Skip to comments.Nuclear crisis in Japan, a civil war in Libya and where is the President? Heading for Rio de Janeiro
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 Japans nuclear crisis and Colonel Gaddafis 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 Obamas 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.....
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Best line of the day..... “at least the people of Rome got to listen to music.”
Well, it worked for Duran Duran for a while. And Milli Vanilli.
Well, we’ve been wishing for two years, now, that he would just go away....
Obama probably looking for a Brazilian she male.
I would be shocked if he actually goes to Brasilia. I would bet he stays on the coast the entire visit.
Where’s the Beef?
President “I make Jimma Carter look like a genius”
Double checking to make sure this isn't from Onion. Nope, looks like it is real.
Where’s Obama? “Flying Down to Rio’’.
The list, ping
Let me know if you would like to be on or off the ping list
‘His name is Rio and he dances on the sand....’
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.
“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.
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.
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?
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!
“Obama probably looking for a Brazilian she male.”
And if we’re lucky he’ll fall in love and stay there for good.
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.
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