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Only Barack Obama would bring a SWAT team with him to the gym
The Telegraph ^ | 9-30-11 | By Celia Walden

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.

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'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 wouldn’t. 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, Obama’s strict fitness regime is well documented. He once told Men’s Health magazine: “There’s 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 he’s gone, we’re 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 President’s dedication – or makes him a grunter of the most anti-social sort.

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TOPICS: Culture/Society; News/Current Events; Politics/Elections
KEYWORDS: privacy; sweat; workout

1 posted on 09/30/2011 6:21:02 AM PDT by afraidfortherepublic
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To: afraidfortherepublic

Maintaining a strict fitness routine, Obama jogs from his NY hotel in 2009.

2 posted on 09/30/2011 6:24:42 AM PDT by afraidfortherepublic
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To: afraidfortherepublic

That firepower should be on the Tex-Mex border!!!!!


3 posted on 09/30/2011 6:29:09 AM PDT by sodpoodle (God is ignoring me - but He is watching you.)
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To: afraidfortherepublic

He probably is embarrassed that he can only press 20lbs., and sounds like a girl doing it.


4 posted on 09/30/2011 6:33:09 AM PDT by AFreeBird
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To: afraidfortherepublic

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!


5 posted on 09/30/2011 6:33:26 AM PDT by laweeks
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To: afraidfortherepublic

Sounds like he’s getting a little soft.


6 posted on 09/30/2011 6:34:40 AM PDT by E. Pluribus Unum (Palin is coming, and the Tea Party is coming with her.)
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To: afraidfortherepublic
“After he’s gone, we’re 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.”

You are more likely to find a used condom in the men's locker-room than sweat with this ass-fairy.
7 posted on 09/30/2011 6:37:00 AM PDT by TSgt (When in the Course of human events...)
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To: laweeks

LOL. That’s what those ugly helmets look like bedpans.


8 posted on 09/30/2011 6:37:26 AM PDT by freekitty (Give me back my conservative vote; then find me a real conservative to vote for)
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To: afraidfortherepublic

always with the WH photographer??


9 posted on 09/30/2011 6:43:01 AM PDT by elpadre (AfganistaMr Obama said the goal was to "disrupt, dismantle and defeat al-Qaeda" and its allies.)
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To: AFreeBird

He doesn’t want anyone to see him toning his thighs...


10 posted on 09/30/2011 6:45:00 AM PDT by shotgun
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To: afraidfortherepublic

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?


11 posted on 09/30/2011 6:46:51 AM PDT by Jonty30
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To: TSgt

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.


12 posted on 09/30/2011 6:46:56 AM PDT by afraidfortherepublic
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To: afraidfortherepublic

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.


13 posted on 09/30/2011 6:49:38 AM PDT by grumpygresh (Democrats delenda est)
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To: elpadre

LOL. Nice catch. The woman with a 20 pound bag of camera equipment is ahead of him.


14 posted on 09/30/2011 6:51:02 AM PDT by Texas Eagle (If it wasn't for double-standards, Liberals would have no standards at all -- Texas Eagle)
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To: afraidfortherepublic

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.


15 posted on 09/30/2011 6:54:23 AM PDT by puppypusher (The World is going to the dogs.)
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To: afraidfortherepublic
I just don't believe he works out that much, or very hard. Where are the muscles? He is just too skinny and uncoordinated to have been actively exercising every day. He probably visits the gym to get away from Michelle, his duties, and make it seem as though he is some he-man. A person who is do dedicated to exercise...wouldn't still be lighting up cigarettes!

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.

16 posted on 09/30/2011 6:55:14 AM PDT by CitizenM (Obama's legacy will be to be remembered as The architect of the decline of the USA)
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To: afraidfortherepublic
Game on Mr. President.


17 posted on 09/30/2011 6:55:50 AM PDT by McGruff (Vetting - The process of examination and evaluation of a candidate's record.)
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To: afraidfortherepublic

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.


18 posted on 09/30/2011 6:56:50 AM PDT by woodbutcher1963
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To: afraidfortherepublic

19 posted on 09/30/2011 6:57:23 AM PDT by BerryDingle (I know how to deal with communists, I still wear their scars on my back from Hollywood-Ronald Reagan)
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To: afraidfortherepublic
'but you never actually get to see him'— lol Struck me as funny.

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.

20 posted on 09/30/2011 6:59:52 AM PDT by TribalPrincess2U (.a.d.y.)
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To: CitizenM
Obama seriously works out at a gym like Moochelle seriously shops at Target....all is pre-planned PR.

Leni

21 posted on 09/30/2011 7:00:05 AM 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: afraidfortherepublic
I thouht most good hotels (and I am sure Zero stays at the best) have a gym in the building for workouts? And swimming pools. Why the heck does Obama have to go out to another place for his exercise when he can stay right in the hotel?

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.

22 posted on 09/30/2011 7:00:54 AM PDT by CitizenM (Obama's legacy will be to be remembered as The architect of the decline of the USA)
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To: afraidfortherepublic

There’s good reason for Øbama to be skeered. . .


23 posted on 09/30/2011 7:08:44 AM PDT by ▀udda▀udd (7 days - 7 ways a Guero y Guay Lao << >> with a floating, shifting, ever changing)
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To: woodbutcher1963
I remember when Vice President Cheney stayed at the hotel across the street. That is what they did for him.

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

24 posted on 09/30/2011 7:10:12 AM PDT by CAluvdubya (Palin/Cain 2012)
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To: afraidfortherepublic
No one is allowed near US President Barack Obama

You must no gaze upon the Annoited One you filthy prole. Now get back to work and pay your taxes.

25 posted on 09/30/2011 7:12:52 AM PDT by Drill Thrawl (0 - 537 They ALL must go.)
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To: afraidfortherepublic

The most demanding job in Washington DC has to be Barry Soetoro’s protection team.


26 posted on 09/30/2011 7:19:10 AM PDT by Rappini (Pro Deo et Patria)
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To: AFreeBird

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.


27 posted on 09/30/2011 7:22:11 AM PDT by ruesrose (It's possible to be clueless without being blonde.)
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To: Drill Thrawl
do you suppose his PR team will set up a scene with Obama speaking out of a burning bush. Oops wrong word (Bush). Maybe speaking from a cloud on top of a mountain (capital hill).

they do want to promote him as a messiah, you know!!

28 posted on 09/30/2011 7:24:10 AM PDT by elpadre (AfganistaMr Obama said the goal was to "disrupt, dismantle and defeat al-Qaeda" and its allies.)
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To: AFreeBird

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


29 posted on 09/30/2011 7:56:32 AM PDT by jakerobins
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To: afraidfortherepublic
The mantra of someone with Narcissistic Personality Disorder:

It's all about me, me, me.
30 posted on 09/30/2011 7:57:47 AM PDT by crosshairs (The U.S. has sown to the winds and now its going to reap the whirlwind.)
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To: afraidfortherepublic

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.


31 posted on 09/30/2011 8:04:35 AM PDT by 2 Kool 2 Be 4-Gotten
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To: 2 Kool 2 Be 4-Gotten

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.


32 posted on 09/30/2011 8:14:03 AM PDT by Texas resident (Hunkered Down)
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To: Texas resident

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.


33 posted on 09/30/2011 10:05:25 AM PDT by 2 Kool 2 Be 4-Gotten
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To: MinuteGal

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.


34 posted on 09/30/2011 10:10:47 AM PDT by nascarnation
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To: woodbutcher1963

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?


35 posted on 09/30/2011 10:27:24 AM PDT by chris_bdba
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