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WaPo: President will still be president, aides say just in Fla. (Key Largo)
Washington Post ^ | March 7, 2014 | David Nakamura

Posted on 03/07/2014 3:19:44 PM PST by maggief

KEY LARGO, Fla. – No matter what’s going on in the world – or where in the world he happens to be – President Obama never stops being president, his aides say.

So on Friday, a week into a tense international standoff half a world away, Obama loaded his aides and his family aboard Air Force One, left chilly Washington and arrived here in sunny South Florida for a weekend getaway at the exclusive Ocean Reef resort.

There were golf courses, tennis courts, pools and immaculate beach fronts.

There was also, White House spokesman Josh Earnest assured reporters, the “regular assortment of communication tools” that would allow the president to hold national security briefings with deputy national security adviser Tony Blinken, who was among the traveling entourage.

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TOPICS: Foreign Affairs; Government; News/Current Events; US: Florida
KEYWORDS: obamaukraine; obamavacation; oceanreefclub; oceanreefresort
This week, though, the president decided to follow through on the weekend trip, which included a stop Friday at Coral Reef High School in Miami, where the president and the first lady chatted with students in a classroom before Obama spoke to an enthusiastic crowd of 1,650 in the gymnasium about his administration’s investments in education initiatives.

But that stop was no more than an hour, and then the first couple, boarding Marine One on a playing field behind the school building, were off on a 20-minute flight to Key Largo that a pool reporter described as a “sun-kissed helicopter ride reminiscent of the opening credits of ‘Miami Vice.’ ”

1 posted on 03/07/2014 3:19:44 PM PST by maggief
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To: maggief

Aren’t there a lot of Russians down that way?


2 posted on 03/07/2014 3:21:26 PM PST by cripplecreek (REMEMBER THE RIVER RAISIN!)
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To: maggief

Ever notice that Obama never goes to Chicago? When was the last time he went back to the ‘hood in Chi-town and represented?


3 posted on 03/07/2014 3:21:52 PM PST by Extremely Extreme Extremist (15 years of FReeping! Congratulations EEE!!)
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To: maggief
spokesman Josh Earnest assured reporters, the “regular assortment of communication tools”

Obie will still have His Pen and His Phone yes!


4 posted on 03/07/2014 3:22:18 PM PST by MeshugeMikey (Jesus came to Save not Entertain / Ground John Kerry Now!)
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To: maggief

Okay, he can be president in Florida, just not in any other state, okay?


5 posted on 03/07/2014 3:23:10 PM PST by RipSawyer
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To: maggief

” No matter what’s going on in the world – or where in the world he happens to be – President Obama never stops being president, his aides say.”

That’s the most depressing thing I’ve read all day.


6 posted on 03/07/2014 3:23:45 PM PST by CrappieLuck
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To: maggief

7 posted on 03/07/2014 3:25:54 PM PST by dontreadthis
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To: maggief

Your King is your King no matter
in whose home he and his troops will be quartered."



8 posted on 03/07/2014 3:28:07 PM PST by Diogenesis
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To: maggief

Obama in the sun. Biden in the sun. Kerry in the sun. I wonder if they are all getting a jump on running away to Myanmar?


9 posted on 03/07/2014 3:28:27 PM PST by blueunicorn6 ("A crack shot and a good dancer")
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To: maggief

Yet these same people thought George Bush couldn’t run things from Crawford.


10 posted on 03/07/2014 3:28:27 PM PST by Colonel_Flagg (Some people meet their heroes. I raised mine. Go Army.)
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To: maggief
You know, it's really nice to know that even when Barry's getting cornholioed by his Reggie that he's still the president.

Long live the republic.

11 posted on 03/07/2014 3:28:33 PM PST by mojito (Zero, our Nero.)
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To: maggief

Is it just me or does this sound like what Al Hague said after Reagan was shot.
Maybe I just need a drink...


12 posted on 03/07/2014 3:31:00 PM PST by Zathras
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To: maggief

When the phone rings at 3 AM, it doesn’t really matter where Obama is when he doesn’t answer it.


13 posted on 03/07/2014 3:33:51 PM PST by airborne (MY HEROES DON'T WEAR CAPES. MY HEROES WEAR DOG TAGS ! ! !)
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To: maggief

Aw, c mon, it’s been over a month since he’s had a tropical vacation. The poor obamas.


14 posted on 03/07/2014 3:35:35 PM PST by Yaelle
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To: maggief

I said this in another thread

Just like he was President all night on 9-11-2012 while our brave SEALS and ambassador burned and died.

What a joke this man is.


16 posted on 03/07/2014 3:44:16 PM PST by crosslink (Moderates should play in the middle of a busy street)
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To: cripplecreek

There certainly are lots of communist, most have moved here from the north east, to avoid taxes that the so passionately voted for up there.


17 posted on 03/07/2014 3:44:50 PM PST by DanielRedfoot (Creepy Ass Cracker)
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To: hoosiermama; kristinn; LucyT; WildHighlander57; null and void; crosslink

http://abcnews.go.com/Politics/wireStory/ukraine-obama-florida-vacation-22827099

Before Sunnylands, Obama and his family followed tradition and spent Christmas and New Year’s in Hawaii, where he was born. The president and his daughters returned to the White House on Jan. 5, but Mrs. Obama spent a third week on the island to begin celebrating her 50th birthday later that month.

The family will scatter in less than two weeks.

Mrs. Obama departs March 19 for a weeklong trip to China without the president, but accompanied by daughters Malia, 15, and Sasha, 12, and her mother, Marian Robinson. A few days after they leave, Obama will embark on a weeklong trip through the Netherlands, Belgium, Italy and Saudi Arabia.


18 posted on 03/07/2014 3:46:34 PM PST by maggief
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To: maggief

A family that travels together stays together , oh wait, nevermind


19 posted on 03/07/2014 3:48:49 PM PST by crosslink (Moderates should play in the middle of a busy street)
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To: maggief
Just a hop, skip, and a jump to Key West!
20 posted on 03/07/2014 3:54:39 PM PST by Third Person
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To: Extremely Extreme Extremist

It’s a rare event....

http://www.huffingtonpost.com/2012/06/17/obama-family-chicago-trip_n_1603189.html


21 posted on 03/07/2014 3:55:24 PM PST by nascarnation (I'm hiring Jack Palladino to investigate Baraq's golf scores.)
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To: Zathras

I do wonder what prompted that remark. Someone was replying to a statement expressing doubt about Obama’s effectiveness or concern. All I can say is welcome to the club of those counting the days until he leaves by whatever means.


22 posted on 03/07/2014 4:02:21 PM PST by lee martell
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To: maggief; null and void; Velveeta; Rushmore Rocks; Oorang; Myrddin; MamaDearest; autumnraine; ...
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Article and # 18, don't miss graphic at # 7.

Thanks, Maggie.

23 posted on 03/07/2014 4:02:50 PM PST by LucyT (If you're NOT paranoid, you don't know what's going on.)
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To: maggief

Things like this prevent me from feeling sorry for any liberal no matter what happens to them.


24 posted on 03/07/2014 4:05:08 PM PST by VerySadAmerican (".....Barrack, and the horse Mohammed rode in on.")
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To: mojito

Yes, but...when he’s with Reggie, he can’t do a whole lot of talking. His mouth is full.


25 posted on 03/07/2014 4:38:00 PM PST by Cyber Liberty (H.L. Mencken: "The urge to save humanity is almost always a false front for the urge to rule.")
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To: maggief
No matter what’s going on in the world – or where in the world he happens to be – President Obama never stops being president, his aides say.

BARF!!!

What are we, 3 yr olds? What a wretchedly condescending, patronizing statement this is.

26 posted on 03/07/2014 4:45:22 PM PST by workerbee (The President of the United States is DOMESTIC ENEMY #1!)
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To: maggief
Ever notice how whenever Hawaii is mentioned, there's an immediate "reminder" that that's where Obuttwipe was born?

Just in case anyone forgets, dontcha know.

27 posted on 03/07/2014 4:47:39 PM PST by workerbee (The President of the United States is DOMESTIC ENEMY #1!)
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To: maggief
Other than Key West, the Key's don't seem to be Obama’s style.
28 posted on 03/07/2014 4:49:07 PM PST by Vision (Living in beauty)
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To: LucyT

http://www.mcclatchydc.com/2014/03/07/220494/obamas-florida-visit-ruffling.html


29 posted on 03/07/2014 8:43:50 PM PST by Brown Deer (Pray for 0bama. Psalm 109:8)
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To: Brown Deer
You beat me I was just about ready to post this one.
Not many of us are very happy about zeros visit here in the upper Florida Keys.

We already have septic tank construction all over the Upper Keys that has nearly brought traffic to a halt and now they are closing down this and that and making a nuisance of themselves all in the middle/peak of tourist season. Just so the Dear Leader can play Reggie/golf at an exclusive private club where no one will admit to letting him in.

You can't just drive on to the the ORC. You have to get permission. We get it on a regular basis for deliveries to a marina there. Security and privacy are well deserved there. Those people plunk down a big hunk of change for their privacy.

And when the communities ten miles north of them need stuff they(the ORC) are taxed to the hilt and often pay above and beyond. ORC residents are hardly one way streeters at all. They don't deserve the dictator to come in and take over as he does.Especially at their busiest time of the year.

30 posted on 03/08/2014 4:12:13 AM PST by rodguy911 (FreeRepublic:Land of the Free because of the Brave--Sarah Palin our secret weapon)
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To: Vision

You are right we are not his style. And moreover don’t appreciate him further tying up traffic in the middle of the tourist season.


31 posted on 03/08/2014 4:14:13 AM PST by rodguy911 (FreeRepublic:Land of the Free because of the Brave--Sarah Palin our secret weapon)
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To: maggief

So...I’m guessing he was still president when he disappeared on the 9/11...the night of the dead Benghazi Four?


32 posted on 03/08/2014 5:33:59 AM PST by moovova
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To: moovova

Clown Prince nobama, the Worst Lady, her grifter mother and their spawn all are disgusting leaches. Hopefully America will survive this clutch of communist degenerates to shine again. Hopefully.


33 posted on 03/08/2014 9:35:55 AM PST by hal ogen (First Amendment or Reeducation Camp?)
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