Skip to comments.Obama Cancels Asia Trip Citing Government Shutdown
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.
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Well at least that pulls Kerry out of causing trouble in the Middle East. But is anybody watching out for Bo ?
Shut down his golf course.
Hurts, don’t it?
Now, how about no caviar for Moochelle?
Didn’t he read his own memo? “Make it hurt the little people in fly over country as much as possible.”
The ‘minibill’ strategy is working even better than expected.
Every day the Dems have to vote against funding something everyone thinks should be funded.
He found out the foreign press would be asking tough questions and not fawning like the US press leg humpers.
He’s probably gonna have a party in the little white hut with skimping by with flown in beef and a California chef.
Best reason yet for the shutdown!!
So what’s the downside?
My thoughts exactly! Keep it shut!
Don’t worry about it, 0bambi. We can still afford a one way airfare for you. Go home to Jakarta.
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.
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.
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.
Guess he’ll just have to play golf at Andrews AFB instead.
Declare Obama “non-Essential” and send him home. This could be a new campaign slogan.
The other day I read he had shortened the trip by eliminating a couple stops, but now it’s canceled altogether. hmm.