Skip to comments.Eric Bolling ("The Five" on Fox News Channel) offers to pay for a week of White House tours
Posted on 03/07/2013 4:04:13 PM PST by jiggyboy
"But why shut the [White House] doors on those kids in Iowa, and Florida, and Texas. I'll make you a deal, Mister President. Jay Carney, grab your pencil.
"Let these families take their White House tours next wek and I'll cover the added expenses. Word is it will cost about $74,000. If I can get the White House doors open, I'll pick up the tab.
"Mister Carney, you know this is an offer you can't refuse -- give me a call."
(fast forward a little)
"I will absolutely write the check if they open the doors next week."
(video 6:04 long at the clip)
(Excerpt) Read more at foxnews.com ...
stick it to him!
dag nabbit I wanted to put this is news (and breaking news at that) instead of chat
Perhaps instead, Bolling et al. could pay tuition for one or two of our returning servicemen since this administration has cut the tuition aid.
Let them refuse! It will be more proof — very easily understood by even the most “low-information” voter — that Obama is making up reasons to deliberately hurt people.
For once, it’s literally, absolutely true: It’s for the children.
There’s no way the Wh can accept but it might shame them into fixing the problem.
Then again, Zero has no shame!
When FOX News Channel or Hannity agree to pay for a week's lost pay due to the Sequester for a low paid single mother I know who works for the DoD and has a child with severe medical issues, let me know.
I’ve heard that the tours are self-directed. The money in question is for some 30 Secret Service agents.
But these are details. Bolling and Hannity are calling out the White House. Let’s see if the WH Press Corps dares to bring this up at the next event.
Hit the abuse button on yourself, explain what you want and the Mod will probably fix it for you.
A lot of people on FR have been severely hurt by the economy in the last four years. It’s not that we don’t feel sympathy for your friend, it’s just that the Sequester battle is making Obama look like a fool. He approval is already dropping as a result of his doomsday prophesies.
Thanks for the tip. But I already linked a related thread to this one so I don’t want to foul it up.
Eh, I’m not going to worry about it. If somebody else makes a real article about this and Drudge links to that article, we’ll have at least half a dozen links in the news section to that article within an hour. :-)
That would be an example of a “false dilemma”.
There’s not just one way to help people out.
You have a lot more confidence in the low information voter than I. No doubt this will all be covered up or spun somehow by the mainstream media.
You complained so I was trying to help. You can always put a new link in the other thread.
Oh no I sincerely appreciate your help; I wasn’t minimizing it at all.
I botched it in the beginning and I botched it again by linking to it before you offered your help — which I will keep in mind for the future.
So any effort without a 100% guarantee of success just isn’t worth trying? Maybe Hannity and Bolling could cough up $85 billion and cover the entire Sequester “shortfall!?!”
Not a problem! :-)
There’s already some poo-poo-ing right here on this thread, so you might be right. The spin from the usual suspects on MSLSD might take that form.
If you know a person in such dire straits, it’s up to you to help her.
Boling is offering his help to the students who have sponsored bake sales and car washes to come to D. C. His offer will be appreciated and remembered by those children for years. Don’t put down the kindness of others.
I saw Eric’s offer - that’s some big league stepping up! And good for Hannity, too. I liked Andrea Tantaros’ suggestion that Dear Reader chip in some campaign funds. But no, as the banana republic general wannabe, he’d never do that.
I can;t even afford to eat out [feels sad] but he did work for it and got the breaks and chose the right path unlike me and good for Bolling to have said this.
I’t is not bozo;s house, it;s our house and while the stooges and Judas’s in our party had dinner with this clown and Paul was raising awareness to the rule of law the kids in DC were not allowed to enter OUR HOUSE, the peoples house
Yah you might be right. From another thread:
From the Jimmy Kimmel show: “Do you agree with Obama’s decision to pardon the sequester and send it to Portugal?”
just got back from Chic Fil A and the black woman working there was talkiong to me and talk about low info voter.
She said how Enlgand does eevrything right and I told her not the health care they don;t.
She then said she thought tey did but at lease Canada has good health care to which I told her that they do not and many come here.
She then told me she watches Piers Morgan, the man , the loon who is hated back in England and I told her that.
She told me he can;t make stories up because there are fact checkers.
I left as I was never going to get any info into her head, thick as two short planks and to think she votes.
My youngest who is 10 said to me as we left”Dad , she can;t vote can she as she doens;t know anything?”
Sadly I replied “yes she can”
“I will absolutely write the check if they open the doors next week.”
Why in the world would anyone want to send money to the White Hut????
I’d pay good hard currency to see it shut down with the power off. Keep that marxist dictator at bay along with his teleprompter. For at least a week so we don’t have to hear is arrogant pie hole rambling on about black flag furloughs.
LOL at a sequester killed my parents...
Isn’t that about equal to what Obama (taxpayers) pay for a round of golf for him and his friends?
Someone should point out what a small percentage of one of his ‘trips’ this is.
Rush could sponsor a bake sale.
Wow Dan’s Bake Sale.
Had forgotten about that one.
It was HUGE !!
If we did one in DC, it might even get mentioned by the MSM.
I pay taxes as well. So does my friend who doesn’t take handouts, but works. Using your twisted, sick “logic”, every woman who built B-25s, tanks, or ships during WW II was some sort of moocher. Incredible. Just incredible.
But, no one has been furloughed yet. Medical is still in tact.
Isn’t it fascinating that Obama’s sequester has terminated tours of “the people’s House (WH)”, but not Obama’s endles golf games all acros the country or DHS’ purchase of bazillions of rounds of ammo to kep us from being able to purchase it??
The random arbitrariness of what is affected by the sequester reminds me of the items prohibited for sale on Sundays under the old “blue”laws.
Oh don’t worry, they will be.
One day every two weeks. I predict one month. That’s two days total. She will be fine. It’s two days she can spend with her child.
Rent The Godfather.
LOL - our guys are good - the best... Thanks for posting this...
Sky pilot, I am concerned about your friend. These are hard times and we the people are paying for the lack of budget responsibility. Look at the various countries whose citizens went to the streets when cuts were made. Yea, these groups are made up of individuals. But, we need to ride this out. Be support to your friend. Find out where her struggles are and see how she can handle this crisis. It sounds like she is full of anxiety over this. Being upset about an impending situation doesn’t help matters. It only adds to the stress. She needs to sit down and figure out her finances by period. Sometimes it helps to write it down than to just view a problem as a whole. Take each pay period as it comes, maybe a small loan from her tsp if all he’ll breaks loose. But, this isn’t going to last long, I don’t believe so at all.
“on Tuesday, Rep. Louie Gohmert (R) of Texas offered an amendment to the omnibus spending bill that the House is currently considering. None of the money authorized by this continuing resolution may be used to transport the President to or from a golf course until public tours of the White House resume, read Representative Gohmerts amendment. ”
White House tours represent non-essential government spending. If we save money not doing those tours, then I’m not gonna cry over some schoolkids not getting a tour of the White House.
I want the government OUT of the business of paying for non-essential items. In fact if you were to have categories called essential, supportive, and frivolous, White House tours would be in the frivolous spending category.
Along comes Fox News and offers MORE money to take these tours, and that ties in exactly with Obama’s message that he needs MORE money (more TAXES).
Dumb stunt by Bolling to give Obama a talking point that suggests more money is needed.
How many letters have you written to the Obama administration complaining about this instead of posting it on FreeRepublic?
Rep Gohmert is becoming one of my favorite Texas representatives. Unfortunately, he’s not in my district so I can support him, but I love the fact that he is a constant pain in zero’s nasty butt!
His amendment probably won’t go anywhere, but I’d love it if it did. Even though I know it would never happen, I have this great fantasy of zero getting felt up by the TSA as he boards a commercial flight to go play golf somewhere. Then, they decide to confiscate half the contents of his golf bag because it’s all contraband!
Oh, well, I can dream, can’t I?
I must be psychic!! :)