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Obama learns of Mubarak resignation in Oval Office (watching TV)
Yahooooo-AP ^ | 02-11-11 | By BEN FELLER, AP White House Correspondent

Posted on 02/11/2011 10:07:02 AM PST by Red Badger

WASHINGTON – Caught up in stunning news like the rest of the world, President Barack Obama was in an Oval Office meeting Friday when he learned of Egyptian President Hosni Mubarak's resignation. He watched the celebration on television and prepared to make an afternoon statement.

"It is a historic day for the people of Egypt," declared Vice President Joe Biden during an appearance in Kentucky.

The development came just one day after Mubarak had declared that he was not resigning, despite all signs to the contrary, which enraged the protesting masses and had a dismayed White House scrambling to respond. Obama had issued a statement Thursday evening in Washington in which he challenged Mubarak, without directly naming him, to explain his actions and his plans for democracy.

And then events changed again.

Obama quickly made plans to speak about Egypt at 1:30 p.m. EST from the White House as throngs of activists rejoiced in Cairo.

U.S. lawmakers welcomed Mubarak's resignation.

"I am pleased that President Mubarak has heard and heeded the voice of the Egyptian people, who have called for change," said Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid of Nevada. "It is crucial that Mubarak's departure be an orderly one and that it leads to true democracy for Egypt, including free, fair and open elections."

On Twitter, Nancy Pelosi, the House Democratic leader, said the young people of Egypt were leading the country to democracy.

"Their actions are an inspiration to the world," she said.

Biden said that throughout the unrest in Egypt, which led to Mubarak's ouster in under three weeks, Republicans and Democrats in the U.S. government have largely spoken with one voice.

"This unity has been important," Biden said. "And it will be even more important in these delicate and fateful days ahead."

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TOPICS: Culture/Society; Government; News/Current Events
KEYWORDS: egypt; mubarak; twitter
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1 posted on 02/11/2011 10:07:06 AM PST by Red Badger
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To: Red Badger

Why isn’t the State Dept Winning The Future?


2 posted on 02/11/2011 10:08:09 AM PST by Paladin2
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To: Red Badger
The CIA gets its news from CNN.
The White House gets its news from MSNBC.

We are so screwed.

3 posted on 02/11/2011 10:08:56 AM PST by ClearCase_guy (BO + MB = BOMB -- The One will make sure they get one.)
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To: Paladin2

They’re still stuck on stupid..................


4 posted on 02/11/2011 10:08:58 AM PST by Red Badger (Want to be surprised? Google your own name. Want to have fun? Google your friend's names.....)
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To: Jet Jaguar; NorwegianViking; ExTexasRedhead; HollyB; FromLori; EricTheRed_VocalMinority; ...

The list, ping

Let me know if you would like to be on or off the ping list

http://www.nachumlist.com/


5 posted on 02/11/2011 10:09:33 AM PST by Nachum (The complete Obama list at www.nachumlist.com)
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To: Red Badger

Was this whole thing engineered by the White House and their leftist allies to give the appearance of an Obama foreign policy victory?


6 posted on 02/11/2011 10:09:40 AM PST by johniegrad
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To: ClearCase_guy

They probably watch Al-Jazeera..............


7 posted on 02/11/2011 10:09:57 AM PST by Red Badger (Want to be surprised? Google your own name. Want to have fun? Google your friend's names.....)
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To: Nachum

“It’s historic.” So was the Reichtag fire.


8 posted on 02/11/2011 10:10:20 AM PST by massgopguy (I owe everything to George Bailey)
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To: johniegrad

I doubt it, but they’ll take credit for it anyway...................


9 posted on 02/11/2011 10:10:48 AM PST by Red Badger (Want to be surprised? Google your own name. Want to have fun? Google your friend's names.....)
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To: Red Badger

“It is a historic day for the people of Egypt,” declared Vice President Joe Biden

We will see who its historic for first, Numbnut! It may just be the Muslim Brotherhood, idiot!


10 posted on 02/11/2011 10:11:13 AM PST by AngelesCrestHighway
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To: Red Badger

That is where I saw it first....LOL

I doubt in today’s media world that back channel communication can move faster than Al Jazeera/cnn/msnbc, so I am not surprised by this at all.


11 posted on 02/11/2011 10:11:31 AM PST by DonaldC (A nation cannot stand in the absence of religious principle.)
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To: massgopguy

And the storming of the Bastille..........


12 posted on 02/11/2011 10:11:31 AM PST by Red Badger (Want to be surprised? Google your own name. Want to have fun? Google your friend's names.....)
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To: AngelesCrestHighway

B-b-but Joe said he was not a dictator!...........


13 posted on 02/11/2011 10:12:39 AM PST by Red Badger (Want to be surprised? Google your own name. Want to have fun? Google your friend's names.....)
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To: Nachum

In the last article you pinged me to it said he was onboard AF1?


14 posted on 02/11/2011 10:13:27 AM PST by Dubya-M-DeesWent2SyriaStupid! (Obama:If They Bring a Knife to the Fight, We Bring a Gun (the REAL Arizona instigator))
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To: DonaldC

This tells you that they had no one on the ground in the inner circles relaying info, IOW they were/are clueless..............


15 posted on 02/11/2011 10:13:55 AM PST by Red Badger (Want to be surprised? Google your own name. Want to have fun? Google your friend's names.....)
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To: johniegrad
Was this whole thing engineered by the White House and their leftist allies to give the appearance of an Obama foreign policy victory?

That's about as convincing as flipping a coin, calling heads, and then claiming you're psychic if it's comes up heads. Especially since, as of yesterday, it was tails.

Obama didn't see any of this coming, and it's clear he's been 100% behind the power curve this whole time.

16 posted on 02/11/2011 10:14:27 AM PST by Steel Wolf ("There are moderate Muslims, but Islam itself is not moderate." - Ibn Warraq)
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To: Dubya-M-DeesWent2SyriaStupid!

Exactly. They are all over the place. The morons can’t get their lies straight.


17 posted on 02/11/2011 10:14:27 AM PST by Nachum (The complete Obama list at www.nachumlist.com)
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To: Red Badger

So Mubarak blew Obama off, and why shouldn’t he?


18 posted on 02/11/2011 10:15:00 AM PST by AU72
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To: Red Badger

19 posted on 02/11/2011 10:15:36 AM PST by KeyLargo
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To: Red Badger

Lying lips are an abomination to the Lord, but those who deal faithfully are His delight (Prov. 12:22).

You are of your father the devil, and you want to do the desires of your father He was a murderer from the beginning, and does not stand in the truth because there is no truth in him. Whenever he speaks a lie, he speaks from his own nature, for he is a liar and the father of lies (John 8:44).

These a quotes to Obama from God..


20 posted on 02/11/2011 10:16:15 AM PST by PLD
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To: Red Badger

I thought he was on vacation


21 posted on 02/11/2011 10:17:03 AM PST by al baby (Hi Mom!!! <sarc>)
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To: johniegrad
BINGO! winner winner chicken dinner.

Mobarak said, he loves Egypt he is for the children no amount of MONEY or western influence will change him.<-- Signal to Obama to send him a couple billion more and wa la Obama is king of the world and will call for global unity NWO blah blah blah and the media will bow and Matthews will have an orgasm on LIVE TV.

22 posted on 02/11/2011 10:18:19 AM PST by Dubya-M-DeesWent2SyriaStupid! (Obama:If They Bring a Knife to the Fight, We Bring a Gun (the REAL Arizona instigator))
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To: Red Badger

All the sweet, flowery speech from our leaders over the violant demonstrators in Egypt. And what do they say about the peaceful Tea Party??? Amazing.


23 posted on 02/11/2011 10:18:25 AM PST by annieokie
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To: Red Badger

If Obama, Peloser, and Reid like this then there MUST be something bad about it


24 posted on 02/11/2011 10:19:07 AM PST by Mr. K ("Diversity is an obstacle to be overcome, not a goal to be achieved" -Ann Coulter)
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To: al baby
I thought he was on vacation

The White House is just one of his vacation homes.

25 posted on 02/11/2011 10:19:42 AM PST by Cementjungle
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To: KeyLargo

And our illustrious Sec.of State?
Where is she?
Hillery! is that muzzle too tight?
Well, get used to it.


26 posted on 02/11/2011 10:19:46 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: Red Badger
On Twitter, Nancy Pelosi, the House Democratic leader, said the young people of Egypt were leading the country to democracy.

“Their actions are an inspiration to the world,” she said.

So you won't mind when we take to the streets to shed ourselves from the chains your party has wrapped us in.

27 posted on 02/11/2011 10:20:18 AM PST by lakeman (Semper Fi)
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To: Red Badger
Statement: "Obama learns of Mubarak resignation in Oval Office (watching TV)"

Response: The key error in this sentence being the word "learns." The use of the term assumes he is capable of learning. Admittedly he responds to external stimuli but so does an Amoeba. His handlers put him in front of a TV which occupies him during those times he is not shooting baskets "in the hood." Welcome to America 2011 A.D.

28 posted on 02/11/2011 10:22:24 AM PST by AEMILIUS PAULUS (It is a shame that when these people give a riot)
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To: Red Badger
"It is a historic day for the people of Egypt," declared Vice President Joe Biden during an appearance in Kentucky.

Are they sure Clueless Joe didn't say, "This is f*@#ing big"!

29 posted on 02/11/2011 10:23:23 AM PST by airborne (Why is it we won't allow the Bible in school, but we will in prison? Think about it.)
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To: shibumi

“Cibola! Bumpty-bump.” ping.


30 posted on 02/11/2011 10:26:11 AM PST by Salamander (I can't sleep...the clowns will eat me.)
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To: Red Badger

Gosh Obama learns of it on tv. What a leader. NOT


31 posted on 02/11/2011 10:26:45 AM PST by freekitty (Give me back my conservative vote; then find me a real conservative to vote for)
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To: Red Badger
Obama learns of Mubarak resignation in Oval Office (watching TV)

Well, at least he didn't get the news while he was sitting on the "throne"...

32 posted on 02/11/2011 10:27:24 AM PST by Zeppo ("Happy Pony is on - and I'm NOT missing Happy Pony")
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To: Red Badger

How ironic!!! Egypt got rid of their dictator & we elected a wanna-be dictator of our own!!!


33 posted on 02/11/2011 10:28:07 AM PST by LADY J (Change your thoughts and you change your world.. - Norman Vincent Peale)
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To: tet68

34 posted on 02/11/2011 10:31:13 AM PST by KeyLargo
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To: Red Badger
Obama quickly made plans to speak about Egypt at 1:30 p.m. EST from the White House as throngs of activists rejoiced in Cairo.

Why does he think anyone cares what he says?

What would be really interesting would be some leaks about exactly when and where the US government met with the Muslim Brotherhood. It would be great if we knew what they talked about.

35 posted on 02/11/2011 10:33:30 AM PST by MichiganConservative (Letting Obama supporters vote is like giving a loaded gun to a child with severe mental retardation.)
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To: Red Badger

Luckily it’s winter or he’d be on the golf course.


36 posted on 02/11/2011 10:34:22 AM PST by b4its2late (Ignorance allows liberalism to prosper.)
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To: KeyLargo

Ha!


37 posted on 02/11/2011 10:35:41 AM PST by b4its2late (Ignorance allows liberalism to prosper.)
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To: Red Badger
Biden said that throughout the unrest in Egypt, which led to Mubarak's ouster in under three weeks, Republicans and Democrats in the U.S. government have largely spoken with one voice.

Well, then they're a bunch of traitors too.

This was a coup d'etat, engineered by this White House and the Muslim Brotherhood.

38 posted on 02/11/2011 10:35:55 AM PST by EternalVigilance (Ban abortion NOW.)
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To: Red Badger

My prediction: They will have an election. ONE. Carter will show up to certify it as fair. The Muslime Brotherhood will win. Theocracy and war with Israel to follow shortly.

Bet on it.

Of course, all of this will be “unexpected” according to obastard and the LSM...


39 posted on 02/11/2011 10:36:07 AM PST by piytar (Obastard is a use of the term "bastard" in the literal sense -- Obama is hiding his daddy's identity)
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To: Red Badger

OR the Egyptian military actually tries to form a secular state. The Muslime Brotherhood goes jihad. Civil war follows shortly, turning Egypt into one big Sudan.

Again, this will be “unexpected” to obastard and the LSM.

There are no other possibilities...


40 posted on 02/11/2011 10:39:52 AM PST by piytar (Obastard is a use of the term "bastard" in the literal sense -- Obama is hiding his daddy's identity)
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To: Red Badger
"This unity has been important," Biden said. "And it will be even more important in these delicate and fateful days ahead."

Hmmm?

What do you have in mind that will require such unity?

And what do you think will be especially "delicate and fateful" in the days ahead?

41 posted on 02/11/2011 10:41:31 AM PST by null and void (We are now in day 752 of our national holiday from reality. - 0bama really isn't one of US.)
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To: tet68

I think she is at Marie Calenders


42 posted on 02/11/2011 10:42:33 AM PST by al baby (Hi Mom!!! <sarc>)
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To: Red Badger

I can hardly wait for adults to get back into the W.H.

Obama needs a new Secretary of Twitter Cabinet position to help Leon Panetta out.


43 posted on 02/11/2011 10:42:44 AM PST by NoLibZone (Obama must be impeached and tried for treason.)
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To: KeyLargo; All

44 posted on 02/11/2011 10:43:08 AM PST by musicman (Until I see the REAL Long Form Vault BC, he's just "PRES__ENT" Obama = Without "ID")
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To: b4its2late; All
"Luckily it’s winter or he’d be on the golf course."


45 posted on 02/11/2011 10:46:12 AM PST by musicman (Until I see the REAL Long Form Vault BC, he's just "PRES__ENT" Obama = Without "ID")
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To: Dubya-M-DeesWent2SyriaStupid!

That’s exactly what I think happened. Mubarak was holding out for more money.


46 posted on 02/11/2011 10:47:15 AM PST by khnyny (What exactly is a CDO??)
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To: NoLibZone

Why he is a TWIT!.............


47 posted on 02/11/2011 10:47:46 AM PST by Red Badger (Want to be surprised? Google your own name. Want to have fun? Google your friend's names.....)
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To: khnyny

Yeppers. And Odumbo was suppose to speak at 1:30 he is late.
He probably had an old Axie like speech all ready saying change to the people yes they can and the Dailey stepped in and said no dumbass you have to fake like you care and are Presidential.


48 posted on 02/11/2011 10:56:46 AM PST by Dubya-M-DeesWent2SyriaStupid! (Obama:If They Bring a Knife to the Fight, We Bring a Gun (the REAL Arizona instigator))
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To: khnyny

If you think about it even further; the truth, like it or not is that the west and several other countries have been paying off ole Mubarak to keep Israel from being surrounded. Obama’s policies are opposite of this. So MoBarry got some moola from Barry (in some BS fund retro active make it look good if someone does audit Obama or the U.S. ever) so he could live under the means he has been accustomed to. (When he leaves Egypt he loses all the oil profit moola.)


49 posted on 02/11/2011 11:01:49 AM PST by Dubya-M-DeesWent2SyriaStupid! (Obama:If They Bring a Knife to the Fight, We Bring a Gun (the REAL Arizona instigator))
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To: Dubya-M-DeesWent2SyriaStupid!

No live thread for Hussein’s historic speech?


50 posted on 02/11/2011 11:04:53 AM PST by treetopsandroofs (Had FDR been GOP, there would have been no World Wars, just "The Great War" and "Roosevelt's Wars".)
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