Obama working hard during current crises, fundraising for Democrats

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    Obama working hard during current crises, fundraising for Democrats

    The celebrity President headed to his favorite haunts in Hollywood next week, fundraising... Obama took an important diplomatic step, though...he cancelled a planned appearance on Jimmy Kimmel...wow, quite an executive decision, showing his gravitas...


     


     "President Obama will continue his fundraising push this week with a West Coast swing through three major cities, juggling his midterm money chase with two major immediate foreign policy challenges and the ongoing immigration crisis on our own southern border."


     


    His fundraising swing through the West Coast will include events in Seattle, San Francisco and Los Angeles, where he will deliver remarks on the importance of job-driven skills training at a community college in Los Angeles..


     


    And no doubt he will pontificate about the evils of Big Money in political campaigns, at the $30,000 per plate events...

     
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    Even Obama alllies at Politico are uneasy:

    "Jennifer Palmieri, the White House communications director, defended the decision. “It is rarely a good idea to return to the White House just for show, when the situation can be handled responsibly from the road," she told Shear at the time. "Abrupt changes to his schedule can have the unintended consequence of unduly alarming the American people or creating a false sense of crisis."

    Ron Fournier isn't buying it:

    First, the phrase "just for show" is indicative of the Obama White House conceit that their guy is above politics. The fact is, all presidents do things just for show, because the office is inherently political, and one of the levers of power can be found in the public theater. ... The hypocrisy is staggering. How is playing pool and drinking beer with the governor of Colorado not "just for show"? Obama and his team consistently respond to criticism by dismissing the media's focus on "optics," even as they craft and control the president's image more aggressively than perhaps any previous White House.

    Second, while Palmieri is correct that gutting a presidential schedule is rarely a good idea, there are times when it is. You could make an argument that Thursday was one such time, when the Gaza Strip erupted with violence and Russian President Vladimir Putin's allies shot a passenger plane from the sky. A president can bring calm and clarity to a confusing situation, or he can add to public anxiety.
    The "hypocrisy" point is ... whatever. That this White House can be hypocritical -- comically hypocritcal, even -- is news to no one who covers it. The salient point is that in the midst of Gaza, Ukraine and the ongoing border crisis, it might not be a bad time to put the fundraising on hold."

     
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    If he were Bush, he'd be back at the ranch clearing brush.  Not because the brush needed clearing but because he wasn't a draw at fundraising events.  Kind of amazing really - Obama's approval numbers are low yet he's in demand on the fund raising circuit.  Who was the last republican president that was in demand for fundraising this late in his presidency?  Reagan was suffering from dementia by this time, not to mention Iran Contra put a damper on things.  Nixon?  Don't think so.  I guess it was Ike, great grandfather of the current illegal immigrant crisis (all those coups and efforts at destablelization in Central America still bear fruit).

     
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    Doesn't your knee ever get sore with all that jerking and whatnot?

     

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    In response to StalkingButler's comment:
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    Doesn't your knee ever get sore with all that jerking and whatnot?

     

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    SB,

    Give the guy some slack.

    If somebody was Obama bashing and somebody else was not defending Obama, how could this be a political forum?

    And btw, one of CLC's posts it states, " The hypocrisy is staggering. How is playing pool and drinking beer with the governor of Colorado not "just for show"?

    I disagree. I love playing pool and drinking beer. Why would not the President? It is not hypocrisy.

    It is called relaxing and having fun.

     
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    In response to ComingLiberalCrackup's comment:
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    And no doubt he will pontificate about the evils of Big Money in political campaigns, at the $30,000 per plate events...

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    Funny...I've always found that kind of ironic no matter who does it. It's definitely a reminder that politics ( at least on a national level) is really all about money. Money talks and money buys you access to the candidates. It's a bad system and one that has little to do with the kind of democracy our forefathers imagined.

    That said..these recent crisis are all crisis that can be managed from the road. Why does the President need to be in his office in the White House to deal with any of the things that have happened these past few days? That's not the kind of world we live in.

     
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    In response to DirtyWaterLover's comment:
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    If he were Bush, he'd be back at the ranch clearing brush.  Not because the brush needed clearing but because he wasn't a draw at fundraising events.  Kind of amazing really - Obama's approval numbers are low yet he's in demand on the fund raising circuit.  Who was the last republican president that was in demand for fundraising this late in his presidency?  Reagan was suffering from dementia by this time, not to mention Iran Contra put a damper on things.  Nixon?  Don't think so.  I guess it was Ike, great grandfather of the current illegal immigrant crisis (all those coups and efforts at destablelization in Central America still bear fruit).

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    The massively unpopular Obama is in demand on the fundraising circuit, only  because the Party of Government has the "For Sale" sign out...crony capitalists, unions, trial lawyers...all need the bureaucrats in DC to help them out...

    Sad that business no longer looks to succeed based on making better products and services, but by seeking favors from regulators ....that is what liberalism has given us...

     

     
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    And no doubt he will pontificate about the evils of Big Money in political campaigns, at the $30,000 per plate events...

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    Funny...I've always found that kind of ironic no matter who does it. It's definitely a reminder that politics ( at least on a national level) is really all about money. Money talks and money buys you access to the candidates. It's a bad system and one that has little to do with the kind of democracy our forefathers imagined.

    That said..these recent crisis are all crisis that can be managed from the road. Why does the President need to be in his office in the White House to deal with any of the things that have happened these past few days? That's not the kind of world we live in.

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    "It's a bad system..."  The only thing worse would be for one Party to repeal the precious 200 year old First Amendment, for crude partisan political purposes, to muzzle the opposition...and that is what the Democrats are aiming for.

     
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    The only thing worse would be for one Party to repeal the precious 200 year old First Amendment




    Or to radically change its core meaning so that "speech" literally means "cash money"

     
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    In response to StalkingButler's comment:
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    Doesn't your knee ever get sore with all that jerking and whatnot?

     

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    Doesn't your head ever ache from it spending so much time up your backside?

    or

    dont you ever feel exhausted working so hard to remain so ignorant?

     
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    If he were Bush, he'd be back at the ranch clearing brush.  Not because the brush needed clearing but because he wasn't a draw at fundraising events.  Kind of amazing really - Obama's approval numbers are low yet he's in demand on the fund raising circuit.  Who was the last republican president that was in demand for fundraising this late in his presidency?  Reagan was suffering from dementia by this time, not to mention Iran Contra put a damper on things.  Nixon?  Don't think so.  I guess it was Ike, great grandfather of the current illegal immigrant crisis (all those coups and efforts at destablelization in Central America still bear fruit).

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    You could have just as easily written...'my daddy can beat your daddy up' and saved yourself some time.

     
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    Celebrity Death Match: Putin v. Obama

     

     

    That show didn't last long enough.

     
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    Breaking News: Obama's  Hollywood billionaire mogul buddy Jeffrey Katzenberg, the "artist" who brought us Shrek the f*rting green ogre, to receive "National Medal of Arts" from Obama next week...


     


    Katzenberg gave $3 mil to Dem PAC Priorities USA in 2012, was $500,000+ bundler to Obama campaign, and gave $100,000 to 09 inaugural....


     


    And they say Obama's trip West isnt important for national security!

     
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    Glad they're keeping you up to date.

    Are there any upcoming movies that make you mad?

     
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