore the tours and cut something else. Apparently not THIS president. He is a helpless victim of the nasty Republicans. Something this simple to fix and BO can´t manage it. He is so small and petty that he would rather punish the kids coming to Washington rather than act as an adult and find a true compromise.
Just as the blacks claimed lily-white clinton was the first black president, can we now claim obama as the first feminist president? My experience with feminists (not women, feminists)is that they are always the victim and their actions/mistakes are always someone else´s fault.
If he was telling the truth about this, he would have gratefully allowed Conservatives in the media who offered to pick up the slack with the cost of the tours to do so. But then, neither Obama is of the gracious sort. Instead they are petty, vengeful, and totally devoid of the milk of human kindness unless there is good PR in it for them.
Instead he has reacted in a petty, prideful way and dug in his heels. And you are right about the Secret Service #20. They do know how to bide their time.
When they stop the sleigh rides in Yellowstone then we´ll know the sequester has reached critical mass and it´s time to panic. Meanwhile golf trips at a million dollars a pop is a drop in the bucket. This little squirrel pawed sissy can´t even tell a good whopper anymore.
From Clinton to Holder to Obama, you have to parse every syllable. There may have been just enough truth in what he said to get a "meaning of the word is" reality. Someone in the SS may have actually said something and, yes, Congress did allow the sequestration. He forgot, however, that sequestration was his idea and the SS can´t give the order. It would have taken a followup question to point that out but loyal Stephie would not ask it.
If Obozo doesn´t like people coming to the WH, he and his family should move out and live elsewhere. The WH belongs to "the people" and have every right to visit when they choose. America is tired of his stupidity and petulance!
It´s fun, but sad, watching Obama act like an observer of all of the WH machinations. My Gosh, he´s the Pres. and he acts like anything but the Pres. Obama is the Drone Killing Master on one hand and the powerless nobody observer on the other hand. Boy he looks pathetic to the informed peoples that know the score here!
BTW - There has been NO cut in Moooshell´s STAFF OR their pay. One would think that ~27 assistants is a tad too much to begin with. PLUS, she has even MORE assistants for the POS "Let´s Move" fascist restrictions NO ONE wanted - or VOTED for!! How about trimming some of THAT fat on the WH carcass?
Obama says, I did not want to cancel the WH tours for those little kids. There was a swarm of locusts. There was a hurricane. I had a flat tire. I ran out of gas. I did not have enough money for cabfare (to tell congress not to cancel the tours) It wasn´t my fault I swear to god.
Unlike Juan Williams, I will give credit for the recent quote to the late great John Belushi.
It is so amazing to me that zippy never makes any of these decisions. Why the hell are we paying this adult/child if he never accepts the responsibility of his job? I know this question gets asked about every 2 minutes, but I think it needs to be asked and answered about every 2 minutes.
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