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.