Skip to comments.Only Barack Obama would bring a SWAT team with him to the gym
Posted on 09/30/2011 6:20:56 AM PDT by afraidfortherepublic
No one is allowed near US President Barack Obama when he visits a downtown Los Angeles gym for a workout.
'Go on who is it? I asked the workmen stapling thick black plastic over the windows of the hotel gym to which I belong. In a town where, on any given day, you can find yourself on the treadmill beside Woody Allen (in brogues), Kenneth Branagh doing lunges or Mike Tyson grunting his way through a set of bench presses, who is important enough to demand total privacy for their workout?
A stroll down the street told me what they wouldnt. A 40‑strong motorcade comprised of blacked-out SUVs, Cadillacs and two armoured limousines was parked outside the building. SWAT teams lined the rooftops their black balaclavas just visible in the sunlight and above, a Vietnam-style helicopter presence was starting up. President Obama had come to stay.
Now, Obamas strict fitness regime is well documented. He once told Mens Health magazine: Theres always a trade-off between sleep and working out. Usually I get in about 45 minutes, six days a week I wish I were getting a 90-minute workout. But this was impressive, even for him. In LA for just 12 hours on a fundraising trip, the President was still planning to squeeze in a workout. But when?
Oh, he makes it down to the gym whenever he stops over, one Spandex-clad regular told me. After hes gone, were always looking for traces of presidential sweat on the gear, but you never actually get to see him because he either trains at 10.30 at night or around five in the morning. Which, we all agreed, either confirms the Presidents dedication or makes him a grunter of the most anti-social sort.
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Maintaining a strict fitness routine, Obama jogs from his NY hotel in 2009.
That firepower should be on the Tex-Mex border!!!!!
He probably is embarrassed that he can only press 20lbs., and sounds like a girl doing it.
I still think he looks better sitting on the girly bike, stupid grin on his face, wearing that colored biker’s bedpan on his head. Awesome . . . and manly too! What a stud!
Sounds like he’s getting a little soft.
LOL. That’s what those ugly helmets look like bedpans.
always with the WH photographer??
He doesn’t want anyone to see him toning his thighs...
He has an entire floor or two for himself and his secret service and other staff.
He can’t use one of those spare rooms for some rented equipment?
If someone actually found “Presidential sweat” could you test it for DNA? Then you could find some of the many half-siblings out there and compare.
I recently watched the History Channel documentary “Hitler’s Bodyguards”. Each show is inroduced by the statement that “Winston Churchill had few bodyguards while Hitler had many, and he needed them”
This is not to say that 0bama is necessarily another Hitler. However, these security requirements are an indictment of our current executive and the executive in its current institutional incarnation. Because so much power is invested in one person, and because the people are becoming increasingly attuned to the abuse of that power, a greater security force is required to protect the person wielding that power.
LOL. Nice catch. The woman with a 20 pound bag of camera equipment is ahead of him.
I wish the SOB would put his running skills to work for us by running away from the Presidency and the White House.He’s done so much damage already.
He can’t leave soon enough.
And, doing this when on short trips...well, this is just PR and a practice in fraud. Just an example of "the big lie," that communists believe in. So Obama makes a big deal out of going to the gym, makes it seem so important, and makes himself seem very important and dedicated so people be sure to know he is going there and will admire him. This makes me sick. Obama and his handlers will do anything and everything they can to try and fool the public.
Wouldn’t it be a lot easier to put a treadmill in his suite at the hotel he was staying ?
I remember when Vice President Cheney stayed at the hotel across the street. That is what they did for him.
A 40‑strong motorcade comprised of blacked-out SUVs, Cadillacs and two armoured limousines was parked outside the building. SWAT teams lined the rooftops their black balaclavas just visible in the sunlight and above, a Vietnam-style helicopter presence was starting up.
He could do this at home with all the money he has. He doesn't hesitate to spend on anything else.
Whoops, dumb question. Traveling blocks with a 40 car motorcade is more fun and gets more attention than taking an elevator down to the gym. And the "won" needs far more attention than he needs exercise.
There’s good reason for Øbama to be skeered. . .
Once, my son got the job of helping to transport Cheney's luggage to the airport from the hotel. He saw Cheney's treadmill (or stationary bike) and said he was tempted to stand/sit on it but, didn't want to get in trouble.
POint is: yes, Odummie is just doing this for show. IMO
You must no gaze upon the Annoited One you filthy prole. Now get back to work and pay your taxes.
The most demanding job in Washington DC has to be Barry Soetoro’s protection team.
He probably is embarrasseed the he can only press 20lbs., and sounds like a girl doing it.
I thought he was a girl. Sort of.
they do want to promote him as a messiah, you know!!
Wonder if he’s trying to keep up with the First Wookie? Bet she can bech press 500 lbs and tackle a Mack Truck! LOL
There is something seriously wrong with all of this. There is a paranoia and a hostility vibe that comes out of this white house that I would argue is distinctly unhealthy. Normally, the opinion makers and the artists in our society would have keyed right into this vibe - but of course the fact that they are not doing so is another part of the problem.
baraq is stoking the fire and the secret service has to respond to that.
But is just baraq being baraq. He acts as this country is his personal plaything to do what he wants, much like an African dictator. The SS wouldn’t be doing all this if there was not a credible threat.
And he is in good company.
Clinton tied up LAX for two hours for a haircut.
Pelosi turned her 757 into a airborne party.
and we pay for all of it.
It’s worse than you portray, I think.
Clinton’s haircut, as maddening as that was, was not the same thing as armed columns of SS paving the way for the manchild wherever he goes in our once great country.
Speaking of MooseChelle, I see the Nike logowear is back on the Target trip.
She wore it constantly during the 08 campaign, then it disappeared.
I assumed she had some type of sponsorship deal to wear it.
Yes but that would mean he couldn’t have his 40 car caravan and a SWAT team making him look so important now would it?
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