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President Obama Defends Historic Trip to Burma
Washington Post ^ | November 19, 2012 | David Nakamura

Posted on 11/19/2012 5:10:00 AM PST by lbryce

President Obama on Sunday defended his trip to Burma, insisting that the visit Monday is “not an endorsement” of the nation’s long-repressive leadership but rather an acknowledgment that the country is making progress toward reform.

“I don’t think anybody is under any illusion that Burma has arrived, that they’re where they need to be,” Obama said at a joint news conference with Thai Prime Minister Yingluck Shinawatra to begin his three-country Asia trip.

President Obama arrived in Thailand on Sunday on his first foreign trip since winning a second term. His visit is designed to expand the U.S. economic and military footprint in the Asia-Pacific region. 0.

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TOPICS: Extended News; Foreign Affairs; Government; News/Current Events
KEYWORDS: airforceone; partying; vacation
President Obama on Sunday defended his trip to Burma, insisting that the visit Monday is “not an endorsement” of the nation’s long-repressive leadership.

The guy just won one the biggest elections in American history, Why should he stick around in such a depressing place like Washington, DC, where there's nothing but bad news all around. It's time to party, celebrate his victory over America, the American people, go on a whirlwind tour at the taxpayers' cost just Air Force One alone costs $750,0000 an hour to fly. What better, more enjoyable way to rack up the deficit then with an entourage of over 100 people, press, staff, etc who don't pay a dime??

Besides, he says his trip to Burma is not an endorsement of the nation's long repressive leadership. He's just going to learn how he can do the same here in the US.

1 posted on 11/19/2012 5:10:11 AM PST by lbryce
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To: lbryce

He’s heard about those Thai pretty-boys, and he WANTS one.


2 posted on 11/19/2012 5:13:16 AM PST by knarf (I say things that are true ... I have no proof ... but they're true)
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To: lbryce

I wonder if he will bow.


3 posted on 11/19/2012 5:16:22 AM PST by Daveinyork (."Trusting government with power and money is like trusting teenaged boys with whiskey and car keys,)
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To: knarf
You remind me of the post yesterday written rather sarcastically on whether the President had plans on bailing out Hostess Bakeries, and their most favorite product, Twinkies. I wrote the President love dem Twinkies. The younger the better.
4 posted on 11/19/2012 5:18:02 AM PST by lbryce (BHO:"Now, I am become Death, the destroyer of worlds by way Oppenheiner at Trinity NM)
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To: Daveinyork

Caught a quick shot of him trying to walk all “presidential”. Then he folded his hands and leaned them forward while greeting some Asian woman. He looked like a total ass out of his element. Looked like a school boy trying to remember the pointers someone gave him on how to act. It was funny to watch


5 posted on 11/19/2012 5:20:38 AM PST by jersey117
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To: lbryce

ANY day that he is out of the country, is a GOOD day.


6 posted on 11/19/2012 5:20:45 AM PST by CMailBag
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To: lbryce
President Obama on Sunday defended his trip to Burma, insisting that the visit Monday is “not an endorsement” of the nation’s long-repressive leadership but rather an acknowledgment that the country is making progress toward reform.

And those golf courses...wow!

7 posted on 11/19/2012 5:20:55 AM PST by COBOL2Java (The GOP-e said "Beat a Marxist with a Liberal!" What a colossal blunder.)
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To: jersey117

“It was funny to watch”

Before you laugh, remember that he is the commander-in-chief of the world’s most powerful military in history, and he will hold that post for the next four years.


8 posted on 11/19/2012 5:25:12 AM PST by Daveinyork (."Trusting government with power and money is like trusting teenaged boys with whiskey and car keys,)
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To: lbryce

What a pile of crap. He is in Burma, now known as Myanmar, for one reason only, and that is to stand up for muslims. Myanmar has a problem with islam, who doesn’t. And Bambam is there to help those poor repressed muzzies.

kinda like he stands up for the Copts in Egypt. Oh wait.....


9 posted on 11/19/2012 5:29:36 AM PST by bergmeid (FUBO)
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To: COBOL2Java

Burma..Myanmar. Maybe a good example who a dictatorship can be a pathway to democracy without a new violent revolution. Another case where brutal dictators kept even worse guys under control and got the wheels back on.
Not a PC route, but one that seems to have worked in Korea, Taiwan, Indonesia, Singapore and somewhat Thailand.
AS for Zero’s visit..he is just taking a victory lap for something he had nothing to do with. I’m sure he will get in some licks about the persecuted muslim minorities in the very Buddhist country.
He should be at home in conference with the Congress..but travel is more fun.


10 posted on 11/19/2012 5:29:54 AM PST by Oldexpat
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To: lbryce
Reasons for the trip....

1) Getting out of town while the ME melts down.

2) Getting out of town and away from the Benghazi/Petreaus meltdown.

3)Going to where Hillary is to make sure she is on the same page re number two...she did not come to him.

11 posted on 11/19/2012 5:30:12 AM PST by wtc911 (Amigo - you've been had.)
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To: knarf

Aid this deplorable country via this trip.....$170 million.


12 posted on 11/19/2012 5:30:24 AM PST by Sacajaweau
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To: lbryce

Send them a card, save us some money.


13 posted on 11/19/2012 5:31:25 AM PST by polkajello
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To: lbryce
heh heh heh ... andf I can't remember anything but white twinkies, at that

heh heh heh

14 posted on 11/19/2012 5:32:43 AM PST by knarf (I say things that are true ... I have no proof ... but they're true)
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To: bergmeid

Buddist Country....And we are now bowing to Budda why??


15 posted on 11/19/2012 5:32:59 AM PST by Sacajaweau
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To: Daveinyork

I know. I know. I’m trying to forget. I’ve been in a state of depression since the election and don’t know if I can handle the next four years. I pray every day for some kind of divine intervention.


16 posted on 11/19/2012 5:33:22 AM PST by jersey117
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To: bergmeid
He is in Burma, now known as Myanmar, for one reason only, and that is to stand up for muslims.

Obama is gonna learn in his second term that not many will be willing to listen to a country who's economy and military are being deconstructed.

What is he gonna threaten them with?

Idiot. He's disarming himself.

17 posted on 11/19/2012 5:33:53 AM PST by skeeter
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To: lbryce

If not for the innocent crew . . .


18 posted on 11/19/2012 5:35:40 AM PST by tomkat (a million tiny cuts .. add yours daily .. be creative)
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To: skeeter

Wonder where he was served Dog over Rice.


19 posted on 11/19/2012 5:35:51 AM PST by YukonGreen
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To: wtc911

Hillary is with him because he doesn’t know sh**.


20 posted on 11/19/2012 5:36:51 AM PST by Sacajaweau
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To: skeeter

Yes, you might say the President is disarming.


21 posted on 11/19/2012 5:37:27 AM PST by lbryce (BHO:"Now, I am become Death, the destroyer of worlds by way Oppenheiner at Trinity NM)
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To: lbryce

The guy just won one the biggest elections in American history by cheating and rigging elections.

Just thought I;d add more of a fact for you if you dont mind


22 posted on 11/19/2012 5:40:05 AM PST by manc (Marriage =1 man + 1 woman,when they say marriage equality then they should support polygamy)
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To: lbryce

I suspect that “O” will do a lot of traveling now that he is ‘re elected’.

He needs to personally consolidate the Communist end-run on American liberty and sovereignty!

He’ll be meeting with all his anti-American buddies, either publicly or otherwise, while he is on these taxpayer paid junkets to visit with our enemies! It’s much easier to accomplish this subterfuge out of the limelight of DC... and after ALL, Americans really aren’t smart enough to see that his schmoozing with our enemies is his wider and intensified agenda, when it is fronted off as ‘Presidential travel’.

What the h^%$ business does this clown have in THAT part of the world NOW? Is THAT what matters in THIS political and economic environment, NOW?

Our situation is more perilous and fragile now that it has been for decades and HE needs to travel THERE? The ME is about to incinerate itself and everything else along with it, our economy is lame, our E coast is still reeling from a storm, the jobless rate is escalating… WTF!!!???


23 posted on 11/19/2012 5:41:56 AM PST by SMARTY ("The man who has no inner-life is a slave to his surroundings. "Henri Frederic Amiel)
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To: manc
Any Tsunami’s predicted for that area soon?
24 posted on 11/19/2012 5:41:56 AM PST by angcat
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To: lbryce

I suspect that “O” will do a lot of traveling now that he is ‘re elected’.

He needs to personally consolidate the Communist end-run on American liberty and sovereignty!

He’ll be meeting with all his anti-American buddies, either publicly or otherwise, while he is on these taxpayer paid junkets to visit with our enemies! It’s much easier to accomplish this subterfuge out of the limelight of DC... and after ALL, Americans really aren’t smart enough to see that his schmoozing with our enemies is his wider and intensified agenda, when it is fronted off as ‘Presidential travel’.

What the h^%$ business does this clown have in THAT part of the world NOW? Is THAT what matters in THIS political and economic environment, NOW?

Our situation is more perilous and fragile now that it has been for decades and HE needs to travel THERE? The ME is about to incinerate itself and everything else along with it, our economy is lame, our E coast is still reeling from a storm, the jobless rate is escalating… WTF!!!???


25 posted on 11/19/2012 5:42:13 AM PST by SMARTY ("The man who has no inner-life is a slave to his surroundings. "Henri Frederic Amiel)
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To: lbryce
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26 posted on 11/19/2012 5:44:50 AM PST by Thorliveshere
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To: lbryce

Why do I get the image of the Obamas sitting around at the end of the day saying, “Ok, where have we NOT been in the world? Will they love us there?”


27 posted on 11/19/2012 5:46:06 AM PST by jughandle
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To: lbryce

Obama probably took some advice from the Clintons to bail out of Washington for awhile to let things die down a bit.
Personally I wish Obama would leave America permanently, I hope he falls in love with one of the Thai shemales or something.

There is an old saying and it still applies, “When the cat is away the mice will play”.


28 posted on 11/19/2012 5:47:03 AM PST by Eye of Unk
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To: lbryce

There is a “gold rush” going on in Myanmar right now. There aren’t a whole lot of Last Frontiers out there, and every multinational in the world is frantically trying to get government contracts and preferential positions in the Myanmar market. Obama is visiting to make sure his cronies and contributors don’t get left out.


29 posted on 11/19/2012 5:48:43 AM PST by Mr. Jeeves (CTRL-GALT-DELETE)
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To: lbryce

Trip more likely an excuse to abscond while being cloistered with controlled media.


30 posted on 11/19/2012 5:51:32 AM PST by School of Rational Thought (Fun for women ages 21 through 35)
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To: manc

The guy just won one the biggest elections in American history by cheating and rigging elections.

I tried to explain this to some friends of mine who voted for Obama and are on the democratic side and not the patriotic side like us but dang it if they did not throw it back in my face that if that were true, the GOP would be yelling and screaming about it all day long and pressing that issue.....UGH! Damn GOP.


31 posted on 11/19/2012 5:51:48 AM PST by napscoordinator (GOP Candidate 2020 - "Bloomberg 2020 - We vote for whatever crap the GOP puts in front of us.")
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To: Eye of Unk

It is one big “fly-around-and-party” for this illegally “reelected” illegal Pinnochio-of-a-president. What a complete anti-American pin-headed sad sack.


32 posted on 11/19/2012 5:52:46 AM PST by hal ogen (First Amendment or Reeducation Camp?)
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To: angcat

nah, nothing but cameras for his photo op and a media to change the issue which is at hand right now, sorry two months ago.

Libya, dead Americans, lies, cheating, spy chief under investigation , I mean it sounds like a Hollywood movie but then again this administration has been a joke since day one and if the GOP had stopped their cheating or spoke up we might not have had this idiot for another 4 long , lying , corrupt, frigging years


33 posted on 11/19/2012 5:53:47 AM PST by manc (Marriage =1 man + 1 woman,when they say marriage equality then they should support polygamy)
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To: CMailBag
ANY day that he is out of the country, is a GOOD day.

AMEN to that!!

34 posted on 11/19/2012 5:54:30 AM PST by Marathoner (Benghazi = Watergate on steroids)
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To: lbryce

“President Obama on Sunday defended his trip to Burma, insisting that the visit Monday is “not an endorsement” of the nation’s long-repressive leadership.”

Interesting IMO that he’s offering defense before the offense.


35 posted on 11/19/2012 5:55:32 AM PST by rockinqsranch (Dems, Libs, Socialists, call 'em what you will, they ALL have fairies livin' in their trees.)
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To: lbryce

He can no longer get adulation here in our country so he must go elsewhere to live on that.


36 posted on 11/19/2012 5:58:33 AM PST by vicar7 ("Polls are for strippers and cross-country skiers" Sarah Palin)
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To: napscoordinator

My wife explained it ti a neighbor this weekend.

The woman wondered why the media and the news had not mentioned it.

Maybe if the GOP had got on TV and called a press conference then more would have heard about it.

Hell we don;t even know where obama was during this latest terrorist attack in Libya or what he did or what order he gave or even did he go to sleep.

The only thing the GOP is doing right now is keep saying taxes will not go up on the top 2%.

Maybe it;s just me but I say raise the taxes like obama wants, then say we worked with obama but he still has not stopped the debt going up and then watch him raise taxes on lower incomes and then when that doesn’t work then we shoudl win the next election in two years, take back the senate if we actually don;t put dopes out there and then get the white house.

All I hear is how the GOP wants to fight for the top 2% and thatplays well with the great unwashed masses.


37 posted on 11/19/2012 6:03:28 AM PST by manc (Marriage =1 man + 1 woman,when they say marriage equality then they should support polygamy)
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To: COBOL2Java; Daveinyork; wtc911; CMailBag
....and remember Benghazi
38 posted on 11/19/2012 6:11:28 AM PST by haffast
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To: knarf
The good news is, these were a limited edition.


39 posted on 11/19/2012 6:29:22 AM PST by BykrBayb (Somewhere, my flower is there. ~ Þ)
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To: BykrBayb

They must’a came out when I was in prison ...


40 posted on 11/19/2012 6:38:26 AM PST by knarf (I say things that are true ... I have no proof ... but they're true)
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To: jersey117

“I pray every day for some kind of divine intervention.”

What might that look like?


41 posted on 11/19/2012 6:38:55 AM PST by Daveinyork (."Trusting government with power and money is like trusting teenaged boys with whiskey and car keys,)
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To: lbryce

“President Obama on Sunday defended his trip to Burma,...”

Had to return a defective can of shave cream.


42 posted on 11/19/2012 6:47:08 AM PST by duckman (I'm part of the group pulling the wagon!)
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To: knarf

He’s heard about those Thai pretty-boys, and he WANTS one.


Barry Soetoro was fond of his tranny nanny in Indonesia...


43 posted on 11/19/2012 6:47:27 AM PST by Hotlanta Mike ("God only knows it's not what we would choose to do." - Lyric from Us and Them - Pink Floyd)
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To: duckman
Had to return a defective can of shave cream.

...Be nice and clean/Shave everyday and you'll always look keen.

44 posted on 11/19/2012 6:48:56 AM PST by dfwgator
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To: duckman

Certainly, your comment passed through my mind when reading the article. :-)


45 posted on 11/19/2012 6:49:57 AM PST by lbryce (BHO:"Now, I am become Death, the destroyer of worlds by way Oppenheiner at Trinity NM)
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To: lbryce; Jim Robinson; onyx; annieokie; madmominct; AngelesCrestHighway; Ernest_at_the_Beach; ...

” - - - “I don’t think anybody is under any illusion that - - - “
..My Oval Empty Chair is empty again.
...I always run away whenever there is a major problem that Americans expect me to work on.
....My invention of the smoke and mirrors ‘Fiscal Cliff’ was just a gimmick to extract a Bipartisan Cave-In from the RINOs, so that I can keep on spending beyond the means of their ability to generate Federal Income.
.....I really, Really, REALLY enjoy riding around in my private Corporate Jet.
......Running away from problems is the ONLY way that I am able to keep from laughing out loud in public at how much fun I’m having destroying America!
.......This is so EASY!
........Americans are the most gullible people that the World has ever known!
.........Although all folks are not equal today, my Obamanation Communism policies in the next four years will exceed the wildest dreams of me or my Father, whoever he really was.
..........At last! America will FINALLY become a third Country!

_________

LONG LIVE THE TRUE EQUALITY THAT ONLY COMES FROM OBAMANATION COMMUNISM!


46 posted on 11/19/2012 7:09:49 AM PST by Graewoulf ((Traitor John Roberts' Obama"care" violates Sherman Anti-Trust Law, AND the U.S. Constitution.))
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To: Graewoulf

Correction to my previous posted reply: “third World” is corrected to “Third World Country.” Sorry, I’ll have my second cup of coffee now.


47 posted on 11/19/2012 7:14:23 AM PST by Graewoulf ((Traitor John Roberts' Obama"care" violates Sherman Anti-Trust Law, AND the U.S. Constitution.))
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To: lbryce

Oh-h-h, can’t wait for the Opera!

OBAMA in BAMA.

Has a ring to it like NIXON IN CHINA.


48 posted on 11/19/2012 7:47:10 AM PST by Ruy Dias de Bivar (The parasites now outnumber the producers.)
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