Obama: Hey, I Had Nothing to Do With Stopping White House Tours

Posted by on Mar 13, 2013 at 8:11 am
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The next time this tool takes responsibility will be the first. Then the media will hail it as historic! For all the buck-passing from this schmuck, this may be the most pathetic bit yet. It’s your sequester and you live in the White House, but you have nothing to do with childishly cutting off tours to punish people?

Please.

President Obama said his administration was looking at ways to resume White House tours for school groups.

“This was not a decision that went up to the White House,” noted Obama in an ABC News interview aired on Wednesday, saying the directive came from the Secret Service.

Looking for ways to resume tours? OK, how about announcing tours will resume and apologize for being a dick? Would that be asking too much?

“What I’m asking them is: are there ways for example for us to accommodate school groups who may have traveled here with some bake sales. Can we make sure that kids potentially can still come to tour,” Obama added.

Yes, you can make sure. You’re the president, for crying out loud. Walk out today and announce tours will resume. How fucking difficult is this?

White House press secretary Jay Carney said the decision to suspend tours was “very unfortunate,” but laid the blame on Congress for failing to reach an accord to prevent the automatic spending cuts.

Funny, but I haven’t seen any stories about tours of Congress being cut off, so how is Congress responsibly for Obama’s temper tantrum that’s so badly blown up in his face?

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28 Responses to “Obama: Hey, I Had Nothing to Do With Stopping White House Tours”

  1. Jeffersonian on 13/13/13 at 8:28 am

    “What I’m asking them is: are there ways for example for us to accommodate school groups who may have traveled here with some bake sales. Can we make sure that kids potentially can still come to tour,” Obama added.

    Obama speaks english as if he learned it from someone who took an “english as a second language” night course.

    Oh yeah. And he lies.

  2. myiq2xu on 13/13/13 at 8:37 am

    What a SCFOAMF! They stopped the tours as soon as the Sequester took effect even though there would be no furloughs for one month. Now he’s blaming it on the Secret Service?

    How much agent overtime will FLOTUS’ birthday party cost? How many agents are necessary because FLOTUS and POTUS take separate vacations?

  3. Tard on 13/13/13 at 8:48 am

    My question is simple: did we fire the people or lay off the people who run the tours?
    No, they are still drawing full pay & benefits… Just doing less work.

  4. CitizenEgg on 13/13/13 at 9:07 am

    There’s already been a few offers from private citizens to pick up the tab for WH tours, so that makes Obama look even pettier (yeah that sounds unbelievable in and of itself-the guy embodies petty pettiness). Wasn’t the tour cancellation the ONLY thing cut at the WH?

    I propose a new reality TV show called Tar & Feathers. You can probably imagine the premise on your own.

  5. Matt on 13/13/13 at 9:08 am

    He’s a such a giant asshole. The fact that half this country couldn’t see it in November makes me incredibly annoyed. And we get 4 more years of this misery.

  6. Mannie on 13/13/13 at 9:08 am

    Does Zerobama have someone following him with a fire extinguisher to protect him from pants fires?

  7. Kait on 13/13/13 at 9:10 am

    What happened is the President Obama got caught with his hand in the cookie jar…His attempt to demonize the cuts in the sequester was actually analyzed and critiqued…it must have been a big surprise to the White House.

    It’s his second term, so the Clinton’s are back in play, and that means the press is back in play.

    I beleive we will see more and more the press tipping point where their fealty no longer serves their best interests..and that will serve to stamp Obama’s legacy as a tireless partisan that saddled our country with an abomination for a health care plan and was instrumental in burdening future generations with a debt burden that reduces quality of life in the US..

  8. Acethepug on 13/13/13 at 9:49 am

    Is this President responsible for ANYTHING his Adminstration does — aside from killing Bin Laden, I mean?

    He and his Cabinet seem to hover between criminially ignorant or pathological liars;

    Fast and Furious? Holder had no idea what his underlings were doing.

    Illegal aliens being released from ICE custody, because of the sequester, BEFORE said sequester went into effect? Napolitano had no idea what her underlings were doing.

    Benghazi? Clinton never got the emails. Obama never asked for a follow-up on US Ambassador and others under fire. Basically, neither knew what was going on.

    Now, after playing up the sequester as the end of government as we know it, and after making the cuts as public and painful as possible (including a memo to that effect), Obama claims he had nothing to do with it?

    Time to call his bluff, and Holder’s, Napolitano’s, and Clinton’s. If they have so little communication and control over their areas of influence, they need to step down, citing either criminal indifference or outright incompentance. More honestly, it would be lying and dereliction of duty, but we know they will never admit to that.

    Obama is the very personification of “if it was bad, I didn’t do it, but if it was good, you bet I did it.”

    I learned to stop doing this in grade school — what is their excuse?

  9. rplat on 13/13/13 at 10:10 am

    It appears that Obama knows of nothing . . . do they even wake this guy up in the mornings?

  10. Blue Hen on 13/13/13 at 10:20 am

    Time for the trolls to stagger in and explain to the peasants why the Manufactured Messiah and change ocean levels but can’t keep WH tours going without fucking it up. AND blaming another branch of government. That, he has a lock on.

  11. ChuckO on 13/13/13 at 10:35 am

    Not letting a crisis go to waste…

    One gets the impression that the sequester gives The Obamas a chance to fulfill a dream they’ve had for four years now:

    Getting the commoners out of the Royal Palace.

  12. Blue Hen on 13/13/13 at 12:40 pm

    so…the president has no say over what goes on in his own house.

    Not just any house…..The WHITE House. Obviously this is another example of……………..care to guess?……racism. If only they would “let him be clear”. Then the WH tour schedule could begin to heal.

    Chapter #666 of, “Imagine the furor if Boooooooosh had said this?”

  13. weffie on 13/13/13 at 12:46 pm

    The President is looking to accomodate travelers with bake sales. That’s one way to raise the money. The former Secretary of State is at home; she may as well make the cookies.

    Obama is sending a message that he is so ineffectual he cannot even control whether kids can tour his hown house.

  14. JAL on 13/13/13 at 1:42 pm

    I have a relative who is Secret Service. He worked uniform at the WH. Now is elsewhere. I asked him about this. Secret Service (uniform and suits) is sa;aried. WH tours (handled by uniform SecServ) occurred during normal business hours (8 – 4:30 ish). The OVERTIME ($74,000 a month?? He found that number weird as there wasn’t a heck of a lot of over time when he was there) was earned in the “off hours” for White House special events.

    So I wonder — are the Obamas giving up their Wednesday night celebrity parties and other special events? Didn’t think so. (Fast forward to the FLOTUS 50th birthday extranaganza being planned for January 2014!!! [Paging Marie Antoinette, Marie Antoinette …])

    So the average American family wanting to do the DC historical tour and WH visit gets screwed so the Obamas can party at the taxpayers’ expense?

    That is sure what it looks like.

  15. Rlynh on 13/13/13 at 1:55 pm

    If Obama says he had nothing to do with cancelling White House tours, and he’s trying to “find ways” to resume them again, he’s basically admitting that he is the weakest President we have ever had. Not that we didn’t already know.

  16. leading from behind on 13/13/13 at 5:46 pm

    Good thing our enemies and countries who mean us harm live in a vacuum and don’t see what a weak nancy dear leader is.

  17. eon on 13/13/13 at 8:32 pm

    The President wanted something he could point to and shout, “The sequester is hurting innocent childrennn!!”, to shame the Republicans into once more rolling over for him.

    What scuttled it was (1) the CBO report, (2) his unwillingness to stop partying at everyone else’s expense, and (3) the fact that his excuses were so lame that even the MSM was forced to question them, if they wanted to keep what little credibility they have left.

    Now even his own party is “distancing” from him. In much the same way they did from Kwame Kilpatrick when it became obvious that no amount of arm-twisting and calling-in-of-markers was going to keep his thieving a** out of prison.

    I won’t say the bloom is off this hothouse Venus Flytrap, but in a typical banana republic, when the enablers start thinking in terms of self-preservation, it’s often a sign that El Supremo better start thinking about his retirement. Preferably to a place with no extradition treaties with anybody.

    clear ether

    eon

  18. Trish on 14/14/13 at 5:51 am

    If I may remind this pathological liar ” It’s not your freakin house’ IT’S OURS” I really thought my disgust level was maxed out’ yet the POS always finds a way to increase it.

  19. Blue Hen on 14/14/13 at 1:47 pm

    The best part of this is listening to the beautiful people whine about how their dear leader isn’t appreciated. These being the same geniuses who looked down their noses at Boooooooosh, Palin, the tea party and anyone else who dared disagree with them. Their precious dear leader not only can’t run a WH tour, he can’t even explain how it works or what makes it start or stop. Meanwhile, Delaware’s own Joe Biden (chosen by the dear leader not once, but twice) is advocating violent felonies with firearms and referring to attacking women as “garden variety slapping.”

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