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Why Canceled White House Tours
Are Sinking Obama on the Sequester

Daily Beast, by David Freedlander

Original Article

Posted By:StormCnter, 3/15/2013 6:18:47 PM

The sequester kicked in two weeks ago. By the time the automatic spending cuts are fully realized, it could cost the country more than 700,000 jobs, shave more than $200 billion off the GDP, and result in longer lines at the airport, fewer inspectors examining the safety of the food supply, fewer agents securing the border. But for now, Washington is consumed with the Obama administration’s decision to cancel tours of the White House. According to a study by the liberal website Think Progress, since March 6 the three cable-news networks have mentioned the canceled tours 33 times as often

The petty little man´s arrogant action is costing him good will and support. He thought this would land on John Boehner,but we turned out to be smarter than that.


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Reply 1 - Posted by: Patchy Groundfog, 3/15/2013 6:24:38 PM     (No. 9227171)

There are millions of thickheaded voters out there but even they know the president works in the White House and the Congress in the Capitol.

Reply 2 - Posted by: NorthernDog, 3/15/2013 6:30:46 PM     (No. 9227184)

Lots of Dem voters thought they were voting for a dictator. And here he cannot even influence who gets to go on a 30-minute tour, led by volunteers.




Reply 3 - Posted by: twinkle93, 3/15/2013 6:52:52 PM     (No. 9227209)

Let´s all remember that all of us working people making less than $100K took a 2+% cut in take home pay when a portion of the social security tax was reinstated on Jan, 1.

And we are not crying like Obama and his government cronies.

Reply 4 - Posted by: Rafter, 3/15/2013 6:54:10 PM     (No. 9227213)

Something finally came back to bite TAARP Baby in the ass.

Ya hafta appreciate irony.
Who´da thunk it would have been White House tours?
Whatever it takes to dethrone the usurping Emperor and Empress, ASAP.
Buh-Bye, pedestal!

Reply 5 - Posted by: Pros7767, 3/15/2013 6:57:46 PM     (No. 9227216)

History will remember this stupid move as the beginning of the end.

Reply 6 - Posted by: erv, 3/15/2013 8:02:24 PM     (No. 9227319)

How many millions did Obama waste today on his trip to a factory for a speech?

Reply 7 - Posted by: Hotrod, 3/15/2013 8:11:55 PM     (No. 9227336)

FTA: ´´By the time the automatic spending cuts are fully realized, it could cost the country more than 700,000 jobs...´´

Any jobs lost would not be important. We pay far too many government workers to occupy ´´positions´´, instead of doing real work!




Reply 8 - Posted by: jhholliday, 3/15/2013 8:22:55 PM     (No. 9227348)

I guess he thought that this would hit people where it hurts...something the public enjoys.

Back years ago in my state of Georgia if the Democrat dominated legislature took heat about a proposed tax hike they would start closing state parks. The parks were one of the few things that the state did that people really enjoyed. They wanted to show us peons that we needed to cough up more money.

Reply 9 - Posted by: ColonialAmerican1623, 3/16/2013 12:18:20 AM     (No. 9227591)

It´s going to be interesting to see how people react over his family going on a spring break vacation while kids can´t tour the wh.

Reply 10 - Posted by: Trigger2, 3/16/2013 6:29:00 AM     (No. 9227694)

I still fail to see how a 2% cut to an increase will cause the loss of 700,000 jobs. If it´s 700,000 goobermint jobs, I´m all for it.

Reply 11 - Posted by: planetgeo, 3/16/2013 7:35:20 AM     (No. 9227749)

Anyone who has been through a nasty divorce recognizes that what we are seeing is a nasty divorce...the American people are beginning divorce proceedings from abusive spouse Obama, and boy is he going to try to make them sorry. Every opportunity he has, he´s going to stick it to them with petulant spite moves. If they thought it was bad living with him, just wait till they get a load of how he´s going to make them pay and pay and pay for leaving him.

Reply 12 - Posted by: mominNoCA, 3/16/2013 7:39:58 AM     (No. 9227753)

Lucky for Republicans, Democrats can never tell when they´ve jumped the shark. Overkill by arrogant people is a beautiful thing.




Reply 13 - Posted by: PChristopher, 3/16/2013 7:40:33 AM     (No. 9227754)

They always seem to have plenty of money for hollow point bullets, though.

Reply 14 - Posted by: SpencersMom, 3/16/2013 8:03:12 AM     (No. 9227777)

Oh noes, disaster and despair at every turn. We´re all going to die from eating bad hamburger. I´ll eat my hat if any of these things happen. But if they do it´s because Obama´s admin chooses to cut these things. They want to make us suffer. The areas they could cut are endless and none of them would even be noticeable to us plain folk.

Reply 15 - Posted by: pineledger, 3/16/2013 8:20:33 AM     (No. 9227810)

Reign by Tantrum.

Reply 16 - Posted by: Janjan, 3/16/2013 8:45:55 AM     (No. 9227849)

700,000 ´lost´ jobs my patooty. The liberals get handed these bs talking points and then dutifully repeat them constantly. Let´s go back to the fact that this was Obama´s idea to begin with.

Reply 17 - Posted by: Red Jeep, 3/16/2013 8:51:55 AM     (No. 9227858)

The math doesn´t make sense, especially if the 700,000 jobs are all government jobs.

The non military Federal work force is around 2 million jobs,...2 million!

2% of 2 million is not 700,000. ...Liberal math I guess.




Reply 18 - Posted by: Rinktum, 3/16/2013 8:52:28 AM     (No. 9227859)

Any pain that comes as a result of terrible policies and clearly unconstituional laws should be directed at the three branches of government that has brought us to this point in our history. Decades of bad policies and an over-reaching government and judiciary are upon us. The death knell is this administration. Obama is willing to inflict as much pain as it takes to move his policies forward. He is confident he can shift any blame to the Republicans thanks to his flying monkies media.

If this country ever needed a hero or heroes, it is now. When push comes to shove, and we are nearly there now, it will be interesting to see if any of the pampered princes in Washington will man up. When saving this nation is more important than saving their sorry political hides then we may turn away from the disaster that is coming.

Reply 19 - Posted by: hubertsmom, 3/16/2013 8:54:19 AM     (No. 9227863)

I agree with #7 - if the 700,000 presumable job losses are government jobs - so be it; they seem to be mostly non-producing, non-productive, and ever-lasting. Maybe if these "public servants" have to get a job in the private sector (or real world) and have to be accountable and actually "earn" a living, they will have their eyes opened. If they go on the dole, then what´s the difference in cost to the tax payer?

Reply 20 - Posted by: Holeymoses, 3/16/2013 8:59:36 AM     (No. 9227872)

Perhaps in the long run it doesn´t take much to shine the light on petty meanness and to alter opinions. This could even get the attention of the lo-fos.

Reply 21 - Posted by: chicodon, 3/16/2013 9:07:18 AM     (No. 9227883)

Obama´s first shot across our bow was to impose a "white folks" tax on tanning salons. This move is no different. Obama is too dense to know we´re on to him. Now he wants two billion for another green boondoggle? Give me a break. He is now officially a lame duck.

Reply 22 - Posted by: LZK, 3/16/2013 9:09:29 AM     (No. 9227887)

Well -- ladies and gentlemen -- the bamster is in a tough spot....

Will he give in to the poor school children -- OR -- will valerie jarret and mooochelle have the White House to themselves for the big Birthday Bash....

Wondering Americans want to know. Have you a pair mr. prez?????




Reply 23 - Posted by: stryker714, 3/16/2013 9:12:00 AM     (No. 9227892)

It sure would be nice to see Obama do something nice for the country for a change, instead of acting? like an insurgent in an enemy country.

Bamboozler´s handlers/cabal who are giving him instructions are now ensnaring him in missteps directly, whether sourced from Valerie Jarrett, George Soros, etc. No butt kissing journalist can possibly run interference for him on these mistakes with that kind of a paper/video trail showing the lies and hypocrisy.

Obama needs to go see a psychologist to try to understand/resolve why he acts the way he does-he has some issues and that´s putting it lightly.

Reply 24 - Posted by: fed-up, 3/16/2013 9:16:39 AM     (No. 9227901)

We are only getting to see the blowback because the morons in the WH thought this would show how those mean ole Republicans won´t play nice and give them all the money they asked for. I wish the fact that the whole sequester fiasco was such nonsense to begin with, was explained better. If I was told my RAISE was not going to be as large this year as last year, would I say I can´t afford to pay my mortgage?

Why did anything have to be cut???

Reply 25 - Posted by: The Patriot Code, 3/16/2013 9:51:00 AM     (No. 9227955)

"Sinking 0bama"? That´s funny. This isn´t even fazing 0bama. I´m sure the Occupiers of 1600 are beyond thrilled that they don´t have a bunch of peons traipsing through THEIR home anymore. I will not be surprised when WH tours are permanently cancelled, sequester or no sequester. Security reasons, of course. He can blame the Secret Service.

Reply 26 - Posted by: Illinois Resident, 3/16/2013 10:10:09 AM     (No. 9227990)

Cancelling White House Tours is all Obama. Either Obama didn´t go to Kindergarten in this country so he did not learn all of the necessary behaviors to get along with others or he flunked Kindergarten (and math in subsequent years). He always acts, thinks, and speaks like a "Kindergarten playground" bully.

Reply 27 - Posted by: cjjeepercreeper, 3/16/2013 10:30:47 AM     (No. 9228033)

And armored vehicles for Homeland Security, #13. I urge all those that haven´t to read "Republic" by Charles Sheehan-Miles. A novel from 2007 coming to you as REAL life.

Reply 28 - Posted by: Arby, 3/16/2013 10:59:55 AM     (No. 9228084)

The sheeple may not understand basic mathematics but they do get ´symbolism´. Fauxbama picked the wrong thing to highlight; now it´s haunting him.

Reply 29 - Posted by: WimeTarmerFable, 3/16/2013 11:11:11 AM     (No. 9228110)

The Palace smells "much better now" that the commoners are barred from breathing the air in the chambers...

Reply 30 - Posted by: FunOne, 3/16/2013 11:19:13 AM     (No. 9228119)

The President of the US is generally acknowledged as being "the most powerful job in the world".

Yet, Obama claims that 1) He didn´t make the decision to close the tours, 2) He doesn´t know who it was that made the decision to cancel the tours, 3) After two weeks, he is still unable to locate this person, and 4)He does not have the power over this person that would cause the tours to take place again.

Obama simply has no management skills.

Reply 31 - Posted by: privateer, 3/16/2013 12:27:40 PM     (No. 9228205)

Zero is merely the eunuch/court fool in Queen MichVal´s court.

Reply 32 - Posted by: Butch59, 3/16/2013 12:35:02 PM     (No. 9228218)

It´s mind boggling to me that someone in the Repuboican party can´t find an outlet to tell the American people that THERE IS NO CUT IN ANY PROGRAM, AGENCY, ETC. Period. All that is happening is a slight reduction in the scheduled INCREASE in spending for said programs, agencies, etc. If there was money for WH tours last year, there is money for those tours this year. And the truth has to be stated over and over that THERE IS NO CUTS TO ANYTHING. Drum it into the heads of the lo-fo´s again and again. That´s the only way I know of to "educate" them on what really is happening.

Reply 33 - Posted by: congaree53, 3/16/2013 1:31:00 PM     (No. 9228295)

51% on Rasmussen today is sinking? Wake me up when he sinks to Bush levels-the 30´s.

Reply 34 - Posted by: AutumnJoy, 3/16/2013 1:35:12 PM     (No. 9228301)

Ahhh...to be a fly on the wall in the West Wing. I´d bet a month´s salary Dear Reader had his panties in a wad, real bad.

Reply 35 - Posted by: tasine, 3/16/2013 1:46:01 PM     (No. 9228315)

I cannot class myself as a Christian, but neither can I deny facts. For those of you who have never read the series of books, Left
Behind, I think you would get an eye popper if you read the entire series. These are novels based on the Bible and they are powerful. They depict Revelations as happening in today´s world. And as you read them you see exactly what is happening today, and it is a powerful revelation. You will be able to identify particular people, though these people may not have been known by us at the time of the writings, which are based on the Bible, which, believe it or don´t believe it, was written before anyone today came onto the scene.

I believe you will come away with an even clearer picture of Obama than you now have.

Pay no attention to the movie - it was a half-baked rendition of the introduction to the series.

Reply 36 - Posted by: M2, 3/16/2013 1:57:17 PM     (No. 9228334)

The fuss isn´t about cutting the tours. The fuss is blowback when American voters realize that their President is a petty, venal, vindictive bully who cannot see past his own ego.

History will show that the unveiling of Obama will have begun with cancelling the White House Tours. No one wants a bullying, nasty, petty little Napoleon in their White House.

Reply 37 - Posted by: larryp, 3/16/2013 3:55:25 PM     (No. 9228476)

remember the sequester was not an actual cut/ It was a cut in the rate of spending.
the low-hanging fruit is the entertainment.
We can effect change by working on the entertainment. Just for a while on each of us on our own can decide to buy or not. Lefties in H´wood wanna be rich Lefties.

Reply 38 - Posted by: BarryNo, 3/16/2013 8:13:22 PM     (No. 9228712)

Consider this as well: WHo is more likely to be booked for tours in the Capitol?

Not Liberals!

If Obama thought this would be an easy photo op, think again,

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Nanny State: If any question remained about the Obama White House´s appetite for running everyone´s life from Washington, it should be settled now. This administration even wants to dictate neighborhood makeup. Like your neighborhood? Don´t get used to it. The Obama Department of Housing and Urban Development might decide it wants to dictate changes. HUD is, according to Fox News, considering "a new rule that would allow the feds to track diversity in America´s neighborhoods and then push policies to change those it deems discriminatory." The proposed rule, disclosed last month by HUD Secretary Shaun Donovan at

Why can´t we talk about IQ?
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Politico, by Jason Richwine    Original Article
Posted By: Judy W.- 8/9/2013 7:10:57 AM     Post Reply
“IQ is a metric of such dubiousness that almost no serious educational researcher uses it anymore,” the Guardian’s Ana Marie Cox wrote back in May. It was a breathtakingly ignorant statement. Psychologist Jelte Wicherts noted in response that a search for “IQ test” in Google’s academic database yielded more than 10,000 hits — just for the year 2013. (Snip) There is a large discrepancy between what educated laypeople believe about cognitive science and what experts actually know. Journalists are steeped in the lay wisdom, so they are repeatedly surprised when someone forthrightly discusses the real science of mental ability.

IRS agent: Tax agency is still
targeting Tea Party groups

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Washington Examiner, by Paul Bedard    Original Article
Posted By: Desert Fox- 8/8/2013 8:49:02 PM     Post Reply
In a remarkable admission that is likely to rock the Internal Revenue Service again, testimony released Thursday by House Ways and Means Committee Chairman Dave Camp reveals that an agent involved in reviewing tax exempt applications from conservative groups told a committee investigator that the agency is still targeting Tea Party groups, three months after the IRS scandal erupted.. In closed door testimony before the House Ways & Means Committee, the unidentified IRS agent said requests for special tax status from Tea Party groups is being forced into a special "secondary screening" because

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