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Obama skips Fla. stop, heads home to deal with Hurricane Sandy [Florida Media in Depression]
CBS ^ | October 29, 2012

Posted on 10/29/2012 5:42:41 AM PDT by SoFloFreeper

The balancing act between campaigning and dealing with a natural disaster the week before a presidential election is a vexing one, considering there's no precedent for it. In the latest example of juggling both, President Obama made a last-minute decision this morning to fly back to the White House and forgo the one campaign stop he kept on his schedule for today. After initially announcing that he would skip his Ohio stop later today but still attend a campaign event in Orlando, Fla., a key spot in an important battleground state, the president flew to Orlando Sunday night to be...

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TOPICS: News/Current Events; Politics/Elections; US: Florida
KEYWORDS: 2012; election2012; fl; florida; hurricanesandy; libya; monitor; sandy; squirrel
LOL.

MIAMI media just announced this...and you could just HEAR the depression in the "reporter"'s voice.

Of course, where I work out, they have ALL the local stations available....NONE OF THEM have said anything about Mitt Romney coming to the University of Miami on Wednesday.....

Every time Obama came to UM this year, there were media orgasms....we saw stories about people waiting in line for tickets, we saw extended blathering about Obama on the "speeches" he gives to the students, AND we sometimes even see fawning treatment given to the restaurant Obama visits for a "local" burger....

1 posted on 10/29/2012 5:42:53 AM PDT by SoFloFreeper
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To: SoFloFreeper

Florida is lost to him.

He’s making a show (excuse) of being in charge during a disaster.


2 posted on 10/29/2012 5:45:06 AM PDT by MrB (The difference between a Humanist and a Satanist - the latter admits whom he's working for)
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To: SoFloFreeper; Joe Brower; seekthetruth

Florida ping. Apparently Bill Clinton is doing the Orlando event solo.


3 posted on 10/29/2012 5:45:11 AM PDT by SoFloFreeper
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To: SoFloFreeper

Florida is lost but this is an oppty for Obama to look presidential, signing disaster declarations and deploying resources. Won’t matter.


4 posted on 10/29/2012 5:46:04 AM PDT by jimfree (In Nov 2012 my 12 y/o granddaughter has more relevant&quality executive experience than Barack Obama)
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To: jimfree

why did he fly there in the first place?

he was in DC yesterday.

Same old Obama. Wasting our taxpayer money on gas, the flight,
with no care in the world.

Wasting AF1. Contributing to global warming.


5 posted on 10/29/2012 5:49:11 AM PDT by preamble
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To: SoFloFreeper

Assclown won’t protect Americans under fire in Libya, but he’s going to sit in the WH and “deal with” a hurricane. And the media swoons over this heroic decision. BARF


6 posted on 10/29/2012 5:50:31 AM PDT by workerbee (The President of the United States is DOMESTIC ENEMY #1)
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To: SoFloFreeper

But the Murderer in Chief scurried off to a Vegas fundraiser the day after Benghazi...

Morning news of Nov. 7th:

Obama lost the election because
1. racism
2. he canceled badly needed campaigning in battle ground states because of his concern for the hurricane victims.
3. (yet to be written)
4. (yet to be written)
5. Bush’s fault
.
.
.


7 posted on 10/29/2012 5:51:44 AM PDT by ShovelThemOut
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To: SoFloFreeper

I guess he has to board up the white house huh? Could use his man purse to tote some nails or screws as well. Or, maybe he’s ordering a hit on the gee haddies in Libya so he can claim he took care of it. Eight days. Vote and pray that we can put some closure to this disaster. Pray for our friends in the northeast too. A lot of them have no clue how to deal with what’s about to hit them. Heard that VA and NJ beaches are already getting flooded. Downtown NYC could really take a hit if the tides are “right” with 6 to 11 ft of storm surge on top. Good luck all and God bless.

Helping keep mankind warm for 65 years.


8 posted on 10/29/2012 5:53:09 AM PDT by rktman
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To: SoFloFreeper

It’s very important that he’s in the situation room so he can deny requests for help.


9 posted on 10/29/2012 5:55:19 AM PDT by Smokeyblue
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To: ShovelThemOut

Obama will hunker down and try and look useful through Halloween, maybe get out for one last push through Ohio, Iowa, Wis, Michigan and Pa this Thursday through election day. His campaign knows Florida, Va, NC, and Co is gone. He has to sweep most of the rust belt and win NV, MN and NH, which he will not do. This is going to be a laugher, Fox will call the race by 11pm. Biggest joke will be how off the polls were about Ohio, 3% + win for Romney.


10 posted on 10/29/2012 5:56:51 AM PDT by pburgh01
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To: SoFloFreeper

He ought to just instruct everyone to “stand down.” That’s more in line with Obama’s style of management.


11 posted on 10/29/2012 5:57:35 AM PDT by Mr Ramsbotham (Laws against sodomy are honored in the breech.)
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To: SoFloFreeper

This storm is not optimal.


12 posted on 10/29/2012 6:01:41 AM PDT by mikey_hates_everything
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To: SoFloFreeper
Newt Gingrich makes a telling observation ....

You'll notice, he's cancelling his trips over the hurricane, he did not cancel his trips over Benghazi ...

13 posted on 10/29/2012 6:04:22 AM PDT by Servant of the Cross (the Truth will set you free)
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To: SoFloFreeper

Well someone has to lower the seas.

Pray for America


14 posted on 10/29/2012 6:05:23 AM PDT by bray (Islam- A billion medieval savages can't be wrong!)
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To: ShovelThemOut

Sandy affected voter turnout.


15 posted on 10/29/2012 6:05:35 AM PDT by Badabing Badablonde (New to the internet? CLICK HERE)
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To: jimfree

Radio saying Obama making a heroic effort to stay in DC and not campaign or go golfing, BUUUTTTT, he can do nothing about emergency action because that is TOTALLY up to GOVERNORS and MAYORS. Gee, I didn’t hear about this when George Bush was blamed for doing nothing when the GOVERNOR and the MAYOR couldn’t tell him what they needed. Must be, (from the Benghazi attack, etc) OBAMA HATES AMERICANS!


16 posted on 10/29/2012 6:12:39 AM PDT by Safetgiver ( Islam makes barbarism look genteel.)
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To: JulieRNR21; kinganamort; katherineisgreat; floriduh voter; summer; Goldwater Girl; windchime; ...

Florida Freeper


17 posted on 10/29/2012 6:12:45 AM PDT by Joe Brower (Sheep have three speeds: "graze", "stampede" and "cower".)
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To: MrB

Obama wasted taxpayer momney flying to Florida. The only resaon he went back is because it didn’t look good to campaign when there is a horrible perfect storm hitting the east coast.

Remember, he didn’t care who was killed in Libya, he went to Vegas.


18 posted on 10/29/2012 6:15:06 AM PDT by dforest
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To: jimfree
Florida is lost but this is an oppty for Obama to look presidential, signing disaster declarations and deploying resources. Won’t matter. (My emphasis)

Or, he could exhibit he messianic prowess by standing on the Atlantic shore, hold up his private copy of the Quran and order the ocean to subside.................

19 posted on 10/29/2012 6:17:32 AM PDT by varon (Get ready for the ride of your lifetime)
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To: SoFloFreeper

Saw the Weather Channel interrupt themselves yesterday to play AUDIO ONLY “Live from FEMA HQ” with Fraud Hussein stuttering and stammering about the Hurricane and how he’s all about keeping track of it.

Guessing wherever the president is, is “FEMA HQ”, and he wasn’t dressed appropriately enough to show, or was busy at the holes or at a party.

Heil Hussein!


20 posted on 10/29/2012 6:18:15 AM PDT by treetopsandroofs (Had FDR been GOP, there would have been no World Wars, just "The Great War" and "Roosevelt's Wars".)
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To: SoFloFreeper

BS. Obama going back to DC for this storm _IS_ campaigning. He gets to look Presidential, which is something he has not done in the last month. Everyone knows this, and it is his last, best shot at winning this thing.


21 posted on 10/29/2012 6:20:31 AM PDT by Paradox (I want Obama defeated. Period.)
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To: MrB
He’s making a show (excuse) of being in charge during a disaster.

Except that, by doing so, it'll be easily apparent that, he's using the hurricane and trying to turn it into a campaign advantage.

There is nothing that Obama does, that is not about him, including trying to appear presidential during a disaster.

If the Benghazi terrorist attacks had been able to be thwarted, he would have turned that event into a commercial, touting how his "leadership" in a time of crisis had worked well. But, since Benghazi was a total disaster, he would rather people forget it and stop talking about it altogether. He talks a good game when something turns out right, like the mission to kill Bin-Laden, but, if that had failed, you would be seeing him blaming others for the failure and moving on.

This "president" is nothing but a coward!
22 posted on 10/29/2012 6:20:39 AM PDT by adorno
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To: preamble

It is my opinion that he is just floundering around trying to decide what to do, between the Benghazi mess and now a natural disaster that he is clueless about dealing with, I suspect he went back to hide under the bed and wait for a speech to appear on TOTUS. A leader he is NOT.


23 posted on 10/29/2012 6:25:05 AM PDT by midwyf (Wyoming Native. Environmentalism is a religion too.)
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To: SoFloFreeper
Tell the Community Organizer to come up here to New Jersey! We could sure use his "leadership!" Not.


24 posted on 10/29/2012 6:30:10 AM PDT by SkyPilot
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To: SoFloFreeper

He knew the storm was coming when he changed his other trips and decided to go to Florida. Maybe he and Bill Clinton had words. And Billy told him to stay away.


25 posted on 10/29/2012 6:35:24 AM PDT by FR_addict
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To: SoFloFreeper
The White House press plane was left behind in Orlando as the pilot decided it was too dangerous to return to D.C.

I wonder if Obama will be able to land at Andrews.

26 posted on 10/29/2012 6:38:37 AM PDT by kristinn (Dump the Chump in 2012)
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To: SoFloFreeper

...not to mention Julio in Ft. Myers


27 posted on 10/29/2012 6:39:49 AM PDT by Buckeye McFrog
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To: FR_addict

nobama is the most feckless “leader” in memory. Maybe he and the Worst Lady (mooch-elle) are spending their down-time in the White House figuring-out just what to steal from the taxpayers when they are kicked out soon.


28 posted on 10/29/2012 6:40:48 AM PDT by hal ogen (First Amendment or Reeducation Camp?)
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To: SoFloFreeper

Obama skips Fla. stop, heads home to deal with Hurricane Sandy


29 posted on 10/29/2012 6:44:29 AM PDT by COBOL2Java (I'm not voting for Obama, so therefore I must be helping Romney!)
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To: SoFloFreeper; mickie
Where's Moochelle?

Haven't heard much about her lately.

It appears to me that Mrs. Romney is at her husband's side at during most of his campaign stops across the fruited plain....even though she has some health issues and is older than the first lady.

One or more of the Romney boys are usually with Mitt, also, as he travels.

The Romneys are a nice, mutually-supportive family that remains together as they campaign together.

Leni

30 posted on 10/29/2012 6:44:47 AM PDT by MinuteGal
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To: adorno
Oh, so NOW he is getting off his lazy cowardly @ss to do something? Real nice of him. Goby Dick.
31 posted on 10/29/2012 6:56:10 AM PDT by EinNYC
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To: SoFloFreeper
This hurricane is aptly named.

Sandy Cheeks

The Democrats’ Squirrel a Day Plan
32 posted on 10/29/2012 6:57:23 AM PDT by Ragnar54 (Obama replaced Osama as America's worst enemy)
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To: SoFloFreeper
Florida ping. Apparently Bill Clinton is doing the Orlando event solo.

Will there be a lavatory/sink involved?

33 posted on 10/29/2012 7:01:02 AM PDT by N. Theknow (Kennedys=Can't drive, can't ski, can't fly, can't skipper a boat, but they know what's best for you.)
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To: SoFloFreeper

He is in Kenya? Indonesia?


34 posted on 10/29/2012 7:43:02 AM PDT by rod1 (CTLY)
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To: MrB

Florida is gone for Obama. It will be political slaughter for both Obama and his Democrat dirt bags!!! Plus....they could not muster a decent crowd for the traitor Obama in central Florida....now that we all know he deserted and hung out our public servants to dry and die in Libya. He should be impeached, right now. Any American voter that votes for obama is not an american, but is a traitor to our country!! ABO!!!

Liberals......take notice!!! The large turnout of early voters in Florida is only signs of things to come. We are turning out by the millions to take down Obama and his America hating Democrat Party!!! The political beating & defeat the Democrats and Obama will get will make the 2010 Mid-Term elections look like a Sunday school picnic!!!


35 posted on 10/29/2012 7:56:10 AM PDT by JLAGRAYFOX ( My only objective is defeat and destroy Obama & his Democrat Party, politically!!!)
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To: MrB

Florida is gone for Obama. It will be political slaughter for both Obama and his Democrat dirt bags!!! Plus....they could not muster a decent crowd for the traitor Obama in central Florida....now that we all know he deserted and hung out our public servants to dry and die in Libya. He should be impeached, right now. Any American voter that votes for Obama is not an American, but is a traitor to our country!! ABO!!!

Liberals......take notice!!! The large turnout of early voters in Florida is only signs of things to come. We are turning out by the millions to take down Obama and his America hating Democrat Party!!! The political beating & defeat the Democrats and Obama will get will make the 2010 Mid-Term elections look like a Sunday school picnic!!!


36 posted on 10/29/2012 7:56:28 AM PDT by JLAGRAYFOX ( My only objective is defeat and destroy Obama & his Democrat Party, politically!!!)
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To: SoFloFreeper

Weasel Zippers: Scouring the bowels of the internet

Flashback: Chicago Jesus Promises Oceans Will Recede If He’s Elected…

An appropriate flashback with Hurricane Sandy barreling down on the East Coast.

http://weaselzippers.us/


37 posted on 10/29/2012 8:14:50 AM PDT by KeyLargo
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To: JLAGRAYFOX

“Vote like your chicken sandwich parts depend on it.”


38 posted on 10/29/2012 8:16:32 AM PDT by MrB (The difference between a Humanist and a Satanist - the latter admits whom he's working for)
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To: SoFloFreeper

They don’t have phones in Florida?


39 posted on 10/29/2012 8:21:36 AM PDT by mom.mom
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To: JLAGRAYFOX
Obama is in defensive mode at this point, attempting to hold the Rust Belt states and eke out victories in Ohio, Wisconsin, Iowa, New Hampshire, etc. Florida, North Carolina, and Virginia are lost at this point. The errant sisters have re-joined the Confederacy, despite the Yankee influx that tipped the balance to Obama four years ago.
40 posted on 10/29/2012 8:46:22 AM PDT by Wallace T.
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To: workerbee; SoFloFreeper

It’s not Sandy he went back for, it’s his war crime in Benghazi-gate he needs to cover up more as treasonous information are surfacing. He needs to get the military in lock step with him. He needs to have a permanent residence in GITMO!!!


41 posted on 10/29/2012 8:58:32 AM PDT by danamco (-)
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To: SkyPilot

I find it hilarious he has a sign with his name on it in front of him. That, and the phoney, "I'm important" posture and look on his face.

42 posted on 10/29/2012 11:02:21 AM PDT by Auntie Mame (Fear not tomorrow. God is already there.)
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To: preamble

Probably off the wall but Lame Cherry had a rumor on this this morning.


43 posted on 10/29/2012 11:34:22 AM PDT by Lady Heron
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