Skip to comments.W.H. to Congress: Easter Egg Roll could be canceled (Updated)
Posted on 03/18/2013 1:26:17 PM PDT by rightwingintelligentsia
The next casualty of sequestration could be the Easter Bunny at least according to a White House e-mail that recently landed in Capitol Hill inboxes.
The White House warned Congress that budget uncertainties could nix the annual Easter Egg Roll for kids, which is planned for April 1.
[B]y using these tickets, guests are acknowledging that this event is subject to cancellation due to funding uncertainty surrounding the Executive Office of the President and other federal agencies, the White House cautioned, according to two Capitol Hill sources who provided the language. If cancelled, the event will not be rescheduled.
White House press secretary Jay Carney said last week that the egg roll would go forward, although he left open the possibility that that could change. (Update: A White House official said Monday that the egg roll is still going forward. More below.)
The administration has faced a backlash from Congress and late-night comics for canceling tours of the White House to save money as part of the $85 billion in automatic budget cuts, known as sequestration, that went into effect March 1. And there has also been criticism that the Easter Egg roll would go forward while the tours would not.
On Friday, Carney got into a contentious back-and-forth on Fox News and said the egg roll is for a lot of military families and it's paid for by the sale of ceremonial eggs and outside donations. "Its a totally different budget," he said. "These are apples and oranges."
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Doubling down on stupid.
As if anyone gives a smelly Obama about a White House Easter egg ceremony.
I don’t want the Christian faith besmirched by the undereducated quota baby president.
Get real, Obamadork, why not have a “find the hidden mullah” party instead?
Olympus Fools Day.
It's the sequester you know...
I couldn;t careless about the stupid Easter egghunt, Ester is not all about egg rolling and the obama’s getting their photo ops with the DC inner city kids or white house staff kids
Still trying to find John Semmen’s name on this article somewhere...
Oh, do it. Do it! I dare ya!
I doubt they will cancel. It’s their chance to showcase Sodomite “parents” with their abused children.
I really don’t want to see two Obese Lesbians chasing their kid around the White House lawn anyway ...
major doomage ping.
Next thing you know, the Easter Bunny will be “coming out.”
I didn’t realize Easter was a Muslim holiday.
The only people who gets into this event are friends of the current administration. Therefore, if Obama cancels the event, the only people he’s hurting are his own supporters.
Good. Keep him away from the kids.
I personally don’t care to see innocent children attend an Easter Egg Hunt presided over by the Prnce of Darkness.
Why don’t they hold their breath? They haven’t tried that yet.
Who cares about that pagan ritual? They usually invite a bunch of homosexual couples and their artificially created kids to that spectacle.
Well ever since the Obama administration encouraged same sex couples with kids to celebrate on the White Hut lawn, it’s kind of lost any meaning it may have ever had.
And on April 1st? They aren’t fooling anyone. It’s not even a Sunday.
Looks like the White House is finding all kinds of ways to save money.
In a time of fiscal craziness, an Easter Egg Roll is an appropriate thing to cancel.
In fact, I would down scale everything related to the White House: dinners, trips, guests, repairs, staff, wages, aircraft, vehicles, could all be cut by 3/4 and the nation would not notice.
It’s about promoting homosexuality:
Obama Sets Aside Easter Egg Roll Tix for Gay Activists, MSM Ignores Story
Maybe the children could learn about the Resurrection.
I’m just riffing of some of you but will the bunny be a transexual communist? I think it’s an excuse because Obama doesn’t like talking to people.
They’ll be canceling flowers, rainbows, and the singing of little birdies next.
Is it true that because of the sequestration, Obama has signed an Executive Order canceling birthday celebrations for all white citizens between the ages of 1 and 12?
This makes the White House look bad, not Congress.
“...it’s paid for by the sale of ceremonial eggs ...”
WTH is a ceremonial egg?
Is this some sort of lesbian birth control?
Are his “old lady’s” jaunts all over hells half acre going to come to a screeching halt? I am sure they are not. I cannot wait to hear the media when his wife takes her first big trip. Oh wait, they will not give a crap about that - neither will he.
“W.H. to Congress: Easter Egg Roll could be canceled”
The kids can just go to church and learn that Easter isnt about a damn rabbit and colored eggs.
Who cares about a damn bunny and hidden eggs when Jesus died on Good Friday and resurrected on Easter Sunday?
Easter Egg Roll BLOWS!
P.S. Hi RWI!
Boycott the thing. All I’d want to do is egg the “hosts” anyway..
Go ahead Odumbo cancel the Easter Egg Roll. Come on I double dare you to cancel it and than go out a blame the republicans as it is their fault for sequestration that caused the military families and children to be denied a tradition. Do honestly think the American public is that stupiod to realize that the honored traditions that take place at the White House are being denied only because an idiot is in charge and wants to inflict some type of pain against the American People. We have heard for so many years that if the republicans do this or that social security checks will not be sent and so on and so forth. Go ahead punk make my day. because really I know whom is doing this is the little pipsqueak from Indonesia whom attended occidential college as a foreign student.
COULD CALL, I think an Easter Egg Hunt should be banned, private initiative can find ways if they want to keep it alive. This is the 1st thing Obama has done I have been in favor of. Wow, we’re in agreement.
Oh please, please, please, please let it be true.
The only thing that would make this better is for both the o’stoners to go on vacation to different places on the day of the Easter Egg Hunt on the biggest honking jet with the biggest entourage possible.
It is always Winter and never Christmas with this Schmuck, isn’t it?
When are they going to cancel the Obama vacay’s? Golf games?
There, fixed it.
I remember a story a few years ago that the Obama’s hated the White House tours and having to mix with regular citizens.
I think that is why these things are being cancelled.
I triple dog dare them!
To quote HIllary from the early days at one of their first White House tours, “We just screwed all of these people.”
Makes sens.. Muslims don’t celebrate Easter anyway.
Just saving more pocket money for the Obama's when they go on their next expensive vacation somewhere.
There are many things to be ordered for this event...including a design for an egg.
They're toying with us.
Cancel the event....but don't you dare go on vacation.
And, and, and no more parties in the WH!
No wait, scratch that last one.
You can bet if it were called the Ramadan Falafal Roll there would be on talk of cutting it from the budget.
The Democrats have a War on Children!