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An entourage more royal than the Queen's (In case you missed this one.)
Scripps News ^ | 3/31/2009 | Dale McFeatters

Posted on 06/17/2009 4:52:44 AM PDT by IbJensen

The heads of government in London for the G-20 summit are discussing serious and weighty issues, which in time will be duly reported on, but right now the British press is entranced by the sheer size of President Obama's traveling entourage. And no wonder.

Obama arrived with 500 staff in tow, including 200 Secret Service agents, a team of six doctors, the White House chef and kitchen staff with the president's own food and water.

And, according to the Evening Standard, he also came with "35 vehicles in all, four speech writers and 12 teleprompters." For sure, our president is not going to be at a loss for words.

The press duly reported on Air Force One and all its bells and whistles but also on the presence of the presidential helicopter, Marine One, and a fleet of identical decoys to ferry him from Stansted airport to central London.

Among all those vehicles is the presidential limousine, which one local paper mistakenly called Cadillac One, but is universally referred to as the Beast. The limo, reinforced with ceramic and titanium armor, carries tear gas cannon, night vision devices, its own oxygen and is resistant to chemical and radiation attack. It is, marveled one reporter, a sort of mobile panic room. The Guardian called it "the ultimate in heavily armored transport."

The president is entitled to all the security, communications and support he feels necessary to do his job but surely, when we're trying to project a more restrained, humble image to the world, the president's huge retinue could be scaled back to something less than the triumphal march from "Aida."


TOPICS: Crime/Corruption; Editorial; Foreign Affairs; Politics/Elections
KEYWORDS: airforceone; cadillacone; entourage; g20; marineone; obama; secretservice; thebeast
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Arrogance correctly describes Barak Hussein Obama, not America or Americans. His sense of entitlement is overwhelming and nauseating. If we do not suffer a devastating terrorist attact in the near future, it will surprising, because he is inviting one and leaving all doors open. He is making America LOOK weak, and he is MAKING America weak by talking about a "nuclear free world". This is all leading toward a "gun free world"---except for governments and criminals, of course. Governments who want complete control of their citizens must first remove all guns from those citizens. Dear God, please help us all.
1 posted on 06/17/2009 4:52:44 AM PDT by IbJensen
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He is truly disgusting. This crap is way out of hand and does not reflect what the American people are thinking. How do we combat this???


2 posted on 06/17/2009 4:57:30 AM PDT by DooDahhhh (AMEN)
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To: IbJensen
We've seen this before...


3 posted on 06/17/2009 4:58:54 AM PDT by CASchack
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To: DooDahhhh

“How do we combat this???”

...pray that Americans put down the kool-aid by 2010.


4 posted on 06/17/2009 5:01:01 AM PDT by albie
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the White House chef and kitchen staff with the president's own food and water

Good grief.

5 posted on 06/17/2009 5:07:31 AM PDT by doodad
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You people make me want to puke. The One really needs and wants a much larger entourage, but he is scaling it back to this modest effort as his part in the current need to sacrifice. Let's face it, much less and he might as well take a two-seat puddle jumper, a can of mace and a bag of MCDonald's dollar double cheeseburgers.
6 posted on 06/17/2009 5:11:00 AM PDT by Free State Four
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the White House chef and kitchen staff with the president's own food and water

Is that to make sure he would get no pork and that all the meat was halal ( Muslim kosher ) ?

7 posted on 06/17/2009 5:11:50 AM PDT by TheCipher (Suppose you were an idiot and suppose you were a member of Congress. But I repeat myself. - M. Twain)
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“the White House chef and kitchen staff with the president’s own food and water.”

No “soul food” cooks in London?


8 posted on 06/17/2009 5:12:26 AM PDT by Dr. Bogus Pachysandra ( Ya can't pick up a turd by the clean end!)
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Bump


9 posted on 06/17/2009 5:13:08 AM PDT by BunnySlippers (I LOVE BULL MARKETS . . .)
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Obama arrived with 500 staff in tow, including 200 Secret Service agents, a team of six doctors, the White House chef and kitchen staff with the president's own food and water.

Sorry, but this is fairly standard, including the cook, food, and water.

10 posted on 06/17/2009 5:13:42 AM PDT by kabar
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To: DooDahhhh

The ‘Bama’s status as royalty is a settled question; only the issue of his divinity is open to debate.


11 posted on 06/17/2009 5:15:12 AM PDT by Spok
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I have been on the Presidential advance teams or on the receiving end of visits from Carter to Clinton. It is standard for the President to bring a chef, food, and water. Normally, the WH checks with the host country about what is on the menu and then prepares the same items for the President. It is done to prevent poisoning or drugging of the President. I understand it started with Nixon.


12 posted on 06/17/2009 5:16:43 AM PDT by kabar
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What do we expect. He wants his “peeps” about him. He’s livin’ large, larger that Sean Combs or Kanye West or Akon.
He’s got his Soul Plane, pimped out cars & a crib that beats them all. He just asks for things & they appear.

You can take him out of the hood, but you can’t take the hood out of him.


13 posted on 06/17/2009 5:16:58 AM PDT by vidbizz
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Just an example of the primitive “tribal chief” syndrome that can still be found in third-world countries.

The middle ages witnessed this phenomenon whereby the hierachy’s top dogs accumulated and displayed ‘affluence’. This ‘aristocracy/nobility’ trend intensified throughout the centuries in European monarchies.

In the 20th century, as Europe and especially Britain, were dispossessed of territories, the trappings of Royalty and power were kept by ‘replacement’ governing elites- even as justice, education and democratic elections were abandoned.

JMHO


14 posted on 06/17/2009 5:22:09 AM PDT by sodpoodle (Never give up- Keep Up!!!)
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Obama has never shown a slightest drop of humility.

He may not be the antichrist, but he would be the first to argue that he is indeed a god...and in the end, he will demand to be worshiped as one IMHO.

15 posted on 06/17/2009 5:28:05 AM PDT by SonOfDarkSkies (Obama: "Enough about me, let's talk about you...what do you think of me?")
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He WON. He’s a ten year old mentality who wrote two papers, one at Franciscus of Assisi in Jakarta, Indonesia and one at Besuki Primary in Jakarta, Indonesia, entitled “I want to be a President.” Why? He was enthralled at the trappings of the President of Indonesia.

But he had no hope of becoming “a” President in Indonesia, so his American-hating Mom and her parents groomed him to become the usurper President of the USofA. He’s STILL a ten-year old mentally. It’s all about “him.” It’s all the trappings and none of the responsibility. Who’s running the White House? It surely is not 0bama. He gets lost reading the teleprompter.

To counter this, we (whoever ‘we’ are) must get into the mind of the ten-year-old little boy whose Mama abandoned him when he was barely a teenager.


16 posted on 06/17/2009 5:28:26 AM PDT by HighlyOpinionated (Sarah Palin and Michele Bachmann in 2012. With Liz Cheney as Secretary of State.)
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I believe you are correct in that a major part of his personality stopped developing when he was abandoned by his mother. His grandparents probably reinforced that by their excessive doting and affection (which they though would make up for the abandonment trauma).

It is possible that our President is one sick puppy (really sick, that is).

17 posted on 06/17/2009 5:39:09 AM PDT by SonOfDarkSkies (Obama: "Enough about me, let's talk about you...what do you think of me?")
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To: HighlyOpinionated

Excellent post!!

“WE” are the generation(s) who lost America. “WE” are the overindulged descendants of those who died fighting for liberty, justice and our future. “WE” have squandered our inheritance. And our children, their children and their childrens’ children will curse us.

“WE” will not be remembered kindly.


18 posted on 06/17/2009 5:43:46 AM PDT by sodpoodle (Never give up- Keep Up!!!)
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You’ve nailed the narcissistic, sophomoric marxist perfectly!


19 posted on 06/17/2009 6:25:02 AM PDT by IbJensen (If Catholics voted based upon the teachings of the church, there would be no abortion and no Obomba.)
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If only we had an Constitution and an American-loving Congress he could be impeached an kicked back to the land of his birth.


20 posted on 06/17/2009 6:26:47 AM PDT by IbJensen (If Catholics voted based upon the teachings of the church, there would be no abortion and no Obomba.)
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