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White House cancels tours,
cites sequestration cuts

Washington Examiner, by Joel Gehrke

Original Article

Posted By:KarenJ1, 3/5/2013 2:53:55 PM

Never say the White House isn’t affected by sequestration. The Visitors Office just notified Congress that tours of the White House are cancelled until further notice. “Due to staffing reductions resulting from sequestration, we regret to inform you that White House Tours will be canceled effective Saturday, March 9, 2013 until further notice,” the White House email to legislative offices explains. “Unfortunately, we will not be able to reschedule affected tours. We very much regret having to take this action, particularly during the popular Spring touring season.” Here is the email:

Isn´t this rich. Does the Mooch know this yet? Things must be getting a little too hot for the regime. I hope they suffer badly for their gross misconduct.


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Reply 1 - Posted by: Former lurker, 3/5/2013 2:59:10 PM     (No. 9209747)

What pettiness!

Reply 2 - Posted by: KarenJ1, 3/5/2013 3:01:00 PM     (No. 9209752)

Sorry, I completely misread this. I got way too excited in thinking that included 0bama flying all over the country as well as Mooch. I guess it was just wishful thinking.




Reply 3 - Posted by: nosillod, 3/5/2013 3:02:42 PM     (No. 9209755)

Obama is such a spiteful man. You know the only reason these cuts were made was because it would make the news. There are thousands of real cuts that could have been made, but that wouldn´t have fit the narrative that the sky is falling. Instead of cutting something that should be cut, they will cut something that hurts the tourism trade in D.C.

Reply 4 - Posted by: horacer, 3/5/2013 3:04:09 PM     (No. 9209758)

Someone needs to remind this punk the White House is the people´s house. If he wants to pout and have a temper tantrum do it somewhere else. We have a right to tour OUR House.

Reply 5 - Posted by: miceal, 3/5/2013 3:04:16 PM     (No. 9209759)

Let me wave the BIG "BEEESS" flag on this and all stories coming out of the white house concerning sequestration cuts. If the tours are cancelled, it is the administrations fault and NO ONE ELSE!

Reply 6 - Posted by: DaddyO, 3/5/2013 3:05:03 PM     (No. 9209762)

Egypt didn´t miss their $250 million payout, did they? How many tours could $250 million pay for?

Reply 7 - Posted by: CleanhouseinDc, 3/5/2013 3:05:38 PM     (No. 9209764)

Mooch hates having all those smelly tourists around anyway. This is just a good excuse to prepare to bunker down for them.




Reply 8 - Posted by: NorthernDog, 3/5/2013 3:05:58 PM     (No. 9209766)

When will he cancel wasteful Air Farce One flights to save money?

Reply 9 - Posted by: phx4546, 3/5/2013 3:06:08 PM     (No. 9209767)

"make it hurt and make it visable" ....zippy 2013

It´s a good thing the middle class doesn´t take these tours since zippy is all for them

Reply 10 - Posted by: Teleologicus, 3/5/2013 3:06:10 PM     (No. 9209768)

These people have a political tin ear. Let´s hope they keep this kind of thing up so more Americans will start to realize who they are and what they are up to. Barack Obama never had any business being president. He is not qualified for the job, is not honest and does not share American values. Thanks to the news media he managed to be elected twice in spite of that. The best hope for the republic is for Obama to be Obama so that the dimmer bulbs among the American people can see behind the mask.

Reply 11 - Posted by: Gazelle2, 3/5/2013 3:07:49 PM     (No. 9209772)

I want to know the names of the WH tour guides who were laid off by the sequester. I also want to know the last day of work for each of the tour guides let go. I also want to know whether any of the laid off WH staff were transferred to another federal agency or department.

This obvious manipulation of federal employees to maximize the visible effects upon the public must be exposed as the fraud it is.

Reply 12 - Posted by: Opsimath, 3/5/2013 3:08:10 PM     (No. 9209773)

All they would have to do is cut out Michelle´s next "let´s move" appearance and they would have enough to continue the tours. So, if WH tours are out, do the folks with $500 grand still have access to the White House?? Betcha they do!

What a despicable administration.




Reply 13 - Posted by: PChristopher, 3/5/2013 3:09:34 PM     (No. 9209775)

Are the teleprompters cut now, too?

Reply 14 - Posted by: Philipsonh, 3/5/2013 3:12:51 PM     (No. 9209784)

It is not the tourists that should be kept out of the White House, it is the Administration
officials, starting at the top.

Reply 15 - Posted by: lil dotty, 3/5/2013 3:13:03 PM     (No. 9209785)

Big deal. Long as this kenyan klown is in the white hut, no desire to have the grand tour. OTOH this lack of foot traffic will give the Royal Roaches more time to greet their Large dollar donor guests who DO come to hob nob with the two residents.

Reply 16 - Posted by: obviousity, 3/5/2013 3:14:11 PM     (No. 9209788)

During the Clinton era I refrained from visiting the White House because of the Arkansas stench. During the Bush years I was too busy.

Reply 17 - Posted by: peeved, 3/5/2013 3:17:05 PM     (No. 9209791)

This is absolutely absurd. The federal government must give 30 days notices before furloughing. Only a few agencies have given notice since Friday. Bottom line is no one will be furlough until 30 days from now minimum.




Reply 18 - Posted by: Mr. Know-It-All, 3/5/2013 3:19:26 PM     (No. 9209795)

They could just cut out a month of paying for those "free" obamaphones and fund the WH tours for the rest of the year.

Petty and juvenile, kinda like "if I don´t get to play quarterback I´m taking my ball and going home!"

Reply 19 - Posted by: woodenleg, 3/5/2013 3:19:53 PM     (No. 9209796)

Now the lumpen no longer trapse around downstairs.

Reply 20 - Posted by: Coy860, 3/5/2013 3:21:45 PM     (No. 9209799)

I see little Malia is on a Spring Fling to NYC with secret service in tow.
Why wasn´t this trip canceled?

Reply 21 - Posted by: VAPMAN, 3/5/2013 3:24:26 PM     (No. 9209804)

$500,000 however will get you and immediate tour and sit down with Obama where you can discuss how great America will be once it becomes a communist country.

Reply 22 - Posted by: caddyjak, 3/5/2013 3:28:34 PM     (No. 9209811)

What about all the visiting muslims and our Ramadan Dinner Party?



Reply 23 - Posted by: Safari Man, 3/5/2013 3:29:54 PM     (No. 9209813)

Will Barry cancel any of his campaign appearances or Michelle´s vacations? Those are not going to look too good at this point.

Reply 24 - Posted by: Brittany, 3/5/2013 3:38:48 PM     (No. 9209827)

No reason for closure when staff has to have a month´s notice before being laid off. This is completely bogus and essentially illegal (spiteful as above.)

Reply 25 - Posted by: annie xango, 3/5/2013 3:41:10 PM     (No. 9209837)

am sure Mooches Mom is happy.remember she said she didn´t like tourists in the WH..that they looked at her...funny..........

Reply 26 - Posted by: reilly, 3/5/2013 3:43:54 PM     (No. 9209841)

Time for the Obamas to cancel their tours.

Reply 27 - Posted by: pineledger, 3/5/2013 3:49:16 PM     (No. 9209854)

20, it´s for the children.

Reply 28 - Posted by: Blackeagle, 3/5/2013 3:52:07 PM     (No. 9209860)

While speaking only for myself, given the current the occupant of the White House, the last thing I want to take is a tour of the place. It would just stir up all those repressed resentments. Think I´ll climb the Washington Monument instead.

OTOH, the Obamatards must be twittering on their Obamaphones in distress over the lost opportunity to be in the same building as the anointed Won. Does anyone smell backfire?

Reply 29 - Posted by: capt scurvey, 3/5/2013 3:52:29 PM     (No. 9209862)

And yet liveshot´s got a quarter of a billion to give to the terrorists...

Reply 30 - Posted by: rmagnus, 3/5/2013 4:09:28 PM     (No. 9209879)

What Obama doesn´t realize is that he is the tourist at the White House - not the People. They own that house - not him.

He has messed up big time with this.

Reply 31 - Posted by: Scobie, 3/5/2013 4:10:49 PM     (No. 9209881)

OMG - Staffing cuts at the White House. Who´s going to help the first family pack for this months vacation.

Reply 32 - Posted by: chicodon, 3/5/2013 4:21:31 PM     (No. 9209904)

He is delusional isn´t he? We all know what he´s doing. Sort of like his "whites only" tanning tax where he pretends it´s not a "whites only" tanning tax. Dennis Rodman has more gravitas.

Reply 33 - Posted by: Heraclitus, 3/5/2013 4:24:16 PM     (No. 9209910)

We´ll believe how serious they are when the BOs take only "stay-cations" and give up the musical events, parties with celebrities, and State dinners.

Reply 34 - Posted by: whyyeseyec, 3/5/2013 4:28:06 PM     (No. 9209916)

Maybe Jay Carney can show take people on WH tours. All he does is lie all day anyway....

Reply 35 - Posted by: Rafter, 3/5/2013 4:43:18 PM     (No. 9209945)

"Na Na Na Na Na Na... you can´t visit at the White Hut... !!"

"So there! ... Take THAT!! ... You creepy plebes!!"

Don´ wanna be messin´ wit dat TAARP Baby when he´s mad... !!

And he´s been mad with power for a while now...

Reply 36 - Posted by: farmwife, 3/5/2013 4:54:02 PM     (No. 9209956)

They are opening Yellowstone Park later this spring, too. I´m really starting to loathe these people.

Reply 37 - Posted by: Prescient33, 3/5/2013 5:01:40 PM     (No. 9209968)

These tours are cancelled to obtain the maximum inconvenience for students in DC on Spring Break. This move may backfire on the Prevaricator-in-Chief, as his tissue of lies on sequester is getting recognition.

Reply 38 - Posted by: noproblems, 3/5/2013 5:05:16 PM     (No. 9209976)

does this fool know what game he is playing? cant wait for the house to have hearings and comparing what was cut to what should have been cut

Reply 39 - Posted by: stablemoney, 3/5/2013 5:07:27 PM     (No. 9209979)

Send the WH chefs home. Mooch don´t want to get fat, so why are they needed?

Reply 40 - Posted by: nonsense, 3/5/2013 7:57:33 PM     (No. 9210231)

Some very mean-spirited, petty people live in Our House.

Reply 41 - Posted by: 4Justice, 3/5/2013 8:07:47 PM     (No. 9210249)

The crazy thing is that these people have no problem being straight up about their manipulation. They know that their followers will never hear the truth and if they do, they won´t believe or accept it. And they know it gets under our skin because they are so blatant about it.

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