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Obama drives ahead with domestic agenda and vacation amid Ukraine crisis
CNN ^ | 3/7/14 | Kipstack

Posted on 03/07/2014 6:22:02 AM PST by mgist

The standoff between President Barack Obama and his Russian counterpart Vladimir Putin isn’t preventing the U.S. leader from pressing forward with the ambitious domestic agenda he laid out in January's State of the Union address. The foreign policy crisis has occupied the bulk of Obama’s workdays this week, though he’s also carved out time to introduce his budget proposal, press lawmakers to raise the minimum wage, and encourage Latinos to sign up for Obamacare – all topics Republicans fiercely oppose.

On Friday the President visits a school in Miami to encourage more teenagers to apply for college financial aid. It’s a balance Obama has attempted to strike throughout his presidency, from navigating the Arab Spring to sizing up the young new leader of North Korea – all while attempting to shore up a sputtering U.S. economy. The President also isn’t letting the incursion of Russian troops into Ukraine’s Crimea peninsula prevent him and his family from enjoying a weekend away from Washington, currently beset by cold temperatures and sloppy piles of melting snow. While the White House signaled earlier in the week that a long-planned getaway in South Florida could be nixed due to overseas events, the official presidential schedule still shows the commander-in-chief and his wife remaining in Key Largo for the weekend.

The President always vacations with a full retinue of aides and secure communications equipmentt, meaning the requirements of the job won’t be far away during Obama’s stay in the Florida Keys.

All presidents are routinely criticized for taking vacation days. Local media reports indicate the Obamas will stay at the Ocean Reef Club, a private compound that still enforces a dress code “designed to complement today's more casual lifestyles while still respecting the Club's longstanding traditions.” It boasts 36 holes of golf for the .....

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TOPICS: Government
KEYWORDS: obama; obamavacation; oceanreefclub; ukraine; ukrainecrisis; vacation

1 posted on 03/07/2014 6:22:02 AM PST by mgist
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To: mgist

“All presidents are routinely criticized for taking vacation days.

Yes, this is all routine. Nothing, to see here....


2 posted on 03/07/2014 6:28:51 AM PST by CrappieLuck
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To: mgist

I gotta say, Obama is a complete ass in all ways. However, how does this Crimean “crisis” affect the U.S.?


3 posted on 03/07/2014 6:35:42 AM PST by raybbr (Obamacare needs a death panel.)
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To: raybbr

There the nobamas go again...being the ultimate grifters. If anything, Free America needs a permanent vacation from those useless degenerates. The only vacay for them should be to a Devils Island equivalent.


4 posted on 03/07/2014 6:44:06 AM PST by hal ogen (First Amendment or Reeducation Camp?)
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To: CrappieLuck; LucyT
Reggie and Barry have been stuck in snowy old DC handling this boring government stuff for several weeks now. Of course they need a vacation. Michelle needs a vacation from the boys, too. Time to fire up the separate Michelle plane and get the credit cards soros-charged for more shopping. She earned the rest. After all, Michelle has the toughest job in the country: Presidential Beard.

Yes, this is all routine. Nothing, to see here....
BTW, in addition to being the First Mulatto, The First Marxist, The first disbarred attorney, and the First foreigner to become President, Barry is also the first President since Grant with a beard.

5 posted on 03/07/2014 6:53:06 AM PST by Kenny Bunk (Don't let the aftershave and embalming fluid fool you. Many RINOs are actually dead meat.)
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To: Kenny Bunk; CrappieLuck; LucyT
She earned the rest. After all, Michelle has the toughest job in the country: Presidential Beard.

Laughed so hard, my morning coffee and Beam came thru my nose and I had to clean my keyboard so I could type this. I know she is, but she is also one mean, fugly, nasty ho.

6 posted on 03/07/2014 7:32:09 AM PST by USS Alaska (Exterminate the terrorrist savages, everywhere.)
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To: mgist
"The President always vacations with a full retinue of aides and secure communications equipmentt, meaning the requirements of the job won’t be far away during Obama’s stay in the Florida Keys."

"Hand me that secure four-iron, knave."

7 posted on 03/07/2014 7:33:50 AM PST by Colonel_Flagg (Some people meet their heroes. I raised mine. Go Army.)
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To: USS Alaska

Alaska, you seem to be rather easily amused, in addition to having rather iffy table manners. I sincerely hope your pajamas escaped damage.


8 posted on 03/07/2014 7:36:02 AM PST by Kenny Bunk (Don't let the aftershave and embalming fluid fool you. Many RINOs are actually dead meat.)
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To: Kenny Bunk
I sincerely hope your pajamas escaped damage.

Haven't worn pajamas since I was a kid, but my wranglers got coffee spotted.

9 posted on 03/07/2014 9:47:19 AM PST by USS Alaska (Exterminate the terrorrist savages, everywhere.)
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To: Kenny Bunk; null and void; Velveeta; Rushmore Rocks; Oorang; Myrddin; MamaDearest; autumnraine; ...
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Obama drives ahead with domestic agenda – and vacation – amid Ukraine crisis

Article and # 5.

Thanks, Kenny Bunk.

10 posted on 03/07/2014 2:38:35 PM PST by LucyT (If you're NOT paranoid, you don't know what's going on.)
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