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Still No WH Tours, but Parade of Special Visitors Continues

The White House continues to bar average Americans from touring “The People House” but nevertheless lavishes spending on all sorts of special invitees – from diners at last week’s Iftar dinner breaking the Muslim fast to sports teams and foreign diplomats.

Obama basketball 2Soon after the outcry over the cancellation of tours due to the sequester, the White House promised to see what could be done to allow some visits to resume. But nothing was done and no one can visit – unless President Obama finds you useful or amusing.

Favored guest have poured in this month, even though Obama was traveling in Africa for part of it.

Last week’s glittering Iftar dinner featured about 130 guests treated to remarks by Obama and bread breaking with senior aide Valerie Jarrett and National Security advisor Susan Rice.

Obama held a mass reception for the entire diplomatic corps July 19. He hosted the  2013 NCAA Men’s Basketball Champion Louisville Cardinals July 23 and will gather with the World Series Champion San Francisco Giants today.

He even found room in the White House for a team that hasn’t won a game in 50 years – the 1963 Loyola University of Chicago Ramblers championship basketball team.

Meanwhile, he had some old buddies in for a July Fourth celebration. And Michelle staged a “Kids’ State Dinner” with dozens of children and their parents to promote her healthy eating initiative.

June’s events included a raucous celebration of LGBT Pride Month, a special movie screening in the White House theater, and visits by the WNBA Champion Indiana Fever and Super Bowl winning Baltimore Ravens and Division III Women’s Basketball Champion DePauw University Tigers.

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279 Responses to Still No WH Tours, but Parade of Special Visitors Continues

  1. And until the bitter end, King Louis and Maria Antonnite held lavish parties, went on holidays, and spent fantastic amounts of money on clothes.

  2. Comrades, be assured that our dear leader is even now consolidating our beloved country, not for his amusement, but for the good of the proletariat masses. Yet without some small amusements, which our chief so often shares with the common workers, he and his worshipful cadre would be in undue stress. For comrades, the time is approaching, when reactionaries on the right must be dealt with more severely. You know, as they attempt to defame our leaders for what they have done in turning our homeland from capitalism to our dream of communal sharing.

  3. Well, at the end of the day, it continues to be about Obama rather than the people he’s supposed to represent. The hypocrisy in what is going on is just over the top ridiculous and what is equally pathetic is that a very large part of the population still gives him high marks and find little fault in what he is and isn’t doing. I mean just think how many families have been disadvantaged, are in hardship or have been broken apart because men or women can’t find jobs to support their families. The devastation is intense, but, hey, who cares Obama is living the high life on everybody’s dime.

  4. The White House access is for the privillaged and not for the people. Reminds me of how. Reminds me of how Castro treats the Cuban people, they don’t have access to their own beaches, supermarkets etc. but foreigners do.

  5. The Lord God Maobama the 1st.

    AKA Dear Leader
    AKA The Anointed One
    AKA World’s Biggest Narcissist
    AKA Racist #1
    AKA Worthless POS

  6. Military base families suffer with sequester due to no money???? Have a nice vacation, seems all you care about is us 4 and no more.

  7. That is our house, and he is a guest frolm hell, with bad manners. He is a mooch and is giving away our food and spending OUR money for personal gain.
    Time to evict. All it would take is a few well earned convictions for treason.

  8. The POS – prez Empty Suit – Loves dem Muzzies and luvs dat ho Bouncie and her platterpuss lipped crack dealer hubbie Jay-Z

  9. Why is this news? Is anyone surprised by this administration. They do what they want and are accountable to no one. America has been changed forever. The republicans have become completely useless. I can go on and on but it serves no purpose. Just like conservative talk radio. Everyone calls and complains but nothing is ever done.

  10. Teflon Man needs to have his entertainment and travel budget cut into the People’s House is open again to all.

    Hear that, Congress?

    • Some Republicans did it to themselves. I read an online post from a self-professed Christian woman who said she couldn’t vote for Romney because “he believes in the wrong God.”

      We can fight crime, forest fires and cancer. We can’t fight stupidity.

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  15. Go to heck all of you no money havin piss ants! We are in conflict with another country, do you think its ok to let random people stroll through?

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