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Obama wants halo effect
Politico ^ | 26 Mar 2014 | CARRIE BUDOFF BROWN and EDWARD-ISAAC DOVERE

Posted on 03/26/2014 4:26:36 PM PDT by mandaladon

ROME — President Barack Obama was once the biggest superstar on the international stage. On Thursday, he heads to the Vatican to benefit from the popularity of his replacement: Pope Francis.

The visit is a rare chance for Obama to associate himself with a world leader whose cool factor far outweighs his own, and it comes at a critical time in his presidency. The White House is still recovering from what aides call a “lost year,” and the president’s job approval ratings at home are dipping to new lows.

Obama will use the closely watched meeting to show how aligned he is with the pope on income inequality, poverty and immigration — issues important to both the White House and Democrats as they try to paint Republicans as insensitive to the needs of Americans before the upcoming midterms.

“He needs the Francis bump,” said Chad Pecknold, a theology professor at The Catholic University of America.

Francis has a 76 percent approval rating among Americans, according to a Gallup poll published Wednesday. Obama’s approval rating in the daily Gallup tracking poll was 42 percent.

But even in Vatican City, Obama may not be able to escape the issue that’s dogged his presidency: Obamacare.

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


TOPICS: Extended News; Government; News/Current Events; Politics/Elections
KEYWORDS: jimmycarter; kenyanbornmuzzie; obama; popefrancis; romancatholicism
Zero needs all the help he can get to improve his sorry image.
1 posted on 03/26/2014 4:26:37 PM PDT by mandaladon
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To: mandaladon

sure wish his mom had used a “halo”.


2 posted on 03/26/2014 4:29:14 PM PDT by gov_bean_ counter (Romans 1:22 Professing themselves to be wise, they became fools)
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To: mandaladon

The One hopes the Pope recognizes the One.


3 posted on 03/26/2014 4:29:37 PM PDT by depressed in 06 (America conceived in liberty, dies in slavery.)
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To: mandaladon

Yes, but will the Pope kiss his ring?


4 posted on 03/26/2014 4:29:43 PM PDT 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: mandaladon

His presence at the Vatican is an abomination. I hope they fumigate the Vatican after he leaves.


5 posted on 03/26/2014 4:29:54 PM PDT by fatnotlazy
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To: tet68

Wouldn’t a Muzzie feel awkward in the Vatican?


6 posted on 03/26/2014 4:32:33 PM PDT by Farmer Dean (stop worrying about what they want to do to you,start thinking about what you want to do to them)
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To: mandaladon

People in hell want ice water.

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7 posted on 03/26/2014 4:35:05 PM PDT by LucyT (If you're NOT paranoid, you don't know what's going on.)
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To: mandaladon

This is more about the Left hoping that Francis turns into some moderate and endorses homo rights and marriage.


8 posted on 03/26/2014 4:35:24 PM PDT by Extremely Extreme Extremist (15 years of FReeping! Congratulations EEE!!)
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To: Farmer Dean

Not a bit if he thought he was conning the pope.


9 posted on 03/26/2014 4:36:07 PM PDT 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: mandaladon

Chritians are being slaughtered all across the middle east, he has said nothing, nothing yet he wants an audience with the pope. The pope better wring his little scrawny neck about this and if he doesnt shame on him and may lightning strike them both


10 posted on 03/26/2014 4:36:29 PM PDT by ronnie raygun (Im missing a jumbo jet with 235 passengers has anyone seen it?)
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To: mandaladon
Francis will be all over him smiling....he might even kiss OBAMA"S RING!!!

The Mooch would rather have JUMP ROPE in China than meet the POPE??? What a CLASSLESS ASS she is.

11 posted on 03/26/2014 4:47:05 PM PDT by Ann Archy (Abortion.....the Human Sacrifice to the god of Convenience.)
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To: mandaladon

I’ll bet he will lie through his teeth about whatever the Pope says.


12 posted on 03/26/2014 4:48:51 PM PDT by CMailBag
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To: mandaladon

Deathcare for cutie.


13 posted on 03/26/2014 5:12:11 PM PDT by NaturalBornC1t1zen (Communist, muslim & homosexual. Hey lofo voters... you hit the trifecta with bambi.)
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To: mandaladon

This faggoty teenaged choom gang punk who affirmative-actioned his way to the top of the ladder of white guilt america will finally fail soon.


14 posted on 03/26/2014 5:12:11 PM PDT by NaturalBornC1t1zen (Communist, muslim & homosexual. Hey lofo voters... you hit the trifecta with bambi.)
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To: mandaladon

Demons cannot get halos.

Obozo should burst into flames when he meets the Pope.


15 posted on 03/26/2014 5:14:03 PM PDT by exit82 ("The Taliban is on the inside of the building" E. Nordstrom 10-10-12)
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To: exit82

He can get horns


16 posted on 03/26/2014 5:17:25 PM PDT by mandaladon (If you're going through hell, keep going. ~Winston Churchill)
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To: mandaladon

I hope the Holy Father hammers him about the 55 MILLION dead babies and the Obamacare birth control requirements.


17 posted on 03/26/2014 6:13:04 PM PDT by FlyingEagle
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To: mandaladon

I was in the Vatican last month. Pope Francis is the most serene man I have ever seen. He is awesome.


18 posted on 03/26/2014 6:14:58 PM PDT by FlyingEagle
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To: mandaladon
The Pope should perform an exorcism on the president.
19 posted on 03/27/2014 6:17:17 AM PDT by 2001convSVT (Going Galt as fast as I can.)
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To: CMailBag

“I’ll bet he will lie through his teeth about whatever the Pope says.”

I was thinking the same thing! He and his spin doctors gotta get the halo effect for The Won.

There have been a few articles that mention the Pope and Obummer are both concerned about “income inequality”. From what I’ve read (certainly not everything on the subject), the Pope doesn’t speak of redistribution of wealth like Obamma does. The Pope speaks about the poor and helping them/giving charity to them. In my mind, that’s quite a different thing. Americans (and I have seen figures that for a large part it’s conservatives and Pubbies) are probably the most charitable people on the planet.


20 posted on 03/27/2014 8:10:51 AM PDT by Seattle Conservative (God Bless and protect our troops)
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To: 2001convSVT

But he’s Beelzebub, Lord of the Flies. Would an exorcism even work on a Fallen One?


21 posted on 03/27/2014 3:11:41 PM PDT by doberville
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