Obama makes historic Puerto Rico trip | The Columbus Dispatch

Wooing Hispanic voters back home, President Barack Obama kept his campaign pledge to become the first president since John F. Kennedy to make an official visit to the recession-battered U.S. territory of Puerto Rico. Full Story
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cinderella

Powell, OH

#3 Jun 15, 2011
Why did our president spend thousands of our dollars to fly to a country that he has no influence on? I would like to vacation there too. But, i won't spend UR money!
Stop the Tyranny

Saint Louis, MO

#4 Jun 15, 2011
Will someone please take the airplane keys away from O'spendabama.
whitehair

Louisville, KY

#5 Jun 15, 2011
Simple answer---voters!!!Make them a State and get #1 million votes.Now this is at the expense of U.S. taxpayers.All politicians like to spend the taxpayers money,but not their own.
Jorge

Bayamon, Puerto Rico

#6 Jun 15, 2011
cinderella wrote:
Why did our president spend thousands of our dollars to fly to a country that he has no influence on? I would like to vacation there too. But, i won't spend UR money!
I also thought that the President was spending your tax dollars, in visiting us, here in our islands (which, by the way, are part of the US and NOT an independent country).

Yesterday, our local Democrat leader explained that the whole trip came close to $2 million dls. but that the Democratic party was to reimburse the Federal govt. the total costs, due to the fact that Obama attended a political fund event, for his reelection.
Porked Wood

Los Angeles, CA

#7 Jun 15, 2011
cinderella wrote:
Why did our president spend thousands of our dollars to fly to a country that he has no influence on? I would like to vacation there too. But, i won't spend UR money!
Puerto Ricans who live in the mainland can vote in elections. Theirs some 2-4 million Puerto Ricans living in the mainland USA who can vote.

So the next time do your homework before you claim that it was done for no reason.
CSD

United States

#8 Jun 15, 2011
Historic ? Everything this dolt does is 'historic'. And in 2012 he will be 'historic' as you say....
Porked Wood

Los Angeles, CA

#9 Jun 15, 2011
CSD wrote:
Historic ? Everything this dolt does is 'historic'. And in 2012 he will be 'historic' as you say....
You have herpies, thats historic.
Get a Refund

Columbus, OH

#10 Jun 15, 2011
Porked Wood wrote:
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You have herpies, thats historic.
Public education?
May he stay there

United States

#11 Jun 15, 2011
... and never return.

“A little shake...”

Since: Jun 10

A Little Tingle

#12 Jun 15, 2011
cinderella wrote:
Why did our president spend thousands of our dollars to fly to a country that he has no influence on?
No influence? WTF???
Are you friggin' serious?
Are you aware that Barack Obama is the president of Puerto Rico?

“A little shake...”

Since: Jun 10

A Little Tingle

#13 Jun 15, 2011
Porked Wood wrote:
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You have herpies, thats historic.
Your moniker looks familiar...
Proudnativist

Carmel, IN

#14 Jun 15, 2011
The obamanation is now in full campaign mode, kissing latino ass for votes at every chance, desperate for another ruinous 4 years, and will have scant time to actually run the country. But he has his tsars, handlers and other quislings to actually carry out his duties.

“A little shake...”

Since: Jun 10

A Little Tingle

#15 Jun 15, 2011
Proudnativist wrote:
The obamanation is now in full campaign mode, kissing latino ass for votes at every chance, desperate for another ruinous 4 years, and will have scant time to actually run the country. But he has his tsars, handlers and other quislings to actually carry out his duties.
Desert Rat?
Republicans will be performing their fair share of analingus if they plan to take the White House.

“A little shake...”

Since: Jun 10

A Little Tingle

#17 Jun 15, 2011
brong wrote:
http://www.fahsionjeanshop.com
Anything free on that website?
WH Communist Cucaracha

Houston, TX

#18 Jun 15, 2011
cinderella wrote:
Why did our president spend thousands of our dollars to fly to a country that he has no influence on? I would like to vacation there too. But, i won't spend UR money!
Aside from this shameless ploy to garner the hispanic vote, once Reich Chancellor Obama has his way (and he's working on it), Puerto Rico will become a state. It's consistent with his plan for amnesty -- to create a permanent democRAT voting majority and ensure the utter ruin of these United States.

Obama Open to Puerto Rico Statehood
http://www.politicsdaily.com/2010/05/26/obama...

President Obama is open to the idea of Puerto Rico becoming a state, Associate Attorney General Thomas Perrelli said at a meeting of a task force devoted to issues related to the U.S. commonwealth.

"The president strongly believes that the status question is a significant one" Perrelli said at this week's meeting of the President's Puerto Rico Task Force. "He also believes that Puerto Rico's status must be based on self-determination by the people of Puerto Rico. And we on the task force are here with open minds on this issue."
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Obama “Open” to Puerto Rican Statehood?- May 29, 2010
http://hotair.com/greenroom/archives/2010/05/...

"As long as Barack Obama sits in the Oval Office, Puerto Ricans living in the island commonwealth and here, in the U.S., had been steel themselves to the idea that Obama is determined that Puerto Rico will become the fifty-first state. Whether Puerto Ricans want to change seems to be quite beside the point.

Earlier this month, the U.S. House passed H.R. 2499, a nonbinding resolution that will ask Puerto Ricans whether they want their homeland to remain a territorial commonwealth or prefer to change their status. The clear cynical intent behind the bill, to leave Puerto Rico with no palatable choice other than statehood, was to bolster the Democrat caucus in Congress by adding new Senate and House seats. As noted here, the political party system in Puerto Rico is complicated, suggesting that the prevailing assumption of a sure ally by Democrat congressional leaders was perhaps overly optimistic, if not downright myopic.

So, it is beginning to seem, is Obama’s revival of the Clinton-era President’s Task Force on Puerto Rico’s Status. In remarks at a meeting of the task force on Tuesday, its new head, Justice Department Associate Attorney General Tom Perrelli, emphasized Obama’s “openness” to the idea of Puerto Rican statehood.“The president strongly believes,” Perrelli told those assembled,“that the status question is a significant one. He also believes that Puerto Rico’s status must be based on self-determination by the people of Puerto Rico. And we on the task force are here with open minds on this issue.”

The real question is whether Obama will proceed with an open mind or whether he will attempt to force his will on the people of Puerto Rico."
WH Communist Cucaracha

Houston, TX

#19 Jun 15, 2011
USMail XXXII wrote:
<quoted text>Desert Rat?
Republicans will be performing their fair share of analingus if they plan to take the White House.
Your spelling is atrocious.

Surely you meant to say "ass kicking". And performing that they will, against every communist democRAT within striking distance.

“A little shake...”

Since: Jun 10

A Little Tingle

#21 Jun 15, 2011
WH Communist Cucaracha wrote:
<quoted text>
Your spelling is atrocious.
Surely you meant to say "ass kicking". And performing that they will, against every communist democRAT within striking distance.
«Prime sample of selective inbreeding»
Jorge

Bayamon, Puerto Rico

#22 Jun 15, 2011
WH Communist Cucaracha wrote:
<quoted text>
Aside from this shameless ploy to garner the hispanic vote, once Reich Chancellor Obama has his way (and he's working on it), Puerto Rico will become a state. It's consistent with his plan for amnesty -- to create a permanent democRAT voting majority and ensure the utter ruin of these United States.
Obama Open to Puerto Rico Statehood
http://www.politicsdaily.com/2010/05/26/obama...
President Obama is open to the idea of Puerto Rico becoming a state, Associate Attorney General Thomas Perrelli said at a meeting of a task force devoted to issues related to the U.S. commonwealth.
"The president strongly believes that the status question is a significant one" Perrelli said at this week's meeting of the President's Puerto Rico Task Force. "He also believes that Puerto Rico's status must be based on self-determination by the people of Puerto Rico. And we on the task force are here with open minds on this issue."
_________
Obama “Open” to Puerto Rican Statehood?- May 29, 2010
http://hotair.com/greenroom/archives/2010/05/...
"As long as Barack Obama sits in the Oval Office, Puerto Ricans living in the island commonwealth and here, in the U.S., had been steel themselves to the idea that Obama is determined that Puerto Rico will become the fifty-first state. Whether Puerto Ricans want to change seems to be quite beside the point.
Earlier this month, the U.S. House passed H.R. 2499, a nonbinding resolution that will ask Puerto Ricans whether they want their homeland to remain a territorial commonwealth or prefer to change their status. The clear cynical intent behind the bill, to leave Puerto Rico with no palatable choice other than statehood, was to bolster the Democrat caucus in Congress by adding new Senate and House seats. As noted here, the political party system in Puerto Rico is complicated, suggesting that the prevailing assumption of a sure ally by Democrat congressional leaders was perhaps overly optimistic, if not downright myopic.
So, it is beginning to seem, is Obama’s revival of the Clinton-era President’s Task Force on Puerto Rico’s Status. In remarks at a meeting of the task force on Tuesday, its new head, Justice Department Associate Attorney General Tom Perrelli, emphasized Obama’s “openness” to the idea of Puerto Rican statehood.“The president strongly believes,” Perrelli told those assembled,“that the status question is a significant one. He also believes that Puerto Rico’s status must be based on self-determination by the people of Puerto Rico. And we on the task force are here with open minds on this issue.”
The real question is whether Obama will proceed with an open mind or whether he will attempt to force his will on the people of Puerto Rico."
Since when is Puerto Rico "entirely Democrat"????

I'm a statehood Puerto Rican (which means I know the "goin's and comin's" of my own statehood party) and believe me, there are more "pro Republicans" amongst statehooders (the island's current party in power) than "them" Dems.

And the "split" will become even wider, once we become a state.

For ex., most Puerto Ricans who have moved (recently) to Central Florida, voted with Democrats, here in Puerto Rico, and are now swinging their vote for Florida republicans (en masse).

That's the reason Obama is so desperate!

“Liberal Teachers ruin Kids”

Since: Mar 09

Paradise Valley Arizona

#23 Jun 15, 2011
Ohbama will try to run his 2012 campaign on Amnesty and he will be a one term potus
justhefacts

Port Lavaca, TX

#26 Jun 16, 2011
Vance1 wrote:
Ohbama will try to run his 2012 campaign on Amnesty and he will be a one term potus
If amnesty ever happens were done

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