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Sequester theater: Petulant Obama dishes out punishment by canceling WH tours

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But that’s exactly what this president is doing. Not having gotten its fill of fear-mongering, the White House has announced that all public tours are being canceled. Why? Take a wild guess.

Wow. White House shuts down all public tours, blames #Sequester. twitter.com/sarahrozier/st…

— Sarah Rozier (@sarahrozier) March 5, 2013

This is not a serious president: ccwc.me/WMN0zG

— Charles C. W. Cooke (@charlescwcooke) March 5, 2013

Oh, the president’s serious, all right. Serious about acting like a petulant child:

The Obama admin is punishing the plebes by not allowing them to gaze upon the castle… um White House. #tcot

— RB (@RBPundit) March 5, 2013

Temper tantrum: When a brat doesn’t get what he / she wants. See also, Obama canceling White House tours over the sequester. #tcot #p2

— RB (@RBPundit) March 5, 2013

“I am not a dictator,” said the WH occupant who canceled tours of the “People’s House.”

— Razor (@hale_razor) March 5, 2013

@cleentonn If he had convinced the public that the sequester was terrible then he wouldn’t need to play stunts like this, would he?

— Charles C. W. Cooke (@charlescwcooke) March 5, 2013

I remember disinviting people who were coming over and blocking access to my house when I didn’t get what I wanted. I was six years old.

— Charles C. W. Cooke (@charlescwcooke) March 5, 2013

Obama truly IS the boy-tyrant. Now he’s closing tours of the WH. What a f*cking nasty sociopath he is. Every little bit to piss off public..

— Annie (@bloodless_coup) March 5, 2013

What a sad, petty, pathetic person the President of the United States is.

— LilMissErinGoBragh (@LilMissRightie) March 5, 2013

So, if we’ve got this straight, with America supposedly teetering on the precipice of a full-blown sequesterpocalypse, why is the White House’s first move to cancel tours?

@cleentonn This is not an “example” of anything other than the president’s desperation to make it look as if the sequester is apocalyptic.

— Charles C. W. Cooke (@charlescwcooke) March 5, 2013

Aren’t there larger, more pressing corners that could be cut?

Because there was literally nothing else left to cut ==> White House cancels tours, citing sequester washingtonpost.com/blogs/post-pol…

— Alex Marlow (@AlexMarlow) March 5, 2013

Conservatives are coming up with plenty of of unnecessary expenses that should go under the knife:

Notice that it was White House tours that went, not one less Air Force One trip.

— Charles C. W. Cooke (@charlescwcooke) March 5, 2013

By closing WH to tours,I assume he’s announcing that there will be no Air Force 1 golf trips either. #priorities

— Jonah Goldberg (@JonahNRO) March 5, 2013

Obamas can take multi-million $ vacations, but we can’t afford WH tours now? GUFFAW: Sequester pain WH cancels tours wtim.es/102tbRN

— Old Ez (@Ezra__Pound) March 5, 2013

As Obama sends 450M to Muslim brotherhood his sequester tantrum goes into overdrive –cancels White House public tours zite.to/Wtavx1

— Brian Smith (@gibletjones) March 5, 2013

I don’t know the exact numbers, but I bet that a single Air Force One trip to play golf somewhere will pay for a LOT of public WH tours.

— Ken Gardner (@kesgardner) March 5, 2013

Where is Michelle Obama’s next vacation? She planning to cut any of those lavish affairs?

— Melissa Clouthier (@MelissaTweets) March 5, 2013

So, is the White House executive chef being furloughed? No? Just the tours, then? Okay, got it.

— jimgeraghty (@jimgeraghty) March 5, 2013

@michellemalkin @chadpergram Can we shut down #Congress because of #sequestration? That would be progress.

— Michael Hirsh (@mrhirsh) March 5, 2013

But let him be clear: it’s the Republicans who are sensationalizing sequestration.

#SequesterTheater MT @whitehouse Rs choose tax breaks for millionaires over meals for seniors: wh.gov/sequester twitter.com/whitehouse/sta…

— Michelle Malkin (@michellemalkin) March 5, 2013

Ugh. This is sequester theater, pure and simple.

And, guy who fancies himself a hero for the working man, doesn’t the president realize that canceling tours will only benefit the wealthy?

WH tours cancelled due to sequestration. No word on the OFA quarterly meetings for $500K donors.

— Nick Confessore (@nickconfessore) March 5, 2013

BO shuts down tours to play let’s punish tourists who want to see WH (supposedly ppl’s house) unless they have $500,000 for access.

— I Dare Say (@susanfae) March 5, 2013

Now that free WH tours are closed, the *only* way for citizens to visit the president is to cut #OFA a check for $500K. #OFAsubsidy

— Jonah Goldberg (@JonahNRO) March 5, 2013

The other 99 percent of us are totally getting the shaft:

Without White House and Capitol tours, you’ll have to imagine your money being wasted instead of seeing it firsthand.

— Anthony Bialy (@AnthonyBialy) March 5, 2013

Darn.

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Update:

In reaction to WH tour memo, John Hart, spox for Sen. Tom Coburn, R-Okla., says WH has “jumped the sharquester.”

— Major Garrett(@MajorCBS) March 5, 2013

No kidding.

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Sequester Shmequester! John Kerry releasing $250 million in aid to Egypt

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