Michele Bachmann blasts Obama’s life of ‘excess’: ‘Can’t they just push the play button’ to watch movies?

Michele Bachmann ripped into Obama during her CPAC speech Saturday morning.

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Man of the People? Sure, if the people had a couple of on-call projectionists to press “play” at a moment’s notice, says Bachmann.

While White House tours are apparently a luxury, other services are not.

Update: Here’s video of Michele Bachmann at CPAC.

  • http://apostrophejones.com/ Gloves Donahue, Jr.

    In hard times, the Royal Obamas never cut back on anything.

    Supposedly, The Obamas pay the price of a plane ticket for themselves.when they take their separate multimilliondollar getaways.

    Let’s see some receipts.

    • mdtljt

      Don’t hold your breath unless you’re a world class freediver, Gloves…I’d hate not to be able to read your posts!! Besides, it may take a while for the Royal Forger to dummy up 15 reams of receipts…

    • Mapache

      They pay the price of a commercial plane ticket. Thats it…..all the other costs for security, Airforce stewards, staff etc are paid for by the goberment.

  • nc

    Five chefs on AF1 and two WH projectionists must be only the tip of the iceberg. American People deserve a full audit of all excessive services.

    Media, where are you?

    • GaryTheBrave

      That’s what the House Ways and Means committee (or whatever it’s called now) is for, to keep tabs on the government expenditures including the WH.

    • http://twitter.com/die_mich_zwei Spatial Awareness

      Tip of the Iceberg, indeed…….. We are currently traveling on the
      USA Titanic.

    • http://www.facebook.com/maryquinlan22 Mary Heath Quinlan

      Funny how you people never seemed to worry about this level of staffing, or the amount or types of vacations that were spent by the Bushes, Reagans, or any other repub. .

      • nc

        I’m willing to compare budgets. Are you?

        • Markward

          The dems passed a budget? Since when?

          • E Quilibrate

            Just last week and as usual it’s full of unsustainable
            spending, so it’s DOA.

      • michael s


        • mdtljt

          …to quote the übercool Fonz… *gigglesnort*

      • stellatruman

        That’s got some truth to it…maybe because our country wasn’t in the dung heap it is now with millions out of work , college grads unable to find jobs, homelessness on the rise, food stamps recipients on the rise , no budget in over four years , gas prices out of control, no concern from the libs whatsoever about the out of control spending and waste , not to mention the deficit ?

      • LightSabre

        We sure as h*ll were! Hey, most of us hate Bush (for not being a true conservative) as much as we hate Obama.

      • E Quilibrate

        Those you mention didn’t denigrate the actions of
        their rich peers as the current yahoo does. It’s called

    • E Quilibrate

      Media residing as always up Obama’s … .

    • Larry G.

      michelle bachmann’s speech is just an example of where we lost the argument. she had so many legitimate points that were made, but she stretched the truth (now proven so) and got everyone riled up with these talking points about projectionists and dog walkers. now that theyve been proven to be false, the rest of her speech is tainted.

  • http://apostrophejones.com/ Gloves Donahue, Jr.

    The Obamas threw a million dollar party for the President of Mexico, who was allowed to insult our state of Arizona and our laws in front of Congress.

    • SpinMeNot

      And hold a former Marine in prison over an antique shotgun …

  • TocksNedlog

    Can’t cut down to one AF1 chef, one projectionist & one calligrapher so you could restart the WH tours, eh chief?
    Oh, that’s right; you already threw the SS under the bus on that one. Well, maybe if you ask them real nice they’ll do it for you . . . something about them serving at your pleasure or something . . .

    • nc

      Palin, at CPAC, just said, Obama has the power to order drone strikes at will without asking anyone, but says he doesn’t have the authority to open the WH tours for the children.

    • E Quilibrate

      Self-serving at their own pleasure.

  • Mike Faber

    No president cuts back. Well, Jimmy Carter did when he put solar panels on the roof of the WH. And you guys ripped him apart for it.

    • Hiraghm

      Spending extra money to put solar panels on the WH roof when they weren’t needed was NOT cutting back.

  • $45065723

    I can understand, and advocate for, every critique of stopping White House yours, but I have a feeling that the chefs and projectionists are employees of the White House and not specifically the Obama Administration

    Considering Obama doesn’t have a spine, I would guess he was afraid to fire them, especially the projectionists, considering they are probably left over from the LBJ admin.

  • WisconsinPatriot

    There is a cold civil war going on right now, if it continues much longer it will necessarily progress into a full on civil war. While I certainly do not wish for the latter, I am ready for it. This is merely one more indication of the chasm between the two sides. Most any observation you make lately can be analyzed through that prism with surprising results.

    • mdtljt

      Sad but true…

  • michael s

    The honorable Michelle bachmann is an oxymoron like Bristol Palin abstinence spokesperson. If she had won her laughable presidential run,she’d have the same excesses she complaining of this president. Which are perks he’s entitled to. But we know the real reason of her screeching.

    • Hiraghm

      Thus sprach the entitlement mentality. The President is “entitled” to no such perks. He is “entitled” only to such perks as We, the People say he’s entitled to AS OUR EMPLOYEE. And we do the saying through our elected representatives.
      I think we’ve found the problem…

    • SpinMeNot

      Perks he is entitled to? ENTITLED TO? Really, since when did the employee deserve better than the employers? Since when did the employee tell the employer to cut back while living large.

      GWB spent way too much while he was in the WH as well, but at least he wasn’t telling us to get by on less.

      • http://www.facebook.com/donna.dunaway.77 Donna Dunaway

        So agree with you SpinMeNot! Entitled to? Absolutely not!

      • Judy B

        GWB became a “big spender” after he got saddled with a Dim congress in 06, until then he did a pretty good job, esp, since he had 911 AND Katrina on his watch.

    • TexSizzle

      Bless your heart. Aren’t you precious?

      • mdtljt

        Awesome!!!! The ultimate Southern Double Whammy!!! And the very BEST part of that is 9 times out of 10, the “educated” elitists think we’re actually being nice to them…and they have the nerve to call US stupid…hell, pattin’ visitors from Dumbf*ckistan from on the head & callin’ ’em stoopid to their faces is sport for us…all the better that they actually come back for more…and they alllllways do…

    • Jack Deth

      Translation of the incoherencies of michael s:

      “Waaaah!” “Waaaaaah!” Waaaaaaaaaaaaahh!”

      Memo to michael s:

      No one cares.
      No one listens to your blathering.
      Except to humiliate and ridicule you.

  • Sandor at the Zoo

    “I mean, at a certain point, you have enough chefs, projectionists, and dog-walkers.”
    “There’s a time for five chefs. Now’s both that time.”

  • Kate

    Don’t forget Obama’s “personal taster” that he apparently can’t eat without.


  • AlmaAlma

    Obama really is an expert at farting and then pointing the finger

    • mdtljt

      …bet that’s why he got Bo…

  • $23629333

    “five chefs on Air Force One”?

    Apparently, keeping you-know-who fully fed is a full time job – for FIVE people! It’s true that Michael Manatee similarly keeps a full kitchen crew busy, but the taxpayers aren’t paying to keep MM’s gullet busy.

  • EZSundayAM

    Bachmann is an embarrassment. Assuming she is correct (BIG assumption) it’s likely these employees have seen presidents come and go and have nothing to do with Obama.

    A conservative with a working brain should be up there calling out Obama on the long list of real and important bad things he is doing.

    • Judy B

      An entire ages old forest would need to be felled for enough paper to list O’s bad things, & what he’s done well could be written on the eyeball of a gnat.

      • Guest

        That is the most stunningly clever simile or metaphor I have EVER read in the English language! A resonance of extremes…Judy, Judy, Judy!!!!