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Why Is President Obama Speaking About Haiti Again?
ABC News ^ | 01/15/10 | Jake Tapper

Posted on 01/15/2010 11:15:25 AM PST by AtlasStalled

Jake Tapper from ABC News asks why Barack Obama "is speaking today about Haiti, for the third time in as many days":

White House officials say . . . Haiti is in dire straits. This is a nation that had little to begin with. As opposed to what might be the case had the earthquake struck elsewhere in the hemisphere, Haiti has nearly no ability to deal with this severe crisis on its own.

(Excerpt) Read more at blogs.abcnews.com ...


TOPICS: Foreign Affairs; Government; News/Current Events
KEYWORDS: bho44; haiti; tapper
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So Barack Obama now is President of Haiti? So because Haiti basically had no adequately functioning government for decades the United States must step into the breach to manage its affairs?
1 posted on 01/15/2010 11:15:26 AM PST by AtlasStalled
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To: AtlasStalled
It’s because he cares a lot more about Haiti than a terrorist attack on the United States, which he couldn’t be moved to talk about for days.
2 posted on 01/15/2010 11:17:27 AM PST by colorado tanker
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To: AtlasStalled

He’s rushing into a Hatian quagmire.

Katrina politicised all future natural disasters.


3 posted on 01/15/2010 11:19:02 AM PST by Col Frank Slade
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To: AtlasStalled

It’s Obama’s idea of looking Presidential.
If he appears often it seems as though he is
doing that much more, he is engaged etc.
Plus it only costs him some free airtime.


4 posted on 01/15/2010 11:19:02 AM PST by tet68 ( " We would not die in that man's company, that fears his fellowship to die with us...." Henry V.)
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To: AtlasStalled

Obozo is making sure his 95% base knows he cares about negros.


5 posted on 01/15/2010 11:19:38 AM PST by Red_Devil 232 (VietVet - USMC All Ready On The Right? All Ready On The Left? All Ready On The Firing Line!)
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To: AtlasStalled

“O” is out of his depth in the WH, so to speak publically at all without looking butt stupid, he has to stick to emotional issues. THAT his base can relate to... because THEY don’t know squat EITHER!!


6 posted on 01/15/2010 11:21:50 AM PST by SMARTY ("What luck for rulers that men do not think. " Adolph Hitler)
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To: AtlasStalled

Because all the usual suspects are poised to go in and make a profit and they need/want the entire investment to be picked up by the American taxpayer. We pay, they profit.

PORT-AU-PRINCE, Haiti, Oct. 1, 2009
Clinton Cheers Investor Turnout At Haiti Meeting

Bill Clinton Cheers Turnout By Hundreds Of International Investors At Haiti Conference

http://www.cbsnews.com/stories/2009/10/01/ap/world/main5357203.shtml

From the article:
“Representatives from George Soros’ Open Society Institute told The Associated Press about a planned partnership with Haitian shipper Gregory Mevs and help from the IADB to build a $50 million free-trade zone of clothing factories near the Cite Soleil slum.”

Now they can just bulldoze the slums. They were already planning to build a new airport. I predict that two years from now instead of garment factories there will be hotels in place of the demolished buildings. The “investors” just had to figure out a way to get all those pesky Haitians out of the way.

Also, don’t be surprised to see the Haitian banking laws tweeked. Can you say Cayman Islands II? Why shelter your billions all the way over in Switzerland when they’ll rat you out to the Feds when shortly you will be able to park your $$$ off the coast of Florida. And its all in the name of HUMANITARIAN AID.


7 posted on 01/15/2010 11:22:42 AM PST by anonsquared (TEA PARTY 2010 - THROW 'EM ALL IN THE HARBOR!)
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To: Col Frank Slade

I think so too.


8 posted on 01/15/2010 11:22:42 AM PST by freekitty (Give me back my conservative vote; then find me a real conservative to vote for)
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To: AtlasStalled

Because he is a racist BASTARD(literally).


9 posted on 01/15/2010 11:23:18 AM PST by US Navy Vet
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To: AtlasStalled

someone forgot to change the TOTUS tape........


10 posted on 01/15/2010 11:24:05 AM PST by Doogle (USAF.68-73..8th TFW Ubon Thailand..never store a threat you should have eliminated)
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To: AtlasStalled

Pssst, Barry....they’re not African Americans. You don’t have to pretend to be one of them.


11 posted on 01/15/2010 11:24:36 AM PST by Sir Gawain
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To: AtlasStalled

he needs voters:

Plan To Bring Haitians To Central Fla. Not Set In Stone (45,000 evacuees headed for Orlando)
WFTV ^ | 1-15-10

http://www.freerepublic.com/focus/f-news/2429224/posts


12 posted on 01/15/2010 11:24:45 AM PST by Yehuda (Land of the free, THANKS TO THE BRAVE!)
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To: Col Frank Slade

Peggy Joseph the lady from West Lauderdale, FL who said on national TV during an O election rally - “Obama is going pay my mortgage and put gas in my car.”

She is a Haitian-”american.”

Rush and the GOP better step up and talk about how Obama wants to flood America with more Haitian “refugees.”


13 posted on 01/15/2010 11:25:07 AM PST by Frantzie (TV - sending Americans towards Islamic serfdom - Cancel TV service NOW)
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To: AtlasStalled

Exactly! Last night on Greta, the Ambassador was on, talking about the talks and negotiations!, going on and said he did not want to hand over sovereignty to the U.S. !

That’s what’s holding up the aid.

What is Obama, Axlerod, Rham Emannuel demanding of them? We will never know.


14 posted on 01/15/2010 11:25:13 AM PST by Freddd (CNN is not credible.)
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To: Doogle
someone forgot to change the TOTUS tape

LOL

15 posted on 01/15/2010 11:25:31 AM PST by Zuben Elgenubi
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To: AtlasStalled

There comes a time in every president’s tenure when they realize that they are not in campaign mode anymore...when will his time come?

Actions speak better than words Mabus. Like your action of canceling a Job’s summit citing preoccupations with the Haiti disaster the same day you spent in backroom talks with union leaders trying to get support for your horrible health care bill; on top of that planning a trip to Massachusetts to campaign for the wreck Coakley is leading.


16 posted on 01/15/2010 11:25:38 AM PST by GauchoUSA
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To: anonsquared

Guess they forgot what Bubba did to them when he got elected:

http://joytiz.com/2010/americas-exceptional-benevolence/


17 posted on 01/15/2010 11:26:07 AM PST by jazminerose
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To: AtlasStalled

Maybe he wants to be the President of Haiti after he gets impeached in 2010.


18 posted on 01/15/2010 11:26:24 AM PST by truthandlife ("Some trust in chariots and some in horses, but we trust in the name of the LORD our God." (Ps 20:7))
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To: AtlasStalled
Here's question : what do George Washington and Hussein have in common?

Nothing, of course.

So why does this script reading oaf insist on posing in front of a painting of our first and greatest president?

19 posted on 01/15/2010 11:26:45 AM PST by BenLurkin
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To: Freddd

Wow, you bring a great point!!!


20 posted on 01/15/2010 11:28:00 AM PST by GauchoUSA
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To: AtlasStalled

Obama, go be president of Haiti, please.


21 posted on 01/15/2010 11:28:40 AM PST by chris37
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To: Red_Devil 232

BINGO!!! You nailed it.


22 posted on 01/15/2010 11:29:06 AM PST by mojitojoe (“Medicine is the keystone of the arch of socialism.” - Vladimir Lenin)
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To: Col Frank Slade
“He’s rushing into a Haitians quagmire.”

He is a community organizer thats what he does. Only this time he dosen’t realize what he is in for. Its gonna be a real mess.

23 posted on 01/15/2010 11:31:20 AM PST by SgtSki
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To: AtlasStalled
Because talk is all this wimpy, milquetoast, teleprompter-driven Kenyan knows. He sure as hell can't throw a baseball.

Today's “Stating the Obvious” award.

24 posted on 01/15/2010 11:33:13 AM PST by The Citizen Soldier (At the first of the year I feared for my grandkids... then it was my kids... now it's me.)
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To: Freddd

See my post #7 above for the answer to your question.


25 posted on 01/15/2010 11:33:13 AM PST by anonsquared (TEA PARTY 2010 - THROW 'EM ALL IN THE HARBOR!)
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To: AtlasStalled

The comments are almost entirely anti-Obama - that he’s politicizing this for his own benefit, that he’s distracting attention from the healthcare mess, that he’s campaigning for himself, etc. Quite a laugh for the alphabet network.


26 posted on 01/15/2010 11:33:56 AM PST by hsalaw
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To: AtlasStalled
because Haiti basically had no adequately functioning government for decades the United States must step into the breach to manage its affairs?

Obumbler, The Imperialist.

27 posted on 01/15/2010 11:35:04 AM PST by hsalaw
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To: AtlasStalled
I hope Jake Tapper has someone else start his car every morning. This is the third or fourth time he's questioned the Exalted One.
28 posted on 01/15/2010 11:35:16 AM PST by The Citizen Soldier (At the first of the year I feared for my grandkids... then it was my kids... now it's me.)
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To: AtlasStalled

You poor misguided people. Don’t you know: 0bama speaks and food and clean water magically appear. All fear subsides. (sarc)


29 posted on 01/15/2010 11:36:58 AM PST by Truth is a Weapon (Truth, it hurts soooo good!)
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To: SMARTY
so to speak publically at all without looking butt stupid, he has to stick to emotional issues.

This is a very emotional issue, but in the 2 short speeches I have seen, Obama seems anything but emotional. He sounds robotic, with very awkward pausing and phrasing, swiveling his head right and left as he reads from something on a podium. He never says anything that sounds like it comes from his heart. More of us should actually listen to his speeches (unpleasant as that may be) before commenting on them.

Even worse is what I heard Michelle say today, that "my husband and his administration" and then something about sending help to Haiti. No, Michelle, it is the American people, the American taxpayers and the American military who are sending help, as they always do.

30 posted on 01/15/2010 11:39:03 AM PST by Freee-dame
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To: Yehuda

It’s not set in stone because George Soros made a phone call and said, “Don’t you dare relocate my slave labor!”

Bill Clinton Cheers Turnout By Hundreds Of International Investors At Haiti Conference

http://www.cbsnews.com/stories/2009/10/01/ap/world/main5357203.shtml

From the article:
“Representatives from George Soros’ Open Society Institute told The Associated Press about a planned partnership with Haitian shipper Gregory Mevs and help from the IADB to build a $50 million free-trade zone of clothing factories near the Cite Soleil slum.”


31 posted on 01/15/2010 11:40:14 AM PST by anonsquared (TEA PARTY 2010 - THROW 'EM ALL IN THE HARBOR!)
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To: AtlasStalled

Yes.


32 posted on 01/15/2010 11:41:07 AM PST by bvw
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To: AtlasStalled

He shares a dark secret with them.


33 posted on 01/15/2010 11:42:03 AM PST by ImJustAnotherOkie (zerogottago)
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To: jazminerose
Guess they forgot what Bubba did to them when he got elected

I read somewhere that the Clinton administration gave over 3 billion dollars to Haiti in aid.

Wow!

34 posted on 01/15/2010 11:43:41 AM PST by vlad335
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To: Freee-dame

I was not talking about his delivery... I was saying he only weighs in on emotional issues.

Substantive issues????... forget it!


35 posted on 01/15/2010 11:44:00 AM PST by SMARTY ("What luck for rulers that men do not think. " Adolph Hitler)
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To: AtlasStalled

He needs a disaster to cover up his disastrous administration and agenda.


36 posted on 01/15/2010 11:45:55 AM PST by NormsRevenge (Semper Fi ... Godspeed .. Monthly Donor Onboard .. May yur bandwidth exceed your girth)
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To: AtlasStalled

They remember what happened to Bush after Katrina and they want to make sure they don’t get painted with the same brush. It’s all about Politics all the time.


37 posted on 01/15/2010 11:48:37 AM PST by Old Retired Army Guy (tHE)
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To: AtlasStalled

Well, given that the populace in Haiti is his “favorite color”..........................

?


38 posted on 01/15/2010 11:58:22 AM PST by EggsAckley (.)
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To: AtlasStalled

Because it’s more screwed up than us, and there’s nothing like a disaster to draw attention from the man behind the curtain.


39 posted on 01/15/2010 12:01:38 PM PST by discostu (wanted: brick, must be thick and well kept)
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To: anonsquared
Have you read "Camp of The Saints"?

(Best prices here).

40 posted on 01/15/2010 12:05:24 PM PST by Yehuda (Land of the free, THANKS TO THE BRAVE!)
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To: AtlasStalled

“So because Haiti basically had no adequately functioning government for decades the United States must step into the breach to manage its affairs?”

Absolutely! Obama will be right at home managing a country that has no adequately functioning government. Not only that, but as President of Haiti, he’ll be presiding over a ready made green economy.


41 posted on 01/15/2010 12:07:06 PM PST by haroldeveryman
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To: AtlasStalled

To change the subject
To appear relevant
To claim success


42 posted on 01/15/2010 12:08:44 PM PST by bert (K.E. N.P. +12 . Tax the poor. They are a drag on society)
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To: AtlasStalled

wag the dog


43 posted on 01/15/2010 12:09:42 PM PST by teenyelliott (Insanity - voting the current two party system over and over, expecting different results.)
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To: Yehuda
I have not, but thanks for the links. The 'also bought' selections do show The Road to Serfdom which I have read. If you haven't, you should.

THE ROAD TO SERFDOM

44 posted on 01/15/2010 12:25:22 PM PST by anonsquared (TEA PARTY 2010 - THROW 'EM ALL IN THE HARBOR!)
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To: AtlasStalled

Perhaps the real question should be . That after 200 years of Freedom from the French, it’s still a crap hole, why ? Oh ! And that was before the quake .


45 posted on 01/15/2010 12:31:31 PM PST by dbrew2u
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To: AtlasStalled

Noise and more noise pretending to be action.


46 posted on 01/15/2010 12:37:39 PM PST by Carley (OBAMA IS A MALEVOLENT FORCE IN THE WORLD)
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To: AtlasStalled

Jake, you are a typical left wing, MSM phony. Hussein is “talking up” Haiti in order to deflect attention from the ubiquitous thuggery going on in DC and put his “compassion” and wonderful kindness on display. In other words, the fraud continues, or, “never let a good disaster go to waste!”


47 posted on 01/15/2010 12:43:49 PM PST by Oldpuppymax (AGENDA OF THE LEFT EXPOSED)
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To: AtlasStalled

Today’s message from Der Fuhrer interrupted my soap opera. (yes, cry me a river, I know)

Choice words were directed at him, as every time I returned to the station, he was still droning on.

Then when the daily proclaimation from Der Fuhrer was mercifully over, the numbnuts at NBC had their own common-taters (a type of potato product) comment on what Der Fuhrer had said.

They were cheerleading for their guy O so blatantly. They would all be ashamed of themselves if they had consciences.

Yo, Prez!
Doan be messin’ wit my soap, Bro!
An hey! Where my free pie at, Foo?


48 posted on 01/15/2010 2:08:46 PM PST by TheConservativeParty (Rush Hudson Limbaugh, mmm mmmm mmmm! Taking back the GOP-RNC dittos!)
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To: AtlasStalled

Those that can do, do. Those that can’t do, talk.


49 posted on 01/15/2010 2:23:56 PM PST by norwaypinesavage (Galileo: In science, the authority of a thousand is not worth the humble reasoning of one individual)
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To: AtlasStalled
Because it makes him look so nice &....presidential :^

Of course, he still won't take questions!

50 posted on 01/15/2010 2:26:41 PM PST by Guenevere (....)
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