Skip to comments.Obama to land at threatened base (Mansfield ANG - 350 jobs lost in Ohio - Carney can't buy a clue)
Posted on 08/01/2012 2:35:11 AM PDT by Libloather
Obama to land at threatened base
By STEPHANIE GASKELL
Updated: 7/31/12 10:13 PM EDT
When President Barack Obama flies Air Force One to Mansfield, Ohio, for a campaign stop on Wednesday, hell be landing at a military base that could close under his proposed Pentagon spending cuts.
That was news to his press secretary, Jay Carney, who said hes not aware of that particular issue.
Mansfield Air National Guard Base is home to the 179th Airlift Wing of the Ohio Air National Guard and the C-27J, a mid-size cargo transport plane. Obamas budget request for the new fiscal year would cut those planes in favor of the bulkier, more expensive C-130 aircraft. And with no use for the C27-J, the base would become obsolete.
When asked by ABC News why the president was visiting a U.S. military base that would likely shut down under his budget proposal, Carney said hed have to look into it.
(Excerpt) Read more at politico.com ...
"...because I'm just the puppet here."
It will be tough for those Guardsmen and women — showing respect for the guy who may cost them their jobs. If it were me, his presence would make me physically ill.
Heck, I’d feign illness just to avoid having to stand at attention when he visited.
What a creep this guy is. I’m not using the words I’d really like to - don’t want to get banned from here.
Even though he tries
Sounds like a great opportunity for the workers to moon him at the base. ;-)