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OBAMA: Focus on problems, not re-election

Letter by Connie L. Lowry, Puyallup on April 27, 2011 at 12:32 pm with 117 Comments »
April 27, 2011 2:03 pm

Reports have come out that President Obama will have about $1 billion in his “war chest” for the next election by the end of this year. The president is already spending a greater portion of his time on the campaign trail.

What this country doesn’t need right now is a part-time president.

Despite what the “experts” tell us, the economy doesn’t seem to be turning around; every day we read of another business closing and more people unemployed. Unemployment rates really aren’t dropping; they are going up if you count all the people who have already run out of unemployment benefits and still haven’t found work. Those people aren’t even on the grid anymore.

Many people are experiencing the worst weather conditions in many years, and that is causing even further hardships. And when you factor in the high price of fuel and the effect it is having on food prices, most Americans are in a world of hurt.

Maybe the president needs to get back to taking care of business and not worrying about the next presidential election.

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  1. Hey Connie, the President cannot do anything about the weather by himself with all the Republican deniers in charge of the US House. As far as part time goes, I bet you $1000 he spends more time working than you do.
    Your letter is a joke.

  2. APimpNamedSlickback says:

    The president can’t do anything about the weather himself???

    Why not? George W. Bush could. According to some democrats, he caused Hurricane Katrina.

  3. Pecksbadboy says:

    Sorry PimpNamedSlickback (nice handle, does it describe your mullet)

    The Shrub was only responsibly for the response to Katrina and the current economic mess we are experiencing.

  4. truthbusterguy says:

    obama is the rookie in whatever room he walks into. He can’t manage, govern, lead or decide anything. But he can sell the dummies in this country a used car with bad tires.

    He is comfortable campaigning because it’s all he is good at.

    We will only see this from him for the next two year. I just pray for two things. That people wake up and the GOP get a canidate that will clean his clock and repair the damage his policies have levied on the USA.

  5. Good letter, right now his focus is on being on Ophra’s show and going to N.Y. and tieing up traffic there for no good reason. Yeah, right, let’s put this sillines away and get on with solving the important problems, after I visit Ophra. He doesn’t have time to deal with the fuel crisis because to him, it’s not a crisis. The taxpayers are paying for him and his excursions with Michelle. Gas prices? What gas prices?

  6. Roncella says:

    Connie very truthful and hard hitting letter, Obama should listen to your advice, but won’t, all he cares about is making sure he gets 4 more years to finish the job he started, of recking the American high standard of living, including losing more jobs, destroying our medical coverages with obamacare, makiing a laughing stock of America in the eyes of the World.

    Pecksbadboy, You haven’t listened to your hero President Obama apparently, when he continues to blame everything he possibly can on President Bush, V.P. Cheney, Conservative talk shows, tea party folks and republicans.

    .

  7. Roncella says:

    continued , I forgot one more thing President Obama blames for all his problems, Fox News, that fair and balanced cable channel, Oh Yea !!!

  8. “APimpNamedSlickback says:
    April 27, 2011 at 2:26 pm
    The president can’t do anything about the weather himself???

    Why not? George W. Bush could. According to some democrats, he caused Hurricane Katrina.”

    another typical lie from the Right. According to MOST Democrats Bush was responsible for crappy response to Katrina.

  9. Obama will run for President for 2012. Just like Bush ran for 2004 and Clinton ran for 1996 and Bush Sr ran for 1992 and lost. And the list goes on.

    Maybe the Speaker of the House needs to work five days a week if there is so much to do.

  10. Connie…where were your concerns in 2008 when John McCain took so much time out of the Senate to run for President?

    How about 2004 when Bush ran for re-election, while there was a war going that he started for no apparent reason?

  11. Connie: I hope you are not a birther, are you? That has been a distraction of the right that has helped to keep our country off track. However so many could care less about the country, preferring to fight more for their ideology than solve real problems of state.

  12. ItalianSpring says:

    3 years to get a birth certificate, something I can produce in about 2 minutes. Just imagine how long you’ll have to wait for his healthcare.

  13. I want ItalianSpring to post a birth certificate online.

    All you need to do with create a blogspot website and give us all the web address. It’s free.

    We’ll be waiting….and reminding you…..

  14. Vox_clamantis_in_deserto says:

    Publico says:

    ”… I bet you $1000 he spends more time working than you do.”

    Wow, Pub, gutsy bet… considering it would be impossible to prove.

    ipsut says:

    ”… preferring to fight more for their ideology than solve real problems of state.”

    Uhmm, I think that was Connie’s point.

    Three reasons 0bama’s incessant campaigning should not surprise:

    1) It’s all he knows how to do, and
    2) It’s the only thing he does fairly well, and
    3) Its the only thing he’s ever done.

    By November of 2012, 0bama will have been on a four year campaign… for another four years. Here’s hoping the country returns to sanity and throws this bum out.

    Should be the cheapest library since… Carter.

  15. 0bama says now that the birth certificate thing is over we can get down to business

    Then he gets on a plane with his wife and jets off to appear on Opra’s show.

    What a clown. I can’t wait until we replace him.

  16. Ithappened2me2 says:

    And Publico speaks again. The all knowing Publico.

    Maybe if you provided something other than I am right, I know all; people might pay attention to you.

  17. Ask any RTP in Boehner’s part time quarter ring circus what their Number One Priority is and they will tell you that it is to make sure President Obama is a one term President.

    So far they have done more to ensure his reelection.

    I_S – 8 years and counting on Bush’s DD214.

  18. “truthbusterguy says:
    April 27, 2011 at 2:52 pm
    obama is the rookie in whatever room he walks into. He can’t manage, govern, lead or decide anything. But he can sell the dummies in this country a used car with bad tires.”

    quoteth one of the Trumpettes

  19. bobcat1a says:

    The birthers lost their mojo so now it’s blame the President for the weather and world oil prices. You can cure ignorance but you can’t cure stupid.

  20. fbergford says:

    Xring before you spout anything make sure it is correct…Bush doesn’t have a DD214 because he never was on active duty! His discharge paper is called NGB 22 because he was in the Air National Guard! He was a weekend warrior which is more than Obama has ever done! Sure he didn’t go to Vietnam, but he did volunteer to become a pilot and serve part time in the Air Force. All this birth certificate cr@p could have been avoided if he presented it when someone asked for it! When are you going to fall off the cliff you little lemming!?

  21. “fbergford says:
    April 27, 2011 at 6:22 pm
    Xring before you spout anything make sure it is correct…Bush doesn’t have a DD214 because he never was on active duty!”

    Never was on active duty but flew jets??????? Someone is making it up as he goes

    Hey Bergie. I don’t believe you have a birth certificate. Create a Blogspot website and post yours.

  22. ItalianSpring says:

    I prefer Obomba spend as much time golfing (over 60 times in the first 2 years) and fronting on the Oprah show as possible. The less time he actually spends at the office, the less damage he will actually cause. So please, let the pharoah frolic in superfluous elite self-worshipping activities. Besides, he’s good at them.

  23. Ooops, Bergie……you did a Trump!

    “George W. Bush joined the 147th Fighter Interceptor Group of the Texas Air National Guard on May 27, 1968, during the Vietnam War. He committed to serve until May 26, 1974, with two years on active duty while training to fly and four years on part-time duty.”

    “In December 1969 he began further training on the F-102 in Houston at the 147th’s Combat Crew Training School, soloing in March 1970 and graduating in June, fulfilling his active-duty commitment.”

    Dang….Old Bergie really stepped in it big time…….LOL

  24. Hey…..Spring…..I’m still waiting for that birth certificate website of yours.

  25. GHTaxPayer says:

    Obama has completely failed at governing our country. Obama’s accomplishments:
    RECORD HIGH FOOD STAMPS
    RECORD HIGH FORECLOSURES
    RECORD HIGH NUMBER OF UNEMPLOYED PEOPLE
    RECORD HIGH % IN POVERTY
    RECORD HIGH % RECEIVING GOVERNMENT HANDOUTS
    RECORD HIGH WALL ST. PROFITS while……
    RECORD LOW AVERAGE INCOME GAIN (LOSS) FOR MIDDLE CLASS
    RECORD HIGH WARS UNDER ONE PRESIDENT – 3
    RECORD HIGH HEALTHCARE PREMIUMS
    RECORD HIGH $4.6 TRILLION ADDED TO THE DEFICIT IN HIS FIRST TERM

    I could keep going, but you get the picture.

  26. KARDNOS says: Create a Blogspot website and post yours.

    Post yours Larry. Put up or shut up.

  27. “The unemployment rate in the United States was last reported at 8.8 percent in March of 2011. From 1948 until 2010 the United States’ Unemployment Rate averaged 5.70 percent reaching an historical high of 10.80 percent in November of 1982″

    Lets see….I do believe St. Reagan was in charge in 1982……

    GH Taxpayer Trumped one!

  28. fbergford says:

    Kardnos…when you serve in the National Guard your discharge paper is called an NGB Form 22…not a DD214. DD214 is for only active duty troops because they are apart of the Department of Defense, as the Guard is apart of the National Guard Bureau…hmmm interesting, looks like you need to do a little more research before you spout off numnuts!

  29. This is the result of leadership by polling data. Democrats were beginning to doubt his citizenship and he is running for reelection.

    I hope Trump, who at this point has nothing to loose, presses him for more.

  30. “fbergford says:
    April 27, 2011 at 6:22 pm
    Xring before you spout anything make sure it is correct…Bush doesn’t have a DD214 because he never was on active duty!

    George W. Bush joined the 147th Fighter Interceptor Group of the Texas Air National Guard on May 27, 1968, during the Vietnam War. He committed to serve until May 26, 1974, with two years on active duty while training to fly and four years on part-time duty.”

    “In December 1969 he began further training on the F-102 in Houston at the 147th’s Combat Crew Training School, soloing in March 1970 and graduating in June, fulfilling his active-duty commitment.”

    You Trumped it, Bergie!

  31. “dejen2 says:
    April 27, 2011 at 6:55 pm
    This is the result of leadership by polling data. Democrats were beginning to doubt his citizenship and he is running for reelection.

    I hope Trump, who at this point has nothing to loose, presses him for more.

    HAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHA

  32. All these people claim they can produce a birth certificate and then crumble when asked to produce it.

  33. I’ll give them 3 years.

    Hell….I’ll give them 4 years…..LOL

  34. Bergie claimed Bush didn’t serve active duty. Bush served active duty (as all National Guard do)

    Bergie Trumped it!

  35. concernedtacoma7 says:

    Kard- Obama is the POTUS. McCain represents his state. Maybe the people of Az cared, but not very relevant on this board. Apples and oranges.

    And Obama came out today to say how busy he is… then he goes on a talk show to campaign and plays basketball. If he keeps this up this hectic schedule he will need another Hawaiian vacation soon. Perhaps he and Michelle can take seperate jets again.

    All you hippies can save your Bush comments. Iraq is basically over, with a big win for the US, one of the few successful counter-insurgencies ever. You would never know it if you only got your news from BHO, who’s significant foreign policy contribution is to destablize the entire middle east and allow radicals to take over stable states. Making Carter look good.

    And producing a birth cert. takes a sitting POTUS literally no time, he simply tells an aide to publish it. Why wait? To cut off the childish comments, if I run for pres you can have it, bc who cares who sees it? All the birther issue did was distract from the bigger issue, how he was raised and the political influences on him throughout his upbringing.

  36. fbergford says:

    And no when you are serving in the Guard you are not on active duty on your weekend drills. You are classified as title 32 which comes out of the states defense budget for their National Guard. The only time a guardsmen can go active duty is when they get called into federal service by the federal government which is title 10 and then you get paid by the Department of Defense.

  37. Concerned…..you just want to talk about Presidents? OK. Which president took the most time away from the job for vacations and campaigning? Which President was on vacation when Al Queda threatened the US and stayed on vacation? This is about Presidents taking time away from “the job” right?

  38. “two years on active duty while training to fly”

    How many times must this be repeated???????

  39. “All you hippies”

    Oh geeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeezzzzzzzz……LMAO

  40. More to the point, for those of us old enough to remember ‘Nam….

    “During the 1968–1974 period, Presidents Johnson and Nixon decided against calling up National Guard units for service in Vietnam. As a result, National Guard service was widely portrayed as a way to avoid combat. The waiting list for the Guard at that time was extremely long, and there have been charges that young men from influential families were improperly moved to the top of the list.”

    That being said, Bush did serve in active duty in the Guard. Amazingly, though, he was “transfered” to Alabama to work on political campaigns. Funny…..my friends would have loved to have been in Alabama fighting Kamikazees behind a bar. Instead, they went to Viet Nam were John Kerry and Max Clelland were injured in combat.

  41. “Today’s trip marks Mr. Bush’s 149th visit to the presidential retreat. The planned three-day stay, during which the president is being joined by family and former and current aides, will bring his total time spent at Camp David to all or part of 487 days.

    Yes, that’s 487 days. And Camp David is not even where the president has spent the most time when not at the White House: Knoller reports that Mr. Bush has made 77 visits to his ranch in Crawford during his presidency, and spent all or part of 490 days there.”

    hmmmmmmmmmmm……….

  42. The smarted thing Obama has done until today is not responding to the racists that questioned his citizenship. Today he exceeded that, by slam-dunking the racists…….IN THEIR FACES!!!!!

    Actually he drew a foul and got the proverbial three point play!!!

  43. Good grief Connie. I don’t care which political party someone represents, the number 1 goal of any first term politician is another term.

    As for Pres Obama, as we were told when Pres Bush was in office, the president is always ‘working’ whether he is on a golf course or cutting brush on a farm. I doubt any president is very far from a phone/email. I’m assuming the same people who are upset about 1st Lady M Obama spending ‘money’ on trips is just were equally upset when 1st Lady L Bush used Air Force One to fly to Seattle to campaign for D Reichert.

    Why did it take 3 years to produce a copy? Who cares but it seems it was either a well timed attempt to make fun of Trump or Pres Obama finally got tired of hearing the whining. In any event, the press and others kept this in the spotlight way too long. Most people never cared as there are bigger problems in this country.

  44. According to Bush’s military records, Bush has a discharge from the Air Force Reserve, and was issued a NGB 22 (National Guard Bureau Form 22, Bush’s Report of Separation and Record of Service in the Air National Guard of Texas). A NGB 22 isn’t a DD214. Under Line 30 on Bush’s NGB 22, only training is listed. There are no periods of active duty are listed on Bush’s NGB 22

    Title 38, United States Code, Part I, Chapter 1, Section 101,

    Paragraph 2: The term ”veteran” means a person who served in the active military, naval, or air service, and who was discharged or released there from under conditions other than dishonorable

    Paragraph 21: The term ”active duty” means – (A) full-time duty in the Armed Forces, other than active duty for training

    Paragraph 22: The term ”active duty for training” means – (A) full-time duty in the Armed Forces performed by Reserves for training purposes.

  45. This is one of the less intelligent threads I’ve see recently.

  46. fbergford says:

    Xring Sorry for calling you an idiot, I apologize! And thank you for taking the time to look it up and research for yourself.

  47. Roncella says:

    The Donald accomplished more in just a few weeks than any of the establishment republicans or the liberal democrats could in three years.

    He embarrassed President Obama and challenged him to show his actual birth certificate, and Obama finally did it.

    Obama caused this whole controversey himself by not being transparent with his records, not allowing all to see his birth certificate right from the start.

    Congradulations goes out to Mr. Trump, he had the gonads to force Obama to finally show his true birth certificate.

  48. xring – I’m not going to even play military rhetoric games with Bergie. All National Guard people serve some active duty regardless of the alphabet soup that goes with their discharge papers.

    Bergie is so quick to throw generalized crap at Obama, but heads for the alphabetical criteria to protect he who everyone knows got preferential treatment just by getting in the Guard during the Viet Nam era.

    To get a transfer for the purpose of working on political campaigns is the icing on the Bush Cake.

    Bottom line – if the Guard calls it active duty, that’s enough for me. Someone needs to tell two of my coworkers in 1970 that they weren’t doing active duty when they had to leave work for a couple of weeks at a time.

  49. Capybara91 says:

    It isn’t about the time, it’s about the money. If you are out raising $1 billion, your allegiance is to your contributors, not the people who voted for you. That’s why we have a plutocracy, not a democracy.

  50. “Roncella says:
    April 27, 2011 at 8:46 pm
    The Donald accomplished more in just a few weeks than any of the establishment republicans or the liberal democrats could in three years.”

    He embarrassed President Obama and challenged him to show his actual birth certificate, and Obama finally did it.”

    You have a rather interesting take on the issue, Roncella. Trump claimed Obama didn’t have a birth certificate. Trump claimed he had people on the ground in Hawaii checking it out. Obama proved Trump a liar and con artist.

    But Obama is embarrassed????? Well, considering Trump’s legacy, I’m sure he is beyond being embarrassed anymore. How many people can fail in the casino business?

    Now The Donald has moved onto the next phase of racism by questioning how a man like Obama could graduate from Columbia or Harvard.

    Maybe for Trump’s next trick, he can turn himself into the south end of a north bound mule. Oh….sorry….mission accomplished.

  51. “Obama caused this whole controversey himself by not being transparent with his records, not allowing all to see his birth certificate right from the start.”

    And the reason he should is??????????

    It was an intentional insult to even ask him.

  52. “Capybara91 says:
    April 27, 2011 at 8:52 pm
    It isn’t about the time, it’s about the money. If you are out raising $1 billion, your allegiance is to your contributors, not the people who voted for you”

    You might want to take a look at how Obama raised his money last time. Millions of people sending a little

  53. Roncella says:

    KARDNOS, The Donald has created more jobs in the past two years than your hero Obama has. Make fun of him, thats good, you and the lame stream media might be surprised in the long run, be very careful what you wish for,

    Watching The Donald Debate Obama would be great Television. President Obama might actually learn something from those debates about business and realestate and job creation.

    As far as President Obama’s graduating from Harvard its very odd that he will not allow his records and grades to be released, Why Not ??

    Hopefully The Donald will pressure Obama to finally release his records from Harvard and Columbia so everyone can see how it is Obama was accepted into Harvard with low to average grades.

  54. Roncella says:

    KARDNOS, One more thing, How much money has Geroge Soros given President Obama for his first run for the Presidency, and how much will George Soros give Obama for his second run for the Presidency ???? mmmm, mmmm, mmmm. Obama…..

  55. “Roncella says:
    April 27, 2011 at 9:17 pm
    KARDNOS, The Donald has created more jobs in the past two years than your hero Obama has.”

    Quit it!!! You are sounding like a fool. Trump doesn’t create jobs. Market demand does. How many jobs did Trump ruin during his 4 bankrupsies???

    If you want to know how much money Soros donated to Obama’s campaign, all you need to do is go to the disclosure statement. Soros isn’t a “Freedom Works” cover like the Koch Brothers use.

    By the way, Obama is not a hero.

    He is the President of the United States voted in by a majority of Americans and you can’t handle it.

  56. “As far as President Obama’s graduating from Harvard its very odd that he will not allow his records and grades to be released, Why Not ??”

    When did Bush release his records from Yale and Havard? He didn’t.

    Oh….and one more thing (as you would say), Trump would have been a nothing had he not been born to a rich man. He is as phoney as his hairdo

  57. “Obama was accepted into Harvard with low to average grades.”

    Yeah…and when this lie is proven wrong, what will be the next one?

  58. “In late 1988, Obama entered Harvard Law School. He was selected as an editor of the Harvard Law Review at the end of his first year,[33] and president of the journal in his second year.”

    Low to average grades? Only to those with a low to less than average intellect.

    Show us your college transcripts, Roncella.

    First, what is your real name? Are you like “Cher” and just have one name – Roncella?

    For someone that is talking about transparency, you certainly hide yourself.

  59. Here you go, Roncella:

    http://www.newsmeat.com/billionaire_political_donations/George_Soros.php

    The contribution record of George Soros.

    Cat got your tongue?

  60. Somehow the word Racism always seems to find a way to enter any and all discusions,no matter what the original discussion was about.

  61. Racism enters the discussion when it is an obvious factor in the issue.

  62. the3rdpigshouse says:

    Concur – focus on getting this anti-American marxist/socialist redistribution socialist democrat “OH-Bummer” out of government!! Wake up citizens!!!!

  63. denismenis says:

    The irony is the only “problem” Trump has focused on is on being a “birther.”

    Fools.

    What’s next? Is he circumcised? How ’bout Michelle’s “piercings?” Have the kids hit puberty yet? These are national priorities, you see.

    The Republicans have better get something better on the stage than charlatans like Trump and Palin. The lack of character and intellect is painful to watch. It’ll be a lock for another four years for Obama.

  64. menopaws says:

    Well maybe the wackos will finally get their meds checked…….Listening to some of them fail to apologize to our President last night was a real eye-opener. Law review at Harvard apparently not good enough for these high school drop-outs! As far as Mr. Trump–he spent all his time taking bows at the microphone. It’s ALL ABOUT YOU, Donald………..The fact that our President had to be put through this by the media and the “birthers”, sends the world the correct message. This America is ignorant and racist and actually elected a President who was much more than they deserve. We are supposed to set an example to the rest of the world……….Truth and fairness and intellectual dignity aren’t on the list anymore. Roncella and company should be ashamed of themselves…….And, if they want to see college transcripts, I think it’s only fair that we get to see Ms. Palin’s, Mr.Trump’s, Mr. Boehner’s, and the rest of the white trash crowd. And, please, someone make Donald Trump just shut up–his incessant buzzing is too annoying to make him electable to anything.

  65. anti-American marxist/socialist redistribution socialist democrat

    The longer the label the more laughable it becomes.

  66. Many people are experiencing the worst weather conditions in many years, and that is causing even further hardships.

    Has anybody heard whether the President of the United States has declared the areas affected by the very recent storm system (tornadoes) a disaster area?

    Maybe the president needs to get back to taking care of business and not worrying about the next presidential election.

    It’s well past 3AM… must be busy I guess…

  67. steilacoomtaxpayer says:

    3-D Pig has but one Reply for everything. He is either a young child or a HS dropout, BeerBoy. The Trib is moving toward a paid subscription format, I am hoping that the unwashed are going to drop out.

  68. GHTaxPayer says:

    Obama has completely failed at governing our country. Obama’s accomplishments:
    RECORD HIGH FOOD STAMPS
    RECORD HIGH FORECLOSURES
    RECORD HIGH NUMBER OF UNEMPLOYED PEOPLE
    RECORD HIGH % IN POVERTY
    RECORD HIGH % RECEIVING GOVERNMENT HANDOUTS
    RECORD HIGH WALL ST. PROFITS while……
    RECORD LOW AVERAGE INCOME GAIN (LOSS) FOR MIDDLE CLASS
    RECORD HIGH WARS UNDER ONE PRESIDENT – 3
    RECORD HIGH HEALTHCARE PREMIUMS
    RECORD HIGH $4.6 TRILLION ADDED TO THE DEFICIT IN HIS FIRST TERM

    And today it was announced that unemployment filings just went back up, at 429,000 NEW filings for unemployment.

    Obama = Epic Failure as President.

  69. I am so happy this ” silliness” has ended, no thanks to the media who kept beating a dead horse. Now will they please expose what kind of undrewear Donald Trump really wears? Rumor has it he wears women’s panties – thongs to be exact – for both comfort and vanity. Are they Hanes? Vanity Fair, from Victoria’s Secret, from the Lovers stores. Inquiring minds want to know. Also, does the pantie opening face left or right. That too is a crucial political indicator.

  70. The republicans are the biggest liars and whiners on the face of the earth. Look how reactive and non thinking they are. If FOX NEWS announces someone is running for president these poor exploited idiots jump on the bandwagon.

    The financial mess we are in is a direct result of gopcult sociopathic econ ideology. Of course, they dont know that because like goo cults, the gop cult controls what they know. When you control what a person knows you control what they think.

    The letters in here from the republicans show us people with little or no education, not much tacit knowledge, extreme need for cognitive closure, and childlike cognitive strategies. Wow, just like a cult.

  71. The Trib is moving toward a paid subscription format, I am hoping that the unwashed are going to drop out.

    Ya know… that might work for both sides of the ideaological spectrum…

    Good morning Sue####…

  72. Omega6234 says:

    Anyone that thinks a president is more than a puppet, pull the plug because you are just taking up space. And this is on both sides of the party. Until we find a President that cant be bought and is truly for the people of this country… we will all suffer.

  73. A quick search finds that the respective Governors of the affected states knew what to do when that classic “3AM” call came in… they have uniformly delcared their respective States of Emergency…

    Police, Fire and with the declarations, here comes the state funded National Guard…

    God bless them all and the people they serve…

  74. Well lets take a look at the Presidents schedule today….

    1015est – daily breifing… maybe the storms made the notable cut…

    1050est – meeting on Libya. (That is important, cleaning the feces that they stepped in there)

    1130est – Olde Hillary gets some facetime…

    1405est – The Hispanics get some facetime to discuss the immigration system.

    1510est – Obama makes a personal annoucement. Wonder what that could be.

    1545est – The Panamanian President gets some face time. The press gets pictures at 1620est.

    He is busy… Here’s to hoping that the FEMA Director can get that signature sometime between those important meetings.

  75. Gee xx – the Secretary of State is reduced to “olde Hillary” in your comments.

    Not sure how anything on his calendar could cut the mustard for you.

  76. It’s not about cutting the mustard for me… it’s about doing your damn job…

    I don’t need a big press annoucement, just what should be a simple no-brainer decision based on what is a set criteria for the declaration, have some GS-## fill out the template, print and sign…. done!!!

    I actually like and respect Hillary. Don’t agree with her politics but I think has a set of brass ones that knows no bounds. She is practical. Knows how to politic better and include the fringes. She was the better choice. Why the Dems got duped in selecting BHO is still a mystery to me.

  77. President Barack Obama said he had spoken with Bentley and approved his request for emergency federal assistance.

    http://www.thenewstribune.com/2011/04/28/1643931/dozens-of-tornadoes-kill-209-in.html#ixzz1Kq1VHIKT

    Updated: 04/28/11 9:33 am

  78. Oh the irony of being a liberal.

    President Obama has a new conference and anounces that all the silliness needs to stop.

    Then he boards a plane for Chicago and appears on the Oprah Winfrey show with Michelle at his side, laughing and joking all through his visit with Oprah.

    Oprah did ask Obama WHY did it take so long for him to show his actual Birth Certificate ? Obama never answered Oprahs question.

    After his important visit to the Oprah show, Obama flies off to some eastern cities to raise money for himself and the democratic party.

    Yes liberals and democrats the President is working very very very hard on the many serious problems facing America, like the lack of Jobs, 5.00 a gallon for gas and climbing to 6.00 dollars soon, three Wars, unemployment getting worse each month, realestate market completely in the cellar, with folks forced to give up their homes, food and utilities going through the roof, and whats Obama doing, why he busy raising money for his grand re-election in 2012 of course.

  79. ItalianSpring says:

    How many times do I have to remind you KARDNUT. I am not the president and legally cannot run for president, just like pharoah. Unlike pharoah, I at least have a certificate of US citizenship.

  80. xx,
    FYI, before the President can declare a Federal State of Emergency (which authorizes federal agencies to become involved), the Governor of the State HAS TO HAVE DECLARED a State of Emergency.

    Roncella,
    So it’s bad for Obama and the Democrats to solicit funds, but not the Republicans?

    That is another example of right wing hypocrisy.

    Here’s a radical left wing idea. We limit campaign contributions to registered voters, and limit the amount to $2500 per election cycle. No Corporations, no PAC’s, and yes no Unions. All donations have to go to and be spent by candidate election committees

    I-S,
    The President has his birth certificate.

  81. menopaws says:

    Roncella—Get your meds checked…….In 2003 George Bush was jetting around the country: fundraising. The Democrats were complaining about it then. Sitting President’s fund raise–that is a fact. Democrat or Republican….It’s time for some fact checks and some fairness. I am really tired of the Republican “whine” machine…….all of us are still waiting for those promised jobs from the fat cat tax cuts and Mr. Boehner’s promises about his Congress being about “jobs, jobs, jobs……..”So far, it’s been about NPR, Public Television, Planned Parenhood, and lots of THREATS about shutting the government down or refusing to raise the debt ceiling so our 401’K’s will crash yet again……..Just let me know when these bozos actually decide to govern and do their jobs…..I’ll know because they won’t be standing in front of a microphone making THREATS anymore…..and whining about how the President is treating them……..Real fine examples of courage and integrity the Republicans are showcasing these days. Looks like a tag sale at the asylum!

  82. Are all the rightists on here trolls or is there at least one that is an adult and rational?

  83. xring – FYI, hence the statement…

    “A quick search finds that the respective Governors of the affected states knew what to do when that classic “3AM” call came in… they have uniformly delcared their respective States of Emergency… “

  84. Told ya before XTP, trying to keep up with you guys…

  85. xtp – there are a few but I don’t think they are regressive enough to qualify as rightists.

  86. Xx,
    The President can only declare a Federal State of Emergency AFTER a Governor declares a State of Emergency AND requests Federal assistance.

    If Mr. Obama had not followed this procedure the bubby zombie base would be yelling socialism and government take over.

  87. xring – we are not disagreeing… I know that… and? Not sure what the issue is here.

  88. “ItalianSpring says:
    April 28, 2011 at 10:34 am
    How many times do I have to remind you KARDNUT. I am not the president and legally cannot run for president, just like pharoah. Unlike pharoah, I at least have a certificate of US citizenship.”

    Italian Spring is an illegal alien until proven otherwise.

  89. Uh…..what is with Alabama wanting federal help? I thought these guys wanted smaller government. The should be responsible for their own disaster, shouldn’t they?

    Funny how this stuff comes around and bites you right square in the keester

  90. I wonder how many Southern Republican Congressional representatives have voted to reduce the federal spending on FEMA and other departments related to natural disasters.

  91. Bob Johnson writes:

    “I couldn’t help but notice the GOP twitterati whipping out their instant and expected responses to the storms that devastated the southern tier.

    From Michele Bachmann to Sarah Palin to Newt Gingrich, GOPers were falling all over themselves offering their prayers for victims of the horrific weather events.

    Yes, by all means, pray for these folks. But once you say your prayers, ask local GOP congressional reps if they still support Paul Ryan’s budget that guts funding for FEMA, first responders, federal disaster recovery programs, and the National Weather Service.”

    as my daddy used to say – “pray in one hand and poop in the other and see which gets full the fastest”

  92. Ithappened2me2 says:

    I read this thread and just laugh.

    Now that the shoe is on the other foot, the lefties are out in full force defending their Messiah, the chosen “One”.

    They are whining and crying that someone dare criticize all that he has (not) done while in office. Yet for EIGHT YEARS the same lefties criticized EVERYTHING Bush did.

    So they can dish it out, but not take it.

    LOL

  93. Ithappened2me2 says:

    Oh, I better throw in that I am racist for saying that before KARDLARRY does….

  94. Ithappened2me2 is an illegal alien.

  95. “”ItalianSpring says:
    April 28, 2011 at 10:34 am
    How many times do I have to remind you KARDNUT. I am not the president and legally cannot run for president,

    Issues?

  96. yabetchya says:

    Snail, you want everyone you disagree to show their documents,,,,,well why don’t you show yours,,,along with your dna, school records, driving records, dental charts,drug tests results, medical and mental health records, and the proof from the vet you were part of a litter born here in the great USA> just saying………

  97. LarryFine says:

    Well, it only took six years… but at least one left winger finally figured out how it works …
    .
    xring says:
    April 28, 2011 at 1:16 pm
    xx,
    FYI, before the President can declare a Federal State of Emergency (which authorizes federal agencies to become involved), the Governor of the State HAS TO HAVE DECLARED a State of Emergency.

    xring says:
    April 28, 2011 at 6:47 pm
    Xx,
    The President can only declare a Federal State of Emergency AFTER a Governor declares a State of Emergency AND requests Federal assistance.
    If Mr. Obama had not followed this procedure the bubby zombie base would be yelling socialism and government take over.
    …..

    “bubby zombie base would be yelling” … LOL, thanks for that “bubby zombie”

  98. LarryFine says:

    LOL… “limit campaign contributions to registered voters” … so no Chi-Comm money or sleep overs???

    Here’s an idea… we limit voting to only registered voters (alive ones)… Barry & co. would never go for that one.

  99. Roncella says:

    Ithappened 2me2, Your post sums it up perfectly, You get the Gold Star for sure.

    I must admit. its really funny and sad how much defending the liberals/dems have to continually do in trying to defend one mis-take after the other when it comes to President Obama’s first two years in office, along with his special helpers, (Ugh) pelosi, reid, V.P.Biden(foot in mouth).

  100. Campaigning – good when Republicans do it. Bad when Democrats do it.

  101. OK. Comment award goes to…Sue1234! Congratulations! She called everyone she disagreed with names and made absolutely NO point of her own! YES! She declares everyone who does not think exactly like her to be uneducated yet she makes no real point of her own! Where would she have learned to throw mud without any real cause or purpose other than to get everyone else dirty? Oh yeah! Kindergarten! So, she also gets the award for the most… The most…. The most… Ah heck. She’s just stupid and childish.

  102. And the Rcon / Tpot leaders have been very vocial that their number one priority is to make Mr. Obama a one term president.

    And they will use and menas available.

  103. and someone tell me how THIS has anything to do with the letter:

    slugoxyz says:
    April 29, 2011 at 11:55 am
    OK. Comment award goes to…Sue1234! Congratulations! She called everyone she disagreed with names and made absolutely NO point of her own! YES! She declares everyone who does not think exactly like her to be uneducated yet she makes no real point of her own! Where would she have learned to throw mud without any real cause or purpose other than to get everyone else dirty? Oh yeah! Kindergarten! So, she also gets the award for the most… The most…. The most… Ah heck. She’s just stupid and childish.

    Read more: http://blog.thenewstribune.com/letters/2011/04/27/taking-care-of-business/#ixzz1KxlJ0FmH

  104. Ithappened2me2 says:

    So you care when others are off topic from the letter, but you are free to deviate at will??

    Whatever……….

  105. LarryFine says:

    Xring is all over the place… thanks for pointing out how the democrat Blanco, Nagin (chocolate city), etc. dropped the Katrina ball. It’s about time…

  106. Ever the Bushapologist…….

  107. LarryFine says:

    Nope, just pointing out the obvious…

    Are you stalking me?

  108. ItalianSpring says:

    Obomba is the first guy to even campaign for pres with a Billion cash so can we call him $OBomba? I think so.

  109. ItalianSpring says:

    Hey xring- at least Tpotters won’t committ election fraud or bring clubs to the polling places. Oh well.

  110. IS – google/bing “Republican election fraud”

  111. ItalianSpring says:

    beer- nothing on the club thing tho, huh?

  112. Boy! This “KARDNOS” dude sure likes to post on these blogs. I must admit that I don’t read any of the nonsense, I tend to skip over the obvious paranoid poster comments because I find them to be too rambling and filled with dillusional thoughts that would be coming from someone who has some serious issues. Say what you have to say in as few words as posiible, or as the old saying goes “sh#t or get off the pot”.

  113. beerBoy says:

    frosty…..do you understand the cognitive dissonance you have displayed by writing a post stating that you don’t pay attention to Kardnos?

    I don’t think you do. I will attempt to explain: if you truly ignored KARDNOS you wouldn’t waste the time/space/energy to write a post saying you ignore KARDNOS.

  114. frosty says:

    Beerboy, did I say “that I don’t pay attention to KARDNOS”? You used words that I never said, “pay attention” and” ignored”. I would equate KARDNOS to a mosquito buzzing around my head, You know it’s there, it’s a nuisance, but very difficult to dismiss.

  115. Roncella says:

    Frosty, Kardnos, reminds me alot of the kids I went to grammer school with.

    You know the ones that always had an answer,waving their hands wildly when ever the nun or teacher asked a question about Anything at all.

    Not much thought or substance in his posts, in my humble opinion.

  116. frosty says:

    Roncella, all of these liberals remind me of the little brat kid who would hit you in the back and then run to the protection of the teacher.

  117. beerBoy says:

    So, in paranoid regressive-speak, “I don’t read any of the nonsense” and “tend to skip over” are similar to “don’t pay attention to” or “ignored”.

    I guess frosty tends to skip over and doesn’t read anything that he DOES pay attention to and DOESN’T ignore – that could explain why frosty is so confused so much of the time.

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