Take That, Obama! House Republicans Deny Funding For Previously Canceled White House Project

Last week, the General Services Administration canceled a White House bowling alley renovation project, a project that probably actually had some merit, but was nonetheless an obvious political lightning rod even though the bowling alley isn't actually located in the White House itself. So the White House stepped in and canceled the project.


Yawn. End of story, right? Wrong:

The House on Wednesday adopted a proposal to prohibit funding to renovate the White House bowling alley.

Rep. Pat Meehan's (R-Pa.) amendment to the fiscal 2015 Financial Services and General Government appropriations bill, which includes funding for the General Services Administration, passed by voice vote.

Woo! House Republicans blocked something that wasn't even happening! Time for them to celebrate, right?

"With our nation $17 trillion in debt, upgrading the president's private bowling alley shouldn't be a priority," Meehan said. "A spiffy new bowling alley may suit the wants for commander in chief, but I think I speak for the taxpayers of the seventh congressional district when I assert that it is certainly not a need."

What an idiot. I mean, with our nation $17 trillion in debt, political stunts by Obama-hating Republicans shouldn't be a priority. A spiffy new talking point may suit the wants for teahadist congressmen, but I think I speak for everybody with a brain when I assert that it does nobody any real good.

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