Skip to comments.Under Pressure, Obama Caving on White House Tour Ban (Michelle's Spring Break starts 3/23?)
Posted on 03/13/2013 7:40:55 AM PDT by jimbo123
In the face of a public outcry, President Obama opened the door in an interview broadcast Wednesday to resuming White House tours -- after they were suspended in a decision purportedly meant to save the Secret Service money while it deals with sequester cuts.
Obama, speaking with ABC News, tried to distance himself from the decision, pinning it on the Secret Service -- though other accounts have indicated both the Secret Service and White House had a role in the move.
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Humm...”pinning it” on his “Praetorian Guard” probably NOT a real good move:
Throwing the Secret Service under the bus, eh?
Lucky for Barry they’re far too professional to respond in kind.
The Secret Service might start talking about the Reggie Love visits and vacation getaways.
moochie is in the 5th year of her 8 year spring break.
I thought the oval office was to be completely renovated and the President working out of a “replicated” temporary location. When is that supposed to happen?
In a telling irony--- he sent five Secret Service agents to guard his daughter at a pricey NYC restaurant---while he closed down WH tours b/c of sequester---tours which are monitored by SS agents.
Course, Ohaha thinks Americans will blame Repubs for the closed tours.
In corrupt Third World Hellholes like Nigeria--the citizenry are impoverished and marginalized while the ensconced dictator, and his chosen few, bask in luxury.
The Obama's are not suffering from sequester---golfing, vacaying, w/ Secret Service detail always nearby. The O's teen daughter was just spotted at Buddakan---a pricey NYC restaurtant---scoffing up rock shrimp, edamame dumplings, short ribs, lobster fried rice........replete w/ five Secret Service guards dining nearby, while students her age access to the people's house.
As Bob Woordward pointed out----Sequester was requested by Obama and has been law for over 18 months. Every Federal manager knew it was a possibility. Faced with the possibility of a sequester, competent govt insiders would have made contingency plans.
(Cackle) Chicken Little Obama is getting more desperate by the minute---his stupid sequester scare tactics are mounting: he freed thousands of illegal criminals and he's now canceling tours of the White House.....trying to show "the sky is falling" cause he didnt get another trillion dollars from Congrtess.
Part of the Obama Team's Dumb and Dumber political strategy----to punish eighth graders visiting the WH from Illinois, instead of slapping down federal trough swillers----like employees of the Agriculture Dept who will attend a California conference sipping "exceptional local wines" and sampling "tasty dishes" prepared by "special guest chefs."
Yup. The Chief Wookie probably lit into Obama that she wasn’t going to be denied her monthly vacation simply because HE decided to be stupid and close down the White House to tours.
NOW HERE'S THE GOOD NEWS---MRS O BOMBED IN HOLLYWOOD Hollywood came down hard on Mrs O's scary Oscar visibility. She was roundly criticized from the left and the right. Those in the seats say Hollywood heaved a collective groan when she appeared via satellite above Jack Nicholson's egotistical head (betcha he didnt like that TV shot).
Even worse, post-Oscar reports did not photo her or her dress. Even though another star wore a dress by the same designer---no mention was made of Mrs O's lavish gown.
DEMOCRATS LIKE DONNY DEUTSCH WEIGHED IN: "As far as I'm concerned, she was an uninvited guest. Now what I mean by that is (as an advert guru), you have to give the consumer, the viewer, the ultimate respect. They tuned in to watch movie stars, to watch movies. And all of a sudden, politics is thrown at them."
"If I want to watch her on Jimmy Fallon, that's okay. But, (the Awards)---that was an intrusion, and I have a feeling that three out of four Americans -- Democrat or Republican -- don't want to see the First Lady (there). I think you have to respect your audience enough to not impose her, that's not a moment we're looking for there---the President or the First Lady," Deutsch said on CNN's "Piers Morgan Tonight."
DONNY CONTINUED: "....the tone of it, it was almost a monarch quality.....an elitist flavor to it. I was watching and going, 'huh?' and I'm a Democrat," Deutsch told host Piers Morgan. "I just thought it was very very tone deaf and I was really surprised they did it," Deutsch concluded. ---
Taking into account the above and the supposed "pole dance" incident I am thinking the term First"Lady" may be a bit off the mark.
We need a new term.
What is the deal with the multiple vacations, etc?
Not just Moochie, but people like hair stylists (all of the same demographic in question) -
taking multiple exotic vacations per year.
My family makes a driving vacation about every other year as we can afford it. It’s been a looooong time since we took a “fly to” vacation.