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A "Tone-Deaf" Obama Mocked By The NYT For Vacationing While The World Burns

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When it comes to mocking president Obama, there is no easier or more effective way than focusing on his vacation/golfing schedule. The conservative Washington Examiner did just that last week, before the latest Malaysian Airlines disaster, when it reported that "It's going to be hot tubs, basketball, tennis and golf for the first family this summer, having set plans for a 16-day vacation in Martha's Vineyard, Mass., on a $12 million, 10-acre forested estate on the southwestern corner of the island.

Reports from the Bay State indicate that President Obama and his family will vacation August 9-24 at the 8,100-square foot, beachfront home of a Democratic donor that includes a pool, hot tub, basketball and tennis court. It will be new digs for the first family, who have summered on tony Martha's Vineyard every year of Obama's presidency, except in 2012 when he was running for reelection. The Vineyard Gazette reported that the White House has no major or public events planned for the almost three weeks, typical at this stage of a presidential vacation.

That and golf of course.

 

However, all of that is to be expected, and sure enough, Obama can and will parry such mockery as political attacks coming from the right, while remarking how strong the US economy has become under his watch, how many millions of waiters and bartenders thousands of manufacturing jobs he has created, and of course, how the stock market hits a record high now on a daily basis.

Things get dicier, however, when Obama is mocked and virtually attacked for his vacation plans by none other than that flag-bearer of leftist ideology, the New York Times itself. Which is precisely what just happened in "Sticking to His Travel Plans, at Risk of Looking Bad"

As smoke billowed from the downed Malaysian jetliner in the fields of eastern Ukraine on Thursday, President Obama pressed ahead with his schedule: a cheeseburger with fries at the Charcoal Pit in Delaware, a speech about infrastructure and two splashy fund-raisers in New York City.

 

The potential for jarring split-screen imagery was clear. Reports of charred bodies and a ground-to-air missile attack from Eastern Europe dominated television screens while photographers snapped pictures of a grinning Mr. Obama holding a toddler at the restaurant. The presidential motorcade was later filmed pulling up to Trump Place Apartments, the Riverside Avenue venue for his first fund-raiser.

 

And yet, White House aides said no consideration was given to abandoning the president’s long-planned schedule, even during the hourlong flight from Delaware to New York, when word suddenly arrived that Israel had begun a ground invasion of the Gaza Strip, providing the day’s second international challenge.

 

Instead, White House officials simply made sure to describe the president’s on-the-road management of the crises: calls to world leaders from Air Force One, telephone briefings from Secretary of State John Kerry and a secure-line meeting of his national security staff from a room in the Trump Place Apartments before his fund-raiser.

 

“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,” said Jennifer Palmieri, the White House communications director.Abrupt changes to his schedule can have the unintended consequence of unduly alarming the American people or creating a false sense of crisis.”

Actually, that is somewhat correct: it has gotten to the point where seeing Obama actually work in the White House, instead of golfing of shaking hand with the same Wall Street bankers his DOJ pretends to prosecute, would create a "sense of crisis" among the American people. Not so sure about be "false" part.

And this is where things got rough:

For an administration in its sixth year, juggling presidential optics is nothing new. And with some rare exceptions, the public relations team around the president has remained consistently stubborn about refusing to let the never-ending stream of political, economic or international crises affect Mr. Obama’s daily schedule.

 

The current myriad incidents are no exceptions: Moments after making a grim statement about Ukraine on Friday, the president popped into the East Room, where the first lady, Michelle Obama, was holding a mock state dinner for children to promote her Let’s Move nutrition initiative. “My big thing,” he confessed to the kids, “chips and guacamole!” There was plenty of laughter all around.

To be sure, conservatives promptly ridiculed the president for what he does best: put on a great show before the teleprompter then quietly disappear in the golf cart. As noted above, this is nothing new and the administration felt no need to defend itself.

“Instead of responding to multiple international crises, the president apparently thought it was a better use of his time to attend a set of fund-raisers in New York,” Representative Kevin McCarthy, Republican of California and the incoming majority leader, said in a statement. “While the president is out on the loose and having a good time, he should remember that his responsibilities as commander in chief don’t stop when he’s out of the office.”

However, by now even the ubiquotous social media is starting not only to noticed, but to comment:

Administration officials shrug off that kind of organized Republican criticism. But social media users noticed, too. Twitter was filled with snarky mentions of the president’s activities on Thursday. One noted that Mr. Obama “interrupts busy fund-raising night to check in with team on two crises. Then back to business.” Another wrote: “Nice he could take a moment to check on those meddling world events.”

Obama won't be the first president to see his reputation tarnished by his vacation plans:

Veterans of previous administrations recalled that the political damage could be serious if the American people concluded that the president was politically tone deaf or insensitive, especially to the suffering of others during an emergency.

 

Scott McClellan, who served as George W. Bush’s press secretary during Hurricane Katrina, recalled that Mr. Bush, on a trip through Western states, was photographed strumming a guitar with a country music artist even as the storm began to bear down on New Orleans, flooding streets and stranding residents.

 

“When those moments are placed side by side with a crisis that’s worsening, it creates a perception problem that the White House can’t ignore,” Mr. McClellan said in an interview.

 

In his book “What Happened,” Mr. McClellan recalls with horror seeing the “image of a seemingly carefree President Bush pursuing his original schedule and disregarding the plight of Katrina’s victims — the dead, the homeless, the lost.”

 

Later, Mr. McClellan writes: “With 20/20 hindsight, it’s clear that President Bush should have canceled his two-day western trip and headed back to Washington on Saturday or Sunday, before Katrina unleashed its fury.”

The NYT's punchline:

“There is a total lack of symmetry from what the American people are seeing from the president and what is going on in the world,” Mr. Schmidt said. He acknowledged that no president should be captive to events or hunkered down in the White House. And he said presidents, like other people, deserved downtime. But he said White House occupants had to abandon those moments when the situation demanded.

Will this time be any different for the tone deaf president, and will the first observation of Obama's vacationeering by a liberal outlet force him to change his ways? Or does the world have to finally succumb to at least one mushroom cloud beside the countless fires raging across the globe, before someone in the White House notices? We should find out... but not before Obama comes back from Martha's Vineyard on August 24. Let's just hope that no major wars break out over the next month.

 

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Sun, 07/20/2014 - 19:03 | 4981455 bigrooster
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Of course he is on vacation.  His plan to destroy America is working perfectly and is right on schedule.  

Sun, 07/20/2014 - 19:06 | 4981467 lordylord
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"When it comes to mocking president Obama, there is no easier or more effective way than focusing on his vacation/golfing schedule."

I beg to differ.  Mocking his policies and intelligence (and that of his voters) is much easier.

Sun, 07/20/2014 - 19:11 | 4981487 linniepar
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Tone deaf my ass. To those who cannot see what is coming, crazy ol me and many others have warned you. No more warnings. Good luck.

Sun, 07/20/2014 - 19:13 | 4981493 chumbawamba
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Isn't this the same New York Times that has endorsed the fuck out of Obama and his policies for the past 6 years?

Here's a clue: don't expect to be informed by fireplace kindling.

I am Chumbawamba.

Sun, 07/20/2014 - 19:22 | 4981527 NumNutt
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"Hour long flight from Delaware to New York", where is a good SAM when you really need one?

Sun, 07/20/2014 - 19:41 | 4981596 economics9698
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Free taxpayer money, WTF else would you expect from the low life?

Sun, 07/20/2014 - 19:52 | 4981622 kaiserhoff
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The speech Friday was a real hoot.

He looked twitchy, completely disengaged, reading badly, and exhausted.

I expect a resignation in a few weeks for "health reasons."  Might even be some truth in that.

Closeted queers gots issues.

 

Sun, 07/20/2014 - 20:09 | 4981666 nmewn
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Serious issues and a pen & a phone.

Not good.

Sun, 07/20/2014 - 20:13 | 4981674 DoChenRollingBearing
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Edward Klein just wrote Blood Feud, an almost shocking book on how loathesome the Obamas and Clintons are and how they hate each other.

Horrifying but fascinating reading.

Sun, 07/20/2014 - 20:49 | 4981779 nmewn
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One group of narcissistic, power hungry sociopaths competing against another group. We do seem to get the worst of the worst to choose from...selected for us.

Don't we? ;-)

Sun, 07/20/2014 - 21:03 | 4981814 WhackoWarner
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I am going to throw this out. Any woman who knows kids has seen this.

Bullies on the playground?  ONE huge weapon is ignore. They are powerless and irrelevant. You have no power and no meaning. (Kinda like what BRICS bank just did). 

Sun, 07/20/2014 - 21:17 | 4981849 DoChenRollingBearing
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"The BRICS Bank" is going to be my next article, I am still researching it.  The "Bank" seems to be completely misunderstood, and many are looking at the wrong things...

The more I study the BRICS Bank (especially the "CRA": Contingency Reserve Arrangement), the less I worry.

The bureaucrats at the IMF need lose no sleep, ha ha...

Sun, 07/20/2014 - 21:32 | 4981894 Scarlett
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I think as soon as the kenyan found out he wouldn't be allowed to be anything but a puppet, he decided to call it the quits with the appearances

Sun, 07/20/2014 - 22:21 | 4982050 bunzbunzbunz
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Get free bitcoins once per hour at http://freebitco.in/?r=25727

Mon, 07/21/2014 - 04:42 | 4982573 Eirik Magnus Larssen
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Are you among those lunatic fringe people who maintain president Obama's birth certificate was falsified?

Mon, 07/21/2014 - 07:17 | 4982673 Headbanger
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How's that "Hopey Changey" thing working for you ?

And I agree Obozo will soon resign office due to health reasons

Mon, 07/21/2014 - 07:49 | 4982739 Uncle Remus
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Lots of hands went up on that one ese.

Sun, 07/20/2014 - 22:02 | 4981907 DoChenRollingBearing
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Link here to a "short version" of the BRICS Bank CRA: 

http://brics6.itamaraty.gov.br/media2/press-releases/220-treaty-for-the-...

Note that they will be using US dollars to fund it, (at least they have a lot of those).  No mention of gold.  The longer version looks an awful lot like the original IMF agreement...

Sun, 07/20/2014 - 22:52 | 4982109 umdesch4
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Good to know. I will definitely be reading that. I like the articles on your blog because they assemble a lot of detailed research I'm generally too lazy/busy to dig up myself. Keep up the awesome work.

Sun, 07/20/2014 - 21:44 | 4981933 logicalman
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The body count and more.

http://arkancide.com/

Sun, 07/20/2014 - 20:35 | 4981736 ebworthen
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He just needs a vacation and some Xanax, he'll be fine.

The NYT is greasing the tracks for Hillary.

Obama = Worst President Ever.

Hitlary will be in the running.

Sun, 07/20/2014 - 20:41 | 4981755 economics9698
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The tribe is upset about the heat the scumbag is drawing from his bozo tactics.  It means more cheating will be required come 2016. 

Sun, 07/20/2014 - 21:25 | 4981875 disabledvet
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"Tune in, turn on and drop out." Timothy Leary had this pathos down perfect. The electorate is not merely disengaged but TURNED OFF.

At least Hitler had an HQ in Eastern Europe. Obama has "surragates" and "hangin with the rich folks."

How many black people are on Martha's Vineyard again?

"A few washed ashore back in 1794 but were later repatriated"?

Send em all back to Africa?

I don't see how anyone can identify with this guy..."everywhere he goes pure anarchy follows." How about a golf outing Chicago?????

"Too much gang bangin"?
He'd only given a speech to the folks a Detroit about "takin it to the man" only WEEKS before that entire shithole went up in flames.

How quickly we all forget the hood.

"Nothing a wicked inflation can't solve! How do ya like me now suckaa!"

Can't wait for the Hitlery "Final Solution" either. "Washington DC awaits your arrival!"

Well--at least there was a band called Chicago.

Democrats? Republicans? "We're all Nazis now."

Sun, 07/20/2014 - 21:44 | 4981931 thamnosma
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For a guy who hails from Chicago certainly seems he could give a damn about 40 people shot every weekend.

Sun, 07/20/2014 - 23:21 | 4982191 TBT or not TBT
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Those murders were probably committed by people that look like Trayvon against other Trayvon look alikes, in a gun unhappy state and city ruined by dems for a couple generations.  Bad optics.   

Sun, 07/20/2014 - 21:18 | 4981854 DoChenRollingBearing
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ebworthen

A fine comment, good stuff in four short lines!

Sun, 07/20/2014 - 21:45 | 4981936 logicalman
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After HItlary, he'll look pretty good, I think.

Sun, 07/20/2014 - 22:25 | 4982058 Dr. Everett V. Scott
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Narcissictic Personality Disorder:

http://www.mayoclinic.org/diseases-conditions/narcissistic-personality-d...

  • Believing that you're better than others
  • Fantasizing about power, success and attractiveness
  • Exaggerating your achievements or talents
  • Expecting constant praise and admiration
  • Believing that you're special and acting accordingly
  • Failing to recognize other people's emotions and feelings
  • Expecting others to go along with your ideas and plans
  • Taking advantage of others
  • Expressing disdain for those you feel are inferior
  • Being jealous of others
  • Believing that others are jealous of you
  • Trouble keeping healthy relationships
  • Setting unrealistic goals
  • Being easily hurt and rejected
  • Having a fragile self-esteem
  • Appearing as tough-minded or unemotional

Tell me that isn't Obama to a 'T'.

Sun, 07/20/2014 - 19:55 | 4981635 TheSecondLaw
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Well, corporate execs hatch out all their little plots and deals on the golf course. Maybe Obomber is simply doing in Rome what the Romans do.  Afterall, he has to get them to give hom a job when he's done destroying Amercia.

Sun, 07/20/2014 - 22:10 | 4982018 countupir
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I could be wrong but the SAM is a surface to air missile rather than the Uncle Sam that usually has to do with taxes. Kinda like in Ukraine. Keep up with current events even though I understand how taxes are probably a bigger concern for you.

Sun, 07/20/2014 - 22:12 | 4982019 countupir
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Sorry. Duplicate post. No delete.

Sun, 07/20/2014 - 22:13 | 4982020 countupir
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Dup

Sun, 07/20/2014 - 23:56 | 4982274 Antifaschistische
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"Or does the world have to finally succumb to at least one mushroom cloud beside the countless fires raging across the globe, before someone in the White House notices?"

 

Can we pick the GPS coordinates of the mushroom cloud?  If we could limit the world to a single mushroom....I'd put good money on my favorite GPS coordinates.

Sun, 07/20/2014 - 19:48 | 4981614 kaiserhoff
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Exactly, Chumba.

My first thought was Et Tu, Fruitay?

Sun, 07/20/2014 - 22:24 | 4982063 chumbawamba
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All part of the same shitshow that we've seen played out since time immemorial.  The inevitable political tossing under the bus.  In the olden days one was tossed beneath the horse drawn carriage and before that you were tossed beneath the wheels of the chariot.  Pretty soon NYT will be endorsing Hillary and the play begins anew.

I am Chumbawamba.

Sun, 07/20/2014 - 20:17 | 4981682 DoChenRollingBearing
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SoberOne (hey, I'm there too...)

+ 1

The time for warning is pretty much over.  Batten down the hatches and prepare for rough weather.

 

Sun, 07/20/2014 - 20:51 | 4981783 WhackoWarner
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Agree.  Warnings have been posted.  Batten down yes,  Wish you well.  This is not going to be pretty.

Sun, 07/20/2014 - 19:17 | 4981515 williambanzai7
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Sun, 07/20/2014 - 20:02 | 4981649 David449420
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Awsome, Banzani7. You consistantly exceed what I am expecting.

Sun, 07/20/2014 - 20:06 | 4981659 qbravo
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written in 1841, bitchez.

"The farmer imagines power and place are fine things. But the President has paid dear for his White House. It has commonly cost him all his peace, and the best of his manly attributes. To preserve for a short time so conspicuous an appearance before the world, he is content to eat dust before the real masters who stand erect behind the throne."

Ralph Waldo Emerson 
Compensation, from Essays: First Series (1841)

 

Sun, 07/20/2014 - 20:41 | 4981756 nmewn
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“Prudence itself is at her wits’ end. Pride, and Thrift, & Expediency, who jeered and chirped and was so well pleased with themselves and made merry with the dream as they termed it of philosophy & love: Behold they are all flat and here is the Soul direct and Unconquered still. What answer is it now to say—it has always been so.—I acknowledge that as far back as I can see the winding procession of humanity the marchers are lame & blind & deaf; but, to the soul, that whole past is but the finite series in its infinite scope. Deteriorating ever and now desperate. Let me begin anew. Let me teach the finite to know its Master. Let me ascend above my fate and work down upon my world." - Ralph Waldo Emerson

Some men are called on to rise above their petty selves & their times. Other men are called on to go golfing while working to down the world they find themself in.

Sun, 07/20/2014 - 20:57 | 4981802 kaiserhoff
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Is there ever quick sand on golf courses?

Sorry, the wish was father to the thought.

Sun, 07/20/2014 - 21:05 | 4981825 nmewn
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I think he's found one and he's up around his chest in it ;-)

Sun, 07/20/2014 - 21:36 | 4981904 disabledvet
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"You First" it should read...after "Forward."

The Great Dichotomy continues.

He really needs to climb some mountains, ride some horses...phucking CHANGE THE ROUTINE dude!

Go ride in an Apache gunship...hobnob with some B-52 pilots back from carpet bombing "zee undermunchen."

Sun, 07/20/2014 - 21:46 | 4981939 thamnosma
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Riding in a tank didn't help Dukakis.

Sun, 07/20/2014 - 20:20 | 4981692 WhackoWarner
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I do not believe in this religion stuff.  BUT GOOD LORD we (the unwashed masses) are in deep shite. The sheer audacity of calling the majority of the world incapable of thinking and doing so with such lack of ???? I am at a loss.

 

this gets more and more and more unbelieveable by the second.  WTF? How stupid do these people think we are?  And how desperate are they to stop all this info/opinion sharing?

 

Sun, 07/20/2014 - 22:03 | 4981993 NoDebt
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"How stupid do these people think we are?"

Very.

But you ask the wrong question.  The right question is whether they think you are going to do anything about it.

Mon, 07/21/2014 - 02:07 | 4982449 SofaPapa
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Who is "we"?

If you mean the people on this board, this does not represent the average of the nation.

The average person in the country is probably paying little enough attention to what is really going on that it doesn't matter whether they are stupid or just disengaged.  The effect is the same.  The elites can continue their games either way.

Until the majority reacts with horror to the propaganda that is currently deemed "normal" spewing out of CNN / FOX / etc. in all the public places you are likely to find yourself, we are not there yet for doing anything about it.

Sun, 07/20/2014 - 20:28 | 4981714 WhackoWarner
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Please put us out of our misery.  Buy the guy a fiddle and let someone set Rome on fire already.

We (the great unwashed waiters/truckdrivers/middle management/cashiers/taxi drivers/union members etc.) will fight the fires.  good riddance to stinking rubbish.

Sun, 07/20/2014 - 20:41 | 4981759 WhackoWarner
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Will this time be any different for the tone deaf president, and will the first observation of Obama's vacationeering by a liberal outlet force him to change his ways? Or does the world have to finally succumb to at least one mushroom cloud beside the countless fires raging across the globe, before someone in the White House notices? We should find out... but not before Obama comes back from Martha's Vineyard on August 24. Let's just hope that no major wars break out over the next month.

Good question.  But becoming less relevant by the second.  Question assumes that he gives a damn. Question assumes that White House is more that just a "Disneyland front". Question assumes that Pres actually has any power of any kind.  Question assume morality. Question assumes some remaining trust.

REST of the world.  Who cares what he says anymore.

Mon, 07/21/2014 - 10:14 | 4983235 ajax
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"President George W. Bush spent a total of 879 days on holiday in his eight years in office, according to Mark Knoller of CBS, the unofficial statistician of the presidency."

 

Mon, 07/21/2014 - 00:32 | 4982340 drendebe10
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"...navy-corpse man..."

 

The only thing the incompetent corrupt arrigant narcissustic illegal alien muslim sociopathic liar in chief puece of sh*t cares about is its celebrity grand imperual golf lifestyle.  Let the serfs & peasants eat cake in yhe unemployment line.

Mon, 07/21/2014 - 10:02 | 4983175 fleur de lis
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He's not smart enough to come up with any kind of plan. He doesn't even plan those vacations. His job is to look prim and pretty for the cameras, and read what ever the ruling psychos hand him.   

Sun, 07/20/2014 - 19:02 | 4981456 The Alarmist
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That's just raycis'!

Sun, 07/20/2014 - 20:11 | 4981670 Da Yooper
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no it's not

 

he is just calling a spade

 

a spade

Sun, 07/20/2014 - 21:48 | 4981943 thamnosma
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So are people of color the same as colored people?

Sun, 07/20/2014 - 21:52 | 4981959 Skateboarder
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Let's also ask the contrapositive:

Are people of no color the same as colorless people?

Sun, 07/20/2014 - 20:52 | 4981788 Kirk2NCC1701
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It depends on his ancestry.
Only European Caucasians are not allowed to be rayciss.

For everyone else it's not so bad, and for some it's Open Season on Apartheid.

Sun, 07/20/2014 - 19:04 | 4981461 holdbuysell
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If one takes the contrary view that Obama was brought in to manage the decline without incident, which is currently in the pipe 5x5, he's doing a fantastic job so far.

Sun, 07/20/2014 - 19:13 | 4981492 The Alarmist
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To quote Andrew Gold in an old 197ßs song

"OH, oh what a lonely{deleted for possible raycis conntations}

Sun, 07/20/2014 - 19:14 | 4981499 Winston Churchill
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Manage what ?

I wouldn't trust him to manage an outside shoe shine chair on a wet Sunday.

He is evil, and incompetant at the same time.

Sun, 07/20/2014 - 19:55 | 4981638 kaiserhoff
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Yes, as is the uggo bitch he rode in on,

and the Jew York media who refused to vet him, and viciously attacked all who pointed out his fraudulent history.

Sun, 07/20/2014 - 22:48 | 4982136 lakecity55
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He would be too lazy to shine your shoes, either way.

Sun, 07/20/2014 - 19:05 | 4981465 LetThemEatRand
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I beg to differ with this article.  He is not on vacation.  He is working at the only job he has ever had -- fundraising from and glad handing the guys who run this joint.   It's when he's sitting in the Oval office with some time to himself that he's on vacation.

Sun, 07/20/2014 - 19:29 | 4981548 Miss Expectations
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-----> On the golf course

------> In his office

Where has Obama spent more time? 

I kind of think that he spends less than 1 hour a week in his office (and that would be photo op time).

Sun, 07/20/2014 - 19:11 | 4981483 world_debt_slave
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idk what the big deal is, O has been on vacation ever since he stole the elections

Sun, 07/20/2014 - 19:25 | 4981537 Pure Evil
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You could almost say he's been on vacation ever since he started chooming it back at Harvard.

Sun, 07/20/2014 - 20:07 | 4981660 CCanuck
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Come'on Pure Evil don't be so hard on the guy.

Being a cumbag for the bankers has got to feel like work when you work as hard as Barry does.

Sun, 07/20/2014 - 21:42 | 4981925 disabledvet
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Isn't that The Great Irony?
It's like he wants to be a tool for Wall Street.

No parade for Bo Bergdahl? I would have flown straight of Idaho myself personally to call that guy a hero.

The irony being "the war itself is mushrooming."

Again...where is America in all this? "So stupid it's right." Can't even wave the flag in Idaho?

"All they have there are Patriots"?

Sun, 07/20/2014 - 19:13 | 4981495 Racer
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He wants major wars to break out... that is why he can say he was on 'holiday' when it happened so not his/US' fault

Sun, 07/20/2014 - 19:47 | 4981609 Berspankme
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He will hear about it on cnn

Sun, 07/20/2014 - 19:13 | 4981500 The Alarmist
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IOW, "MISSION ACCOMPLISHED"

Sun, 07/20/2014 - 19:16 | 4981509 orangegeek
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NYT finally getting to know the communist they carry water for.

 

NYT is such a joke.

Sun, 07/20/2014 - 20:18 | 4981684 Da Yooper
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NYT is owned by the tribe

 

for them to turn on him

 

means they are not happy vith him

 

oy such a problem

Sun, 07/20/2014 - 19:17 | 4981510 potato
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The fundraisers better be to eliminate the national debt. Show me one other respectable CEO who does private fundraising on company time.

Sun, 07/20/2014 - 19:25 | 4981511 Colonel Klink
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Obama's daily schedule:

8-9am rubdown from Reggie and happy ending

9-10am breakfast

10-11am listen to the MSNBC to hear what's going on in the world and what to think

11am-12pm nap while skipping his national security meetings

12pm-1pm lunch on the middle class

1pm-4pm golf

4-5pm blow various banksters

5-6pm listen to Valerie JaRAT tell him what to think and do next

6-7pm dinner complete with crack dessert

7-8pm watch dancing with the stars

8-9pm rehearse the next policy steps by which to destroy America and limber up his executive order wrist

9-10pm snack on the hearts of babies

10-11pm more quality time with Reggie while avoiding the wookie looking for him

11-12 explain to the wookie where he's been all day

12am-8am sleep

repeat

Any free time or breaks in the day - Look at himself in the mirror and admire himself.

Sun, 07/20/2014 - 20:59 | 4981805 Jackagain
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The First Wookie IS Reggie...without the wig and makeup....

Sun, 07/20/2014 - 21:03 | 4981817 Colonel Klink
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Mystery solved!

Sun, 07/20/2014 - 21:24 | 4981869 DoChenRollingBearing
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LOLOL!

Sun, 07/20/2014 - 21:50 | 4981947 thamnosma
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Colonel, where does he fit in the time to plot with Eric Holder?

Sun, 07/20/2014 - 23:45 | 4982258 Colonel Klink
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He is a bit stretched but he fits holder in there too at the same time the the bankers.  It's not a one and done opening.

Sun, 07/20/2014 - 22:45 | 4982126 lakecity55
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You forgot the "exercises" to keep his lips and chocolate aperture limbered up for the banksters.

I have the CNN propaganda channel on in the background......the utter pandering to raise emotions against Russia is utterly absurd. One family member after another...the anchor chokes up....move on to the next victim relative.....it is revealing there is no reporting at all here, just propagandistic manipulation.

Sun, 07/20/2014 - 23:47 | 4982261 Colonel Klink
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It's Obama, he's ALWAYS ready for "donations".

Mon, 07/21/2014 - 02:14 | 4982461 SofaPapa
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I was flying this weekend.  I noticed this as well.  But it's not utterly absurd.  It's deadly serious.  The only question is whether they can convince the population to go along.  They keep throwing this shit out there and hoping something will stick.  I only hope awareness has risen enough that we continue to stuff them back in their holes.  Remember that they had to back off on direct action in Syria.  They aren't able to count on the population in quite the facile way they once did.  It's a thin reed, but it's what we have.

Sun, 07/20/2014 - 19:22 | 4981529 Elvis the Pelvis
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POTUS has to be the worst job in the world.  You bitchez can keep it.

Sun, 07/20/2014 - 19:30 | 4981555 Colonel Klink
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See you're hocking your lame ass blog under another name again.

Sun, 07/20/2014 - 21:40 | 4981922 Who was that ma...
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And a burger flipper would know about that wouldn't he?

Sun, 07/20/2014 - 22:22 | 4982057 asscannon101
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No, this POTUS has done the worst job ever. There- fixed it for you. This cocksucker could have used his bully pulpit to ' executive decree' that we would marshall national resources to cure Cancer. Or Alzheimers. Or Diabetes. Or anything. But no- we get NOTHING for our tax dollars except MORE graft, ineptitude, war and corruption. Oh, yeah- and all of your phone calls and e-mails are recorded. This asswipe even make Jimmy Carter look intelligent. And all of the unquestioning, mindless Democratic sycophants and NWO taint-lickers still pretend that The Lady Of The Lake just handed him Excalibur. Idiots.

Sun, 07/20/2014 - 19:31 | 4981552 Who was that ma...
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The putz putted while Rome burned.

Sun, 07/20/2014 - 19:31 | 4981554 10044
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Wait...you're saying somebody actually gives a shit about him or what he does?

Sun, 07/20/2014 - 20:35 | 4981557 Everybodys All ...
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I can't believe this piece came from the NYT.  Everything else including Obama is more than believable. In fact he told everyone prior to his election about the transformation he would do to America. Dinesh D'Souza predicted how things would play out very accurately in his first documentary about this man..

Sun, 07/20/2014 - 19:35 | 4981569 alexcojones
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GOTUS

Sun, 07/20/2014 - 19:35 | 4981572 SillySalesmanQu...
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Even if WWIII breaks out, they can handle it from the road because they have a mighty O-PHONE...

Sun, 07/20/2014 - 19:41 | 4981588 d edwards
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Did the NYT demand his resignation? If he's so bored with being prez, he should get the hell out-except he'd miss out on all the perks!

Sun, 07/20/2014 - 23:16 | 4981887 Chief Wonder Bread
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915 days of stage management and political theater to go BITCHEZ!

 

Sun, 07/20/2014 - 23:17 | 4982212 TBT or not TBT
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President Biden.     Thank god for democrat voters eh?  

Sun, 07/20/2014 - 19:40 | 4981584 Skiprrrdog
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Who really gives a fuck what this engineered puppet monkey does any more? I get a sick feeling that it is more than most of us that still have functioning cerebral cortex's would like to believe. And that is the problem; the puppet masters have enough of us figured out that it does not really matter anymore. The next POTUS could be a lobotomized, homosexual, communist, one-legged Japanese hooker named Irene, and it will be business as usual, the masses will think exactly what they are programmed to think.

Sun, 07/20/2014 - 19:44 | 4981602 I Write Code
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Irene in 2016!

Sun, 07/20/2014 - 19:52 | 4981625 Skiprrrdog
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Shes got my vote!

Sun, 07/20/2014 - 20:37 | 4981741 Everybodys All ...
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Her name is Hillary

Mon, 07/21/2014 - 00:46 | 4982367 ceilidh_trail
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Who is hillary's Reggie? Any guesses?

Mon, 07/21/2014 - 02:08 | 4982451 Colonel Klink
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Weiner's wife.

Mon, 07/21/2014 - 19:45 | 4985808 Xanadu_doo
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and Webb Hubble, who is likely Chelsea's biological father (just look at the photos and tell me it ain't so, bitchez).

Sun, 07/20/2014 - 21:51 | 4981950 thamnosma
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Will she give me more free shit?

Sun, 07/20/2014 - 19:40 | 4981585 alexcojones
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Golfer Of The United States.

Created, not born, by the PTB and CIA. His purpose? Fuck up things everywhere, while sounding good on camera.

He has succeeded for his handlers, just as Dubya and Bubba did.

Sun, 07/20/2014 - 19:41 | 4981592 Curt W
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We need to send a dozen bus loads of illegal children to Martha's vinyard before August.

Sun, 07/20/2014 - 20:27 | 4981707 ironmace
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+1000

Sun, 07/20/2014 - 20:44 | 4981771 e_goldstein
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..and about a hundred more to the Hamptons.

Sun, 07/20/2014 - 20:55 | 4981793 Jackagain
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Preferably the diseased ones...

Sun, 07/20/2014 - 21:51 | 4981955 thamnosma
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Huge scabies outbreak in the Vineyard.  Damn, that would be such a juicy headline.

Sun, 07/20/2014 - 21:59 | 4981982 Infinite QE
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Screw the busloads. Barges full of the m-f'ers.

Sun, 07/20/2014 - 19:42 | 4981594 Latitude25
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And why should he care?  He makes no more of the world's decisions than I do.  Clearly he's a complete tool and comfortable with that

Sun, 07/20/2014 - 21:00 | 4981808 Wahooo
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That he plays golf amidst tragedy is not tragic. He is told to play golf and so he plays golf. That is tragic.

Sun, 07/20/2014 - 19:42 | 4981597 SpanishGoop
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Give the guy a break and a vacation.

He had to work really hard to get us in the mess we are in.

 

Sun, 07/20/2014 - 19:42 | 4981598 I Write Code
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An Israeli, a Palestinian, a Ukrainian, and a Russian got together to play a round of golf.

...

Then they got on a Malaysian Air jet and flew off for their next destination.

The End

Sun, 07/20/2014 - 21:59 | 4981977 Infinite QE
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Only problem is the Israeli would be tipped off and not fly....

Sun, 07/20/2014 - 23:25 | 4982230 I Write Code
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Hah.

I had a point to this when I started to post it about Obama making world peace through golf, but it was such a dumb idea I just sort of dropped it and posted anyway.

Sun, 07/20/2014 - 19:44 | 4981600 oudinot
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Puppets only have to work at showtime; what's the problem?

Sun, 07/20/2014 - 19:45 | 4981607 palmereldritch
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Technically, I believe the correct term should be Dacha on Martha's Vineyard

Sun, 07/20/2014 - 19:55 | 4981637 Jstanley011
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The Chipmunk's Nest...

Sun, 07/20/2014 - 19:52 | 4981619 ncdirtdigger
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hopey changey, you betcha

Sun, 07/20/2014 - 20:01 | 4981646 1stepcloser
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Glad to see the NYT is racist

Sun, 07/20/2014 - 20:06 | 4981657 pot_and_kettle
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A Greek buddy once gave me a Greek saying that approximates this guy in the White House: 

The world burns as he grooms his pussy.

Sun, 07/20/2014 - 20:14 | 4981675 dumbStruck
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His handlers are no doubt satisfied with the way things are going and would rather the idiot was out the way on vacation somewhere. What the world thinks of him is largely irrelevant, he's been elected twice now and another dud will be needed to replace him next time. It doesn't matter which of the turkeys currently lined up fill his vacancy. It really makes no differance what peoples opinions are in the U.S. or elsewhere, regarding whoever the figure head is that people are focusing their emotions on.

Sun, 07/20/2014 - 21:52 | 4981952 disabledvet
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I disagree with this.

There is a point where you can run these clowns up a flag pole. The politics are so easy it's almost funny.

"Run and win on a million bucks." Paid for out of your own pocket, beholden to no interest other than actual performance metrics.

I've already seen the signs for Trump for Governor of New York...he'd poll at 60% just on name recognition only.

"Why vote for pay to play when you can just vote for the payer instead?"

All you have to do is not hate America.

Sun, 07/20/2014 - 20:14 | 4981676 blindman
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while on the course he is working for
the fed. end of story and that will
not change. you got a problem with that?
take it up with janet. she will put u back
to sleep

Sun, 07/20/2014 - 20:19 | 4981685 justanothersucker
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Modern day Nero.

Sun, 07/20/2014 - 21:21 | 4981860 I Write Code
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Caligula.

Look it up.

Sun, 07/20/2014 - 20:34 | 4981730 agNau
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Thin ice for the NYT.
They stand to lose their minimally literate audience of Picture and caption readers. No depth of thought, only breadth from sustained handout.

Sun, 07/20/2014 - 20:35 | 4981735 SemperFudge
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He takes far fewer vacations than Bush.

It had to be said.

Sun, 07/20/2014 - 21:01 | 4981782 Jackagain
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I think you mean Bill "I had a blast!" Clinton...of course he called his many world travels on Air Force One official business, but it was one big party.

Sun, 07/20/2014 - 21:08 | 4981834 SemperFudge
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Bush spent 32% of his time on vacation.

Downvote away, children.

Sun, 07/20/2014 - 21:15 | 4981845 nmewn
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How many Hawaiian vacations or dry humping an elitists leg on Maaahhhthaaah's Veeenyard like horny poodle did he do?

Sun, 07/20/2014 - 21:38 | 4981912 BeetleBailey
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...and that proves???

 

FUCKING NOTHING....SO GO TO BED....INFANT

Sun, 07/20/2014 - 22:02 | 4981989 dexter_morgan
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From what I can see Obama has spent 100% of his term on vacation.

Bush 'vacationed' at his home in Crawford which was set up as a oval office south edition. He didn't putz around the Hamptons sucking big money cock or laugh away as Rome burned like the current dildo in the oval office.

Which reminds me, where the FUCK IS CINDY SHEEHAN or whatever the fuck her name was, that was down there protesting the war. Did she die, or is it the typical liberal bullshit that now that her guy is in the office we can kill as many fucking people as we want and drone the shit out of innocents and IT IS ALL OK.

Fuck you you unbelievable fucking douchebag.

 

 

 

Sun, 07/20/2014 - 23:11 | 4982198 Jackagain
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His vacations were on his ranch mostly....and he didn't send the family away to Spain for a month with 200 Secret Service men when he was there.

Sun, 07/20/2014 - 21:37 | 4981911 BeetleBailey
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Fuck you for even bringing it up....I mean....seriously....FUCK YOU

Sun, 07/20/2014 - 20:41 | 4981758 Hongcha
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The NYT is re-aligning, distancing itself from Obama like Hillary is.  

NYT is aware enough of the zeitgeist to know the degree to which he is held in contempt.  

The Dems are starting their damage control early.

Sun, 07/20/2014 - 21:02 | 4981811 Fix It Again Timmy
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This cretin gives his ancestors, slime mold, a very bad reputation...

Sun, 07/20/2014 - 21:31 | 4981891 q99x2
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I thought I saw him in my toilet today.

Sun, 07/20/2014 - 21:45 | 4981937 nmewn
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That was just last nights burgers & fries.

Otherwise it would have looked like fau grois & caviar ;-)

Sun, 07/20/2014 - 21:57 | 4981971 dexter_morgan
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Went to the white house and dropped an Obama, eh.

Sun, 07/20/2014 - 22:16 | 4982038 dumbStruck
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Spinning furiously and going down... shoulda been 0's election catch phrase the last time around. Even has a golfing sound. Ace in the hole.

Sun, 07/20/2014 - 22:32 | 4982079 lakecity55
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No way, I just dropped one of him here.

Sun, 07/20/2014 - 22:08 | 4982005 asscannon101
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So why not just mount the Teleprompter and a GoPro right on the golf cart and then he would never even have to leave the course- just grab another hotdog and a couple more Zima's as he rounded the turn?!? C'mon, Jimmy Kimmel- get the fuck ON that schtick!!

Sun, 07/20/2014 - 22:29 | 4982071 dumbStruck
Sun, 07/20/2014 - 22:43 | 4982123 dumbStruck
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To whomever down arrowed me...I am not endorsing Clinton as being intelligent, just posting the dumb article for others to peruse if they wish.

Sun, 07/20/2014 - 22:30 | 4982078 lakecity55
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Backdor Barry is doing his job.

All he needs is a pager to beep him to head to the office to read the TOTUS or sign a document.

So, if I were him, I would be off whoring up money, golfing, getting high, and generally fucking off too.

Sun, 07/20/2014 - 22:35 | 4982082 luna_man
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The last thing the CRIMINAL strategists need, the CRIMINAL puppet, getting in the way, whilst performing the next CRIMINAL strategy!

 

Right?

Sun, 07/20/2014 - 22:37 | 4982098 Puncher75
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We somehow burped up the most unaccomplished man out of 300 million people to become president, not once, but twice. We deserve what we get.

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