Skip to comments.President Obama's visit snarls traffic on L.A.'s Westside
Posted on 08/16/2010 11:26:48 PM PDT by SmartInsight
Navigating rush-hour traffic on Los Angeles' Westside, which is never an easy task, was even worse in some areas Monday evening as streets were blocked off because of a visit by President Obama.
Obama arrived in Los Angeles for a fundraiser at the home of "ER" and "The West Wing" executive producer John Wells and his wife, Marilyn.
House Speaker Nancy Pelosi and Rep. Chris Van Hollen (D-Md.), chairman of the Democratic Congressional Campaign Committee, also are expected to attend.
The Los Angeles Police Department said it had received a number of calls from people about the traffic but had not been given information on street closures from the Secret Service.
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Another amusing article about this -- amusing, because I bet many, if not most of the people inconvenienced by this were Obama voters:
"One man, who did not want to give his name, said it had taken his wife four hours to drive home from Brentwood. Another man trying to walk west on 6th Street to his office shouted at the officers blocking his way and told them he wished he had voted for Sen. John McCain (R-Ariz.), Obama's opponent in the 2008 presidential race. "
‘Obama’s Security Team have Cleverly Surrounded him with a Wall of Gridlock’ & Other Tales from the Today’s Traffic Jam
Anytime a President has arrived in Los Angeles, traffic has been inconvenienced. But today’s afternoon rush hour visit of Obama seems to have had a magic touch in that really unmagical way. Angelenos have been sharing their experiences from the road, some funny, some reeking of exasperation. Here are a just a few of their stories.
This jackass needs to stay put, at home, in CHICAGO!
It took my sister an hour to get home from her job and her job is usually a 5 minute drive. Traffic was absolutely insane here. I have never seen that much traffic on our street before, it was a parking lot, it was just as bad on Olympic all the way to Century City. He ruined a lot of people’s day, I bet he could care less
I was literally barricaded in on a small, residential block for over an hour with at least fifty people for over an hour," he wrote. "Going through this gridlock is extra-painful because I know it is due to partisan fundraising rather than state business."
How in the name of Heaven can you “snarl” permanently snarled traffic?
WSith the new 2011 GMC Sierra HD, at least there won't be a carbon footprint...
Looks like his fans have also been disappointed:
Obama raises a quick $1 million â and some L.A. commuter ire
“I was an Obama supporter, but â¦ was stopped by police from crossing Olympic to get home â¦ during my daily dog walk,” Amy Christine said on the website. “I’ve lost all belief in his judgment. Can he really think he’s more important than the tens of thousands of people trying to get home to their families?”
Every action he takes shows that he has no consideration for anyone, except himself and Muslims.
Wilshire was even worse. I live near Wilshire and damn, never seen anything like it..for hours nonstop traffic on my street. I bet many of those people who were forced to wait for literally HOURS were Obama voters, wonder what they think of their messiah now
well now.............M(m)ichele fat ass can kiss my ass while his(so-called wife) wife eats a tub of icecream while watching everyones diet
This guy is certainly wearing out his welcome everywhere, it seems.
. Another man trying to walk west on 6th Street to his office shouted at the officers blocking his way and told them he wished he had voted for Sen. John McCain (R-Ariz.),
...well. Too late dipsh&*!
The comments are hilarious. They put that moocher in office, let them sit and traffic and eat cake.
Wait until in the morning when it happens all over again. BWAHAHAHAHA
Well, maybe these people will remember this in November and work to correct their mistakes.
Generic Ballot: Republican 48%, Democrat 36%
Generic polls show Republicans way ahead of Dems.
In all fairness, all of these honchos, when they visit, tie up traffic and make a mess of entire cities. I remember once when Dick Cheney came to my town; what would have been a 20 minute trip across town took me an hour and 45 minutes...and I was in a cab to boot (kinda expensive). Streets were closed off which were nowhere near where Cheney was going or the route he was taking. It was a nightmare. Now, I liked George Bush and Dick Cheney, but that was one time I would have liked to have clobbered Cheney. If I had my druthers, the politicians would stay home.
>This jackass needs to stay put, at home, in CHICAGO!<<
Or, more accurately, in his birth country of Kenya.
Clinton pulled the same $hit also here in LA. Pandercrats love to due this.
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