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President Obama Heads to Disney World to Talk Tourism Jobs (WOW! Obama's big jobs plan. /sarc)
abc ^ | 1/19/2012 | Jake Tapper and Mary Bruce

Posted on 01/19/2012 4:49:11 AM PST by tobyhill

Standing in front of Cindarella Castle at Walt Disney World this afternoon, President Obama will call for a national strategy to make the United States the world’s No. 1 travel and tourism destination.

It may be a small world, but tourism is big bucks. International tourists spent an estimated $140 billion in the U.S. last year. (Full disclosure: Disney is the parent company of ABC News.)

Whether they come here to Disney World to meet Mickey and Minnie Mouse — or elsewhere — tourists from emerging economies such as China, India and Brazil are their own mini stimulus packages — dropping up to $6,000 per tourist.

But for the past decade they’ve been increasingly spending that money elsewhere, as the U.S. share of global tourism plummeted from 17 percent to 11 percent. This is largely because of post-9/11 security proecedures that have made getting a visa an ardous ordeal. One Brazilian tourist we met at Disney World told us it took her three months to get an appointment to apply for her tourist visa.

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1 posted on 01/19/2012 4:49:17 AM PST by tobyhill
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To: tobyhill

But corporations should not hold events in Las Vegas.

President Fraud speaks with forked tongue.


2 posted on 01/19/2012 4:52:18 AM PST by Erik Latranyi
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To: tobyhill

I’m sure all those winter snowbirds are happy about their Disney vacations being interrupted.


3 posted on 01/19/2012 4:52:43 AM PST by SueRae (I can see November 2012 from my HOUSE!!!!!!!!)
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To: tobyhill

Well he is making America into a Turd world destination.

Pray for America


4 posted on 01/19/2012 4:53:00 AM PST by bray (More Batting Practice for Newt the Bambino)
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To: tobyhill

Whats new? He’s been in Fantasyland since 2008. Now just literally.


5 posted on 01/19/2012 4:53:21 AM PST by Norm Lenhart
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To: tobyhill

Com on kids! Let’s sing about the fake president:

It’s a small mind after all. It’s a small mind after all....


6 posted on 01/19/2012 4:53:57 AM PST by isthisnickcool (Sharia? No thanks!)
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To: tobyhill

Presidential candidate Obama only won Florida in the general election due to the swing vote in the I-4 corridor between Tampa-Orlando-Daytona.

Without securing this swing vote again, Obama has 0% chance to win Florida against any immigration-friendly Republican candidate.

This is a campaigning tour being put on the taxpayers’ credit cards.


7 posted on 01/19/2012 4:54:49 AM PST by JerseyHighlander
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To: tobyhill

Only folks who can afford to take their family to the rodent capital are foreigners.


8 posted on 01/19/2012 4:55:14 AM PST by Joe Boucher ((FUBO))
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To: tobyhill

Tourism...Isn’t that Greece’s big industry? Great model to follow.


9 posted on 01/19/2012 4:55:55 AM PST by optiguy (Government does not solve problems; it subsidizes them.----- Ronald Reagan)
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To: tobyhill
OBUFFOON, OBUFFOON
10 posted on 01/19/2012 4:55:55 AM PST by FrankR (What you resist...PERSISTS!)
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To: tobyhill

I bet while he is there Zero doesn’t even have the cajones to confront Micky as being the impostor.


11 posted on 01/19/2012 4:56:00 AM PST by Rebelbase
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To: tobyhill

2008 Presidential General Election Data - Florida County by County Swing Map.
by County
Swing is the change in D-R margin from the previous election.

http://uselectionatlas.org/RESULTS/data.php?year=2008&fips=12&f=0&off=0&elect=0&def=swg&datatype=county


12 posted on 01/19/2012 4:58:06 AM PST by JerseyHighlander
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To: tobyhill
Driving a dozzer at $48/hour working on the XL pipeline or cleaning the crapper at uncle walt's park at $9/hour and our communist, halfrican, fagboi, prick teleprompter reader selects the crapper cleaner.

What a jerk.

13 posted on 01/19/2012 4:59:57 AM PST by USS Alaska (Nuke The Terrorist Savages)
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To: tobyhill

Looking for votes in cartoon land


14 posted on 01/19/2012 5:00:55 AM PST by ronnie raygun (V)
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To: tobyhill

Looking for votes in cartoon land.


15 posted on 01/19/2012 5:02:53 AM PST by ronnie raygun (V)
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To: Erik Latranyi

Isn’t tourism the number one jobs opportunity in assorted banana republics? Don’t banana republics have tin pot dictators for life? Do all other affirmative action hires have the same ‘hey mon, its not my job’ attitude as Obama? What a buffoon.


16 posted on 01/19/2012 5:05:17 AM PST by x_plus_one (Obama: Brainwashing the masses to believe that racism is a greater danger than radical Islam)
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To: tobyhill

So, what is his message? Since we’re all unemployed we might as well take a vacation? Where do I sign up for my vacation stimulus check?


17 posted on 01/19/2012 5:05:40 AM PST by Yogafist
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To: tobyhill

Fitting place where Dumbo can present his ideas in Fantasyland.


18 posted on 01/19/2012 5:07:37 AM PST by DownInFlames
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To: tobyhill

The president has a Mickey Mouse jobs plan.


19 posted on 01/19/2012 5:07:55 AM PST by mewzilla (I'll vote for the first guy who promises to mail in his SOTU addresses.)
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To: tobyhill

He’s already given Amnesty to millions of Mexican Tourists, so why not CONTINUE promoting the “come to America; we have Los Freebies to give you....”


20 posted on 01/19/2012 5:09:15 AM PST by traditional1 (Free speech for me.....not for thee)
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To: tobyhill

He’s gotta be kidding.


21 posted on 01/19/2012 5:12:03 AM PST by Eric in the Ozarks (Eh ?)
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To: Yogafist
Where do I sign up for my vacation stimulus check?

Sign up at democraticunderground.com. Be sure to ask for $4 million. You deserve no less.

22 posted on 01/19/2012 5:12:59 AM PST by Fresh Wind ('People have got to know whether or not their President is a crook.' Richard M. Nixon)
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To: tobyhill
But for the past decade they’ve been increasingly spending that money elsewhere, as the U.S. share of global tourism plummeted from 17 percent to 11 percent. This is largely because of post-9/11 security proecedures that have made getting a visa an ardous ordeal

Is this a visa issue, or is it the TSA "welcome" that keeps people away? Perhaps Obama could try following the 4th Amendment prohibition of unreasonable searches.


23 posted on 01/19/2012 5:13:58 AM PST by Pollster1 (Natural born citizen of the USA, with the birth certificate to prove it)
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To: tobyhill

Um, hello?? Mister president??

My European friends come here for SHOPPING, because the dollar is so devalued that everything is practically free here! They come here like we used to go to hong kong or Mexico for cheap junk!


24 posted on 01/19/2012 5:17:13 AM PST by Yaelle (moneybomb for Santorum: $1m by Sat! https://www.ricksantorum.com/)
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To: tobyhill

I thought ATM machines and animatronics take jobs away from “working families”. Well, I guess its like a teleprompter replacing the President’s brain.


25 posted on 01/19/2012 5:19:23 AM PST by SERKIT ("Blazing Saddles" explains it all......)
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To: tobyhill

Obama goes down the same time that the Bush’s are vacationing in Boca Grande??


26 posted on 01/19/2012 5:23:08 AM PST by Sacajaweau
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To: tobyhill

To lure more tourists to the US, President Obama is starting a program where Americans will bow to foreign visitors...........


27 posted on 01/19/2012 5:26:10 AM PST by Erik Latranyi
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To: tobyhill

Don’t we need decades of environmental impact studies first? Making it easier for foreign tourists to simply hop on a plane can’t be good for Gaia or for the birds sure to be sucked into jet engines.


28 posted on 01/19/2012 5:31:00 AM PST by Nickname
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To: tobyhill
Obama will call for a national strategy to make the United States the world’s No. 1 travel and tourism destination.
'Heck', he's already doing a bang up job of that by all the Quantitative Easing (devaluing the dollar) the Fed has been doing -- with his blessing (and per Soros' orders).

Even with the HUGH problems the EU is having, the Euro is still worth a good penny more than a Dollar. So now Euro-Trash like from France can come here and order us around and bitch about our lousy American 'cuisine' as they stink up the places they visit. But even worse then the Euro-Trash coming is now the hoser Canadians can come here and mock us while shopping at Tiffany & Co, or Neiman Marcus (aka: Needless Markup) and Americans are standing outside with tin cups begging for loose change from all the foreigner 'tourists'..

If Barry, oops Geo Soros, had his way the Dollar would be worth that of the Peso, old French Franc, or Italian Lira -- and whatever useless currency is used in the likes of Botswana. And they won't stop devaluing the dollar until we're on par with #@%$ing Zimbabwe!

29 posted on 01/19/2012 5:36:35 AM PST by Condor51 (Yo Hoffa, so you want to 'take out conservatives'. Well okay Jr - I'm your Huckleberry)
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To: JerseyHighlander

It is also a bit of pay back for the job ABC, owned by Disney, is doing on Newt for him.

I wish the House would say to his majesty, well, since you think we don’t need any western hemisphere oil, how about we stop all sales of jet fuel for AF1 and limit its use to just in time of war...period. Stay in DC you POS.


30 posted on 01/19/2012 5:41:18 AM PST by Mouton (Voting is an opiate of the electorate. Nothing changes no matter who wins..)
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To: Pollster1

I DESPISE that photograph!!! It makes my BLOOD boil!


31 posted on 01/19/2012 5:43:39 AM PST by Ann Archy ( ABORTION...the HUMAN Sacrifice to the god of Convenience.)
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To: tobyhill; sheikdetailfeather; MinuteGal; seethetruth; mcmuffin; gonzo; Bob Ireland; Bushbacker1; ...
In order to accurately reflect the truth, the headline should read:

"Obama, Head of Biggest Mickey Mouse Operation in America, Promotes More Fantasy Jobs in Fantasy Land, Orlando, Florida"

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If you wonder why B.O. is always blowing smoke out his a$$, it's because his doctor uses this medical device.

Tobacco Smoke Enema (1750s-1810s)


32 posted on 01/19/2012 5:44:16 AM PST by Matchett-PI ("One party will generally represent the envied, the other the envious. Guess which ones." ~GagdadBob)
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To: tobyhill

Wanna bet baraq bows to Mickey?


33 posted on 01/19/2012 5:45:37 AM PST by Texas resident (Hunkered Down)
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To: tobyhill

The several Disney parks forums I have frequented are going absolutely nuts!

First off they are paranoid as all getouts to post anything that will be recorded, the ones that are on vacation are really pissed off because their pass for the day is being “blacked out” due to Obamas visit, the park itself is absolutely being hammered with up-security precautions.

A very divided culture is evolving, the cult like supporters of Obama who truly believe in his transformation of America into the FIRST successful super socialist dreamland and the conservative Constitutional loyalists, of which quite a few are considering ways to publicly remind Obama of it at WDW.

i have a bad feeling something bad is going to happen when Obama heads there.


34 posted on 01/19/2012 5:46:52 AM PST by Eye of Unk (Liberals need not reply.)
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To: JulieRNR21; kinganamort; katherineisgreat; floriduh voter; summer; Goldwater Girl; windchime; ...
What, no pictures of Obamabi standing in front of the FantasyLand castle? I would have expected at least one picture.. you know, framed so that the sun shines from behind the messiah's regal countenance like a halo or something.

The One's media lackeys must be slipping...

Florida Freeper


35 posted on 01/19/2012 5:47:30 AM PST by Joe Brower (Sheep have three speeds: "graze", "stampede" and "cower".)
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To: mewzilla

After lengthy negotiations with the Disney executives, the Obama adinistration has negotiated a big win for all americans. Now the food courts at all Disney theme parks and Disney product movie theaters will now accept the foodstamp program’s EBT card.


36 posted on 01/19/2012 5:48:24 AM PST by blackdog (And justice for all.....(Offer not valid in all locations, and prices vary))
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To: Pollster1

OMG - that picture speaks volumes about where we are in this country. A woman with a muslim head covering patting down a nun. Did you ever think you’d see this after 9/11?


37 posted on 01/19/2012 5:53:20 AM PST by jersey117 (Perry 2012)
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To: Eye of Unk

What does he care. He had his multi-million dollar Hawaiian vaca.


38 posted on 01/19/2012 5:55:28 AM PST by jersey117 (Perry 2012)
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To: jersey117

What is weird is reading about what the WDW park cast member’s are saying, that the Sleeping Beauty castle is chock full of snipers.

The uttilidors under main Street are in full lockdown by heavily armed security teams.

And the communications around the area are having “technical problems”.


39 posted on 01/19/2012 6:03:38 AM PST by Eye of Unk (Liberals need not reply.)
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To: Matchett-PI
Tobacco Smoke Enema

Obummer .... blowing epistemological bong smoke up the @ss of America.

40 posted on 01/19/2012 6:05:20 AM PST by MissMagnolia (Being powerful is like being a lady. If you have to tell people you are, you aren't. (M.Thatcher))
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To: Eye of Unk
WDW park cast member’s are saying, that the Sleeping Beauty castle is chock full of snipers

That's just plain creepy. What is the point of making yet another telepromptered speech in a place like WDW? Why disrupt the vacations of families visiting there? Everything is does is calculated with evil intentions. It's going to be nothing more than another bogus smear campaign against the republicans. Anything to get a sound byte on the evening news.

41 posted on 01/19/2012 6:09:16 AM PST by jersey117 (Perry 2012)
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To: jersey117

Sorry if I called the castle by its wrong name.


42 posted on 01/19/2012 6:14:17 AM PST by Eye of Unk (Liberals need not reply.)
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To: tobyhill

Why of course... it’s a Goofy Mickey Mouse Plan. Sorry it was just begging to be said.


43 posted on 01/19/2012 6:15:14 AM PST by SandRat (Duty - Honor - Country! What else needs said?)
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To: Matchett-PI

Nice graphics!


44 posted on 01/19/2012 6:32:44 AM PST by Bushbacker1
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To: tobyhill

The Mickey Mouse President finally went Home. . . . . And Took Goofy with him. (MOOShell)


45 posted on 01/19/2012 6:34:03 AM PST by DeaconRed (Cold War Veteran. . . . US Army Security Agency 1964-1968)
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To: DownInFlames

Exactly!


46 posted on 01/19/2012 6:37:40 AM PST by 556x45
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To: tobyhill

He’s there to get Mickey & Minnie, Donald, Huey, Dewey, Louie, Cinderella, Alice, Perdita, Belle, Goosey Loosey, Scrooge McDuck, Nemo, Ariel, Goofy, Pluto, and Simba registered to vote Dem.

Whoa, silly me. They are already registered Dem in every district in the country.


47 posted on 01/19/2012 6:58:16 AM PST by ProtectOurFreedom
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To: ronnie raygun

“Looking for votes in cartoon land.”

What should a cartoon do?


48 posted on 01/19/2012 7:13:42 AM PST by gnickgnack2 (QUESTION obama's AUTHORITY)
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To: tobyhill
Peanuts Carter got advice from Amy.

Zippo gets advice from Micky Mouse.

What's the difference?

49 posted on 01/19/2012 7:22:57 AM PST by IMR 4350
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To: Matchett-PI

LOL...


50 posted on 01/19/2012 7:34:36 AM PST by surfer (To err is human, to really foul things up takes a Democrat, don't expect the GOP to have the answer!)
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