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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 thoughts on “Still No WH Tours, but Parade of Special Visitors Continues”

  1. I can’t believe the American public is not screaming in outrage!
    My grandchildren are denied access to the White House Tours for
    5 million dollars a year but we can spend on groups that hate us and take our money. What a pity! Wake up America!
    Why are we being punished? The tax dollars our ours!
    We have a voice if only we use it.
    The MEDIA is the real CO-Dependent of this awful administration.

  2. They feel it is their house now and do not want anyone trespassing on their property unless invited…That is the sad and simple truth.

  3. Isn’t that sad? Summer’s the children like to tour the WH. This selfish, narcissistic Ovomit picks and chooses who can visit, and of course, his racists friends can visit any time. Puke Puke on both these idiots!!!

  4. Thank you for reminding us all of the hypocrisy of our new DC royalty, Keith. Maybe I’m suffering from outrage overload, or maybe it’s just the knowledge that nobody in the Republican leadership has the cajones to do a damn thing about these spendthrifts and their closure of our White House to the public. The go along to get along establishment Republicans are so terrified of being called out as racists by the state-run media that they’d rather cower in the corner and let them spend money like water rather than speak out against these grifters and their outrageous abuse of power.

  5. Well big deall can that compare with spending 2 days
    in Iceland, visiting Blarney Castle to kiss the Blarney
    stone if you so desired (which I passed on btw)
    and attending a medieval banquet at Bunratty
    Castle in Ireland. I did all that and more
    3 weeks ago during my vacation in Iceland,
    Ireland and Scotland — loved Edinburgh Castle
    btw. A lot of stuff that Obama does is
    stuff any president would do. I hope
    they have plans to at least have the WH
    open for Christmas tours.

    1. Did you see the stained glass “window” while you were at Edinburgh Castle? Can you tell us what it said? Do you know from where the inscription was taken? Do you know what it means? Do you know what was recorded – by hand – in the ledgers in that room? And – do you think anyone…anyone…in our current government knows anything about this tribute to the fallen? Please…have you really been to Edinburgh Castle – or did you just take a virtual tour?

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  7. Obama is doing what he does because he can. NOBODY is protesting on the WH lawn. There is no visible public outrage. Until Americans start visibly fighting back, Obama will freely continue to walk all over you, invade your privacy and destroy the country.

  8. Obama possibly didn’t close the White House because of the Sequester but rather becasue of what he plans to do in his last term….he fears American terrorists

  9. And I wonder how much of the money he and his family have wasted could have gone towards the NASA budget or something equally useful to the forward growth of technology and scientific advancement.

  10. So what how can that compare with a 2 day vacation
    in Iceland..visiting Blarney Castle to kiss the Blarney
    stone if you so desire and attending a medieval
    banquet at Bunratty Castle in Ireland..
    I loved visiting Edinburgh, Scotland and it’s fabulous castle by the way.

  11. Why is not the “honorable sycophant”, joe biden, being invited to lunch with “his royal highness”, O’bummer & Billary today?

  12. But nothing was done and no one can visit – unless President Obama finds you useful or amusing.
    How does one improve on this sentence.. Succinct, accurate, and to the cutting point.

  13. Rosemary Peppercorn is one of those pathetic chumps I read about on twitter desperately trying to get President Vacation’s twitter account to “follow” them.

    January 2017 cannot come fast enough to get rid of Dirtbag and the First Sheboon.

  14. The White House tours were conducted by unpaid volunteers.

    The only savings achieved by eliminating the tours would be a reduction in security costs.

    Have any Secret Service agents been laid off, as a result of eliminating the tours ?

  15. Good, good, good! Maybe this egregious blatant hypocrisy will wake up a few more sheep as to what their real agenda is all about with this administration because the more I talk with people, the more I’m seeing them completely lose hope, and it’s just a matter of time before they’re going to rise up and demand accountability.

  16. It closed because they don’t have enough SS staff to protect the most detested president in the history of the u.s. By the way he is NOT hated because he’s black remember he was voted in. He’s hated because he is a self absorbed 2 year old who probably cant tie his shoe alone and has brought racial divide to us (even though he’s half white). Michelle forgets he is half white or she would hate him.

    1. FYI

      Cake is not the cake you are thinking about. It is actually all the burned leftovers on the bottom of the pot from multiple uses. You see, they weren’t able to ‘clean’ their pots/pans after every use. So, think about that and think about why the Queen was beheaded…as should King Hussein.

  17. Now that’s what I wanna see; more elitist good times; while the country goes (farther) in the tank; Is that the “Hope and Change” you had in mind when you voted Democrat/Progressive/Socialist?

  18. Thank Goodness the people and the military are waking up and seeing through Obama ‘the World’s Biggest Liar / Hypocrite’ and the U.S. Federal Government tyranny.

  19. War Crimes Tribunal Looking to ARREST Obama & Bush

    During the Nuremberg trials of some of the main Nazis, the chief American prosecutor, Robert H. Jackson, stated: “To initiate a War of Aggression, therefore, is not only an international crime; it is the supreme international crime differing only from other War Crimes in that it contains within itself the accumulated evil of the whole.” Also established at the Nuremberg trials, “just following orders” is no defense against war crimes. “The fact that a person acted pursuant to order of his Government or of a superior does not relieve him from responsibility under international law, provided a moral choice was in fact possible to him.”

    All the U.S. Government Invasions are illegal as were the Nazi Invasions. They are crimes of aggression. A crime of aggression at Nuremberg was to be the supreme international crime. Washington DC = Nazi Berlin. It is time for Nuremberg on the Potomac War Crimes Trials. “War Crimes Prosecutors appear to be out for the arrest of George Bush and Barack Obama. Lawyers file arrest warrants for those they claim are “murderers on a large scale.” As Hitler, Obama, Biden, Bush, Cheney and their co-conspirators are Supreme War Criminals. They and all who have tried to provide cover for them have blood on their hands.

  20. The ULTIMATE in OBAMA’S LIBERAL HYPOCRICY while our Military get The SHAFT. Veterans WHO VOTED Obama would you GET A CLUE and VOTE for OUR Constitution and THOSE WHO SUPPORT IT. BEWARE of RINO Republicans that ARE NOT CONSERVATIVE. The Republican Party is hemmoraging right now with PHONY Conservatives who want you to believe they are. MOST ARE NOT and Jeb BUSH is just more of the same who will defend BIG REPUBLICANISM. Jeb Bush DOES NOT represent the America that TRUE American Patriots want but more spiderweb of confounding rules and regulations. Don’t FALL for Karl Rove’s drivel on electing another BUSH into office. There WILL be a much better candidate to surface so please be patient. BOTH the Democrat & Republican Parties DO NOT in ANY WAY REPRESENT We The People who consider themselves TRUE AMERICAN PATRIOTS.

  21. Good article Keith.

    And just ignore comments from folks like “Rosemary Peppercorn”. Who really gives a flip what they say….they’re just insignificant echos.

  22. The only way to explain Obama’s actions is the acknowledgement that he really is a major a * * hole. It’s really just that simple.

  23. If Congress had the will or we had a free press the White House would be open to tax paying visitors as it has always been open to the public. The current inhabitants think it is their playhouse much the way Harry Reid once said he could smell the tourists in the Capitol Building so they were banished to the lower levels never to breathe the rarified air with the Senate and House again. Power breeds corruption and this is just my opinion but we now have pervasive corruption gone wild in Washington, DC. Quite honestly the country would be better off if they all stayed on vacations.

  24. I hope everyone is getting this well prescribed dose of socialism so we don’t have to go there anymore. 2014 is America’s last chance to get rid of Detroit and Stockton liberals nation wide. The exact reason America fails with your chance to change it providing the election isn’t rigged like the last one.

  25. Keep doing what you’re doing Obama, it’s pissing the RACIST SCUM off! They sure weren’t worrying about the price of vacations under the Chimp Reign of George Bush! So take their concerns, sir. Write them down and WIPE YOUR BUTT with it just like their racist, old tired, no good no more, created by racist scum slaveowner, constitution! Wipe your azzz with that too! Investigate all these teabagging scumsukers and start throwing them in jail. # AmeriKKKa Sux

      1. To criticize Drudge is to admit not understanding his website, which is the only view of him open to most people.

        Drudge is a news aggregator. He merely links to existing news sources, ranging from Conservative to Communist. To reject Drudge is to reject the larger world whose news he makes available to you.

      1. I know what Drudge is and does. But when he picks up one of Keith’s stories, some people come over here to say crummy, low-rent things and call names. It is tiresome.

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