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Obama going to Missouri to offer help in healing
Ass Press/Yahuh ^ | May 29,2011 | Erica Werner

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.

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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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TOPICS: Crime/Corruption; Culture/Society; Front Page News; Political Humor/Cartoons; Politics/Elections; US: Missouri
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1 posted on 05/29/2011 9:28:07 AM PDT by upchuck
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To: upchuck

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.


2 posted on 05/29/2011 9:32:30 AM PDT by Joann37
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To: upchuck
Yeah he had to leave Air Force One back in Washington and take Bidens plane..Probably because the 500 people him and his wife took with them on this trip..They needed to clean the plane since there was so much trash on board..Also needed to drop those 500 off before he went on this campaign trip..
3 posted on 05/29/2011 9:34:19 AM PDT by PLD
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To: upchuck

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?


4 posted on 05/29/2011 9:36:14 AM PDT by Joann37
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To: upchuck

I expect to see the pic of obama hanging the curtain rod in this thread somewhere.


5 posted on 05/29/2011 9:37:09 AM PDT by barmag25
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To: upchuck
Katrina was Bush's fault.

The tornadoes of 2011 are his fault too.

6 posted on 05/29/2011 9:38:23 AM PDT by E. Pluribus Unum (If Sarah Palin really was unelectable, state-run media would be begging the GOP to nominate her.)
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To: upchuck
The bastard and FEMA, turned down funds for tornado damage in glade springs Virgina, because they voted the liberal Boucher out of office and the only people killed were white folk.
7 posted on 05/29/2011 9:39:14 AM PDT by org.whodat
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To: upchuck
...delicate domestic task of acting as healer-in-chief to a devastated community.

"Acting" pretty much covers it.

8 posted on 05/29/2011 9:39:29 AM PDT by theDentist (fybo; qwerty ergo typo : i type, therefore i misspelll)
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To: upchuck

Hey Barry, just leave these people alone!

You disingenuous POS!


9 posted on 05/29/2011 9:39:43 AM PDT by Artcore
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To: upchuck

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!!!


10 posted on 05/29/2011 9:41:18 AM PDT by JLAGRAYFOX
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To: upchuck

Healing? Oh please. So now he’s a miracle maker. Sheesh.


11 posted on 05/29/2011 9:42:51 AM PDT by MizSterious (Apparently, there's no honor when it comes to someone else's retirement funds.)
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To: Joann37

Obama and his crew and their fun filled trip..

http://www.scrippsnews.com/node/42183

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.”


12 posted on 05/29/2011 9:43:41 AM PDT by PLD
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To: upchuck
.....to offer help in healing

Because healing is what lib messiahs do, right Erica?

13 posted on 05/29/2011 9:43:44 AM PDT by Mr. Mojo
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To: upchuck

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.


14 posted on 05/29/2011 9:44:06 AM PDT by upchuck (Think you know hardship? Ha! Wait till the dollar is no longer the world's reserve currency.)
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To: upchuck

Good grief....could this writer slobber over Obama any MORE??


15 posted on 05/29/2011 9:45:20 AM PDT by Allegra (Hey! Stop looking at my tagline like that.)
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To: Joann37
Wow - and it took him only a WEEK to get there!

Jet lag from the Europe tour dontcha' know.

16 posted on 05/29/2011 9:47:55 AM PDT by EGPWS (Trust in God, question everyone else)
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To: Allegra

Dunno, but I had to wipe my monitor off after reading this one...


17 posted on 05/29/2011 9:49:06 AM PDT by mikrofon (Seriesly)
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To: upchuck

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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
http://www.thenews.com.pk/top_story_detail.asp?Id=22164
— and then there is Obama’s $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.
http://exchanges.state.gov/media/pdfs/office-of-policy-and-evaluations/ambassadors-fund/afcp2010list.pdf

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18 posted on 05/29/2011 9:49:11 AM PDT by patriot08 (TEXAS GAL- born and bred and proud of it!)
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To: upchuck
“Go read the comments to this article. Ripping!”

I just read the first 10 of 282,317! Right you are.

19 posted on 05/29/2011 9:58:33 AM PDT by shove_it (just undo it)
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To: upchuck
Will he heal the sick and wounded? Will he part the waters? Will he walk on water? Will he take a few fish and feed thousands?

I DESPISE the press... I mean a deep seething dislike for that enclave of evil.

LLS

20 posted on 05/29/2011 10:01:09 AM PDT by LibLieSlayer ("If you lie hard enough and sell your soul... you can scam your way to the top" barack obama)
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To: patriot08

Thanks for the post. But I fail to see its relevance to nobama abusing the Joplin folks by forcing his nose into their business.


21 posted on 05/29/2011 10:02:35 AM PDT by upchuck (Think you know hardship? Ha! Wait till the dollar is no longer the world's reserve currency.)
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To: Allegra

“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.”


22 posted on 05/29/2011 10:11:12 AM PDT by upchuck (Think you know hardship? Ha! Wait till the dollar is no longer the world's reserve currency.)
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To: upchuck

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....


23 posted on 05/29/2011 10:12:25 AM PDT by goodnesswins (...both islam and the democrat plantation thrive on poverty)
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To: patriot08

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.


24 posted on 05/29/2011 10:13:39 AM PDT by itsahoot (We make jokes, they make progress. Dimmitude, get used to it.)
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To: upchuck
Did Erica wear kneepads when she wrote this? 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. I guess she didn't see Ears freakin FUMING after BiBi kicked his ever lovin a*s all over creation.
26 posted on 05/29/2011 10:24:10 AM PDT by GeorgiaDawg32 (A vote for Obama in 08 proves "I'm no racist"..A vote against him in '12 proves "I'm no idiot")
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To: upchuck

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!!


27 posted on 05/29/2011 10:32:17 AM PDT by Oldpuppymax
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To: Bockscar

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!!!


28 posted on 05/29/2011 10:43:57 AM PDT by JLAGRAYFOX
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To: upchuck

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.


30 posted on 05/29/2011 11:43:23 AM PDT by kittymyrib
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To: Artcore

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.


31 posted on 05/29/2011 11:46:50 AM PDT by ozarkgirl (Yes we Cain)
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To: upchuck

BHOShow


32 posted on 05/29/2011 11:55:26 AM PDT by FrankR (A people that values its privileges above its principles will soon lose both.)
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To: ozarkgirl
"Even FEMA when they got here said they did not need help."

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.

33 posted on 05/29/2011 11:55:41 AM PDT by Dust in the Wind (U S Troops Rock)
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To: upchuck; Revolting cat!; Slings and Arrows
It's been the top priority of his administration since election day. First thing on his mind when he wakes up and last thing on his mind before he goes to sleep.

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.


34 posted on 05/29/2011 11:58:45 AM PDT by a fool in paradise ("If Eric Holder had his way, O-B-L would still be alive today." Thank you President Bush for Gitmo.)
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To: Timesink; martin_fierro; reformed_democrat; Loyalist; =Intervention=; PianoMan; GOPJ; ...

Media Schadenfreude and Media Shenanigans PING


35 posted on 05/29/2011 12:06:50 PM PDT by a fool in paradise ("If Eric Holder had his way, O-B-L would still be alive today." Thank you President Bush for Gitmo.)
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To: ozarkgirl

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.


36 posted on 05/29/2011 12:29:19 PM PDT by Jeff Winston
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To: upchuck

He’ll go there for his photo op and then go back to appeasing muslims.


37 posted on 05/29/2011 12:38:15 PM PDT by culpeper (He has erected a multitude of New Offices, and sent hither swarms of Officers to harrass our people,)
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To: upchuck
"Obama arrived with 500 staff in tow, including 200 Secret Service agents, a team of six doctors..."

1. Witch Doctor
2. Dr. Who
3. Dr. Pepper
4. Dr. Demento
5. Dr. Doogie Howser
6. Dr. Jekyll

38 posted on 05/29/2011 12:59:47 PM PDT by mass55th (Courage is being scared to death - but saddling up anyway...John Wayne)
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To: upchuck

“Obama going to Missouri to offer help in healing”
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Only if “healing” is defined as “immediate resignation.”


39 posted on 05/29/2011 1:27:05 PM PDT by peyton randolph (Barack was Mohammed's horse. Obama is a horse's back side.)
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To: upchuck

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.


40 posted on 05/29/2011 1:37:02 PM PDT by tal hajus (ever the cynic)
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To: PLD
“35 vehicles in all, four speech writers and 12 teleprompters.”

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".

41 posted on 05/29/2011 1:44:17 PM PDT by hattend (Let's all meet Sarah at her last bus stop -- 1600 Pennsylvania Ave in Jan 2013)
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To: upchuck

Heel-in-Chief!

Too little, too late, you Kenyan.


42 posted on 05/29/2011 1:45:47 PM PDT by Palladin (Sarah Palin in 2012!)
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To: tal hajus

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?


43 posted on 05/29/2011 1:48:10 PM PDT by Palladin (Sarah Palin in 2012!)
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To: PLD

Moochie wore a $2000 dress and still looked like a bag lady.


44 posted on 05/29/2011 1:49:58 PM PDT by Palladin (Sarah Palin in 2012!)
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To: Jeff Winston
First the worst tornado in decades, then one week later, the Barry and Jay Show, accompanied by the Westboro Baptist Church choir.

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.

45 posted on 05/29/2011 1:50:52 PM PDT by ozarkgirl (Yes we Cain)
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To: Dust in the Wind
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.

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.

46 posted on 05/29/2011 1:57:07 PM PDT by ozarkgirl (Yes we Cain)
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To: upchuck
“Well, I spend a lot of time wiping the slobber off my chin.”

That's not slobber...ask Monica.

47 posted on 05/29/2011 2:25:53 PM PDT by hattend (Let's all meet Sarah at her last bus stop -- 1600 Pennsylvania Ave in Jan 2013)
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To: mass55th

Doctor Johnny Fever


48 posted on 05/29/2011 2:26:51 PM PDT by hattend (Let's all meet Sarah at her last bus stop -- 1600 Pennsylvania Ave in Jan 2013)
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To: PLD

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.


49 posted on 05/29/2011 2:28:01 PM PDT by mojitojoe ( 1400 years of existence & Islam has 2 main accomplishments, psychotic violence and goat curry)
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To: shove_it

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!


50 posted on 05/29/2011 2:39:15 PM PDT by ohiogrammy (12)
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