Will breaking bread together help break a budget stalemate?... After weeks of campaign-style attacks failed to avert the sequestration spending cuts, President Obama is trying a new tactic: sitting down to eat with Republicans.  Last week, he hosted a dozen GOP senators to dinner at a DC hotel.  Friday, he invited House Budget Committee chairman Paul Ryan to the White House for a lunch of sea bass.  Then on Saturday, both parties shared more sea bass at the annual Gridiron Club dinner.  This sudden burst of bipartisan gastronomy raises two questions:  One, why didn’t they do this sooner?  Saturday, I welcomed three fellow former governors, from both parties, to my TV show, and we all agreed that the first thing we did when we had to cut state budgets was to meet with opposition leaders in private and work out a deal.  It shouldn’t have taken until after the sequester – and well into Obama’s second term –to figure that out.  And the second question:  Why all the sea bass?  I say, if they can’t even afford White House tours, then let ‘em eat peanut butter and jelly. 

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  • G

    04/21/2013 09:18 AM

    Come on lets be real here. They didn't close the tours because of the government financial problems. They closed the tours, because someone is afraid of terrorist actually getting through their security there.

  • SYLVESTER IGNOWSKI

    03/29/2013 12:12 PM

    not that i would ever defend OBAMA, ( even if it was not intentional, the HISTORY channels series THE BIBLE has satan looking like OBAMA.... OR maybe it is just the way we vision him ?) but this budget craziness has gone on forever! go to ....endoftheamericandream.com .... to see what we spend money on ....have asprin handy too !

  • Lucinda Dunteman

    03/23/2013 12:02 PM

    Obama thinks He is a King!!
    We need to stop ALL spending at the WH. To stop the WH tours is stupid - but He let His daughter go on Spring Break to Mexico!!!! The dinners of Sea Bass - He just wanted to impress some people at the taxpayer expense. Why give $ away when we cannot have WH tours. He does not know how to lead or compremise with anyone. He just wants money to do what He wants. He thinks we "Owe He & His family"!!!!! STUPID!!!!

  • Karen Sullivan

    03/19/2013 10:04 AM

    I would like to see the bill for the hotel stays and the dinners plus the room service tabs. On my tax dollars. When do we take back our country and try to survive financially?
    Karen

  • Florida Squeezed

    03/18/2013 02:38 AM

    What did you have for lunch yesterday you self-righteous hypocrite? Perhaps you'd like to count how many pieces of toilet paper the President used when he went to the bathroom!

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