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Why Won't Obama Visit North Dakota?
National Journal ^ | August 25, 2013 | Amy Harder

Posted on 08/26/2013 6:46:46 PM PDT by Hojczyk

DICKINSON, N.D.—North Dakota is like an overachieving child who attracts the attention of everyone—except Dad.

The oil boom taking over western North Dakota and transforming America's energy landscape has prompted visits from people around the world—Germany, Turkey, Japan, Dubai, and elsewhere—to see what they can learn and how they can benefit.

President Obama, however, has not visited the state since moving into the White House (although he did drop in twice during the 2008 presidential campaign).

Sen. Heidi Heitkamp, D-N.D., has a goal to change that, and she asked Obama earlier this year if he would visit.

"He said he wouldn't come in the winter," Heitkamp told National Journal while driving outside of Dickinson, a town of about 20,000 people on the edge of the oil patch. "That's as much of a commitment—I think it's really important for him to take a look," said Heitkamp, changing her thought mid-sentence.

North Dakota is at the heart of America's oil and natural gas boom. The state, thanks to two deep underground shale-rock formations called Bakken and Three Forks, produced more than 800,000 barrels of oil a day in June, roughly 10 percent of the country's overall daily oil production and an all-time record for the state. North Dakota has surpassed both California and Alaska to become the second-highest oil-producing state in the country, behind Texas.

"He's got an incredibly busy travel schedule, and it's not something we've spoken about," Jewell said. "The president relies on me and other members of his Cabinet to be his eyes and ears on the ground where development is taking place."

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1 posted on 08/26/2013 6:46:46 PM PDT by Hojczyk
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To: Hojczyk

Because he can only count to 58?


2 posted on 08/26/2013 6:48:06 PM PDT by South40
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To: Hojczyk

If you build a mosque, he will come.


3 posted on 08/26/2013 6:49:03 PM PDT by ClearCase_guy (21st century. I'm not a fan.)
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To: Hojczyk

Bammy B a Racis,


4 posted on 08/26/2013 6:49:39 PM PDT by Paladin2
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To: Hojczyk

Someone told him the state was really square?


5 posted on 08/26/2013 6:49:48 PM PDT by CrazyIvan (Obama phones= Bread and circuits.)
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6 posted on 08/26/2013 6:50:28 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: Hojczyk

Success in America repulses him.

Did you see the expression on his face presenting that MOH today?


7 posted on 08/26/2013 6:53:31 PM PDT by stanne
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To: Hojczyk

ND is diametrically opposed to his agenda and would prove all of his eco-energy-terrorism to be the lies that we all know that they are.


8 posted on 08/26/2013 6:54:58 PM PDT by LibLieSlayer (FROM MY COLD, DEAD HANDS!)
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To: Hojczyk

Need to import some people of a certain persuasion first


9 posted on 08/26/2013 6:55:24 PM PDT by Figment
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To: musicman

Drill that biotch!


10 posted on 08/26/2013 6:55:24 PM PDT by LibLieSlayer (FROM MY COLD, DEAD HANDS!)
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To: Paladin2

Bush never visited CA.

Repubs won’t visit states that can’t help the. Same with Dems.


11 posted on 08/26/2013 6:57:14 PM PDT by BunnySlippers (I LOVE BULL MARKETS . . .)
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Willard Mitt Romney Republican 188,320 58.32% 3
Barack H. Soetoro Democratic 124,966 38.70% 0


12 posted on 08/26/2013 6:58:14 PM PDT by A.A. Cunningham (Barry Soetoro can't pass E-verify)
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To: Hojczyk
Why Won't Obama Visit North Dakota?

We should all be so lucky.

13 posted on 08/26/2013 6:58:27 PM PDT by Lonely Bull
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To: Hojczyk

Because he would not be welcomed?


14 posted on 08/26/2013 7:00:52 PM PDT by mylife (Ted Cruz understands the law, and he does not fear the unlawful.)
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To: Hojczyk
Inspecting the US Nuke Missile Silos there ? to see how many that are expendable for the Russians to take out after the US sends Tomahawks Missiles into Syria ?
15 posted on 08/26/2013 7:01:13 PM PDT by American Constitutionalist
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To: South40

They should feel fortunate!


16 posted on 08/26/2013 7:04:55 PM PDT by albie (re)
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To: Hojczyk


Odumbo ? Your Secretary of State Lurch asked us to be " Transparent " about our situation in Syria... Odumbo ? Where's your birth certificate ?
17 posted on 08/26/2013 7:05:18 PM PDT by American Constitutionalist
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To: Hojczyk

N. Dakota proves that everything that Obama believes in about economics is WRONG!


18 posted on 08/26/2013 7:09:16 PM PDT by Signalman
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To: ClearCase_guy
If you build a mosque, he will come.

Can't be that, there's been one since 1929.

1st Mosque in U.S.

19 posted on 08/26/2013 7:10:49 PM PDT by Fightin Whitey
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To: A.A. Cunningham

You can tell the reservation land in ND


20 posted on 08/26/2013 7:18:00 PM PDT by Last Dakotan
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To: BunnySlippers

There are plenty of conservative counties in CA.


21 posted on 08/26/2013 7:19:14 PM PDT by Paladin2 (posted using God given fat thumbs from a smart phone.)
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To: Hojczyk

Because Bath House Barree from Nairobee found out there are no gay bath houses in Williston.


22 posted on 08/26/2013 7:19:34 PM PDT by Bedford Forrest (Roger, Contact, Judy, Out. Fox One. Splash one.<I>)
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To: Paladin2

Politicians don’t visit a state unless they can carry it. It is very simply a matter of using money for good effect.

They are better off going to a swing state.

It’s economics. All politicians do it.


23 posted on 08/26/2013 7:21:06 PM PDT by BunnySlippers (I LOVE BULL MARKETS . . .)
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To: Hojczyk
Why Won't Obama Visit North Dakota?

Right, then, colour Me confused; is that a complaint of some sort or a proud proclamation of where they stand on boasting rights?

24 posted on 08/26/2013 7:30:07 PM PDT by Utilizer (Bacon A'kbar! - In world today are only peaceful people, and the mooslimbs trying to kill them-)
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To: BunnySlippers

I saw Bush in Oxnard in 2000. He gave me a thumbs up.


25 posted on 08/26/2013 7:32:52 PM PDT by ArmstedFragg (hoaxy dopey changey)
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To: BunnySlippers

Bush never visited CA?

LOL ..... are you sure about that?


26 posted on 08/26/2013 7:34:22 PM PDT by OkiMusashi (Beware the fury of a patient man. --- John Dryden)
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To: Hojczyk

Nothing to do with Obama, but they ruined it when the made separate states out of the Dakota territory. If they had just made the territory one state, they’d not only have one of the biggest states in the union, they’d have the one with best name. You never hear anybody say they want to visit North Dakota. But if it was just Dakota, a lot more people would go just by the sound of the name. Just my worthless opinion.


27 posted on 08/26/2013 7:36:05 PM PDT by driftless2
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To: stanne

Obama will only be the 12th sitting President to ever visit North Dakota. President Bush visited North Dakota in 2005 during his second term. Obama is visiting in the second term too. I guess second term Presidents visit North Dakota it seems.


28 posted on 08/26/2013 7:37:35 PM PDT by napscoordinator ( Santorum-Bachmann 2016 for the future of the Country!)
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To: Hojczyk

We should take notes so he will not come visit Texas!


29 posted on 08/26/2013 7:38:48 PM PDT by rfreedom4u (I have a copy of the Constitution! And I'm not afraid to use it!)
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To: A.A. Cunningham

These maps are deceiving. They should show the vote by county population. I suspect the blue counties are home to Fargo, Bismarck and Indian lands. With your vote spread only 60,000 votes and urban populations growing due to oil and gas, ND - as a state - will be voting liberal soon. It’s happening in conservative Texas today. Who woulda thunk?

Here in WA, Willard won the majority of the counties. But all he needed were the cities of Seattle, Tacoma and Spokane. The rest of our votes collectively could not overcome that.

We must win over the cities en toto and to hell chasing after this race or that race


30 posted on 08/26/2013 7:48:08 PM PDT by llevrok ("It's a beautiful thing, the destruction of words....." - Geo. Orwell)
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To: Hojczyk

Please, please, please keep him away from my state. The majority of North Dakotans don’t want him here. Send him to Minnesota instead.


31 posted on 08/26/2013 7:48:22 PM PDT by debrawiest
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To: debrawiest

thanks. it’s bad enough we have crazy eyes Dayton that can’t remember what bills he’s signed.


32 posted on 08/26/2013 7:58:27 PM PDT by TurboZamboni (Marx smelled bad & lived with his parents most his life.)
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To: stanne

It would shame him.


33 posted on 08/26/2013 8:00:12 PM PDT by ully2
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To: Hojczyk
"He's got an incredibly busy travel schedule, and it's not something we've spoken about," Jewell said.

Between campaigning, vacations and golf, it's a wonder he has time to play basketball.

34 posted on 08/26/2013 8:01:18 PM PDT by Colonel_Flagg (Army dad. And damned proud.)
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To: Hojczyk

I think North Dakota is far, far better off NOT having obama and mooch visit. Presidential visits SUCK. His suck even worse.


35 posted on 08/26/2013 8:24:37 PM PDT by Secret Agent Man (Gone Galt; Not averse to Going Bronson.)
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To: Hojczyk

By my calculations at 800000 barrels a day they are making $24 billion a year or more just on oil.

It’s staggering.


36 posted on 08/26/2013 8:27:08 PM PDT by lonestar67 (I remember when unemployment was 4.7 percent)
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To: napscoordinator

North Dakota is experiencing a major economic boom at the moment. But huge


37 posted on 08/26/2013 8:36:14 PM PDT by stanne
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To: Hojczyk

Americans tell Obama “THE JIG IS UP”

IMPEACH OBAMA before it is too late


38 posted on 08/26/2013 8:44:18 PM PDT by hapnHal (hapnHal)
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To: hapnHal

bump


39 posted on 08/26/2013 8:45:50 PM PDT by GeronL
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To: Hojczyk

“He said he wouldn’t come in the winter,”

Well, he certainly doesn’t need to worry about freezing his nuts off, now does he?


40 posted on 08/26/2013 8:51:42 PM PDT by beelzepug (if any alphabets are watchin', I'll be coming home right after the meetin')
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Very few Black people there......


41 posted on 08/26/2013 8:51:51 PM PDT by Godwin1
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To: Last Dakotan

Four of the 6 counties he carried in 2012 have reservations. He did much better in 2008—13 counties including those which contain Fargo and Grand Forks. He did not carry the county which has the state capital either time.


42 posted on 08/26/2013 8:52:36 PM PDT by Verginius Rufus
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To: debrawiest

What happened last year when your state elected Heitkamp? Was her opponent that inept?

It was very disappointing to see both ND Senators vote for the Schumer-Rubio amnesty and massive-increase-in-legal-immigration-bill. Is Hoeven really dumb enough to believe in the phony enforcement amendment he signed onto at the last hour?


43 posted on 08/26/2013 8:55:50 PM PDT by Aetius
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To: Hojczyk

Bakken refutes all his policies.


44 posted on 08/26/2013 8:57:00 PM PDT by TBP (Obama lies, Granny dies.)
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To: BunnySlippers

Bush visited Oregon and never came close to carrying it.


45 posted on 08/26/2013 9:00:03 PM PDT by TruthWillWin (The problem with socialism is that you eventually run out of other peoples money.)
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To: Verginius Rufus
He did much better in 2008—13 counties including those which contain Fargo and Grand Forks.

And which contain the state universities...

46 posted on 08/26/2013 9:01:15 PM PDT by okie01 (The Mainstream Media: IGNORANCE ON PARADE)
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To: okie01

His margins were not that big—a little more than 1000 votes in Grand Forks County (out of 31,000 votes) and a 5,000-vote margin in Cass County (Fargo) out of 70,000 votes cast. (Just counting the votes for the two major candidates.) The University of North Dakota has about 14,000 students and 680 faculty. North Dakota State University has about the same number of students and about 800 faculty.


47 posted on 08/26/2013 9:06:59 PM PDT by Verginius Rufus
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To: Hojczyk
Why Won't Obama Visit North Dakota?...it represents prosperity, individualism and independence, qualities he despises because he can't control them and has vowed to drive from the country as he brings "fundamental change"......
48 posted on 08/26/2013 9:10:59 PM PDT by Intolerant in NJ
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To: BunnySlippers
Bush never visited CA.

How quick some forget.

President George W. Bush walks across the tarmac with NFO Lt. Ryan Phillips to Navy One, an S-3B Viking jet, at Naval Air Station North Island in San Diego Thursday, May 1, 2003. Flying to the USS Abraham Lincoln, the President will address the nation and spend the night aboard ship. White House photo by Susan Sterner

President George W. Bush speaks to Marines and their families following lunch inside the mess hall at the Marine Corps Air Ground Combat Center in Twentynine Palms, California, Sunday, April 23, 2006. White House photo by Eric Draper

President George W. Bush walks with Former President Gerald Ford and Betty Ford after arriving for a visit in Rancho Mirage, California, Sunday, April 23, 2006.

President George W. Bush hugs an unidentified woman Thursday, Oct. 25, 2007, at a FEMA emergency center in Rancho Bernardo, California. The President visited the Southern California area hard hit by recent wildfires, consoling those who lost their homes and commending those whose efforts saved others. White House photo by Eric Draper

Bush Tours California Wildfire Damage

et al

49 posted on 08/26/2013 9:19:34 PM PDT by A.A. Cunningham (Barry Soetoro can't pass E-verify)
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To: BunnySlippers

Bush visited California. A cursory look showed a visit to Fort Irwin in 2007, and I remember him going to Reagans funeral.


50 posted on 08/26/2013 10:01:04 PM PDT by DesertRhino (I was standing with a rifle, waiting for soviet paratroopers, but communists just ran for office.)
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