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Obama Cancels Asia Trip Citing Government Shutdown
McClatchy ^ | Thursday, October 3, 2013 | Lesley Clark

Posted on 10/03/2013 8:33:34 PM PDT by kristinn

President Obama has cancelled a planned trip to Asia, citing the government shutdown.

Obama had been scheduled to leave Washington late Saturday for summits in Indonesia and Brunei, but instead called leaders in those countries to express regret, the White House said.

White House Press Secretary Jay Carney said Obama made the decision "based on the difficulty in moving forward with foreign travel in the face of a shutdown, and his determination to continue pressing his case that Republicans should immediately allow a vote to reopen the government."

Obama told the leaders that Secretary of State John Kerry will lead delegations to both countries in his place.

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


TOPICS: Foreign Affairs; Front Page News; Government; News/Current Events
KEYWORDS: apec; bho44; bhoasia; obama; shutdown

1 posted on 10/03/2013 8:33:34 PM PDT by kristinn
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To: kristinn

Well at least that pulls Kerry out of causing trouble in the Middle East. But is anybody watching out for Bo ?


2 posted on 10/03/2013 8:39:24 PM PDT by faithhopecharity (Er)
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To: kristinn

Shut down his golf course.


3 posted on 10/03/2013 8:40:10 PM PDT by Spartan302 (Spartans never quit, they come back later with more warriors. Asymmetrical Warfare.)
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To: kristinn

Hurts, don’t it?


4 posted on 10/03/2013 8:41:08 PM PDT by struggle
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To: kristinn

Now, how about no caviar for Moochelle?


5 posted on 10/03/2013 8:43:31 PM PDT by Viennacon
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To: kristinn

Didn’t he read his own memo? “Make it hurt the little people in fly over country as much as possible.”


6 posted on 10/03/2013 8:44:20 PM PDT by kempster
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To: kristinn

He’s losing.

The ‘minibill’ strategy is working even better than expected.

Every day the Dems have to vote against funding something everyone thinks should be funded.


7 posted on 10/03/2013 8:45:28 PM PDT by mrsmith (Dumb sluts: Lifeblood of the Media, Backbone of the Democrat Party!)
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To: kristinn

He found out the foreign press would be asking tough questions and not fawning like the US press leg humpers.


8 posted on 10/03/2013 8:45:49 PM PDT by VRWC For Truth (Roberts has perverted the Constitution)
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To: kempster

He’s probably gonna have a party in the little white hut with skimping by with flown in beef and a California chef.


9 posted on 10/03/2013 8:47:15 PM PDT by VRWCarea51
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To: kristinn

Best reason yet for the shutdown!!


10 posted on 10/03/2013 8:49:57 PM PDT by dalereed
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To: kristinn

So what’s the downside?


11 posted on 10/03/2013 8:52:03 PM PDT by madison10
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To: kristinn
Obama should go back to Chicago since he's a non essential employee!
12 posted on 10/03/2013 8:52:09 PM PDT by dalereed
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To: dalereed

My thoughts exactly! Keep it shut!


13 posted on 10/03/2013 8:53:05 PM PDT by kcvl
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To: kristinn

Don’t worry about it, 0bambi. We can still afford a one way airfare for you. Go home to Jakarta.


14 posted on 10/03/2013 9:09:15 PM PDT by TigersEye (Stupid is a Progressive disease.)
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To: madison10

The down side? He’ll call press conference on Saturday and demand networks interrupt college football to lie thru his teeth. Claiming this is so important he cancelled his vacation to deal with it

Then he will do it again at 1:15 pm on Sunday to interrupt the NFL games. Most likely he will then be on 60 minutes.


15 posted on 10/03/2013 9:09:33 PM PDT by VRWCarea51
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To: VRWC For Truth

Noah, someone phoned him A clue that the optics of him vacationing for the seventeeth time this year is probably not a good idea right now.


16 posted on 10/03/2013 9:12:47 PM PDT by VRWCarea51
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To: kristinn
There is also the protest at one of the Manila universities, I think it was University of the Philippines, which had a few thousand demonstrators. The the students were protesting his upcoming visit.

I thought it strange as UP, the short title, is known for being a bit left. I caught this from the airport lounge but have seen nothing else about this. I'll bet it figured in to Jug Ears decision not to go.

17 posted on 10/03/2013 11:27:56 PM PDT by SandwicheGuy (*The butter acts as a lubricant and speeds up the CPU*ou)
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To: kristinn

Guess he’ll just have to play golf at Andrews AFB instead.


18 posted on 10/04/2013 1:29:25 AM PDT by Gamecock (Many Atheists take the stand: "There is no God AND I hate Him.")
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To: kristinn

Declare Obama “non-Essential” and send him home. This could be a new campaign slogan.


19 posted on 10/04/2013 3:35:12 AM PDT by Truth29
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To: kristinn

The other day I read he had shortened the trip by eliminating a couple stops, but now it’s canceled altogether. hmm.


20 posted on 10/04/2013 3:47:17 AM PDT by FoxInSocks ("Hope is not a course of action." -- M. O'Neal, USMC)
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To: FoxInSocks

What, cancelled the trip? (Damn! And we missed a good chance to leave him over there.)


21 posted on 10/04/2013 4:19:22 AM PDT by Progov
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To: kristinn

So he called them? Isn’t that what everybody does that can’t afford an $80 million trip overseas?

Already the GOP is getting Obama to economize on these useless trips overseas. They’re essentially vacation perks of the office. Trillions of dollars of commerce is conducted via electronic communication without a single face to face interaction.

Do they really think it is still 1894?


22 posted on 10/04/2013 5:25:51 AM PDT by 1010RD (First, Do No Harm)
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To: kristinn

I guess he was told he had to pay for his own fuel.


23 posted on 10/04/2013 6:13:09 AM PDT by novemberslady
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To: kristinn

More good things that the shutdown is accomplishing


24 posted on 10/04/2013 6:19:20 AM PDT by Uncle Chip
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To: Viennacon

The shutdown has been especially hard for Moochelle.

She’s only allowed to dine at four 5-star DC-area restaurants a day instead of the usual six.


25 posted on 10/04/2013 6:25:29 AM PDT by july4thfreedomfoundation (The Second Amendment makes all the other amendments possible)
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To: Uncle Chip
Uncle Chip, the Trayvon Memorabilia is moving so slowly at the moment, that I have had some of our existing stock of hoodies re-screened with Reggie and Barry motifs.

In living colors, they walk hand-in-hand looking back at us over their shoulders on the back of the hoodie. Very emotional. It also looks smashing as a painting in dayglo acrylics on black velvet.

This cancellation of the Asia Trip does throw a bit of a monkey wrench into the deal though, as I was counting on massive sales in the transvestite and transgendered community in the Far East. These folks were depending upon Reggie and Barry coming out strong for them. Me too.

Oh well....

26 posted on 10/04/2013 6:39:44 AM PDT by Kenny Bunk ( "Obama, The Movie" Introducing Reggie Love as "Monica! ")
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To: Kenny Bunk

I have an idea:

Put them on ebay and then send an email that you have done so to Moochelle.

If they don’t sell out in the first day, then put your email to Moochelle on ebay.


27 posted on 10/04/2013 6:57:28 AM PDT by Uncle Chip
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To: Uncle Chip
Put them on ebay and then send an email that you have done so to Moochelle.

If they don’t sell out in the first day, then put your email to Moochelle on ebay.

This, this UC, is why we pay you the big bucks. Brilliant and 'twill be done.

28 posted on 10/04/2013 7:04:30 AM PDT by Kenny Bunk ( "Obama, The Movie" Introducing Reggie Love as "Monica! ")
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To: SandwicheGuy

Understand they were going to take bullet proof glass panels to use in hotel windows. Paranoia is a miserable state of mind... Protest threats. Guess that explains it.


29 posted on 10/04/2013 7:06:04 AM PDT by codder too
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To: Kenny Bunk
This, this UC, is why we pay you the big bucks.

Uhhhh ... I know the "why". I'm curious about the "when" part???

30 posted on 10/04/2013 7:21:32 AM PDT by Uncle Chip
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To: Spartan302

And Camp David.


31 posted on 10/04/2013 7:27:27 AM PDT by MinstrelBoy (If you're a conservative today, you're a hero.)
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To: kristinn

The shutdown is now saving sh!tload s of money now! Hussien is not happy. Awesome!!


32 posted on 10/04/2013 8:45:52 AM PDT by TMA62 (Al Sharpton - The North Korea of race relations)
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To: Uncle Chip
In re the big bucks: I know the "why". I'm curious about the "when" part???

Sorry to be retarded in the pay area, UC! You see we are engaged in a copyright battle with St. Trayvon's Holy Father and Saintly Stepmother, Al Sharpton, et al. We were all set to go to court, when Mr. Martin's new tattoo (You remember, the changeover from the Gang Tattoo to the Albrecht Durer "Praying Hands?") became seriously infected.

in the meantime UC, our Legal Department here at St. Trayvon Memorial Industries think your constant harping on the money issue is racis. OTOH, our Marketing Department still considers you the go-to Guru on St. Trayvon Memorial Products and will reimburse you for the trip to Rome to further the Canonization of St. Trayvon and we have you booked for appearances at the opening of several St. Trayvon Martin public and parochial schools.

IOW, your check will be in the mail.

33 posted on 10/05/2013 12:19:42 PM PDT by Kenny Bunk ( "Obama, The Movie" Introducing Reggie Love as "Monica! ")
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To: Kenny Bunk
in the meantime UC, our Legal Department here at St. Trayvon Memorial Industries think your constant harping on the money issue is racis.

In this regard please do not take offence if I request that the money you put in the mail bear the portraits of old white men rather than that black guy that was on them last time. Obamanotes are hard to pass.

34 posted on 10/05/2013 12:48:02 PM PDT by Uncle Chip
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To: kristinn

Too hungover.


35 posted on 10/07/2013 5:57:13 PM PDT by Diggity
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To: kristinn

White House Press Secretary Jay Carney said Obama made the decision “based on the difficulty in moving forward with foreign travel in the face of horrible publicity and
mocking press.”


36 posted on 10/07/2013 6:00:22 PM PDT by tet68 ( " We would not die in that man's company, that fears his fellowship to die with us...." Henry V.)
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