Budget cuts and mandatory furloughs for air traffic controllers are reportedly causing flight delays throughout the country this week.

Shocker: Those reports may be somewhat exaggerated.

Evidently President Obama is just sitting back and enjoying the Sequesterpocalygeddon Theater he staged. But Matt Drudge has a suggestion: If reports say the people are feelin’ pain at the nation’s busiest airports, it’s time for President Fair Share to do his part! “FAA, let’s share the sacrifice. DELAY takeoffs for AIR FORCE ONE!” Drudge tweeted.

Heh. We won’t hold our breath.

  • http://onthespotblog.com/ On The Spot

    Everything about the sequester has been to make pain for the general public while Obama goes on vacation after vacation.
    I’m with Drudge, it is time that Obama feels the pain that he wants to inflict on the rest of the country.

    • 24fan

      It’s not working with me..I’ve gotten used to going nowhere so I feel fine I don’t buy much anymore and less is more when I have Jesus. :)

      • b_truit

        Amen

      • shimauma

        Well said. And if you have buy, buy local if your politicians are also business owners instead of tax crazy fiends.

    • $24698634

      Forty years ago Jimmy Carter put on a sweater, went on national TV and asked the American people to join with him and sacrifice for energy conservation. You told him to go f##k himself. And now you’re with Drudge. Hilarious.

      • http://onthespotblog.com/ On The Spot

        I spent 7 1/2 years as a contractor for an airline, and spent many times dealing with flight delays and TSA ‘inappropriate’ behavior.
        Most of those headaches came post January 2009, and were part of the reason I left that job in the fall of 2011.
        I haven’t flown a single mile since then. In the case of the sequester, Obama has thumbed his nose at the general public and has been caught telling agencies to “make it hurt”, all the while sending money to enemies overseas and taking lavish vacations. He has clearly wanted to make the congress look as the “bad guys” for not preventing the sequester from taking place, which he is not succeeding at doing.
        As for Carter, I can’t say what my parents did or didn’t do – I was still in Elementary school during his administration and I didn’t have an interest in Politics then.

        • $24698634

          Too bad.  If you had lived through gas lines at service stations and gas rationing you might have a better sense of what was happening in the country regarding energy.  And I’m sorry to read that you have all the right wing talking points down pat, regardless of veracity.  Try expanding your reading a little and you might be surprised what you learn.  I do.

          • Bobby Kelley

            You don’t seemed to have learned very much.

          • lainer51

            I lived thru gas lines, what about it? We subsidize gas companies as our govt. raises gas taxes religiously, just another way of screwing us out of OUR money, so Barry can go on vacation… that is what I have learned.

          • anonymouse

            kellystane-take your own advice and broaden your knowledge a bit. Just released: Hillary Clinton lied about being asked for increased security in Benghazi. She signed receipt of the cable that made that very important, unacknowleged request. At this point, it matters very much. Let me go out on a limb: if you don’t hear it from Jay Carney or Chris Mathews it never happened and you will go to the local DNC and get your Hillary 2016 TALKING POINTS to regurgitate.

          • Coltanaconda

            LOL, idiot libturd. It is the lefty loons that have the talking points down pat. why dont you expand your reading and try learning something.

      • Duane Savage

        Carter never once did anything to intentionally inflict pain on Americans. You fail…

        • $24698634

          And you have no evidence Obama did either, just talking points.

          • Patrick Fallon

            no evidence open your eyes do you have to be hit over the head with it but your getting all your free bees so your happy

          • Shelley O’Hara Plunkett

            And what exactly are these talking point? Are they those things you can see for yourself as plain as day? Is that where our President is taking advantage of us and we would like to have a conversation about it? Do you think that people just sit home all day and watch FOX news when there are thousands of news outlets out there? Is the endless list of vacations, parties, private golf games, and private concerts just something the news media is making up or is that something we can all SEE for ourselves? Maybe you should STOP READING and START SEEING.

        • Patrick Fallon

          that 100% right

        • Shelley O’Hara Plunkett

          No…he just did it out of sheer stupidity. I was in the USMC then and I remember those years well….and I was a democrat.

      • Dwayne Jackson

        history of this country have we has a President intentionally inflict pain upon it’s citizens just to score what he perceives as political points.

      • michael s

        You know why these people and drudgepacker are going on a tirade? Its only THIS president? Guess why that is?

        • Shelley O’Hara Plunkett

          Oh pleeezzzz….not the race card again……you really must switch tactics. This is getting so old…and tired.

        • Evelyn A

          Because he’s inept? Incapable? Incompetent?

        • nc

          Oh wow, I get to use this already:

          “Ah, racism. It’s like duct tape to liberals. They use it on everything.”

        • lainer51

          because YOU bow at his feet – good enough reason for me.

      • Evelyn A

        We’ve grown up and gotten a helluva lot wiser.

      • lainer51

        God how old are you? Did you go to school with Harry Reid? Oh wait, they didn’t have schools when “Hairy” was hatched.

    • Brandon

      Typical Government tactic.. form your local town council to Washington Put the pain on the Taxpayer and extort more money from them under the guise of a lie!

    • Bobby Kelley

      Well said friend

  • http://www.facebook.com/dee.mcwilliams.503 Dee McWilliams

    I think Congress needs to cut off the money for Air Force One, Two and all the WH helicopters and Limousines– After all sequester was Obama idea–We all need to do our Fair Share of Suffering.

    • nc

      No, as CIC (God help us) he does need those things. But all those extra perks of which he and his family so enthusiastically partake, well, some shared sacrifice there would mean a whole lot more than his piddling 5% – $20k – giveback. I’m thinking the multiple vacations, shutting down cities for fundraisers and date nights, the lavish parties, etc. What’s 5% of THAT whole budget?

  • Stone Bryson

    Do we REALLY want that? He’s already late for every event as is… I would become bored with ‘the plane made me late’ excuse rather quickly.

    • nc

      If it would annoy or inconvenience him? Worth it.

      • Stone Bryson

        He’d probably like it, since being prompt is not a big concern to him. Besides, he would just blame Congress… or us. One more ‘example’ he could use (and abuse) to play ‘the victim’ with his rabid followers.

    • grais

      The man is always late because the man is always rude.

  • https://twitter.com/davidjkramer DavidKramer

    Supposedly lying and politicians go together……….I guess Obama defines this like no other politician ever has before.

    • ceemack

      He’s taken that relationship to the next level.

      • mike_in_kosovo

        “THIS one goes to eleven.”

        • swornsongs

          Love the S.T. reference!

  • ceemack

    “As your President, I feel your pain.”

    “Okay, I don’t actually FEEL your pain.”

    “I’m just aware of it, from a distance.”

    “And I kind of enjoy it.”

    • David Campbell

      LOL

  • grais

    Hey, he’s already given up a whopping 5% of his salary to prove something to somebody.
    That $20k would have bought a lot of lobster. How much more should he be expected to suffer?

    • azgirl

      We pay the First Family’s entire food bill. It’s the most gigantic EBT account in the world.

      • Harry A

        im pretty sure we don’t, presidents all have to pay their own food bill. unless you have some proof that this has changed? because i dont think it has to my knowledge.

        • shimauma

          hey doofus, if we pay his salary, (and we do, God forgive us) then we pay for his groceries. Being president (or any type of politician) NEVER had to be a paid position. Just ask George Washington.

          • Harry A

            i mean i dislike obama too, but are we gonna blame him for the presidential salary? i mean every president beside George Washington has taken one; and if that was the case where were we when the salary doubled in 2001 from 200,000 to 400,000? the salary DOUBLED in ONE YEAR and no one said anything.

            its a rather silly argument that your making, Obama gets paid a salary and has the right to spend it how he feels, whether we believe he’s earned that salary or not is not relevant to this debate. would you like your employer to start dictating how you spend the money they give you? sounds like an infringement on freedom to me. exaggerations like that one, that we pay the first family’s entire food bill are partly to blame for us losing the election. you know the MSM is in Obama’s pocket, so when you exaggerate and they prove it to not be true everything else you say is suddenly suspicious.

        • hosss

          I thought we paid for the entire food bill also. I hope that we don’t.

          • Harry A

            no we don’t. im pretty sure that we only cover the cost of state dinners. i remember reading about in national geographic i think, were they talked to nancy reagan who was surprised that you have to even pay for your own tooth paste. i dont know if things have changed that why i asked if they had proof it had changed.

        • IBXNJ

          The White House operating budget is over $1 billion. The British Royal family cost then only $57 million.

          • Harry A

            bad argument, the comparable UK office to the White House is the Cabinet Office. the UK Cabinet Office has a budget of $3.2Billion.

      • IBXNJ

        The Obamas live like Ferdinand and Imelda Marcos on the public dime!!

    • http://www.facebook.com/people/Don-Nichols/100001773710743 Don Nichols

      If memory serves me he always seems to be on time when having a presser during the noon to 3 pm est (the EIB networks own Rush Limbaugh program hours).

  • Right Wired

    How about Sea Force One? Give him a rowboat and let him piddle around in that.

    • gladys whipple hurtis

      Good idea.

    • hosss

      Great idea! I wished I had thought of it….No, let’s just give him some logs and 100′ of rope and let him make his own raft.

      • Right Wired

        LOL even better. After 10 years of EPA feasibility studies, he’ll be able to get started.

  • skiddlydo

    how about flying first class?

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

    A motorcade of Chevy Volts will take Barry wherever he wants to go and reduce his carbon footprint too!

    • mdtljt

      …while Al-Jazeera Gore laughs his considerable ass off in his energy-sucking mansions…yes, that’s plural…I’m pretty sure he’s big enough to occupy them all at the same time…

  • ClarkFL

    Tell President Pothead that he can wait like the rest of us.

    • David Campbell

      Lmao

  • http://discus.com yourmamatoo

    This shoud be front page news. I would love to see the lefts stance on this bit of hypocrisy.

    • $24698634

      Speaking of front page news, and Drudge for that matter; what happened to the breathless stories on his site about the FBI fanning out 1,000 agents in search of a 12 member sleeper terrorist cell in connection with the Boston bombing? Not even on his page anymore. Drudge = fake news.

      • http://discus.com yourmamatoo

        Ask the lame stream media

        • $24698634

          Why?  They didn’t run it.  He did, and Hannity too on his radio show.

          • http://discus.com yourmamatoo

            They didn’t run it for a reason. Because it was on Obama’s watch.

          • $24698634

            So you believe it?

          • http://discus.com yourmamatoo

            Believe what?

          • anonymouse

            kellystane: you listen to Hannity? Or are you regurgitating left wing talking points?

      • forgetyoutooo

        You are actually stupid enough to think Drudge wrote that story?

        • $24698634

          No, never said he wrote anything.  But you are apparently stupid enough to believe stuff on his site.  He doesn’t write anything, he links to it.  And he linked to a story on the UK Mirror in his headline!  Where is it now?  And called you a name in reciprocity only.

          • Bobby Kelley

            We are tired of the liberal morons out there.

      • mike_in_kosovo

        What happened to Chris Matthews, Wolf Blitzer, Dave Sirota, Dina Temple-Raston and all the others claiming it was right-wingers behind the bombing, hmmm?

        Fake news, indeed – seems like a WHOLE LOT MORE of it comes from your side of the aisle, Kelly.

        • $24698634

          Always go off topic and deflect when you can’t answer the question.

          • mike_in_kosovo

            You mean like mentioning Drudge’s coverage of the bombing in a thread about AF One?

            Or did you mean some *OTHER* sort of ‘off-topic’?

          • Bobby Kelley

            Mike just expanded on fake news Kelly.

      • lainer51

        kind of like Brian Ross @ ABC….slandering an innocent person during the Trayvon Martin fiasco because he found a “name” in the phone book…. now THAT is some great investigative journalism!!!

  • JoeMyGodNYC

    It always cracks me up how much the right LOVES closeted homosexual Matt Drudge, but any other gay person in the media is eeeeeeeevil.

    • iMarcusCicero

      Why are you such a homophobe? You must be a Democratic.

      • JoeMyGodNYC

        What’s a “Democratic”?

        • shimauma

          it’s the real name for a demoncrap, like yourself spambot.

        • iMarcusCicero

          Democratics are members of the Democratic Party. Only Members of the Democrat Party can be Democrats, Just like Republicans belong to The Republican Party. It’s standard grammar.

          • JoeMyGodNYC

            Uh, no. Via the Language Log entry on “Democratics”: “This particular sort of error is generally called a ‘hypercorrection’. Usually the source of a hypercorrection is someone who doesn’t know any better. In one common sort of hypercorrection, for example, a speaker whose dialect has lost a distinction that is maintained in higher-prestige forms of the language may sprinkle the missing forms around indiscriminately, in an attempt to seem posh.”

          • iMarcusCicero

            Nope, It started as The Democrat Party and members were Democrats Wilson, FDR and their “minister of propaganda” Edward Bernays started calling it the “Democratic Party” because, after all, we are a democratic country.. (Actually a Republic). Edward Bernays was also the guy the Nazis looked to for direction on how to fool the people. Since most now label it The Democratic Party, members are Democratics. And I believe hyper is a modifier of the word “correct”. So, for as long as it is the Democratic Party, you are a Democratic. Have a nice day.

    • Duane Savage

      Never heard of the Log Cabin Republicans, I guess.

      • JoeMyGodNYC

        The Log Cabin Republicans are not “media”, darling.

    • mike_in_kosovo

      Ah, psychological (or in the Left’s case, psychotic) projection…what WOULD the Left have for arguing points without you?

      • JoeMyGodNYC

        Uh, how is pointing out Drudge’s well-known sexual orientation “projection,” exactly?

        • mike_in_kosovo

          If it’s so well-known, then he’s hardly ‘closeted’, now is he?

          Funny how all those ‘sources’ are left-leaning. Seem like the Libs doth project overmuch… quelle surprise

          • JoeMyGodNYC

            “Closeted” because he refuses to confirm what other people know. Hell, even Out Magazine has named him to the “50 Most Powerful Gays” list for the last four or five years.

          • mike_in_kosovo

            Since y’all are such mindreaders that you can just “know” that Drudge is gay, why couldn’t y’all stop the Brothers Kablamazov last week?

          • JoeMyGodNYC

            We’re not mind readers. He’s gay. Many of his friends in the media know this. He goes to gay bars in Miami, which works out great for his preference for Latino men. All he’s ever said about it publicly is was something like “my personal life is nobody’s business.” Meanwhile he works day and night to thwart the civil rights of his gay brothers and sisters. He’s a repulsive kapo and nothing less.

          • mike_in_kosovo

            All he’s ever said about it publicly was something like “my personal life is nobody’s business.”

            Actually, he’s on record as saying he’s straight.
            http://askville.amazon.com/Matt-Drudge-openly-homosexual/AnswerViewer.do?requestId=61870008

            More wishful thinking from the Left…hoping and praying he’s gay so they can beat him over the head with it. All identity politics, all the time. You can’t make a coherent argument against what he’s saying, so you make the claim he’s gay so that you can attack him as being a traitor to his sexuality.

          • JoeMyGodNYC

            That story is YEARS old. Many others have since come forward, including former wingnut writer David Brock. http://www.dailykos.com/story/2012/10/02/1139071/-BREAKING-NEWS-BIG-SCOOP-MATT-DRUDGE-OUTED#

          • mike_in_kosovo

            So, hearsay that you *agree* with is conclusive proof?

            Thanks for proving my point. And, “kapo”? So you think he’s a Hawaiian god? Is that why you’re so upset? You think he’s just godly and he won’t answer your emails asking him on a date?

            That story is YEARS old

            And years YOUNGER than the book you claim as proof. Book, 2002. Interview, 2009.

          • JoeMyGodNYC

            I’m FROM Miami. Lived there from 71-05. I believe my friends. Case closed.

          • mike_in_kosovo

            I’m FROM Miami. Lived there from 71-05. I believe my friends.

            Well, you’d think those ‘friends’ would be able to put their money where their mouths are, wouldn’t they?

            And speaking of putting your money where your mouth is…living there all that time, with Drudge evidently so *into* the gay scene, and you yourself never once caught him at one of the clubs?

            Case closed.

            Remember that, the next time you call a conservative ‘close-minded’, skippy….because I’ll make sure to remind you.

          • JoeMyGodNYC

            I wouldn’t have recognized him back then. And I’m told that Drudge prefers the Dade County all-Latin bars that I rarely visited as I preferred the clubs on South beach.

          • mike_in_kosovo

            And yet, all those friends that supposedly *had* seen him couldn’t scrounge up any photos, hmm?

            Funny, in light of the fact of how you’re so quick to call conservatives out for speculation without hard evidence.

            Speaking of that…you also haven’t proven your statement that conservatives think reporters are “eeeeevil” because they’re gay and not because their reporting sucks…or is that something that you just “know”, too?

  • teamfrazzled

    Presidents do get a bill for their food and that of any private guests but taxpayers foot the bill for state functions and state dinners. Being relieved of paying rent, utilities and transportation costs means there is plenty leftover in a President’s personal budget for having their and their family’s food tastes catered to on a very high level. Taxpayers also foot the bill for Obama’s personal food taster because Presidents being poisoned by their personal chefs is so common and anyway no one has ever heard of any slow acting poison or delayed release poison so having one’s own personal food taster by your side at all times is a must. Food tasters were considered pretty ineffective more than a century ago but hey, when one has such an oversized ego to say of his own election “This was the moment when the planet started to heal.” and “We are the ones (meaning himself) we have been waiting for.” then food taster is pretty tame in comparison.

  • Clancie

    Now, THAT is a good idea!

  • Duane Savage

    Ask yourself this, does it further his agenda to root out those nasty Republicans from the House … and you’ll have the answer. No pain, no gain

  • buckofama2010

    EVIL muslim marxists

  • BadGirloftheNorth

    If the military is under sequestration like the FAA, then where did all the money come from for the massive military lock down while they looked for ONE armed gunman in Mass? How do you boil a frog?? You turn up the heat slowly. Mass. was a great trial run for a police state….I support the police not being ruled by them…

  • David Campbell

    Just Fire Obama. That will start the healing in our country.
    Obama created such a mess in our country like no other President.
    Obama is an Idiot and for those whom voted for him are just as much idiots as Obama.
    Idiots and those who don’t pay taxes should never have the right to vote ever again.
    David N. Campbell

  • Cindy Redding

    Obama has spent more on lavish parties in White House than the administrations of Bush, Clinton, Bush and Reagan combined. He cares more about partying with the beautiful people than he does about straightening out the economy.

    • swornsongs

      Cut the president some slack, Cindy. All that blaming and inaction can really take a toll on a guy!!!

    • JoeMyGodNYC

      That’s a completely silly and easily disproven lie. Come on.

      • anonymouse

        Waiting for that disproof.

        • Evelyn A

          me too

    • sodakhic

      Plus a $50,000 a year expense account for his burgers, waffle fries and banana splits while Moochele is not watching.

    • Cindy Redding

      Exactly, because he can’t. I live in DC, I know. When liberals can’t defend an argument, they either say it’s not true, but can’t offer proof otherwise, or they call you names. At least he didn’t call me a dumb b#^*ch. :)

    • Cindy Redding

      This was written in 2009. I will find the info on where he is now, but imagine the cost of his last shindig with Justin Timberlake and Jay-z last month? We can’t have tours of the White House, unless of course you are rich and famous. http://www.wnd.com/2009/03/90945/

  • Dianne Simons

    He said he wanted to make the people suffer.

  • Compassionate_Dick

    Sequestration…because there’s no other place King Obama can find waste, fraud or abuse?

  • copperpeony

    Obama does “power bullying” like a teenager who has arrested development. Asswipe.

  • Bolt Upright

    I like Obama because, god rest his soul, Chavez liked him. Obama’s pimping of America is precious.

  • sodakhic

    First picture I’ve seen of Obama without his feet on the desk. What a loser.And thanks BO for that middle class tax increase and my $2500 jump in medical premiums.

  • radicallyalyssa

    People are truly forgetting how damaging this sequester is for many people. Instead of working four to five days a week, I’m lucky to get three shifts. My dad is getting furloughed. The Dept of Defense got completely screwed, and people are ignoring it. Makes me kinda sad.

    • Francis Soyer

      It doesn’t need to be. It is by choice of the President. It is a political ploy.

      • radicallyalyssa

        Of course it doesn’t NEED to be, but for everyone working for the Dept of Defense, it IS. My dad just got a raise and will now be making 8k less a year. This is hurting us, and people are laughing at the sequester as if it’s no big deal.