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Will the White House Chefs be Sent Home?

by Keith Koffler on October 1, 2013, 7:37 am

The government shutdown that starts today results in temporary pink slips to “nonessential” government workers, begging the obvious question: Are the White House chefs essential?

The Obamas are known to eat quite well, at least in public, where they can be seen frequenting trendy spots around Washington and landing in over-priced restaurants aimed at vacationers when they’re in Hawaii and Martha’s Vineyard. At home in the White House, a team of chefs plans menus for the Obamas and prepares an endless series of tasty meals.

But the government shutdown presents the terrifying prospect that the Obamas may have to defrost a package of Lean Cuisine or open a can of meat ravioli.

The Obamas have two de facto chief chefs: Cristeta Comerford is a leftover from the Bush years who is formally the White House Executive Chef and whom the Obamas decided not to get rid of; and Sam Kass, who was imported from Chicago by the Obamas and whose title is Executive Director of Let’s Move! and Senior Policy Advisor for Nutrition Policy.

Kass came in as Comerford’s “assistant,” but with his current involvement in the first lady’s food projects, it’s not known how often he still whips up a meal. Nevertheless, it’s not clear if the Senior Policy advisor for Nutrition Policy is essential. But Kass is also a frequent golf partner of the president’s, which may increase his “essentialness.”

Also present on the grounds is an Executive Pastry Chef, who is exclusively in charge of dessert, and perhaps a lobster pot pie or two.

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pianogirl88 October 1, 2013 at 7:47 am

Silly man, Keith…..BO & MO aren’t part of the “little people” who pay for everything. They are part of the “takers” for whom We The People pay. Of course the chefs won’t be sent home, except to sleep at night. You can’t expect Mechelle to cook for the family after getting her hands dirty growing arugula in the garden out back.

AngelGirl90602 October 1, 2013 at 9:35 am

That’s a good one, pianogirl!! ;) I like!!

Jimbo October 1, 2013 at 12:06 pm

Great comment pianogirl88!

Watcher October 1, 2013 at 12:50 pm

Bet Sam Kass doesn’t go home at night. He’s probably one of Potus’s buddies from that girlyboy club in Chicago.

SoWhatBubb October 1, 2013 at 4:40 pm

Nicely done.

pianogirl88 October 1, 2013 at 10:37 pm


KmikeB October 1, 2013 at 7:49 am

Just imagine the chaos erupting in the WH as MO is forced only to have ten individuals at her beck and call instead of the normal one hundred. I’m sure those micro-quakes erupted in DC are not from fracking but from an irate First Lady stomping around the grounds.

Mandy Manners October 1, 2013 at 7:57 am

The White House will furlough about 1,260, and keep about 430.

USAMomof3 October 1, 2013 at 8:11 am

You can bet the chefs won’t be in the furlough group!

Bitter Clinger October 1, 2013 at 8:17 am

Imagine Mooch slaving over a hot stove to feed O’Ghetto, Mother Robinson, and the urchins. Can’t do it, can you?

Rakker October 1, 2013 at 9:28 am

Was Bush43 worth one penny in salary? For the good of the country his entire salary (pension) ought to be garnisheed at least. He made more mistakes in one day than any president made in his entire term.

The Business October 1, 2013 at 9:34 am

on his worst day, bush was better than obama on his best day

Jack Ryan October 1, 2013 at 10:06 am

Ah yes! The ever-predictable, default meme of a libprog Obot.

JuanC October 1, 2013 at 10:48 am

“Garnisheed” in a tired liberal rant about mistakes…?!? Spell check…it is free!

David W Clary October 1, 2013 at 11:48 am

Prove it. Pick the day. Point out every single mistake.

Then find a president who didn’t make as many mistakes in his term.

You can’t. You won’t. EVERY president makes mistakes. Your hating who they are or what they stand for doesn’t change the fact that they’re all human. But your blind rage and inability to find common ground is the symptom of what’s worst about American politics today: an abject unwillingness to find compromise between wildly divergent ideologies to find a road to success and prosperity.

*Caveat: You must pick a president who actually completed a term. Sicklies who died like 35 days into their term don’t count.

Cuffs October 1, 2013 at 11:56 am

By all means, blame Bush.
Obama has nothing to do with anything.
He is fighting day and night for the middle
class and jobs. Laser focused. Yes
siree, Obama is fighting all the time for
the citizens. What a prince.

Hilly October 1, 2013 at 2:20 pm

Wretch, gag, hurl.

Dave H October 1, 2013 at 12:14 pm

“Life is such a drag when you’re living in the past.” – T. Petty.

Shyanrawn October 1, 2013 at 1:07 pm

Even in Obama’s second term you’re still blaming Bush? Typical…it’s always the other guys fault. I still think that it’s hilarious that a lot of the media and most of his (Obama) constituents still call him Mr. Obama when they always referred to Mr. Bush as President Bush throughout his whole presidency. Funny how little things like that work.

John October 1, 2013 at 3:33 pm

Besides oballah, who’s other culos do you kiss.

SWOhio October 1, 2013 at 10:01 am

Or the dog walker(s). I’m betting the first family doesn’t know where the leash is, much less the dog!

Silver Lining October 1, 2013 at 5:18 pm

Back to the White House kitchen….soup’s on!

kaf October 1, 2013 at 8:27 am

tells me they have 1,260 people too many!

Junius October 1, 2013 at 10:57 am

Why does the White House need 1,260 emplyees in the first place? Perfect example of a bloated, overwhelming Federal Government

Jimbo October 1, 2013 at 12:18 pm

Dey b’ employing their peeps.

Zoe October 1, 2013 at 4:06 pm

Fo shizzle

veritaseequitas October 1, 2013 at 7:54 am

Well you know The Preciousness’ must eat well. Their taste buds are now in rarefied atmosphere since invading our White House as squatters.

Anne October 1, 2013 at 11:49 am

Yet they both like French fries and pizza. Let them eat that for awhile.

Bill October 1, 2013 at 3:51 pm

That’s “ghetto squatters”, if you please………………..

Pineapple October 1, 2013 at 6:04 pm

Let them eat cake!

Charles October 1, 2013 at 7:55 am

I am at work at DoD designated as excepted from furlough. I am sitting here reading my designation letter which list the three reasons why an employee can be designated as excepted.
It will be real interesting to read the justification if a Chef is designated as an excepted employee.

ImNoDhimmi October 1, 2013 at 8:03 am

Care to share the “three reasons why an employee can be designated as excepted”?

Mandy Manners October 1, 2013 at 11:10 am

To be fair, the post was made at 7:55, five minutes before the work day usually starts.

Dave October 1, 2013 at 8:58 am

No, you are sitting here fooling around on the internet. Cause you are one of the millions of taxpayer paid gubbament workers with nothing better to do.

Mandy Manners October 1, 2013 at 7:55 am

If Dilma Rousseff had not cancelled her visit, would the state dinner still have proceeded?

JesusIsComing October 1, 2013 at 8:02 am

If they lose their kitchen staff, I would tell her to eat cake.

USAMomof3 October 1, 2013 at 8:12 am

And I would tell her to eat the roughage that she’s forcing our school kids to eat.

margie lyle October 1, 2013 at 8:09 am

A president who spends as much time as Obama on the golf course isn’t essential.

Ellsworth October 1, 2013 at 10:53 am

Succinct and spot on. Email of the day award to you.

Car in October 1, 2013 at 8:18 am

I hope Michelle’s hair/make-up staff hasn’t been furloughed.

Anne October 1, 2013 at 11:50 am

That would be a scary sight to see Moochelle au natural.

gary October 1, 2013 at 7:20 pm

she can’t look any worse than she does now

rolo tomasi October 1, 2013 at 8:19 am

Grow up dummies. The White House chef feeds more than just the President and his family. Your hatred of this man and his family is unbelievable. Maybe if your side hadn’t thrown everything but the kitchen sink at him since his inauguration we would care what you had to say now. Go read a book. Try Dr Seuss. I hear it’s pretty interesting.

Owen_Kellogg October 1, 2013 at 8:28 am

Is this the type of rhetoric that liberals are substituting in place of actual leadership these days? Oh, how far we have fallen.

rolo tomasi October 1, 2013 at 8:31 am

This coming from the guy who wants the power to the White House cut off?

JulieFleming October 1, 2013 at 12:57 pm

I used to know an Owen Kellogg, in the other universe, Texas

Mandy Manners October 1, 2013 at 8:33 am

My, aren’t you the intellectual! You’re actually suggesting we all just lie down and let the Progs roll right over us?

What’s next from you? An accusation that we’re all racists because we don’t want him to succeed in transforming this nation into a socialist state?

MarjoJimbo October 1, 2013 at 9:36 am

Thank you, Mandy. I couldn’t have said it better.

There must be a drudge link today.

GWShrub October 1, 2013 at 8:44 am

This is a pretty hypocritical comment coming from the side that threw everything INCLUDING the kitchen sink at Pres. Bush. Your man has been in charge for 5 years & is STILL blaming Bush for things. Does he have ANY feeling for the American people at all? And by the way, maybe you should go read Fun with Dick & Jane.

Watcher October 1, 2013 at 12:56 pm

I like you. You make sense.

Owen_Kellogg October 1, 2013 at 9:02 am

“The fact that we are here today to debate raising America’s debt limit is a sign of leadership failure. It is a sign that the U.S. government can’t pay its own bills. … I therefore intend to oppose the effort to increase America’s debt limit.”

Sen. Baraq H. Obama, Senate floor speech – March 16, 2006

rolo tomasi October 1, 2013 at 9:20 am

I’m pretty good with Google too.

Here’s some interesting facts for you. This is a list of five debt limit increases that took place during the Bush presidency and how the GOP leaders voted then:

June 2002: [Republican-controlled] Congress approves a $450 billion increase, raising the debt limit to $6.4 trillion. McConnell, Boehner, and Cantor approve.

May 2003: [Republican-controlled] Congress approves a $900 billion increase, raising the debt limit to $7.384 trillion. McConnell, Boehner, and Cantor approve.

November 2004: [Republican-controlled] Congress approves an $800 billion increase, raising the debt limit to $8.1 trillion.McConnell, Boehner, and Cantor approve.

March 2006: [Republican-controlled] Congress approves a $781 billion increase, raising the debt limit to $8.965 trillion. McConnell, Boehner, and Cantor approve.

September 2007: [Democratic-controlled] Congress approves an $850 billion increase, raising the debt limit to $9.815 trillion. McConnell, Boehner, and Cantor approve.

AZ Granny October 1, 2013 at 9:40 am

None of your google stats have a thing to do with Obama’s blatant refusal (televised repeatedly) to negotiate with the Republicans. A good leader knows when to negotiate and how to govern. Obama is nothing more than a spoiled child, stomping his feet and demanding HIS way. This shutdown rests squarely on HIS shoulders.

rolo tomasi October 1, 2013 at 9:48 am

“This shutdown rests squarely on HIS shoulders.”

We’ll see how the rest of the American public feels about that. From where I’m sitting it seems like the American public voted (twice) for the guy that created Obamacare and denied the guy whose whole platform was repeal of the law. Oops, did I say law? That’s because it is…

GWShrub October 1, 2013 at 9:54 am

No, he MAY have been voted in the first time but the 2nd time he was APPOINTED in.

rolo tomasi October 1, 2013 at 10:00 am


Good grief.

GWShrub October 1, 2013 at 10:15 am

Correct. Appointed. Placed in office.

Reaganite October 1, 2013 at 11:04 am

rolo… Please dont let FACTS get in the way. These people dont live in FACTS just their Faux News made reality…sipping the koolaid!

Susan October 1, 2013 at 10:16 am

“From where I’m sitting…”

Don’t tell me, you’re sitting in the White House basement slaving away at your computer while your master’s overseer, Jesse Lee, cracks the whip.

rolo tomasi October 1, 2013 at 10:31 am

Yes, I’m in the White House basement. I’m what you would call ‘essential personnel’. No gov’t shutdown for me.

Jim October 1, 2013 at 11:02 am

A basement seems like the correct place for you to work. That way there is little change from your room in Mommy s basement.

Mandy Manners October 1, 2013 at 11:16 am

Then get back to work, ya’ freakin’ Commie mooch!

Anne October 1, 2013 at 11:56 am

If you’re truly an ‘essential’ worker, why are you spending so much time while on duty spewing your misinformation while We the People pay your salary? “Essential’ but have so much spare time to play on the computer?? Go back to work and put in a day’s work as you would be forced to do if you worked in the private sector.

Big Enough to admit mistakes October 1, 2013 at 12:04 pm

If you are “essential” enough to avoid furlough, please explain to those of us who aren’t “essential” why you are wasting taxpayer dollars surfing the interwebs in the middle of your *cough* “work day”.

Jim October 1, 2013 at 10:20 am

Slavery was the law of the land at one time and it was Democrats that tried to keep that one going also.

rolo tomasi October 1, 2013 at 10:32 am

^^^ some people are too stupid to take seriously.

AZ Granny October 1, 2013 at 10:58 am

Do you not know history?

Jim October 1, 2013 at 10:59 am

Wow. The troll can’t take his own medicine. Time to retreat under your rock.

Search4Truth October 1, 2013 at 11:13 am

Wait, I’m sorry… Are you denying that democrats were the party against the 13th, 14th and 15th amendments, as well as the Senate Democrats who filibustered against the civil rights act of 1957? Or that the Republucans were founded in 1854 as an Abolishionist party, with the purpose of destroying slavery for all time? Or Lincoln, the first Republican President (Need I say more? Emancipation Proclamation, Thirteenth Amendment abolishing slavery forever; generally recognized as our greatest president). Are you also denying that the Democrats were the Party of Jim Crow and the Black Code laws? Because that’s in the books as fact.

Big Enough to admit mistakes October 1, 2013 at 12:33 pm

now his little brain will explode. You have put facts that can be validated in front of him, but you left out this link….

It tells the truth of the history behind the civil rights movement. Hint it wasn’t the Dimwits and Jim Crow

Geoff Caldwell October 1, 2013 at 12:02 pm

Drop the “it’s the law” crap.
So was slavery, so was prohibition, so was segregation, so was don’t ask don’t tell, so was the 55mph speed limit and on and on…
Bad law is bad law and the only thing propping up this one is Presidential pride.

Jimbo October 1, 2013 at 12:27 pm

“From where I’m sitting it seems like the American public voted (twice) for the guy that created Obamacare and denied the guy whose whole platform was repeal of the law. ”

Uh…….McCain was running on a platform to repeal obamacare? Romney was running on a platform of repealing obamacare? rolo, you are dense.

“That’s because it is…”

Prohibition was “law also. So was Dred Scott

Owen_Kellogg October 1, 2013 at 10:38 am

Nothing to do in the West Wing today? That’s why you have time to spend here using this site as a teleprompter for White House talking points?

rolo tomasi October 1, 2013 at 10:55 am

It’s pretty quiet in the White House today. So yes I decided to do some web surfing and was excited to find this place. It’s full of interesting people who care about our great nation and I wanted to chat with some of you. So far I’m quite impressed with what I’ve learned. In addition to what I already knew about our non-eligible, Muslim, socialist President I’ve also learned that he was APPOINTED to office. At least he’s not black.

Anne October 1, 2013 at 12:03 pm

If it’s quiet with nothing to do and you have so much time to play, you’re not ‘essential’ and are a prime example of all the extra baggage being employed by the Government that we pay for. We pay not only your salary but your pension and we in private companies have no pension. You’d NEVER make it if the Govt. wasn’t there to prop you up. Now go find something to do to earn your salary for today. You can play on the computer when you get back to mommie’s basement.

Reaganite October 1, 2013 at 11:06 am

They forget way too easily the reality of this situation and the history doesn’t lie. Look at those approvals! Ah history sucks man when your position is blown away by it…. I dont recall the DEMS ever trying the hostage style tactics the REP are currently trying (but failing) to enforce.

Rubygirl October 1, 2013 at 11:31 pm

Who are the ones “unwilling” to negotiate? “My Way or the Highway”…..Hmmmmm?? Reid, Pelosi & Obama. And NO budget for 5 years regardless of how many the House has sent to Reid. He won’t even let them get to the floor for discussion. And remember, even the Senate said NO to obama’s budget. How soon recent events are forgotten.

Harry The Cat October 1, 2013 at 10:43 am

We now know that at least one Senator knows how to read. If enough of them had been able read the ObammyCare Bill before they passed it we wouldn’t be stuck with it today.

As for that White House culinary staff, let them go home for a while. “Mrs. Stouffer” can feed the sorry lot of them for a whole lot less, and Mooch can go sniff out her own truffles.

AZ Granny October 1, 2013 at 10:54 am

Does Mrs. Stouffer make lobster?

Geoff Caldwell October 1, 2013 at 11:34 am

Always amazed at how many trolls a Drudge link brings out on the site.

UhHuh October 1, 2013 at 7:01 pm

Of course the trolls are out! God forbid the intelligent, educated Drudge readers be allowed to discuss things truthfully without some basement-dwelling pillow biters jumping in on the conversation. That’s what they live for!

Messuri October 1, 2013 at 11:34 am

Well this is a President that takes credit for everything but responsibility for nothing. But is not that what libtards love about him.

Anne October 1, 2013 at 12:10 pm

That’s why he’s called Oblamer. He breaks his arms patting himself on the back if anything goes right on his watch but can’t wait to jump out and blame everything (including weather) and everyone when things don’t go his way. He loves to lecture and read his teleprompter and then turns around and does what he’s just condemned for someone else. He’s a very immature, petulant child who is leaching off of the taxpayers as much as he can for as long as he can.

Barry October 1, 2013 at 12:08 pm

What do you mean “we” would care what you have to say now? Don’t you mean HE – unless you count yourself among the mind-numbed Obamabots? Obama has NEVER cared what the Republicans have had to say. I guess like everything else liberals like you conveniently forget things like, “… the republicans can come along, but they will have to sit in the back of the bus”, or something close to that. Or WE WON! So sit down and shut up! While these were not exact quotes the message was very clear, especially when the GOP was the minority in both houses.
I guess you also bought into the “obstructionist” BS about the GOP as well. But then what would you expect from people who don’t know the first thing about how, per the Constitution, our gov’t is supposed to operate? From January 2009 through January 2011 the dumocrats had BOTH houses of Congress and the WH and they still could not get anything done. Many dumocrats had to be force-fed Obamacare and they had to hold their noses and agree to it. Not to mention the closed-door meetings and strong-arming that was involved. It still took over ONE YEAR just to get this piece of legislative crap through. The GOP was powerless to stop anything OBolshevik wanted to do. Every last member of the GOP could have stayed home and not even gone to DC and not one thing would have changed about the gridlock that ensued during that time.
So, perhaps instead of being a smart-elleck and insulting the intelligence of people and telling them to read Dr. Suess, you should go read the Constitution. In closing, I would like to say thank you, (like the Bolshevik said that we should be saying). Thanks to the “Six-Trillion dollar” man. Hey, wasn’t that a TV show?

Jimbo October 1, 2013 at 12:20 pm

Many of us despised Bush also. It’s sad that the current fool in the WH makes Bush look good.

Pineapple October 1, 2013 at 6:21 pm

The current fool in the White House would make Atilla the Hun look good.

gary October 1, 2013 at 7:26 pm

i would rather read Larry Sinclairs book about him and obumer in the bath house

Owen_Kellogg October 1, 2013 at 8:26 am

Forget the chefs, I want to know why the power to the White House hasn’t been cut off yet. And that goes for the water and cable too.

Zippy October 1, 2013 at 8:26 am

I have to assume that the golf course at Andrews AFB is considered essential.

J October 1, 2013 at 8:36 am

I believe the golf course is run using MWR, or non-appropriated, funds. Because of that the course should remain open. The Commissary will be open today, but primarily to get perishables off the shelf. I can’t speak for the Exchanges, but I believe they will be closed.

gary October 1, 2013 at 7:28 pm

Their using the money they owe Veterans to keep the golf course open

harv sibley October 1, 2013 at 8:37 am

If the chef does not report for work, who will be the 4th in Barack’s foursome later today?

BluClw October 1, 2013 at 8:41 am

Um, yeah ditch the chef. The Obama’s can share in the sacrifice of the American People and select their meals from the dollar menu like so many citizens are forced to do.

magicbeans October 1, 2013 at 8:55 am

I don’t know if the WH Chef is essential or not but I’m pretty sure Obama isn’t.

Girly1 October 1, 2013 at 8:57 am

Wonder how things are going to work out after Sam Kass marries MSNBC’s Alex Wagner. Will he just be working the day shift? Will she put up with his golf dates with Preezy Putt-Putt every week-end? Between the voracious appetite of the Mooch and BHO’s golf/travel schedule with Sam, looks like poor Alex is going to be spending lonely nights home alone with Net Flix and frozen Mac ‘n Cheese dinners.

Bob Baldwin October 1, 2013 at 9:01 am


Garr Obo October 1, 2013 at 8:59 am

I guess the Obums will have to go back to pickled pig’s feet and chittlin’s for a few days, eh? Or maybe KFC?

DockyWocky October 1, 2013 at 9:04 am

The poor Obamas…

Imagine. No private chefs to prepare their non-fat diets.

How many hundreds of thousand dollars a year does this presidential perk demand?

Steve October 1, 2013 at 9:08 am

Michelle can cook and feed that food the school kids refused to eat to Barack. See how well that goes over.

Jim Biven October 1, 2013 at 9:12 am

The “chefs” are not essential personnel. The President can do what the people do because we don’t have that much money. We eat at Mc Donald’s. Maybe Taco Bueno. President, you’re NOT better than those of us you come from.

apr_47 October 1, 2013 at 9:22 am

That won’t happen! They’ll cut other stuff but I wish it’d happen.

Grim October 1, 2013 at 9:24 am

This is a distraction. The real focus is this Monster Care Law. Right now we are still standing because Congress has stood for US. They,Obama and the Dems have the Lames Stream Media carrying their Propaganda. We need to keep our collective voices together and support Congress to continue Standing Their Ground. Keep Up The GOOD WORK AMERICA ! ! !

Susan October 1, 2013 at 10:03 am

Agree, Grim. We wouldn’t be at this point if Ted Cruz and Mike Lee didn’t take the defunding of Obamacare to the American people. That effort galvanized the opposition to Obamacare and forced the congresscritters in leadership to stop negotiating behind closed doors. We won’t get rid of Obamacare until the tin pot dictator is gone, but if we can cripple it and starve it along the way, we will be successful.

gary October 1, 2013 at 7:36 pm

We the people need to stick together. But some of congress is treader as well.

The Business October 1, 2013 at 9:36 am

Are the chefs furloughed or not??????????????
HOw do we find out???

ask Jay Carney??

Pierre Paul October 1, 2013 at 9:39 am

KFC is still open!

Reaganite October 1, 2013 at 11:07 am

You are racist!

William Tell October 1, 2013 at 11:32 am

Typical Lib. Call everyone racist when you have no comeback

AZ Granny October 1, 2013 at 9:44 am

Wonder if the official $100k+ per year dog caretaker will be furloughed. After all, there’s Granny, mom, dad and the two girls that can walk the dogs and pick up after them.

Reaganite October 1, 2013 at 11:08 am

Where did you get that number? Faux news? Stop sipping the kool-aid…you are being bamboozled by your own party!

Kim Workman October 1, 2013 at 9:45 am

Why is the white house chef essential? Can’t MO cook? Is she better than any other citizen?

She and BO seem to think they are the queen and king of the US.

Let them eat cake?

That didn’t turn out well in France.

Mandy Manners October 1, 2013 at 11:24 am

The White House kitchen doesn’t cook for just the family, but for this nation’s guests and the like. This is not just a family’s house.

gary October 1, 2013 at 7:40 pm

She can’t cook she is used to picking fruit and berrys

Robin H October 1, 2013 at 9:49 am

Forget the chefs, what about the dog trainer? Can’t the girls walk the dogs?

Reaganite October 1, 2013 at 11:09 am

As soon as I see Ms. Bush-Hagar walking her dog…the BO girls will walk theirs.

Mandy Manners October 1, 2013 at 11:25 am

What does a private citizen have to do with anything?

Anne October 1, 2013 at 12:16 pm

Ms. Bush-Hagar pays her own bills and it’s up to her how she wants to spend HER money. Oblamer and Moochelle spend OUR money and we have some say in how it’s wasted.

Mandy Manners October 1, 2013 at 2:42 pm

And, both of the Bush daughters were in college when their father was in office.

Susan October 1, 2013 at 9:52 am

If the government shuts down in Washington, D.C. and nobody in flyover country notices, can we keep it closed permanently?

cmolster October 1, 2013 at 9:59 am

You’ll notice alright, when they stop sending you the checks to repair your roads and build your schools.

Susan October 1, 2013 at 10:06 am

The federal government doesn’t repair our roads and build our schools in Texas. You must be from one of those Northeastern socialist states.

Reaganite October 1, 2013 at 10:35 am

Susan- Yes we all know about Texas building gravel roads because they cant afford paved roads due to their awesome economy. Lets not talk school quality either in your lovely Texas rather lets deflect and talk about other states that have paved roads and better education. Yes we even include Science in our education in all states but TX. Yeehaw!
On the chefs– lets only remove the chefs from the White house if they were also removed during Bushes final 2 years when he lacked the manhood to take on Wall St.; I do concur that Obama has not chnaged that but REP party had their chance too and well they blew it. TeaParty is for kooks and uneducated folks who will believe the drivel being spewed. DEMS/REPS not far behind them. I am of the 2 thought principle…2 TERM LIMITS for ALL in DC no matter what…its not a career anymore; RAISE TAXES on the GREEDY RICH CORPS and DOnt allow them to ship their profits offshore. If you started in USA, you are an American company so PAY UP just like the rest of us!

Dan_o October 1, 2013 at 10:51 am

Where do you get your “facts”? Please site sources.

Dan_o October 1, 2013 at 10:51 am

That’s “cite”.

Susan October 1, 2013 at 11:31 am

You are so misinformed about Texas. Probably got your facts from the head twinkle fingers at the last Occupooper meeting. Although I agree Bush was a fiscal disaster his last two years in office, it was because Pelosi was in charge of the purse strings. He, like most establishment politicians, refused to stand up to the Democrats wasteful spending. Also agree with congressional (and Supreme Court) term limits Mark Levin describes in “The Liberty Amendments”. Where we differ is in expecting the free market system to pay for government largess. You may believe the government loves you and needs to shake down those greedy capitalists to make your life easier, but you are wrong. The government doesn’t love you or care about you – it only wants to make you a ward of the state and control every aspect of your life.

Geoff Caldwell October 1, 2013 at 12:10 pm

Keep posting please. I haven’t had so many idiocy examples for material in years.

gary October 1, 2013 at 7:47 pm

REAGANITE. Maybe you need to go get some of that good north east education so you can spell changed

Midwest Mama October 1, 2013 at 10:11 am

If we are left alone and have the freedom to work and raise our families as we see fit, we can do all of that ourselves. Keep the change.

Geoff Caldwell October 1, 2013 at 12:10 pm


gracepmc October 1, 2013 at 9:57 am

From what I can tell Chef Sam as much a “pal ” as a chef and occasional golf buddy so he is clearly essential. Most likely dog walker essential also.

I hear essential barricades being set up on national mall – it being a national park and all. Good thing President Small and Petty already cut off public access to the WH.

Heard that congresscritters and special snowflake staff get abortion coverage under Ocare. Thought they were exempt. Anybody???

lc southern October 1, 2013 at 10:08 am

Hess going to consider them essential, the little people can’t possibly expect them to do anything themselves.

paprtowl October 1, 2013 at 10:21 am

i don’t know if michelle can cook much more than a school lunch .

GKS October 1, 2013 at 10:24 am

With Moochelle as FLOTUS you bet the White House chef is essential! They would have post extra Secret Service agents to follow Moochelle to keep her from attacking anyone in her hunger induced foul mood.

Dan_o October 1, 2013 at 10:25 am

How could the WH chefs be essential? All they eat is raw fruits and veggies, right? Oh wait. That’s just what they tell us to eat.

johne2123 October 1, 2013 at 10:28 am

The president should be the first to go. He is not essential.

Danbury October 1, 2013 at 10:30 am

A personal chef may not be essential, but as with all dictators, a food taster is.

But even food taster won’t help if he’s served polonium tea.

Lex Loather October 1, 2013 at 10:34 am

Moochele, the Wookie, will get so mad that the tractor tire she is known to throw around the White House lawn will be pitched in the Potomac river

A. Levy October 1, 2013 at 10:38 am

How many people does it take to prepare watermelon and ribs? Let ‘em eat cake.

George Getz October 1, 2013 at 10:53 am

God these people are grifters! They eat like Royalty while lying about a manufactured crisis — a crisis caused the Obama himself because he rammed through a law the majority doesn’t want.

Reaganite October 1, 2013 at 11:13 am

MAJORITY??? You lost last election time…the MAJORITY has spoken already! Stop believing the REP news engine…. Who is creating the crisis in DC? The last time I checked it was the REP party trying to remove a law from the books that is already passed by every branch in the Govt including the Supreme Court. Get over yourselves already.

Geoff Caldwell October 1, 2013 at 12:11 pm

A cobbled together coalition of takers does not a majority of the populace make.
Yes, a majority of America does NOT want Obamacare.

csd October 1, 2013 at 10:55 am

Must have our tarts – Obama

Reaganite October 1, 2013 at 11:14 am

Childish! I expect nothing less from your side of the aisle.

Geoff Caldwell October 1, 2013 at 12:12 pm

You getting paid out of the Obamacare slush fund or the IRS stash?

barbara childs October 1, 2013 at 10:57 am

It’s time mo can make her own bed and maybe she can get her mom to cook

Mary MacKenzie October 1, 2013 at 11:02 am

Enough with the racist food comments. We have plenty to be unhappy about with this president, no matter what his ethnicity. The fact that he is accomplishing what he said he wanted, “the fundamental transformation of America” is scary enough. By his actions he has demonstrated that he despises the middle class, is determined to corrupt it at every turn, loves being part of the “elite” in the rarified air of DC, is more interested in golfing than in governing, gives all of us plenty to be worried about. Our America is disappearing before our eyes and most of us are more concerned with the new IPhone than they are their most precious asset- freedom. A frightening time to be an American.

jay mcdizzy October 1, 2013 at 11:15 am

Well said, mary. Spoken like a true “Savagette”!

Steve Dean October 1, 2013 at 11:16 am

Obama has changed the definition of some words:

When Obama says “middle class”, he means the “proletariat”.

When Obama says “Rich”, he means “middle class”.

When Obama says “enemies of America”, he means “Americans”.

When Obama says “racist”, he means anybody who does not bow to his tyranny.

Reaganite October 1, 2013 at 11:22 am

Now you do realize that Bush played just as much golf as Obama? Bad argument. Bush even said last week that golf was good for ANY president to relieve stress. Even your own peeps dont see it your way.
Yeah he really stuck it to the middle and lower class by giving them health benefits…that this country desperately needs to grasp control from the Corporate machine and its illegal pricing mechanisms. When 2 hospitals offer the same service but have a price difference in the 100s of thousands…there is something wrong. Mary please pay attention to your iPhone….your freedom is safe. My family fought for it on D-day…no thanks required. TY Grandpa K and F; love u!

Geoff Caldwell October 1, 2013 at 12:21 pm

Obamacare “gives” nothing. It takes from others to redistribute to the Democrat base who in turn will vote for more stuff.
And please, your reference for the 100′s of thousands of dollars difference between two hospital’s for the same procedure?
The master price schedule from one hospital to another is impossible to compare as that is one area that no one, not even the wizards of smart who designed Obamacare could figure out. Hospital care just has too many variables.
I spent over 20 years in healthcare and went through the last reform that brought in the Medicare DRG system and that still hasn’t done what it was supposed to and that was 30 years ago!
One of the biggest drivers of private healthcare costs is the cost shifting by providers because the government, (Medicare/Medicaid) doesn’t pay its “fair share” of the cost and the private sector has to make up the difference.
Obamacare just makes it worse. Doctors will be fewer and farther between, hospitals will lay off staff (Cleveland Clinic anyone), and yet somehow, someway, the libs will blame the “evil” insurance companies and providers who are making a “profit” off people’s health.
It’s a disgusting and despicable tactic but with so many ignorants inhabiting this nation at the present time, it will probably work.

Mandy Manners October 1, 2013 at 11:29 am

“Enough with the racist food comments.”


Steve Dean October 1, 2013 at 11:10 am

“Are the White House chefs essential?”

The chefs may not be essential, but I bet Obama’s ‘food taster’ is getting a work out.
Back in the olden days of Kings and Queens, the royals would have some poor peasant person taste their food to make sure it wasn’t poisoned. This was because assassination plots often were carried out by slipping poison into ruler’s food.

These royal “tasters” would take a few bites out of the food that was served to the king or queen, and if that person didn’t keel over and die, the food was assumed safe enough to eat.

Well, apparently President Obama has his own food taster.

. . . it appears our “dear leader” doesn’t just act like a king by the way he uses his executive orders, he also acts like a king when it comes to his dinner as well.

Reaganite October 1, 2013 at 11:15 am

Every President since Kennedy has had a food tester. Get with the facts.

Steve Dean October 1, 2013 at 11:20 am

But, I bet you none of the other president’s food tasters were as afraid of getting poisoned as Obama’s food taster is.

Reaganite October 1, 2013 at 11:37 am

Secret Service takes a special oath to give up their life to protect the President. I know you probably dont know much about Presidential protection and honor based on your statement but their are some of us willing to make the ultimate sacrifice for our Country. I know this because I know someone who was on the Presidential detail during Bush 1 terms.

Geoff Caldwell October 1, 2013 at 12:23 pm

You know this because you know someone who knows…..?
Look, I know the government’s on partial shutdown, but I thought every 6th grade in the the country was still in session. Why aren’t you in class?

Kathryn October 1, 2013 at 12:34 pm


Mandy Manners October 1, 2013 at 11:26 am


John October 1, 2013 at 11:15 am

It begs a senior question: “Why should the government spend any money ever, on non-essential employees?” Taxes for that are not justified by the consent of the governed.

Winston Smith October 1, 2013 at 11:17 am

Yeah, how hard is it to serve carrot sticks and open a bottle of water? Oh wait, nevermind, that only applies to us peasants.

icecycle66 October 1, 2013 at 11:28 am

Hey, Michelle! make me a sandwich!

H2K October 1, 2013 at 11:33 am

Of course they are essential. How’s FOLTUS gonna get her “skrimps” when she want to get her snack on?

Michael October 1, 2013 at 11:34 am

Have you seen michelle’s ass lately? Of course they’re essential. She’s not about to lift a finger to fix her own junk food.

Kathryn October 1, 2013 at 11:35 am

Hey Rollo, with your beater shirt and M&Ms Do you know how to cook? Maybe you can scoot on upstairs and whip up a little something for them. Would be more useful than wasting our time with those sorry comments of yours.

Reaganite October 1, 2013 at 11:56 am

I hope you are a proud racist. Stay classy K! I know your family would be embarrassed to know you spewed those words above or at least anyone with class would not approve.

Kathryn October 1, 2013 at 12:28 pm

Ohhhh racist I guess you really put me in my place. Take your flawed logic–or lack of it elsewhere. We usually have a very nice exchange here. Scram.

djh October 1, 2013 at 11:38 am

No, they’re not. That corrupt, unAmerican, race baiting deceit merchant and his party of socialists created this mess… let them starve!

While we’re at, lets starve the media for their ‘treasons’ too. abc, cnn, nyt, cbs, nbc, wapo et al… every one of them guilty of lies, deceit, disinformation and as far as I’m concerned, the number 1 threat to the American people and our future. IN a word, the media is THE ENEMY!

Silverfawn October 1, 2013 at 11:39 am

Anybody who ensures the personal comfort of our dear leader and dear leader’s dear family are so, so essential. It would be unpatrotic to even think that the White House personal chefs, the maids, those who walk the dogs, those who schedule the vacations, arrange golf outings and give the kids rides to private school would be less than vital to our very country’s well being. Our joy is not in our own families’ economic stability, but THE family’s ability to never lift a finger in manual labor unless it is for a political photo opportunity In the House where we are not allowed to set our uncouth public feet in….

Lars Johnson October 1, 2013 at 11:44 am

Is it REALLY that hard to make a boloney sandwich?!?!?! After all, the White House is FULL of it these days….

Anne October 1, 2013 at 11:46 am

These moochers need 2 chefs and a dessert chef to feed their greedy faces? Oblamer likes to eat pizza and French fries and Moochelle said her favorite food was French fries. Why not order pizza and fast food delivery like the little people do who pay the bills for the Oblamers? These petulant narcissists continue to nauseate me on an increasing level. Oblamer golfs while the US crumbles under his non-leadership. My only consolation is his reign of terror is over half over but during that time, look at the damage he’s done to us domestically and internationally. God help us for the next 3 years of his blaming, name-calling, Socialistic beliefs and non-leadership.

Reaganite October 1, 2013 at 11:58 am

You guys are like a retread tire…same old sound and story….let us know when the REP come up with the BUDGET!!! Its only been since 2007!

Take some responsibility for your own parties ineptness.

Mandy Manners October 1, 2013 at 12:13 pm

Just as soon as you take responsiblity for your mangling of the English language.

Geoff Caldwell October 1, 2013 at 12:26 pm

Really, you’re going to stick with the 2007 b.s.? If the Republicans haven’t come up with a budget since 2007 then just what the hell was Obama bashing in 2011, 2012 and now?

John October 1, 2013 at 3:00 pm

Last I knew, the Republican led Congress did come up with a budget. It was the Democratic led Senate which denied it and refused to negotiate – leading to the Shutdown