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Obama: I want to be known as the Junket President
Townhall.com ^ | November 11, 2011 | John Ransom

Posted on 11/11/2011 4:19:59 AM PST by Kaslin

Our jet-set president starts another round of leading from behind this week as he leaves for Hawaii, Australia and Bali to see if he can learn from and share with other world leaders how they create jobs, ignore their constitution, arm drug cartels without getting subpoenaed; or at, the very least how they shave a shot or two off their handicap.

Oh, if only Obama could be the president of China. The world would make a lot more sense. He could then invest in as many foreign green companies as he wanted.    

As the Congressional Super Committee crafts a Super Compromise that aims at preventing across-the-board federal budget cuts, Obama has decided to distance himself as far as possible from any deal- or work- literally distance himself by 10, 217 air miles as he attends a summit for the Association of Southeast Asian Nations.

His policy of craftily negotiating with Congress by not communicating with them worked so well in the past, why fix what isn’t working? Gee that could be the new motto for this administration: “Why mess around with a bad thing? Obama 2012.” 

Plus, if he really needs to say something that’ll get extra press while out of town, maybe there will be a “hot” mic around that he can take advantage of.

You hate Tim Geithner’s hair? What about me? I have to blow dry it every day!

This is the same great communicator/uniter who hasn’t been able to get a single vote for a budget this year; the same guy who went AWOL during the debt ceiling negotiations; the president whose jobs plan involves making an appeal to fifth-graders; and the Harvard professor whose only fixed economic theory is that raising taxes does…something…something, um, fair.

And you thought Rick Perry struggled with answers?

Obama is a daily, walking gaffe-machine covered up by media acolytes who need a messiah in the same way that Trotsky needed Lenin. And for the same reason: So that someone can tell them which way to shoot.      

Of course, the dividing line for the great communicator where fairness should start has rattled around between the income for Joe the Plummer and income for Warren Buffet and back down to income for Warren Buffet’s secretary.

Just another example of great communication from our communicator-in-chief.

Bin Laden tapes were more gripping than Obama’s latest excuses for taxing the rich.  

No wonder Obama decided to pull up stakes and head for an out-of-town junket as the Super Committee’s deadline started breathing heavier on him.

As you read this, two C-130 transports, stuffed with the president’s luggage, are being guarded by the hot shots of the Indonesian Air Force.

That’s right: According to the head of the airport, Lt Col. Pilot Jumarto, the transports are pre-positioned at Ngurah Rai Aiport, Denpasar, capital city of Bali being guarded by the few, the proud, the Indonesians.

No offense to Jumarto and his pals, but whoever thought up this security arrangement is probably still contemplating cutting checks to Solyndra, thinking the company could turn the corner any day now.

Because that’s the greater issue.

The Obama administration is great at talking at people about lots of things, but they don’t know how to learn anything.

Over and over, they make the same mistakes.

For a guy who claims that his total focus is on jobs and the economy, Obama has a strangely detached view of the president’s role in the economy.

And before my friends pillory me for suggesting that the federal government has anything to do with the economy, get over it. The federal government exercises a lot of authority in the economy. Yes, we should change that, but in the meantime, deal with the fact as it is, not as you want it to be.

Capital markets go up and down based on presidential policies.  

Obama spends a trillion on stimulus, but sets his regulatory army on killing business across the country. He brings in a new chief of staff in Bill Daley as a bridge to the business community, but after a few months on the job, Daley is on the outs because he apparently cares about getting the economy going again.

How Un-Occupy Wall Street is that? We want jobs, but no economic growth or profits, you neocon nit wits.

Ah, the modern economic theories of Paul Krugman coming home to roost.  

In the spring, as the budget and the debt ceiling hung over a country trying to kick start business by reckoning with budget and debt priorities, Obama absconded once again, this time to Brazil.

And it was at this moment that Americans fully understood that it was more important for Obama to gain the perks of the presidency than it was for Obama to occupy his place as president.

“I want to be known as the junket president,” he told us with that trip- and with this one too.

And it doesn’t take a “hot” mic to hear it loud and clear.   


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1 posted on 11/11/2011 4:20:02 AM PST by Kaslin
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To: Kaslin

Obama: I want to be known as the Junk It President

And that you’ve done a bang up job.


2 posted on 11/11/2011 4:24:50 AM PST by VanDeKoik (1 million in stimulus dollars paid for this tagline!)
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To: Kaslin

Obama is slipping and sliding on bananna peels all the way out of office.


3 posted on 11/11/2011 4:39:30 AM PST by freekitty (Give me back my conservative vote; then find me a real conservative to vote for)
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To: VanDeKoik

Ah— you said it better than he. IMO he misspoke he intended to say he wants to be remembered as the junk it President—and he is the TRASH Can.


4 posted on 11/11/2011 4:46:45 AM PST by StonyBurk (ring)
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To: StonyBurk

Junket, naaa more like Jello.


5 posted on 11/11/2011 4:52:40 AM PST by mware (By all that you hold dear on this good earth, I bid you stand, Men of the West)
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To: Kaslin

Sorry Ubama.

You are known as the “Narcissistic little Marxist asshole bastard” and nothing else.

Now STFU and go the HELL away, you cretin.


6 posted on 11/11/2011 4:53:02 AM PST by Howie66 (I can see November (2012) from my house.)
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To: Kaslin

Where’s Wookie?


7 posted on 11/11/2011 4:53:52 AM PST by Surrounded_too
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To: Howie66

Pretty good, Howie....

Couldn’t have said better!!!


8 posted on 11/11/2011 5:00:31 AM PST by NFHale (The Second Amendment - By Any Means Necessary.)
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To: Kaslin

Junkets by Dear Leader and his Moose...yet, the peons have to cut back on pencils, pens, official travel and cups...yeah, that sounds like a plan.../s


9 posted on 11/11/2011 5:08:53 AM PST by jennings2004 (Cain: An American.....not an African-American....this prioritiy resonates with me!)
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To: Kaslin

Another Exalted Title to add to his ever Growing list:

The Food Stamp President
The Kenyan Usurper
The Lyin’ King (mine!)
The POtuS
The Occupier of the White Hut
The PRESEdeNT


10 posted on 11/11/2011 5:11:12 AM PST by left that other site (Psalm 122:6)
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To: Howie66

Now wait a minute Howie, he did take some fabulous trips and don’t forget about all that quality time on the golf course.


11 posted on 11/11/2011 5:12:04 AM PST by MulberryDraw (Anyone see the democrat budget yet?)
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To: Kaslin
Obama: I want to be known as the Junket President

He's two-thirds the way there. He's already the Junk president.

12 posted on 11/11/2011 5:12:37 AM PST by metmom (For freedom Christ has set us free; stand firm therefore & do not submit again to a yoke of slavery)
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To: MulberryDraw

I did take that into account. :)


13 posted on 11/11/2011 5:21:21 AM PST by Howie66 (I can see November (2012) from my house.)
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To: left that other site

You forgot:
The cOWS President.


14 posted on 11/11/2011 5:23:21 AM PST by duckman (Herman 2012 Zero's worst night mare.)
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To: Kaslin

So while our Resident is watching a Bassetball game on the Carrier today , He has troops standing by with Air Force One in California, Troops in Indonesia wih 2 C-130’s and all his baggage, and the Indonesians guarding that luggage.

Probably a thousand men at least 3 aircraft, probably more, catering to the whims of this Kenyan Muslim, while he travels around enjoying a the life of a potentate.


15 posted on 11/11/2011 5:58:53 AM PST by Venturer
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To: Kaslin

he leaves for Hawaii, Australia and Bali to see if he can learn from and share with other world leaders how they create jobs,

Boy, did we elect a winner!!!


16 posted on 11/11/2011 5:59:10 AM PST by chainsaw (Sarah Palin would be my first choice. .)
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To: left that other site

Another Exalted Title to add to his ever Growing list:

The Food Stamp President
The Kenyan Usurper
The Lyin’ King (mine!)
The POtuS
The Occupier of the White Hut
The PRESEdeNT

You forgot the Resident


17 posted on 11/11/2011 6:02:08 AM PST by chainsaw (Sarah Palin would be my first choice. .)
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To: Kaslin

The purple lipped prince is down to almost a year...gotta get in as much as he can.


18 posted on 11/11/2011 6:05:16 AM PST by IrishPennant (We don't want to work so we go to work to make enough money not to work...Huh?)
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To: All

Don’t forget what Mark Levin calls him:

The Human Wrecking Ball


19 posted on 11/11/2011 6:05:46 AM PST by sheikdetailfeather ("Kick The Communists Out Of Your Govt. And Don't Accept Their Goodies"-Yuri Bezmenov-KGB Defector)
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To: chainsaw

Are you saying you voted for that arrogant pos occupant of 1600 Pennsylvania Ave?


20 posted on 11/11/2011 6:08:02 AM PST by Kaslin (Acronym for OBAMA: One Big Ass Mistake America)
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To: chainsaw

Of Course! How could I forget that one?

Thank You!


21 posted on 11/11/2011 6:12:49 AM PST by left that other site (Psalm 122:6)
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To: mware

Nah junket is correct, because it is that taxpayers that are stuck with the bill for his trip


22 posted on 11/11/2011 6:12:53 AM PST by Kaslin (Acronym for OBAMA: One Big Ass Mistake America)
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To: left that other site
Add this to the list

Arrogant lazy, lying pos occupant of 1600 Pennsylvania Ave

23 posted on 11/11/2011 6:15:56 AM PST by Kaslin (Acronym for OBAMA: One Big Ass Mistake America)
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To: Kaslin

This thread could go on FOREVER! LOL!

Add to the list:

Narcissist-in-Chief


24 posted on 11/11/2011 6:20:18 AM PST by left that other site (Psalm 122:6)
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To: Kaslin
This is the perfect thread for this anecdote:

My Brother Tom was in a serious motorcycle accident last week. A woman side swiped him and he went flying off his Heritage Softtail and landed on his back. Although he had been wearing a helmet, the EMT's asked him the usual questions to determine if he had suffered a concussion. They asked him what day it was. They asked him what year it was. Then they asked him "Who is the President of the United States?", to which my brother exclaimed "THAT IDIOT?!?!?"

One EMT turned to the other and said, "He's Fine. No brain damage!"

25 posted on 11/11/2011 6:27:17 AM PST by left that other site (Psalm 122:6)
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To: left that other site

Great story and I am glad your brother made it alright


26 posted on 11/11/2011 6:35:15 AM PST by Kaslin (Acronym for OBAMA: One Big Ass Mistake America)
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To: Kaslin

Well, he IS hurting. His back was injured. It would be great if you include him in your prayers.

I have another entry for our list:

“TOTUS” hahaha


27 posted on 11/11/2011 6:38:44 AM PST by left that other site (Psalm 122:6)
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To: Kaslin

Another great story for this thread:

An 80 year old lady from Venezuela (My Student’s Grandma”) wanted to become an American Citizen. She studied very hard, and took the test in English. The last question of the test was, “Who is the Commander in Chief?”

Mamacita replied , “George Washington!”

The examiner said..”OK, but WHO is the Commander in Chief NOW?”

Mamacita rolled her eyes and said “Do I HAVE to say it, to become a citizen?”

They swore her in.


28 posted on 11/11/2011 6:49:16 AM PST by left that other site (Psalm 122:6)
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To: left that other site
Kudos and ^5s on your student's grandmother.

Tell your student that she is a great American

29 posted on 11/11/2011 7:09:38 AM PST by Kaslin (Acronym for OBAMA: One Big Ass Mistake America)
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To: Kaslin

I will!

When Mamacita became a Citizen, and told me her story, I gave her a big hug from all of us!


30 posted on 11/11/2011 7:17:36 AM PST by left that other site (Psalm 122:6)
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To: Kaslin

I still say he is house hunting/ country shopping.

he is looking for a place to live in exile with his retirement for life stipend of $450,000 annually. That’s pretty nice money in some parts of the world.


31 posted on 11/11/2011 8:25:01 AM PST by ridesthemiles
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To: Kaslin
Obama: I want to be known as the Junket President


OK its fixed now

32 posted on 11/11/2011 8:54:48 AM PST by Nat Turner (I can see NOVEMBER 2012 from my house....)
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To: Kaslin
John Ransom is approaching Mark Steyn levbel in his writing and tongue-in-cheek humor.Applause!

FMCDH(BITS)

33 posted on 11/11/2011 9:30:27 AM PST by nothingnew (I fear for my Republic due to marxist influence in our government. Open eyes/see)
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To: Kaslin

Are you saying you voted for that arrogant pos occupant of 1600 Pennsylvania Ave?

Absolutely not. He is a resident of the WH, not my president. I probably did as you did - Held my nose and voted for McCain.


34 posted on 11/11/2011 10:05:43 AM PST by chainsaw (Sarah Palin would be my first choice. .)
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To: chainsaw

That is exactly what I did.


35 posted on 11/11/2011 1:41:48 PM PST by Kaslin (Acronym for OBAMA: One Big Ass Mistake America)
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To: Kaslin

He just can’t spell - It’s ‘FlunkIt’


36 posted on 11/11/2011 2:46:19 PM PST by SlightOfTongue
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To: SlightOfTongue

Has anyone computed just how many miles this idiot-of-a-President has put on AF1? I bet the taxpayer has to buy another plane after this grifter is out of office because he has worn-out this one.


37 posted on 11/12/2011 4:50:12 AM PST by hal ogen (First Amendment or Reeducation Camp?)
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To: Kaslin
Great piece.

This is the same great communicator/uniter who hasn’t been able to get a single vote for a budget this year; the same guy who went AWOL during the debt ceiling negotiations; the president whose jobs plan involves making an appeal to fifth-graders; and the Harvard professor whose only fixed economic theory is that raising taxes does…something…something, um, fair. And you thought Rick Perry struggled with answers?

Ouch!

38 posted on 11/12/2011 9:29:09 AM PST by Hoodat (Because they do not change, Therefore they do not fear God. -Psalm 55:19-)
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To: penelopesire

ping - don’t miss a single word of this.


39 posted on 11/12/2011 9:38:09 AM PST by Hoodat (Because they do not change, Therefore they do not fear God. -Psalm 55:19-)
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To: Kaslin


"Hey taxpayers and future generations


40 posted on 11/12/2011 9:54:57 AM PST by rollo tomasi (Working hard to pay for deadbeats and corrupt politicians)
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To: Hoodat

SPOT ON!!

Meanwhile..looks like another crony deal like Solyndra is being exposed..except this time it’s a drug company of a dem donor making useless small pox vaccines(we already have plenty). Probably deserves a thread of it’s own if it doesn’t already.

http://www.foxnews.com/politics/2011/11/12/questions-arise-over-433m-smallpox-drug-contract-to-company-tied-to-donor/


41 posted on 11/12/2011 1:05:16 PM PST by penelopesire (TIME FOR A SPECIAL PROSECUTOR!)
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To: hal ogen

Yeah, I hear ya! This Mope-In-Chief thinks taxpayer funds are a bottomless pit of money. He’ll find out next November when this ingrate narcissist is surgically removed from the job he never qualified for!


42 posted on 11/12/2011 9:22:31 PM PST by SlightOfTongue
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