President Obama didn’t want any press around while he was hitting up the one-percenters for big bucks, so he sent them to their room.

No word on whether they got supper beforehand.

Careful, you might get a “time out” on top of everything.

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A picture says a thousand words.

https://twitter.com/MenaH18/status/468526678843465728

https://twitter.com/SarcasticBull/status/468527210660261888

Heh.

  • John Howard

    Obama: “Let’s not go overboard on this transparency thing. A little goes a long way.’

  • Hey, That’s Pretty Good

    Obama rubbing elbows with the rich 1%ers he claims to hate so much. You know, for a guy who “stands for the little guy”, he sure does spend a lot of time with the “big guys”. And only appears with “the little guy” when he needs props to stand behind him when giving a speech about income inequality.

    You know why the press wasn’t allowed in? Because they weren’t rich enough.

    • Mary Mommy Happy 2016!

      Yes, Obama is a hypocrite, because he is part of the 1% rich, but he thinks that wealth, except for his, should be redistributed to the poor.

      President Barack Obama is about class warfare, he is about dividing America and now he is about hypocrisy. During the 2012 Presidential campaign Obama railed on the 1%’ers and called all those rich people who paid less than their secretaries the evil rich. Obama harped on the so-called Buffett Rule, which would require millionaires to pay at least 30% of their income in taxes. Of course this came about because the evil rich were making most of their money from investments as opposed to income, that are taxed at a different rate.

      According the WSJ, President Barack Obama paid an effective tax rate of only 18.4%. For all his whining, for all his rhetoric, for all his class warfare and the rich should pay 30% … OBAMA ONLY PAID 18%.
      I guess this is more of the shared sacrifice that Obama talks about. Obama tells other rich folks that they are evil because they pay a low tax effective rate, yet he takes advantage of the same deductions and loop holes that everyone else does. If he was a true leader and really had the convictions of his beliefs, he would have told his accountants not to take the deductions and make it that his effective rate came to 30% for 2012. However, he did not do so because like every liberal, he wants others to pay the money, not themselves.

      • Mary Mommy Happy 2016!

        I responded to the wrong poster. Oops sorry RSPECT for the 57 States. I meant to type this for Onyx

        • Onyx

          You’re just as silly as RSPECT is. “Obama railed on the 1%’era and called all those rich people… the evil rich.” “Obama tells other rich folks that they are evil…” I forget, when did he call anyone “the evil rich”?

          • http://www.freedomreconnection.com/ FreedomRecon

            Demonizing a group is the same as calling them evil.

          • Onyx

            True. But proposing higher effective tax rates for a group is not the same as demonizing them.

          • http://www.freedomreconnection.com/ FreedomRecon

            Go back and read some of the words he uses….he definitely demonizes.

          • Mark81150 Never/Trump/Hillary

            He knows what obama is…. this is deflection, trying to convince people , no, they didn’t REALLY just hear obama say what he said…

            unreal, that anyone would even dare and try to rewrite 2012 already… obama demonizes constantly, it is his ONLY talent.

          • jk123xyz .

            Yes.We have to make the rich pay more.They should be punished for their achievement.We are all equal but some of us need to be propped up,while others need to be “taken down a notch” so that we are all equal.Piss on you Onyx.

          • Jerry Camp

            He’s demonized oil companies, doctors (claimed they performed unnecessary surgeries to rack up higher bills, remember?), bondholders (he called them ‘speculators who refuse to sacrifice’), insurance companies…shall I go on?
            He has stated his plans to ‘spread the wealth’ via redistribution and that he believes that there’s a point where folks have ‘made too much money’, as if that’s his damned business.

          • journogal

            How about educating yourself, if you dare to do so. Doubtful, because that means opening your mind and actually clicking on the link and reading it. Not only will you see what Obama has said about the evil one percenters, but also how much they DO pay in taxes. Dare you to read it: http://www.nationalreview.com/articles/335628/let-us-now-praise-1-percent-deroy-murdock

            I guess you think everyone should hand over their earnings to the government and let the government dole out what they think is “fair.”

          • Onyx

            I read it, I laughed. “Washington’s problem is not a paucity of revenues but a nicotine-like addiction to blowing through other people’s money, coupled with a lust for Chinese debt.” Oh, Lord. Yeah, no. The reason the deficit goes up during a recession isn’t “lust for Chinese debt”, it’s plain old lack of revenue. Same old ridiculous “you didn’t build that” distortions. Same misleading focus on income taxes (OMG the poor pay only 2%!) rather than overall taxes (the poor pay about 20%, the same as the rich — and of course for the poor it’s 20% they would actually spend). Same ludicrous applauding of the wealthy for “launching and expanding companies, investing their earnings,” as if those activities are public services instead of the very mechanisms by which the rich continue to get richer.

          • Mark81150 Never/Trump/Hillary

            So obama didn’t viciously attack Romney for paying the 18% investment rate?

            Didn’t rail about offshore investments as “unAmerican”?

            while he also paid only 18%… while he had off shore investments, all carefully hidden, until AFTER the election?

            only a complete tool thinks hatred for the rich was not obama’s campaign platform.. he dodged around the word, but you know dam well he played on the covetous greed of people suffering terminal envy.

            then when obastardcare kicked in… and his greedy voters discovered that he wanted their money too… and obama’s numbers plummet with the Senate in extreme jeopardy of a GOP sweep.

            that karma.. she be a wonderous thing..

            obama’s signature achievement when it’s all said and done, may have been to hand deliver complete control of the government to the GOP in 2014 and 2016.

            Just as Carter’s only achievement was to ensure Reagan’s election.

        • Steve in Katy

          I know this is off topic but I really liked last weeks avi the best.

    • Mark81150 Never/Trump/Hillary

      I suspect the press wasn’t allowed, because in thse liberal circle jerks, he let’s his full on socialism out for a stroll, and dosen’t want a repeat of his bitter clingers remarks getting out again..

      this guy knows his true politics sell to the fascist left’s 1%… Hell,obama could tell em he plans on declaring martial law and having every elected republican shot,… and the left’s barking seal yahoo chorus would STILL…. drink his bathwater..

      the dem party is nothing but a personality cult now..

      just give them a supreme leader, the rest, they don’t know, don’t care… and will knee jerk hate on cue.

  • LinTaylor ✓vitrified

    Apparently, America’s dad doesn’t like discussing certain subjects in front of the kids.

    Lord help us if they ask him where babies come from.

    • Worship Dancer

      oh like he’d know.

    • drw

      Pease don’t ever use that reference again. Thanks.

  • nc ✓s & balances

    It’s bad enough our top leaders are so immature. But they have to treat others like they’re children, too?

    • Misanthrope

      In all fairness, journalists in the Obama era are vey childlike – particularly in their affinity for fairy tales.

      • http://twitter.com/thetugboatphil TugboatPhil

        It’s a shame they never read “The Emperor’s New Clothes.”

        • Worship Dancer

          yep

  • http://twitter.com/thetugboatphil TugboatPhil

    That the “guardians of truth” would allow themselves to be put into “time out” sickens me.

    They deserve NO protection of a free press that men and women, 1000 times better than them, fought and died to preserve.

  • Mary Mommy Happy 2016!

    I would be on the phone ordering things in that room and foot the bill to the white house account.

    • http://twitter.com/thetugboatphil TugboatPhil

      Nieman-Marcus catalog, please.

  • Hey, That’s Pretty Good

    “Since you guys reported on my scandals at all, you’re going to your room. You don’t get to see me rub elbows with my rich friends.”

  • Jeffrey Rogers

    What cowards! They should have walked out and right into the fundraiser with cameras rolling.

    • Mark81150 Never/Trump/Hillary

      Not one will…. because that WH press pass is pure gold in liberal circles, and they let him humiliate them to keep it..

      no liberal “journalist” will disobey this president if the punishment is banishment from the “best parties”…. and party hatred for telling the truth for omnce about the douche in chief.

  • Woosh

    Do these presstitiutes have any pride? Aren’t they ashamed to admit what they do? Aren’t they embarrassed to mingle with their neighbors and families?

    • Portnoy

      No. They are not. For example, Jay Carney lies on a daily basis, that’s his ‘job’. But over the last few weeks, with the VA, Benghazi, IRS stuff, how does he knowingly just lie like that?? What kind of #*cked up rationalization does he go through to make it through the day??? Sociopath….

  • Portnoy

    But look, they’re all “dignified” and stuff…Jesus…

    How do these people look at themselves in the mirror??

    Answer: 6 figure income. Not sure why or how, but there it is…

  • therealguyfaux ✓ᵛᵉʳᶦᶠᶦᵉᵈ

    Oh, for the same “mole” who snuck the camera into the infamous Romney 47% fundraiser– or one just like him/her. The Secret Service probably quashed that possibility, though.

    • Mark81150 Never/Trump/Hillary

      You bet anyone not in absolute lockstep conformity was purged from the donor list, then threatened with IRS persecution should their “donations” fall off….

      these Chicago thugs don’t even try and hide what they are… liberals excuse and justify it as hardball politics, but anywhere else, it’s extortion.

  • nirvana

    So much for “freedom of the press” snicker…

  • Patches O’Houlihan

    Is it Stockholm syndrome? Battered spouse syndrome? My God, have you no pride left whatsoever?

    Please tell me that somebody put a foot down and screamed “No body puts Baby in the corner” (or spare bedroom as the case may be)…

    • Al’s Annoyed Grandpa

      It shames me that I know the film to which you are referring, but I can’t give you a thumbs up because you made a reference to that awful film.

  • Rex

    Don’t expect a secret recording of Obama campaigning like what happened to Romney that might show itself any time soon.

  • hybriddragonfly

    Never would of flown in bush admin.’.but media loves Obama so much it is cool now

    • BigTBoom

      Headline…
      Bush treats free press like animals:
      Locks them in a room while he hobnobs with 1%ers.
      Full story on pg 1A.

      • Mark81150 Never/Trump/Hillary

        But obama?…. they grovel on cue…

        • BigTBoom

          Just another day in the field for Obama’s press corps coverage, no story published…

  • cristo52

    How pathetic American journalists have become. Can these cowards sink any lower?

    • Mark81150 Never/Trump/Hillary

      Wait till the apocalypse of 2014 gets closer and they have to loose the Senate….

      oh they’ll slink even lower.

  • Suzanne

    Points and laughs at the little lapdogs.

  • ‘Tom Crawford

    Reminiscent of BLM and Freedom of Speech areas. Looks like the Press was put in a Constitutionally assigned area just for them. Don’t step out of that room though…..

  • traffic_robot

    They are getting what they deserve and don’t realize it.

  • tpc4545

    What is everybody worried about, obama will tell these idiots what to print!

    • Chrissy the Hyphenated

      I don’t think Obama decides. I think someone else is deciding and telling Obama AND the Journo-listers what to say.

  • http://www.GONINERS.com/ Kristine ✓ᵛᵉʳᶦᶠᶦᵉᵈ

    How very transparent.

  • rssllue

    I wonder if there are some AR-15s being handled on the other side of that door to the hallway just in case any of them get any silly ideas about actually doing what a reporter is supposed to do?

  • Southern Yankee

    I will have “the most open and transparent government ever.”

    • Mark81150 Never/Trump/Hillary

      That this media not only doesn’t call him on that…. but rationalizes their own abuse….

      they are nothing more than the politburo’s aparachiks.

      • Jim Smith

        No need to insult the aparachiks

  • Dan13

    It seems try went gladly…

  • taconite

    And yet, the MSM keeps getting on their knees and “worship” him

  • Michael Hardy

    Rather telling that the extent of the media’s problem with being shuffled away is that it was “a little awkward” because they all got sent to one bedroom

  • ToyZebra

    I hope they were left a bowl of fresh water and some toys to play with. Pets can get bored shut up in a room.

  • MSM

    What’s sad is they still worship Obama and the altar of liberalism. His administration knows he can treat them this way and then still beg for more.

  • FirstBoot

    Why is that lapdog sitting on the bed? No pets allowed on the furniture…

  • ThenAtlasSpoke

    Had this been Romney, rest assured the home pages of their organizations’ websites would have been plastered with headlines decrying conservative kowtowing to the desires of the 1%.

  • irishgirl91

    I could just imagine how exciting Woodward and Bernstein would find this to be during the Nixon administration. They are seriously a pathetic lot.

  • forgetyoutooo

    And yet most of the White House media have their articles are already written about how hard dear leader works raising money – doing the “peoples work”, what a good family man and father he is and how he deserves to play golf every Saturday to unwind.

  • TitzyFritzensimmons

    Guess they never watched “Dirty Dancing,” “Nobody puts Baby in the corner!”

  • Sua Sponte

    Well you know, transparency or something……..These tools will still continue to carry the water for Dear Leader, so, sympathy factor hovering right around zero…

  • thisisthestorm

    How transparent of him!

  • Mike Robinson

    Sure hope they had some puppy treats in there for them. Plus they needed time to read the bylines the white house had written for them.

    • Ms. Abigail van Beagle

      Wonder if they drank out of the toilet bowl, too.

  • http://www.algoreisabidfatidiot.com/ “Rev Jim Jones”

    guess they already rifled threw the draws before the candid shot was taken.

  • pslinger

    Makes perfect sense considering the incestuous relationship between Obama and the press.

  • muckraker

    One bad reporter made to stand in the corner.

  • deano24

    The White House Press reporters aren’t allowed on the Elysium Space Station.

  • IUfan37

    Looks like “who farted” has taken place.

  • LibLieExposer

    Always knew the MSM is in bed with this administration, here they are keeping the sheets warm for him.

  • jdog

    Yet the press still idolize this guy and jump at every chance to carry his water. Unbelievable. Walter Cronkite must be rolling over in his grave.

  • AmericanLass

    They are too far gone to even be embarrassed, so I am embarrassed for them.

  • Jim Smith

    Whats the big deal? Obama tells his fawning lapdogs to go lay by their dishes, and they obey their handler. Its just nice to see someone who has trained his puppies to behave so well. Although, most dogs at least whimper if kept out of the room with their master.

  • JamesJinSC

    A room full of zer0’s ‘fluffers’ in their natural element.

  • Bill Bowe

    Unlike the totalitarian states that naturally emerge from collectivist systems of thought, those republics that arise from the individualist conception of civilization rely upon the proven principles of morality, liberty, and prosperity.