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Obama Refuses to Visit Border; Claims "Not Interested In Photo Ops"
Townhall.com ^ | July 9, 2014 | Kevin Glass

Posted on 07/10/2014 3:51:59 AM PDT by Kaslin

In a press conference in Dallas on Wednesday, President Obama responded to critics who noted he was refusing to visit the border in a time of crisis. "This isn't theater," the President said, before going further and saying "I'm not interested in photo ops."

"Not interested in photo ops." Really, President Barack Obama said that.

Needless to say, commentators noted the absolute absurdity of that statement - it would be hilarious if the crisis weren't so serious.

A hashtag was spawned on Twitter as people noted the obsession that this White House has seemed to have with photo ops:

#NotInterestedInPhotoOps pic.twitter.com/rG3fjGMZYj— Keep Calm and Carry (@johnnyfriegas) July 9, 2014

#ImNotInterestedInPhotoOps Not. At. All. pic.twitter.com/ullyWnRbrW— D Hawk (@HawkinsUSA) July 9, 2014

"I'm not interested in photo ops." pic.twitter.com/sLuMeXb8Uj— Josh Perry (@MrJoshPerry) July 9, 2014

"I'm not interested in photo ops." pic.twitter.com/Dne2RcIh7e— Josh Perry (@MrJoshPerry) July 9, 2014

"I'm not interested in photo ops..." - Obama pic.twitter.com/X1O7qmbhFu— John Sexton (@verumserum) July 9, 2014

This president doesn’t do photo ops! By the way here’s http://t.co/hQAr0oBGzT right now: pic.twitter.com/E3S2EFbVrt— daveweigel (@daveweigel) July 9, 2014

"I'm not interested in photo ops." -Barack Obama, 7/9/2014 #NotInterestedInPhotoOps pic.twitter.com/TgErMksPcb— KRenner (@KRenner2) July 10, 2014

Many of those photos are instantly recognizable for the craven politicking that President Obama has engaged in, time and again, with regard to "photo ops."

The Obama White House, as has been noted, is absolutely obsessed with the management of its own image. They've gone to extraordinary lengths, including banning independent photographers from the White House, in order to control President Obama's portrayal in the media. Dylan Byers noted that even the mainstream media has become tired of the lockdown:

The White House Correspondents Association and several leading media outlets have sent a letter to the White House protesting its policy of banning photographers from covering the president at certain events.

"As surely as if they were placing a hand over a journalist’s camera lens, officials in this administration are blocking the public from having an independent view of important functions of the Executive Branch of government," the WHCA board wrote in the letter delivered to the White House press office.



TOPICS: Culture/Society; News/Current Events
KEYWORDS: aliens; barack0bama; borderdispute; hypocrisy; worstpresident

1 posted on 07/10/2014 3:51:59 AM PDT by Kaslin
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To: Kaslin

yeah,right.....This man loves the camera. It feeds into his ego. what a lying sack of crap.


2 posted on 07/10/2014 3:57:11 AM PDT by Yorlik803 ( Church/Caboose in 2016)
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To: Kaslin
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3 posted on 07/10/2014 3:57:40 AM PDT by cripplecreek (Remember the River Raisin.)
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To: Kaslin

And Rick Perry should have done the same thing, no photo ops with King Berry. Knucklehead.


4 posted on 07/10/2014 3:58:34 AM PDT by DAC21
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To: Kaslin

The fund raiser in chief shown on NBC local this morning playing pool. Hit hit the yellow ball and was so intently watching its advance to the center pocket just then the cue ball scratched in the corner pocket. Game over Obama it was just pool but watching your situational awareness on this was priceless.


5 posted on 07/10/2014 3:59:21 AM PDT by Recompennation (Constitutional protection for all not ju st selectively for Democrats.)
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To: Kaslin

So then why are they and he really afraid of pictures of these kids???? Is it possible that they are not who and what they say they are???


6 posted on 07/10/2014 4:00:55 AM PDT by Uncle Chip
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To: Kaslin

The alternative headline was “Obama Engages in Useless Border Photo-Op” in case he did decide to go.


7 posted on 07/10/2014 4:02:44 AM PDT by Wolfie
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To: Kaslin

president selfie doesn’t want to take one in front of a group of tattooed gangbangers at one of his illegal immigrant shelters?


8 posted on 07/10/2014 4:03:41 AM PDT by silverleaf (Age takes a toll: Please have exact change)
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To: Uncle Chip

He didn’t see them so he can’t know how bad things are.

Plausible deniability.


9 posted on 07/10/2014 4:07:43 AM PDT by cripplecreek (Remember the River Raisin.)
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To: Kaslin

Narcissists love cameras. Especially selfies. Present ONationalNightmre lies again.


10 posted on 07/10/2014 4:13:21 AM PDT by Old Yeller (Anything is possible, if you don't know what you're talking about.)
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To: cripplecreek

#3 pic...

I’d like to see that Soldier in a deserted area in one on one combat with the traitor...Mr. Reagan you are missed....


11 posted on 07/10/2014 4:18:38 AM PDT by selfdefense
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To: Kaslin

The Democrat media crucified Bush for flying over Katrina, a natural disaster, at 32,000 feet. Obama is staying 500 miles away from his unnatural disaster at the Obama Camps. Where is the media outrage? ….crickets…..


12 posted on 07/10/2014 4:21:01 AM PDT by txrefugee
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To: Kaslin

The Coyote in Chief loves the open boarder.


13 posted on 07/10/2014 4:26:18 AM PDT by VRWC For Truth (Roberts has perverted the Constitution)
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To: Kaslin

Obama believes that the end justifies the means. That’s one of the reasons why he lies so much.


14 posted on 07/10/2014 4:28:51 AM PDT by SumProVita (Cogito, ergo....Sum Pro Vita - Modified Descartes)
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The solution here is quite simple:

They say the crisis here is that these kids coming across the border need medical help — so give it to them — in their home countries:

Fly them back to Honduras where Doctors Without Borders will set up a clinic and treat them.


15 posted on 07/10/2014 4:30:14 AM PDT by Uncle Chip
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To: Kaslin

Even MSDNC this morning showed some previous photo-ops he’s has done in the past. One of him at a Mexican Border crossing station.


16 posted on 07/10/2014 4:32:25 AM PDT by McGruff (It's not the crime, it's the cover-up they said.)
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To: Kaslin

He’s interested in selfies...just not photo ops.


17 posted on 07/10/2014 4:33:41 AM PDT by tellw
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To: txrefugee

This is 100 times worse than Katrina. Then, it was “an act of God” Bush had to deal with. Now, Obama must deal with an act (or the inaction) of a faux president.

As has often been said, you can’t fix stupid...That’s why no movement on (or, in this case to) the border situation.


18 posted on 07/10/2014 4:41:00 AM PDT by MarDav
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To: Kaslin

May 11, 2011|By Peter Nicholas, Los Angeles Times

President Obama tours a border cargo facility in El Paso, Texas, as part of a visit meant to call attention to his support for immigration reform.

President Obama tours a border cargo facility in El Paso, Texas, as part… (Jim Young, Reuters )

Reporting from El Paso — President Obama visited the southern border to push for an overhaul of the immigration system, part of a renewed effort to shore up his standing among Latino voters and paint Republicans as hostile to a minority group whose force in U.S. politics is growing.

Chances of passing an immigration bill are considered to be low, but the White House is taking high-visibility steps to show it is not abandoning a goal that has its roots in the 2008 campaign.

19 posted on 07/10/2014 4:41:35 AM PDT by McGruff (It's not the crime, it's the cover-up they said.)
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To: txrefugee
The rat media expected President Bush to go into New Orleans while Katrina was over New Orleans. President Bush flew over New Orleans so not to interfere with the rescue. There would absolutely be no danger to the children if that arrogant pos had gone down to the border and observed the situation.

Liberals are nothing but hypocrites

20 posted on 07/10/2014 4:55:10 AM PDT by Kaslin (He needed the ignorant to reelect him, and he got them. Now we all have to pay the consequenses)
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To: Kaslin

If he gets pics taken with them, the pics might reveal that some of them are gangsters....also he’s probably afraid that he will catch lice and tuberculosis.


21 posted on 07/10/2014 4:57:26 AM PDT by DeoVindiceSicSemperTyrannis
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To: Kaslin

“Not Interested In Photo Ops”

Since WHEN!!??


22 posted on 07/10/2014 4:58:44 AM PDT by SMARTY ("When you blame others, you give up your power to change." Robert Anthony)
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To: Kaslin

I wouldn’t want to be photographed with him either.


23 posted on 07/10/2014 4:58:46 AM PDT by clearcarbon
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To: cripplecreek

Ron is carrying an umbrella, because he probably the only one of these three who know how it works.


24 posted on 07/10/2014 4:59:58 AM PDT by SMARTY ("When you blame others, you give up your power to change." Robert Anthony)
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To: Kaslin

I actually watched several minutes of Obama’s performance yesterday. I normally can’t take more than ten seconds. I was watching him when I suddenly realized, “That’s ‘The Old Smooth Act’!”. I’ve seen that act dozens of times! I’ve seen it from every color of human and from both sexes.
You get “The Old Smooth Act” from people who are trying to put you off. They’ve done something wrong and they’re trying to BS you so they can slip away and go back to doing whatever they want to do instead of their job.

Here’s how I deal with “The Old Smooth Act”.

“Save that bulls**t for someone else. Get back and do your job or I’ll replace you with someone who will do the job.”

Obama is our employee. He likes to think he’s a king, but he’s not. He needs to save that bulls**t for someone else and get his ass back to work or we replace him with someone who will do the job.


25 posted on 07/10/2014 5:07:38 AM PDT by blueunicorn6 ("A crack shot and a good dancer")
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To: Kaslin

The bastards entire administration has been a “photo-op”.


26 posted on 07/10/2014 5:12:28 AM PDT by FrankR (They will become our ultimate masters the day we surrender the 2nd Amendment.)
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To: Kaslin

Where are the children?

27 posted on 07/10/2014 5:12:57 AM PDT by McGruff (It's not the crime, it's the cover-up they said.)
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To: DeoVindiceSicSemperTyrannis
....also he’s probably afraid that he will catch lice and tuberculosis.

He doesn't look very healthy. Maybe he has a suppressed immune system, and is afraid he is more at risk to catch a communicable disease like TB than most people.

28 posted on 07/10/2014 5:19:04 AM PDT by sockmonkey (Of course I didn't read the article. After all, this is Free Republic.)
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To: sockmonkey

Might also be afraid about the rumors of ebola......


29 posted on 07/10/2014 5:23:29 AM PDT by DeoVindiceSicSemperTyrannis
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To: Kaslin
You forgot a pic from yesterday:


30 posted on 07/10/2014 5:24:38 AM PDT by Future Snake Eater (CrossFit.com)
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To: Kaslin
I could handle more like this one:

Just need to change the outfit to an orange jumpsuit.

31 posted on 07/10/2014 5:25:23 AM PDT by rjsimmon (The Tree of Liberty Thirsts)
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To: Kaslin

Dang, if only Bush would have thought about saying, “Not Interested In Photo Ops” after Katrina!


32 posted on 07/10/2014 6:01:36 AM PDT by celmak
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To: Kaslin

He doesn’t want to get cooties.


34 posted on 07/10/2014 6:22:28 AM PDT by informavoracious (Open your eyes, people!)
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