From Drudge, a link to a jaw-dropper of spite. Our president wants to make certain that everyone feels his pain, as he pouts in the Oval Office.
The Washington Times reports that due to the sequester the White House is now closed to public tours.
The White House announced Tuesday that it was canceling all public tours of the president’s home because of the sequester spending cuts.
“Due to staffing reductions resulting from sequestration, we regret to inform you that White House Tours will be canceled effective Saturday, March 9, 2013 until further notice. Unfortunately, we will not be able to reschedule affected tours,” the White House said in an email.
In other words, any citizens who’d already booked their turn for a tour, or children planning field trips, can eat dirt and die. Such gracelessness in defeat — a defeat the man made for himself because he came up with a plan so draconian he never thought he’d be called on it. So now we’ll all pay once more for his fecklessness.
The notice comes as both the White House and Congress try to find cuts to their own budgets as part of $85 billion in cuts to the entire government.
As President Obama was returning from visiting wounded veterans at Walter Reed Medical Center, a reporter shouted a question about the decision to cancel the tours as Mr. Obama was walking from Marine One to the Oval Office.
He simply smiled and waved.
At the Capitol, staffers who use the building’s West Front entrance that looks out on the National Mall were told Tuesday that door would be closed as of next week in order to save money.
This would be amusing if it were not for the excesses of the First Family, with their numerous vacations supported by taxpayer monies for security, flights, etc.
Does anyone remember the chef flown in just to make pizza?
Or the President’s daughter’s expensive Spring Break in Mexico?
As Jim at Gateway Pundit put it, “like mother like daughter”. Indeed. Jim was referring to the nouveau riche-style indulgences by our First Lady, including her frequent vacations, taken repeatedly as the economy foundered and unemployment continued its climb…
Remember Spain? Or perhaps one could call it Our Pain in Spain. Certainly lots of folks howled, including beach-goers who were denied access on their vacations.
The Obamas are flagrantly Chicago politicians. Judicial Watch, a corruption watchdog site, has zeroed in on the over-the-top spending by our First Family. Here’s one page just on their vacations. It’s both depressing and embarrassing to read.
What do you want to bet that this sequester doesn’t slow down the golf games or weekends in Aspen?
As for us proles, the plan is to make people suffer for his mistake. The Washington Times tells the story again, this time linking to information that the sequester is to be made as painful as possible. Spite, thy name is B.H. Obama.
And as surely as the robins appear in Spring, the Black Democrat Caucus popped up with claims that the sequester will hurt poor blacks the most. Or, as the Times more accurately put it, they “pulled out the race card”.
Thus it becomes apparent that the Sequester Game will be accompanied by the other political games. Pastimes like “Race Card”, and “This is All Congress’ Fault” (even though the President dreamed the thing up himself), and “See What They Made Me Do”. Not to mention “Major Pouting” and “You’ll Be Sorry”.
For any of our readers not familiar with what the Sequester involves, here is a brief overview from the Heritage Foundation.
At the National Review, a realistic look at what it really means, and what the spin is going to be.
Baby seals die! Old People starve!
Obama chokes on crow! — etc., ad nauseam.
Meanwhile, in Washington, on this cold and likely-to-be-snowy March evening while those people who don’t get paid if they don’t work their assigned hours are fretting over the icy roads and the prospect of lost wages, our Dauphin slumps in his Oval Office at the closed and shuttered White House, gnawing on Waygu steak served with gobs of self-pity, and slopping it on his very expensive (and unnecessary) Presidential rug.
Turns out he got that Oval Office rug wrong, too. Maybe that particular mistake, one of many, is simply emblematic of his whole reign?