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Obama, Biden stick to vacation schedules despite Ukraine crisis
foxnews ^ | 03/07/14 | FOXNEWS

Posted on 03/07/2014 4:07:49 PM PST by Doogle

The White House brushed off concerns Friday that, with the crisis in Crimea intensifying, now might not be the best time for President Obama -- and his vice president -- to go on vacation.

The travel schedules of both the president and Vice President Biden have come under scrutiny, given the rapidly changing situation in Ukraine. Obama, already in Florida to talk about education, was planning to spend some family time this weekend in Key Largo, Fla., where he arrived late in the day. Biden, meanwhile, will be in the Virgin Islands.

Despite some apparent discussion over cutting the president's trip short, White House spokesman Josh Earnest indicated the president would be able to handle the crisis from out of the office.

"The president over the course of a very busy week has maintained his schedule and his ability to monitor ongoing events in Ukraine. I would anticipate that he'll do the same thing this weekend," Earnest said. "And the fact of the matter is what the president is doing this weekend in Florida is essentially what the president will be doing if he stayed back at the White House. It's just that the weather will be a little warmer."

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


TOPICS: Crime/Corruption; Foreign Affairs; Government
KEYWORDS: slackers
...slacker and vice-slacker.
1 posted on 03/07/2014 4:07:49 PM PST by Doogle
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To: Doogle

Why not, they wouldn’t do anything anyway. ;-)


2 posted on 03/07/2014 4:10:05 PM PST by doc1019
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To: Doogle
a guy's gotta do what he's good at...
3 posted on 03/07/2014 4:11:55 PM PST by Chode (Stand UP and Be Counted, or line up and be numbered - *DTOM* -vvv- NO Pity for the LAZY - 86-44)
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To: Doogle

‘the president would be able to handle the crisis from out of the office’

By letting everyone else do the heavy lifting and then showing up to take credit if there is a good outcome. Bad outcome? Well then, it is obviously everyone else’s fault!


4 posted on 03/07/2014 4:11:56 PM PST by originalbuckeye (Moderation in temper is always a virtue; moderation in principle is always a vice. Paine)
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FREEPER POST CIRCA 2012 I just returned from a Caribbean cruise. In St Thomas, US Virgin Islands, the guide pointed out a waterfront mansion and said it belonged to (ahem) Biden’s brother. He also said Air Force 2---the VP plane--frequently flies in and out.

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FREEPER POST Biden's son was once a lobbyist who made $1.8 million. He said it was legal because, when he had to lobby his dad, he sent someone else from the office. When Biden ran for VP, they had him quit the lobby gig and he went to work as a rookie broker at a hedge fund for $1.2 million.

Then Biden's son and brother launched a take-over of the hedge fund and it all gets murky after that. We always hear that Biden is broke but there is apparently more to it than that. Harry Reid has the same deal; his sons are “lobbyists”. You hire them if you want to talk to their dad.

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REFERENCE Biden's son Hunter Biden was previously a top official at PARADIGM Global Advisors, a hedge-fund holding company founded with Vice President Biden’s brother, James, and marketed by convicted finance fraudster Allen Stanford. As Paradigm chairman, Hunter Biden oversaw half a billion dollars of client money invested in hedge funds while remaining a lobbyist. Cooper chipped in $2 million for the ill-fated venture, which went down in flames amid nasty fraud lawsuits." (NOTE Stanford is now in jail but the Biden's got off scot-free.)

"Hi there, Americans. Obama put me in charge of the trillion dollar stimulus.
My son and brother are gonna help me disperse the money. "

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Offshore Fraudster had links to offshore fund run by VP Biden's relatives
Reuters on Yahoo | 2/23/09 | BY Ajay Kamalakaran

(Reuters) – A fund of offshore hedge funds run by two members of VP Joe Biden's family was marketed exclusively by offshore firms controlled by Texas financier Allen Stanford, charged by regulators with an $8 billion fraud, the Wall Street Journal said.

The Bidens $50 million fund was jointly branded between the Bidens' Paradigm Global Advisors LLC and the offshore Stanford Financial Group entity headquartered in Antigua, and was known as the Paradigm Stanford Capital Management Core Alternative Fund, the paper said. Stanford-related offshore companies marketed the Biden fund to investors and also invested about $2.7 million of their own money in the fund, the paper said, citing a lawyer for Paradigm.

Paradigm Global Advisors is owned through a holding company by the vice president Biden's son, Hunter, and Joe Biden's brother, James, according to the WSJ. Paradigm's attorney, Marc LoPresti, who represents Hunter Biden and James Biden, as well as Paradigm, told the paper he did not know which Stanford entity invested the roughly $2.7 million. (Excerpt) Read more at news.yahoo.com ...

NOTE A lawyer for Hunter Biden and James Biden told reporters the Bidens NEVER met or communicated with Stanford. (/snicker)

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Biden snicks and snarks about the "one percenters"---but he doesn't refuse their money. Read on.

NY POST PAGE SIX---Obama still has some friends in investment banking. Chad Leat, managing director and chairman of Alternative Asset Group — Investment Banking at Citigroup Inc, is hosting a $10,000-a-plate dinner for Vice President Joe Biden on Aug. 24 at his home, The Barnyard in Bridgehampton. Leat is described in Hamptons Cottages and Gardens as a “banker, dedicated equestrian and imaginative host,” with an “elegant, but hip” home. On the table for discussion will undoubtedly be the economy and jobs. Probably not up for discussion will be that in 2008 Citigroup got a $45 billion government bailout in two installments .

SOURCEhttp://www.nypost.com/p/pagesix/bank_on_biden_ENPOT9A8JA2WkAzbYoNCgI#ixzz21ujanwHC

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NY POST PAGE SIX--- Nathan Lane will host an Obama fund-raiser attendedby Joe Joe Biden at the Bridgehampton home of Ellen Chesler and Matthew Mallow. The Aug. 24 event, called "East End for Obama," will feature a performance by singer James Taylor. Hosts include actress Julianne Moore, “Sopranos” star Edie Falco and Jane Holzer. This is one of the few Obama fund-raisers in the Hamptons, Chesler bragged and e-mailed media that the event “began in the arts community out East but has morphed into what we understand will be the major Obama campaign event this summer in the Hamptons.” Tickets range from $500 to $10,000 to join the host committee and get a photo with Biden

SOURCEhttp://www.nypost.com/p/pagesix/new_odd_couple_NauGUHaN4AmdoDKr60CluM#ixzz21uknQDmI

5 posted on 03/07/2014 4:12:23 PM PST by Liz
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To: Doogle

Putin should just sit at his office headquarters or one of his Dachas and wait. Have the President on a monitor. As soon as Obama arrives, give him a day or two, then BAM! There goes Estonia and most of Ukrainia. I do not root for the success of a communist dictator; Putin. In my opinion, it will take more obvious nation building by the Russians before Obama allows himself to take this ‘Russian Reverse Spring” as a serious problem with ready solutions. We don’t need to send any troops into the Ukraine. We do need to send some to boardering countries though. Otherwise more will conclude that NATO = Nothing, and is all for a poorly exucuted routine called Leading From Behind.


6 posted on 03/07/2014 4:17:20 PM PST by lee martell
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To: Doogle

Things are going to get really dicey over the next 18 months.

Israel, South Korea, Japan, and even other former parts of the Soviet Union all are at risk as long as these degenerate vacation taking clowns are in power.


7 posted on 03/07/2014 4:24:27 PM PST by Rome2000 (THE WASHINGTONIANS AND UNIVERSAL SUFFRAGE ARE THE ENEMY -ROTATE THE CAPITAL AMONGST THE STATES)
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To: Doogle

Means they already decided to cede the Crimea, the deal’s done.

Now back to shoving Homosexuality down America’s throat, pardon the expression...


8 posted on 03/07/2014 4:25:42 PM PST by Regulator
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To: Doogle

the fact of the matter is what the president is doing this weekend in Florida is essentially what the president will be doing if he stayed back at the White House.

Actually a rather damning statement, from my view.


9 posted on 03/07/2014 4:27:18 PM PST 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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To: Doogle

They’re in it for the perks....period!


10 posted on 03/07/2014 4:29:21 PM PST by Puppage (You may disagree with what I have to say, but I shall defend to your death my right to say it)
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To: Doogle

The only people I despise on this earth more than these two are the aholes who elected them.


11 posted on 03/07/2014 4:32:40 PM PST by VerySadAmerican (".....Barrack, and the horse Mohammed rode in on.")
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To: Doogle

It’s cool, they’re both Marxists too.

Pray America wakes up


12 posted on 03/07/2014 4:34:00 PM PST by bray (The Republic of Texas 2022 coming soon)
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To: VerySadAmerican

but but but, they got 3 or 4 Odungophones


13 posted on 03/07/2014 4:35:10 PM PST by Doogle (( USAF.68-73..8th TFW Ubon Thailand..never store a threat you should have eliminated))
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To: Doogle

Gonna be far from DC when Vlad drops The Big One.


14 posted on 03/07/2014 4:44:23 PM PST by Argus
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To: Doogle

One of the duties of a Vice President is to mind the store when the President is away. Who knows what might happen in this ever-exploding world when Obama and Biden are both off sunning themselves at the same time in far-away places?

Who will serve as acting president if a crisis erupts? Valerie Jarrett?

If Vladimir Putin wants to conquer the world, he should quickly move on from his victory in the Crimea to taking the Ukraine and then send a battleship down the Potomac to Washington,DC, before Barack and Joe return from their trips.


15 posted on 03/07/2014 4:48:58 PM PST by Bluestocking
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To: Bluestocking

...they don’t trust him with his marbles, never mind the store


16 posted on 03/07/2014 4:53:39 PM PST by Doogle (( USAF.68-73..8th TFW Ubon Thailand..never store a threat you should have eliminated))
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To: Doogle

John Fraud is perfectly capable of screwing the pooch without them.


17 posted on 03/07/2014 4:55:05 PM PST by depressed in 06 (America conceived in liberty, dies in slavery.)
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To: Bluestocking

“Who will serve as acting president if a crisis erupts?”

The orange menace is probably blowing a 0.3 by this time.


18 posted on 03/07/2014 5:12:38 PM PST by RS_Rider (I hate Illinois Nazis)
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To: VerySadAmerican

“The only people I despise on this earth more than these two are the aholes who elected them.”

You mean like the conservatives who stayed home or wouldn’t vote for the Republican candidate?


19 posted on 03/07/2014 5:13:47 PM PST by flaglady47 (Oppressors can tyranize only w/a standing army-enslaved press-disarmed populace)
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To: Doogle

Can you imagine how the bad news would be spreading if they were Republicans?

Think back to George W. Bush on 9/11


20 posted on 03/07/2014 5:14:32 PM PST by Salvation ("With God all things are possible." Matthew 19:26)
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To: tet68
the fact of the matter is what the president is doing this weekend in Florida is essentially what the president will be doing if he stayed back at the White House.

The Big Choomer can smoke dope in Florida just as well as he can smoke it back in the White house.


21 posted on 03/07/2014 5:26:34 PM PST by Iron Munro (Albert Einstein: The difference between stupidity and genius is that genius has its limits)
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To: Salvation

....the MSM are no longer “protectors”...they are boot licking co-conspirators


22 posted on 03/07/2014 5:35:45 PM PST by Doogle (( USAF.68-73..8th TFW Ubon Thailand..never store a threat you should have eliminated))
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To: Doogle

Isn’t the Moose also going to China this month??? 2 vacations in one month...


23 posted on 03/07/2014 5:55:33 PM PST by Iscool (Ya mess with me, you mess with the WHOLE trailer park...)
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To: Doogle

They do have their priorities


24 posted on 03/07/2014 6:40:06 PM PST by oldenuff2no
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To: Doogle

An empty chair is an empty chair whether some useless slob is sitting in it or not.


25 posted on 03/08/2014 3:27:34 AM PST by trebb (Where in the the hell has my country gone?)
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To: Iscool

Chewie is living well..........gone are the days of the bellie belt and shrunk short sleeve sweaters.


26 posted on 03/08/2014 3:42:10 AM PST by Doogle (( USAF.68-73..8th TFW Ubon Thailand..never store a threat you should have eliminated))
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To: Doogle

Obama is clearly taking down the Democratic Party. I keep wondering when the party power base will realize this and ask him to contract an illness and step down. The optics and timing of this vacation are eerie.

The media would have us believe that all is kosher between Obama and his party, I’m not so sure.

Obama has clearly thrown in the towel on Obamacare, now he’s ignoring a major foreign policy problem. His own party has ceased to do his bidding in Congress.

Take an expensive vacation is precisely what these two would do if they knew they were on the way out.

Am I reading too much into this?


27 posted on 03/08/2014 4:07:02 AM PST by wayoverontheright
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To: Doogle

The nice thing about leading from behind and leading from weakness is that it doesn’t require much time and doesn’t interfere with your activities.


28 posted on 03/08/2014 4:14:51 AM PST by Senator_Blutarski
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To: Senator_Blutarski

.....as soon as Pootie decided he was going in.....I noted Odungo was heading on vacation. Over the last 5 years it’s what he does...crises?..off he runs


29 posted on 03/08/2014 4:44:35 AM PST by Doogle (( USAF.68-73..8th TFW Ubon Thailand..never store a threat you should have eliminated))
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To: Doogle

As was true of Reagan at his ranch, Bush in Crawford (or in the air), and Obama “on vacation” now, it doesn’t really matter where the president is. That question is all made up by the political party which is out of power at the moment, and it gives the Washington press something to talk about to relieve what has to be the most boring assignment in the world.


30 posted on 03/08/2014 4:52:05 AM PST by Taliesan
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