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Obama explains Sochi absence in interview with NBC’s Bob Costas
Politico ^ | Feb 6, 2014 | JENNIFER EPSTEIN

Posted on 02/06/2014 5:50:04 PM PST by MeshugeMikey

The president said he chose not to attend the Winter Olympics in Sochi, Russia, in part because he didn’t want to distract from the competition, he said in an interview airing Thursday.

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KEYWORDS: 2014olympics; bho44; bhorussia; snub
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Michelle doesnt like the cold?

Hes as arrogant as ever.

1 posted on 02/06/2014 5:50:04 PM PST by MeshugeMikey
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To: MeshugeMikey

How about the truth. No reason to go to a place that is already terrorist target number one for the next two weeks.


2 posted on 02/06/2014 5:51:50 PM PST by USNBandit (sarcasm engaged at all times)
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To: MeshugeMikey

Prolly afraid Putin will upstage him again. Make him look like the little weenie he is.


3 posted on 02/06/2014 5:52:47 PM PST by rockinqsranch (Dems, Libs, Socialists, call 'em what you will. They ALL have fairies livin' in their trees.)
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To: MeshugeMikey

Watching the start of the games now. Costas is wearing glasses to deal with an eye infection (looks like pinkeye to me) and wasted no time going on about the queers.

Thank God for the mute button!


4 posted on 02/06/2014 5:53:17 PM PST by diverteach (If I find liberals in heaven after my death.....I WILL BE PISSED!!!)
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To: MeshugeMikey

Total B.S. So when did he ever not want to be a distraction?


5 posted on 02/06/2014 5:53:32 PM PST by Aria ( 2008 & 2012 weren't elections - they were coup d'etats.)
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To: USNBandit

He didn’t want Putin to throw him in the klink for being a fag.


6 posted on 02/06/2014 5:54:42 PM PST by depressed in 06 (America conceived in liberty, dies in slavery.)
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To: MeshugeMikey

Putin doesn’t like gays, right?


7 posted on 02/06/2014 5:54:49 PM PST by Mortrey (Impeach President Soros)
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To: depressed in 06

8:54:42...

DAY-um! You’re fast! Beat me by a couple of minutes! Kudos!


8 posted on 02/06/2014 5:56:20 PM PST by Mortrey (Impeach President Soros)
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To: MeshugeMikey

Probably reason why Obama fear that Putin may spy him and Reggie Love in hotel room in “certain position”

That my PG response here for family forum like this LOL!


9 posted on 02/06/2014 5:58:24 PM PST by SevenofNine (We are Freepers, all your media bases belong to us ,resistance is futile)
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To: MeshugeMikey

No. The real story is that somebody asked him if he was going to Sochi and he said, “No thanks, I don’t eat raw fish”.


10 posted on 02/06/2014 5:58:39 PM PST by MadMax, the Grinning Reaper
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To: MeshugeMikey

The only president to attend an Olympics on foreign soil was George Bush. It’s not like Obama is breaking some tradition by not going.


11 posted on 02/06/2014 5:58:54 PM PST by DoodleDawg
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To: MeshugeMikey
How often did presidents go to Olympic games outside the United States? I don't know the answer, so if anyone knows, let me know. I mean, who even thought that he would go. Anyway, a trip to the Winter Olympics would cut into his March Madness preparation.
12 posted on 02/06/2014 6:00:59 PM PST by fhayek
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To: DoodleDawg

Thanks, you answered my question.


13 posted on 02/06/2014 6:01:46 PM PST by fhayek
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To: rockinqsranch

> Prolly afraid Putin will upstage him again. Make him look like the little weenie he is.

has...


14 posted on 02/06/2014 6:02:07 PM PST by jsanders2001
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To: fhayek

He thought he might think about it. That is HIS team over there ya know..../s

best to let the little FOLKS have their day in the sun I guess


15 posted on 02/06/2014 6:05:52 PM PST by MeshugeMikey ("When you meet the unbelievers, strike at their necks..." -- Qur'an 47:4)
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To: DoodleDawg

its ALL about HIM. Never does anythig cross his mind that isnt ObamaCentric


16 posted on 02/06/2014 6:07:03 PM PST by MeshugeMikey ("When you meet the unbelievers, strike at their necks..." -- Qur'an 47:4)
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To: diverteach

Costs again ruins a sporting event by injecting his obnoxious leftist opinions. I turned the channel. No view, just lecturing everyone again.


17 posted on 02/06/2014 6:07:07 PM PST by Obadiah (I Like Ted.obnoxious)
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To: USNBandit

the truth? FROM Mrs Soetero Obama’s lil boy Barry?


18 posted on 02/06/2014 6:08:00 PM PST by MeshugeMikey ("When you meet the unbelievers, strike at their necks..." -- Qur'an 47:4)
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To: MadMax, the Grinning Reaper

YIKES!!


19 posted on 02/06/2014 6:08:33 PM PST by MeshugeMikey ("When you meet the unbelievers, strike at their necks..." -- Qur'an 47:4)
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To: SevenofNine

talk abut black mail....

oh no...I said BLACK!!


20 posted on 02/06/2014 6:09:24 PM PST by MeshugeMikey ("When you meet the unbelievers, strike at their necks..." -- Qur'an 47:4)
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To: MeshugeMikey
The [alleged] president said he chose not to attend the Winter Olympics in Sochi, Russia, in part because he didn’t want to distract from the competition

Translation?

Nah ... Don't you read Drudge?

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21 posted on 02/06/2014 6:10:26 PM PST by Seaplaner (Never give in. Never give in. Never...except to convictions of honour and good sense. W. Churchill)
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To: MeshugeMikey

Because he’s gayer than an Easter parade?


22 posted on 02/06/2014 6:11:14 PM PST by El Cid (Believe on the Lord Jesus Christ, and thou shalt be saved, and thy house...)
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To: Aria

there has likely never been a moment..in lil barrys life when he wasnt DYING to be at the very epicenter of attention..24/7

Michelle doesnt want any embarassing SELFIES taken...?

Secret service has insider word that the South African SIGN LANGUAGE guy might show up?


23 posted on 02/06/2014 6:11:33 PM PST by MeshugeMikey ("When you meet the unbelievers, strike at their necks..." -- Qur'an 47:4)
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To: rockinqsranch
"Prolly afraid Putin will upstage him again. Make him look like the little weenie he is."


24 posted on 02/06/2014 6:12:03 PM PST by Joe 6-pack (Qui me amat, amat et canem meum.)
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To: Mortrey

Thats what I hear.


25 posted on 02/06/2014 6:12:07 PM PST by MeshugeMikey ("When you meet the unbelievers, strike at their necks..." -- Qur'an 47:4)
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To: MeshugeMikey

Depriving Malaria and Sharia of a chance to see the Olympics live? Sounds like one percenter child abuse to me.


26 posted on 02/06/2014 6:12:59 PM PST by nascarnation (I'm hiring Jack Palladino to investigate Baraq's golf scores.)
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To: MeshugeMikey

What a lying POS.


27 posted on 02/06/2014 6:15:45 PM PST by Da Coyote
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To: MeshugeMikey

The cic is a sissy, pure and simple.


28 posted on 02/06/2014 6:16:34 PM PST by freeangel ( (free speech is only good until someone else doesn't like it)
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To: Mortrey

My guess is the IOC made Pooty soften his stance on allowing gays otherwise they’d have no Mens figure skating competitions.


29 posted on 02/06/2014 6:16:58 PM PST by diverteach (If I find liberals in heaven after my death.....I WILL BE PISSED!!!)
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To: MeshugeMikey

The really real?

How about he’s scared sh*tless that Putin will easily steal his self shone limelight?


30 posted on 02/06/2014 6:25:06 PM PST by llevrok (F the government)
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To: fhayek

Not to mention that he was worried he could not see Mrs Palin’s house from over there.


31 posted on 02/06/2014 6:26:55 PM PST by llevrok (F the government)
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To: Seaplaner

he has to stay In DC...to Defend Valerie Jarrett against the Congressional Black Caucus?


32 posted on 02/06/2014 6:27:16 PM PST by MeshugeMikey ("When you meet the unbelievers, strike at their necks..." -- Qur'an 47:4)
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To: llevrok

Barry lacking in real confidence? VERY LIKELY


33 posted on 02/06/2014 6:29:12 PM PST by MeshugeMikey ("When you meet the unbelievers, strike at their necks..." -- Qur'an 47:4)
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To: diverteach

who??


34 posted on 02/06/2014 6:42:59 PM PST by ealgeone (obama, border)
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To: freeangel

“The cic is a sissy, pure and simple.”

in any number of ways!

There’s nothing IN SOCHI that michelle could want to buy...


35 posted on 02/06/2014 6:45:04 PM PST by MeshugeMikey ("When you meet the unbelievers, strike at their necks..." -- Qur'an 47:4)
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To: ealgeone

Pooty=Putin


36 posted on 02/06/2014 6:45:27 PM PST by diverteach (If I find liberals in heaven after my death.....I WILL BE PISSED!!!)
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To: MeshugeMikey; All

“Because, Bob, my friend Reggie Love was not welcome by Putin in Russia. Now...let me make this perfectly clear, Bob...Mr Love and I are just friends”...


37 posted on 02/06/2014 6:58:33 PM PST by SeminoleCounty (Diversity is just racism against white folks)
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To: MeshugeMikey

Good God, NBC had to have THE CLOWN on during the Olympics too???

Narcissism.


38 posted on 02/06/2014 7:00:24 PM PST by SoFloFreeper
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To: MeshugeMikey

Didn’t want to distract? Yea, Mr. Humble he ain’t.

1. No 6 star accomodations for him and his entourage of 500.

2. He would be upstaged by the games and athletes.

3. The Russians would make fun of him.

4. He heard it was on the Black Sea and thought that was racist.


39 posted on 02/06/2014 7:00:36 PM PST by SampleMan (Feral Humans are the refuse of socialism.)
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To: MeshugeMikey

Actually, Reggie doesn’t like snow that you can’t snort!


40 posted on 02/06/2014 7:15:51 PM PST by RetiredTexasVet (Anything regarding this administration ..... remember I told you so first!)
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To: Mortrey

Yeppers.

ALL of this anti-Sochi media hype is sourced and encouraged from an anti-gay-agenda the homosexuals “see” in Putin’s Russia. ......


41 posted on 02/06/2014 7:18:58 PM PST by Robert A. Cook, PE (I can only donate monthly, but socialists' ABBCNNBCBS continue to lie every day!)
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To: MeshugeMikey

Tweedle-Dum interviews Tweedle-Dumber.


42 posted on 02/06/2014 7:21:39 PM PST by Colonel_Flagg (Some people meet their heroes. I raised mine. Go Army.)
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To: MeshugeMikey

I’d say he’s afraid to go.


43 posted on 02/06/2014 7:34:05 PM PST by VerySadAmerican (".....Barrack, and the horse Mohammed rode in on.")
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To: MeshugeMikey
"because he didn’t want to distract from the competition"

What a liar! That's all he cares about, hogging the spotlight. He doesn't like cold weather, among other things.

44 posted on 02/06/2014 8:02:09 PM PST by PghBaldy (12/14 - 930am -rampage begins... 12/15 - 1030am - Obama's advance team scouts photo-op locations.)
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To: MeshugeMikey

He knows Pooty Poot could eat his lunch mentally and physically. (although Barry might love the physical beating, darlings....) :-)


45 posted on 02/06/2014 9:24:46 PM PST by llevrok (F the government)
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To: diverteach

He didn’t get the memo on the water at the hotel.


46 posted on 02/06/2014 9:55:09 PM PST by enduserindy (A painted trash can is still a trash can.)
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To: MeshugeMikey

This is a no brained,the Olympic committee told Obama to take a hike when he wanted the Olympics in Chicago,so Obama is doing the thing he does best,get even.


47 posted on 02/07/2014 3:21:46 AM PST by ballplayer
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Michelle doesnt like the cold? Hes as arrogant as ever.

Did he say Michelle? I think he meant Reggie...

48 posted on 02/07/2014 5:25:50 AM PST by trebb (Where in the the hell has my country gone?)
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To: ballplayer

ah I think THAT may be THE answer!


49 posted on 02/07/2014 6:26:18 AM PST by MeshugeMikey ("When you meet the unbelievers, strike at their necks..." -- Qur'an 47:4)
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To: VerySadAmerican

his fragile ego.....could not bear any sort of second fiddle reception...


50 posted on 02/07/2014 6:27:05 AM PST by MeshugeMikey ("When you meet the unbelievers, strike at their necks..." -- Qur'an 47:4)
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