Common Sense

Carlisle, PA

#50135 Jun 15, 2013
Major resources needed for Obama Africa trip

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While the preparations appear to be in line with similar travels in the past, the document offers an unusual glimpse into the colossal efforts to protect the U.S. commander in chief on trips abroad.

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Former presidents Bill Clinton and George W. Bush also made trips to multiple African nations involving similarly laborious preparations.

Bush went in 2003 and 2008, bringing his wife on both occasions. Bush’s two daughters went along on the first trip, which included a safari at a game preserve on the Botswana-South Africa border.

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Officials said the Secret Service does not want the president traveling anywhere without a top-rated trauma center nearby. The White House medical unit makes decisions about which foreign hospitals meet its standards when it makes advance visits to the locations for planned trips, officials said.

In much of the developing world, the U.S. Navy provides a “floating hospital” on an aircraft carrier or amphibious ship nearby, officials said.

“This is what you need to support the American presidency,” Atkiss said of the requirements,“regardless of who the president is.”

http://www.washingtonpost.com/politics/obamas...

It's simple common sense:

It is extraordinarily costly to support the most powerful political figure in the world. There is nothing unusual about the expenses for this trip. America has been doing this for generations.
Common Sense

Carlisle, PA

#50136 Jun 15, 2013
Bush's patronage appointments to ambassador exceed father's, Clinton's

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During the presidency of George W. Bush, nearly four out of every 10 of his nominees for ambassador have been “non-career appointees”— or what many would consider “political” appointees. Neither his father nor President Clinton had such a high percentage.

President Bush’s 36 percent rate exceeds the 29 percent of President Clinton’s ambassadorial nominees who were non-career appointees. During George Herbert Walker Bush’s presidency, about 31 percent were non-career appointees.

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Many of George W. Bush’s nominees have been significant donors to his election campaigns or have personal and political connections to the president.

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If you wish to equate “non-career appointee” with “political payback,” then President George W. Bush has made more use of ambassadorships as prized plums than his father or President Clinton. It’s also true that if one digs deeply into his father’s appointees or President Clinton’s, one will find a similar taste of political payback to big-money donors.

But President Bush II appears to have provided ambassadorships to his backers to an egregious extent. After all, he has numerous big-money donors to reward.

http://scholarsandrogues.com/2007/06/25/bushs...

It's simple common sense:

All Presidents have appointed political donors to be ambassadors and diplomats. The only thing unusual in the Obama administration is how few such appointments Obama's made compared to his predecessor.
white house wookies

London, UK

#50138 Jun 15, 2013
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Major resources needed for Obama Africa trip

those white house wookies are getting expensive

“EVIL TWINS”

Since: Mar 13

NOYB

#50140 Jun 15, 2013
The BHO Legacy wrote:
President's vacation to cost taxpayers $60-$100 million
What could be one of the most expensive presidential vacations in history is raising some eyebrows.
President Obama and his family are planning an 8-day trip to Africa and the estimated cost for taxpayers is $100 million.
The Washington Post obtained a confidential document that outlines the extent of the presidential-sized preparations. It includes hundreds of agents to guard the family, military planes to airlift 14 limousines and 42 other vehicles, and enough bulletproof glass to cover windows at all of the president's hotels
An aircraft carrier with a full medical center will also be nearby and fighter jets will protect airspace around the clock.
http://abclocal.go.com/kgo/story...
Oh, cut me a break!
You act like he is the only President that spent money on trips.
That Insipid Nitwit Bush had more vacations than anyone...look it up and get our facts Right!!!
Do some research before you spout off!

BTW the elections over...YOU LOSS! MOVE ON
Just Sayin

Chambersburg, PA

#50141 Jun 15, 2013
George Bush made two trips to the same area during his presidency, so give it a rest!!
Mau Mau uprising

Laval, Canada

#50142 Jun 15, 2013
America needs to fail wrote:
... could be a Mau Mau uprising.
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West Africa for slave traders.

I’m thinking Obama couldn’t resist fanning the flames of African-American resentment and racism during his trip to Africa.

Plus, maybe he wanted to pump up some of the rapidly dwindling supplies of white guilt.

Or see if he could reinstate the race card system that expired at noon on January 20, 2009, when he took the oath of office of President of the United States.

His best hope to achieve any or all of these objectives was to choose a West African country and hope no one in the state-run media would think to wonder why he didn't choose Kenya in East Africa, the land of his father and his father’s tribe, the Luo, which also was a major slave-trading center.



Obama is descended from people who owned and/or sold black African slaves.

How ironic that Obama received almost universal support from blacks who are here because their ancestors were grabbed up and sold into slavery by other black Africans,

including Obama’s father’s tribe.

http://aconservativelesbian.com/2009/07/13/ob...
You Insipid Nitwit

Laval, Canada

#50143 Jun 15, 2013
UZZA BUZZA wrote:
<quoted text>Oh, cut me a break!
You act like he is the only President that spent money on trips.
That Insipid Nitwit Bush had more vacations than anyone...look it up and get our facts Right!!!
Do some research before you spout off!
BTW the elections over...YOU LOSS! MOVE ON
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you lost.........

get your wallet out for 2014......

your black messiah has betrayed your rube azz, "again"

Since: Sep 12

Seattle, WA

#50145 Jun 15, 2013
Document Examiner Tied To Obama’s Attorney Says Obama Birth Certificate Is 100% FAKE

http://www.mrconservative.com/2013/06/18770-d...

Since: Sep 12

Seattle, WA

#50146 Jun 15, 2013
bhhbnhjhjk wrote:
<quoted text>jfqerl;sdf
oops you forgot to log out before you posted this. Milford, PA

“EVIL TWINS”

Since: Mar 13

NOYB

#50147 Jun 15, 2013
You Insipid Nitwit wrote:
<quoted text>
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you lost.........
get your wallet out for 2014......
your black messiah has betrayed your rube azz, "again"
You should have had BIGOT as your screename!

“EVIL TWINS”

Since: Mar 13

NOYB

#50148 Jun 15, 2013
ANY FOOL that still believes POTUS birth certificate isn't real...
ROFL
Like it want check out! RIGHTTTTTTT! Bwahhhhhhh

ELECTIONS OVER YOU LOST! Move on!

Since: Sep 12

Seattle, WA

#50149 Jun 15, 2013
Harry S Truman wrote:
Bush's August 2001 vacation cost 3,000 American lives...
If Clinton had done his job instead of getting his daily BJ you wouldn't be posting this lie. YEAH BABY!!!!!!!!!!
losers club

West Mifflin, PA

#50150 Jun 15, 2013
The Romney video that never was–starring Donald Trump

Real-estate mogul Donald Trump said Friday night that Mitt Romney's team asked him to appear in a "commercial" for the campaign last year–but it never saw the light of day.

The video, he said, was supposed to run during the Republican National Convention and featured Trump sitting in his office with an actor who looked like President Obama. After telling the faux president "what a lousy job" he's done, Trump said, he delivered his famous line to the actor: "You're fired!"

Speaking at a conservative gathering in Washington, Trump boasted that Romney's team loved the video yet never used it because it was "too controversial."

Since Romney lost the election, Trump has not been shy in blasting the candidate as a weak nominee for the party. At the Faith and Freedom Coalition Friday night, Trump criticized Romney for having poor television ads and not performing well in the last debate.

HEY MITT! You're FIRED!!!! LOL!

http://politicalticker.blogs.cnn.com/2013/06/...
losers club

West Mifflin, PA

#50152 Jun 15, 2013
The senile Clint Eastwood made a great appearance for Romney LMAO!

welcome to the losers club!
LaughingAtYou

Chicago, IL

#50154 Jun 15, 2013
Common Sense wrote:
...It is extraordinarily costly to support the most powerful political figure in the world. There is nothing unusual about the expenses for this trip. America has been doing this for generations.
UZZA BUZZA wrote:
Oh, cut me a break!
You act like he is the only President that spent money on trips.
That Insipid Nitwit Bush had more vacations than anyone...look it up and get our facts Right!!!
Do some research before you spout off!
BTW the elections over...YOU LOSS! MOVE ON
You're blind to the irony of today's context.

While Barack and Michelle tastelessly schedule a garish one hundred million dollar tax payer financed family vacation, vacationing American families, paying for everything out of their own pockets, who want to tour the Obama White House home get this message:
"Attention:
Due to staffing reductions resulting from sequestration, we regret to inform you that White House Tours are canceled effective Saturday, March 9, 2013, until further notice. Unfortunately, we are not be able to reschedule affected tours."

One day of the Obama family vacation could fund six months of White House tours.

Since: Sep 12

Seattle, WA

#50155 Jun 15, 2013
losers club wrote:
The senile Clint Eastwood made a great appearance for Romney LMAO!
welcome to the losers club!
It must of been over your head. That's okay Muffin's we understand.
bobby6464

Portland, OR

#50156 Jun 15, 2013
You keep that racial hating tea bag yap yap coming racial hating ROGERS, alright dumb ass little man. You can do it
losers club

Portugal

#50158 Jun 15, 2013
losers club wrote:
The senile Clint Eastwood made a great appearance for Romney LMAO!
welcome to the losers club!
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"They're going to put y'all back in chains"

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"first of all, give an honor to God

-- and our Lord and savior, Barack Obama!"

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The audience responds with cheers

"stand up"

"stand up"

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"stand up"

For our Lord and savior, Barack Obama!

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A record 89.3 million American adults are not in the workforce or seeking a job, according to new February jobs data from the U.S. Labor Department.

That translates into 36 percent of the U.S. adult civilian population.

The figure is up from 89 million in January.

The U.S. adult civilian population totals 244.8 million.

That number does not include members of the military or individuals in prisons, jails, nursing homes or mental hospitals.

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"They're going to put y'all back in chains"
a great appearance

Portugal

#50159 Jun 15, 2013
losers club wrote:
The senile Clint Eastwood made a great appearance for Romney LMAO!
welcome to the losers club!
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Not god Bless America, NO NO NO!

God DAMN America!

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Welcome to the losers club!
Richard Milhouse

West Mifflin, PA

#50160 Jun 15, 2013
LOL get a better 'Hide my IP' program Dennis

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