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Obama defends his getaway
Politico44 ^ | 03/18/11 | ABBY PHILLIP

Posted on 03/18/2011 9:41:31 AM PDT by ColdOne

Hours before boarding Air Force One for Brazil, President Obama defended his three-country visit to Latin America with a reminder that the region will play a critical role in helping the United States meet his goal of doubling exports.

In an opinion piece in USA Today on Friday, Obama acknowledged some of the criticism that had been levied in his direction about the trip's timing. He opened by saying the United States will continue to "do everything we can" to address the crises in the Middle East and in Japan, even as he departs for Brazil, Chile and El Salvador.

But Obama said that by traveling to Latin America, he is taking steps to focus on his top priority: the economy.

"In this increasingly interconnected and fiercely competitive world, our top priority has to be creating and sustaining new jobs and new opportunities for our people," Obama said.

(Excerpt) Read more at politico.com ...


TOPICS: Foreign Affairs; Government
KEYWORDS: busy4his57states; imamontherun; jimmyqaeda2; kingofthedeficit; noaccountability; nobc; notaxes4dnc; notransparency

1 posted on 03/18/2011 9:41:33 AM PDT by ColdOne
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To: ColdOne

BS!


2 posted on 03/18/2011 9:43:29 AM PDT by Empireoftheatom48 (Tag line under construction, please mind the gap!!)
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To: ColdOne

There is no way. The GOP needs to use this in national TV ads to destroy his re-election!

It’s spine and guts time.


3 posted on 03/18/2011 9:43:52 AM PDT by ExTexasRedhead
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To: potlatch


4 posted on 03/18/2011 9:44:55 AM PDT by devolve (. . . . . . . . . . . . "- we*ll bring a gun!" . . . . alias Jimmy Qaeda 2 . . .)
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To: ColdOne

Sure wtsh he would stay...


5 posted on 03/18/2011 9:44:56 AM PDT by gulfcoast6
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To: ExTexasRedhead

Gosh. Aren’t we preparing to bomb Libya? Perfect time to go on vacation in another country..moron.


6 posted on 03/18/2011 9:47:07 AM PDT by catbertz
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To: ColdOne

he said the same thing when he traveled to India and spent all that money living in luxury. Wake up people.


7 posted on 03/18/2011 9:47:45 AM PDT by freebird5850 (Of course Obama loves his country...it's just that Sarah Palin loves mine!)
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To: ColdOne

Maybe he’s going to Argentina and needs an alibi.


8 posted on 03/18/2011 9:47:54 AM PDT by LurkedLongEnough
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To: ColdOne

There is no justification. This communists black Muslim dictator will milk America dry and destroy our way of life. Slaves of the State, enjoy your leader.


9 posted on 03/18/2011 9:48:22 AM PDT by Logical me
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To: ColdOne
The man gives subsides........TAX MONEY to a brazilian company to drill in deep water , then grants a deep water CRUDE OIL storage in the gulf of mexico TODAY, to the same company, Petrobais, before he leaves, and I am not to suspect that he is selling us out and destroying American companies?
10 posted on 03/18/2011 9:49:29 AM PDT by Kakaze (Exterminate Islamofacism and apologize for nothing....except not doing it sooner!)
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To: ColdOne

ah, yes - his laser-like focus on...what was that again?? um, uh, um...oh yeah, laser-like focus on the economy. No wait, on the Middle East...no wait, on Japan.

Come on, give the guy a break, he needs a vacation.


11 posted on 03/18/2011 9:50:14 AM PDT by KEmom (Proud to be a Mama Grizzly!!!)
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To: ColdOne
One of the strongest forces in the universe is O’Vacation heading toward a fully fueled AF1.
12 posted on 03/18/2011 9:52:44 AM PDT by JPG ("2012 Can't Come Soon Enough" - Sarah Palin)
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To: ColdOne
You think he would keep his mouth shut just so he wouldn't lie to us one more time. I used to at least give him credit for being a crafty liar. Now I'm completely convinced that he's a compulsive liar on top of all his other faults.
13 posted on 03/18/2011 9:53:05 AM PDT by Dixie Yooper (Ephesians 6:11)
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To: freebird5850

Millions and millions and millions of taxpayer dollars spent so he can have a vacation interspersed with a few meeting that produce no benefit for our country...


14 posted on 03/18/2011 9:54:36 AM PDT by American Quilter (DEFUND OBAMACARE.)
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To: ColdOne

It has reached the point with me that nothing Obama says means anything. It is lies from beginning to end.

There may be smidgen of truth in it somewhere, but nothing of import. Meaningless, pointless claptrap. Except for imposing new regulations, spending monies, and deriding the people of America.

God help us in our day, in Jesus name amen.


15 posted on 03/18/2011 9:54:46 AM PDT by geologist (The only answer to the troubles of this life is Jesus. A decision we all must make.)
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To: ColdOne

Obama defended his three-country visit to Latin America with a reminder that the region will play a critical role in helping *Obama* meet his goal of doubling exports.
Jobs and money.


16 posted on 03/18/2011 10:01:46 AM PDT by Vaduz
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To: Dixie Yooper
You think he would keep his mouth shut just so he wouldn't lie to us one more time.

I still say 'Let Obama be Obama'.The guy is his own worst enemy. I want to see him and the First Lady in luxury suites , playing the most prestigious golf courses in the world. And he'll have fun, fun, fun til the people take his T-bird away in about 18 months.

17 posted on 03/18/2011 10:03:39 AM PDT by Calusa (The pump don't work cause the vandals took the handles. Quoth Bob Dylan.)
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To: ColdOne

This comes from the lier-in-chief.


18 posted on 03/18/2011 10:04:38 AM PDT by chiefqc
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To: ColdOne

All this ‘free trade’ stuff but I see he’s not visiting Columbia. Loser.


19 posted on 03/18/2011 10:08:07 AM PDT by SueRae (I can see November 2012 from my HOUSE!!!!!!!!)
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To: ColdOne
"But Obama said that by traveling to Latin America, he is taking steps to focus on his top priority: the economy."

NOT OURS!

Obama approves offshore floating oil storage for Brazil. (Soros)

20 posted on 03/18/2011 10:08:31 AM PDT by Spunky (Accept that some days you're the pigeon, and some days you're the statue.)
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To: ColdOne

Barry is visiting with his Socialist friends to hasten the US decline into a third world cesspool. Think of this as another apology tour, allowing Barry to tell everyone how sorry he is about US success in the past.


21 posted on 03/18/2011 10:09:19 AM PDT by pallis
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To: ColdOne

22 posted on 03/18/2011 10:13:13 AM PDT by red-dawg (There is no such thing as "government money".)
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To: ColdOne
Hours before boarding Air Force One for Brazil, President Obama defended his three-country visit to Latin America with a reminder that the region will play a critical role in helping the United States meet his goal of doubling exports.

Obama is not an expert on international trade?

Ha, the only thing Obama is an expert in is NCAA.

23 posted on 03/18/2011 10:15:59 AM PDT by The_Media_never_lie
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To: ColdOne
Hours before boarding Air Force One for Brazil, President Obama defended his three-country visit to Latin America with a reminder that the region will play a critical role in helping the United States meet his goal of doubling exports.

Obama is not an expert on international trade?

Ha, the only thing Obama is an expert in is NCAA.

24 posted on 03/18/2011 10:16:12 AM PDT by The_Media_never_lie
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To: ColdOne
...our top priority has to be creating and sustaining new jobs and new opportunities for our people...

Our top priority? Really? And he does this by making rock-star road trips to our economic competition in South America? Meanwhile, one of our best allies is suffering an unprecedented economic and environmental disaster, we have a shooting war in Afghanistan and revolution stalking the Middle East... Well, there's only one thing to do: schedule another rock-star road trip to Ireland!

25 posted on 03/18/2011 10:16:45 AM PDT by Billthedrill
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To: ColdOne; OldNewYork; rabscuttle385; Grampa Dave; Cincinatus' Wife; AuntB; Tennessee Nana; ...
Candidate Ohaha's moving ahead for 2010-12. Obama defended his three-country visit to Latin America with a reminder that the region will play a critical role in helping him to meet his goals.

OBAMA TO GREET Brazil, Chile and El Salvador with these messages:

(1) Ohaha declares all Latin Americans to be undocumented Democrats;

(2) Ohaha orders the start of massive flow of Brazilians, Chileans and El Salvadorans into the US for the Nov elections;

(3) Ohaha provides lists of Democrat campaign committees taking donations from Brazilian, Chilean, El Salvadoran and other Third World drug lords.

(4) Incompetano orders ICE to handout Democrat party voter registration forms;

(5) Ohaha will distribute forms for Social Security benefits, SSI apps for the wife, kids and senior relatives, welfare forms, food stamps, EITC apps, lists of free healthcare providers, drivers licenses and passports, sub-prime mortgage apps, bank accounts for every identity, and gun and machete permits.

26 posted on 03/18/2011 10:21:36 AM PDT by Liz (A taxpayer voting for Obama is like a chicken voting for Col Sanders.)
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To: ColdOne
Hours before boarding Air Force One for Brazil, President Obama defended his three-country visit to Latin America with a reminder that the region will play a critical role in helping the United States meet his goal of doubling exports.

Obama is not an expert on international trade?

Ha, the only thing Obama is an expert in is NCAA.

27 posted on 03/18/2011 10:22:15 AM PDT by The_Media_never_lie
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To: ColdOne

He basically declares war on Libya. Then he he goes on vacation to Brazil.

All this while the world burns.


28 posted on 03/18/2011 10:26:34 AM PDT by cruise_missile
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To: Billthedrill

Whose people? his and eric holder’s people?


29 posted on 03/18/2011 10:33:48 AM PDT by Movemout
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To: ColdOne

His excuse is as defensible as our border security....

He is such a punk POS !


30 posted on 03/18/2011 10:34:17 AM PDT by Squantos (Be polite. Be professional. But have a plan to kill everyone you meet)
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To: ColdOne

I hate to break the sad news to you, but he thinks he’s going to Latin America to get hispanics to vote for him in the next election. “My fellow citizens; as that great latin Jerry Rivera once said, ‘E pluribus unum - Electronic many busses not numbered’. Let that be our latin rally cry as we take back America from the Republican devils by voting for me in 2012!”


31 posted on 03/18/2011 10:35:27 AM PDT by blueunicorn6 ("A crack shot and a good dancer")
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To: ColdOne

C’Mon! Obama first tried the US, speech after speech, and ruined our country.

Next, Obama tried out the ME, gave his Cairo speech, and ME turned into basket case all over.

Now he just needs to find new audience (i.e., more suckers) to listen to him....


32 posted on 03/18/2011 11:39:02 AM PDT by Sir Napsalot (Pravda + Useful Idiots = CCCP; JournOList + Useful Idiots = DopeyChangey!)
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To: All

THIS JUST IN——BREITBART reports Obama has cancelled a public speech he was scheduled to deliver Sunday in a Rio square during his upcoming visit to Brazil, the US embassy in Brasilia said.The speech in the historic plaza known as Cinelandia, in the heart of Rio de Janeiro, “is cancelled,” an embassy spokeswoman told AFP.

An advance US security team were seen inspecting the surroundings of Cinelandia, where anti-US banners could be seen hanging from a road-side fence.

Some social and union groups have declared Obama a “persona non grata” and called for a protest, accusing him of a “bellicose policy of occupation” in foreign countries, and of attacking people “in the name of the war on terror.”


33 posted on 03/18/2011 11:46:48 AM PDT by Liz (A taxpayer voting for Obama is like a chicken voting for Col Sanders.)
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To: American Quilter

any other president would have trade envoys to do this wouldn’t they?

this is just an excuse by this pos to get out of wash dc on the taxpayer’s dime.


34 posted on 03/18/2011 12:01:02 PM PDT by MissDairyGoodnessVT (I am keeping the faith, I have not finished my course and I am fighting for the good)
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To: Movemout

Well, you better figure they’ll be union jobs...


35 posted on 03/18/2011 12:14:15 PM PDT by Billthedrill
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To: devolve; ntnychik; PhilDragoo; dixiechick2000; MeekOneGOP; Lady Jag; All
Excellent post devolve and I like the scrolling text!

"In this increasingly interconnected and fiercely competitive world, our TOP priority has to be creating and sustaining new jobs and new opportunities for our people," Obama said.

Yep, a guy's just gotta have fun.....


36 posted on 03/18/2011 1:14:18 PM PDT by potlatch ( ~*coincidences usually aren't *~)
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To: ColdOne

Funny, I thought it was for his kids’ spring break vacation.


37 posted on 03/18/2011 1:16:37 PM PDT by hattend (Obama got his 3am call about Egypt. The call went right to the answering machine.- Sarah Palin)
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To: ColdOne

I was ill and missed the ‘doggie ping’ on the loss of your dog. I’d like to tell you how sorry I am for your loss. I know the terrible hurt you are going through.


38 posted on 03/18/2011 1:18:41 PM PDT by potlatch ( ~*coincidences usually aren't *~)
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To: potlatch



Tanks potlatch! Great FX!



39 posted on 03/18/2011 1:45:07 PM PDT by devolve (. . . . . . . . . . . . "- we*ll bring a gun!" . . . . alias Jimmy Qaeda 2 . . .)
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To: devolve

You’re velcome.


40 posted on 03/18/2011 2:03:09 PM PDT by potlatch ( ~*coincidences usually aren't *~)
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To: potlatch

Thank you for your thoughts about my poochie.;)


41 posted on 03/18/2011 4:15:58 PM PDT by ColdOne (I miss my poochie... Tasha 2000~3/14/11)
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To: potlatch

.

Vhy es yu speekink lik Greta Garbled?

.


42 posted on 03/18/2011 4:41:07 PM PDT by devolve (. . . . . . . . . . . . "- we*ll bring a gun!" . . . . alias Jimmy Qaeda 2 . . .)
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To: ColdOne

You’re very welcome!


43 posted on 03/18/2011 4:57:31 PM PDT by potlatch ( ~*coincidences usually aren't *~)
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To: devolve
Because I kept having ‘tanks’ coming at me.
44 posted on 03/18/2011 4:59:08 PM PDT by potlatch ( ~*coincidences usually aren't *~)
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To: potlatch

That was my General Pattontented reply


45 posted on 03/18/2011 5:04:10 PM PDT by devolve (. . . . . . . . . . . . "- we*ll bring a gun!" . . . . alias Jimmy Qaeda 2 . . .)
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To: devolve

Well, my V was for Victory because I bombed them out, lol.


46 posted on 03/18/2011 5:36:10 PM PDT by potlatch ( ~*coincidences usually aren't *~)
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To: Liz

” (4) Incompetano orders ICE to handout Democrat party voter registration forms; “....

LOL!!


47 posted on 03/20/2011 4:30:23 PM PDT by stephenjohnbanker
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