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Obama headed out of D.C. as shutdown looms
Washington Post ^ | 4/6/2011 | Perry Bacon Jr

Posted on 04/06/2011 6:25:25 AM PDT by IbJensen

A fiery President Obama insisted Tuesday that if he and congressional leaders couldn’t reach a deal to avert a government shutdown, “I want a meeting again tomorrow here at the White House.”

“I will invite the same folks that we invited today,” he added. “And if that doesn’t work, we’ll invite them again the day after that. And I will have my entire team available to work through the details of getting a deal done.”

Obama’s team may not include the president himself. Despite the impasse in Washington over federal spending, the president as of early Wednesday was scheduled to give two speeches outside of Washington: one on energy in the Philadelphia suburbs, then another Wednesday evening to a group of black political activists in New York.

If the schedule remains intact, it will be the president’s first trip outside the capital since he officially declared Monday he will seek a second term. And while Obama (D) and his aides have repeated said he will not focus on his campaign in the next few months, his schedule may contradict those words.

Obama’s town hall on energy will be held at a wind turbine plant in the town of Fairless Hills in Bucks County, a well-known political bellwether in the Philadelphia area. While the city of Philadelphia overwhelmingly votes Democratic, its suburbs swing between the Democratic and Republican parties, making them crucial for Obama’s 2012 campaign.

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TOPICS: Business/Economy; Constitution/Conservatism; Crime/Corruption; Government
KEYWORDS: amateur; coward; impotent; shutitdown; slacker
Obama says he's not afraid of dying, he just doesn't want to be there when it happens.
1 posted on 04/06/2011 6:25:29 AM PDT by IbJensen
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To: IbJensen

Run Bambi, Run


2 posted on 04/06/2011 6:26:39 AM PDT by GunningForTheBuddha (Paul/Ventura 2012 - Cuz Maybe Batsh#t Crazy IS the Answer)
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To: IbJensen
Obama Priorities.

What gets me about this President is how he continues to make fools out of the American public, day after day.

He came out talking tough, how he was focused on the budget, how he wanted more meetings with Republican leadership. Nice sound bite.

But, instead his focus is on the campaign trail as evidenced by his schedule.

Will the American public take notice of this contradiction? No chance.

3 posted on 04/06/2011 6:27:29 AM PDT by Rational Thought
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To: IbJensen
Cowards die many times before their deaths, The valiant never taste of death but once.

William Shakespeare, Julius Caesar, (II, ii, 32-37)

5 posted on 04/06/2011 6:29:10 AM PDT by mewzilla (Were members of both political parties in on the Lockerbie bomber deal?)
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To: IbJensen
“I will invite the same folks that we invited today,” he added. “And if that doesn’t work, we’ll invite them again the day after that."

Oh, no! Not the re-invite......anything but that!

How does he expect anyone to take him seriously?

6 posted on 04/06/2011 6:29:26 AM PDT by edpc (Tagline under construction: Your American Recovery and Reinvestment Act dollars at work.)
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To: mewzilla
Note to the USSS: It's a metaphor. Not a threat.
7 posted on 04/06/2011 6:30:06 AM PDT by mewzilla (Were members of both political parties in on the Lockerbie bomber deal?)
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To: edpc
And I will have my entire team available to work through the details of getting a deal done.”

"If you need me, call me."

8 posted on 04/06/2011 6:31:32 AM PDT by workerbee (We're not scared, Maobama -- we're pissed off!)
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To: IbJensen
Well, they did say that "non-essential" personnel would not be needed until the commie 'RATS can steal a new sack of money from the American taxpayers with which to pay "non-essential" personnel. So Barry is cleared to get the hell outta Dodge.

BTW: An old country DJ in Lawton, OK once explained how you can tell if you are "non-essential" or not. Do you have your name on a parking space at work? If not, you're "non-essential". LOL!

9 posted on 04/06/2011 6:31:44 AM PDT by FlingWingFlyer (How's that Keynesian economics working out for ya so far?)
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To: IbJensen

The cowardly Lion King


10 posted on 04/06/2011 6:32:55 AM PDT by jersey117
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To: IbJensen

When the going gets tough ... the tough get going

Ribs and lobsta tonight ... mmm mm mmm


11 posted on 04/06/2011 6:33:33 AM PDT by silverleaf (All that is necessary for evil to succeed, is that good men do nothing)
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To: mewzilla

how valiant of you to add that disclaimer. LOL


12 posted on 04/06/2011 6:33:44 AM PDT by RC one ("merchants have no country")
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To: IbJensen

Liar! Reneger! Irresponsible pretender! I suppose he wants to distance himself so he can pretend the coming shutdown has nothing to do with him.

George Washington and John Adams would be so contemptuous of him.


13 posted on 04/06/2011 6:33:44 AM PDT by American Quilter (DEFUND OBAMACARE.)
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To: IbJensen
When the shutdown happens, the GOP should stay on message:

"I think we could have reached an agreement, but the President left town and wouldn't meet with us. The deadline came; the shutdown occurred. I wish the President had made the budget a priority, but he seemed not to care if the shutdown happened."

14 posted on 04/06/2011 6:34:03 AM PDT by ClearCase_guy
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To: GunningForTheBuddha

All he has to do is stop spending money we don’t have.


15 posted on 04/06/2011 6:34:14 AM PDT by Big Horn (Rebuild the GOP to a conservative party)
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To: Rational Thought

Heading to his helicopter to drop more money on worthless projects to buy more votes.

16 posted on 04/06/2011 6:34:31 AM PDT by arkady_renko
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To: Rational Thought
then another Wednesday evening to a group of black political activists in New York.

I think this is more in the line of rabble rousing than campaigning. "Political activists" - a polite way of saying racist agitators. He is such a devisive, destructive person, just like his "prophet," Mohammed (Sower of Discord).

17 posted on 04/06/2011 6:43:18 AM PDT by livius
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To: American Quilter

There are simply not enough adjectives to describe this pitiful, perverted Marxist lunatic whose past life is an enigma that has apparently been unraveled by Trump operatives.

He has brought many of us to such a feeling of hate that we’ve never experienced before.

With deliberation this soldier of satan has larded his multitudinous staff with communists, homosexuals,anarchists and other perverts.

He has inserted two howling left-wing women on the Supreme Court where if he gets to appoint one more will resemble the infamous 9th.

If this was an experiment to see what would happen if a totally unknown chunk of human debris was plucked out of the filthy sewers of Chicago and dropped into the White Hut it has failed miserably.


18 posted on 04/06/2011 6:45:45 AM PDT by IbJensen (Grab your pitchforks!)
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To: IbJensen

Wonder if he is one of the non-essential gummit workers who will be cut?

Pray for America


19 posted on 04/06/2011 6:45:47 AM PDT by bray (The Recovery begins when Obama is unemployed!)
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To: edpc
Oh, no! Not the re-invite......anything but that!

LOL!!

20 posted on 04/06/2011 6:46:25 AM PDT by Cuttnhorse (Obama; a skid mark on the undershorts of American history.)
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To: IbJensen
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21 posted on 04/06/2011 6:48:44 AM PDT by baddog 219
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To: IbJensen

Using an old page from Clintoon’s campaign, BO schedules a bogus event where he wants to campaign so the cost of the trip is picked up by the taxpayers instead of his campaign slush fund. He’ll be making his Sominex speeches on energy and education from coast to coast as he gets his re-election campaign underway, the expenses paid for by taxpayers, of course.


22 posted on 04/06/2011 6:51:32 AM PDT by kittymyrib
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To: IbJensen
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Give a few speeches. Raise a few bucks. Raise a few taxes. Drop a few bombs. Hit the links. Is this a great country or what?

23 posted on 04/06/2011 6:51:52 AM PDT by newheart (The trouble ain't too many fools, but that the lightning ain't distributed right. -Mark Twain)
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To: IbJensen

Muzzie sob

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24 posted on 04/06/2011 6:56:00 AM PDT by patriot08 (TEXAS GAL- born and bred and proud of it!)
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To: IbJensen

“fiery”?

Pfft.


25 posted on 04/06/2011 6:57:31 AM PDT 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: BenLurkin

I think that was “fairy”.


26 posted on 04/06/2011 7:03:29 AM PDT by hal ogen (1st amendment or reeducation camp?)
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To: livius
then another Wednesday evening to a group of black political activists in New York.

Wonder what malik zulu shabazz would have to say about this act of courage???

Oh I know, he already said it.

"Michelle and the girls should leave this nigger", so saith malik zulu shabazz.

27 posted on 04/06/2011 7:04:09 AM PDT by USS Alaska (Nuke the terrorist savages.)
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To: IbJensen


28 posted on 04/06/2011 7:04:38 AM PDT by LomanBill (Animals! The DemocRats blew up the windmill with an Acorn!)
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To: IbJensen
And while Obama (D) and his aides have repeated said he will not focus on his campaign in the next few months, his schedule may contradict those words.

He always does the opposite of what he says, so...

29 posted on 04/06/2011 7:08:12 AM PDT by lonestar (It takes a village of idiots to elect a village idiot.)
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To: IbJensen
I can't think of a more descriptive name for an Obama stump-speech town than Fairless Hills.

Leni

30 posted on 04/06/2011 7:09:18 AM PDT by MinuteGal (Obama....you'll have to pry all my incandescent lightbulbs from my cold, dead fingers!)
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To: patriot08

That was a very interesting diversion.


31 posted on 04/06/2011 7:10:27 AM PDT by IbJensen (Grab your pitchforks!)
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To: IbJensen

Thanks. Aren’t they adorable?

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Phoebe the hummer’s babies get ready to leave
the nest. (live cam)

http://phoebeallens.com/

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32 posted on 04/06/2011 7:13:22 AM PDT by patriot08 (TEXAS GAL- born and bred and proud of it!)
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To: IbJensen
A fiery President Obama insisted Tuesday that if he and congressional leaders couldn’t reach a deal to avert a government shutdown, “I want a meeting again tomorrow here at the White House.”

The GOP House leadership should tell him to go eff himself. He is not king or emperor. His Dem House of last year didn't even pass a budget!

33 posted on 04/06/2011 7:15:09 AM PDT by Rummyfan (Iraq: it's not about Iraq anymore, it's about the USA!)
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To: jersey117

cowardly??? I think is nothing more than cosmic laziness and garden variety stupid. This guy wanted to be pres for nothing more than the perks and prestige. His work ethic is nonexistent, he’s never really grown up mentally or emotionally beyond 14 or 15. He’s not headed out b/c of fear, he’s too stupid to sense it. Rather he views it as a ‘right’ b/c he put in a couple or 3 half days of work. Its all about Barry all the time....


34 posted on 04/06/2011 7:15:15 AM PDT by 556x45
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To: hal ogen

bttt


35 posted on 04/06/2011 7:27:06 AM PDT 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: IbJensen

Headin’ for the Windmills, eh?

Well, there is a certain Don Quixote air about the guy at this point...


36 posted on 04/06/2011 7:39:22 AM PDT by Buckeye McFrog
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To: IbJensen
“I will invite the same folks that we invited today,” he added. “And if that doesn’t work, we’ll invite them again the day after that. And I will have my entire team available to work through the details of getting a deal done.”

.. and we'll keep doing the same thing, over and over and over again until we get a different response.


Certifiably insane and actually admits it.

IMPEACH AND REMOVE THE USURPING MULLATO BASTARD AND EVERY APPOINTEE/PROGRAM.

37 posted on 04/06/2011 7:39:22 AM PDT by knarf (I say things that are true ... I have no proof ... but they're true.)
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Obama jetting off to Philadelphia.

<><> The Obama Administration just gave give Pennsylvania $160 million to set up a new “high-risk” insurance program under a provision of his federal health care legislation enacted in March.

The Obama Administration quietly approved a plan submitted by an appointee of pro-abortion Gov Edward Rendell under which the new program will cover any abortion that is legal in Pennsylvania.

<><> The high-risk pool program is one of the new programs created by the sweeping health care legislation, Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act, President Obama signed into law on March 23. The law authorizes $5 billion in federal funds for the program, which will cover as many as 400,000 people when it is implemented nationwide.

Obama has officially approved the first instance of taxpayer funded abortions under O'Care---his enforced government-run health care program. This is the kind of abortion funding the pro-life movement warned about when Congress considered the bill.

<><> “Obama's $160 million in federal funds to PA, will pay for insurance plans that cover any legal abortion,” said Douglas Johnson, legislative director for the National RtL Committee. “This is just the first proof of the phoniness of President Obama’s assurances that federal funds would not subsidize abortion — but it will not be the last.”

ObamaCare will subsidize ANY tax-funded abortion. So I guess Obama wants Dr Gosnell back in business.

According to a grand jury's report, it's estimated that Dr Gosnell, 69, made almost $1.8 million each year on abortions alone - and most of it was cash from desperate, poor women. That figure does not account for any of the money he took in from allegedly selling illegal prescriptions to drug addicts in his community, including his notable distinction of being one of the top three prescribers of OxyContin in Pennsylvania, something federal authorities continue to investigate.

But when brought before a judge to explain why he and his wife, Pearl, had not hired attorneys, Gosnell claimed to be broke.The judge didn't buy it and refused to appoint public defenders for the couple.

When investigators searched Gosnell's massive, three-story brick home at 32nd Street and Mantua Avenue, they discovered $240,000 in cash and a gun in a filing cabinet in his 12-year-old daughter's bedroom, according to the grand jury report.

Aside from hiding their profits in their little girl's closet, Gosnell and his wife also invested in real estate. Together, they own as many as 17 properties, including a million dollar beachfront home, according to published reports; prosecutors said they know of at least seven. More at phillynews.com

Gosnell's killing chamber. The Women's Medical Society,
as of Tuesday, Feb. 23, 2010. (Matt Rourke/AP Photo)

A raid on Gosnell's chamber of horrors turned up blood on the floor and parts of aborted fetuses displayed in jars. "People were practicing without a license. A non-licensed person was administering drugs. The conditions were horrific, uncleanly, just abysmal," a board spokeswoman told ABC News.

Prosecutors believe Gosnell's Philadelphia abortion clinic frequently delivered late-term babies alive. The Philadelphia abortionist then severed their spines with scissors. The fetal bodies, along with staff lunches were stored in refrigerators at the filthy Philadelphia facility. Tiny baby feet, prosecutors said, were discovered in specimen jars, lined up in a macabre collection. (Excerpt) Read more at catholic.org ...

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HERE'S OBAMA AMD MICHELLE ON LATE TERM ABORTIONS and Aborted Babies Born Alive
FR POSTED http://www.freerepublic.com/focus/news/2253212/posts?page=6

In February 2004, US Senate candidate Barack Obama's wife, Michelle, sent a fund-raising letter with the "alarming news" that "right-wing politicians" had passed a law (prohibiting doctors from stabbing half-born babies in the neck with scissors, suctioning out their brains and crushing their skulls).

Michelle Obama called partial-birth abortion "a legitimate medical procedure. " She urged supporters to pay $150 to attend a fund-raising luncheon for her husband, who she promised would fight against "cynical ploy[s]" to stop it.

BACKGROUND Legislation was presented on the federal level and in various states called the Born Alive Infants Protection Act. It stated all live-born babies were guaranteed the same constitutional right to equal protection, whether or not they were wanted. BAIPA sailed through the U.S. Senate by unanimous vote. Even Sens. Clinton, Kennedy and Kerry agreed a mother's right to "choose" stopped at her baby's delivery. The bill also passed overwhelmingly in the House. NARAL went neutral on it. Abortion enthusiasts publicly agreed that fighting BAIPA would appear extreme. President Bush signed BAIPA into law in 2002.

But in Illinois, the state version of BAIPA repeatedly failed, thanks in large part to then-state Sen. Barack Obama. Obama worried aloud that legislation protecting live aborted babies might infringe on women's rights or abortionists' rights.

In 2003, as chairman of the next Senate committee to which BAIPA was sent, Obama stopped it from even getting a hearing, shelving it to die much like babies were still being shelved to die in Illinois hospitals and abortion clinics.

BAIPA passed in 2005.........after Obama left the Illinois Senate.

38 posted on 04/06/2011 7:50:44 AM PDT by Liz (A taxpayer voting for Obama is like a chicken voting for Col Sanders.)
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To: knarf

“Papa was a rollin’ stone ...
Where ever he laid his hat was his home.
And when he died ...all that he left us was a loaaaannn.”


39 posted on 04/06/2011 7:51:45 AM PDT by LibsRJerks
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To: IbJensen

Barry...just another Dem fleebagger.


40 posted on 04/06/2011 8:20:16 AM PDT by Pat4ever (AFVet2)
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To: patriot08

Cute! Where are those birds located? Obviously not up here in chilly New England...


41 posted on 04/06/2011 8:31:22 AM PDT by nutmeg ("President Sarkozy is now the Leader of the Free World." - Col. Oliver North, 3/21/11)
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To: IbJensen

This is all an orchestrated show for an audience of applauding fools.


42 posted on 04/06/2011 8:33:29 AM PDT by dragnet2 (Diversion and evasion are tools of deceit)
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To: IbJensen

Gotta make my tee time
43 posted on 04/06/2011 8:37:33 AM PDT by lonevoice (Where the Welfare State is on the march, the Police State is not far behind)
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To: nutmeg

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Hi! Aren’t they adorable?
These birds are located somewhere in California.
I don’t know the town/city.
The female hummingbird began building nests in a rose bush in the yard of this family, so they decided to install a cam and put it on the net.
‘Phoebe’ the hummingbird has been on cam raising her babies for three or four years, from what it says in her ‘bio’.

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Brighten your day
Phoebe the hummer’s babies get ready to leave
the nest. (live cam)

http://phoebeallens.com/

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44 posted on 04/06/2011 8:53:16 AM PDT by patriot08 (TEXAS GAL- born and bred and proud of it!)
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To: knarf

And while we’re at it chop up the federal government with a meat axe. Let the non-essentials (92%) find out about unemployment.


45 posted on 04/06/2011 9:09:05 AM PDT by IbJensen (Grab your pitchforks!)
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