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    Re: Is no White House tours like Jimmy Carter's no Christmas Tree lighting?

    Quote Originally Posted by CanadaJohn View Post
    I don't blame Obama specifically for the release, although there are memos floating around out there that indicated White House operatives were encouraging agencies to make their cuts hurtful to the public or at least controversial - these releases, however, were done prior to the sequester coming into force. I could be wrong, but I believe Napolitano is the Cabinet Secretary with responsibility over ICE and she claimed to know nothing about the release beforehand.

    You see, that's the thing, no one really knows. The left media says "this" and the right media says "that".

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    Re: Is no White House tours like Jimmy Carter's no Christmas Tree lighting?

    Quote Originally Posted by madman View Post
    You see, that's the thing, no one really knows. The left media says "this" and the right media says "that".
    Oh, lots of people in the administration know the answer and likely many in the media may also know "unofficially" but neither is too interested in letting the public know exactly what's happening.

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    Re: Is no White House tours like Jimmy Carter's no Christmas Tree lighting?

    Quote Originally Posted by madman View Post
    You see, that's the thing, no one really knows. The left media says "this" and the right media says "that".
    Riiiight! ICE doesn't report to anyone, but are permitted to do what they want without questions from higher-ups? C'mon!

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    Re: Is no White House tours like Jimmy Carter's no Christmas Tree lighting?

    Quote Originally Posted by madman View Post
    I think the outrage displayed by the cons on this topic IS a political stunt. We have more important things to worry about than some trivial tourist tours.
    I very strongly disagree.


    The White House tours were a very big deal, for years, for buses of schoolchildren visiting DC. Why hurt the children the Dems care so much about...when it comes to funding the unions for education, apparently, but not seeing history firsthand? I suggest that using some of the money we're funneling overseas to countries that hate us could be better spent on White House tours!

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    Re: Is no White House tours like Jimmy Carter's no Christmas Tree lighting?

    I strongly suspect it may be a political stunt. Especially when they approve $250 million to send over to Egypt.

    I fear Obama may be wanting to make cuts where they will be visible and directly impacting towards citizens as a political move. I wouldn't put it past him.
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    Re: Is no White House tours like Jimmy Carter's no Christmas Tree lighting?

    Apparently, they are still paying the person that organizes the tours - even though there are no tours.

    She apparently makes around $100K per year, btw.



    Of course this is just a stunt.

    It's just Obama's childish way of trying to make the sequester - which he initially backed and signed into law, btw - seem more harsh then it is.

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    Re: Is no White House tours like Jimmy Carter's no Christmas Tree lighting?

    Quote Originally Posted by joko104 View Post
    Maybe Obama is using this as an excuse to not have to keeping hiding from people while smoking Malboro Reds? Or is it Kool menthols?
    more petty and trivial drivel.......
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    Re: Is no White House tours like Jimmy Carter's no Christmas Tree lighting?

    So Obama does a political stunt that he blames on a political stunt...and the dimmer bulbs of the left accuse the Republicans of a political stunt.

    There's a clear intellectual vacuum in this thread.

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    Re: Is no White House tours like Jimmy Carter's no Christmas Tree lighting?

    Quote Originally Posted by Gipper View Post
    So Obama does a political stunt that he blames on a political stunt...and the dimmer bulbs of the left accuse the Republicans of a political stunt.

    There's a clear intellectual vacuum in this thread.
    Some people are so biased that they cannot accept that "their side" is acting like an angry teenager throwing a fit. They have to blame the Republicans because accepting the fact that Obama is pulling a political stunt is just unreasonable.
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    Re: Is no White House tours like Jimmy Carter's no Christmas Tree lighting?

    Quote Originally Posted by digsbe View Post
    Some people are so biased that they cannot accept that "their side" is acting like an angry teenager throwing a fit. They have to blame the Republicans because accepting the fact that Obama is pulling a political stunt is just unreasonable.
    Of course, and this thread is the "who's who" of the usual suspects.

    I thought the thread was worthy of discussion, even though WH tours are hardly a big deal. Now it's just poisoned from egregious stupidity.

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