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Obama: Too busy to help Wisconsin Democrats in recall election
Yahoo! News ^ | June 11, 2012 | Olivier Knox

Posted on 06/11/2012 3:49:08 PM PDT by Free ThinkerNY

President Barack Obama explained in a radio interview Monday why he didn't do more to help Wisconsin Democrats in their battle to recall Republican Governor Scott Walker: He was too busy.

"The truth of the matter is that, as president of the United States, I've got a lot of responsibilities," he told WBAY of Green Bay, Wisconsin. WBAY was one of eight TV stations given an exclusive interview with the president — six from battleground states Colorado, Florida, Iowa, Nevada, Virginia and Wisconsin and two from California and South Carolina.

Obama said he was "supportive" of Walker's Democratic challenger, Tom Barrett, whom Walker thumped in last week's vote. "Obviously, I would have loved to see a different result," Obama told WBAY.

And the president said he would be working to ensure a different result in November.

"We're going to be fighting very hard in Wisconsin just like we have in the past," said Obama, who carried the state by 14 points in 2008 but saw Barrett lose there by seven points.

(Excerpt) Read more at news.yahoo.com ...


TOPICS: News/Current Events
KEYWORDS: wisconsinshowdown

1 posted on 06/11/2012 3:49:08 PM PDT by Free ThinkerNY
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To: Free ThinkerNY

Yet he goes on more vacations than a travel agent and eats better than Diamond Jim Brady.


2 posted on 06/11/2012 3:53:11 PM PDT by 2ndDivisionVet (Ich habe keinen Konig aber Gott)
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To: Free ThinkerNY

3 posted on 06/11/2012 3:53:12 PM PDT by ari-freedom
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To: Free ThinkerNY

Oh my...that’s not going to go over well. Plenty of time for golf and star-studded fundraisers...but not for ones that brought him to the dance.


4 posted on 06/11/2012 3:54:29 PM PDT by SE Mom (Proud mom of an Iraq war combat vet)
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To: Free ThinkerNY
"He was too busy"

I'm sure they bought that. ;-)

5 posted on 06/11/2012 3:54:53 PM PDT by Average Al (Forbidden fruit leads to many jams.)
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To: Free ThinkerNY

Say hello to “Walker, Wisconsin Ranger.”


6 posted on 06/11/2012 3:55:07 PM PDT by SandRat (Duty - Honor - Country! What else needs said?)
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To: Free ThinkerNY
"The truth of the matter is that..."

Obama has a rather obvious 'tell' here.

When someone prefaces a statement with verbiage on the order of, "to tell the truth", you can be fairly certain that what will follow is anything but the truth.

7 posted on 06/11/2012 3:55:48 PM PDT by Zeppo ("Happy Pony is on - and I'm NOT missing Happy Pony")
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To: Free ThinkerNY

Yeah, travel between all those fundraising stops really eats up time, even with a taxpayer-funded jet at your disposal.


8 posted on 06/11/2012 3:56:07 PM PDT by FoxInSocks ("Hope is not a course of action." -- M. O'Neal, USMC)
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To: Free ThinkerNY

“The truth of the matter is that, as president of the United States, I’ve got a lot of responsibilities,”

That’s pathetic!
Over the last three months how many fund raisers or rounds of golf or wasted trips to battleground states. (Ohio, Virginia and North Carolina come to mind)
Nobody is this stupid, I pray he keeps on digging, pretty soon the hole will be too deep for him to get out.


9 posted on 06/11/2012 3:56:37 PM PDT by Recon Dad (Gas & Petroleum Junkie)
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To: Zeppo
When someone prefaces a statement with verbiage on the order of, "to tell the truth", you can be fairly certain that what will follow is anything but the truth.

Likewise with his favorite filler, "Let me be clear."

10 posted on 06/11/2012 3:58:13 PM PDT by FoxInSocks ("Hope is not a course of action." -- M. O'Neal, USMC)
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To: Free ThinkerNY

Will the brain-dead rats believe this garbage? Survery says: YES, and ask for more!


11 posted on 06/11/2012 4:00:00 PM PDT by vpintheak (Occupy your Brain!)
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To: 2ndDivisionVet
Sure hope one of the creative-types puts this line to music....

"The truth of the matter is that, as president of the United States, I've got a lot of responsibilities"

12 posted on 06/11/2012 4:00:50 PM PDT by pointsal
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To: Free ThinkerNY

What? playing golf, vacationing, partying.......he is even a bigger moron than I had thought.


13 posted on 06/11/2012 4:01:33 PM PDT by svcw (If one living cell on another planet is life, why isn't it life in the womb?)
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To: Zeppo

To tell the truth, he knew that Waliker would win and his endorsement would be the kiss of death so he didn’t want to admit he is loser that would have been endorsing a loser.


14 posted on 06/11/2012 4:02:53 PM PDT by shelterguy
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To: Free ThinkerNY

Between everyday golf outings, dozens of campaign rallies, numerous vacations, celebrity parties, basketball games, you would think how does the guy even have time to be president?


15 posted on 06/11/2012 4:03:15 PM PDT by rawhide
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To: SE Mom

Unions lost a lot of members after Walker made union membership voluntary. This election wasn’t just about having one of their guys in charge.

“Since the new Wisconsin law took effect, the state’s second largest union, the American Federation of State, County and Municipal Employees, has lost nearly half of its members in the state, according to internal documents obtained by The Associated Press. The documents show that between March 2011 and February 2012, Wisconsin membership in AFSCME dropped from 63,577 to 34,942.”


16 posted on 06/11/2012 4:03:23 PM PDT by ari-freedom
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To: Free ThinkerNY

I think Obama was advised to stay out of the fray.

Besides, I don’t think there are that many celebrities in Wisconsin who would hold fundraisers for his never-ending re-election campaign..


17 posted on 06/11/2012 4:04:30 PM PDT by fatnotlazy
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To: Free ThinkerNY

A great GOP SuperPac ad would be scenes of obama at fundraisers and playing golf with his voice repeating this quote over and over.


18 posted on 06/11/2012 4:04:55 PM PDT by Terry Mross ("It happened. And we let it happen." - Peter Grifin, FAMILY GUY)
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To: Free ThinkerNY

Hussein couldn’t deliver on one of America’s most historic elections. Even the impeached *Squirt gave it a try. That’s not too good.


19 posted on 06/11/2012 4:05:31 PM PDT by Libloather (The epitome of civility.)
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To: Zeppo

0 has enough red flag tells to float a circus tent.

I have no doubt whatsoever that he stands in front of a mirror
(narcissists love mirrors, so any mirror anywhere will do)
and pronounces;
I am president of the United States.
I AM president of the United States.
I am PRESIDENT of the United States.
I am president of the UNITED States.
I am president of the United STATES.

Posting how many times he’s said this would exceed FR’s bandwidth.

When he sees his dirty face in the mirror he proceeds to wash the mirror. sabe?


20 posted on 06/11/2012 4:06:18 PM PDT by spankalib (The Marx-in-the-Parks crowd is a basement skunkworks operation of the AFL-CIO)
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To: shelterguy
...he knew that Waliker would win and his endorsement would be the kiss of death so he didn’t want to admit he is loser that would have been endorsing a loser.

B I N G O!!


21 posted on 06/11/2012 4:06:58 PM PDT by QT3.14 (Never Argue With A LIBERAL...They Will Drag You Down To Their Level, Then Beat You With Experience!)
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To: Free ThinkerNY

Too busy golfing, fundraising, and putting paid posters on FR. Oh... and biking like a girl, throwing like a girl, and eating ice cream cones b/c the private sector is doing just fine.


22 posted on 06/11/2012 4:09:48 PM PDT by Principled (It's not enthusiasm for Romney, it's grim determination to remove Hussein)
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To: pointsal

Fine with me if he wants to fiddle while the Democrat party burns. Works right into MY schedule for the next four years.


23 posted on 06/11/2012 4:20:02 PM PDT by madison10
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To: shelterguy

“To tell the truth, he knew that Waliker would win and his endorsement would be the kiss of death so he didn’t want to admit he is loser that would have been endorsing a loser.”

You’re right on that; since the post-2008 elections were all viewed as referendums on him, he wanted to make sure “Walker” and “Obama” wouldn’t even be in the same paragraph this time.


24 posted on 06/11/2012 4:20:55 PM PDT by kearnyirish2
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To: Free ThinkerNY
The housefly jumped off his mouth and his purple lips were moving so, you know, he's lying again.

The internal polls suggested that the 'Bamster stay out to try and break his perfect record of endorsing losing causes. the Olympics, Corzine, Obamacare, 2010 midterm . . . Better he just STFU and vote present.

25 posted on 06/11/2012 4:32:14 PM PDT by atc23 (The Confederacy was the single greatest conservative resistance to federal authority ever.)
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To: Average Al

Barack Hussein Obama was not “too busy” to visit Wisconsin, he knew a potentially untenable position, and tried, not too artfully, to dodge confrontation altogether.

All right, so he avoided taking a direct hit. But even a near burst scatters schrapnel and sends out shock waves that can damage or even seriously impair functions for critical moments, enough so that ground may be surrendered that cannot be taken back.

Obama, and much of his team, has little real military training, and thus, know little or nothing of Prussian general Carl von Clausewitz, and his treatise “On War”, which outlines a number of strategies, or of Sun Tzu and “The Art of War”. Both these military strategists play key roles even in today’s conduct of conflict, which has as the end result, resolution in favor of one party or the other. The thing is, the tactics of the Left, aligned with Obama, seek only short-term advantage, and they have discovered, that without introducing new strategy or seriously rethinking the old ones, they have played themselves into a corner.

As surely as Jimmy Carter had sealed his own fate in 1979 with the ill-timed and badly-executed rescue attempt in Iran, Obama has boxed himself in by not being sufficiently assertive at a critical moment.

Maybe this won’t kill his chances of re-election. But it is noted that the battleship at the head of the armada is beginning to list badly. An important advantage formerly held is beginning to slip away.


26 posted on 06/11/2012 4:40:14 PM PDT by alloysteel (Fear and intimidation work. At least on the short term.)
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To: alloysteel
Obama’s demise by a 100 cuts....
27 posted on 06/11/2012 4:42:33 PM PDT by Average Al (Forbidden fruit leads to many jams.)
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To: Free ThinkerNY

“The truth of the matter is that, as president of the United States, I’ve got a lot of responsibilities,”

What like golfing eating lobster and Kobe Beef, oh and campaigning non stop for your own re-election?

Even Liberals don’t deserve a President as bad as Obama.....No, I take it back.....they do, I don’t!


28 posted on 06/11/2012 6:46:12 PM PDT by Forty-Niner (The barely bare, berry bear formerly known as..........Ursus Arctos Horribilis.)
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To: Free ThinkerNY

He was too busy raising “evil money”, the money obama wants to tax you out of. Money is only evil if it is the hands of those that earned it.

Otherwise, it should be doled out to illegal aliens, welfare receipients, and bums to buy votes for rats so they can pass more laws to tear down the fabric of this constitutional republic.

He was too busy accumulating “filthy lucre” to help his fellow rat.

OK with me. When you are the king rat, why give away your cheese to lessor rats?

Blessings, Bobo


29 posted on 06/11/2012 8:27:31 PM PDT by bobo1
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