Skip to comments.Obama defends his getaway
Posted on 03/18/2011 9:41:31 AM PDT by ColdOne
Hours before boarding Air Force One for Brazil, President Obama defended his three-country visit to Latin America with a reminder that the region will play a critical role in helping the United States meet his goal of doubling exports.
In an opinion piece in USA Today on Friday, Obama acknowledged some of the criticism that had been levied in his direction about the trip's timing. He opened by saying the United States will continue to "do everything we can" to address the crises in the Middle East and in Japan, even as he departs for Brazil, Chile and El Salvador.
But Obama said that by traveling to Latin America, he is taking steps to focus on his top priority: the economy.
"In this increasingly interconnected and fiercely competitive world, our top priority has to be creating and sustaining new jobs and new opportunities for our people," Obama said.
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There is no way. The GOP needs to use this in national TV ads to destroy his re-election!
It’s spine and guts time.
Sure wtsh he would stay...
Gosh. Aren’t we preparing to bomb Libya? Perfect time to go on vacation in another country..moron.
he said the same thing when he traveled to India and spent all that money living in luxury. Wake up people.
Maybe he’s going to Argentina and needs an alibi.
There is no justification. This communists black Muslim dictator will milk America dry and destroy our way of life. Slaves of the State, enjoy your leader.
ah, yes - his laser-like focus on...what was that again?? um, uh, um...oh yeah, laser-like focus on the economy. No wait, on the Middle East...no wait, on Japan.
Come on, give the guy a break, he needs a vacation.
Millions and millions and millions of taxpayer dollars spent so he can have a vacation interspersed with a few meeting that produce no benefit for our country...
It has reached the point with me that nothing Obama says means anything. It is lies from beginning to end.
There may be smidgen of truth in it somewhere, but nothing of import. Meaningless, pointless claptrap. Except for imposing new regulations, spending monies, and deriding the people of America.
God help us in our day, in Jesus name amen.
Obama defended his three-country visit to Latin America with a reminder that the region will play a critical role in helping *Obama* meet his goal of doubling exports.
Jobs and money.
I still say 'Let Obama be Obama'.The guy is his own worst enemy. I want to see him and the First Lady in luxury suites , playing the most prestigious golf courses in the world. And he'll have fun, fun, fun til the people take his T-bird away in about 18 months.
This comes from the lier-in-chief.
All this ‘free trade’ stuff but I see he’s not visiting Columbia. Loser.
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