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White House defends Obama's Pacific journey (it's about U.S. Jobs, peeps!)
AFP ^ | 11-9-11 | Stephen Collinson

Posted on 11/09/2011 1:11:36 PM PST by Driftwood1

WASHINGTON — The White House Wednesday defended President Barack Obama's decision to make a week-long Pacific trip next week, saying he was out to leverage jobs from a dynamic region to ease economic pain at home.

Obama's image-makers face a tough task in selling his journey, which begins Friday, as Washington media fixates on domestic concerns including a deficit row with Republicans and the quickening 2012 election.

By hosting an Asia-Pacific Economic Cooperation summit in Hawaii, and visiting Australia and the East Asia summit in Bali, Obama will pursue trade and employment and stand up for US values and security in a region likely to dictate its future, officials said.

Obama will also have a flurry of talks with key foreign leaders from China, Russia, Japan, India and Southeast Asian states on the global economic crisis and key international security issues.

"The president's number one priority is job creation, and our efforts to create American jobs are tied very directly to our engagement in the Asia-Pacific," said Ben Rhodes, a US national security advisor.

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TOPICS: Business/Economy; Foreign Affairs; News/Current Events; Politics/Elections
KEYWORDS: jobs; obama; pacific; us

1 posted on 11/09/2011 1:11:44 PM PST by Driftwood1
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“He will also seek to use the summit to push development of green jobs and environmental concerns and to look to promote regulatory rules that enhance trade and investment.”

What? Green Jobs? NOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOO!!!!!!!!


2 posted on 11/09/2011 1:13:48 PM PST by Driftwood1
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To: Driftwood1

The president’s number one priority is job creation
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Bwahahhahahahahahahahahaha! hahahahaha!


3 posted on 11/09/2011 1:17:34 PM PST by Irenic
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To: Driftwood1

Barry the Buffoon doesn’t realize that these people are laughing at him. I think America has invested about all we can afford in “green jobs”. We’re broke.


4 posted on 11/09/2011 1:18:17 PM PST by FlingWingFlyer (Stop Government Greed Now!!!!)
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To: Driftwood1

Another day another lie from WH.


5 posted on 11/09/2011 1:18:24 PM PST by ColdOne (I miss my poochie... Tasha 2000~3/14/11)
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To: Driftwood1

Damage control trip for little Barry’s history in the Phillipines?

The Fraud’s Hawaii trips always seem to coincide with some evil birth certificate issue.


6 posted on 11/09/2011 1:19:15 PM PST by treetopsandroofs (Had FDR been GOP, there would have been no World Wars, just "The Great War" and "Roosevelt's Wars".)
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To: Driftwood1

ON the green ... maybe!


7 posted on 11/09/2011 1:20:16 PM PST by SMARTY ("The man who has no inner-life is a slave to his surroundings. "Henri Frederic Amiel)
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To: Driftwood1
Obama will also become the first US president to travel to Australia's Northern Territories when he lands in Darwin, and is expected to make an announcement on enhanced US-Australian military cooperation in a city seen as a gateway to Southeast Asia. WTF?
8 posted on 11/09/2011 1:20:45 PM PST by ColdOne (I miss my poochie... Tasha 2000~3/14/11)
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To: Driftwood1

Little homo Barry taking the First Wookie to the South Pacific.


9 posted on 11/09/2011 1:22:29 PM PST by Spruce (I will never vote for Mitt Romney. And nothing will change that.)
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To: Irenic

HAHAHAHA!!!! That laugh was contagious!


10 posted on 11/09/2011 1:27:24 PM PST by Driftwood1
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To: Driftwood1

Create Jobs?? More likely he will sell more jobs(industry) to the Asian countries.

Just another vacation on our dime.

This is one sorry excuse for a Chief Executive.


11 posted on 11/09/2011 1:28:07 PM PST by Venturer
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Lol...

“Obama has been about job creation since Day 1.”

Nancy Hellosi


12 posted on 11/09/2011 1:28:57 PM PST by Driftwood1
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To: Driftwood1

Michelle will probably go along but will have to leave an hour early with her own plane and retinue! She always needs to double the cost to get back at the evil Americans she hates.


13 posted on 11/09/2011 1:29:40 PM PST by GoldwaterChick
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To: Venturer

Exactly.

“Hey, wanna some billion dollar loans to open up factories over here? Make some solar panels that are already way behind technology-wise and nobody will buy? Wanna drill in our gulf?”


14 posted on 11/09/2011 1:31:01 PM PST by Driftwood1
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To: Driftwood1

Bai Hai my call you,
any night any day,
in your heart you hear it call you,
come away!

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=5v74oUb9-Yc&feature=related


15 posted on 11/09/2011 1:33:07 PM PST by garjog
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To: GoldwaterChick

She needs her own plane - it’s the “girls” plane!! Woo hoo! O’s flights don’t work with her schedule, so she must fly separately with her very own security entourage. We are supposed to be the frugal ones, not THEM!!


16 posted on 11/09/2011 1:34:04 PM PST by Driftwood1
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To: Driftwood1
The beaches in Bali must be nice this time of year.


17 posted on 11/09/2011 1:38:54 PM PST by garjog
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To: Driftwood1
I'm proud to have been banned from the extremely biased and liberal MSNBC Newsvine site, and go back to visit quite often just to keep them on their toes.

How do you "keep them on their toes" if you are banned?

18 posted on 11/09/2011 1:42:39 PM PST by humblegunner (The kinder, gentler version...)
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To: FlingWingFlyer

Barry the Buffoon translates literally into Sand Koon.


19 posted on 11/09/2011 1:44:42 PM PST by OregonRancher (Some days, it's not even worth chewing through the restraints)
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To: Driftwood1

He will be attending a college basketball game in San Diego on Friday. Michigan State will play North Carolina (or North Carolina State) on board the U.S.S. Vinson on Friday. Barry’s hoops are priority number one. He also will have an oppurtunity to use the troops as props again. I am praying for rain on Friday so that they will have to move the game below to the hangar deck.


20 posted on 11/09/2011 1:48:36 PM PST by forgotten man (forgotten man)
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To: Driftwood1

Ben Rhodes, Obama's national security advisor

21 posted on 11/09/2011 1:50:04 PM PST by kcvl
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To: JoanneSD
Before he begins the trip to Bali, he will make a stop in San Diego to watch the basketball game on the air craft carrier Carl Vincess, he will probably make speeches how he dumped osma bi laden over board single handily...we are so screwed...
22 posted on 11/09/2011 2:32:14 PM PST by JoanneSD (TEA PARTY VERSES TEE TIME)
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To: Venturer

He could approve the XL pipeline right now and create thousands of jobs overnight, and he wouldn’t even have to leave D.C.


23 posted on 11/09/2011 3:46:19 PM PST by RGF
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To: RGF

But that would help America, and he isn’t about that.


24 posted on 11/09/2011 6:39:02 PM PST by Venturer
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To: Driftwood1

Livin large and gettin paid.

again and again.


25 posted on 11/10/2011 3:55:52 AM PST by Texas resident (Hunkered Down)
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To: Driftwood1

I seriously doubt the MSM in America will want to report what the unemployment rate is currently in Australia, the average workers wages or the immediate future of jobs in OZ, especially the mining industry.

No they will get the zipper, if they were to even fractionally show just what the economy is like in Oz there would be a stampeed of immigrants from America.

And most of all contrary to blown out of proportion reports Australia has NOT been disarmed. They still sell guns and you can still buy them.


26 posted on 11/10/2011 4:08:32 AM PST by Eye of Unk (E-Cat is the future, unless we want to live in the past.)
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To: Eye of Unk

The Aussies just passed their cap and trade, did they not? Price of carbon something like $23 Aussie a ton, whatever that works out to. Actual market value: 5 American cents. The problem with overvaluing something that is detrimental (cuts in carbon) is that they will get more of it.


27 posted on 11/10/2011 4:18:48 AM PST by palmer (Before reading this post, please send me $2.50)
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To: palmer

The AUS dollar has been higher than the USD, almost neck and neck right now, the unemployment rate is around 6.2% on average, some of the best rated places to live globally is in Oz.

the carbon tax does stink, and buying things like a new motorcycle in Oz after living in America will put a person into sticker shock.


28 posted on 11/10/2011 4:23:03 AM PST by Eye of Unk (E-Cat is the future, unless we want to live in the past.)
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