Harder and harder to not hate

Excuse me while I RANT …

The Obama administration on Tuesday deployed a popular weapon in budget impasses with Congress: It informed lawmakers’ Washington, D.C., offices that public tours of the White House will be canceled indefinitely — just as the capital’s spring visitor season gets under way.

“Due to staffing reductions resulting from the sequester, we regret to inform you that White House tours are canceled effective Saturday, March 9, until further notice,” the administration informed House and Senate offices. “We very much regret having to take this action, particularly during the popular spring touring season.”

Tourists visiting the nation’s capital go through their Senators’ and House members’ offices to schedule the popular tours, which gives the administration one more device to put heat on the Republican-run House of Representatives.

The Senate and House offices were told not to get tourists’ hopes up. “Unfortunately, we will not be able to reschedule affected tours until further notice,” it told them.

I actually used to believe in that bipartisanship crap. But that was before I watched how today’s Democrats abuse the idea. They don’t meet anyone in the middle; they demand everything be exactly how they want it, 100% of the time, and the least little thing Republicans won’t cave on, they scream about compromise and bipartisanship.

It needs to stop. I think we should each mail cups to weak-willed Republicans (and I don’t mean coffee cups). Let ’em know how we feel about them bending over every time the Chicago Thug bullies them.

Source: http://blog.seattlepi.com/seattlepolitics/2013/03/05/white-house-closed-due-to-budget-sequestration/

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11 responses to “Harder and harder to not hate

  1. chrissythehyphenated

    Yes! A Republican who will not be bullied!

    “Representative Louie Gohmert (R., Texas) has filed an amendment to the House GOP’s six-month continuing resolution that would bar federal funds from being spent on President Obama’s golf outings until public tours of the White House start up again.”

    http://www.nationalreview.com/corner/342244/congressman-no-golf-obama-until-wh-tours-resume-andrew-stiles

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    • Ting

      Good for Gohmert. I am getting a kick out of Rand Paul and the few Repub. Senators who have been bold enough to give him some help, too. You know, the ones who didn’t go to dinner with Obama tonight at the Jefferson Hotel.

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      • Exactly! They are the only source of hope in the Capitol these days, though very little hope it is. Gohmert makes me smile every time.

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      • GP

        Don’t you just know that Obama planned this dinner as an in your face to Rand Paul. Those that went to the WH instead of standing up for the people with Rand Paul ought to be on the next tea party target list. No more RINOS!

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        • chrissythehyphenated

          ::Snort:: I’m guessing those who were not invited are counting it as a badge of honor.

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        • chrissythehyphenated

          Here’s a list of Republican Senators to send “I Love Barack” cups to:
          Sen. Lindsey Graham, R-S.C.; Sen. Bob Corker, R-Tenn.; Sen. Kelly Ayotte, R-N.H.; Sen. John McCain, R-Ariz.; Sen. Dan Coats, R-Ind.; Sen. Tom Coburn, R-Okla.; Sen. Richard Burr, R-N.C.; Sen. Mike Johanns, R-Neb.; Sen. Pat Toomey, R-Pa.; Sen. Ron Johnson, R-Wis.; Sen. John Hoeven, R-N.D.; and Sen. Saxby Chambliss, R-Ga.

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  2. Pistol Pete

    Has anyone mentioned that the tours are run by 100% volunteers?There is no cost involved.(not that facts ever got in the way when liberals get to demagoguing anything.)

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    • GP

      This is just another example of Obama’s egomania. He truly believes it is HIS house. He loves having the excuse to get those pesky tourists out. After all, it means he has to stay in his own rooms while they walk around.
      They need to put the oval office back on the tour. After all Obama is never in there, so the people might as well get a glimpse of the oval orifice.
      A final note. I got to visit the Reagan and Bush white houses. I would never step foot in it with the current _Resident.

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      • chrissythehyphenated

        I went during Spring Break in 1963, which was six or seven months before JFK was assassinated. Back then, it was just a wait in line thing. You didn’t have to get an appointment through your legislator.

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