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'It looks like it may be a terrible tragedy': Obama goes AWOL again with just 40-second mention..
Daily Mail (UK) ^ | July 17, 2014 | DAVID MARTOSKO

Posted on 07/17/2014 7:37:33 PM PDT by Steelfish

'It looks like it may be a terrible tragedy': Obama goes AWOL again with just 40-second mention of Malaysian plane crash feared to have killed Americans before his jokey 16-minute transport speech

Malaysian Airlines Flight 17 crashed in eastern Ukraine on Thursday, killing all 295 passengers on board President Obama said his national security team is working on identifying the U.S. citizens – and then launched into jokes and 16 minutes of prepared remarks Twitter erupted with digital eye-rolls at Obama's curt mention of the 'tragedy' that the Ukrainian government quickly called a 'criminal case' House Speaker John Boehner offered a solemn statement, saying 'many innocents were killed today. It is horrifying.' By DAVID MARTOSKO

17 July 2014

President Barack Obama provoked fury in the U.S. on Thursday by casually devoting less than a minute to the deaths of 295 people aboard a Malaysian airliner, as he began an often jokey 16-minute speech about the need to expand America’s transportation infrastructure.

There are no confirmed American dead, an earlier Reuters report claimed that it was feared that as many as 23 U.S. citizens had perished. Obama declared in Wilmington, Delaware that 'it looks like it may be a terrible tragedy,' but not before enthusiastically declaring that 'it is wonderful to be back in Delaware.'

(Excerpt) Read more at dailymail.co.uk ...


TOPICS: Foreign Affairs; News/Current Events; Politics/Elections; Russia
KEYWORDS: awolpresident; fundraiserinchief; mh17; nationalsecurityfail; ukraine
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1 posted on 07/17/2014 7:37:33 PM PDT by Steelfish
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To: Steelfish

Obama’s mideast is a terrible tragedy.


2 posted on 07/17/2014 7:39:49 PM PDT by cripplecreek (Remember the River Raisin.)
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To: Steelfish

“Terrible tragedy’’. Is there any other kind?


3 posted on 07/17/2014 7:39:55 PM PDT by jmacusa
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To: Steelfish
Man of Make Believe Action...




4 posted on 07/17/2014 7:40:03 PM PDT by MeshugeMikey ( "Never, never, never give up". Winston Churchill ...)
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To: Steelfish

Hope changey catchey monkey.

This man is a disgrace


5 posted on 07/17/2014 7:40:56 PM PDT by Viennacon (Rebuke the Repuke!)
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To: Steelfish

Just imagine the flak George W Bush would have taken if he had been so callous at the death of Americans.... Just imagine.


6 posted on 07/17/2014 7:41:08 PM PDT by Bullish (You ever notice that liberalism really just amounts to anti-morality?)
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To: Steelfish

Do you expect him to come back from his vacation for every little thing?


7 posted on 07/17/2014 7:41:36 PM PDT by Blood of Tyrants (The cure has become worse than the disease. Support an end to the WOD now.)
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To: Steelfish
The man is a disgrace to his race.

The human race.

8 posted on 07/17/2014 7:41:54 PM PDT by Texas Eagle (If it wasn't for double-standards, Liberals would have no standards at all -- Texas Eagle)
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To: cripplecreek

His border is a tragedy. . .we seem to have forgotten that today.


9 posted on 07/17/2014 7:42:19 PM PDT by Maudeen ("End Times Warrior - Just a Sinner Saved by Grace")
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To: Blood of Tyrants

he and michelle are ..as we speak...playing... catch the Bad Guy!!


10 posted on 07/17/2014 7:42:21 PM PDT by MeshugeMikey ( "Never, never, never give up". Winston Churchill ...)
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To: Steelfish
Obama goes AWOL again

Bo Odahl.

11 posted on 07/17/2014 7:42:37 PM PDT by Texas Eagle (If it wasn't for double-standards, Liberals would have no standards at all -- Texas Eagle)
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To: cripplecreek

Obama’s the real tragedy in the world today. We need to call in some adults and take the keys away from him but then he’d probably nuke the country.


12 posted on 07/17/2014 7:42:53 PM PDT by Bullish (You ever notice that liberalism really just amounts to anti-morality?)
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To: Steelfish

Obama is such an idiot. I can’t believe that people actually believe he’s smart. He’s as dumb as a box of rocks.

What an embarrassment to this country.

Prayers for the families of all who died in that crash.


13 posted on 07/17/2014 7:42:54 PM PDT by sneakers
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To: Steelfish
How can any real American tolerate this piece of garbage.
14 posted on 07/17/2014 7:43:09 PM PDT by Logical me
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To: Steelfish

i happened to watch his speech today. I was stunned by his choice of words, but not surprised.


15 posted on 07/17/2014 7:43:20 PM PDT by aimhigh (1 John 3:23)
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To: aimhigh

Somebody must have left him out of his cage without his telepromptor.


16 posted on 07/17/2014 7:44:48 PM PDT by sneakers
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To: Steelfish

“President Barack 0bama provoked fury in the U.S. on Thursday...”

...as well as Friday, Saturday, Sunday, Monday, Tuesday and
Wednesday...each and every week for the past 6 YEARS!

844 days to go! Will America survive?


17 posted on 07/17/2014 7:46:59 PM PDT by Diana in Wisconsin (I don't have 'Hobbies.' I'm developing a robust Post-Apocalyptic skill set...)
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To: sneakers

I have a feeling that release of his college records would reveal a man who played the race card all through undergrad and law school. I can’t believe he make it though any other way.


18 posted on 07/17/2014 7:47:56 PM PDT by gov_bean_ counter (Romans 1:22 Professing themselves to be wise, they became fools)
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To: Steelfish

Foolish and inane statements from the feckless fool on the hill. No one should be surprised. Fools are expert at doing what they do best—being fools.


19 posted on 07/17/2014 7:48:23 PM PDT by Fungi
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To: Steelfish
'It looks like it may be a terrible tragedy': Obama goes AWOL again with just 40-second mention...

One or more members of the GOPe will speak out soon in feigned protest and that will be the end of the matter. Shame is, I'm probably going to be correct again with this prediction.
20 posted on 07/17/2014 7:48:52 PM PDT by Resettozero
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To: Bullish

While the cause of the crash has been debated, I haven’t seen anybody rule out a loose Obama drone having interfered with the flight path of MH17.

Only reason I bring this up is that the ‘live’ videos didn’t show a rocket/missile contrail, and an in flight explosion probably would have caused more damage and ownership of the event, and a diving crash would have vaporized the craft.


21 posted on 07/17/2014 7:49:03 PM PDT by Cvengr (Adversity in life and death is inevitable. Thru faith in Christ, stress is optional.)
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To: Steelfish

On Thursday morning, President Obama is off to a party fundraiser in New York. Next week, he’s flying to the west coast for another fundraiser with the Hollywood glitterati. When Obama was in Denver last week, he attended no less than four cash-gathering events in the space of 24 hours.

In his first term, Obama attended more fundraising events than any other president in recent history. According to author Brendan J. Doherty, from 2008 to 2012 Obama went to 321 events, compared to just 80 for Ronald Reagan. And, as the chart below shows, he’s done 72 events in his second term – 34 this year alone. So far, he’s ahead of the pace of George W. Bush, who had been to 30 events at this point in 2006. In his two presidential terms combined, Bush hosted 318 fundraisers. Obama has already smashed that number with 393 events to date.

(Clintoon is still the fundraiser king.)
http://www.washingtonpost.com/blogs/the-fix/wp/2014/07/16/president-obama-has-held-393-fundraisers-in-his-six-years-in-office/


22 posted on 07/17/2014 7:49:59 PM PDT by smokingfrog ( sleep with one eye open (<o> ---)
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To: Steelfish

Assinine quote. How could a commericial plane crash NOT be a terrible tragedy?


23 posted on 07/17/2014 7:50:17 PM PDT by CivilWarBrewing
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To: Steelfish
When one's stated goal is to "fundamentally transform (destroy) the United States of America", we may be better off with him being AWOL.
24 posted on 07/17/2014 7:50:32 PM PDT by ETL 2
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To: MeshugeMikey

Where are his mom jeans? :)


25 posted on 07/17/2014 7:50:51 PM PDT by RushIsMyTeddyBear (Great vid by ShorelineMike! http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=KOZjJk6nbD4&feature=plcp)
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To: Steelfish

His “jokey speech” was already written and the TOTUS didn’t have another one in its memory.


26 posted on 07/17/2014 7:50:55 PM PDT by luvbach1 (We are finished. It will just take a while before everyone realizes it.)
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To: gov_bean_ counter
I have a feeling that release of his college records would reveal...

Is there some pending news of this blessed event? Or are you just teasing us with false hope?
27 posted on 07/17/2014 7:51:08 PM PDT by Resettozero
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To: Steelfish

He did this once before, too, about 3 years ago.

There was a huge tragedy that he had to address —it was a very somber occasion— but he led off with a jubilant “shout out” to some ethnic person in the audience.

Anyone remember what that was..? It was on TV, but I can’t quite place it, just now.

I think it might have been Benghazi that had just happened…?


28 posted on 07/17/2014 7:51:46 PM PDT by gaijin
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To: Steelfish

Unless it’s all about him, or it is something he can claim credit for, he just isn’t interested.


29 posted on 07/17/2014 7:51:50 PM PDT by originalbuckeye (Moderation in temper is always a virtue; moderation in principle is always a vice. Paine)
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To: Steelfish

Seriously, I think if or when he has sex Michelle or Reggie has to be on top so he can f**k up at home, too.......


30 posted on 07/17/2014 7:52:02 PM PDT by txeagle
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To: Resettozero

Probably just the sleep meds kicking in...


31 posted on 07/17/2014 7:52:31 PM PDT by gov_bean_ counter (Romans 1:22 Professing themselves to be wise, they became fools)
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To: gaijin

Ah-hah..!

The Fort Hood shooting had just gone off, with 13 or so killed.

Obama did a happy shout-out to…..


“”But as some of you might have heard there has been a tragic shooting at the Fort Hood Army base in Texas.”

The president’s words on the deadly rampage came two minutes after he gave a “shout out” to an audience member and stressed the need to pass health care reform.

“I hear that Dr. Joe Medicine Crow was around, and so I want to give a shout out to that Congressional Medal of Honor winner. It’s good to see you,” he said.


http://www.foxnews.com/politics/2009/11/06/obamas-response-fort-hood-shooting-scrutiny/


32 posted on 07/17/2014 7:54:05 PM PDT by gaijin
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To: gaijin

http://www.examiner.com/article/obama-gives-disgraceful-shout-out-before-address-relating-to-fort-hood-tragedy


33 posted on 07/17/2014 7:54:28 PM PDT by agere_contra (I once saw a movie where only the police and military had guns. It was called 'Schindler's List'.)
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To: Steelfish

He was concerned there may have been some large Russian Democrat donors on board.

Pray America wakes up


34 posted on 07/17/2014 7:54:32 PM PDT by bray (Palin 2016)
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To: Cvengr

Obama did need another distraction away from his latest scandal again didn’t he?


35 posted on 07/17/2014 7:54:40 PM PDT by Bullish (You ever notice that liberalism really just amounts to anti-morality?)
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To: Steelfish

What a joke, a sad cruel joke .. on us all.


36 posted on 07/17/2014 7:55:28 PM PDT by NormsRevenge (Semper Fi - Revolution is a'brewin!!!)
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To: Steelfish

37 posted on 07/17/2014 7:55:37 PM PDT by massmike ("You only live once, but it does help if you get to be young twice.")
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To: sneakers
Obama is such an idiot. I can’t believe that people actually believe he’s smart. He’s as dumb as a box of rocks.

Hey where do you get off insulting rocks like that, what did they ever do to you! mr. mulato is not an idiot, that would be too simple, I think he is a sociopath and cares for nothing but his own gratification.

38 posted on 07/17/2014 7:55:51 PM PDT by Mastador1 (I'll take a bad dog over a good politician any day!)
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To: Steelfish

1. Jokey speech after MH17 shoot-down

2. Peppy shout-out to Dr. Medicine Crow after the Ft. Hood Shooting

HE’S A LITTLE BIT PSYCHOTIC…?


39 posted on 07/17/2014 7:56:28 PM PDT by gaijin
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To: gaijin

It was the Fort Hood homegrown jihadist shooting.


40 posted on 07/17/2014 7:56:28 PM PDT by arasina (Communism is EVIL. So there.)
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To: gaijin

New tagline in (dis)honor of this event.


41 posted on 07/17/2014 8:04:53 PM PDT by agere_contra (It looks like this may be a terrible President)
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To: Steelfish

The jokes weren’t well connected to the occasion. The one about how bad-looking is Biden could have been something like, “They say Joe Biden isn’t the best looking person to ever come out of the state of Delaware. Well, I’d bet he’s better looking right now than those 295 passengers and crew members.”

The one about how illegible is Jack Lew’s signature, instead of saying it looks like a caterpillar crawling along the bottom of the dollar, Obama could have said “it looks like the wreckage of a Boeing 777 strewn across the Ukrainian countryside.”


42 posted on 07/17/2014 8:05:47 PM PDT by Redmen4ever
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To: sneakers
Somebody must have left him out of his cage without his telepromptor.

I'd rather guess that that is exactly what was on TOTUS. He only reads what his handlers want him to read , and those folks see nothing wrong with this at all.

It's all about the next election. Nothing else.

43 posted on 07/17/2014 8:06:12 PM PDT by digger48
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To: gaijin

IIRC, after the jihadist shooting/murders at Ft. Hood, the Caliph (”Obama”, or whatever his name is) responded by giving a shout-out to some Indianian or something before mentioning the attack.


44 posted on 07/17/2014 8:07:42 PM PDT by bluetick
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To: CivilWarBrewing
Assinine quote. How could a commericial plane crash NOT be a terrible tragedy?

Airplane "crashes" are "tragedies".

Airplane shoot downs are beyond that, they are murder.

45 posted on 07/17/2014 8:09:30 PM PDT by FreeReign
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To: Steelfish
President Reagan addresses nation after Soviets shoot down Korean Airliner

I miss having a real grown up as our president.

46 posted on 07/17/2014 8:09:56 PM PDT by optiguy (If government is the answer, it was a stupid question.)
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To: Steelfish

his entire presidency is a terrible tragedy


47 posted on 07/17/2014 8:11:29 PM PDT by Cubs Fan (false claims of racism--the first refuge of a scoundrel)
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To: CivilWarBrewing
How could a commericial plane crash NOT be a terrible tragedy?

He issued a "stern" message to the Russkies and Ukrainians to not disturb the crash site. The Russkies and Ukrainians are probably quaking in fear...OR...they just can't stop laughing. What a douche bag.

48 posted on 07/17/2014 8:12:52 PM PDT by immadashell (The inmates are running the asylum.)
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To: Steelfish

The United States of America is at war and the president is on the wrong side.


49 posted on 07/17/2014 8:15:35 PM PDT by Kakaze (I want The Republic back !)
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To: Cubs Fan

If anyone offered the idea that after 9/11 America would elect Barack HUSSEIN Obama, a one term Senator with the experience of a community organizer and Rev. Jeremiah “God Damn America” as his spiritual adviser would be declared certifiably insane and rushed to an asylum. Unfortunately, we have a majority of such lunatics, most of whom are single white women. Folks, its not Obama, its his adoring supporters who are responsible for this catastrophe. Do we blame the baboon or its handlers?


50 posted on 07/17/2014 8:19:02 PM PDT by Steelfish (ui)
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