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Posted on 05/29/2011 9:28:05 AM PDT by upchuck
President Barack Obama is pivoting from diplomacy on the world stage to the intimate and delicate domestic task of acting as healer-in-chief to a devastated community.
The president travels to tornado-wrecked Joplin, Mo., on Sunday, a day after returning from a six-day European tour of Ireland, England, France and Poland.
After days of focusing on the U.S. relationship with the rest of the world, he'll turn to an even more critical connection: his own, with the American people.
The president will visit with survivors and family members of the worst tornado in decades, a monster storm that tore through Joplin a week ago leaving more than 130 dead and hundreds more injured. About 100 others are unaccounted for, and the damage is massive.
Such moments can help define a president, but habitually even-tempered Obama is more apt to offer handshakes and hugs than tears and deep emotion.
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Wow - and it took him only a WEEK to get there!
But thank God the press has given him a pass, otherwise it would be another Katrina.
I should have gone to the article’s comments first. But most seem to be about the deficit!
And that AP writer should be getting paid BIG BUCKS from the 0bama campaign. Who even needs a campaign with a press so much in the tank for a candidate?
I expect to see the pic of obama hanging the curtain rod in this thread somewhere.
The tornadoes of 2011 are his fault too.
"Acting" pretty much covers it.
Hey Barry, just leave these people alone!
You disingenuous POS!
Too little to late!!! If the good folks in devastated Joplin, Missouri have any brains, common sense and decency, they’ll tell POTUS Obama to get back on his airplane and go back Washington, DC. This “Dirt Bag” Obama and his America hating wife Michelle partied all week long in Europe, accomplishing absolutely nothing, living like a God , high on the hog, while Americans suffered, died and were injured by massive floods and killer tornadoes. Obama should be forced to resign by his Democrat Party or he should be impeached by same!!! If Joplin welcomes him with open arms they are nuts!!! Obama could care less about Joplin and it’s devastated people. Damn it America, wake up!!!
Healing? Oh please. So now he’s a miracle maker. Sheesh.
Obama and his crew and their fun filled trip..
The heads of government in London for the G-20 summit are discussing serious and weighty issues, which in time will be duly reported on, but right now the British press is entranced by the sheer size of President Obama’s traveling entourage. And no wonder.
Obama arrived with 500 staff in tow, including 200 Secret Service agents, a team of six doctors, the White House chef and kitchen staff with the president’s own food and water.
And, according to the Evening Standard, he also came with “35 vehicles in all, four speech writers and 12 teleprompters.” For sure, our president is not going to be at a loss for words.
The press duly reported on Air Force One and all its bells and whistles but also on the presence of the presidential helicopter, Marine One, and a fleet of identical decoys to ferry him from Stansted airport to central London.
Among all those vehicles is the presidential limousine, which one local paper mistakenly called Cadillac One, but is universally referred to as the Beast. The limo, reinforced with ceramic and titanium armor, carries tear gas cannon, night vision devices, its own oxygen and is resistant to chemical and radiation attack. It is, marveled one reporter, a sort of mobile panic room. The Guardian called it “the ultimate in heavily armored transport.”
Because healing is what lib messiahs do, right Erica?
Precisely, exactly who will “benefit” from nobama’s visit. I speculate that the Joplin folks could care less. I’m sure they have far, far more important stuff on their minds.
Good grief....could this writer slobber over Obama any MORE??
Jet lag from the Europe tour dontcha' know.
Dunno, but I had to wipe my monitor off after reading this one...
While millions of Americans are losing their jobs and homes, thousands are suffering tornadoes and floods, the Marxist/Muslim usurper is giving billions to Muslim hell holes who hate us!
BILLIONS FOR JIHAD!
Obama gives billions http://creepingsharia.wordpress.com/2009/05/13/obamas-supplemental-bill-passes-gives-billions-to-enemies/
of U.S. taxpayer dollars to countries and entities that support Sharia law and/or harbor, hide and support those who want to destroy the U.S. and our allies.
$3.6 billion, matching the request, to expand and improve capabilities of the Afghan security forces
$400 million, as requested, to build the
counterinsurgency capabilities of the Pakistani security forces
Afghanistan: $1.52 billion, $86 million above the request
West Bank and Gaza: $665 million in bilateral economic, humanitarian, and security assistance for the West Bank and Gaza
Jordan: $250 million, $250 million above the request, including $100 million for economic and $150 million for security assistance
Egypt: $360 million, $310 million above the request, including $50 million for economic assistance, $50 million for border security, and $260 million for security assistance
Pakistan: $1.9 billion, $591 million above the request
Iraq: $968 million, $336 million above the request
Oversight: $20 million, $13 million above the request, to expand oversight capacity of the State Department, USAID, and the Special Inspector General for Afghanistan to review programs in Afghanistan, Pakistan and Iraq
Lebanon: $74 million
International Food Assistance: $500 million, $200 million above the request, for PL 480 international food assistance to alleviate suffering during the global economic crisis
Refugee Assistance: $343 million, $50 million above the request, including humanitarian assistance for Gaza. Funding for the UN Relief and Works Agency programs in the West Bank and Gaza is limited to $119 million (Note: Gaza = Hamas)
Disaster Assistance: $200 million to avert famines and provide life-saving assistance during natural disasters and for internally displaced people around the world, including Somalia, Zimbabwe, Ethiopia, the Middle East and South Asia
Peacekeeping: $837 million for United Nations peacekeeping operations, including an expanded mission in the Democratic Republic of the Congo and a new mission in Chad and the Central African Republic
Department of Justice: $17 million, matching the request, for counter-terrorism activities and to provide training and assistance for the Iraqi criminal justice system
The mainstream media remains silent on this but the International News has now picked up the story
and then there is Obamas $108 billion IMF bailout scheme http://michellemalkin.com/2009/05/13/obamas-100-billion-imf-bailout-scheme/
in addition to the Supplemental.
According to the Associated Press, the Obama administration will give away nearly $6 million of American tax dollars to restore 63 historic and cultural sites, including Islamic mosques and minarets, in 55 nations. See the State Department document here.
I just read the first 10 of 282,317! Right you are.
I DESPISE the press... I mean a deep seething dislike for that enclave of evil.
Thanks for the post. But I fail to see its relevance to nobama abusing the Joplin folks by forcing his nose into their business.
“So, tell us Erica, what do you do when you’re not glorifying your supereminent Leader?”
“Well, I spend a lot of time wiping the slobber off my chin.”
HA...I heard Laura Ingraham interview a State Senator (I think) from Missouri, about the tornado, and Obomba’s upcoming visit...and HE said it would only cause problems because it would close streets that would be needed, etc. Don’t think too many people there give a durn about whether the pResident will be there....
And not one congress critter says he has no authority to pull money out of the tax payer, like they were his own cash register drawer.
Of course Bush would have been properly CASTIGATED by the AP and the rest of the media for not going to Joplin IMMEDIATELY, wouldn’t he. Nope. NEVER any lib bias in the media!!
The good news is that the vast majority of Americans have the media pegged as useless and just plain spinners for Obama. Can you imagine how the good folks in Missouri must feel about Dirt Bag Obama showing his anti-American face in the middle of devastating destruction, heartbreak and family/loved one losses and injuries. Obama is the lowest of the low!!!! He and his wife could not care one iota about these poor folks, or for that matter any American. Folks in Joplin ought to boo him back to Washington!!!
The Always Partisan press builds up another of BO’s inane speeches in which he will promise to give money we don’t have to people in return for applause and, he hopes, future votes.
He is incapable of caring about anyone but himself.
Thanks for that understanding. Even FEMA when they got here said they did not need help.
Help is overwhelming, so many people at work are trying to help being turned away because there is already too much.
“I’m from the government and I’m here to help”.
haha, just go away.
I wonder if FEMA is doing their job and directing some of that offered help to other areas and towns also hit that may need help. Coordination is supposed to be what they do.
And now that he's done drinking at the Irish pub, he'll do a flyover in Air Force One and give the yokels a good scare like he did in NYC for a photo op.
Media Schadenfreude and Media Shenanigans PING
First the worst tornado in decades, then one week later, the Barry and Jay Show, accompanied by the Westboro Baptist Church choir.
I’m sure you and the good folks in Joplin will take it all in stride, though. Today’s visitors can’t blow a bunch of hot air any harder than the twister did.
He’ll go there for his photo op and then go back to appeasing muslims.
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3. Dr. Pepper
4. Dr. Demento
5. Dr. Doogie Howser
6. Dr. Jekyll
“Obama going to Missouri to offer help in healing”
Only if “healing” is defined as “immediate resignation.”
Was in Joplin yesterday. Pictures don’t even begin to to justice to the destruction. I saw people all up and down the devastated ares working to clear away nothing more than heaps of rubble that were once homes and businesses. There were stands stacked with cases of bottled water, even saw a sign indicating free tetanus shots. Men clearing away downed trees, people all over the place working to clear away the mess. Obamarama will do nothing but interfere with the work the residents and volunteers are already doing.
They did not, however, have any room on the plane for his protocol officer. The one person who would have told him to shut up during "God Save the Queen".
Too little, too late, you Kenyan.
If it was George W. Bush, he would pick up a chainsaw and help the guys removing trees.
Laura would be down at the shelter reading stories to the children.
Where is Moochie?
Moochie wore a $2000 dress and still looked like a bag lady.
We need Obama like we need Westboro Baptist Church. Doing okay and actually don't need FEMA unless they have programs to help the folks in the long run. So sick of the Federal Gov't taking care of things that could be better taken care of locally.
No, no peripheral damage. Churches and local people taking care of everything. More volunteers than they can manage, first everyone was supposed to go to the college and they were inundated and then gave up. FEMA is absolutely not needed unless they are offering long term programs.
I believe it was about the same in Tuscaloosa, community takes care of it.
That's not slobber...ask Monica.
Doctor Johnny Fever
Revolting! You can take never take the ghetto out of these low class pigs, I don’t care how much $$ they have, they will always be teat sucking, users... trash.
Horrible comments, can we pray that these were former Obama voters that have changed their minds? I have found several people lately that admitted voting for him and “never again”. However the Dems I know are still supporting him, makes me sick!