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Obama cancels third campaigning day to oversee storm response
Reuters ^ | October 30, 2012 | Jeff Mason

Posted on 10/30/2012 10:26:01 AM PDT by Zakeet

Obama will be in Washington to "monitor the response to Hurricane Sandy and ensure that all available federal resources continue to be provided to support ongoing state and local recovery efforts," White House spokesman Jay Carney said in a statement.

"As a result, the president will not participate in the campaign events that had been scheduled in Ohio tomorrow."

Obama had already skipped political events on Monday and Tuesday to be in Washington for the storm and its aftermath.

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Obama held a video-teleconference in the White House Situation Room on Tuesday about the storm with top members of his team, including Vice President Joe Biden, Homeland Security Secretary Janet Napolitano, and Craig Fugate, the heads of the Federal Emergency Management Agency.

"During the briefing the president expressed his concern for those impacted by the storm, as well as the heroic first responders who are selflessly putting themselves in harm's way to protect members of their communities," the White House said in a statement.

(Excerpt) Read more at reuters.com ...


TOPICS: Extended News; News/Current Events; Politics/Elections
KEYWORDS: campaign; hurricane; hurricanesandy; obama

I ain't selflessly putting myself in harm's way until the lightening quits striking ... idiots like Plugs and Big Sis are back on their leashes ... and I can get a break from all my telephone fund raising.

1 posted on 10/30/2012 10:26:03 AM PDT by Zakeet
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To: Zakeet

The “Rose Garden” strategy.

All you have to do is look presidential - and if you’re the President, you already have a built-in advantage that no challenger can command.


2 posted on 10/30/2012 10:28:42 AM PDT by goldstategop (In Memory Of A Dearly Beloved FrieGrnd Who Lives In My Heart Forever)
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To: Zakeet

3 posted on 10/30/2012 10:30:08 AM PDT by Hoodat ("As for God, His way is perfect" - Psalm 18:30)
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To: Zakeet

Obama’s an idiot. This is all Bush’s fault!


4 posted on 10/30/2012 10:30:12 AM PDT by Jim Robinson (Resistance to tyrants is obedience to God!!)
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To: Zakeet

5 posted on 10/30/2012 10:32:39 AM PDT by Old Sarge (We are officially over the precipice, we just havent struck the ground yet...)
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To: Zakeet

Since we are talking hurricane politics, consider that the worst hit thus far are all blue states: NJ, NY, DE, MD, CT.

Electoral effect on Romney: Near zero.

Two swing states (VA, PA) have been affected, at least residually, in their blue areas (northern VA, greater Philly). This could affect turnout and certainly has affected early voting.

Electoral effect on Obama: potentially decisive in a bad way.


6 posted on 10/30/2012 10:33:39 AM PDT by Senator Goldwater
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To: goldstategop
The “Rose Garden” strategy. All you have to do is look presidential - and if you’re the President, you already have a built-in advantage that no challenger can command.

Well it could be true, but this is a death spasm move. Nothing has worked, nothing will work, so Obama's team just wants to run out the clock. I think the internals have got to be awful and the early reults are awful. He is looking at a blowout and is mailing it in. The long knives are coming out, Rush talked about it today. The true beleivers like the Kos Kids and the Chicago left are beginning to grumble, that Obama does not really want it. Obama sees Ohio as a goner, Iowa,NH, Nevada, Florida, NC, Va and it looks bleak in Wis, Michigan and Pa. Its over and has been over.

7 posted on 10/30/2012 10:35:17 AM PDT by pburgh01
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To: Zakeet

Yeah, that strategy worked REAL WELL for Carter.


9 posted on 10/30/2012 10:38:24 AM PDT by SoFloFreeper
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To: Zakeet

Another day of Obama pretending to work. More than likely he’s in the Oval Office watching episodes of “Homeland.”


10 posted on 10/30/2012 10:39:32 AM PDT by mass55th (Courage is being scared to death - but saddling up anyway...John Wayne)
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To: Zakeet

Obama’s disaster plan:

How can I look best here? Oh, and if others get help, I guess that’s okay.


11 posted on 10/30/2012 10:39:33 AM PDT by DoughtyOne (You know, if Obama wins he's going to inherit a terrible situation.)
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To: Zakeet

BS. He just wants to stay home, sleep late, watch the View and his favorite soaps, look at himself in the mirror, and go back to bed.


12 posted on 10/30/2012 10:39:45 AM PDT by Made In The USA (Obama may not be running on his record, but he sure as hell can't run from it.)
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To: Zakeet

I’m sick of these campaign suspensions, even though this time it helps the guy I marginally prefer. Are we going to have them every election cycle now? How long until we forget about Katrina, which wasn’t the big national event they made it out to be anyway?


13 posted on 10/30/2012 10:40:18 AM PDT by Tublecane
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To: goldstategop
Well, Romney can use the "Real Disaster Relief" strategy.

He, or Ann, can have a backdrop of supplies being handed out and what services are being set up and where. The MSM can call it political all they want - it won't work.

Rush just said 0 is actually gathering with lawyers to strategize "the situation" while taking time off the campaign. Ha!

14 posted on 10/30/2012 10:41:03 AM PDT by Jane Long (Soli Deo Gloria!)
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To: SoFloFreeper

This worked well for McCain in 2008!


15 posted on 10/30/2012 10:41:46 AM PDT by Obadiah (The corrupt MSM is the enemy of the American people.)
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To: Zakeet

During the briefing the president expressed his concern as to how the hell he could be expected to keep the ball out of the rough with all that goddamned wind.


16 posted on 10/30/2012 10:41:55 AM PDT by haroldeveryman
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To: Zakeet

It’s a sham. If it wasn’t election time, he’d be on vacation!


17 posted on 10/30/2012 10:42:47 AM PDT by blondee123 (Our country is headed for DICTATORSHIP! WAKE UP!)
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To: Zakeet

> the heroic first responders

None of whom are federal government agents.

Go back to the links, Barry.


18 posted on 10/30/2012 10:43:40 AM PDT by Westbrook (Children do not divide your love, they multiply it.)
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To: Zakeet

He sees he’s losing, so back to the Rahm playbook: “You never want a serious crisis to go to waste.” Every day we see him for what he is: a fraud.


19 posted on 10/30/2012 10:44:47 AM PDT by BlueStateRightist
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To: Zakeet

Me thinks 0bama’s second term had been cancelled...tee hee.


20 posted on 10/30/2012 10:45:02 AM PDT by Leep (Are you smarter than a 7th grade math student and or Barack 0bama?)
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To: Zakeet
Obama to oversee storm response.

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21 posted on 10/30/2012 10:45:03 AM PDT by 1035rep
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To: Zakeet

Me thinks 0bama’s second term has been cancelled...tee hee.


22 posted on 10/30/2012 10:45:37 AM PDT by Leep (Are you smarter than a 7th grade math student and or Barack 0bama?)
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To: GoldenPup
He needs something to blame his loss on...An Act of God. Right...for a change.

Act of God?

You mean, even God is against him?


23 posted on 10/30/2012 10:46:26 AM PDT by adorno
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To: GoldenPup

yep...this is his election excuse, it was an act of “mother nature”....then continue to whine for the next 10 years.


24 posted on 10/30/2012 10:51:08 AM PDT by fuzzylogic (welfare state = sharing consequences of poor moral choices among everybody)
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To: Zakeet

But he couldn’t even stay in the situation room for 3 hours to ‘oversee’ or order any rescue attempt for an American Ambassador, his assistant, 2 navy seals and 33 some odd other people.

Pathetic poser.


25 posted on 10/30/2012 10:53:17 AM PDT by penelopesire (TIME FOR OBAMA TO ANSWER FOR BENGHAZI UNDER OATH!!)
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To: Zakeet

Is he trying to force Romney to follow suit? Obama gains nothing by not campaigning - but he certainly gains if Romney is forced to stop campaigning so as not to look “callous.”


26 posted on 10/30/2012 10:53:18 AM PDT by Mr. Jeeves (CTRL-GALT-DELETE)
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To: Zakeet
... and, according to this article on Politico

Linky Thing: FEMA / WH Send Storm Victims to the Internet

the idiots are telling victims (millions of whom are without power) to get their relief information from the internet.

Incompetent IDIOTS!

27 posted on 10/30/2012 10:54:30 AM PDT by tx_eggman (Liberalism is only possible in that moment when a man chooses Barabas over Christ.)
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To: Zakeet

Everything Obama says and does is political even if it’s making a decision “not to be political”.


28 posted on 10/30/2012 10:58:19 AM PDT by tsowellfan (KEEP WORKING like we are 10 POINTS DOWN!!!!)
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He’s doing his job?

Unprecedented!


29 posted on 10/30/2012 11:00:43 AM PDT by Rio (Tempis Fugit.)
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To: Zakeet
The MSM photo crews must be busy down there in the White House. Heck, it wouldn't surprise me to see a 2-hour docudrama on TV Sunday night showing his awesomeness at work saving 80 million lives.
30 posted on 10/30/2012 11:02:26 AM PDT by Cementjungle
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To: 1035rep

LOL!


31 posted on 10/30/2012 11:03:18 AM PDT by whinecountry (Semper Ubi Sub Ubi)
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To: Zakeet

And here we go as predicted.. the narrative of how our “Great Reader” takes charge in a crisis.


32 posted on 10/30/2012 11:04:52 AM PDT by ScottinVA (Record high turnout is our hope for sending 0bama home. Pray hard!!!)
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To: adorno

Maybe the dems should have kept God in the platform. Oh that’s right ahem they did. I’m sure God appreciated it.


33 posted on 10/30/2012 11:07:35 AM PDT by DWC (historian)
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To: Zakeet

The biggest benefit of Sandy for Obama is it gives him a convenient excuse to hide from Benghazi questions while pretending to be President. He’ll milk as close to election day as possible.


34 posted on 10/30/2012 11:10:11 AM PDT by Paine in the Neck (Socialism consumes everything)
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To: Zakeet

"Y'all keep telling everyone what a great and important job I'm doing. I'm gonna go back and watch some more gay porn..."

35 posted on 10/30/2012 11:17:42 AM PDT by mrsmith (Dumb sluts: Lifeblood of the Media, Backbone of the Democrat Party!)
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To: Zakeet
Obama held a video-teleconference in the White House Situation Room on Tuesday about the storm with top members of his team

"This is a real drag! Can't I just go back to my fawning idiot crowds or golf or...pretty much anything else? It's not like I'm responsible for this storm's damage!"

36 posted on 10/30/2012 11:17:51 AM PDT by Future Snake Eater (CrossFit.com)
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To: Zakeet

....he needs the excuse to lose


37 posted on 10/30/2012 11:25:07 AM PDT by Doogle ((USAF.68-73..8th TFW Ubon Thailand..never store a threat you should have eliminated))
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To: Obadiah

EXACTLY!! Same thought! Worked real good for McCain and the dude was a Senator! He bombed! But truth be told, we were sitting on needles and pins waiting for the OCT surprise to be dropped sometime this week from the RATS...it saddens me that it was Mother Nature you dropped the bomb and only God knows if it will work to Obumbler’s advantage. PRAY, pray and pray some more and GTVO!


38 posted on 10/30/2012 11:29:30 AM PDT by RoseofTexas
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To: GoldenPup

You read my mind.


39 posted on 10/30/2012 11:38:48 AM PDT by grannie9 (Of all the things I've ever lost,...I miss my mind the most.)
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To: Zakeet
Romney: Following a decision to cancel campaign events in Virginia on Sunday, Romney has also scrapped a Tuesday trip to New Hampshire “to ensure we do not put people in danger and do not tie up first-responders,” ... -Politico

But, we will see Zero show up with his entourage in EVERYBODY's Way so he can get photo ops!


40 posted on 10/30/2012 11:40:36 AM PDT by WVKayaker ("Mitt Romney couldn't keep up with lies and spin of Barack Obama" - Sarah Palin 10/24)
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To: Zakeet

Well OBummer’s concern for storm damage is a hell of a lot more than he showed for his Benghazi staff, who he betrayed.


41 posted on 10/30/2012 11:45:37 AM PDT by Candor7 (Obama fascism article: http://www.americanthinker.com/2009/05/barack_obama_the_quintessentia_1.html)
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To: mass55th
Another day of Obama pretending to work. More than likely he’s in the Oval Office watching episodes of “Homeland.”

Nah, "Home Shopping Network"...

"Uh, yeah, those leather white/brown golf shoes with the gold spikes? Size 11..."


42 posted on 10/30/2012 11:57:10 AM PDT by COBOL2Java (I'm not voting for Obama, so therefore I must be helping Romney!)
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To: GoldenPup

I think he’s trying to un-ring the Benghazi bell.......which he can’t.


43 posted on 10/30/2012 12:23:45 PM PDT by PhiloBedo (You gotta roll with the punches and get with what's real.)
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To: goldstategop

I will be surprised if I am wrong about this -

0bama’s reputation is built in long hence, and no amount of “pretending he is president” now is going to make a whit of difference to voters. Though -bama, Axlerod, and crew are now reduced to gambling that the effect you are touting will have a useful effect, I believe that something else will occur:

The “base” and “reachable” voters for him who need to constantly be fed hype in order to get out of their comfort zone to vote will lose energy rapidly, just like the “superstorm Sandy” is now barely producing 30mph gusts 20 hours after landfall. Democrats turnout will go down next Tuesday due to this. Those who are voting for R&R, or who are “reachable” by R&Rm will not be affected by any such slowdown. That is due to R&R voters being far more likely to be self starters, and TeaPartiers, and we have been crawling over broken glass ever since we accosted the Senate with phone calls and much more over the 2007 immigration bill. We have not tired, nor will we.

I wager that the result will be a major swing this week toward the whole GOP ticket, at all levels, in every state. Much as the loss of McCain’s electoral position ‘08 is now blamed on his “suspending his campaign” due to the “economic crisis”, the coming ‘12 debacle for the Dems will be blamed on -bama leaving the field, to pretend to be president, leaving the rest of the Dems to drift by themselves. Not even the upcoming film/TV feature that Hollywood and the Dinosaur TV networks are now working with the Whitehouse to produce and air this weekend featuring the fearless exploits of the “storm-battered president” will manage to change it. People will see it as simple pretense.


44 posted on 10/30/2012 12:37:51 PM PDT by AFPhys ((Praying for our troops, our citizens, that the Bible and Freedom become basis of the US law again))
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To: Old Sarge

Pretending to be president.

Too bad for Stevens and Woods that he didn’t bother to even pretend to be president on Sep.11. If he had done so, instead of being a perpetual campaigner and entertainment event attendee, they might still be alive.


45 posted on 10/30/2012 12:52:25 PM PDT by AFPhys ((Praying for our troops, our citizens, that the Bible and Freedom become basis of the US law again))
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To: Zakeet

"I'd better check if I can find a golf course that is still open."

46 posted on 10/30/2012 12:57:43 PM PDT by Arrowhead1952 ("It's better to vote for a Republican you don't know than wind up with a dim you don't like".)
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To: AFPhys

He might as well suspend the rest of his stops...he was preaching to the choir and he wasn’t saying anything of value anyway. Big Bird? Binders? Give me a break.


47 posted on 10/30/2012 12:58:13 PM PDT by ez (When you're a hammer, everything looks like a nail.)
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To: Zakeet
Hurricane Benghazi

Coming soon to the Traitør @ 1600


Prospective Cordage Vendors: Please submit bids via your nearest General Services Administration contact point

48 posted on 10/30/2012 1:06:02 PM PDT by tomkat
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To: Paine in the Neck

I think most of the damage that can be done on Benghazi has been done. The rest will come out later. Let’s get this thing back to the economy and jobs for the last five days.


49 posted on 10/30/2012 1:06:35 PM PDT by ez (When you're a hammer, everything looks like a nail.)
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To: Zakeet

At his little presser at the Red Cross today he actually said “America doesn’t leave people behind”.


50 posted on 10/30/2012 2:25:42 PM PDT by Terry Mross (To former friends and relatives. Don't ever contact me if you still support obama.)
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