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Obama declines comment on US hostage crisis off Somalia
Reuters ^ | April 9, 2009 | by Jeff Mason

Posted on 04/09/2009 8:26:14 AM PDT by MaestroLC

WASHINGTON, April 9 (Reuters) - [snip]

Obama was asked to comment on the situation several times by reporters at a White House event on refinancing for homeowners. Obama, however, stuck closely to the script and replied that he wanted to remain focused on housing.

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


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Obama voted "present" as the teleprompter was on vacation...
1 posted on 04/09/2009 8:26:15 AM PDT by MaestroLC
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To: MaestroLC
TRANSLATION: "I can't think on my feet"

What a moron. At least say your heart goes out to the sailors and their families. No one's gonna ding you for that.

2 posted on 04/09/2009 8:27:56 AM PDT by randog (Tap into America!)
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To: MaestroLC

He can’t decide whose side he’s on.


3 posted on 04/09/2009 8:28:57 AM PDT by carmody
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To: MaestroLC

It’s simple. He doesn’t know what to do about it. If his advisers just sat there and said nothing, no advice, he wouldn’t know what to do. What military experience does he have? Nada.


4 posted on 04/09/2009 8:29:02 AM PDT by RC2
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To: MaestroLC

It becomes more evident every day that “our” president is a useless piece of crap.


5 posted on 04/09/2009 8:29:26 AM PDT by WayneS (Respect the 2nd Amendment; Repeal the 16th)
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To: MaestroLC

"The photo, taken in 2006, shows the Democrat frontrunner fitted as a Somali Elder, during his visit to Wajir, a rural area in northeastern Kenya."

As per http://suzieqq.wordpress.com/2008/02/25/drudge-and-obama%E2%80%99s-samali-garb/

Welcome to New Kenya (Africa U.S.A.)

Where the law of the jungle has replaced the Law of the Land

6 posted on 04/09/2009 8:30:01 AM PDT by Texas Fossil
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To: MaestroLC

To Obama keeping focused on housing is more important than the life of an American.
Obama does not deserve to be president whether qualified or not.


7 posted on 04/09/2009 8:30:14 AM PDT by BuffaloJack (To stand up for Capitalism is to hope Teleprompter Boy fails.)
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To: MaestroLC
Making a comment would mean taking a position. That is something Obama can never do. No Comment = Voting “Present”
8 posted on 04/09/2009 8:30:15 AM PDT by Cowboy Bob (http://isportsdigest.tripod.com)
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To: MaestroLC
He can't comment, he has removed himself. He is not at war with Muslims.
9 posted on 04/09/2009 8:30:32 AM PDT by 444Flyer (Don't beLIEve Obama...........every sort of evil that deceives those who are perishing. 2 Thess 2:10)
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To: MaestroLC

Smartest thing he’s done in a month. Keep your mouth shut Bambi, let the adults handle it.


10 posted on 04/09/2009 8:30:37 AM PDT by Islander7 (If you want to anger conservatives, lie to them. If you want to anger liberals, tell them the truth.)
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To: MaestroLC

Just think if we have another big terrorist attack - he’ll have to decide which side to root for.


11 posted on 04/09/2009 8:31:05 AM PDT by Aria ( "The US republic will endure until Congress discovers it can bribe the public with the people's $.")
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To: MaestroLC

As each day passes, more and more is Obama morphing into Jimmy Carter...


12 posted on 04/09/2009 8:31:10 AM PDT by Always Right (Obama: more arrogant than Bill Clinton, more naive than Jimmy Carter, and more liberal than LBJ.)
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To: MaestroLC

“I believe that welcome to the teleprompt 2000, lamp warming”


13 posted on 04/09/2009 8:31:21 AM PDT by chuck_the_tv_out (click my name)
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To: MaestroLC

What Totus


14 posted on 04/09/2009 8:31:28 AM PDT by al baby (Hi Mom)
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To: MaestroLC

Pipsqueak.


15 posted on 04/09/2009 8:31:44 AM PDT by synbad600
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To: randog

We are sooooo screwed.......


16 posted on 04/09/2009 8:33:44 AM PDT by alice_in_bubbaland (Markets and Marxists Don't Mix! Let the Revolution Commence!!!)
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To: MaestroLC

Translation: “Feets don’t fail me now.”


17 posted on 04/09/2009 8:34:01 AM PDT by Enterprise (I went to America and all I got were some DVDs and little helicopters.)
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To: Enterprise

No comment = a vote for present, right?

We should be taking out ports.


18 posted on 04/09/2009 8:35:37 AM PDT by DonaldC
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To: MaestroLC

The actions of this president are beyond disgusting.
Obama is incompetent, inexperienced, naive, indifferent and undeserving of being in charge of our nation.
I might also add that I consider him to be a coward without integrity or honor of any kind.


19 posted on 04/09/2009 8:36:49 AM PDT by BuffaloJack (To stand up for Capitalism is to hope Teleprompter Boy fails.)
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To: MaestroLC
Americans attacked my Muslim African pirates and Zero stuck on stupid has nothing to say, Hildabeast breaks out in laughter.
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Will someone explain to me what's wrong with this picture,
or is this possibly the answer...
‘Liberalism is a psychological disorder and a dangerous mental illness’.
20 posted on 04/09/2009 8:37:31 AM PDT by IrishMike (Liberalism is a psychological disorder and a dangerous mental illness.)
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To: MaestroLC

He’s a big freakin’ coward!


21 posted on 04/09/2009 8:38:25 AM PDT by odin2008 (EVIL TRIUMPHS WHEN GOOD MEN DO NOTHING)
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To: MaestroLC

His heart (that as a Muslim) and his head (a politician) are at war right now.


22 posted on 04/09/2009 8:39:45 AM PDT by tiredoflaundry (Americans only hear the word "free", but never hear "just pay the shipping and handling")
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To: DonaldC

It’s kind of like when the MSM catches the Democrats in something dirty. “No comment.” Here, his allies got caught doing something dirty. “No comment.”


23 posted on 04/09/2009 8:40:13 AM PDT by Enterprise (I went to America and all I got were some DVDs and little helicopters.)
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To: BuffaloJack

and those are his lesser flaws


24 posted on 04/09/2009 8:41:06 AM PDT by DeLaine
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To: All

Could it be “above his paygrade”?


25 posted on 04/09/2009 8:41:37 AM PDT by Reagan69 (No Representation without Taxation !)
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To: MaestroLC

Voting “present” is exactly what he did. He hates making any decision where the easy populist choice is unclear—even though the popular choice here would be “pirates are scum and will be dealt with.” And don’t let the libs bring up opposing the Iraq invasion. How hard was it to vote “no” on that when you represent a leftist district in Chicago.


26 posted on 04/09/2009 8:41:39 AM PDT by Callahan
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To: MaestroLC

it might be somewhat more understandable if americans weren’t involved or if it were a more nuanced issue, but this reaction is pretty sad.


27 posted on 04/09/2009 8:41:49 AM PDT by rightwinggoth
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To: MaestroLC

28 posted on 04/09/2009 8:41:53 AM PDT by a fool in paradise ( “Saving the New York Times now ranks with saving Darfur as a high-minded cause.”NYTimes Bill Kell)
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To: chuck_the_tv_out
“I believe that welcome to the teleprompt 2000, lamp warming”

thank you for a much-needed chuckle!

29 posted on 04/09/2009 8:42:31 AM PDT by Zeppelin
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To: MaestroLC

yea he seems to be quiet in this country when overseas questions come up does’;t he

clueless doesn’t even describe this white house

Did anyone hear the dumb idiot yet again make another gaff AGAIN

He thought Austrian was a language
course in Austria they do not speak Austrian


30 posted on 04/09/2009 8:42:44 AM PDT by manc (Marriage is between a man and a woman no sick queer sham--- end racism end affirmative action)
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To: MaestroLC

“Some presidents do this sort of thing well, while others (roll eyes) do not.” (Peter Jennings on 9-11-2001)

Today I dance metaphorically on Peter Jennings’ grave. AntiAmerican agitprop minister.


31 posted on 04/09/2009 8:44:33 AM PDT by a fool in paradise ( “Saving the New York Times now ranks with saving Darfur as a high-minded cause.”NYTimes Bill Kell)
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To: carmody
He can’t decide whose side he’s on.

Waiting for a return call from King Abdullah?

32 posted on 04/09/2009 8:46:44 AM PDT by Mad_Tom_Rackham (What did Obama's Teleprompter know, and when did it know it...)
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To: MaestroLC
Yesterday when the news was reporting that barak was monitoring the situation, I thought, yeah, he's monitoring alright. He's watching the developments on his monitor which munching popcorn.

He only cares that the shipment arrive in Kenya. He doesn't care one bit about the Captain or crew. Wrong color and religion.

He likes to travel a lot, if anything like this ever happened to him, I pray he receives the same attitude he is exhibiting now. He's a worthless piece of protoplasm. The useless pres_ent.

33 posted on 04/09/2009 8:47:12 AM PDT by 1_Rain_Drop
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To: MaestroLC

Saw a comment on Fox News this morning about how the US Navy got there, surrounded the ship, and were suprised to learn that their sheer overwhelming presence wasn’t enough to make the pirates cower in fear and surrender immediately. My reaction: “well duh, they know nothing is going to happen, so why be concerned? Wielding firepower means nothing if you’re not going to use it.”


34 posted on 04/09/2009 8:48:05 AM PDT by ctdonath2 (John Galt was exiled.)
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To: MaestroLC

I was wondering if he would have a statement. The White House released something yesterday but the president has yet to publicly utter a word.

The mind boggles.

What is wrong with him/his advisors?

It’s a profound insult to these American sailors not to offer his support to them, publicly.

And then we had the video of Hillary LAUGHING in the middle of discussing pirates...


35 posted on 04/09/2009 8:48:16 AM PDT by SE Mom (Proud mom of an Iraq war combat vet)
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To: WayneS

I could say worse but I will not

this has been proved though
obama is one complete dumb arse.

his gaff of thinking Austrian is a language to 57 states, to us inventing the car, to him bowing to the Saudi king

There is a whole host of things this idiot and his wife have done and where is the media, yes the media which is not biased, the media who tell it how it is

what we do not have that media, but they said they are fair.

ARF

Even a blind man can see that obama is not the brightest bulb nor has he got a clue on foreign policy.

You can see that he has been brainwashed all of his life by radicals on the left as he just repeats the same mantra every day
green house gasses
we must come together
no more nuclear
bla bla friggin bla

and to think it has been only 3 months


36 posted on 04/09/2009 8:48:21 AM PDT by manc (Marriage is between a man and a woman no sick queer sham--- end racism end affirmative action)
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To: Aria

Actually, we already know which side he will root for.

He wrote in one of his books that when things get really ugly, he will be siding with the muslims.


37 posted on 04/09/2009 8:48:40 AM PDT by WayneS (Respect the 2nd Amendment; Repeal the 16th)
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To: MaestroLC

So much for “I can multitask”.


38 posted on 04/09/2009 8:49:21 AM PDT by MortMan (Power without responsibility-the prerogative of the harlot throughout the ages. - Rudyard Kipling)
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To: Always Right

If only it was only Jimmy Carter he is morphing into...


39 posted on 04/09/2009 8:49:44 AM PDT by WayneS (Respect the 2nd Amendment; Repeal the 16th)
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To: MaestroLC

What a awful mistake the voters made.


40 posted on 04/09/2009 8:50:53 AM PDT by b4its2late (Ignorance allows liberalism to prosper.)
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To: ctdonath2

they have been said before the N Korean missile was fired that they thought there was nothing they could do where as Rice would have said that we leave all options on the table

Now it has been fired they say we will not do anything militariliy

hey nothing like telling the enemy that we will never do anything
I’d love to play this idiot in poker

the teleprompter president who got found through affirmative action and has no clue what he is doing


41 posted on 04/09/2009 8:51:18 AM PDT by manc (Marriage is between a man and a woman no sick queer sham--- end racism end affirmative action)
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To: MaestroLC
The AP is quoting Bam as responding to the reporter:

"Guys, we're talking about housing right now."

And then he had the reporters hustled out of the room.

So much for the bare minimum of vague words of support for the hostage's family.

Instead, it's pretty much "Shut-up and go away."

42 posted on 04/09/2009 8:52:57 AM PDT by browardchad
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To: MaestroLC

What does the teleprompter say?


43 posted on 04/09/2009 8:53:33 AM PDT by RexBeach ("Do your duty in all things." Robert E. Lee)
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To: MaestroLC

Obama is a good Muslim.


44 posted on 04/09/2009 8:53:44 AM PDT by NoLibZone (PROUD to be a part of the minority in our current culture. / Obama bows to the ruler of Mecca.)
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To: Always Right

0bama will make us yearn for Carter.


45 posted on 04/09/2009 8:54:39 AM PDT by henkster (0bamanomics: "I'll loan you all the money you need to get out of debt.")
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To: MaestroLC

OUT! GET OUT OBAMA!


46 posted on 04/09/2009 8:54:44 AM PDT by A. Morgan (The problem with Socialism is that you eventually run out of other people's money. Margaret Thatcher)
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To: MaestroLC

In the warped leftist view of the world, the Somali ‘pirates’ are the victims of capitalism along with Christianity.

Therefore, their actions are a response to ‘disenfranchisement’ and should not be punished.


47 posted on 04/09/2009 8:55:08 AM PDT by Le Chien Rouge
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To: RexBeach

“What does the teleprompter say?”
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It hasn’t been programmed for this issue, hence, no comment.


48 posted on 04/09/2009 8:55:21 AM PDT by Canedawg ("and they will trample the Holy City for 42 months." Revelation 11:2)
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To: tiredoflaundry

He just didn’t want to say the first thing that popped into his head: His concern for the welfare of the Somalis, and his hope that they arrive safely to port.


49 posted on 04/09/2009 8:56:47 AM PDT by mojito
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To: MaestroLC

Teleprompter: “Absent”


50 posted on 04/09/2009 8:57:28 AM PDT by kevinm13 (Tim Geithner is a tax cheat. Manmade "Global Warming" is a HOAX!)
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