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Obama-mad Canadians bound for Capitol Hill
Globe and Mail ^ | January 13, 2009 | KATE HAMMER

Posted on 01/13/2009 4:55:45 AM PST by Loyalist

When Toronto bookstore owner Itah Sadu decided she was going to attend Barack Obama's inauguration in Washington, she asked her friends if they wanted to come.

So many said yes she ended up chartering a bus.

Their inauguration-bound vehicle seats 35, and will be full when it leaves Yorkdale Mall on Monday.

Ms. Sadu, 47, hasn't planned any entertainment for the 10-hour trip, so as not to interrupt spontaneous expressions of inaugural glee.

"A number of the people that I'm going with are such enthusiastic people that they'll just burst into song," she said.

(Excerpt) Read more at theglobeandmail.com ...


TOPICS: Canada; News/Current Events
KEYWORDS: bhoinauguration; coronation; getonthebus; inauguration; obama; thrownunderthebus; zeroworship
They should have carpooled.

Obama can't help but throw people under the bus.

1 posted on 01/13/2009 4:55:46 AM PST by Loyalist
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To: Loyalist

Now that we’ve did it, isn’t the pressure on Canada, France, and all the other progressive countries to elect a Prime Minister who is a minority in the country?


2 posted on 01/13/2009 4:57:12 AM PST by NeoConfederate
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To: Loyalist; GMMAC; Clive; exg; kanawa; backhoe; -YYZ-; Former Proud Canadian; Squawk 8888; ...

3 posted on 01/13/2009 4:58:45 AM PST by fanfan (Update on Constitutional Crisis in Canada.....Click user name)
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To: Loyalist

Sooner or later, the whole “First African-American President.....” stuff is going to end.

It can’t be over too soon, imo.

People make such a big deal out of it, as if prior to November, 2008 it wasn’t possible.

The wish has been granted, now let’s see the reality.


4 posted on 01/13/2009 5:02:37 AM PST by RangerM (I'll think of something later. I've got 4 years to come up with something.)
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To: Loyalist

They’re going to be sorely disappointed when they arrive in DC and find the whole city locked down with no where to go.


5 posted on 01/13/2009 5:02:38 AM PST by Virginia Ridgerunner (Sarah Palin is a smart missile aimed at the heart of the left!)
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To: Virginia Ridgerunner
No, they will be ushered to the front of the stage and sing "We Are The World" with Obambi.

Then we will have to listen to all the rats and rinos tell us how we should be more like the Canadians!

6 posted on 01/13/2009 5:07:50 AM PST by sausageseller (http://coolblue.typepad.com/the_cool_blue_blog/)
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To: fanfan

“A number of the people that I’m going with are such enthusiastic people that they’ll just burst into song,” she said

Sounds like these people leave empty lives.......


7 posted on 01/13/2009 5:09:18 AM PST by Le Chien Rouge
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To: Virginia Ridgerunner

“They’re going to be sorely disappointed when they arrive in DC and find the whole city locked down with no where to go”.

...AND that they’re one of only 35 buses. The original prediction was 5,000. The new and improved prediction is 35. Close. ~sarc.


8 posted on 01/13/2009 5:37:55 AM PST by albie
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To: Loyalist

We’ll see how “Obama Mad” people are in the next 6 months.


9 posted on 01/13/2009 5:41:12 AM PST by albie
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To: Loyalist

Enjoy downtown Frederick, Md.


10 posted on 01/13/2009 5:47:02 AM PST by mikey_hates_everything
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To: Loyalist
"Mr. Lewis worked on the Obama campaign and helped to recruit more than 25 Canadians to canvass battlegrounds such as Fort Worth, Tex., and Charlotte, N.C."

Is this legal?
Not that it would matter in this cess-pit of an election;but can foreign nationals legally be brought in to the USA to work Federal election campaigns?
11 posted on 01/13/2009 6:34:56 AM PST by Tainan (FRONT TOWARDS ENEMY <- remember these words, there will be a test.)
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To: Tainan

Probably illegal as most countries have laws against non-resident foreigners participating in campaigns. Enforcement is rare, though- a few years ago Michael Moore gave a speech supporting the Liberal Party of Canada during a campaign here but he was never charged.


12 posted on 01/13/2009 6:54:57 AM PST by Squawk 8888 (TSA and DHS are jobs programs for people who are not smart enough to flip burgers)
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To: Squawk 8888

Heck, if they had arrested him they would have had to feed that fat SOB.

Probably a factor in their turning their heads.


13 posted on 01/13/2009 7:04:27 AM PST by Tainan (FRONT TOWARDS ENEMY <- remember these words, there will be a test.)
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To: Loyalist

I welcome the back bacon eating lemmings.


14 posted on 01/13/2009 7:09:19 AM PST by Carl LaFong (Building Code Under Fire)
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To: Tainan; Loyalist
On Canadians working in an election for the U.S. Presidency.

Is this legal?

I should think that it is. If one carries this to another level and not using reductio absurdum (something like that), imagine that down the track, large numbers of non-American citizens and not taxpayers participate. The whole structure of a democracy could be subverted. Commonsense tells anyone this.

I am positive the Founding Fathers would have called for immediate deportation- or if feeling charitable, just desist. Two things that I hope- as an outsider who wishes all things good for the USA, I hope two things will happen NEXT time.

(1)A independent verification of ANY person's elegibility, who gets on the ballot for the Presidency.
(2) The restriction on foreign money and foreign participation in the affairs of electoral matters in the USA.

The same Canadians who are bound by President-elect Obama's charisma, would scream for the Mounties, if Americans came en bloc to Canada to support Stephen Harper next time up. Bring up the war of 1812 and all (chuckle).

15 posted on 01/13/2009 8:21:46 AM PST by Peter Libra
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To: Peter Libra
Whoops! Correction to my above post.

I certainly think that IT IS NOT LEGAL.

My bad.

16 posted on 01/13/2009 8:25:07 AM PST by Peter Libra
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To: Squawk 8888; Tainan
Probably illegal as most countries have laws against non-resident foreigners participating in campaigns.

AFAIK, there's nothing illegal about non-citizens working for campaigns in the US- I worked as a volunteer for several GOP campaigns back before my US naturalization. A campaign isn't the Federal government, so there is no ban on non-citizens working for it. The only issue I can think of is if the campaign was paying people who did not have the right to legally work in the US.

17 posted on 01/13/2009 8:27:43 AM PST by Citizen Blade ("A Conservative Government is an organized hypocrisy" -Benjamin Disraeli)
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To: Citizen Blade
I worked as a volunteer for several GOP campaigns back before my US naturalization

I don't know how US law works, but in Canada what you did was legal. Our Elections Act allows foreign citizens to participate in campaigns if they are legal residents here. It is illegal for someone who is neither a citizen nor a resident to campaign for candidates here.

18 posted on 01/13/2009 8:58:23 AM PST by Squawk 8888 (TSA and DHS are jobs programs for people who are not smart enough to flip burgers)
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To: albie

There’s is no way they will allow themselves to think that they’re dissatisfied. It’ll be the same denial that makes people stay in toxic marriages, not wanting to admit that they made a mistake.


19 posted on 01/13/2009 1:23:12 PM PST by Niuhuru (Fine, here's my gun, but let me give you the bullets first. I'll send them to you through the barrel)
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To: RangerM

“The wish has been granted,”

SOMETHING WE’VE DONE FOR FORTY FREAKING YEARS, GRANTING THEM EVERYTHING THEY COULD POSSIBLY WANT!!!!!


20 posted on 01/13/2009 1:23:57 PM PST by Niuhuru (Fine, here's my gun, but let me give you the bullets first. I'll send them to you through the barrel)
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To: Loyalist

Let it snow, let it snow, let it snow.


21 posted on 01/13/2009 1:25:01 PM PST by tflabo
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To: Niuhuru

I agree.

(shrugging like Atlas)


22 posted on 01/13/2009 2:02:09 PM PST by RangerM (I'll think of something later. I've got 4 years to come up with something.)
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To: Peter Libra

Good to hear from you. Don’t be a stranger. Word from ol blighty is much appreciated.


23 posted on 01/13/2009 4:14:53 PM PST by Tainan (FRONT TOWARDS ENEMY <- remember these words, there will be a test.)
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To: Loyalist

Hey I am mad he was elected too. Maybe I should go?


24 posted on 01/14/2009 7:59:36 PM PST by free_life (If you ask Jesus to forgive you and to save you, He will.)
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