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Evening briefing--Obama stops by NoKo meeting
politico ^ | 11/23/2010 | matt negrin

Posted on 11/23/2010 4:42:56 PM PST by milwguy

President Obama "dropped by" a meeting with top officials discussing North Korea's attack on a South Korean island on Tuesday, an administration official e-mailed reporters.


TOPICS: Foreign Affairs; News/Current Events
KEYWORDS: bho44; bhoasia; northkorea; obama
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So nice that the POTUS can take time out of his day to attend to the Korea crisis. He and 'Plugs' Biden were so busy flying around on AF1 and patting themselves on the back for saving 'millions of jobs' I am surprised he had time to work on preventing WWIII.

Of course, I hear he is going to pay off Kim Jong Il for peace just like he did Abdullah Mansour, the number 2 Taliban leader who was negotiating on behalf of Mullah Omar. Oh never mind, that guy was an imposter and we just got taken for millions of $.

1 posted on 11/23/2010 4:43:00 PM PST by milwguy
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To: milwguy

Huh? Did he stumble in on the meeting? You think no one called? OMG


2 posted on 11/23/2010 4:45:10 PM PST by GoCards (Why me? Why not me?)
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To: milwguy
He actually was looking for the Tuesday night gala.

They were serving Thai food & Stevie Wonder was performing.

3 posted on 11/23/2010 4:46:39 PM PST by skeeter
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To: milwguy

“Drop by”!

“Drop by!”

He should have led the dam meeting.

Guess he dropped by to say “present”

Gawd what a loser.


4 posted on 11/23/2010 4:46:51 PM PST by diverteach (If I find liberals in heaven after my death.....I WILL BE PISSED!!!)
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To: milwguy

Remember when they used to say George Bush didn’t like to work?

Yeah, right.


5 posted on 11/23/2010 4:47:05 PM PST by vladimir998 (The anti-Catholic will now evade or lie. Watch.)
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To: milwguy

A good characterization of his Presidency.


6 posted on 11/23/2010 4:47:28 PM PST by FTJM
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To: milwguy
I hope he didn't have to miss any of Sports Center on ESPN. Maybe he had Reggie Tivo it for him.
7 posted on 11/23/2010 4:49:04 PM PST by mojito
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To: GoCards

His trip a few weeks ago was a total failure...

Do any of you think he is going to give a crap about what is happening over there? LOL..

His ego isn’t going to let him get involved. He is worse than a woman scorned.


8 posted on 11/23/2010 4:49:15 PM PST by EBH ( Whether you eat your bread or see it vanish into a looter's stomach, is an absolute.)
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To: milwguy

Give BO a break. He was busy filming Barbara Walter’s prime time special. : o /

http://www.freerepublic.com/focus/f-news/2632126/posts


9 posted on 11/23/2010 4:49:40 PM PST by maggief
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To: GoCards

Well isn’t that special?


10 posted on 11/23/2010 4:50:23 PM PST by aces
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To: milwguy

“Dropped by”???

Yeah, sort of like how he just “dropped by” the White House to play president for four years.

Geeez...what a pathetic loser he is.


11 posted on 11/23/2010 4:51:02 PM PST by Windflier (To anger a conservative, tell him a lie. To anger a liberal, tell him the truth.)
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To: milwguy
I read on some site (Washington Insider, I believe) that this is pretty much Obama's modus operandi. When he was "discussing" the increase of manpower in Afghanistan as requested by Gen McChrystal, it was reported he arrived late, sat for 10 minutes saying almost nothing, looked at his watch and said he had to leave.

Nice to know he's dedicated to the job.

12 posted on 11/23/2010 4:54:25 PM PST by theDentist (fybo; qwerty ergo typo : i type, therefore i misspelll)
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To: milwguy

Pathetic. But then we know that Bam is just so smart he’s bored by the mundane lives of us common folk.


13 posted on 11/23/2010 4:54:30 PM PST by vpintheak (Obama sez I'm an enemy and I will be punished. My Savior has overcome the world.)
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To: milwguy
Oh never mind, that guy was an imposter and we just got taken for millions of $.

Hey, that nothin!

We have an imposter for President and got taken for Trillions.

.

14 posted on 11/23/2010 4:54:40 PM PST by TLI ( ITINERIS IMPENDEO VALHALLA)
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To: milwguy

What do you expect from the pissant, he is a world traveler he coame to the USA from Asia to freshen his suitcase before going to Europe. Now he is back and he needs to freshen his wardrobe again before his next Exodus to who knows. Probably on his way to go purchase some more crap from some world dictator that has another high flatulin idea.


15 posted on 11/23/2010 4:56:01 PM PST by hondact200 ( Obama is Nuckin Futs!!!)
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To: milwguy

“Hey Guys - whatcha doin’??”

“Go away, Beav!!”


16 posted on 11/23/2010 4:56:01 PM PST by Uncle Ike (Rope is cheap, and there are lots of trees...)
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To: milwguy
Oh my goodness, I hope he asked Mrs. Obama and Oprah before he went...

He should have sent George Clooney.

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17 posted on 11/23/2010 4:56:01 PM PST by Bon mots ("Anything you say, can and will be construed as racist...")
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To: milwguy

Yah...he just “dropped by”. There is nobody in charge.

http://www.politico.com/politico44/perm/1110/strategy_session_e40dc32a-e4cb-40b0-9d07-62ea02a69f43.html

Top White House officials planned to meet at 4 p.m. Tuesday to discuss North Korea’s attack on a South Korean island, an administration official e-mailed to reporters.

Here’s who is expected to attend, according to the official:

NSA Tom Donilon

Vice President’s NSA, Antony Blinken

Secretary of State Clinton

Deputy Secretary of State Steinberg

Secretary of Defense Gates

Deputy Secretary of Defense Michele Flournoy

Ambassador Susan Rice (SVTS)

DNI James Clapper

Deputy CIA Director Michael Morell

Adm. Mullen, Chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff

Gen. Cartwright, Vice Chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff

Adm. Willard, Commander, U.S. Pacific Command (SVTS)

Gen. Sharp, Commander U.S. Forces Korea (SVTS)

Deputy National Security Advisor for Homeland Security John Brennan

Deputy National Security Advisor Denis McDonough

Deputy National Security Advisor for Strategic Rhodes

Senior Director for Asian Affairs Jeff Bader

Deputy Assistant to the President and Deputy Counsel to the President Mary DeRosa

Director for Asian Affairs Daniel Russel

Senior White House Coordinator for WMD Counterterrorism and Arms Control Gary Samore


18 posted on 11/23/2010 4:57:03 PM PST by Bean Counter (Stout Hearts!!)
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To: milwguy

Looks like Donilon is calling the shots.

God help South Korea.


19 posted on 11/23/2010 4:58:14 PM PST by Bean Counter (Stout Hearts!!)
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To: Bean Counter

That sounds like a lot of work, and details he need not be wasting his time with.


20 posted on 11/23/2010 4:58:36 PM PST by omega4179 (Quem deus vult perdere, dementat prius)
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To: GoCards

I think he was just wandering the halls and smelled pizza. “Hi, Guys, let me grab a slice....see ya.”


21 posted on 11/23/2010 4:59:07 PM PST by JPG (The GOP leadership is on probation. No second chances. Don't blow it.)
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To: milwguy

“Dropped by” is just the positive twist to “made an appearance”...at least the Zero can not be accused of micro managing his administration.


22 posted on 11/23/2010 4:59:07 PM PST by crazyhorse691 (Now that the libs are in power dissent is not only unpatriotic, but, it is also racist.)
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To: milwguy
OK. This may not be as bad as it sounds. Here's what I figure is happening.

NK is about to start nuclear war as a cover while China to blow up our west coast cities, see.

And, and, Obama doesn't want the world to think that he is too eager to deal with this "minor skirmish". So, by just “dropping by” a meeting of the Joint Chiefs of Staff, wink, wink, he is sending the message that, hey, no sweat. He is WAY in charge of things. So in charge, that he doesn't even have to bother to show up to a gathering of decision makers trying to figure out how to prevent Apocalypse. Being President is easy, when you are as smart as our our Commander In Chief!

23 posted on 11/23/2010 4:59:29 PM PST by garjog
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To: GoCards

Maybe they thought they’d get more done if he wasn’t there. He doesn’t have anyhting to offer and they know it.


24 posted on 11/23/2010 4:59:37 PM PST by BenLurkin (This post is not a statement of fact. It is merely a personal opinion -- or humor -- or both)
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To: milwguy

I hope he gave a shout out to Hugo.


25 posted on 11/23/2010 4:59:53 PM PST by OwenKellogg (Don't Tread on Me)
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To: GoCards

Nobody tweeted 0bama and Biden about the meeting time and place


26 posted on 11/23/2010 5:00:49 PM PST by Steven Tyler
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To: milwguy

“So, guys, find out
A: whose side are we on?
B: How is this somebody else’s fault?

Get those answers to Biden tonight at the latest.

And... er... remember there is no “I” in “team”!”


27 posted on 11/23/2010 5:01:54 PM PST by mrsmith
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To: EBH

“His trip a few weeks ago was a total failure...”

Funny. He goes to Asia and looks like a total dweeb. A weakling with Zero credibility, inept diplomatic skill and tanking support at home.

Then, bam. NK launches an attack.

Could there somehow be a correlation?


28 posted on 11/23/2010 5:03:08 PM PST by garjog
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To: theDentist

Yeah, there have been a number of stories that are completely consistent with this. He “drops by”, doesn’t really do anything, and then leaves.

The amazing thing is that this is completely consistent with what is widely rumored in the legal community about his tenure as the ostensible President of the Harvard Law Review 20 years ago. He was never around, would show up to put in his face time when there was a deadline looming, but there was some responsible managing editor who actually did all the work and got the publication out. Dude has NEVER worked an honest day’s labor in his life. Some things never change.


29 posted on 11/23/2010 5:03:30 PM PST by rockvillem
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To: milwguy

Oh, they must have needed donuts and ice cream.

Why else would they call him?


30 posted on 11/23/2010 5:05:13 PM PST by Scott from the Left Coast
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To: rockvillem
The amazing thing is that this is completely consistent with what is widely rumored in the legal community about his tenure as the ostensible President of the Harvard Law Review 20 years ago. He was never around, would show up to put in his face time when there was a deadline looming, but there was some responsible managing editor who actually did all the work and got the publication out. Dude has NEVER worked an honest day’s labor in his life. Some things never change.

Hey, lay off Obamolester. Unca Joe said just the other day he's aloof because...

...he's just so damned brilliant that it's almost painful having that huge brain of his!


31 posted on 11/23/2010 5:07:11 PM PST by kromike
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To: milwguy
If that contrail off the West Coast was actually from a missile, how would it fit into today's NKOR scenario?


32 posted on 11/23/2010 5:07:19 PM PST by magooey (The Mandate of Heaven resides in the hearts of men.)
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Reuters Pictures 24 minutes ago U.S. President Barack Obama (R) is briefed on the situation on the Korean peninsula in the White House Situation Room in Washington November 23, 2010. The United States urged restraint on Tuesday following a North Korean artillery attack on South Korea and vowed to forge a "measured and unified" response with major powers, including China. North Korea fired several dozen artillery shells at a South Korean island in one of the heaviest bombardments of the South since the Korean War ended in 1953, sharply increasing tensions on the divided peninsula.

33 posted on 11/23/2010 5:07:19 PM PST by maggief
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To: skeeter
He actually was looking for the Tuesday night gala.

Those galas helps the anointed one to recapture the fun and exhilaration of the campaign. Come to think of it, the campaign never ended for 0bummer.

34 posted on 11/23/2010 5:07:42 PM PST by luvbach1 (Stop Barry now. He can't help himself.)
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To: milwguy

He can’t stay at the meeting very long. The Bulls are playing the Lakers at 7:30pm.


35 posted on 11/23/2010 5:07:55 PM PST by forgotten man (forgotten man)
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To: BenLurkin

Dropped By to ask “Who the hell woke me up at 3:55am?”


36 posted on 11/23/2010 5:09:04 PM PST by Sir Beowolf (We The People!)
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Dropped By to ask “Who the hell woke me up at 3:55am?”

You've got that right. He doesn't roll out of bed until 11am. On weekends & holidays, he sleeps late.

Off to the golf course!

37 posted on 11/23/2010 5:11:27 PM PST by kromike
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To: milwguy

Give the man a break. I’m sure he had some important Portuguese poop to scoop.


38 posted on 11/23/2010 5:12:08 PM PST by AZLiberty (Yes, Mr. Lennon, I do want a revolution.)
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To: theDentist
Nice to know he's dedicated to the job.

Running for president was much more fun than being president. Were it not for rubbing elbows with celebs at White House galas and incessant paid vacations he might resign.

39 posted on 11/23/2010 5:12:27 PM PST by luvbach1 (Stop Barry now. He can't help himself.)
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To: milwguy

Wow guess he finished his golf game early.


40 posted on 11/23/2010 5:13:23 PM PST by rod1
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To: milwguy

“Dudes. I was thinking that this North Korean attack may turn into one of those wag-the-dog thing and increase my poll numbers? What do you think?”


41 posted on 11/23/2010 5:13:23 PM PST by garjog
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To: kromike

They tried to call Hilary, She was getting ankles Massage


42 posted on 11/23/2010 5:14:02 PM PST by Sir Beowolf (We The People!)
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To: milwguy
Obama was just wondering who was using his secret smoking room.

-PJ

43 posted on 11/23/2010 5:14:11 PM PST by Political Junkie Too ("Comprehensive" reform bills only end up as incomprehensible messes.)
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To: kromike

LOL!! Exactly - he’s just so darn brilliant that ANY meeting would bore him. After all look at all the evidence of his brilliance: his SAT scores, his college grades, his LSAT scores, his law school grades, his written output as a lawyer and lecturer at a law school. Oh, that’s right - we’ve never seen any of that. Well - look at all his brilliant work in the Senate! Uh . . . look at what an amazing President he’s been! Uh . . . look at how much he’s cut his golf handicap while handling the most important job in the world!!


44 posted on 11/23/2010 5:16:35 PM PST by rockvillem
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To: milwguy
What was Obama going to say, TOTUS was still on it's way back from Ohio.
45 posted on 11/23/2010 5:17:10 PM PST by al44
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To: Sir Beowolf
They tried to call Hilary, She was getting ankles Massage

(Suppressed Homer-Simpson-shudder...) Dude...I'm ratting you out to the ICC...you're torturing me with mental images no amount of scrubbing can remove...

46 posted on 11/23/2010 5:17:27 PM PST by kromike
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To: maggief

thanks for the pic! Look on the table in front of Barry, it is a MINI teleprompter! Barry can’t even form a thought in a private setting like this. His puppet master must be in the next room typing what Obi is supposed to say to his aides. In the pic, it even looks like he is looking down at the screen on the table


47 posted on 11/23/2010 5:18:19 PM PST by milwguy
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To: Political Junkie Too
Obama was just wondering who was using his secret smoking room.

It was Reggie, and Reggie wasn't smoking tobacco products...

48 posted on 11/23/2010 5:19:09 PM PST by kromike
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To: maggief

Where are the Teleprompter stands? Did they use Photoshop to airbrush them out?


49 posted on 11/23/2010 5:20:59 PM PST by kromike
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To: Bean Counter
"I'm the Commander-in- WHaT?!" "WAIT- I have a GOLF game set up for 3P"
50 posted on 11/23/2010 5:21:47 PM PST by 4Liberty ( How do you spell "moral hazard"?: $ 19, 0 0 0, 0 0 0, 0 0 0, 0 0 0.)
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