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CBS' O'Donnell: Obama Displayed Engagement To Irene Relief by returning from vacation (video)
RealClearPolitics ^ | August 28, 2011 | RealClearPolitics

Posted on 08/28/2011 8:53:52 PM PDT by i88schwartz

CBS White House correspondent Norah O'Donnell said President Obama displayed his engagement to the federal government's response to Hurricane Irene by returning a day early from vacation and meeting with the head of FEMA. O'Donnell says the administration wanted to make sure no comparison to the government's handling of Katrina was made.

"I think it's important to note too that the Obama administration was really determined to avoid any comparisons to the failed federal government response to Hurricane Katrina. So, President Obama made a very public display of his engagement on this issue. He returned from his vacation a day early. Yesterday, he went to the headquarters of FEMA where he talked not only with the head of FEMA and the Department of Homeland Security, but also all the Governors and state and local officials. So, that was key certainly for this President," O'Donnell reported.

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TOPICS: News/Current Events; Politics/Elections
KEYWORDS: barackobama; bushsfault; hurricaneirene; irene; mediabias; mediamalpractice; norahodonnell

1 posted on 08/28/2011 8:54:00 PM PDT by i88schwartz
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To: i88schwartz

LOL.......The Apologists . . Part 10,000


2 posted on 08/28/2011 8:55:24 PM PDT by A_Former_Democrat (Just when you think the left can't get any loonier . . .)
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To: i88schwartz

Spewing up a big load of Fritos and bean dip!!!!!


3 posted on 08/28/2011 8:55:59 PM PDT by shankbear (Al-Qaeda grew while Monica blew)
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To: i88schwartz

Norah is an ass-kissing RAT idiot. She recently praised Dan Rather as one of the greatest reporters of all time. Base your judgement on that.


4 posted on 08/28/2011 8:57:07 PM PDT by ozzymandus
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To: A_Former_Democrat
LOL.......The Apologists . . Part 10,000

You beat me to it!! I was going to make the same observation.

5 posted on 08/28/2011 8:57:49 PM PDT by DustyMoment (Go green - recycle Congress in 2012!!)
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To: i88schwartz

“I think it’s important to note too that the Obama administration was really determined to avoid any comparisons to the failed federal government response to Hurricane Katrina.

yep.


6 posted on 08/28/2011 8:58:37 PM PDT by ken21 (ruling class dem + rino progressives -- destroying america for 150 years.)
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To: i88schwartz

He only came back because his poll numbers were tanking.


7 posted on 08/28/2011 8:59:56 PM PDT by mylife (OPINIONS ~ $ 1.00 HALFBAKED ~ 50c)
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To: i88schwartz

She’s the biggest kneepadder there is in DC next to Chris Matthews.


8 posted on 08/28/2011 9:00:03 PM PDT by BigSkyFreeper (You have entered an invalid birthday)
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To: i88schwartz
And so it begins...

White House Insider: Obama Rushed to Hurricane Irene "Photo-Op


(”We get the picture and we are good, right? You guys can take it from there, right?)
9 posted on 08/28/2011 9:00:18 PM PDT by Lucky9teen (Peace is that brief glorious moment in history when everybody stands around reloading.~Thomas Jeffer)
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To: i88schwartz

10 posted on 08/28/2011 9:00:37 PM PDT by BookmanTheJanitor
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To: i88schwartz
More Pravda for the POTUS. What Pravda doesn't understand is more and more people are starting to 'Get it'. They see Obama for what he is and no amount of MSM fawning and covering is going to 'cut it' this time. . . Oh my, wait until November 6, 2012. . . Are we ready, or what?!
11 posted on 08/28/2011 9:00:49 PM PDT by Art in Idaho (Conservatism is the only hope for Western Civilization.)
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To: A_Former_Democrat
War is peace
Freedom is slavery
Ignorance is strength

Texas jobs mean nothing
Obama is great
The economy is strong

The media is going to go full Orwell to try to get Obama re-elected. That hated Tea Party is wrecking the plan to give everyone a slice of socialist pie -- free healthcare and a Lexus -- for doing absolutely nothing.

It's all a crock... of Barack

CLUELESS-IRENE_3
Leading from behind -- He knows nothing about disaster preparedness or hurricanes.
12 posted on 08/28/2011 9:01:40 PM PDT by BobP (The piss-stream media - Never to be watched again in my house)
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To: mylife

I don’t think he cares about his poll numbers. They have been tanking all summer and yet that hasn’t stopped him from doing the things he likes to do which is wreck this country and golf.


13 posted on 08/28/2011 9:01:46 PM PDT by BigSkyFreeper (You have entered an invalid birthday)
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To: i88schwartz
He returned from his vacation a day early.

Has any man ever given so much of himself? This man is awesome. He doesn't just talk about shared sacrifice, he lives it. [/s]

14 posted on 08/28/2011 9:02:23 PM PDT by ClearCase_guy (The USSR spent itself into bankruptcy and collapsed -- and aren't we on the same path now?)
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To: BigSkyFreeper

Then he came back because he was **** scared on the Island.

We know he didn’t come back because he “cared” about hurricane victims.


15 posted on 08/28/2011 9:05:36 PM PDT by mylife (OPINIONS ~ $ 1.00 HALFBAKED ~ 50c)
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To: ClearCase_guy

Or maybe he came back early because the weather would have prevented his return on the date scheduled!!!


16 posted on 08/28/2011 9:08:33 PM PDT by Forrestfire (("To educate a man in mind and not in morals is to educate a menace to society." Theodore Roosevelt))
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To: i88schwartz
He came back earlier so that Air Farce Zero wouldn't be grounded due to the hurricane.

He'd be stuck indoors up there with Michelle angrily clumping around the house and no place to get away due to flooded fairways.

Sometmes it sucks to be president.

Leni

17 posted on 08/28/2011 9:08:37 PM PDT by MinuteGal (Too Bad Those of Us who Work for a Living Have to Support Those who Vote for a Living)
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To: i88schwartz

Someone should explain to Nora that one need not stand on a corner to prostitute themselves. One can do it just as easily for a mainstream media outlet. It’s just that the money is much better.

Then again, I guess she already figured that out.


18 posted on 08/28/2011 9:10:32 PM PDT by Norm Lenhart
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To: MinuteGal
He came back 7 hour earlier than planned .

Commie Norah has been brain dead for years.
It figures Rickie Kaplan of CNN and Bill Clinton Monica propaganda campaign would hire this Palin hating troll.

19 posted on 08/28/2011 9:14:55 PM PDT by ncalburt (NO MORE WIMPS need to apply to fight the Soros Funded Puppet !)
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To: Lucky9teen

Gross.

Butch “The Butcher” Napiglitano.


20 posted on 08/28/2011 9:16:39 PM PDT by wolficatZ (Somebody once wrote "Revenge is a dish that has to be eaten cold".)
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To: i88schwartz

Translation:

The wookie was giving the mullah such a ration of grief during the vacay, and he was hitting the golf ball so poorly, that he fled Maatha’s vineyards to the safety of FEMA and welcoming bosom of fellow communist Janet Napolitanoman.


21 posted on 08/28/2011 9:17:07 PM PDT by FlyingEagle
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To: ncalburt

LMAO he left a day earlier from the place the storm was supposed to hit like thousands of others did.
They weren’t golfing on the Vinyard today.


22 posted on 08/28/2011 9:22:59 PM PDT by TShaunK
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To: i88schwartz

Pres. Bush talked to the Gov. of Louisiana, for all the good it did. She was too stupid to listen or to accept help for her citizens. Obozo is lucky most of the affected governors are competent, capable Republicans rather than moronic, government-dependant dems.


23 posted on 08/28/2011 9:23:30 PM PDT by hsalaw
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To: hsalaw
Pres. Bush talked to the Gov. of Louisiana, for all the good it did. She was too stupid to listen or to accept help for her citizens. Obozo is lucky most of the affected governors are competent, capable Republicans rather than moronic, government-dependant dems.

The Governor was stupid but she was pulling a Governor Lawton Childs/ Democrat, Florida, as in Hurricane Andrew... to get the media to campaign against President GHWBush. And it worked out just like it did the first time it was done.

24 posted on 08/28/2011 9:27:54 PM PDT by Just mythoughts (Luke 17:32 Remember Lot's wife.)
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To: mylife
He only came back because his poll numbers were tanking.

That and he couldn't stand another day with Moochell.

25 posted on 08/28/2011 9:28:10 PM PDT by WesternPacific (Deafness has its Advantages)
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To: ClearCase_guy
Has any man ever given so much of himself? This man is awesome. He doesn't just talk about shared sacrifice, he lives it.

LOL!!!!

26 posted on 08/28/2011 9:28:34 PM PDT by Rocky (REPEAL IT!)
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To: i88schwartz

Because Bush never returned from vacation to deal with Katrina and he never talked to any of the governors of the effected states nor did he talk to FEMA. Isn’t that right, Ms O’Donnell?


27 posted on 08/28/2011 9:32:53 PM PDT by newzjunkey (/s)
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To: i88schwartz

Like Michael Medved said, “The problem isn’t that Obama goes on vacation - - the problem is that he comes back from vacation.”


28 posted on 08/28/2011 9:33:20 PM PDT by Lancey Howard
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To: i88schwartz

Slut with a microphone. She has more STDs than a water fountain in the Castro District of San Fransicko...


29 posted on 08/28/2011 9:34:02 PM PDT by Dengar01 ("Liberalism is a Mental Disorder" - Dr. Michael Savage)
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To: i88schwartz

We're doing pretty good given we have no TV outlet.

30 posted on 08/28/2011 9:38:28 PM PDT by Art in Idaho (Conservatism is the only hope for Western Civilization.)
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To: i88schwartz

Norah O’Donnell is one frakin’ idiot Kool-Aid drinking AnointedIdiot apologist. =.=


31 posted on 08/28/2011 9:46:52 PM PDT by cranked
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To: i88schwartz

I think any politician with the poll ratings that Barry has would have done the same thing.


32 posted on 08/28/2011 10:09:32 PM PDT by FlingWingFlyer (If the Tea Party was a bunch of Islamofascist "rebels", would the state run "media" like us too?)
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To: FlingWingFlyer
So once we all knew this hurricane wasn't the disaster the media was trying to make it, why does Obama do the Al Haig, I am in charge, routine?

And now we hear Biden was golfing just before Irene hit?

LOL

33 posted on 08/28/2011 10:16:53 PM PDT by CT
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To: CT

I think it’s a safe bet that the cable news channels are breathing a sigh of relief that it hit this weekend when most were home and they could get the viewers. Had it hit next weekend, the cable news channels would have been out of luck.


34 posted on 08/28/2011 10:27:30 PM PDT by FlingWingFlyer (If the Tea Party was a bunch of Islamofascist "rebels", would the state run "media" like us too?)
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To: Lucky9teen

The name plates say it all. When was the last time you were in a conference meeting, and everyone had name plates in front of them?


35 posted on 08/28/2011 10:30:54 PM PDT by Hoodat (Yet in all these things we are more than conquerors through Him who loved us. - (Rom 8:37))
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To: Lucky9teen

And so it begins...

White House Insider: Obama Rushed to Hurricane Irene “Photo-Op

http://newsflavor.com/politics/us-politics/white-house-insider-the-obama-plan-part-three-2/

can any of this be true ? Darn I hope some of it is


36 posted on 08/28/2011 10:50:36 PM PDT by Irish Eyes
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To: i88schwartz

Returning? I thought he was evacuating Martha’s Vinyard.


37 posted on 08/28/2011 10:50:36 PM PDT by Paleo Conservative
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Returning? I thought he was evacuating Martha’s Vineyard.


Oh.. the danger - check out the actual weather at Martha's Vineyard Airport

http://www.weather.gov/data/obhistory/KMVY.html

Windy, but not devastating.

The got flooded out with a whole 0.2 inches of rain - but I guess enough to ruin your golf outing though

38 posted on 08/28/2011 11:18:56 PM PDT by az_gila
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To: Lucky9teen

Who is the guy to Obama’s left?


39 posted on 08/28/2011 11:52:47 PM PDT by DaxtonBrown (HARRY: Money Mob & Influence (See my Expose on Reid on amazon.com written by me!))
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To: DaxtonBrown

FEMA guy. Don’t know his name.


40 posted on 08/29/2011 12:33:02 AM PDT by babyfreep
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To: i88schwartz

Norah bows her knee to the little tin god Hussein.


41 posted on 08/29/2011 2:39:43 AM PDT by Recovering_Democrat
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To: i88schwartz

He had to return. It would have looked bad if he didn’t. Why give him credit for something he had to do.


42 posted on 08/29/2011 2:49:30 AM PDT by linn37
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To: i88schwartz

“Norah O’Donnell said President Obama displayed his engagement to the federal government’s response to Hurricane Irene by returning a day early from vacation and meeting with the head of FEMA”

LOL Every citizen that could have been affected by that storm knows he left because:
1. He was scared out of his britches he might get hit if he stayed in his vacation spot and
2. The photo op at Fema Hdqt. and the chance to get more face time on tv were simply irresistable to th narcissist in chief.


43 posted on 08/29/2011 5:13:13 AM PDT by freeangel ( (free speech is only good until someone else doesn't like it)
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To: i88schwartz

Returning from vacation by eight houre big deal.


44 posted on 08/29/2011 7:31:01 AM PDT by Vaduz
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To: i88schwartz

Yep, that’s exactly what I predicted. The MSM hyped the coverage so that they could try to put Obama in a favorable light, compared to what they tagged Pres. Bush with, after Katrina.


45 posted on 08/30/2011 7:16:49 PM PDT by SuziQ
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