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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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To: grundle

 

"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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To: Responsibility2nd

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

Obama didn’t care at all.

Now, to try and score political points with his lemmings, he redirects - FOR POLITICAL PURPOSES ONLY.

(caps for O lemmings who still don’t “get it”)


14 posted on 08/31/2012 2:56:03 PM PDT by F15Eagle (1 John 5:4-5, 4:15, 5:13; John 3:17-18, 6:69, 11:25, 14:6, 20:31; Rom10:8-11; 1 Tim 2:5; Titus 3:4-5)
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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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To: evets

Classic!

Remind me to buy you a Heineken next time we cross paths.


21 posted on 08/31/2012 3:21:57 PM PDT by SnuffaBolshevik (In a tornado, even turkeys can fly.)
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To: grundle

Romney’s fault.


22 posted on 08/31/2012 3:25:06 PM PDT by Hattie
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To: grundle
“President Obama will head to Louisiana on Monday to visit damage from Hurricane Isaac,”

Will that be while he's asleep on the plane, or when he's asleep on the BLACK BUS ?

23 posted on 08/31/2012 3:33:00 PM PDT by UCANSEE2 ( Lame and ill-informed post)
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To: grundle

Little Barry says, “me too, me too!” as he follows the lead of his successor.


24 posted on 08/31/2012 3:34:54 PM PDT by FrankR (They will become our ultimate masters the day we surrender the 2nd Amendment.)
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To: grundle


25 posted on 08/31/2012 3:37:07 PM PDT by Chode (American Hedonist - *DTOM* -ww- NO Pity for the LAZY)
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To: grundle; All

26 posted on 08/31/2012 3:38:30 PM PDT by musicman (Until I see the REAL Long Form Vault BC, he's just "PRES__ENT" Obama = Without "ID")
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To: evets
Dang, that pic made me laugh. Heck, I'm still laughing...thanks.

Just one note: Dang poor guy in the photo sure get’s around. (put a 0pansy logo on the seat of the chair if you can)

27 posted on 08/31/2012 3:44:55 PM PDT by redshawk (0pansy is a Liar and Hates.........he just hates!)
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To: grundle
"Did you tell Barry he has to go to Louisiana ?"

"Memo to self. Make a Tweet announcing that we planned to go, all along."

"Check and make sure my TWEET showed up."

"Oh crap. He heard." "Ya think?"


28 posted on 08/31/2012 3:45:50 PM PDT by UCANSEE2 ( Lame and ill-informed post)
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To: Chode

(full of poop and best when flushed?)


29 posted on 08/31/2012 3:49:59 PM PDT by UCANSEE2 ( Lame and ill-informed post)
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To: UCANSEE2
absolutely...
30 posted on 08/31/2012 3:52:41 PM PDT by Chode (American Hedonist - *DTOM* -ww- NO Pity for the LAZY)
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To: jersey117; reformedliberal; BipolarBob
Doing what he does best— leading from behind.

I thought he led with his behind?

31 posted on 08/31/2012 3:56:02 PM PDT by UCANSEE2 ( Lame and ill-informed post)
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To: grundle

“Leading from Behind”!!! What a LOSER!!


32 posted on 08/31/2012 3:58:35 PM PDT by Ann Archy ( ABORTION...the HUMAN Sacrifice to the god of Convenience.)
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To: grundle

“Leading from Behind”!!! What a LOSER!!


33 posted on 08/31/2012 3:58:47 PM PDT by Ann Archy ( ABORTION...the HUMAN Sacrifice to the god of Convenience.)
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To: grundle

i have to admit, Romney’s running a brilliant campaign so far. Just enough red meat and sticking in the knife every now and then. This reminds me of the timing of his Solyndra speech. BTW, I’m no Mittbot.


34 posted on 08/31/2012 4:06:26 PM PDT by ebshumidors ( Marksmanship and YOUR heritage http://www.appleseedinfo.org)
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To: grundle

i have to admit, Romney’s running a brilliant campaign so far. Just enough red meat and sticking in the knife every now and then. This reminds me of the timing of his Solyndra speech. BTW, I’m no Mittbot.


35 posted on 08/31/2012 4:06:42 PM PDT by ebshumidors ( Marksmanship and YOUR heritage http://www.appleseedinfo.org)
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To: grundle
Obama [cancels fundraiser], follows Romney to [storm damaged] Louisiana


36 posted on 08/31/2012 4:11:29 PM PDT by PA Engineer (What if the rabbit hole is endless?)
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To: KingKongCobra
I'm with you. It was genius. Clint cut and chopped Obie into little pieces and it hurt. Then, slapped an exclamation on the empty chair with a trip to the flood, upstaging Obie again !

They are beaten, and they know it. Even the media knows it, which is why they're so defensive and anti-Clint. It was devastating.

37 posted on 08/31/2012 4:39:20 PM PDT by chiller (GO TEA, especially in the Senate and WE will fix this mess.)
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To: grundle

Omullah here is doing a heckuva job. A week ago there was a hurricane in New Orleans. Most of his comrades will be needing some of that free commie money.


38 posted on 08/31/2012 4:46:06 PM PDT by FlyingEagle
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To: Responsibility2nd

You might have just gotten me into trouble. I am thinking of raising a lawn chair to the top of my 30’ flagpole.


39 posted on 08/31/2012 5:15:06 PM PDT by Gator113 (I would have voted for NEWT, now it's Ryan and the other guy.~Just livin' life, my way~)
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To: UCANSEE2

LOL!

I’m gonna steal that!


40 posted on 08/31/2012 6:36:35 PM PDT by reformedliberal
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To: bronxville

Obama - a day late and a dollar short.


41 posted on 08/31/2012 9:05:50 PM PDT by wetgundog (" Extremism in the Defense of Liberty is no Vice")
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To: evets; All
The Empty Chair

We looked for leadership, but it was not there.

42 posted on 08/31/2012 9:13:26 PM PDT by Jane Long (Soli Deo Gloria!)
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To: grundle
In keeping with the Clint theme...

"Whooped 'em again"

43 posted on 08/31/2012 9:17:09 PM PDT by RckyRaCoCo (I prefer liberty with danger to peace with slavery, IXNAY THE TSA!)
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