In the history of mankind, many republics have risen, have flourished for a less or greater time, and then have fallen because their citizens lost the power of governing themselves and thereby of governing their state. TR


White House Busted!!

The White House incorrectly claimed that a bust of Winston Churchill was not removed from the White House when President Obama moved in, insisting with emphatic certainty that it had simply been moved to the residence but then retracting the assertion.

In a “Fact Check” post added to the White House website Friday, White House Communications Director Dan Pfeiffer scornfully dismissed as “100% false” the “rumor” that Obama had removed the Churchill bust that had presided over the George W. Bush Oval Office and shipped it back to the British.

Turns out Pfeiffer’s was the false statement.

Here is a portion of Pfeiffer’s initial post:

Lately, there’s been a rumor swirling around about the current location of the bust of Winston Churchill. Some have claimed that President Obama removed the bust of Winston Churchill from the Oval Office and sent it back to the British Embassy.

Now, normally we wouldn’t address a rumor that’s so patently false, but just this morning the Washington Post’s Charles Krauthammer repeated this ridiculous claim in his column. He said President Obama “started his Presidency by returning to the British Embassy the bust of Winston Churchill that had graced the Oval Office.”

This is 100% false. The bust still in the White House. In the Residence. Outside the Treaty Room . . .

Last year the AP reported that President Obama “replaced the Oval Office fixture with a bust of one of his American heroes, President Abraham Lincoln, and moved the Churchill bust to the White House residence.”

In case these news reports are not enough for Mr. Krauthammer and others, here’s a picture of the President showing off the Churchill bust to Prime Minister Cameron when he visited the White House residence in 2010.

Pfeiffer then provided a White House photo of Obama and British Prime Minister David Cameron admiring the Churchill bust in the White House residence.

“Hopefully this clears things up a bit and prevents folks from making this ridiculous claim again,” Pfeiffer sneered.


In what he labeled an “Update” but which is actually a “Correction,” Pfeiffer later added that there are in fact two busts, and the one that was in the Oval Office was indeed removed when Obama took office.


Since my post on the fact that the bust of Winston Churchill has remained on display in the White House, despite assertions to the contrary, I have received a bunch of questions — so let me provide some additional info. The White House has had a bust of Winston Churchill since the 1960’s.

At the start of the Bush administration Prime Minister Blair lent President Bush a bust that matched the one in the White House, which was being worked on at the time and was later returned to the residence.  The version lent by Prime Minister Blair was displayed by President Bush until the end of his Presidency.  On January 20, 2009 — Inauguration Day — all of the art lent specifically for President Bush’s Oval Office was removed by the curator’s office, as is common practice at the end of every presidency. The original Churchill bust remained on display in the residence.

The idea put forward by Charles Krauthammer and others that President Obama returned the Churchill bust or refused to display the bust because of antipathy towards the British is completely false and an urban legend that continues to circulate to this day.

Notice what Pfeiffer now says is completely false: “. . . that President Obama returned the Churchill bust or refused to display the bust because of antipathy towards the British.”

Gone is the truculent assertion that the bust that had been in the Oval Office wasn’t removed from the White House. The claim now is merely that Obama doesn’t hate the British.

Missing also is any acknowledgement of what I presume – I know you all will think I’m naïve – was an honest mistake.

As originally stated by those wild rumormongers, the bust is in possession of the British, at their ambassador’s residence in Washington, presumably awaiting return to the Oval Office should Mitt Romney become president.

651 thoughts on “White House Busted!!”

  1. I’m sure Obama can’t wait for his second term where he can prominently display busts of his favorite world leaders-Stalin, Mao, Pol Pot, Castro, Hitler, and Chavez.

    1. Giving Obama a mandate for a second term worries me more in that “my plan worked” way. If he’s bankrupting our economy on purpose, what can he possibly do in 4 more years? Finish us off ?

      1. Yes – precisely so, in many ways that will affect this country even more than his current way. At least 2 Supreme Court justices will probably be retiring in the next 4 years, in addition to hundreds of federal judges. The effects of that will be with us for another generation at least. Or how about Holder as Chief Justice? Think it can’t happen? This is why Obama MUST be sent packing back to Chicago in November.

        1. Even if he appointed Holder to the Court, Roberts would have to retire and free up the Chief Justice position for him to be able to give it to Holder. I don’t see that happening in the next four years.

          1. You’re forgetting Ruth Bader Ginsburg, who has publicly stated she may retire near the end of what would be Obama’s second term. That would give him time to put another radical on the bench.

          2. What a croc. When his character was tested, he remained true to his convictions – the judicial branch does not make law – nor does it repeal law. He said specifically that it was congress’s job to deal with it.

            That’s called being a constitutionalist. It’s about time we got some on the Surpreme Court. Hopefully, Ginsburg and the other radicals will be replaced with more constitutionalists, and then congress will be forced to do it’s job, rather than passing laws and then waiting for the supreme court to pass judgement on them.

            Sorry, the only Judas Iscariot’s I see, are the people who clamor for “Strict constitutionalists” and then complain when the result of strict constitutionalism doesn’t support their side of the argument.

            Instead of depending on the Supreme Court to correct legislation (which is completely outside their constitutional responsibility), what you, I, and everyone else who cares ought to be doing, is ripping apart the rhino-republican party that’s given us horrible, watered down conservatives since Ronald Reagan.

            I’ve changed my mind, I see another Judas, only, it’s an elephant – and it’s betrayed the Gipper.

          3. Jems- I was appalled at what I was reading until a voice of reason finally entered the conversation. Thank yo for being the only reasonable one in the room. From a former Reagan-republican.

          4. This is an honest, good faith question: How accurate are the assertions that Roberts was going to vote against the law for a long time, but changed his mind right before the actual vote? If that is true, he apparently held one belief in his brilliant legal mind all that time, and then changed it right before the vote. Did he suddenly say to himself, “Oh my gosh, my thinking has been wrong, I need to vote the other way and approve this thing!” How does that happen (IF it did) with the Chief Justice of the SC? Again, I’m just asking, not arguing.

            MCPO, USN (Ret.)

        2. At one time 7 of the 9 justices were appointed by Republicans. We still could not over turn the murdering of innocent children. Roberts voted with the liberals. NEVER does the liberal vote with the conservative. Even if Romney gets in we are still sunk. We need the people to stand up against the lawlessness in our streets and homes. God help us…please..!

        1. You are so correct, Jay. This is the biggest worry most of us have, especially if illegals vote & ACORN does its dirty tricks.

        1. Then why IS he doing it, genius? Nice to see you admit half the truth though, it’s a start, he’s definitely doing it! It’s only really a question of whether it’s on purpose or just because he’s SODAMN lame.

        2. Lol and that’s the rub. He is bankrupting the country….. Is it on purpose? Or is he the most incompetent president in our nations history?

          Either way, it’s destroying our country and decimating our economy… Obama needs to be voted out to save our country.

        3. I find it hard to believe Obama is so ignorant or stupid to do the things he is doing by mistake therefor he must be doing these things on purpose and because he wants to. That is bankrupting the US every chance he gets.

          1. This coming from the people who cheered as an incompetent looted our treasury. The one who came in with a surplus and within four years had us in a deficit. Started two wars, off the books(without paying for it), created medicare plus, off the books of course (without paying for it), no child left behind (without paying for it). Nearly crashed the economy. That Obama really is ignorant………No wait a minute!!! Was that Obama???

          2. You mean that surplus that was created by Clinton and his buddies cooking the books to show a surplus that never really existed? The one that after it was discovered, caused us to realize we weren’t in as good of shape as we thought we were.

          3. Bush was incompetent, yet he did far less damage then your savior. Thanks for supporting the OP’s point. If Obama isn’t stupid, then he must be doing it on purpose. As I see it, either way, he needs to go.

          4. Also, I find it amusing that when a so-called conservative does something progressive, you can’t even applaud him. Your bias is blinding you. For crying out loud, your mascot is a donkey! Eyes wide shut…

          5. Read “The Communist” by Paul Kengor. It will tell you everything you want to know about Obama and why he does what he does.

      2. Barry has done more from the inside to damage this country in a few years than could be accomplished over decades from the outside by Stalin, Mao, and Hitler.

      3. And by ‘bankrupted’, I am sure you meant ‘sent the stock market to record levels’. Simple mistake on your part, I’m certain.

        1. The DJI at a high of 13,000 is not considered “Record Levels.” The previous high was 16,000 before the beginning of the downturn.

    2. bill "gettinthescoop" joe

      What’s so great about this article is that it is about one of the most pressing issues of the day: which bust is present in the White House. When Benjamin Franklin and Theodore Roosevelt signed the Declaration of Independence and United States Constitution, they enshrined a fundamental principle deed within the fissures of the American experience: the bust of Winston Churchill must be present in the White House at all times. And as they drew the mighty document, as sweat dripped from their brows, and blood dripped from the fresh wounds of the Civil War, the founding fathers knew that so long as the mighty bust remains present in the office of oval, the states will remain united once more.

      1. Snarky. Not really funny, just snarky.
        The bust has been there for years, a tribute to an ally. Obama lifts his scrawny leg and pisses all over everything – then he lies about it. That’s the point. President Davis is a petulant man child. He never had any real responsibility before being coddled into this job by the hysterical, racist media, so he never grew up.

        1. “Obama lifts his scrawny leg and pisses all over everything – then he lies about it.”

          That is, by far, the best description of this Manchurian Candidate’s activities I have ever read. And what’s worse is there are millions, MILLIONS, of people in this country throwing themselves on their swords to defend him.

          1. Right on, JT. We need to humbly pray every single day for God to lift His powerful arm to end this scourge of the scrawny-legged pisser. God will if WE will use prayer as our weapon of defense. No kidding.

          2. Is it possible that God has already shown us the way. That this is the Lords blessing. After all, this man did pull us back from the brink. A little more prayer please. God Bless this country and God Bless The President of The United States.

          3. Slight correction…. There are millions of people in this country eagerly throwing themselves between Obama’s chicken legs to be pissed on.

          4. Pennsylvania Patriot

            Speaking of lifting a leg and pissing, I was walking my dog, got stopped by a senior Obamamite in a flashy sport car. He says
            Hey, Barack Obama! And holds up campaign crap, I said “No Thanks I am voting for Romney, and if you vote for Obama again,
            your taxes will be so high you won’t be able to drive that sports car.” He put his material on the seat and drove away without a word. Lol

        2. “Obama lifts his scrawny leg and pisses all over everything – then he lies about it.”
          That is the best description of Obama, ever!!!! Thanks! I may use that one!

      2. WOW, Teddy Roosevelt signed the Declaratioin of Independence!! I’m Canadian and even I know better than that. Go buy yourself a history book.

          1. well “gettingthescoop”, you may really want to ‘get the scoop” by realizing that Theodore Roosevelt IS Teddy Roosevelt…wowza some people need to go back and read history!

          2. Have a little pity for him. I’m sure he’s a fine product of the failing indoctrination…er, I mean education system. Bet he can’t even tell us what war Theodore “Teddy” Roosevelt was in. Here’s hint…Google is your friend.

          3. Geez – bill “gettinthescoop” joe – I was trying on the first post to give you a bit of a break – but you just showed yet again how stupid or uneducated you are – First off Teddy Roosevelt & Theodore Roosevelt are one and the same – Secondly Teddy / Theodore Roosevelt “DID NOT” sign the Declaration of Independence or the Constitution – He was not born until 1901, they where signed in 1776 – Hell, His father & mother were not even born yet.

          4. bill "gettinthescoop" joe

            Roy, does that mean he signed the Constitution? I’m an aspiring high school history teacher and I’m concerned that I’ve been giving the incorrect information at my job interviews. I’ve interviewed at around 30 schools all over the country, but for some reason they will not hire me. It’s really depressing. But I guess that’s how it works in the world of the OBUMBLER in chief.

          5. Are you people so stupid that you can’t realize when someone is yanking your chain. bill “gettingthescoop” joe is playing you and you’re all so ignorant and gullible from watching Fox News that you believe his schtick What maroons!

          6. Bobbi, that is just so stupid. Why do you libs have to throw in “Fox News”. That is SO irrelevant. Yes, when I subscribed to COMBLAST cable I watched Fox News but that was well over a year ago.

            The truth is what it is. If it comes from Fox News, FINE. But we aren’t all tuned into Fox News. The truth is still the truth and you can still find it at Fox News, but I choose not to pay for that venue.

            Next, you’ll be accusing me of listening to Rush, but I don’t do that either. (Although I used to daily.)

            Get a life, Bobbi, and tune into the truth. Maybe it will wake you up.

      3. It is about the White House lying through its teeth. If they LIE about something so inconsequential (are our foreign allies inconsequential?) then WHAT ELSE are they lying about. Get it now?

          1. Yeah those. The ones that everyone KNOWS were moved to Syria, including every Demo-rat that made impassioned speeches in the House and Senate citing the same WMD as a reason to go to war with Saddam’s Iraq.

            History. Learn it, love it, use it. It’ll prevent you looking a fool next time.

          2. The troops also found 550 metric tons of enriched uranium in Iraq which were stored in one of Sadaam’s palaces where the stash could be guarded until it could transferred to Canada in the summer of 2008.

          3. Here we go with the baseless “Lied about WMDs” thing AGAIN?

            Guess What: Saddam HAD them at one time. It is clear that he used them against the Kurds and against the Iranians during the Iran/Iraq war. ( With his policy of relentless evasiveness, how could anyone know for certain that he DIDN’T still have them?

            Indeed, if you REALLY think that the whole thing was concocted by Bush/Cheney then you should know that Iraq’s WMDs were a common assumption on BOTH sides of the aisle and amongst many intelligence agencies around the world.

            You really should watch this video. Count how many Democrats decry Saddam’s WMDs!


            IF EVERYONE thought he had WMD’s, then what’s the difference between the Dems in congress and the Bush administrration? Answer: Bush had the courage to ACT as opposed to merely go on TV and Talk, Talk, Talk…

            BTW: Your irrational, self-serving revisionism adds nothing to our ability to select the best person for the current job opening.

          4. And why do we now hear them saying that the Syrian’s have Iraqi chemical weapons in their arsenal. Are you saying that Obama is lying like you say Bush did?

          5. Only problem is, they WEREN’T.

            Tell me, have you noticed how upset everyone is in the last few days about SYRIA’S (supposed ownership aside) chemical and biological stuff might be hanging out if Assad falls? Gee, wonder if that entire inventory is carrying local labels? From DAY ONE after no significant finds were made other than traces and samples in Iraq, intelligence leaned towards them being moved to Syria during the time spent whacking off with sanctions.

            NOW everyone is pretty peaked and attentive when Syria falls into chaos-wonder what’s there…..and oh gee, lookey here, the ONLY Russian naval base in the theatre…..

            Just coincidence after coincidence isn’t it, Mr. Simple?

            Coffee time, hear the rooster, see the sun, pull the head out.

          6. Yes. Doesn’t anybody here know that before Der Schlickmeister left office he signed it into law that we remove Saddam Hussein from office. How were we supposed to do that w/o a war. This warmongering stuff goes way back with both parties. But it is suspicious that there is suddenly a mad scramble to collect those Nukes from Syria before they get into the ” wrong hands”. Like I saw in a previous post, perhaps they are labeled with the country of origin, The U.S. perhaps?

          7. S.H. was a wmd. Genocide, torture, rape, mutilation. Don’t believe it? Try watching “Saddam Hussein: Weapon of Mass Destruction”. Real footage smuggled out, real interviews with his own people. How do you think he managed to wipe out entire towns without any gunfire? By scolding them and shaking his finger? He moved the chemical weapons to Syria when he saw what was about to happen to his regimen. Geez, read some papers, watch some news, talk to people on the ground, and don’t vote until you do.

      4. Please think before replying. Why wasting my time reading your post I immediately realized you are a moron. Are you saying our Founding Fathers sign our Declaration on Independence or wrote our Constitution after the CIVIL war. Wow that is news to me. I thought we got our freedom in the Revolutionary War. Learn your history.

      5. “gettingthescoope”: you make some valid points, but I have two observations: (1) I think you confused Theodore Roosevelt with Theodore Pumpersnickle, who was a signatory to the DOI once the confederates beat the Brits in the Civil War back in 1890; (2) the Constitution was signed before Walt Disney invented the character of Benjamin Franklin for Ben and Me in 1953. I know Benjamin Franklin is based on a real character, maybe actually Theodore Pumperanikle, which is why your confused. I’d also like to remind you to not listen to the naysayers on here. You made an honest mistake. Nobody’s perfect. XOXO Gossip Girl!

        1. bill "gettinthescoop" joe

          Thank you from the deepest regards of my heart, Gossip Girl. I know the blovations of the OBAMARATI on here are trying to tear me down to the ground and throw me into the pound. However, I have the uptmost confidence that if I continue posting as to the truth of the OBUMBLUSTERFUL ABONIABLE ADMINISTRAION we’ll get the truth out. People are suckling from the teat of my reality, and if you can’t stand the gravy train, GET OFF.

      6. bill “gettingthescoop” joe – I agree with you it is not one of the most important issues of the day – except if you look at it in terms of Obama’s character and he open hatred of all things American or American related “included our allies” – And you need to go back and take a history class before you open your mouth – the founding fathers fought the Revolutionary War not the Civil War. As Carlo Mansia would see “Dee Dee Dee”

      7. Sorry, but it’s going that way simply because most progressives you’d want to understand the comment are too plainly dumb to comprehend the more complicated things the bozo is doing. Those are over their heads and HOW he got into office in the first place.

      8. Ok where do I even start??? Let’s just in ordering your stupidity. First Theodore Roosevelt did not slain the declaration of independence. Secondly I feel the need to say that the bust isn’t in the constitution, but do you say that about every story not pertaining to the constitution? Seriously, I know this isn’t really worth of a news story, but don’t criticize writers for their choice of topic. Third, CIVIL WAR??? Are you kidding me??? You’re about 100 years off there….. I mean seriously, how can you be that ignorant??????? Fourth, GO GET A HISTORY BOOK AND EDUCATE YOURSELF! Fifth, please, for all that is good and sacred, don’t breed. I don’t need your ignorance for another generation.

      9. You’re a fool. The issue is not the bust. It is the lies, the constant barrage of lies from this President and this Administration, lies that make Nixon and his cronies seem honest by comparison.

      1. Just curious…if Obama was white and you just looked at his accomplishments, would you still say he’s the best President ever? You seem to be the racist.

        1. Dave Loope, I’m white and I’ve looked at Obama’s accomplishments over the past 3 1/2 years with much more pride than when Bush was in. Maybe not the best president ever, but the best since Clinton and both are the best since JFK. Not a Democrat either, just an independent realist. Hard to find someone who’s willing to be honest about Obama’s accomplishments on either side, yet I have to wonder how great Obama could be with a Congress and Senate that is willing to work with him. That, my friend, is what I find to be racist. This republican-controlled Congress is the worst ever. EVER.

          1. Susan Crowley, well done. Do you know if it is possible to legally pursue obama after he leaves office? Pick the crime. There are many to choose from, aren’t there?

          2. Bobbi, he had a Democratic congress for 2 years and he accomplished a gov’t healthcare act that a majority of Americans hate. He bailed out rich Wall Street firms who overwhelmingly donated Democratic in the 2008 election and he bailed out big businessmen who supported him financially (i.e. Solyndra). Is that why you are so proud of him? I don’t believe you are independent. Only a Democrat could so blindly love this Amateur president.

      2. When will you people stop drinking the Kool Aid? After being beat over the head for 3.5 years, you still think this numbskull knows what he’s doing? At all??

    3. There is no doubt. that should the Marxist Obama be president for a second term, the U. S., as it has been known for the past 100 years, as a nation of individual freedoms, prosperity, fairness, and growth will end. Obama intends to destroy our nation as he bows to the Marxist terrorists of the world. The only way to stop him is to impeach him now for the offenses he has already committed. There will undoubtedly be fraudulent voting in November, the likes of which no one has ever previously seen in this nation.

      1. If the truth was known, he more than likely stole the 1st one.

        also… being 5% black doesn’t make one African American, but If you happen to be born in Kenya, that is a different story. Maybe just African???

      2. i hope that someone has been keeping tabs on all of the impeachable offenses perpetrated by obama because if he wins reelection, somebody better start proceedings immediately.

        1. If he has actually done anything worthy of impeachment, why wait?
          The GOP is so ravenous for his blood that they’d impeach him for jaywalking on the spot if they could.

          The truth is that he hasn’t done anything worthy of impeachment. This idea may go against what the talking heads on tv have brainwashed you with, so you’ll probably just brush this away and ignore it. But before you do, try to come up with an actual list of impeachable offenses that he’s actually committed. When you come up empty, ask yourself what else the talking heads might be wrong about before you sling your hatred around.

          1. Correct me if I’m wrong, but wasn’t the way he passed over Congress for his precious Obamacare unconstitutional? Honestly, I think it’s the fact that he’s made several morally questionable decisions while in office. While being of questionable moral fiber, and flaunting it all over the place, isn’t necessarily an impeachable offense, it certainly is offensive. Especially in a leader of the free world.

    4. Wow this whole conversation, article and comments are ridiculous.

      If they were two busts it is both true to say “The bust was not removed from the WH” and also true to say “The bust was removed from the White House”.

      The statements are about different busts. The one Bush borrowed from Blair was returned, the original bust was was returned and remains in the White House.

      I’m a conservative but you guys are really desperate to paint Obama a bad person. You make a bad name for our party. Use your brains, there is enough stuff he’s done that can actually be considered offensive. . . this non-event is not one of them. Grow a pair.

      1. If there’s two busts of the same guy in that museum of a mansion, I can imagine it would be easy to either mix them up or not even know there were two of them.

        And why would someone intentionally lie about this?
        Knowing how desperate people are to prove each other wrong, the man who made the statement (Note: Obama didn’t actually make a statement on the busts) would certainly know that if he made something up, he’d be sure to be found out eventually.

        People on both sides of the aisle make honest mistakes all the time. It’s senseless to pretend otherwise.
        Anyone trying to make a mountain out of this molehill is just looking for an outlet for their ingrained hatred.

    5. Perhaps he’d want to put one of his Mentor/Communist Teacher, Frank Marshall Davis also. Let’s hope this Marxist/Communist Obama will display all you mentioned at HIS home in Chicago, and WON’T cheat for a second term, to “Totally take America Down the Tubes”

    6. “You didn’t build that . . .”

      – President Obama

      July 27, 2012

      Dear Mr. Obama,

      Normally when you utter something so colossally idiotic I tend to see what everyone else does and if its all been done I’m not going to throw out my opinion on the matter. The “Obama Depression” is about to claim the last bit of my 401K and I’m trying to get this new idea off the ground so I’m a bit busy. This little letter writing gig is a voluntary effort, with all due respect to those who seem to think I’m a some famous writer grand standing their true self, or some rich guy doing this because I need to vent. I’m none of that. If I did make that claim I would be as bad as you. Because through out these reactions to that utterance I realized something.

      You, Sir, did not build you. Please allow me to explain. Every step of your life has been prepared for you. Every moment you were pampered and buffed for the next phase like some kind of imaginary character in a television program. From your mother to your girlfriends to your job history and your lack of real world skills. It’s frankly miraculous that you kept the facade up for so long. To repeat; you did not build you, someone else did that.

      Well, us common folk “Joe Doakes’s” out in the hinterland don’t have that option. We don’t have the safety net of a group of rich socialist friends that are going to protect us at every turn. We are on our own. And for every improvement we make in our lives there is someone out there, thanks to all of your class rhetoric, that thinks they have a legitimate claim on my labor or my dwindling wealth.

      You never felt blame. You never had to stare back at your wife and explain why that second mortgage isn’t getting paid. You never had to live with less so others could have more. You never had to sacrifice what you wanted so someone else could have a shot. You never built a life on merit and exposure to risk nor attempted to serve the public good in the vain of politicians like Henry Clay. You never did that.

      There’s this guy running for office. His name is Mitt Romney. He has done nothing but that. No one told him when to “zig” or “zag.” No one told him to do what when. He just did it. Mr. Romney is a “Do the right thing” machine. That’s what he does. He’s like one of those perpetual motion machines that you could buy. You can just count on it. That’s what America needs, someone it can count on to relieve it from the madness that is Washington D.C. by any means necessary. Because if you haven’t noticed you didn’t build that city.

      We did.


      Joe Doakes

  2. That photo of the two quislings hovering over a Churchill bust in the WH residence is laughable. How much you wanna bet that statue was brought out of the closet for Cameron’s visit and is now stashed back in Mooch’s closet under a pile of boob belts?

    1. Maybe so, but as an 82 year old man with no formal computer training I can make the same thing with just my wife and myself looking at a Churchill bust in the WH, instead of those people.
      I can also make a much more believable birth certificate for obama.
      If you wonder why the thing they presented as a birth certificate was so bad… think about it. obama had to find a person that possessed expertize that he could trust. Tough assignment for him to do.

    2. Yeah, they’re both looking at it as though it’s the first time either has seen it.

      Kind of like a new species on a slide.

        1. He’s so good can almost castrate the Obama minions with a look and a phrase they probably have to have translated to stupid to

          1. ok MAD Charles, since you have MADE the statement, let’s see some FACTS instead of emotions to back up your claim. Waiting for it.

          2. Idiot. Even when the WH admits they don’t have one , the one that was sent back, you attack the messenger. What flavor Kool-Aid you like best ?

      1. Yes, let’s hope Dr. Krauthammer has a food tester and/or doesn’t suddenly get “Breitbarted” after a glass of wine. The prezzy doesn’t like to be contradicted especially when he is lying.

  3. I guess I do not understand why WH time is being taken up “clarifying” a situation that has been talked about for the last 3 years. A petty issue at best (or is that “bust”?), given 3 years to develop an explanation and they still get it wrong? And we should grant them another term? I mean….Duh?

      1. LS, I do think the placement of a bust is a petty issue compared to POTUS not respecting our best ally in the Middle East. I’m still shocked he enjoys the support he does with the US Jewish community.

        1. But anything to keep the economy/unemployment/Czippy’s sinking ratings from being discussed….that’s why the WH is making a mountain out of a molehill with this issue. But, for a $3 donation, you, too, can be put in the pool to possibly be able to celebrate the birthday of the POtuS. If he doesn’t win reelection, this will be the last chance you might have to spend this time with him and his buddies in the Windy City. Hurry up, RickW ~ his birthday is August 4!

    1. two things here. First, he lied. The people are sick and tired of lies and thats all thats coming out of this WH. I know that there were lies coming out of every administration but some lies are worse than others. This lie ( that obama didnt remove the bust and send it back to Britain/embassy) was told ONLY because obama DID NOT want America, who as a whole respects the work of Winston Churchill, to know that he (Obama) hates Britain because of something about the Brits beating his grandfather or something to that affect (which turned out to be wrong according to his relatives in kenya) and that he is a very petty man who uses his position to “get even” with people and nations. Yes, its true. Obama is a vengeful man. Just look at what he has done to show this to be true. background checks on people that oppose him (joe the plumber, rich romney supporters) and every chance he gets he trashs fox news (because they have figured him out and he doesnt like it at all. again a very petty and vengeful man. actually its really immature the things that he does. if anyone needs to grow up and face reality its him. America will be glad tohave the bust put right back where it was once romney becomes the president. He, afterall, is not a vengeful and mean spirited and immature man. Hes serious and experienced and wont treat the position of POTUS as a reason to party for 4 years.

      1. Ditto! And let me add with the new level of lies coming from this WH you can bet this election will have unprecedented voter fraud. On the news I see the MSM seeking out any one that will talk with them about voter disenfranchisment just because of voter ID. Really? How transparent is it to announce allowing illegal aliens to have legal status, so they would thank him by voting for him?

  4. sadly, being a Churchill follower (re: I have been dealing with the “Black Dog” for the past 10+ years of my ‘life’) this will never be honestly “reported” by the sycophant “media”.

    BTW, I did not understand that London Olympic Opening Ceremony and why NO ONE! from “English History” (re: William The Conqueror-Henry VIII-Cromwell-King George(s)-The British Empire-Queen Victorial-Churchill, etc?) was ever mentioned???!!!

  5. “A bunch of questions”


    this from the communications director?
    yep they are dumbing us down, or they are just plain dumb

    correct phrasing “A number of questions”


        1. Cindy, you and me both. He starts speaking and I mute him or change what I am watching. I take great lengths to avoid hearing him. IWhen he speaks it makes me ill and I don’t like being ill.

          1. I try to avoid listening to him but being from Ohio I can’t avoid him if I want to watch the local news.He also says double-down an awful lot. Like he just learned about it. Kind of strange. Been to Ohios new casinos? I hate presidential election season. Hard to drive anywhere if the Prez, V.P. and all other candidates come to beg you to vote for them with their shiny new lies all picked out to impress you. The traffic is horrible.

      1. The heart and soul of a communist is the lie. That’s why. CPUSA endorsed Obama in ’08. Their fist endorsement ever.

  6. This is just so typical of the obama the destroyer administration.
    Lies, more lies and damn lies! That’s all they have.

  7. The very first instinct of the Obama troops is to lie, and keep lying until it becomes painfully obvious that they are lying.

  8. I happen to know a little about all of this. Early into President Obama’s arrival, and Churchill’s departure, I spent a lot of time trying to bring that bust to my state (Missouri) and Fulton in particular [Iron Curtain Speech], out of admiration and respect. There were a dozen or so rat holes, but this is where it ended up:
    (Sept 2010)
    Dear Mr Rohr,
    I have now received further information from Julia Toffolo, Senior Registrar & Deputy Director of the Government Art Collection.

    She is very sorry, but the GAC is unable allow the bust of Winston Churchill to be displayed at Fulton College at present. The bust is currently on display in the UK Ambassador’s Residence in Washington to commemorate Churchill’s connections with that during the Second World War, and has only been there for a comparatively short time following its display at the White House.

    Ms Toffolo states the bust is not unique and feels you may be able to find another collection which could loan you a version.

    I’m sorry I can’t give you anything more positive, but wish you well in your efforts if you decide to try and obtain a version of the bust.

    Chris Green

  9. Stephen Conant Johnson

    Nothing new here. I remember when Obama removed that bust of Churchill. It was reported even by the MSM and was in the first few weeks of Obama’s presidency. I knew right then and there he was a classless buffoon and we’d be embarrassed by him over sand over again. My prediction has come true, I regret to say, and despite the vehement efforts of the criminals, liars and con men who inhabit the White House these days to sweep all Obama’s warts under the rug… there’s not a rug big enough to hide all this poser’s inadequacies.

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  11. These blatant lies from the White House are incredible and occur on a daily basis. I no longer care what it takes, this criminal Pimp in Chief has got to go! He is a Traitor to the constitution and republicans who have caught him in endless lies need to step up and treat him as such. Impeach this disgustingly deceitful POS now!

  12. These people lie when it would be just as easy to tell the truth.

    They are not to be trusted.

    Least of all with our National Security.

        1. What is a poor miserable third leg Obama hugger going to do when Obama loses in a landslide and the democrats set yet another record for the most seats lost in an election cycle?

    1. Give examples, and be specific. What lies, and details about them.

      Perhaps you should follow the advice of your username, and get a life.

  13. Of course Obama lies and lies time and again. The funny thing about all this is that the British are all gushing over Obama even when they know he hates their guts. They are up in arms about Romney and take everything out of context to embarrass him because they are liberals first. Sort of like Sarah Silverman would be the first one to turn in Anne Frank.

  14. What do you expect from the staff of Liar In Chief, covering for the anti-colonial President’s natural desire to get rid of a bust of man proudly symbolizing Western Civilization. Can’t wait for November to feel proud for my country again cleansed from man who is busy disgracing it.

  15. You have to parse words with these people…

    Quote: “The version lent by Prime Minister Blair was displayed by President Bush until the end of his Presidency. On January 20, 2009 — Inauguration Day — all of the art lent specifically for President Bush’s Oval Office was removed by the curator’s office, as is common practice at the end of every presidency. The original Churchill bust remained on display in the residence.”

    So is Pfeiffer saying the bust was lent by Blair was SPECIFICALLY for Bush’s oval office? Really?

    How did Blair communicate this? Did Blair ask that Bush send it back when he (Bush) was done with it, or what?

    Look, Pfieffer made a human mistake. We all do it. But why can’t these people simply tell the truth?


      …But when British officials offered to let Mr Obama to hang onto the bust for a further four years, the White House said: “Thanks, but no thanks.”…

      …A British Embassy spokesman said: “The bust of Sir Winston Churchill by Sir Jacob Epstein was uniquely lent to a foreign head of state, President George W Bush, from the Government Art Collection in the wake of 9/11 as a signal of the strong transatlantic relationship.

      “It was lent for the first term of office of President Bush. When the President was elected for his second and final term, the loan was extended until January 2009.

      “The new President has decided not to continue this loan and the bust has now been returned. It is on display at the Ambassador’s Residence.”

  16. Here is your update:

    cons and the gop lie about everything.

    Just call them liars in your headline.

    Show some honesty for a change.

  17. shows how
    1) this administration is very thin skinned,
    2) they fire off missives without any fact checking
    3) their “corrections” never address the initial error, just walk an extremely fine point; and
    4) they never issue never an apology for a misstatement of reality, they obfuscate with an invented reality (“He didn’t say what he just said”, he’s very nuanced and you are too slow to get it !)

    I can’t wait until this whole group of amateurs is GONE

  18. Where are all of President Davis’s supporters? Story after story, all I see are people slamming the president for being a dishonest loser who hates the country. Everyone who reads dislikes him, is that it? Even on big city newspaper sites and other old media sites, the comments run 10 to 1 against President Davis. I guess all of his voters are watching TV all day. They don’t really care about politics, so long as the check is in the mail.
    President Davis? Yeah, his real daddy isn’t a Kenyan communist, his real daddy is an American communist and pornographer.

  19. “…all of the art lent specifically for President Bush’s Oval Office was removed by the curator’s office, as is common practice at the end of every presidency.”

    Wrong again Pfeiffer. As reported in the NY Times and the Washington Post, that “common practice” ended with the Clinton presidency in which the Clintons took $28,000 worth of furnishings at the end of his second term. Two donors were quoted as saying the items had been intended to become part of the permanent White House collection, not gifts to the Clintons.

    The selective memory of this current administration is getting old…

    Source –'s_steal_furniture_from_the_White_House#ixzz21x74ZqWg

  20. Funny how Obama is trying to cover up all his misdeeds now that his job is in play. Too Late, A-hole! We know what you are, and at least some of us were never…repeat…NEVER fooled by your cheap mask and your filthy LIES.

    1. Will getalife escalate to “pants on fire”? Will “I’m rubber, you’re glue” rear its head? Find out on the next, thrilling episode of “When Children Surf The ‘Net”.

        1. Of course Abraham Lincoln is worthy But good old Abe loved this country and sacrificed for it. Obama? He has shown by his actions that he stomps and soils on anything that would advance the American way of life. Old Abe is rolling over in his grave.

          1. As an American, I am honored that my President returned an American President’s bust to the WH. The PM’s bust is already on view in a prominant place. Now, besides, it’s his office and he can display anything he wants. The 16th President of the U.S. is an excellent choice. Sorry Jefferson Davis was not welcomed.

        2. Lincoln and Churchill are both admirable people, and important leaders in U.S. and world history. My question is, why couldn’t both have stayed in the Oval Office? After all, we were still (yes, still) fighting wars (on separate fronts) along with Britain when O came into office. The biggest problem is, Obama gave the PM of our closest ally 25 DVDs as a first gift, and sent the Churchill bust away. Yet PM Brown gave O an ornamental pen holder made from the timbers of the Victorian anti-slave ship HMS Gannet. Hmmm…. O’s gifts don’t denote much respect.

  21. You don’t smoke a ton of pot and then quit. I guarantee he is still a pot head. What a disgrace to our country. Athiest, Socialist, Marxist? Perhaps all true.

  22. What a bunch of lies.This administration is the most corrupt and dishonest group of people that has EVER been in not only the white house but DC in general. This is Chicago Mob Criminal Politics at it`s best supported by PRAVDA MSM Lieutenants. They are disgusting!

  23. Sad situation when the Obama Administration can’t even keep it’s lies straight, never mind the facts.

    I mean, who’s in charge here? Oh, yeah. Never mind.

  24. Why not talk about something important like what kind of fraud is Mitt Rmoney hiding in his tax returns he won’t release to the American people (or as Ann Rmoney says, “you people.”

    And can’t you read. There were two busts. One was leant to George W. while the other was being repaired. It actually belonged to the British and was returned to them at the end of his stolen presidency. The other bust, repaired, was placed in the residence.

    Where are Mitt’s tax returns? That’s what is important. Of course, he’s too stupid to be President. Why do Republicans nominate stupid people like McCain, Palin, Rmoney? Matter of fact everyone running in the Republican primary was intellectually challenged. There are intelligent Republicans. Why do you nominate the dumb ones?


      …But when British officials offered to let Mr Obama to hang onto the bust for a further four years, the White House said: “Thanks, but no thanks.”…

      …A British Embassy spokesman said: “The bust of Sir Winston Churchill by Sir Jacob Epstein was uniquely lent to a foreign head of state, President George W Bush, from the Government Art Collection in the wake of 9/11 as a signal of the strong transatlantic relationship.

      “It was lent for the first term of office of President Bush. When the President was elected for his second and final term, the loan was extended until January 2009.

      “The new President has decided not to continue this loan and the bust has now been returned. It is on display at the Ambassador’s Residence.”

    2. I’d say release the tax returns just as soon as Obama releases his college transcripts. The current administration is proof that a man can be educated, yet remain an imbecile.

    3. Argue the facts:
      Perhaps Mitt Romney will release his tax returns( he already has released some) after Obama releases all his sealed records. School records, law records, birth records(not fake ones), why he lost his law practice, his community organizer records, his meetings with Bill Ayers, his relationship with Marshall Davis, and his membership in one of Chicagos gay bath clubs. Is that enough?

    4. *Sigh* Here we go with the tax returns again. This is all you have, isn’t it? It’s getting old, especially since that whole pesky issue has been explained and resolved over and over and over again. Does this mean I get to ask why O hasn’t released school records?

  25. The preferred choice is reinstating the Churchill bust and removing Obama and any remnants completely. And, like the Clinton’s, let them steal the White House furniture.

  26. It is a sorry state of affairs when the president of the U.S is a pathological liar and a substantial number of elected and appointed “civil servants ” are engaged in nothing less than treason and outright hostile contempt for the tax paying, law abiding private sector worker that supports the vast criminal enterprise. The goose that laid the golden egg is being strangled by these enemies of the state.

  27. Why does anyone except the Jones Koolaid drinkers believe a word from the mouth of Bama-tha-Scama and his Fascist Administration ?

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