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Thu Mar 7, 2013, 05:53 PM

Tea Party Congressman Introduces A Hilarious Amendment To Stop Obama From Golfing

http://www.businessinsider.com/obama-golf-amendment-white-house-tour-canceled-end-louie-gohmert-2013-3

Tea Party Congressman Introduces A Hilarious Amendment To Stop Obama From Golfing
Brett LoGiurato | Mar. 5, 2013, 5:19 PM | 6,878 | 35


Conservative Rep. Louie Gohmert (R-Texas) introduced legislation that would, in effect, prevent President Barack Obama from playing golf unless the White House reinstates public tours.

The amendment, part of the House's stopgap measure to fund the government, comes in response to the White House's decision Saturday to cancel public tours as a result of the sequester a move that has caused backlash from Republican lawmakers.

"Canceling all self-guided White House tours is the latest shameless political stunt by the president, who is twisting basic government efficiency into an extreme consequence," Republican Rep. Tom Graves said in a statement.

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"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 amendment reads.

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Read more: http://www.businessinsider.com/obama-golf-amendment-white-house-tour-canceled-end-louie-gohmert-2013-3#ixzz2MtfjRtOY


Louis Gomert - one more thing to explain away when people find out I live in Texas.

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Reply Tea Party Congressman Introduces A Hilarious Amendment To Stop Obama From Golfing (Original post)
marble falls Mar 2013 OP
JHB Mar 2013 #1
truebluegreen Mar 2013 #2
Angry Dragon Mar 2013 #3
marble falls Mar 2013 #4
Blanks Mar 2013 #5
marble falls Mar 2013 #6
Blanks Mar 2013 #9
sofa king Mar 2013 #14
Kablooie Mar 2013 #7
Sunlei Mar 2013 #8
TxDemChem Mar 2013 #10
DebJ Mar 2013 #11
TxDemChem Mar 2013 #12
Cosmocat Mar 2013 #13
blindhog Mar 2013 #17
DebJ Mar 2013 #18
jmowreader Mar 2013 #15
marble falls Mar 2013 #16
NYC Liberal Mar 2013 #19
MatthewStLouis Mar 2013 #20
marble falls Mar 2013 #21
jinx1 Mar 2013 #22

Response to marble falls (Original post)

Thu Mar 7, 2013, 05:59 PM

1. ..."Now watch this drive!"

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Response to marble falls (Original post)

Thu Mar 7, 2013, 06:03 PM

2. Stunning stupidity even when you consider the source. nt

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Response to marble falls (Original post)

Thu Mar 7, 2013, 06:20 PM

3. No more federal money to be used to transport any Congressperson out of the DC area

until they pass a bill to fund this country

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Response to Angry Dragon (Reply #3)

Thu Mar 7, 2013, 06:30 PM

4. I like it, and let's also furlough their paychecks and benefits.

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Response to marble falls (Original post)

Thu Mar 7, 2013, 06:39 PM

5. He must not have been around when Bush Sr was in office...

He consistently commented on the first gulf war from the golf course.

Seemed like he was on the news every night with a golf club talking at Saddam.

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Response to Blanks (Reply #5)

Thu Mar 7, 2013, 06:42 PM

6. W commented all the time from golf courses!!!!!!!

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Response to marble falls (Reply #6)

Fri Mar 8, 2013, 12:17 PM

9. I didn't know that.

I couldn't watch the news when he was in office. I don't watch the news much now, but Dubya; I couldn't stand to see his stupid ass on the TV.

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Response to marble falls (Reply #6)

Sat Mar 9, 2013, 03:11 PM

14. One of the lesser evils of the Bush era.

The weasel even pretended to give up golfing while the troops were fighting. In fact, he merely made his golfing a state secret, like everything else he did.

http://www.huffingtonpost.com/2008/05/16/bush-lied-about-giving-up_n_102138.html

Every minute of that man's Presidency was an insincere farce. It would have been funny were it not for the fact that virtually all of the suffering you and I experience today was created, compounded, or nourished by those rascals.

And they will be back, too. They never go away.

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Response to marble falls (Original post)

Thu Mar 7, 2013, 11:10 PM

7. And of course it must pass the House, pass the Senate and be signed by Obama to become law.

Did politics always have this many utterly clueless, stupid people in it before?

The mind staggers to think that these people run our country.

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Response to marble falls (Original post)

Fri Mar 8, 2013, 09:06 AM

8. To downsize the Gov this politicans office should be cut, he won't be missed.

His district has nothing productive for him to do.

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Response to marble falls (Original post)

Fri Mar 8, 2013, 09:12 PM

10. He and Perry embarrass the hell out of me

For 3 reasons: 1) bullshit bills being introduced that are nothing but a waste of time 2) pretending Texas can take care of its under- and uninsured and 3) what was three? Let's see.....it was.....uh.... Oops!

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Response to TxDemChem (Reply #10)

Sat Mar 9, 2013, 12:54 AM

11. There is no need to be embarrassed by the actions of members of other species.

Hubby and I were in Paris in August 2003, just after we invaded Iraq. Some people sitting near us
at breakfast in the hotel began speaking with us; I forget which African nation they were from.
Suddenly, the gentleman asks, "What do you think about your President?" I sort of exploded
when I said, "He's not MY president. I didn't vote for him, and I worked against him."
Smiles all around.
Nuff was said, all pleased.

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Response to DebJ (Reply #11)

Sat Mar 9, 2013, 08:46 AM

12. It's do nice that people from other countries

Can understand our feelings, but many people here in the US are completely clueless

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Response to DebJ (Reply #11)

Sat Mar 9, 2013, 02:06 PM

13. My wife and I were on our honeymoon in Jamaica right after

dipshit got elected in 2001.

Every stinking time we had dinner with folks from other countries, they all were like, we love America, but seriously, wtf where you thinking?

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Response to DebJ (Reply #11)

Mon Mar 18, 2013, 10:30 PM

17. You made a big mistake. Why are you proud of it?

He was your President! And you are a American Representative Abroad! Kind of puts you behind the 8 ball.

You could have said:

1. President Bush has made a terrible move and lots of people are going to die. This is madness.

2. You ain't seen nothing yet.

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Response to blindhog (Reply #17)

Wed Mar 20, 2013, 11:02 AM

18. Troll it put me in the good graces of intelligent people everywhere.

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Response to marble falls (Original post)

Sun Mar 10, 2013, 07:26 PM

15. Obama makes $400,000. I think he can afford a tank of gas every now and then.

If I was Obama I'd sign the damn thing and attach a signing statement that did all these things:

1. Formed a new branch of the Department of Defense called Congress.
2. Inducted all members of Congress into it.
3. Used my authority as Commander in Chief of the Military to restrict all members of Congress to their places of residence in the DC area, anywhere within 1000 feet of the Capitol Building, the places of business they normally frequent and the most direct routes between those places, and placed all airports, seaports, bus stations, train depots and any other form of public transportation known or unknown off limits to any member of Congress until a bill which ends the sequester without putting the whole burden on the backs of the 98 percent has passed both Houses of Congress and been placed on the president's desk, at which time the Congress branch of the Defense Department will be dissolved.

Yeah, it's unconstitutional as hell but then again so is all the fiscal bullshit the teabaggers have pulled. Remember, "the validity of the public debt of the United States shall not be questioned."

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Response to jmowreader (Reply #15)

Sun Mar 10, 2013, 11:44 PM

16. So two wrongs do make a right?

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Response to marble falls (Original post)

Wed Mar 20, 2013, 11:25 AM

19. The "public tours" aren't even like they were pre-9/11.

Now you have to go through your Congresscritter months in advance and submit to a background check.

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Response to marble falls (Original post)

Wed Mar 20, 2013, 12:23 PM

20. Oh the POUTRAGE! /nt

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Response to MatthewStLouis (Reply #20)

Wed Mar 20, 2013, 02:06 PM

21. I wonder if both sides knew what a minor inconveniance the Sequester was going to be. The only ones

hurt it are the furloughed and there's no doubt they got the very worst of it. Not being to go to a post Sept 11 mini tour that was franked by a Congressman or not being able to pay rent - after all which is the worst scenario?

Is sequester going to increment its way up the longer it goes on?

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Response to marble falls (Original post)

Wed Mar 20, 2013, 05:59 PM

22. Instead of a jobs bill

This crap and naming post offices, that they hope to close, is all that gets done in the House. There is that passing a really bad budget (made even worse) again. Mark my words, the house Republicans will not pass a single bill with their majority that becomes law in the 113th Congress because they will not compromise.

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