Jake Tapper blames military fireworks cuts on sequester; Twitter pushes back; Update: Company offered to do Camp Lejeune show for free

In a perpetual battle of political narratives, CNN host Jake Tapper repeats the Obama administration line scolding the GOP and punishing Americans for sequester cuts. Twitter retorts citing the real cause of our ills: poor government budgeting.

Short and to the point!

Iowahawk sums it up with characters to spare, as he is often wont to do.



According to Pittsburgh’s CBS News affiliate (KDKA), a Pittsburgh-area company offered to do the Camp Lejeune fireworks show for free, “but the government said, thanks, but no thanks.” (Via Drudge.)

  • Sara B

    Can’t wait until the sequester closes the military golf courses that obama uses every weekend.

    • neoface

      That’s not going to happen, Obama is not one of the little people he wants to hurt. Let them eat cake!!!!

    • trixiewoobeans

      Oh now! Hold on a minute! Let’s not get crazy here!

    • FIRE THEM ALL- 2014

      I discovered why O plays so much golf

      • Fenton


        • TitzyFritzensimmons

          Also, golf and fishing are some of the few sports you can participate in while smoking and drinking!

      • http://www.black-and-right.com/ IceColdTroll


  • MTPockets

    Let’s not forget the wasted millions for IRS line dancing parties.

  • CatHerder

    I blame the sequester for Jake Tapper. Really, the government should be able to buy better talking heads.

    • Elaine

      I wonder if Jake got a good ‘talking to’ about his middle of the road tweets? I was really starting to like the guy. Reel him in…

  • Jack Deth

    I could say, “Forget it, Jake. It’s Chinatown”.

    Instead I’ll say:

    “Jake. Jake. Jake. You walked into that one with your eyes wide open!”

  • eeddggy

    Jake, Do you get paid extra for making an arse of yourself while shilling for the Democrats?
    Your career has been tainted anyways, but, this latest statement solidifies you as a paid hack.

  • Steve_J

    16 F16’s and 200 Abrhams tanks given to Egypt plus millions(billions?) of dollars. What sequester?

    • trixiewoobeans

      Sequester for taxpaying, defense-oriented Americans, international and domestic giveaway programs for everyone else. Oh, and the most recent sooper-dooper $100 million “working” (wink, wink, nudge, nudge) vacay for the fam. Hmphf, Santa Claus did it with a sleigh and eight reindeer!

  • neoface

    a Pittsburgh-area company offered to do the Camp Lejeune fireworks show for free, “but the government said, thanks, but no thanks.”

    Remember Oblamer want to make the sequester hurt the little people.

    I see Tapper is still kissing Obama’s ass!!! I actually don’t think Tapper know what the sequestration really is, I like to hear him explain it in his own word. Budget cut its not, I could give him that much of a hint.

  • Mark_Krieg

    You mean the sequester Obama lied about in the debate with Romney? that sequester? the one Obama designed and demand be in the bill or he wouldn’t sign it? That sequester?
    Obama is a assclown, He is so out of touch and has no real idea how the economy works and is just hosing the American people for vacation for his **** wife.

    That sequester, the one that shut down the one hot meal our troops get while fighting the war? or the Sequester of the, No limit cost of a Africa trip he took?
    Seems like he can spend with unlimited restraint when it suits his need and wants.

    • OldJarhead77

      You mean he was vacationing with his hubby Reggie love… and because he nedes his beard MOOOOOCCCCCCCHHHHHHHHHIEEEE got to come! I TRULY DISGUSTING that they turned down the free show…. Those Marines deserve to be honored … For everyone that has forgotten Thirty years ago this October, 243 MARINES and 5 NAVY CORPSMEN were Killed in Beirut Lebanon. Many of these brave men were my friends… and The Government led by this HORSES ASS REFUSES TO HONOR THE MARINES!! Men and women that offer to give up, to and including their LIVES for their country!!!!! Yet Washington DC, the town full of Ball Licking ass wipes not only gets a show they get entertainers to sing and preform…… OBVIOUSLY we are the next Roman Empire!

  • Clete Torres

    Indulge me a moment here, fellow twitchites:
    Perhaps I’m being unnecessarily generous, but I’m actually seeing snark in Jake’s comments. He’s finding a relatively inexpensive (in the grand scheme of government spending), but traditionally VERY popular, component of Independence Day celebrations canceled on military installations due to the ‘sequester,’ knowing that everyone will instantly think “but we have tens of millions to spend on 0bama’s African Adventures!” (coming soon to a theme park near you). And by asking for tweets from military families disappointed by the lack of a traditional part of those celebrations, he can make the case that this charade of ‘saving government money’ is all just political BS.
    Or maybe I’m just babbling because I didn’t sleep well last night. Again.

    • trixiewoobeans

      I think you’re giving the Low-Infos too much credit (catching Jake’s possible snark), but hey, I’ll dream with you.

    • Ed Thompson

      I’m willing to give Jake the BOTD. The man’s proven himself an able reporter and not a stenographer, despite whatever bias he has.

  • twinx

    Jake Tapper wouldn’t be Jake Tapper without his lips being firmly glued to the FPOTUS (First Posterior of the United States).

  • jetch

    the sequester isn’t the reason for the cancellations. like twitchy said it’s because of poor budgeting that lead to the sequester. why aren’t the repub pols on board with this? that should be the first statement out of their mouth every single time this comes up. conservative pols need to argue every point and stop letting them get away with it.

  • LegalizeShemp

    Aww, wittle Jake didn’t get to see any fireworks? Turn on “Jake and the Neverland Crybabies” Jake, maybe Captain Hook will fire off his cannon for you, loser.

  • Old Patriot

    Fireworks in Colorado have been banned because of drought conditions and the danger of more wildfires. The drought is caused by three years of weak La Nina weather events and the reversal of the Pacific Decadal Oscillation. The wildfires have been exacerbated by 50 years of bad forestry management policy by the US government, which owns a third or more of Colorado (and most other western states, also being threatened by wildfires). The fact that a third of our wildfires last year were either accidentally or deliberately set by PEOPLE who fail to show proper caution makes us all poorer. The government’s lack of planning, which has led to a major loss of capacity to deal with those fires also angers me.

  • chewydog

    No fireworks for you. But, we have 7Billion dollars for solar panels for Africa…

  • Janice LEE

    Tapper is swilling kool aid……big time.

  • RK59

    To bad they didn’t cut back on Lapdogs..Tapper would be gone

    • trixiewoobeans

      Those are ESSENTIAL to the Regime!

  • freeinaz

    Think of all the fireworks displays they could have had by not sending just one tank to Egypt, or the so-called $7 billion Obummer wants to give Africa for help on their electricity. The list is endless when it comes to waste in the government.
    How many fireworks displays could be funded if Michael Moore skipped eating for one day…just sayn

  • fireandreamitchell

    Fake Tapper is a hack. I don’t understand why so many conservatives actually like this guy.

    • Dragomance

      He’s a one-trick pony for conservatives on Benghazi.

  • FIRE THEM ALL- 2014

    Who is Jake Tapper? Must be on one of those channels I never watch, but that also explains why he hasn’t got a clue. Talking points 101, they want you to say that, not because it is true, but because it is a lie they want people to believe.

  • Zhenia Oleynik

    You sure Jake Tapper isn’t just being a bit sarcastic? He’s not exactly a well known Obama supporter.

  • ladcraig

    We aren’t a military family but we live near Camp Lejeune. The fireworks show is a huge deal in our community. Can’t tell you how disappointing the cancellation was to everyone. But who cares? We’re just little peons.

  • http://Hotair.com/ Afterseven

    I’ve never understood the twitchy/conservative love affair with Tapper. Just because he asks a tough question twice a year? The fact that he’s slightly less Commie than the rest of his journalists is no cause for celebration. Today comment should impress on everyone that Tapper is truly devoid of integrity. Just another ignorant, un-curious, leftist apologist for Obumble. #fail

  • http://Hotair.com/ Afterseven

    I’ve never understood the twitchy/conservative love affair with Tapper. Just because he asks a tough question twice a year? The fact that he’s slightly less Commie than the rest of his journalists is no cause for celebration. Today comment should impress on everyone that Tapper is truly devoid of integrity. Just another ignorant, un-curious, leftist apologist for Obumble. #fail

  • notenoughtime

    The last thing O wants on the military bases is a patriotic display!

  • http://extremesplash.wordpress.com/ Ben Bollman

    Apparently Jake got taken to the woodshed for not being in lockstep with the WH narrative.

  • http://yourdaddy.net/ NotaLemming

    Hey here is a hint that you may have missed about Jake the Biased Tapper. Remember the Gosnell trial and how little CNN covered it. HERE is why. Jake is Married to Planned Parenthood. >>

    “Tapper married Jen Brown of Planned Parenthood, thus justifying any and all claims of liberal bias in ABC’s reporting

    • trixiewoobeans

      Yes, sadly she is a high-ranker in the “New KKK” (Planned Parenthood.)

  • onlyme

    Doesn’t surprise me he would use that line, after being blocked by him for the crime of noting 10 of 11 stories on the old ABC blog promoted Obama/Biden before last election. Being more even handed than Chris Matthews doesn’t preclude still letting bias show.

  • Michael Kosak

    If asked, I am certain many patriots who ACTUALLY LOVEOUR COUNTRY would have gladly footed the bill for fireworks for our military.
    But they have to toss ‘sequester’ out there again, while the obamas spend $100 million to go to africa
    HOW DARE us force the government to cut 0.089% spending!

    • TexSizzle

      It isn’t a cut; it’s a reduction in the increase of the budget. Saying it’s a cut is like saying that if your boss told you he would increase your pay by 5% and circumstances resulted in him increasing it by only 4%, that he cut your pay by 1%.

  • bobbythebuilder

    Pigs in the farmhouse…..

  • CG Eucare

    We had a fireworks show here at Edwards AFB. It was funded by NAF profits, not taxpayer dollars.

  • dogwonder

    Nice to see the peasants pushing back against Obama’s propaganda machine.

  • Jarrod A Smith

    No different than White House Tours shutting dow. The Obama administration’s cowardly attempt to set aside 100’s of years of festive recognition and celebration of our Declaration of Independence. For a day anyway.

  • CLEmom

    I used to like Jake Tapper…he always seemed a voice of reason at ABC News.

    Would love to know if he had a response to the “update” on Drudge that a Pitts. company offered to fund the fireworks, but Team Obama said “no thanks”…

    This has nothing to do with a sequester…funny that there’s plenty of money floating around for African trips, Vineyard vacations, billions to God-knows-who in Egypt…but virtually any activity that would inspire American patriotism has been cut, from 4th Fireworks to air shows to WH tours.

    This WH is an abomination. C’mon Jake!!