New bill would require WH dinners to follow same as school lunch guidelines

One Illinois Republican lawmaker has asked the White House and the Obama’s to stop being “hypocrites” and practice what they preach about nutrition.

Tuesday night’s glutton-fest of a White House state dinner for French President François Hollande was the perfect example of why U.S. Rep. Rodney Davis has introduced legislation that would require official White House meals to follow the same USDA mandated guidelines for school lunch and breakfast programs.

Davis’ bill, H.R. 3686, the School Nutrition Fairness Act, is “to make sure this Administration is aware of the real-life impact their regulations are having on kids who are going hungry and our smaller school districts who are struggling to keep up with the increased costs,” he wrote on Facebook Tuesday.

The Washington Times reported that the meal served to guests at Tuesday’s dinner ran an estimated 2,500 calories, “which is almost three times as much as what the first lady and the USDA allow our school kids to eat in the school lunch program,” Davis said. It’s “the height of hypocrisy.”

The dinner’s high-calorie menu shattered the USDA standards of approximately 1,200 total calories per day for students that the first lady touted as part of her anti-obesity campaign.

Not to mention the government mandated, small meal portion size leaving kids hungry, as well as the complaints from students and parents about school lunches that “taste like vomit.”

According to the Times, the White House dinner consisted of:

[A] main course of dry-aged ribeye beef served with blue cheese, 12 varieties of potatoes and quail eggs.

The first course was American Osetra caviar, farmed from sturgeon in estuaries in Illinois, followed by a “winter garden salad.”

Dessert was a selection of sweets: a chocolate malted cake that combined bittersweet chocolate from Hawaii and tangerines from Florida, served with vanilla ice cream made in Pennsylvania. Also on the menu were fudge made from Vermont maple syrup, lavender shortbread cookies and cotton candy dusted with orange zest.

Pretty hard to ask people to “Let’s Move” after that meal.

Related: Michelle Obama’s ‘in your face’ pooch picture: My dogs eat steak & wear diamonds!

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  • EliseR

    Wouldn’t it be nice if the Republicans focused on something important like JOBS or the ECONOMY or EDUCATION rather than wasting time legislating the number of calories that should be in a state dinner

    • Peter LaSides

      They have been! The problem is the obstructionist behavior of the senate and the president.

      • EliseR

        What bills have Republicans introduced to promote job growth or make public education better? They waste time voting on more than 40 bills to repeal the ACA, which they know won’t go anywhere, and on stupid things like legislating calories in state dinners.

        • Jon Carry

          EliseR ØbamaKare needs to be repealed. Completely. Thankfully the Republicans are trying. As far as congressional bills to fix the economy, you have the cart in front of the horse. The best thing congress can do is get out of the way. After they repeal the destructive bills that Øbama has imposed.

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        • skrill

          It would be laughable, if the economy wasn’t in such a sad state, that you think the Republicans are the ones hurting the economy. Look at cities like Detroit, MI & Chicago, IL. They have been run by democrats for YEARS & are beyond broke. The Democrats idea of ‘income equality’ is making everyone poor & dependent on them for their handouts. They don’t want people to thrive. They want families to depend on them for foodstamps & handouts, because if people depend on them, they are too afraid to vote them out of office.

          • obadiahlynch

            Chicago is BROKE? You need to get out more.

          • neo rambo

            maybe you need to get out more as chitown is broke and the southside is a war zone but at least most of it is black on black

          • jyrine

            Guess you don’t check out the NEWS obadiahlynch.

          • Loweezy Smith

            It is close. read the facts. Maybe YOU need to get out more.

          • Always_RIGHT2

            Yeah, it is. Look into it. And it’s a cesspool of corruption and a magnet for pathetic politicians like Obumbo, Rahm, etc.

          • obadiahlynch

            Its pension fund has a shortfall, as do a lot of gummint pension funds that were in stock accounts when the recession hit. It’ll come back .. It’s already coming back.
            .
            Chicago is doing fine. I just spent a pleasant couple weeks out there visiting family. It’s loud, sprawling, and dirty but it’s got a massive industrial sector, and a growing creative sector. Don’t count them out.

          • neo rambo

            thats correct the dems are the ones that run cities into the ground and they are the shooters at the mass shootings we can fix this mess by disarming the dems and taking back our cities to make the us safe again

          • Always_RIGHT2

            I live in suburbs of Detroit – and yeah, Detroit’s demise is directly a result of what happens when Democrats are in charge for 50 years. Unions and Democrats destroyed a once thriving ‘best in country’ place to live. Detroit Mayor Kilwame is an a-hole who stole multi-millions from the city and his whole f***ing useless corrupt family is in politics, go figure! And his defense cost the city over a million dollars too!

          • obadiahlynch

            What happened to Detroit was Toyota and Nissan. No one wanted the cars Detroit built for something like twenty years.

        • chamuiel

          You don’t think the obama’s should follow the same dietary restrictions they lay down for High School football players?

          Why?

          • http://1389blog.com/ 1389AD

            I’d go a little further – the federal funds spent on purchasing and preparing food for the First Family should be limited to the average amount spent on US school meals. The remainder ought to come out of the Obamas’ own pockets. Let them pay for their meals just like the rest of us.

          • Loweezy Smith

            Feed them the same thing Michelle wanted the schools to feed the students. The kids refused to eat it. Make her eat it.

          • http://1389blog.com/ 1389AD

            Sounds like a plan!

            Did you get your monicker from the eminently capable wife of Snuffy Smith?

            My grandpa was a West Virginia coal miner BTW. He lived to be 98. Actually LIKED working in the mines. That’s one tough dude!

        • Montgomery Draxel

          Passed by Republican house, blocked by Harry Reid:

          H.R. 872, the Reducing Regulatory Burdens Act

          H.R. 910, the Energy Tax Prevention Act

          H.J.Res. 37, a Resolution of disapproval regarding the FCC’s regulation of the Internet and broadband industry practices

          H.Res. 72, a Resolution to direct committees to inventory and review existing, pending, and proposed regulations and order from agencies of the Federal Government, particularly with respect to their effect on jobs and economic growth

          H.R. 1230, Restarting American Offshore Leasing Now Act

          H.R. 1229, Putting the Gulf of Mexico Back to Work Act

          Those are just a few… from 2011.

          P.S. If you want to make education “better”, spending money won’t do it as we spend more than just about every other nation. You fix it by decentralizing it and promote school choice.

          • obadiahlynch

            You’re pretty much proving EliseR’s point here.

          • psychosally

            funny obadia-thats not how I see it- bills have been sent to the senate that we never hear about because reid wont let the senate vote on it and the media could care less

          • obadiahlynch

            Oh, we hear about them whether they make it out of committee or not. They’re all public record. But ‘school choice’ and ‘reducing regulatory burdens’ are not job issues.

          • acers2

            You opened your mouth and now everyone knows of your stupidity. “reducing regulatory burdens are not job issues.” I rest my case.

          • Eric G

            Well put. The ignorance of the left and their willingness to blindly adhere to and parrot whatever comes out of their leadership’s mouth is nothing short of pathetic. Maybe obadiahlynch thinks we would have a stronger economy when all of the paintings by those who can now” pursue their dreams” come on the market. No, wait; in the spirit of Dodd/Frank, the current administration can sign into law a provision that will force the big bad banks to buy the new works of art. Then they can bundle them into huge exhibits and sell them to big, bad Wall Street. Everybody wins!

          • Loweezy Smith

            Using his pen and phone.

          • Eric G

            Well, it sure is much easier than following the Constitution. BHO did promise us “change”. By the way, is he personally responsible for the cost of his phone bill? Does that include texts? What about dialing information? And international calling? Well, it doesn’t matter; he would find a way to pass the expense on to our children anyway. Maybe he should switch to MetroPCS!

          • obadiahlynch

            Shoot, if people will buy George Zimmerman’s paintings for six figures..

          • Eric G

            Ok, that really relates to the jobs issue.

          • obadiahlynch

            I bet VA wishes they’d regulated their hazardous waste storage a little better, yeah? Then they wouldn’t have to be drinking bottled water..

          • acers2

            You’re not helping your cause in the “stupidity”, department. You really don’t have a clue, do you?

          • obadiahlynch

            Oh, I’ll give you that I’m stupid. It’s clear, however, that I’m smarter than you.
            .
            I’m cool with that.

          • acers2

            You see, the original point/question to you was about your statement of: “school choice and reducing regulatory burdens are not job issues.” I’m buying your statement “I’ll give you that I’m stupid.” As you can see, you will find no one disagreeing with you. “however , that I’m smarter than you.” is not a given. Only one person in my 72 years of life told me that to my face. I fired the b astard! Now as for you,obadiahlynch, I refuse to have battle of wits with an unarmed idiot. You’re sick, get help, moron.

          • obadiahlynch

            And I was right — they aren’t. You were wrong.
            .
            You’ll get used to that.

          • acers2

            Just the statement I would expect from a 16 year who just learned how to wave bye, bye. Yo mama, is still proud of you. Get help.

          • obadiahlynch

            Huh. And here you were just telling me you were done getting slapped around, too.
            .
            Here’s the thing, Acer. The Rs introduce standard R things — school vouchers, abortion laws, tax breaks, whatever, and make these extremely tenous claims that they’re actually ‘jobs bills’. They are not. They are the same things Rs always introduce, renamed ‘jobs bills’.
            .
            I’m cool with tax breaks. I’m even more cool with tax breaks being on condition of, say, hiring more workers. Or paying workers better. Or some way of tying these tax breaks to some public benefit, but that’s not how they ever seem to work. See what I mean?

          • Eric G

            Dear acers2,
            obadiahlynch could very well be a paid troll. They get paid based on the number of responses to their posts. DENY them their paycheck! The best thing to do is to cut and paste their posts/responses in the new dialog box, then write your response. You will get your point across and defeat the purpose and strategy of these fakes. Believe me, you will still get a response from them. If you don’t, no worries; they have read what you wrote but gave up and fished for a new person who is not aware of their game.
            For the record, I agree with you 100%

          • acers2

            Yea, I know he’s a troll, EricG. Just sometimes love to rattle the Libs cages. :)

          • obadiahlynch

            Do you really think anyone gets paid to post in the comment section of freaking bizpac? With its readership of about six hundred teabaggers? No, I do this on my own. It’s sort of like volunteering down at the homeless shelter — not a ton of fun, but noblesse obligè demands it.

          • acers2

            Wow that’s fantastic. Homeless shelter, making you work for your grub. Way to go shelter. Which shelter is this? Would like to have Fox, interview them. Who knows, might be your one chance to break into da TV, business!

          • obadiahlynch

            You kinda lost me, or maybe I lost you. Sorry.

          • acers2

            Well obadiahlynch, sort of a play on your words. Read the last 3 or 4 lines of your post…”It’s sort of like volunteering down at the homeless shelter–not a ton of fun,but noblesse oblige demands it.” Have a nice day. Think you need a rest from the keyboard. :)

          • obadiahlynch

            And that’s where you lost me, or I you. See, volunteer work is usually unpaid. That’s, kinda, one of the ways you can tell it’s volunteer work. So where’d this ‘work for your grub’ stuff come from?

          • acers2

            As I said, it was a play on words, like having a little bit of fun, throwing you an olive branch. How in the h ell do you get up each day with your attitude. Do you libs ever smile? Talk about a drag, it has to be one at your house. Go on and take your last swipe and then shove it up your r ear, troll.

          • obadiahlynch

            Oh believe me, we smile. We in fact laugh out loud. There’s just about nothing funnier than an Ignorant Teabagger that’s run out of arguments.
            .
            I work for money. I volunteer because God says to. They’re different. Your insinuation that I do it to get on teevee is offensive — gawd knows I’ve been on teevee enough; I don’t need to be anymore.
            .
            Your utter capitulation has been noted.

          • acers2

            “TeeVee appearances? Yea right. You’re getting TV mixed up with Milk Carton, appearances, Skippy. Now run along skippy, yo mama, has her teet waiting for you. It’s her right one this morning. “I work for money.” ‘i volunteer because God says to.” I think you have God and Obama, mixed up.” Thanks for the laugh, welfare queen.Your mama, is still proud of you, even if you were sixteen, before you learned how to wave bye, bye.

          • Today22011

            Actually, your not smarter

          • obadiahlynch

            Sheesh, people. When you’re telling someone how dumb they are, and by extension of course how much smarter you are, wouldn’t you think you should, like, try to use the correct words?
            .
            “Your” indicates possession. “Your car”, “Your house”. “You’re” is a contraction made up of “you” and “are”. They are different words that just happen to sound the same. Learn them; use them.
            .
            I weep for our nation’s future.

          • Bos95

            Not everyone is good at grammar. And the fact that you pointed that out just makes you mean.

          • obadiahlynch

            People that aren’t good at grammar shouldn’t go around calling other people dummies, then. It makes them objects of ridicule in the Real World.

          • Today22011

            Sorry for your sorry a$$; also some thoughts move ahead faster than keyboarding.

          • obadiahlynch

            Four words. A silly four word insult, and you get twenty-five percent of ‘em wrong. This is ‘faster than keyboarding’?

          • Today22011

            It’s really five words intended to be polite. You ought to recount.

          • obadiahlynch

            Cough *BS* cough

          • curmudgeon

            You would make a sack of hair look intelligent. You liberal minds keep the short bus industry in business.

          • truthisliberty

            If you knew God, you would know government isn’t perfect as it isn’t God. Barry aka Obama is a liar who exploits those without a conscience.

          • obadiahlynch

            I’m not sure exactly where you’re going there. We shouldn’t have government, because it’s not perfect? God should be our government?

          • truthisliberty

            hello! Glad you are looking for clarity! Throughout history whenever a people have forsaken faith in God, godless tyrants arose. America is at such a place. Barry and his lawless, hyproctical rule is the result of many who don’t trust Gods provisions and have been led to falsely believe Barry will take care of them. His actions speak louder then his words.

          • obadiahlynch

            There’ve been plenty of ‘godly’ tyrants as well, though. Ask the victims of the Inquisition, ask the Cathars. So I’m not sure the issue is having a ‘godly’ leader, so much as having a capable leader and a clear system of laws that constrain and direct him or her.

          • Today22011

            Your debate betrays by positing “godly vs. capable leader” acknowledging a clear system of laws that constrain and direct him/her . Yes. and the U.S. Constitution being violated and subverted . Anyone else want to comment?

          • obadiahlynch

            Apparently not. But you got to admit, ‘godly’,in itself, doesn’t guarantee a competent (or even benevolent) leader.

          • skrill

            The increase that the schools have to spend to prepare lunches cost jobs.

          • obadiahlynch

            Nah. I’ve got employees, I’m subject to all sorts of regulations, I can’t think of any regulations that, if they went away, I’d hire more people.

          • TheFlashingScotsman

            Cutting back ridiculous regulation that businesses have to try to work under, and pay for, isn’t a job issue? You’ve never owned a business, have you?

          • obadiahlynch

            I guess the question is, what regulations are ridiculous and what ones are common sense?

          • TheFlashingScotsman

            Most people would have no problem figuring it out. Government bureaucrats and those who love them might have a problem.

          • obadiahlynch

            Not really. Lemme give you an example. Buddy of mine ran a salvage yard for years. He had a rack that he stored dead batteries on. Hundreds of them. And one day some guy from th’gubmint shows up. Tells him he has to move all the batteries across the yard. He was mad. ‘Useless regulations’… But it turned out, there was a problem with old batteries leaking acid into creeks, and killing the fish. Turned out the state had made a new burdensome regulation that you couldn’t store old batteries by salmon streams.

          • obadiahlynch

            So as far as the junkyard guys saw it, this was burdensome. As far as the fishermen saw it, it was vital. That’s the problem you run into when you talk about onerous regulations — you got to know the ‘why’.

          • TheFlashingScotsman

            You act as if I don’t know. As if I’ve never worked with these regulations, seeing the effect they have, from both sides of the coin. In other words, you have no idea. Stop assuming things. Because you know what happens when you assume.

          • obadiahlynch

            Well you said most people would have no trouble telling a dumb rule from a necessary one. I provided an example of one that only made sense with some perspective. Maybe you can come up with a dumb one: one with no basis in reality at all. One that’d be easy to say, that’s a good one to dump. Feel free.

          • TheFlashingScotsman

            As I said, actually having been one who works in real life, rather than being glued to a screen like a troll, I have seen stupidly written regulations that did nothing other than add to the expense of creating a product, and cost productivity, and lost man hours, without even being POSSIBLE to obey, much less reasonable.

            Working in heavy construction in Southern California, the EPA, (which is a wealth of stupid regulations in itself), decided that the dust problem from housing projects was causing an environmental problem. I agreed. I was the person on a mile-square project that was certified as a PH-10 specialist. PH-10 is dust for those who speak English rather than governmentese.

            So the developer is responsible to keep dust from leaving the project. Any visible dust leaving a project would get you a fine.

            One day, we had a windstorm from the southwest that kicked up a dust storm of epic proportions in open desert upwind from my project. Desert not only not the property of the developer, but not in any way under our control. It proceeded to blow said dust, a thick cloud of it, high up into the air. The dust then proceeded OVER the project, and off the downwind side. Since the dust was visibly leaving the project on the downwind side, the EPA decided that it fit the rules, and fined the developer $25,000 and shut the job down for a week.

            There was NOTHING that could have stopped that dust from blowing over the project and out the other side, yet nearly a hundred people went home without a job for a week, due to the ignorance of bureaucrats.

            Please, in your own words, tell me how this did a service to the people of Coachella Valley. When you finish, plug your head back into your ass and keep quiet, troll.

          • obadiahlynch

            Sounds like that was a bad application of a reasonable rule. And you didn’t win on appeal or anything?
            .
            Because this sounds like a ‘more to the story’ type of story.
            .
            I did a quick google on ‘PH-10 dust’, and when I got nothing on the first couple screens that would indicate the EPA ever referred to dust as ‘PH-10′, I took the hyphen out, just in case. Two screens in, I’m still not finding anything about PH10 equaling dust.
            .
            I also googled ‘PH10 specialist’ and found no such job.

          • TheFlashingScotsman

            Not my problem you can’t find anything about it. I still have my certification card, although I’ve retired, and don’t keep going to the annual recertification.

            No, the regulation was written by bureaucrats, and enforced by bureaucrats, so there is no sense to it.

            Plug your head back into your troll ass. I’m done with you.

          • obadiahlynch

            Yeah, I’m thinking definitely more to the story here. I don’t blame you for backing out at this point by the way.

          • TheFlashingScotsman

            PM-10. Particulate Material, 10 microns or less. You’re a troll, and an uneducated one at that. Troll on.

          • obadiahlynch

            What is the DEAL with you bizpackers anyways. Everyone who disagrees with you, or has a slightly different view of anything, is not a TROLL, people. Back in the day, ‘trolling’ was going on forums and saying e.g. racist things, just to get angry responses. You know, trolling. Like fishing.
            .
            I’m not calling you a liar, and happily admit I know nothing about PF-10.

          • obadiahlynch

            The point is, ‘regulations’ aren’t bad, necessarily. Some regulations can be overreaching, or enforced badly. I’m fine with that. I just hate when politicians say we’re going to ‘reduce regulation’ without being specific. A little regulation in W VA would have kept a lot of people from having to drink bottled water for a month, y’know?

          • TheFlashingScotsman

            I’ve read the entire thread, and happily admit that you know nothing about much of anything.

          • obadiahlynch

            Says the guy that can’t keep PM-10 and PH-10 straight in his own fantasies. LOL

          • TheFlashingScotsman

            And your point is?

          • obadiahlynch

            I guess my point is, just because YOU think a regulation is unnecessary or inordinately burdensome don’t make it so.

          • TheFlashingScotsman

            So then, you have no point, since you’re assuming that I would be against that particular regulation. Try to keep up.

          • neo rambo

            you cant talk sense to libtards as liberalism is a mental illness

          • twmon9816

            Are you still drunk?

          • jerome h.

            WTF does being an atheist have to do with her comment?

          • obadiahlynch

            Which comment? Sorry, we’ve gotten the thread so tangled here ..

          • Loweezy Smith

            The House has passed many funding bills. Reid tables every other bill coming to the senate. the one that needs to go is Harry Reid.

          • Eric G

            Right on! So where is EliseR’s retort to your post? Don’t hold your breath; I certainly won’t.

          • Mujo67

            Thanks for doing the legwork, Montgomery!

          • curmudgeon

            Thanks, but idiots like Elise and her troll buddies can’t wrap their little minds around anything resembling common sense. Most are liberal art majors if they went to college at all and were indoctrinated by their Communist professors. They are naive emotion driven little robots who are easily manipulated by anyone with an IQ above room temperature.

        • neo rambo

          what about the keystone pipeline to start? the list goes on and on as the commie in mw wh and the other fellow in doj are intent on destroying this great nation

        • culper355

          Educate YOURSELF -sweetie- the conservatives on all blogs have tried – but there are “none so blind as those you will not see !”

        • Jerry

          Just go to hell you atheist sucker.

        • Loweezy Smith

          What bills have Obama and the democrats introduced to promote job growth or make public education better? What I see happening is a decline in both.

        • JOHN T. FOX

          DON’T KNOW THE NAME OR NUMBER OF THE BILLS, BUT THEY PASSED OVER 60 IN THE HOUSE, ZERO IN THE SENATE AND OSOMA OBAMA REFUSES TO EVEN SIGN THE TWO THAT DID MAKE IT TO HIS DESK.

        • Phil

          They have Elise.
          Harry Reid pocket vetoes everything.
          Democrats need stupid people or they’d never get elected.

        • blueline2

          Blocking ambassadors, department heads, judges, shutting down the government. Those are “obstructionist behavior of the senate and the president?” Wake up Peter.

        • rrgrqr

          Elise, that’s a good question but it isn’t one you’ll receive an answer for.

          Republicans have been busy working to make sure everyone is self sufficient so that we can all either live blessed lives (because you know it’s true that all blessed people have never had the help of any government and the people who are poors or have little are just lazy bumpkins who became used to the government taking care of them) while at the same time are vigorously looking for ways to make sure people (middle class on down) are taxed more and companies taxed less, as in no taxes. It’s only fair, you know. Besides, everyone knows it is the wealthiest amongst us that need the most protection right now because they are all being persecuted.

          Christ warned us that the good amongst us would be seen as the bad people. And it has come to pass. Liberals and non-believers are making it out like the blessed people are bad people and the poors are good, innocent people.

          But Jesus made it clear that the more money people have the more that His Father has blessed them because of their goodness.

      • blueline2

        Please tell me you’re joking Peter. The Repubs announced on Obama’s first day that they would do everything they could to make him a one term President. They have voted “No” to almost every initiative. You don’t recognize this as “obstructionist?” We must live in different worlds.

        • Kevin Scott

          Yet Obama had control of Congress during his first two years to pretty much do as he wished. What’s his excuse now? And since when does the opposition NOT want the other party in power to be a multi-term proposition? PLEASE show me a point in American politics when the other side said, “Ya know, we’d REALLY like to see the Republican/Democrat president have more than one term.”
          Reagan accomplished much without having a majority of Congress because he knew that to get a little, you had to give a little. (Coincidently, this is Negotiations 101.)
          Either Obama has no brain or he has no testicles. Take your pick.

          • Joey Bloggs

            Control of Congress is not very useful if the minority party decides to filibuster everything, which is what happened. The reason that Reagan was able to work with a Democratic Congress is because the Democratic Party back then was ideologically divided between liberals, moderates, and conservatives, and Reagan was able to pick off members of latter two groups in order to get his agenda passed. Obama was not able to repeat the same trick, because a) there are virtually no moderate Republicans left (and absolutely no liberal ones), and b) because the GOP adopted, as a matter of policy, a strategy of obstructing all major Democratic-sponsored legislation via filibuster abuse — something that has never been done before in US history.

          • Kevin Scott

            I read y’all’s comments but all I heard in my head was OBAMA IS TRYING MEAN REPUBLICANS ARE MEAN AND OBAMA IS TRYING WAAAAH WAAAAH
            I could have gotten the same answers by throwing darts at a dartboard covered with Liberal talking points.
            When the two of you are ready to engage in an actual conversation instead of rapid-fire defecation of disproven and tired clichés from your side, let me know. But I must thank you for clearing up government workings, as I was unaware that having control of 2/3 of the government still rendered a president impotent.

          • blueline2

            Have you not payed any attention the last 5 years? If you don’t have 60% of the Senate, you don’t control it-the Republicans filibustered everything. Now when Reid changes the rules so they can accomplish something, the GOP screams that he is working around them. No matter, you guys will never admit the real reason you fight so hard to stop Obama. Of course the Repubs want a one term Prez, but NEVER has a party blocked so many acts, nominations, motions, everything in our history–NEVER.

          • Kevin Scott

            So, was I hallucinating when he had control of Congress his first two years? Please, I await your response…

          • blueline2

            You weren’t hallucinating—but you display an undeniably complete lack of knowledge of how the federal government works. No reply necessary

          • Bouncerquinn

            blueline2, he had 60 seats in the Senate his first 2 years. They forced the ACA w/o a single Rep vote and increased our yearly spending by over $1 Trillion in his first year. That is an indisputable fact!!

        • jimshaw54

          What do you call every bill the House has sent to the Senate that has been tabled by Harry Reid? I call it obstructionist. But I am sure you don’t see it that way.

          • blueline2

            How many bills have never even been brought up in the House?? How many Obama appointments to judgeships, ambassadors, department heads, cabinet members, etc have been blocked by Repubs. Not to mention shutting down the government????? What do you call those? Patriotic opposition? Give me a break-you guys have set a record for blocking-I find the GOP to be cruel to the people of this country for what you’ve done to the economy, jobs, and civil rights.

          • TheFlashingScotsman

            The government slowdown, (there was never at any time a shutdown), was caused by Reid. How many compromises were sent up by the House, and never allowed to come to a vote?

          • Bouncerquinn

            The Dims have done what you are complaining about w/the ACA. It’s the $Trillion+/year problem!!

          • jimshaw54

            1. You could have asked those same questions about Bush appointments that the Democrats blocked.
            2. Do you REALLY believe that the Republicans alone have squashed the economy? Go back to who was in control of the house and senate when the recession began to raise it’s ugly head in 2007. Then look at graphs showing when the economy went sour — after Democrats were in control of both the house and the senate, AND Bush rolled over and didn’t veto much of anything. Frankly, we are all better off when the two parties decide to work together rather than play “gotcha”– which seems to be the way things work in D.C. Clinton tried playing the party game until he wised up and figured out that our country runs better when the two parties co-operate. And Bush didn’t get us into the Iraq war alone — people from both parties voted for that war.
            3.The Repubs didn’t shut down the government. You connect the wrong dots there. There is enough blame to go around to both parties. The Repubs. tried to block FINANCING Obamacare only, and the Dems. blocked the whole thing, then went on to shut down things such as the veterans memorial. By the way, how is Obamacare working out for the millions who have lost their medical insurance? But you won’t know the who and why because you won’t listen to people who tell it like it is rather than toe the party lines of both parties. Fair is fair, and personally I am tired of BOTH parties playing games with the lives and fortunes of We The People.

          • Bouncerquinn

            Every year that a Republican has been in the WH the Dims have blocked judge appointments and evry other kind. They tried to block his Hispanic AG appointment, but they met their come uppence with the Hispanic vote!!

          • blueline2

            Get serious, Democrat blocks are miniscule compared to the massive ‘block everything’ by the GOP. Typical-accuse the other guy of what it is you’re doing. At one time, they had not approved even one federal judgeship and several major government departments had no head-The GOP doesn’t care about the damage they do, they just want to make the government fail so they can blame Obama-

    • David Kerr

      Wouldn’t it be nice if the Democraps didn’t hire trolls to have mouth diarrhea?

    • Brandon Johns

      Wouldn’t it be nice if you leftists would stop dictating to us what to eat. You call yourselves pro-choice, but that seems to end at abortion.

      • Eric G

        Don’t forget, there are lawsuits being filed against the food manufacturers holding them accountable for causing obesity. Maybe Michelle can get her law license back and advertise on tv.

        • skrill

          And if that falls through, she can always sell oceanfront property in Colorado or something…there obviously are some idiots who believe anything the Obamas ‘sell’ them

    • dwpittelli

      And maybe Democrats should focus on jobs or the economy, instead of wasting time legislating the number of calories that should be in a school lunch (or destroying the health care insurance system).

      • Kevin Scott

        They can’t do that because BUSH MEAN REPUBLICANS WAR ON WOMEN WAR ON MINORITIES WAR ON THE POOR. (/sarcasm)

    • chamuiel

      Wouldn’t it be nice if Democrats focused on something important like JOBS, or the ECONOMY, or EDUCATION, rather than wasting time trying to see how much food they can cram in their bellies, or putting jewelry on their dogs.

    • http://yahoo.com/ DustyFae

      They really should practice the same thing they are forcing on to the Americans…they should be forced to obey the same laws as they want to force unto us…They are not Kings and Queens, just high paid welfare scrums….

    • graybuffalo

      Harry Reid sees fit to send EVERY piece of GOP-written bills to the circular file without even going to a vote. Please tell me what the GOP can possibly do to stop the decimation of the American workforce. 10+ MILLION have dropped out of the American workforce participation JUST SINCE Obama took office! Shameful! He claims he created 4 million jobs? Looks like a net loss of 6+ Million to me. The real unemployment rate = 14.7%

      • Kevin Scott

        Shhhh… Two Liberals above are sure that it is all the Republican’s fault. Your truth and logic might hurt their feelings.

        • graybuffalo

          Ooops! Sorry. “They can’t handle the truth.”

    • graybuffalo

      I don’t argue with morons.

    • Sharon

      You can’t see the hypocrisy coming from the White House? How sad.

    • psychosally

      elise you have to send that comment to harry reid and not the republicans

    • Jerry

      Can you imagine how many poor people could have been fed with the unnecessary lavishness of yoBama.

    • Bouncerquinn

      What would be nice, would be if the couple in the WH would practice what they preach!!

    • Major_Mike

      You’re right. Perhaps a transformational jobs program like our historic President, Barack Hussein Obama, and the Party controlled Congress passed in His first year as our Leader? The Stimulus? A trillion dollars of the People’s money well spent on grand infrastructure invest and shovel-ready jobs for the workers? What a glorious success! The Party cadres in the Party media reported that millions of jobs created or saved! Unemployment was ended! The Chimpy Bushitler recession, caused by the evil plutocrats Franks and Dodd – traitors to the Party – was ended and prosperity returned to the land!
      Yes, the class enemies and the reactionaries claim that there were no shovel ready projects (they even forced our historic President, Barack Hussein Obama to say so) and these same hatemongers point out that the Party nomenklaturna and apparatchiks in the White House claimed jobs were created or saved in places that did not exist, but these are merely the lies of capitalist running dogs!
      Next they will tell us that the glorious triumph of the 10-Year Plan (AKA Obamacare) is a failure because 30 million of the 31 million comrades who were uninsured will still be uninsured in 10 years! The critical part is that the masses will be freed from the oppression of work!

      • Don Pace

        Almost didn’t catch the sarcasm. Two thumbs up!

    • tim_lebsack

      Is it important that state dinners be so elaborate ??

    • jimshaw54

      EliseR: Wouldn’t it be nice if the Democrats and the Obama administration would focus on something other than the calories children get in their lunch at school? Their time would be MUCH better used if they would concentrate on something more important — like putting government on a fiscal diet. Talk about obesity!! The word applies to more than food.

      • https://soundcloud.com/#djchefron djchefron

        I bet you didn’t say that when bush ran up the deficit with two unfunded wars , tax cuts for the the rich and Medicaid part d which was all not paid for. But its not racism. SMDH

        • jimshaw54

          You lost. Not only did you lose your bet with me that I didn’t criticize Bush, but you have also lost BIGTIME when you played the race card with me. Race has nothing at all to do with who I support, but guile (see “If you like your plan you can keep your plan. Period. If you like your doctor, you can keep your doctor. Period.” ) and stupidity does.

          • https://soundcloud.com/#djchefron djchefron

            Ah need I remind you when the ACA was passed in 2010 those plans were grandfather, then the insurance companies decided to change the plans. That had nothing to do with the ACA. If you take your head out of your ass and learn you would know that, But alas you get your views from rw nutjobs and you cant put 2 and 2 together .

          • Bouncerquinn

            You don’t have a clue what you are talking about. Read the bill. Most insurers, whether health, auto, home or life, reauthorize their policies(coverage) on a yearly basis. Most years there aren’t any changes. When there are changes, it is based on circumstance and law. When based on circumstance, it is regulated by law. In other words, insurance companies are allowed to make a profit, if not they wouldn’t be in business. If they are losing money they are allowed to make changes, but those are in line with regulations. When it is by law it is because of a law passed by Congress and the changes the insurance companies are making because of the ACA, are changes they have no control over. And those plans that are supposedly grandfathered can’t be because the ACA would cause them to run at a deficit, the way our federal government does.
            Know what you are talking about, when you comment on here.

    • Peggy Joseph

      Wouldn’t it be nice if these two maggots followed THEIR OWN RULES AND REGS. oh I forgot kings and queens don’t have to just their subjects. AND FOR YOUR INFO THE REPUBS HAVE BEEN TRYING TO, IT’S YOUR FILTHY PIECE OF CRAP OVOMIT’S FAULT.

    • truthisliberty

      Wouldn’t it be nice if barry aka obama stopped stuffing his face?! The man is a total hypocrite living it up on the tax payers dime, well the people suffer. If you can’t see the error in such leadership, you deserve the hell such a wicked ruler is leading you too.

    • curmudgeon

      Wouldn’t it be nice if you libtards and progs didn’t whine about everything?

    • jyrine

      You don’t get it do ya EliseR. It’s double standards are a clear sign of much bigger problems.

    • JOHN T. FOX

      HMMM, LETS SEE OSOMA OBAMA HAS LEGISLATED WHAT DR’S WE CAN AND CAN’T SEE AND YET WON’T FUND HIS OWN LAW. THIS AFFECTS 1/6TH OF THE U.S. ECONOMY. EDUCATION IS NOW REQUIRING THE TEACHING OF ISLAMIC PRAYER AND HOMO SEX. I WISH THAT OSOMA OBAMA WOULD QUIT TRYING TO LEGISLATE THE DESTRUCTION OF AMERICA AND WOULD GO BACK TO KENYA! OBAMA CARE IS A TROJAN HORSE DESIGNED TO DO TWO THINGS; FIRST, TO CONFISCATE FIREARMS AND MAKE IT ILLEGAL FOR ANYONE TO OWN IN THE FUTURE BY DIAGNOSING THEM WITH ADD, ADHD, AND OTHER MENTAL CONDITIONS. BASICLY EVERYONE 30 AND UNDER WILL BE PROHIBITED THE RIGHT TO OWN AND BEAR ARMS. HE’S ALREADY TAKING AWAY THAT RIGHT FROM THE OLD AND VETS. THE SECOND THING WAS TO CREATE A MEANS TO CONTROL EVERYTHING THAT ONE CAN BUY OR SELL. THAT’S WHERE THE IRS COMES IN. AS FOR HEALTH CARE, IT WAS NEVER DESIGNED TO LOWER COSTS OR COVER MORE PEOPLE. IT WAS DESIGNED TO CREATE CONFUSION IN ORDER TO GENERATE A CRISES! ONE WHICH OSOMA OBAMA WILL NOT FAIL TO TAKE ADVANTAGE OF@!

      • https://soundcloud.com/#djchefron djchefron

        You let idiots post in all caps? That says a lot

        • JOHN T. FOX

          HEY NUMBNUT, EVER SEEN A KEYBOARD BEFORE? COMPARE THOSE LETTERS TO THOSE THAT I USE. THEY ARE ONE AND THE SAME. WHY? THEY ARE EASIER TO SEE AND THUS READ! WRITING 101 IS OVER FOR TODAY! WANT MORE EXAMPLES? STOP SIGNS, STREET SIGNS, ADVERTISING, COMPANYS NAMES, HIGHWAY SIGNS… ANYTHING THAT DESERVES TO BE SEEN IS WRITTEN WITH THESE LETTERS@!

          • https://soundcloud.com/#djchefron djchefron

            Stop it. You are already proving yourself a idiotic. and you are proving yourself un worthy of positing on here

          • JOHN T. FOX

            REJECT WHY ARE YOU BEING A PARAKEET? I JUST SAID THAT OF YOU@!

          • https://soundcloud.com/#djchefron djchefron

            OK please tell me what have conservatives done to help the American people in the last 40 years?

          • JOHN T. FOX

            CONSERVATIVES STARTED THE TEA PARTY MOVEMENT AND CULLED A FEW REJECTS FROM OFFICE. CONSERVATIVES CARRY CONCEALED AND OPEN CARRY AND STOP AND DETER CRIME. CONSERVATIVES DONATE TO CHARITYS. CONSERVATIVES PREVENT CAR DEER COLLISIONS BY KILLING DEER DURING DEER SEASON. CONSERVATIVES SERVE IN THE MILITARY. CONSERVATIVES WORK AND THUS PRODUCE GOODS AND SERVICES. CONSERVATIVES PAY TAXES. HOW MANY MORE EXAMPLES DO YOU NEED?

          • https://soundcloud.com/#djchefron djchefron

            You are doing a disservice to this site please stop being stupid

          • JOHN T. FOX

            AGAIN, THAT WAS MY POINT TO YOU. WHY ARE YOU SO INSISTENT UPON BEING A PARAKEET? DO YOU GET OFF BY BEING STUPID? YOUR A DOPE ADDICT AREN’T YOU.

          • https://soundcloud.com/#djchefron djchefron

            if I am a dope then please answer what conservative policies have benefited the American people in the 40 years? I see you ignorant people have not answered that

          • JOHN T. FOX

            UH, I ALREADY ANSWERED THAT QUESTION YESTERDAY. DO YOU KNOW WHAT CIRCULER REASONING IS? YOU’VE GOT IT AND GOT IT BAD! THAT IS NOT A GOOD THING!

          • https://soundcloud.com/#djchefron djchefron

            No you haven’t dumb ass

          • JOHN T. FOX

            OH YES I HAVE 2 DAYS AGO IN FACT. I CITED OVER A DOZEN EXAMPLES AND THEN YOU MADE ANOTHER DUMBASS REMARK. THEN YOU ASKED THE SAME QUESTION AGAIN. YOU ARE A PARAKEET WITH A CHICKENS BRAIN!

          • https://soundcloud.com/#djchefron djchefron

            Still a idiot. Why do the moderators let people post in all caps? It don’t

          • JOHN T. FOX

            DUH, BECAUSE MANY PEOPLE NEED A BIGGER SIZE TO SEE AND CAPS ARE EASIER TO READ THAN SMALL CASE LETTERS. which is easier for you to see and to read numbnut?

          • https://soundcloud.com/#djchefron djchefron

            Or maybe you are a idiot who is posting in his momma basement and think what you have to say is important

          • JOHN T. FOX

            I HAVEN’T LIVED AT HOME SINCE I WENT COLLEGE AND GOT MY BS. I’M OUT OF POWER. SOMEBODY ELSE TRY TO ELIMINATE STUPIDITY FROM THIS RETARD IN MY ABSCENCE. GOOD NIGHT!

          • https://soundcloud.com/#djchefron djchefron

            WTF!

    • rhonan

      Republicans can’t focus on either, because their policies destroy both, and they know it. George Bush was handed a robust economy and a budget surplus that was going to eventually pay off the debt. He blew up the budget by starting two un-needed wars, and not only not raising taxes to pay for them, actually cutting taxes recklessly on the wealthy. His economic policies actually incentivised shipping American jobs overseas. Now Republicans have the unmitigated gall to complain about deficits under Obama, as he tries to rebuild an economy left in shambles by that incompetent moron Bush.

      • Bouncerquinn

        George W. Bush wasn’t a very good POTUS. But he was far better than Oblamo. And he was not handed a robust economy. It collapsed under Clinton in 1997 and recovered. And for the same reasons it collapsed under Bush. The reason it never recovered as before is the POTUS we have now, who is even worse than Bush.
        You have no clue about how the economy works!!

    • Tom Butler

      The latest healthcare act did create jobs. Now employers are making people part time to avoid the healthcare cost, they can hire more people at 25 hours a week. When are people like you going to realize that at best the gov’t doesn’t hurt the market. More often, the secondary and tertiary effects kill investment, business opportunities and economic growth. The best thing our gov’t leaders can do is get rid of existing red tape and ambiguous laws that may or may not be enforced against someone once the public opinion sways a bit.

    • graybuffalo

      Wouldn’t it be nice if Harry Reid didn’t trash every GOP-written piece of legislation without allowing them to go to a vote. Oh, and like your moron spend-a-holic is doing anything about the economy or jobs? Ha! what a joke!!
      There are over 10 Million FEWER Americans participating in the workforce just since your Marxist socialist took office. So, if you took those 10+ million into account in the tabulation of the unemployment rate – which Obama does not – the REAL unemployment rate would be 14.7%. And how can you justify a decrease in the unemployment rate in Dec. when another 500,000 Americans dropped out of the workforce? I guess you don’t have to because your “Liar-in-Chief” does all the “justification.” What planet are you from?

    • AppraisHer

      Wouldn’t it be nice if President Vendetta focused on something Important, like Jobs
      or the Economy or Education, rather than wasting money on vacations,
      dinners and golf?

      Wouldn’t it be nice if the Wookie could find somebody to teach her some class, rather than acting like a ghetto-rich hip hop star and embarrassing Americans?

      Wouldn’t it be nice if ignorant posters like this understood that the Republicans are the minority party and don’t run the country, President Vendetta and the democrats do?

      • https://soundcloud.com/#djchefron djchefron

        Wouldn’t it be nice if you baggers pass a jobs bill and no more tax cuts does not equal jobs.

        • AppraisHer

          Wouldn’t it be nice if lazy dolts like you would concentrate on getting my order straight when I go into your Mickey D’s, instead of trying to sound like you have a clue?

          • https://soundcloud.com/#djchefron djchefron

            Wouldn’t it be nice is fake patriots like you serve this country. I am a disabled veteran. Take your bovine excrement and put it where you know where

          • AppraisHer

            My husband is a 2 tour Vietnam vet. Nobody, including me believes that a POS like you ever cared to defend a country that you hate and the only disability you have is your ignorance. Filthy liar.

          • https://soundcloud.com/#djchefron djchefron

            OK I can only tell you about my service. Now you in your hate can disregard it. You are a sad person full of hate. That is all

          • Bouncerquinn

            You are the hateful one here. Go spread your filthy trash talk elsewhere loser!!

          • AppraisHer

            Do you realize that every time you post, everyone on this site yells Bullsh!t?
            Please don’t give yourself credit that you don’t deserve, you’re much too insignificant to hate. I disregard your opinions not out of hate, but out of boredom.

        • Bouncerquinn

          The GOP has passed a multitude of jobs bills in the House, but your idiot hero Harry Reid won’t allow them to even be voted on.

          That’s especially sad considering he has a majority, but knows the Dims that need to be reelected would have to help the GOP pass them!!

          • https://soundcloud.com/#djchefron djchefron

            Name one that helps the American people

          • Bouncerquinn

            The repeal of the ACA for starters. Several bills related to the Keystone pipeline, to build more refineries, to open federal lands to drilling, to stop the slowdown of leases on federal land to oil drilling, to allow power plants to be built that burn coal but do it much cleaner than any existing plants and the list goes on and on and on.
            Quit your phony BS!!

    • Some Random Guy

      You don’t get it. If the government were subject to the rules they wrote, the economy and education would not be a problem.

    • Al_the_Plumber

      GET REAL!

      The Democrats haven’t been serious about EDUCATION for eons.

      Also, they have routinely proposed propaganda nonsense instead of REAL JOBS PROGRAMS! BTW, loads of the WORLD RECORD Democrat econo-lunacies actually screw “The People”, often increasing income and wealth disparities. I’m sure you will find it ROFLMAO hilarious that the sexist, racist, ethnically biased, age biased, etc. Democrat “centerpieces” such as Social Security screw almost all people who pay into them now (or in recent years). AND Black Males are screwed more than any other group except some for some very small ones.

      Al, The Plumber of the Depths of Lunacy
      Twitter: @Al_the_Plumber

  • hunta5

    Wouldn’t it be nice if the fat ass moochell practice what she preached, that goes for the rest of the politicians that want to destroy this country. The communist/democraps are destroying this country along with a handful of RINO’s.

  • Aaron Barnes

    who fck cares

    • Pamela K. Cahoon Laub

      We, the tax payers, pay for their elaborate parties.

      • Aaron Barnes

        who care how many calories are in the dinner

        • dwpittelli

          Nanny-stater Michelle Obama should, if she’s not a gross hypocrite.

          • Antogeny

            Aaaah – there’s the rub! All Progressives are hypocrites!

        • chamuiel

          Are you fat?

          • culper355

            WOW- impressive comeback (NOT)!

          • Aaron Barnes

            yea and?

      • https://soundcloud.com/#djchefron djchefron

        No you pay 4000 dollars a year to subsidize corporations but your hate for the other stop you for realizing that. You are a sad person

  • Aaron Barnes

    wht the govt needs to do is get out of people lives and stop trying to babying them and treat them like people and to promote personal responsibly and stop giving out free money which is nothing more than free bribery for vote just like lobbyist

    • blueline2

      Aaron, can you PLEASE tell me where I can get some of this “free money” you keep talking about. I sure could use some. So far, for 55 years of my working life, I’ve paid the govt. money in taxes, and I’ve never got one red cent back. So where the hell is it?

      • Aaron Barnes

        welfare, Obama phones, unemployment, cash for busted up car dont know the real name, food stamps. if u need money just register liberal

        • David Saint

          lol Obama phones? thats interesting, considering GOP darling Sheriff Joe Arpaio has a heavy interest in Cricket. Unemployement, welfare? thats interesting, considering the county that takes the most in the entire US is a white county in KENTUCKY! oops, there goes your propaganda, better come up with a new rap son

          • Aaron Barnes

            well first don’t call me son second wht does being white have to do anything?

          • https://soundcloud.com/#djchefron djchefron

            supremacy?

        • https://soundcloud.com/#djchefron djchefron

          You do know your saint Reagan started phone service for low income Americans and Bush expanded to cell phones. Oh wait you are a conservative and Google is not your friend

          • Aaron Barnes

            im a moderate not conservative or liberal

          • https://soundcloud.com/#djchefron djchefron

            Then you wouldn’t post nonsense

      • Bouncerquinn

        It’s based on how much you corporation donated to his campaigns. The return is between 500-1000 times what you gave, but the amount had to be substantial!!

        • blueline2

          Bouncer, here’s what Aaron said:” free money which is nothing more than free bribery for vote just like lobbyist.” I think he was referring to unemployment, food stamps, etc-not repayment for an investment of “substantial” amounts. As you might expect, Aaron, you and other TP’ers and GOP’ers HATE anyone who is poor or has lost their jobs-that’s what you call “free money” isn’t it? Shameful, really.

          • Bouncerquinn

            Do you realize that by keeping poor people poor, the Democrats profit and keep them in line. Honestly, I worked for a public research group and that is what made me leave the party. They communicate w/other groups, many of them community organization groups. The people doing the ground work are sincere. But the upper echelon could care less. Al Charlatan and Jesse Distraction have made a fortune keeping people poor. They deal in poverty. That is the way it is set up. And the DNC, collects more money from corporations and from more of them than the Republicans. The GOP sucks as well.
            One thing about the GOP, the small businesses are the majority of supporters. True conservatives believe in creating jobs and creating wealth. The issue w/the minimum wage is that it favors corporations and the belief is if you can develop a skill, you will earn more. And I have a lot of experience w/that. So what I am saying is that most people are wrong on this. A party of the true middle is what is needed. Both parties are run by the political claas!!

          • blueline2

            You never answered my question: Where in hell does one get the “free money” you guys keep talking about?” Lots of distraction, but you guys keep tossing that phrase around, yet I’ve never found any “free” money, not ever-where in hell is it?

          • Bouncerquinn

            Blueline. The free money to welfare abusers, both individuals and corporate. I know a girl(met and dated her briefly), who supposedly hurt her shoulder at work(a tattoo parlor) and went on SSI. She had three children. The state gave her section 8 housing. She was living in a house that rented for $1315/mo. She paid $315 and the state let her rent a room to a girl for $315/mo. The tax payers picked up the other $1000. The state gave her $400/mo food stamps. Do the math as we go, okay. That’s $1400/mo. The Fed gave her $600/mo in SSI, so that’s $2000/mo. On top of that her and her children get free dental, medical and hearing care. These kids get braces, contacts and anything else they need.
            The average medical package for those who have insurance through their jobs is $25,000/year(we’re talking a family of four here). Then they have to pay deductibles, co-payments and out of pocket expenses. These packages generally only cover the dental expenses for two cleanings a years and the best plans I know of cut you off after they’ve paid $1,200, which is basically a feeling.
            Every single penny is covered by the welfare state. They get care I can’t afford my children and her subsidy is more than I make, yet my taxes pays for her bills and I struggle to pay mine.
            I make well over $50k/year.
            That’s all free money to her. I asked her when she’s going back to work. She told me, that she considers herself retired.
            That’s free money for her, buddy!!

          • Bouncerquinn

            The Social Security Administration for 1. They now give money to people who have never paid a dime and have never been related to, married to, lived with a person who has. They call it SSI and it’s what Newt Gingrich and Bill Clinton called welfare to work. Inventing Obesity as a disease and when they can’t come up with anything else they just claim the person can’t work because of anxiety disorder.
            I gave you a whole list of the free money and benefits lazy bums who just don’t want to work get.
            Another place to go is the SRS office in your state. You can get free phones and most of the other benefits through there and most of the free stuff is funded federally.
            They hand out free food under a whole host of federal grant programs and your local SRS office will tell you where to get the free stuff!!

  • chamuiel

    I would like a meal like that, just once.

  • Robert Peterson

    How about serving them oatmeal and grits instead. Or make them pay out of pocket for their lavish party’s you can bet there won’t be any.

    • Antogeny

      Or fried chicken and watermelon!

      • Doug

        Watermelon. That’s really clever and very adult of you.

        • Antogeny

          Thank you! I was referring to the school in CA that served fried chicken and watermelon to celebrate Black History Month!

    • obadiahlynch

      Yeah, that’s a great idea! We’ll serve visiting statescritters GRITS. Jeesh

    • David Saint

      lol wait, so now all the sudden the right wing cares about poor kids?! funny, cause the GOP has been pretty busy taking money from them to give to big lobbies

  • Montgomery Draxel

    Taxpayers should not be paying for rich people to eat lobster and drink champagne while so many are out of work and having trouble paying bills.

    So much for Democrats being for the little guy. Elitist hypocrisy.

  • TBW

    The Kenyan and the Wookie never had it so good. They are living it up while they can then they will steal all the WH linens, silverware, dishes, paintings and antiques just like Clinton did when he was purged from the WH…

    • David Saint

      traitor..thats what i heard anytime i questioned or said anything about Bush..its about time you dullards got a taste of your own medicine

      • TBW

        What? You don’t make any sense.

        I agree that Bush was also a liberal goof but what does he have to do with stealing WH linens and silverware like Clinton did? Are you one of those zombies that keeps chanting Bush’s name in a trance of anger? News flash: Bush has been gone for 6 years and all the problems today are squarely on the narrow shoulders of an illegal alien Kenyan thanks to people that should not vote!

        Just who is the dullard???

        • David Saint

          no, im one of those people that is logical and realizes you cant learn from mistakes if you pretend they never happened! Like the right wing does with him. In fact, the GOP has essentially DOUBLED DOWN on his policies that nearly crashed the economy! Sadly, it seems you are one of the maroons as well.

          • TBW

            Lol! I might be a “maroon” I guess. Dunno what that is but…

            If we learned from mistakes then we should all run every democrat and republican and lobbyist and lawyer out of DC and start over. I saw what Bush was when he sat through the 9/11 charade then supported the Patriot Act 1 & 2. That was enough for me…

            IMO, the last “good president” we had was Thomas Jefferson…

          • David Saint

            im actually down with that plan, or how it could be implemented..2 term limits.. Lol you never watched Bugs Bunny? whats his classic phrase? “what a maroon”. =)

          • TBW

            You are an intelligent person so I figured there was a joke in there somewhere. I was more a Scooby Doo fan…

      • Bouncerquinn

        I don’t believe what you said for a second. The left was calling Bush and anyone who was registered as a Republican a traitor. Not one time did I hear it the other way. But that’s just how the left rolls!!

        • David Saint

          lol of course if YOU didnt say it, it MUST not have happened, right? i guess thats just how the right wing rolls, ignorance.

          • Bouncerquinn

            No, it doesn’t work like that David. You are the one throwing the trash out there. Switching the heat doesn’t work with me. You can copy statements other people make and try to turn it around all you want, but you don’t have the truth on your side and you sure can’t buy it!!

  • EdinColorado

    Kind of a “let them eat cake” attitude… I think a “bologna” sandwich would have been more appropriate…

  • obadiahlynch

    Yes, they should serve school lunches at the White House when foreign dignitaries come to visit. That’s the stupidest thing I’ve seen all day.

    • Eric G

      Why? Are BHO and his wife so lacking in self-confidence they need to impress people with what they have for dinner? Perhaps the nations that BHO is trying to convince we are not the big, bad wolf would have more respect for us as a nation when our leader practices what she preaches (yes, I’m fully aware I wrote “she”, not “he”).

      • David Saint

        i challenge you to compare meals and costs to what Bush spent during his time as President.

        • Eric G

          Nice way to avoid the issue, just keep pulling out that Bush card instead of addressing the issue at hand, which is the O’s. Oh, and PLEASE show me where I praised our former president or stuck up for him in any way. It is sad that all you have to go to is, “but what Bush did was worse!” Get a life.

          No, I’m sorry I wrote that last sentence. It was mean-spirited, cruel, and quite presumptuous. But I guess it’s ok, since there have certainly been enough similar and worse remarks from those who visit this site who praise our current president no matter what. Wow-I just lowered myself to your tactic. CRAP!

          • https://soundcloud.com/#djchefron djchefron

            No. He is just pointing out the hypocrite in you. Now you may be racist and the ACA does cover mental health issues

          • Eric G

            Yes, my comments are fraught with racist remarks. Thank you for going to the other automatic response/excuse. Keep it up; every time you or your ilk pull out the race card, it helps destroy the prospect of correcting legitimate racism. The boy who cried wolf…

          • https://soundcloud.com/#djchefron djchefron

            You are a joke

          • Eric G

            Thanks, hope you enjoyed the show:)

        • Bouncerquinn

          I challenge you to produce a live mic of Bush or his wife brag about feeding their dogs better than most Americans get to eat.
          She said that to the French crepe!!

          • David Saint

            lol wait, so now all the sudden the right wing cares about poor people? this is news

          • Bouncerquinn

            Actually David, it’s not all of a sudden. The GOP has always cared more. The left deals in poverty, that’s how they operate. If we lifted all the poor in this country into the middle class, liberalism would vanish.
            And it is the left that keeps trying the sam o sam o time after time. Then the conservatives have to fix it. But unfortunately, the progressive libs infiltrated the GOP and now it looks like they are in love w/big government too!!

          • David Saint

            lol wow, hate to say it but you really are delusional. If the GOP wants to talk about banning abortion because of “the sanctity of life”, then they need to quit ignoring hungry kids that die either from starvation or from lack of access to health care. They also can quit calling themselves Christians, and claiming religious persecution. One of the most basic tenets of Christianity is helping “the meek and poor”, not screwing them over so the rich can get richer. It cost roughly 40$ per person to provide food stamps, while it costs 6k$ to cover the corporate subsidies! Here in AZ, they have taken education funding and given it to Private prison corps! i can argue against your comment in about another 25 different aspects as well. Just let me know how many more you want to read

          • Bouncerquinn

            Actually, the average household that is on food stamps get $400/month. You can argue against me, but you are arguing with falsehoods. Oblamo handed out over $300 Billion to his corporate friends, most of who made campaign contributions and bundled for him. That’s 5x the amount of food stamps in the recently passed Ag bill.
            But if you want to talk about the poor, you need to talk about Dim policies, that keep them in poverty. Especially when they tie the bill to other bills. They would do better on a stand alone.
            I know, because I am a job creator. I pay my help well, but when the economy is down it’s hard to keep everyone working.
            But the statement you made is as much the responsibility of the left as it is the right. The left deals in poverty. They profit from it. That’s why they love a rollercoaster economy!!

          • David Saint

            lol i said “it costs”, not “they receive”..do you have comprehension skill issues, or selective reading?

          • Bouncerquinn

            No, not at all. The $400 the households get cost $280. Has nothing to do w/my skills. It’s your lack of sound argument. You troll all you want, because you sure got no game. I know you claim you were a registered Republican for 17 years, but I guessing you are about 13 years old. That seems to be your skill level. C’est la vie. Au revoir!!

          • Bouncerquinn

            So when it is thrown in your face, you can’t back up what you say. This whole article is about the “Healthy Diet Quenn” not following her own advice and then bragging to the French, that her dogs eat better than most Americans.
            And you can’t answer that , so you respond with neener, neener, neener.
            Those people in the WH are indefensibly, but you go ahead and love them up.
            Fact is that my last dog did get to eat better than most Americans. I think that’s a sad commentary about what the Progressives have done to this country!!

          • David Saint

            LOL sure guy..repubs are infallible.

          • David Saint

            lol wait, i said neener neener neener? where? Oh, you just didnt like me pointing out FACTS. i get it now

          • David Saint

            lol Bush has said far worse things on an open mic btw. heck, he’s said worse things in front of cameras! “Brownie, you’re doing a heck of a job”. HA

          • Bouncerquinn

            I’m done wasting my time w/u if you are going to make juvenile statements about serious stuff. The only stupid remarks Bush has made is unfortunately when he knew the mics were on. It’s what happens when you put a C student in front of a camera!!

          • David Saint

            you know what i call serious stuff? A sheriff trying to arrest and charge sitting judges with RICO, absent any evidence, out of revenge for rulings they made against him in political cases. (joe arpaio) Yet, hes the GOP/Tea party darling! And before you say anything, realize the County Attny who helped him got disbarred over the same incident. I call forming laws meant to limit votes for the opposition a serious matter, yet its endorsed by the same people that scream “Murika!” and “freedom!” the loudest! Lets not even talk about getting into peoples business in their bedrooms. Again, i can go on about this issue. It seems though you dont want to hear the truth, you are perfectly happy living in your right wing media bubble, and feeding into propaganda.