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Obama ending vacation, readying for re-election (never mind he's been campaigning for months)
Yahoo ^ | 1/2/12 | Julie Pace - ap

Posted on 01/02/2012 12:14:48 PM PST by NormsRevenge

HONOLULU (AP) — With an eye on the 2012 campaign, President Barack Obama is wrapping up a low-key Hawaiian vacation and planning to quickly get back in front of voters as he ratchets up his bid for re-election.

The president and his family are scheduled to leave the island of Oahu Monday evening after a 10-day vacation. Air Force One will touch down in Washington Tuesday morning, just hours before Republican presidential candidates square off in the Iowa caucuses, the first nominating contest of the 2012 campaign.

After more than a week out of the spotlight, Obama plans to make his presence in the campaign quickly known.

The president will host a live web chat with supporters in Iowa Tuesday night as the caucuses are unfolding. The following day, Obama will travel to Cleveland for an event focused on the economy.

Obama aides said the president will seek to draw a contrast with his GOP challengers during Wednesday's trip to Ohio, a state sure to factor prominently in the presidential campaign.

Obama also returns to Washington facing further debate on extending payroll tax cuts, the same issue that consumed Washington for the final days of December.

Congress broke through a stalemate just days before Christmas, agreeing to extend the cuts for two months. Lawmakers will get back to work later this month to negotiate a full-year extension, a proposal Obama supports.

White House officials say the tax cut extension is the last "must-do" legislative item on Obama's agenda this year. His strategy for his fourth year in office will focus largely on taking executive actions that do not need approval from lawmakers as he seeks to break away from a deeply unpopular Congress.

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TOPICS: Front Page News; Government; Politics/Elections; US: Hawaii
KEYWORDS: bhoeconomy; bhofascism; elections; ending; nobama; nobama2012; nodemocrats2012; obama; obamacampaign; obamafiddles; readying; reelection; vacation

1 posted on 01/02/2012 12:14:53 PM PST by NormsRevenge
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To: NormsRevenge

Guess he will be talking about Iran when he gets back..............crickets.


2 posted on 01/02/2012 12:18:19 PM PST by duckman (Herman 2012 was Zero's worst night mare.)
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afp

reuters

U.S. President Barack Obama and the First Family leave an exhibit about his mother's work in Indonesia at the East West Center at the University of Hawaii in Honolulu January 1, 2012. ..


3 posted on 01/02/2012 12:19:16 PM PST by NormsRevenge (Semper Fi ... Godspeed .. Monthly Donor Onboard .. Obama: Epic Fail or Bust!!!)
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To: NormsRevenge

“Out of the spotlight” my arse.

The Leftist Media has been running orgasmic puff pieces about the Messiah since he and his beard landed in their tropical paradise.


4 posted on 01/02/2012 12:20:16 PM PST by Old Sarge (RIP FReeper Skyraider (1930-2011) - You Are Missed)
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To: NormsRevenge
"Obama aides said the president will seek to draw a contrast with his GOP challengers..."

Oh, this may be good. Can't wait to see what contrast Barry draws between himself and Mitt because from out here I sure as hell don't see any.

5 posted on 01/02/2012 12:23:15 PM PST by Iron Balls McGinty
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To: NormsRevenge
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6 posted on 01/02/2012 12:27:15 PM PST by Huskrrrr
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To: NormsRevenge

“White House officials say the tax cut extension is the last “must-do” legislative item on Obama’s agenda this year”

Guess he gave up on his ‘jobs bill’.


7 posted on 01/02/2012 12:36:09 PM PST by lacrew (Mr. Soetoro, we regret to inform you that your race card is over the credit limit.)
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To: AdmSmith; AnonymousConservative; Berosus; bigheadfred; Bockscar; ColdOne; Convert from ECUSA; ...

Thanks NormsRevenge.
...wrapping up a low-key Hawaiian vacation... will travel to Cleveland for an event focused on the economy... will seek to draw a contrast with his GOP challengers during Wednesday's trip... Congress broke through a stalemate just days before Christmas, agreeing to extend the cuts for two months. Lawmakers will get back to work later this month to negotiate a full-year extension, a proposal Obama supports.

8 posted on 01/02/2012 12:37:25 PM PST by SunkenCiv (Merry Christmas, Happy New Year! May 2013 be even Happier!)
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To: NormsRevenge

Campaigning for months?

The AnointedIdiot has not ever stopped campaigning..... =.=


9 posted on 01/02/2012 12:43:10 PM PST by cranked
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To: NormsRevenge

http://doctorbulldog.wordpress.com/2008/09/30/barack-obamas-mother-was-a-communist/

1. Obama’s mother attended a radical, communist-leaning church known as “the little red church on the hill.”

2. Obama’s mother attended a radical, communist-leaning high school where she was taught the Communist Manifesto and which had a communist school board chairman and which had several communist teachers on staff.

3. Obama’s mother was called a “fellow traveler” by her friends, which is code for communist sympathizer.

As I’ve said before; the MSM which screamed, kicked, whined, and vehemently criticized President Bush for protecting the U.S. Citizens via the Patriot Act – which mildly stretched some nebulous constitutional interpretations - is the very same MSM which is fatuously engaged an immoral campaign to deceive the public just to elect a radical Communist, Barack Obama; ALL at the expense of our Constitutional Freedoms!!!


10 posted on 01/02/2012 12:46:00 PM PST by PLD
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To: NormsRevenge

Wikinews interviews Darcy Richardson, Democratic Party presidential challenger to Barack Obama
http://en.wikinews.org/wiki/Wikinews_interviews_Darcy_Richardson,_Democratic_Party_presidential_challenger_to_Barack_Obama

Last month, Richardson decided to begin a campaign himself and announced through his Battleground Blog that he would challenge Obama in the Democratic Party primaries as a progressive candidate.

So far, he has qualified for the New Hampshire primary in January and the Missouri primary in February. In an interview with the Independent Political Report, Richardson proclaimed his campaign slogan as “no fourth term for George W. Bush.”


11 posted on 01/02/2012 12:50:10 PM PST by Son House (The Economic Boom Heard Around The World => TEA Party 2012)
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To: NormsRevenge

I’d like to read more about this little gem...”First Family leave an exhibit about his mother’s work in Indonesia at the East West Center at the University of Hawaii.” Anyone seen more about the exhibit???


12 posted on 01/02/2012 1:01:26 PM PST by Pat4ever
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To: NormsRevenge

Now that all the problems he’s been ducking are on the back-burner while the campaign is on the front, he’ll take credit for those problems that somebody else solved, and pass blame for those that remain unsolved, and if reelected, promises to go back on vacation.


13 posted on 01/02/2012 1:02:41 PM PST by Eleutheria5 (Diplomacy is war by other means.)
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To: NormsRevenge
wrapping up a low-key Hawaiian vacation

A four million dollar low-key vacation.

14 posted on 01/02/2012 1:16:39 PM PST by ArmstedFragg (hoaxy dopey changey)
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To: NormsRevenge

cut him some slack. it’s the one thing he does reasonably well. unfortunately, being president is the thing he does most poorly.


15 posted on 01/02/2012 1:36:27 PM PST by JohnBrowdie (http://forum.stink-eye.net)
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To: NormsRevenge

What in heaven’s name is Mooch wearing now. Looks like a patch work quilt or as someone said the other day “contemporary cabbage patch”.


16 posted on 01/02/2012 1:40:37 PM PST by surrey
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To: NormsRevenge; All

Hussein is all about destroying the Constitution, traditional Judeo-Christian ethics, and capitalism.

He does this by trying to employ executive fiat, race baiting, class warfare, a compliant media, voter fraud, and fear mongering.

He is NOTHING like any of the Republican candidates.


17 posted on 01/02/2012 1:50:21 PM PST by Recovering_Democrat
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To: NormsRevenge

I don’t ever remember him stopping his campaign from 2008. Just all seems to blur together.


18 posted on 01/02/2012 1:52:48 PM PST by castlegreyskull
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To: NormsRevenge

“planning to quickly get back in front of voters as he ratchets up his bid for re-election.”

Maybe he could do the world a favor and get in front of the former voters who are enshrined on Mt. Rushmore going about 575mph.


19 posted on 01/02/2012 1:55:40 PM PST by Mouton (Voting is an opiate of the electorate. Nothing changes no matter who wins..)
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To: Mouton
Damn, that is one menacing look on his face. What a thug!


20 posted on 01/02/2012 2:00:38 PM PST by DryFly
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To: NormsRevenge

...are you really going to re-elect this guy America?

:(:(:(


21 posted on 01/02/2012 4:10:38 PM PST by Tzimisce (Never forget that the American Revolution began when the British tried to disarm the colonists.)
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To: duckman

Obama has been in perceptual campaign mode sense 2008, its the only thing he knows how to do.


22 posted on 01/02/2012 5:02:04 PM PST by Monorprise
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