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Obama [cancels fundraiser], follows Romney to [storm damaged] Louisiana
The Daily Caller ^ | August 31, 2012

Posted on 08/31/2012 2:21:52 PM PDT by grundle

President Barack Obama announced Friday that he’s heading to Louisiana, but he’ll arrive after Mitt Romney has toured the storm-damage state in company with the state’s popular Republican Gov. Bobby Jindal.

The president’s Sept. 3 visit was announced via a 11:54 a.m. tweet from White House communications director Daniel Pfeiffer. “President Obama will head to Louisiana on Monday to visit damage from Hurricane Isaac,” he tweeted.

Romney’s visit to the storm-damaged state the day after his successful convention speech highlights his aggressive campaign strategy, which seeks to preempts Democratic p.r. offensives.

For example, Romney and his vice presidential pick, Rep. Paul Ryan, have aggressively criticized Obama for damaging Medicare in advance of Democratic efforts to “Mediscare” retirees into voting for Obama.

Similarly, the New Orleans visit may have preempted a likely Obama visit that would have reminded voters of the p.r. hammering given to Republican President George W. Bush when Hurricane Katrina hit the unprepared Democrat-run state and city in 2005.

Romney’s visit also helped pull the president away from his campaign-trail focus on swing-states, including Colorado, Virginia, Ohio and Iowa.

“In light of the President’s travel to Louisiana to meet with local officials and view ongoing response and recovery efforts to Hurricane Isaac, President Obama will no longer travel to Cleveland, Ohio on Monday, September 3,” said a 12:51 p.m. statement from the White House.

Louisiana is expected to vote Republican in November.

The president’s revamped presidential travel plan followed taunts from conservative advocates, including Cheri Jacobus, who derided Obama’s emphasis on his re-election campaign rather than on governing. (WATCH: Clint Eastwood: ‘Go ahead, make my day’)

“President Obama has no plans to visit New Orleans post-Isaac, but Mitt Romney is on his way there. Obama continues to fundraise and campaign instead. Empty chair,” she wrote in The Hill.


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1 posted on 08/31/2012 2:21:57 PM PDT by grundle
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To: grundle

Obama follows Romney the Leader.


2 posted on 08/31/2012 2:25:03 PM PDT by bronxville (A 'media fact checker' equates to an Obama operative.)
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To: grundle

Way to shame him into it Mitt. Remember the criticism Bush got for waiting a few days?


3 posted on 08/31/2012 2:25:50 PM PDT by kempster
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"Things are looking pretty good today here in Louisiana."

4 posted on 08/31/2012 2:27:30 PM PDT by Responsibility2nd (NO LIBS. This Means Liberals and (L)libertarians! Same Thing. NO LIBS!!)
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To: kempster

And also Romney wanted to send a message to Louisiana that he isn’t going to be another W.


5 posted on 08/31/2012 2:28:44 PM PDT by dfwgator (I'm voting for Ryan and that other guy.)
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To: grundle

Didn’t his joke of a press secretary today claim that this trip was planned long ago?


6 posted on 08/31/2012 2:31:24 PM PDT by Steely Tom (If the Constitution can be a living document, I guess a corporation can be a person.)
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To: Responsibility2nd
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"Oooh. Flooding. Thats Bad. Better send Biden down here."

7 posted on 08/31/2012 2:32:55 PM PDT by Responsibility2nd (NO LIBS. This Means Liberals and (L)libertarians! Same Thing. NO LIBS!!)
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8 posted on 08/31/2012 2:33:15 PM PDT by evets (beer)
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To: Steely Tom

They scheduled the fund-raiser and the trip to the Gulf Coast at the same time so they could then cancel the fund-raiser to demonstrate how important the other trip was.

Don’t you see?


9 posted on 08/31/2012 2:38:58 PM PDT by DuncanWaring (The Lord uses the good ones; the bad ones use the Lord.)
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To: grundle

Satire? I can never tell.


10 posted on 08/31/2012 2:42:00 PM PDT by skeeter
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To: Responsibility2nd
OMG!! BRILLIANT! From now on Obama’s chain and ball will be the “EMPTY CHAIR” logo....CLINT I LOVE YOU!! :*(I always had a crush on Clint...HOT DANG he was a stud in those days!)
11 posted on 08/31/2012 2:47:16 PM PDT by RoseofTexas
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To: evets

Looter Guy stole the chair! I’ve been waiting all DAY for this!

Thank you!


12 posted on 08/31/2012 2:50:26 PM PDT by SandyInSeattle (Eat Mor Chikin!)
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To: evets

I’ve been laughing almost nonstop since I saw Clint last night. This is the funniest viral internet explosion ever. Two days of Obama mockery and counting.


13 posted on 08/31/2012 2:54:26 PM PDT by KingKongCobra
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To: grundle
How many people believe that Obama was going there BEFORE he heard ROMNEY was ?

I already saw news articles CLAIMING (after the fact) that OBAMA had PLANNED to go to Louisiana , but has kept it secret.

"He did? ....."


15 posted on 08/31/2012 2:57:45 PM PDT by UCANSEE2 ( Lame and ill-informed post)
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To: bronxville

Just leading from behind.


16 posted on 08/31/2012 3:02:19 PM PDT by reformedliberal
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To: bronxville
Obama follows Romney the Leader.

"I'm on the leader"


17 posted on 08/31/2012 3:05:18 PM PDT by UCANSEE2 ( Lame and ill-informed post)
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To: grundle

Leading from behind.


18 posted on 08/31/2012 3:09:23 PM PDT by BipolarBob (Biden: "HOPE and CHAINS for all 57 states".)
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To: grundle

Doing what he does best— leading from behind.


19 posted on 08/31/2012 3:11:19 PM PDT by jersey117
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To: grundle
"I did it FIRST!
I DID, I DID, I DID!
Daddy, I mean Goerge, TELL THEM!
I WANT YOU TO TELL THEM NOW!
I WAS FIRST!"


20 posted on 08/31/2012 3:12:37 PM PDT by SparkyBass
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