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Nuclear crisis in Japan, a civil war in Libya and where is the President? Heading for Rio de Janeiro
The London Daily Mail ^ | March 16, 2011 | David Gardner

Posted on 03/16/2011 5:44:03 PM PDT by 2ndDivisionVet

Mr Obama has refused to scrap a five-day trip to Latin America that will take him to Brazil, Chile and El Salvador.

Resisting demands that he should remain at home in the White House to deal with the international response to Japan’s nuclear crisis and Colonel Gaddafi’s crackdown on anti-government rebels, the president insists he can stay on top of the fast-moving developments while on the road.

Some Republican critics have complained the sunshine trip symbolises Mr Obama’s lack of leadership at a time of international chaos.

But White House press secretary Jay Carney said Mr Obama felt the visit was important to help boost U.S. jobs. 'The President is taking this trip because he is committed to growing the economy and rebalancing our national security posture,' Mr Carney said after he was asked if the trip might be shelved. 'He remains confident he can fully execute his job when he is on the road,’ added Mr Carney.

He said the President will monitor ‘all major issues, all the time’ wherever he is.

Mr Obama will be giving a speech at the Cinelandia Square in Rio on Sunday and his family is expected to join him to take in the city sights, including the famous Christ the Redeemer statue on Corcovado Mountain. The Obamas will be heading to the beach after meeting Brazilian President Dilma Rousseff in the capital Brasilia on Saturday.....

(Excerpt) Read more at dailymail.co.uk ...


TOPICS: Foreign Affairs; Front Page News; Government; Politics/Elections
KEYWORDS: brazil; earthquake; harvardresumefraud; imamof57states; japan; kingofthedeficit; libya; nobirthcertificate; nodocumentation; nohonor; nojustice; noveritas; nuclearpower; obama; obamaawol
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Maybe he should retire right now and start a travel agency.
1 posted on 03/16/2011 5:44:10 PM PDT by 2ndDivisionVet
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To: 2ndDivisionVet

Best line of the day..... “at least the people of Rome got to listen to music.”


2 posted on 03/16/2011 5:47:00 PM PDT by Random Access
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To: 2ndDivisionVet

Well, it worked for Duran Duran for a while. And Milli Vanilli.


3 posted on 03/16/2011 5:47:54 PM PDT by combat_boots (The Lion of Judah cometh. Hallelujah. Gloria Patri, Filio et Spiritui Sancto.)
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To: 2ndDivisionVet

Well, we’ve been wishing for two years, now, that he would just go away....


4 posted on 03/16/2011 5:48:55 PM PDT by Uncle Ike (Rope is cheap, and there are lots of trees...)
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To: 2ndDivisionVet

Obama probably looking for a Brazilian she male.


5 posted on 03/16/2011 5:49:51 PM PDT by Enterprise (TSA - The Silly Agency)
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To: 2ndDivisionVet

Lazy.


6 posted on 03/16/2011 5:50:30 PM PDT by Berlin_Freeper
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To: 2ndDivisionVet

7 posted on 03/16/2011 5:51:43 PM PDT by IH8DEMS (.)
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To: 2ndDivisionVet

I would be shocked if he actually goes to Brasilia. I would bet he stays on the coast the entire visit.


8 posted on 03/16/2011 5:53:21 PM PDT by Hoodat (Yet in all these things we are more than conquerors through Him who loved us. - (Rom 8:37))
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To: 2ndDivisionVet

Where’s the Beef?

Where’s Waldo?

President no-show,

President empty-suit,

President voted-present,

President “I make Jimma Carter look like a genius”


9 posted on 03/16/2011 5:53:44 PM PDT by Rodm
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To: 2ndDivisionVet
Jay Carney said Mr Obama felt the visit was important to help boost U.S. jobs. 'The President is taking this trip because he is committed to growing the economy and rebalancing our national security posture,

Double checking to make sure this isn't from Onion. Nope, looks like it is real.

10 posted on 03/16/2011 5:54:01 PM PDT by hinckley buzzard
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To: 2ndDivisionVet

Where’s Obama? “Flying Down to Rio’’.


11 posted on 03/16/2011 5:54:37 PM PDT by jmacusa (Two wrongs don't make a right. But they can make it interesting.)
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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/


12 posted on 03/16/2011 5:55:04 PM PDT by Nachum (The complete Obama list at www.nachumlist.com)
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To: combat_boots

‘His name is Rio and he dances on the sand....’


13 posted on 03/16/2011 5:55:45 PM PDT by JPG (May the WI GOP stay united and strong.)
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To: 2ndDivisionVet

I really don’t think Obama ever really wanted to be President of the United States, he seems to be interested in doing everything except the job of the President of the United States which is to deal with foreign policy not impose domestic socialism.


14 posted on 03/16/2011 5:55:45 PM PDT by Monorprise
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To: 2ndDivisionVet

“Mr. Obama has refused to scrap a five-day trip to Latin America that will take him to Brazil, Chile and El Salvador.”

Someone told him the golf was great down there.


15 posted on 03/16/2011 5:56:42 PM PDT by Jack Hammer
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To: 2ndDivisionVet

Why do we get all our news from England? And the US media refuses to report on all the crap this bastard is doing.
I know—I know—sorry I asked.


16 posted on 03/16/2011 5:58:31 PM PDT by taillightchaser
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To: hinckley buzzard

Good grief I wonder if Carney knows how totally stupid this sounds? Obama is going to Rio to look for U.S. Jobs?!!! Is he trying to secure 100 temp jobs for US citizens to staff the next Carnival in Rio?


17 posted on 03/16/2011 5:58:31 PM PDT by rod1
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To: Rodm
We still get two more wonderful years of 'the recovery.'

Barry must be thrilled. Time for some hoops. Time for some ice cream. Time for a swim. Up yours America.

There's so much to hammer on here with this administration.

Time to step up Republicans!

Running left - Where's Waldo1sm
Barack 'Jackwagon' Hussein: A National Embarrassment

18 posted on 03/16/2011 5:58:40 PM PDT by BobP (The piss-stream media - Never to be watched again in my house)
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To: Enterprise

“Obama probably looking for a Brazilian she male.”

And if we’re lucky he’ll fall in love and stay there for good.


19 posted on 03/16/2011 6:00:16 PM PDT by MichaelCorleone (Sarah Palin is America's Margaret Thatcher)
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To: Uncle Ike; 2ndDivisionVet

The only problem I have seen is that he keeps coming back. Now would be such a great time to seal the borders to prevent him from voting present any longer.

I do look forward each trip, however, to seeing all the ice cream eating pics. The only ad required by his next POTUS opponent will be a 2 minute long spot of just his ice cream breaks.


20 posted on 03/16/2011 6:01:02 PM PDT by ri4dc (Cut your cable, Break Wind for the TSA, Flush Twice in 2012, and STOP ROTUS Now!)
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To: 2ndDivisionVet

He has been listening to his idiotic Surgeon General who said people on the west coast should be buying iodine tablets to protect from radiation in Japan.

Ol Barry is no dummy, he consulted his globe and found Washington DC is 6781 miles from Tokyo, while it is 11533 miles from Tokyo to Rio. Barry figures he won’t have to take those nasty Iodine pills if he gets far enough away from trouble


21 posted on 03/16/2011 6:02:00 PM PDT by milwguy
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To: 2ndDivisionVet

Maybe he’ll forget how to get back.

Let’s face it people, we are a country without leadership. I believe they call it anarchy. This clown has been out to lunch since before he placed his hand on the bible and took the oath, a sacrilege IMO.

There are approximately 54 republicans that seem to have their collective heads on straight. The list is on another thread concerning the continuing resolution vote.

We’re going to need a helluva lot more than this to turn this thing around. Considering the fact that about 100 “tea partiers” were elected back in November you have to run the numbers. 100 steps forward; 46 steps back. If we get 54 per election cycle it will take us a while to pack the house, so to speak. By then I believe we’ll be too far gone.

That doesn’t mean we stop trying. Its just that it keeps getting harder and harder to tell the really good from the pretenders. Nothing they say, or promise is legally binding. This must stop, somehow.


22 posted on 03/16/2011 6:01:59 PM PDT by mark3681
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To: 2ndDivisionVet

He has been listening to his idiotic Surgeon General who said people on the west coast should be buying iodine tablets to protect from radiation in Japan.

Ol Barry is no dummy, he consulted his globe and found Washington DC is 6781 miles from Tokyo, while it is 11533 miles from Tokyo to Rio. Barry figures he won’t have to take those nasty Iodine pills if he gets far enough away from trouble


23 posted on 03/16/2011 6:02:07 PM PDT by milwguy
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To: 2ndDivisionVet

Rush used the phrase “dangerously incompetent” today.


24 posted on 03/16/2011 6:05:05 PM PDT by wendy1946
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To: 2ndDivisionVet

Perhaps he’ll be seeking asylum


25 posted on 03/16/2011 6:05:05 PM PDT by smalltownslick
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To: 2ndDivisionVet

Ignoring nukes & Libya, no problem. The Japan disaster is being touted as a nuclear bomb capable of splitting the earth in half when the impact is limited and Libyans killing Libyans is a situation we should not be butting into.

Now, not aiding the earthquake/tsunami victims is another story, but the title of the article (not the poster) relates specifically to the nukes and Libya.


26 posted on 03/16/2011 6:06:24 PM PDT by coaltrain (Obama's a Harvard lawyer like Elvis was a Black Belt)
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To: 2ndDivisionVet
"Maybe he should retire right now and start a travel agency."
Or going back full time into community organizing, ya know, rubbing skin with the folks that adore him.
27 posted on 03/16/2011 6:07:55 PM PDT by Marine_Uncle (Honor must be earned....Duncan Hunter Sr. for POTUS.)
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To: 2ndDivisionVet

LOL :)


28 posted on 03/16/2011 6:08:08 PM PDT by funfan
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To: smalltownslick

I just can’t wait to see pictures of great leader nobama’s and grifter mooch-elle’s costumes as they bust their moves in a Carnival parade. Great fun!!!!!!!


29 posted on 03/16/2011 6:10:06 PM PDT by hal ogen (1st amendment or reeducation camp?)
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To: 2ndDivisionVet
"Resisting demands that he should remain at home in the White House to deal with the international response to Japan’s nuclear crisis and Colonel Gaddafi’s crackdown on anti-government rebels..."

How about the national debt and OUR economy? On the scale of one to 10, OUR economy ought to be a 10 and Japan's nuclear "Crisis" is about a 2.

30 posted on 03/16/2011 6:11:30 PM PDT by Redbob (W.W.J.B.D.: "What Would Jack Bauer Do?")
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To: 2ndDivisionVet; doug from upland

My name is Barry
and when troubles starts to show
I go to Rio
Dejenero!

When the earth quakes
and reactors start to bake
I go to Rio!
De jenero!


31 posted on 03/16/2011 6:14:29 PM PDT by RaceBannon (RON PAUL: THE PARTY OF TRUTHERS, TRAITORS AND UFO CHASERS!!!)
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To: 2ndDivisionVet

Doing the Samba at Ipanema while the world Melts Down! What a Champ.


32 posted on 03/16/2011 6:17:16 PM PDT by screaminsunshine (34 States)
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To: Rodm

How about Resident Oblivious?


33 posted on 03/16/2011 6:18:58 PM PDT by 556x45
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To: Jack Hammer

Wit secret stops to visit Hug and Fidel. Fidel is getting along and wants his protege to stop in.


34 posted on 03/16/2011 6:19:07 PM PDT by screaminsunshine (34 States)
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To: jmacusa

Are the AF1 pilots named Toody and Muldoon....Air Force One Where Are You?


35 posted on 03/16/2011 6:20:51 PM PDT by screaminsunshine (34 States)
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To: 2ndDivisionVet

How much more of this utter disregard for our country and lack of leadership are we going to tolerate from this son of a bitch before we bring impeachment procedings against this guy? Someone as inept as he would be handed his pink slip from the neighborhood CAR WASH

He is on a perpetual vacation at our expense. It is time to put an end to him and the rest of his America hating administration. After RR buried Mr. Peanut in 1980, I never thought I would ever say we had a more inept president that Jimmah. At least Jimmah tried, he was just the wrong man for the job and surrounded himself with like qualified people. This guy could care less about our country and the welfare of our citizens and his every action confirms it.


36 posted on 03/16/2011 6:25:59 PM PDT by NWFLConservative (The will of the people is the only legitimate foundation of any government......Tommy J)
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To: NWFLConservative

He’ll never be impeached. He’ll either be re-elected, defeated in 2012 (in which case they’ll fight back) or be overthrown.


37 posted on 03/16/2011 6:30:14 PM PDT by 2ndDivisionVet ("You cannot invade the US There would be a rifle behind each blade of grass." Yamamoto)
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To: 2ndDivisionVet

It's party time.

38 posted on 03/16/2011 6:30:49 PM PDT by Free Vulcan (Vote Republican! You can vote Democrat when you're dead.)
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To: Monorprise

I think he fell for his own hype. That just his mere existence would bring about a more stable world, and a more “progressive” America.

Makes me miss Clinton. Reeeeaaaaallly miss Clinton.


39 posted on 03/16/2011 6:30:58 PM PDT by VanDeKoik (1 million in stimulus dollars paid for this tagline!)
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To: ri4dc
Just what type of jobs does he plan to create on this trip???

would the Press Secretary please inform us???

where do Americans have to go to fill out an application?
what are the requirements?
are the jobs full or part time?
what is the starting salary?

come on Mr. Press Secretary there are several million folks ready to apply for these so called jobs???

damn...this is just more BS and lies from our leader folks..

The biased MEDIA needs to wake up and start reporting...like they did when GWB was President...

Time for the media to destroy B.Hussein. Obama. 2012 can't come quick enough.

40 posted on 03/16/2011 6:38:16 PM PDT by haircutter
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To: 2ndDivisionVet

Will Paul McCartney be joining him for a sing-along?

Obama has also been playing golf and attending parties this month.

http://www.freerepublic.com/focus/f-news/2689982/posts


41 posted on 03/16/2011 6:48:53 PM PDT by Clintonfatigued (Illegal aliens commit crimes that Americans won't commit)
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To: 2ndDivisionVet

“Man, being president is just too hard. Let’s go on a road trip and just have some fun. All this talk of tsunami’s and nuclear meltdowns, and Middle East slaughter is just a big downer. How’s my favorite basketball team doing? I love my big plane and limo and helicopters. What do you think of this new outfit I bought to wear in Rio?”


42 posted on 03/16/2011 6:55:43 PM PDT by NoControllingLegalAuthority (What this country needs is an enema.)
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To: wendy1946

Obama is mentally incompetant because of his complete narcicissm. That makes him a danger not only to the United States, but a danger to the world. God help us.


43 posted on 03/16/2011 6:57:13 PM PDT by jesseam (Been there, done that)
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To: 2ndDivisionVet
Sung to the theme of "Car 54, Where Are You?"

There's an oil spill in the Gulf
Mid East's broken out in fights
There's an earthquake in Japan
That's knocked out all of their lights
Someone's bullying a child
Geithner's press is going wild
Pres 44, Where are you?

44 posted on 03/16/2011 6:59:15 PM PDT by KarlInOhio (Washington is finally rid of the Kennedies. Free at last, thank God almighty we are free at last.)
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To: 2ndDivisionVet

I would be interested to know how many vacations he took with his family outside of the US before he became President and I started having to pay for his vacations.


45 posted on 03/16/2011 7:01:20 PM PDT by Shire
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To: 2ndDivisionVet

WHo cares other than us taxpayers footing the bill. He’s useless no matter where he’s at.


46 posted on 03/16/2011 7:02:18 PM PDT by tflabo
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To: 2ndDivisionVet
rebalancing our national security posture

Also known as groveling, apologizing and capitulation.

It's true, he can keep up with developments probably as well on the road as in the White Hut.

Besides, he might as well go, he isn't doing crap here.

47 posted on 03/16/2011 7:02:45 PM PDT by prairiebreeze (70 years ago the Japanese were our mortal enemies. Today, we pray for their nation.)
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To: 2ndDivisionVet
Most people don't know how important American Presidents are in resolving Nuclear Power Plant meltdowns.


48 posted on 03/16/2011 7:08:01 PM PDT by Doe Eyes
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To: jesseam

49 posted on 03/16/2011 7:10:14 PM PDT by petenmi
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To: Shire

I think you know the answer.


50 posted on 03/16/2011 7:10:47 PM PDT by 2ndDivisionVet ("You cannot invade the US There would be a rifle behind each blade of grass." Yamamoto)
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