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Obama skips Memorial for oil spill victims; Robert Gibbs has no clue as to why (video)
PolitiPage.com ^ | 06/11/10 | Kevin Kristy

Posted on 06/11/2010 5:28:49 AM PDT by nhwingut

Awfully strange. I mean.. his priorities are always in the right place.

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TOPICS: News/Current Events; US: Louisiana
KEYWORDS: memorial; obama; oilspill; victims

1 posted on 06/11/2010 5:28:49 AM PDT by nhwingut
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To: nhwingut

Maybe they were all white guys.


2 posted on 06/11/2010 5:30:31 AM PDT by Steely Tom (Obama goes on long after the thrill of Obama is gone)
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To: nhwingut

The unrelenting call of the golf course? ...the call of White House parties? ...the call of preening in front of a mirror? This nobama is a busy man.


3 posted on 06/11/2010 5:31:38 AM PDT by hal ogen ($10 (I think) amounts through the internet from all over the world.)
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To: Steely Tom

has Gibbs EVER answered a question?


4 posted on 06/11/2010 5:31:47 AM PDT by Former MSM Viewer
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To: nhwingut

Probably busy writing an executive order to forbid Colorado from leaving the Big 12, or perhaps busy working on a coverup for the ACORN employees’ claims of voter fraud.


5 posted on 06/11/2010 5:36:41 AM PDT by Mich Patriot (Man is not free unless government is limited.)
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To: nhwingut

A few days ago Rush’s stand-in (Mark ?) mentioned that the families of the victims were to be invited to the White House for memorial services. One of the mothers was prepared to give a speech stating that the proper way to memorialize the victims is to not proceed with the moratorium. Can’t have that on camera.


6 posted on 06/11/2010 5:38:39 AM PDT by printhead
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To: nhwingut

I think he’d made prior arrangements with Larry Sinclair.


7 posted on 06/11/2010 5:40:02 AM PDT by MayflowerMadam (Every time a liberal whines, an angel gets his wings.)
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To: nhwingut

I think it’s more appropriate to meet privately with or make a call to the families if the president absolutely thinks it’s necessary to express sympathy.... Be discreet about it. Otherwise I think it’s just opportunism.

I know that if I were a grieving family member the last thing I’d want was the service being bogged down with the baggage of a presidential visit.


8 posted on 06/11/2010 5:40:03 AM PDT by Nickname
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To: nhwingut

Perhaps I’ve missed some news articles, but I doubt it.

Seems to me there hasn’t been diddly-squat presented other than the statistic of eleven about the personnel killed during the explosion, fire, and sinking of that oil rig.

Don’t those eleven people rate some sort of acknowledgement for having lived on this Earth, and in America?

I guess life means nothing to the Liberal news media anymore. Eleven killed is just like reporting statistics of aborted babies. Just numbers to the Left. Just numbers.


9 posted on 06/11/2010 5:40:26 AM PDT by rockinqsranch (The Left draws criminals as excrement draws flies. The Left IS a criminal organization.)
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To: nhwingut

They all probably told him to go **** himself.


10 posted on 06/11/2010 5:40:35 AM PDT by FrankR (Standing against tyranny must start somewhere, or the future belongs to the tyrants.)
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To: rockinqsranch

AMEN.....it is NEVER mentioned that 11 people died...bodies still missing, I believe....NOTHING!


11 posted on 06/11/2010 5:42:54 AM PDT by Ann Archy
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To: Former MSM Viewer

Gibbs doesn’t answer “hypothetical” questions, doncha know.


12 posted on 06/11/2010 5:52:39 AM PDT by Mangia E Statti Zitto
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To: nhwingut
...nothing in it for him, no applause, no fawning, the attention will not be on him. He can't be humble to non-Muslims.
13 posted on 06/11/2010 5:54:53 AM PDT by Doogle (USAF.68-73..8th TFW Ubon Thailand..never store a threat you should have eliminated)
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To: nhwingut

Obama doesn’t want to be associated with the disaster.


14 posted on 06/11/2010 5:58:25 AM PDT by AppyPappy (If you aren't part of the solution, there is good money to be made prolonging the problem.)
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To: Former MSM Viewer

Gibbs has to be the worst presidential press spokesperson in the history of the world.


15 posted on 06/11/2010 5:59:25 AM PDT by basil (It's time to rid the country of "Gun Free Zones" aka "Killing Fields")
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To: FrankR

I believe you are right.


16 posted on 06/11/2010 6:00:03 AM PDT by A Texan (Oderint dum metuant)
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To: nhwingut
I remember how angry he seemed at the miners' memorial when it was apparent that he wasn't the center of attention.

The narcissist probably couldn't bear a repeat performance.

17 posted on 06/11/2010 6:04:44 AM PDT by Madame Dufarge
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To: hal ogen
This nobama is a busy man.

Presidentin' is a lot harder than community agitatin'.....

18 posted on 06/11/2010 6:13:59 AM PDT by Thermalseeker (Stop the insanity - Flush Congress!)
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To: basil

You must admit Barry makes his job almost impossible. Gibbs is nothing but a front man who does what he’s told to do. What would you do? Clearly if he speaks out of turn thats the end of him. Barry will just find another stooge from his stable of koolaid drinkers. Hey, Im sure Gibbs is being paid plenty to play Barry’s fool.


19 posted on 06/11/2010 6:21:17 AM PDT by 556x45
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To: basil

I dunno - the odious turncoat Scott McLellan comes to mind. Bad enough that he was as articulate as a rock, but after he was replaced by Dana Perino, he went out and wrote a tell-all book about the Bush White House. Happily, the book ended up in the $.99 cent bin at Borders.


20 posted on 06/11/2010 6:24:05 AM PDT by Inspectorette
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To: nhwingut
The memorial service was May 25.

DAY 36 May 25
Obama flies to San Fran to party with Getty Oil family


And raise millions for Barbara Boxer
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- images and text copied from Obama during oil spill golf, parties, photo-ops and more golf!

"As CNN reported today [25th May], Obama will headline three fundraisers in San Francisco for Boxer and for the Democratic Senatorial Campaign Committee. The events are scheduled to be held at the Fairmont Hotel, in the city's affluent Nob Hill district, and at the home of Ann and Gordon Getty, wealthy philanthropists who head their family's billion dollar trust.

The decision to raise campaign funds with Getty the heir to the multi-billion-dollar Getty Oil fortune draws even further attention to the President’s misplaced priorities as he flies across the continent for a campaign fundraiser while a major man-made disaster damages the ecosystem and economy of the Gulf Coast.

President Obama and Barbara Boxer’s hypocrisy is astonishing. In the wake of this ongoing national crisis, why didn’t the Democrats reschedule his fancy fundraiser with the billionaire oil heirs and allow the President to direct his full attention toward the massive disaster that is plaguing the Gulf Coast? asked National Republican Senatorial Committee (NRSC) spokeswoman Amber Marchand. While the President makes time to fly across the country to rake in campaign cash for struggling Democrats like Barbara Boxer, today’s trip comes at a special cost for residents of the Gulf Coast region who want the President’s full attention on this enormous problem." - link
21 posted on 06/11/2010 6:24:31 AM PDT by ignoramus2010
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To: nhwingut

I detest the guy but he met with the families at the White House and spoke to each personally.

I cut him some slack on this one.


22 posted on 06/11/2010 6:37:40 AM PDT by Finalapproach29er (Obama will sink as fast as he rose. Idolatry will not succeed. Be patient, folks...)
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To: Finalapproach29er
The ridiculous spin that the Whitehouse put out about it was that Obama was going to get information from the families to assure this never happens again. WTH? Wouldn't bringing in Oil Platform workers and engineers be a better idea for doing this? Or, maybe his plan to make sure it doesn't happen again is to just end all offshore drilling.

And, why did this clown fly all those families to Washington? Why didn't he just go to their homes on one of his photo op missions? That would have saved us taxpayers something, and he would get to experience how America's working class lives. I am really trying not to hate this imbecile, but every little screw up he makes now boils my American Blood.

23 posted on 06/11/2010 6:45:58 AM PDT by FreeAtlanta (Hey, Barack "Hubris" Obama, $10 is all it would take, why spend millions to cover it up?)
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To: 556x45

There’s a lot more truth than fiction in your comment—I think you’ve nailed it!


24 posted on 06/11/2010 7:21:59 AM PDT by basil (It's time to rid the country of "Gun Free Zones" aka "Killing Fields")
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To: hal ogen

His is busy planning his next vacation.


25 posted on 06/11/2010 7:23:14 AM PDT by cameraeye (A happy kufir!)
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