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GOP Rep Offers Amendment Prohibiting Obama From Playing Golf Until White House Tours Resume

On Tuesday, the Obama administration announced that the across-the-board sequester cuts will result in the cancellation of all White House tours indefinitely. This no doubt upset ticket holders, but it also seems to have struck a nerve with Rep. Louie Gohmert (R-TX), who introduced an amendment to a continuing resolution on the federal budget that seeks to block President Obama from using federal funds for any future golf outings until the tours are reinstated:

None of the funds made available by a division of this Act may be used to transport the President to or from a golf course until public tours of the White House resume.

Gohmert’s continuation of his party’s infatuation with Obama’s golf game distracts from the bigger picture: namely, that the Republican Party has thus far refused to compromise with the White House or congressional Democrats to delay or bypass entirely the sequestration, which would, among other things, fund White House tours.

And there was a suspicious lack of golf-related legislation from Gohmert when his own party took the opportunity to laud their own victory in the taxpayer-funded Congressional Challenge Cup.

by Anonymousreply 1103/08/2013

This is the party of fewer government rules right?

by Anonymousreply 103/05/2013

Only for corporations and white men.

by Anonymousreply 203/05/2013

The public should not be touring the White House. It's an archaic custom.

by Anonymousreply 303/05/2013

What's the deal with the golf thing? White privilege?

by Anonymousreply 403/05/2013


by Anonymousreply 503/05/2013

I'd be happy to do so if the Honorable representative agrees to forgo his government-paid health insurance for the duration as well.

by Anonymousreply 603/05/2013

I'm sure he would if Obama would

by Anonymousreply 703/05/2013

Louie "Gomer" Gohmert is the leader of the Ass Clown Auxiliary of the Texas Congressional Delegation.

Senator Ted Cruz is also a big Texas Ass Clown, and though a Senator, ranks below Gomer.

by Anonymousreply 803/05/2013

Then there’s Texas Congressman Louie Gohmert. The feisty, bald little ventriloquist’s doll is hopping mad about the White House cancelling tours as of March 9th over sequestration budget constraints. Apparently, it upsets Gohmert that Obama went on a golfing trip with Tiger Woods and has in the past taken several golfing trips on the taxpayer’s dime. So Gohmert is going to introduce legislation that says the government will not pay for Obama’s greens fees until after tours of the White House start up.

Despite the fact that Obama’s last golf trip was before sequestration kicked-in, Gohmert is just perpetuating the myth in Republican-Land that Obama takes more vacation days than any president ever. I really think that conservatives have a different Internet than we do, because just five seconds of googling gets you the cold, hard fact that Obama has not taken more vacation days than any other president, not by a long shot. That honor belongs to George W. Bush, who was on vacation or away from the White House on non-official business for the equivalent of nearly three years of the eight he was in office.

by Anonymousreply 903/08/2013

Whiny brats.

by Anonymousreply 1003/08/2013

R5/R7, you're a bit of an idiot, right?

You see, sweetheart, since Obama actually believes in socialized healthcare, why would he forgo that care?

It's your party that takes socialized healthcare then bitches about that socialized healthcare, genius.

Are you really this dumb or do you just pretend to be this dumb?

by Anonymousreply 1103/08/2013
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